Being of Service in Remote Australia - The Rewards & Challenges

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Yoga Desire

45 Clarendon Street

#Shop 4

Derby, WA 6728


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This special event will bring together a number of different yoga teachers, meditation facilitators & others working in health modalities to share their experiences & engage in discussions on the topic of 'Being of service in remote Australia: the rewards & challenges'. The event will also include an optional ticket to one of Western Australia's largest cultural celebrations, the Mowanjum Festival, hosted by Mowanjum Art and Cultural Centre which will share the vibrant, living culture of the Ngarinyin, Worrorra and Wunambal peoples.

Please join us to meet other local yoga and meditation teachers, and participate in discussion, and earn 6 CPD points. This event is open to all Yoga teachers, members and non-members alike and other interested people.

What's on the agenda?

Day 1 (Optional) - Friday 12th July - 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mowanjum Cultural Festival & Group Dinner

This festival attracts thousands of visitors from across Australia, travelling to witness and take part in one of Western Australia’s largest cultural celebrations. Explore the vibrant, living culture of the Ngarinyin, Worrorra and Wunambal peoples. Learn more:

Festival begins at 2:30pm with plans for a group dinner with Taryn during the cultural festival. The group dinner will be from a selection of local foods available at the festival at attendees own expense. More information on transport & carpooling below.

Day 2 - Saturday 13th July 8:30am - 3:00 pm
Being of Service in Remote Australia - The Rewards & Challenges
(Yoga Australia State Event - CPD Special Event)

8:30 am

Yoga Australia & Yoga Desire Introductions

9:00 am

Acknowledgment to Country, Sound Healing & Yarn with Monique Le Leviere.

10:00 am

Yoga means Union: Connecting with Gratitude and appreciation to start our day - Zoom call with Patti McBain

10:15 am

Complementary Morning Tea - provided by Yoga Desire using seasonal & fresh local produce.

10: 45 am

Morning Session - Sharing of experiences, knowledge & organic discussions with special guest presenters:

  • Permaculture & Yoga in the Kimberley with Wendy Albert

  • Communication in Remote & Rural Australia with Sarah Moss

  • Building Community through Yoga with Susie Quicke


Complimentary Lunch - provided by Yoga Desire using seasonal & fresh local produce

2:00 pm

Afternoon Session - Sharing of experiences, knowledge & organic discussions with special guest presenters:

  • Marnin Bowa Dumbara Healing Centre & Meditation experience with Tameron Prouse

  • Yoga in Aboriginal Communities with Ella Doona

  • The Inspiration & Learnings of Yoga Desire with Taryn Sirianni

3:00 pm


Optional Group Dinner, 6pm at Jila Cafe Italian Restaurant at own expense.

About the Presenters - Taryn Sirianni & Special Guests

Taryn Sirianni (Host & Presenter) is passionate about bringing the tools of yoga, meditation & her experiences to remote Australia, particularly the Kimberley region her current home. In 2017, Taryn started Yoga Desire with her husband Jonathon which initially began as a Yoga studio in the small town of Derby. Yoga Desire quickly expanded to include a remote yoga outreach program which covers Aboriginal communities, cattle stations & townships from Derby to Halls Creeks and unique bush style health retreats in the West Kimberley. Yoga Desire are also in the early stages of a project to produce Kimberley inspired yoga leggings that showcase the rich culture of the region and directly support local aboriginal artists and supports Yoga Desire to support their small but expansive communities. Taryn was inspired to host a Yoga Australia event after reading the article "Teaching Yoga in Australia is Different" in an edition of the Yoga Today magazine. This article resonated with Taryn & she wanted the opportunity to showcase the magic of the Kimberley region & share experiences of yoga & meditation in remote Australia.

Monique Le Livre - Monique Le Lievre is a Niykina Woman, born & raised in Derby. She currently lives in Broome where she teaches Music, performs in her bands & runs a life coaching business when She runs workshops & sound healing meditations. It’s her life Mission to help others ENJOY life more by helping them connect to greater Peace, Power & Purpose.

Patti McBain - Patti is a senior yoga and meditation teacher and trainer, spiritual coach and mentor. She spent one week in the Kimberly in 2018 while training, her first visit, and as a result has a greater appreciation for the land and the diverse community. She also loves what the team at Yoga Desire bring to the community.

Wendy Albert - Wendy Albert has lived in the Kimberley for most of her life. She owns and operates Kimberley Cottages and Windjana Wellness and Sustainability Services in Derby. When she came to Derby in 2003 her initial idea for Kimberley Cottages was for it to be a Yoga retreat and place of rest and restoration. However, after some time she realized that the practice of Yoga needed to be combined with good nutritious food to ensure wellbeing. Growing food locally is a challenge due primarily to the intense heat and humidity and poor soil. After completing a Permaculture Design course in 2012 Wendy has directed her energy into applying the techniques of Permaculture and Natural Farming in finding the best ways of producing nutritious food year-round in this challenging environment.

Tameron Prouse -is a local Indigenous Derby girl from both the Nyikina and Bardi people. Tameron has worked with Marnin Bowa Dumbara Family Healing Centre (Women's Refuge) since July 2016. In August 2016 she was asked to step up into the position as CEO at the Marnin Bowa Dumbara Family Healing Centre, due to her experience and qualifications. This role has been very challenging but extremely rewarding. At the Marnin Bowa Dumbara Family Healing Centre, Tamaeron deals specifically with Women and Children escaping Family Domestic Violence or who are homeless due to Family Domestic Violence.

Sarah Moss - has been studying and practicing complementary therapies for about 20 years. Having a rural background and treating people from rural backgrounds (as well as city people), Sarah has a very balanced and grounded approach to her Kinesiology. She has been subjected to a lot of sub-cultures through her own life experiences and work and this has given her a thorough understanding of a wide cross section of clients. Sarah has been an employee, a business owner, a student, a Mum, a wife and a practitioner.

Susie Quicke - Susie Quicke is a yoga teacher, massage therapist and musician. She has been living In Broome since 1992 and teaching regular yoga classes since 2011. She completed 200hr training in Vinyasa/ Hatha Flow and Yin Yoga with SOSA and 300hr Yin Fascial Yoga with Beta Lisboa

Ella Doonan - Ella Doonan is originally from Sydney and has been teaching yoga for two years. Ella is also the General Manager at Mowanjum Art Centre, an indigenous-owned studio and gallery based 10kms from Derby. Ella is passionate about bringing yoga and meditation to remote indigenous communities.

Taryn Sirainni - Taryn Sirianni commenced her Yoga teaching journey 7 years ago, through a traineeship at a studio in Hobart, Tasmania. Taryn is a 350 hrs level 1 registered Yoga Australia, Yoga Teacher and a 110 hrs registered Meditation Association of Australia, Meditation Facilitator. Taryn has been teaching yoga full time in the Kimberley for 2 years and is the co-founder of Yoga Desire alongside her husband Jono. Taryn is passionate about bringing the tools of yoga, meditation & her experiences to remote Australia and is interested in the therapeutic aspects of yoga and the role it can play in the healing and recovery of intergenerational trauma.

What to Bring

Please bring a notebook, pen & drink bottle. For those that are attending the Mowanjum Festival comfortable & sturdy footwear is recommended.

Money for dinner on Friday night at Cultural Festival & optional group dinner on Saturday evening.

Bookings & Venue

Bookings are essential, please make sure to secure your spot through Eventbrite.

This event will take place at the Yoga Desire studio located at 45 Clarendon Street, Shop 4, Derby Central Arcade (across from IGA), Derby WA, WA 6728, AU

Transportation / Getting there Broome to Derby

It's 220km from Broome to Derby. The nearest airport is Broome.

Bus Transport to Derby: Bus service from Broome to Derby on a Friday leaving Broome at 2:30pm.

Bus Website:

Other options: Hire a car or carpool with others.


Contact Taryn on 0400 562 124 or email to organise carpooling transport.

Public Transport and taxis are limited. Organising transportation beforehand is advised.

Get in Touch

If you have any questions, please contact our Events Team via

You can find out more about our host and presenter, Taryn Sirianni below:





Members: $40+ $20 Cultural Ticket

Non-Members: $55 + $20 Cultural Ticket

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Yoga Desire

45 Clarendon Street

#Shop 4

Derby, WA 6728


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