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Yoga + Art Retreat: Byron Bay

23 – 29 March 2019

Tallow Beach Houses
Tutor: Christine Simpson
1 week retreat
Friday 29th March 2019
6:30am - 10:00pm
16 – Adult
All Levels

The Inner Journey

Tallow Beach Houses, set amongst the natural beauty of tea tree lake and Tallow beachfront, with its tranquil setting and diverse flora, is an ideal place for you to experience The Inner Journey, a 6 night yoga + art retreat.

The Inner Journey allows for a reprieve from your everyday life, giving you the opportunity to go more deeply into being with yourself & developing your practice. Each morning will be dedicated to meditation, pranayama breathing, qi gong & dynamic asana practice. The afternoons will focus on learning to see via various drawing and art making activities, which will culminate in a handmade book, which you will create over the course of the week.

There will also be ample time for relaxing, swimming and beach walking. You may supplement your experience with optional massage, hydrotherapy and infrared sauna.

Exquisite organic living vegetarian food is specifically organised for this retreat to enhance your experience of well-being and contentment. Please advise in advance of any dietary requirements or medical concerns you have.


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Morning Sessions

Jacqui will introduce you to the practice of silence in the morning sessions; meditation & qi gong to gently wake up the body followed by a dynamic yoga session.

Afternoon Sessions

Christine will lead the afternoon creative sessions with drawing, collage, found object assemblage, printmaking , stitching and bookmaking techniques.


Twin share room or single room + ensuite options are available. All cabins have a shared open plan kitchen/living.

What to bring

  • Clothing for yoga, comfortable casual gear, warm clothing for early morning
  • Toiletries, swimming costumes, beach towel, hat
  • Torch, alarm clock, water bottle, insect repellent, sunscreen, journal
  • Yoga mat, block, strap, meditation cushion, shawl
    Please advise Jacqui if you need to borrow any yoga equipment on registration
  • Note: all art materials supplied

Daily Rhythm

Saturday 23 March

Arrival: 2pm onwards
4pm yoga practice
6pm dinner
7:30pm opening circle

Sunday 24 – Thursday 28 March

6:30am meditation & qi gong
8am breakfast

free time

10:30am morning asana
12:30pm lunch
1:30 – 3pm afternoon art session I
3pm afternoon tea
3 – 4:30pm afternoon art session II

free time

6:30pm dinner
8pm creative circle work

Friday 29 March

6:30am meditation & qi gong
8am breakfast
9am closing circle

Departure: 10am

Retreat Facilitators

Jacqui Giuliano

Jacqui Giuliano

Jacqui Giuliano is a senior hatha yoga teacher with 30 years of yoga experience; established Avalon Yoga in 2002; a zen shiatsu practitioner; a wholefood educator & artist. Jacqui has been leading retreats for fifteen years & brings a wealth of knowledge & wisdom in the areas of health-wellbeing, yogic lifestyle & nutrition, Eastern philosophy & creativity to her retreats.

Christine Simpson

Christine Simpson

Christine Simpson is an artist, educator & founder of Sydney Art Space. Following on from two decades of artmaking, exhibiting, educating, curating, collaborating, and completing postgraduate studies at Sydney’s SCA, Christine’s spiritual & art practice envelopes energy processes via waves of light, colour, sound and unseen energy, dynamic permeations to impress the sensory, spiritual and phenomenological experiences of lived existence.

Registration Details

Cost: $1900 twin share / $2200 single room
Deposit: $400 deposit to secure your place

Early Bird Registration:  pay in full by the 1st December and receive $100 off

Balance: due 10 February 2019

Please note: small group, bookings essential to secure your place


Online payment to:

J Giuliano
NAB account
BSB 082 356
Account 67 614 3124
Reference: your name

Please email Jacqui to confirm your payment. There are limited places on this retreat so registration is a first in first serve basis.


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Enquiries to:

Jacqui Giuliano
0419 944 120

Christine Simpson
0402 532 957

Tallow Beach Houses
Tutor: Christine Simpson
1 week retreat
Friday 29th March 2019
6:30am - 10:00pm
16 – Adult
All Levels