UOCA’s non-profit rawfood back to nature yoga ashram is located in tranquil subtropical rainforest near Nymboida. We offer yoga, fitness, and meditation to up to six guests at a time. If you want to make profound changes in your life then this is for you.About the ASHRAM Check Availability
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Located in a very secluded pristine subtropical forest 120 kms northwest of Coff's Harbour and 45 kms south of Grafton. 200 kms from world famous Byron Bay. Days are sunny, warm and subtropical. 260 acres of hilly eucalypt and rainforest walks with spectacular views of sandstone cliffs, and aboriginal sacred caves nearby.
The beautiful two storey house includes a veranda, kitchen, dining, and yoga and meditation areas. 3 guest bedrooms surround a central lounge. Nurtured by garden then forest eucalypts and sub-tropical rainforest, blended into nature. Come visit!
UOCA (Unification Organisation for Collective Ascension) will help to create the new human that is inside of you by ascending you from materialism and descending you to who we really are before civilization divided and disconnected us from our true primal self that is not separated from nature. The holistic UNDIVIDUAL human un-divided and one with nature!"
The house blends into nature and is run on solar power. Water is pure from the mountain rains. Organic vegetables and fruit are grown on site. Pond to swim and sunbathe on hot summer days.
An area outside for yoga on grass, a veranda for yoga and a yoga and meditation area inside. Blended into nature. Large fireplace for cool winter nights.
There is no mobile reception, and please don't bring a computer, laptop, or tablet. Your retreat is designed to have a break from these devices. Hand them in for safe keeping on arrival.
It is silent. Perfect for meditation. You will not see another soul apart from those here. Your privacy will be respected to be in harmony with nature. In summer some special retreats are in a naturist environment - enquire if interested.
Years of Yoga Teaching Experience
Acres of forest
Vegan Rawfoods & Macrobiotics
Alcohol, drugs, meat, coffee, sugar, or tobacco
The yoga ashram took over two years to locate and purchase due to the stringent requirements that there be minimal disturbance at all to guests to ensure perfect meditation. There is minimum land machine noise, road noise, nor neighbours for miles. Occassionally a light plane drifts over cruising up the primordial eucalpyt coast of Australia. It is beautiful, quiet and extremely secluded two storey house in a tranquil subtropical rainforest near Nymboida. Potoroos appear at night, fruit bats sweep in, cicadas hum, tiny ants march in lines as kookaburras sing Waltzing Matilda and one is swept into another realm of the Australiana bush dreamtime.
Meditation and Yoga are practiced here with a daily schedule; guests and residents are required to attend starting 5 am – dawn and dusk is the best time of day according to the ancient sutras. It is not necessary to have had previous experience in meditation or yoga - this will be taught.
Music that is in harmony with the ideals of the organisation is encouraged. There are live meditational music nights called Kirtan followed by Satsangs (talks on yoga); bring an instrument.
Residents are not to consume alcohol, drugs, meat, coffee, sugar, and tobacco. Alternative medicine is strongly encouraged and pharmaceutical drugs discouraged.
There is a kayak course on the Nymboida river. Mountain bike track and trail running. For those interested in fitness training we offer activities including bush walking, jogging, swimming, rock climbing, kayaking, surfing, caving, scuba diving, sky diving, yachting, etc. Also an indigenous elder can teach the land, bush tucker, dreamtime songlines, didge and dot painting. Corroborees can be organised.
These retreats are at an addtional charge - contact us to find out more.
James Travers-Murison is the founder of UCOA and leads all retreats at our Ashram. James is an internationally qualified yoga teacher with RSY. He saw the light of yoga after questioning the meaning of life at age 27 - qualifying as a solicitor and moving into tax in Melbourne and UK offices of several large international accounting firms - he saw there was more to life than making money. He is fiercely proud of his Scottish heritage in this Scots part of Australia. He has many years experience in yoga worldwide, including several years in India. Trainings with Osho, Satyananda, Sivananda, Ashtanga, Iyengar, 7DA, Tibetan Buddhism and Goenke Vipassana. And has developed his own unique system of Ascension through holistic integration of all aspects of body, mind and spirit. James will be there to personally guide you through your deep inner experiences and awakening to find out who you really are and how love and life can fulfil you beyond all expectations. He embraces all religions and is interfaith.
The program is one to one, small groups of generally at most six people and very personal. Short term stays are for one week minimum. Recommended donation (below) includes private room (couples may share), three daily vegan organic rawfood meals, smoothies and herbal teas, one group yoga and one meditation class each day, an holistic massage, Zen art watercolour and oils classes, bush walks, spiritual healing, spiritual education classes in the Ascension process, rawfood nutrition classes, and transport between Grafton airport, train, or bus and the property.
Extra private tuition and off-Ashram adventure activities are available at an additional cost.
The ashram is non-profit and under a trust with thanks to his father, Major Murison.
Our fees are based on your income - see application. Fee reductions (email us to discuss) are available for those in financial hardship or unemployment, those willing to camp, and those willing to participate in Ashram WWOOFing as a volunteer worker. We urgently need WWOOFers to help out now. Other options for fee reduction include a long term residency here.
Please note that a 33% deposit is required at booking (for a one week intensive retreat) and the balance must be paid in advance before arrival. It may be possible to change booking dates. It is advised that you make a strong commitment to going through the retreat before booking. In spiritual transformation emotions can arise: you must be prepared and committed to go through the process before booking. Contact us for cancellations or dissatisfaction or early departure.
If you have any questions, comments, or would like to enrol in a retreat, please send us an email. Bookings available from February 2017.
(+61) 2 66494277
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