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Niche : 'a place to settle or ensconce oneself quietly or comfortably'
(Oxford dictionary)


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Come and experience a beautiful retreat in the magnificent Huon Valley, Tasmania

KATHY'S HOBART CLASSES

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Kathy is very pleased to announce that as well as occasional retreats, she is starting small yoga classes from her home in South Hobart.

Monday and Thursday mornings 9.45 to 11.00am commencing 14th November

The cost is $15 per class and casual attendance is fine.

Please contact Kathy on Mob: 0400993024

or

info@nichetas.com.au for the address and further details

 


This peaceful, private, waterfront retreat is surrounded by native garden and natural bushland with breathtaking views of Cygnet Bay.

Niche is unique in Tasmania… an idyllic space to revitalise in a naturally uplifting environment, yet less than an hour’s easy drive from Hobart.

The tranquil atmosphere of Niche is ideal for yoga teachers to hold small retreats, and suits a diverse range of workshops and residential weekends (meditation, creative arts, writing, music etc).

Niche offers the perfect base for yoga travellers to explore the natural delights of southern Tasmania.

Designed with quality, space and light in mind, the building has a sunny northerly aspect, three bathrooms, sauna and the four large bedrooms comfortably accommodate up to 12 adults

The inspiring yoga space, centre of the building, opens out to the lower deck and tranquil water views, bringing the natural world in. Wide verandahs and outdoor areas are ideal for group and personal practice

Delicious vegetarian meals and special dietary requirements are fully catered for.
Fruit and vegetables in season are picked fresh from the organic garden

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The property Niche has been sold.

From November 2016 Kathy is delighted to announce that Niche’s Retreats will be held at a similarly stunning location, only five minutes away and just across the bay at Tranquil Point Retreat Centre. Please check out the website www.tranquilpoint.com for a wealth of information and the variety of retreats already scheduled there.

Please see below our appropriately very special first retreat at Tranquil Point

18-20 November Annual Yoga and Tea Retreat

A weekend of Yoga and Tea with Japanese Tea Sensei Allan Halyk and accredited Iyengar Yoga teacher Gabrielle Gartrell. In its fourth year, Niche Retreat host Kathy Rudolf joins the team. What a treat – nurturing food , yoga and tea… and staying in a simply beautiful retreat centre.

The Yoga practice is gentle and restorative, exploration of breath is at the forefront. The retreat is therefore suitable for those with no previous yoga experience, and allows advanced practitioners to deepen their awareness of breath, self and collective energy.

Bookings and more info : gabe@theyogaeffect.com.au www.theyogaeffect.com.au mob. 0457 024 267


Regarding Private Retreats

Private Retreats are groups of friends booking Niche just for themselves, to enjoy a special weekend together.
Take some time out of the busyness to relax in the company of good friends, being looked after and nourished with delicious vegetarian cuisine.
There are the options of gentle yoga sessions, a massage, a sauna, stroll, siesta...and simply the luxury of restful time in a beautiful space.

Rates

Group Weekend Rates
(minimum occupancy 7, maximum 12)
All meals included (delicious vegetarian)
Multi share (3/4 bedroom) with ensuite $225 (for 2 nights) per person

Smaller Group Weekend Rates
(minimum occupancy 4, maximum 6)
All meals included (delicious vegetarian)
Twin share with ensuite $275 (for 2 nights) per person
Additional Options for Private Retreats:
Yoga classes $15 per person per session Massage $80 (booked in advance)


Please email Kathy for any other accommodation arrangement enquiries.

To pay by electronic transfer :
CBA
Name : Kathy Rudolf
BSB : 06 7009
Acc. No. : 10038005
or cheque / money order to:
K. Rudolf
206 Abels Bay Rd Cygnet Tas. 7112

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About Us

About Kathy
I've been practicing yoga since 1977 (Sydney teachers course with Martyn Jackson) and teaching in Tasmania for 20 years, holding a Senior Teachers Certificate with the YTAA. My practice has its foundation in Iyengar yoga and has also been inspired by recent studies in various yogic traditions. I teach several weekly classes in Hobart, from gentle beginners to progressive levels, and focus on active and restorative poses, breath awareness and conscious relaxation.It is a joy to propagate the gift of yoga, so sorely needed in these 'interesting times,' to help people improve their overall health and wellbeing ,and rediscover a feeling of peace and harmony within.
About Niche
As a working mother and grandmother, I well understand the desire to take some time out to revive one's spirit. In 2005 I established a yoga retreat centre for just that ...to take a little niche of time for oneself. The word niche already had a couple of auspicious associations for me, and the dictionary meaning 'to settle or ensconce oneself quietly' - well that settled it!. From my inaugural little group of students over three years ago, a wonderful array of people have stayed here . I've met some truly inspiring teachers and feel very privileged to be in this beautiful place doing what I love. Another vital aspect of Niche is of course the food! We have a flourishing vegie garden and try to supply the table with as much freshly picked produce as possible...a stay at Niche is simply nourishing on all levels.

 

Visitors Comments

“What a beautiful relaxing weekend! Heaven …away from the madness of work. Thank you.” Sarah, Hobart

“Kathy creates a loving environment which enables the teacher and yoga students to feel held and cared for. Her food is full of love and nourishment. This house [rather home] has a warm personality, gently bringing in the outdoors to soak our souls.” Lyndel Dean, Director The Yoga Point Ashtanga Yoga Retreat

“Thank you for making us feel so welcome in your beautiful home. I love the setting, the yummy food, the yoga, but most of all the caring and friendly people.” Donna, Hobart

“Just idyllic !! Such a nurturing environment. The benefits of this retreat and the location, together with fabulous hospitality will remain instilled! Thank you!” Narelle, Hobart (Suncoast Yoga Centre, Moving Meditation Retreat with Glenda Hartley)

“What a wonderful way to usher in the summer! I feel replenished. Great food, company, yoga, walks, swims, riding, saunas and resting.” Lynette, Margate


“Thank you Kathy for a luxurious, nurturing, pampering time. You have perfected the art.” Jan, Hobart (Pampering Retreat)

“It was a pleasure to practice yoga in such a beautiful setting. The texture, flavour and colour of the food was inspirational.” Alison, Hobart (Satyananda Yoga Centre, Relax & Recharge Retreat)

“Grateful for this special ‘niche’ to enjoy a special group weekend. Taking a piece of peace within me.” Leonie Northfield, Ashtanga Yoga teacher (Qld)

“Perfect! Thank you for the warmth in every sense – I want to come back.” Joy, Launceston (Creative Writing & Gita Yoga Retreat)

“What a lovely weekend. Great group of people and fantastic food. The space is very calming – feel ready to face the world again.” Vicky, Hobart

 

Information and Bookings:
Kathy Rudolf
ph: 0400 993 024

email: info@nichetas.com.au
website: www.nichetas.com.au