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Ayurvedic Cooking, Meditation, and Yoga Retreats Australia

This is your opportunity to spend a weekend of seclusion, wellness, and much needed time for yourself! Mount Glorious Retreat is set amidst one hundred acres of lush gardens, and is bordered by rainforest and waterfalls. Enjoy this personalized getaway with deeply rejuvenating yoga classes outdoors, sunrise and sunset meditations, healing Ayurvedic cuisine, cooking demonstrations, scenic rainforest walks, yoga Nidra, inspiring discussions, and very comfortable accommodation.

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  • One Ayurvedic cooking class
  • Daily yoga classes with Shivjyoti
  • Daily morning meditation sessions
  • One guided walk to hidden waterfalls
  • Kirtans around the fire and purifying meditation session
  • Daily Ayurvedic lunches and dinners
  • One on one care and attention
  • 2 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 20
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The four cottages and the modern country homestead are spread out with plenty of space to sit quietly and enjoy the surrounds. You can choose to stay in a twin shared room, a private double room with a queen size bed, or in a double room with a queen size bed and en-suite bathroom.

The rainforest country homestead is a great healing retreat featuring four comfortable rooms. It has a large open kitchen, perfect for the workshop and vegetarian cooking demonstrations, and three lounge areas with open fireplaces.

The cottages are unique and in harmony with the natural surrounds, featuring lots of timber. They are fully self-contained and equipped with everything you will need for a home away from home. Cozy fireplaces and some magnificent views are also present.


Daily sample schedule


  • 14:00 Starting of check-in and settling at the accommodation
  • 17:00 - 18:00 Welcome in main house with chai
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Full moon meditation with Shivjyoti


  • 06:30 Sunrise meditation
  • 07:00 Morning yoga
  • 08:30 Breakfast in your cabin (not included)
  • 10:00 Ayurvedic cooking workshop with Karuna, or rainforest walk
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 16:00 Afternoon yoga
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:30 Fire ritual, meditation, and kirtan with Prakash


  • 06:30 Sunrise meditation
  • 07:00 Morning yoga
  • 08:30 Breakfast in your cabin (not included)
  • 10:00 Guided rainforest waterfall walk
  • 11:30 Yoga Nidra and Shakalpa (resolve setting)
  • 12:30 Lunch
  • 14:00 Check-out time

About the yoga and the retreat

The yoga is restorative, healing, and deeply rejuvenating, and the asanas are presented in a sequence, flowing one to the next. The practice focuses on aligning one’s breath and spiritual intention with movement.

Whether you are a beginner or an experienced yogi, the class will welcome you, and is open to practitioners of all levels. The classes present classical yoga teachings relevant to one’s life on and off the mat, supported by breath awareness, flowing sequences, alignment, relaxation, and meditation.

With one on one care and attention, this retreat is personalized and comes with the opportunity for individual guidance if you choose. Privacy, tranquility, and relaxation are hallmarks of this beautiful and remote location. Mount Glorious Retreat boasts an ideal opportunity to enjoy a variety of short or extended walks amidst the magnificent rainforest. All so that you can replenish your energy, infuse fresh vibrancy, and return home relaxed, refreshed, and healthier.

About full moon meditation

Meditation at the time of the full moon is said to confer the same benefits as a whole month's worth of meditation! Such is the powerful energy that streams through the body, assisting in the release of energy blockages, and resulting in a positive and natural flow of energy when properly directed.

When you meditate at the full moon time, you open to the powerful opportunity of receiving abundant clarity and fresh energy, thus assisting your spiritual path and a deeper experience of inner peace. True meditation offers a stillness which you can then carry throughout your life, and brings balance and harmony into all you do.

The moon connected with the waters is also influencing your body, emotions, and feelings which are often out of balance because of stressful everyday life. Through meditation you can harmonize and inwardly purify your mind and emotions, and can consciously change your habits. It's a rewarding and powerful practice.

Included excursions

You will enjoy a guided walk to hidden waterfalls within the surrounding national parks on your third day. There is also an opportunity for a rainforest walk on the second day, which you can take instead of the Ayurvedic cooking workshop. You will also be practicing yoga in various locations on the one hundred acre grounds daily.


Shivjyoti Puri
Shivjyoti is one of Australia’s most highly trained authentic yoga and meditation teachers. She is director of Shivoham, dedicated to sharing the ancient and transformational yoga science of well being, and offering everyone a path to inner fulfillment. She has always inspired her students to practice yoga as a series of techniques that unfold inner qualities and to live extraordinary lives.


Located beside Maiala National Park, the Mount Glorious Retreat is bordered by rainforest, on one hundred acres of pristine gardens nestled amidst the scenic D'Aguliar National Park. The retreat is close to the tiny and quaint village of Mount Glorious, and after a gorgeous drive down the one-kilometer forest driveway, you will enter an oasis, a place you will long to return to. The retreat is a home away from home.

Nearby places

  • Brisbane - 50 minutes



  • Cooking classes
  • Hiking nearby
  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Mountain walking / trekking nearby


  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Terrace


You will enjoy delicious Ayurvedic and vegetarian lunches and dinners that will be carefully prepared by Karuna. You will have the chance to learn how to prepare Ayurvedic food during the cooking class.

The following meals are included:

  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Ayurvedic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

There are many bush walking and hiking tracks in the area and an abundance of wildlife, so remember to bring your walking shoes. Maiala National Park is an excellent choice for spending your free time.

Spa treatments

You can also book massages and Ayurvedic consultations for an additional fee.

What's included

  • 1 cooking class and discussion
  • 1 evening purifying meditation and Kirtans around the fire with Prakash
  • 1 full moon meditation session with Shivjyoti
  • 2 daily yoga classes with Shivjyoti
  • 2 nights accommodation in cabins or country homestead
  • Delicious Ayurvedic dinners and lunches
  • Guided walk to hidden waterfalls
  • Nidra yoga and personal resolve session

What's not included

  • Ayurvedic consultations
  • Breakfasts
  • International flights
  • Massages

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Brisbane Airport (BNE).

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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