Retreat, Rest & Renew


Experience the heart of Yoga & Mindfulness

A Residential Retreat with Lisa Pollard

1.5 hours by car from Newcastle & Sydney, this accessible retreat centre offers comfort and tranquility. Single rooms come with an ensuite. There are extensive gardens and lawns to the edge of Brisbane Waters & swimming pool. Yoga & Meditation props provided.

Mindfulness based practices in the spirit of self-care

Your Teacher

Lisa Pollard mindfulness & yoga newcastleLisa Pollard

Lisa is a Yoga and Meditation Teacher with more than 27 years of self practice and teaching experience, in educational, corporate, medical and organisational settings. She has been facilitating 8-week Mindfulness-based interventions since 2007, including MBSR, MB-Stillness Meditation and MB-Restorative Yoga.

Lisa feels Yoga is an embodied organic practice that explores the interconnectedness of movement and stillness, in the spirit of self-care. Her openhearted approach to teaching creates a warm inviting space to discover the joys of these mind-body practices.

Lisa is particularly interested in the effects of restorative yoga and its application in supporting wellness and reducing stress and anxiety. She teaches weekly yoga and meditation classes, retreats and also has a private practice working therapeutically with adults and couples. This work includes 8-week interventions, individual self-practice, yoga mentoring and consulting. Lisa has trained in the applications of mindfulness in clinical settings, including MiCBT and Advanced Training in ACT.
Lisa is also a visual artist, who has been exhibiting her paintings since 2000, she loves photograpghy, travel and surfing. Lisa has two young children and enjoys living in the community of Newcastle.


$845 includes all vegetarian meals, accommodation, Yoga & Mindfulness. Massage available by appointment. 


Fri 3pm, May 18th – Mon 2pm – May 21st, 2018


St. Joseph’s Spirituality and Education Centre, 8 Humphreys Road, Kincumber South


* Required


Postural alignment & breath awareness
Non-striving, patience, kindness & generosity



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