Holistic Yoga will host a five-day fully residential meditation and yoga retreat during Easter 2013. The retreat will comprise techniques from the Tantric tradition such as mantra meditation (laya yoga) and hatha yoga suitable for deepening your meditation experience.
The intention of this retreat is to provide the participants with an authentic and genuine atmosphere orientated towards the search for true inner peace and spiritual realisation.
Participants do not need any previous experience in meditation or yoga. Full instruction will be given. This is an ideal opportunity for those new to meditation to experience an in-depth retreat or those wanting to deepen their spiritual practice and enjoy 5 days of blissful silence and revel in the possibility of complete equanimity and stillness within.
The practice of the meditation techniques will be taught in a clear, technical and precise manner.
THE RETREAT WILL FEATURE
• An initiation into laya yoga, an ancient Tantric system of meditation using mantras.
• An initiation into a meditation technique from Kashmir Shaivism, which is one of the most elevated and least known esoteric disciplines of Tantra.
• Complete and comprehensive instruction on all aspects of meditation and the practice of hatha yoga.
• Tantric meditation with the use of music to create higher states of consciousness and emotions connected to the higher chakras.
• An exceptional location to practice mediation and cultivate a state of harmony and deep inner peace.
• Daily hatha yoga sessions.
• The practice of mauna (silence) to help calm the mind and create a state of interiorisation and inner peace.
• Nightly discourses and lectures on various spiritual topics structured to create deeper insights and knowledge into a range of significant spiritual issues.
• Techniques from hatha yoga to amplify the mental concentration.
• The Tantric understanding of the use of the creative potential and how this energy can be used to achieve deeper states of meditation.
• Techniques to still the mind using the control of the breath.
• Readings and poetry from self-realised masters designed to create a resonance with the wise ones.
• An atmosphere of love, aspiration and spiritual support to discover our true nature of who we really are and embark on the journey home.
• A delicious menu of nourishing vegetarian meals.
This retreat is the perfect opportunity to reflect, contemplate and journey inwards. With the tranquil location of the Springbrook plateau at hand, sweeping views provide an amazing setting for your immersion into the world of meditation. Moreover, at an altitude of 600 meters, the mountain air will clear the head and sharpen the mind
Significantly, practical information on how to enjoy a successful retreat will be given. To make the retreat accessible to everyone, participants can sit on a chair and the sessions of meditation are always under an hour. The retreat itself is structured so that all participants will be able to partake in this spiritual event and experience the numerous benefits of meditation and yoga. Alternate sessions of hatha yoga and meditation combine to rejuvenate and stretch the body in preparation for meditation. This combination prepares the practitioner by activating and energising the seven chakras in order to deepen the experience of meditation.
The techniques used in this retreat are exclusively from the Tantric tradition. These techniques will generate increased awareness while awakening the spiritual potential of the practitioner. The Tantric use of energy based techniques and the channeling of this energy into the psychic energy centres known as chakras has the outcome that even beginners can attain effective results. The harnessing, control and conscious direction of these energies can produce states of pure consciousness, purification of the mind, mindfulness and lucidity.
Example of the daily program
10.00 hatha yoga
?11.30 Introduction to daily music meditation?
11.45 music meditation?
4.00 hatha yoga?
7.00 evening discourse?
Please note this is only an example. In the beginning the meditations will only last for 20 minutes and gradually increase as the participants become integrated into the practice of meditation. There is always a 5-10 minute break between meditations.
All meals during the retreat will be vegetarian including dairy products. Special meals for individuals requiring specific modifications to their diet cannot unfortunately be catered for. However, it is possible for individuals to bring the necessary food items that they require.
All yoga and meditation equipment will be supplied during the retreat. However, if participants need extra cushions or special equipment, they are advised to bring this extra equipment themselves. Please note that the period of silence commences on Friday morning and concludes on Tuesday at lunch.
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THE FEE INCLUDES
Accommodation for ?5 nights, all meals during the retreat and all teaching during the retreat. Places are limited. The first 22 participants to pay for the retreat will receive their own personal room. If you wish to secure your place a deposit of $400 is required. Please note this retreat was fully booked in 2012 and people who wanted to book in late were unable to attend. For this reason, it is advised to book early to avoid disappointment.
The Retreat Centre is on the Springbrook plateau in the Gold Coast hinterland at an approximate altitude of 600 metres. Turn off the Pacific Highway at Mudgereba. From Mudgereba it is approximately a 30-minute drive (22km) up a windy road. The driveway to the Retreat Centre is on the right just before the fork to Lyrebird Ridge and is clearly marked.
Gold Coast Domestic or International Airport is the most accessible airport to Springbrook. The airport is approximately 1-hour drive from the retreat centre.
The airport transfer will leave Gold Coast airport on Thursday 28.03.2012 @ 5pm. The airport transfer will then arrive back at Gold Coast airport on Tuesday 02.04.2012 at approximately @ 4pm.*
Please notify us when booking for the retreat if you require this service. Please note this service will incur an extra charge that is not included in the fee for the retreat.
Brisbane airport is an alternative arrival destination. For those flying to Brisbane, a shuttle will depart from Robina train station to the venue.
This has been the most spiritual Easter celebration of my life. – Marie
The combination of Anthony's knowledge and explanation of the spiritual pathways available to all of us with the beautiful surroundings and delicious food made this one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. Anthony teaches in such a way that we all can combine a greater understanding of the divine within our daily lives. An unmissable experience. – April
Anthony and Nina have created a truly unique and inspired retreat. You will leave having a deeper connection with yourself and the universe. – Kavita
I came to the retreat with nothing to lose.
Attending the retreat in the hope that I would find someone to help me with the traumatic events of the past 24 months left my mind, body and soul ravaged full of self doubt depression, anxiety, confusion and diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), afraid to leave the house for days, weeks; afraid to answer the phone afraid of all people, afraid of life and everything in it.
With respect, constant support, encouragement in a safe and happy, positive environment, Nina and Anthony helped me to realize that what I was searching for was with me all the time. Showed me how to unlock my mind, heart, and soul. I now look at life with new eyes - new beginning - I can say I have left the old me behind. Only forward. Only positive. I gained so much more from this experience.?Thank you to Nina and Anthony. – Kelly
I feel happy and inspired to keep following the spiritual path. Thank you one million times. – Lil
This retreat offers an opportunity for growth, spiritual learning, self-reflection and opening of the heart. The environment was safe and supported by Anthony, Nina and all attendees. The setting was beautiful and the accommodation clean and warm.
The information provided was truly inspirational. We were given meditation techniques, yoga practice, spiritual quotes and visual aids. This retreat is highly recommended for people who want to walk on the spiritual path. It was truly amazing. – Janine
The retreat was really worth doing. I gained some profound personal insights that will help me on my journey to wake up and open my heart.
The food was wonderful and the practices were led and explained well. All up, highly recommended for anyone looking for more meaning to life. – Ray
The retreat was a gift for myself to find inner peace, spiritual knowledge to clarify more my purpose in this life and to get a break from the outer world. Perfect Easter gift. – Daniel
*Please note Holistic Yoga & Meditation cannot be held responsible for unforeseen delays during the transfers to and from Gold Coast airport.
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EARLY BIRD FEE
Full payment received by 21 Feb 2012 $900.00