Mangalam Hinterland Retreat Sunshine Coast, Personal Meditation Retreat

About Mangalam Meditation Retreat 

This Hinterland Retreat on the Sunshine Coast is nestled between Palmwoods and Montville. Mangalam offers the opportunity for a Personal Meditation Retreat or to join in a group meditation retreat day or music and mantra afternoon. Check the events page for Sounds and Silence Retreats and Sound Healing and Mantra Singing afternoons. It is the perfect place to unplug, unwind, relax and go deeper in your spiritual practice.

Or perhaps you just need to rest in quiet peaceful surroundings. The yoga deck looks over a hectare of serene forest gardens sprinkled with meditation groves. Offering both private and group sessions this Hinterland Retreat on the Sunshine Coast offers something for everyone. We also have Mandala Cottage available for personal retreats.

Mandala Cottage for an Extended Retreat 

Mandala Cottage is a small self-contained cottage in the garden at Mangalam. With a Queen bedroom and ensuite shower, toilet basin as well as a kitchen and lounge. While staying in Mandala Cottage Retreat, feel free to join a weekly yoga class, TRE  and yoga nidra class or check out the monthly  ‘Sounds and Silence’ day meditation retreats and Sunday afternoon Music Mantra and Meditation events. There’s always something happening in this very private Hinterland Retreat on the beautiful Sunshine Coast so stay in touch

A Personally Tailored Retreat for Singles or Couples

Better still plan a personally tailored retreat for your needs. This can be for yourself or together with a friend or partner. Meals are prepared by yourself in the fully equiped kitchen of Mandala Cottage. Enjoy free time in the gardens and/or visit local nature reserves. Add to your retreat: private yoga therapy, yoga and meditation instruction or an indulgent raindrop technique with sound therapy. You can also align your stay to include one of our monthly offerings of either a Sounds and Silence Retreat or Sunday Mantra Music and Meditation afternoon.

Your 2 night retreat package could look like this:

Day 1

  • Arrive from 2pm. Meet Soraya, tour the garden and settle in.
  • add a yoga therapy, meditation or yoga session.

Day 2

  • 10.00am – 11.30: private yoga therapy and health session
  • 2pm-3pm: private mindful yoga, relaxation and breath class
  • Free time to eat and enjoy the gardens
  • 5pm-6pm: meditation and yoga nidra class 
  • Or join in a group session 6.30-8.00pm

Day 3

  • 8am-9.30am: private mindful yoga, relaxation and breath class
  • 11.30am: Raindrop Massage with sound healing + energy balance 
  • 2.30pm leave 

The Cost of this personally designed package for 1 including 2 nights and 3 days is $700.00. Or $1000 for 2 people receiving private yoga therapy sessions and raindrop technique + classes together.

For Bookings and to plan your retreat email  

Personal Writers, Artists, Bird Watchers Retreat?

Looking for a personal or private meditation retreat? Look no further. Book Mandala Cottage for short term rent. Perfect as a personal meditation retreat. And nature lovers, bird watchers, artists and writers will find it inspiring, quiet and conducive for peaceful reflections. Mandala Cottage is fully furnished with a fully equipped kitchen including a stove, fridge. It has a queen size bedroom with a walk in robe and an ensuite shower, toilet and basin. Contact for bookings.


Your Hosts Soraya Saraswati and Terry Oldfield

Terry Oldfield and Soraya Saraswati musicians, teachers and so much more own and run Mangalam Hinterland Meditation Retreat. Mangalam has a cosy yoga therapy and naturopathic studio, a teaching, sound journey and music space and a spacious deck overlooking lush sub-tropical gardens and forest. 

As a musician-composer Terry is well known for his television music and also a huge number of chill-out, meditation and relaxation albums. His main instrument is the Flute. A master of both the silver flute and the Indian Bansuri flute, his inspired playing is deeply moving. Together, Terry and Soraya have also released 7 albums with beautiful mantras and soaring flutes. 

Soraya has been teaching and facilitating yoga, health and meditation retreats for nearly 40 years. As an author, teacher and natural therapist Soraya’s is certainly highly qualified. You wont be disappointed with the quality of their offerings.

Directions to Mangalam Meditation Retreat

We are situated 5 mins drive from Palmwoods village and 6 mins drive from Montville village in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. From Brisbane drive north on the motorway and take the Nambour, Maroochydore turnoff and head toward Nambour. Pass the Big Pineapple on the right and soon turn off left towards Palmwoods. Continue through Palmwoods village and towards Montville. Turn right at MacDonald Road and 1 km along turn right into Country Rd. We are number 32 at the top of the hill, with a brightly coloured Bali flag at the gate. The address is 32 Country Road Palmwoods 4555.

Forest Regeneration

Over the past 10 years we have planned hundreds of native trees, scrubs, bush tucker and some exotic flowers and bamboos creating an intimate Hinterland retreat garden. It has been our delight to transform this land back into a forest. The return of nature has invited back many species of birds and other night time visitors such as possums, bandicoots and sugar gliders.

 With meditation grooves and paths through leaf and flower is is wonderful to wander through the gardens or sit and enjoy natures simple gifts.

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