Reconnecting to the traditional teachings of Hatha Yoga as taught by Acharya Upendra Roy (1942 – 2006). Join Emily Curtis and Maurie Earls to revisit and revive some of the classical teachings of Hatha Yoga over a weekend at the magical Govinda Valley.
The reunion retreat is an opportunity to reconnect with your yoga community. Gather with fellow graduates and students, past and present, to share and reinvigorate your yoga journey. The retreat is for our special "Yoga Institute Family", including current students, past students, teachers and friends of the center.
Kundalini Yoga, or the “yoga of awareness” was brought to the West in 1969 by Yogi Bhajan, the Master of Kundalini Yoga and White Tantric. Before this time Kundalini Yoga was practiced in India and Tibet but was a secret practice only passed down selectively and verbally from a master to a chosen disciple.
Want to learn practical skills to manage difficult emotions such as stress, grief, anger, depression and anxiety? Enjoy a forest sanctuary, savour the opportunity to unwind, relax, and learn valuable skills to support mental health that will travel with you beyond the weekend retreat.
Prana Vidya is the yogic science of regulating and awakening the energies within the body for well-being, healing, meditation and spiritual elevation. Throughout time immemorial, yogis have been teaching us that the liberation of energy is the key to super-conscious states. As we're introduced to the science of Prana Vidya and begin to develop the foundational practices, it's as though a veil is removed and we enter into the vision, feeling an experience of prana.
Join Maya and Cherry for a weekend immersion in Kundalini and Yin yoga, in the tranquil environment of Govinda Valley. Treat yourself in a total getaway, detox and tune up, as we welcome the beginning of Spring! This retreat is a nourishing and transformational weekend over the New Moon weekend following the Spring Equinox.
Have you ever had the experience of doing or talking about something and feel yourself ‘light up’. Can you recall times you felt energised…excited…happy…maybe even glowing? These are the moments that hold the key to connecting with your Dharma, and the first step to living it.
Triple Shakti is more than a Yoga Retreat. It is a celebration of Womanhood - the sacred feminine. A weekend to celebrate all things Feminine. Filled with Yoga, Dance, Song, Ceremony, Meditation,
Connection, Relaxation, Women’s Circle, Workshops to exploring sensuality and our Primal Connection to Mother Earth. And most of all...Connect to an amazing tribe of powerful, spiritual souls.
A Forest Therapy Guide facilitates safe gentle walks, providing instructions—referred to as “invitations”—for sensory opening activities along the way. These walks follow a standard sequence. Each walk begins with establishing embodied contact with the present moment and place. Next come a series of connective invitations, often improvised in the moment and adapted to the needs of participants. These may be followed by wander time and/or sit spot. The walks end with a ceremony of sharing tea made from foraged local plants.
Peace Yoga Love is based on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Min is an experienced teacher who runs courses, classes and retreats which focus on practical skills to manage everyday life and difficult life changes. Our Winter Retreat will be nurture based and will include lots of yoga, walking, healthy food, community, meditation, breath work and rest.
Following this commitment to people, Benevolent Society is running a one day retreat where guests arrive at 10am and finish around 2pm. With highlights of a drumming circle and a sound healing session, the retreat offers the opportunity for guests to recconnect with themselves and take a break from the chaos of daily life.
CATHARSIS: RELEASE THROUGH EXPRESSIVE ART - Created and run by health professionals for health professionals.
This workshop is designed to support health practitioners – counsellors, psychotherapists, mental health clinicians, allied health professionals etc. – in dealing with vicarious trauma/ burnout through expressive arts for ongoing self-care in both their professional and personal development.
Yoga Festival officially opened by Lord Mayor Bradbery, starting with Sunrise Yoga, 108 Surya Namaskar, followed by breakfast at Govinda Valley Retreat, Speakers and Workshops, including Michael de Manincor from the Yoga Foundation, Astrid Pickup, President IYTA and Dr Rama Prasad speaking on Yoga & Ayurveda.
Vipassana is concerned primarily with the cultivation of awareness and practicing Vipassana meditation is perhaps the greatest gift we can give to ourselves and others. Join meditation teacher Grahame White for a one-day insight and mindfulness meditation practice day.
This exceptional six day training program will be held at Govinda Valley and taught by The Sanctuary of Ananda, established in 2006 and recognised as an Approved Platinum Training Provider and Silver Ambassador with IICT (International Institute for Complementary Therapists).
Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training is a unique and experiential yoga certification program. You will explore your own potential, challenge yourself, and touch your soul.
It is a great pleasure to invite you to an Encounter of Biodanza in Australia. We would love to share 4 wonderful days of Biodanza with you.We are delighted to be joined for this Encounter by special guest facilitators Dr Marcus Stueck from Germany and Naoko Tsutsui from Japan.
Take time out from the challenges and distractions of your life to connect with your true essence and respond to your highest calling in this Retreat with Isira.
Cultivate your spirit! Join Adam Whiting and very special guests on this getaway retreat just an hour outside of Sydney at the tranquil Govinda Valley Retreat Center. Imagine yourself with likeminded people coming together to create the space essential to breathe deeply, to reset and realign.
The Art of Mindful Living retreat is a life-changing, five-day, deep immer-sion into mindfulness. On this popular retreat, you will learn the practice of mindfulness and discover powerful strategies to live a more conscious and connected life.
Connect with the Urban Soul community for a rejuvenating yoga retreat weekend. Refresh your body and set your intention for 2019 with daily Yin, Flow & Restorative Yoga, Feldenkrais, Meditation & Yoga Nidra, plus solo time to relax and unwind in the beautiful nourishing surrounds of Govinda Valley. Appointments can also be made with our on site massage therapist.
4-day conference for anyone with an interest in The Work of Byron Katie.
Conference theme: to share, connect, support and inspire. Our program will include yoga, meditation, a smorgasbord of topic-based workshops and short presentations from people who are moving The Work in amazing ways, with plenty of opportunities to do The Work.
Join Christian Ralston, Saul & Emelia Smith from Soul Drummer as they take the Yoga Jam good vibes bus out of the big smoke, and down south to Govinda Valley. This beautiful and secluded location extends to twenty acres of forest and landscaped gardens and is surrounded by thousands of acres of the Royal National Park nature reserve.
Over 3 days you will learn the basic principles of Kelee Meditation to ground yourself in the technique of true meditation. You will learn how to contemplate and how to trouble shoot the mind. There will be classes for beginners and regular students. mornings a light vinyasa yoga class is provided to get the body moving.
A rejuvenating weekend to restore, reconnect + renew with Dani Christie Yoga.
This will be a heart-centred weekend, focusing on your innermost truth; a perfect place to deepen your yoga practice, reconnect with your beautiful soul, and set your intentions for what you wish to manifest, while nourishing your soul.
Join Beck Lowe, Nick Ritar and David Holmgren (co-originator of Permaculture) for a special two weeks of Permaculture design training – you’ll leave this course ready to create abundance in a world out of balance, with solid design skills and techniques.
A Milkwood Permaculture Design Certificate teaches you the skills and knowledge to design and implement fundamental and life-changing resilience into your everyday home, community and beyond.
Deepen your practice of Yoga and explore a variety of meditation practices, then enjoy long relaxing days resting in the natural surrounds of this very special place. Morning and afternoon Yoga practice, evening meditation classes, 3 delicious Ayurvedic vegetarian buffet meals each day. Allow yourself a detox from diet, technology and a busy schedule. Give your body and mind the chance to rest, heal and restore.
Melli O’Brien of MrsMindfulness.com
The Art of Mindful Living retreat is a life-changing, three-day, deep immersion into mindfulness. On this popular retreat, you will learn the practice of mindfulness and discover powerful strategies to live a more conscious and connected life.
Join a supported weekend of specialised yoga practices, integrated with a variety of practical tools to manage difficult emotions including stress, grief, anger, depression and anxiety. Reconnect with ease and enjoyment in everyday life.
"Kundalini Yoga is simply the uncoiling of yourself to find your potential and your vitality and to reach your virtues. There is nothing outside, everything is you. You are the storehouse of your totality." —Yogi Bhajan
Join Yogi Maya for a deeply nourishing and transformational immersion weekend. You will dive into the sacred teachings of Kundalini Yoga, Mantra magic, Meditation and Self Inquiry, while enjoying delicious vegetarian food and time to unwind and connect with yourself and nature.
Nicole Amdur and Mel Rosina, from Lovebug Retreats, are so looking forward to running their retreat this October, Heart To Heart. When they first started talking about running a retreat together it was quickly decided what it would be. And that they wanted it to be filled with a feeling of connection, and of heart to heart love.