Small Budget Yoga Retreat near Coffs Harbour, Australia
DREAMTIME OF THE RAINBOW
UOCA’s non-profit budget retreat, offering very low cost vegan with rawfood meals and back to nature yoga is located deep off the beaten track in tranquil subtropical rainforest near Nymboida. We offer intimate yoga, fitness, and meditation for one to six guests at a time where you get the chance to live in the yoga instructor's rustic retreat home with him sharing beautiful healthy food, good spiritual conversation and the simple natural life of yoga and meditating according to Patanjali's limbs. If you want to make profound changes in your life then this is for you.About the RETREAT Check Availability
Yoga Retreat near Coffs Harbour, Australia
RELAX IN YOUR PRIVATE ROOM WITH FOREST VIEWS
UOCA’s cooked vegan and rawfood back to nature yoga retreat is escaping the rush into a more simple easy life. Do yoga in your room or the upstairs lounge, read a spiritual yoga book from the small library. Talk to friends. Take a walk in the bush. Meditate in peace and solitude.About the RETREAT Check Availability
Yoga Retreat near Coffs Harbour, Australia
THE RAINBOW TRIBE HOUSE
UOCA’s non-profit fresh vegan macrobiotic cooked meals also with rawfood detoxing back to nature yoga health retreat is a two storey pole house made all from natural timbers giving a rustic Australian bush feel to it on 200 acres of secluded eucalypt forest. We offer yoga, fitness, and meditation for one to six guests at a time. If you want to make healthy changes in your life then this is for you. Also naturist retreats are available.About the Health Retreat Check Availability
Yoga Retreat near Coffs Harbour, Australia
YOGA ASANAS TO REINVIGORATE AND CHANNEL THE KUNDALINI
UOCA’s vegan back to nature yoga spiritual healing centre can teach you how to do yoga in a gentle guided way to correct spinal alignment, help posture issues, bad backs and lack of flexibility. We offer yoga, fitness, and meditation and can take Groups of up to 6 People. If you want to learn about yoga and improve your posture and health, or go deeper into bandhas and pranayama then this is for you.About your Yoga Retreat Check Availability
About our SMALL BUDGET YOGA HEALTH RETREAT
20% PRICE DISCOUNT IF APPLICATION SUBMITTED BY 31 JANUARY 2019 WITH CODE
Located in coastal North NSW, Australia in a very secluded pristine subtropical forest 120 kms northwest of Coff's Harbour and 45 kms south of Grafton. 200 kms from world famous Byron Bay. Days are sunny, warm and subtropical. 260 acres of hilly eucalypt and rainforest walks with spectacular views of sandstone cliffs, and aboriginal sacred caves nearby. 4.15 hours from Brisbane. And 7.30 hours from Sydney by car. Signposted at the beginning of Ascension Drive where you follow up to a wire gate then a narrow bush track with speed humps to protect wildlife and prevent erosion. There are 10 kms of gravel road which any car can drive on Glens Creek Road from Armidale Road. A narrow pristine track leads up to the retreat, drive slowly over the small drainage channels. You will truly feel that you are in the wilderness sanctuary of UOCA. Or fly to Coffs Harbour for as little as $90 on Tiger Air and get a paid pick up or Clarence Valley Airport for free pick up from Grafton on selected days (enquire). Trains to Grafton from Sydney for as little as $80. Greyhound Bus from Brisbane to Grafton about $45. See map.
Why Choose U.O.C.A.
UOCA (Unification Organisation for Collective Ascension) will help to create the new human that is inside of you by ascending you from materialism and descending you to who we really are before civilization divided and disconnected us from our true primal self that is not separated from nature. The holistic UNDIVIDUAL human un-divided and one with nature!"
BACK TO NATURE
The pole house blends into nature and is run on solar power. Water is pure from the mountain rains. Organic vegetables and fruit are grown on site. Dam to swim and sunbathe on hot summer days.
SPACE TO RELAX
An area outside for yoga on grass, a veranda for yoga and a yoga and meditation area inside. Blended into nature. Large fireplace for cool winter nights.
There is no mobile reception, and please don't bring a computer, laptop, or tablet. Your retreat is designed to have a break from these devices. Hand them in for safe keeping on arrival.
It is silent. Perfect for meditation. You will not see another soul apart from those here. Your privacy will be respected to be in harmony with nature. In summer some special retreats are in a naturist environment - enquire if interested.The Retreat of the Rainbow grounds
‘I’ve done yoga before and meditated even lived in a yoga ashram, but this was something completely different, turned my world upside down and made me take a really hard look at myself and see what I needed to change to become a better and kinder person who owned my mistakes.’
Doug, Real Estate Agent From Australia 42
‘Dhyan took so much care over me, guided me in mediation and yoga. Let me calm down after a bad break up with a boyfriend and really encouraged me to adopt a more healthy vegan way of living and to give up weed. I owe a lot to him.’
Mirjam, Environmental Scientist From Latvia 28
‘I was real sceptical about yoga, and a friend made me come here, but it was the best. Had so much fun sitting on the roof watching the sunset, helping out as a volunteer and talking to yoga people who were vegan, finding out that life is so much more than a career and money’
Peter, Chinese, ex Canberra Grammar, Law Uni Student Australian 22
‘Dhyan opened my eyes to a spiritual world of yoga that has changed my life, I can’t thank him enough. Met beautiful people here. And mind opening conversations. I can meditate now thanks to Dhyan.’
Thomas, Physics Uni Honours Student From Canberra 22
‘Met fantastic young people here. Beautiful meals. Taught me new things about how to look at yoga more spiritually and its purpose is to meditate.’
Freda From Sweden 21
Years of Yoga Teaching Experience
Acres of forest
Vegan Rawfoods & Macrobiotics
Alcohol, drugs, meat, coffee, sugar, or tobacco
The beautiful two storey back to nature pole house made from local trees includes a veranda, kitchen, dining, and yoga and meditation areas and is cosy yet enough for four guests. The yoga instructor generally lives downstairs at the far end of the yoga kitchen area and the teacher is very much there with you and you share the teacher's energy. This is a spiritual opportunity to live with a yoga teacher in their home and you need to be respectful of that if you come here. He has been on a long path of purification and you need to be able to immerse yourself in his energy. Negative energy and behaviour detrimentally affects him. 3 guest bedrooms surround a central lounge. You can either share a room, or have your own rustic simple private room with delux innerspring beds, glorious forest view and private balcony - all made from natural local timbers to give you the best sleep ever. You have a separate shared guest toilet upstairs with forest view and shared bath/shower downstairs. Your own large guest lounge and yoga area to relax in upstairs with a small library. All with Scottish and Australiana paintings. Large outdoor verandas to do yoga on. Nurtured by garden then forest eucalypts and sub-tropical rainforest, blended into nature. Come visit!
The yoga retreat took over two years to locate and purchase due to the stringent requirements that there be minimal disturbance at all to guests to ensure perfect meditation. There is minimum land machine noise, road noise, nor neighbours for miles. Occassionally a light plane drifts over cruising up the primordial eucalpyt coast of Australia. It is beautiful, quiet and extremely secluded place in a tranquil subtropical rainforest near Nymboida. Potoroos appear at night, fruit bats sweep in, cicadas hum, tiny ants march in lines as kookaburras sing Waltzing Matilda and one is swept into another realm of the Australiana bush dreamtime.
YOGA, FITNESS, MEDITATION, & MUSIC
Meditation and Yoga are practiced here with a daily schedule which can be tailored to your needs if you wish; guests and residents are required to attend starting 5 am – dawn and dusk is the best time of day according to the ancient sutras. It is not necessary to have had previous experience in meditation or yoga - this will be taught.
Music that is in harmony with the ideals of the organisation is encouraged. There are live meditational music nights called Kirtan followed by Satsangs (talks on yoga); bring an instrument.
Residents are not to consume alcohol, drugs, meat, coffee, sugar, and tobacco. Alternative medicine is strongly encouraged and pharmaceutical drugs discouraged.
There is a kayak course on the Nymboida river. Mountain bike track and trail running. For those interested in fitness training we offer activities including bush walking, jogging, swimming, rock climbing, kayaking, surfing, caving, scuba diving, sky diving, yachting, etc. Also an indigenous elder can teach the land, bush tucker, dreamtime songlines, didge and dot painting. Corroborees can be organised.
These retreats are at an addtional charge - contact us to find out more.
Dhyan Abhay was initiated as Sannyassin of Osho in 1994 and is the founder of UOCA and leads all retreats at the retreat. He is an internationally RSY qualified yoga teacher who trained with Yoga Master, Bipin Baloni at Rishikul Yoga Shala in Rishikesh, India. He saw the light of yoga after questioning the meaning of life at age 27 - qualifying as a solicitor and moving into tax in Melbourne and UK offices of several large international accounting firms - he saw there was more to life than making money. He is fiercely proud of his Scottish heritage in this Scots part of Australia. He has many years experience in yoga worldwide, including several years in India. Trainings with Osho, Satyananda, Sivananda, Ashtanga, Iyengar, 7DA, Tibetan Buddhism and Goenke Vipassana. And has developed his own unique system of Ascension through holistic integration of all aspects of body, mind and spirit. Dhyan will be there to personally guide you through your deep inner experiences and awakening to find out who you really are and how love and life can fulfil you beyond all expectations. He embraces all religions and is interfaith.
Affiliated with Vedic Yoga Center
The program is one to one, private retreats for one or small groups of generally at most six people and very personal. Short term stays are for one week minimum. Recommended donation (below) includes private room (couples may share), three daily vegan organic rawfood meals, smoothies and herbal teas, one group yoga and one meditation class each day, Zen art watercolour and oils classes, bush walks, spiritual healing, spiritual education classes in the Ascension process, rawfood nutrition classes, and transport between Grafton airport, train, or bus and the property.
Extra private tuition in yoga and meditation, holistic massage, Ascension healing and off-Retreat adventure activities are all available at an additional cost but are generally not run by UOCA nor are we liable.
For more info on schedule and extras
The health retreat is non-profit and under a trust with thanks to his father, Major 'Dick' Murison, Gordon Highlanders.
- one person private or group retreats
- Relax and Meditate - single or double
- UOCA Membership Required for Resident
Fee reductions (email us to discuss) are available for those in financial hardship or unemployment, those willing to camp, and those willing to participate in yogic life as a volunteer worker. We need volunteers to help out now. Other options for fee reduction include a long term residency here.
Please note that a 100% deposit is required at booking (for a one week intensive retreat). It may be possible to change booking dates. It is advised that you make a strong commitment to going through the retreat before booking. In spiritual transformation emotions can arise: you must be prepared and committed to go through the whole one week process before booking. Contact us for cancellations or to give feedback/suggestions. Refunds are only given at our discretion depending on your circumstances or if we have to cancel. We take no responsibility if we have to cancel or alter your dates.
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