Australia Yoga - RAKLIFE Retreat - APRIL 1 - 10, 2016
Trip overview: 10 day trip to stunning Australia. Join Yoginis Lindsay Worek and Alana Roach along with Matt Foster, founder of RAKlife, a non-profit with a mission of traveling around the world performing random acts of kindness, as they hold space for abundant transformation through guided asana, meditation, mantra, and siva. This 10 day retreat, will include working with RAKlife staff to offer acts of kindness back to the local community as well as allow you to tap into the beautiful well stream of peace and serenity that resides within. Daily guided meditations along with led ashtanga, vinyasa, kundalini, and restorative asana yoga practices will serve as a channel to dive into your Soul’s deepest yearning and will allow you to drop into your heart space to greatly connect with the harmony of the Universe.
Unwind in Australia's easternmost town, Byron Bay- home to sweeping surf beaches, lush rainforests, great regional dining and new-age retreats. Walk the Cape Byron Track to the trademark lighthouse, kayak with dolphins, trawl the markets and indulge in a day spa. Drive the Pacific Coast Touring Route from Sydney or Brisbane, and explore the surrounding national parks on the Rainforest Way.
Trip pricing includes:
- Transport to/from Ballina National Airport (airport code BNK)
- 9 nights accommodation (double occupancy - single occupancy prices available upon request)
- All transportation required during planned activities and volunteering
- Meals 3 times daily
- Volunteering at local RAKlife project (details forthcoming)
- Yoga classes twice daily
- Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Kundalini and Restorative Flow yoga
- Rebirthing breathwork and Reiki/Energy Healing
- Daily sunset pranayama and meditation sessions
- Hike to infamous Cape Byron Lighthouse
- Personal Retreat Time
What’s not included:
- Flight (can help research if needed)
- Visa or Electronic Transit Authority
- Travel Insurance (not required but recommended)
- Food and Drinks outside of included meals
- Extra curricular activities and entertainment outside of what is included
Travel Details: Fly in and out of Ballina National Airport (BNK airport code) - most likely will have to transfer through Sydney International Airport. You may book your own flight into Ballina or travel with us as a group for an additional $100. Some of our retreats also have a Group Flight Option so you can travel with your fellow retreat-ants. From the Ballina airport we will organize one group transport for all retreat participants. Before booking tickets please contact us to discuss flight arrival and departure windows for your retreat and to be sure group minimums have been reached.
- Fly into Sydney by Friday, April 1
- Fly out of Sydney on Sunday, April 10
10 day - $1995 ($1795 early bird special if booked by September 1, 2015)
- $500 non-refundable deposit due upon booking
- Balance of any remaining funds due no later than 60 days before scheduled arrival date.
- Waiver must be signed and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 30 days before scheduled arrival date
- Initial deposits are non-refundable.
- 1/2 total pricing is refundable up to 90 Days before the retreat.
- 89 days prior to April 1, 2016, tuition is non-refundable.
- Full tuition is refunded if the trip is canceled due to low enrollment
Yoga Instructor BiO
Alana’s love for yoga came from firsthand experience with just how powerful the practice is. “In 2009, Yoga found me. Inside the studio, she experienced a deep sense of belonging, but the most profound part was what happened after. “I felt as though I was at true peace. I finally knew what the word meant. Until that moment, I had just understood it cerebrally. There is something profound to be said about Peace dropping into the heart.”
With a background in ballet starting at the age of 2 that continued through age 15, Alana realized that She had been doing yoga even then. “The girls in the dance studio and I used to see who could hold full lotus the longest when I was just 4. I realize now that I have been training to practice and teach yoga my whole life”
In 2012, her journey took her to India for 3 months where she trained with incredible locals near the Himalayas and fell into a rhythm of practice that felt sustaining. She knew that when She returned from the East, she would begin in creating a life as a teacher of Yoga to help others journey to find whole health and well-being in the mind, body, and soul. She has been teaching ever since.
Reiki and Intuitive Healer Alana Roach is E-RYT Yoga Alliance certified in Vinyasa with a focus in Ashtanga Yoga and her personal studies of all Yoga theory and style ranging from Restorative to Power and everything in between, Alana teaches all levels and all ages. “I want to reach you at the level of your needs, and I try to communicate with you on a mind, body, soul level to find out what that is. We co-create a beautiful practice together. My students are my best teachers. In that light, we are co-teaching each other in every moment. It is really a beautiful experience.”
“I have been a seeker and I still am, but I stopped asking books and the stars. I started listening to the teaching of my Soul.” –Rumi
The path of yoga found Lindsay in 2009 while she was an undergraduate at Towson University. She took a class “just for fun and credits” and realized within that first class that yoga was part of her destiny. It was through yoga that she was able to tap into this inner resource within her that she didn’t know existed before. From that day on, she knew she wanted to share her experience with the world.
Lindsay recognized the incredible spiritual, emotional, mental and physical healing that yoga offers as yoga helped her to heal on different levels. In 2012, she stumbled upon The Prancing Peacock Yoga Studio in Yardley, PA, and received a Reiki healing session that would re-direct the course of her life. Almost immediately after that session, she signed up for teacher training. The rest is history.
Lindsay completed the 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training in 2013 at The Prancing Peacock. She is also certified in Reiki I and II. Reiki is hands-on intuitive energy healing. She is also certified in Restorative Yoga and traditional shamanic healing modalities. She is a member of Yoga Alliance. Lindsay also writes and edits articles for Rebelle Society (www.rebellesociety.com) She will be traveling to Costa Rica for an indefinite amount of time to work with healers and see what the Universe has in store for her. Lindsay believes in love, light, laughter, peace, Angels and the power of manifestation and intention.
“Healing yourself is connected with healing others.” - Yoko Ono
Follow Lindsay on Twitter @LindsWorek Instagram @linzalayoga and Facebook: Lindsay Worek Yoga and Healing or her website at www.linzalayoga.com. Namaste!
Past Yoga Retreat Testimonials
“The Explorations of Self yoga retreat led by Alana was one of the best experiences of my life. I can truly say for me, it was life changing. Her guidance and teaching helped me to really let go and be in the present like never before. She took the time to connect with each one of her students on a personnel level with patience, compassion, and love. She has a real gift for feeling the energy of the class and tailoring the physical practice and meditation to fit the moment. Alana has this light about her that shines very brightly, you can’t help but feel a sense of ease and comfort.” - Fred Dolbow
“When I took my first power yoga class with Alana I was a bit nervous but she made me feel so comfortable and connected in class that I had to keep going back. She really helps me tune into myself and makes me feel comfortable to challenge myself that gives me the feeling of accomplishment and gratitude. Alana is such a great teacher and I feel so comfortable with her that I asked her to do a Reiki healing for me. It was a new experience for me and Alana explained everything to me and when I was done I felt wonderful like I was on a cloud. Since then things in my life have been clearer and I have been feeling more on track with my life. I am grateful that I met Alana.”-Rae Portillo
" The Explorations of Self, A Costa Rica Yoga Experience with Alana Roach for me was truly a life changing event. This being my first yoga retreat, I didn't know what to expect. I quickly realized the love and energy that surrounded everyone present and Alana re-kindled this energy everyday with her guided meditations along with the yoga sessions. Alana's love and compassion inspired me to challenge myself in all aspects of my life. I am truly grateful to have had the opportunity to attend this event. I am eagerly awaiting my next opportunity to attend another event with Alana." - Scott Beacom