Mornington Peninsula 2-day Yoga Workshop with Saraswathi Vasudevan

This two-day weekend workshop is a rare opportunity to work ‘within’ and learn from one of India’s great masters and my revered teacher this last decade, Saraswathi Vasuvedan who is blessing us with another Australian visit.

For an aspirant in the journey of yoga, almost always the first step is to understand what one should do to progress on the path. How to move from experience of pain and conflict to one of acceptance and understanding? How to keep the learnings fresh and actions meaningful?

Kriya Yoga offers the steps to achieve and sustain calmness and clarity that in turn weakens our unwholesome habit patterns so that we suffer less and less and experience true freedom from within.  

This workshop will explore these tools of yoga and help you intensify and advance your daily yoga practice beyond asana. If you are a yoga teacher or therapist, you will be able to integrate the learning into your teaching practice making your offering richer, more meaningful and appropriate for our current needs.

Students coming for the first time will likely experience a method of study and enquiry perhaps deeper than anything they have encountered in yoga before.

This programme will also be pertinent to students and teachers no matter what level you think you have attained as well as to therapists, psychologists, and students of other spiritual traditions.


• instruction from one of the most revered and beloved yoga masters
• fully catered, nourishing vegetarian meals
• option of a private session with Saras who will design your personal practice


LENGTH: 2 Days
Mind, body, soul expanding
TYPE: Mind, body, soul expanding
LOCATION: Blairgowrie


yoga sessions, vegetarian snacks, beverages


We can assist with local accommodation for out of town students


drive | train | coach from Melbourne


30 November + 1 December 2019

 2020 TBA


AUD $400
Maximum 30 Students



Dear Marieke and Saras,
Every time I attend one of these retreats I am amazed at their power. 
I am actually finding it difficult to put how I feel into words, as the transformation that has commenced is at such a subtle level, it feels like words are simply not enough.
I am still coming to terms with the transformative nature of both the content and practices. 
So much conditioning fell away in my relationship with myself, with my relationships and with my practice.
When I say fell away with my practice, I mean the expectations and many layers of dukham I had created for myself. It would take me far too long
to enunciate them all in detail except to say that the effect was profound. 
I feel incredibly blessed to have attended, working through issues that had been bothering me for a considerable time but which I never expected
to be highlighted and offered solutions for. Saras, are you clairvoyant J? It felt like it. Lydia

Thoughts about our time together with Saras are always close, I am happy to share some with you. Love Delyse –

D Graham

In a lifetime of journeys the most significant I have embarked upon is the learning of self. Along the way I encountered a workshop led by Saraswathi Vasudevan’s supported by Marieke from Marieke’s Art of Living and shared by a group of inspiring women. The energy was powerful, the honesty humbling and the wisdom profound.  Twenty eight women in a room will always generate emotion and we shared across the spectrum: tears spilled, laughter flowed, we danced, and ideas blossomed.  Saras guided us to breathe with deep awareness and to seek clarity within each life brimming inhalation and exhalation – settled there in that unremarkable daily act I discovered remarkable truths. How blessed to find myself in that place, on these days, connected to the greater possibilities of my being, through the spiritual benevolence of Saras. Her teachings guide me daily and I will always be grateful for our encounter. D Graham March 2016


Your Teacher Saraswathi Vasudevan began her journey in the path of yoga and healing 25 years ago. She studied and trained in the tradition of Sri T Krishnamacharya that is strongly founded in the teachings of Patanjali and specializes in adapting yoga to the unique needs and abilities of each individual. She holds two Masters Degrees (in Nutrition and Psychology) and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Yoga.
In 2010, Saraswathi founded YogaVahini, dedicated to Specialised Yoga Training, Therapy & Research with centres in Chennai and Hyderabad. She runs regular training programs for lay practitioners, teachers and therapists. Her dream is to bring personalised yoga therapy into mainstream health care in India. Saras with her warmth and wisdom has touched the lives of hundreds of students both within India, here and abroad. Her training skills have also taken her to many countries for spreading the teachings of yoga as well as training serious yoga aspirants from all over the world. Saraswathi works by integrating the traditional wisdom of Yoga with modern facilitation skills. 
She is gifted with an innate capacity to establish deeply nurturing connections with her students that enables and empowers them to grow and heal from within.

Tour Retreat Host Marieke Brugman began her yoga journey sixteen years ago, as a healing response to a major health and life crisis. Beginning with Iyengar, then exploring Ashtanga under various teachers, she eventually completed her first teacher training in 2013. Marieke studied with Saras when she first came to Australia nearly 10 years ago, and subsequently undertook the first 10-day Foundation in Viniyoga course. Marieke has collaborated with Saras ever since – arranging workshops and retreats in Victoria, residential retreats in Bali and Darjeeling, and travelling retreats in South India. It is an honour to once again welcome students into Saras’ circle. “Saras is ‘the real deal’. Those of you who have previously studied with Saras will know that each time you return into her charismatic fold, she brings fresh perspectives that engender new pathways into your practice and understanding of yoga. Nothing ever stays the same. Greater clarity emerges”.


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