Mango Lassi

Mango Lassi uses the more subtle and gentle aspects of yoga in their retreats, predominately Vinyasa Flow to synchronize breath and movement.

Instructors 1

Anne Maree Kennedy

Anne-Maree Kennedy is a certified yoga teacher and yoga therapist with qualifications from the Australian Institute of Yoga and Art of Living in India. Anne-Maree has been practicing yoga for over 20 years, teaching Vinyasa Flow and leading yoga retreats in Bali, Turkey, and Lorne since 2005. She is passionate about Restorative yoga and meditation to help bring about a sense of inner peace and clarity to your busy lives.

Reviews 19

Maree Bayley

from Australia, November 2018

"Wonderful yoga retreat "

Amazing weekend, wonderful hosts, fantastic food and yoga classes. Highly recommend this retreat. Come home feeling amazing.

Catherine Fettes

from Australia, November 2018

"Amazing retreat experience"

The location, yoga sessions and our wonderful hosts made this experience a truly memorable one

Jayne Robbins

from Australia, October 2018

"Amazing "

Amazing yoga, hospitality, location, accommodation and food. It was better then I ever imagined

Jovanka Jovanovic

from United States, May 2018

My first yoga retreat. Ann-Marrie was the most beautiful, the most skilled, welcoming and warm host. Well organised weekend retreat covering many aspects of yoga, relaxed and catered for individual visitor. Food was amazing, cooked by hosts and enjoyed all together with lots of talks, laughs and shared wisdom. Thank you Ann-Marie for a beautiful experience.

Catherine Adair

from Australia, May 2018

"Wonderful first time Yoga Experience!"

A great experience which was almost like a 'one on one' yoga lesson - very personal but professional. Anne Maree and Hussein were very hospitable and welcomed us into their home.

Jolean Juratovac

from Australia, May 2018

"Splendid getaway"

Everything was wonderful, the food, the company, the experience. I felt very accomodated for. The heating and electric blankets kept me warm at night.

Jemma Louise

from Australia, May 2018

"Nurture your soul by the sea"

Anne Maree was a wonderful, experienced yoga and meditation instructor. The wonderful Turkish food was nurturing and delicious.

Carole Irving

from Australia, April 2018

"Find the real you"

I really enjoyed the company of going with friends. I learnt quite a lot about yoga that i didn't know. Need to do this everyday.

Nicole Major

from Australia, April 2018

Our hosts Anne Marie and Hussain

Angela Siva

from United States, December 2017


Such caring, hospitable people. Very easy going and allowed our input all the way. Food was exciting, nutritious, delicious and very filling. Yoga was enjoyable, Anne Marie definitely read us well as to what we wanted to get from the experience. Many forms of meditation offered which was very interesting and valuable

Anna Lemchens

from Australia, December 2017

Anne-Marie & Hussein were the most perfect hosts you could want. The retreat is in the most perfect setting, the food and atmosphere were ideal for chilling out and finding that "reset button". Anne-Marie adjusted the yoga classes perfectly for the various levels that were in the classes and the yoga philosophy and meditation classes the same.

Claudia Trasancos

from Australia, November 2017

"Yoga in Lorne"

Great spot and space

Tree house feel

Clean, comfortable space and rooms

Flexible hosts

An opportunity to experience Turkish cooking

Time for yourself

River and beach walks

Interesting discussions

Supportive and pampering teacher

Robba Rai

from Australia, November 2017

"Picture perfect Yoga retreat in Lorne "

The location was fantastic and very relaxing for a retreat. The food was great and Anne Maree and Hussy were very welcoming and friendly in their home.


from Australia, November 2017

"High quality yoga instruction in a beautiful relaxed setting"

Ann Marie is a very experienced yoga teacher who is warm, friendly and nurturing without being intrusive.

She offered a very well structured two days with free time to enjoy long beach walks, a stroll along a bush track, and time reading on our private balcony. Hussy's cooking was delicious and I slept very well after the evening relaxation session. A very enjoyable two days.

Melissa Frederic

from Australia, October 2017

"Amazing yoga retreat - feel rejuvenated "

Anne Maree is the kindest and most interesting yoga teacher I ever met.

Her beautiful home in the heart of Lorne makes you feel like home and no the middle of nature

Natasha Neil

from Australia, October 2017

"Will definately return!"

The location was beautiful. Anne Maree was flexible and welcoming and took us to see some beautiful locations to really boost our experience to another level!

Melissa Lunardon

from Australia, May 2017

"Fantastic relaxing weekend!"

Ann Maree was absolutely amazing, the perfect host and yoga teacher! I gained a greater understanding of meditation and yoga. I was hesitant to come to the retreat on my own, but I'm so glad I stepped out of my comfort zone! The location was beautiful, loved meditating my the river and waking up for the sunrise!! Highly highly recommend!!

Testimonials 5

Alison Australia

Mango Lassi website

From start to finish we felt ​at ease and comfortable at this gorgeous yoga retreat.​ The beautiful home with large picture windows has views of the surrounding bushland and is within easy walking distance to the main street of Lorne. The yoga was taught in peaceful surroundings​ with the lounge room ​quickly converted to an idyllic yoga studio for classes​. ​Anne Maree was such a calm and patient teacher. Her knowledge of yoga was clearly extensive and she has a wonderful ability to share her knowledge without forcing the information on you. She will patiently seek out how much (or how little) you want to learn and will work within those parameters. My husband and I personally wanted to absorb as much information as we could and Anne Maree was so generous with her teachings. The sunrise walk and guided nature meditation are not to be missed. Anne Maree and her husband are brilliant hosts. The Turkish food provided was delicious and plentiful. Mealtimes were an absolute highlight ​and were just like sitting around a table eating and drinking with old friends. You don't have to lift a finger and will feel ​incredibly spoilt!​ We left feeling inspired to continue with our yoga practice, as well as feeling relaxed, invigorated and ready to return to the busy working week ahead.

Ash and Dan Melbourne

Mango Lassi website

Mango Lassi’s yoga and cooking retreat was one of the most relaxing, welcoming and uplifting retreats we’ve been on. Anne-Maree is an excellent yoga teacher and was happy to tailor the yoga sessions around our specific interests. Her hatha/vinyasa style was ideal for what were after and her meditation sessions were wonderful - especially the one in a beautiful, secluded outdoor spot amongst the trees! Anne-Maree’s a real pleasure to spend time with and the pace of the retreat was spot on. The yoga, coupled with the delicious turkish cooking class was such a treat and we can’t wait to do it all over again! :)


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Anne Maree instructed yoga classes in our office for a number of terms. Unfortunately for us, a move of office meant that we no longer had space to hold yoga in the office. This was to the disappointment of many of our staff who loved her classes. Anne Maree is an exceptional instructor (and I have been to many different yoga classes in my time). Her classes were well planned, interesting, and catered for all fitness levels, which were very varied in our classes. Coordinating the sessions with her was always easy and she was reliable, punctual, and professional. I would have no hesitation to recommend Anne Maree for a corporate environment. The biggest recommendation of all is that our staff still refers to her as the best yoga teacher. If we were to be able to start classes again at our work, I would be contacting Anne Maree straight away!


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Not only do I feel I have had a physical workout, I also find that I am more relaxed and left the class in a peaceful state of mind. What has really had an impact is an experience I had during my very first class. This left me realizing afterward what a positive effect yoga had on me. It felt like I had experienced a high level of spirituality and peacefulness. A tranquility! I felt purified and cleared of all negativity. What an experience! I also enjoy the physical side, which leaves me with poses I can enjoy when at home, knowing which ones feel beneficial to my body and mind. Having an instructor like Anne Maree, with a calmness and soothing nature about them, helps put you in an open and tranquil frame of mind, which makes the journey of the class even more satisfying and beneficial.


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Since doing yoga, I have noticed many changes in both body and spirit. I am clearer in thought, my mind is much quieter, I make decisions more concisely, I am more in tune. My flexibility and strength have increased and I am more aware of my posture.

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