Workshops & Retreats


 Weekend Workshop

9am – 4:30pm Sat 16 Feb & 9am – 4pm Sun 17 Feb 2019

Mercure Goulburn, next to the Big Merino, Goulburn in the Southern Tablelands of NSW

In this 2-day workshop you will be guided in yoga practices to improve sleep. You will investigate your sleep quality and habits and learn how to improve them. The special presenter will be Dr Carmel Harrington, a leading international sleep scientist and therapist, author and regular media commentator on all matters sleep. Jennie Blevins, Director of Goulburn Yoga, will be conducting the yoga sessions including a delicious yoga nidra each day. 


Find out

  • what sleep is & how it is structured
  • how much sleep you need
  • what happens when you are deprived of sufficient sleep & how it affects your physical & mental health, cognitive skills & behaviour.
  • about insomnia & strategies to overcome sleeplessness.
  • which yoga practices of asana, pranayama & meditation may help you sleep better.

Through a process of individual investigation, 

  • discover what your particular sleep stealers are
  • find out what changes you can make in order to have regular good sleep
  • create & analyse your personal sleep diary.


Discover how to get the most out of your waking and sleeping hours to find the real, energised and excited you!


Numbers are limited and spaces are sure to fill quickly.

Some mats and props will be available, but bring your own mat, blanket, block and bolster if you have them.

Morning tea is provided.

Lunch provided by the Mercure Goulburn is an optional extra. See pricing below.


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Pre-Christmas EARLYBIRD price $220     available until 24 Dec 2018             

Full price $260 after 25 Dec 2018

Optional $20 per day for LUNCH provided by Mercure Goulburn


Accommodation can be booked at the Mercure Goulburn subject to availability. Quote the code PHON when booking to obtain a discount.

or find out more about accommodation by contacting the Goulburn Visitor Information Centre



Dr Carmel Harrington (BSc, PhD, LLB, DipEd)

Carmel is an Australian sleep scientist and therapist. She is the founder of Sleep for Health, a Research Fellow at The Children’s Hospital Westmead, Sydney and a founding member of the Australian Sleep Foundation.

An internationally renowned sleep expert, Carmel believes that over the last 20 years we have lost our way when it comes to sleep and there are serious but, as yet, largely unrecognised, consequences. She is keen to raise the awareness of the essential role sleep plays in our physical and mental health and to help people achieve good refreshing sleep on a regular basis. She believes it is essential that we all understand that when it comes to optimal performance, both physically and mentally, it is the most basic of requirements.

Carmel has authored two best-selling sleep books, “The Sleep Diet” and “The Complete Guide to a Good Night’s Sleep” and is a regular media commentator on all matters sleep.

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I understand that the instructions given throughout this retreat are intended only as guidance and realise that it is my own responsibility to adjust my practice according to my own limitations to ensure that no injury occurs. I hereby declare that I take full responsibility for myself during the yoga workshop. CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refund less $50 administration cost if written notice is given more than 30 days prior to the start of the workshop, 50% if notice given 30-21 days prior, nil refund within 21 days of the start of the workshop.