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Yoga and Meditation @ Mangalam Retreat

Sunshine Coast Hinterland

Mangalam is a Yoga and Meditation Retreat in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. We offer Yoga and Meditation class, Yoga Nidra, Mindfulness and TRE courses, Day Sounds and Silence Meditation Retreats, Music, Mantra and Meditation Sunday afternoons and Yoga Therapy with TRE trauma release exercises and Health Coaching one on one.

Just 5 minutes drive from  the village of Palmwoods or Montville. Tucked away Mangalam offers a peaceful quiet space for contemplation, yoga and meditation. Surrounded by forest, birdsong and tropical gardens with meditation groves for contemplation hidden in the foliage. 

Early Morning Yoga and Meditation class

Tuesdays & Thursday Mornings

6.30am – 7.30am on the deck or inside if cold

Venue: 32 Country Rd Palmwoods, Sunshine Coast

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

Yoga, TRE & Yoga Nidra Class 

Wednesdays: 11am – 12.30pm

This is a class for those who have had an introduction to TRE with Soraya either in a private session, online or in a TRE Shake it Off Course or workshop. 

A master teacher in the Satyananda Hatha Yoga Tradition, Soraya has trained in Australia and India. With 40 years teaching experience, Soraya has also completed the latest training in Yoga Therapy.  Soraya’s yoga style is gentle, deep and meditative. Classes are limited in numbers so she can offer personalised support.

Developing Resilience with TRE & Yoga Nidra 

Unwind your Nervous System, heal from past trauma and held bodily tension and develop true resilience with this special course or event. TRE (trauma-tension release exercises) and Yoga Nidra are both designed to down regulate the nervous system improving quality of life. This very special self-empowering course that will be run at set times throughout the year. Check the events page. You can however organise a private sessions during your stay or by appointment to learn TRE and Yoga Nidra for your own personal practice.


both Private & Corporate

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 a holistic approach to restoring a health and vitality, body, mind and spirit by applying the practices of yoga and meditation.

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.

Registrations with IYTA (International Yoga Teachers Association) and Yoga Australia

Monthly KIRTAN: Music Mantra Sundays @ Mangalam 

June 20th, July 18th, August 29th  2.30pm – 5pm
Music Mantra & Meditation afternoons

An afternoon of Mantra Singing, Music, Sound Journeys

with Soraya and Terry Oldfield @ Mangalam Palmwoods

includes afternoon tea  –   $20

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

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.




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.

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