​​Are you having difficulty sleeping and concentrating?

Do you find you are not motivated and feel stuck?

Are you irritable and have a short fuse?

Do you have uncomfortable physical conditions or suffer from muscle tension?


If these sound familiar then there is a good chance you are suffering from stress. 


Working at full pace puts your body in a “fight or flight” state leading to a continuous state of stress. Over time this can weaken your immune system leading to depression, anxiety, aches and pains to name but a few.

Imagine then being able to identify the early stages of stress and taking charge of your health and well-being.

​Imagine no further …

Attend a 3-hour Restorative Yoga workshop where the focus is on deep rest and rejuvenation as the flight and fight mechanism in the body gets “turned off”, bringing the body’s response system back into equilibrium.



​Whilst in this state, your body has a chance to repair itself, relieve fatigue, reduce stress and restore well-being.  

The workshop facilitates quiet contemplation about your true nature and creates the space to listen to your ‘inner voice’.  It also enables you to increase your flexibility without overstretching. Consisting of a series of restorative postures, combined with gentle breath work and meditation, this workshop will take you into a place of inner peace and stillness. 

​​What is restorative yoga?

Originated by B.K.S. Iyengar, restorative yoga differs from traditional yoga in that it uses props to support the body allowing students to practice without straining. This enables the body to experience deep rest while simultaneously stimulating and soothing internal organs, moving your body towards balance. 

Postures are designed to both work on specific areas of the body, and also to have a beneficial overall effect on mind, body and spirit.      

Relax, restore and rejunvenate at Numala FOrst Retreat in Bonogin in a restorative yoga class

Why do restorative yoga?

Benefits of restorative yoga are particularly impactful for people of all stages of cancer

and/or recovering from a chronic illness and include:

  • Reduced stress levels

  • Balanced nervous system

  • Slower heart rate

  • Boosts the immune system

  • Facilitates deep relaxation

  • Reduced muscle tension

  • Fosters better sleep

  • Increased flexibility

  • Prevents over-stimulation of the adrenals

  • Increased self-awareness

What can I expect from the mini retreat?

Unlike a traditional hour long yoga class where there are at least 15 asanas (physical postures), you will only do seven restorative yoga postures in the 3 hour workshop. Each posture is held from 15 to 30 minutes, thus offering the unique opportunity to observe the ebb and flow of your thoughts without distraction. By using your breath to keep you grounded, over time this practice allows you to amend any unhealthy thought and/or behaviour patterns in a gentle and supportive way.       

Performed while in a relaxed and meditative state, the sequence of postures is designed to relieve stress by working all aspects of the body from spinal twists, to forward, back bends and inverted postures. Each one creates physiological changes that positively benefit the body, culminating in a session of deep healing and repair, plus the mind-blowing sense of peace and calmness you come away with.     

​Suitable for all ages. Highly inviting for all body types and flexibility levels.

Enjoy the benefits of deactivating the 'fight and flight' mechanism in this 3 hour. restorative yoga workshop and leaving feeling as if you have just come back from a long holiday.
Places are limited so book soon.
Karen Pattie
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Karen Pattie

This class ~ Deluxe Hatha and Restorative yoga


Karen has been teaching yoga for 8 eight years and a student of yoga for 25 years.  Her main focus is to make yoga accessible to everyone no matter what gender, age, size or condition they are in.  Her aim is to take the stigma of thinking you can only doing yoga if you are flexible or in shape away as she sees it rather as an opportunity to open the door to feeling better about yourself. “So much about the journey of yoga is a parallel to our journey in life and we can learn about ourselves in these quiet moments.”  She encourages her students to honour how they feel and listen to their body’s needs.

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Numala Forest Retreat  |  Gold Coast  |  Australia

120 Davenport Drive  |  Bonogin | Queensland

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