Silence is golden

At a time when life just seems to be getting busier and busier, it may be worth considering stepping out of the madness for a few days and entering into a place of quiet. I have decided that this December I am going to enjoy a 3 day silent retreat. The space will be created and held by Prem from Sacred Earth. I have been fortunate, having spent time with Prem before in devotional singing and it is a wonderful, uplifting experience. She is a beautiful soul with a magnificent voice and a generous heart.

More info : Sacred_Earth_Retreats_-_Music_For_Inner_Peace.html




Sanctuary Retreat – Mission Beach Qld – July 2012

I will be hosting a 7 day yoga retreat at Sanctuary retreat Mission Beach, Queensland from  8 – 14th July 2012.

Sanctuary Retreat Mission Beach, Far North Queensland

This will be a wonderful opportunity to deepen your yoga practice while nurturing and nourishing all that you are and can be.  The sanctuary is truly beautiful, set amidst tropical rainforest, secluded beaches and overlooks the Coral sea.

May you meet yourself along the way: welcome that which sits well and accurately reflects who  you are, change that which no longer serves you and open yourself to a deeper connection with the essence of who you are right now.

For more details, look under Yoga Retreat page (above).

Hepburn Springs Yoga Retreat March 2011

Dear friends,

You are warmly invited to attend a yoga retreat at the beautiful Shizuka Ryokan, a traditional japanese inn set amid tranquil bushland in Hepburn Springs. Shizuka offers a very personal level of service and represents quite a unique experience in Australia. The retreat offers traditional accommodation, delicious cuisine and luxurious spa treatments, together with extensive yoga tuition.

This retreat will run from Friday 25th March to Sunday 27th March 2011. The following is a short plan for the weekend.

Friday 25th March

2:00pm Arrive
3:00 − 4:30pm Welcome circle. Gentle yoga practice
6:30pm Izakaya evening featuring traditional Japanese style tapas
8:00 – 9:00pm Chanting and Yoga Nidra

Saturday 26th March

7:00am Wake up bell
7:30 − 8:30am Chanting, gentle yoga asana and meditation
9:00am Breakfast
11:30 − 12:30pm Pranayama

3:00 −5:00pm Group sharing of writings, poems, etc of Inspiration
Doubles yoga, including gentle thai yoga massage
6:30pm 4 course japanese banquet dinner

8:00 − 9:00pm Chanting and Yoga Nidra

Sunday 27th March

7:00am Wake up bell
7:30 − 8:30am Chanting, gentle yoga asana and meditation
9:00am Breakfast
11:00am CHECKOUT

As this is a small property, we will have exclusive use of the facilities. I have attached a link which contains comprehensive details of the retreat for you to browse.

There is plenty of time for spa treatments (which must be booked in advance, up to 5pm on Sunday), or simply to relax and enjoy the peace and beauty around you.

The cost for the weekend is $610 per person, twin share or the special early bird cost of $570 if paid in full by 14th January 2011.

Cost includes :
Extensive yoga tuition.
Two nights accommodation for 12 guests in six traditional japanese style guestrooms, each complete with a private japanese courtyard garden and an ensuite with a double-sized spa. Rooms will be set up as twin occupancy.
Individual guest choice of traditional japanese or full western cooked breakfasts.
Tapas style Izakaya dinner on Friday evening.
A superb four-course japanese banquet dinner on Saturday evening.

To register for this retreat please email or phone Gabrielle (see contact details below). To secure your place, a deposit of $100 is required. Full payment is required by 4th March 2011.

Refund Policy:
A non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to secure your place. If there is a cancellation before 25th February 2011 the full amount MINUS the non-refundable deposit of $100 will be refunded. For any cancellations after 25th February 2011, there will be no refund unless your place can be filled and/or except in extenuating circumstances at the discretion of the Yoga Retreat Organisers. If the retreat is cancelled by the organisers, then your full payment including your full deposit will be refunded.

For bookings and more information, please contact:

Gabrielle Boswell on 0413 939 530 or email

Like sugar stirred into tea, the potency of yoga spreads from body into mind and heart, revealing an ocean of energy that heals and opens, holds me close and sets me free all in the same moment.

Danna Faulds