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FRASER ISLAND 
K'GARI PARADISE
4WD & YOGA ADVENTURE


 

12-16 OCTOBER 2022

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START: Rainbow Beach

FINISH: Rainbow Beach

DATE: 5 DAYS

12th - 16th October 2022

INVESTMENT:

From $1,299

GROUP SIZE:

14 People

Discover K'gari

An island escape and spiritual journey. K'gari (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, K'gari is not just a dream holiday but a destination paradise.

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

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IMAGINE THIS

Sand dunes, tropical rainforests, beautiful lakes, yoga, breathwork, earthing, nutritious food, good conversation and a deep connection with nature. 

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.

 

We will journey into Pranayama breathwork, Transformational breathwork, yoga, movement, arts, hiking, and camping. You will enjoy whole foods goodness that warms your heart, and belly. 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.

Information

About this retreat:   YOGA / HIKING / CAMPING

 

This transformational experience helps you to explore your inner and outer environment, and reconnect with yourself, nature and the flow of life. Our trips are small boutiques and customised according to the group's desire. 

The YAMA Movement

 

YAMA brings this five-day experience to life through the raw elements of dance, play and connection with your inner child. A conscious gathering with daily yoga and breathwork classes, with a fully certified yoga teacher and transformational breathwork coach. 

Sleep under the stars, have rich and meaningful conversations around the fire at night, ecstatic dance at S.S Mahino shipwreck, and feel the earth under your feet. We encourage you to embark on this entire experience barefoot. The soft sand is kind on the feet, recharging your body and connecting you deeply with nature. 


Share:  Bring your art, hobbies or unique gift and share it at this gathering. YAMA Is a space to express yourself through what brings you joy. Our community is about learning, sharing, Radical self-expression, music, flow toys, games, arts, singing, and dance—caring and connecting with each other and the natural world while discovering some of the world's most exotic locations.

 

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 two to three 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 the 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 the Island - whether you’re driving or a passenger!

  

Yoga breathwork & 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.

 

Explore breathwork techniques such as transformational breathwork led by Anna, diaphragmatic breathing, box breath, introduction to breath retention, tummo breathing, Kapalbhati and Sitali, followed by a guided meditation. Elissa has an in-depth knowledge of yogic philosophy and is open to conversations and lessons for those who want to learn more.

Dress-ups: If you follow the @yamamovement insta, you will know that we love dress-ups. On all our trips, we encourage our guests to play dress-ups. Please pack a funky little outfit thats not too big and bulky and fits the theme of radical self-expression. Bring your own artistic expression, maybe colour& brightness, black & darkness, cross-dressing or animal embodiment. Whatever suits your vibe. Perhaps you have always felt like a Dragon, and that's what you want to embody, so be a dragon. Be bold, be fun and feel free to express yourself through costume. 

Hiking: There will be low-impact hikes on the trip. You do not need to be an experienced hiker; most of the hikes on the trip are in the spectacular rolling sand dunes, so we welcome earthing - barefoot walking. Take off your shoes and connect with the earth. 


 

Itinerary

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DAY 1 

Day 01 - RAINBOW BEACH 

 

cruisy start, roll into Rainbow Beach and for a 2 pm check-in at 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. followed by a delicious restaurant dinner overlooking Rainbow beach. 

We spend this night in Rainbow beach and depart for K'gari (Fraser Island) in the morning.

Accommodation: Dorm Style Accommodation at Freedom Rainbow Beach (Private room upgrade available subject to availability and at additional cost.)

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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. 

Road Trip - If you decided to drive there is plenty of free street parking where you can leave your car for the week. 

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

 

Prices and dates 

12th - 16th OCTOBER 2022

 

Price: $1299