Workshops & Retreats

Teaching Yoga for Stress, Anxiety and Trauma

September 17, 2020

A weekend retreat for yoga teachers and professionals working with trauma survivors and others suffering from stress and anxiety. Learn the principles of how yoga supports body-mind recovery, and simple practices to rebalance the nervous system, bringing relief from debilitating symptoms.


Using a blend of theory and practice, we'll explore:

  • How traumatic events change the nervous system, impacting the body, mind and spirit;

  • Principles of using yoga to restore physical and mental health;

  • Simple yoga postures, breathing and relaxation to release tension and create calm;

  • Tools to overcome sleep problems, shift thinking patterns, calm the emotions and bring stability;

  • Mental attitudes for letting go of past pain and feeling joy in the present.


Your trainer is Ahimsa (Helen Cushing). Ahimsa has pioneered the application of yoga to trauma recovery. She teaches internationally and has published a book on the subject. Familiarity with Ahimsa's book will help you make the most of the weekend. Purchase the book here.

Find out more about Ahimsa here.

Go to Ahimsa's website on this topic 

Yoga & Meditation in Nature | Maria Island National Park

November 26, 2020

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

By Appointment

Neti is a method of gently cleansing the nasal passages with luke warm saline water. 

$40 | includes a plastic neti pot 

Simple and effective, jala neti is a traditional hatha yoga nasal cleasing technique using lukewarm saline water. Once you know how, it only takes 5 minutes. You don't need fancy, expensive salt or distilled water. There is no stinging sensation if the solution is correct. It's totally painless and you will immediately feel clearer in the head, reduce or eliminate allergies such as hayfever, prevent the build up of germs that cause colds, flu and sinusitis, remove mucus and dirt accumulation and more. It can be a life changer and is easy to make part of your morning bathroom routine. 

I've practised neti for 40 years and taught it to hundreds of students in Australia and India. The workshop will explain everything you need to know to make neti as easy as brushing your teeth. It's essential to understand how to make the solution, use the neti pot and dry out your nose.

Life is better with neti!

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