Friday, 23 December 2011

Spring Retreat

The annual Hinterland yoga retreat was a beautiful experience for all, with the focus being a celebration of the lessons learned through the energetic hibernation of Winter; and a planting of the seeds of change for Spring. We enjoyed Sun Salutations on the beach, an immersion into Mindfulness Based Stillness Meditation, Yoga Therapy, Pranayama, music around the campfire with celebrated musician Kevin Borich and a delicious Ayurvedic menu. We look forward to sharing another retreat with you in 2012, stay posted for details!
Angela, Linda and Melissa

Sunday, 14 August 2011

Yoga Retreat 9th to 11th September 2011

Hi all, here is the working schedule for the retreat next month. We are looking forward to welcoming you!
Spring into Spring Yoga Retreat
Coolum September 9-11
Friday 9th September
4:30pm                                                Registration
5pm to 6:30pm                               Yoga with Linda
6:30pm                                                Dinner
7:45pm                                                Welcome and Introduction

Saturday – main theme is letting go of what we’ve been holding on to over Winter
6:00am to 6:45am                         Mindfulness-based Stillness Meditation with Melissa
7:00am to 8:30am                         Yoga on Beach with Melissa or Yoga indoors with Angela
8:30am to 10:00am                      Breakfast
10:00am to 10:45am                   Ayurvedic Lifestyle Suggestions for moving into Spring
11:00am to 12:30pm                   Yoga with Linda
12:30pm to 1:45pm                     Lunch
1:45pm to 2:30pm                        Walking Mindfulness Meditation
2:30pm to 3:15pm                        Cleansing Pranayama with Linda
3:15pm to 3:30pm                        Break
3:30pm to 5:30pm                        Yoga Therapy techniques for releasing tension with Angela
5:30pm to 6:00pm                        Mindfulness-based Stillness Meditation with Melissa
6:00pm to 7:30pm                        Dinner
7:30pm                                                Fire Ceremony

Sunday – main theme is planting the seeds of what you would like to welcome for Spring
6:00am to 6:45am                         Mindfulness-based Stillness Meditation with Melissa
7:00am to 8:30am                         Yoga on Beach with Angela or Yoga indoors with Melissa
8:30am to 10:00am                      Breakfast and clean up rooms
10:00am to 11:30am                   Group Class – “Opening into Spring”
11:30am to 12:00pm                   Yoga Nidra
12:00pm to 1:30pm                     Lunch and pack up
1:30pm to 2:00pm                        Closing Circle
                                                                                                                                                         Hinterland Yoga 5478 5334

Monday, 1 August 2011

Coolum Yoga Retreat 9th to 11th September Update

Hi all,
Just an update on the upcoming Yoga retreat at Coolum on 9th to 11th September 2011.
The main themes we're going to carry over the weekend will be a focus on mindfulness meditation as well as a focus on the experiences of letting go and opening up to absorb and receive.
You'll have a chance to think about what you'd like to let go of from the energetic hibernation of Winter and what seeds you'd like to plant in your life to begin a blossoming in Spring.
We'll have options for indoor and outdoor Yoga (on the beach Sun Salutations weather permitting!) and we'll have some massage therapists available so that you can truly nurture yourself with a body treatment as well as all the wonderful Yoga and lovely healthy Ayurvedic food available for you!
We hope to post the full schedule very soon, we'll keep you up to date.
Hinterland Yoga

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Sunshine Coast Yoga Retreat Coolum September 9th to 11th


Open into Spring with a nurturing Yoga retreat at
Coolum on the Sunshine Coast.

Explore Yoga practices that will help you shed the heaviness of Winter and move into Spring with
a spring in your step!
Enjoy delicious nurturing Ayurvedic style meals. Experience a deep sense of relaxation with meditative practices, Yoga Therapy and restorative practices.

We’d love for you to join us.
September 9th to 11th 2011 $350 Earlybird $325
Hinterland Yoga Ph: 0417 200 192

Sunday, 19 June 2011

Winter Yoga Class Tips and Benefits

Yes the mornings are colder, the nights also once that beautiful Winter Sun sets and leaves.
We do feel like we would like to hibernate, drink chai and stay in bed a little longer on those colder mornings.
That is fine, we are simply tuning into our natural instincts, and rhythms, but and there is a but, to keep everything happening as it should in a flowing and continuous healthy way we should still commit to our weekly class/classes and or home practice.
Why you ask?
To aid our digestion, assimilation, and elimination a regular yoga class is a must. The fire in the belly, Agni is encouraged to keep glowing, a regular yoga class helps to keep it stoked, and in good working order. On a more subtle level our emotional and mental state is uplifted and our sense of perception a little more finely tuned. Life just seems a little more easy to deal with. By keeping up your regular yoga practice, will power is developed, as is determination and focus. If you keep up your practice throughout Winter as Spring draws closer, toxins, and weight etc, are easier to shed, you feel a little clearer and lighter on every level.

It is always wise to wear clothing that you can layer on and off easily. At Hinterland Yoga all of our classes have access to heating, so it is not long before you are taking off that extra layer. Always bring water to class, and make sure you keep yourself well hydrated even through our cooler months.

Meditation is a lovely way to tap into that inner stillness, a daily practice is very beneficial, even if it is only for a short amount of time. At my class in Maleny I include a short meditation in each class. Winter is a wonderful time to retreat inward to rest, rejuvenate and replenish.

I hope I have inspired you just a little,

See you at class soon,

Melissa and the girls of Hinterland Yoga

Sunday, 15 May 2011


Finding Peace Yoga Workshop

Join us for a day to discover and explore ways to bring peace into your every day life.

Read below for the details of our yoga workshop.

Sunday May 29
9.30 for a 10 am start
Yandina School of Arts Hall

Bookings -
54 785334

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Finding Peace Workshop Update

"Our peace shall stand as firm as rocky mountains." William Shakespeare

More and more we are finding that everyone is just looking for that little bit of stillness in their lives, that calm place within to come to for a respite from the busy world, a tangible experience of Peace.
In our upcoming workshop we hope to share some ideas to find that place within each of us where we can come to rest and to find that firm and unshakeable sense of peace that Shakespeare was speaking of.

The morning will include a flowing asana practice incorporating classic poses in a creative flow - connecting to the exhalation as a vehicle for letting go and finding deep peace inside of our poses.
After our shared lunch we'll explore some Therapy practices to release tension in the body, letting go of holding patterns and finding a sense of physical freedom; techniques easy to practice in daily life and to share with others.
We'll then move on to a Yoga Nidra practice for deep relaxation and a meditation to really settle us into a personal experience of Peace.

As Gandhi said, each of must "be the change you want to see in the world";  living in a happy and peaceful world all begins with setting the intention and making the effort to find that Peace within ourselves!

We'd love to see you at the workshop.
Angela, Linda, Liz, Melissa

Monday, 2 May 2011

stretching out

Travelling with yoga
Hi,  I have just returned from walking the wonderful Queen Charlotte track in New Zealand.
Following the stunningly beautiful waters in the Marlborough Sound for 5 days it was a great experience.
So important to warm and stretch those muscles and invigorate the circulatory system prior to physical activity.
Yoga has the perfect answers!
Have a look at my pics for some ideas.
Namaste,   Liz

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Finding Peace Workshop - Sunday 29th May 2011

We would love to spend a day with you, discovering and exploring ways to bring Peace into your every day life.

The day shall include yoga postures, experiencing how a flowing yoga sequence can quiet the mind but also tasting how holding postures can tap into the stillness and quiet within the pose.

Meditation, guided and silent, a beautiful way to tap into the inner quietude, that we often seek, yet at times seems unobtainable.

Exploring the ancient science of Ayurveda, {sister science
to yoga}, simple yet effective ways to bring into your everyday life.

Using a holistic approach, by the use of Yoga Therapy, helping to support one on every level. It shall be a fun day of sharing, giving and receiving.

Melissa, Linda, Liz and Angela

For bookings and more info please email

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Spring into Spring Yoga Retreat - Friday September 9 – Sunday September 11, 2011

Retreat will commence late Friday afternoon and finish mid Sunday afternoon

Step out of the dormancy of winter into the freshness and vitality of Spring.
Our Yoga Retreat this year is being held at the Luther Heights Camp at Coolum – a beautiful setting overlooking the ocean – a 5 min walk from the beach. Last year our Retreat at Luther Heights was a wonderful experience.

The participants so enjoyed the cleansing and yummy Ayurvedic food we are planning to do the same this year.
Our plans are to have an Ayurvedic (the sister science to yoga) theme with lots of ideas to vitalise you for the season of Spring. We are currently finalising our programme.

If you would like to be included on our email list for further details of the Retreat, when released shortly, please go to our contact link.

We would love to have your company.

Angela, Liz, Linda and Melissa.