Retreat of Awakening 2017

Activate and immerse yourself in conscious presence

Wed 22 March – Sun 26 March 2017

Govinda Valley Retreat Centre, Otford (South of Sydney) Australia.

Everyone is welcome.


Earlybird discount until Wednesday 22 February 2017.
Bookings close Wednesday 8 March 2017 unless filled beforehand.




The Retreat of Awakening with Isira gives you the opportunity to activate your consciousness, immerse yourself in awakeful presence and liberate yourself from the confines of the ego. Take time away from your day to day life to discover, deepen and integrate in the infinite capacity of your true nature. Through energy activation and meditation techniques you will cultivate the continued opening and expansion of your true being. You will:

  • Be immersed in source energy Unconditional love and pure consciousness
  • Activate your energy field Receive a full charge of source energy “shaktipat” to your core being and whole self, to support your awakening process.
  • Engage in silent and guided meditations Also kundalini energy work, pranayama (breath consciousness and energy work), yoga, toning and chanting.
  • Ask questions & receive enlightened insights About your practices and what you are experiencing.
  • Immerse yourself in stillness and silence Connect with yourself and with nature
  • Enjoy delicious vegetarian food Designed to support your wellbeing and prepared with the highest spiritual practices.
  • Share with like spirited people
  • Experience surprises We never really know what is going to be revealed until it happens. It is always what we need …. and it is always a gift to our soul.


The retreat is being held at the beautiful Govinda Valley Retreat Centre, Otford (south of Sydney). The 30 acre property is situated at the edge of the spectacular Royal National Park and is a short drive from beautiful beaches. You will be sleeping in shared accommodation, usually a single bed, and sometimes a bunk bed. Some rooms are carpeted. There are shared bathrooms. Govinda Valley provides you with all bedding (blanket, pillow etc) and a towel. You may however choose to bring your own doona or preferred bedding.


Four shared ensuite rooms may be available at an extra $240 per person for the whole retreat. Bookings taken for these rooms are on a first come first served basis with 2 people applying/paying at the same time. If you would like to request a shared ensuite, please both first book, paying the shared room rate and complete the requested paper work (downloaded from the email sent after booking) and then put in a request as soon as possible to Serena via email –  Your time of request is an important factor. Serena will arrange the extra payment required for the shared ensuite room should your request be successful.


There is also the opportunity to camp in the retreat grounds. At this time of year weather at Govinda can be very unpredictable, and in past years it has been rainy and wet, with the grounds quite sodden. If you choose to camp, please be aware that we are not able to accommodate you in shared accommodation, should there be inclement weather.

Getting there

You can easily get to Govinda Valley Retreat Centre by car or train which is only 10 minutes walk from the station.You can  click on this link and type in ‘Lady Carrington Road, Otford’ in the search for directions from the Sydney CBD:


The general menu is designed for thorough cleansing and detoxifying which is essential to the process of clarifying awareness. Food is vegetarian: delicious, simple, clear, whole and light. The aim is to clear the whole being. Therefore there will be no coffee, sugar, meat, dairy or refined foods. There may be some wheat in the bread that may be offered when there is soup. Generally it is gluten free although breakfast may be oat porridge with rice milk. If you have special needs please send us an email within a week of payment and we will do our best to cater for you.


Retreat registration is from 2-4pm on Wednesday 22 March, with program beginning at 5pm. On the last day we have lunch together from 12.30-1.30pm before leaving.

Bookings are Open

This is a very popular retreat. We advise you to book early as bookings will close as soon as the retreat is filled on or by Wednesday 8 March 2017. Numbers are limited.


Earlybird price pay by  Wed 22 February
Full time Students, Concession holders pay by Wed 22 February (with relevant documentation provided via email BEFORE BOOKING)
Full price pay by Wed 8 March
Shared Accommodation: $1,490 $1,390 $1,750
Camping*:^ $1,290 $1,190 $1,550

*If you choose to camp, please be aware that we are not able to accommodate you in shared accommodation, should the weather become inclement.

^ Powered camping sites are $35 (tbc for 2017) per night extra ($140 in total for the Retreat)

Non refundable amount

A non refundable amount of $600 applies to any refund. No refunds after 8 March.



For those who have a deep calling to be with Isira but do not have the financial means to attend this retreat with her, we are offering part and/or full scholarship/s. If you would like to apply please send us an email as soon as possible, latest by Wed 15 Feb 2017, (scholarship closing date) to Your application must arrive at least one week before Early Bird date to be considered. In your email please detail why you would like to attend this retreat, your financial circumstances and whether you are applying for full or part scholarship.  If for a part scholarship, we would appreciate it if you could go into your heart and let us know the contribution you can make towards attending. Applications that meet the scholarship criteria will be considered and then notified by email shortly after 22 February 2017. Scholarships are funded through donations and fees charged at events.

Conscious Consultation with Isira

All retreat participants will be offered the opportunity of a 1 hour private consultation with Isira at a discounted price $190 up to 3 months following the retreat. This can be in person or by phone. This is an opportunity to have very personal, focused guidance in order to aid your individual spiritual evolution and shift through the issues to living your life purpose. Appointments are usually held on Tuesday or Saturday mornings, while Isira is in Sydney. To book your appointment in advance, please contact Serena at Living Awareness:

Australia:       0404 162 285  Mon-Fri 9am – 5pm


About Isira

Isira is Australian born.  She came into this world conscious and awake. At the age of 2 she was spontaneously meditating; at 16 she miraculously overcame a man’s violent attempt to murder her, at 21 she was ordained by the Dalai Lama and at 29 she fully awakened. As an enlightened presence her life is committed to bringing wisdom and compassion to the world. Isira is here to help us all to awaken and create a world of greater love, peace and well-being. Her presence activates our energy and consciousness, which supports us all to awaken to inner peace and our full potential. More


I’ve been lucky enough to go on many retreats over the last decade, but none like this! I now know that Masters / Awakened Ones / Angels exist – and that they are magical!! Isira’s teachings are beautifully simple and simply beautiful.


Deep gratitude has arisen a number of times that I am honoured to be blessed with attending this retreat. It feels like the tip of the iceberg in what could be known and understood. It is only on coming to these retreats that I am learning to break through the barriers which prevent me from being my true self.


Isira has a very powerful energy. I found experiences I had in the past were very magnified with her strong energy. I was also taken to places I haven’t been before, sacred still, light places.


The sheer love, joy and benediction that radiated out of you, Isira, and what was facilitated over the few days brought me not only to more depth and harmony within myself but the opportunity to share it – and I know now the way forward is to open as many doors as I can and allow love to be shared because that is its very purpose – it is our purpose.


My deepest gratitude for such an empowering and profound experience. My soul feels so touched by the teachings it has been opened to this week – forever moved by the Presence of Love.


Thank you Living Awareness for a wonderful retreat experience. I especially found the early morning yoga sessions helped to establish a clear intention and setting for the day to unfold from. Isira your beautiful power continues to shed light, pour light – on all that is forgotten and shrouded in mystery. You are so wonderful.


More information

Contact Serena at Living Awareness : email phone 0404 162 285, international +61 404 162 285