Illawarra International Day of Yoga
Jun
21
7:00 AM07:00

Illawarra International Day of Yoga

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.

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CATHARSIS: RELEASE THROUGH EXPRESSIVE ART - Created and run by health professionals for health professionals.
Jun
26
9:00 AM09:00

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.

The workshop activities are aimed at teaching practitioners to understand the importance of self-care, to strengthen the connection with their sense of inner regulation and embodiment, and to release any current stress through artistic catharsis.

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Benevolent Society
Jun
27
10:00 AM10:00

Benevolent Society

As Australia’s first charity, The Benevolent Society, implements their vision of a just society where everyone lives their best life. They have been supporting people with disability, children, families, older Australians and carers since 1813.

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.

The cost of the day including lunch and activities is $65 per person.

Bookings and Enquiries: Caleann 0404490413 Caleann.Vaughan@benevolent.org.au

Website for Deposit details and schedule: www.benevolent.org.au

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Peace Yoga Love - Winter Self Care Retreat
Jun
28
4:00 PM16:00

Peace Yoga Love - Winter Self Care Retreat

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.

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Hercules Nine Labours, a Modern Pilgrimage
Jul
5
to Jul 7

Hercules Nine Labours, a Modern Pilgrimage

Hosted by the Australian Gnostic Association based in Sydney, in this retreat we will study and meditate on Hercule's first nine labours as an archetye of an spiritual pilgrimage that we will carry out within outselves.

Following this commitment and immersion in his Labours, we will have silent meals all day on Saturday and at breakfast on Sunday.

The cost of the day including lunch and activities is $65 per person.

Bookings and Enquiries: Daniel 0434497505 jdhubicki@gmail.com

Website for Deposit details and schedule: www.gnosissydney.com

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Yoga Darshan, Family Yoga
Aug
16
to Aug 18

Yoga Darshan, Family Yoga

Enjoy time out for a yoga retreat with your family in a magical environment that supports spiritual growth and creativity. Bonding with your children through yoga can nurture and build your family dynamics in a natural and accessible way for all.

Through sharing all the sessions with the kids (both indoors and outdoors) we aim to bring a wholesome and inclusive celebration of yoga to this weekend retreat.

What to expect

  • Asana classes

  • Yoga nidras

  • Mantra chanting

  • Kirtan

  • Craft sessions

  • Bushwalks

  • Bonfire

  • Delicious vegetarian food

  • Uplifting themes (woven into each day and evening)

We haven't forgotten the parents! There will be one adult meditation session offered each day (while the kids are immersed in outdoor craft) to ensure some quality restoration time; and take-home practices are also available for mums and dads!

We're also excited to be offering this retreat in the beautiful setting of Govinda Valley, where you'll receive a very warm welcome by staff and residents. Note that August is a cosy time of year in the valley; there'll be plenty of heating and a great big bonfire for the whole family to enjoy!

The cost of the retreat start from $690. To receive Early Bird special prices, payment must be received by 30th June. If you want to book en-suite rooms, please note that these have limited availability and will incur an extra charge of $60 per night for each adult and $30 per night for each child.

Bookings and Inquiries: Contact Gangadhara at infro@yogadarshan.org

Website for Deposit details and schedule: https://www.yogadarshan.com.au/

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The Yoga Institute Reunion
Aug
22
to Aug 24

The Yoga Institute Reunion

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.

Expect yoga classes, including asana, pranayama, meditation, and sound; exploration of the yoga sutras; unstructured space and time to reconnect with yourself, your community and the natural environment; delicious food; wonderful company; celebration of yoga and how it supports change in our lives; and simply catching up and reconnecting with fellow students and graduates to find out what everyone is doing with their yoga.

Cost/Accommodation Options

  • Camping (BYO gear): $450 (early bird $405)

  • Doom room (4 per room): $550 (early bird $495)

  • Shared room (2 per room) with en-suite: $650 (early bird $585)

  • Private room with en-suite: $795 (early bird $715.50)

10 % Early bird discount until Friday 28th June.

All options include accommodation, linen (except camping), all meals, drinks & snacks.

Bookings and Inquiries

For further information please contact kirstie@yogainstitute.com.au | 02 9929 2774

Website for Deposit details and schedule

https://yogainstitute.com.au/reunion-retreat/

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Kundalini Yoga Level 1
Aug
29
to Sep 5

Kundalini Yoga Level 1

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.

Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training is a unique and experiential yoga certification program. You will explore your own potential, challenge yourself, and touch your soul.

Whether you want to become a teacher or simply want to learn more about yourself and the technology of kundalini yoga, our Level One Teacher Training offers a transformational 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.

The training will take place as a series of three training weeks from May to November. This particular retreat is the second of three.

Cost

Early Bird Course Fee is AUD $5,500. (Full payment to be received by March 1, 2019)

Standard Course Fee is AUD $5,800. (Applies after March 1, 2019)

A Payment Plan Course Fee of AUD $5,990 is available.

Upon registration $1,300

June 1, 2019 $2,690

August 1, 2019 $2,000

The course fee includes all teaching, textbooks and materials and shared accommodation.

10 % Eary bird discount until Friday 28th June.

All options include accommodation, linen (except camping), all meals, drinks & snacks.

Bookings and Inquiries

For further information please contact Harjinder at info@ramadasa.com.au| +61408218443

Website for Deposit details and schedule

http://www.ramadasa.com.au/teacher-training/kundalini-yoga-level-1

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Yoga for Anxiety & Depression
Sep
6
to Sep 8

Yoga for Anxiety & Depression

Join a supported weekend of specialized 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. This retreat is suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike.

During the retreat expect to learn:

  • Powerful strategies that allow you to feel more ease and enjoyment in your life, whilst gently increasing physical strength, flexibility, and overall sense of well-being.

  • Specific methods based on the principles of yoga and evidence-based scientific research, that offers real relief for difficult feelings.

  • Guided practices, with recommendations for addressing particular emotions in your own life.

  • Breathing and relaxation techniques which bring about more calm and positive states of mind and body.

  • Therapeutic yoga postures which help you release stress and activate the rest-relax response in the nervous system.

  • Methods for developing a home yoga practice to support you in achieving and maintaining emotional equilibrium.

  • A tool-kit of techniques that can be used in daily life at any time.

Cost/ Accommodation Options

You have a choice of four accommodation options. All prices include two nights accommodation, six nourishing vegetarian meals, and the full weekend retreat program. The retreat program will begin on Friday the 7th from 4 pm, and conclude on Sunday the 9th at 3 pm.

$570 Camping OR Staying Offsite.

If camping, you’ll be provided a luscious spot in the forest surrounds of the retreat center. You'll need to bring your own tent, bedding & towel and will have full access to shared bathrooms.

If you choose to stay offsite & arrange your own accommodation, your registration will include the full retreat program from morning to evening, as well as 6 nourishing meals across the weekend.

$640 Quad Share. All inclusive

$760 En-suite Room Twin Share. All inclusive. Only 2 rooms available!

OPTION: You may elect to pay in installments, in which case a non-refundable deposit of $200 must be made to secure your spot. Contact Sarah here to arrange this option.

Bookings and Inquiries

For further information please search www.sarahball.com.au/bookings

Website for Deposit details and schedule

https://www.sarahball.com.au/retreat

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Foundations of Prana Vidya
Sep
13
to Sep 15

Foundations of Prana Vidya

In yoga it is said that energy and consciousness are the two symbiotic principles of creation. In order to evolve the consciousness, it is necessary to awaken the energy. The two move together.

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.

Prana is the life force behind all beings and the power of all movement in creation. The understanding and ability to regulate, expand and develop our quality of prana, re-orientates our physical, emotional and mental patterns. The practice of Prana Vidya, however, is much more in depth than the body-mind experience and offers us a pathway to experiencing from the individual prana to the maha prana, and everything in-between.

Join us at the beginning of this journey and develop the inner science of Prana Vidya as we move through the foundational practices.

This weekend retreat includes:

  • 2-day sadhana intensive

  • Introduction to the theory of Prana Vidya

  • Foundational practice and meditation on the energetic channels and fields

  • Yogic methods of awakening and directing energy

  • Prana Nidra relaxation in the field of energy

  • Immersion in a meditative experience

  • Asana, pranayama, mudra, bandha

  • Nada Yoga and bhajan

  • Evening program, including exceptional kirtan

  • Accommodation and all vegan meals included

  • Beautiful retreat environment

Cost

Early Bird: $485 (By 1st August)

Full Price: $540 (after 1st August)

Bookings and Inquiries

For further information please ck tact Gangadhara at info@yogadarshan.org

Website for Deposit details and schedule

https://www.yogadarshan.com.au/retreats-and-events-in-australia.html

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Sep
24
to Sep 29

Qi Yoga Teacher Training

Qi Health & Yoga aims to provide everything to aid students to transform their health and life. Following this mission, this particular retreat is a six day residential module as part of Qi Yoga's twelve month teacher training program.

Bookings and Inquiries

For further information please contact Mark at mark@qiyoga.net or t 0410334899.

Website for details

www.qiyoga.net

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Spring Retreat
Sep
27
to Sep 29

Spring Retreat

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.

This retreat includes

+ Full 2.5 Day Program of Yoga & Meditation

+ Beautiful Accommodation & Facilities

+ Delicious & Nourishing Vegetarian/ Vegan Meals

+ Nature Walks

+ Healing Sound Baths

+ Group Meditations

+ New Moon Spring Equinox Ceremony

Bookings and Inquiries

For further information please contact Maya at maya@yogimaya.com.au

Website for deposit and schedule details

https://www.yogimaya.com.au/workshops/2019/9/27/spring-retreat

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Forest Therapy Guide Training
Mar
9
to Mar 16

Forest Therapy Guide Training

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.

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Biodanza Australia Encounter
Apr
25
to Apr 28

Biodanza Australia Encounter

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.

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Urban Soul Yoga Retreat - Get Yin-spired and find your 2019 Flow
Feb
22
to Feb 24

Urban Soul Yoga Retreat - Get Yin-spired and find your 2019 Flow

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.

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The Heart of The Work of Byron Katie
Dec
5
to Dec 9

The Heart of The Work of Byron Katie

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.

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Yoga Jam Weekender - Christian Ralston & Soul Drummer
Nov
23
to Nov 25

Yoga Jam Weekender - Christian Ralston & Soul Drummer

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.

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Renew: a yoga + mindfulness retreat
Oct
19
to Oct 21

Renew: a yoga + mindfulness retreat

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.

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Milkwood Permaculture Design Certificate
Oct
6
to Oct 19

Milkwood Permaculture Design Certificate

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.

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Inspya Yoga & Meditation Retreat - with Nic Whiteman
Oct
5
to Oct 8

Inspya Yoga & Meditation Retreat - with Nic Whiteman

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.

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The Art of Mindful Living Retr
Sep
28
to Oct 3

The Art of Mindful Living Retr

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.

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Spring Retreat with Yogi Maya
Aug
31
to Sep 2

Spring Retreat with Yogi Maya

"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. 

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Heart to Heart Retreat
Aug
27
7:00 PM19:00

Heart to Heart Retreat

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. 

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WARRIOR WOMAN PAINTING WORKSHOP
Aug
25
9:00 AM09:00

WARRIOR WOMAN PAINTING WORKSHOP

In this workshop we will be diving head first into our divine creativity. Sadly if your a woman who says "oh but im not creative"  you have forgotten that you were blessed at birth with the given right to allow yourself the freedom to create. Anyone can pick up a paint brush and paint.  You can paint under my guidance and create something beautiful.

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Rest & Reset Retreat: For parents & carers of children with additional needs
Jul
27
to Jul 29

Rest & Reset Retreat: For parents & carers of children with additional needs

This beautiful two day / two night retreat has been specifically developed for parents and carers of children (of any age) with additional needs, by a special-needs mum and health professional. It is specifically for the exhausted parent who feels trapped by their experience of supporting your beautiful yet complex children. Do you feel like you have lost your sense of Self through the selfless care you provide to your child?

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Sacred Heart - Series 1.  Retreat - with Jasmine
Jun
28
to Jul 1

Sacred Heart - Series 1. Retreat - with Jasmine

Sacred space of the heart is a three day course/retreat into the depths of the energy centers. In this workshop we will be exploring and learning all 13 energy centers and energy fields(including activations) using tools to read energy fields(Sacred geometry), a Sacred meditation technique into the heart both male and female way, understanding of the human behavior patterns and how it impacts our energy centers and the mind. 

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Triple Shakti - A Celebration of Womanhood
Jun
22
to Jun 24

Triple Shakti - A Celebration of Womanhood

Be part of the first Triple Shakti celebration in Australia. Triple Shakti is more than a Yoga Retreat. It is a magical three day celebration of womanhood

We invite you to let your wildness shine. To listen to your heart's desires. To let go of all the expectation there are of you. To feel perfect just as you are. To celebrate your feminine powers. To explore who you could become. To live your life to the fullest with both feed on the ground. To be connected to your sisters.

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Kahvah Yoga One Day Retreat
Jun
16
9:00 AM09:00

Kahvah Yoga One Day Retreat

Join Tehla in June for an intimate one-day yoga and meditation retreat against the backdrop of the pristine Otford Valley and surrounds.Treat yourself to a full day of yoga, meditation, delicious food and a good dose of fresh air and grounding amongst the stunning natural setting of Govinda Valley Retreat in Otford, NSW. Nestled within a beautifully presented 20 acres of rolling hills, bushland, gardens and creeks, Govinda is the perfect setting to unwind, relax and connect with yourself and nature.

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