Greetings from Byron Bay

The word 'intelligence' means "to choose between" in Latin. What a beautiful insight. So simple and makes perfect sense.  "Intelligence does not simply mean to think" says Iyengar in his book 'Light on Life'. "Intelligence performs its task firstly by its ability to freeze-frame the flow of thought.... where we can ask, "Do I need this, or do I need that?"...

On retreat we 'freeze-frame' our everyday life, take a break from our habitual way of being and thinking.  It's so lovely receiving feedback from guests about how they've improved their lives post retreat, how they're more easily making intelligent choices that are bringing health and happiness... 

This year we're offering our inspirational retreats in Byron Bay, Bali, Northern Spain, Tuscany and South West France. Click here to see our full retreat calendar and let me know any questions you have. We'd love to share the journey with you...

Committing to Practice

We know how much we get out of a regular yoga practice - and time away on a retreat - but still there's effort involved in simply turning up. If you find yourself struggling a few simple changes can help. Perhaps you need to practice differently? Try a more restorative practice?  Create a new space in your house or invite friends to practice with you? Go to bed earlier or get up earlier? Maybe it's time to try a new teacher? Iyengar says "The role of intelligence is to discern, to discriminate, to intervene"... so be flexible...

Nature and Stillness

All Radiance Retreats are based on the foundation of quality yoga practice along with numerous connections with nature and stillness. From breathing fresh air to swimming in the ocean, walking barefoot, climbing mountains, frolicking and collecting nature for our altar, moon bathing and star gazing: simple ways to connect to ourselves and all that is......

Divine Dragon Fruit Chia Seed Pudding

Caspar, our Byron Bay retreats cook, sometimes serves this up as a yummy breakfast choice; so delicious and so easy to make. Chia seeds are super hydrating and packed with healthy Omega's. To make you need:

2 medium sized dragon fruits- one diced & one for blending
1 small to medium pineapple, diced (approx 2 cups diced)
3/4 cup passion fruit pulp (6-7 medium sized passionfruits)
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup chia seeds
1/2 cup maple syrup or agave
1/4 cup rosewater*optional
1/2 cup lemon or lime or lemonade fruit juice
11/2 cups filtered water

Simply add the water to the Chia seeds. They tend to clump together so stir slowly, adding more water if needed - think rissotto, a little at a time. Leave to soak for at least 20 min or longer so they are super hydrated (overnight fine once well mixed). When you're ready to eat stir in the fruit and remaining liquid ingredients and enjoy as a nutritious breakfast or a glorious desert. You can use different fruits but the dragon fruit gives this spectacular pinky red colour. Try with coconut cream or milk and maybe some vanilla pod seeds for a delicious healthy desert. Keeps well in the fridge..

Radiance Yoga DVD Offering

Would you like to be sent a free Radiance Yoga DVD of your choice? Simply reply to this email sharing an experience you've had with nature that's made you feel really connected to yourself and to nature. It could be something so very simply. I'll pick five of my favourite reply's to send a DVD to...hope it's you!..

What I'm Loving

Kevin James has just released his 2nd album called 'Life is Perfect', which follows on from his 'ONE' CD. Offering beautiful heartfelt chanting music for soulful connections....
Available now in our Radiance Online Shop. Click here.

I'm loving our new Eco Yoga Mats in Pretty Lilac or Peaceful Green, they're so comfortable and cushioned, non-slip and are very light to carry or travel with. Best of all they're fully biodegradable.
Available now in our Radiance Online Shop. Click here.

Upcoming Retreats in Byron Bay, Bali, Italy, Spain & France

Fri 12th - Tue 16th April Byron Australia April Yoga Cleanse and Pamper Retreat
Fri 24th - Tue 28th May Byron Australia May Yoga Cleanse and Pamper Retreat
Fri 14th - Thurs 20th June Bali June Yoga Spa Wellness Retreat
Sat 29th June - Sat 6th July Spain June Yoga & Hiking Retreat
Sat 13th - Sat 20th July Italy July Yoga & Walking Retreat 2013
Sun 14th - Thu 18th July Byron Australia July Yoga & Walking Retreat
Sat 24th - Sat 31st Aug Spain August 24th Yoga & Hiking Retreat 2013
Sat 31st Aug to to Sat 7th Sep Spain Augsut 31st Yoga & Hiking Retreat 2013
Sat 7th - Sat 14th Sep Spain September 7th Yoga & Hiking Retreat 2013
Sat 14th - Sat 21st Sep Spain September 14th Yoga & Hiking Retreat 2013
Sat 28th Sep to Sat 5th Oct Italy September Yoga & Walking Retreat 2013
Sat 5th - Sat 12th Oct Italy October Yoga & Walking Retreat 2013
TBA France October Luxury Yoga & Pyrenees Hiking Retreat
Wed 13th - Tue 19th Nov Byron Australia November Yoga Cleanse and Pamper Retreat
Sat 28th Dec 2013 - Fri 3rd Jan Byron Australia NYE Yoga Cleanse and Pamper Retreat
Mon 6th - Sun 12th Jan Byron Summer Yoga Cleanse and Pamper Retreat
Fri 21st - Tue 25th February 2014 Byron February Yoga Cleanse and Pamper Retreat
Fri 4th - Thu 10th April 2014 Byron April Yoga Cleanse and Pamper Retreat
Sat 14th - Wed 18th June 2014 Byron June Yoga & Walking Retreat
Sat 5th - Wed 9th July 2014 Byron Australia July Yoga & Walking Retreat
Fri 29th Aug - Tue 2nd Sep 2014 Byron Australia Spring Yoga Cleanse & Pamper Retreat
Fri 7th - Thu 13th November 2014 Byron November Yoga Cleanse & Pamper Retreat

Happy yoga-ing & I hope to welcome you on retreat one day...


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