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.
During retreat we take stock of what we have been doing and notice which of our resources are most depleted. Once we become centred again we are able to mindfully replenish ourselves.
Mangrove Yoga Ashram offers a variety of yoga retreats suitable for everyone. All you have to do is browse through the retreat descriptions with the assurance that a stay at Mangrove will leave you feeling reinvigorated. We look forward to having you with us.
Retreats are classed under two main types:
Retreats on demand! Alongside our regular program of structured retreats, is the opportunity to retreat whenever you need to, for anywhere between one day and one month. This section also includes volunteer options and long-term stays at the ashram.
Weekends and week-long retreats occur right throughout the year and focus on yoga 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 structured Retreat tab in the right side menu. From the same menu you can also choose to browse all retreats or go straight to the Retreats Calendar link...also over there in the right side menu, to see a listing of all retreats in date order.
To download a PDF or view the retreat information and calendar showing all retreats, use the links below.
A300 Mangrove Creek Rd
Mangrove Creek NSW
P02 4377 1171
When you are helpless, when you have nowhere to go, when your body is completely tired and broken, when your mind does not function, then your soul becomes free to unite with Him. The bulb breaks and the energy returns to the power house.
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