Easter yoga & meditation retreat | Holistic Yoga & Meditation

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Anthony O'Flynn

Welcome to the 10th annual Easter yoga & meditation retreat

Are you ready to learn the secrets of how to experience deep states of stillness and peace in meditation?

Is it time for you to connect with nature, recharge and deeply rejuvenate? Would you like to learn how to develop genuine self-confidence and increased self-acceptance? Are you seeking a more authentic connection to your soul and desire to create a deeper alignment in your life?

Holistic Yoga will host a fully residential yoga and meditation retreat during Easter 2018. The retreat will comprise powerful techniques such as mantra meditation, breath meditation and hatha yoga using the 7 chakras to deepen your meditation experience.

The retreat experience

Where & when

Reserve your place at this transforming Easter yoga and meditation retreat and discover true stillness, connect with nature and recharge deeply your mind, body & soul.

4 nights all inclusive retreat 29 March » 2 April 2018

Early bird ends 09.02.2018

Reserve my place

Transform your inner landscape

The intention of this Easter yoga retreat is to provide you with an authentic and genuine atmosphere that is orientated towards the search for true inner peace, stillness and increased self-awareness. This yoga and meditation retreat is the perfect opportunity to reflect, contemplate and journey inwards.

Location

The tranquil location of Springbrook provides sweeping panoramic views and an amazing setting for your immersion into the world of meditation. Moreover, at an altitude of 600 meters, the mountain air will clear the head and sharpen the mind.

Yoga & Meditation

Significantly, practical information on how to enjoy a successful retreat will be given. To make the retreat accessible to everyone, you can sit on a chair and the sessions of meditation are always 50 minutes or less. The retreat itself is structured so that all participants will be able to experience the numerous benefits of meditation and yoga in the stillness of silence. Alternate sessions of hatha yoga and meditation combine to rejuvenate and stretch the body in preparation for meditation. This combination prepares your body and energy by activating and energising the seven chakras in order to deepen the experience of meditation.

Powerful techniques

The techniques used at this Easter yoga retreat are traditional yogic practices and can produce profound transformations. These techniques will generate increased awareness while awakening your inner potential. The use of energy based techniques and the channeling of this energy into the psychic energy centres known as chakras produces powerful outcomes so that even beginners can attain effective results. The harnessing, control and conscious direction of these energies can produce states of pure awareness, purification of the mind, mindfulness and deep inner harmony. 

No experience is required

You do not need any previous experience in meditation or yoga. Full instruction will be given at the yoga retreat. This is an ideal opportunity for those new to meditation to experience an indepth retreat or those wanting to deepen their spiritual practice, rebalance and enjoy 4 days of blissful silence, contemplation and profound stillness.

The practice of the meditation techniques will be taught in a clear, technical and precise manner. There are opportunites each day to ask questions in an evening session dedicated to answering questions regarding meditation, yoga or any other issues that arise during the retreat.

The fee includes a free shuttle from Gold Coast airport to the retreat venue and return back to the airport after the retreat concludes. 

In the silence you will find stillness. In the stillness you will find true inner peace – your true natural state of being. 

 Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. – Neale Donald Walsch

The retreat will feature 

  • An initiation into laya yoga which is a powerful system of meditation.
  • An initiation into a meditation technique from Kashmir Shaivism, which is one of the most elevated and least known esoteric disciplines.
  • Complete and comprehensive instruction on all aspects of meditation and the practice of hatha yoga.
  • Tantric meditation with the use of music to create higher states of consciousness and emotions connected to the higher chakras such as compassion, pure awareness, intuition and self-love.
  • An exceptional natural paradise at a purpose built retreat centre to practice meditation and cultivate a state of harmony and deep inner serenity.
  • Daily hatha yoga sessions.
  • The practice of mauna (silence) to help calm the mind and create a state of interiorisation, stillness and inner peace.
  • The period of silence commences Friday morning and ends on Monday before lunch. It is precisely because of the silence at this retreat that participants consistently report profund states of meditation and calmness. The silence is the doorway to genuine stillness and produces life-changing effects.
  • The teachers will provide teachings on meditation, yoga, mindfulness, metaphysics and spirituality throughout the retreat.
  • Nightly discourses and lectures on various spiritual topics structured to create deeper insights and knowledge into a range of significant spiritual issues to accelerate your inner transformation.
  • Techniques from hatha yoga to amplify mental concentration and the ability to be focused and clear in the mind.
  • A holistic understanding of the use of the creative potential and how this energy can be used to achieve deeper states of meditation.
  • Techniques to still the mind using the control of the breath – the relationship between the mind and the breath.
  • Readings, quotes and poetry from self-realised masters designed to create a resonance with wisdom and higher states of consciousness.
  • An atmosphere of love, aspiration and spiritual support to discover your true nature of who you really are and embark on the journey home.
  • A delicious menu of nourishing vegetarian meals.

Please note that this retreat is very popular and tends to book out. Book today to secure your place.

This Easter reward yourself with a life-changing experience that will reframe how you experience reality in each and everyday. 

Teachers

Anthony O'Flynn

Holistic Life Coach, Educator, Inspirational Speaker, Yoga & Meditation Teacher

Anthony is a true pioneer in the field of modern spirituality. His approach allows him to navigate a broad range of topics and modalities while drawing connections and offering profound insights into consciousness and the spiritual path. Anthony’s purpose is to awaken individuals to the power of the human soul and discover a life of true purpose and inspiration.

His ability to link the ancient and the modern provides a bridge between traditional spirituality and a 21st century lifestyle. His approach is insightful and his audience enjoys his spirited humour, profound knowledge and light-hearted style of communicating timeless truths.

Anthony's message expresses a true wisdom that can only be accumulated by 18 years of experience on the path, complete with breakthroughs, mistakes, dead-ends, realisations, acceptance and joy for the profound journey of life.  

Anthony regards himself as an eternal student but it is the role of awakener and educator that is apparent through the countless workshops, courses, retreats and events that he facilitates. He is a skilled presenter and speaker with an ability to articulately communicate concepts that ‘stick’ with the audience creating many ‘a-ha’ moments and genuine transformations that represent his unique gift.

As a certified life-coach, Anthony is also passionate about personal development and uses the tool of the Enneagram to support the removing of blocks and assist to inspire his clients to be the best version of themselves. Anthony has embraced the path of Tantra since 1999 and he draws on his extensive experience in this field in the teaching of Tantric sexuality.

After studying at university for six years and completing a Masters in Communications at Monash University in Melbourne, Anthony embarked on a global expedition travelling across the globe. Anthony’s life-long interest in mysticism dramatically intensified on a trip to India in 1999, where he began to practice yoga and meditation. This turning point led to a deeper spiritual integration and led to Anthony spending more than two years of his life in India. Anthony deeply immersed himself in the practice of yoga, meditation and studied numerous diverse paths and topics related to spirituality.

Anthony is also the Director of the Paradigm Shift Summit, which is a movement of socially and spiritually aware people who recognise that an awakening is occurring as humanity evolves to a higher more elevated level of consciousness. The Paradigm Shift movement is an expression of the goal of assisting humanity transform to a new level of awareness during this critical transition.

Anthony feels a deep gratitude to live as a spiritual practitioner. He enjoys communicating this critical message and continues to help inspire others to make choices to maximise their own happiness while developing the tranquility of inner peace, presence and true wisdom. 

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Nina Hansen

Inspirational Speaker, Facilitator, Yoga & Meditation Teacher

Nina Hansen has walked the spiritual path for over 18 years. Nina's profound wisdom and serenity captivates participants at the numerous workshops, retreats and courses that she leads. Nina's spiritual dedication and loving nature can be felt during the various teachings she offers that are flavoured by her gentle and soft teaching style. Compassion and tolerance are intrinsic components in her ability to convey the message of yoga and spirituality in a modern and contemporary approach.

Originally Norwegian, after studying and living in England and travelling extensively, Nina now calls Australia home and prefers the pristine beaches and warmer sub-tropical climate of the Sunshine Coast. 

Nina has followed the Tantric path since 1999 and this focus is reflected in her teachings on Tantric sexuality, the awakening of the divine feminine and her skillful practice and transmission of the transforming practice of Tantric yoga. Nina’s path as a Tantric teacher is one of authenticity and integrity as she communicates this diverse and fulfilling path.

Nina embodies a sincere and mature attitude to genuine inner growth. This is reflected in her understanding that bringing spiritual practice into every moment of life by cultivating awareness is an essential quality to develop on the spiritual path. This ability to remain present is fundamental to expanding consciousness and is a constant reminder to embrace the journey of life and cherish each and every day.

As a truly gifted graphic designer, Nina runs her own thriving business – Nina Hansen Design where she uses her natural appreciation of aesthetics in a visual context. Nina has previously worked in some of the biggest and most successful design agencies around the world but now prefers the freedom and flexibility of her own business.  Nina completed her studies in Visual Communications and the History of Art and Design in England. Nina is also an enthusiastic dancer and revels in the glitz, energy and flow of all things Latin dance.

It is perhaps fitting that her travels to India marked the beginning of Nina’s spiritual path. Nina was fascinated with the richness of Indian philosophy, specifically Tantra and quickly became absorbed by metaphysical and esoteric teachings. Her strong background in art, creativity and design gave Nina a deep appreciation of spiritual art, architecture and esoteric symbolism, all of which have an important role in the spiritual tradition of India.

Nina followed the calling of her soul to embark on the spiritual journey and search for happiness and true inner peace. After this beginning Nina spent extended periods in both India and Thailand practicing and studying this path of wisdom.

Nina has realised that the relentless pursuit of happiness was at the heart of human existence and yet this happiness is always within. The contentment we are all searching for is a deep inner peace and Nina lives each day through the understanding that happiness is a choice and we are the ones responsible for making that choice in each and every moment.

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FAQ

Location

The retreat will be held at Springbrook Theosophical Education and Retreat Centre located in the Gold Coast hinterland. The address is 2184 Springbrook Rd. Springbrook, QLD. 

Inclusions

The fee includes

There are 2 accommodation options available - single rooms and twin-share. The fee includes accommodation for 4 nights and all meals during the retreat. This inlcudes both dinner on arrival on the Thursday evening and Monday lunch. The shuttle service from Gold Coast Airport to the retreat venue and return back to the airport is also included in the fee depending on availability. It is advised to book early for the retreat as it has previously booked out. Full participation at the retreat is also included in the fee and all yoga equipment is supplied. 

How to get there?

Getting there

From Coolangatta, travel northwards on the Pacific Highway. Take the first Mudgereeba exit (exit 80) and then left onto the Springbrook Road at the roundabout. It is signed for Springbrook. Note that this road has many sharp bends and some historic timber bridges with sharp curves. It is about 21km from Mudgereeba to the retreat centre. 

From Brisbane via the Gold Coast motorway, take exit 79 ‘Robina & Mudgereeba', cross to the right over the highway, turn left into Mudgereeba and continue through to Springbrook Road as above. There is a fast train to Robina from Brisbane and Brisbane airport. Hire a taxi from Robina station.

Shuttle from Gold Coast Airport

The airport transfer will leave Gold Coast airport on Thursday @ 5pm. The transfer will then proceed to Robina train station for a pick-up at approximately 5.20pm. The airport transfer will then arrive back at Gold Coast airport (via Robina train station) on Monday at approximately 4pm.*

You must book in for this service when booking for the retreat. Please email your flight times to assist with the synchronising of the shuttle service.

* Please note Holistic Yoga & Meditation cannot be held responsible for unforeseen delays during the transfers to and from Gold Coast airport.

By road

The Retreat Centre is on the Springbrook plateau in the Gold Coast hinterland at an approximate altitude of 600 metres. Turn off the Pacific Highway at Mudgereba. From Mudgereba it is approximately a 30-minute drive (22km) up a windy road. The driveway to the Retreat Centre is on the right just before the fork to Lyrebird Ridge and is clearly marked.

By plane

Gold Coast Domestic or International Airport is the most accessible airport to Springbrook. The airport is approximately 1-hour drive from the retreat centre.

Shuttle service

The airport transfer will leave Gold Coast airport on Thursday 24.03.2016 @ 5pm. The airport transfer will then arrive back at Gold Coast airport on Monday 28.03.2016 at approximately @ 4pm.*

Please notify us when booking for the Easter retreat if you require this service. Please note this is a complimentary service however places are limited so book early. 

Brisbane airport is an alternative arrival destination. For those flying to Brisbane, a shuttle will depart from Robina train station to the venue and return to Robina train station after the retreat concludes on Monday.

What to bring?

• It is necessary to bring a towel, linen. Specifically, a pillowslip, doona cover and fitted sheet for a single bed. A pillow, 1 blanket and a doona are supplied.

• Earplugs are essential. This is for meditation. Participants will understand why at the retreat.

• A torch.

• A raincoat or umbrella. This is also essential.

• Any personal items that you feel are necessary during the retreat.

• A sense of humour.

• As the centre is in the hinterland at a higher altitude, it is highly advisable to bring some warm clothes. In addition, the body temperature often drops during meditation.

• Thick socks and a warm jumper are a must.

• A water bottle.

• Alarm clock.

Additional details

Please note in accordance with the retreat centre, only vegetarian food is allowed. Drugs or alcohol are not allowed. Smoking or pets are not permitted. It is advisable if participants for personal reasons are expecting an emergency or other urgent matter to arise during the retreat that they remain contactable during the retreat. Please note that my own telephone number does not receive consistent coverage at the retreat location. The caretaker’s name is Kay and her number is (07) 5533 5211.

Please note all participants are responsible for their own personal possessions and we cannot be held liable for any loss or damage to participants property.

The retreat will conclude on Monday at approximately 2.40pm. The shuttle to Gold Coast Airport will leave at approximately 3pm. If you have any queries regarding the retreat please do not hesitate to contact us. Please note that all of the specific details regarding the running of the retreat itself will be discussed on Thursday evening prior to the commencement of the retreat. Questions can be asked during this meeting. 

Please note that the period of silence commences on Friday morning and concludes on Monday before lunch (3 full days).

All meals during the retreat are included in the fee and will be vegetarian including dairy products. If you require extra supplements or food items you are welcome to bring whatever you require. 

The daily program

Example of the daily program

Please note this is only an example. In the beginning the meditations will only last for 20 minutes and gradually increase as you become integrated into the practice of meditation. There is always a 5-10 minute break between meditations.

7.00 meditation


8.00 breakfast


9.00 meditation


10.00 hatha yoga


11.30 Introduction to daily music meditation


11.45 music meditation


12.30 lunch


3.00 meditation


4.00 hatha yoga


5.00 meditation


6.00 dinner


7.00 evening seminar and Q&A


8.30 tea


10.00 retire

What they say

I expect this retreat to be one of those pivotal moments in my life where I look back in years to come and see how making that one decision to attend changed the course of my life.

Taryn

I came here looking for answers and direction. I found my inner self, my own happiness without reason. It’s amazing what you can hear when you don’t speak.

Danni

This meditation retreat has woken me up and reminded me to nurture my soul no matter what. It has helped me find a place of peace, which feels very empowering.

Bonnie

With respect, constant support, encouragement in a safe and happy, positive environment, Nina and Anthony helped me to realize that what I was searching for was with me all the time. Showed me how to unlock my mind, heart, and soul. I now look at life with new eyes - new beginning - I can say I have left the old me behind. Only forward. Only positive. I gained so much more from this experience. Thank you to Nina and Anthony

Kelly

The knowledge of the teachers was exceptional. I learnt so much over a short period which I can use for life. The meditation brought out some supressed emotions which I can now deal with in my conscious state.

Peter

My experience of this retreat had been phenomenal. I found it very challenging because of the huge personal growth and transformation that I experienced. I am overwhelmingly grateful to have been here.

Bernadette

Anthony & Nina promote a non-threatening environment that is full of thought provoking content that will have a profound effect on the way you approach life.

Richard

Anthony and Nina have created a truly unique and inspired retreat. You will leave having a deeper connection with yourself and the universe.

Kavita

Anthony is a knowledge leader, he has a greater mission, vision and power. If you haven’t heard about him, you will in the future.

James

I came here with an incredible anxious and overactive mind and am leaving a different person. I have a calmer mind and now know the tools to maintain this feeling at home.

Courtney

I would strongly recommend this to anyone interested in developing their knowledge and experience of yoga and meditation. A life–changing experience for me.

Angela

It’s hard work, it’s physically painful but when you break through the barrier you came here to break anyway, you feel like you can do anything.

Sue

The information provided was truly inspirational. We were given meditation techniques, yoga practice, spiritual quotes and visual aids. This retreat is highly recommended for people who want to walk on the spiritual path. It was truly amazing.

Janine

The food was wonderful and the practices were led and explained well. All up, highly recommended for anyone looking for more meaning to life.

Ray

Where & when

Reserve your place at this transforming Easter yoga and meditation retreat and discover true stillness, connect with nature and recharge deeply your mind, body & soul.

When & what

4 nights all inclusive retreat
29 March » 2 April 2018

Where

Springbrook Retreat Centre, Gold Coast Hinterland, Queensland,
Springbrook QLD 4213

Investment

Single room
Earlybird $995  Full fee $1295

Twin share
Earlybird $895  Full fee $1195

Early bird ends 9 February 2018

Easter yoga & meditation retreat

Thursday 29 March » Monday 2 April 2018
Early bird ends 9 February 2018

Select your options

Product Price Qty

Easter yoga & meditation retreat - single room

Each single room has a sink in the room. The bathroom and toilet is shared.

$1,295.00$995.00

Easter yoga & meditation retreat - twin share

Each twin-share room has a sink in the room. The bathroom and toilet is shared.

$1,195.00$895.00

Returns & refunds

Events, workshops and retreats
A refund of 70% of the total amount paid is refunded if we receive written notice of a cancellation more than 30 days of an event (workshop, retreat, course) commencing.

A refund of 50% of the total amount paid is refunded if we receive written notice of a cancellation less than 30 days of an event (workshop, retreat, course) commencing.

A refund of 30% of the total amount paid is refunded if we receive written notice of a cancellation less than 7 days of an event (workshop, retreat, course) commencing.

No refund is given for any reason if a cancellation occurs within 48 hours of an event (workshop, course, workshop begins).

Refunds are not provided if a participant for any reason leaves an event (course, workshop, retreat) early.

Holistic Yoga & Meditation reserves the right to provide refunds in instances of cancellations due to extreme circumstances.

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Shipped products
Refunds are provided for shipped products only in the event that they are faulty or defective.

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RETURNS & REFUNDS 

Events, workshops and retreats
A refund of 70% of the total amount paid is refunded if we receive written notice of a cancellation more than 30 days of an event (workshop, retreat, course) commencing.

A refund of 50% of the total amount paid is refunded if we receive written notice of a cancellation less than 30 days of an event (workshop, retreat, course) commencing.

A refund of 30% of the total amount paid is refunded if we receive written notice of a cancellation less than 7 days of an event (workshop, retreat, course) commencing.

No refund is given for any reason if a cancellation occurs within 48 hours of an event (workshop, course, workshop begins).

Refunds are not provided if a participant for any reason leaves an event (course, workshop, retreat) early.

Holistic Yoga & Meditation reserves the right to provide refunds in instances of cancellations due to extreme circumstances.

Digital products
All digital product sales are final. The format is described in the product description. It is the buyers responsibility to ensure they have the necessary equipment to use the digital product purchased. 

Shipped products
Refunds are provided for shipped products only in the event that they are faulty or defective.