Yoga & Meditation in Nature | Maria Island National Park

Fri 22nd Nov - Sun 24th Nov FULLY BOOKED

Deepen Your Connection with Nature and Your Peaceful Self

Join Ahimsa for this special retreat in Tasmania's beautiful Maria Island National Park. You'll step off the ferry and into nature's rhythms, with yoga to help you align with the forces of the universe. Yes, the universe!


We'll practice yoga and meditations based on the 5 elements (tattwas) in the peace of the chapel.


Vegetarian food will be lovingly prepared by Suzie Donkers (also known as Samadhi).


Accommodation is in the Penitentiary, a part of Tasmania's World Heritage listed convict days. Forget luxury, this is not a yoga pamper weekend, real yoga is about simplicity of lifestyle. The Penitentiary is a bit like camping inside, bunk rooms wrapped around with a good old Australian verandah and birds and wildlife curious to see what those funny human animals are up to. 

Take the chance for a digital detox - live in the present moment, be where you are. There's no electricity in the Penitentiary. The days will be long, treasure them deep inside, put the phone away.

Enjoy free time bushwalking, beachwalking, watching wildlife, swimming/snorkling and exploring Maria's rich history. Be with others who love yoga, nature and friendship.

Fee $395 / $380 conc. includes ferry ticket, 2 nights accommodation, nourishing food and health-giving yoga. 

Bookings: Suzie | 0429 238 956 | | Facebook Yoga & Art Retreats Tasmania

Breathe Well, Live Well Yoga Retreat

Integrating Yoga & Science for Health & Happiness

Friday 10th - Sunday 12th January 2020

$380 earlybird, $450 after 5th Jan.

with Ahimsa


Breathing well helps you to live well. Yoga includes vast knowledge on using breath for physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Yoga also uses breath to balance and expand the subtle pranic energies that flow in your body. This retreat brings together yogic breathing practices with scientific knowledge on the effects of poor breathing patterns on body, mind and emotions. 

Many chronic, unexplained, hard to treat health conditions can be caused by disordered breathing. For example: headaches, disturbed sleep, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety, depression, fatigue, allergies, hypertension, panic attacks, heart palpitations, muscular aches and pains, lower back pain, dizziness and poor concentration.

On this retreat you will explore your breathing pattern and:

  •  Learn why the way you breathe matters

  •  Learn active breathing techniques and yogic pranayamas using hatha yoga

  • Learn how to retrain your breathing pattern with simple step by step instructions

  •  Practice nasal cleansing with neti

  •  Learn breathing to reduce stress and allergies, and improve mood, sleep and general health.



“I find the breathing is the biggest help because it stops the hypervigilance.” War veteran with PTSD


“Learning how to control breathing has helped me go back to sleep in the wee hours of the morning.” Vietnam war veteran with PTSD


Ahimsa has extensive experience in merging the yogic knowledge of breath with modern understandings about the effect of poor breathing patterns. She has taught people all over the world to breathe well, including many with serious health conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder, anxiety, allergies, migraine, irritable bowel syndrome and insomnia. Ahimsa has developed and refined a step-by-step method for breathing retraining that integrates yoga postures, breathing practices and relaxation.

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We pay our respects to their elders past, present and emerging

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