Please note programs and retreats may be cancelled without notice at our discretion.
Friday 3-Monday 6 Easter at Mangrove
Friday 3-Wednesday 8 Deepening Sadhana : Prana Vidya
Friday 17-Sunday 19 Weekend of Mindfulness with Mellissa O'Brien
Friday 17-Sunday 19 Farm Project
Friday 24-Sunday 26 Serve Love Give
Friday 24-Sunday 26 Meditation Level 2: Refining the Mind
Saturday 25-Sunday 26 Hatha Yoga Cleanse Day
Sunday 26-Sunday 3 May CPD: Instruct Relaxation & Breathing Techniques: Option B
Friday 1-Sunday 3 The Yantras of the Tattwas: The Visual Forms of the Elements
Friday 8-Sunday 10 What's Your Dharma?
Friday 8-Sunday 10 Family Yoga Weekend (Mother's Day 10th)
Friday 15-Sunday 17 Farm Project
Friday 15-Sunday 17 Student Weekend
Saturday 16-Sunday 17 Yoga Relax
Friday 22-Sunday 24 Serve Love Give
Friday 22-Sunday 24 Meditation Level 1: Cultivating Tranquility
Friday 22-Sunday 24 CPD: Giving Birth: A Yogic Perspective
Friday 22-Sunday 24 Annapoorna Kitchen Full
Sunday 24 Open Day
Sunday 24-Sunday 31 The Power of Awareness - 7 Day Meditation Intensive
Saturday 30-Sunday 14 Jun Sannyasa Sadhana for Initiates
with Swami Satyadharma
In yoga it is said that in the beginning there was just pure consciousness from which emanated pure energy or mahaprana. Pure consciousness and pure energy exist in the unmanifest dimension. However, when pure consciousness decided to become manifest, it manifested through pure energy. So from pure prana emanated sound, the first manifestation in creation. Sound is the most subtle aspect of manifest prana. Form gradually emanated from sound and from the subtlest form came all the objects of creation, including our own individual being.
So, all of us have our life within this concept of cosmic prana. Our real mother, our true mother, is mahaprana or mahashakti.
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.
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.
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