Anam Cara Studio


Yoga retreat Queensland located within Burrum Coast National Park. You won't find a more serene place to come to deepen your practice and surrender to the power of yoga. All retreats are taught by highly trained and experienced teachers.

10 hour workshop/retreats are $165
20 hour workshops/retreats are $250
35 hour retreats (no accommodation) including all meals are $950

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Start   Finish  Student focus Teacher Info  
Monday 21 Sept 4.30pm Friday 25 Sept
11.00am
Practitioners from all traditions. Beginner to experienced.  1 place available.  Check that you can find accommodation before booking. School holiday period Polly Realf Not catered
20 Hours
Fri 25 Sept 4.30pm  Sunday 27 Sept 11.00am Practitioners from all traditions. Beginner to experienced. closed Polly Realf Not catered
10 Hours
Monday 12 Oct
4.30pm
Friday 16 Oct
11.00am
50+ years. Seniors with some yoga experience
(all traditions) closed
Vera van de Velde Not catered 20 Hours
Saturday 7 Nov 9.30am Saturday 7 Nov 11.15am Free session: Volunteer student for practice teaching session for trainees preparing for assessment.  Must have 18 months practice experience of Iyengar Yoga email to register 9.30 - 11.30 session
Sat 7 Nov
1.15 pm 
Sat 7 Nov
2.45pm
Free session: Volunteer student for practice teaching session for trainees preparing for assessment.  Must have 18 months practice experience of Iyengar Yoga email to register 1.15 - 2.45pm session
Monday 9 Nov
8.30am
Sunday 15 Nov 11am Beginners to experienced students.   Polly Realf Catered
35 Hours
Sunday 6 Dec 8.45am Saturday 12 Dec
2pm 
60 hours: Summer Camp 2020 our Annual Teacher development and teacher training intensive week at Woodgate beach. Polly Realf part catered
$750
2021  Not yet open for bookings.
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Friday 5 Feb 4.30pm Sunday 7 Feb 12.30pm  10 hour Teacher Training weekend. Syllabus practice and working with modifications. Practice hands on adjustments Polly Realf $165
Mon 19 April
4.30pm
Friday 23 April 
11.00am
20 hours of classes.  Aimed for people 50+ years and those require a slower and supported practice.  Vera van de Velde $250
Fri 30 April
4.30pm
Sunday 2 May 11.30am  10 hours of classes. A dynamic weekend of standing poses balanced with restorative afternoon sessions and pranayama. Polly Realf $165
Fri 16
July 4.30pm 
Sunday 18 July
11.30
10 hours of classes. Working with sequence to develop an effective backbend practice. A great way to support your life during a period of intense change. Polly Realf $165
Fri 10 September
4.30pm
Sunday 12 September 
11.30am
10 hours of classes. Working with props to develop effective twisting standing poses. Aimed for people 50 + years and those who require a slower and supported practice. Vera van de Velde $165
Mon 11 October
4.30pm
Friday 15 October
11.00am
20 hours of classes. Working within the Pune cycle of practice. Standing poses, twisting, forward bends, backbends and pranayama.  Understanding biomechanics of asana.  Polly Realf $250
Friday 15 October
4.30pm
Sunday 17 October
11.30am
10 hours of classes. (A great weekend to complement the 20 hr retreat the week before) Integrated sequencing that links across asana groups.  Fantastic for practitioners from all  traditions. Polly Realf $165
Sunday 5 December
8.45am
Sat 11 December
2.00pm
60 hours: Summer Camp 2021 our Annual Teacher development and teacher training intensive week at Woodgate beach. Polly Realf $750

 

The retreat studio has lots of natural light and air, and is fully airconditioned and fly screened.   The high ceilings and beautiful hard wood flooring creates a grounding and at the same time, uplifting space for our practice. We have all the yoga necessities and more.. mats, blocks, ropes etc.  If you use an eye pillow, please bring your own as for health reasons we cannot provide these.

Woodgate Beach is on the Qld coast just over an hour drive from Hervey Bay and 40 minutes drive from Bundaberg.  If driving along the Bruce highway, Anam Cara studio is 30 minutes from Childers. Woodgate Beach sits within the Burrum Coast National Park. The vista of ocean, sky and sand, backed with paperbark forest that sings with kookaburras, is the perfect location to come on retreat. The studio is purpose built, fully equipped, located in the township of Woodgate and within easy walking distance to a range of  wonderful accommodation options.  For individuals and couples the Woodgate Beach House complex is excellent value.  For those who like to camp NRMA caravan park is a 150 meters away from our front gate.  Most accommodation in Woodgate is "holiday house style" - meaning it has a fully equipped kitchen. It also means no room service. There are generally washing machines, but do check.  Groceries will need to be purchased at either Hervey Bay, Bundaberg or Childers shopping centers as Woodgate has limited stores.  

The location is extremely beautiful and accommodation and travel logistics present a great opportunity for yoga friends across the country and from overseas to coordinate and plan a yoga holiday. 

Travelling from interstate

When attending the 35 hour retreats, we are able to arrange transport from Bundaberg or Hervey Bay to Woodgate Beach if you provide flight details in advance.  From Sydney it is best to fly Virgin direct to Hervey Bay.  Other flights will go via Brisbane and from Brisbane it is best to fly to Bundaberg.  A taxi from Bundaberg airport to Woodgate is approximately $140.  Car hire is around $80 per day.

 If you travel alone on a low budget we are able to assist with shared holiday house accommodation.  (see below for more information)

Assistance with accommodation

For the 20 and 35 hour retreats we will often pre book a large holiday house about 150 meters away from the studio. It has 5 great rooms, two with twin single beds, one with a double bed, one with a queen bed and another with a queen and ensuite. We book through a real estate agency and cannot guarantee availability.

Costing per person are approximately as follows:

Shared room, single bed $15 per night per person
1 x double bed. Private room $35 per night
1 x queen size bed. Private room $40 per night
1 x queen size bed. Private room with ensuite $45 per night

During holiday season prices double.  

Please email us if you feel you would are interested in sharing this holiday house.  

 
 

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9 November to 15 November 2020

Catered retreat. Experienced practitioners from all traditions. 35 hours
$950.00
inc GST
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Teacher Training and Teacher Development: Summer Camp 2020

An intensive week of 60 hours. Commencing 8.45am Sunday 6 December to Saturday 12 December
$750.00
inc GST
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21 September to 25 September 2020

Practitioners from all traditions. Beginner to experienced. 20 Hour retreat
$250.00
inc GST
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