Ramblings & recipes from around the billabong


Winter Yin-spiration with Phoebe

Winter is a time for slowing down, rugging up in your cosy woolies, drinking warm mugs of tea and nourishing yourself inside and out. When the colder and darker months approach us, we often do hibernate and curl ourselves into tight little balls of goodness and this... read more

How well do you AUM?

AUM is one of the most recognisable mantras in Eastern philosophy, it has amazing benefits and makes you feel so good when you chant it! Read on to learn more about this magical sound… Did you know there are four sounds which make are the mantra? AAAA UUUUU... read more

Bed Yoga with Larissa

Yoga promotes a bounty of mind and body benefits, including things like strength, flexibility and stress relief… and we can do yoga without even leaving our bed. It’s all about finding ways that works for us that is realistic and accessible to us. There are so... read more

Feeling scattered and unstable? Try this!

You probably learnt about the five elements growing up but have you ever considered how they affect us? Our current society rewards doing, achieving and succeeding and all of that physical and mental movement can mean we spend a lot of time with fire and air running... read more

Two Ways to Beat the Heat this Summer

This summer is set to be a hot one. Host Phoebe has provided two ways that you can beat the heat using tried and tested yogic techniques. Sitali Breath During these hot, steamy summery days and nights, we tend to lean on the use of fans, air conditioning, icy cold... read more

The Ethics of Yoga: The Yamas

Although yoga has been around for thousands of years, it has evolved in the West to often be nothing more than a form of exercise that incorporates breath. Although this is great for some and is the reason why most people come to the practice, we are missing some of... read more

Pranayama: what is it and why should it be in your daily practice?

You may have heard your yoga teacher talking about pranayama but do you actually know what it is? Most people just think of pranayama as ‘breathing exercises’ which is technically true but pranayama is much more interesting than that. What is Pranayama?... read more

Visualise your day meditation

This is a short 6-minute meditation to do in the mornings. It’s a meditation which envisions your day and the way you would like to feel during the activities you have planned. There is a lot that is out of our control in our days but how we perceive and therefore how... read more

Meet our new Retreat Host Phoebe

Q. What’s one piece of advice you could give to someone to transform or take their yoga practice to the next year ( from a beginner to an intermediate) Pheobe: Oh! that’s a tough one. I would say, listen to your body, but also challenge yourself. Flirt... read more

Yoga Dad presents What is Yoga?

Short video from Billabong Retreat founder Paul aka ‘Yoga Dad’ explaining why we all need to do yoga! read more

Ten Minute Morning Practice

Simple morning routine from Billabong Retreat founder Paul suitable for all ages and middle aged men as well! read more

Film: The Science Behind Yoga

We highly recommend this great short film featuring many of our teachers from the lovely people at Uplift… Watch it on Uplift here. read more

Life After a Retreat – What Now?

How many of you have been on a retreat, especially a Yoga retreat, experienced breakthroughs, learnt skills and come out revitalised and inspired to practice on the ‘outside’? In reality, this often proves more challenging than that first day you go back into the... read more

What is Yoga by Paul von Bergen

By Paul von Bergen Yoga is an ancient guide to bringing joy and contentment to human beings. It originates from the Vedas, one of the earliest sources of human wisdom that is over four thousand years old and was chanted from generation to generation before the written... read more
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