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Ancient Wisdom for Living Today

Retreats and Workshops are temporarily suspended due to the social distancing measures currently in place. I look forward to recommencing these next year and seeing you all again for a deeper journey into energy arts and meditation.

In the meantime, you can train with me Online! Please find my Online Class schedule here.

At the Sangsurya Signature Retreat Shirsha will be teaching a range of Tai Chi & Qigong practices to cultivate energy, mindfulness and emotional balance. In a beautiful, natural environment, you’ll learn practical skills to activate life-force, calm the mind, and improve all-round well-being.

The Sangsurya Signature Retreat offers an authentic approach to self-healing and meditation. Along with learning Tai Chi & Qigong, there will be tuition from teachers in the Yoga and Insight Meditation traditions. Integrating these ancient lineages provides an empowering experience of cultivating energy and wisdom.

The Sangsurya Signature Retreat offers time-out to regenerate the nervous system, replenish your energy reserves and be fully present for a deeper, more 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.

“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

Qigong & Meditation Retreats

Byron Bay

Sangsurya Signature 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.

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 Sangsurya Signature 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.

“Qigong makes me feel better and better, more relaxed and more energised as each session progresses. The feeling of vitality lasts all day!”

Marionne C. Chef

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 Insight Meditation
  • Qigong self-healing meditations
  • 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 $2175 p/p
  • Large Deluxe Room + shared bathroom (between 2 rooms) – AUD $2375 p/p
  • Small Single Room + own bathroom – AUD $2375 p/p
  • Large Deluxe Room + own bathroom – AUD $2575 p/p


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


First Day Check IN from 2.00 pm
Last Day Check OUT at 1 pm

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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:

6.30 am:        Morning Energising Qigong 1.00 pm:        Nutritious Lunch
8.00 am:        Sitting Meditation 2.00 pm:        Massage / Pool / Rest
8.30 am:        Healthy Breakfast 4.30 pm:        Afternoon Restorative Yoga
9.30 am:        Meditation Instruction 6.30pm:         Delicious Dinner
10.30 am:      Walking Meditation 7.30 pm:        Sound Healing
11.15 am:      Sitting Meditation                           Wellness Talk, Sacred 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.

  • An Inner work Seminar with guest Sangsurya facilitator


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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