Yoga and Meditation Rejuvenation Retreat

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Minda Killara Girl Guides Camp

20 Kent Road

Riddells Creek, VIC 3431


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Yoga, Breathing, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Talks on Tibetan Buddhism, Relaxation

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Yoga, Breathing, Meditation, Yoga Nidra, Talks on Tibetan Buddhism, Relaxation

Experience Tibetan Buddhist meditation in the tradition led by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The Dalai Lama's main message is to be compassionate and kind to all living beings including yourself! On this retreat you will be practicing techniques to change and transform your life from the inside out!

There are three main forms of meditation used in Tibetan Buddhism, . The first is single ppointed concentration (Shamata), analytical meditations such as on kindness to others and lastly visualsation. The visualisation meditations combine imagery of the Buddhas or Tara with mantra (sanskrit words), they allow you to purify and cleanse emotions and patterns from deeper levels of the mind.

Be a part of talks and discussions on Tibetan Buddhist philosophy to transform problems in life through understanding the mind.

Yoga Rejuvenation Retreat

Minda Killara Girl Guides

20 Kent Rd

Riddells Creek

19-21st February 2021


A retreat is the chance to leave daily responsibilities behind and experience the benefits that continuous daily practice and personal reflection bring. Taking time on a retreat is one of the most effective ways to start to grow your yoga and meditation practice.

Join me for a weekend of yoga and rejuvenation in the beautiful Macedon Ranges. Just 54 km from Melbourne you are invited to let go of daily pressures and come immerse yourself in nature, yoga and deep relaxation.

Enjoy a daily Hatha yoga classes, Deep Relaxation Yoga Nidra and Meditation

Purify with Yogic cleansing on Sunday morning.

Healing mantra fire ceremony on Saturday night.

Yoga classes will be focus on strength, relaxation, mindfulness and emotional equilibrium.


During this retreat we will be exploring Analytical Meditations as taught in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.


Will be based on Tibetan Buddhist philosophy of how to transform our thoughts as to learn how to deal better with problems in our lives. They will include discussions on the nature of the mind, consciousness and the basis of Tibetan philosophy. Allowing us to transform the way we look at our inner world and the people around us. In these talks Shuddha will be sharing the teachings from Kopan Monastery in Nepal.


The retreat will be held within the Macedon Ranges at a cute Girl Guides camp surrounded by forest. Minda Killara retreat is just outside the town of Riddells Creek and 50 km from Melbourne.

There are many walking tracks to enjoy nature. Accommodation is in shared dorms with 1- 2 people in each room. Couples will have their own room.


Delicious multicultural vegetarian and vegan will be lovingly prepared by our cook. Please let us know if you have other special dietary requirements. There will be gluten free options available.

Craft & Design Market

If you are a crafter, artist, make things please bring along for a mini market. Please bring some extra cash for purchases.


Places are limited to 10 people.The investment is $280, which covers accommodation, food, daily yoga, meditation, deep relaxation and all activities throughout the retreat.

Bookings are through Eventbrite.

Refund policy: $100 deposit in non refundable. The remaining fees can be refunded on application up to 6 weeks prior to the retreat. If there is a medical reason or emergency etc that you are unable to attend you may contact me.

If this retreat is cancelled due to Covid-19 you will receive a full refund.


The location is approx 54 km out of the city, 35 -50 out of the CBD. If you have any trouble organising transport you can let me know and I can help organise some car-pooling.

What you can look forward to:

Retreat Schedule


Arrival between 4-5pm

5pm Opening Ceremony

5.30-6.30pm Yoga class

6.30pm Dinner

8- 9pm Meditation


Please observe the spiritual practice of Mouna, silence, between 10pm-7am


6-7am Silent Meditation (optional)

7-8.30 Morning Yoga and Pranayama

8.30 Breakfast

10.30-11 Talk on Tibetan Buddhism

11-12 Group Kitchen Karma Yoga

12pm Lunch

1-3.30pm Free time, walk, read, rest

3.30pm Meditation

4.15pm Yoga and Yoga Nidra

6.00 pm Dinner

7-pm Havan Healing Mantra Fire Ceremony

8-8.30pm Meditation


Mouna 10pm-7am


6-7 Meditation

7-8.30 Yoga cleansing optional Laghoo Shankhaprakshalana and/or Jal Neti* and Yoga Class

8.30 Breakfast

Free time to pack up and communal cleaning

11.30am Yoga Nidra

12pm Lunch

1-2 Talk on Tibetan Buddhism

2-3.30 Restorative Yin Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation

3.30pm Chai and closing ceremony

4pm Goodbyes

* Laghoo Shakhaprakshala is a half digestive cleanse, Jal Neti is cleaning the nostrils with warm saline water. These practices are optional and you can sleep in if you don’t want to attend!

All sessions are optional

What to bring:

Yoga Mat and light shawl or blanket for relaxation

All bedding: pillow, sheets, doona (it will be cold)

Hot water bottle (optional)

Toiletries & towel

Comfortable warm clothing

Walking shoes

Slippers or socks for inside as no shoes are allowed inside

Water bottle


Journal/Notebook and pen

Earplugs if you are a light sleeper!

Take away containers for leftovers

If the weather is cold please bring a small heater for your room

Please bring a snack to share for communal tea time such as nuts/dried fruit/ home baked goodies. You could also bring a pack of your favourite herbal tea to share. Please avoid plastic packaging.

About Shuddhachittam

Shuddha teaches Traditional Hatha Yoga, guiding students to witness the body, breath and thoughts, creating mindfulness through Yoga. She believes that mind and body healing can be experienced through the traditional Yoga postures, bestowing benefits to the practitioner by holding the poses and repetition. Shuddha also has an ardent interest in alignment in her classes and regularly attends Iyengar classes to deepen her experience of postural awareness.

Shuddha’s interest in spirituality started from a young age when she practiced meditation with the desire to astrally project and see auras… unfortunately she didn't’t succeed at that time! She has travelled to India 8 times and has attended various courses in the Tantric traditional practices of Chakra Shuddhi, Prana Vidya, Tattwa Shuddhi, Puja, Havan and Yajnas.

Shuddha started practicing Yoga when she was 14 years old at the Sivananda Yoga Ashram in Perth. 9 years later she completed her first teacher training and started teaching in 2005. Shuddha has completed over 1900 hrs of Yoga teacher training and lived as a Yoga Monk (Sannyasin) at the Bihar School of Yoga from 2011-2013. She has her own daily practice of Yoga and Meditation and frequently attends Vipassana meditation silent retreats to deepen her practice. Meditation is one of the main passions in her life as it has helped her to gain greater insight into herself and the tools to help maintain emotional equilibrium through the ups and downs that life offers.

Shuddha is also a qualified Hypnotherapist, Theta Healer and Ayurvedic Consultant and Massage therapist.

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