Shaktipat Retreat

August 31 - September 1 2019

Maroochydore, Australia

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The profound inward path of Svaroopa®Vidya begins with you receiving Maha-Shaktipat Diksha, the initiation that awakens your Kundalini energy for the highest purpose of human life — the knowing of your own Divine Self.

“It is a unique and extraordinary experience. It creates powerful and positive changes in your mind, body and life.” — Kelly S.

“Very deep spiritual experience.  Excellent program.” — Kristine F.

“Absolutely wonderful spiritual experience. I was so honored to meet such a great Guru and Kundalini master, this is a truly life changing experience.”  — Alena T.

Kundalini is the spiritual power that is hidden within every human being. Honored as the divine feminine and the power of creation and revelation, when awakened by the Guru, Kundalini climbs your spine from tail to top. She is the force underlying the power and ease of all the Svaroopa® sciences taught by Swami Nirmalananda.

In this weekend meditation retreat, Swami Nirmalananda formally gives Shaktipat to every person three times. She is a Kundalini master, initiated and authorized to transmit this powerful initiation. She explains the process and purpose as well as how you cooperate with the inner force that is burning within you, in-light-ening you day by day. 

You’ll be able to tell the difference in you as you progress through, especially with the discourses and sharing sessions.  Lots of chanting and meditation, along with delicious vegetarian meals and spacious timings make it a sweet, yet powerful retreat.

Host: Jules Watson:, Turn on Javascript!

Location: The Sebel Maroochydore20 Aerodrome Road, 4558 Maroochydore Australia


Swami Nirmalananda 



Prerequisites:  None

Course Confirmation Date:  July 30 2019  [We confirm the course on or before this date, when we have enough enrollments to confirm. Early rates are available until this date.]

Time: first day 10:00 am - 9:00 pm, last day 6:30 am - 6:00 pm (less meals and recesses).

Enrollment Fees include course tuition and travel levy, with details on each below. This is a residential program. Accommodations and meals are not included and need to be arranged through Jules Watson.

Tuition Rates:

Early Tuition (on or before July 30 2019):  Members*: $641.00 USD; Non-Members: $711.00 USD

Standard Tuition: $781.00 USD

Travel Levy: $392.00 USD   [The cost to travel to the USA would make the training prohibitive for most Australian yogis, so we share the cost of bringing the US-based teachers to us.]

Total Enrollment Fees:

Totals:  Members*: $1,033.00 USD; Non-Members: $1,103.00 USD

Standard Total: $1,173.00 USD

*Memberships that qualify for the discounted early rate: SATYA and Monthly Donor

Scholarships and payment plans are not available for Shaktipat Retreats, and SATYA GTCs do not apply.  Instead, we offer many free services and free programs with Swami Nirmalananda.  You can easily access the teachings and do the svaroopavidya practices without any out-of-pocket cost to you. 

When events beyond our control cause unavoidable changes, locations and fees are subject to change without notice.

Svaroopa® Yoga

Beyond your Limitations 

The quality of life is not based on how much you do but on how much you let go; not on how far you go, but on how open and easy you are. Svaroopa® yoga dissolves physical limitations as well as mental, emotional and spiritual blocks, to open up the way you live inside your own skin.