Meditation, Pranayama, Yoga & Contemplative Photography

Weekend Retreat with Michele Sierra
23 - 25 February 2018

We tend to find our way in life by focusing on where we need to go, causing everything else to blur. When was the last time you spent 5 minutes observing a beautiful shadow falling across the footpath or space inside your tea-cup?

There are many techniques to assist in developing meditative awareness. During the retreat, we will explore and practise several methods - including breathing techniques, mindfulness meditation, contemplative photography and awareness through movement. Invite your senses to come alive!

We will be present to the light of first dawn and dusk, play with shadows, walk on the beach, engage with nature and the spaces between. We will linger over our meals, cherish moments of silence and considered conversation.

There will also be periods of structured guided meditation, awareness through movement within a gentle yoga practice and time alone if you choose.

VENUE: Govinda Valley Retreat Centre, Otford.  Upstairs Meditation Room.
Govinda Valley is situated approximately 60-70 minutes (by car), or 50 minutes by train, south of Sydney CBD, in Otford (near Helensburgh). 

For more info about the venue at Govinda Valley click here
Directions: click here for driving and public transport.

COST: Prices quoted are per person for two nights and include accommodation, three vegetarian buffet meals per day, light refreshments, tuition and all materials. Rooms are arranged to accommodate 4 people.

Full price: $575. Earlybird offer paid in full by Jan 8: $520
Camping $455 (bring your own tent & bedding)

REGISTRATION: REGISTER HERE or contact Michele 0419018433 *Places are limited to 20.

DEPOSIT: $100 non-refundable deposit is required now to secure your place. Balance paid no later than January 23. Payment can be made electronically, via credit card (+1.5% card fee) or cash.

FACILITATOR: Michele is a yoga teacher, visual artist, photographer and cultural psychologist whose work seamlessly joins the key elements of mind, body, breath and their symbiotic relationship with our natural environment. Michele has been a student of yoga and Buddhist philosophy for over 30 years and is a great advocate of finding moments of stillness and spaciousness within the fullness of everyday living. Together with her partner James, Michele owns and teaches at Baulkham Hills Yoga Studio in Sydney.