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Mangalam Retreat: Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Mangalam Meditation Retreat 

Our forest retreat on the Sunshine Coast is nestled between Palmwoods and Montville. Mangalam Retreat offers monthly music afternoons with Terry Oldfield and Soraya – divine flutes and sacred songs. Retreats offered are aimed at heart awakening and overcoming trauma and old patterns through TRE (trauma release exercises), meditations, lessons of the chakras with Satyananda style yoga, mindfulness and yoga nidra. There are classes, courses, day and weekend music, meditation and mindfulness retreats as well as personal or group sessions with Soraya Saraswati.

Personal Retreats – Airbnb

Mangalam offers airbnb Cottage for those who require a quiet place to retreat from daily life. Or perhaps you are a writer or would like to have some personal sessions with Soraya while here.

An intuitive facilitator with 40 years teaching experience Soraya focuses on awakening and trauma informed yoga therapy, meditation, mindfulness and mantra. Soraya is also a qualified TRE or trauma & tension release facilitator, Yoga Therapist and Ayurvedic Health Coach. 

Kirtan – Divine Flutes & Sacred Songs

Master Musician and Flute player Terry Oldfield joins Soraya in music and kirtan singing of ancient and modern mantras for health and well-being. These afternoons are quite transcendental leaning one in a deep state of peaceful presence.  Check the events page for our monthly Sounds and Silence Retreats and Kirtan or Mantra Singing Friday evenings from 6.30pm.

Earth Care with Permaculture & Syntropic’s

Mangalam is 1 hectare of land which Terry and Soraya have been transforming into  a food forest with both permaculture and syntropic farming principles. With meditation grooves and paths through leaf and flower is is wonderful to wander through the gardens or sit and enjoy natures simple gifts. We also offer the opportunity to join an Earth Care day at Mangalam Retreat by connecting into to our growing community. Here we work in the garden together with the karma yoga principles and learn more about rejuvenating the earth. We are building soil and planting a forest that feeds both us and the wild visitors to the garden. We’re encouraging back many native bird species and animals as well as growing food and flowers for all. 

It is the perfect place to unplug, unwind, relax and go deeper in your spiritual practice. 

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.


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