Welcome to our Wellbeing course schedule

These courses focus on cultivating physical, emotional and mental balance and wellbeing. They include authentic traditional and modern psychological approaches to health and lifestyle. They are suitable for everyone.  For more information about our Wellbeing Centre please click here

 


Weekly Yoga at the Wellbeing Centre

Yoga with Baillie from 1st February 2018

Baillie left behind a successful role in the high-stress world of financial planning seven years ago to pursue a career that fulfilled her at a much deeper level. She qualified in India in Ashtanga Vinyasa and has complimented this intensive training with Sivananda Hath yoga while offering service through India and Sri Lanka. She is keen to share the physical and emotional benefits of yoga.

What to expect from Thursday classes:

Baillie bases her classes around participants and will tailor them to individual needs.

She begins with various breathing exercises, to quiet the mind and prepare for practice. Each class will include gentle stretching, balancing poses, and sun salutations. Students will get to know their bodies and themselves more closely through practice. The focus is listening to and working with the body gently, which can only be achieved through a kind approach.

Thursdays 4.00pm – 5.00pm in the Wellbeing Centre at Chenrezig Institute.book now
Facility Fee: $12 per class. Join us at the Wellbeing Centre.

Book your yoga class by clicking here and choosing the date of the class you want or simply join us in the Wellbeing studio for yoga.

 


 

Return to Stillness 1: Yin Yoga Retreat with Annie McGhee

Yin yoga is a perfect counterbalance to our busy lives. It allows us to drop into ‘being’ rather than ‘doing’ by holding poses longer and passively. Yin practice is deeply nourishing and has myriad benefits for both body and mind. Yin sequences improve the flow of energy into the internal organs and tissues around the joints where it may have become stagnant.

Through the practice of Yin yoga, we can successfully combine both asanas and meditation into a deeply transformative practice.

These two courses are independent of each other. 
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Friday 10th Aug 6:30pm – Saturday 11th Aug 4:30pm &

Friday 31st Aug 6:30pm – Saturday 1st Sep 4:30pm 
held at Wellbeing Centre. Facility fee $75 (for each weekend)

Annie McGhee is a fully qualified & accredited yoga teacher with over 25 years experience in numerous styles of yoga. Her classes are well known for their warm-hearted teaching style, influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, to help develop an open-hearted approach to life.


Healing From Within: Transformative Mindfulness Retreat with Ruth Donnelly

Transformative Mindfulness offers easy-to-learn self-healing tools for leading a healthier and happier life. These tools are simple, effective, and suitable for people of all ages, cultures, and traditions.

They are designed to enable you to:

generate awareness and acceptance of your own mental and physical challenges

directly access the underlying psychological causes that contribute to the mental or physical suffering that you may be experiencing

compassionately transform these causes, in a way that works best for each individual

Guided meditations, visualisation, drawing, and mindful acceptance practices support this wonderful weekend of transformation. When skilfully combined these techniques bring insight and change, help build strengths, bring perspective to difficult situations and transform inner conflicts.

By breaking open our power of compassion, the underlying causes of our difficulties can be viewed very differently. Profound change can occur! Follow up workshops throughout the year to support and deepen your practice.

Please bring along a yoga mat and blanket for relaxation. Beginners are welcome.
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Saturday 25th Aug 9:00am-Sunday 26th Aug 4:00pm, held at the Wellbeing Centre at Chenrezig Institute. Facility fee $150

 
Meals and accommodation available separately.10% discount for concession card holders.

Ruth Donnelly is a Buddhist Psychotherapist in Maleny. She runs self-care and training groups using Transformative Mindfulness and Dru Yoga, offering people simple ways to care for and transform their own lives, and the lives of people.


Return to Stillness 2: Yin Yoga Retreat with Annie McGhee

Yin yoga is a perfect counterbalance to our busy lives. It allows us to drop into ‘being’ rather than ‘doing’ by holding poses longer and passively. Yin practice is deeply nourishing and has myriad benefits for both body and mind. Yin sequences improve the flow of energy into the internal organs and tissues around the joints where it may have become stagnant.

Through the practice of Yin yoga, we can successfully combine both asanas and meditation into a deeply transformative practice.


Friday 31st Aug 6:30pm – Saturday 1st Sep 4:30pm book now
held at Wellbeing Centre. Facility fee $75 (for each weekend)

 

Annie McGhee is a fully qualified & accredited yoga teacher with over 25 years experience in numerous styles of yoga. Her classes are well known for their warm-hearted teaching style, influenced by Tibetan Buddhism, to help develop an open-hearted approach to life.

 


Outreach Series with Corey Jackson

Spark Something New: Mindfulness & Creativity

Creativity is at the heart of change and innovation, but it can be hard to break free of old habits. Whether in art, business or our personal lives, repeating the past can lead to fatigue, frustration, and failure.

Mindfulness training can help us be more aware of new ideas and possibilities that might otherwise go unnoticed. In this series, Corey draws on his experience as a professional musician and creativity tutor at the National Institute for Dramatic Arts (NIDA). Discover this unique approach to creating change and innovation in our personal and professional lives.

September 5th, 12th, 19th, all Wednesdays from 6:15pm – 7:45pm (doors open 6pm for tea/coffee)
Share Space, 22 Beach Road, Maroochydore. Package Price: $40 (all 3 sessions) book now

Corey Jackson has a degree in Sanskrit and Psychology and also works as a Tibetan-English translator. He is currently doing a Research Masters in mindfulness at the University of Sunshine Coast and is passionate about bringing the benefits of ancient wisdom to the modern world.

 


Bouncing Back: Resources for Resilience and Letting Go with Corey Jackson

We have all wasted time contemplating what we think we should have said or done in the past. Reflecting on past mistakes is a healthy and effective way of learning, but it can easily tip over into rumination, leaving us exhausted and miserable.

It doesn’t have to be this way and modern psychology has a lot to say about how to prevent it from taking control of our lives. There are even more ancient techniques to remove harmful rumination altogether.

Friday 21st Sept 6:30pm – Saturday 22nd Sept 4:30pm book now
held at the Wellbeing Centre. Facility fee $75 

Corey Jackson trained in India as a meditation teacher and translator of Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy. He has a degree in Psychology and Sanskrit and a unique passion for combining the best of ancient wisdom and modern research. He was certified by Allan Wallace and Eve Ekman as a CEB teacher in 2011 as has been teaching the program nationally since then.

 


NEW Creative Writing with Sharon Thrupp

Develop your imagination by writing! Writing is a powerful tool for development and transformation.  In today’s’ ever-changing world, we need to make sense of it all, and what better way to do this, than by writing about it.

In our inaugural writing group, we will set out to explore our outer and inner journeys through the power of the pen.  Whether you’ve got a story in your head that you’ve been dying to tell or simply want the companionship of like-minded people, this group will explore the written word.  All levels of experience (or none) are welcome.

There’ll be time to discuss and share ideas, and complete your work at your own pace for the next meeting. Bring your own pens, paper or laptop.

Sunday 23rd Sept 9:00am – 3:00pm, 
held in the Tara Room. This course is freely offered by the Chenrezig Institute Community when you register. Meals and accommodation are available book nowseparately.

Sharon Thrupp has spent many years living in India and writing about her experiences through short stories and blogs. She has organized Pilgrimages for Chenrezig Institute over the past 7 years sharing her jouney https://unpluggedinindia.wordpress.com/

 


Mindfulness, Meditation and Mental Health with Corey Jackson

Join us for an informal discussion about mental health and find out how a little understanding and some simple techniques can help us take control of our own wellbeing. Learn how a blend of modern psychology and traditional practices can take us beyond managing symptoms to high levels of mental health.

Saturday 6th October 9:00am – 3:30pm,

held in the Gompa at Chenrezig Institute.book now
Facility fee $55

 

 

 

 


Live in Stillness: Yin Yoga Retreat with Annie McGhee

Immerse yourself in this deeply nourishing weekend practice of Yin, and experience a shift as mindfulness-based principles are incorporated to create a sense of calmness and reflection.

The longer and passively held poses in the meditative practice of Yin yoga are the perfect counterbalance for you in your busy life.  Using props to fully support the body, you can relax and completely let go and sink deeper and soften into the pose in order to experience stillness of the body and the mind.

In these poses we move beyond the muscles, which are Yang, as they’re soft & elastic, into the Yin connective tissues (the ligaments & the fascia), which are stiff & inelastic. By keeping the muscles soft, we release deeper layers of connective tissue, increasing mobility in the body, especially in the joints and hips, which tighten up due to prolonged sitting and standing.

On a subtler level, the Yin sequences improve the flow of prana (chi/life-force) through the energy channels (nadis/meridians) into the internal organs and tissues around the joints, where energy may have become stagnant. Through the practice of Yin yoga, we can successfully combine both asanas and meditation into a deeply transformative practice.

Please wear loose, comfortable, modest clothing. If you have your own mat, please bring it. Suitable for all levels.book now

Friday 12th October 6.30pm to Sunday 14th October 4.30pm, held in the Wellbeing Centre at Chenrezig Institute.
Facility Fee: $120
Meals and accommodation available separately.  Annie recommends her students stay on site to gain the most possible  benefit from this retreat.



Healing From Within: Relaxation, Awareness and Transformation with Ruth Donnelly

It’s time to nurture your spirit with the deep personal reflection only accessed through meditation and artistic expression. Take four precious days to slow down and connect with your deepest intuition.

In this inspiring retreat participants will explore their unique experience through clay work, drawing and visualisation, yoga and Tibetan Joyful Dance alongside the easy-to-learn self-healing tools of Transformative Mindfulness. These tools are simple, effective, and suitable for people of all cultures, and traditions. They are designed to enable you to:

  • Generate awareness and acceptance of your own mental and physical challenges
  • Directly access the underlying psychological causes that contribute to the mental or physical suffering that you may be experiencing
  • Compassionately transform these causes, in a way that works best for each individual

When skilfully combined these techniques bring insight and change, help build strengths, bring perspective to difficult situations and transform inner conflicts. By breaking open our power of compassion, the underlying causes of our difficulties can be viewed very differently. Profound change can occur!

Please bring along a yoga mat and blanket for relaxation and wear lose comfortable clothes.

Thursday 18th Oct 10:00 am -Sunday 21st Oct 4:00pm,book now

held at the Wellbeing Centre at Chenrezig Institute.
Facility fee $300
Meals and accommodation available separately.


NEW Creative Writing Course with Sharon Thrupp

Develop your imagination by writing! Writing is a powerful tool for development and transformation.  In todays’ ever changing world, we need to make sense of it all, and what  better way to do this, than by writing about it.

In our inaugural writing group, we will set out to explore our outer and inner journeys through the power of the pen.  Whether you’ve got a story in your head that you’ve been dying to tell or simply want the companionship of likeminded people, this group will explore the written word.  All levels of experience (or none) are welcome. There’ll be time to discuss  and share ideas, and  complete your work at your own pace for the next meeting. Bring your own pens, paper and laptop.

Sunday 28th Oct 10:30am – 12:00pm, held in the Tara Room. This course is freely offered by the Chenrezig Institute community when you register. Meals and accommodation are available separately.book now