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Awakening Body and Mind

Dharma Gaia is a small retreat centre nestled in a peaceful native bush setting. We offer nourishing vegetarian meals using (mostly organic) whole foods sourced largely from the Dharma Gaia garden and local growers.  Meals are enjoyed in a peaceful quiet to support the mind and body to relax and be present.

This weekend will be led by Yin Yoga teacher Karin Sang, and Dharma teachers Anton Bank and Caitlin Bush.

Karin is co-founder and teacher of Yin Therapy, offering 200-hour Yin Yoga & Anatomy Teacher Training courses, yin yoga retreats, workshops, immersions and classes in Europe and Australasia. She has been teaching yoga for over a decade having studied extensively with primary Yin Yoga teachers Paul & Suzee Grilley as well as Sarah Powers, Power Yoga founder Bryan Kest and Restorative Yoga teachers Karla Brodie and Neal Ghoshal. Her style of teaching is authentic, calming and personal, creating a nurturing and safe space for the students to surrender into themselves.  Her classes focus on the mindfulness aspect of yoga through melding the breath with the asanas with a strong emphasis on respecting and honouring the unique anatomical, emotional and physical states of the student. For further information:

Anton is a student of Thich Nhat Hanh and Sister Shalom. Since receiving the lamp from Thich Nhat Hanh in 2014, Anton has offered teaching and support, drawing on his long term practice and life experience. A founding guardian of Dharma Gaia, parent and enthusiastic gardener, Anton is deeply inspired to share this path of mindfulness practice in ways that are easily applied to daily life. Anton enjoys continuing to transform and grow his happiness with others.

Caitlin is a member of the Order of Interbeing and received the Lamp (Permission to Teach) in 2018. She became a student of the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh in 1998, when a friend invited her to join a sangha (community of mindfulness practice) in Edinburgh, Scotland. Caitlin enjoys offering a wide range of practices, including Dharma sharing and deep relaxation. Caitlin’s interests include facilitation, communication and socially engaged practice.

Retreat Cost:  

Accommodation and Food  $250 - 300 (Sliding Scale pay according to your means).

To secure a place on the retreat, please make your payment to account number 03-0458-0013241-000  with reference “Yoga Retreat”. AND please also email us to confirm your payment has been made - 

Cost for Teachings: Please offer Dana/gratitude for the teachings. In accordance with Buddhist practice of Dana (generosity) the teacher does not ask for a set fee but relies on the participant to offer according to their means and desire to offer gratitude and support. This payment should be referenced ”Teacher DANA” and can be paid into this account 03 0458 0238459 000 . or can be offered at the retreat. The Dana/donation for teachers is also eligible for a tax deduction receipt.