Ananda Marga invites you to a yoga festival in Severnlea, Australia. The Ananda Mela Festival is a family-friendly event offering twice daily yoga and meditation, an abundance of healthy gourmet vegetarian or vegan food, social development workshops, spiritual philosophy, and entertainment from acclaimed artists. The yoga festival program facilitates community, creativity, and fun while practicing yoga and developing your meditation practice. This is a unique, vibrant, spiritual festival which celebrates cultural diversity, encourages environmental sustainability initiatives. and promotes health and well-being.
The Ananda Palli community has 100 acres of bush, fields, and orchards with an ashram, school building, and organic vegetable farm and a few family homes. Accommodation is mainly camping with limited indoor facilities for singles and families. All indoor accommodation is determined on a first come, first serve basis.
Bed and mattress only. Guests would need to provide linen, sleeping bag, pillow, and toiletries.
Guests have access to an on-site camping style ablution block.
Ashrams usually represent a return to a simpler way of living, which is very different to a hotel. Generally there is a more communal atmosphere and often an expectation that guests will pitch in with whatever needs doing.
Please note that all activities are optional.
The festival will be held in 463 Back Creek Road, Severnlea, Australia. It is located at the heart of the Granite Belt. The area boasts spectacular countryside, massive granite outcroppings, rolling farmland, and an abundance of flora and fauna. It is located two and a half hours south west of Brisbane and 40 kilometers north of Tenterfield on the New England Highway and about ten minutes from Stanthorpe.
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You will be served vegetarian or vegan breakfasts, lunches, and evening meals along with snacks. Drinks are limited to a range of herbal teas and to water.
Brisbane International Airport
Transfer not provided
Please book your flight to arrive at Brisbane International Airport (BNE). You need to find your own way to get to the location.
If you are arriving by bus, Ananda Marga (Meditation and Yoga) can pick you up from Stanthorpe bus station.
There are bus services from Brisbane railway station to Stanthorpe. Services operate every day and the journey takes approximately three hours 13 minutes. This information is accurate at the time of publication and is subject to change by the providers and due to road conditions. Alternatively, the driving distance is approximately two hours 39 minutes if you have your own car.
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