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



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

3 May, 2024
(Registration open till May 2024)

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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Health food shop manager, Somerset

Taking part in the course has added Kosha awareness and improved my language to explain and explore yoga. It has deepened my spiritual awareness and provided me with tools to develop my skills with healing.

Customer Experience Analyst / Dru Yoga Teacher, Llangollen

A big huge thumbs up here for the APD course. It totally blew my mind.

It was such a pleasure to be guided through postures that I thought I knew well, only to discover that they had even more power than I could ever have imagined possible, when you work through them on each Kosha level. 

At times when I'm feeling stuck or uninspired / bored with in my practice, the tools I learnt on the APD course always, without fail, have the ability to out me back on track.

The course was so wonderfully presented, a brilliant mix of guided practice and space to explore for yourself.

I also came away from the experience a much more confident and skillful teacher, and have been able to facilitate my students in deepening there practice as a result.

I find myself eternally grateful to Andrew and the whole APD team for developing and refining this course, it's beyond doubt helped me to develop and refine my own practice. 

Yoga Teacher, Netherlands

Spirituality of Yoga Course

More honest to myself. More neutral. Nature is speaking much more vivid.

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