One-Day Inner Quest
Saturday, 17 November 2012
9am – 6pm
The Royal National Park
( Meeting point: Entrance to Bonnie Vale gate entrance ,
2 Sea Breeze Lane, Royal National Park, NSW )
Your life is an exquisite sacred journey. By HONOURING our SELVES, our TRUTH, our BODIES we add our purified essence and energy to the raising of consciousness, thereby releasing fear and stepping out of our old stories… into full presence and empowered, authentic action. Together united in energy, we attract the rainbow and build the bridge to permanent BLISS.
Open to the sky of your heart!
The day is about rejoicing in who we are uncluttered by our usual day to day life. It is an opportunity to reconnect with our truth and essentially create space from within while embraced by the raw expanse of the forest. The location is the world’s second oldest national park and is rich in Aboriginal artwork and sacred sites. The magic of the forest is overwhelming and best described as ‘spiritual’ which makes it a perfect setting for our Quest! Part of the day will be practiced in silence – ‘mouna‘. Controlling your speech retains vital energy but also as measurement – if you speak measured words then they have power. Mouna also represents a state of mental awareness. It may simply be practised by abstaining from verbal and written communication, or developed further by abstaining from facial expression, eye contact and using gestures to interact with others. Each level of mouna we practice takes us a little more into the introverted state of mind and helps us separate the mind from the senses. Mouna enables us to witness to what is going on in our mind, which brings about a feeling of non-attachment. This very simple practice results in a profound and powerful shift in how we perceive ourselves.
The day will proceed rain or shine!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Prasad (sumptuous vegetarian feast)
INNER QUEST TEAM
Sam Brhaspati has been a yogi since 1992, and was initiated into the satyananda yoga tradition in 2001. her yogic studies led her to the spiritual philosophy of vedanta, in which she has been immersed since 2005. she has postgraduate qualifications in community-based adult education, has studied vedic chanting with teachers from the saraswati lineage in both australia and india and is currently completing a diploma of satyananda yoga training.
Adriana has been practicing yoga for more than 25 years and teaching since 1995. She has completed three extensive teacher training courses, the last of which was a three-year apprenticeship in Ashtanga Yoga. “Practicing Ashtanga Yoga was like coming home” says Adriana. She has taught at numerous “golden door” women’s retreats in NSW and specialises in one-on-one style classes. Although, Ashtanga Yoga can appear to be a physical practice only, Adriana’s teaching is about experiencing a complete understanding of it’s spiritual foundation. “Adriana is her own testament to the power of yoga. Being a highly skilled teacher and practitioner, and intuitive healer for the mind body, and soul alike, Adriana is a Buddhic soul of unconditional love, compassion and healing for all people”. Kylie. Adriana is currently teaching women in a high security prison in NSW. Click here to read more about Adriana.
“Where there is a willing student, Yoga becomes like a torch, shining a light on all our many layers aiming solely for the door that opens to all inner beauty.”
Elisa has lived in the Royal National Park since 1999. In this time she has attuned herself to the rhythm and flow of it’s magnificence. Being immersed in the heart of the bush is like entering a cathedral of the highest order. Living in such a beautiful place has bought both immense joy and harmony to Elisa’s life. She is also a regular practitioner of yoga and attends weekly chanting with Sam.
$90, $55 concession
(pensioner, full-time student and
health care card holders)
HOW TO GET THERE
Royal National Park is close to:
- Cronulla (25 min ferry)
- Sutherland (27km)
- Parramatta (60km)
- Sydney (52km)
- Wollongong (66km)
- Royal National Park’s main entry points are along the Princes Highway
- Turn off the highway at either Farnell Avenue, just south of Loftus, or at McKell Avenue at Waterfall.
- Follow the signs to Bundeena. Bonnie Vale Camping Ground is at the end of Sea Breeze Lane. We’ll be meeting at the first gates.
- You can reach the park along the Princes Highway, or via Otford and Sir Bertram Stevens Drive, north of Stanwell Park.
- Click here to see map.
From Cronulla wharf on Gunnamatta Bay, it’s a short scenic private ferry ride to Bundeena. Click here to check times. We can arrange pick-up from the wharf and also a drop-off back to the wharf at the end of the day. Please let us know at the time of booking that you’ll require pick up.