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power of pausing winter retreat with Lawrence Pradhan7 – 9 Aug 2015 Melbourne

A weekend of elevating your practice by stepping back from the unsettled state of mind and moving to a space where you are confident and courageous.

Understand how to ride the waves of life to move to the steady ground and feel free. Pause to know yourself in the movement of life. Within the constant ebb and flow, find your place of inner stability and freedom to celebrate life. Recognize how pausing helps to create transformation. In life every moment holds the jewels for us when we know “how”.

This weekend, you will learn the tools to pause and learn to discard what is not necessary in the practice.  Make the practice simple and powerful.

The Retreat includes:

  • Upeksha Yoga Philosophy, Master Class/Asana Practice, Pranayama and Meditation
  • 2 nights’ luxury accommodation at the famous Amarant Retreat in Don Valley
  • A weekend of organic teas, fresh juice and delicious freshly-made vegetarian Thai cuisines
  • “Sacred sound journey to the inner Realms” Sound bath and Sound healing experience
  • Time to wander, chat, read, rest and explore at your own leisure
  • Touch, taste, listen and smell nature all around you to delight your senses

Our luxurious accommodation is Amarant Retreat ( Set in a stunning valley within the Yarra Ranges, Amarant offers a nature experience to delight all your senses. Its secrets and treasures reveal themselves as nature intended, one step at a time. At 1 hour 20 minutes from Melbourne, it’s an easy drive.

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To enhance the experience of your retreat Amarant also offers our guests :

• 100 % natural and organic PUKKA teas in 10 delicious flavours

• A seasonal selection of organic herbs and greens to support your catering.

• Ultra violet filtered rain water on tap.

• Mount Donna Buang spring water available for collection on our property.

• Tea lights, organic aromatherapy oils, and tissues.

• Fresh vessels of flowers from our beautiful garden.

• Walking tracks and meandering paths over 25 acres of private rainforest.

• Sheltered mediation hut and intimate rock circle surrounded by towering trees.

• 12 Zafu x 12 Zabuton (Meditation cushions)

• Under floor heating

• Discrete sunblock blinds that allow the beautiful view in.

• Stereo system and jack to connect to laptop. IPod/IPhone Bose speakers.

• GROWN ALCHEMIST organic bathroom products use a delicate blend of botanical extracts – shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, hand cream and hand wash.

• Luxurious linen and towels.

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The Teacher, The Chef and The Healer …


Lawrence Pradhan, international yoga teacher, originally from Nepal, is a full-time senior teacher at PURE Yoga International in HK ( He was blessed with the opportunity to meet his spiritual teacher Carlos Pomeda at a young age. It was through his studies with Carlos that Lawrence began to discover the true essence of his yoga practice. Ross Rayburn and Patrick Creelman have also influenced Lawrence deeply, showing him how to connect biomechanical principles of alignment with qualities of the heart. Through his exploration of these concepts, Lawrence became certified in Yoga Therapy and is also the founder of Upeksha Yoga offering Master Classes, Workshops and Teacher Trainings around the world.

What does Upeksha mean?

Upeksha means remembering the source, acknowledging the source, connecting with the source and offering back to the source. It means stepping back and seeing the bigger picture. Zoom Out and zoom In (spanda)! Zoom Out to have a broader horizon and Zoom In to pierce through the clouds that are covering the light of the heart to feel and experience the pulsation of life, to come alive. Upeksha Yoga is a bridge between you and your highest goal. Lawrence’s classes are energetic, fun, dynamic, and challenging. He incorporates Tantric philosophy by encouraging students to pause, soften, and remember the strength of their spirit. From this remembrance, the practice becomes a celebration of their innate goodness.


Tara Kulchol, our Melbourne-based chef, originally from Thailand and famous for her Thai inspired cuisines, will prepare delicious freshly-made vegetarian Thai dishes with seasonal produce, freshly sourced and organic where possible, to be combined with beauty, sense and flavour.

Fiona Patterson, our sound healer, weaves hypnotic soundscapes through the use of singing bowls, drums and other sacred sound instruments.  She invites you to move deeply into your being, surrender to the sacred sound current and begin your journey. She is also a qualified yoga, tai chi and qigong teacher and is a Disciple student to Master Liu Deming, 5th generation Zi Ran Men Kung Fu lineage holder.

The Schedule for the weekend retreat:

7 Aug (Friday)

You’re welcome to arrive any time after 2pm to relax and settle into your room.

5pm briefing and opening of the retreat

5:30-7pm, a mild Asana Practice & Meditation (Master Class)

7:30pm welcome dinner

8 Aug (Saturday)

8am: Morning Tea & Fresh Juice

8:30 – 10:30am: Meditation & Pranayama & Asana Practice (Master Class)

10:30 to 12 noon: Brunch

12 noon-3:30pm: Free time (Rest, read, relax. forest walk,. etc)

3:30pm-5:00pm: Lecture Upeksha Yoga Philosophy – The Power of Pausing ( Afternoon tea and refreshments will be served)

5pm-6:30pm: Asana Practice & Meditation (Master Class)

7pm: Dinner

8:30pm-9:30pm: Kirtan/Chanting/Live Music

9 Aug (Sunday)

8 am: Morning Tea & Fresh Juice

8:30 – 10:30am: Meditation & Pranayama & Asana Practice (Master Class)

10:30 to 12 noon: Brunch

12:30-1:45pm: “Sacred sound journey to the inner Realms” Sound bath and Sound healing experience

2pm: closing of the retreat


Cost for the ALL-INCLUSIVE Weekend Retreat: $ 780 per person share OR $1080 per person single (Early Bird 10% discount if book before 6th July)

*Deposit of $250 (non-refundable) paid on registration. Full payment due 27th July.


BANK TRANSFER / DEPOSIT DETAILS (Payment Reference Code: Your Full Name + LPWR):
Bank Name: Westpac
BSB: 033009
A/C No. 599954

• Flying Masters will provide a 100% refund for program cancelled by the company.
• Full payment is required prior to the program start date.
• All refunds are subject to a 20% administration fee of the total invoice value.
• No refund will be given within 14 days of the program start date, unless we are able to fill your place from the waiting list.

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