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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.
Dada Paramatmananda has been a yoga monk for 29 years. He has worked in many countries in South Asia, South East Asia, Europe and is currently based in Melbourne, Australia, where he runs classes and workshops, teaching the art and practice of meditation and yoga. Dada uses his engineering background to delve deeply into the esoteric and mystical science behind Yoga to show us yogic secrets hidden in plain sight and how we can apply this knowledge in our life. Workshop: Yoga – Revolution Part 2
Didi Ananda Shamita has been a yoga nun for 31 years, during which she has taught the philosophy and practices of meditation and yoga; and coordinated social service activities in more than 15 countries. Didi is currently based in Brisbane, Australia. In addition to hosting this event, Didi will present the Yoga - The Revolution workshops which outline some of the foundations of yogic thought.
Taraka has been teaching Yoga for 20 years to adults and children.Yoga has been her greatest love, because it touches all of us from the physical to the spiritual and has the potential to transform and heal every aspect of our being. Workshop: Restorative Yoga
Dada Jitendrananda has been a yoga monk for over 30 years. He has worked in the Far East and Europe before coming to the South Pacific. He currently manages the Ananda Palli center in Stanthorpe. Workshop – Transitioning to Coops This workshop reveals the amazing benefits of co-operatives – physical, emotional, financial, social – and why we need to embrace them in our future.
Professor Sohail Inayatullah, political scientist, received his doctorate from the University of Hawaii in 1990. He is Professor at several universities and a leading academic in the field of Futures Studies. In 2015, he was awarded the first UNESCO Chair in this field. He currently resides in Mooloolaba, Australia Sohail workshops are divided into two parts: The Green Economy - A look at technology and trends that will transform our lives. Leadership and creating the green sadvipra - Using the Sarkar game to conclude with a plausible scenario for the next 500 years
Sarah holds a DPhil in Physical Geography (Oxford-speak for PhD in Environmental Science) from Oxford University. For the last nine years she has worked on environmental issues such as: promoting alternatives to chemical agriculture, preventing destructive coal and gas “developments”, and protecting forests. She is currently finalising a novel, “Affinity”, a fictional exploration of how to address the root causes of environmental destruction, instead of simply the symptoms Workshop: Deep Shift – Changing culture to save the planet (2 workshops)
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.
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.