Retreat is an innate human need to reconnect and recharge, to nourish our soul and gather strength and conviction on our inner journey.


Mare e Monti Yoga Retreat in Sicily

13-23 September 2017

With Fabio Fabbri


Join Fabio and Natalia on this cultural and spiritual journey in fascinating Japan - 3-11 April 2018 -

Sorry this retreat sold out within 48 hours!

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Izanagi and Izanami, are the two Japanese Shinto deities part of the Shinto Creation Myth, and they mean:

“He Who Invites” and “She Who Invites”.

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A land of extraordinary depth, complexity and beauty - both natural and aesthetic - and a feast for all the senses.

We begin on a world heritage site, the top of the sacred mountain of Koyasan, the headquarters of Shinto Buddhism, and stay amidst the stunning Zen gardens of a present day monastery run by monks trained in the esoteric practices.

Our temple lodging is simple and Zen yet very comfortable. We will practice our Yoga daily and also take part in early morning Buddhist meditations and ceremonies where the priests and monks chant sutras. We will also share their traditional Shojin Ryori - the Buddhist vegetarian cuisine of the region and bath in the natural onsens.


saffron rose japan yoga retreat 2018saffron rose japan yoga retreat 2018Then we split into two groups - the Izanagis go on the holy pilgrimage of the famous Kumano Kodo, walking the Kohechi Trail high in mountains in the thick of natural forests, onsens and waterfalls, in the company of our two local and highly experienced Japanese guides.


saffron rose japan yoga retreat 2018saffron rose japan yoga retreat 2018Meanwhile the Izanamis stay on the outskirts of Kyoto, exploring the area, surrounded by mountains, rivers and shrines, meditating in the serenity of bamboo forests and playing with cheeky monkeys.

We meet together as a group once again in Central Kyoto - a stunningly designed and ancient city, ever so rich in tastes and culture - and spend our last 2 nights in a traditional Japanese Ryokan.



Before and after our Yoga with Fabio, we will delight in all that this city has on offer and end with walking the famous Path of Philosophy, under the varying shades of pink of the flowering cherry blossoms...



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8 nights and 9 days, share accommodation only.

Early Bird price of $4400 if paid in full by 30th November.
Full price of $4600 from the 1st December.

Bookings taken with a non-refundable $500 deposit.

Please contact Natalia via phone on 0419 271 371

or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and click here for payment options.



What is not included in the price:

• Flights
• Travel insurance
• Transfer on departure date
• Lunches

• Optional personal treatments/massages
• Drinks and snacks
• Extras such as shopping etc


Budawang Yoga Retreat 
Friday 14th to Monday 17th April, 2017

A Yoga Retreat in the Wilderness of the Budawang country, on the NSW South Coast 

Sorry this retreat is now full! For waiting list enquiries, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 Family-yogaA retreat for the whole family:
26th to 28th January 2017

This wholesome retreat has been designed to be nourishing for you as individuals and for your children too. Govinda Valley, Otford is set in spectacular natural surroundings, lush bushland as well as pristine beaches, easily reachable, 1 hour by car or train from Sydney. Healthy delicious vegetarian cuisine caters for both adults and children. Activities are set for ‘me’ time as well as ‘together’ time, and are all hosted by trained professionals in their field of expertise; Fabio Fabbri, Natalia Perera, Jutta Schulte and Jonas Stoebe.

Children's activities include art, craft, creative play, nature walks and outdoor games and will vary according to numbers of children and weather. All the while, adults get to enjoy fulfilling Yoga and Meditation practices with a highly experienced teacher. Together time is around a bonfire with apple roasting, Kirtan (chanting and dancing with live music), time to explore and relax. 

Here is a little about Jutta Schulte and Jonas Stoebe, our children's playgroup leaders:

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Very passionate about Steiner Education, Jutta is both a highly qualified educator, currently working in the area of special needs/learning support at Glenaeon Kindergarten to Year 6, and a mother of two herself. Prior to her post at Glenaeon, Jutta was one of the Kindergarten teachers at Kamaroi Rudolf Steiner School, where her two daughters attend. She brings a wealth of teaching experience with her, both from Germany and Australia, and holds the children with much warmth, care and laughter.... Oh and she also loves Yoga.

Jonas is currently the Head of PDHPE Department (Physical Development and Sports Education) at Glenaeon School, and also runs the elective subjects for the higher years such as surfing, sailing, indoor rock climbing, ice skaring and more. He has travelled the world as a ski and snowboarding instructor, in return, gaining a deeper understanding of the human condition and other cultures, as well as a sense of humility and gratitude. He was qualified in Germany, and holds two Masters in Sports Science and English, and a Bachelor in Pedagogy and Educational Psychology. Oh, he is now the father of two little boys himself.


For a glimpse into our past Family Yoga Retreats, check out our Gallery pages - here and here.

For more information and detailed prices please download flyer (pdf)



Bookings currently being taken...

Please contact Natalia via phone on 0419 271 371

or email and click here for payment options.


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