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06aug8:00 am4:30 pmFeaturedNoosa Reconnection Yatra August 2017@ Noosa National Park


Event Details

Noosa Reconnection Yatra
Noosa National Park
6th August 2017, 8am – 4.30pm

Do you need to Revitalise Renew Reconnect?
Forest Bathing could be for you…

I grew up on a farm…

When I was a kid, I used to spend time in the bush, playing out dramas on the rocks… creating dens and places to just be… I felt like I belonged to the land I inhabited.. Where did all that go???

Friends became the most important thing as a teenager, then learning with my mind, knowing stuff, all started to take over from being in the bush… I lost connection to my instinctive and natural self..

When I lived in the UK I took up camping at Greenham Common, I was really there to protest, but loved the connection back to nature… My friends there helped connect me back to the cycles, the moon, the land. Back to being..

Returning in Australia, the bush seemed harsh after many years of gentle English countryside…

My first week long Yatra, with Ronny Hickel a Walking Retreat in silence in 2007 returned me back home to the bush. Revitalised Renewed Reconnected, I carved out more and more time to be in the forest.

Noosa became home to me a couple of years ago, mostly to be close to the Noosa National Park.. It’s a treasure, and place of power I cherish regularly…

I’ve recently discovered that Japanese have been studying the health effects of being in the forest (Shinrin-yoku). Forest bathing, or just being in the forest is good for us…

When we cherish & love something, it loves us back…

Noosa Reconnection Yatra

possibly the ONLY One for THIS YEAR


With NELI MARTIN and guest teacher


“Yatra”, a Sanskrit word meaning ‘path of life’ or ‘pilgrimage’ or ‘journey’

What will the day be like?

 We will walk about approximately 15 km through dry forest, rainforest, banksia woodland and beaches, through level terrain and undulating hills. You will require a moderate level of fitness (though there is an option to catch a bus back after lunch) 

As well as walking in silence through the beautiful nature of Noosa National Park, this Yatra will offer a number of other activities. To help our revitalisation, renewal and reconnection process, we will pause on our journey for:

  • mindfulness meditation practice (guided and silent)
  • basic yoga and mindful movement instructions and practice
  • optional: swimming (at un-patrolled beaches)

We will meet at 8am to warm up to our day together, to agree on principles and precepts for our journey. You will need to bring lunch, water and snacks. This is an all weather event, so please be prepared!

Yatra Leaders 

NeLi Martin and Courtney Zohs (Zoe)

NeLi Martin is a Psychologist, Yoga and Insight Meditation teacher. More about NeLi
NeLi will have guest co-teacher Courtney Zohs (Zoe).
Zoe is a Yoga Alliance certified ERYT-500 yoga teaching. More about Zoe 

When: Arrive by 8am, finish by 4.30pm

Where: Noosa National Park

Cost: $50 covers costs of National Park Fees and Administrative Costs in running the Yatra. The teachings are offered freely by NeLi and Zoe; You will have the opportunity to contribute Dana to the teachers at the end of the day. For more about Dana.

Numbers are limited.

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