Q: What is SKYS Retreat?
A: SKYS Retreat is a purpose built yoga retreat and studio, located in the Tweed Valley area of northern New South Wales. The building itself is a large Queenslander-style country house, set amidst 20 acres of tropical rainforest, offering walking trails and spectacular valley and coastal views.
Q: What style of yoga do you practice at SKYS Retreat?
A: Iyengar Yoga, primarily. Our founder and teacher Simon Marrocco is recognised as one of the best Iyengar yoga teachers in the world.
Q: What is Iyengar Yoga?
A: Iyengar Yoga is a style of yoga that emphasises alignment, detail and precision. It is often noted for its extensive use of yoga props such as wall ropes, blocks, belts and blankets. The studio at SKYS Retreat is one of the finest of its type in Australia and comes fully equipped with everything you need to practice Iyengar Yoga in comfort and safety.
Q: What is on offer at SKYS Retreat?
A: We offer a mixture of multi-day and micro-retreats, which include Iyengar Yoga tuition, meditation sessions, wellness retreats and other workshops and classes.
Q: Do you have on-site accommodation at SKYS Retreat?
A: Yes, we have three dormitory style rooms, that can house up to 12 people. We also have plenty of room for camping in our extensive grounds.
Q: Can I stay at SKYS Retreat if I’m not attending a yoga retreat or class?
A: Yes. When we’re not running a retreat, the rooms at SKYS are available for hire, either through Airbnb, or by contacting us directly.
Q: I’m a complete beginner and have never tried any yoga, let alone Iyengar. Are your classes and retreats suitable for me?
A: Yes, our lessons are designed to be suitable for practitioners of all levels, from novice to expert. All ages are welcome too. If you have questions or concerns about this, or you have injuries that you’d like to discuss, please don’t hesitate to get in touch to arrange a free, confidential phone consultation with our teacher, Simon Marrocco.
Q: Do you hold any other kind of retreats at SKYS?
A: Yes, we also offer wellness retreats, micro-retreats and meditation workshops.
Q: Are your retreats fully catered?
A: Yes, they are. Your retreat package includes three delicious vegetarian meals a day, prepared by both ourselves and by our friends at the nearby Hare Krishna community. This is some of the best vegetarian cooking in the region and a highlight of our retreat offering.
Q: Can I hire SKYS Retreat for my own event?
A: Absolutely. Please contact us and let us know what you have in mind.
Q: What else is there to do at SKYS Retreat?
A: In honesty, not a great deal – which we believe is part of the attraction. At SKYS Retreat we offer you the chance to truly escape from the rush and bustle of everyday life. We are lucky to live in a beautiful and tranquil location and extend to our guests the many blessings and benefits that peaceful country living can bring.