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Ongoing SYTA Networking Opportunities 

Havan and Kirtan:

New South Wales

Dundurrabin (near Dorrigo) 
Shakti Darshan
2nd Saturday of month 2.15pm to 4.30pm                               
T: 0448 879 642 

Coffs Coast                               
last Saturday of month 4.45pm to 7pm or 8.30pm (not in December)     
E:  Chaitanya / Andrew / Usha

Manly Yoga
200 Pittwater Rd, Manly
1st Saturday of month 5.15pm to 7.15pm.
T: 02 9977 4725

Australian Capital Territory
The ACT Yoga and Meditation Centre, 
2 Cockle Street, O'Connor
1st Friday of month 7.15pm for 7.30pm start
T: 0439 884 458

Victoria Point, Bayside
monthly 4.30pm to 6pm
email for details
T: 07 3207 7366 

Chanting & Chai / Kirtan
Mahamrityunjaya healing mantra, kirtan & sound bath meditation
South Hobart Yoga & Meditation
2nd Saturday of month 6.30pm to 9pm (Nov 2017 to Feb 2018)
T: 0474 321 784

South Australia
Aldgate, SA                                                      
Mahamrityunjaya & Kirtan
Saturdays 11.30am to 1.30pm   
T: 08 8339 8443
Western Australia                 
Mount Lawley   
Mahamrityunjaya & Kirtan
2nd Saturday of month 5.30pm to 8.15pm
T: 0419 872 715 

Mt Martha
Monthly Full Moon Havan Meditation and Kirtan
call or email for venue details
Dates: call or email for dates
T: 03 5974 1288


Coffs Harbour
Prenatal Yoga Workshop with Lauren Realph
Learn prenatal specific breathwork, nourishing asana, powerful visualisations and a deeply restorative guided relaxation.
Date: 10am Saturday 25th November
Venue: HARA Beyond Movement Studio, 2/105-107 West High St, Coffs Harbour 
T: Lauren 0420 419 082

Spring Cleansing Yoga Detox with Ahimsa

Using nothing more than salt water and a series of yoga asanas, the respiratory and digestive tracts are cleansed, leaving you feel clean, fresh and clear.
Date: 7am to 9am Sunday 12th November

Yoga Nasal Cleansing: Jala Neti Made Easy with Ahimsa
Simple and effective, jala neti is a tradional hatha yoga nasal cleansing technique using lukewarm saline water.
Date: 8am to 9am Sunday 26th November

Breathe Well, Live Well with Ahimsa
Improve your physical, mental and emotional health with simple step by step breath retraining that integrates yoga postures, breathing practices and relaxation.
Date: 9.30am to 1.30pm Sunday 26th November

All of the above Hobart workshops have the following same details:
Venue: South Hobart Yoga and Meditation
T: 0474 321 784

Albany, Auckland
The Art of Letting Go with Chintamani & Brendon
A day of self-nurturing practices to enhance your ability to open and let go. Experience deeper harmony and wellbeing through the practices of yoga, mindfulness, meditation and yoga nidra. Includes some discussion.
Date: Saturday 11 November
Venue: Kawai Purpura Retreat Centre
T: +64 21 402 177




Mangrove Creek
Yoga Relax Retreat with Chetana
Enjoy a Yoga Relax Retreat with like-minded friends where you’ll explore yoga practices that get you out of your head and into your heart. A weekend of yoga that harmonises the relationship between the mental, emotional and physical aspects of the self ~ total bliss…..
Date:  17 - 19 November 2017 
Venue:  Mangrove Yoga
T:  0435 549 108

Mungo National Park 
Full Moon Yoga at Mungo National Park with Natalie Jenkins from Swan Yoga Bliss

2 options: Departing Swan Hill (VIC), or Balranald (NSW)
Enjoy yoga on the sand dunes at Mungo National Park at sunset/moonrise, plus a picnic dinner and guided tours of Mungo and it's ancient history.
Date:  2pm - 11pm Sunday 3 December.                       
Venue: Mungo National Park
T: 0413 092 452


Maria Island National Park
Yoga & Basket Making with Suzie Donkers & Gwen Egg

A combination of yoga classes, basket making classes and delicious vegetarian food all on the amazing Maria Island.
Date: 10th to 12th November
E: at Yoga and Art Retreats Tasmania
T: 0429 238 956

Western Creek
Mantra and Music under the Mountain with Gyanananda (Jon Parry)
This musical yoga retreat aims to provide an opportunity to express, unwind and tune in with your voice and yourself through nada yoga, kirtan, bhajan and mantra. These practices are in essence spontaneous outpourings of our true nature which is inherently blissful, joyful and aware. Singing them with an open heart helps us to realise this and along the way, can provide emotional, energetic and mental upliftment, release and wellbeing.
Date: 1st to 3rd December
Venue: Atma Darshan Yoga Centre, Western Creek, Northern Tasmania
T: 03 63678241 / 0497 025 308

Killiekrankie, Flinders Island
Meditation & Yoga Retreat with Swami Nivedita Saraswati
This retreat will be deeply restful - releasing participants from day to day pressures and responsibilities and inspiring a fresh vision of deeper treasures and unique strengths. Formal practices are supported by time for rest and rejuvenation, developing friendships and embarking on adventures. Enjoying the magnificent natural beauty effortlessly resonates with our sense of wonder and deeply nourishes the heart and soul.

Date: 19-26 January 2018

T08 8339 8443

Western Creek 
A Five Day Meditation Retreat with Swami Ananda Kumar
Date: 13th to 18th February 2018

Venue: Atma Darshan Yoga Centre, Western Creek, Northern Tasmania 
T: 03 63678241 / 0497 025 308


Rocklyn Ashram
Accessing the Quieter Mind Retreat
Date: 10-12 November

Your Brain and Your Emotions with Dr Maartin Imminck
Date: 1-3 December

Yoga for Trauma Recovery with Swami Ahimsadhara 
Date: 8-10 December

End of Year Relaxation Retreat
Date: 15-17 December

Cleanse & Detox Retreat
Date: 15-16 December

New Year Retreat  - Sankalpa
Date: 29 December to 1 January 2018

New Beginnings Retreat - Watering the Roots of Wellness
Date: 12-14 January 2018

Summer Yoga Retreat - Hatha Yoga, Meditation, Relaxation
Date: 14-21 January 2018

The Power of Positive Thinking Yoga Retreat
Date: 19-21 January 2018

Develop Inner Calmness Long Weekend Retreat
Date: 25-28 January 2018

**NEW** Special Course in the Satyananda system of yoga!  
Dimensions of Yoga Series 
Module 1 Body, Breath, Energy & Mind - Clarity and Vitality from the Hatha Yoga tradition
12 week study course developed by Swami Vimalratna
Dates: 19th to 28th January 2018 for residential at Rocklyn Ashram  
29th January to 20th April supported home practice and theory
20th to 22nd April concluding residential at Rocklyn Ashram    
Full Immersion option available to stay at Rocklyn Ashram

Living Consciously Retreats
1 week to 1 month
Alternative Way of Life: The purpose of Yoga and Ashram Life for Personal Self Transformation: to lift our minds from its present agitations and wasteful tendencies towards a greater goal of ample joy and fuller wisdom.

Another opportunity to earn CPD points....
Invitation to all Satyananda Trained Yoga Teachers & Initiates

There will be several times during the year when teachers from Rocklyn Ashram travel to India. This will occur from October to December.
During this time, in particular, the skills and expertise of both teachers and initiates at Rocklyn would be greatly appreciated. It's also an opportunity for teachers and initiates to be part of Ashram life and to support the Ashram.
Teachers could utilise their teacher free week as part of their stay. Note, the week stay can be taken in two parts (3 days/4 days).

Some courses at Rocklyn Ashram are with 20% discount for SYTA Members. Please quote your SYTA membership number when booking.

03 5345 7434




Golden Bay
Yoga Nidra Instructors Training & Yoga Nidra Restorative Immersion
Sw Karma Karuna, Sn Pragyadhara and Sn Atmabhava
9-Day residential - Total 100 Hours - including 3 months training package, or a personal restorative immersion option (5 days). A professional development course designed for yoga teachers, health and education professionals and or anybody interested in a yogic immersion focused on relaxation techniques. Explore tools to systematically address the tensions in the body, mind and emotions, inducing a deep state of relaxation.
Date: 17 – 26 Nov (9 days) and 17 – 22 Nov (5 days) 2017

Explore Your "Self" Retreat with Swami Karma Karuna
Active immersion in the daily life of a yoga retreat through Hatha Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Karma Yoga, Mantra and group discussions imbued with daily themes to encourage self-connection. Or stay on for our 6 week Yogic Life Skills program.  

4 – 10 December 2017, 29 Jan - 4 Feb 2018                         

Christmas Yoga Refresh Retreat

An opportunity to refresh and revive yourself before the busy Christmas season arrives!
Date: 15-17 December

Creating Change – New Years Retreat with 
Sw Karma Karuna & Sn Atmabhava 
Prepare the foundation and plant a seed for the New Year with practical tools of Yoga and Meditation. Invite positive change into your life learning how to progressively nurture your resolutions to grow, flower and bear fruit. 
29 Dec – 2 Jan                    

Hatha Yoga Immersion with Sw Karma Karuna
Explore the modern approach to Hatha Yoga while also being exposed to the historical elements through the theory and guided practice of cleansing techniques (Shatkarmas). Suitable for all levels.
Date: 8 - 14 Jan  2018

Sound Yoga & Bhakti Fest with Sw Karma Karuna & visiting musicians 
3 day journey into the heart of the devotional traditions. Sound and mindfulness workshops, yogic sound meditation, Nada Yoga, Hatha Yoga sound journey. Incl 1 day Bhakti Fest (Sat) and 5 hour Akhanda Kirtan (can be taken separately).
Date: 19 - 21 Jan 2018

Gayatri Mantra & Meditation Retreat with Swami Muktibodhananda Saraswati
A rare opportunity to delve into the depths of Vedic tradition and learn a practical use of Gayatri Mantra in modern daily life with a senior visiting Yoga Acharaya / Master and author.
Date: 9 -11 February 2018

Kriya Yoga with Swami Muktibodhananda Saraswati
Kriya Yoga is a practical experience using the chakras, pranic pathways, breathing practices, sound vibrations, psychic gestures and energy locks to unfold the subtle layers of one's own being. Learn more in this in-depth retreat.
Date: 12 -18 February 2018

For more details on any of these New Zealand retreats please contact:
64 3 525 9887

Other CPD Opportunities:

Online Via SYTA Website:
Teaching Yoga for Addictions & Recovery - 4 CPD pts
….see link on SYTA Members page.

Dr Swami Shankardev has some wonderful online courses that can contribute to 
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.

Yoga Australia Member Events and Workshop