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Event Details

Seeds of Joy, Paths to Freedom Retreat
28 April – 1 May


A beautiful private retreat center nestled in the foothills of Maleny on the Sunshine Coast, Qld. will be our nurturing environment. Innistaigh Mountain Retreat 244 Mt Mellum Rd, Mt Mellum 4550


The long weekend Friday evening 28 April, til Monday lunchtime, 1 May 2017


Zoe and NeLi connected over a mutual love and deep practice of both Buddhist Insight Meditation and Yoga. In the spirit of Generosity, they will combine these teachings and practices, both ancient and modern.


NeLi and Zoe will offer the retreat teachings for dana; generosity*. Costs for food and accommodation are $550

(Dana; Generosity. In the Buddha’s tradition, teachings were always offered freely. For more about Dana see https://www.mindfulness-practice.com/dana-generosity-seeds-joy/)

For More info:

Zoe  – 0497 073 835  courtneyzohs@hotmail.com

NeLi – 0420 221 461  neli@mindfulness-practice.com


About the retreat

Amidst the pressures of modern living, meditation and yoga offer direct pathways to discover inner peace and cultivate a boundless heart. Our Paths to Freedom include the profound and transformative practices of loving kindness and sympathetic joy (metta and mudita) and mindfulness / insight (vipassana). Silence will support deep rest and self-nurturing. With Yoga, we combine breath, movement, posture and attention to create powerful changes in the body and mind. (We will include a Yoga Trance Dance session.) Dharma talks and meditation instructions will give you the opportunity to learn, explore and deepen practices in all forms; sitting, standing, moving and lying down. All activities will be scheduled for support and are optional to allow for individual needs. The retreat is suitable for those new to yoga and meditation practice and those with experience. We cultivate our hearts towards Joy and Freedom via these Paths. Join us in this exploration..

About the organisers

Zoe Courtney Zohs

Zoe is a Yoga Alliance certified ERYT-500 with 10 years teaching and mentoring experience, with 15 years of practice and study, bringing a grounded understanding of integrating practice into every aspect of our lives. She teaches Hatha Vinyasa style of asana, incorporating bandha, pranayama and meditation. She has a strong emphasis of utilising the breath to stimulate the prana vayus, ensuring everyone is practicing safely within the realm of their own body type and being able to reach the full function of each posture. Zoe’s personal practice is meditation and she spends quite some time, daily in formal sitting practice, as well as attending several vipassana retreats each year, which unveils many insights in the process towards liberation and the revealing of our understanding of self. Her practice is influenced by the Theravada and Insight traditions from the teachings of the Buddha. She weaves this insight into yoga asana to increase mindfulness not just on the physical levels, but mental and emotional reactions that are provoked during asana. Her aim is to help you increase your awareness, to see through your limiting beliefs, and to recognise our natural compassion and understanding for the benefit of all beings. https://www.facebook.com/yogizoh/

NeLi Martin

Neli MartinNeLi is a Psychologist, Yoga and Meditation Teacher. She first registered as a psychologist in Qld in 1991 and is currently in private practice in Brisbane and Noosa. Her psychology work and personal salvation has been enhanced by Yoga practice (since 1992) and teaching (since 1998) and Buddhist Dharma mindfulness study and practice (since 2000) and teaching (since 2005). She was mentored in the early period by Catherine McGee and draws on the secular Buddhist perspective developed by Stephen and Martine Batchelor. She is a member of the Insight Teachers Circle of Australia and a Level 3 Senior Teacher with Yoga Australia. She has been influenced by many yoga styles and approaches over 25 years and is very interested in how the science of mindfulness can be applied in the Western world and continues to look for ways to integrate it into her life. She is also delighted to invite others into this dance of awareness. She has been a 5 rhythms dance practitioner since 2000; exploring embodied freedom through movement. NeLi also leads walking retreats (Yatras) and has recently started teaching Yoga Trance Dance. For more see https://www.mindfulness-practice.com/about-neli-martin/


April 28 (Friday) - May 1 (Monday)


Innistaigh Mountain Retreat

244 Mt Mellum Rd Mt Mellum 4550


NeLi Martin / www.mindfulness-practice.com


  1. Garry Claridge 6 March, 2017 at 8:51 am - Reply

    I’m keen 🙂

  2. Xanthe Nicholson 11 March, 2017 at 8:07 pm - Reply

    I would like to register for this retreat thank you

  3. Anneke Smallwood 16 March, 2017 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    I can’t find any information about times and costs…

    • Geoff Powell 20 March, 2017 at 8:36 am - Reply

      Hi Anneke,
      Click the More button, just under the Event Details Heading.

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