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6 Days Blissful Yoga and Meditation Festival in Severnlea (Stanthorpe), QLD Australia

Ananda Palli, 463 Back Creek Road, Severnlea, Southern Downs Region, Queensland 4352, Australia

Yoga Retreat in Australia

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.

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  • 2 daily meditation and yoga on full program days
  • Daily workshops from yoga monks and nun and distinguished specialists
  • Transport to and from the bus depot in Stanthorpe to the venue at Ananda Palli
  • Musical performance from multi-talented artists
  • Breakfasts, lunches, and evening meals
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Snacks

Yoga styles

5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Afrikaans, Hindi, Malay, Sanskrit, Tagalog, English
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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.

Basic indoor accommodation

Bed and mattress only. Guests would need to provide linen, sleeping bag, pillow, and toiletries.

Camping option

Guests have access to an on-site camping style ablution block.

Indoor accommodation

  • Complete with all linen, towels, and soaps. Guests have access to communal bathroom facilities in each building and the on-site campground 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.


  • 06:00 Rising song
  • 06:30 Asana class (yoga postures)
  • 07:30 Uplifting songs and chanting
  • 08:00 Morning meditation, inspirational reading, and talk
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Morning workshops and childcare youth programs
  • 10:00 - 12:00 Childcare youth programs
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 - 15:30 Afternoon workshops and childcare youth programs
  • 15:45 Games and sports
  • 16:45 Yoga asana group practice
  • 17:45 Uplifting songs and chanting
  • 18:15 Evening meditation, inspirational reading, and talk
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Evening program

Please note that all activities are optional.


Dada Paramatmananda

Didi Ananda Shamita

Taraka (Tori) Bail

Dada Jitendrananda

Professor Sohail Inayatullah

Dr Sarah Antill

Retreat location

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.


  • Brisbane - 2.5 hours
  • Stanthorpe - 10 minutes
  • Tenterfield, 40 kilometers

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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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.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 2 daily meditation and yoga on full program days
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Daily evening meals, lunches, breakfast, and snacks
  • Daily workshops from yoga monks and nun and distinguished specialists
  • Musical performance from multi-talented artists
  • Transport to and from the bus depot in Stanthorpe to the venue at Ananda Palli

What's not included

  • Airport transfers
  • Linen and toiletries (these will be supplied in the linen toiletries package)
  • Camping equipment for outdoor accommodation

How to get there

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Driving directions to Severnlea

  • Look at Severnlea for the sign at the New England Highway for Ananda Mela, which is right near the company E. E. Muir and Sons Agricultural Supplies.
  • Turn here at Back Creek road and follow it (through some turns) five kilometers until you see Ananda Palli on your left.
  • The address of Ananda Palli is 463 Back Creek Road.
  • Turn in and drive along the dirt road until you come to the signs for the registration table (near the meditation hall).

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Brisbane International Airport (BNE). You need to find your own way to get to the location.

Arrival by bus

If you are arriving by bus, Ananda Marga (Meditation and Yoga) can pick you up from Stanthorpe bus station.

Arrival by train

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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Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
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