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Claridge House, 53 Vincent St, Ararat, Victoria 3377      (03) 535 25611     |

Claridge House, 53 Vincent St, Ararat, Victoria 3377     |     (03) 5352 5611     |

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Heal, Connect, Nurture – Fiji Yoga Retreat


A retreat with Sushil and Kylie is like being received in a warm embrace. Embark on a
five day journey to self, guided by their light-hearted, supportive, and profoundly
transformative approach, borne from their innate desire to foster connections, to nurture
and heal.

For five luxurious nights in a tropical paradise, you’ll step away from the pressures of
everyday life, the to-do-lists and the expectations of your roles at work and home to
rediscover a deep sense of you. This is a space for forging connection to this beautiful planet on which we live, together with other remarkable souls on their own unique life journeys. This is a time for creating and strengthening friendships and engaging in inspired conversations. This a time and space
for reflection, discovery and for connecting deeply to yourself.

● Be nurtured by delicious food from the fertile lands and seas that surround our
retreat centre, prepared by our private chef.
● Be guided through inspiring and nurturing yoga workshops, meditation, movement
and breathwork.
● Be in awe of nature that surrounds you in abundance on the land and in the sea.

When we are in the busyness of life, busy with our to-do lists, supporting and caring for
others, there is a sense of longing to carve out time for yourself to reset, to strengthen your
relationship with YOU. When you do reintegrate into daily life, the transformative effects of these retreats
ripples outward, touching the lives of your family, friends, and colleagues.

This is equally for a seasoned yogi looking to dive deeper or for someone who has never stepped into a yoga studio but would like to explore the practice under the gentle guidance of two experienced yoga teachers. Kylie and Sushil both have a health professional background and are skilled in offering classes and workshops that can challenge you if that’s what you are looking for or offer support when you would like a more gentle practice.

Yoga is a whole lot more than a sequence of poses. It is an invitation into a deeper practice,
stepping stones on how to fully live a rich, abundant human existence. You will find inspiration everywhere – not only by delving into the physical practices of poses and breathwork, but also exploring life changing yoga practices and philosophy. We will be inviting meditation, contemplation and discussion and looking at the way we live our lives from a yogic perspective.

“Unlock your boundless potential, attuning to the whispers of your body’s wisdom. The
journey within starts with a loving embrace of the body’s graceful intelligence.” – Kylie

For Kylie and Sushil, yoga is more than just a practice; it’s a way of life. Delving into the ancient wisdom of yoga, they explore the pathways to living a rich, vibrant human existence. They draw upon the collective wisdom of the group, creating an enriched experience. This means no two retreats are ever alike, each a unique journey of discovery and transformation.

Kylie Plunkett
Introducing Kylie Plunkett one of the two inspirational teachers of our Heal, Connect, Nurture Retreat. Kylie brings the skills of a gifted Physiotherapist as well as a deeply loved Yoga Teacher. She is a guiding light on the path of self-discovery, blending the ancient wisdom of Yoga with cutting-edge evidence in Physiotherapy, Healing and Health Science. With a deep understanding of the mind-body connection, Kyile inspires others by offering insightful and nourishing practices that invite perspective shifts for the body, mind and the way we perceive realities. Her unique offerings at the retreat will encourage you to delve deeper into this sacred practice, to embark on a transformative journey within yourself and to become the highest expression of your true self. Kylie’s intention is for you to leave this retreat feeling uplifted, peaceful and inspired – ready to radiate your authentic light out into the world.

Sushil Atik
In the tranquil heart of a lush paradise, meet Sushil, your guide on a transformative journey through the art of yoga. With a heart as warm as the Fijian sun and a soul that radiates love, Sushil is not just a yoga teacher but a living embodiment of the ancient wisdom of yoga. Sushil’s journey into the world of yoga began with an insatiable thirst for knowledge and a passion for holistic healing. Over the years, she has immersed herself in various trainings and her impressiverepertoire includes Hatha & Yin Yoga, Remedial Massage Therapy, Reiki Master, Dry Needling, Pilates, Gong healing and Yoga Nidra. With this extensive knowledge, Sushil effortlessly weaves together a tapestry of healing modalities, crafting a unique and enriching experience for her students. What truly sets Sushil apart is her boundless love and compassion. Her Fijian heritage shines through in her every gesture, as she embodies the warmth and hospitality for which the Fijian people are renowned. Sushil’s radiant smile, nurturing spirit, and genuine care for each person who crosses her path make her a cherished presence in the world of yoga. Sushil’s talents don’t stop at the yoga mat; in the kitchen she weaves her magic with the vibrant flavors of Fiji. She believes in the power of food as medicine and embraces the Fijian tradition of using the freshest local ingredients to nourish the body and soul. A cooking class with Sushil is not just a meal; it’s a journey into the heart of Fijian culture, where food becomes a celebration of life and community. If you’re ready to embark on a holistic journey towards well-being, guided by a yoga teacher whose love and expertise know no bounds, Sushil invites you to join her on the mat. Allow her to share her wealth of knowledge, her Fijian warmth, and her unwavering love as you dive into the world of yoga and illuminate your path to living a connected and abundant life.


Check in from 2pm on the 16th of June 2024 with a welcoming ceremony at 4.30pm
Check out by 10am on the 21st of June 2024

WHERE: Private and exclusive resort location, right on beach on the coral coast, just over an
hour from Nadi Airport. Exact details will be provided prior to arrival.

Immersive yoga workshops, meditations, yoga nidra, enlightened discussions delving
deeper into the ancient practices of yoga.

There are different options available at different costs. You can choose to book a
private room just for yourself, share a room with a partner, another solo traveller or a
couple of friends.

Four private studio rooms in the main building each with their own private ensuite with
either a mountain or beach view. Beach view rooms have their own balcony.
The yoga space and kitchen/meals area is on the lower level of the main building.

Four luxury bures situated within a stone’s throw of the beach and clustered around our beautiful 25 metre pool. Most bures have beach frontage, boast their own private ensuite and either a private plunge pool or outdoor bath. Louvres open to the refreshing pacific breeze offering stunning sea views from your private balcony with outdoor furniture. Rich wood furnishings and luxurious bedding makes for a refreshing, yet relaxing feeling when you enter your room.

*All rooms are cooled by fans and the ocean breeze.

Prices start from $1950 in a twin shared room with mountain views in the main house. Twin share Bure is $2800 per person. Single occupancy options start from $2500 in an ocean view studio room to $3950 in a private villa with your own plunge pool or outdoor bath. There is one Bure catering for triple share for $2650 per person. Contact us to ask about couples options. To book, contact Ararat Physio & Co by calling (03)53525611 or emailing and we will guide your through the process

Three delicious meals each day (choose vegetarian or pescatarian options )
Five nights luxury accommodation in our exclusive private resort
Two experienced yoga teachers dedicated to you for the entire five nights and days
Two yoga classes each day and all additional workshops
Welcome Cava Ceremony
Beach Bonfire
Waterfall walk
Lovo ( traditional Earth Cooked feast )
Cooking class with Sushil
Use of resort facilities including the pool, SUPs, kayaks and snorkellling equipment
Closing Meke Ceremony
Retreat Gift
Unlimited hugs on request


International and/or domestic airfare
Cost of Visa
Travel insurance
Vaccinations, additional preventative medical needs
Cost of airport tax upon arrival and/or departure (often included in price of plane ticket)
Transportation to and from the resort
Additional hotel bookings (for those arriving early, or staying later)

Additional excursions, instruction, or lessons (ie-scooter rentals, sightseeing)
Personal shopping expenses/souvenirs

Optional additional excursions or experiences:
Market tour including sourcing produce for the cooking class
Snorkeling guide ( although you can snorkel at any time for free )
Horse riding on the beach

Cancellation Policy
In the event you are unable to attend, we will do everything we can to fill your place.
If your place is filled at the same rate, we will refund your payment less a $25
administrative fee.
In the unlikely event that your place is not filled, your full payment is non refundable.
We trust you understand, as we are a small business and this policy enables us to keep
prices as low as possible.

The flight to Fiji is just 4 hours and 50 minutes from Melbourne ( that’s right, about the same
time it takes to fly to far north queensland! )
Fijians are known for their warm and welcoming hospitality. You will be greeted with a
friendly “Bula!” (hello), and made to feel like part of their extended family during your
stay. The coral coast is where traditions, culture and nature meet. Blessed with some of the
best beaches of Fiji fringed with palm trees and crystal clear turquoise waters, the coral
coast has a laid back vibe and has a huge range of things to do, making it one of the
most popular destinations, and one of the most beautiful parts of Fiji.
The coral reef is a marine reserve, teeming with colourful fish. (use one of the resorts
snorkels and mask to explore the layers of the ocean landscape at your leisure) Inland of the coral coast is where most fertile farming land of Fiji is located and from
here we will be sourcing the ingredients for your nourishing meals.
Our exclusive resort offers stand up paddle boards and kayaks (these are available to
use at any time at no additional cost ) . You might even like to arrange a horse ride
along the beach during your stay.
June is the BEST time to go to Fiji – there is little rain and your average daytime
temperatures peak at around 29 degrees with a light sea breeze keeping you cooler
Beyond the beaches, Fiji offers lush rainforests and hiking trails. We will offer the
opportunity to discover hidden waterfalls and vibrant flora and fauna.
Fijian cuisine is a delightful fusion of flavors influenced by Indian, Chinese, and Pacific
Island cuisines. On your retreat, nourish your body with a vegetarian or pescatarian
option and yes, we can cater for specific dietary needs. We will be sampling dishes such
as Kokoda (a ceviche-like dish), Lovo (earth-cooked feast) and Fijian curries for a
delicious culinary journey.

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