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3 Days Inner Light Meditation and Yoga Retreat Australia

  • Amarant Retreat, 1475 Don Road, Don Valley, Yarra Junction, Victoria, Australia

Overview

Mind-Purifying Yoga and Meditation Retreat Victoria

  • 3 days with instruction
  • Your inner light is right in the centre of your chest. This retreat gives you the opportunity to be still, to be quiet, and to be with your own mind. Then slowly your inner light begins to emerge from within. While getting yourself away from a busy and crowded city life, you will connect to your own mind through yoga practice, meditation, and mantra chanting in a refreshing and tranquil location. What can be more rewarding to your body and your soul than the peace you can have from within?

    Highlights

    • Vinyasa and Yin yoga
    • Daily morning silent practice
    • Daily pranayama and meditation
    • Purifying Buddhist mantra chanting
    • Daily Ayurvedic vegetarian meals
    • Peaceful retreat location
    • 3 nights’ lodging

    Skill level

    • Intermediate

    Group sizes

    The maximum participants in the group is 15.

      Languages

      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: English
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    You will be staying for a 3-night stay at Amarant Retreat accommodation, a luxury in the Yarra Ranges. The building is set over 3 split levels providing plenty of private space for sleeping, relaxing, and talking to fellow retreatants. There is one 4-shared room available, all other accommodation is twin share. At Amarant Retreat, it is easy to unwind and find a place of inner calm, either outside in the beautiful forest and gardens, or inside curled up by the fire.

    Daily schedule

    • 07:00 Rise
    • 07:15 Morning silent meditation
    • 07:35 Pranayama (breath practice)
    • 08:00 Vinyasa yoga (physical yoga practice)
    • 09:30 Breakfast
    • 11:30 Purifying Buddhist mantra
    • 12:30 Inner light meditation
    • 13:00 Lunch
    • 16:30 Yin yoga
    • 17:30 Inner light meditation
    • 18:00 Dinner
    • 20:00 Purifying Buddhist mantra
    • 21:00 Quiet time

    Retreat etiquette

    • Attendance at all sessions is required. If you are sick, or cannot attend for any other reasons, please inform Sanjay.
    • Do not bring any non-yogic reading material.
    • Keep the five Mahayana precepts: no killing, stealing, lying, sexual conduct, no tobacco, alcohol or other mind altering substances.
    • Silence is to be kept from waking up to after you finish lunch.
    • You are requested to stay in the Amarant grounds throughout the yoga retreat.
    • No visitors will be allowed during the yoga retreat.
    • You must attend each session promptly.
    • Sanjay

      Sanjay began exploring consciousness development and the healing arts at the age of 15. His asana (physical posture) practice is integrated with daily pranayama, as well as meditation and philosophical study spanning many spiritual traditions. These include Kashmir Shaivism, Mahayana Buddhism and yoga’s sister science of Ayurveda. He offers workshops and retreats throughout the year to further his students’ knowledge and provide the opportunity to find inner peace and happiness. His teachers are Pattabhi Jois, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Ani Karin, Swami Shankarananda, and Paul Dallaghan.

    This retreat is going to be held at the stunning Amarant Retreat, about 70 kilometers north-east of Melbourne. This luxurious, restful, and peaceful surrounds of Amarant are perfect for your deep inner yogic practices. Amarant rests in a 25-acre of magical temperate rainforest on Mount Ben Cairn in the Yarra Ranges National Park. The park is visited daily by birds and other wildlife residing in the surrounding forest.

    On this retreat, you will eat foods from an Ayurvedic nature, vegetarian and well balanced for all constitutions. The menu is designed to take into consideration times of the day and the current season. Meals are simple, fresh and natural. Eggs, onions, garlic, mushrooms, tomatoes, and chilies of any type are not included on this retreat as they have negative effects on the mind. Kindly inform Yoga Sanjay if you have any special dietary requirements, they will try to accommodate your needs.

    The following meals are included:

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Snacks
    • Drinks

    The following dietary requirements are served and/or catered for:

    • Ayurvedic
    • Vegetarian
    • Yogic
    (If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation)
    • 3 nights’ accommodation
    • All meditation sessions
    • All pranayama sessions
    • All purifying Buddhist mantra teaching and practice sessions
    • All yoga sessions
    • Delicious Ayurvedic vegetarian meals
    • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 14 days before the arrival date.
    • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.

    Testimonials

    • Review by Karen

      "Well worth participating. A unique experience that aids reflection in a beautiful location."

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    • Review by Andrew

      "Ah! The serenity. Not being a “retreat” type of person, (actually a hardened cynic would best describe me) signing up was the hardest bit. Once at the retreat, we were quickly put at our ease. The active part of the yoga well incorporated with the breathing, basic meditation, relaxation, yoga philosophy, and the “different” food, made for a very relaxing and personally rewarding weekend. The location was superb! Getting home very relaxed and calm. I would and have recommended Sanjay’s retreats to my friends and colleagues."

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    • Review by Janie

      "Sanjay is that rare breed of teacher who combines intelligent, focused instruction with an innate intuitive ability to read his students accurately both on a mental and physical level. Consequently students at all levels, under his subtle, precise direction, feel inspired, encouraged and confident enough to explore and extend their own potential as far as they want to go. His adjustments during asanas, his technical skill and depth of knowledge on all matters yogic are exceptional. His professionalism, integrity and passionate, holistic commitment to yoga ensure his retreats are brilliantly balanced, challenging and thoroughly enjoyable."

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    • Review by Vivienne

      "My Amarant Yoga Retreat with Sanjay was my first retreat experience ever. The yoga retreat was extremely well organised and encapsulated everything you would expect of a Yogic Experience. Being of a novice level at no time did I feel either hindered or a hindrance. Sanjay is so knowledgeable with the practices of meditation, the postures and especially the gentle guiding of your own spirit to a greater inner understanding. The accommodation was very comfortable and the ayurvedic food delicious. Any retreat with Sanjay is a gift of love to yourself."

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    • Review by Nathalie

      "I particularly enjoyed Sanjays encyclopaedic yoga knowledge, clearly gleaned from many years of practical worldwide experience. My first yoga retreat was after having done yoga for several years, but prior yoga experience is not really important to the main focus which is bringing unity between the mind and body. I loved the ayurvedic food, the different types of yoga practice, as well as the quiet contemplative times in the Australian bush. Sanjays unique approach to yoga practice and lovely sense of dedication and humour was well appreciated by all the participants."

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    • Review by Shannon

      "I enjoyed my yoga retreat experience, the yoga, food and peaceful surroundings were sensational. I felt rejuvenated and enjoyed the balance of Ashtanga and the restorative yoga. More restorative yoga would be even better! I also loved the chanting, philosophy and relaxing with the other retreat-goers."

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    Melbourne, Australia

    Yoga Sanjay offers yoga retreats in Victoria. Going on yoga retreats is a way to dive deeper into your practice and discover more amazing parts of yourself.

    Speaks English

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