Byron Bay Mindfulness Retreat
As soon as I arrived at Sangsurya in Byron Bay to run this year’s mindfulness retreat, I remembered how much this place feels like a complete escape from the real world. The bush setting immediately connects you with nature. The birdsong, the lush garden and the ocean in the distance set a scene of complete calm.
The tropical ten-acre property is a short walk from Tallow Beach in Byron Bay. As well as the open, airy meditation hall there’s a freshwater swimming pool and the dining room has beautiful ocean views.
Accommodation at the Byron Bay mindfulness retreat is simple but beautiful. The rooms are hand-built Thai-style cabins and huts, each expressing its own charm.
Who comes to the Byron Bay Mindfulness Retreat?
Each year we are joined by a beautiful group of women. Most are introverted and gentle and all have open, generous hearts.
It’s maybe the best thing about hosting these retreats – coming together where each person is willing to leave behind the protective parts of themselves and connect in a genuine and vulnerable way.
How do you spend your days at the Byron Bay Mindfulness Retreat?
We spend our days meditating, doing qi gong and yoga as well as engaging in a creative activity (or two). We find time for a few walks and eat plenty of divine food.
The meals at our retreat are vegetarian, almost all fully organic with food sourced locally in Byron Bay and cooked with love by our wonderful expert chef.
What will you take away?
Mostly, the Byron Bay mindfulness retreat is about creating space for you. Take some time away from your busy life to reconnect with stillness and joy so that you arrive home feeling completely restored and energised.
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