Living the Change

Living the Change

The Yoga community at Govinda Valley Retreat, an hour south of Sydney, is an ideal location to encourage and nurture positive personal change.

As a restorative environment which champions personal growth and spiritual reflection, Govinda Valley Retreat inspires in all who visit, the importance of 'walking on the earth more gently" and treating all things with respect. Nonviolence, or 'Ahimsa', is a guiding yogic principle, making us aware of the food one consumes and your impact on the planet.

My special yoga spot

My special yoga spot

For me, Govinda Valley is the easiest and most perfect place to support a state of yoga (the experience of connection) and has an abundance of special spots to practise yoga techniques in.

I found my special spot the first day I arrived and have been going there every morning ever since, to practise my asanas, pranayama and mantra meditation and to connect with myself, mother nature, tranquillity; with my bliss.

Gaura Vani at our Valley

Gaura Vani at our Valley

Just a week ago, Gaura Vani flew from America to take part in kirtans and yoga workshops in Sydney. Together with Jules Febre and Jivamukti yoga school he led an amazing weekend retreat, filled with love and joy. 

Gaura Vani is a musician, known world wide especially in the yoga communities. He answered few questions for us about his experience of Govinda Valley and few tips for staying healthy in mind and body.

Organic herb garden

Organic herb garden

Food plays a critical role in providing fuel for the body as well as nourishment. It is important that we feed our bodies foods that are free from pesticides and other harsh chemicals that can cause adverse effects to our health. At Govinda Valley, we maintain an organic garden which features vegetables such as kale, spinach, lettuce, pumpkins and also contains a variety of herbs.

Healthy snack patties for food lovers

Healthy snack patties for food lovers

In every household it happens that you prepare too many veggies for one meal than needed. Then you leave it in the fridge and think what can be done with it. If you find yourself in similar situation with too many carrots, zucchinis or broccoli you can easily put them together with some chickpeas or chickpea flour and spices and get these wonderful tasty patties for a snack or your dinner!

New Moon Sister Circle

New Moon Sister Circle

Every 29 days, when the Earth, the Moon and the Sun are positioned in a line, women all over the world come together to focus their energy on their sisters through meditation and sharing of experiences. The new moon is an integral part of the monthly moon cycle, especially for women. It symbolizes new beginnings and is an important time to reflect on past goals and to set new ones for the future.

Kombucha made easy

Kombucha made easy

It’s been buzzing at Govinda as we’ve hosted Nick, Adam and the team from Milkwood for their Permaculture Design Retreat. Many people from various walks of life joined this eye opening retreat. When I heard they were teaching about Kombucha, I was a quite excited. Adam’s session about Fermented Foods was fun and enlightening. I’m going to share with you some of what I learnt about this delightful fermented beverage.