Celebrate the new moon and re-invigorate your soul with a day of yoga and creativity 29 May
Falling on the new moon, which marks the beginning of the new lunar cycle and often brings new beginnings, it is the ideal time to set intentions, slow down and reset, especially as we move into the cooler more reflective months. This is the perfect opportunity for you to take some time to relax, reflect and grow.
Join us on for an immersive day of nourishment and self care using ceramic art & yoga.
The retreat will be held in the heart of Mona Vale, on Sydney's beautiful Northern Beaches, using our dedicated artist studio and separate dedicated yoga studio, which are contained within the same charming historical zoo-keepers cottage with a beautiful shared out-door space. A lovely and relaxing oasis for the soul, and close to public transport.
All are welcome, whatever your yoga and artistic experience may be. We keep group sizes small, limited to 10 people, and we will make sure that beginners are guided and assisted with their yoga and ceramic art.
Bookings are essential and we fill up quickly, so get in early to reserve your spot.
On the day
Vinyasa Flow Yoga - Soham Yoga Studio
The day begins with a vinyasa flow class (suitable for all levels, even beginners) where you will connect, through a targeted practice, to the feminine energy within your bodies, your shakti. This connection will ignite your creativity, readying you for your creative workshop.
Ceramics Workshop - Little Sun Studio
With your creative mojo unlocked, you will enjoy a fully instructed 2hr hand building with clay workshop, where you will be making your own set of incense holders and small ritual bowls. This is a chance to deepen your connection to your creative life, to slow down and set intentions. Your piece also serves as a physical reminder and symbol of the ritualistic act of taking a moment for yourself in whatever form that serves you best. Each piece will be delightful in all its uniqueness and will be lovingly glazed and fired.
Yoga and ceramics are hungry work, so you will be more than ready for a wholesome and delicious vegetarian lunch, prepared with love to nourish your body. Served with a selection of salads and crusty sour dough bread.
Restorative Yin Yoga - Soham Yoga Studio
After lunch you will return to your mat for a restorative yin session. Slowing down, this deeply relaxing practice will invite in an opportunity to reflect, to breathe, and to connect with your soul, tapping into your inner-most feelings. This session encourages you to release stuck energy as you slowly and gently open up your body.
PRICE: $285 per person (Bookings Essential)
TIME: 10am - 4pm
DATE: 29th MAY, 2022
LOCATION: 64 Darley Street, Mona Vale
*Gift Vouchers are also available*
NB. Whilst we do our best to make sure each piece comes out of the kiln in tact there is the possibility of a crack or breakage due to the nature of the material and process.
Additional details & what you will receive:
1hr Vinyasa Flow
Morning & Afternoon Tea
Local blend of freshly brewed herbal teas
Rolling pot of brewed chai
Delicious jam and cream scones
2hr fully guided Clay Workshop (access to all materials, learning resources & studio space)
1-2 ceramic pieces (fully fired & glazed to perfection)
A wholesome full lunch (vegetarian)
1hr deeply restorative Yin Yoga
A gift of sustainable sourced incense to take home
Time to reflect, journal and set intentions.
Connection with self & like minded souls
A grounded awareness of new moon & simple ways to incorporate rituals into your life
Lyn is a 350hr yoga teacher, trained in Vinyasa, Yin and Yoga Therapy.
After spending several years sailing extensively throughout the South Pacific, she returned to Australia to establish her successful Soham Yoga studio in Mona Vale in 2020. She teaches regular daily classes there in Vinyasa and Yin yoga.
Lyn is passionate about health and fitness and dedicated to the joy of improving the lives of her students through the practice of yoga, philosophy and meditation.
Eleanor is a practicing artist & arts educator who is passionate about holding space for students to connect to their inner life through the creative process. She teaches from her studio in Sydney's Northern Beaches as well as various venues in and around Sydney. Her art practice, underpinned by mythology, focuses on the simple yet potent rituals of the everyday and our connection to the natural world.
Eleanor holds a Master of Art, UNSW & B Design (honors), UTS. She has studied Archetypal Psychology & Mysticism under renowned teachers including Dr Estes & The South African Association of Jungian Analysts . Eleanor is a certified Yoga Teacher, Dip Hatha Yoga & Family Constellation practitioner, Cert Family Constellation Therapy.
I came to Eleanor’s Ritual Bowl workshop without an idea in my mind or a skill in my hands for what I wanted to do, but three hours later filled with warmth, laughter, tea, Eleanor’s gentle guiding and wonderful company, I had created beautiful bowls I still can’t believe came from me! An afternoon balm for the heart and soul.
Lyn’s teaching has helped my fitness. Tennis elbow and my day to day coping methods in being a busy mum and business owner. Lyn takes the time to find out injuries and personal goals and puts them into place in class. I try to go each day and she helps my day to day mental health and has been instrumental in healing my tennis elbow and helping me strengthen my body and keep being able to play competitive tennis. Also she has become a lovely friend. I cannot recommend her enough.
Lyn is the best yoga teacher ever - it's like she was born for it! A Generous heart with a calming voice, she radiates joy and always has a smile to share. It is always such a pleasure to do any of her yoga classes and the meditations are pure relaxation. Lyn caters for everyone's needs, the classes are varied and adjusted to suit the students in the room. The community at Soham yoga is really welcoming and friendly and the studio such a fantastic place to be. 10/10 - you really must try a yoga class with Lyn and you'll see what I mean.
Each time I attend a practice it's somehow exactly what I needed.
She is always welcoming, super caring and so calming.