Half Day Urban Retreat, with Special Guest Andrew Mournehis


We’re excited to invite you to our MerryBody Half Day Urban Retreat! Prepare to feel rejuvenated in mind, body and soul. It’s all happening on 17 February at 11am – 4pm on the Gold Coast. You’ll kickstart the day with an energising Pilates session, then find peace and tranquillity through blissful meditation and Yoga. The highlight will be the extraordinary “Dance with the Deities Workshop” led by the amazing Andrew Mournehis (also the MerryBody Philosophy teacher with our Yoga Teacher Training! His sessions are truly amazing).

Join us for an unforgettable day of movement, mindfulness and magic! Oh also, before you stress, no dance experience? No problem! This day is about coming as you are and embracing the joy of movement.  

More about the amazing Andrew Mournehis

Andrew Mournehis was living his dream as a dancer and choreographer when his dance career was cut short by a life-changing knee injury and serious illness in 1995. He was working for Tina Turner at the time choreographing her Wildest Dreams tour (WOW!). Influenced by Tina Turner herself, he delved into Buddhism and found solace and recovery in Yoga. He became a Yoga instructor in 1999 and he continues to teach to this day! 

Andrew’s teaching combines his deep passion for Yoga, mythology, storytelling and group healing. His classes are rich in tantric philosophy, inspiration and truly connect to your soul. He will have you laughing, crying and feeling so much love for life itself. 

With a broad background encompassing over 16 years in Transpersonal Counselling and Art Therapy, 25 years in Yoga instruction, and almost 30 years in creative arts and dance, Andrew has led workshops, retreats, and healing groups all around the world!

His work integrates the essence of storytelling, mythology, Yoga, and dance into the transformative “Dance of the Deities” workshops.

And if you attend our MerryBody Half Day Retreat, you get to experience this magic! 

Andrew’s session will invite you to embody divine archetypes and weave their wisdom into your life. Prepare for fun and potential personal transformations through the combination of his four great loves.



MerryBody Event Details:

When: Saturday, 17 February 2024
Time: 11am – 4pm
Where: Ritual Studio Mermaid Beach. 2431 Gold Coast Hwy


Convenient on-street parking is available on William Street, along with additional parking at the back of the building (access via William Street).

Delicious Lunch Provided:

Lunch is included! If you get a ticket let us know of any dietary requirements.

What to Bring:

  • Yoga Mats: We will have Yoga mats available to borrow, but feel free to bring your own if you prefer.
  • A Drink Bottle: Stay hydrated throughout the event.

Dress Code:

Dress for comfort and movement! Our theme is bright and colourful, as requested by Andrew. Most importantly, bring an open heart and mind, get ready for fun. 

We’ve planned a day filled with activities, you will feel uplifted and inspired. From Pilates, to Yoga and dance! This half day retreat is an opportunity to connect with yourself and others in a meaningful way.


There are still tickets left! You can get yours over here! There’s a special discount code for you, our loyal readers!

We are so excited about this event and look forward to sharing this special day with you. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Always merrymaking,

Emma + Carla 

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