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Heart of Sangsurya Retreat

Be Nurtured in Nature

Relaxation, Health and Meditation

with Shirsha Marie, Lisa Brown and guest teachers

The Heart of Sangsurya Retreat is a deeply restorative retreat offering revitalisation through a range of traditional eastern health and meditation practices. It is a unique 5 night journey created to nurture, heal and transform, with world-class teachers, healing treatments, nourishing cuisine, nature walks and music for the soul.

Held in the beautiful natural environment of Sangsurya Retreat Centre, the Heart of Sangsurya Retreat provides a true break and release from the demands of a challenging world and the busyness of daily life. The programme is light and well-paced with plenty of time to rest and enjoy the peaceful ambience of Sangsurya.

The ancient art of Qigong offers increased energy, resilience and inner peace through gentle flowing movement, alignment, relaxation, deep breathing and meditation.

Restorative Yoga balances the mind, body and heart through cultivating wisdom, conscious movement, breathing practices, relaxation and self-reflection.

Meditation teaches us how to understand the heart and mind and cultivate the energy of compassion to create an alchemy of healing and transformation.

The Heart of Sangsurya Retreat gives time-out to regenerate the nervous system, replenish your energy reserves and be more present for a deep and fulfilling connection to life. Slow down and give yourself time and space to be nurtured. Reconnect with your natural life-force… a force that never goes away.

Heart of Sangsurya Retreats are set amidst the forested beauty and refreshing sea breezes of Sangsurya, a beautiful eco-friendly retreat in Byron Bay. Sangsurya is a spiritual place of meditation, reflection and rejuvenation. It is world renowned for its peaceful ambience and healing energy.

“Knowing how to breathe in universal energy and nourish ourselves is the great gift that Qigong has to offer. I am so happy to share this ancient wisdom with you, immersed in the beauty and healing power of nature”.

Shirsha Marie

Shirsha Marie has created the Heart of Sangsurya Retreat as an opportunity to learn authentic methods of energy development and meditation with expert teachers. Her integrated approach provides an enjoyable experience of mindfulness both in movement and in rest, for living a peaceful and conscious life.

Sangsurya features a large Thai style timber training hall, an ozone swimming pool, relaxing dining and lounge areas, in-house healing treatments, a rainforest walking trail and an array of bird and wild life.

With its enchanting mix of eastern inspired architecture, hand-crafted mosaic art and lush sub-tropical gardens, Sangsurya has been a place of retreat and healing for many years.

Shirsha Marie has created the Heart of Sangsurya Retreat as a unique opportunity to learn authentic methods of energy development and meditation, for living a vital and conscious life. Her integrated approach provides true experience of mindfulness both in movement and in rest.

Replenishing energy reserves and finding stillness within are the central themes of each retreat. As the body relaxes and opens, energy flow increases and the mind quietens into a deeper state. You’ll naturally reconnect with your source of vital life energy and inner wisdom.

“The Heart of Sangsurya Retreat delivered by Shirsha and Lisa provided everything I required to fill my cup! From the tools to restore harmony and the wonderful vegetarian food to the stunning environment overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean – PERFECT”


Byron Bay - 5 night Retreat

The retreat price includes:

  • 5 nights lovely accommodation
  • All farm-fresh vegetarian meals
  • A 1 hour massage or healing treatment
  • Daily Qigong, Yoga and Meditation
  • Guided relaxation and wellness talks
  • Evening sound healing and sacred music
  • Rainforest and beach walks


Each day there will be free time and some periods of silence for quiet rest and inner reflection. Please feel free to join in as much or as little of the retreat program as you wish, at whatever feels right for your relaxation and renewal.


All meals at the retreat are lovingly prepared by our chefs using fresh spray free and organic ingredients, mainly sourced from the local area. Our abundant menu is vegan/vegetarian with delicious, healthy, unprocessed wholefoods. By the end of the retreat you’ll be feeling clear, nourished and energised.


Accommodation is Balinese style, hand-built, timber-floored houses and cabins, exquisitely furnished, each with their own unique flavour. Rooms are nestled throughout sub-tropical gardens which surround the main hall, dining room and pool. All have air conditioning and fans.

5 Night Retreat


  • Twin or Couple’s Room + own bathroom – AUD $2375 p/p
  • Large Deluxe Room + shared bathroom (between 2 rooms) – AUD $2675 p/p
  • Small Single Room + own bathroom – AUD $2675 p/p
  • Large Deluxe Room + own bathroom – AUD $2875 p/p


  • Airfares, travel insurance, airport transfers and
  • any extra massages or spa treatments you book

RETREAT PROGRAM – a typical full day

Day 1: Arrive and settle into your accommodation from 2.00 pm and enjoy the relaxing ambience of Sangsurya. At 4.30 we meet up for a group welcome followed by soft Qigong loosening exercises to relax and unwind. We then gather for a delicious evening meal. After dinner there will be a reclining guided relaxation.

Days 2, 3, 4 & 5 are as follows:

7.00 am:        Morning Qigong in nature
1.00 pm:        Nutritious Lunch
8.30 am:        Healthy Breakfast
2.00 pm:        Rest / Massage / Pool
9.30 am:        Instruction in Meditation
4.30 pm:        Afternoon Restorative Yoga
11.00 am:      Walking Meditation 6.30pm:         Delicious Dinner
11.30 am:      Sitting Silent Meditation 7.30 pm:        Wellness talk / Sound Healing / Music

Day 6: we have our last morning programme followed by a closing circle. We then enjoy a delicious farewell lunch. Check out is 1.00pm.


  • One morning walk to Tallows Beach, through the Arakwal National Park walking trail. We practice Qigong with our feet in the sand, absorbing the restorative effects of Chi energy from the earth, sky and ocean.

  • Guided Zen Walk along the walking trail through Sangsurya’s sub-tropical rainforest. We embody mindfulness with every step and absorb the energy of the forest.


You will receive one complimentary Massage or treatment with our fully qualified therapist. Extra treatments will be available on request.


Additional nights either side of retreat can be booked depending on availability.


How to get to Sangsurya: If travelling by plane there are shuttle bus services direct to the Retreat Centre – from Ballina Airport (30 mins), from Coolangatta Airport (50 mins) and from Brisbane Airport (2 hours). More details are provided upon Registration or Contact Us with any questions.

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