Sacred Insights for Lasting Transformation
Monthly weekend retreats with changing topics
Are you living a 'successful' life by all standards but feeling there should be more to it? Are you experiencing challenges in your relationships, work-life balance or general happiness and fulfilment? Are you tired of cookie cutter recipes for success in glossy magazines and looking for real, profound insights and advice? Then have a look at our Super Soul Retreats - a series of transformational weekend seminars.
About the Super Soul Retreats
Super Soul Retreats are weekends 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.
The Spiritual Science of Attraction
“Relationships are about empowering the other person to achieve their goals, helping them grow to become the individual they deserve to become. 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. [read more]
The Art of Letting Go
“As I walked out the door toward the gate that would lead to my freedom, I knew if I didn't leave my bitterness and hatred behind, I'd still be in prison.” - Nelson Mandela
This retreat will equip you with practical and spiritual methods to help release parts of the past you no longer wish to carry with you. [read more]
“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” - Jack Kornfield
We often feel that the person we need to forgive the most, is ourselves. Mistakes happen and we know they will in the future but how do we actually overcome guilt and regret? [read more]
Find Your Flow: Unlock Your Dharma
“No one in your life will be with you as much as you are with yourself.” – Elaine Sihera, Emotional Health Adviser
Have you ever wondered what makes you, you? The definition of happiness is doing activities that align with our hidden dharmic values. This retreat introduces you to three ancient and modern models of personality strengths profiling. [read more]
Making Life Count
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever." - Mahatma Gandhi
The average person spends 25 years sleeping, 12 years working, 12 years viewing laptop & smartphone screens, 6 years watching television and 6 months looking for lost items, in their lifetime. Life is a moment-to-moment affair, and now that we have less time than ever before, how do we make the most out of life? [read more]
The Krishna Farm
Nestled in the foothills of Mount Warning, in the heart of the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, the Krishna Farm “New Govardhana” is a 1000 acre certified organic property with orchards, veggie 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.
"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
3:00pm - Welcome Tour
4:30pm - Yoga class
5:30pm - Pizza night (optional) or regular dinner
7:00pm - Welcome Circle with Michael
6:30am - Sunrise Yoga
8:30am - Breakfast
9:30am - Interactive morning session with Michael
12:30pm - Lunch
2:30pm - Interactive afternoon session with Michael
4:30pm - Sunset yoga
6:00pm - Dinner
5:00am - Sunrise Yoga
8:30am - Breakfast
9:30am - Interactive Morning session with Michael
12:30pm - Kirtan and Yogic Living class (optional)
2:00pm - Lunch
2:30pm - Interactive afternoon session & wrap up with Michael
4:30pm - Sunset yoga
6:00pm - Dinner
Meet the Teacher
'Sacred Insights' philosopher 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.
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