Join Tehla in June for an intimate one-day yoga and meditation retreat against the backdrop of the pristine Otford Valley and surrounds.
Treat yourself to a full day of yoga, meditation, delicious food and a good dose of fresh air and grounding amongst the stunning natural setting of Govinda Valley Retreat in Otford, NSW. Nestled within a beautifully presented 20 acres of rolling hills, bushland, gardens and creeks, Govinda is the perfect setting to unwind, relax and connect with yourself and nature.
Let Tehla guide you in an energising yoga flow morning practice followed by a guided meditation and breath control session to help calm your nerves and release any tension that may be blocking and restricting the natural flow of energy and circulation within your body. Learn how simple breathing techniques can help you cope with stress and anxiety and the transformative benefits of a ‘self-love’ approach to living your life.
Nourish your body with a deliciously healthy vegetarian lunch overlooking the National Park and gardens followed by an early afternoon visit to the nearby Sri Venkateswara Hindu Temple. Situated 400 feet above sea level legend says that Lord Shiva and Goddess Lakshmi stay here and offer blessings to those who visit. A special place for spiritual guidance and solace, the temple offers a taste of the rich history and philosophy of yoga and is a very short 2 min drive from Otford Valley.
We will return to Govinda for a restorative relaxation and gentle yoga session followed by tea and conversation as the retreat comes to a close around 4.30/5pm.
9am – arrival and welcome
9.30am – yoga flow session with Tehla
10.30am – breath control, relaxation and meditation session
11am – yoga philosophy share session (outdoors if weather permits)
12.30pm – nourishing delicious vegetarian lunch provided by Govinda Valley (retreat dining hall with balcony overlooking the National Park)
1.30pm – 3pm visit to Sri Venkateswara Hindu temple
3.30 - 5pm – return to Govinda Valley for final yoga, meditation, cuppa and Q&A with Tehla
$150pp all inclusive – EARLY BIRD pay by April 30th 2018 (LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE)
$180pp after April 30th
Please notify us of any special dietary needs or health conditions on registration
Bookings online at
Enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or 0412 738 752
WHAT TO BRING:
- Yoga mat, pillow and/or blanket (for use during meditation and relaxation sessions)
- Journal or notebook and pen (optional)
- Extra change of warm clothes for temple visit
- An open mind and your own amazing self!!
Also optional is the unique opportunity to ‘detox’ from your technology on this day – we can look after your smartphones or other devices for you to enable you to completely ‘switch off’ and be fully present with yourself and those around you😊
Tehla Bower is a yoga teacher and writer based in Wollongong NSW. She has been practising yoga for 20 years and has obtained accreditation as a Level 2 Yoga Synergy teacher (see https://yogasynergy.com/teachers/tehla-bower/ ). Her teacher training was completed directly with internationally renown and respected yoga expert Simon Borg-Olivier, and she has also been fortunate to be exposed to the unique teachings of Siddharthan John Weddepohl on the importance of self-knowledge to the practice of yoga. Tehla runs a small yoga organisation in Wollongong called Kahvah Yoga named after her two little girls (see www.facebook.com/KahvahYoga ) and has recently written about yoga and spirituality for Australian Yoga Life magazine, elephant journal and sivana spirit. She has recently started offering yoga retreats to complement her classes and increase the depth of experience for her students. Tehla loves connecting with nature, reading, spending time with her family, going for bushwalks and meditating at the beach (or anywhere she can really!). In each of these pursuits she feels a strong connection with her ‘yoga life’ and feels that by offering retreats she can share a part of her own yoga journey that cannot be achieved in a 60 min yoga class format.