upcoming retreats


how to reboot your life in just a couple of days...

So here’s the good news…

By learning how to actively reduce your stress through everyday routines and practices, you can improve your mental well-being while simultaneously reducing the risk of disease and illness.

Retreats are an invaluable way to reduce stress and unplug from your crazy, rushed life.

Picture this: Wake up to an hour of guided-meditation at sunrise, feel your muscle tension float away with a relaxing yoga class, followed by a dip in the magnesium pool. This tranquil environment gives you a chance to rest your mind and ground yourself back to your natural state.

Numerous scientific studies show the clear benefits of meditation and yoga, ranging from reduced stress, improved concentration, flexibility, immune health and slowed aging. The list goes on and on.

Due to the fast-paced rush of modern life, it’s often easy to not realise HOW stressed you actually are. It isn’t until you take a few days of self-care to feel the weight lifted off your shoulders.

Just a short stay at a retreat will not only leave you refreshed and rejuvenated but can have long-lasting benefits. Qualified massage therapists, motivational speakers, beauticians, yoga teachers and body movement practitioners prepare an experience that teaches you self-care practices and routines that you can apply to your own life to reduce stress and anxiety.

WARNING: Upon finishing your stay at a retreat, you may feel a sense of calmness and clarity. These side effects are NOT temporary and may lead to an improved quality of life. 


Is stress bad?

If this gives you mental images of racing against the clock, long traffic jams, and being on the phone to Telstra, you’re totally normal. Here’s something that may surprise you: Stress isn’t inherently evil.

A LONG time ago - a time when humans would actually hunt for food instead of driving to Coles - stress might have saved you from a monstrous, raging bear. Or worse.

The once useful fight or flight survival mechanism that kept our ancestors alive, has evolved into a stressful version of its former self.

Studies have shown that chronic stress is the common link between the six leading causes of death: heart disease, cancer, lung ailments, accidents, cirrhosis of the liver and suicide.

So how has this evolutionary feature turned into something that is literally KILLING us?

To understand how to effectively combat stress, we need to first understand WHY stress is so prevalent throughout our modern society.

A survey of more than 3000 everyday adults by the American Psychological Association showed that a typical adult rates their stress level at 4.9 out of 10 during everyday life. (1 being your spiritual yoga teacher and 10 being the angry old guy at the traffic lights.)

But seriously, long work hours, poor sleep patterns, massive amounts of pressure from work and a diet consisting of easy takeaways can have a serious impact on both mental and physical health.

Everyone knows the feeling of stress, but very few know how to effectively counteract the effects.


freedom camp - 24-28 September 2018

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Freedom Camp 2018

5 Days of Mind+Body practice to feel more free within yourself, with Benny Fergusson

Are you interested in cultivating more freedom, flexibility and flow in the way you move and express yourself?

In discovering deep mind+body principles and practices that go beyond what you’d see in a regular Yoga class, to help you rise above your physical, mental and emotional challenges?

And in growing deeply as a person?

Hi, Benny Fergusson here.

Ever since I can remember I’ve been quite a sensitive person who feels a lot within me, and others. Some have referred to me as an empath. This created many challenges for me earlier in life.

To understand the intense feelings that were going on inside of me, I embarked on a journey to explore how my mind & body connection influenced the way I experience each moment of life.

My journey began with stronger physical practices like sports, body weight training and martial arts. Over time I expanded into more subtle internal practices, focused around developing deeper awareness and meditative states in movement & stillness.

These seeds set me on a path of self-discovery to more deeply understand the physical vessel that we occupy, and inform the curriculum we teach over at Movement Monk (the project I founded).

But my biggest teacher to date came in the form of a spinal injury from a freak accident!

From that day, I couldn’t stand up straight or walk down the street without feeling agony. Chronic tension was acting like a restrictive layer that was present when I performed any physical activity.

It wasn’t until this moment that I got a direct experience of what it feels like to be highly restricted in my body.

This has given me deep insights when it comes to understanding what others are experiencing during physical & emotional challenges, and importantly how to move forward from this experience.

Fast forward a few challenging years, today my spine moves better than ever, and I love the way my body feels. I am more free and flexible in my body than I ever have been.

And as you may have guessed, teaching health and fitness coaches, martial artists, Yogi’s, injured folks (and everyone with a body) how to heal pain and tension, get more mind+body unity, energy and confidence (while balancing it with the rest of life) is my cup of tea.

And that’s what I’ll be sharing with you at Freedom Camp.

We'll be diving deep into many different forms of movement, somatic practices, creativity, embodiment, presence, trauma release, and so much more - all in a safe and light-hearted way, and in the breathtaking natural environment of Amara.

The intent is that what you’ll learn will support you to either kickstart or upgrade your own daily mind+body practice so that you can explore and expand your sense of freedom at physical, mental and emotional levels.

I look forward to sharing this transformative experience with you.

With aloha,

Benny Fergusson | Movement Monk

To learn more about Freedom Camp and how to apply, visit this link:

To get more of a feel for what we’re about, feel free to have a roam around our website at

Got a question? Send us an email at

body soul retreat - October 2018

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Come alive on retreat with us

Make positive health choices with healthy eating workshops, daily movement and yoga classes, meditation and visualisations, creating real life daily rituals so you can return with the tools to be the best you can be.

Learn our easy steps and create your flow while experiencing an ultimate weekend hinterland getaway with experienced and qualified practitioners. Your three days with us will unblock whats stopping you being your best, all while being surrounded by amazing like minded people and creating new lifelong friendships.

Our retreats are ALL inclusive of meaning, purpose, adventure and of course Fun – all f the things that the Increased Flow team know how to offer.
This is just what you have been looking for!


The perfect supportive environment to let go, re-build, relax and unwind.
Our private resort is located in an unspoilt natural paradise, only 90 min drive from Brisbane and 20 minutes to Sunshine Coast Airport, with stunning views. All set up with everything you need to replenishing your soul.

Give yourself this amazing unique experience and opportunity to indulge and re-discover all of the things you love, including yourself.

There is something to be said about ‘retreating’ and the changes that you create. Sometimes you need to step out of your current space to see who you can be and how you want to feel.

Come away on your own, as a couple or with a group of friends, the choice is yours.

Who will you be when you return? Its super exciting isn’t it!


It’s amazing what you can gain through attending a Retreat, getting away from your everyday life to explore your current status quo and nurture fresh thinking in a different and meaningful environment.


Our pre-retreat program starts on the 9th September, perfectly timed with the start of Spring. This is all about preparation. We want everyone arriving at Amara prepped and ready to create a change. We will be providing all the advanced materials you will need in a four week lead up to the retreat.

In the private Facebook Group we will all connect and work through weekly tasks where you can ask any questions and gain valuable information. This is a private and hidden group, so only those in the group will have access.

If you’re not on Facebook you will receive weekly emails with all the weekly tasks and content.


Accomodation – Amara Retreat Situated on a beautiful 45-acre property in the Noosa Hinterland, offering retreat participants the high calibre experience and outcomes needed. The main retreat house’s 6 twin share rooms can also be configured into king beds, while it offers 4 bathrooms, a chef’s kitchen, dining, lounge and two large verandas for relaxing and taking in the spectacular 180 degree views across to Noosa and Mount Cooroy. The property’s separate yoga/seminar facility The Heart Centre boasts the same panoramic views. Luxury features include the property’s magnesium pool, steam room and spectacular dams including a large swimming dam. Amara is a completely private retreat, located only 20 minutes from both Noosa Heads and the Maroochydore Airport and 10 minutes from Peregian Beach.

Meals – all meals are professionally catered for. We have decided to run this retreat as Vegetarian with a private caterer to leave you feeling healthier, cleaner and content as well as learn some new ideas in the kitchen.

Fun, interactive Workshops run by both Chelsey and Jodie that will take you on a journey of health, mindset and movement.

Morning and evening yoga and meditation to reconnect with your purpose and loosen up your body.

*Our retreats are limited to 12 people to offer you the best personal care and experience you could ask for!

It’s not just the fresh air every day and the healthy nutritious meals, it’s the people, the laughter, the genuinely happiness that you will meet and instantly feel a real connection and friendship with.

Yoga wellness retreat - 25-28 october 2018

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Yoga Wellness Retreat

- Beautifully appointed twin share rooms in the main house

- Private twin share cabins

- Delicious vegetarian meals

- Magnesium plunge pool

- Spacious yoga room with 180 degree views to the coast

- Daily yoga and meditation practices

- Daily workshop sessions

- Evening fire circle

- Yoga philosophy and how to apply it to 21st century living

- Daily Ayurvedic self-care practices to nourish and balance both body/mind

- Working with our 24 hour cycle for optimum health

Free time to relax, lounge by the pool, or simply enjoy the bushland

surrounds while bringing spaciousness to your mind.

Optional massage or private yoga therapy sessions available at an

additional cost.

Limited to 14 guests

How often do you take time out to really focus on your own wellbeing?

Treat yourself to 4 days of “me time” as you step away from your busy life

and immerse yourself in practices to nurture your body and mind.

Set amongst 45 acres of natural bushland in Verrierdale at the luxurious

Amara Eco Retreat Centre, this is the yoga and meditation holiday you’ve

been waiting for.

The guided daily yoga, pranayama and mindfulness practices will increase

your vitality and help you realign with your true self.

You will leave the retreat feeling nourished, recharged and connected, ready

to tackle every day life with increased vigour and awareness.

Please contact us for pricing.

Note: Bookings will only be held on receipt of full payment

Cancellation policy

Occasionally, unforseeable circumstances may prevent you from attending your planned event. If you can find someone to take your place a full refund will be given. I will assist you in finding a replacement by maintaining a waiting list. If no replacement attendee can be found a refund of 80% of the full cost will be given prior to 28th September, otherwise any cancellation less than 1 month before the retreat commencement will incur a full payment fee if no replacement attendee is found.

Contact: Tracy



back to earth retreat - 9-11 November 2018

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Back to Earth Retreat

Prepare yourself for this magical weekend, where you will re-balance your mind and body in this pocket of paradise at Amara Retreat. Set on 45 acres in the Noosa Hinterland this unique property has a calming energy like no other.


Back To Earth

Your retreat will uncover how nature nourishes both body and mind, helping you re- ignite your passion for life.

Physical Practise: the season’s vibrations will lead you to a sense of joy as your body thrives and your energy grows in synergy with spring.

Prepare yourself for this magical weekend, where you will re-balance your mind and body in this pocket of paradise at Amara Retreat. Set on 45 acres in the Noosa Hinterland this unique property has a calming energy like no other.


Back To Earth

Your retreat will uncover how nature nourishes both body and mind, helping you re- ignite your passion for life.

Physical Practise: the season’s vibrations will lead you to a sense of joy as your body thrives and your energy grows in synergy with spring.

Mindfulness: sitting amongst nature whilst meditating or writing in your journal at one of the cosy nooks on the property, you will quieten your mind whilst soaking up the peace of your stunning surroundings.

Food: nourish yourself with delicious fresh seasonal food prepared by an amazing chef that will ignite all of your senses.

You will walk away from your retreat feeling


Your Facilitator

With nearly 30 years’ experience working in health and wellness Lisa Morgan has gained a wealth of knowledge along the way. She says "To listen and really get to understand your own mind and body is one of the most helpful things when you want to live a healthy and happy life" Lisa has designed The Back To Earth Retreat to demonstrate just how healing living with nature truly is when we are present and establish a relationship with our natural surroundings.

What to expect

Friday Arrive at 3pm

- Welcoming Circle

- Visualisation to release stress

- Free Time

- Evening Meal

- Meditation

- Time to Relax


- Yoga Flow Session

- Breakfast

- Time to reflect/ journaling or exploring the grounds

- Workshop Living with the Seasons

- Lunch

- Free Time

- Chi Movement Session

- Setting Intentions

- Evening Meal

- Fire Ceremony

- Time to Relax


- Yoga Restore Session

- Breakfast

- Time to reflect/ journaling or exploring the grounds

- Closing Circle

- Lunch

- Time to say goodbye 2.30pm


phone: +61 (0) 410820525

Kundalini yoga level 2 teacher training - 16-21 april 2019

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Authentic Relationships

The Authentic Relationships Level Two Teacher Training is about personal transformation and deepening the core capacities, character and consciousness of the student and Kundalini yoga teacher. The training unfolds your true identity in the matrix of conscious relationship.

Yogi Bhajan shared an ancient yogic perspective of how men and women are different from each other, and how those differences can compliment each other to create peace, harmony and love.

AAA Level 2 Teacher Training, is Certified by The Kundalini Research Institute.

A unique, life-changing experience taught during a residential retreat at peaceful location near Brisbane on the Sunshine Coast.


- Explore the collective unconscious as a source of universal teachings (archetypes and myths).

- Integrate your polarity and reconcile with the opposite gender/polarity. Understand the nature of polarity: day and night; sun and moon; male and female.

- Humanology for couples as taught by Yogi Bhajan.

- Relate authentically to yourself and others & master happy relationships. Learn to build your relationships from your fundation of your Heart and your Soul. Integrate yogic tecnhiques to help transform your relationships.

- Create a conscious relationship with your own masculine and feminine energy.

- Explore a new approach to sacred sexuality.

- Awake and circulate your vital and sexual energy and learn to lead and channel it to become more full and authentic being in your daily life and also in your intimacy.

- Expand your consciousness, heart and your ability to feel and to love.

- Develop Sacred Community.

kundalini yoga teacher training - 2019

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220 hr Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training

Module One: April 3 - 9

Module Two: June 9 - 15

Module Three: October 12 - 19


This first week is called “The Foundation”. This is when the students learn the basics of Kundalini Yoga and become strong to be able to start their growth throughout the rest of the training.

• Yogic Philosophy, roots of Kundalini Yoga and the Aquarian Age.
• Oriental physiology: the system of the 10 bodies.
• Numbers: introduction to Tantric Numerology.
• Science of mantras and Shabd Guru.
• Breathing techniques: the science of pranayama.
• Kundalini Yoga postures and dynamic of the kriyas.
• Mudras and locks.
• Preparation of a class, communication & pedagogy.
• Humanology: life cycles, death and soul journey.

Module Two: SELF

• Oriental physiology: the 8 chakras, the 5 pranas, Kundalini energy.
• Cosmic and human cycles of life.
• Ladder of subtlety.
• The Mind and its 81 facets.
• Different kind of meditations: Celestial Communication, Healing, Sat Nam Rasayan, Gong.
• Patanjali Sutras & Pratyhar.
• Science of mantras and Shabd Guru.
• Mental health.
• Kundalini Yoga postures and dynamic of the kriyas.
• Western anatomy.

Module Three: 5 ELEMENTS

• Humanology: yogic lifestyle & diet.
• Physical health.
• Karma and Dharma.
• Experience the 5 elements.
• Spiritual path, the 5 padas.
• The role of the Teacher/Code of Ethic & Professional Standards for Kundalini Yoga Teachers.
• The art of being a teacher: Poke, Provoke, Confront, Elevate.


Practicing yoga in a natural environment, disconnected from your routine, is an opportunity to feel a deeper connection with yourself, the earth, the surroundings, and the universe. The practice of Kundalini Yoga helps us to recognise and to embrace the patterns, rhythms and cycles of nature. It gives you the possibility to better align your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels and experience a deeper sense of unity.

Joining the residential training Level 1 is a gift that you offer to yourself. It is an opportunity to create space for you to be, and not do. Away from your daily responsibilities, you increase your chance to encounter your deeper self. It is a time to observe, transform and integrate. Your own growth will be supported by a collective living space, with the possibility to serve each other and reconnect to our original nature, to give and to receive.

Being together in nature during the Level 1 Kundalini Yoga Teacher Training and sharing a collective yogic lifestyle for 22 days is very impactful. It is a source of inspiration and growth. These three residential modules are an immersion in the yogic teachings offering the optimum condition to deepen your practice, embrace positive habits, enter a transformational process and encounter your destiny.

Contact: Carolina Caldero


Phone: 0434 278 098