Friday August 24th – Friday August 31st
is not only the most magical gift we could give to ourself,
but its why we’re here.
What to expect
- We will spend the first three days focusing on rest, restoration and balance.
- On day three to six, we emphasise depth, understanding of the Truth & Reality.
- On day seven we integrate and flood our system with compassion & gratitude and prepare to integrate back into our relationships with love and clarity in our heart.
A profound, beyond-mind understanding of Stillness is our birthright.
Meditation has been misdirected by millions of seekers as a form of struggle, effort and contraction. In this retreat we recognise Stillness as a platform for resting, awareness, pure being, life, love and freedom.
We leave behind the programming and the mundane, and embrace the beauty of our experience, settling into simplicity. Although subtle, there does exist a philosophy and practice in the direction of stillness. This is an entirely new kind of effort – we explore the profound shift from compulsive doing, into effortless being.
Remarkable insights and deep transformations naturally result after longer and repeated retreats.
Balance & Harmony
The 4 days is meant to replicate a solitary cave retreat. Everyday we will enjoy beautiful yoga, meditation, relaxation and peace-ful exercises to return to the deepest sense of Self. There will be no contact with the outside world or even your colleagues within the setting. Expect a balancing and harmonising of our nervous system, sleep cycles, and resetting of the way we react to emotions, thoughts and circumstances.
All accommodation and food are included.
Delicious, healthy and hearty, home cooked vegetarian meals will be served 3 times a day.
Space limited to 15 people.
Read the Retreat Guidelines here.
The retreat was absolutely what I needed. I meditate regularly at home and it has helped my stress, anxiety and restlessness a great deal. my struggle with sleep remains an ongoing project.
By entirely de-plugging with Ava and the group for 4 days, in the blissful surrounds of a peaceful, rural property, receiving no stimulus whatsoever, I FINALLY had some deep, deep rest (and naps!). This alone is a reason to attend in my mind. But that’s just the beginning.
The guided meditations and talks by Ava were exactly what I needed to soothe the stresses that accumulate through modern life and find the place to just ‘be’, to be ‘me’. To know what me is. To let go of past stories. To rediscover the majesty of the heart. To open to life and all that is.
Ava’s wisdom is backed by a deep understanding of the teachings of various spiritual guides, deities and gurus…. wisdom was drawn from so many inspirational teachers and she conveyed this beautifully. She has a special gift in captivating hearts and minds through poetry and storytelling.
I cannot end this review without complimenting Arooza for the incredible food. There was so much love in everything she created for us.
Everyone who attended the retreat agreed – we felt nurtured, supported and loved while we went on our deep inner journeys.
Thank you Ava and Arooza for this fabulous experience. Melinda Cahil
Deposit: $200 (non-refundable)
(payment plans available – contact email@example.com)
Full payment is due by August 15th.
To register please send an email or submit a bank deposit into:
- Spanda School
- BSB 036157
- Account number 587713
- Email receipt and name to firstname.lastname@example.org
Arrival: Friday August 24th at between 4 & 5 pm
Attendance: All participants need to be approved by Ava.
Daily Schedule: (This schedule is a guideline, expect it to cater to the depth of the group)
- 730-830am Morning Meditation & Techniques
- 830am Breakfast
- 930am Lecture topic
- 10am Hatha Yoga
- 1130am Meditation
- 12noon Lunch & Break
- 330pm Meditation
- 4pm Afternoon Lecture
- 430-630pm Meditation, Yin Yoga & Techniques
- 630pm Individual practice
- 645pm Dinner
- 730pm Q&A
- 8pm Evening meditation
- 9pm finish
For more information about Hridaya Yoga please visit This Website
*Deposits are non-refundable
** Cancellations given more than 1 month before will receive the remainder of payment refunded.
Situated 10 minutes from Margaret River, on seven beautiful acres of natural bush with extensive, bird friendly native gardens, Honeyeater Ridge includes a large mud brick house with cathedral jarrah ceilings, a separate self-contained cottage that has extra beds, bathroom and kitchenette and a yoga studio situated in the gardens. Wood fires inside, mosaic bird baths and meditation benches in the gardens add to the character and ambiance of this very peaceful rural property and ensure guests enjoy a sense of peace and tranquillity.