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divine retreats

Some amazing destinations to chooses from!  Relax, unwind and treat yourself to a divine yogic experience…

2018 Italy Music Tour
6th – 22nd September
2018 (15 nights)

Healesville “Fresh Start” Yoga & Visionary Retreat (Year of the Earth Dog)
16th – 18th February
2018

Weekend Yoga Retreat in Rocklyn
Thursday 23rd – Sunday 26th November, 2017

Bali Yoga Retreat
8
th – 14th October 2017

Life Purpose Yoga Retreat
25
th – 27th August 2017

Santorini Yoga Retreat
7
th – 12th June 2017

Healesville “Fresh Start” Yoga & Visionary Retreat (Year of Fire Rooster)
3rd – 5th February
2017

Click on links below on each Sector for FULL Itineraries and Registration forms.

 

2018 Italy Music Tour

with Andrew Mournehis and Tania de Jong AM

15 Nights. Departing 6th September, 2018

Join us on an inspiring 15 day Italian journey for all the senses. A true celebration of ‘La Dolce Vita’ with fabulous food, wine, yoga and song!

You will explore the historic and cultural magnificence of

Siena, Florence, Chianti, Milan, Lake Como, Verona and Umbria.

We will visit the most iconic opera houses of the world (La Scala in Milan, the Arena in Verona and St Marks Church in Florence) and experience two included concerts. Your troubadour for this journey is world class soprano Tania de Jong AM who will serenade you along the way with special spontaneous songs, performances and opportunities to join in.  And to calm our minds, soothe our souls and flex our bodies we will be under the superb guidance of international yoga teacher Andrew Mournehis.

There will be grand dinners in gorgeous historic locations, cooking classes, wine tastings, gondolas, market visits, voice and yoga workshops, opportunities for private tuition with Tania and Andrew and much more to delight and entertain you! Accommodation will be in outstanding properties throughout Italy.

For registration or expressions of interest:

View tour details (follow link to seperate event page)

 There are limited places and these will fill quickly!

The First Step begins by registering today….
GET IN QUICK TO REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT
Please Note:  Numbers are limited, and places fill fast, so early expressions of interest are advised.

 

About Instructors and Tour Facilitators

Tania de Jong AM is Founder of Creative Universe, Creativity Australia and Creative Innovation Global, Dimension5, The Song Room, Pot-Pourri, MTA Entertainment & Events. Tania de Jong is a trail-blazing Australian soprano, award-winning social entrepreneur, creative innovation catalyst, inclusion-ista, spiritual journeywoman, storyteller and global speaker. She works across the public, private, creative and social sectors.

With a grandmother who invented the first foldable umbrella, creativity and innovation are in Tania’s blood. And as the daughter of Holocaust survivors she has learnt about resilience and re-invention and developed a passion for diversity and social inclusion.  When she was just 14 years old her best friend told her not to bother having singing lessons. So it’s not surprising that her mission is to change the world, one voice at a time. Tania presents keynote speeches, leadership programs and workshops inspiring creative leadership, entrepreneurship, social inclusion, diversity and innovation globally.

Tania is the Founder of two charities. Creativity Australia works with a range of marginalised individuals (including migrants, people with depression and disabilities and job seekers) and communities to build supportive networks through the acclaimed “With One Voice” choir social inclusion programs. Creativity Australia received the 2016 Melbourne Award for Contribution to Community by a Community Organisation. The Song Room, which Tania also founded, has provided access to creative learning and wellbeing for over 350,000 disadvantaged Australian children since 1999.

As well as creating these charities, Tania is also the Founder of Creative Universe transformational leadership and innovation capability programs, acclaimed opera/music theatre group Pot-Pourri and MTA Entertainment & Events and Creative Innovation Global which presents the acclaimed Ci2010-Ci2016 future-shaping innovation conference events. Ci2013 and Ci2015 were named Corporate Event of the Year in the Global Eventex Awards and Ci2015 was also named in the Anthill Smart 100 and Australian Corporate Event of the Year. Most recently, Tania was one of the recipients of the Impact 25 Award which recognises the not-for-profit and social sector’s most impactful individuals of 2016.

Tania has recently founded a co-working space called Dimension5 in Melbourne to drive social innovation and collaboration. Tania released her first solo CD Heaven on Earth in 2015 and is working on a new CD entitled Flying Free.

 

Andrew Mournehis is a highly sought after Teacher Trainer, who has come from a diverse Yoga background and brings great depth and passion to his teaching, which is underpinned with Hatha, Bhakti and Tantra Yoga.  His creative, joyful and heart-filled teaching strengthens the body, soothes and clears the mind, whilst enlivening and enriching the Spirit through postural/universal alignment. His unique teaching style is imbued with heart and soul, rich in Tantric philosophy and his classes are filled with inspiration, story-telling, mantra and the Spirit of the Divine.

Andrew is Creative Director of “Divine Grace” www.divinegrace.com.au and has been a teacher/lecturer at the “Academy of Yoga Learning” Teacher Training Course in Melbourne since 2003. His further interests extend into History, Philosophy , Mythology, Yogic Physiology,  Human Energetics, Human Potential and how to discover, and live, one’s true Life Purpose (Dharma).

Andrew Mournehis also graduated from the Phoenix Institute of Australia in 2001 (Adv. Dip. Transpersonal Counselling), with a very clear vision that his gifts and passions were best directed in the power of group. Being an already well respected and established yoga teacher, he spent the next 15 years combining his love of Yoga with the healing qualities of Transpersonal work to create transformative spaces for  healing, where we can all practice together, exchange stories, and ultimately become more whole.  He has facilitated hundreds of healing groups, yoga workshops, intensives and retreats both nationally and internationally working with the healing potential of both Yoga and Transpersonal work.
Andrew has been teaching in Melbourne for nearly 20 years, and is a dedicated and devoted yoga student and teacher…in fact an Eternal student.

In Andrew’s words,
“I came to yoga through personal crisis and injury, and having intimately explored the power of healing that yoga brings, I hold complete trust in its healing power, potency and potential. Each divinegrace yoga class will connect you with your Divine Nature, inviting YOU to remember your highest good, and that EVERY aspect of our lives is an opportunity for growth and illumination. Whether life feels fulfilling or empty, light or dark, filled with pleasure or pain…all is seen as an opportunity for transformation and revelation… from the darkest of places, Great Beauty, Light and Wisdom can be revealed”.

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Fresh Start Yoga Retreat

Year of the Earth Dog

Yoga and Visionary Retreat

16th to 18th February 2017

with Andrew Mournehis 

 This always promises to be a beautiful, peaceful and tranquil weekend , with like minded souls who wish to co- create their Visions with the Universe, expressing their Divine Spirits through Yoga Practice, Meditation, Creative Activities, Workshops and of course designing and creating our VERY OWN VISION BOARDS for the year 2018.

The Chinese New Year of the Earth Dog

The Year of the Earth Dog promises to be an eventful year, particularly for those seeking work advances and lifestyle changes.   As the Earth Dog is talented, perceptive, and an extremely efficient and proactive worker, this will be an excellent year for the start of new business ventures. 

Satisfaction, joy and rewards reaped from projects undertaken in the previous year, can best be appreciated by sharing with others. Abundance will flow for those who choose honesty and fairness in their dealings, and there will be a greater movement towards empathy and social justice in work relations.

Amongst all the Chinese Zodiac signs, Dogs are renowned for being kind, generous, loyal, trustworthy and always ready to lend a helping hand to others. Dogs are admired for their integrity and confidence, and calm in the face of a crisis.
In order to gain fulfilment throughout the year, it will be necessary to be noble, just and fair to gain material and spiritual wealth.

In 2018, success in love and work depends on communication and care between people… selflessness rather than selfishness …and generosity will bring the most abundant harvest.
​Come share this pivotal weekend with a Loving “pack” of mindful, playful, curious, kind souls, committed to bring more goodness into world.

Let this weekend show what “man’s best friend” truly means!
Give this as a GIFT to YOU to prepare for a SPECTACULAR year ahead.


All in Beautiful Natural Surroundings 
Venue: Maitripa Buddhist Contemplative Centre 
528 Myers Rd, Healesville 3777
(Melway 270C1)

Date: Friday 16th Feb  – Sunday 18th Feb 2018
Investment:
$495 (Earlybird Price until 12th January 2018)
$565 Full Price (After 12th January 2018)

Inclusive of 2 nights accommodation, All Yoga classes from Friday evening to Sunday noon, Meditations, Visualizations, 3 Workshops and ALL Workshop materials,
ALL meals from Friday Dinner to Sunday Lunch are inclusive.
(Non Refundable Deposit of $195 upon Registration)

 
TO REGISTER AND BOOK 

 Email Andrew  (follow link to contact page) for a REGISTRATION FORM

TRANSFER PAYMENT DIRECT INTO 
Contact Andrew via email for Direct Payment Info
 

Email
amournehis@divinegrace.com.au for Registration form

RETREAT BEGINS AT
6pm on Friday 16th Feb
ENDS at 2pm on Sunday 18th Feb 2017
Aim to arrive around 6pm Friday evening to settle in, choose a room, have a light meal at 7pm and Opening circle at 8pm.

All meals are vegetarian.  Please let me know if you have any special dietary needs that need to be catered for.
Upon registration and deposit I will send through further details and list of things to bring.

Numbers are limited so early expressions of interest are absolutely advised!!
I’m really looking forward to a wonderfully, nourishing and rejuvenating weekend to embrace the start of this auspicious Fire year…lets embrace it together…
Namaste
Andrew

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FORGIVENESS, GRACE, GRATITUDE
A Weekend Yoga Retreat in Rocklyn
 

with Andrew Mournehis

Thursday 23rd – Sunday 26th November, 2017

A 4 day retreat at the beautiful and peaceful Rocklyn Yoga Retreat Centre.  Release old habits and grievances.  Establish more helpful thoughts and actions.  Philosophy classes, meditation sessions, yoga asana, fire ceremony, kirtan.  Vegetarian meals, time for reflection, walks and discussion.

Date: 
2pm Thursday 23rd
until
1pm Sunday 26th November, 2017

Venue: 
Rocklyn Yoga Ashram
393 Dean-Barkstead Rd, Rocklyn VIC 3364

Investment:
$365 standard room share.
Private rooms available upon request.

To register:
http://www.yogavic.org.au  OR email chickens@bigpond.net.au

About your Facilitators

Lama Marut (a.k.a. Brian K. Smith) is extensively trained in the spiritual traditions of India and Tibetan Buddhism. He holds a Ph.D. in Comparative Religion and taught for over two decades in the academic world, first at Columbia University and later at the University of California, where he retired as Professor Emeritus in 2004. He lived as a Buddhist monk for eight years and has served for the past fifteen years as a spiritual teacher to students around the world. Lama Marut is currently the Spiritual Director of eight “Middle Way Centers” located in North America, Australia, and Singapore. When not traveling, he resides with his wife, Cindy Lee, in rural Australia.

In addition to several scholarly studies and translations based on Sanskrit materials, he is the author of the popular and award-winning book, A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life (Beyond Words, 2012) and his new book, Be Nobody (Beyond Words, 2014). With his unique mixture of erudition and earthiness, intensity and humor, conviction and openness, Lama Marut’s message is easily accessible and life changing.
 

Cindy has studied and practiced Buddha Dharma and meditation for 20 years, under the guidance of various teachers in the Gelug, Nyingma (Dzogchen) and Kagyu traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, initiated into Vajrayana and Dzogchen practices. She has also undergone intensive training in the classical texts of yoga and Hindu philosophy. After undertaking multiple solitary retreats of up to six weeks at a time, Cindy now teaches at group retreats around the world.

In 2006, while working as an artist in residence at the 18th Street Arts Center in Los Angeles, Cindy met Lama Marut (Brian K. Smith) with whom she began collaborating in developing podcasts, websites, video broadcasts, books and graphic design. They are now married and live in rural Australia. They co-teach internationally with the intention of helping to ignite the universal wisdom of all authentic spiritual traditions in our daily lives.

As an artist, Cindy’s teaching and practice has been inspired by creativity; utilizing mythical archetype and the power of storytelling, leading kirtan and singing, and recalling training in dance, martial arts and yoga to inspire an energetic, visceral approach that encourages embodied awareness and integration with our true nature.
Andrew Mournehis graduated from the Phoenix Institute of Australia in 2001 with a very clear vision that his gifts and passions were best directed in the power of group, ritual, archetype, mythology and the potent healing energy that is exchanged in each others stories, both personal and Universal. Being an already established yoga teacher, he spent the next 14 years facilitating many healing groups, yoga workshops, intensives and retreats both nationally and internationally working with the healing potential of both Yoga and Transpersonal work.
Andrew has been teaching yoga for over 18 years
His Qualifications Include:
Advanced Diploma Of Health in Yoga (CAE)
Certified Yoga Instructor With The Yoga Teachers Association (YTA)
Part Of The Teaching Faculty for Academy of Yoga Learning (Formerly known as The Advanced Diploma Of Yoga Teacher Training CAE)
Lecturer at the Phoenix Institute of Australia from June 2010
Lecturer at the IKON Institute of Australia from Nov 2016
Qualified Transpersonal Counsellor (Ikon Institute Of Victoria)
Having practiced Tantra Yoga for nearly 20 years, Andrew unites his diverse background and experience with Yoga, Transpersonal work, Mythology, Astrology, Dance and Yogic Philosophy to bring a rich and exciting view and perspective on this liberating art form and spiritual practice of Yoga.

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Bali Yoga Retreat

Follow Your Bliss

with Andrew Mournehis

8th – 14th October 2017

 “I say, follow your bliss and don’t be afraid, and doors will open where you didn’t know they were going to be.” – Joseph Campbell
 
On my healing journey, there have been TWO GREAT LOVESyoga and transpersonal counsellingand I love nothing more than to merge the two together to create multidimensional healing retreats.
 
On this retreat we will be merging the yogic practice of delving through the Koshas and the transpersonal work of following Joseph Campbell’s archetypal Hero’s Journey to fully embody and “Live our Bliss” in the world.  Set at the tranquil and stunningly beautiful Ananda Cottages, this retreat will take us on a journey to access that Bliss (Ananda), and then follow it, to live our Truth and inspire others.
 
The Koshas or Etheric Sheaths are the layers of our Being from most dense to most subtle. As we move more deeply through these layers into the Hub, where our Deepest Love resides, we access a Divine  Bliss, that is always present… never absent… and once accessed, we can follow this State of Being throughout our lives leading us to a Life of Unimaginable Joy. 
 
According to the yoga tradition, every one of us has five bodies, each made of increasingly finer grades of energy.  
 
The five progressively subtler bodies that compose our personality are described in a yoga classic called the Taittiriya Upanishad…
 
Annamaya Kosha “Human beings consist of a material body built from the food they eat. Those who care for this body are nourished by the universe itself.

Pranamaya Kosha “Inside this is another body made of life energy. It fills the physical body and takes its shape. Those who treat this vital force as divine experience excellent health and longevity because this energy is the source of physical life.

Manomaya Kosha “Within the vital force is yet another body, this one made of thought energy attached to the 5 senses. It fills the two denser bodies and has the same shape. Those who understand and control the mental body and the senses are no longer afflicted by fear.”

Vijnanamaya Kosha “Deeper still lies another body comprised of intellect and wisdom. It permeates the three denser bodies and assumes the same form. Those who establish their awareness here free themselves from unhealthy thoughts and actions, and develop the self-control necessary to achieve their goals.”

Anandamaya Kosha “Hidden inside it is yet a subtler body, composed of pure joy. It pervades the other bodies and shares the same shape. It is experienced as happiness, delight, and BLISS.”

We are multidimensional creatures. Our awareness manifests on many different planes. 
Yoga introduces us to ourselves and trains us to live fully and gracefully at every level of your Being.  By getting to know our five bodies and the Inner Self (whose awareness illumines them all), we can experience the health and fulfillment of an enlightened life.
 
This comes not from intellect but through embodied experience… come share in this exploration… as we marry it with our very own Hero’s journey.
 
The Hero’s Journey is a pattern of narrative identified by the American scholar Joseph Campbell that appears in drama, storytelling, myth, religious ritual, and psychological development.  It describes the typical adventure of the archetype known as The Hero or Heroine, the person who goes out and achieves great deeds on behalf of the tribe, group or civilization. 

We all go through many hero’s journeys throughout the course of our life.
 
The standard progression is that our ‘hero’ is in the ‘ordinary world’ feeling uneasy or uncomfortable, when he receives a call to adventure when something shakes up his situation.  The hero then journeys through trials, rebirths, revelations and transformations before returning home stronger, wiser, or more powerful, always with gifts to share!!!
 
ALWAYS more capable of living in a state of bliss with the treasures we have uncovered on our journey. 
Joseph Campbell would always invite us to “Follow Your Bliss”.
 
We will be following our bliss together at the breathtaking Ananda Cottages in Ubud, Bali.

INCLUDED
Pick up from Airport to Hotel on arrival 
Welcome Dinner and Closing Lunch
6 nights accommodation in Superior Deluxe rooms 
All breakfasts
All yoga tuition in a beautiful Yoga Shala
All transpersonal Hero’s Journey Tuition 
Complimentary Massage 

NOT INCLUDED
International flights 
Return transfers to airport 
Meals other than outlined above 

TO REGISTER AND BOOK 

 Email Andrew (follow link to contact page) for a REGISTRATION FORM

TRANSFER PAYMENT DIRECT INTO 
Contact Andrew via email for Direct Payment Info
 

INVESTMENT

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT 
Early Bird Rate Deposit (non-refundable) paid by July 31st 
Deposit of AU $500 
Full Balance to Be Paid by 1st Sept
AU$1760 twin share 
AU $2160 single
Get in quick with EB and Save AU $200!

Full Price after 31st July 
$1960 twin share and 
$2360 Single 

VENUE
Ananda Cottages
Ubud, Bali
http://www.ananda-cottages.com/

Please let us know if you are vegetarian or have any special dietary needs that need to be catered for.
Upon registration and deposit I will send through further details and list of things to bring.
Numbers are VERY limited so early expressions of interest are absolutely advised!!

Namaste, Andrew

 

About Yoga Instructor and Retreat Facilitator

Andrew Mournehis graduated from the Phoenix Institute of Australia in 2001 with a very clear vision that his gifts and passions were best directed in the power of group, ritual, archetype, mythology and the potent healing energy that is exchanged in each others stories, both personal and Universal. Being an already established yoga teacher, he spent the next 14 years facilitating many healing groups, yoga workshops, intensives and retreats both nationally and internationally working with the healing potential of both Yoga and Transpersonal work. 
 
Andrew has been teaching yoga for over 18 years
Qualifications Include:
Advanced Diploma Of Health in Yoga (CAE)
Certified Yoga Instructor With The Yoga Teachers Association (YTA)
Part Of The Teaching Faculty for Academy of Yoga Learning (Formerly known as The Advanced Diploma Of Yoga Teacher Training CAE)
Lecturer at the Phoenix Institute of Australia from June 2010
Lecturer at the IKON Institute of Australia from Nov 2016
Qualified Transpersonal Counsellor (Ikon Institute Of Victoria)Having practiced Tantra Yoga for nearly 20 years, Andrew unites his diverse background and experience with Yoga, Transpersonal work, Mythology, Astrology, Dance and Yogic Philosophy to bring a rich and exciting view and perspective on this liberating art form and spiritual practice of Yoga.

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Life Purpose Yoga Retreat

Exploring your Dharma Path 

A Weekend Yoga Retreat in Healesville

with Andrew Mournehis

Friday 25th – Sunday 27th August 2017

We all have choices in life… and every choice we make, every action we take, every road we travel, leads us along our life journey, in an endless and infinite number of directions. Having embarked on a path of Yoga, you have taken many steps to get you here, and each step has been meaningful…each step purposeful…each step leading you to the ever present Now…

As you prepare to take another step forward on your journey, I would like to extend this invitation, to retrace the steps that have brought you here, and embrace a rich and truly rewarding experience of self exploration and personal enquiry…Exploring your Life Purpose. When we choose to add Purpose and Meaning to our life, then we add a richness and depth into everything we share, touching those that cross our path. Through Svadhyaya (Self study) we are able to understand ourselves more deeply, our personal journey and the choices we make.

There are several Universal Laws, which when we choose to follow, create a greater flow with life and the Universal Consciousness. One of these laws is the Universal Law of Dharma, and according to this law, we are all here in this life for a reason, and many of us may actively choose to discover and explore, what that reason or Purpose is. Each of us has something unique and special to offer the world and to offer ourselves, and it simply takes our conscious effort and awareness to begin to explore what our True Purpose in life is. This in itself is a choice.

The Life Purpose Yoga weekend is designed to allow an introspective exploration of life, to bring a greater awareness to your unique life journey, with the aim of discovering and defining your Life Purpose. The weekend will itself involve unpacking your life, from your earliest memory to present day, exploring every significant milestone, exploring and unfolding everything that has affected you, changed you, shaped you and made you into the person that you are today.

During the yoga sessions and weekend workshops I will aim to facilitate your process, and provide a supportive, nurturing and safe environment in which to explore your inner and outer worlds more deeply.

Ways that this might occur:

  • Mapping of your life journey, bringing greater awareness to your cycles, habits and patterns.
  • Looking at issue/s and areas of significance, and seeing how they relate to other significant areas of your life.
  • Finding what strengths, gifts, talents, qualities, and possibly hidden resources you have to work with.
  • Finding relevant and appropriate techniques, tools and modalities that you may wish to use to promote further self-discovery and self-awareness.
  • Piece all the information together into a Mission Statement by which to live by.

What you will gain from the workshop will vary, but if each of you takes just one thing with you to make a positive shift in your lives, in order to help yourself and others around you, then you will have ultimately GAINED.

My role as facilitator is not to find the answers, or to claim to know the answers, but to guide and facilitate your journey of discovery during the weekend, assisting you in discovering, revealing and/or expanding your understanding of yourself, your life and the world around you.
Your role as a participant of the weekend is to be as open and honest about yourself as you can, and be open to the process.

About the Retreat Location

Maitripa is the retreat centre for the Kagyu-E-Vam Buddhist Institute, set amongst the rolling hills in Healesville. It’s a great place to relax, unwind and enjoy getting in touch with nature in a peaceful setting.
A place where you can simply Be.
 
There are a few residents who will be around, so mindfulness of their home space would be greatly appreciated.
 
Accommodation is quite simple, but all rooms have been refurbished with new beds, drawers and bed side lamps, linen, blankets…and Heating!! You can have the option of having your own room or sharing with another. There are several rooms to choose from so first to arrive will have first choice of rooms.
 
A $10 key deposit will be required upon arrival for your room key, and will be refunded in full at the end of retreat when key is returned.
 
 Aim to arrive around 6 30 pm Friday evening for an evening meal, settling in and an introduction to the weekend and opening circle.
Please let me know if you are vegetarian or have any special dietary needs that need to be catered for.

Date: Friday 25th August – Sunday 27th August 2017

Venue:  Maitripa Buddhist Contemplative Centre 
528 Myers Rd, Healesville 3777

 Investment: $495 inclusive of all Yoga Classes, Meditation, Pranayama, Relaxation,
Life Purpose Workshops, “Mystery” Workshop, all meals from Friday dinner to Sunday Lunch.
All meals are vegetarian, please let us know if you have any other dietary requirements.

A deposit (non-refundable) of $145 is due ASAP to secure your space
Balance of $350 to be paid by Monday August 14th 2017

For electronic bank transfer

Please Contact: Andrew Mournehis 
Ph: 0418 121 468 (mob)
 E mail:  amournehis@divinegrace.com.au

“Who am I”, “Why am I here” and “What is my Purpose or Path in Life”??? Remember it has taken you a lifetime to get you to this point, so be patient and allow some time for the True Meaning to reveal itself. With continual mindfulness and reflection of the process after the workshop, you will discover and finally define your True Purpose in life.

Whether happy with your present path, completely confused, or searching for a new one, the Life Purpose workshop is aimed at finding the path you were meant to travel. Only YOU can make the necessary changes to your life – So embrace the life you’ve lived, take this time to explore and seek to find the Purpose that may bring the opportunity for greater fulfillment, satisfaction and meaning in life…

“I look forward to sharing this part of your Life Journey with You”

Namaste
Andrew

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Santorini Yoga Retreat

Yin, Yang & the Sutras for a Wonderful Life

with Andrew Mournehis and Michael Joseph

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7th – 12th June 2017

PLEASE CHECK OUT OFFICIAL WEBSITE FOR THE RETREAT
http://www.santoriniyogaretreat.com/

Experience a truly Incredible Yoga Journey with a dynamic ‘Yang’ class in the mornings & a beautiful, introspective “Yin’ Class in the evenings.
Be led by two highly experienced Yoga Instructors, One a Tantric Philosophy Practitioner and One an Ayurveda Specialist. Both Teachers highly respected in their fields.
Morning classes will be imbued with an immersion into the 7 Vital Energy Centres (Chakras) of The Body.
The Chakras align with ganglions of nerves by which consciousness, a scientific term, enters the body. This prepares your body to play with the Sutras which in Sanskrit means ‘stitch’ – a thread connection or link.
Sutras will be shared that are incredibly potent and have been passed down as virtues verbally through the Yoga and Esoteric traditions, and they stitch the physical body to the spiritual realm of infinite possibilities. Sutras, which are established in this state of awareness, set subtle intentions. The more subtle the intention, the more powerful it is.

These sutras are one word intentions that were given to Michael Joseph verbally by Deepak Chopra himself at the Chopra Centre.

There are 4 Sutras offered to each of the 7 Chakras, which are the junction points between our physiology & consciousness, and allow us to traverse into the deepest layers of our Being, to a place of Bliss, Contentment and Wonderment.
Expect to leave our retreat feeling inspired, grounded & fully equipped to respond to life challenges in a new, more empowered way.

COST AND INCLUSIONS
$1870 Triple share
$2370 Double/Twin share

VERY LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE
If spaces fill we MAY be able to get you accomodation at a nearby hotel
(subject to availability) but it certainly won’t be the magnificence of the Kamares Apartments

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT 
AU $100 discount per person if you pay your AU $500 Deposit (non refundable) by the 15th Dec 2016
Full Balance and Payments needs to be complete by Thursday 24th Feb 2017.

WHAT YOU WILL RECEIVE

  • Yang Dynamic Yoga Practice in Morning with Andrew Mournehis
  • Yin Restorative Yoga Practice in Evenings with Michael Joseph
  • Tantric Philosophy teachings that will enhance your life, happiness and well being
  • Ayurveda Knowledge and wisdom exploring your Dosha Constitution, and ways to enrich your life
  • Sacred Sutras that have been passed down verbally from DEEPAK CHOPRA himself
  • Your very own plunge pool to cool and calm your body, mind and soul and watch the Breathtaking views of Santorini
  • All Breakfasts are included.

Please note that the most economical way travel to Santorini is by Ferry Boat from Athens. Flights are also available but tend to be more expensive, so we recommend looking into ferry travel  with Sea jets
http://www.go-ferry.com/
There are ferries that leave from Athens Piraeus at 7:00 am and arrive at 11:55am on the date of the retreat on the 7th June
PERFECT AS OUR FIRST PRACTICE AND OPENING CIRCLE WILL BE AT 6pm on the First evening of the 7th June, so please aim to arrive then.
Please also note that Flights, Transport and Transfers to and from Santorini and retreat location are NOT included.

VENUE
Kamares Apartments Hotels
Fira Santorini, Greece 
 

TO REGISTER AND BOOK 

Contact Andrew via email for Registration Form
 
TRANSFER PAYMENT DIRECT INTO 
Contact Andrew via email for Direct Payment Info
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“This is the third retreat that Michael and I will be co-facilitating in Europe and we are both thrilled to be able to share this with you again.
After our 2013 & 2016 retreats, and the hugely informative, explorative, playful and incredibly fun retreat we had, we truly cant wait for this next instalment… Hope you can join us”
Andrew Mournehis
 
Please let us know if you are vegetarian or have any special dietary needs that need to be catered for.
Upon registration and deposit I will send through further details and list of things to bring.Numbers are VERY limited so early expressions of interest are absolutely advised!!
 For bookings, full schedule and registration please contact Andrew

About Yoga Instructors and Retreat Facilitators

Andrew Mournehis graduated from the Phoenix Institute of Australia in 2001 with a very clear vision that his gifts and passions were best directed in the power of group, ritual, archetype, mythology and the potent healing energy that is exchanged in each others stories, both personal and Universal. Being an already established yoga teacher, he spent the next 14 years facilitating many healing groups, yoga workshops, intensives and retreats both nationally and internationally working with the healing potential of both Yoga and Transpersonal work. 
 
Andrew has been teaching yoga for over 18 years
Qualifications Include:
Advanced Diploma Of Health in Yoga (CAE)
Certified Yoga Instructor With The Yoga Teachers Association (YTA)
Part Of The Teaching Faculty for Academy of Yoga Learning (Formerly known as The Advanced Diploma Of Yoga Teacher Training CAE)
Lecturer at the Phoenix Institute of Australia from June 2010
Lecturer at the IKON Institute of Australia from Nov 2016
Qualified Transpersonal Counsellor (Ikon Institute Of Victoria)Having practiced Tantra Yoga for nearly 20 years, Andrew unites his diverse background and experience with Yoga, Transpersonal work, Mythology, Astrology, Dance and Yogic Philosophy to bring a rich and exciting view and perspective on this liberating art form and spiritual practice of Yoga.
 
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Michael Joseph is the founder of Deep Yoga Studio, The Deep Retreat, YogaLuva.com & has been in the Yoga & Health profession for over 16 years.
Michael’s journey started as a massage therapist which he still enjoys today. An interest in his clients self care prompted him to become a Stretch Therapist & then finally became a Qualified Hatha Yoga Teacher, Aerialist & Chopra Ayurveda Perfect Health Teacher. Career highlights include working as a therapist at The Olympic Games & training with Deepak Chopra at the Chopra Center in the United States.
Michael has a commanding presence & approachable manner.  He uses humor just as much as confident, knowledge based instruction to relax your body & mind.
” For me, Yoga is simply mindful movement with breath so that we can get closer to consciousness. that’s it! “
 
Qualifications Include:
Certified Yoga Teacher (RYT)
Certified Pilates Teacher
Certified Chopra Perfect Health Ayurvedic Teacher
Certified Aerial Yoga Teacher
Certified Stretch Therapist
Diploma of Remedial Massage

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Healing The Wounded Yogi Retreat

Weekend Yoga Retreat – Healesville

with Andrew Mournehis and Hugh Lee

31st March – 2nd April 2017

TWO DEVOTED YOGA PRACTITIONERS… TWO HIGHLY EXPERIENCED FACILITATORS… MANY HEALING MODALITIES… OVER 35 YEARS OF COMBINED  EXPERIENCE …
…5000 YEARS of ANCIENT WISDOM to be shared .…
…COME HEAL THE WOUNDED YOGI…
 
Yoga Practitioners that come to the mat, come for a variety of reasons… many come to get fit, feel good and calm their minds… others to have some space to Be… a chance to have space for their Soul.  Yet others come for deeper exploration so that they can Heal, and this healing may take many forms.
 
For the past 20 years, both Andrew Mournehis and Hugh Lee have worked intimately with the healing benefits of yoga and the recovery and renewal it brings. They hold complete trust and faith in its power, potency and potential, to heal not only the body, but also mental afflictions, traumas, addictions, deep emotional wounds and places that we have difficulty accessing in everyday life. Yoga brings to the surface these areas that are in need of our Love and Attention and provides extraordinary keys and gifts for unlocking the greatest potential within us all to be co creators of our own Healing.

Through a multitude of different healing practices that have been drawn from over 20 years experience in the healings arts including Yoga, Yin, Ayurveda, Chinese Medicine, Transpersonal Counselling, Art therapy and Dance Movt therapy, we will dive deep into our bodies, through the layers of our minds and into the more subtle layers of our Etheric fields. Through the five koshas, we can access one of the greatest healing resources within, far greater than any healing resource on the planet. 

Come share in this Deep Exploration of the Healing Powers Of Yoga and not only offer yourself this gift of Love, but then share it with your students, peers and Spiritual Yoga Family.

A Priceless gift to share and heal our wounds together with our Yoga Sangha (Heart centred Community).

INTENTION and THEME
– to acknowledge and Be present to our wounds
– to bring acceptance to what has been
– to understand the root causes of our wounds 
– to explore triggers and reactivity
– utilise Yogic Practices, Art therapy and Transpersonal Counselling Techniques to learn new methods and tools that will become our “Medicine” that we can then use each day to help “treat our wounds”. 
– share and inspire each other with new ideas and inspirations of different “medicines” and resources available to us in our lives 
–  if re-triggered, ways to deal with wounds that become raw and open again, and ways to continue the healing journey and stay with the process.

RETREAT WILL BE A BLEND OF
– Morning Yang practice to prepare the body and mind for two full days of healing 
– Afternoon/Evening Yin practice focusing on balancing, healing and nourishment meridians/organs through Chinese Medicine and Mindfulness Practice for self awareness training.
– Workshops will be interactive, creative, hands-on art therapy 
– Also Utilising the Ancient Life wisdom of Ayurveda working with each students Dosha type
– Night time Yoga Nidra to prepare to ground and prepare the body and mind for sleep and rest.

This will be a retreat where students come away with many different healing medicines and tools to apply to the wounds both in the present and the future. 
 
Date: Friday 31st March – Sunday 2nd April 
Venue: Maitripa Buddhist Contemplative Centre , 528 Myers Rd, Healesville 3777
 
INVESTMENT
$545 EB Price ($195 Deposit (Non refundable) paid upon registration before Feb 16th)
Balance for EB to be paid by 2nd March 2017
$615 Full Price after 2nd March 2017

Inclusive of 2 nights accommodation, All Yoga classes from Friday evening to Sunday noon, Meditations, Visualizations, all workshops and materials.  ALL meals from Friday Dinner to Sunday Lunch are inclusive.

TO REGISTER AND BOOK 
GO VIA EVENTBRITE LINK 
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/healing-the-wounded-yogi-a-weekend-yoga-retreat-tickets-30237156148
(Please note there is a small processing fee when booking through eventbrite) 

OR CONTACT ANDREW (via email – amournehis@divinegrace.com.au ) to TRANSFER DIRECT into Bank Account
CONTACT ANDREW  for Registration form
RETREAT BEGINS AT 6pm on Friday 31st March
ENDS at 5:30pm on Sunday 2nd April
Aim to arrive around 6pm Friday evening to settle in, choose a room, have a light meal at 6:30pm and Opening circle at 7:30pm.

Please let me know if you are vegetarian or have any special dietary needs that need to be catered for.
Upon registration and deposit I will send through further details and list of things to bring.

Numbers are limited so early expressions of interest are absolutely advised!!
We’re really looking forward to a wonderfully, nourishing and rejuvenating weekend of yoga and healing!
Namaste
Andrew

 

About Yoga Instructors and Retreat Facilitators

Andrew Mournehis graduated from the Phoenix Institute of Australia in 2001 with a very clear vision that his gifts and passions were best directed in the power of group, ritual, archetype, mythology and the potent healing energy that is exchanged in each others stories, both personal and Universal. Being an already established yoga teacher, he spent the next 14 years facilitating many healing groups, yoga workshops, intensives and retreats both nationally and internationally working with the healing potential of both Yoga and Transpersonal work.
Andrew has been teaching yoga for over 18 years
His Qualifications Include:
Advanced Diploma Of Health in Yoga (CAE)
Certified Yoga Instructor With The Yoga Teachers Association (YTA)
Part Of The Teaching Faculty for Academy of Yoga Learning (Formerly known as The Advanced Diploma Of Yoga Teacher Training CAE)
Lecturer at the Phoenix Institute of Australia from June 2010
Lecturer at the IKON Institute of Australia from Nov 2016
Qualified Transpersonal Counsellor (Ikon Institute Of Victoria)

Having practiced Tantra Yoga for nearly 20 years, Andrew unites his diverse background and experience with Yoga, Transpersonal work, Mythology, Astrology, Dance and Yogic Philosophy to bring a rich and exciting view and perspective on this liberating art form and spiritual practice of Yoga.
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Hugh Lee is an experienced Yoga Teacher, a graduate of the Advanced Diploma of Yoga Teaching founded by Leigh Blashki, Melbourne. He began teaching in 2008, assisting and co-teaching with Andrew on Yoga retreats in India, Bali and Australia.  He has trained in Yin Yoga with Paul and Suzee Grilley and with Sarah Powers’ “Insight Yoga” Yin Teacher Training.
 
Hugh came to Yoga and Meditation as tools for healing after years of suffering from depression and anxiety, and has found Yoga to be immensely nourishing and healing mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Hugh teaches Yin Yoga and Meditation classes at various Yoga studios in Melbourne, and facilitates Yin workshops, retreats and Yin Yoga teacher trainings throughout the year. Hugh’s Yin Yoga classes focus on Chinese Medicine by gently stimulating the fascia and joints in the body in long held poses, which allows the free-flow of chi through the meridians (energy channels) helping to replenish, nourish and provide healing to our organs for physical and emotional balance. Hugh blends Mindfulness Meditation during the Yin poses as a way to practice non-judgmental self awareness whilst being in the present moment.

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Fresh Start Yoga Retreat

TO WELCOME IN THE CHINESE NEW YEAR OF THE FIRE ROOSTER

fresh-start-2017Yoga and Visionary Retreat

3rd to 5th February 2017

with Andrew Mournehis 

The hardworking resourceful Rooster is, observant, courageous, talented and extremely confident.  He is vigorous, highly motivated and authoritative.  Rooster is strongly principled and single-minded in pursuit of success, as well as diligent, intense, and unswayed by the opinions or feelings of others.  Having said that, he is happiest when surrounded by others and being social, and generally enjoys the spotlight.
This is your year to shine, to work persistently and joyfully towards your Highest Potential with passion, commitment, precision and skill.
In 2017, Rooster calls us to confidence in our own abilities, power in our lives, and success in our chosen work.  
 
Under the influence of the Fire Element, Rooster invites us to be a Shooting Star, an inspiration to those around us, and a leader in our field.  Even if we have gone through challenging times, we can rise like a Phoenix from the ashes to burn and shine more brightly than ever before!
The Year of the Rooster is also one for good health.  Rooster encourages being active, recovering from illness, and focusing on fitness, strength and optimal wellbeing.  
So COME immerse yourself in yoga, and join us in a practice of wellness, to strengthen your body, calm and clear the mind and touch your heart and soul
Give this as a GIFT to YOU to prepare for an SPECTACULAR year ahead.
 
This always promises to be a beautiful, peaceful and tranquil weekend away, with like minded souls who wish to co- create their Visions with the Universe within, expressing their Divine Spirits through Yoga Practice, Meditation, Creative Activities, Workshops and of course designing and creating our VERY OWN VISION BOARDS for the year 2017.
All in Beautiful Natural Surroundings.
 
VENUE: 
Maitripa Buddhist Contemplative Centre 
528 Myers Rd, Healesville 3777
(Melway 270C1) 
DATE:
Friday 3rd – 5th Feburary 2017

INVESTMENT:
$495 (Earlybird Price until 12th January)
$565 Full Price (After 12th January) 
Inclusive of 2 nights accommodation, All Yoga classes from Friday evening to Sunday noon, Meditations, Visualizations,

3 Workshops and ALL Workshop materials,
ALL meals from Friday Dinner to Sunday Lunch are inclusive.
(Non Refundable Deposit of $195 upon Registration)
 
TO REGISTER AND BOOK:
Follow the EVENTBRITE LINK
(Please note there is a small processing fee when booking through eventbrite) OR email Andrew via our contact page for a Registration form and BSB / ACC details
 
RETREAT BEGINS AT:
6pm on Friday 3rd Feb
ENDS at 2pm on Sunday  5th Feb 2017
Aim to arrive around 6pm Friday evening to settle in, choose a room, have a light meal at 7pm and Opening circle at 8pm. Please let me know if you are vegetarian or have any special dietary needs that need to be catered for.
Upon registration and deposit I will send through further details and list of things to bring.
 
Numbers are limited so early expressions of interest are absolutely advised!!

I’m really looking forward to a wonderfully, nourishing and rejuvenating weekend to embrace the start of this auspicious Fire year…lets embrace it together…
Namaste
Andrew

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Immersion into Wholeness Retreat

Diving into the Wheels of Life

November 24th – 27th 2016

With Lama Marut, Cindy Lee, Andrew Mournehis

In the yogic tradition, the inner “wheels” or cakras are power centers through which we can access different aspects of our psychological, energetic, physiological, and spiritual life.  In this weekend retreat, we will get in touch with our psychic inner body in order to ground, balance, and nourish our lives.  We’ll use lectures, meditations, chanting, music, yoga, and movement as the springboard for deep personal inner work and transformation.

Andrew Mournehis, one of Melbourne’s finest yoga teachers, once again joins Lama Marut and Cindy Lee in a retreat that will offer different perspectives on the spiritual journey to peace, happiness, and connection to others.

To register, contact Maree Fowler on chickens@bigpond.net.au!
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Southern Spain Yoga Retreat

1st – 7th August 2016  (7 Days / 6 Nights)

“YOGA, AYURVEDA & THE PATH OF OPTIMAL HEALTH”

with Andrew Mournehis and Michael Joseph

Sth Spain

For those of you who were wishing to travel overseas with Divine Grace this year…
Here is the first AMAZING International Treat on Offer 
Get in quick!!! Bookings available Now.
 Contact Andrew for a registration form via email or contact form (follow link)
 

EARLY BIRD SPECIAL…BOOK AND PAY IN FULL BY

THURSDAY 19th MAY 2016 and receive a AUD$300 DISCOUNT 
FULL PRICES BELOW NOW IN AUSSIE DOLLARS 
GET IN QUICK LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE

The road back to Optimal Health is easy once you have the right map and know the path…

* Sustainable Exercise, Yoga & Diet Routine.
* Practices for Stress Relief & Prevention.
* Eating for your Dosha (Ayurvedic Body Constitution)
* Sustainable Relaxation/ Meditation Practice.
* Understanding & Liberating your Emotions
* The Art of Self Massage
* Dynamic Hatha Yoga in Mornings

* Restorative & Yin Yoga in Evenings

INVESTMENT:

$1997 AUD /Shared Occupancy/ Shared Bathroom*
$2170 AUD /Shared Occupancy/ Ensuite Bathroom*
$2210 AUD/Single Occupancy/Shared Bathroom* (Limited Availability)

$2370 AUD/Single Occupancy/ Ensuite Bathroom*(Limited Availability)

WHATS INCLUDED

  • *Prices are per person and include 6 nights Accommodation including  facilities, sauna & pool at the Hacienda retreat
  • https://www.facebook.com/thehaciendaretreat/
  • Breakfasts, smoothies, evening meals, snacks and drinks within the Hacienda
  • All Morning yoga classes
  • A wonderful comprehensive booklet to take home filled with Ayurvedic practices, activities, foods and guidelines to support your specific Dosha to bring about Optimal Health.
  • Morning Asana Practice with Andrew Mournehis 7am-9am 
  • Afternoon Ayurveda Workshops and Restorative Yin Yoga Practice with Ayurveda Consultant/ Yoga Instructor Michael Joseph 430pm-630pm  
  • Days are free to travel, relax and explore the many surrounding sights. 
  • Optional day trip visit to the Alahambra Palace in Granada
  • Flights recommended into Malaga or Granada.
  • Optional Transfers can be organised through the Hacienda or Hire a car (recommended) to be free to explore surrounding villages and sights
  • Please note: Day 1 on the 1st August is an arrival day
    Please aim to arrive by 5pm at the Hacienda for Dinner/Evening Meal and to settle in 
“This is the second retreat that Michael and I will be co-facilitating in Spain at the Hacienda and we are both thrilled to be able to share this with you again.
After our 2013 retreat, and the hugely informative, explorative, playful and incredibly fun retreat we had, we truly cant wait for this next instalment…
 

Hope you can join us”

TO REGISTER
Please email (see contact page)  Andrew for a registration form.
Full details for transfers will be on form.
 
TO TICKLE YOUR EUROPEAN TASTE BUDS
Check out the Beautiful Landscape and surrounding village of MONTEFREI…
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24emisHDMbw
… only a short drive from our retreat centre…
Such a Romantic Beautiful Place in the world …a place to restore with you, your friends and your loved ones!!
This will be a holiday and retreat of a lifetime…one that will change the way you LIVE!
Namaste,
Andrew Mournehis
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Fresh Start Yoga Retreat

TO WELCOME IN THE CHINESE NEW YEAR OF THE GOLDEN FIRE MONKEY

yearofmonkey

Yoga and Visionary Retreat

5th – 7th February 2016

with Andrew Mournehis 

Lord Rama asked
“What are you, a monkey or a man?” Hanuman bowed his head reverently, folded his hands
and said,
“When I do not know who I am, I serve You and when I do know who I am, You and I are One.”

― Tulsidas, Ramcharitmanas
 
The Chinese New Year of the Fire Monkey is one of opportunity, courage, inner strength, loyalty, commitment, cheekiness, inventiveness, hard work, devotion and the blessings of “lucky stars” to bring about Healing, Wholeness and a Recognition of Oneness.  Symbols of Auspiciousness and Prosperity should be highlighted and a healthy balance between work and play should be sought after.
Healing Gifts will be brought out in those that seek to use them in Service
and those willing to take a Leap of Faith will THRIVE!!!
 
The Golden Fire Monkey year I will be dedicating to the Auspicious and Blessed Hanuman
The Fierce, Humble, Warrior of the Divine who overcomes darkness to bring Wholeness, Happiness and Reunion of Love to All”
Namaste
Andrew Mournehis
 
  • H = Humility and Hopefulness (Optimism)
    A = Admiration (Truthfulness, Devotion)
    N = Nobility (Sincerity, Loyalty, Modesty)
    U = Understanding (Knowledge)
    M = Mastery over Ego (Kindness, Compassion)
    A = Achievements and Healing Gifts (Strength and Power)
    N = Nishkama-karma (Selfless work in Service of the Highest)
     
    “Don’t sell your Soul to buy peanuts for the monkeys”
    Dorothy Salisbury Davis
    So come indulge yourself on a beautiful, peaceful and tranquil weekend away, 
    with like minded souls who will be expressing their Divine Spirits and Healing Gifts through Yoga Practice, Meditation,Creative Activities, workshops and of course designing and creating our
VERY OWN VISION BOARDS for the year 2016
All in Beautiful Natural Surroundings
 
Venue: Maitripa Buddhist Contemplative Centre (Newly Renovated)
528 Myers Rd, Healesville 3777
(Melway 270C1)Date: Friday 5th Feb  – Sunday 7th Feb 2016
Investment: $545 Full Price
 
Inclusive of 2 nights accommodation, All Yoga classes from Friday evening to Sunday noon, Meditations, Visualizations, 3 Workshops and ALL Workshop materials,
ALL meals from Friday Dinner to Sunday Lunch are inclusive.
(Non Refundable Deposit of $195 upon Registration)
 
TO REGISTER AND BOOK 
GO VIA EVENTBRITE LINK
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fresh-start-yoga-and-visionary-retreat-tickets-19832276874
(Please note there is a small processing fee when booking through eventbrite) or to
TRANSFER DIRECT email Andrew via our contact page for a Registration Form and Bank Details.
 
RETREAT BEGINS AT
6pm on Friday the 5th February 2016 and
ENDS at 2pm on Sunday 7th February 2016Aim to arrive around 530pm Friday evening to settle in, choose a room, have a light meal at 7pm and Opening circle at 8pm.Please let me know if you are vegetarian or have any special dietary needs that need to be catered for. Upon registration and deposit I will send through further details and list of things to bring.
 
Numbers are limited so early expressions of interest are absolutely advised
 
I’m really looking forward to a wonderfully, nourishing and rejuvenating weekend to embrace the start of this auspicious Golden year…lets embrace it together…
Namaste, Andrew
For bookings, full schedule and registration please email Andrew via our contact page.

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