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Lady Elliot Island Freediving, Yoga & Breathwork Retreat

26 Jul, 2022 (10:00 am), 01 Aug, 2022 (11:00 am)

Free dive in crystal waters where whales, manta rays and turtles swim, immerse yourself in nature and connect above and below the surface on this magical island retreat.

 

LADY ELIOT ISLAND

Lady Elliot Island’s pristine lagoons and reefs are home to some of the world’s most incredible marine life. Humpback whales, dolphins, manta rays, turtles and a myriad of fish grace these crystal clear waters where we will snorkel, dive and swim. One of the most important seabird nesting sites in the Great Barrier Reef, the island is also a magnet for bird watchers. It’s a mini paradise on Earth and we can’t think of a better place to explore, expand and exhale.

 

  •  5 days/6 nights on Lady Elliot Island at a 5* eco retreat
  • Daily freediving and snorkelling trips
  • Daily yoga and breathwork classes
  • Daily glass bottom boat trips
  •  Boat charters from the island for diving trips
  • PADI Freediving materials and certification
  • Guided island tours conducted by master reef guides
  • Humpback and manta ray spotting
  • A magical, exhilarating night dive

 

WHY SHOULD I COME ALONG?

Lady Elliot Island is part of one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. There are very few places on the planet that can match the wonder that exists here, both above and below.

So what better place to reconnect with yourself, nature and the power of both?

Deepen your personal connection with the natural world through daily freediving, snorkelling, yoga and breathwork classes. Observe the natural beauty of the reef from above, learn from experienced island guides, watch as humpback whales and manta rays pass by on their annual migration and then dive deep into the night before resurfacing and returning to the real world, refreshed, rejuvenated and refocused.

We will organise and take care of everything. All you need to do is turn up with an open heart, a willingness to go deep and ready to connect on a totally different level.

 

WHAT IS BREATHLESS?

Breathless is the space between science and the unknown, between the head and the heart, between learning and feeling, the space between doing and being,
between who you are and who you are becoming.

Combining ancient breathwork techniques with revolutionary neuroscience and studies into human potential, we believe that by learning to become aware of our breath and how it impacts on us, we can influence our health, our mental state, the way we feel, the way we move and ultimately, the way we live.

As Australia’s No. 1 leading breathwork educational program, we are all about getting out into nature and into our souls. Get high, go deep and let your breath set you free.

 

This retreat has been designed for those who are:

● interested in freediving, exploring the Great Barrier Reef, developing a deeper understanding of self and the connection between emotions, breathing patterns and the natural world.
● looking to unlock energy, break free from fight or flight responses, lower anxiety levels and eradicate repressed or held emotions.
● keen witness the beauty of this stunning setting in a unique and expansive way while exploring personal limits in a safe, held environment.

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Upcoming sessions

26 Jul, 2022 (10:00 am) - 01 Aug, 2022 (11:00 am)
10 Sep, 2023 (10:00 am) - 16 Sep, 2023 (13:00 pm)
12 Feb, 2023 (10:00 am) - 18 Feb, 2022 (13:00 pm)
12 Jun, 2023 (10:00 am) - 18 Jun, 2023 (13:00 pm)

ABOUT

What’s included

 

  • Take Daily Freedive and snorkel trips to explore the very best of The Great Barrier Reef
  • Professional grade freediving equipment for a 5 star experience
  • Enjoy private yoga and breathwork classes to help you connect with your deeper self
  • Enjoy daily glass bottom boat trips to explore the natural beauty of the reef from above
  • Take part in friendly guided island tours – directly from helpful Master Reef Guides
  • Experience Humpback & Manta Ray Migration first – hand, before your own eyes
  • Witness some of the most amazing and exotic marine life in it’s natural habitat
  • Go for a magical night dive an exhilarating experience you’ll cherish for a lifetime
  • Accommodation in Reef Unit (shared)
  • PADI lvl 1 & 2 freediver certification

TRANSPORT

You’ll need to get yourself to Harvey Bay, Brisbane or Gold Coast airport. From there, you’ll be whisked away to Lady Eliot Island and dropped off afterwards. Please see flight details in order to arrange connecting transportation.

ACCOMMODATION

Just a short walk from the lagoon, each eco cabin has been designed to fit into the natural surroundings whilst providing the ultimate in comfort and relaxation. Bathroom facilities are shared and each cabin is equipped with power points, ceiling fan and a deck for taking in the beautiful surroundings.

FOOD

The Beachfront Dining Room is the only restaurant on Lady Eliot and is known for it’s delicious, nourishing cuisine. Upon booking, you will be sent a form to let us know of any dietary requirements.

● Personal dive gear
● Clothing for a tropical environment
● Insect repellent
● Sunscreen/sun protection

We recommend bringing as little as possible. Expect no phone reception or wifi. Just plenty of sunshine and wonder.
Please note that baggage allowance is 1 dive bag and 1 checked bag per person (no more than 14kg in total)

LOCATION

Lady Elliot Island Eco Resort Lady Elliot, QLD 4805 Australia

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND

DEPOSIT/CANCELLATION POLICY:

Non-refundable deposit due within 30 days of booking date – $1,200 – This includes PADI certification and online pre-learnings material access

Final balance due 60 days prior to travel date

100% cancellation fee if all or part of booking cancelled inside 30 days after booking

Medical

Lady Elliot Island is a remote location, 80km from the Queensland coast. There is limited air access and neither Lady Elliot
Management nor Breathless hold liability for any flights and/or state of emergency transportation services in relation to accidents or illness
whilst on Lady Elliot Island. We strongly recommend travel insurance to cover any unforeseen circumstances. Qualified Senior First
Aid Officers are on Island for any first aid issues. We also have a well equipped First Aid room which houses oxygen, a defibrillator, a
Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) emergency medical kit and other standard first aid equipment.

FAQs

Situated within a highly protected ‘Green Zone’ the coral cay is a sanctuary for over 1,200 species of marine life and is known for its abundance of manta rays, turtles, amazing array of spectacular marine life and unspoilt coral reef. No fishing or spearfishing is allowed.
No experience is required to join, we teach all levels of freediving including beginners. It's recommended to swim in the ocean regularly as preparation and get used to wearing some freediving equipment such as fins, a mask and a snorkel.
No problem at all! Come hangout on the amazing glass bottom boat tours, snorkel, swim in the lagoon and explore the reef with the Master Reef Guides. There will also be epic Breathwork classes, daily yoga and workouts and much more activities for everyone.

ITINERARY

Fly into Lady Elliot on our private plane and meet the marine life from above. The reef is so crystal clear that it’s not uncommon to see whales and rays around the island before you’ve even landed. After checking into your eco cabin, we’ll be exploring the reef and dive sites from the comfort of our glass bottom boat.

After morning yoga and breathwork on the beach, you’ll have the chance to explore the lagoon at low tide. We’ll have a training session in the pool before heading out on our first
free dive. You’re then free to spend the afternoon soaking up the sunshine, reading or exploring the resort.

Fall into the pace of island living. As well as our two daily dives and yoga classes, you’ll be able to visit the pisonia forest and take part in a breathwork ceremony with sacred cacao and the magic of nature all around us.

A day to fully immerse yourself in nature. We’ll swim through caves, watch the dolphins play, observe the turtles, manta rays and maybe even catch sight of a whale or two. At sunset, settle back for the spectacle that is the bird colonies returning to the island and marvel as orange fades to purple and the stars come out in force.

Our final full day of dives, yoga and breathwork lectures in the ocean conservation centre. A chance to pause and reflect on the past few days and to revisit favourite places before a a farewell dinner and stories under the stars.

Yoga, breathwork and one last swim before flying back to Harvey Bay.

GUIDE

Johannes Egberts is a alpine guide, master freediver instructor, yoga teacher, master free diver and breathwork obsessive.

After experiencing first hand the transformative power of breath in his own life, Johannes spent years studying, training and researching into all kinds of breathwork methods and
techniques under the guidance of world leading experts such as Wim Hof, Patrick McKeown and Laird Hamilton before setting up Breathless in 2019. Always teaching, always creating, always learning, Johannes has guided hundreds of people in his workshops, retreats and expeditions including the NRL NZ Warriors, David Goggins, Ludovico Einaudi to mention but a few.

Chelsea lives and breathes her practice and is on a journey to bring her brightest light to the world.

 

Using her 20 years of expertise in the Health and Wellness communities, along with her experience at National Level in the sporting worlds of Netball and AFL, Chelsea uses a range of disciplines and techniques when she works with her clients and community.

 

From Corrective Exercise, Dance and Freedom Movement, Himalayan Breathwork and Sattva Integrative Practise, Yoga and Tai Chi, Ice Baths, Dance and Reiki, Chelsea will work her magic to leave you feeling inspired, energised and empowered.

 

Understanding that we each have our own challenges, expectations of ourselves and concerns, Chelsea draws on her own lived experiences of trauma, addiction and mental health to help you navigate your own journey, show you your true potential and help guide you to live your life in balance in your most authentic and truest way.

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