16 -23 July, 2023
What would it be like to feel more radiant? Imagine stepping away from the responsibilities and chaos of life to immerse yourself in a week of nourishment and rest. A chance to truly decompress and cast off the layers of overwhelm and stress.
When was the last time you were able to adventure out by yourself, on a vacation that truly revitalised you, rather than leaving you feeling exhausted by the end?
I invite you to journey inward, to reacquaint yourself with your inner radiance! This retreat is purposefully created to support you to refresh, relax and recharge, while at the same time, awakening to more play and joy.
Move your body and nourish your soul as you experience gentle vinyasa slow flow, relaxing Yin and Restorative Yoga, Meditation, Women’s Circles, fun excursions and much more! Gift yourself permission to replenish on a magical retreat in paradise.
This is a women-only retreat (welcoming those who identify as women). We welcome women (18+) from all fitness levels and walks of life. Whether you are new to yoga or well established in your practice, Mud & Lotus classes & workshops are for all. If you are looking for sweaty, challenging asana, this is not the right retreat for you. My classes are gentle, no ‘advanced postures’ on the menu. This is a retreat for YOU to make the most of your time – thus, all activities on the retreat are optional – It’s your vacation, so choose your own adventure! This retreat is also ideal for meeting like-minded women and making new connections and friendships.
6:00 am – 8:00 am: Enjoy a sleep in or rise early to watch the sunrise. Head down to the beach for a swim or meditate on the rocks overlooking the ocean.
8:00 am – 09:30 am: YOGA | A 90-min practice to start the day. Complete with meditation, asana, prananyama and a daily theme to ground you into the day.
09:30 am – 11:00 am: A delicious brunch buffet awaits you at Vikasa Life Café. Enjoy a nourishing post-yoga meal with a magnificent view. Buffet open throughout this window of time.
11:00am – 4:00 pm: Free time/ or Group Excursion/ or Afternoon Session. This will vary by the day. During free time, chill by the pool, get a massage at the on-site spa, read, swim in the ocean, nap or explore the island of Samui. On two afternoons we will venture out on our included excursions together. And lastly, there will be optional special-sessions during this time…think women’s circle, a fun playful dance class, etc.
4:30 pm – 6:00 pm: YOGA | A blissful evening yoga class to unwind from your day. This class might be Yin Yoga, Restorative, Yoga Nidra, or Guided Meditation.
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Dinner buffet at Vikasa Life Café! Meet up with our retreat group to share a laugh and a meal together. Enjoy a kombucha, glass of wine or fruity cocktail, if that’s your thing.
On some evenings, we may venture to the beach for a night meditation. Sleep well listening to the sounds of the ocean and knowing you have another day of yoga, connection and fun tomorrow!
- • 7-nights accommodation
• Brunch and Dinner buffet meals at Vikasa Life Café. A healthy mix of vegetarian, non-vegetarian (fish), raw and vegan options available. Trust me when I say from experience, the food at Vikasa is divine!
• Two yoga classes daily – a slow flow morning class (90mins) and an evening sesh to nourish and relax you (90-120mins of Yin, Restorative, Meditation, Yoga Nidra)
• 2 Excursions – A Waterfall Jungle Hike and an afternoon Temple Tour, exploring the sacred temples of the island.
• Additional sessions such as: Women’s Circles, Dance Classes, Journaling (examples only). All sessions are optional; you are free to join in whatever feels right for you.
• Want more yoga? All classes on the Vikasa timetable are free for you to attend as well!
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
- • Flights
• Travel Insurance (compulsory)
• Airport transfers (approx $20 each way)
• Spa/Massage treatments
• Extra incursions – you may wish to book a snorkelling trip, visit the ethical Elephant Sanctuary, take a sunset boat cruise, or hit up the Night Market!
Meredith, the founder behind Mud & Lotus, is passionate about yoga and rest! She is also a lifelong dancer and lover of movement. Over the past five years, Meredith has run dozens of sold-out urban mini-retreats in Melbourne, holding space tenderly for people to decompress and love on their nervous systems. Meredith is a trauma-informed teacher who uses invitational language and aims to make yoga accessible to all bodies. She has a special passion for: holding space for women (she holds a unique 75hr Women’s-Centred YTT) and for Yin and Restorative Yoga (combined 138hrs YTT in these modalities). Meredith truly believes the body can create so many transformative experiences, whether that be through stillness, silliness, vinyasa flow, or grooving to music. Meredith creates experiences for people to realise how inherently amazing they are. Having visited Vikasa on retreat herself, Meredith’s aim is to help you get the most out of your retreat experience, so that you leave feeling RADIANTLY refreshed.
“Thank you so much for a beautifully creative and restorative afternoon retreat, Meredith! You bring such authenticity and passion to your sessions”. -Angela
“In our addicted-to-busy modern society, it’s so refreshing to have permission to rest and restore. I fell instantly in love with Meredith’s Yin Yoga and Restorative yoga workshops. Meredith’s workshops provide me with wonderful peace and clarity. Supported by comfortable props and guided by her comforting voice, both my body and mind are able to relax effectively and effortlessly. I also enjoy her slow-flow classes. I’m very grateful for Meredith’s teachings”. – Kristy
“Your sessions are the most thoughtful and sensitive for someone who has experienced trauma. I’ve been to a variety of yoga sessions over several years, looking for a place where I feel safe to be vulnerable and to help me feel strong. You’ve given me exactly that. Thank you.” – Hannah
PRICING AND ACCOMMODATION
Your investment for the 7-night inclusive package:
PRANA CABANA PLUS:
Single- $1,795 USD ($2,795 AUD)
Single – $2,120 USD ($3,295 AUD)
Twin Share – $1,895pp USD ($2,945pp AUD)
LOTUS PAD PLUS:
Single – $2,375 USD (3,695 AUD)
Twin Share – $2,120pp USD (3,295AUD)
*All prices are per person
*When booking twin share, you may book solo and ask to be paired with someone. If you’re coming with a friend, please specify the name of person sharing with.
*$500 USD ($750 AUD) non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot
*Payment in full is required by Tuesday 2 May, 2023
For full details and to book please visit: www.mudandlotus.com.au