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5 Day Yoga & Samadhi Meditation Retreat in Perth, Australia

Kookaburra Creek Yoga Centre, 210 Carradine Road, Bedfordale, WA 6112, Australia

Weekend Yoga Retreats Australia

Immerse yourself in an inspiring long weekend of yoga, meditation, healing, nature and an abundance of vegetarian healing foods. The transformative program is focussed on rediscovering and reconnecting with the spiritual heart of nature through puja, prayer and sacred mantras. During the retreat, you will celebrate Bhu Devi, that aspect of divinity known as Mother Earth. There is time for rest; walks/meditation in the nearby forest; nourishing and cleansing yoga, meditation, and pranayama; yoga philosophy. You'll stay in newly renovated accommodation with verandahs overlooking the forest.

Meet the instructors

Mandy & Robert
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Highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Early morning healing meditations
  • Bush walks to sacred places
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Sunset Vedic fire rituals
  • Daily vegetarian meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 18
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
16:00
Check-out Time:
15:00

Kookaburra Creek Yoga have several onsite accommodation options that include shared rooms in the newly refurbished retreat center, which can accommodate 12 guests in single beds. There is a renovated railway carriage which sleeps two guests in a king size bed. There are two private enclosed gazebos which sleep one to two people. You can also bring your own tent and camp on grounds.

Program

If you would like a peaceful, immersive yoga retreat close to Perth this March long weekend you're invited to Kookaburra Creek in the Perth hills for the 4-night Samadhi Meditation Retreat. Robert and Mandy will lead you through the soul-centered practices of traditional yoga, focusing on the healing, transformative and supportive aspects of yoga, with practical information to take away and integrate into daily life.

Also included are walks and meditations in the magical, pristine bushland of the Darling Scarp and a deeply healing Sound Journey Meditation. You will also have time for rest and stillness, and be nourished with an abundance of vital, delicious and healing 'sattvic' pure foods.

During the auspicious nine-day festival of Devi Mahatma, you will celebrate the divine feminine in all its forms. In particular here at Kookaburra Creek, surrounded as you are by the intricate beauty of the natural world, you will celebrate Bhu Devi, that aspect of divinity known in all cultures around the world as the earth goddess or Mother Earth. There is no more important time in human history to honour, respect and celebrate the wonders and beauty of nature and you do this together over your weekend retreat in a very special way. A way that has the power to transform not only your own relationship with nature but also to heal and repair the essential and fragile balance of life in all its forms.

This retreat is open to everyone, offering newer students insight and guidance into beginning yoga, and experienced students greater depth and refinement to an established practice.

In the Yogic tradition, the Divine Feminine takes three primary forms. Saraswati, the goddess of wisdom, rides on the graceful swan, Hamsa and is the font of all learning and music. She is the consort, the balancing force of Brahma the creator. Lakshmi, the goddess of abundance arises from the golden lotus and is the source of fertility and wealth. She is the consort of Vishnu, the sustainer of creation. Shakti or Durga rides the mighty tiger and in all her majesty and power is the goddess of energy. In the form of Kali, she governs death and is the consort of Shiva the redeemer.

Bhu Devi and Sri Devi are the twin aspects of Lakshmi. Bhu Devi the earth goddess rules the nature spirits, from Sri Devi arises gratitude and devotion. Kookaburra has a physical representation of Bhu Devi who rides the owl in miniature bronze statuettes with which you will perform a special symbolic puja or devotional ceremony. Lakshmi is often prayed to in order to gain wealth or material gain but this is a basic misunderstanding based on a distortion of the divine feminine by the masculine principle.

Patriarchal western culture, with its emphasis on continual and unsustainable economic growth, has usurped this subtle beauty and overlaid it with a grabbing sense of possession. We have been conditioned to try to own it for our personal and individual gain, clinging and holding onto wealth in greed and selfishness. We see the tragic results of this in the destruction of our precious planet, obesity and starvation is almost equal measure, the looming climate crisis and ruthless business practices that justify all means in the pursuit of so-called growth.

This puja helps to set things back in balance. Through your worship of Bhu Devi, you remind yourself and through the vibrations you produce, those around you, of the mystery and wonder of self-regenerating life and the boundless abundance of nature on which you are entirely dependent for your lives, true happiness, fulfillment, and well being.

The masculine aspect, when property understood has an equally important role to play. That is, to create and hold a safe space in which this regeneration can take place. The analogy is that of a bowl, a pedestal in which herbs and spices are ground to release their healing essence and intoxicating fragrance. The male aspect must chisel and carve the bowl from hard unyielding stone but should never seek to own and hoard the contents for its own benefit alone.

You will discover and share the most secret and powerful of all the sacred mantras during the Durga Puja and so in the process, transform yourself. Those around you cannot help but be affected.

Join Kookaburra Creek Yoga for this transformative weekend. Be the change, now more than ever, we as a human species, need to see.

Included excursions

Powerful, healing places

This retreat includes extended walks to nearby places in the Wungong and Churchman's Brook Reserves. These are places of spiritual significance and natural beauty, and spend time meditating on the scarp, by the river's edge and upon granite boulders. This country is imbued with a powerful life force which is nourishing and healing.

Instructors

Mandy BeckerKnox

Robert Becker

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in Kookaburra Creek Yoga Center in Bedfordale in the Perth hills, Western Australia with capacity and equipment for 40 students. It is set within 10 acres of natural bush. The center was created as a sanctuary for seekers to experience the profound depths of true yoga with pristine and vital environment which supports, replenishes, and holds you during your retreat. ​The grounds and facilities are also suitable for those who may wish to camp in their own tent.

Kookaburra Creek Yoga is truly a place in harmony with nature. It is an eco-friendly property powered by the sun utilising the pure, soft spring water which rises higher up the hill. Classes are often accompanied by the sounds of kookaburras, crickets, frogs, birds, and the breeze between the branches of the trees.

Nearby places

  • Armadale Hospital Emergency Department - 5 minutes
  • Perth - 60 minutes

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

Food on this retreat is Sattvic, meaning it brings peace and enhances the wellbeing of the body, mind, and spirit. All food is plant-based, predominantly organic with much of the produce coming from Kookaburra Creek Yoga's own kitchen garden. The cuisine is vegetarian and gluten-free and is sustainable, pure, and real - supporting your body to detox, cleanse, and heal. Vegan options for all dishes.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

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

Things to do (optional)

Rest, write, read, and reflect

Many people come to a retreat for rest and respite. You will have allowed time in the program for the rest you need and reflection. Kookaburra Creek Yoga's wide verandahs overlooking the creek and forest with comfortable chairs and hammocks are the perfect place to read, write, or reflect.

Switch off and reconnect

Participants will unplug from technology, computers, phones, devices, and social media for the weekend. By all means bring a book (paper), camera, and provide loved ones with Kookaburra Creek Yoga's landline for emergencies. With your focus consciously tuned to experience the present moment, the natural world, and your own inner nature, you are able to begin the recovery and reintegration of your fragmented attention.

What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Early morning healing meditations
  • Daily Hatha and Yin yoga both indoors and under the trees
  • Bush walks to sacred places of natural beauty
  • Bonfire, kirtan, and chanting
  • Nature meditations
  • Simple rituals and pujas
  • Sun and star gazing and forest meditations
  • Agni hotra (sunset Vedic fire ritual)
  • Time for rest and reflection
  • Sumptuous, all meals with soul-nourishing vegetarian food
  • Ayurvedic teas and tonics
  • Lovely newly renovated accommodation

How to get there

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Driving directions

Kookaburra Creek is easily accessed by car with ample parking.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Perth International Airport (PER). Less than one hour from Perth city and 30 minutes from Perth airport.

Arrival by train

Kookaburra Creek is 2.5 kilometres from the Armadale train station. Take a taxi or Uber from the taxi rank across the road from the train station.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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