Retreat News, Inspirations, Discounts & Offers...

Hi All...


"Change is the only constant in life". I love these words of understanding from Heraclitus. When I'm not trying to hold on to what was - or keep things the way they were - I can be with what is. Letting go, opening up.

Approaching a yoga practice with this awareness brings intelligence and compassion. It allows each asana to be practiced anew, to adjust, support and explore from a fresh perspective. We avoid getting bogged down in the past or caught up in achieving. The life force energy flows intelligently to support, nourish and inspire. There's a union of body, mind's intention, breath and awareness - the practice is alive.

"Your body exists in the past and your mind exists in the future.
In yoga, they come together in the present". BKS Iyengar

CREATING SPACE TO PRACTICE: Finding time to do yoga is challenging with family, work and other life commitments...and yet we gain so much from it: confidence, courage, willpower, health & relaxation, awareness, a connection with our truth and all that is... 

A NEW APPROACH: Coming to your practice think QUALITY rather than quantity. Choose a few asanas that support you where you are at now. Work from some yoga books. Experiment with the different types of asana's and the energy they bring you. Maybe you need to do more backbends to open up; inversions to instil confidence or a deeply restorative practice to recover from fatigue. Try playing uplifting music, practicing outside and doing things different. Be inspired.


It's been such a beautiful year of retreats so far with lots of deepening and connecting through yoga, inspiring walks, sitting in stillness, chanting, massage, healing therapies and sharing together in idyllic surrounds. Click here to see photo albums of our NYE & Summer Retreats in Byron Bay and Uki Retreat.

For those planning ahead our 2 NYE Yoga Retreats are our all-inclusive 6 night Byron Bay NYE Yoga Cleanse and Pamper Retreat 28th Dec '15 - Jan 3rd '16 staying at the ocean views Sangsurya Retreat and our all-inclusive 5 night Uki NYE Yoga Spa Wellness Retreat Dec 29th '15 - Jan 3rd '16 staying at the mountain views Gymea Eco Retreat & Spa inland from Gold Coast Airport...


Would you like to come on a Radiance Retreat but can't afford it? I sometimes get people asking for discounts. If you'd like to attend our March, Easter or other retreat but cannot afford it please contact me as I can offer discounts in exchange for help sweeping the yoga hall, setting up, packing up, helping in the kitchen, etc. Retreat payments can also be paid off in part payments over the year which can help for some. If you have any other ideas let me know:

Our next retreat is our March 20th - 25th Yoga Cleanse & Pamper Retreat staying 5 nights at the lovely ocean views Sangsurya Retreat in Byron Bay with yoga, daily beach walks, yogadance & chanting, yoga nidra and mindfulness meditations, organic meals, talks and lots more in beautiful surrounds. Click here for details. or email me on

Also coming up is our Easter Yoga Spa Wellness Retreat April 3rd - 7th staying 4 nights at the lovely Gymea Eco Retreat & Spa 40 min from the Gold Coast Airport with dedicated twice daily yoga, walking, massage, dancing, chanting, mindfulness meditations, hydrotherapy spa sessions and wonderful organic food staying in the deeply restful Gymea Eco Retreat & Spa.

We'd love to share an uplifting retreat journey with you...



Radiance Retreats came to life whilst I was living in Bali 13 years ago and I continue to be so touched by the generous spirits and open hearts of the Balinese people. This year inspirational Bali Yoga Spa Wellness Retreat dates are May 23rd - 29th and July 18th - 24th 

These retreats are such a treat for the senses with deluxe 5 and 6 star spa pampering, beautiful guided walks, lots of yoga, chanting and more in beautiful surrounds. Click here for details...

Our Casa in Spain...

Our Villa in Tuscany...


This years European Retreats in Spain & Italy are:

Spain Yoga & Hiking Retreat - August 29th - Sep 5th

Tuscany Yoga & Walking Retreat - October 3rd - 10th 

Tuscany Yoga & Walking Retreat - October 10th - 17th


"I feel utter bliss at the end of the Italy retreat from the fabulous yoga, the divine villa and those running it, amazing fresh, local food, the excursion to the archetypical Tuscan town as well as many trips to Lucca. I made some great new friends. Nights were spent in the Piazzas watching children play, cellists, magicians and tango dancers. The half moon rising over the cypress trees in the villa's garden was a very special sight. Seeing a large family of wild boar running in the grounds from my window at 6am a treat. The yoga calm has stayed with me all the way home and into my working days. This was my third Radiance Retreat and it will not be my last " Sheena, 54,Naturopath - Tuscany Yoga & Walking Retreat

click here to see photos from last years retreats in Europe

Calendar of 2015/2016 Retreats:

Byron Bay Yoga Cleanse and Pamper Retreat - March 20th - 25th

Easter Uki Yoga Cleanse and Pamper Retreat - April 3rd - 7th

Bali Yoga Spa Wellness Retreat - May 23rd - 29th

Bali Yoga Wellness Retreat - July 18th - 24th

Byron Bay Yoga Cleanse and Pamper Retreat - Sep 4th - 8th

Spain Yoga & Asturias Hiking Retreats - Aug 29th - Sep 5th 

Italy Tuscany Yoga & Walking Retreats - Oct 3rd - 10th & 10th - 17th

Byron Bay Yoga Cleanse and Pamper Retreat - Nov 13th - 18th

Byron Bay NYE Yoga Retreat - Dec 28th 2015 - Jan 3rd 2016

Uki NYE Yoga Spa Wellness Retreat - Dec 29th 2015 - Jan 3rd 2016

Byron Bay Summer Yoga Cleanse & Pamper Retreat Jan 6th - 12th

Bali Yoga Spa Wellness Retreat - March 12th - 18th 2016

Bali Yoga Spa Wellness Retreat- June 11th - 17th 2016 


Stay tuned for my new France Pyrenees Yoga & Hiking Retreat with not a luxury chateau insight! This is for the yoga and hiking enthusiast who loves a nourishing meal and a comfortable room...but appreciates all the ruggedness and richness that comes with going INTO THE WILD...

lovingWhat I'm Loving:

Watching my daughter drop back into a backbend freely and fearlessly without thought and seemingly without any effort...

The 9, 10 and 11 years old boys in our street dropping in to do some yoga and hang upside on the ropes to "improve my memory", because "it feels so good" and to help "fix my back". Awesome...

from my book Partner Yoga for your Body Mind & Soul


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