links @ fairylandhouse life spirit sanctuary
A small selection of individuals and businesses, in and around Cairns, Hepburn Springs and other regions:
cairns and atherton tablelands region links
academy of natural living
academy of natural living (http://www.johnfielder.com.au/farm.html) has been servicing clients for over 30 years at the Clohesy River health farm based on Nature Cure principals and rawfoods.
sunfood health retreats
Sunfood Health Retreats http://www.sunfoodhealthretreat.com/ is run by Dr Robert Lockhart with extensive experience in the rawfood and fruit based diet and education on health and wellbeing.
mindful body balance
Kiah Williams is a licensed health coach and trainer, and condusts workshops in a number of locations around Australia. see more at http://www.mindfulbodybalance.com/ Also find videos or Food for the Conscious on Youtube.
Wellbeing Healing Hub at 14 Minnie Street Cairns is a new centre for massage, reiki and healing. Set up by Monika Burns with spaces available for other practitioners.
sustainable living with local foods
Alba's Nursery at 17 Middlemiss St Mareeba has 33 years experience in growing organic plants. Mike and Lindy have a permanent stall at Mareeba and Yungaburra markets, and offer an extensive range of plants for an edible landscape.
Community Foods in Cairns http://comfoods.org.au/ offer the local organic whole food shop near Rustys market for your daily and bulk supplies. http://comfoods.org.au/
real food networkThe Realfood network has been providing locally sourced produce for over 5 years now to the FNQ region. With its roots in sustainable ethical practices, Realfoods manages numerous stalls and a box scheme, and is represented each week at Rustys market. Suppporting local farmers and aiding their movement towards an organic environmentally friendly farm. See more at http://www.realfoodnetwork.com.au/
rainforest reikiA local practitioner and teacher of reiki. Visit http://rainforestreiki.com.au/reiki1course.html for details Casual stays and meditation also available.
crystal ball bookstoreLocal Cairns based store with good selection of titles from various spiritual and alternative, health, healing, wellness, philosophy and religious traditions. www.crystalball.com.au
other regions links
Wayward Yogi is a blog, maintained and occasionally updated by Ostii, previous manager of Hepburn Retreat Centre.
Find Yoga is Australia's premier yoga directory, providing an extensive yoga resource directory that benefits yoga schools, yoga teachers and yoga students, as well as helping to bring together the yoga community.
The Find Yoga website aims to service the yoga community by listing upcoming events, workshops, notices, yoga teaching jobs, information about visiting teachers and events, in an attempt to achieve their goal of listing every single yoga class in Australia.
Yoga Camp is a low-cost, family friendly opportunity for everyone to experience the benefits of a retreat.
Connect with your spirituality and other yoga-minded people in a beautiful bush setting on the the Goulburn River. Suitable as an introduction to yoga and meditation as well as an opportunity for more experienced practitioners to deepen and reinforce their yoga sadhana.
The organisers of yoga camp believe that everyone should be able to have a retreat-style experience regardless of how much they earn, so we have created an inspiring event with experienced, qualified instructors that is affordable for everyone.
You will learn how to prepare your food to maximise nutrition, as well as have an opportunity to experience the spiritual benefits of service! You can read more and register for yoga camp at www.yogacamp.com.au
Anahata Giri’s love of yoga and meditation has spanned 23 years and she has been teaching for 17 years. In her first yoga class at nineteen, she knew she had found ‘home’. Anahata explores a wide range of yoga practices to not only bring life to the body, heart and mind but to bring us home to our innate wholeness.
Anahata teaches prenatal and general yoga in Melbourne at the One Heart Centre at the Convent Gallery Studio in Collingwood. Anahata holds regular yoga and meditation retreats at Matreipa and travels to Thiruvannamalai, India with partner Aruna, usually in Feb each year.
Aruna runs regular meditation retreats at the One Heart Centre Aruna's retreats are suitable for both the beginner and the experienced meditator. Instructions and guidance in different meditation techniques will be given. These will involve the breath, body scanning, Self-enquiry, walking & lying down meditation.
Aruna lives in Melbourne with his wife and son, and is now openly sharing his insights and knowledge.
whole health retrets - victoria
Details of yoga and mediation retreats coming soon A listing for Ostii, Alexis and Zalans' retreats and workshops..
Life is a dance a play a game! How to pass the tests and trials and still come up smiling for more? The understanding that all of our life is a learning and all of the tests are for our own growth, certainly increases and releases the joy hidden within the rock of painful experience.
The Dance of Life Yoga grew organically and naturally from a tiny seed to the flowering tree it has become involving many and varied artists, students, and individuals.
To read more about yoga classes at dance of life http://www.yogadanceoflife.com/
Tigress Yoga offers spiritual embodiment arts for women. It is a self cultivation practice relevant for modern women to awaken authentic spirituality and feminine radiance. Based on ancient female spiritual-sexual alchemy from Tantra and the Tao; Tigress Yoga encourages the intelligent management of woman's natural, inner resources.
To read more about Tigress Yoga go to: http://www.tigressyoga.org
The Yoga Arts Academy Melbourne has been teaching the principles of Sakshin Ghatashta Yoga since its establishment in 1998. Sakshin Ghatastha Yoga has its roots in classical Hatha Yoga and the disciplines developed by the ancient Tantric masters of India, Tibet and China.
The Yoga Arts Academy offers yoga classes, yoga workshops, yoga retreats and personal tuition in Sakshin Ghatastha yoga as well as meditation and Tibetan pulsing practice.
Read more at the Yoga Arts Academy website: http://www.yogaartsacademy.com/
Ashtanga Yoga combines an ancient series of postures with a flowing breath and movement system. This combination increases strength, endurance and flexibility whileclearing the body of accumulated toxins and emotional blocks. Classes and retreats are designed to cultivate a consistent and patient approach to support the complete unfolding of your being.
Classes run every day of the year for both beginners and experienced students, with ongoing introductory courses in Ashtanga yoga throughout the year to help you to develop a solid practice.
Find out more about Ashtanga Yoga Centre classes, workshops and retreats: http://www.ashtangamelbourne.com.au
The Yoga Teachers Association of Australia Inc (YTAA) is the national association for yoga teachers from all traditions and styles of yoga. Whether you are a yoga practitioner looking for a teacher, or a yoga teacher looking for registration, representation and networking, you'll find YTAA members are leaders in the yoga community, teaching and promoting the many holistic benefits of yoga and meditation.
Visit the Yoga Teachers Association website: http://www.yogateachers.asn.au/
BodyMindLife is a community of urban yogis with a holistic approach to life. Enjoy a class, do the 40-day Revolution, take it further with workshops and retreats, or continue your yoga journey with the teacher training.
Timetables, prices and more information on BodyMindLife yoga at: http://www.bodymindlife.com/yoga
Byron Yoga Centre is one of the longest running yoga schools in Australia. Founded in 1988 by John Ogilvie, when Byron Bay was little more than a sleepy village, they offer regular accredited yoga teacher training courses, as well as yoga retreats and daily yoga classes.
The yoga taught at Byron Yoga Centre is called Purna, meaning integrated or complete. Purna yoga represents a holistic approach to yoga integrating not just the physical postures but also philosophy, meditation, pranayama breath control and the yogic personal and social code of ethics.
Visit Byron Yoga Centre's website for classes, retreats and workshop information: http://www.byronyoga.com/
Santosha offers unique, world-class yoga retreats and combined yoga and surf retreats, including one of the most comprehensive yoga teacher training programs for aspiring teachers and students.
Santosha chooses beautiful locations, including Byron Bay, Australia; Bali; Fiji; and other wonderful, exotic destinations with a wide range of yoga retreats to choose from; whether you're an experienced yogi wanting to find new depth in your practise, a beginner wishing to kick-start your journey, someone in need of pampering, always had a desire to learn how to surf or a family wanting to have an alternative to the usual hectic vacation.
The home of Santosha yoga surfing retreats: http://www.yogasurfingretreats.com/
The Satyananda Yoga Rocklyn Ashram located at Rocklyn provides a supportive environment for taking time out to practice traditional aspects of yoga through wellbeing programs and accredited learning.
Approximately an hour and a half from Melbourne the Yoga Ashram is set in a secluded forest environment abundant in wildlife and natural beauty. Visitors are welcome to participate in a day visit or to stay for short or longer periods, with the opportunity to experience the diversity of wellbeing programs including the yogic lifestyle of minduflness practised at the Ashram. The general daily program offers involvment with the community residents in the general daily duties - a practice of mindfulness - Karma Yoga, a morning yoga class, midday yoga nidra - deep relaxation, evening meditation and varied evening programs.
More on courses and retreats in Rocklyn at: http://www.yogavic.com/
A comprehensive online yoga guide for Yoga Gatherings, Yoga Resorts and Retreat Centers worldwide. Easy to use search engines allow you to find the information you are looking for.
Research, compare and plan your Yoga Activity here: http://theyogapage.com/massage and natural therapies links
Yoga Trinity offers Ashtanga Vinyasa and Pilates classes, workshops, teacher training and retreats in tropical Port Douglas and throughout Australia and Canada. Join them for an internationally registered Yoga Teacher Training program, Thai Yoga Massage Training, continuing education workshops and retreats and enjoy the beauty of nature while you explore and experience the benefits of yoga.
Yoga Trinity's homepage http://yogatrinity.com/Home/tabid/86/Default.aspx
vegan resources & links
Vegan Perfection is a Melbourne based importer, exporter and distributor of leading vegan brands to health food and organic shops plus restaurants, caterers and directly to customers via our brand new on-line shop. We specialise in fine organic foods that are FREE FROM all animal 'products' and cholesterol so excluding meat, fish, egg, honey and dairy, but we also sell books and organic vegan body care completely FREE FROM parabens or nasty chemicals.
The Vegan Society of Australia is a diverse group of people shareing a concern about the effects a diet and lifestyle based on exploitation of animals is doing to our environment, our country and our planet. http://www.veganaustralia.net
Lisa Dempster's blog post on how to be vegan http://www.lisadempster.com.au/how-to-be-vegan
Buy vegan cosmetics, books, DVDs and more online http://www.veganrevolution.com.au
Vegetarian Victoria Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation based in Melbourne, Australia. It is run by people who care about human health, animal welfare and the environment. VNV is devoted to promoting the many benefits of vegetarianism and providing quality service, support and up-to-date information to vegetarians, vegans and the general community.
Join the Vegetarian Network Victoria mailing list or find out more here: http://www.vegetarianvictoria.org.au
Fairyland House (Continental House) has a variety of accommodation including family rooms all in a vegan, smoke-, alcohol- and drug-free environment. http://www.fairylandhouse.com.au/accommodation.html
A one stop service with everything you ever needed to know about fruitarianism and more. From the blog of Mango the fruitarian: http://mangodurian.blogspot.com/
environment and sustainability
There are hundreds of thousands of young people across the globe who can imagine a different, more sustainable future, but don’t know how to go about creating it. The Centre for Sustainability Leadership is designed to bridge this gap by empowering young people to make their communities more sustainable.
For those striving to lead sustainable and ecological existences within the confines of rental property. Providing advice for those who are unable to make major changes to a property but still intend to spend many years and call somewhere home. http://www.greenrenters.org
A group of South Indian villagers and their supporters working to restore a healthy ecosystem for all sentient beings in our area. Committed to working in co-operation with natural processes, activities are located at the foot of the sacred mountain Arunachala beside the temple town of Thiruvannamalai in the State of Tamil Nadu, India.
massage & training
Yoga Trinity offers Ashtanga Vinyasa and Pilates classes, workshops, instructor training and retreats in tropical Port Douglas and throughout Australia and Canada. Offering internationally registered Yoga Teacher Training program, Thai Yoga Massage Training, Continuing Education Workshops and Retreats.
All about Thai yoga massage: http://yogatrinity.com/ThaiYogaMassage/tabid/83/Default.aspx
Yoga Trinity also offers a range of yoga workshops and 4-day yoga retreats
The Central Highlands School of Massage was created in 1998 to facilitate the growing need for well-trained local masseurs in this region. The massage courses are ideal for people looking for a change in career or a skill to enjoy with family and friends. Introductory and advanced courses available: http://chsm.com.au/massage-courses/
The historic Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa has been welcoming visitors since 1895 to bathe in the region’s mineral waters. An icon of the region, the Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa is nestled in the Mineral Springs Reserve near picturesque Hepburn Springs and Daylesford, and draws mineral waters directly from the springs to offer a unique spa and bathhouse experience.
To find out more about massage and treatments at Hepburn Bath House visit: http://www.hepburnbathhouse.com
healing & wellness
The Hearth Centre is a co-operatively run community healing sanctuary founded upon the commitment to the awakening of full human potential - living in harmony with nature, with ourselves and with each other.
Hearth Centre info on acupuncture, massage, naturopathy, yoga and all workshops: http://www.thehearthcentre.com/
NSW:- Arcadia, Hopewood, Gunnebah, LaMancha QLD:- Sunfood, Clohesy River, Fairyland House. VIC:- Highwood. Bali:- Ubud. USA:- True North, Hippocrates. Thailand:-Koh Samui, India:- Kanataka