Nepal Yoga and Changemaker Retreat

Saturday, 28 March 2015 - 9:00am to Monday, 6 April 2015 - 5:00pm

The Love, HumanKIND Change School + the Global Women's Project, with Mei Lai Swan and The Global Women's Project, present 9 days of yoga, inspiration, adventure, and social change, from the inside out! 9 nights, 9 days: $1995 or $1800 earlybird (pay before 31 December)

  • Daily yoga, pranayama, meditation (slow vinyasa flow/deep mindfulness)
  • Yoga philosophy for contemporary changemakers
  • Workshops on personal and social changemaking, gender & development, community development, social enterprise (w/ Mei Lai Swan and Briony Mackenzie, GWP Director)
  • 1.5 days in Kathmandu - visit and get involved in the Global Women’s Project “Light The Spark” program and Women’s Foundation Nepal
  • 3/4 days intensive yoga and changemaking workshops in beautiful Pokhara
  • 2/3 days trekking in the stunning Annapurnas

All accommodation, vegetarian meals, internal transport, direct airport transfers and teachings included. 10% of retreat fees go to support The Global Women’s Project's "Light The Spark" electrical training and economic development program for women in Kathmandu. Learn more about the Global Women's Project at

Payment plans available. Places are limited.

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"Be the change you want to see in the world." - Mahatma Gandhi

About Mei Lai
Mei Lai Swan has been a devoted practitioner of yoga for over 12 years, and of meditation and eastern philosophies for 17 years. With training in Ashtanga, Iyengar, Vinyasa/Hatha and Anusara yoga, she weaves her love of life, creativity and philosophy into a dynamic heart-centred yoga practice. Her slow-flow vinyasa classes inspire awareness, balance and joy, with an emphasis on alignment, breath and the practice of living from the heart. Her invitation is to deeply discover the wisdom of one’s own body and being, and through that make an offering to oneself, to life and to community. She is a passionate doula and prenatal yoga teacher, and the founding director of Birth for HumanKIND, a volunteer doula service that supports at-risk mothers. Mei Lai draws on her dedicated work in community development, social work and as a musician, weaving life and practice into a richness of creativity, connection and transformation. Above all, she is dedicated to love, inspiration, conscious change, and connection.

About Briony Mackenzie (GWP Director)
Briony holds a Masters Degree in International Development with a focus on gender issues, and is driven by a commitment to improving the position and status of women and girls around the world. She is currently based in Nepal working full-time with the Global Women's Project and its international partners on education and economic development programs for women. She has also worked in Southern Morocco with a local NGO on the establishment of an income-generating project for mothers of street-connected children, with the UN in Timor-Leste on gender programs, at the International Women’s Development Agency (IWDA) and in the public health sector in Melbourne. In her spare time, Briony writes and performs music and poetry, blogs, and practices yoga and meditation.

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