August 28, 2019 12:00 pm - September 1, 2019 1:00 pm Sattva Sanctuary Australia - 72 Howards Road, Burringbar, 2483

The Alchemy of life retreat is designed to give the participants an understanding of the guiding principles that govern this reality we currently live in.  Anand will guide us in gaining access to the tools and the wisdom to transform life which in turn transforms you, and those around you. You are the Alchemist.

What is an Alchemist?   

The Alchemist is someone who turns any material into gold.  It has been an ancient practice shrouded in secrecy – but once you have the right tools and the correct knowledge, you will become the alchemist of your own life. This wisdom allows you to live and move beyond karma.  When you understand how to liberate yourself, to move beyond karma, you live with blissful purpose.

Retreat Details

The retreat will be held in Sattva Sanctuary Australia in Burringbar (25 mins North of Byron and 20mins south of the Gold Coast ) on a private retreat space –-  You may arrive anytime from Midday on the 28th  Once you arrive at the retreat we will check you in and allow you time to get acquainted with each other and the setting.   There will be a light snack and refreshments served on arrival.

Retreat address:

Sattva Sanctuary Australia

72 Howards Road

Burringbar  2483

The retreat will start at 3pm – and will finish on Sept 1st at 1pm.

Arrival / Check in –         28th August  –  12pm  

Departure/ Checkout – 1st Sept            – 1pm

++This retreat will be a Glamping Event++

Daily Schedule

Day 1



3.30pm – 4.30pm

  Integration Set / Evening Meditation (20min Kriya / 20 min Hatha / 20 min Med)

5.30pm – 6.30pm

Opening Ceremony + Puja




  Satsang + Anand Welcome

Days 2/3/4


 Puja – (Optional)

7.00 am – 7.45am

Morning Meditation


   Lights snack

9am – 10.30am

Sattva Journey



12.30pm – 2pm

Afternoon Satsang



Free Time until 5.30pm

5.30pm – 6.30pm

  Integration Set / Evening Meditation (20min Kriya / 20 min Hatha / 20 min Med)

This session – calms your nervous system – so that you can integrate the teachings received during the day from the Sattva Journey and knowledge.


Sattvic Dinner


  Evening Satsang


==  A $500 non-refundable deposit can be paid now to secure your spot on the retreat.  The balance to be paid July 26th ====  Select the deposit link in the Checkout. 

Early Bird Special –   The first 10 people who book and pay in full will receive a Pulse Diagnosis from our Ayurvedic practitioner Dylan @ Vital Veda, and will also have first option for an Ayurvedic massage at a discounted price during the retreat with Dylan – something not to be missed.

What happens on a Sattva Yoga retreat?



Please don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions about the retreat,




This is a Glamping event – we have hired in the best Glamping tents on the market.  They aren’t like your normal tent, and are very large and comfortable.   Every tent comes with bedside table and lights etc.   Hotel grade sheets and towels pillows etc.    There is flooring as well.    If you haven’t experienced something like this before, you are in for a treat.


We have also hired in the best bathrooms you can have on a Glamping retreat, you will feel like you are in someones home.  We have luxury ensuite bathrooms which all contain, unlimited gas hot water, flushing toilets, a vanity.   Plus there are some other top of the line toilets around the site.   There are NO portaloos etc..   This is a very high end event.

I have no doubt that you will be pleasantly surprised with what we are providing.

Travel to Byron/Gold Coast

If you are travelling from interstate and flying in – the best airport to fly into is the Gold Coast Airport.  Once you arrive at the airport – there is a bus the Byron Easy Bus that takes you from Gold Coast Airport to Yelgun.      It will take you approximately 30mins to go from Gold Coast airport to the Yelgun.

You can book the bus after you know your flight times here

Once you are at Yelgun, we will have shuttles that will transport you the 7mins to the retreat centre.

If you fly into Byron(Ballina) – you can take a taxi to the retreat space – this will cost approx $150 so the Gold Coast is the preferred airport for you to fly into.

If there are several of you arriving at the same time, you can also take a taxi from Gold Coast airport.

Once you have booked your flights and Easy Bus – please forward me the details so we can make sure we are there to pick you up from Yelgun.


The weather in and around Byron at this time is usually around 12-25deg each day.   It will be coolish in the early mornings, and late evenings, and is usually warm during the day. Best to be prepared for all weather conditions – rainfall at this time of year is also not expected.

Health Concerns

We are in a safe environment, but on a private property.  if you require any medical assistance we will have a  nurse on-site and there is also an Ayurvedic practitioner on-site.  If you have any daily medication etc, please ensure you have enough with you.


There will be NO ATM on site – please bring any cash with you if you are planning on some extras such as massage/readings/yoga mats etc..    There will be some credit card facilities available but would prefer to keep this to a minimum.


We will be eating a vegetarian diet.  We are lucky enough to have secured the services of Todd Stream Cameron from -True Nature Cuisine-  he was head chef of Olivia Newton-John’s award winning Gaia retreat and spa for 5 years, and has cooked all over the world at other yoga retreats.

True Nature Cuisine is Todd’s expression of his own true nature – a celebration of food, life and love.


What to Pack

Hat / Sunglasses

Warm socks/scarf/Beanie /thermals – for early morning outside meditations -not necessity – but depends how much you feel the cold.

Pashmina/shawl – for morning meditation/puja

Water Bottle

Yoga Mat

White clothes for Puja – opening ceremony (Optional)

Comfortable shoes for walking

Sandals / Thongs

Toiletries – please bring BIODEGRADABLE where possible.

**No laundry services on site


  • Massage is available daily (at extra cost) –  Once you have booked the retreat – a further email will go out with information on bookings.
  • Jyotish with Anand while on retreat is still TBC –  I will take a waiting list.   If you have the opportunity to see him before in Bondi / Palm Beach / Melbourne or Byron this will be the best option.    If there is availability on the retreat this will also incur an extra cost.

Images and video from last years retreat were taken by Rose Valenzisi – rosevalenzisi@yahoo.com.au or  @rosettavalenzisi