Weekend wellness


I didn’t expect to feel comfortable during a three-day yoga retreat. You see, when I hear the words “yoga” and “retreat” together, I envisage 5am wakeups, lengthy meditations in a spartan space, simple meals eaten in silence and serious-faced yogis practising asanas with fervour. Don’t get me wrong: all of those things can be beneficial and worthy, just not necessarily comfortable.

So when my airport transfer pulls into the lush green pocket of calm that is Byron Yoga Retreat Centre and a beaming woman hands me a glass of lemonade, I feel a

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