Ease pain, feel alive, empowered, relaxed and deeply present. 

JOYQ YOGA Retreats




"talam" yoga retreat




Noosa Yoga and Wellness Workshop and Retreat

Wake every day with joy in your heart

Are you in chronic pain or feeling stressed?

Is your posture contributing to your pain?

Does a yoga practice for healthy, painfree longevity interest you?

Or perhaps you just know it's time to deeply recharge and rejuvenate?

Then the JOYQ Retreat is for you.


Retreats are held on a SUNDAY in the calm, green Noosa Hinterland

Full Price: $225

Early Bird $195

Price is for a full day retreat, taking you on a journey through the Yoga & Posture workshops with plenty of time to marinate in the teachings and experience inner transformation. 

Starting at 8.30am to 5.30pm, your day

includes scrumptious raw and vegan snacks and lunch and a manual.

Retreats can be created for small groups - contact Karakrista for information.

What to Expect at the Retreat?

The Retreats are a beautifully holistic program incorporating the essence of the Yoga & Posture Asana sequences, Core training,  Meditation, Pranayama and Restorative yoga. The core practice is subtle and effective, not "hard core", designed for all levels of experience. 


'Talam' being the dance of Union of the Divine Feminine and Divine Masculine, means that the day is especially designed to bring balance to your body and harmonise your mind, emotions and physical being ...affecting your happiness, health and nutrition.

Running over a full day, in the beautiful Noosa Hinterland on the Sunshine Coast, the retreat will help you discover new ways to live with more JOY every day. (See below for program and testimonials) 


Through specifically selected yogic practices the intention for the Retreat is to:

  • Bring balance to your body

  • Relieve chronic physical pain

  • Slow you down, calming your busy mind

  • Help you to manage your emotions through pranayama techniques

  • Enjoy stillness and peace

  • Find your true Centre

  • Deeply relax

  • Take yoga from the class to your daily life.

  • Rediscover your natural essence of peace and joy.

And you'll enjoy a delicious lunch of energy and nutrient-rich raw and vegan food.

To book your place on the next Retreat, or to ask any questions, please contact me or click on the button and select 'Group Services' on the Bookings page. 

Meditation and Yoga Retreat Noosa Sunshine Coast
Meditation and Yoga Retreat Noosa Sunshine Coast
JoyQ Meditation Retreat and Workshop Sunshine Coast

Sample Program - One Day Yoga Retreat

  • Welcome, Introduction & Intention Setting

  • Vinyasa Yoga Class

  • Raw Food Snacks

  • Yoga & Posture: Core Alignment Practice

  • Pranayama: Antara Prapajca- Inward Expansion

  • Meditation: Nobhu Pravaha - Moving at the Centre

  • Raw & Vegan Lunch

  • Philosophy and Theory of Posture 

  • Yoga & Posture: Restorative Yoga Sequence

  • Self-Care Practice

  • Awareness Mantra

Looking for something different? Workshops in Yoga & Posture are shorter sessions that can be individually tailored to meet your needs. 


A Workshop is the perfect way for a yoga studio, wellness centre or even corporation to enrich the lives of clients or staff. Please contact Karakrista on 0439 377 764 to discuss a group booking. 

Precious time for you…

It’s not easy in this busy world to maintain our inner equilibrium, let alone create time in every day life for our essential ongoing body maintenance and spiritual development.

The Retreat is your panacea to this dearth.

Attending the retreat you gift yourself the opportunity to journey inward, explore your essential nature and learn how to love, honour and express all the ways that you show up in mind and body.

You’ll learn to calm your busy mind, release built up emotional stress, ease pain, maintain freedom of movement, relax more fully and most importantly, discover new ways or perhaps fine-tune others you already know, to consciously bring to light more of your intrinsic vitality and joy for life.


Feel the difference…

The techniques taught are easy to understand and learn.


Following the succinct meditation practices and the Yoga & Posture sequence of yoga poses, as well as your own innate wisdom you’ll experience powerful inner transformation. Cellular change.

And with ongoing practice you’ll be free to access deep inner stillness, joy and a greater sense of balance anytime and live more of the life you truly desire…. Life becomes so much easier with daily tools that centre you in the grace and wisdom of your body.

So if you’re ready to develop a greater sense of embodied being, peace and comfort as well as new ways to support your ongoing happiness then… email me now or sign up for JoyMail to hear about future dates

What others have had to say about JOYQ Retreats and Workshops....

“Yes loved it all [the JOYQ Retreat]… the information, practice, new methods of meditation and fantastic food!!! I really got that we all have the answers within for healing … change… loved being reminded of that. Thank you.” ~ Cate Young

“I really loved it [the JOYQ Retreat]. I feel more grounded and connected to myself. I liked the aspect of bringing focus to awareness and respecting the present feeling. Kara was an amazing facilitator- her spirit and voice always touch me deeply.” ~ Kerry Leilana

“It [the JOYQ Retreat] was so spot on for me Kara. I have wanted to strengthen my awareness / inner peace for some time and I feel I’m on my way.” ~ Tara Austin

"My jewel from the day [Yoga & Posture Workshop] is the Karana Mantra, linking the chakras and elements to the physical body... amazing. I can truly feel my own posture, open, relaxed. It was enlightening." ~ Tricia Reade

“The workshop [JOYQ Meditation] was just what I needed. It’s helped me to think through some issues and become more centred. I have now been meditating every day since the workshop. I definitely recommend it as a way of getting into regular meditation.” 

~ Jennifer Marohasy

“Emerging from the workshop [JOYQ Meditation], I feel more full and connected with the realisation that my emotions are energetic signposts that guide the way to deeper learning. My most profound insight was that emotions are energy in motion so I’ll add The JoyQ Way practice to my meditation techniques. Kara spoke so well that time just flew by and it [the workshop] could have been longer.” ~ Viv Barry 

“I really enjoyed "The JOYQ Way" Workshop. I liked the process of taking the intellectual process into the body and whilst I feel more peaceful and centred now, I’ve realised that I need to learn to ‘do’ anger more effectively!” ~ Adhi Bail

"I feel energised after this workshop [Yoga & Posture], more open and expansive. I'm more mindful of my moment to moment posture and feel I now have the ability to shape my future health. As always Kara I walk from your classes uplifted to be the strongest and best version of myself. Thanks for this wonderful experience." ~ Natalie Keillor

“I loved the workshop, learnt a lot and felt very calm and happy afterwards. Karakrista did a great job facilitating. She’s extremely knowledgeable, intelligent and her communication was very clear. It was very relaxing so I’ll do my best to keep practicing. I know I need to practice a lot more meditation.” ~ Amanda Pettit

“Karakrista created a nice, soft and gentle space for "The JOYQ Way" and I found her a very warm and informative teacher. I now have more understanding of my mind/body connection and am able to acknowledge and honour how I feel more often. Staying with my emotion has allowed me to be more clear in challenging circumstances and given me the energy to move. Your notes are crystal clear. I know there is a lot of value for me in your workshop.” ~ Kaye Morris 

“The workshop has helped me change the way I feel for the better. I’m more relaxed and I learnt how to feel the energy in my body and work through my feelings. “ ~ Dot Locke

“What I got out of the workshop most was the four steps of meditation and I enjoyed the stillness, peace meditation and the information on the brain/physiology. Kara you’re a star.” ~ Gabi Riches  

“I loved the workshop. I learnt how to be at peace with myself and loved Kara as a facilitator.” ~ Keeley Jackson

"Kara was a passionate and wonderful teacher and I’d highly recommend the workshop [JOYQ Meditation] to others who’d like to learn more about their emotions and meditation.” ~ Adhi Bail

”I have been fortunate in having Karakrista as my mentor for almost a decade. Her commitment and approach to holistic health and understanding of the mind/body connection makes perfect sense and has helped to guide me at many a turn in life.” ~ Kay McLean

Unleash your JOY for life… naturally…

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Or click here to email me with your enquiries. I’m happy to discuss your individual needs. There’s many ways I can help connect you with your joy.

‘The JOYQ Way’ – a path for you to come home to you, your essential joyful self...

“Illuminated emancipation, freedom, unalloyed and untainted bliss await you,

but you have to choose to embark on the Inward Journey to discover it.” 
~ B.K.S. Iyengar​