Events and Workshops

Mission Beach Yoga and Alexander Technique Retreat

Sanctuary Retreat, Mission Beach, North Queensland

25 – 30 August 2024

Join Jenny Thirtle – Assistant Director at the School of FM Alexander Studies, and Caroline Blackshaw, yoga and Alexander Technique Teacher from Yoga Hut, Brighton — for 5 wonderful days and nights in the North Queensland rainforest at the newly renovated Sanctuary Retreat, near Mission Beach.

Each day will begin with a morning yoga practice, followed by a group Alexander Technique class. Over the 5 days you will receive two private Alexander Technique lessons, where you will be able to explore regular activities and habits of body and mind that most interest you.

Each day will conclude with an afternoon yoga class, and in between these sessions there are many forest walks and beaches to explore.

Three delicious vegetarian meals per day are included in the cost. (On the final day only breakfast is included).

There are now 2 room types available each with the possibility of single, twin share/double. All rooms have private bathrooms.

Room Type – Early Bird Rates are listed below. Rooms paid for after 30 June 2024 will increase in price by $100

  • Rainforest Hut Double $2250
  • Rainforest Hut Twinshare $1980
  • Deluxe Canopy Cabin Double $2650
  • Deluxe Canopy Cabin Twinshare $2200

Transport is available to and from Cairns airport and the Resort. This will be an additional cost of $170 per person.

Here is the link for the 2024 retreat

New Years’ Yoga and Alexander Technique Intensive

4 Days from 27 December to 30 December, from 10.00am – 4.00pm at 216 York Street, South Melbourne.

If you are in Melbourne between Christmas and New Year join Caroline Blackshaw & Jenny Thirtle for this re-energising, yoga & Alexander Technique workshop.

Example Timetable

  • Alexander Yoga Class – 10.00am – 11.15am
  • Morning tea – 11.15 am – 11.45am
  • Alexander Technique in daily life – 11.45am – 1.00pm
  • Lunch 1.00pm – 2.00pm
  • AT & Voice 2.00pm – 3.15 pm
  • Afternoon tea 3.15pm – 3.30pm
  • Sound bowl relaxation 3.30 pm – 4.00pm

What’s Going On With My Pelvic Floor?

The pelvic floor needs to be strong, but not overactive. If it is too weak you can experience continence issues, along with impaired sexual pleasure. An overactive pelvic floor leads to pelvic pain, vulval and peno-scrotal pain and vaginismus. Certain times of our lives bring issues of the pelvic floor to the forefront. The child bearing years, peri-menopause, menopause and the ageing process all create differing issues. Trauma, stress and lifestyle habits (such as sitting at a desk all day) can also add to difficulties experienced with the pelvic floor.

Many of these issues are taboo to raise, let alone discuss in detail. Caroline Blackshaw, yoga and Alexander Technique teacher for an information session and practical morning discussing and understanding more about your pelvic floor.

If you or someone you know might be interested in an informative, low key, not embarrassing session, book below or share with a friend.

DATE: Stay tuned, date to be confirmed.

LOCATION: Yoga Hut Brighton, 145 Cochrane Street, Brighton

PRICE: $80.00, including morning tea.