A Yoga, Creativity and Transformation Retreat in the Flinders Ranges
A Yoga and Hiking Adventure in the Flinders Ranges
With Sally Riddell (ruby 9 yoga)
WHEN: May 17 - 22nd 2020
WHERE: Angorichina Station, Blinman
Northern Flinders Ranges
COMMITTMENT: $2700 single
This sublime retreat offers you time and space to immerse yourself in a remote and extraordinary
landscape, connecting with the elements, exploring nature and experiencing a deep sense
Join Sally for 6 days and 5 nights of yoga, art, writing, exploration and creation delving into
the wonders of the amazing Flinders Ranges.This retreat provides an opportunity to engage with
your body and mind through yoga and meditation, to explore your creative self through writing and
art/craft, to indulge your imagination through story, and to nourish yourself through walking this
sacred country. I hope that by immersing yourself in this way, in this place, by engaging with the
natural rythms of the world you will be inspired and transformed. This is a soulful, intimate
adventure (6 participants only)
Angorichina Station will be our home and the base from which we will set out each day to hike and explore the surrounding region.
Each day will start with a morning yoga practice. As we hike Noeline will tell you about the landscape, the geology and the history of the region. In the evening, we will reflect and meditate on all that the day has offered. And, under the stars, Sally will tell you a story.
BOOKINGS & INFORMATION:Contact Sally
The Flinders Ranges is a region of astonishing beauty, a landscape of primal magnitude. The earth pulses red and gold, the songs of the land hum through the ground, trees, bushes and grasses. Here the earth holds her own stories stories in the very rocks; stories of the creatures of this land, stories of the peoples of this land. The day starts crisp and cool, at the end of the day the fiery sun descends and into the night sky the brightest of stars fill, layer upon layer, the dark, endless space.
Angorichina Station, a remote station in the Northern Fllinders Ranges, will be our home and the base from which we will set out each day to hike and explore the surrounding region. As we hike Noeline will tell you about the landscape, the geology and the history of the region your every footstep holds within it the resonance of eons.
Each day will start with a morning yoga practice to prepare you for your walk. After our picnic lunch, a short pranayama practice will refresh and prime you for our walk back home. Home to a well earned break and satisfying dinner. Under the stars, before bed, we will reflect and meditate on all that the day has offered. And, Sally will tell you a story.
ABOUT YOUR TEACHERS:
Sally Riddell (Ruby 9 Yoga) is a Yoga Teacher and Yoga Therapist from Perth, Western Australia who has trained in the tradition of T. Krishnamacharya.
Sally has led walking and yoga retreats in Western Australia, Spain and India. She is passionate about the power of yoga, Vedic Chant and meditation to guide and inform our daily life and the ways in which our lives intertwine with the rhythms of the natural world.
Noeline Overall (True Nature Adventures/Yoga Therapia) is a yoga teacher and hiking specialist. Trained in traditional Hatha Yoga and Vinyasa Flow, she teaches with depth and authenticity. Yoga with Noeline is a practice of deepening our understanding of who and how we are as human
beings. Her style of teaching invites each person to explore their range of ability as they are able to. This is yoga that touches the heart.
Noeline is especially interested in the bones of this land of ours. Her love of geology informs the way in which she observes landscape as she walks and she shares this knowledge with enthusiasm. One could say that it is the same bedrock that informs her approach to yoga and indeed to life itself.
Her home state inspires Noeline as an adventurer, a student of landscape and it’s people, and has seen her come to know the heart of this land. She is particularly in love with remote and sacred regions especially in South Australia.
Noeline has led walking and yoga retreats and numerous guided hikes on Kangaroo Island, through the Flinders Ranges, and Fleurie Peninsular, the Grampians and McDonnell Ranges. Her passion and enthusiasm is reflected in the depth of knowledge that she imparts with grace and ease.
BOOKINGS & INFORMATION:Contact Sally
ABOUT OUR ACCOMMODATION : ANGORICHINA STATION – BLINMAN
Angorichina Station, Little Paddock Homestead, is 10km east of the small township of Blinman in the remote Northern Flinders Ranges. The homestead, built in the 1860’s has been lovingly restored and extended and consists of the main home with four bedrooms for single accommodation, as well as the garden cottage that sleeps four. The rooms are charming and comfortable. Each of the rooms is air conditioned with private bathrooms for each of the single rooms and a shared bathroom in the garden cottage.
Wide verandahs, tennis court and gardens provide for shared or quiet reflective spaces.
Owners Di and Ian are passionate about their corner of the world, keen to make sure that a visit here is comfortable, inspiring and filled with wonder and adventure. They describe their home as “a sun seared wilderness, the Flinders Ranges, an ancient seabed sculpted by millions of years of
rain, sun and fracture. A furrowed landscape of deep valleys, casurinas and cypress pines that fall into creeks lined with red gums.” Through this landscape wander creatures large and small, beautiful creatures so well adapted to this environment. Homeland country for the Adnyamathanha
people, the Flinders Ranges was also a meeting point for a number of Aboriginal tribes and so the region is rich in the songline stories and the landscape holds within it the narrative of these peoples.There is no mobile phone service at Angorichnia but wireless internet is available at the
main homestead should you need it.
We offer nourishing, healthy, wholesome food (vegtarian and non vegetarian) that will support you in all activities. (Please let us know of any personal dietry requirements). Each day will begin with a plentiful, delicious breakfast. We will take a picnic lunch with us each day, as well as hiking snacks.
And in the evening we will enjoy a well earned, nutritious and delightful dinner. There will be plenty of water and juice, and a little alcohol for the evening meal if you want it.
ABOUT THE WALKING:
Each day on average we will walk about 10km – some days less and some days a little longer. Our
longest walk is 12.5km.
These are walks that are suitable for everyone who has a reasonable level of walking fitness.
Again some days will be easier than others but nothing overly difficult. Regular rests are built into each days walk. As each walk will be a different length and in a slightyly different region of the Northern Flinders, the days outings will vary in time.
Your walking boots are your most important item. More detailed information about boots is provided in the information package.
AN EXCITING ADDITIONAL OPTION:
Angorichina Station offer a selection of flights over the surrounding countryside.
Whilst these are not built into this retreat there is a possibility to enjoy this amazing opportunity at your own cost. We can schedule a day for flying if anyone wants to do this.
Costs range between $300 – $900 depending on the choice of flight.
Options are Lake Eyre, Wilpena Pound and Northern Flinders.
YOUR INVESTMENT INCLUDES: 5 nights and 6 days
Sally and Noeline share presenting your practices, guiding and supporting you as you hike.
Noeline will enlighten you about the landscape and its ancient morphology, and Sally will weave a web of stories that form a tapestry for your experiences. The sacredness of our environment infuses every aspect of this retreat.
Some practices will be indoors, others outside. Within the framework of your experience will be times for quiet reflection, occassions in which your will find nourishment for body, mind and spirit.
In all you will be well looked after.
Return 4 wheel drive transport to and from Adelaide to Angorichnia Station and to hiking sites
Meals breakfast, lunch, morning and afternoon snacks, dinner (special dietary requirements accommodated,please let us know prior to retreat)
Refreshments and limited alcohol
Personal Insurance – we recommend that you take out insurance stipulating that you will be hiking in the Flinders Ranges.
Hiking clothing and boots, walking poles, waterbag, daypack.
Both Sally and Noeline hold Senior First Aid Certificates and will be carrying substantial first aid kits.
As we will be hiking in the outback each day it is important that we are well prepared.
Our phone connections have sufficient range for an emergency.
Angorichina Station will provide any extra transport should it be needed.
For a medical emergency the Royal Flying Doctor service is available.
BOOKINGS & INFORMATION:Contact Sally
WHAT WE REQUIRE FROM YOU:
Whilst our hikes are not too strenuous we do require that you are walking prepared, have a reasonable level of fitness, and that any medical issues have been discussed and cleared by your doctor.
Attached to our agreement is a medical indemnity form that you must fill in and return to us.
We also require that you sign an acknowledgement of expectations. We will send this to you at your time of booking.
We request that you have insurance and that you provide us with insurance details prior to travelling. Banks often provide insurance for credit card holders or an insurance company of your choice.
Your booking is confirmed when we have received both your $200 deposit and your signed indemnity forms. Final payment for this retreat is required by August 29th, 2019.
We will provide you with a file detailing more information on booking with respect to health, safety, clothing requirements and travel arrangements. Basically you need to be well prepared with footwear, suitable clothing (we will provide you with a list of clothing we recommend), a daypack
and water containers, and any medicines you may need.