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IMG_4811From September 13-18 Trackers Mountain Lodge at Falls Creek Victoria will host its first “Snowga” Retreat where guests get to combine the wellness benefits of a yoga retreat with skiing or snowboarding during the day.

The theme of the retreat is “Disconnect to Reconnect”.  Participants will be invited to lock their electronic devices away for a few hours a day and retreat into yoga, meditation, nourishing food, fun on the snow and personal downtime.

The day will start with freshly brewed herbal tea then a two hour yoga session followed by a sumptuous breakfast.  Guests have the day free to ski the mountain, explore the picturesque village, treat themselves to an in-house massage, relax in the spa and sauna or simply unwind fireside at the lodge.

In the late afternoon retreaters can ski home for a leisurely afternoon tea; some of our famous cakes, slices and biscuits along with wholefood raw treats made by the resident chefs with a cup of T2 tea.

After a day on the snow there is a nightly restorative Yin Session aimed at releasing ski fatigued muscles before guests enjoy dinner in the award winning in house restaurant.  Dress for dinner or just come straight down in your yoga gear.

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Great food will be a focus of the retreat.  There will be vegetarian and vegan options, ayurvedic influences and a feature seven course degustation dinner with organic wines.

Facilitating the retreat are Kate Taylor and Donna Buchanan from the Yoga Vine, a boutique urban studio based in the heart of Perth CBD.  The Yoga Vine offers a range of Yoga styles and supportive practices including Vinyasa, Yin, Myofascial release and Pilates.

Kate and Donna run workshops as well as local and international Yoga retreats and have facilitated programs in the beautiful southwest of WA, Lembongen, Thailand and Morocco.  This September they will be taking their retreat from the coast to the snow for the first time.

With a combined 30 years practice and 25 years teaching experience between them, Kate and Donna bring a fresh, creative and playful approach to their classes, aiming to make Yoga beneficial and enjoyable to a broad range of practitioners from beginners through to experienced.

On the last day of the retreat guests are invited to join in an optional aerial silks class led by Sunshine Coast Aerial artist Josie Torrisi.  This is a fun, dynamic session where retreaters get to climb, wrap and suspend from circus silks


For additional optional activities you are welcome to:

  • Learn the art of Cross Country and experience the peace, serenity and stillness of the beautiful high plains.
  • Book a private downhill ski lesson with an Austrian Ski Race Coach.
  • Back Country Tour with former Olympian Steve Lee. Steve will tow you out to Mt McKay on his purpose built skidoo trailer to hunt for un skied tracks.
  • Book a leisurely trip to the mountain’s day spa

The retreat is available to singles and couples and partners are welcome to join in on the retreat or just share the accommodation and meals and ski all day.

Retreat package includes breakfasts, dinners, yoga, afternoon teas, guided village tours, welcome and farewell functions.  Five nights from $995 per person twin / double share.

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