Thank you so much for taking interest in my upcoming week Handstand Retreat at Donnelly Lakes in west Australia.
Donnelly Lakes is the perfect place for my next handstand escape. Owned by a dear friend of mine nestled on the banks of the Donnelly river with 1.6 km of private river frontage to explore and sitting in the heart of of 100 acres of private forests surrounded by National parks. This is the ultimate in peace, privacy and secluded beauty.
Enjoy a glass of local wine at one of the local cellar doors, walk through the mist in early mornings and marvel at the towering forests, try some of the local produce on offer or just sit back with your favourite book and relax.
Take off on a mountain bike ride , Explore the local beaches, lakes and dunes. At the end of the day unwind in your own private outdoor heated spa over looking the lake..... magical!
WELCOME TO THE HAND BALANCE RETREAT WEST AUSTRALIA 2023
Recommended for ALL LEVELS
Dates: 4TH to 11th NOVEMBER
4th nov (CHECK IN )
11th Nov (CHECK OUT )
For this event I will have 12 people maximum.
Location: Donnelly Lakes
255 storry rd, Peerabeelup
25kms from Pemberton
South west WA
Paid directly to Donnelly Lakes:
1350usd (non shared accommodation plus 3x meals included )
Cost for the handstand training Paid directly to Miguel:
$1250( 5 full days handstand training , 4.5 hours daily )
Total - $2600usd
Flight to Perth-Australia
There is a closer airport to the lake called BUSSELTON but there’s only a couple of flights and only from Melbourne. So is easier just flight to Perth.
Once you decide to attend to this training I will add you to a WhatsApp group to organize the transportation to Donnelly Lakes paid separately. (
Transportation to Donnelly Lakes is not included)
Here is the options:
- rent a car
- Bus service on request
- A group mini bus hire (this is what I am planning to do)
STEP 1:To confirm a spot in this training you will be require to pay the initial deposit for the training by just adding this event to the cart and making the payment of @ $500usd. (you can change the currency on the top right of this screen)
TERMs and Conditions:
Once your make this payment you will have your spot fully confirmed in the retreat.
Making the payment you are fully aware that Deposit is NOT REFUNDED, CREDITED or CHANGEABLE. No questions asked.
STEP 2:As soon as I receive your Sign up confirmation is time to reserve your room at Donnelly Lakes by paying ($675usd). In the email you will receive the directly link to do so easily.
TERMs and Conditions:
The deposit of the accommodation can be fully refunded if the cancelation is made before 3rd September.
STEP 3:Book your own flights
STEP 4:PAYMENT IN FULL (training and accommodation)
On the 1st September I will request the second half of the accommodation and training fee.
You will be receiving the following links to make the payment for both.
STEP 5:Pick your way to Donnelly Lakes. (There will be a WhatsApp chat where we can all confirm that)
I will be organising a private mini bus from Perth on the 4th NOV around 12pm.
There is a closer airport to the lake called BUSSELTON but there’s only a couple of flights and only from Melbourne. So is easier just flight to Perth if is convenient.
Once you decide to attend to this training I will add you to a WhatsApp group to organise the transportation to Donnelly Lakes paid separately. (Transportation to Donnelly Lakes is not included)
5 DAY HANDSTAND TRAINING schedule:
5th,6th,7th, 9th,10th NOV.
Morning: 8:30am to 11am
This training is recommended for all levels.
CLASS 1 (DAY 1)
Part One: Warm welcome EVERYONE.
Handstand theory and body positioning workshop.
Warming up the whole body based on mobility and strength. This section focuses heavily active flexibility , shoulders preparation(resistance band work) and side leg splits.
Handstand Practice - INDIVIDUAL HANDSTAND PROGRAM based in each student level and needs.
Everyone will get specific training program to practice each class. This is not a class(section) everyone will be doing the same drills and exercises. So please don’t worry what level are you. Everyone will be separately in small group levels.
If you working on simple handstand stability to achieve the free handstand or working on one arm handstand this training is for YOU.
Conditioning: There is 3 skills(mentioned below) you might work at this part. There will be a short program to do at the end of each class.
- Core strength
- Press to Handstand
- Handstand Push up
Checking in: Before we begin the practice section on the 2nd 3rd 4th and 5th class, Miguel will check with students to find out how they feel about the previous class and to answer any questions or concerns they may have during their daily handstand program practice.
OPTION ACTIVITIES BETWEEN CLASS and day off.
Sauna , Ice Bath , Massages will be available if requested (paid directly on booking time and day)
We can do that in the WhatsApp group. I don't have the correctly cost yet but as soon I do I will be posting in the group.
As well as relaxing on your deck over looking the lake enjoying your favourite beverage, there are lots of other ways to pass the time at Donnelly Lakes. Maybe you want to explore the main lake in a canoe, discover the abundant bird and wildlife or simply wander around the majestic bushlands, there is something on offer for everyone at Donnelly Lakes.
You are welcome to go hiking and enjoy the vast area and tracks. The canoes are always available if you'd like to explore from the lake.
You'll find all of the activities offered at Donnelly Lakes below, plus we've included some of our favourite activities and things to do in and around Pemberton.
Explore the lake by canoe
Grab a canoe and explore the main lake, look for birds in the hidden nooks and crannies, or just sit back and admire the reflections on the water. Each of our chalets has its own canoe (with paddles and life jackets). We recommend watching the misty sunrise from the middle of the lake, just make sure to wear a warm jacket!
Wonder at the amazing birdlife
There's an abundance of bird life here at Donnelly Lakes. No matter the time of year, there is always an amazing array of birds to be seen and heard. From beautiful water birds such herons, Ibis, rare bitterns and several species of ducks, to rosellas, white-tailed and red-tailed black cockatoos, twenty-eight parrots as well as the blue fairy wrens, splendid wrens, white breasted and scarlet robins and golden whistlers. Look out for the magnificent swamp harriers, wedge-tailed eagles and sparrow hawks as well. Over 80 species of birds have been sighted on the property.
Wander along amazing trails
There are a number of magnificent walks for you to enjoy without even leaving the property. Depending on the season, you will be delighted to discover many kinds of birds, animals, wild flowers and plants.
The most popular walk is undoubtedly along the banks of the Donnelly River, which meanders along the property boundary. Look out for Karri Sheoaks, which are unique to the area, as well as a number of ferns and fungi species.
Nature has a way of soothing the soul and the peace found here away from the bustle of life will no doubt recharge you
As there's so much to see and do in and around Pemberton we highly recommend you drop in to the Pemberton Visitor Centre. There you can find all sorts of information about the region, places to see, scenic drives, where to eat, maps and books plus they have a great range of souveniers to remember your stay by.
Below we have listed some of our favourite things to see and do.
Please do not hesitate to ask if is there any question you might have.
Looking forward to having you in this amazing and unique experience.