A rare opportunity to experience four master teachers in an intimate and luxury setting. A deep and transformational four-day retreat offering a blend of yoga, free-form movement, breathwork and meditation with Simon Borg-Oliver, Rodrigo B. Perez, Waangenga Blanco and Mimi Elashiry.

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Soma has created a truly revolutionary retreat that will introduce you to methods and practices to support your body, mind, consciousness and your journey towards health and wholeness.

The body is one of the greatest gifts. With correct knowledge and practice it can remain eternally youthful. Furthermore ancient cultures understood the body has the capacity to be as vehicle for bliss. Practices have evolved across the ages to awaken the experience within.
We are bringing together 4 masters of yoga and movement so they can inspire and revolutionise your understanding of your neurophysiology and the art of movement.

Simon Borg Olivia is one of the most revered yoga teachers and movement teachers in the world. Having studied and taught traditional forms of posture, movement, breathing, yoga and mind development for over 50 years he is no doubt a true master in the field. Simon has worked as a research-based scientist, an exercise-based physiotherapist and a university lecturer. He is also the co-founder of Yoga Synergy. Trained by masters in Tibet, Japan, India and China, he synthesises traditional and ancient movement modalities with western medical science into a unique approach designed to build strength and flexibility, enhance circulation and regulate the parasympathetic nervous system. As part of the Soma Yoga & Movement retreat, Simon will lead workshops to teach safe, accessible and effective ways of developing a personal movement practice for longevity and wellbeing.

Mimi Elashiry will take you to a journey deep within–into the cells and structures of the body, and deeper still, into the feelings, blockages and experiences it stores. Her Embodied Movement workshops will challenge your definition of ‘dance’ for the better, releasing your body from the rigid mainstream dance paradigm so you can learn to express yourself freely through the essential art of movement.

Waangenga Blanco is a highly creative teacher with a wealth of experience in various forms of movement. He was a key performer with the Bangarra Dance Theatre for over 13 years. Indigenous culture consider every moment as sacred and alive and movement as a special means to access deeper dimensions within ourselves. Waangenga will be teaching unique ways for you to deepen your everyday movement and moments. This is a rare opportunity to learn from someone who has dedicated his life to movement and its transformative power.

Rodrigo's Holistica movement method has helped many of his students improve the way they move, become aware of their body, improve nutrition, their training and ultimately become more durable and achieve optimal longevity. He works with multiple modalities to achieve better breathing and mind focusing techniques, as well as better mobility.

A combination of yoga, movement, hands-on adjustments, lectures, breathing and meditation will create a multi-dimensional experience from within, as well as provide a deeper understanding of the subtle effects of yoga and movement on the body, mind and consciousness. The teachers work together to create a space for guests to connect with the wisdom of their own bodies, release old patterns and transform their experience of life. It’s an opportunity to move beyond the limits of your mind and access the wisdom of your heart.


Sat 2pm - Tuesday 10am


March 4-7, 2023


Individual $3,200

Couples $4,800

Twin Share Main House
$2600 p/person

Forest Abode Triple Share $2400 p/person

Forest Abode Couple
$4500 total

NON-RESIDENTIAL OPTION Where you have the flexibility to choose your own accommodation and still join us and the group for the full Soma experience (all meals included, full access to the freshwater infinity pool, Soma grounds and infrared sauna).

Price: $2200

This retreat is perfect if you
are looking to:

  • Experience different approaches to movement and the body
  • Recharge and revitalise your mind, body and soul
  • Improve your flexibility, strength and stamina
  • Connect with nature and other like-minded people

You will experience liberating and life-changing practices that will leave you feeling open, alive and free.


What is included

  • 4 days/3 nights premium accommodation at Soma in 30m2 bedroom with king-sized bed and private en-suite bathroom
  • Welcome gift upon arrival
  • 4-day, cleanse-based menu prepared with locally sourced, organic ingredients, prepared by Soma’s Ayurvedic chefs
  • Embodied Movement workshops with Mimi Elashiry
  • Yoga Movement workshops with Simon Borg-Oliver
  • Dynamic Movement workshops with Simon Borg-Oliver
  • Dynamic Movement workshops with Waaneenga Blanco
  • 1x Meditation and Himalayan Breathwork session with Gary Gorrow
  • Evening lectures with the teachers
  • Access to sauna and ice bath
  • Outdoor fire pit
  • Access to freshwater infinity pool and the Soma sanctuary

*Extra Treatments/Massages available upon request. Charges apply.

About the teacher


Simon Borg-Olivier, MSc BAppSc (Physiotherapy) APAM c-IAYT, has been practicing traditional forms of posture, movement, breathing, and mental control for 50 years.

He has been teaching for 38 years and has been a registered physiotherapist for 23 years. Simon works as a research scientist and a University lecturer. He has been regularly invited to teach about lifestyle, posture, movement, breathing, and meditation at conferences, festivals, and intensive teacher training courses internationally since 1990.

Simon has studied with great traditional masters from Tibet, Japan, India, and China. Along with his business partner and fellow physiotherapist, Bianca Machliss, Simon has co-authored many books and scientific articles including ‘Applied Anatomy and Physiology of Yoga’, which is the textbook for two courses they teach at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.

About the teacher

Waangenga Blanco

Waangenga Blanco is a proud Indigenous man who descends from the Pajinka Wik in Cape York and Meriam Mer the furthest eastern island in the Torres Strait.

He is an award winning, globally touring performing artist, specialising in contemporary dance, choreography and acting.

Waangenga began his professional career in 2005 with Bangarra Dance Theatre and became a senior foundational influencer to a new generation of traditionally informed contemporary dance. Finishing up his time with Bangarra in late 2018, Waangenga is now a freelance artist.

Nominated “I.B.I.S” for Bangarra’s 2015 National Tour and won the “Australian Dance Awards” prize for “Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer”. In 2019 he also won the “Helpman Award” for Australia’s Best Male Dancer.

About the Teacher

Mimi Elashiry

Fashion and lifestyle tastemaker Mimi Elashiry is a classically trained ballet dancer with a lifelong passion for dance. Having evolved her craft over the years, Mimi now uses using dance as a wellness tool, combining her technical knowledge and passion for movement to empower unapologetic self-expression.

Mimi’s Embodied Movement philosophy draws upon a variety of teachings to unlock the body, calm the mind and uplift the spirit Cultivated as a form of dance-medicine, Embodied Movement is the natural evolution of the self-practice Mimi used to overcome trying times in 2020. Throughout the healing process, Mimi discovered a unique way to release stored energy, emotions and experiences, all while exploring new movements that fostered a deep connection with her best, most whole self.

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