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Soraya Saraswati - The Healing Mirror

Overcoming Trauma - Resting in Peaceful Presence

Overcoming Trauma –  Sunshine Coast

If you’ve landed here then chances are you are ready to take the next step in your healing journey. Perhaps it is to overcome trauma, heal from held grief, tension, shame or doubt that’s creating reactivity and sabotaging your happiness. Perhaps you’ve achieved great things in your vocation and now is time for deep inner-work.

Soraya’s Healing Mirror  is designed to support you to take back the reins of your life. To lovingly trust your miraculous body and nervous system’s ability to heal. To release the grip of past stress, trauma and associated anxiety and limiting beliefs. To become more embodied, present and restore  your vitality, in order to live more fully in peaceful presence

Soraya Saraswati manages Mangalam Yoga-Meditation Retreat on the Sunshine Coast. Soraya offers in person transformational work, assisting clients to overcome trauma and live their best life. This is done through classes, workshops, in-person and in  groups both from Mangalam and online.

The Healing Mirror is a holistic approach integrating trauma informed yoga therapy, naturopathy, yoga nidra, aromatherapy, sound healing and meditation together with TRE trauma work with compassion and loving kindness.

With 35 years + of experience as a therapist Soraya offers deep wisdom with a very unique approach.


TRE trauma release | Mindfulness | Embodiment

To overcome bodily held tension, ongoing anxiety and the effects of past trauma we need a toolbox. This workshop offers that toolbox. It’s designed to support you to release past trauma and better deal with ongoing daily stresses and triggers. This is an experiential workshop with lots to learn and incorporate into your self-care program.

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SHAKE IT OFF & RESTORE CALM   -   6 week Course Online + in person

This course provides tension and trauma releasing somatic practices supporting you to overcome the effects of trauma. To develop resilience, learn greater self-regulation and understand and learn powerful self-care practices.  This course teaches TRE trauma release exercises, Yoga Nidra and mindfulness practices. You’ll understand how we hold trauma in the physical body and how we can release it’s hold over our life. The practices help restore energy levels allowing greater mental and physical calm and vitality. You’ll understand the wisdom of your body and how to shake off stress and nourish your nervous system.

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Yoga Nidra – Rejuvenating Meditation- 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… 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…Soraya

More Offerings for you
Music Mantras & Kirtan @ Mangalam

Weekly Friday night Kirtan Singing Mantras connect with like-minded Sangha

TRE Trauma Release Exercises

Personal sessions in TRE to release Tension & Trauma. Yoga, breath, TRE & Yoga Nidra Classes

Satyananda Yoga Classes

Early Morning Yoga Tuesdays - Thursdays Hatha Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama

Yoga Therapy
& Clarity Sessions

Ancient Science of Yoga & Ayurveda for healing, balance & spiritual clarity. One on One sessions

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

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

“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