Yoga Meditation and Satsang
Mindful Yoga and Meditation Classes
with Soraya online or
Soraya Saraswati is a highly experienced teacher and yoga therapist. Over the last 35 years Soraya has developed a unique style of teaching. Yoga and Meditation 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). Terry and Soraya begin each class with live music.
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.
Mindful Yoga and Meditation Classes @ Mangalam & Online
32 Country Rd Palmwoods, Sunshine Coast
Tuesdays: 6.30pm – 7.45
Thursdays: 6.30pm – 7.45pm… begins September
What we’ll need: Yoga Mat, Block (optional), Cushion, bolster, rolled towel or blanket and a rug for warmth during relaxations.
#note: we also have blocks, stools and bolsters available.
Online Yoga with Soraya
you can join our class virtually too email Soraya for details firstname.lastname@example.org
Private, Corporate & Yoga Therapy:
Soraya is available to teach at your workplace, in schools, for organisations, privately or online
- 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 Contact me
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 with Soraya online or in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland @ Mangalam Mindful Yoga & Music Retreat outside Palmwoods.
Phone: 0400 520 624
Satsang Sundays @ Mangalam
Have been stopped during Covid but resume in September
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
“compassion recognises that all the boundaries we perceive between ourselves and others are an illusion.”
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.
MEDITATION is for everyone
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.
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.