"Radiance comes from
within, manifesting as
shining skin, hair and
eyes. Radiance Retreats
are a complete renewal
of body, mind and spirit"

radiance - n. 1.
the quality or state of
being radiant
radiant - adj. 1.
characterized by health,
intense joy,
adj. 2.
sending out rays of light;
bright; shining
retreat - vb. 8.
a place to which one may
retire for refuge, quiet, etc...


Sat 28th Dec 2019 to Thursday 2nd Jan 2020
5 night all-inclusive retreat:
Twin Share Room with en suite - AUD $TBA (per person)
Single Room with a shared bathroom between 2 guests - AUD $TBA
Small Single Room with en suite - AUD $TBA
Standard Single Room with en suite - AUD $TBA
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Welcome in the new year relaxed, healthy and inspired on our inspirational NYE Yoga Cleanse Walk Restore Retreat with Jessie Chapman and the Radiance facilitators staying 6 nights at a beautiful ocean views retreat with twice daily yoga, all organic meals and juices, guided beach and nature walks, a 1 hour massage, core strength classes, evening yoga nidra, meditation and other healing art classes. There's an ozone swimming pool, a range of in-house holistic spa treatments available and the beaches are nearby. This is your time to relax, be inspired and develop your yoga practice in idyllic surrounds...

This retreat price includes:
5 nights lovely retreat accommodation
All organic vegetarian meals & morning juices
A 1 hour included massage or Reiki healing
2.5 hours Morning Yoga with Jessie & adjusters
2 hours Afternoon Restorative Yoga with Jessie & adjusters
A special New Years Eve cleansing ritual
New Years Day sunrise beach walk, beach yoga & ocean swim
A cooking demonstration & chat with our chef
Daily guided beach & nature wallks
Daily pre lunch 30 min core strength and restoration yoga classes
Daily post lunch 20 min guided meditation or silent slow walking
Daily after dinner 30 min yoga nidra or guided seated meditation
One afternoon Yogadance class
One evenings Bhajans / chanting

Our daily ritual:

6.30 am:morning yoga
9.00 am: fresh juice and healthy buffet breakfast
10.00 am: guided beach walk / massage / rest
1.00 pm:pre lunch core strength class, meditation or restoration yoga
1.30 pm: delicious vegetarian organic lunch
2.30 pm:guided walk / massage / discussion / rest
4.30 pm: afternoon restoration yoga / other
7.00 pm: nutritious vegetarian organic dinner
8.30 pm: yoga nidra (lying down relaxation) / meditation

About the yoga:Yoga is taught by Jessie Chapman with the assistance of the experienced Radiance facilitators. Jessie's inspirational classes are designed for all levels from the complete beginner to the more experienced practitioner. Yoga assistants give lots of individual attention and adjustments in the classes so everyone is well looked after. Guests are free to join in as much or as little of the retreat program as they choose knowing this is their retreat and aiming to get out of the time what they came for. Click here to read more about Jessie, the yoga and the wonderful Radiance Retreat facilitators.

Fresh FoodAbout the location & accommodation: We stay at Sangsurya Retreat, a beautiful 10 acre ocean views eco retreat based 3 kilometres from Byron Bay with a large wooden floor yoga hall, ocean views ozone swimming pool, a relaxing dinning and lounge area with coastal views, a beautiful nature trail, in-house massage & spa treatments and abundant bird and wild life. Accommodation is lovely hand built houses and cabins, each with their own unique flavour, that surround the yoga hall, dining room and pool. All rooms have aircon and most have their own ensuite bathrooms. It takes most people 25 - 30 minutes to walk to town from the retreat and 25 minutes to walk to Tallows beach. Most guests choose to immerse themselves fully in the retreat and only leave the retreat for the guided beach and nature walks however if you wish to explore Byron Bay and more of the beaches during your retreat you may like to hire a bicycle. Feel free to email us for recommendations of bicycle hire places in Byron Bay.

About the food: Our meals are lovingly prepared using fresh organic ingredients mainly sourced from the local area. The menu is abundant, delicious and healthy. This is not a fast so you won't go hungry, however we cut out meat, dairy foods, wheat, sugar, overly processed foods, coffee and alcohol so your body will be lightly cleansing. Each morning after yoga we sip a fresh healthy juice before our abundant buffet breakfast. Lunch is another delicious meal and dinner nutritious and healthy. Teas and fruits are available throughout the retreat as well as purified drinking water. By the retreats end you'll be feeling energised, clear and nourished and you'll have lots of recipes and ideas for continuing your healthy eating at home.

5 night all-inclusive retreat:
Twin Share Room with en suite - AUD $TBA (per person)
Single Room with a shared bathroom between 2 guests - AUD $TBA
Small Single Room with en suite - AUD $TBA
Standard Single Room with en suite - AUD $TBA
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Not included in the price: airfares, travel insurance, airport transfers, any extra massages or spa treatments you book - apart from your included 1 hour Massage or Reiki session.

Extra nights: Accommodation may be available for extra nights before or after the retreat. If you'd like to stay extra nights let us know upon booking.

The Healing Room
Apart from your 1 hour included massage, a range of treatments are available in The Healing Room throughout the retreat:
1 hour Deep Tissue or Relaxation Massage $85
1 hour Reiki Healing $85
1 hour Hawaiin/Kahuna Massage $85
1 hour Foot Reflexology & Massage $95
1 hour Crystal Healing with Sound $95
1 hour Indian Head Massage with warm oil treatment $95
1 hour Aroma Facial $95
1 hour Hot Rocks Massage $100
1 hour Body Scrub & Moisture $95
all treatments are using natural organic products

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Arrival: Guests begin arriving from 9am. A welcome buffet lunch is available between 12.30 and 3pm and our first yoga class and group welcome is at 5pm. Due to flights, etc, people arrive at all different times on the first day however aim to arrive at your soonest to get the most out of your retreat; to settle in, relax, enjoy your included massage, a swim, walk, etc. If booking to stay a night before the retreat starts the arrival time is between 4pm and 7pm.

Last Day: On the last morning yoga finishes at 9 am followed by our farewell group breakfast until 10 am and then the retreat comes to a close with room check-out at 12pm however feel free to stay and enjoy the pool and facilities until your departure/ bus pick-up. If staying an extra night after the retreat the check-out time is 12 noon. More details are emailed to you in the Letter of Retreat Information upon retreat registration or feel free to contact us with any questions.

How to get here: if travelling by plane there are bus transfer servces available to book direct to Sangsurya Retreat from Ballina Domestic Airport (25 min) and Coolangatta International Airport (50 min). If flying into Brisbane International Airport (2 hours) the bus arrives into the Byron Bay Bus Depot where you can book a taxi to the retreat (5min). If arriving by car we email you a map with directions. Full details with bus service, taxi, etc details is included in the Letter of Retreat Information emailed to you upon registration.
Here is a map where Sangsurya Retreat is located in Byron Bay:


"This is one of the best value for money self investments you can make. The yoga, the food - you can't help but feel great after a few days of delicious organic food - and the facilitators who are all so affirming and gentle, and there are a lot of unexpected extras like chanting, chakra work, massages, the beach and much more. Jessie is very gifted and creates a beautiful space to just love being. Go ahead and book. It really is that good. I have done a Radiance Retreat 3 years in a row now."
David, 48, Health Professional - Byron Bay Yoga Retreat

“Jessie and her lovely team truly create a special environment of support, love, and laughter, which is just perfect for us to take our yoga and wellness to a new level. The people on the retreat are inspiring and friendly. The food is incredible and the week floated along in bliss for me! I now feel relaxed, motivated and ready to take on 2014 with energy and balance. Thank you so much.”
Kayley, 43 - Byron Bay NYE Yoga Retreat

"You have given me back years of my life. I feel energized and can cope with the challenges of my job and commitments more easily. I am waking each morning refreshed and I can’t wait to get into what the day has for me. Thankyou."
Leonie, 52, Human Resources Manager - Byron Bay Yoga Retreat

"Jessie and the Radiance facilitators are an amazing group of people who have the knowledge, care and love to support anyone on their retreat journey. My expectations were totally blown away and I have now found greater inner peace and a calmness which I know will continue, as I now have the increased knowledge and passion necessary to carry this into my daily existence. I am eternally grateful to Jessie and her faciliators for helping me to get back onto my true path and feel so much lighter and happier."
Narelle, 34, Teacher - Byron Bay Retreat

"Thank you to the team of beautiful souls who came together to make this retreat happen. A truly worthwhile experience; refreshing, inspiring, joyful, opening.....I came away with a clearer mind, healthier body and happier heart."
Kim. 39, Mum and uni student - Byron Bay Yoga Retreat

"Thank you Jessie and team. My purposes in attending this retreat have been met - and more! I leave feeling healthy, flexible, refreshed and relaxed."
Kate, 61, Leadership Coach and Writer

" As a total beginner, I could have easily been left behind. Instead, I found myself nurtured and supported every step of the way. I would highly recommend this retreat to anyone who is new to yoga. I now feel like I have a great foundation for my future yoga practice'"
Toni, 45, HR Manager - Byron Bay Yoga Retreat

"I came to this retreat with some high hopes and expectations and can honestly say the retreat surpassed my expectations. I can't recommend this retreat highly enough. Whether you just need to relax from a stressed life, you are a beginner, or you are someone who wants to delve deeper into your yoga, you will be catered for. Thank you to Jessie and the facilitators for creating such a special space"
Mark, 41, Teacher - Byron Bay Retreat

"Nowhere to go and nothing to do - Jessie shows you how to just BE. Her serenity is infectious!"
Adrienne, 38, Wife, Mother, Business Owner

"This retreat is perfect when you want to spend time with a special person. My Mum ( 87 years old ) and I (57 years old) can find no better place where we can be together without everyday interferences. See you next year"
Leigh, 57, Events Manager - Byron Bay Retreat

"A beautiful location with inspiring and heartfelt yoga tuition. An experience to be treasured and aspire to be repeated."
Cathryn, 53, Remedial Massage Therapist and Yoga Instructor

"With Jessie you take a journey, learning the practice of yoga in a supported environment, cleansing your body with ease, and remembering that with balance in your life you become the person you are."
Alix, 44, Public Servant

"Radiance Retreat was an exceptional experience on all levels. Such care and nuturing support from all staff. Wonderful food with soul--Thank you."
Dianne Fisher, Client Services Manager/Financial Planning

"Sunshine, good food, a beautiful location, and hours of yoga every day - it sounded to good to be true before I went and the reality was even better.  I have returned home with a lightness of spirit as well as body that enables me, as Jessie says at the end of her classes, "to turn up the edges of my mouth and smile to myself".  Radiance is certainly what it's been about for me, and each day since I have returned home I have given thanks that I was able to spend such a week exploring my mind, body and sprit in such beautiful surroundings, with the truly exceptional group of people that Jessie has gathered around her.  An experience definitely to be repeated."
Nicky, 40, Environmental Campaigner - Byron Bay Yoga Retreat

"I cannot thank the team of Radiance Retreat enough for the whole experience of the retreat. Yoga has changed my life. I feel so in tune with my body and mind more than ever. You introduced me to a diverse selection of food that was delicious. I have continued eating organic food and have not gone back to old habbits. I have had comments from people saying how well I look which is an extra bonus because I feel terrific. I practise yoga every morning using Jessie's dvd core strength and my back which was injured is nearly back to 100%. Thank you all for your warmth and wisdom."
 Nadine, 36 years old, teacher - Byron Bay

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