Nourish Body, Mind and Spirit with mindful yoga practice. Classes include music, yoga asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing techniques), yoga nidra and meditation.
Soraya trained in the Satyananda tradition, with 35 years teaching experience. Spending 8 years living yoga in the Ashrams in Australia and India Soraya has a deep understanding of the philosophy of being which is the essence of true yoga. She continues to teach the traditional practices of her lineage and share their wonderful benefits to living a healthy life of inner freedom and mindful presence.
Note: Day classes on the yoga deck and evening classes inside screens.
Yoga on Tuesdays
Time: 9.30am – 11.00am
Yoga on Wednesdays
Time: 9.30am – 11.00am
Yoga on Thursdays:
Time: 7.00pm – 8.30pm
Yoga on Saturdays:
Time: 8.00 – 9.30am
SATSANG: Spiritual Discussion
Self-Inquiry discussion led by Soraya together with Music & Silent Meditation
Time: Monday Evenings 7.00pm
ONLINE SATSANGS begin in the New Year.
Venue: Mangalam Retreat, 32 Country Road Palmwoods.
what to bring: yoga mat, meditation cushion, a shawl/sarong and water. Meditation stools and chairs available.
Phone: 0400 520 624
Cost: 10 week course $150 or $17 casual classes.Or make up your payment of 10 classes randomly.
For those with special requirements or who prefer to learn one on one or as a family.
Please phone to organise a suitable time. Cost of private class is $50 for 1 hour.
This includes a special set of practices tailored for your personal needs.
With 35 years in the yoga, wellness and meditation industry Soraya is an expert in her field. Many people remain confused about how to practice meditation.
A Common question is: How can I meditate if I can’t stop my mind?
Soraya: Meditation is the practice of observation of what is. The idea of meditation is not to force the mind to stop, or to feel frustrated that it is busy – 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 observe the mind just as one would observe passing clouds in the sky. In this way we become less reactive and judgemental.
Observation through the witnessing can offer us deeper insights into surrendering to the flow of consciousness, then in time struggle gives way to a natural flow.
On a physical level: Meditation has been shown through science to reduce the stress response. Stress is a key factor in Dis-ease whether that be in the body, mind or spirit. Disharmony created by stress will then reflect in your work or/and relationships. With right guidance meditation will become pleasurable and comfortable offering you inner calm and the ability to be with what is.
Step by step Soraya will guide the practitioner towards the experience inner stillness. This class also works with Breathing techniques (pranayama) that calm and quieten the mind for meditation.
Terry Oldfield shares his soul stirring flute magic during as a healing sound journey in these Classes.
Perfect for stress management. Aromatherapy with Young Living Essential Oils enhances this class.
compassion recognises that all the boundaries we perceive between ourselves and others are an illusion.