Take a deep, cleansing breath. And another. Feel the tension recede like a wave retreating to the ocean. Fill your body with peace. Allow. Be. 

Whether this is a practice you are already committed to or one to which you aspire, join us for a long weekend of sharing in the art of cultivating calm, contentment and clarity. Learn what makes meditation the most important spiritual practice to take you to the centre of your being, allowing you access to your intuition and creativity and helping you to be authentically yourself in the face of life’s daily challenges.  

Feel the light Illuminate and enlighten - big concepts with a simple premise: in our essence, we are light. Light infuses us, connects us, and guides us on our journey. Learn to visualise and activate the light to serve you, light the way through life’s stressful times, and actively dissolve negative energy. Find the inner stillness that allows the sacred light to burn at its brightest.  

Bring your self … Nothing more is required. Take a few days to share your journey with a community of beautiful souls learning to be fully themselves, embracing the wealth of opportunities that ‘being human’ provides.  

… and we will take care of the rest While enjoying the wisdom and grace of two spiritual teachers who are also firmly anchored in the ‘real’ world, let yourself be nourished with a perfect balance of meditation, light yoga, personal reflection, enlivening breathwork and movement, and delicious, healthy food. The spiritual practices you’ll experience throughout the retreat will help to clear away any mental, emotional or physical haze so that the light and life force within you can come to the fore and guide you far beyond the retreat itself.  

Here's a taste of what you will experience...

  • Learn techniques to move from a state of stress into a joyful, relaxed, focused state at will - in the midst of the most trying situations.
  • Become aware of, and propel yourself beyond self-imposed limits in the areas that are important to you
  • Guided meditations to quiet the mind and experience the stillness within
  • Breathwork to bring life force and rejuvenation into the cells 
  • Light work practices to illuminate contractions and energies held in the body, mind and emotions  
  • Conscious movement practices to enliven and open the body 
  • Profound and authentic conversations with an amazing community  

Retreat Schedule

Thursday - Sunday, September 19 - 22, 2019

Thursday: Arrive and get settled into Winbourne before 6 pm 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Dinner 7:30 - 9:30 pm Opening of the Retreat

Friday and Saturday: 7:00 - 7:45 am Group Meditation 8:00 - 9:00 am Yoga / Movement Practice 9:00 - 10:00 am Breakfast 10:30 am - 1:00 pm Morning Session 1:00 - 2:00 pm Lunch 2:00 - 4:00 pm Free time / Personal practice 4:00 - 6:00 pm Afternoon Session 6:00 - 7:00 pm Dinner 7:30 - 9:00 pm Evening Session  

Sunday: 7:00 - 7:45 am Group Meditation 8:00 - 9:00 am Yoga / Movement Practice 9:00 - 10:00 am Breakfast 10:30 am - 1:00 pm Morning Session 1:00 - 3:00 pm Lunch Check out and depart from Winbourne in the afternoon 

Bringing your light back home

One of the greatest gifts of the retreat is actually what happens afterward. When you’re so anchored in that peaceful centre, vibrating with life-giving energy and elevated to a higher consciousness, you will be unshakable.  

Because you’ll return to the same life after the retreat—with all its fullness—but you will not be the same. All that you’ve cultivated throughout the retreat will be with you. And you’ll have a set of techniques and the inspiration to help you sustain this elevated state as you go back into day-to-day life. 

Meet your Retreat Facilitator

Dayanand Das Maharaj

Hebrew mystic and devotee of Mother Divine, Acharya Dayanand Das Maharaj offers spiritual programs, workshops and spiritual coaching in Israel and around the world, to awaken the ecstatic state of love that is our true nature.  

For more than 25 years, he has studied esoteric spiritual practices from Hebrew and Hindu traditions, including Kriya pranayama, Kriya light work, mantra, and meditation. In 2006, Acharya Dayanand Das Maharaj was initiated by H.H. Sai Maa with the title of Acharya, which means “one who initiates or guides others into spiritual disciplines," and in 2018 he was initiated with the prestigious title of Mahamandaleshwar in the Vishnu Swami lineage. He is also the founder of the Shiviti Center in Tel Aviv, and offers spiritual coaching and leads programs in Israel and abroad.  


Retreat Location

“Winbourne” - Mulgoa Valley, NSW 

Winbourne is 1 hour west of Sydney in the beautiful Mulgoa Valley, at the foot of the Blue Mountains. It is easily accessible by train from Sydney Airport & CBD (to Penrith) or by car, with free parking at the venue.

What’s Included & Retreat Tuition 

  • All retreat sessions and activities
  • 3-nights accommodation in double, single or triple room with private ensuite (with price variation)
  • 3 nourishing vegetarian or vegan meals a day
  • An individual 30-minute practice guidance session with one of the facilitators, for first time participants  

Retreat Tuition Single (1 person) - $1,750 each - 2 rooms remaining Twin Share (2 persons) - $1,250 each - 3 rooms remaining Triple Share (3 persons) - $1,100 each - 1 bed remaining! 

Note: Travel to retreat location is not included in retreat tuition  

Limited capacity! As we only have 9 spaces left, the retreat will definitely fill up. We encourage you to take action & register TODAY to hold your place.  



Limited Spaces Available 

Still have a question or need assistance? No problem! Please reach out to us at aus.awakenedlife@gmail.com.