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Fri, 30 June


Saint Albans

Chrysalis, A Nourishing Women's Winter Retreat

Medicine women Destiny Wolf and Ali Skiba invite you to nestle into your winter cocoon as we recharge in nature, connect deeply, and ground into Pachamama

 Chrysalis, A Nourishing Women's Winter Retreat

Time & Location

30 June, 4:00 pm – 02 July, 4:00 pm

Saint Albans, 1741 St Albans Rd, St Albans NSW 2775, Australia

About the Event

Chrysalis, a nourishing Winter Solstice Women's Retreat to cocoon, recharge, express, and connect authentically.

This retreat is a container to dive into your winter cocoon and be nourished deeply through connection, expression, chill time, nature bathing, and moments to pause and ground into your centre. Chrysalis is a transitional state of the butterfly where it goes inward to grow before it emerges. This retreat falls just after Winter Solstice on the 22nd and ahead of the Full Moon on 3rd July and offers you a chance to pause and turn inwards to receive and fill your cup as you deeply ground into the inner peace within your heart.


Yanada is an idyllic bush retreat, nestled in a glorious green valley between the McDonald River and the Yengo Mountains, yet only 90 minutes from Sydney CBD.  Yanada, ‘Moon’ in Dharug and Darkinjung, has two 95 sq. m spaces over two levels each fully surrounded by deep cool verandahs, and special wellness zones to help you bliss out, including a mid level hydrotherapy spa, a yoga terrace, pond and fire pit.

Relax on Balinese day beds on the cool verandahs or pool pavilion, listen to the sound of birds, watch the Kookaburras and Kangaroos, look out along the silvery Gunaday River or over the fields and across the valley. Take a cool winter dip in the swimming pool or just chill out in the water seat, on the sunbeds to gaze at the beautiful views over the valley. Yanada is surrounded by private bush walks; around a flat rock peak adjacent to the Yengo National Park perfect for a swim or kayak in the river.


Yanada is in the McDonald Valley 2km outside the historic village of St Albans. We adjoin the Yengo National Park and are 17 minutes from Wisemans Ferry and the Hawkesbury River. This is the southern tip of Darkinjung country with Mount Yengo at its heart. This place is hidden and remote,  known since the first European settlement as the Forgotten Valley, yet less than 2 hours drive from Sydney.

The drive itself is beautiful. From Sydney, once you leave the M2 and Pennant Hills Road you will follow the original convict built route north from Sydney. The Old North Road takes you along the Dural ridge with stunning Blue Mountain views, through Marramurra National Park and down into Wisemans Ferry, set on a picturesque loop in the Hawkesbury river system. Cross the free Webbs Creek vehicular ferry, a 4 min ride, then along the McDonald Valley, with steep sandstone cliffs and the meandering river, to Yanada, just before the National Trust village of St Albans.

Yanada is located at 1741 St Albans Road, St Albans, NSW 2775


* 3 days 2 nights Accommodation at Yanada

* Daily ceremony + yoga + rebirthing breathwork + meditation + creative sessions

* Nourishing meals by talented in-house chef

* Yoga and meditation equipment provided

* Hydrotherapy spa

* Daily afternoon tea

* Special self love gift for you to enjoy

What's Not Included

* Optional massage, facial, or spa treatments

RETREAT LIFE (Sample schedule)

↠ 6.30am Morning Ceremony / Sunrise Mountain Meditation

↠ 7.00am Yoga or Movement Session

↠ 9:00am Breakfast

↠ 11:00am Creative Expression Workshop

↠ 1:00pm Lunch

↠ 2:00pm Nature Activity

↠ 4:00pm Lunar Yoga Session

↠ 6:30pm Dinner

↠ 8:00pm Evening Ceremony

Yanada means Moon and represents a space to pause and relax as we nurture our yin energy. Throughout this experience you’ll be making meaningful connections in Sisterhood and have space to yourself to pause and find stillness in nature.

It’s our hope for you to leave this retreat feeling more grounded, connected, and inspired on your journey with practices that you can implement into your daily life.

Here is a sneak peak at a few of the workshops:

+ Shamanic Cacao Ceremony + Rebirthing Breathwork Journey, Trauma Release and Deep Healing Activation + Self Workshop – Self Connection, Soul Connections, Sharing  + Vocal Activation + Sacred Cacao Fire Ceremony + Dance Therapy + Shinrin Yoku + Wild Love Breathwork + Sound Healing


Destiny Wolf, is a Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation Teacher, Sound Healer, Rebirthing Breathwork Facilitator, and Ceremonialist. She offers movement, breath, meditation, and sound practices to help you feel nourished, connected, and empowered in your wholeness and belonging. She hosts community events to help you connect and celebrate what it is to be alive and to surf the waves of existence.

Ali Skiba, is a music medicine woman on a mission to raise the vibration of humanity. Drawing inspiration from the shamanic vocals of Deya Dova and the looping magic of Tash Sultana, Ali uses her voice and entourage of instruments to channel music medicine, hold breathwork ceremonies and help others unlock the healing power of their own voice via voice activation and song channeling practices.


Early Bird Sale:

$ 888 pp until 14 May 2023

General Release:

$11111 pp

Price is in AUD and a $500 deposit is required to secure your spot. Payment plans available upon request.

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