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Awakening Hearts Sunshine Coast Weekend Retreat

This weekend retreat @  Mangalam in Sunshine Coast Hinterland begins Friday afternoon – Sunday arvo.  Including accommodation, delicious vegetarian meals in peaceful forest surrounds.

The Awakening Hearts Retreat is facilitated by highly qualified facilitators Soraya Saraswati & Terry Oldfield.

Offerings include: gentle yoga, TRE and embodiment practices with mindfulness and guided meditations, all pointing the way to living in peaceful presence. The weekend is woven together with sacred songs, music, mantra and Terry’s stunning flute.

Nurture yourself in Nature with Sounds & Silence

Deep Insights with Divine Music

Early-bird Price: $650 

Full price: $750.00

Bring a friend & save a further $50

Friday 4pm 19th July till Sunday 4.00pm 21 July 2024 @ Mangalam Sunshine Coast

  • Live Music & Mantra
  • Meditation
  • Nondual Philosophy
  • Havan or Fire Ceremony
  • Share Cottage Accommodation
  • TRE – Trauma & Tension Release
  • Veg Ayurvedic Catering
  • Mindful Yoga
  • Nature connection
  • Yoga Nidra 

this Retreat's a good fit for you if...

You’re seeking spiritual clarity  and understanding with gentle yoga, live music, mantra & meditation.

You’re feeling stuck or overwhelmed by anxiety, and or the effects of grief, past trauma or PTSD.

If you’re ready to adopt a healthy, nourishing, conscious lifestyle with a self-care program.

You need to slow down, unplug & nurture yourself in nature, laugh, sing and connect with like minded friends on a deeper level.

Awakening Hearts Retreat Sunshine Coast inclusions

2 nights and 2 full days of mindful yoga, live music, guided & contemplative meditations, yoga nidra, pranayama, TRE somatic trauma and tension release, space for journaling, being in nature & connection.

Delicious Organic Vegetarian Ayurvedic cooked lunches with afternoon tea. A special Saturday evening Fire Ceremony.

Live music with musicians Terry Oldfield and Soraya. Includes mantra singing, flute journeys & enlightening songs.

A workbook so you can follow the processes at home with pages for reflection. 

chakra yoga for energetic balance

immerse in an energetic imprint of healing

Raise your vibration to one of Loving Peaceful Presence

Join Soraya and Terry at Mangalam Retreat, Sunshine Coast in 2024

Discover The Chakras

Understanding energy 

And the 7 major chakras which organise and co-ordinate our energy, their symbology and the  spiritual and health pointers they offer. 

Energy Mangement

Understand emotional frequency

 Learning to raise our frequency to one of love and peace & share that with others.

Unlock your potential

Meditations on the Chakras

Discover where we are leaking energy and disconnecting from Peace.

Live & Love Fearlessly

Developing Discrimination 

Through awakening the energetic heart or heart chakra & developing our Intuition we overcome fear. 

Restore and Rejuvenate

Healing Sound, Music and Mantra

Enjoy the healing and rebalancing power of music , voice and nature.


Relationships in reflection

Connect with like-minded beautiful people. Find your tribe and become the change.

Live in the present

The Power of Awareness 

Through embodiment, yoga, meditation, self-inquiry, yoga nidra.

Heal yourself

Somatic Experiencing – Gentle Yoga

Through gentle mindful movement and yoga we get back in touch with our body.

Release tension & trauma

Release with TRE and pranayama

TRE with body consciousness somatically shifts patterns of stress & trauma. We learn to assimilate gained wisdom.

Kind Words from Past Participants

I found the retreat balancing and calming for my body and mind . Soraya gives 110% of her time and energy to the processes. The music was lovely and the content was just enough practical and theory combined. It was very well balanced.

About Mangalam

When you drive into Mangalam Retreat Sunshine Coast, you will instantly feel the silence and peace. It is a place to slow down and enjoy nature. Surrounded by organic permaculture gardens with 11 meditation groves you’ll discover flowers, fruits and native gardens blending together. We have 2 cottages for residential retreats and one room in the main building. 
The teaching space sits on top of the hill, with a wide deck overlooking the garden. Many bird species visit Mangalam including coucal or pheasants, lorikeets, cockatoos, king parrots and many nectar feeders. It feels like a world apart yet it is only a 4 min drive to Palmwoods town and 6 mins to Montville.
With filtered rain water, solar and an orchard of citrus, banana, tropical fruits and herbs Mangalam is an idyllic lifestyle retreat. And you’ll love the delicious organic vegetarian catering on retreat with a Sri Lankan flavour.
soraya saraswati

Pay a $500 deposit toward the 3-day Retreat to secure your place

at the Early Bird Price of $900.00

Terry Oldfield and Soraya

About Soraya & Terry

Soraya and Terry manage run Mangalam Retreat in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland outside Palmwoods. 

Soraya an author, teacher and trauma informed yoga therapist and TRE. She’s been teaching and facilitating yoga, health and meditation retreats for over 30 years. 

Terry Oldfield is a musician and world renowned composer. His instrument is the flute. He plays silver flute and the Indian Bansuri flute. His inspired playing is deeply moving.

Together they’ve inspired thousands of people in the UK, Europe, India and Australia with their music, meditations and trauma informed transformative retreats, concerts and workshops. 

Frequently Asked Questions

It begins Friday 19th July afternoon with time to settle in before dinner and evening music and meditation. It continues Saturday and concludes Sunday afternoon 4.30pm 21 July   2024. Arrive Friday between 4.30-5pm to settle into your accommodation.  

Yes, there is share accommodation available at Mangalam for up to 6-7 people in our beautifully renovated cottages ‘Mandala and Kailash’- and in the main building. Couples will have the option of  their own cottage. And If you have a camper feel free to connect up to our electricity and join us.

We retain a $200 booking fee if you cancel up to 3 weeks before the retreat. Cancelation after this time brings a $400 booking fee as numbers are limited and we may have to turn people away. If we fill your spot we will reduce the cancellation fee significantly. 

On the Friday night we’ll settle in and have dinner followed by orientation then music and meditation.

Saturday evening we will have a Fire Ceremony and some special events with music. 

If you feel inclined to continue your Awakening Hearts Journey then there is a 3 or 6 month Awakening Hearts  Mentorship which includes weekly online classes, an online membership area with meditations and processes as well as another 3 day retreat. The date of the final retreat will be decided to suit participants.

On the Friday arrive between 4.00pm and 5pm. This gives you time to settle in before dinner and our evening program from 6pm.


Breakfast: 8am (if you want tea prior then the cottages are set up to help yourself)

9.00am – 10am morning connection processes: over herb tea and mindfulness meditation.

10.00am Followed by: Live Music, a gentle mindful yoga, tre, pranayama and mindfulness meditation class building each day.

12.30am: 1/2 hour journal time in retreat notebooks in forest or on the deck (which are supplied) 

1pm: LUNCH: Delicious Ayurvedic Vegetarian Healthy Food. (gluten free)

2pm:  Yoga Nidra

3.00pm Afternoon Chai and nibbles

4.00pm Session Satsang, questions and meditation On Sunday we finish at 3pm to give time to pack up.

6.00pm dinner

6.30 – 7ish pm Meditation – Music  

# Various lectures and practice included: Non-duality – Advaita, understanding the energy body – Chakras, Understanding our Nervous System and TRE, Meditations including nature meditations in the garden and free time.

More Kind Words from Past Participants

The retreat was beautifully paced. I loved the ‘work’ in the mornings - if you can call such nourishing practice such as singing, tremor, breath and meditation work!! And then the ink sessions after lunch. The eft /essential oils session was just exquisite. Love that much of the learning we can replicate at home. Building our own toolkit for self love and care. Food was just perfect..

Increase your natural energy flow

Introduction to our energy body – Chakras and Major Nadis

Join Soraya at the opening workshop and learn about the body’s energy lines and the fundamental aspects of the chakra system.

Shift deep-seated trauma

Understanding human emotional frequency

Emotions serve as the carrier waves for the entire spectrum of feelings. Understanding that emotions are energy implies that they are fluid, moving resources meant to be felt and released vs. suppressed and ignored. Learn how to feel and release through spiritual exercises with Soraya. 

Unlock your potential

Meditation on the Chakras, including Yoga Nidra

When energy rises through our chakra centres, our consciousness grows and we can heal on deeper levels. The ultimate aim of yoga nidra is to come to know our innermost being or essential nature. Join Soraya for an hour-long yoga nidra journey through the chakras to cleanse your energy centres from root to crown. 

Make better decisions

Developing Discrimination through the lens of the heart

Learning how to centre our focus on the heart space to listen and know what the spirit truly needs, and how to use that inner-knowledge to inform our decisions to remain loyal to our innermost truth.

Feel renewed and restored

Healing Sound, Music and Mantra, Aromatherapy

Terry Oldfield, acclaimed musician and flute master will join Soraya with live music and mantra.

Connect better with others and yourself

Relationships in reflection
Mindfulness in action

Learn how to be fully present in relationships, and how to lay the foundation to authentically interact with others. Applying mindfulness in relationships with self and with others.

Live in the present

The Power of Awareness – Living Mindfulness

Awareness is the doorway to recognising and understanding our own thought patterns, feelings, and beliefs—and how they cause suffering. Work with Soraya in this spiritual exercise in self-compassion and acceptance to learn how to live more fully.

Heal yourself

Somatic Experiencing – Gentle Yoga

Somatic yoga is a trauma-informed yoga practice and is based on the principles of body and mind integration. Join Soraya in this session and practise many of the yoga postures and breathing techniques you find in other yoga styles with added somatic exercises to support the body and mind connection.

Transform and release trauma

Deepening release with TRE and breath-work

Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises is a simple yet innovative series of exercises that assist the body in releasing deep muscular patterns of stress, tension and trauma. Work with Soraya, a qualified TRE facilitator and learn how to improve your mental, emotional and physical health.

& there's more for Those who wish to go on to a mentorship program

The Awakening Hearts Mentorship builds on the retreat.  Soraya Offers the mentorship to help you achieve greater confidence, clarity and grounding in your life and in living with an awakened heart.

Together with ancient  wisdom, modern psychology, mindfulness, deep inquiry, breath work, music, voice, movement and song, aromatherapy, tapping,  meditation, TRE and somatic trauma release work we will gently remove the layers that hide our brightest light.

This is not a fluffy new age program – It is an optional extension, grounded in solid knowledge and ancient wisdom with a life changing structure and facilitated by mentors with decades of experience.  The membership is invitation only, and is offered as an optional extension at the conclusion of the retreat. To find out more about the membership, please contact Soraya.

When joining the Mentorship program, you will:


Achieve Spiritual Clarity & Peaceful Presence

Implementing the lessons of the Chakras

Discover your inner gifts

Become more mindful and self-aware

Learn to let go & Live in the Present Moment

Empowerment & Leadership

Invest in Yourself with an Awakening Hearts Retreat | Sunshine Coast

Early-bird $900 before March 20th Full Price $1100 + GST

Pay a $500 deposit toward the 3-day Retreat to secure your place.

soraya saraswati

Join Awakening Hearts 3 Day Retreat

Secure your place for the 3-day retreat now with a $500 deposit

We offer an Early Bird Discount when booking before the 1st of March. The Early Bird Cost of the Retreat is $1,500 inc. GST.

We also offer a special price if you wish to share your spiritual, heart-awakening experience with a friend. Book now, bring a friend and save $100 OFF both your tickets.

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