Yoga Under the Bodhi Tree: Yoga Retreat 2024: OM – The Silent Yoga Meditation Retreat
March 22, 2024 @ 4:00 PM – March 24, 2024 @ 3:00 PM AEDT
Yogis say silence is the common language of communication between living and non-living beings and silence is considered the very heartbeat of the Universe. The Vedic scriptures call this inner silence Mouna. So come and join us and discover your Mouna. Two days of yoga, guided meditations, breathwork, discourse, yoga nidra, nature, sound healing, art therapy, journaling, and mindfulness – all done in Sacred Silence.
Our modern world is saturated with the ceaseless noise that issues from every corner of our lives and this noise pollution triples every 30 years. In an age when at least a third of Earth’s natural ecosystems have gone quiet to the point of “aural extinction,” all kinds of sounds; mechanical, human and informational noise have been amplified. What does this deluge of sound and information do to us: our bodies, our brains and our happiness? It erodes your consciousness. It makes it harder to focus on what’s in front of you, to manage your mind’s impulses, to notice, to appreciate, and to preserve open space in your mind. The open space of silence. And without this silence we are distracted, stressed, anxious and make bad decisions.
So use these 2 days to plug into the real you, the wise voice in your head which up till now has been drowned out by noisy, modern life. If you’re seeking clarity on a decision, trying to find the core of a life challenge, trying to find joy in an increasingly unstable world or trying to move forward in a new direction – then this retreat is for you. In the hush of silent solitude, you’ll find the space needed for undistracted reflection and you can focus on picking up on signals and listening to their urgent broadcasts. In your inner silence you’ll discover meaning, real joy, peace and an inner self-reliance.
A deeply introspective, life changing two days. In the words of Sai Baba:
“You can hear the footsteps of God when silence reigns in the mind.”
Yoga: Five beautifully balanced yoga classes linking the breath to movement. Flow Vinyasa Yoga and YIN Yoga. Gentle loving stretching (asana) and breath (pranayama). Perfect for the absolute beginner to the seasoned yogi.
Functional breathwork, Tantric Breathwork and Pranayama.
Four guided meditations, two yoga nidra meditations, trakata (candle) meditation, two walking meditations in rainforest and forest bathing at the waterfall.
Art Therapy Workshop and a Mandala Workshop.
Sacred Ceremony: Using ritual and ceremony release the unwanted and create space for new beginnings.
Two Sound baths using Crystal bowls, Tibetan bowls, chimes, rattles and drums.
Nourish: Luscious vegetarian, ayurvedic food. Six catered meals (GF, DF and Vegan catered for) with morning and afternoon tea.
Satsang: Chai tea ceremony.
Rest: In exquisite rainforest surrounds, near tumbling waterfalls and beneath trees from the Neolithic age. You will have lots of time between classes and guided meditations to read, create and journal. Giving yourself the gift of self -reflection, time and peace.
Bedrooms: You will be assigned your own single, private room, with electric blanket and shared bathroom facilities.
There is only one double room and one twinshare room available with ensuite facilities so please book quickly if this is arrangement is preferred.
Single room with shared bathroom: $620 pp, $590 EB
Twinshare and double with ensuite (couples get preference): $620 pp. $590 EB. $1190 couples. $1130 couples EB
Deposit: A non-refundable $150 deposit is required to secure a room.
Early bird deadline: 23/02/2024
Full payment deadline: 8/03/2024
Retreat Refund Policy: Retreat fees are non-refundable within 15 days prior to the event. There will be no refunds given for unused portions of program. There will be no cancellations accepted or refunds given on or after the event start date.