Workshops, Seminars, Retreats & Mentoring

We offer a variety of courses, introductory workshops, one day seminars, day retreats and more. Topics include introduction to mindfulness, beginners yoga, yogic physiology, plant-based nutrition, women’s health, cancer wellness and more.

View our available workshops, retreats and courses

Bali Retreat August 5 – 9, 2017

You deserve a break! Take the opportunity to rest and rejuvenate in the stunning surrounds of Komune Resort, on Keramas beach in Bali. With daily yoga classes, and evening meditation and philosophy, this retreat is perfect for any level of yoga student.Be nourished by the warmth and beauty of natural surroundings, as well as amazing fresh food available at the two onsite restaurants.

Inclusions

5 days of yoga, and 4 nights of comfortable accommodation, with daily healthy breakfast and a special group lunch included. Morning yoga for all levels, evening meditation practices and yoga philosophy discussions to nourish and restore body and mind.

Location

The astonishing Komune Resort is a spacious, modern, tropical beachside delight. Less than an hour from Denpasar airport, and 25 minutes from the cafes and tourist scene at Sanur, you will feel as if you’re in a lush jungle paradise, yet still be close to the action, and not have to spend endless hours travelling to get there. The world famous Keramas beach is a picture perfect surf break, with turquoise water contrasting against volcanic beach sand. Watch the waves from the beachfront pool, or relax in the spacious bar and restaurant, where the friendly Balinese staff will welcome you.

Accommodation

Your resort room is a modern, crisp, beautifully designed functional space with comfortable bed and stunning bathroom. Each room features your choice of a queen bed or 2 two singles, a private ensuite with shower, high speed Wi-Fi, satellite TV, couch and study desk, in-room safe, ceiling fan and of course air-conditioning to take the edge off. Twinshare or single occupancy rooms available. Non-yoga partners and children welcome, enquire for more information.

Food

Inspired by their organic gardens, chefs at the two onsite restaurants provide fresh and delicious western, asian and health food options to suit all tastes. Choose light and healthy, fresh, vegan meals at the Health Hub for breakfast (included), and then when you’ve worked up an appetite for something hearty, you could sample the poolside Komune Club menu, or explore surrounding areas.

Your hosts

Join experienced yoga teachers Amy Cleghorn and Chandrika Gibson for kind, nurturing and inclusive yoga classes, skilfully facilitated yoga philosophy discussions and guided meditation.

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Playing Big 2017: A Series of Day Retreats for Women

Chandrika and Katie (of WomenKind) are delighted to collaborate on a series of 3 individual day retreats drawing together such tools as yoga (vinyasa, yin and restorative), coaching, journaling and mindful communication to leave you feeling energised and supported, all year long.

We have been inspired by women ‘playing big’ and this means stepping beyond self limiting beliefs and patterns of self criticism. This series is designed to support you in living in a meaningful, courageous and authentic way.

Held at the beautiful Kookaburra Creek Yoga Centre in Bedfordale, these special days in nature are less than an hour from most parts of Perth.

Book the series of 3 Day Retreats for $360

9.30am – 4.30pm Sunday Feb 5th: Authentic Purpose

9.30am – 4.30pm Sunday July 23rd: Heart Centred Day Retreat

9.30am – 4.30pm Sunday November 12th: Reflect & Rejuvenate

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Playing Big (1): Authentic Purpose Day Retreat  Sunday February 5th, 2017 9.30am – 4.30pm

Have you ever felt lost in the daily grind, and as if you’ve forgotten the things that make you feel content? Perhaps you’re content enough but becoming aware of missing out on taking steps to live with purpose? Together we will set aside this day to reflect and re-connect with the life you would like to lead. leave with energy and renewed purpose for the year to come.

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Playing Big (2): Heart Centred Day Retreat Sunday July 23rd, 2017 9.30am – 4.30pm

This retreat is dedicated to connecting with your own ‘inner mentor’ to guide you through life’s challenges. Do you find that you are thrown off balance by praise or criticism? Would you like to maintain and cultivate balance regardless of what is happening around you? We will draw on practices of yoga, heart based exercises & communication with self and others to bring you a day full of self appreciation and love for your unique gifts.

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 Playing Big (3): Reflect & Rejuvenate Day Retreat Sunday November 12th, 2017 9.30am – 4.30pm

Our final retreat for the year will be dedicated to reflecting on the year that was, acknowledging lessons learnt and strength drawn upon. There will be ample opportunity for deep rest at this retreat to honour the busyness that creeps in at the end of the year. In the gorgeous natural surrounds of Kookaburra Creek, be immersed in the practices of yoga, contemplation and reflection. Pay gratitude to the rugged beauty of your unfolding life.

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Online Mentoring for Natural Therapists in Cancer Care

This fully online mentoring course is available to natural therapists from any discipline, anywhere in the world, who would like to have the support and guidance of an experienced mentor. Over 6 months you can explore your most challenging cases, talk about business, personal reflections on practice, and get help in finding and building on your strengths as a practitioner. This is particularly relevant for natural health practitioners who are working with clients affected by cancer. Chandrika is an expert in the field of evidence based integrative oncology from a naturopathic perspective. Whatever your modality, if you are helping people with cancer, there’s a lot of red flags and potentially daunting scenarios. There’s also a great deal of good you can do, and if you are passionate about working responsibility and giving people in need the very best of care, mentoring is a wise choice.


Online Mentoring for Yoga Therapists

In the growing field of yoga therapy, ongoing professional development is a requirement for the safety and wellbeing of our clients. You can share your cases in a confidential setting, test out your ideas and develop your confidence, supported by peers and experienced professional yoga therapists. We also have resident anatomy, palliative care and mental health practitioners you can consult with, besides your primary mentor. The Mentoring Module is Module III of the Grad Cert In Yoga Therapy teacher training offered by Living Yoga Therapy so prerequisites apply. Graduates from other training programs may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. This 5 month course involves forum discussions so has set start dates, enquire for the next entry.

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Continuing Professional Development

We invite naturopaths, nutritionists, yoga teachers, social workers and other allied health professionals to attend our workshops. Wherever relevant we have connected with professional bodies to grant you Continuing Education/Professional Development hours. As senior members of our professions, we absolutely love passing on the baton to others. Let us know if you see a way we can help you enhance your professional practices.