Why Retreat? June 16 2015

There are so many things that NEED to be done. So many people wanting so many things from us at any one time. Its no wonder that we find it difficult to find time for ourselves. It is no wonder that in the modern world Chronic illness accounts for 9 out of 10 deaths.

Do you suffer from...

  • Headache
  • Muscle tension or pain
  • Chest pain
  • Fatigue
  • Change in sex drive
  • Stomach upset
  • Sleep problems
  • Anxiety
  • Social withdrawal
  • Tabacco use
  • Restlessness
  • Lack of motivation or focus
  • Irritability or anger
  • Sadness or depression
  • Overeating or undereating
  • Angry outbursts
  • Drug or alcohol abuse

    If you answered YES to any of these then excess stress in your life could be putting so much strain on your body that if left unchecked disease and eventually chronic illness will result.

    The good news is that there is something that you can do about it.

    We see specialists and healthcare providers, Naturopaths and Acupuncturists to help us 'get through' our daily routines. To keep our body in check or to help 'boost' our functioning. What if the simplest answer was that you needed to check out of the stress and allow your adrenal glands and every other system in your body a chance to reset and rest. To turn off the stress response, be taken care of and truly nourish your body with food, gentle movement and works of inspiration. What if all of that money you spend on 'maintaining' your health was being wasted because you just needed to stop?

    The best advice anyone can give you is to reduce your daily stress and declutter your life but how on earth do you do that whilst still running a household, holding down a job and being the super human being that is required of you every single day?


    We create retreats for this exact purpose, we design menus to heal your gut, exercise to engage your body, move your blood, lymph and melancholy. Creative discovery workshops to inspire your mind and tune into your purpose helping you to reconnect to the person who has gotten lost under all the 'doing' of life.

    This is deep healing on a community level - this is our passion, our love and our desire to create a healthier community of inspired individuals so that we may all live in a better world. The statistics are scary and the disease rates in the world are on the rise. The saddest part of it all is that most of it can be avoided simply by changing our lifestyles. Let us help you in this transition so that you can lead the life you desire to lead - Connect to your Pure Bliss!

    Join us for a transformational weekend filled with Yoga, Mediation, Creative Discovery and incredible food. Don't wait for your body to fail you, don't wait for the 'completely out of the blue' diagnosis because really they are never that completely unexpected if you have been neglecting yourself.

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    Ananda - Bliss April 30 2015


    Based on a reading of the Bhagavad Gita, Dvaita vedanta interprets ananda as happiness derived via good thoughts and good deeds that depend on the state and on the control of the mind. Through evenness of temper and mind, the state of supreme bliss is reached in all aspects of one’s life.

    Bliss or your 'default setting' as I like to call it is the state in which you as an individual are in harmony, in balance. Think of a new born baby when all of its basic needs are met, they are pure joy, happy, content and 100% in the moment. As we get older we begin to attach 'self' or identity to things, objects and people, we start to 'look' to the future and remember the past and forget to just be. Returning back to ourselves, to our original being, to the core of who we are is often a difficult task. We forget that self care is at the centre of all of this. We sacrifice time, energy and happiness for the 'hope' of something better in the future. In reality all that we have is NOW - there is no 'future' and therefore if we can't be happy in the 'now' there is no happiness and there is no Bliss.

    Yoga teaches us to be present, to live and breathe in the body in the moment. To appreciate and work with what we have. To cure disease and if it can't be cured then to endure it. Finding a regular practice or just a retreat from the world takes us one step closer to the deepest part of our nature - our Bliss.

    Pure Bliss Yoga and Connect Body and Business Coaching are excited to invite you to join us on our Connect to Pure Bliss retreat.
    Immerse yourself in the beautiful surroundings of Gymea Eco Retreat and Spa. Positioned on 50 acres of secluded naturally undulating rainforest, with stunning views of Mt Warning - from the moment you arrive you will begin to relax and unwind from the pressures of modern day living.
    Spend 3 days and 2 nights indulging in Yoga, Meditation and Creative discovery workshops all designed to help you to reconnect with your true Blissful nature. Heal on the deepest level with nourishing organic, locally sourced (where possible), Naturopathically designed vegetarian/vegan meals to help your digestive system reset and rest. Use your free time to book a luxurious Spa treatment, swim in the Mineral pool or find a quiet spot to sit and read that book you have always wanted to read.

    Come and rediscover the parts of yourself that you have misplaced, find your inner Bliss and reconnect with your centre. Use our creative discovery to re-evaluate your path or to confirm your direction and leave feeling the way that you should. Leave the weekend feeling Blissful and connected to your life in a profound way.

    Om Shanti.... Om Peace



    Balanced Healthy Living January 19 2015

    How many of you have started the year with a list of resolutions or intentions to stick to and strive towards? How many of you will actually make it to February with that list still in tact containing everything that you originally put on it?

    This year, instead of beating yourself up, instead of making resolutions that are so strict or out of your current lifestyle that you can't possibly keep them, try setting yourself up to win instead of failing.

    I personally don't make New Years Resolutions. Why wait until the beginning of the New Year to take a step towards the person that you truly want to be? I get up every morning and say to myself. 'what can I do today to be the Lina I desire to be?'. Some days perhaps it is a simple as choosing not to have that extra helping of dinner, some days its walking to the park with the kids instead of working on my computer. Other days it is going to the really hard Barre class that kicks my butt every time but I know that I will feel so much better and empowered for doing. At the very least it is continuing to tread the path I have set out for myself. I continue to practice my Yoga even when I don't feel like it, I try to be kind and live a balanced life. No extreme dieting, exercise or fads in this house... just sensible, wholesome choices, education and continuing growth. After all, its not a race to get to some imaginary finish line, being active and healthy is every day for the rest of your days. Its finding a sustainable level of activity that you can commit to and make a habit of that will carry you through the years not just to the next bikini season. Its having a healthy approach to eating. Next time you see some 'diet' you would like to try, think to yourself 'can I do this every day for the rest of my life?' if the answer is no then its probably an extreme approach.

    Part of this journey is also learning to be comfortable in your own skin. If you need to go on a liquid diet and run 20kms a day to be a size 8 - guess what, you are not a size 8! Find your natural, healthy weight and sustain it. Tone your body, do some weight bearing exercise for bone growth and health and keep your heart active and healthy.

    Above all else, be kind to yourself! The beauty of each and every day is that you have the choice to start new - just take one step each day, one precent better each day and by the time next year comes around you wont need resolutions because you will have been living them every day.

    See you back on the mat Yogis.

    Namaste, Lina