Queer Bush Retreat
Looking for ways to explore your queer superpowers?
Friday 11th – Sunday 13th November
BELONGING – through friendship, community and inclusion together we get to build
RESILIENCE – through yoga, meditation, self-care, and allow our
BRILLIANCE – to shine through optimism, playfulness and celebration.
Join Dr Jeff Miller and Mathew Bergan for a queer bush retreat in the beauty of the Blue Mountains at Venam luxury eco-retreat centre.
Unplug from the world and settle the nervous system in the luxury of off-grid living where time moves a lot slower. Stroll through the beautiful landscaped Buddha gardens and soak up some restorative native goodness.
Jeff and Mathew have been close friends for the past 10 years and have both directed their own yoga studios in Sydney, Jeff (Botannix Yoga) and Matt (Dancing Warrior Yoga). During many conversations, both Jeff and Matt shared personal experiences around the lack of queer representation in the yoga/healing arts space. Both been certified queers themselves, they knew that queer people were out there, however somewhat underrepresented in their yoga classes and retreats, compared to their hetero students and friends. This led them to asking, “what can we do to be of service to our queer community?”
Queer Bush Retreat – healing through embodiment, community and identity is our first foray together in the queer healing space with a set intention/theme: BELONGING – RESILIENCE – BRILLIANCE
We hope you can join us for a great weekend of healing activities including:
• Gentle yoga
• Group connection and discussion
• Sound healing
• Dadirri – deep listening to nature
Both Jeff (Andy’s husband) and Andy are previous café owners and the delicious vegetarian food they offer will blow your mind. For those that enjoy the company of friendly dogs, enjoy puppy playtime with Otto and Little D. Submerge yourself in the hot spa and soak up the beauty of the outdoor bush environment, better still, challenge yourself afterwards in the cold plunge pool. Then hang by the fire at night and watch the beautiful sunset sink over the Western mountain range. We offer comfortable shared accommodation with ensuites.
Retreat to the top of the Blue Mountains
Located within the scenic bushland of Mount Victoria within the world renowned Blue Mountains of Australia, Vanam Retreat offers an exceptional eco sanctuary for our guests enjoyment and relaxation. Vanam Retreat is an architecturally-designed living, breathing home of straw, cob, recycled timbers and earthen renders held within extensive landscaped gardens. We are fully off-grid with our own solar system and rain water. We offer fully-catered yoga & meditation retreats for up to 14 guests in our beautifully created spaces.