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 WHITSUNDAYS SAILING & YOGA ADVENTURE

10th - 14th MAY 2022

START: CORAL SEA MARINA, AIRLIE BEACH  

FINISH: AIRLIE BEACH

DATE: 5 DAYS

10th -14th MAY 2022

INVESTMENT:

$1,999

GROUP SIZE:

16 PEOPLE 

Discover The Great Barrier Reef

An adventurous and spiritual journey, sailing the Whitsundays. Swim with green sea turtles as you snorkel in the Great Barrier Reef and discover Australia’s most iconic Whitehaven beach. Island hopping, hiking and yoga with an amazing group of strangers that will become like family.

How do you feel about crystal clear turquoise water, white sandy beaches, sunsets on sand spits, jungle hikes to epic views, and an underwater haven of over 1500 species of fish, seas turtles and colourful corals?

 

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We will be experiencing the raw elements and energy of nature’s big blue, in one of the most environmentally friendly and sustainable ways of exploring the Whitsundays Islands, plus there is nothing quite like sitting back with the sun in your face and the wind in your hair, being powered by nothing but nature. 

 

This is an active trip involving daily yoga, hiking, snorkelling and sailing. However, we always take hikes at a reasonable pace and have plenty of breaks to catch our breath, there is also plenty of time to chill, enjoy nature and indulge in tasty foods.

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Information

About this retreat:   YOGA / HIKING / SAILING

 

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. Providing you with a take-home toolbox to gain greater alignment on your life path. Deepen intuition, find your own therapy, overcome fears, identify your emotions, and get to know and love yourself while sharing and connecting with like-minded souls. 

 

Enjoy the outdoors, 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. Our adventure retreats are just that, adventuring! and for those happy to get involved, don't mind getting down and dirty, overcome challenges and get in touch with your wild side. 


 

Yoga and Movement:

 

Each day we will include one yoga or movement class and a night session of pranayama breathwork and mediation 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, touching on yogic philosophy, 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 outdoor, exploring movement in the elements provides its own challenges.

The Ice bath: Guided Tummo breathing breathwork & icebath experience that will take place onboard the yacht.


Hiking: Medium impact hikes on this trip.

Itinerary

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DAY 1 

 Day 01 - Boarding condor (The Adventure begins)

Boarding our Yacht Condor and home for the next 5 days! We will meet at Coral sea Marina, Airlie Beach at 9:30 am for a meet and greet & coffee at Bohemian Raw Cafe. prepare for an 11 am boarding 

 

Meet Condor 

A brief history: Condor is a maxi sailing yacht born in England in 1981. She is a red and gold 80-foot beauty, with an impressive mast, measuring 22 metres in length and can hold up to 29 passengers. An ex Sydney to Hobart champion winner of 1983 and 1986 race, The Newport Bermuda Race of 1986, where she won 5 hours over the next maxi, and winner of pretty much every major race she entered. Now retired from racing, Condor lives a more modest lifestyle hanging out in Whitsundays where she enjoys passing the days taking people like yourself on island-hopping adventures.

Getting There:

You can fly directly to Airlie beach, for budget accommodations you can stay at Nomads backpackers before and after the trip, or the hotel of your choice in the town.

Meeting point: meeting at Coral Sea Marina, Airlie Beach, QLD

We will meet at Coral sea Marina, Airlie Beach at 9:30 am for a meet and greet & coffee at Bohemian Raw Cafe.

Boarding time: 11 am 

After the trip: We arrive back at port at 3 pm at Coral Sea Marina, Arlie Beach. This evening we will meet again for a  goodbye dinner so it would be advised to book your return flight the day after the trip ends.

Trip highlights​:

 

  • Visit the world-famous Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet lookout (Voted one of the top 10 beaches in the world)

  • Snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef

  •  5 yoga/movement & breathwork classes in picturesque locations with a qualified yoga teacher

  • Guided Ice bath experience on the boat

  • Island hopping, bushwalks and jungle hikes with spectacular lookouts

  • Delicious healthy daily meals & snacks prepared for your enjoyment

  • Pirate themed party (last day)  

Includes:

 

  • Daily breakfast, morning tea, lunch afternoon snacks, dinner & desserts.

  • Tea, coffee, hot chocolate & filtered water.

  • Snorkelling equipment (mask, snorkel & wetsuit.)

  • Comfy bed, pillow and linen.

  • All marine park fees.

  • Fun and experienced crew (skipper, and two deckhands.)

  • Qualified yoga teacher.

  • Toilets and Hot showers onboard.

  • USB charger ports.

  • Yoga mats.

  • 5 yoga/movement and breathing workshops. 

  • Extra comforts like rain & shade shelter and hammocks.

Excludes:

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

  • Travel Insurance.

  • Arrival accommodation marina meeting point. 

  • Return flights to Airlie Beach.  

  • Anything on the packing list. 

 

 

Prices and dates 

Trip date: 10th-14th MAY 2022

Investment: $1999

Experts on the trip 

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ELISSA CHRISSON 

Yoga teacher

Elissa's has been living and breathing the practice of yoga for the past 8 years, she spent many years in India, learning under the guidance of knowledgeable gurus. Elissa's is most passionate about traditional linages of the  practice of yoga... 'Read more'
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JOSH WILDE


Meet the captain :)

This is Josh he will be our captain on the Whitsunday sailing trip. Josh has been living in the Whitsundays for the past six years. He is a passionate sailor, freediver, spearfisher and overall rad human. He affirms there is nothing quite as soothing as being out on the water, skippering the yacht and taking you out to explore his favourite spots and trust me, he knows the good ones. It is safe to say, It's not Josh's first rodeo circling the Whitsundays islands together with Condor, they understand each other, and we are in very safe hands. 
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Accommodation

A big beautiful 80 foot  ex champion race yacht, with bunk beds, clean sheets and pillow provided, hot showers and bathroom. Both you sea transportation and home for the next 5 days. 

 

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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.

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