Frequently Asked Questions
BOOKINGS All bookings must be made via our website www.liveinflow.co
PAYMENT POLICY Payment must be received by us in full, prior to the retreat start date. If the payment has not been received by us prior to the retreat start date, the cancellation policy will apply.
CANCELLATION POLICY Due to our need to commit to accommodation and other arrangements in advance, refunds will not be issued for cancellation. If you are able to find a replacement to take your place, we will happily transfer your ticket to them. Transfers must be advised and completed no later than 2 weeks prior to the retreat start date.
If the change or cancellation is due to force majure (i.e. political unrest, war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, closure of airports or ports, industrial disputes, terrorist activity, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, epidemic health risk, Acts of God, adverse weather or other similar events beyond the control of Live In Flow Retreats, there will be no refunds given.
Yes, we break for lunch. Depending on the venue location there may be options to purchase lunch at a nearby café or supermarket or we may advise you to bring your own if these facilities are not nearby.
We recommend you bring along some easy to eat fruits/snacks and plenty of water for the day.
Once you purchase your ticket you will receive and email with all of the details for the day including what to bring, how best to get to the venue, parking and access and options for lunch.
I’d really love to come to the one day workshop but I’m a little nervous about coming alone. Are there others that come alone?
Many attendees come to our workshops alone, the environment we create is welcoming and fun, we can assure you, you will be comfortable in no time!
The practices are all done individually, it is a mixture of theory/learning and then a chance to meditate as a group and finally experience a full sound immersion with Matt at the end.
If it would help to have a chat with one of our team, shoot an email through to email@example.com with the best contact number. Sometimes it helps to have a chat through things 🙂
From our experience and the feedback we receive from attendees, if you feel curious and called to come along, we encourage you to trust your intuition and lean in, we promise, you won’t regret it.
Wifi is available only in the main hall and reception area.
Guests may use the onsite washing machine for a price of 5€.
It is vegetarian and vegan served as a buffet. Food is organic and local wherever possible. We will send you a questionnaire to inform us of any special dietary requirements and/or allergies.
Please arrive at Monte Velho Retreat Centre between 3pm – 5.30pm (no later) on Sunday April 12th.
Everybody must depart from Monte Velho Retreat Centre by midday Saturday April 18th.
Faro is the closest airport (75mins drive from the venue)
From Faro airport you have 3 options:
Book in for our airport transfer service (not included in the retreat fee).
Depending on numbers it will be approximately 25 – 30€ per person
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place
Rent a car and drive yourself. Takes around 1h 20min drive
Take the bus to Faro railway station and then the train to Lagos. From there, walk to the bus station and take a bus to Vila do Bispo. From Vila do Bispo the only way to arrive is by Taxi (approx 15€)
Dorm Room – This is a shared Dorm with 6 beds, located close to the Yoga Shala. Toilet and showers are located 100 metres away from the Dorm.
Quad Room – This is a shared room with 4 beds. A Cozy and colorful hall with 2 beds, mezzanine and an inner double room with 2 beds. Private bathroom, Terrace with daybed and hammock.
Triple Room – This is a shared room with 3 beds. Cozy and colorful hall with 1 or 2 beds and an inner double room. Private bathroom, Terrace with daybed and hammock.
Double Room – This is a shared room for 2 people. Can be 2 x singles or 1 couple. Double bedroom with one queen size bed and single bed. Private bathroom, Terrace with daybed and hammock.
Single Room – This is a booking for an individual only. A double room (outlined above) is usually allocated to a single booking.
Please arrive between 1.30pm – 2.30pm (NSW time) on day 1 of the retreat to check in. The retreat starts at 3pm. The retreat will finish at 2pm on day 4.
We advise arranging your flight to arrive on the Gold Coast between 9am-10am on day 1 of the retreat, to allow plenty of time to make your way into Coolangatta and grab some lunch. The first retreat meal on day 1 will be dinner.
If you are flying out from the Gold Coast after the retreat finishes, we recommend your flight is no earlier than 4pm for domestic flights, later for international.
We offer a bus transfer from Coolangatta to the Retreat Centre, depending on the numbers the cost is between $20-$30 per person. We will send a booking link to you once you register.
Directions for travel by car can be found here https://www.gymearetreat.com.
We provide mats and all props needed for yoga but you are welcome to bring you own.
Our retreats are facilitated in English. For you to have the best experience we recommend that you have an English language ability at an intermediate level. If you are unsure, please reach out to us and we will assist you.
Brunswick Heads is a beautiful option, it is close to the beach and there is a nice little village for coffee and breakfast etc, it is also a 10 min drive to Mullumbimby.
The rooms are twin share. There is an option for a double bed for couples or otherwise it will be 2 single beds. If you are coming alone we allocate the rooms on a gender basis. If you are feeling nervous about this, please just know that the roommates you will have will be a complete gift – please trust the process. There is a reason you will end up with whoever you end up with.
Yes absolutely. Our chef is amazing. All of the food is organic and locally produced. We will send you a questionnaire to inform us of any special dietary requirements and/or allergies.
I’m happy, well and young at heart but I’m sure I will be the eldest attendee. It seems that most others will be much younger than me. Hopefully I won’t cramp anyone’s style!
Absolutely not. If you have any doubts, please make sure you check out the testimonial from our beautiful attendee Inara who was 66 years of age when she attended our retreat. Age is certainly not a barrier
I’ve never left my kids before, any tips for how I can overcome my anxiety about this? I’m finding it very challenging.
Just know that you are coming back to your child as a better parent than the one who is leaving. You are not only doing this for yourself but for your whole family. You will shift and release so much that you will not want your child to keep on carrying what you have been holding. You will not only be healing yourself, but your child and your whole family. Just trust that there is a reason you have decided to come at this exact time.
I am worried about my health and I’m not sure if I’ll be able to physically do all of the activities, should I still come?
We can adapt all of our activities to suit anyone’s needs or challenges, so you will not struggle in any way. There is no need to worry about this. We ask each participant to complete a questionnaire prior to attending where you can advise us of any health concerns you have.
We will send you a full list of what to bring but we suggest comfortable clothes, some layers in case of varying temperatures and your swimwear
We recommend that you start to observe how you are feeling in the lead up to the retreat. Start to keep a journal. This will help you to become aware of what is going on for you. Notice and record what you are feeling, what beliefs are you carrying that you would like to let go of. Think about what you really want from your life, what do you want your life to look like? What do you want to leave behind and what do you want to step into? Just observe what is going on.
We also recommend that you start some kind of meditation practice. If you don’t currently have one and you are not sure where to start, you can download Guy’s free heart coherence meditation from his website.
First of all, congratulations! There is no need for you to have any concerns about attending our retreat while pregnant. We will adjust the program to you so you will be maximally included and enjoy the benefits of the whole retreat and we will take good care of you. Our beautiful facilitator Petra happens to be a doula, prenatal yoga teacher and educator so you will be in very safe hands.
One of the main aspects of our retreat is learning to become comfortable to step into the unknown, as this is how life is. For this reason we have made a conscious decision not to share the retreat schedule. The beauty of this process is to allow you to trust life and trust the process and surrender.
Just know that every process has been beautifully planned to support you from the beginning to the very end. We’ve got you, you will be safe with us.
One of our facilitators (Guy) has taken his 76 year old Mum to his Australian retreat. She has arthritis and poor mobility and she was able to participate fully in the retreat. Our facilitators will modify any activities so that everyone can participate, regardless of their physical abilities.
Absolutely. Many people come to our retreats alone and leave with lifelong friends. If you feel called to come along, we encourage you to follow your heart and trust there is a reason for you to be here with us.
Not at all. We are able to modify any of the activities to suit your ability. We have many people attend our retreats who have never done any kind of yoga and it is never an issue.