Sacred Knowledge for Lasting Transformation
Christmas Retreat: 26 December 2017 - 2 January 2018
About our Super Soul Retreats
Super Soul Retreats are events of super-enrichment and lasting transformation. They are primarily based on the timeless wisdom of yogic philosophy which continues to speak to the human mind and heart through the ages. Though uncommon, this embodied wisdom is presented to you with a careful blend of reliable social science in the most 'relatable' and relevant way complete with cutting-edge practical application. Whether you are wanting the universal keys to successful relationships, expanding influence, altering attraction, authentic leadership, emotions management or seek to unleash your true nature, all these topics are carefully unpacked from their 5000 year old Sanskrit codes for you to take full advantage and apply them to our 21st century reality.
To see if the Krishna Village retreat experience is for you, read our FAQ for Retreat Guests and have a look at our Code of Conduct. If you are dealing with any physical or mental health issues, please also check our Are you ready page to make sure this is a suitable course for you.
The Spiritual Science of Attraction
“We all need to find someone who makes us want to change our life and not just our relationship status ” – Jay Shetty, Huffpost
According to ancient insights, attraction, compatibility and commitment are quintessential for a successful, happy and dynamic relationship. If one of these are missing the connection fades out. There are hundreds of matchmaking sites, speed-dating events and books on relationships, so what makes this retreat any different?
Firstly, every person is different and therefore has a unique offering to the world that no-one else can give. The more we understand ourselves, the easier it is to make decisions about what direction we should take in our lives, relationship-wise as well as in other areas of our lives. Hence, the first days will be dedicated to discovering our own true nature, from the perspectives of dharma, ayurveda, DISC and the masculine/feminine principle.
After that, you will learn about and be able to apply the 7 levels of attraction and 6 aspects of compatibility. Here, you receive the most practical, highly advanced uncommon relationship secrets, revealed to us from its original Sanskrit codes. These timeless, universal principles are tried and tested and having been authored over 5,000 years ago have indefatigably survived the ages.
Look forward to rich discussions, interweaved with interactive exercises and an abundance of modern and ancient knowledge surrounding love, relationships and the spiritual science of attraction:
- DISC - Tony Robbins' approved model of personality profiling
- Dharma - the Vedic model of personality profiling and nature placement
- Doshas - the Ayurvedic model of self-understanding
- Introduction to the masculine/feminine principle
- In-depth self-discovery exercises
- 7 Levels of Attraction
- 6 Aspects of Compatibility
- 3 point A-C-C triangle for relationship success
- Ideal partner manifest workshop
- Introduction to basic Vedic Astrology
- Optional Vedic Astrology compatibility check
The Krishna Village can host up to 70 people in a combination of rooms, dorms and camping spots. There are usually around 25 full time volunteers who work in our organic gardens and maintain the grounds, 10 long term community members and 25-35 retreat guests.
All rooms have shared amenities. The amenities block includes showers, toilets and a coin operated laundry (byo laundry powder).
Common areas include the kitchen & campfire area (the heart of the Krishna Village), the reading room (with Internet hotspot) and the yoga hall where we gather for classes.
Single & double rooms
The Krishna Village has 3 double, 4 Twin Share and 8 single rooms. They are all set in former shipping containers that have been renovated and turned into simple but comfortable accommodation. All Twin Share rooms are equipped with bunk beds, bedding is being provided.
Set among beautiful mango and lychee trees in our eastern garden, our camp ground can host up to 20 tents and 5 camper vans. The area for the vans is equipped with electricity. The amenities block is only 50m away.
Delicious Vegetarian Food
The Krishna Farm has been producing organic veggies since the 1980s and has therefore fantastic conditions to grow excellent produce. We grow as much of our own food as we can, and otherwise buy locally wherever possible.
We provide 3 delicious vegetarian meals every day, with lunches taking place at the Krishna Village community kitchen, and breakfast and dinners - mostly Indian style - served at the prasadam hall, next to the temple.
All our food is prasadam - sacred food prepared in a consciousness of loving service. Like in other cultures, we offer our food before we eat to say Grace and thank the Divine for the sun, the rain, and all the visible and invisible blessings necessary to co-create a delicious meal. Feel free to sing along with us, or just listen and enjoy...
The Krishna Farm
Nestled in the foothills of Mount Warning, in the heart of the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, the Hare Krishna farm “New Govardhana” is a 1000 acre property with orchards, certified organicveggie gardens, cows, horses, streams and swimming holes in abundance.
New Govardhana serves as an ashram to a community of yogis who aspire to live according to their deepest vows and commitments on their path of service, spiritual contentment and happiness (Bhakti Yoga). Their service and dedication make this location a beautiful place of growth, healing and spiritual awakening. If you are interested, please come along and visit our beautiful Radha Govardhandhari temple and learn ore about the origins or our "simple giving, high thinking" philosophy.
Cost & payment
Full week workshop incl 3 meals/day and accommodation for 7 nights:
Without accommodation: AU$ 699
Camping: AU$ 989
In twin share accommodation: AU$ 1089
In a single room: AU$ 1259
Before you book, please read our terms and conditions including our refund policy. Payment has to be received in full upon booking.
Make a booking
The retreat starts on Tuesday 26 December with a welcome circle at 7pm and finishes on Tuesday 2 January in the morning. Your accommodation will be booked from Tuesday to Tuesday, checkout is on your departure day at 9:30am.
"Michael is truly a modern day philosopher. He is imaginative, light hearted, and one of the most passionate people I have ever met. His uncanny and innate ability to apply age old wisdom and philosophy in such a fresh and relatable way is extraordinary. His talk on the Power of Forgiveness was awe inspiring, thought provoking, and challenged me to experience one of the most monumental shifts in perspective. I will forever be in gratitude to this fellow spiritual warrior."
- Katrina Leavitt, Rhea Sunshine Yoga
"Desire to further explore"
"Michael is an intelligent, engaging, inspiring presenter whose depth of knowledge and wisdom belies his years. I found the experience informative and insightful and left me with the desire to further explore and research these areas.
Michael communicates clearly, listens effectively and is able to explain concepts simply. His talks are stimulating and delivered with enthusiasm and a sense of humour. Michael is endearing to people of all ages and is a positive role model to all to live a healthy, spiritual life. (...) I would recommend Michael’s talks to any audience seeking personal development and spiritual growth.
- Jill Sullivan, retreat guest
10:00am - 2:30pm - Arrival and settling in
11:00am - Welcome Tour
4:15pm - Yoga class
6:00pm - Dinner
7:00pm - Welcome Circle with Michael
Wednesday (regular day)
5:00am - Sunrise Yoga
8:30am - Breakfast
9:30am - Interactive morning session with Michael
12:30pm - Kirtan (optional)
1:00pm - Yogic Living class (optional)
2:00pm - Lunch
2:30pm - Interactive afternoon session with Michael
4:30pm - Afternoon yoga
6:00pm - Dinner
Meet your Teacher
Our philosophy teacher Michael is simply born to teach and has a knack for presenting age old yogic philosophy in a way that makes it easy and fun to learn, and incredibly relevant to modern life.
Michael is a student by morn, teacher by noon and writer by night. At 17, while studying Maths, Physics and Business, he was noticed by Young Enterprise after joint-founding a company that personalised gifts in London, which went on to win a Future100 award for ethical and environmentally-friendly business. He came across the spiritual path of Bhakti-yoga in university and after graduating in Business from Cass Business School and landing a job in an international bank, he decided to explore the wisdom of yoga further. Having been to India 9 times over the past 6 years to study and explore the secrets of Indic wisdom texts like the Bhagavad-Gita, he was invited to teach philosophy and host interactive life seminars in universities and institutions in places like the UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Nigeria, Ghana, India, Australia and New Zealand since 2010.
Outside of teaching Michael enjoys travelling, cycling, playing football, volleyball, basketball, rapping, advising, problem-solving and challenges anyone on earth at table tennis.
Find out more
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