Special Events & Workshops

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Rest, Relax & Restore – Day of Gentle Mindfulness and Yoga Practice

Sunday 29 September, 2024

9.30am-4pm at Sophia Centre

225 Cross Road, Cumberland Park

Cost: $97 (includes afternoon tea and snacks)

For bookings, call Cherise on 0418 836 600, or book in via form on the Restorative Classes page.

Enjoy deep rest and renewal of your system on all levels. Poses are held for long quiet periods, and your body is supported in comfort and ease. You are guided into profound stillness and relaxation. We will also enjoy some time in the beautiful grounds surrounding the centre, and practice a variety of meditations.

No prior yoga or meditation experience necessary.


Life is so much more than the worries of the future or the regrets of the past. Opening up to the reality of life, my life, as it is now has been the panacea to my anxieties. Cherise has helped me to gain back the lightness of being which I have yearned for. My family are happier, I am healthier. The world, with all it’s madness is once more a source of wonder and beauty. This course has put me on a path of security. I am secure in the knowledge that change is inevitable and natural and that I have the skills to ride those waves of change. Thank you Cherise for you inspiration and guidance. You have given me an incredible gift!

– Amanda Schmidt

2024 Women’s Retreat in Bali

Monday 9 – Saturday 14 September, 2024 at Amori Villas, Ubud, Bali

Imagine stepping out of your luxurious resort accommodation to breathe in the fragrant tropical air of the lush rainforest surrounding you. Feel the caress of warm air on your bare skin, and the taste of a fresh coconut on your breakfast tray. Hear the call of local birds, the breeze in the palm trees, and the gentle sound of trickling water.

Imagine taking this time for yourself to not only rest and receive the beauty around you in this serene location, but to dive into the quiet space of mindfulness meditation, stretch and deepen into a restorative yoga session, and have your nervous system completely rebooted with a blissfully long yoga nidra practice.

You’re in good hands here.

Join Anne and Cherise, passionate practitioners and teachers of yoga and mindfulness as they help you develop capacity to generate and sustain your new-found calm centre. Imagine re-entering your world with a feeling of ease and peace, AND with the skills to apply your heart and intelligence into a more balanced, energetic life.

This six-day, specially created experience will include:

  • Accommodation and exclusive use of luxurious and private Amori Villas, just 2kms outside of Ubud
  • Daily sessions of Mindfulness Meditation
  • Daily morning session of Hatha Yoga
  • Daily afternoon session of Restorative Yoga and/or experience of Yoga Nidra – deeply relaxing, profoundly calming
  • A daily half-hour massage (either back & neck or foot massage; additional massage treatments available)
  • Ample time for quiet solitude and reflection; or visits to local markets/temples/Balinese healers/other sites
  • Fresh, delicious meals and daily fresh coconut water
  • Personalised transfers from/to Denpasar airport
  • Plus other delights in store…

We invite you to join us for this supremely rejuvenating and energising retreat.

Reconnect with yourself, deeply, and then return to your world refreshed, rebooted and ready to go!