Retreat Center: Prema Shanti
Language of instruction: English
Retreat Organizer´s Website: www.premashanti.com.au
Highlights of the Yoga Meditation Retreat
The Prema Shanti Yoga and Meditation Retreat provides you with the perfect ambiance for a unique rain-forest yoga holiday. We offer you the complete holiday experience with a full range of spa treatments and massages available for you to enjoy and indulge in. Our purpose built facilities, boutique rooms & unique location provide the perfect venue for an unforgettable yoga holiday adventure. The facilities are ideal for yoga & meditation teachers looking for that special place to hold their next workshop or retreat. Our program runs 7 days a week, all year round.
The Yoga classes are suitable for beginners through to more advanced practitioners of yoga, we do not teach a particular style of yoga to our students. We (Mara & Janardhan) have been influenced by, and studied many different styles of yoga over the past 20 years, which have contributed to our own unique approach, and individual style of teaching.
Our classes are designed around the personal abilities of each individual student to comprehend, absorb, and achieve. Our focus is on empowering our students, providing them with tools, that they can utilize for the rest of their lives. We demonstrate that through the physical practice of the yoga asanas (postures) deeper, more meaningful states of awareness are achieved. One moves through, and past any lingering mental, emotional, or physical blockages, allowing one’s own innate sense of wellbeing and harmony to emerge.
The physical postures are used purely as tools to enhance one’s own awareness of self. With awareness of self, comes increased self confidence, flexibility, peace, and clarity of mind. The Prema Shanti yoga classes are tailored to suit each individual’s needs and ability.
Guidance and tuition in meditation is available to students who have never meditated before, with simple easy to follow instructions given, we take the mystery out of meditation, and practice silent comfortable sitting meditation.
We vary our meditation practice according to the experience of the participants; we use such techniques as Yoga Nidra. (Yoga meaning union, or one pointed awareness, and Nidra which means sleep. This practice is a yogic relaxation technique using a guided meditation to relax.) The classes include Pranayama (science of breath.) methods, and simple Sanskrit chants to calm and still the mind
Styles & Practices
Yoga, Meditation, Massage & Spa, Horse Riding
About Your Instructor:
Mara Staffieri is the co-founder and director of the Prema Shanti Yoga and Meditation Retreat Centre. Mara began her yoga practice in 1986 and has been teaching yoga since 1996, holding yoga retreats, auyervedic workshops, in Europe, Zurich, Australia, and New Zealand. Mara has also being teaching in teacher trainings in Zurich and New Zealand. Her yoga philosophy and style has been influenced by Iyengar, Astanga and Satyananda yoga traditions. Accreditation with Yoga Alliance 200.
Janardhan McInosh is the founder and the vision behind the creation of the Prema Shanti Yoga and Meditation Retreat, he first began his yoga and meditation practice in Auckland, New Zealand in 1983. He has never limited his yoga training by aligning himself with any particular style of yoga, embracing all styles (i.e. Astanga, Iyengar, vinyasa, yin etc) and taking from each what works for his students, over a 30yr period has developed his own unique teaching methodolgys, being influenced by all his teachers and mentors, and their love for yoga.
The Prema Shanti Yoga and Meditation Retreat was founded in 1997 and officially opened to the public when the Prema Shanti Yoga Centre was visited by his Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Gyuto monks in a temple blessing ceremony attended by the local community.
The Prema Shanti Yoga and Meditation Retreat is unique in Australia. It is the only venue that has a daily program of meditation and yoga set deep within world heritage listed pristine Daintree rainforest. It is located almost exactly midway along the Daintree Coast where the rainforest meets the Coral Sea, two hours north of Cairns. The Great Barrier Reef is only a 45 minute boat trip away.
Booking Conditions & Payments
You can read their conditions in the following link You can confirm your reservation by sending an inquiry to the retreat organizer, your payment of the retreat price will be handled by the retreat organizer. To secure a discount on their retreats send an inquiry to the organizer through our website.