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Lakshmi Sound Sanctuary

Lakshmi Sound Sanctuary Retreats Australia

Check out the details of our next sound healing retreat below


The Alchemy of Sound Retreat

Hosted by Annie Ridgway and Anita Cassidy Bowman

Was Held 24th – 26th May 2024

 VENUE: Cedar Lodge Retreat, Mt Tamborine, QLD
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"The Alchemy of Sound Retreat" was not just an event; it's an unforgettable odyssey where you'll explore the alchemical transformations sound can create in your life. You'll leave with a deepened connection to your inner symphony, armed with tools for self-healing, personal expression, and profound mindfulness.

During the retreat, we engaged in various activities such as Qi Gong sessions, meditation circles, rituals, breath work and active sessions focused on embodying sound in all 5 Levels of consciousness, exploring the 5 elements of Earth, Water, Fire, Air, and Ether; infused with Pure Vibration and Light.

Our experienced facilitators Annie and Anita guided you through powerful exercises designed to release unwanted energy, awaken your intuition, re - pattern  and enliven your body, and ignite your creative energy.

To celebrate the powerful energy of the full moon, we had a magical full moon ceremony, where we set intentions, release anything that no longer serves us, and connect with the natural cycles of the moon. 

Our first group joined us for a weekend of restoration and renewal. De – stress and release any unwanted energies & anxiety. An alchemical journey anchored in the medicine of sacred sound to activate your authentic, dynamic Self and inner brilliance.
Unveil the hidden power of sound and embark on a transformative journey at our exclusive two - day retreat - "The Alchemy of Sound."

We were all invigorated by the holistic practices of: breath work; gentle somatic exercises, such as Restorative Yoga, Qigong and intuitive dance; ancient clearing practices for the subtle energy body; inquiry, contemplation and meditation. All of these practices were anchored in Sound and music.


Enjoy the blissful sounds of sound healing instruments, crystal singing bowls and harp, Tibetan singing bowls and gongs, medicine drums, flutes, magical chimes and more.  

Thank you to all those who joined us at "The Alchemy of Sound Retreat" and become the 'composer of your own transformative melody'.

Bask and recharge in the tranquility of nature: the rainforest, wildlife and bird song

Relax and enjoy delicious, nutritious meals; comfortable accommodation and peaceful surrounds with like - minded souls.

This is a wonderful opportunity to restore and celebrate your life force and full potential in a safe and fully supportive environment

We all experienced a joyous and truly inspiring change!


Unlock the incredible potential of sound for personal healing and relaxation.

Express your unique self through the beautiful art of sound, whether it's your voice, an instrument, or another form of sound art. 


You will be invited to discover how sound can deepen your meditation practice and enhance your daily mindfulness routines.

The property has lush gardens as well as tropical forest creeks (good for swimming on a hot day!) and stunning walks.

Throughout the retreat, there will be opportunities to relax and recharge. We offer comfortable and luxurious accommodation, healthy, delicious meals, and plenty of free time for you to explore the many acres of beautiful natural surroundings, journal, or simply take a nap. By the end of the retreat, you will leave feeling more centered, grounded, and connected to your body and spirit.

Spaces are limited, so reserve your spot now and embark on a harmonious journey of self-discovery. Connect with like-minded individuals, explore the magic of sound, and awaken the alchemist within you.

Don't miss out on this life-changing experience. Join us at "The Alchemy of Sound Retreat" and become the composer of your own transformative melody.

Your ticket is all inclusive of accommodation, catered vegetarian or non vegetarian meals prepared by chefs from some organic produce grown on the property, all workshops and activities, as well as a beautiful retreat gift.


  • Dance/movement

  • Deep Connection with yourself and others

  • Cacao Ritual

  • Meditation

  • Yoga, Qi Gong & Yoga Nidra

  • Somatic Sound Workshops

  • Journalling

  • Sacred Full Moon Ceremony 

  • Cultivate Self-Love & Body Acceptance

  • An Empowering and Sacred Sound Healing Journey

  • Time to relax and enjoy the beautiful surrounds


  • Open for guidance and willing to implement long-lasting changes in their lives

  • Looking for a healthy reset & rejuvenation

  • Looking for deep, meaningful connections with like-minded souls

  • Seeking deep healing & loving reconnection to their bodies, soul and spirits

  • Wanting to develop a true sense of self-love

  • Seeking deep spirituality & full reverence for Mother Nature

  • Ready to feel centred, clearer and calmer

  • Ready to release & shed shadow patterns that no longer serve your life

  • Open to the flow of life force & Shakti energy within your body

  • Wanting to ignite your passion & connect with your Soul purpose

  • No previous experience in any of the activities mentioned above is necessary.


  • ​Self Awareness and Self Empowerment

  • Healing and Transformation.

  • Healing and release of past trauma.

  • Awakened cellular energy.

  • Enlivened creativity

  • Connection to life flow.

  • Clear decision making.

  • Enhanced wisdom and intuition.

What was Included?

  • 2 nights accommodation

  • 2 days of nutritious meals (1 x Dinner - Friday evening only, breakfast and lunch each day) 

  • Full moon ceremony and cacoa

  • All activities & Offerings

  • Special gift pack 

Let us take care of all the details so you can surrender into the flow of the weekend.

This depends on your choice and ranges from:

  • Executive Hotel Rooms $1350 (twin share)

  • Vista Upgraded Hotel Rooms $1550 (twin share)

  • Executive Hotel King Room - $1600 (private)

  • Vista Upgraded Private King Room - $1850

  • Glamping Tent $1920 Private or shared - $1550



Day 1: Finding your Unique Rhythm

3.30pm - Check in

4.30pm - Opening Circle

5.00pm - Workshop - Grounding Intentions EARTH

6.00pm - Sound Bath

6.30pm - Dinner @ Rainforest Restaurant


Day 2: Clearing to find flow and passion and rewriting your Life Melody

7.00am - Embodied Practice - Yoga/Qigong

8.00am - Breakfast

9.00am - Workshop - WATER

10.30am - Embodied Sound Practice

12.30pm - Lunch

1.30pm - Free time

2.30pm - Workshop - FIRE

4.00pm - Embodied Sound Practice

6pm - Dinner - local restaurant - (Own cost)

7.30pm - Full Moon Ceremony with Cacoa


Day 3: Inviting Expansion and elevating with Harmony

7.00am - Embodied Practice - Yoga/ Qigong

8.00am - Breakfast

9.00am - Workshop - AIR

10.30am - Embodied Sound Practice

12pm - Check out of Rooms

12.30pm - Lunch

1.30pm - Free time

2.30pm - Workshop - ETHER

4.00pm - Embodied Sound Practice

5.00pm - Closing Ceremony/ Reflections/Integration/Next Steps

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Step away from the demands of daily life, to reconnect with your divine essence. 

Whether you are new to the concept of the sound healing or have been exploring it for years, this retreat offers a safe and supportive space for you to deepen your understanding and experience its transformative power.

Don't miss this opportunity to embark on a soulful adventure that will leave you feeling empowered, inspired, and connected. Register now to secure your interest in our future Alchemy of Sound Retreats and embark on a journey of self-discovery.


Anita Cassidy Bowman

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I believe that my appreciation for and ever-deepening connection with the natural world and greater cosmos has expanded my ability to energetically support others and myself, alongside the therapeutic qualities of world sound healing instruments and voice.
For 25+ years, I have explored the traditional vocal music therapy and devotional songs of India, integrating the knowledge I’ve gained into the meditation and Nada (sound) Yoga classes I facilitated. 

Anita is a trained and experienced teacher of meditation and she is also an Associate tutor and teacher/trainer with the Sound Healing Academy, international, which is now widespread throughout the world. She runs a thriving sound healing practice in Maleny, QLD - Sound and Serenity -

Annie Ridgway

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Annie is a fully qualified Sound Healing practitioner, a musician, and singer/songwriter who has led many workshops in singing and sound for over 20 years both in Australia and Overseas.

She worked as a Visiting Practitioner at the world renowned 5 Star Kamalaya - Spa and Wellness Centre in Koh Samui Thailand from 2012 – 2016.

With two Diplomas in Sound Healing through the International Sound Healing Academy in the UK, Annie is the Global Lead Teacher and Teacher trainer for the Academy.

Annie runs a flourishing Sound Healing practice, called Lakshmi Sound Healing, in the Byron Shire, NSW and is the Global Lead in Education Training with the Sound Healing Academy. She facilitates Level 1 Foundation Certificate Courses and Level 2 Diplomas for 1-2-1 practice and for Groups.

“ I believe in the innate ability for people to heal themselves with the help of the transformative power of healing sounds along with loving intention.”


"So full of profoundly wise healing knowledge taught with love and playfulness by Annie and Anita. So very grateful for this amazing experience!"

~ Kathryn Dallimore

“The workshop has been amazing and I haven’t wanted it to end. I loved learning to use all the beautiful instruments, getting to give and receive. Annie and Anita are amazing teachers, you can feel their love and passion for sound healing. This was way more than a course, it was like a retreat!”

~Tess Crake

"I absolutely LOVED the course! I had so much FUN, it was honestly AMAZING! Highly recommend to anyone interested in sound healing or music in general"

~ Tarsila Motta (Freshwater, NSW, Australia)

"WOW! Amazing... Privilege...Life changing (I don't throw that word around either) Divine... Pure... Beautiful...Love..."

~ Christine Conus (Islington, NSW, Australia)

For more information please email or call on 0417242978

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