The Power of Being Present Through Yoga
“You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.”
∼ Henry David Thoreau
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Guest Teacher Yoga Retreat

The Power of Being Present Through Yoga

December 13-20, 2014

with Paul Chambers and Alison Chambers

About the Retreat

A wonderful opportunity to take time out at the end of the year, this retreat provides a nurturing and healing environment, giving you time and space to unwind and focus on yourself and your yoga practice.

This retreat is open to everyone, offering a solid foundation for newer students beginning yoga, and refinement and depth to students with an established practice.

Twice daily yoga sessions will form the heart of the retreat, and you will instantly feel at ease in the fun and uplifting classes. Daily classes will be fully instructed as we work together intelligently with the body, to guide you through Ashtanga Vinyasa and Pranayama (Controlled Breathing), with the option of Mysore (self practice) later in the week. Along with clear and detailed instruction, the personalised teaching approach will support your individual needs.  The afternoon sessions will allow time for discussion, Q&A and a relaxing restorative class to close the day.

There will also be plenty of free time to take advantage of the healing spa & wellness treatments or simply enjoy the beautiful surroundings and relax by the pool.

A perfect way to take some breathing space at the end the year, leaving you relaxed, clear and present.

About the Teacher

Paul Chambers

Paul Chambers

Paul Chambers infuses his life and teaching with devotion to yoga, gratitude and love.

Paul teaches from direct experience in his own practice, giving clear and focused instruction to students whilst still encouraging exploration of the poses and the nature of breath. His classes are fun and uplifting; working intelligently with the body to safely guide his students through yoga Asana and Pranayama (Controlled Breathing). Paul translates the awareness of breath and movement into a graceful and transformative experience for his students. For full bio click here.


Alison ChambersAlison Chambers is passionate about life and yoga and believes that yoga should be accessible to everyone, regardless of age, flexibility or body condition. 

With a positive and friendly teaching style, Alison teaches asana and pranayama from the heart, drawing on her own direct experience of dedicated practice. With the ability to put across both technical and subtle points in a simple and easy-going manner, Alison supports each student, ensuring they get the most they can out of each class.  Alison creates a nurturing atmosphere in her classes, using a combination of theory and practice, plus her Scottish sense of humor to keep the classes refreshing and light!

Now based in Cairns, Queensland, Alison is originally from Scotland and has been living in Australia for the last 13 years. Alison runs Soul Train Yoga at The Tanks Arts Centre in the middle of the tropical Botanic Gardens in Cairns. Having studied many aspects of the meditative art and science of yoga over the years, her main teacher is Paul Dallaghan, where she continues to study each year. 

For more information about Alison see:


The Daily Schedule

The program begins at 5pm on the first day of the retreat with a group welcome and departure is at 12pm on the last day.
The schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the teacher.

7.00 am       Morning tea
7.30 am - 10.30 am Pranayama & Asana
10.00 am - 1.00 pm Brunch buffet
3.30 am - 4.00 am Snack and Refreshment
4.00 am - 6.00 pm Q & A and Restorative Yoga
6:00 pm - 8.00 pm Dinner buffet
6:00 pm - 8.00 pm Steam room available

Best Value (Add on)

Combine your Retreat with a Health or Wellness Spa Program to make the most out of your stay.

Best Value invites you to enjoy rejuvenating massage and treatments at an exclusive rate - Enjoy a 10% discount on the Program of your choice.

Wellness Programs

Relax and enjoy our range of wellness spa programs, designed to nourish body and soul. Choose from a range of massage, beauty treatments and detoxifying therapies to compliment your time with us.

Wellness Spa Programs


3 days

5 days

7 days

Simple Balanced Living € 77 € 126 € 176
Radiant Balanced Living € 122 € 198 € 275
Pure Balanced Living € 202 € 328 € 450

Health Programs

Our health programs have been specially designed to help you rediscover health and vitality, and where necessary target areas of imbalance in your life. From our range of healthy detox programs to more focused weight loss and de-stress programs, our specialy designed blend of treatments, nutrition and support ensure you meet your wellness goals.

De-stress, Detox & Healthy Weight Programs


3 days

5 days

7 days

10 days

Standard - Detox : De-Stress € 306 € 459 € 525 € 756
Standard - Healthy Weight € 337 € 505 € 578 € 832
Essential - Detox : De-Stress € 360 € 572 € 697 € 982
Essential - Healthy Weight € 396. € 629 € 767 € 1,080
Specialty Detox Standard € 460 € 668 € 792 € 1,040
Specialty Detox Essential € 515 € 783 € 963 € 1,269

We recommend you book in advance for your Health Program or Wellness Spa Program as much preparation work is required and space is limited.

Retreat Rates

Share two bedroom loft     € 940    per person
Semi Private room     € 1,040 per person
Single superior room     € 1,140 per person

Deluxe One Bedroom Suite

We only have two deluxe one bedroom suites located in our most private building closest to the sea. They have a private bedroom, living room, fully equipped kitchen, generous bathroom and an extra large balcony. Both suites offer a modern open living room with sofa bed, LCD TV, working desk and DVD/ iPod Stereo. They are perfect for a family or couple. The additional rate is a flat rate based on the room and is added on to the total rate package whether a single individual, couple or family.

Deluxe One Bedroom Suite - Additional cost on the total program package:

  • € 50 per day
  • € 320 for one week
  • € 620 for two weeks
  • € 900 for three weeks
  • € 1100 for four weeks

Our guestrooms are set back just over 50 meters from the water to provide with you with a private community and greater security. A selection of our rooms enjoy this spectacular sea view, while others enjoy the tropical gardens scene.

The rate is inclusive of:

  • Full yoga program
  • Fully equipped accommodation with AC
  • Full brunch and dinner buffets
  • Mineral drinking water
  • Herbal steam room
  • Salt water swimming pool
  • Wi Fi internet
  • Service charge
  • VAT government tax

Reserve your place on this program

If you wish to extend your stay to include a detox or wellness program, please use the Wellness Booking Form.

Thank you and we look forward to you joining us.

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Michelle leads us to observe the breath to be aware of our body sensations, change of emotions and the movement of thoughts. Furthermore to use such awareness on the mat to trace back on our own life experience and also cultivate the loving-kindness and compassion towards self and others. This practice will also extend outside of yoga mat, the loving-kindness and compassion let us know that we are not alone and this is an important life skill for people nowadays.
Zoe Lu, Taiwan, 2013