SUN 22 JULY:

One Day Retreat at Bibra Lake ~ 9.00am – 3.30pm with Mona and Tamara

Balancing Muladhara Chakra

A day of asana, restorative yoga, and yoga nidra designed to help you ground and centre, bringing what lies in your roots up into consciousness, co-taught by Mona and Tamara.

The seven energetic centres, or chakras, that run along the spine govern different segments of the body and different behaviour. Muladhara Chakra governs our survival and the way we manage our daily lives – our family, occupation, money, etc. When balanced we are grounded, relaxed and able to manage the demands of daily life. When imbalanced this chakra can be tamasic (under active) which manifests as being fearful, anxious, lacking in focus and disconnected from the body or rajasic (over active) manifesting as feeling lethargic, depressed and unable to bring about change.

This day retreat includes asana, pranayama, restorative poses, visualisation and yoga nidra, all designed to ground, center and relax you. A luxurious forty minute yoga nidra practice called “The Tree of Life” helps release memories stored in your subconscious and unconscious and in the DNA carried through generations so you can feel balanced and free.

Fee: $250

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MON 23 JULY – WED 25 JULY:

Mona Anand’s ISHTA Yoga Nidra 3-Day Immersion 

This set of workshops, designed for both teachers and students, delves deeper into yoga nidra. Yoga nidra can be used for many purposes, including deep relaxation, to release what lies in the subconscious and unconscious, and to experience an expanded state of consciousness.

In this set of workshops we will:

  • Study the science behind yoga nidra and look more deeply into the nine steps of yoga nidra developed by Mona Anand and Alan Finger. Participants will experience, design, discuss and practice teaching each of the nine steps.
  • Learn how to integrate yoga nidra into asana and restorative classes.
  • Briefly discuss how yoga nidra can be used to help balance Pitta, Kapha and Vata conditions.
  • Design short and long yoga nidra practices for stress management, depression, anxiety and insomnia.
  • Delve deeper into how yoga nidra can be used for pain management and healing.

MON: 10.45am – 1.45pm | Lunch break | 2.45pm – 7.30pm

TUES: 11.00am – 1.30pm | Lunch break | 2.30pm – 6.00pm

WEDS: 11.00am – 1.30pm | Lunch break | 2.30pm – 6.00pm

Fee: $600

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THUR 26 JULY:

Releasing Blocked Feelings

These workshops focus on balancing svadhishtana chakra, the energy centre that governs sensation, feeling and pleasure in our lives. Svadhishtana chakra governs our relationship with the duality of life that exists on this plane; our likes and dislikes, pleasure and pain, desire and repulsion. It is also where we store our memories and past experiences that lie in our subconscious and unconscious and distort our reality.

When this energy centre is balanced we’re in touch with our feelings, comfortable with intimacy and are able to open to the duality of life.  When this energy center is tamasic (under active) our senses are dulled and we lose our ability to feel and enjoy life. When this energy centre is rajasic (over active) we are addicted to pleasure and ruled by our feelings.

Balancing Svadhishtana Chakra Immersion ~ 10.00am – 1.00pm

The morning session will be a combination of asana, restorative and yoga nidra all designed to balance svadhishtana chakra. The asana and restorative practice will focus on conscious movement targeting the hips where our feelings reside. The pranayama, visualisations and yoga nidra will focus on releasing blocked memories and planting a sankalpa (intention) that resonates with our spirit.

Yoga Nidra and Muladhara and Svadhishtana Chakra Workshop ~ 2.00pm – 5.00pm 

The afternoon session delves deeper into these ancient teachings so that you can learn how to design your own yoga nidra for svadhishtana chakra. What resonates with you? How can you tailor these techniques to create balance in your body? Mona will share her incredible knowledge and experience with you so that you can guide yourself and others towards a state of being you’d like to be in more often. Access your inner guru so you can balance svadhishtana chakra whenever you need to, so you can feel more in the flow of life and then share this wonderful feeling with others.

This session includes:

  • Integrate the nine steps of yoga nidra for the lower chakras.
  • Opportunity to design and practice teaching yoga nidra and receive feedback on sequences.
  • Develop short, mid length and long yoga nidra practices for svadhishtana chakra.
  • Lecture and discussion group on how to recognise imbalances in svadhishtana chakra.
  • Discussion on how to sequence asana and restorative postures for svadhishtana chakra.
  • How to integrate pranayama, mantra and visualisation for svadhishtana chakra imbalances.

Fee: $105 each

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FRI 27 JULY:

Empower and Energise to Find Your Unique Path

These workshops focus on balancing Manipura Chakra, our power center. This chakra governs our energy levels, willpower and our sense of self. When tamasic (under active) we tend to lack energy, will power and self-discipline. When rajasic (over active) we tend to be power hungry, overly aggressive and feel the need to always be right.

When balanced we have a strong sense of self, appropriate self-discipline, and are able to meet challenges.

Balancing Manipura Chakra Immersion ~ 11.00am – 2.00pm  

The morning session is a wonderful immersion including the asanas, restorative poses, visualisations and yoga nidra are designed to balance this energy centre.

Yoga Nidra and Manipura and Anahata Chakra Workshop ~ 3.00pm – 6.00pm 

The afternoon session delves deeper into these ancient teachings so that you can learn how to design your own yoga nidra for manipura chakra. What resonates with you? How can you tailor these techniques to create balance in your body? Mona will share her incredible knowledge and experience with you so that you can guide yourself and others towards a state of being you’d like to be in more often. Access your inner guru so you can balance manipura chakra whenever you need to and then share this wonderful feeling with others.

This session includes:

  • Integrate the nine steps of yoga nidra for the lower chakras.
  • Opportunity to design and practice teaching yoga nidra and receive feedback on sequences.
  • Develop short, mid length and long yoga nidra practices for manipura chakra.
  • Lecture and discussion group on how to recognise imbalances in manipura chakra.
  • Discussion on how to sequence asana and restorative postures for manipura chakra.
  • How to integrate pranayama, mantra and visualisation for manipura chakra imbalances.

Fee: $105 each

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SAT 28 JULY:

Balancing Anahata Chakra Workshop ~ 11.00am – 1.30pm 

Practicing Compassion and Self-Love

Anahata chakra in the heart is the energy center that governs relationships in our lives; our relationship with ourselves and with others.

When this energy center is tamasic (under active) we can be judgmental, intolerant, struggle to forgive and suffer from depression. When this energy center is rajasic (over active) we can be clingy, jealous and demanding of others. When balanced we have healthy relationships and are both compassionate and self-loving. Learn how to balance this chakra in this workshop.

Fee: $90

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