We can so easily loose our sense of connection and peace under the pressures of daily living. So often immersed in distraction - the screens, the pressures, anxiety.
What our soul really craves for is to be connected in a deep and tangible way.
Present moment connection and joy.
A heartfelt expression of wonder at our existence on this planet.
Because if we can directly experience the wonder, free from the worries and stress that usually stand between us and our joy…won’t life be a little easier? A bit better? A touch more fabulous, every day?
We are delighted to offer you a weekend retreat right here in Australia which will soothe your senses / heart and ignite your soul!
With the power of sound.
The best thing about this is that by experiencing this uplifting power in a supportive and inspiring environment, you will learn how to take it home with you. So no matter what’s happening in your life, and no matter how burnt out you might feel, you will always be able to shift your perspective using a tool that you carry with you all the time: your voice.
Sudhanshu Sharma is an internationally respected musician, sharing Indian Classical Music around the world. He sings to engage and ignite mind and soul — and he will teach you how to do the same. His offerings are not just entertainment, but a journey into the heart and soul of music.
On this retreat Sudhanshu’s transformative sounds and musical teaching will be supported by yoga and meditation from co-teacher Chetana Meehan to create a holistic immersion into the soul.
With a carefully curated balance of Yoga, Pranayama, and Nāda Yoga (the Yoga of Sound), you will be guided in finding connection of your head and your heart.
Sound has been the formative force behind the soul. All living beings are composed of cosmic vibrations. The Vedanta speaks of Nada Brahma, the Sound God, of which all things are made.
But we have become too accustomed to the elemental sound vibrations of the soul — so that we no longer consciously perceive them. They’re obscured by manmade noise and have faded into the background.
By consciously attending to these sounds you lift them back into your awareness and the effects on your wellbeing are incredible.
Over the course of the weekend, you will:
Learn to discover and explore your voice and its possibilities under nurturing and supportive guidance
Be guided through Pranayama (breathing techniques) and Asana (yoga postures) to cultivate the optimum balance of mind, body, and soul
Discover a well-defined curriculum of practices and exercises to create ideal vocal health
Be introduced to cosmic sound activations — Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Dha and Ni — the seven primary notes of Indian music, and learn how to use them as tools to enhance the flexibility of the voice
Be guided through Nāda Yoga — meditation through sound for vocal toning
Learn the basics of Indian Classical Music and Rāga Music
Share Mantra Chanting and Kīrtan Singing with your retreat group — a profound experience of the uplifting power of collective sound-making!
So What Do You Have to Gain...
The benefits of this immersion into the wonders of sound will extend far beyond the end of the retreat.
You will have the knowledge and skill to integrate soulful musical work into your daily life so that you always
have a method for lifting your mood and creating balance.
Learn how to direct and channel your breath in a supportive manner, helping you cope with stress and anxiety
Understand the basics of Raga Music and its vast expansions — a whole new world for you to explore
Be technically sound and soulfully connected with the musical notes so that you have a solid basis from which to expand your sound practice
Learn authentic Mantras and Kirtans and have a personal experience of the way they can transform your state of being
Dive deeper into the nuances of Hindustani vocal music
Discover how to supplement your Yoga practices with the ancient Indian metaphysical system of Nāda Yoga — the Yoga of Sound
Understand how to create balance between mind, body and soul through yoga, meditation and sound practices
Discover your voice — and your Self!
Pristine natural locations around the world...
As musicians and yogis of Nāda (sound) we seek the canvas of silence on which to paint our soundscapes. We have always been inspired by the idea of doing music sādhanā (practice) in pristine natural locations around the world.
The beautiful Brahma Kumaris Centre for Spiritual Learning provides us with an ideal sonic atmosphere to engage deeply and calmly in our practice of sound and connection.
The Brahma Kumaris Centre for Spiritual Learning is a peaceful oasis of gardens and bushland., just 1.5 hours drive south from Sydney in the serene Illawarra area of Wilton,. This not-for-profit, volunteer based retreat centre offers a blissful immersion in spectacular natural surroundings.
Run by a yogic community, everything about the Brahma Kumaris is set up to support self discovery and inner mind and body work.
With beautiful grounds and comfortable twin, triple or single accommodation all with the convenience of ensuite bath rooms make it the perfect setting for our immersion in sound and yoga. The rooms look out over serene gardens and bushland surrounding the meditation centre.
We thank the Brahma Kumaris Australia for making their beautiful retreat centre available to us for this retreat.
Connect with nature and rediscover your authentic self.
The Brahma Kumaris team of dedicated volunteers take great pride in creating and serving food led with both love and nutrition.
They are committed to preparing plant-based, nourishing meals and snacks which support optimum health.
All of the food you’ll eat during this retreat is made with the understanding that the quality of your diet affects your physical and mental health.
Dietary needs such as gluten-free and dairy-free can be catered for.
Real music happens when the soul sings and the soul listens – this remains the guided force behind the Musical endeavors of Sudhanshu Sharma – an internationally respected Musician and Teacher.
Sudhanshu Sharma was initiated into music at the age of eleven as it was discovered that he had a natural ability to portray complex musical phrases easily through his voice.
He was awarded a Gold Medal in Post-Graduate Music from the University of Delhi, and later trained under Pandit Baldev Raj Verma, the prime disciple of Pandit Amaranth and one of the torchbearers of the Indore style signing popularised by legendary Ustad Amir Khan Saheb.
With extensive training and a fresh aesthetic appeal, Sudhanshu’s singing is marked by a serene and reposeful elaboration of the Raga — far from the ostentation and showiness that usually grips a musical performance.
He seeks to remain in touch with his innermost musical impulses. He has toured the Middle East, Europe and Indonesia and has upcoming invitations to perform in the USA, Japan and Australia.
A Little About Chetana...
I love to travel and run culturally rich retreats!
After spending much time travelling and working around the world, I felt that something was missing — that elusive thing called ‘happiness’.
I began to study metaphysics and spiritual healing, and it was only when I discovered yoga and meditation that I found an inner peace and contentment that I had never quite experienced in life.
Before I knew it I had immersed myself in a life of yogic philosophy and lifestyle for the better part of ten years, living within an ashram environment in Australia, India, and a Buddhist centre in Nepal.
Now, all these years later, I’m living my dream — drawing on all my experiences and sharing these wisdom teachings and spectacular locations on retreat with others.
You’ll be joining a group of like-minded people who wish to delve deeper into the profound benefits of the practice of the yoga of sound.
Pricing is based on twin and triple share, however if you wish to have your own room a single supplement of $100 is required.
Early Bird Price until 24 May:
Twin/Triple Share: AUD $589
Single Room: AUD $689
Regular Price as of 25 May:
Twin/Triple Share: AUD $689
Single Room: AUD $789
Any cancellation made up to 10 May 2019 will result in a loss of a $50 administration fee. Any cancellation made between 10 May and 24 May 50% of the total retreat price. Cancelations from 24 May to 7 June or no shows will result in a total loss of funds. We reserve the right to cancel the trip if it is not meeting the trip minimum (if we do your money will be refunded in full). If you wish to cancel your reservation, it must be done in writing or via email and the cancellation will be effective as of the date Yoga for the Soul Retreats and/or Soul Moves Geeti receives it.