Sacred Sound and Meditation Retreat near Melbourne 3 - 5 May 2024 |


Sacred Sound and Meditation Retreat near Melbourne 3 - 5 May 2024

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3 May, 2024
(Registration open till 3 May)

Join Noelene and Deb for a deeply peaceful weekend of movement, meditation, nature and sound!

Spend the weekend with us at Pallotti College retreat northeast of Melbourne.

It's well known that yoga and meditation are incredibly potent ways to help to relax our bodies and calm our minds. We can take this even further when we add the joyful energy of singing and toning as well 'satsangs' to nourish your soul.

Treat yourself to a beautiful weekend and immerse yourself in of Dru yoga, meditation and sacred sound to give you the space and time out that you need to rest and reset.

We'll use the healing power of movement, meditation, sound and vibration to support you on your journey towards inner balance and harmony.

Let go of stress, and come home with a fresh perspective. 

Suitable for everyone.  In just two days allow yourself to relax deeply and reset physically and emotionally! 


Starts: Friday evening 3 May—arrive from 4pm

Ends: Sunday afternoon 5 May—complete at 3pm.

Retreat program 

Join us to for a beautiful weekend of Dru yoga, meditation, time in nature and sacred sound. There will also be space for personal reflection and time in nature. 

Some of the things we'll cover in our sessions

>    deep listening skills
>    restful Dru yoga movements and relaxations
>    meditations enhanced with sound
>    essential breathing exercises for nervous system regulation
>    using sound and mantra and to balance our energy system
>    uplifting kirtan experience
>    and more!

Retreat venue

Location: Pallotti College is located in a stunning, peaceful environment in Millgrove, in the foothills of Mt Donna Buang near the Yarra Valley.  It is approx 2 hours from Melbourne CBD, easily reachable by train (Lilydale line) and bus. 

Accommodation: Two levels of bedroom accommodation along with comfortable modern shared bathroom facilities. All rooms have central hydronic heating, pillows and bedspreads on the beds plus a basin, wardrobe, desk, chair and reading lamp.  

Linen: Guests usually bring their own linen; however, bed linen and towels can be provided on request at an additional cost of $15 - please contact the Dru office (02 6161 1462) to arrange for this.

Meals: Scrumptious vegetarian lunches and dinners are provided, as well as breakfast which is served in the kitchenette. Tea, coffee and snacks are available at any time. Please let us know if you are sugar free, dairy free or gluten free. 

Your facilitators

Noelene Francis  She is a senior international tutor in Dru yoga and meditation is a Director of Dru Australasia. Noelene has many years experience in combining her love of music with the journey of both yoga and meditation towards peace and stillness. 

Noelene was taught the unique Dru Sound techniques by Yamuna Loyal, the originator of the Dru Sound course and has presented on Sound courses with Dru UK.

Deb Ryan is a senior tutor on the Dru Yoga Teacher Training and Meditation Mastery courses. Deb has been involved with sound and mantra events in Australasia since 2014, has led kirtan sessions and sound workshops and continues to use mantra as an incredible tool for transformation.
“There is much to explore in the world of sound, but perhaps the most thrilling and joyful aspect is working with harmonies... it’s through this doorway that can lead us to understand our connectedness.”

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

If you're a member of the Dru Professional Network (DPN) you receive a discount on the course fee and gain 9 CPD points. 


Retreat fees

The fees include tuition, single room shared bathroom accommodation (bring your own sheets, pillowcase and towel) and all meals at Pallotti College, 80 McNamaras Road Millgrove Vic 3799.

If you would like linen to be supplied by the venue, the college charges an extra $15. Please contact the Dru Australia office to arrange this separate payment - 02 6161 1462. 

Retreat fee

$750  Full payment in 1 instalment 

OR $200 registration followed by one payment by 26 April of $550. 

Discounted fee for DPN/concession card holders

$650 for current Dru Professional Network (DPN) members - 1 instalment

OR $200 registration plus one payment by 26 April of $450.


Friday, May 3, 2024 - 16:00
Sunday, May 5, 2024 - 15:00
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If you want to physically strengthen your body and emotionally enhance your mind, Dru Yoga will give you the tools to take into your daily life and help you cope with the stresses of modern living.

My experience of The Spirituality of Yoga Course was amazing.  The tutors were so warm and friendly and made the content really accessible.  The course was extremely well-planned and built up step by step.  As it was quite intensive, I think if you were new to yoga and meditation you might have needed a longer time between sessions for absorbing and practising.  However, as we were able to download the sessions (a wonderful gift), there is plenty of time for replaying and reinforcing the learning.   I enjoyed every minute of the course and am very grateful that I had the opportunity to take part. 

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