May 6th-11th 2020 Noosa Hinterland

We are finally running a retreat and it is LOCAL!

Nestled on 45 acres in Noosa Hinterland we will unwind and switch off. Each day there will be 2 yoga classes and the in betweens and nights will be a mix of homecooked meals at the homestead, dining out at local restaurants, daytime trips to the beach or local markets or if you prefer just hanging out on the land, dipping in the magnesium salt pool or using the sauna. There is also a 4000sqm dam on the property, where you ca have your swims. How you spend your dowtime is entirely up to you. We will have a programme but you may choose to just be.

The property is located only 7 minutes away from the famous Eumundi Markets (open on Wed and Sat). Eumundi is a thriving small village with several cafes and restaurants offering some of the best food on the coast. And only 10 minutes drive away is a gorgeous Peregian Beach. Noosa Heads and Maroochydore Airport are just 20 minutes away.

Prices start from 1350$

Early Bird finishes on 31.01.2020

For more information (accomodation, schedule etc) and bookings contact mick(at) or call 0422227481


Retreat in Ulpotha, Sri-Lanka 2020 

January 5th-19th 2020

Mick will be a guest teacher at one of the most beautiful, and dare to say the most special retreat center called Ulpotha. Authentic and beyond cool. Ulpotha is a Buddhist agricultural community in the jungle heartland of Sri Lanka, offering guests not only world class yoga but also traditional Ayurveda healing in an incomparably beautiful setting as close to nature as humanly possible.

"Ulpotha is talked about in revered tones as one of the most extraordinary yoga destinations in the world"- The Guardian

There are one or two week options available. And only a few spots left.

More information is available on their website and all the booking are made through Ulpotha team.



Focus Class

Saturday 8am-10am

2 hour focus class with Mick is for students who have developed and maintained a regular practice. First hour will be strict vinyasa to establish heat, intention and stillness. During the second hour we will focus on one (focus) element of the practice to explore different challenges we face. Each month for a 4 week cycle we will focus on particular component of our practice.

Beginner Courses 1, 2, & 3

Beginners Course with Mick Barnes - Ongoing throughout 2019.


Our beginner course has been developed over 10 long years.
Our intention through observation over time is that beginners need two very important fundamentals:
1) consistent practice with increasing attendance
2) comprehensive instruction and experienced teacher.
We have both.  

The common misconception being offered around and bought is that yoga can be taught in 4 or 6 weeks, I beg to differ. The 12 weeks beginner course readily prepares and equips the students with everything they need to be informed and confident to be able to attend classes regularly and practice safely, competently and full of the joy that arises. 

The course is designed to build slowly from the ground up. The student will move from the static postures of course one and attending once a week: onto course two and attending twice a week where we learn vinyasa and structure a set class for: course 3 where we attend 3 times a week and practice the same class repetitiously to move away from the physicality of the practice to a more meditative state where we can begin to observe the phenomena of mind and body attachments. 

Enrolment is essential as is your time. The biggest failure I see with students is their lack of time. Please consider making time as yoga will for a small investment initially give huge returns. Health is paramount. Life is fleeting. One needs a strong body and mind to navigate this crazy world.   

COURSE ONE:  4 week course. The beginner course starts off with attendance once a week. In this course we introduce the students to basic asana fundamentals and breath. The class is very static as we explore different ways to understand alignment and the importance of structure and perceptual accuracy. Class includes standing asana, backbends, forward bends and twists. The once a week attendance is to prepare the student for Course 2, twice a week attendance.

(Monday evenings $130 for 4 weeks)

COURSE TWO:  This course increases our attendance to twice a week. We begin by linking the static postures of course one into a seamless thread of movement and breath synchronicity. Each week over the 8 classes of the 2nd month we structure a set sequence of asana, which we will learn and then do in course three. The class will include all the asana from course one plus headstand and shoulder stand, don’t worry you will be guided at all times and offered very skilful modifications if needed.

(Tuesday + Thursday evenings at 7.30pm, $145 for 4 weeks)

COURSE 3:  The grand finale. Course 3. Having learnt our fundamentals and put them into a set sequence we now put it all together. Attendance is 2 times a week and we do the same class over and over to really understand this whole idea of yoga. The repetition of a set class allows the student with the aid of skilful hands on energetic assists to really deepen the practice and turn our gaze inwards.

 Wednesday 7.30pm + Saturday 10am and Sunday 10am, $160 for 4 weeks. Plus freedom to attend as many other classes as you like to gain confidence and establish practice)

Beginners Course Dates

Our Beginners Course books out quickly and quite in advance due to the high demand and limited number of places. If you have already booked into a Beginners Course, please see below for your course dates.