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Introducing our +4-hour Restorative retreat 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.

About Our Retreat

Unlike a traditional hour-long yoga class where there are at least 15 asanas (physical postures), you will only do five or six restorative yoga postures in the 4-hour workshop. Each posture is held from 15 to 45 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.


Immersed in tranquil forest surrounds, you’ll be treated to: 

•    a restorative yoga practice
•    gentle breath work
•    guided meditation
•    journalling experience
•    mini massages
•    yoga nidra
•    aromatherapy
•    energy clearing
•    mindful nature immersion
•    nourishing morning tea

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.

Other benefits include:

  • Relieves stress and anxiety

  • Balances the nervous system

  • Slows heart rate

  • Boosts the immune system

  • Facilitates deep relaxation

  • Reduced muscle tension

  • Increased flexibility

  • Prevents over-stimulation of the adrenals


Meet The Instructors

Rachel Christie

When you find something you love, you want to share it with the world. That’s how Rachel feels about yoga and what inspired her to become a yoga teacher. Her own personal mantra is 'see the world through love and light'. Through yoga, meditation and mindfulness, taught from the heart, she hopes to spread a little more love and light throughout the community.


Rachel is particularly passionate about helping individuals take time out of their busy lives to reconnect with their body, mind and breath - using practical yogic tools. She has practiced yoga for many years and taught for more than four years across yoga studios, outdoor classes, and gyms. She has experience teaching gentle hatha, vinyasa, corporate, seniors, prenatal, mums and bubs, and family yoga classes, as well as women’s retreats. She teaches a very accessible and inclusive style and feels honoured to be able to share the many mental, spiritual and emotional benefits of yoga.

Tess Heynes

Tess has been teaching yoga for over 11 years both in Australia & overseas and has been a student of yoga for 20 years. She has studied Hatha Yoga, Japanese Okido Yoga & Yin Yoga. Whilst she has studied & practiced many styles of yoga, she is particularly passionate about teaching Yin Yoga and taking people on a journey through the more subtle practices.


She teaches with a grounding strength and grace which invites you to move deeper into your own practice.Tess wholeheartedly believes that there is a practice for everyBODY and endeavours to help you find your own practice rather than fitting you into a box. 

Interested in a Retreat?

Book your restorative retreat at Numala below.

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