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2012 retreats


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“Dancing In The Garden Of The Gods”

25th-31st August 2012

The Daintree Rainforest has been called the “GARDEN OF THE GODS” by many who have had the privilege of witnessing the Majestic Beauty and Ancient Wisdom, imbued in the Shakti of the Trees.
A Place of Great Spirit, Potent Vibrational Healing Energy and Breathtaking Beauty, it is a rare location in the world where the tropical rainforest meets the Reef. Truly one of Australia’s Greatest Treasures. If you need some time and space to Breath, Explore, Stretch, Move, Play, Find your Centre and Dance to the Rhythm of Life… then this is the Yoga Retreat for You. Come join us for this extraordinary retreat in a Sacred Temple in Nature where we will be combining two of my greatest loves Yoga and Dance.
Mornings will be focused around HathaYoga/Tantra Yoga practices filled with daily ritual, yoga asana, pranayama, mudras and meditations.
The evenings will be filled with creative movement dance workshops transporting us into another realm of Being, hopefully leaving us in a more peaceful, radiant and illuminated state of Consciousness.
The middle of the days are yours and free to explore the many magical, mystical wonders that the Rainforest and Great Barrier Reef have to offer.
I feel blessed to be co-facilitating the evening dance workshops with Alex Jordan. Her vibrant spirit, innovative work and creative welcoming style really needs to be experienced to be believed. Each morning and evening session is designed to be creative, transformative, insightful, healing, uplifting and exploratory whilst still holding true to the authenticity and integrity of Yoga and Dance. Blessed with wonderful hosts, delicious food and the sounds and movements of Nature all around us… come join us in this magnificent sanctuary embedded in one of the worlds greatest natural Gardens…come plant Divine new seeds for your life & let them Dance with the Divine.

Andrew Mournehisis a Yoga teacher trainer and Transpersonal Counsellor specialising in human energetics, ritual, rites of passage and esoterics. He is passionate about helping others to discover their true potential through the practice of yoga and draws from tantric philosophy and ancient spiritual teachings. His unique, joyful, heartfelt style emphasizes and works with the healing potential of Yoga and having also been a Dance choreographer, Andrews believes in the power of movement and dance as a means of healing and transformation.
Alex Jordan is a qualified dance movement therapist and improvisational dance artist based in Darwin.
Alex has trained in body mind centering, yoga, deep body awareness, somatic experiencing and physical storytelling, and has worked extensively with several special needs groups in NT. She facilitates movement experiences for people of all shapes and sizes, no matter their movement or cultural background and is passionate about using movement as a portal to understanding and transformation for all people no matter how much “you think you can dance’:)

Come give our yourself this time to be Immersed in one of the most Divine places on the planet for a Truly Rejuvenating week away …Give yourself this gift…
Tell yourself…You deserve it!!!

Land/Yoga Only Price
Early Bird $1360 / Full Rate $1480
(Limited Single rates available upon request at an additional cost).
(Eco tent also available upon request)

Early Bird $1870 / Full Rate $1990
All rates are twin-share occupancy, unless otherwise requested.

ALL Prices are per person and include 6 nights twin share accommodation, welcome dinner, 2 Meals per day including daily sumptuous breakfasts and delicious dinners (lunch not included), Daily morning Yoga sessions and Evening Dance workshops with 2 Dance Facilitators. Airport transfers or car hire available on request

Mornings begin with asana & meditation practice from 6.45am- 8.45am followed by breakfast & free time. Days free to Enjoy day trips to great barrier reef, massage/spa treatments, swimming in fresh waterholes, bush walks/ hikes, or embrace the many breathtaking wonders the Daintree Rainforest has to offer. Explore or simply relax before the creative afternoon dance workshops from 5– 7pm followed by dinner.

3-Step Payment:
1. $450 (non-refundable) deposit to
be paid upon registration
2. $500 (non-refundable) to be paid by
23rd July
3. Balance to be paid by 4th August 2012
Opening circle and welcome dinner will be on the evening of the
25th August at 6.30pm
So when you organize your flights to Cairns aim to arrive by 2-3pm at airport on the 25th August or earlier so that you leave enough time for the journey from Cairns to the Daintree
Car hire/Car pooling would be recommended so as to enjoy the many wonders and splendors or the rainforest and day trips throughout the week, however bus transfers can be organized upon request. Expressions of interest and registrations are NOW OPEN so contact me direct.


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Am currently taking bookings and registrations for Daintree Rainforest in August
a brilliant location and a warm and tropical escape from our southern aussie winter… these retreats are always deeply uplifting , enriching our vibrant bodies, sharpening our minds ,open our Hearts and warm our Spirits and Souls…. so please feel free to join us for one of these amazing transformative experiences!!!!


Bali Yoga Retreat 2012

with Andrew Mournehis
for 7 nights/ 8 Days from the 26th May Until the 2nd June 2012

BALI … “Land of the Gods and a Thousand Temples”
An island of Great Beauty, Deep Spirit and a Refined Art of Ritual …what better place to explore the many paths of YOGA and the GRACE it leads us to…
Set amongst rice fields in the breathtaking and deeply Spiritual Mountains of Ubud, we will travel the outer landscape of the land, filled with meticulously sculpted rice-fields, lush greenery and extraordinary wildlife …whilst at the same time taking an inner journey, along 7 SACRED PATHS, discovering Gems of Wisdom along the way …ones that will sustain us for a lifetime …all leading us to the ONE PLACE…

The 7 SACRED PATHS of YOGA we will explore are:

1. HATHA YOGA The Path of Energetic LIfe Force and Physical Asana
2. TANTRA YOGA The Path of Shiva Shakti/ Sacred Union with the Divine
3. KARMA YOGA The Path of Action, Selfless Service and Dharma
4. BHAKTI YOGA The Path of Love and Devotion
5. LAYA YOGA The Path of Kundalini and Dissolution
6. JNANA YOGA The Path of Higher Knowledge and Inner Knowing
7. RAJA YOGA The Royal Path of Meditation and the 8 Limbed Path

An uplifting, insightful and rejuvenating week away in beautiful surrounds filled with fresh food to feed “your temple”, luxurious massages that will soothe your body and mind, great company with like minded Souls, Yogis that come straight from the Heart, and as i have witnessed from leading over 11 retreats to Bali, deep friendships and bonds that will last a lifetime.
Each days theme will build on the next and each morning will include asana practice, classical forms of yoga practice, balancing & harmonising Mudras, Ancient Kriyas, Pranayamas, Deep Relaxations, Meditations and your own personal enquiry into the the 8 Limbs of Yoga. In the evenings, our workshops will deepen our practice through embracing the Grace of Ritual, Gratitude Practices, Exploration of the Vijnanabhairava Tantra, Ancient Texts and Philosophical Teachings, learning ways to put the teachings into practice, Exploration of Hindu Mythology and how to make the teachings relevant and meaningful in day to day life, the Power of Mantra, Yantra, and Yogic practices that ultimately lead to Greater Awakening and a Raising of our Consciousness. Each session is designed to be creative, transformative, insightful, healing, joyful, uplifting and illuminating …whilst still holding true to the authenticity and integrity of the Sacred Path of YOGA and all that underpins it …the One Vast Eternal Field of Consciousness that unites all paths as ONE…

DailyYoga Practice will create for you a strong vibrant body…a clear sharpened mind… and an pure open Heart.
Come give our yourself this time to Be ….A  Truly Rejuvenating Experience…Give yourself this gift… Truly a Gift from the DIVINE…Tell yourself…You deserve it!!!


AU $1110 twin share*/ AU $1265 single occupancy*
*Prices are per person and include 7 nights accommodation in beautiful spacious balinese rooms with own bathroom and balcony overlooking gardens/rice fields, daily buffet breakfast, welcome dinner first evening, airport transfers, All Daily morning yoga sessions and ALL themed evening workshops.
Opening circle and welcome dinner will be on the evening of the 26th May at 6.30pm
So when you organise your flights to Bali aim to arrive by 2-3pm at airport on the 26th May or earlier so that i can organise an airport transfer for you to bring you straight to our hotel in time to settle in and unpack and be ready for welcome dinner
Please note: Prices exclude flights

2-Step Payment:
1. $450 (non-refundable) deposit to be paid upon registration
2. Balance to be paid by 1st May 2012

Mornings begin with asana & meditation practice from 6.30-8.30am followed by a sumptuous buffet breakfast & free time. Enjoy spa treatments, pool, massages, day trips, tours or simply relax before the creative afternoon themed workshops from 4.30–6.30pm.


For registration please contact Andrew Mournehis


Fresh Start Yoga Retreat 2012


with Andrew Mournehis

Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd Jan 2012


Were you born in the year of the dragon or know someone who is?

Would you like to create a magical inspiring life for yourself & for others?

Are you ready for a Fresh Start and a year of great personal power and creative manifestation?

Can you think of a more perfect way to begin your New Year, and in particular the Chinese New Year of the Water Dragon, than a 3-day / 2-night yoga retreat in the lush valleys of Healesville?

Amongst soothing trees, open spaces of green and a wonderful hilltop to climb. Awaken to nature’s morning symphony…breathe, stretch, relax, renew…swing in the afternoon breeze whilst listening to the wildlife calling you to your evening relaxation and yoga practice

During morning and afternoon workshops we will create our very own vision and manifestation boards filled with our dreams and aspirations and watch as they miraculously one by one become true and come to life.

Consider a weekend of quiet, stillness, imagination, artistic expression, playfulness, inventiveness, and personal time to Be.

For FULL details on retreat please DOWNLOAD PDF and DOWNLOAD REGISTRATION FORM to register.

Venue: Maitripa Contemplative Centre (Newly Renovated), 528 Myers Rd, Healesville 3777 (Melway 270C1)

Date:    Friday 20th Jan – Sunday 22nd Jan 2012

Investment:  $450 Early Bird Registration paid by Friday 23rd Dec 2011

Inclusive of 2 nights accommodation, All Yoga classes from Friday evening to Sunday noon, Meditations, 3 Workshops and Workshop materials,

ALL meals from Friday Dinner to Sunday Lunch.

Non Refundable Deposit of $150 upon Reg / Balance for Early Bird by Friday 23rd Dec 2011

$495 Full Rate after 23rd Dec 2012

Numbers are limited so early expressions of interest are advised

For registration please contact Andrew Mournehis


2011 retreats

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From the Mountains to the Sea
with Andrew Mournehis
22 OCT – 1 NOV 2011

Bali…glorious ‘Island of the Gods’…
Where Shiva and Shakti dance in a Divine Union of Natural Forces pulsating with Life Force and an unmistakable Grace and Beauty, that literally seeps into your body, heart and Soul…
A place where the connection with the Divine is Palpable and the Brilliant gifts of Yoga can truly be revealed…come join us and discover these gifts for yourself on this transformative 10 days away!!!
We will begin our journey in the Breathtaking and Deeply Spiritual Mountains of Ubud where many temples have been built to bring one closer to the Divine.
After 5 nights in the cultural landscape of Ubud, filled with meticulously sculpted rice-fields, and arts and crafts abound…we will head down to the Sea to the stunningly beautiful Desa Seni Ecovillage…
a place created with love, sustaining life and bringing so much joy to the local and broader yoga communities that come to visit…

Our Daily Yoga Practice will create a strong vibrant body…a clear sharpened mind…and an open pure heart. This retreat will give you the opportunity to participate in the world both inside and outside yourself…
allowing Shiva (Divine Consciousness) to shine brightly from within and Dance with the Divine Shakti (Your Own Unique Expression of the One Source) to reveal itself in Powerful and Creative ways.
Through Opening to Grace, daily ritual and intention, dynamic asana practice, Self enquiry, sacred sounds and mantras, meditations, and CREATIVE evening workshops, we will offer our Hearts to the Divine Ocean of Love.
We will open to the Power of the Universe and the GREAT Mother Earth in all her Natural Beauty…enjoying the fundamental Healing they bring!

To HEAL is to achieve balanced health and be whole…Are you ready to give this to yourself?
It will be a Joyful, Playful, Illuminating, Uplifting and Truly Rejuvenating experience…come give yourself this gift…
Truly a Gift from the DIVINE…Tell yourself…You deserve it!!!


10 Nights Complete Yoga Package
*Discounted Price $1750*

5 nights in UBUD
22nd-27th Oct $885*

27 Oct -1st Nov $995*

2-Step Payment:
1. $450 (non-refundable) deposit to be
paid upon registration
2. Balance to be paid by 29th August 2011

*Prices are per person and include 10 nights twin share accommodation (or 5 nights in each location), daily buffet breakfast, welcome dinner first evenings in each location, airport transfers, transfers from Ubud to Desa Seni, daily yoga sessions and ALL evening workshops. *Single occupancy prices available upon request*
Please Note:
prices exclude flights

Mornings begin with asana & meditation practice from 6.30-8.30am followed by a sumptuous buffet breakfast & free time.
Enjoy spa treatments, pool, massages, day trips, tours or simply relax before the creative afternoon themed workshops from 4.30–6.30pm.

Download full Bali brochureDownload registration from. Contact Andrew for further enquires.



Greece Tour : 17 July – 27 July 2011 (10 nights / 11 days)
Turkey Tour : 27 July – 6 August 2011 (10 nights / 11 days)

Investment: AUD $3750pp twin share for each tour OR come along to both and receive a 10% discount (AUD $6750). Single supplement available on request.

Be uplifted by the colourful radiant vibrations of these two ancient cultures.
Allow yourself to rejoice in the fragrances, tastes, vistas, sensuality and sounds of this extraordinary tour and experience it with all your senses.
Transcend these and go beyond your imagination on this lifetime’s journey into Light…ILLUMINATION!!!
And the Light begins to shine in Greece. Our journey begins in ATHENS, visiting classic sights such as the Acropolis and the Temple of Zeus. We then make our way to the mystical and ancient temple of DELPHI. Receive Divine guidance from the Oracle before setting sail to the magnificent and breathtaking Greek islands. Enjoy sun filled days on the Mediterranean as we sail to MYKONOS, SANTORINI and RHODES. Explore the many secluded beaches, get lost in the maze of whitewashed side streets in Mykonos town, enjoy the romance, serenity and awe-inspiringbeauty of Santorini…and the magical delights of Rhodes…
The Light continues to brighten as we sail to Turkey to explore the beauty and majesty of the coastal towns of MARMARIS, BODRUM and KUSADASI.  Walk, swim, relax and enjoy the diversity of these charming and vibrant towns.
Tour the magnificent archaeological site of EPHESUS and walk in the healing thermal waters of the white terraces of PAMUKKALE.
Finally we fly to the incredible city of ISTANBUL, a city rich in history and modern flamboyance.
We visit Sultanahmet and its ancient treasures as well as the cosmopolitan and elegant part of this incredible city. Our Illumination tour ends in Istanbul.
Our daily yoga practice will strengthen, balance, open, enliven and illuminate your body, mind, soul and spirit. Incorporating asana, pranayama, stories, mantra, philosophy and meditation to cultivate awareness and relevance to celebrate every day. Let the joys of Yoga and travel inspire you to take this journey… Inclusive of all yoga sessions, airport transfers, hotel accommodation, selected day tours and some meals, Ferry transfers, domestic flights,
Gulet cruise and welcome dinner on first evening. (Excludes International airfares)  Numbers are limited so early expressions of interest are advised.

Download attached brochure



5 night Yoga Retreat at Eco Beach Wilderness Park, Broome W.A.
19 – 24 April 2011 (Week leading up to Easter weekend)
Cost: $2050 per person twin share
$2150 per person twin share
Single supplement on request

This retreat will be perfect for an Easter break to explore and deepen your practice with Andrew Mournehis and Margaret Ferla surrounded by the rugged beauty of this coastal wilderness.  Indulge in twice daily yoga classes in the ocean front Dragonfly room, 5 night’s accommodation in luxurious Eco safari tents, full buffet breakfast daily, a guided beach/bush walk, 1 hour massage treatment, return Broome-Eco Beach transfers (at scheduled departure times) and a welcome dinner.

Please download attached brochure. Contact Andrew for bookings or enquiries.



Wake up to Breathtaking Views by the Great MOTHER GANGES


Embrace the Beauty of YOGA in the MOTHERLAND…

Be Touched by Spirit…

Dance with SHIVA and be filled with SHAKTI

Calm your Mind, Open your Heart and explore the BEAUTY and PEACE of your Soul through YOGA & Meditation

Come to this land and BE TRANSFORMED…be ready for the YOGA JOURNEY of a LIFETIME!!!

…And the Shanti Path Begins in…SIDE2

Delhi, Staying at the beautiful and truly welcoming “Shanti Home”. Delhi, an ancient and historical city which houses both

the new quarter of the city, and the beautiful and memorable Old Delhi… literally  a ‘step back in time.’ After settling into the SHANTI of our first location,  welcomed by beautiful hosts and a delicious welcome dinner, we next explore the passion and beauty of this vibrant city. We spend our 2nd day touring seeing the major sights such as Red Fort, India Gate and Bahai Temple. On Day 3 we embark on a day tour to visit the unforgettable and SPECTACULAR monument of LOVE…the TAJ MAHAL.

Next we travel north through to Haridwar and on to Rishikesh   (The Yoga Capital of the World) staying at the Exquisite “Parmarth Niketan Ashram”.      After 5 Days in this breathtaking space right next to the river Ganges, we travel to the mountain fringed Shivpuri National Park, where we set up camp in a fully catered, campsite RIGHT ON THE GANGES…

An experience not to be missed!!! After returning to Delhi for a free day of exploring…we next travel to the royal rich and truly indulgent city of JAIPUR where  we stay at the exquisitely divine “Shapura House”. We spend 2 full days in this  brilliant city and are treated to the many royal delights this ‘pink city’ has to offer.

Then finally we fly to the deeply Spiritual and Holy Land of VARANASI…

for 5 nights it will be a place to call home…Thousands flock here as a place of pilgrimage and a final resting place…in ones lifetime it is a MUST for any YOGI…
 Come relish and dive deep into the exquisite delights and extraordinary sights of INDIA…a land like NO OTHER…the Motherland of YOGA!!!
A once in a lifetime journey you will never forget!!!

…And the journey ends with Shanti in our hearts and Souls.

Please follow link to download brochure



2010 retreats

greece/turkey yoga journey 2010

with Andrew Mournehis and Margaret Ferla


23rd May – 12th June 2010

10 nights touring through Magnificent Greece and Greek islands and

10 nights through Spectacular Breathtaking Turkey…
we end the tour floating on a Gulet (Yacht) across the Mediterranean…

AUD $3270 twin for each tour OR both and receive a 10% discount (AUD $5886)
Includes all yoga sessions, airport transfers, hotel accommodation, selected day tours and some meals, Ferry transfers, domestic flights, Gulet Cruise, and welcome dinner on first evening.

Download PDF for further details

Download Full Trip Itinerary




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