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 FRASER ISLAND
4WD & YOGA ADVENTURE

28TH MAY - 1ST JUNE 2022

START: RAINBOW BEACH 

FINISH: RAINBOW BEACH

DATE: 5 DAYS

28th MAY - 1st JUNE 2022

INVESTMENT:

$1,199

GROUP SIZE:

16 PEOPLE 

Discover Fraser Island

An island escape and spiritual journey. Fraser Island, at 122kms long, is the largest sand island in the world. Home to native Australian Dingoes, majestic remnants of tall rainforest and pristine inland freshwater lakes, Fraser is not just a dream holiday but a destination paradise.

YAMA adventures have the most comprehensive access to this stunning region.  Camping, yoga, movement and 4WD allows a self-driven experience to discover this wonderful island! At night, retreat to your own private campsite just metres from the beach by the fire with your fellow adventurers! 

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This trip entails a four-wheel-drive tag along adventure over shifting sand-dunes. You can either sit back and enjoy the ride or take the reins and choose to drive yourself, by having your own assigned four-wheel-drive for the adventure. Imagine this: Sand dunes, tropical rainforests, beautiful lakes, nutritious food, good conversation and a deep connection with nature. 

 

We will journey into Pranayama breathwork, yoga, movement, arts, hiking, and camping. You will enjoy whole goodness foods that warm your heart and belly, and connect with like-minded souls in rich, fulfilling campfire conversation. If you are after a perfect blend of movement, nature, relaxation, conversation and adventure, this trip is for you.

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About this retreat:   YOGA / HIKING / CAMPING

 

This transformational experience helps you to explore your inner and outer environment, reconnect with yourself, nature and the flow of life.

 

Grow and heal through adventure, yoga, arts and movement. You will leave this trip with a take-home toolbox of skills like movement, meditation, connectedness to earth, pearls of wisdom from intellectual conversation and a greater understanding of how to align your life path to your needs and desires. You will learn to deepen your intuition, find your own therapy, overcome your fears, identify your emotions and get to know and love yourself while sharing and connecting with like-minded souls. This trip is about connection - not just to nature, but to each other and to yourself. 

 

You will eat clean food, create new healthy habits, explore body movement and enter into the subtle art of breathwork and meditation techniques. This retreat is equal part learning, exploring, and applying arts and movement to soothe your soul and see the world with a fresh set of eyes. 

 

4WD:
 

If you are a full license holder, you will have the chance to drive your own 4WD! Or, you can sit back and enjoy the ride. There are 5 people in a 4WD and three to four 4WDs on the adventure. 

 

If you choose to drive, you will get a safety briefing and lessons on how to drive on the sand. We will explore the beautiful island of Fraser in the most adventurous and exciting ways with one lead vehicle driven by a professional guide who understands the tides and ins and outs of driving on Fraser Island. If you choose to drive your own 4WD, you will tag along following the main lead driver. This is a truly exhilarating way to explore Fraser Island - whether you’re driving or a passenger!

  

Yoga and Movement:

Each day there will be one yoga or movement class, and a night session of pranayama breathwork and meditation guided and taught by Elissa. We will explore yoga asana, acro yoga, primal movement, handstand and more. The class is for anyone from beginners to advanced level. Elissa will tailor the class based on the energy and level of the group and will provide variations to accommodate all fitness levels.

 

Each night we will close the day with a short sharing circle, yogic philosophy, theory lesson, breathwork exploring techniques such as diaphragmatic breathing, box breath, introduction into breath retention, tummo breathing, kapalbhati and sitali. This is followed by a guided meditation.

 

Please note: All classes take place outdoors. Exploring movement in the elements provides its own challenges and beauty.

 

Hiking:

 

There will be low impact hikes on the trip. You do not need to be an experienced hiker, just bring comfortable shoes and a love for the outdoors.


 

Itinerary

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DAY 1 

Day 01 - RAINBOW BEACH 

 

Arrive at Rainbow Beach and check into Freedom Rainbow Beach. Meet your new best friends and prepare your body and mind for the adventure ahead. We will kick off the experience with a yoga asana class. After class, we will make our way to the Carlo Sandblow for sunset. 

 

After sunset, we will head back to  Freedom where we will attend your safety briefing. This is followed by a cheeky but delicious dinner at Arcobaleno which is an incredible Italian restaurant in the centre of Rainbow Beach. Buon appetito!

We spend this night in Rainbow beach and depart for Fraser in the morning.

 

Accommodation: Dorm Style Accommodation at Freedom Rainbow Beach

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Trip Highlights:

  • Wholesome, healthy daily meals.

  • Sleep under the brilliant stars around a campfire, in a private campground with all facilities 

  • Guided outdoor yoga and pranayama classes​ with an experienced 600 hours YTT certified yoga teacher with over 10 years of teaching experience.

  • Learn off-road 4WD skills and venture across magical Fraser Island, with an experienced guide, leading the convoy of self-drive 4x4s with a group of fun, adventurous travellers.

  • Visit the beautiful Lake McKenzie, Eli Creek and the S.S Maheno shipwreck, explore the ancient rainforest and Champagne Pools, Hike to Indian Head to be rewarded with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean 

Getting There: 

The nearest airport to the island is at Hervey Bay, which is served by Virgin Australia from Sydney and Melbourne, and Qantas Link from Brisbane. From Hervey Bay, there is a bus service to freedom beach.  Travelling by bus, both Greyhound Australia and Premier coaches offer daily services from Brisbane, Maroochydore and Cairns to Hervey Bay or Rainbow Beach. 

Accommodation: 

One night at Freedom Rainbow Beach in a dorm and 3 nights in Comfortable Camping at Cathedrals On Fraser - beds and linen included)

  • Free hot showers

  • Flushing toilets

  • Rubbish bins

  • Coin laundry

  • Camp kitchens

  • Recycling

  • Campfires

  • Drinking water

  • Volleyball

  • Table tennis

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Inclusions:

  • 5 yoga classes (byo yoga mat)

  • 5 breathwork 

  • All accommodation (1 night at Freedom Rainbow Beach in a dorm and 3 nights in Comfortable Camping at Cathedrals On Fraser - beds and linen included)

  • All camping, national park and vehicle permits

  • Experienced 600 hours YTT yoga teacher

  • Experienced local Guide

  • All food on K'gari (Fraser Island) 

  • 4WD training

  • 4WD Tag Vehicles including 1 lead vehicle and trailer & 2 tag vehicles. (All vehicles have iPod/ MP3 adaptor cables)

  • National Park Permit Fees

  • Return ferry transfer (4x4s escorted onto the ferry)

  • Fuel for 4x4s

  • luggage storage 


 

Exclusions:

 

  • Personal expenses such as extra drinks, snacks, toiletries. 

  • transfer to Rainbow beach hostel 

  • Travel Insurance

  • Yoga Mat 

  • Flights

  • Anything on the packing list 


 

Packing List:

 

  • Water bottle 

  • yoga mat

  • Headlamp and/or flashlight

  • Snacks

  • Lightweight walking boots

  • A rainproof jacket with hood 

  • Swimwear

  • A few pairs of loose-fitting long shorts/skirt T-shirts

  • Sun-hat

  • pair of sandals

  • Toiletries 

  • Towels

  • Lip guard

  • Sunglasses

  • Sun cream

  • Daypack

 

Our team brings along a basic first aid kit, but we recommend you also carry the following :

Ibuprofen painkillers,, personal prescriptions as required, rash cream, basic toiletries, wet wipes, hand sanitiser. Women, please remember sanitary

 

Prices and dates 

Trip date: 28th MAY -1st JUNE 2022

Investment: $1199

Experts on the trip 

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ELISSA CHRISSON 

Yoga teacher

Yoga, meditation and movement teacher, senior first aid, world traveller and artist. 

COVID Cancellation Policy:


 

If COVID-19 border restrictions or quarantine laws are implemented that affect your travels and you need to cancel a trip, you can choose to receive:

1. Full refund minus the booking deposit if cancelled more than 5 days prior to the trip’s commencement, or 50% refund of the total trip cost if cancelled less than 5 days prior to the trip’s commencement.

or

2. Full credit for a future YAMA movement  trip for the total value you paid (including deposit) if cancelled at any time prior to the trip’s commencement. (Valid for up to 1 year)

Contact us via email if you need to cancel and indicate whether you prefer credit or a refund.