find deep rest in nature.
find deep rest in nature.
What better place to do this than with gentle yoga, mindful enquiry, stillness, rest and inner connection?
Silence gives us space. The nervous system unravels, without any effort, and we connect to our natural state of being.
The silent retreat is a delicious opportunity to take your meditation practice much deeper, in an incredible forest setting. This retreat brings both the gentle and strong parts of the practice together in a way that is simple yet profoundly effective.
Experience your transformation with a group of like-minded individuals in a nurturing environment.
After your orientation on the first evening, you will not talk for the entire retreat until the end. You can communicate via notes to the facilitators, and everything is organised for you to flow from one rest-stop to the next. The daily sessions are held in a beautiful yoga hall.
You will not need to plan or worry about anything. Read the Guidelines carefully before applying.
The retreat is fully guided with yoga and meditation sessions perfectly spaced throughout the day.
Expect rich philosophy delivered in a meaningful and digestible way, a variety of meditation techniques presented and a deep sense of bliss and rest in your physical body.
You will leave with a fresh perspective on your life, as well as a connection to your Heart and the infinite Reality.
Arrive: Sunday 11th December by 5:30pm latest.
Leave: Sunday 18th April after 9am.
Includes: 7 nights accommodation, 7 day retreat & all meals
Step 1: Fill out an APPLICATION form, providing as much detail as possible.
Step 2: Secure booking with a PAYMENT through credit card or bank deposit.
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═ REPEATERS & MEMBERS: Get $150 off paid in full via bank deposit.
Refund Policy: 50% refund, or 100% credit* can be granted for cancellations 30 days from start date.** Cancellations on a payment plan can cease remaining payments if necessary.
*Credit to be re-allocated within 30 days of being granted.
**A $50 cancellation fee applies for credit or refunds.
Limited to 22 places.
The Cove Chalets, Denmark W.A. Your cabin is set amongst twenty four hectares of native karri, tingle and jarrah forest on the edge of Wilson Inlet. Creative use of timber and glass features in the Cove’s choice of 5 craftsman-built, self-contained chalets. Glass-fronted log fires make for a cosy winter’s break. Listen to the sounds of over 50 species of birds, amongst the towering forest and incredible eucalyptus scents. Men and women shared dorms are separate. Private rooms include a queen bed and a shared bathroom between two people. All cabins have log fires.
This retreat is suitable for beginners and advanced meditators alike. Everyone benefits from yoga, meditation, silence and nature. Please fill out the application form to get a better feel of the retreat and for us to evaluate if its the right time for you.
All accommodation and food are included. Delicious, healthy and hearty, home cooked vegetarian meals will be served 3 times a day. Morning Hatha, evening Yin practices, silent sitting meditations supported by discourses and training from modern and traditional yoga technologies. Space limited to 22 people.
Ava is the main teacher and founder of Spanda School.
She offers yoga classes at the studio as well as training programs and meditation retreats. She is skilled in a wide range of offerings, having dedicated herself wholly to awakening, service and the pursuit of knowledge.
Ava’s “yoga path” started at the age of 19 with an intense physical asana practice. However, it was only after doing her first series of silent retreats & teacher trainings in 2011, that she and her teachers recognised her connection to the practice was unique.
Her path of service began giving classes in various studios in the South-West, as well as teaching at the Agama Headquarters in Thailand, Rishikesh, Singapore and the Hridaya School in Mexico.
It is Ava’s greatest joy to guide others and herself along the path of Spiritual transformation, aligning with life’s purpose and connecting to the Spanda or the innate enthusiasm of the heart. Besides the meditation, her greatest growths have come from living in Hridaya community itself, Hatha Yoga and conscious relationships.
Ava has a degree in Philosophy from the University of Sydney. Considered as academic with a thirst for spiritual knowledge, she has an innate gift for teaching and a generous attitude that touches each of her students in a loving way. Your time spent with Ava will bring a new inspiration to your life!
Sample Retreat Schedule
“I just returned from a 4 day silent meditation and yoga retreat, what an amazing experience! Words can’t describe the way Ava teaches food for the soul ”
“I have been with Spanda for 1 year now and done weekly yoga, a silent retreat and doing a yoga teacher training course atm. The most impressive experience was by far the silent retreat! What an transformation and eye opener that was! Def keen for one a year. For the rest I found Spanda good to relax it’s def a calm relax yoga style what’s ideal for me as a yang person to find that rest and come to yourself to connect to your being! Lots of gratitude for Spanda Ava and all the teachers and student to share this space and time with. Much love to you all Meggy”
“I recently completed the Mediation Teacher Training program with Ava and highly recommend it to anyone seeking to develop their practice. Ava is such a gentle, calm and knowledgeable facilitator – I honestly didn’t want the training to end.”