Another stunning sunset in Noosa National Park

I wanted to share this picture with you. Noosa National Park is a gorgeous local spot, I take all of my Australian retreat participants there for a walk and a swim. Often we’ll see turtles and dolphins.

Well, this time I went for a run at the end of the day – my first time in Noosa National Park for a while and I welcomed the smell of the dry Australia bush with pleasure.

This sunset was a hazy for two reasons.  In late September / early October for a week or so, we always get deep, full, red, beautiful sunsets, and this particular evening, there had been bush fires around, so the smoke created this halo effect.

I love living in this part of the world!


Yoga in Bali – Bliss

In May, 2011, I took time out for myself and attended on of Sue Hawkins’ yoga retreats, in Ubud, Bali. Divine Bliss, no better way to describe this six day experience that we all wanted to last for ten.

Humid, tropical heat is perfect for warming the body up for yoga, and I loved the quiet yoga temple which overlooked a tropical ravine – all you could hear during the yoga sessions were bird cries and endlessly running water.

In between yoga sessions, exploring the countryside, temples, mountains, meeting the locals and eating delicious food,  I managed to squeeze in a several body treatments and massages for myself.

Doing my own yoga teacher training, purely for my own personal development, and holding a Lomi Lomi massage retreat in Bali are now both on my List. :-)I returned home rejuvenated, relaxed and keen to incorporate the special feel of this week into my own retreats.  I have a yoga teacher assist on all my massage retreats.  Yoga is fantastic to warm up, stretch, focus on the breath, and help participants stay grounded.