Restorative Me

RESTORATIVE ME – half day retreat

1st Sunday of each month – next Sunday 5th February

$55-$75 (sliding scale pay what you can)

Calm your nervous system and restore balance in this half day retreat with the heart-warming goodness of medicinal plant-based ceremonial cacao, restorative Yin Yoga, breath work, meditation practices, essential oils, organic sweat treats and journalling – all brought together to support your return to wholeness. This is an ultimate reset for your mind, body, and spirit wellbeing and one you will want to schedule in monthly.

During this experience you can expect to:

  • Bask in restorative Yin Yoga poses, and breath practices to calm the nervous system and activate the free flow of prana through the body.
  • Access deeper levels of creativity, wellbeing, and peace with a nourshing savasana, essential oils, sound healing, guided meditations and Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep), and journalling.
  • Sip on the highest quality Peruvian ceremonial cacao, with blissful heart-opening compounds – it’s 100% pure artisan cacao, scientifically tested and a blend designed to help internalising and spiritual awakening.
  • Treat the tastebuds to organic raw sweets and tap into your heart-felt desires with a free flow journalling practice and guided inspiration, with time to share and connect.

About Restorative Yin Yoga

Journey into stillness with restorative Yin Yoga shapes that heal, rejuvenate, and allow for optimal wellness.

Yin Yoga is a very restful, therapeutic practice that releases tension from the body and mind through long, passive holds. This class will combine the best of Restorative Yoga with Yin Yoga to go a step further and promote deep relaxation with the aid of props to find comfort, ease and opening. Expect to repair wear and tear, balance your mood and blood chemistry. It is suitable and gentle enough for all body ages and stages, including preganancy.

About Breath Work + Meditation:

Yoga pranayama (breath) is how we direct the lifeforce and key to sustaining wellbeing in the body and mind, and accessing higher states of consciousness. The yogi’s say all dis-ease in the body begins with blockages in the breath (prana).

You will be safely guided through key yoga pranayama exercises and meditation from the Hatha Tantra tradition – Kriya’s for everyday householders and helpful in stilling the mind and turning inward to reach samadhi (oneness).

Yoga Nidra will also be on offer, it is the most gentle of yoga practices where you simply lie on your back in corpse pose (called Savasana in Sanskrit).

You will be invited on a sarced journey around your body, rotating consciousness to release and holdings and connect with the trusting rhythm truth and light within.

Yoga Nidra is also known as Yogic Sleep. It not only helps you to recognise your more subtle energies, but also promotes deep rest and wellbeing.

Yoga Nidra is also reported to assist you in accessing your calm state more readily, improve your sleep, and sharpen your mind and creativity long after practicing it – 20 minutes of Yoga Nidra, which is said to equate to two hours of sleep. A practice that is super nourishing for many consumed by the ‘doing’ in our modern, busy, Western life.

About cacao:

Ceremony is about coming together with an intention – we gather to rest from the outside world and tune in with who and how we are.

Medicinal cacao enhances our receptivity to the magic held within ourselves. She is a soft yet powerful plant-teacher that helps to soothe our souls and open our hearts for our families and communities.

Cacao helps increase the energetic field of our hearts, and when consumed in a group this energetic field becomes exponentially more expansive.

Mama cacao (when prepared and used correctly) is nature’s medicine, it is a mood enchancer, pain moderator, and antioxidant – a superfood full of amazing bioactive compounds that are good for you – iron, potassium, and magnesium to name a few! It was referred to by the ancients cultures where cacao originates in Central and South America as a ‘gift from the gods’.

Cacao can improve your memory, reduce heart disease, shed fat, boost immunity, and create loads of energy. It increases blood flow and nutrition to the brain, heart and skin. Sacred cacao is also said to provide heightened awareness, focus and intensified sensations, making it the perfect exlir to prime the body, mind, and spirit for  Yoga Nidra meditation journey.

The best way to know what cacao can offer you is to experience it yourself!

Please consult your medical practitioner for advice if you are on medication and have sensitivity to chocolate.

To bring/prepare:

  • All yoga equipment is provided (mat, blocks, bolster, and blanket) but feel free to bring your own (or another) as well as a cushion or any other snuggly props for maximum comfort (to help you in seated or lying down meditaton).
  • Bring your water bottle and hydrate with plenty of water before and after drinking cacao.
  • Bring your favourite journal and pen.
  • Please arrive 2-5 mins early to settle in so we can start on-time.

Please use the ‘REGISTER’ button above on this page to book and pay for your spot at this experience or use this link here.

“Everything about Simone’s yoga teaching is an invitation. An invitation to playfully, gently and lovingly explore. There are no rights or wrongs, or perfect yoga bodies. There is just you, and all that you are, enjoying yoga with Simone.

– Denise

“I love discovering all the things I didn’t think I could do with my body and I always leave feeling so much calmer and more in control than when I arrived. However, the most unexpected highlight for me is this lovely little community that exists there and the special connections I’ve made. Coming along to my first class was a challenge, I was anxious about all the ‘what ifs’. Funny to think about now, because the studio is definitely one of my happy places now.”

– Hannah


“Even after one class with Simone, I felt my self opening up again. I’m now mindfully making decisions to prioritise my health and give my body the love it deserves.”
 – Lily

“Simone’s classes go well beyond poses to cover every aspect of mind-body wellbeing. She uses a unique blend of ancient yogic tools mixed with modern day practices to take things to another level. For the first time, I’m discovering what yoga is really about and my physical, emotional and spiritual well-being is thanking me.”
– Debbie


“This year the stars aligned and I found a yoga teacher whose style and ethos fits with mine. I learn something new every class and the playlists are AMAZING. I always leave feeling uplifted and that stays with me long after. It’s been a catalyst for getting fitter and eating more mindfully – thanks Simone, I’m addicted!”
– Julie

“If you’re looking to experience the many health benefits of yoga, Simone creates a very pleasent space and teaches with a nice, relaxed and authentic style.”
– Tony

I loved, loved, loved learning more about the correct and safe alignment of poses and its been so cool feeling my body change and get stronger. The best part for me was learning how to be present in the moment and access my inner calm.”
– Carly

“Thank you Simone for sharing your love of yoga. It certainly found me just at the right moment in my life. I’m loving it always look forward to my weekly classes with you.”
– Carryn

“I enjoyed the Summer Bliss retreat immensely. A perfect balancing mix of Yin and flow Yoga practices, meditation, journalling, Yoga Nidra, sound healing, and a yummy healthy lunch. I highly recommend any of Simone’s monthly events and retreats!”
– Juanita

“I’m so grateful to Simone, Leaf, and Drugo for hosting the Yin Yoga + Sound Bath. It was out of this world. I wish there were more events like this. It was held at full moon and a time to honor and have gratitude for the teachers for their dedication and devotion to us. Simone thank you, thank you, thank you so much for being such a wonderful teacher.”
– Maija

“Simone is an excellent teacher and communicator and I would highly recommend the Habits of a Yogini series to others. It is a great introduction to the basics of Yoga and Ayurveda, and the balance of theory and practical is perfect. I loved accessing the additional weekly resources and replays – this was an inspiring 6-weeks that has gifted me with new positive healthy living habits. Thanks Simone!”
– Deborah

“Everything flowed well from one session to the next for our Habits of a Yogini 6 x week series, the resources were great, and I felt well supported – there was always a good amount of time to share or ask questions. The room was set up beautifully each week, which added to the specialness of this series. What an awesome opportunity to know myself better and make small changes to my daily routines that work for my body type.”
– Maree

“An unexpected but very welcome positive change in my thought patterns and motivation was reveled during Habits of a Yogini. I feel mentally rejuvenated and well equipped to build on the amazing and vast knowledge and practices shared by Simone. I loved coming together as a group and the discipline and commitment that brought.”
– Heidi

“Simone offers a wide variety of holistic approaches from the yoga traditon that has helped me extend my knowledge for my body, mind, and spirit wellbeing. I really loved the session recordings and other material available online – it provided the flexibilty to engage outside the sessions and re-enforce learnings. Simone is a wonderful, caring, and thoughtful teacher.”
– Sharon

“What a wonderful and enlightening experience! I loved so many of the different elements of the course – the Yin poses, breath work, meditation, the cacao ceremony. Over the six weeks I experienced some wonderful releases and felt a shift in some old, unhelpful ways of thinking. Simone is a wonderful teacher and the classes always felt peaceful and welcoming, I wouldn’t hesitate to do another course with Simone.”
– Tina

“If you do one thing for yourself this year, it must be one or many of Simone’s classes or offerings. Her teachings nourish my soul, whether its Restorative Yoga, Yoga Nidra, or ceremonial cacao, I love feeling the reverberations flow over into my life.”

– Maree

“Simone beautifully delivers her classes which such wisdom. I value the way she progresses and builds on sessions in her class series – I found the Restorative Me series very tranquil.”
– Sanna

“Simone has a magical way of bringing all aspects of yoga into a journey, please keep offering your offerings, they are getting richer, deeper, and more juicy.”
– Denise

“Simone at Yoga Spirit has an undeniable gift she offers to help anyone looking to restore, balance and move into the direction that is right for them.”
– Heidi

“Thank you Simone for such a generous and well balanced retreat day by the sea. It felt like the perfect amount of time spent for each of the yoga and wellness offerings. I especially loved the cacao ceremony and the sound healing. Highly recommended!”
– Rachel