Radiance Retreat

Aug 12-15 2021


Margaret River, WA

"Awakening into luminous reality

may dawn in the momentary throb

between any two breaths."

- Lorin Roche, The Radiance Sutras

​We can understand tantra very simply as the path of intimacy with all of life. Tantric philosophy and practices teach us to find samadhi (bliss) in every aspect of life, even the mundane and the difficult.

​This 3-night, weekend retreat offers an immersion into the mystical realm of tantra through mornings of vinyasa yoga and meditation, evenings of long slow deep yin, cleansing fire ceremony, crystal sound therapy, poetry, fragrances, Ayurvedic feasts, journalling, nature walks, gazing into the starry night's sky and more.

You will take away a whole suite of practices to effortlessly live a more joyful, connected and spiritual life when you return home.

Hare Om Om Tat Sat | Immerse yourself in the bliss of the absolute.



Our time will unfold along these lines...be prepared for a few indulgent surprises.


Arrive by 5pm

Opening circle


Yoga nidra + intro to the sutras


Early morning tea/coffee in silence

Meditation + vinyasa flow, followed by breakfast

Free time: swim at the beach, visit nearby caves, forests, wineries, go for coffee or lunch, explore, lounge by the pool, cosy up with a book, take a bath, enjoy the day as you please.

Late afternoon yin yoga + philosophy


Chakra bidana meditation


Early morning tea/coffee in silence

Meditation + vinyasa flow, followed by breakfast

Free time: swim at the beach, visit nearby caves, forests, wineries, go for coffee or lunch, explore, lounge by the pool, cosy up with a book, take a bath, enjoy the day as you please.

Late afternoon yin yoga + crystal soundbath


Radiance sutras story time


Early morning tea/coffee in silence

Meditation + vinyasa flow

Closing circle, followed by breakfast

Check-out 10am


Cosy cottages at the beautiful Naravi 15 minutes from Margaret River, WA. King bed and single bed options, limited private rooms with ensuites available.

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Plant-based Ayurvedic meals prepared by Mohini Smith. All morning and evening meals are included and will be shared together as a group. During the day you have free time to enjoy the area.


Shared rooms start from $1,000 inclusive of three nights accommodation at Naravi, all morning and evening meals, twice daily guided yoga by Anna Balston, crystal soundbath by Rebecca Moore, spice immersion with Sarina Kaminin and an arrival gift package.

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Many students have returned to experience this retreat two or three times sinceits inception in 2019. Some feedback from past guests:

"For anyone thinking about coming on a retreat with Anna, I would tell them that this retreat is much more than just yoga, but an opportunity to stop the clock (literally!), that in these few days they will be given many tools, from meditation, to writing , to energy work... an opportunity to re-align themselves and come back with more focus. And of course the amazing locations and the beautiful souls they will meet!" Stephanie Vialle

"As a total experience from start to end I left the retreat feeling enlightened and refreshed. Physically I have felt "re-set" and lighter, and my spine feels amazing. Anna's wonderful - you will love her. She obviously loves what she does and the attention to detail is amazing - we received beautiful little packages when we arrived and the love and care that had gone into them was amazing. Go with an open mind set, especially if you haven't done much yoga, you will learn a lot" Tamika Dei Tos

"Beautifully led, in a safe and fun environment. I really was able to go inwards and found the whole thing just so interesting. I loved your soothing recall of the Radiance Sutras and some pieces from your new book. It really did add a romantic, inviting touch to the whole thing. Sacred, ritual, ceremony etc just sooooooo good. OK and the fricken food. That was just amazing." Kristy Robinson​

"Literally life changing, as in I am changing my life due to revelations made on this retreat. Don’t think, just make the booking. Don’t worry about the money. Don’t worry about the time away from work. Don’t worry that you won’t know anybody. Don’t worry about the food. Don’t overthink it. Just show up, be yourself, and Anna’s retreat will change your life. Our retreat was less than three days long and it felt like three weeks. You will gain knowledge, insight, reflection, relaxation, and friendship. Then you will be gently placed back into the world refreshed, renewed, and reenergised. You will be changed." KJ Hourquebie


Is this suitable for beginners?

This retreat is suitable for anyone with a curiosity about life, spirituality and the more subtle yogic arts. The morning vinyasa practice is dynamic and will be challenging for those who don't have a regular yoga practice. Many less experienced students enjoy the retreat anyway because there are so many other practices and teachings across the weekend that are accessible to all. An open mind and heart and the ability to meet yourself where you are, are the only prerequisites.

Do you offer payment plans?

Yes. A $500 deposit is required to secure your place. The full balance of your retreat must be paid in full 28 days prior to the start date of the retreat. These payments can be made in any number of instalments to suit you.

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What happens in the case of a lockdown/border closure?

Whilst I don’t like to give energy to the uncertainty and panic of the times, in light of recent events it has become necessary for me to make you aware of the following:

Please note that your deposit for Radiance Retreat is non-refundable. In the event of the retreat being unable to go ahead due to border restrictions, or any other government enforced restrictions, any amount paid to Anna Balston can be used as a credit for another event or retreat hosted by Anna Balston within 18 months of the scheduled booking. No funds will be refunded due to events outside of Anna Balston’s control relating to COVID-19, but every effort will be made to ensure your booking is honoured at a later date. In some cases, a retreat booking may be transferred to a friend or family member.

What are the room/bedding configurations?

Most rooms can either be configured as a king bed or twin singles.

Two rooms at the property have their own bathroom. The rest of the rooms share one bathroom between two bedrooms.

There are 4 two bedroom one bathroom cottages, and a house made up of 5 rooms and 3 bathrooms.

Can dietary requirements be catered for?

Yes. The retreat is gluten free and dairy free. Some dishes are served with the option of an egg. Other allergies and dietary requirements can be catered for.


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