Soraya Saraswati - On Soul Purpose

Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy

TRE Trauma Release| Mindfulness | Meditation

Trauma Informed Yoga Therapy | TRE | Grief Recovery | Mindfulness

@ Mangalam Yoga-Meditation Retreat Sunshine Coast

Take back the reins of your life by lovingly releasing the past and learning to live fully in the present moment. 

Soraya manages Mangalam Yoga-Meditation Retreat on the Sunshine Coast.  As a teacher and therapist Soraya’s passionate about supporting your healing on all levels.

Specialising in mindful yoga, yoga nidra and meditation together with trauma work and grief recovery Soraya offers a unique approach. 

Offerings: trauma informed yoga therapy, TRE (trauma/tension release exercises), tapping, mindfulness techniques for anxiety, breath work (pranayama), yoga nidra deep relaxationmantra or kirtan and meditation.  

Work with Soraya One on One sessions, in a group work, or attend a retreat day. 

Peeling back the layers that obscure our natural vibrant health, joy and contentment is all part of holistic healing. With 40 years of experience as a facilitator, teacher and therapist you are in expert hands. Soraya is dedicated to supporting clients and groups with their health, personal development, stress management, and spiritual contentment by developing a strong toolbox to maintain a healthy, vibrant life. 

Music Heals - Join a Mantra Kirtan afternoon

Composer, Musician and flute master Terry Oldfield is Soraya’s spiritual partner and together they offer something quite special. Through music, mantra and kirtan Terry Oldfield  and Soraya  offer sacred music and meditation events, monthly Sounds and Silence Day Meditation Retreats and monthly kirtan events with Music, Mantra and Meditation. Check out our music on Spotify.

Mangalam Earth Care Sunshine Coast

Mangalam Meditation Retreat is a little piece of paradise tucked away in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland between Montville and Palmwoods. Only 1 hour from Brisbane city Mangalam surrounded by lush subtropical gardens. We have been reforesting this land with natives, flowers and fruit to create a food forest with syntropic and permaculture design principles. We grow herbs, veggies, bananas and subtropical fruit here. Join us for an Earth Care Wednesday for a grass roots approach. Working with our food forest, organic veggie or herb garden is grounding, healing and soothing to the nervous system. So why not come and join us for a day and enjoy a garden feast.

Yoga & Meditation Day Retreats SUNSHINE COAST

with Soraya Saraswati and Terry Oldfield (musician)
Sunshine Coast Hinterland Retreat

Rest in stillness away from busy-ness and nourish yourself at Mangalam Meditation Retreat. Retreat days include gentle restorative yoga, philosophy, guided and silent meditation, mantra singing, sound journeys and live music. 

IMAGINE: A day of gentle mindfulness surrounded by nature. A day where nothing is expected of you. This is a part of holistic healing program on the Sunshine Coast.

sounds and silence retreat - Terry Oldfield and Soraya

“Silence is the language of God, all else is poor translation.”~ Rumi.

More Offerings for you
Music Mantras & Kirtan @ Mangalam

Monthly Sunday afternoons 2021 Kirtan - Singing Mantras connect with like-minded Sangha

TRE Trauma Release Exercises

Personal sessions in TRE to release Tension & Trauma from the body. Be free of your history.

Online Awakening The Sacred Within

ONLINE Music Mantra & Meditation Course. Explore yogic wisdom traditions with poets & mystics

Yoga Therapy
& Clarity Sessions

Ancient Science of Yoga & Ayurveda to balance & offer spiritual clarity. One on One sessions

Yoga Nidra – Rejuvenating Meditation

Yoga Nidra is a modern Panacea

An important part of our holistic healing program is yoga nidra, which can support the body-mind to relax and heal. by anyone. Yoga Nidra as a classical meditation or relaxation practiced either lying supine comfortably in shavasana, or sitting while traveling or even from your hospital bed. Deeply relaxing and rejuvenating for body, mind and spirit, yoga nidra is the perfect antidote for life’s everyday stresses. In fact it is a modern day panacea which can be incorporated with any healing modality to enhance rejuvenation. It develops awareness, mindfulness and boosts energy levels. Being deeply calming it is perfect for many forms of anxiety, trauma or periods of rehabilitation after illness. It can be practiced in hospital, while traveling for jet-lag and in bed for insomnia.  It is undoubtedly a practice that will benefit everyone who uses it, and you need no prior knowledge of meditation…...read more

Purchase Yoga Nidra online from Bandcamp

or email me for a cd

The practice is enhanced with calming flute music from Terry Oldfield

Cleaning the mirror of our mind requires absolute aware-presence in every NOW moment.

This started as a dream to share the beautiful garden we’ve created here at Mangalam and inspire people to grow both food and community.

At this time growing food and getting back to grass roots living as a community seems more important than ever. The garden offers us so much back with birdsong and beauty. Thus this invitation for yogi’s & earth lovers to join us in a hands-on way.

As we produce food we’ll share the abundance around with those who come. bring gardening gloves, suitable clothing and your gardening secateurs if you have them. Bring any old cardboard or paper to recycle in the garden. 

Join us at Mangalam 32 Country Road Palmwoods on Fridays from 9am. Bring food for a shared lunch... no charge.

Hope you can join us. with Love Soraya

Shining Through From Grief To Gratitude

by Soraya Saraswati

A journey with grief that led to profound Awakening

Soraya Saraswati’s memoir ‘Shining Through From Grief to Gratitude’ is a parents rite of passage, of coming shining through the traumas of suicide, secrets and spirituality. From Outback Australia to Indian Ashrams, Greek temples and American Indian Sweat Lodges this is a journey a soul yearning for freedom from the pain of grief.

This book is a priceless gift 

“This book is a priceless gift from a courageous, beautiful soul and a shining beacon for our troubled modern world. If you have ever tried to find comfort and healing through spiritual paths when in deep pain and grief, then here is a guide who can assist your out of the darkness into a new dawn of forgiveness and freedom.” Sally Oldfield – Musician

From the readers…

I just finished your book and I’m about to lend it to Vedanta who’s keen to read it.
It was a strong read …..I could relate to so much of it….the naivety of youthfulness, spiritual utopian ideals, the intensity and journey of motherhood (and single motherhood) and the angst we go through as mothers, the wisdom and equilibrium we acquire as we get older and so on.
Thank you for writing the book (I was nervous about reading it), it has inspired me to stay strong in my own journey and to practice gratitude and loving kindness. Also a reminder to stay present. (I need constant reminding).
Christina 2017

“To be free, first we need to clear the story of me with all its patterned and reactive behaviour. We retain our unique character but without the limitation of unconscious unexpressed vrittis  (whirling and fluctuations of the mindstuff). As we become clearer of past samskaras (psychological imprints) we are more available to presence.” Soraya