Spirits Soar at Sky High / Medium walks / 2 nights
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About this Yogabout Getaway
Spoil yourself this Anzac long weekend whilst staying at the luxurious Sky High house. An ideal place to rejuvenate and take some time out. Sky High is located on top of a ridge of 50 acres, below Mt Franklin, with dramatic views of the surrounding hills, farmland and bushland. Mt Franklin is a well known landmark known widely for it’s mineral water as well as its vicinity to Daylesford, which was recently voted the most popular small town weekend destination in Australia.
Rediscover your sense of self whilst practicing gentle yoga and immersing yourself in nature. On the Yogabout weekend you will drift off to a restful sleep after a day of bushwalking, eating nutritious food, practicing the ancient wisdom tradition of yoga, seeing a breathtaking sunset and listening to relaxing live piano.
The three guided walks take you around Mt Franklin, along sections of the Goldfields Track, amongst the tall trees of Hepburn Regional Park and provide the opportunity to walk and talk with other like-minded people. Refresh yourself after your walk in the 2m plunge pool at Sky High.
Points of interest include the Hepburn mineral springs, Mt Franklin, a delictable chocolate mill, and a vist to an authentic yoga ashram.
You will learn stress relief techniques from the ancient wisdom tradition of Yoga. The yoga postures are suited to all body types, experience levels (total beginner to advanced) and ages. The postures practiced are gentle and help you release stress from the body and the mind.
Yoga Nidra, an amazing deep relaxation technique, along with different types of meditation are also practiced. The combination of all activities offered over the weekend with the clear, easy to understand directions and Annie’s friendly, calming persona will help you to slow down, reconnect, and find your place of inner peace, balance and stillness.
Your meals will be prepared by a local chef committed to the Slow Food philosophy and supporting local farming and communities. The very best quality local produce will be used to create meals you will remember for all the right reasons. Sharing your food with an intimate small group of less than 8 people will enable you to form close relationships with other like minded people.
Sky High has 4 huge bedrooms, each with European Oak and floor to ceiling windows and three equisite bathrooms. The breathtaking views will have you staying in bed gazing into the distance to contemplate a bigger vision for your life. You can book a room to share with a friend or Yogabout can match you with another single of the same sex.
All meals and accommodation are included in the cost.
The weekend is designed with plenty of opportunities to rest and to soak up the glorious views and ambience that Sky High offers.
10% of the profit from this weekend will be donated to the Salvation Army to support those who are currently struggling in their lives.
Arrive Saturday from 3pm.
4.30pm enjoy a 1.2km short walk around Mt Franklin.
After dinner completely let go whilst being guided through a Yoga Nidra
On Sunday morning (7.30am) after a restful sleep connect mind, body and breath in a gentle yoga class, followed by a lazy nutritious breakfast.
10am drive less than 5 mins and park at the chocolate mill. Walk approx 6km into Hepburn Regional Park, via a lookout and various mineral springs.
We'll stop and enjoy a healthy lunch in the park before walking the 6km back, on a different track, to the chocolate mill for a well earned chocolate or two.
Sunday afternoon - rest, relax, soak up the ambience and the views, Yoga Nidra
After dinner find some inner stillness through the harmony created by evocative live piano.
Awaken to a new day with a calming yoga class (7.30am)
Today after a delicious healthy breakfast and a relaxing cuppa we leave Sky High and head to an authentic yoga ashram nestled in the Heart of Wombat State Forest (less than 30 minutes drive in your own car).
Soak up the ambient peaceful calming atmosphere in the Ashram gardens whilst enjoying morning tea, followed by a deep relaxing Yoga Nidra and wholesome lunch made with fresh produce grown in the Ashram garden.
After lunch we walk directly from the Ashram into the forest and venture under the canopy of the tall trees for a forest bathing experience.
We will finish around 2.30pm so there is ample time for you to return home or to pop back into Daylesford for a look around.
Please note the program may be modified during inclement weather.
- Twin share/ shared bathrm / pp$1,100$1,1000$0
- Twin share/ ensuite/ pp$1,250$1,2500$0
- Private single/ shared bathrm$1,600$1,6000$0
- Private single/ ensuite$1,800$1,8000$0