Upcoming retreats at Mangrove

Please note programs and retreats may be cancelled without notice at our discretion.


Friday 23-Friday 6 Feb Yogic Studies: Module 2

Friday 30-Sunday 1 Feb Connecting Pranayama with Mudra and Bandha

Friday 30-Sunday 1 Feb Serve Love Give


Wednesday 11-Wednesday 25 Yogic Studies: Module 3

Friday 13-Sunday 15 Farm Project

Friday 20-Sunday 22 Annapoorna Kitchen

Friday 20-Sunday 22 CPD: Neuroscience of Relaxation & Breathing

Friday 20-Sunday 22 Meditation Level 1: Cultivating Tranquility

Thursday 26 Program Free

Friday 27-Sunday 1 Mar Family Yoga Weekend

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Meditation Level 1 : Cultivating Tranquility

2015 dates: 16–18 Jan, 20–22 Feb, 20–24 May, 26–28 Jun, 25–27 Sep 

Would you like to connect with the oasis of tranquility within you, nourish your nervous system, and create a stillness that can help reveal your profound and beautiful mind? This weekend meditation retreat will start you on a path to achieve that goal.

No matter how busy and strenuous everyday life is, 20 minutes of meditation will help calm the cells of the body and the patterns of the mind making life easier, healthier and more creative.

This is the first part of a 3 level meditation course. You can attend each level more than once over a single or a number of years, or proceed directly through each level to the next. It all depends on what is right for you, and how your meditation practice is progressing. The time in between the weekends gives ample opportunity to practice the exercises, and to bring back experiences, feedback and questions for the next weekend.

Meditation Level 1 will help you by showing how to:

• Sit in comfort

Relax the body and mind

Support the nervous system

• Bring the mind to a place of tranquility

• Cultivate that wise, calmer and more creative you

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Mangrove Yoga Ashram is the largest yoga retreat centre in the southern hemisphere and has been a teaching centre for nearly 40 years.

To physically retreat means to take a step back or withdraw, and a place of retreat is a place of seclusion, shelter or privacy. People have always enjoyed travelling to beautiful locations to 'get away from it all'. Packing the essentials and being away from home and our daily routines encourages us to focus on ourselves and recharge.

A holiday and a spiritual retreat are two different things, however. Holidays are temporary distractions from our responsibilities and routines, and any sense of peace and quiet we may achieve can be quickly eroded when we get back behind the desk, on the phone, in front of the television or in the middle of traffic. A spiritual retreat is a valuable experience where genuine restoration is achieved. This is possible because we are not simply relaxing (forgetting) but exploring and practising the methods needed to lead healthy, balanced lives. It is a time to become reacquainted with our inner selves.

Retreat information

Weekends and extended retreats occur throughout the year and offer retreats for specific purposes; focus in depth on one aspect of yoga or combine yoga with another fun or creative activity. The structured retreats are organised by category; you can access this listing by clicking on the Yoga Retreats tab in the right side menu.

Also click on right side panel for Yogic Living Stays, which include volunteer options and seva stays etc.

Contact Us

A300 Mangrove Creek Rd
Mangrove Creek NSW
Australia 2250

P02 4377 1171

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Why are you bored with your work? It is due to your attitude. If the attitude is correct, you can go on doing the same work for fifty years. When you consider your work as a duty, a way of serving others, it never becomes dull.

- Swami Satyananda

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