Yoga Meditation and Satsang

Heartfelt Yoga and meditation Classes  

with Soraya Saraswati

Heartfelt and Mindful Yoga classes with Soraya Saraswati experienced teacher and yoga therapist. Classes include gentle yoga asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), yoga nidra relaxation and meditation.

Soraya trained in the Hatha yoga tradition in Australia and India and has been teaching since 1981. Soraya has also completed the latest training in Yoga Therapy (Scroll down).

Soraya weaves the philosophy of yoga and inner freedom into her unique classes which marry traditional yoga practice with mindfulness and yoga therapy. With a background in naturopathy and holistic health Soraya guides students safely to a greater state of health and happiness.

Heartfelt Yoga & Meditation @ Mangalam & Online

32 Country Rd Palmwoods, Sunshine Coast

Tuesdays:  6.30pm – 7.45

Thursdays: 6.30pm – 7.45pm

What we’ll need: Yoga Mat, Block (optional), Cushion, bolster, rolled towel or blanket and a rug for warmth during relaxations.

ONLINE: you can join our class virtually too email Soraya for details info@sorayasaraswati.com 

Pay at class or via transfer

 

 

Young Living Essential Oils & Aroma Yoga

Soraya may use  pure therapeutic grade YL essential oils to enhance, relax or uplift the atmosphere in her classes.

Our sense of smell is linked to the limbic system of the brain which makes these gifts from nature a beautiful addition to yoga. 

Oils such as Lavender, Ylang Ylang, Lemon, Peppermint, Frankincense and blends such as peace and calming, grounding, clarity and present time may enhance our sense of presence.

Private, Corporate & Yoga Therapy:

Soraya is available  to teach at your workplace, in schools or privately onlline

  • Perfect for those with special requirements such as back/neck conditions, asthma, anxiety, depression or after injury to develop a tailored practice.
  • Perfect for groups overcoming trauma, grief or bereavement. 
  • Some students simply prefer to start with some private classes and progress to the general class.
  •  by appointment
 

What is Yoga Therapy

Yoga Therapy  is the selective use of various yoga tools — such as posture, breathing techniques, relaxation and meditation, as well as dietary and lifestyle advice. Yoga Therapy aims at restoring balance, harmony and health. 

A yoga therapist performs detailed holistic assessments of each client—evaluating body, mind, spirit, diet and environment—to then craft a personalised yoga program.

Yoga Therapy available online or @ Mangalam YogaMindful Yoga & Music Centre in Palmwoods. Phone: 0400 520 624

MEDITATION is for everyone

A Common question: How can I meditate if I can’t stop my mind?

Answer: Meditation is the practice of Being with What Is. Our problem is that we focus on the mind train of thoughts and begin to identify with and believe the thoughts.  We are not our mind or the thoughts passing through. We will never win if we try to fight with the mind. Initially we practice mindfulness and learn to notice when we are caught up in a loop of thought and release it. This practice can seem to go on infinitum. Ultimately though, meditation is to remain present to arisings of the moment without focusing on any one thing be it thought, sound or body – with regular practice of mindful awareness and observation the mind will quieten of its own accord.

There is not forcing the mind to be anything. There is an awakening of the ability to step back and understand you are not this mind train of thought. All phenomena is like clouds passing in the sky.  In this way we become less reactive and judgemental.

Satsang Sundays

will be going ahead online

more news soon

Magical Flutes and Mantras for Peace Link

An afternoon of Mantra Singing, Music, Flute Meditation, Connection and Non-Dual (Self-Inquiry) discussion 

with Soraya and Terry Oldfield @ Mangalam Palmwoods

includes afternoon tea  –   $20

Last Sunday of each month

 

MEDITATION

Allowing ourselves space to sit quietly or move mindfully while holding an expansive, open, non-judgemental state of being can be deeply nourishing.

On a physical level: Science has shown Meditation can reduce the stress response. Blood pressure reduces, breathing slows and cells rejuvenate.

Stress is a key factor in Dis-ease whether that be in the body, mind or spirit. Disharmony created by stress reflects in all experience. With right guidance meditation becomes pleasurable and comfortable offering you inner calm and the ability to be with what is.

Step by step guidance initially helps the practitioner towards the experience inner stillness. Soraya also teaches Breathing techniques (pranayama) that calm and quieten the mind for meditation.

Terry shares his soul stirring flute magic during these Classes as music allows to go go beyond the thinking mind.

These classes are perfect for stress management encourage you on a deep inward journey toward peace.

 “compassion recognises that all the boundaries we perceive between ourselves and others are an illusion.”

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