About Us

About Our Yoga Retreat

Bush Creek Buddha is the creation of Suzy van der Vlies and Philip Williams.

It is our family home and the realisation of a long-held dream to offer a Yoga Retreat in intimate surrounds.

About Suzy van der Vlies

Suzy fully understands the pressure of modern life from her time working as a
senior executive with one of Australia’s top 20 companies. Several months after
her first Yoga class she felt less stressed and had more energy; “I felt better
at forty than I ever felt during my twenties”. Armed with this knowledge, Suzy
and Philip created Bush Creek Buddha’s Yoga Retreat which centres on restoring
and revitalising the body and mind in relaxing surrounds.

Having completed teacher training, Suzy is now a qualified Iyengar Yoga Teacher with
over 12 years experience. Suzy believes that regardless of your level of fitness
and flexibility a 2 day Iyengar yoga holiday provides substantial benefits to
your health and wellbeing.

Yoga builds strength, flexibility, stamina, balance and mental clarity. Conditioning the muscles, toning internal organs and increasing blood circulation, yoga improves energy levels and creates an overall sense of wellbeing.

View the rates and availability for our Iyengar Yoga Holiday here.


About Philip Williams

Since no longer practicing law and moving from Melbourne to Bush Creek Buddha in Taggerty, Philip has been able to indulge his passions for gardening, cooking and kinesiology.  His love of gardening is evident in the landscaped surrounds at Bush Creek Buddha and in the produce from the vegetable garden and the orchard that is used in the food he and Suzy prepare and serve to their guests.

Philip has been a Kinesiology practitioner for the past 10 years graduating with a Diploma of Kinesiology in 2002.  In 2007 he obtained a further Diploma in Sports Kinesiology and this has added to his expertise in dealing with muscular injury and pain. If you want to read more about the benefits of kinesiology go to www.philwilliams.com.au

His practice rooms are at:

Bush Creek Buddha

500 Glendale Lane

Taggerty 3714

Tel :03 5774 7193


7/357 Rathdowne St


Tel: 04 21 872 455