We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think.
When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
About Your Retreat
at the Upper Brookfield Sanctuary, Brisbane
The natural environment at the Upper Brookfield Retreat lends perfectly to cultivating stillness within. The architecturally designed studio is surrounded by 25 acres of natural lush green vegetation and clean air. The Upper Brookfield Retreat is located at 166 Pacey Road, Upper Brookfield 4069. When you arrive please park on the left in front of the Yoga Studio.
Please be aware that GPS and phone signal can sometimes get lost on the way up to the house so please allow extra time if this is your first time to Celia’s beautiful studio.
Meditation and Yoga retreats are held here regularly, with the aim of encouraging your well-being, mindful living, and your education in the field of biomedical based lifestyle medicine.
Our retreat times for 2020/2021 run as follows:
BIYOME Teacher Training: Foundational Classes
Two-day weekends run from 9:30am - 4:15pm
Lunch runs from 12:30pm - 1:15pm
BIYOME Teacher Training: Specialty Intensive Training
Four-day weekends run from 8:45am - 5:00pm
Mindful Meditative Lunch runs from 1:00pm - 2:00pm
BIYOME Teacher Training: Higher Level Learning
Two-day weekends run from 9:30am - 4:45pm
Lunch runs from 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Enjoy a longer stay and utilise the Upper Brookfield Accomodation facilities (details below)
What to bring to your retreat
We ask that teacher trainers in attendance bring their props where possible. Please do note that due to the practical nature of the workshops we advise wearing clothes suitable for moving and stretching, as well as bringing a refillable bottle of water. Many of our clients also love taking notes through the workshops - please feel free to bring a pen and notepaper, and should you choose, a copy of your course manual either in print or on an electronic device. Feel free to contact us should you have any questions regarding prop requirements.
Lunching each day at the Upper Brookfield Sanctuary
Everyone brings a small plate to share for lunch. It is a delicious affair. We love small and easy dishes; salads are always well received, so too small fruit plates, fresh breads, dips, and we certainly enjoy the creative plate! Feel free to contact us should you have any questions regarding food requirements.
How to get here
Please drive mindfully along our beautiful country roads and note that you will lose reception along the way.
Directions to arrive at Brookfield Retreat – 166 Pacey Rd Upper Brookfield:
- Travel along Upper Brookfield Road until you see the small Upper Brookfield State School at 496 Upper Brookfield Rd. Don’t miss this turn!
- Immediately after the school, take an immediate right into Pacey Rd, which is our street.
- Travel slowly along our narrow street for 3-5 minutes until you see a small sign labelled “Yoga and Meditation- Celia Roberts”.
- Please travel mindfully and slowly up our long driveway and turn left up the top where you will see the yoga studio.
We will be here to welcome you and to guide you to park behind the small farm house. We look forward to your arrival and to the day of simplicity. May peace be with you in your travels here.