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Yoga & Meditation Weekend, 16th – 18th August 2019.

8 Jul

Only a few more weeks until our Yoga & Meditation Retreat in Coolum Beach, on the Sunshine Coast, at the Luther Heights Youth Camp.

We still have spaces available in our small, focused group. If you feel inspired and called to immerse yourself into a weekend of traditional Hatha Yoga and Meditation, don’t hesitate to contact me for detailed information and to book.

email: hathayogaipswich@gmail.com

phone or text: 0423 477 725

Yoga & Meditation Weekend Retreat
Friday 16th – Sunday 18th of August 2019
at Luther Heights Youth Camp, in Coolum Beach, on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland

  • Experience, learn & practice traditional Hatha – Yoga, Meditation, Rituals and Kirtan (Mantra chanting).
  • Simple, basic, clean accommodation and amenities.
  • Delicious, vegetarian meals, that might inspire to try new recipes at home.
  • Spectacular ocean views, observing the sunrise.
  • Walks along the beach, or buswalk at Mount Coolum. If we are lucky we spot some migrating whales in the distance.
  • Release – Relax – Recharge.
  • Letting go of the Winter blues, to be ready for Spring.

The topic of the weekend retreat is based on the five points of Yoga, as taught by Swami Vishnu-Devananda:

  • 1) Proper Exercise (Asana) Proper exercise should be pleasant to the practitioner while beneficial to the body, mind and spiritual life.
  • 2) Proper Breathing (Pranayama) Proper breathing should be deep, slow and rhythmical. This increases vitality and mental clarity.
  • 3)Proper Relaxation (Savasana) By relaxing deeply all the muscles the Yogi can thoroughly rejuvenate his/her nervous system and attain a deep sense of inner peace.
  • 4)Proper Diet (Vegetarian) A lacto-vegetarian diet. This is an integral part of the Yogic lifestyle.
  • 5) Positive Thinking and Meditation(Dhyana) Here is the most important point of all, we become what we think. A positive outlook on life can be developed by learning and practicing the teachings of the philosophy of Vedanta. The mind will be brought under perfect control by regular practice of meditation.

During the weekend we practice these five points of yoga.

The retreat is suitable for beginners to learn about the basics of yoga and for more advanced yoga students to deepen their practice.

The cost for the weekend is $420.-
Included in this price are the complete yoga program, accommodation (Please bring your own linen) and vegetarian meals. A non-refundable deposit of $120 .- is required to reserve your space. The final payment is due one week before the Retreat.

Detailed information are on the website: https://hathayogaipswich.com.au/retreat/

or contact me directly via email and phone call.

email: hathayogaipswich@gmail.com

phone or text: 0423 477 725

I also have a pdf file (6 pages) with detailed information and photos.

Thank you for your interest and I look forward to hearing from you.

Prema Maria
OM OM OM

PS: Following some more photos from last year’s Retreat, September 2018.

  • Hatha Yoga with Maria Steiner

Friday class 18th September

7 Sep Prema playing harmonium.

Altar with gerbera flowers.

Altar with gerbera flowers.

I hope you had a good start into Spring.
It’s time to get back into the routine and I like to offer again some extra classes for your practice in the new season.
It has been a while since the last Friday Hatha Yoga Class and Satsang Meditation. Next session:

Friday 18th September 2015 at

Raceview Scout Hall, 32 Taylor Street, Eastern Heights:

5pm – 6:30pm  Hatha Yoga Class (breathing exercises, sun salutation, 12 basic postures, guided final relaxation)

The cost is $15 or regular class pass 

6:50pm – 8:30pm Satsang (silent meditation, uplifting Sanskrit chants, an inspiring reading)

The cost is $8 or free if you come to the 5pm class.

In between the two sessions we have a cup of tea and something sweet.
If 5pm is too early for you, you can just come for the Satsang, please arrive for 6:30pm. Or only do the hatha Yoga class.
If you know you will join one or both of the classes for sure, please let me know. Otherwise you can always just show up, no booking necessary.
Looking forward to a good start into the weekend. See you soon,
Prema Maria

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yoga & Meditation Weekend

28 Apr Mount Warning
This year I’m organising and teaching  a weekend retreat again, it has been four years since I offered a yoga retreat last time.

Early morning walk / meditation.

Early morning walk / meditation.

It takes place at the Gunnebah Retreat Centre near Murwillumbah, northern NSW. We have been there before and it’s an ideal location for a yoga weekend, surrounded by most beautiful nature. In the past I used to prepare and cook the meals myself, lot’s of work before and during the retreat for just one weekend. This year the Gunnebah catering team, will provide all our vegetarian meals. So less karma yoga for all of us, no chopping, cooking and doing the dishes. Instead kick back a little. Therefore also the higher cost than in the past.
The Retreat is from Friday 28 – Sunday 30 August 2015.  It is open to newcomers, beginners, if you need to give your yoga practice a fresh boost and experienced yoga students.
The hatha yoga class will be mostly two hours, instead of the usual 90 minutes like in the weekly classes. So more time to go deeper into postures, explain details, more variations and holding postures longer. We practice the silent japa meditation, maybe Tratak (gazing at the flame of a candle) and chant Kirtan (mantra singing), as I bring my harmonium along.
During the lectures we might also cover other topics, than the classic yoga philosophy Vedanta. Wisdom, knowledge, practices, a holistic approach to life, etc. that interest me and I like to share more with you. For example: How the moon influences our bodies, the way it guides the ocean tides. (Saturday 29/08 will be a full moon). The facts and importance of the fascia. Tapping Solution for EFT (emotional freedom technique).  Such interests and similar.
So it will be a very uplifting, inspiring and empowering weekend. Practicing and learning the vast horizon of Yoga, Meditation, Mantras and more. While we are in the middle of beautiful rain forest nature.
For more information please browse through the Retreat section on this website, phone or email me.
Looking forward to hearing and seeing you soon.
Namaste, Maria Prema

Pranayama practice

Pranayama practice

Outdoor eating at Gunnebah Retreat.

Outdoor eating at Gunnebah Retreat.

 

 

 

© Photography Maria Steiner / Ian Grasmeder

Satsang Friday 21 November

18 Nov Frangipiani in my Garden

Friday 21 September, Satsang and additional Hatha Yoga Class

Frangipiani in my Garden

Frangipiani in my Garden

This week is the monthly Friday hatha yoga class and Satsang. Make sure not to miss it, it’s the last one for 2014. Do something good for your soul, even if you feel tired at the end of the week. You will feel a big difference come Saturday morning!

Where:  Raceview Scout Hall, 32 Taylor Street, Eastern Heights 

What:   Hatha Yoga Class (breathing exercises, sun salutation, 12 basic postures, guided final relaxation.         When:  5pm – 6:30pm
Cost:    $14  or  regular class pass  (no free trial class on this day).

What:   Satsang: is a combination of meditation, uplifting Sanskrit chants, yoga lecture.
When:   6:45pm – 8:15pm
Cost:     $7 (or free if you attend the earlier class)

In between the two sessions we have a cup of (herbal) tea and something sweet.
You get most benefits if you join for the whole program from 5pm onward. But if this does not suit you, you are most welcome to come only for the yoga class or meditation/Kirtan (Satsang) only.
Looking forward to seeing you soon. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Prema Maria

 

© Photography Maria Steiner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Satsang Friday 25 July

18 Jul

The next Satsang and additional Hatha Yoga class is on Friday 25th July 2014. Relax your body and nourish your soul:

 

Where:  Raceview Scout Hall, Taylor Street, Eastern Heights

What:   Hatha Yoga Class (breathing exercises, sun salutation, 12 basic postures)

Time:  5pm – 6:30pm

Cost:    $14.00  or  regular class pass  (no free trial class on this day).

 

What:   Satsang (silent meditation, uplifting Sanskrit chants, an inspiring reading).

Time:   6:45pm – 8:15pm

Cost:     $7.00 or FREE if you come to the 5pm class

 

In between the two sessions we have a cup of (herbal) tea and something sweet.
You are most welcome to join for just one of the classes. If you like an extra exercise session you come to the Hall for 5pm.
If you like to learn/practice meditation and get deeper into the yoga philosophy or if you like the Sanskrit Chants (Kirtan) please come to the hall for 6:30pm.
Looking forward to seeing you soon. Let me know if you have any questions.

 

in my Garden

in my Garden

 

© Photography Maria Steiner

 

Friday Class 14th March

6 Mar

The next Satsang and Friday yoga class is on Friday 14th March  2014:

Where: Raceview Scout Hall, Taylor Street, Eastern Heights

What:    Hatha Yoga Class (breathing exercises, sun salutation, 12 basic postures, guided final relaxation).
Time:    5pm – 6:30pm
Cost:      $14.00 or regular class pass (no free trial class on this day).

What:    Satsang, we begin with silent meditation, then Kirtan Mantra chanting and a lecture about some of the yoga philosophy, finishing with a purifying light ceremony (arati).
Time:    6:45pm – 8:15pm
Cost:     $7.00 or FREE if you come to the 5pm class

In between the two sessions we have a cup of tea and something sweet.

You are most welcome to join for just one of the classes. If you like an extra exercise session you come for 5pm.
If you like to learn/practice meditation and get deeper into the yoga philosophy or if you like the Sanskrit Chants (Kirtan) please come to the hall for 6:30pm.

See you soon.
Namaste
Prema Maria

Bromeliad

Bromeliad

© Photography Maria Steiner

Satsang this Friday 26/07/13

22 Jul
candle lightOur next Friday Hatha Yoga Class and Satsang (meditation, Kirtan) is this week Friday 26th July 2013.
Where: Raceview Scout Hall, Taylor Street, Eastern Heights
What:    Hatha Yoga Class (breathing exercises, sun salutation, 12 basic postures)
Time:    5pm – 6:30pm
Cost:      $14.00 or regular class pass (no free trial class on this day).
What:    Satsang, we begin with silent meditation, then Kirtan Mantra chanting and a lecture about some of the  yoga philosophy, finishing with a purifying light ceremony (arati).
Time:    6:45pm – 8:15pm
Cost:     $7.00F or FREE if you come for the 5pm class
In between the two sessions we have a cup of tea and something sweet.
You are most welcome to join for just one of the classes. If you like an extra exercise session you come for 5pm.
If you like to learn/practice meditation and get deeper into the yoga philosophy or if you like the Sanskrit Chants (Kirtan) please come to the hall for 6:30pm.
Looking forward to seeing you.
Prema Maria

Mantra – Deity – day of the week

15 Jul
Dear Readers and Yogis/Yoginis,
Today’s blog entry makes more sense to those of you who are familiar with the different Deities and Mantras. In future blogs, I’ll talk and explain more about it in detail.
When I visited Swami Anasaktananda-ji (www.sivayogadivine.net) for the first time, one of the many things he taught me was, that there are different days to repeat Mantras for different Deities. They can be repeated anytime, but there is a more auspicious day of the week for each deity or aspect of it. A practice that is done at Swamiji’s Ashram every morning, daily prayer and chanting.

Monday = Siva

Tuesday = Subramanya

Wednesday = Krishna

Thursday = Guru

Friday = Devi

Saturday = Rama

Sunday = Vishnu

Vishnu

Vishnu

OM Shanthi – OM Peace
Prema Maria

Satsang

20 Jun

The next Satsang and extra Hatha Yoga Class is on Friday 28th of June.

For details please follow this link to the Satsang page.

If you  have any questions please contact me. Thank You!!
Prema Maria

Satsang

3 May

Monthly Satsang and extra hatha yoga class, usually first or last Friday of the month. Please phone or e-mail for exact date and location.

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