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Soraya Saraswati

Soraya Saraswati manages Mangalam Meditation Retreat near Palmwoods in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland with her musician husband Terry Oldfield. An author, retreat facilitator and inspiring spiritual teacher with 40 years experience, Soraya walks her talk.

From Mangalam, Soraya offers private TRE sessions, silent day meditation retreats, yoga-tre classes, music and meditation events, online Satsangs and awakening hearts retreats and mentorships.

Soraya began practicing yoga when 19 in the Northern Territory. At 20, as a dental therapist working in Katherine, Soraya had a spiritual experience which changed her direction. She soon discovered the  Satyananda Yoga Ashram, and did her month long yoga teacher training in 1981. Soraya took Sannyasa on the 1st of January 1982 and was given the spiritual name of Swami Devashakti Saraswati. Soraya continued to live and teach in various Ashrams for the next 8 years

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Terry Oldfield

Terry has had a long and successful  musical career as both a composer and an artist. Working on film music with the BBC and composing over 36 albums of his own. His signature instrument, the flute, features in his compositions. With no formal musical lessons he has developed his own unique style of playing.

In recent years he has recorded series of songs that reflect the philosophy of of overcoming our past and awakening to live in great aware-presence. Terry and Soraya perform these in there Sunday afternoon music sessions together with mantra.

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