What people say

about Sheldon's retreats and workshops...


Terri IrwinSheldon, thanks for the life changing experience!

Terri Irwin, Australia Zoo

I really appreciated your instruction at the daily Yoga Practices. It did not matter whether the participants had experience or not,you guided everyone with skill and patience,encouraging everyone.I felt the inner connection which we all strive for in our practices and felt more aware and alive afterwards.
Regards, Leonie Hynds.

I found your yoga class beautifully simple, yet very effective and challenging in just the right way, it was great.
Thanks again, Dr Helena Smetana

Thankyou for the experience. I am going through alot of change at the moment but know that I am closer than ever before to awakening to a different reality. Your classes were well timed for me in emphasising/ facilitating that awareness and for that I thank you very much.
Regards, Jodie Neil.

How truly wonderful we found your classes in Byron. They have made some, so far small, but profound changes to the way we think and live – we do so wish we lived closer to you!
Best wishes, Kate & Dave Farrer

Yoga with Sheldon is pure meditation in action – his knowledge and 'connectedness' was inspiring and energising. I was amazed at the individual attention he was able to to give each student while keeping the flow of the class consistent. I look forward to practicing with Sheldon wherever our paths cross!
Warmest regards, Elizabeth Bryan

I just wanted to tell you what a wonderful weekend I had, and how you have inspired me to take up yoga on a regular basis. Since your classes that weekend I feel a real sense of calm, which is amazing for me because I'm a real stress head. If one weekend can do this, imagine what it can do if done on a regular basis. I do contribute this to you Sheldon, you are an amazing teacher.
Lots of love, Filomena Ciociola


monica“First Time Yogi”.  What an introduction to my new beginning of Yoga.  I found the yoga easy and difficult, testing at times and yet fun.

The lectures have been informative but not too intense.  The teaching from Sheldon was very knowledgeable yet calm and firm with his instructing showing everyone a good technique and correcting when need be.

All meals were organic with delicious flavours, fresh, healthy and of great variety.  Above all, cooked and served with love.

The location was visually perfect creating a very relaxing environment, which if possible, I would choose not to leave.  Thank you Suinee!

The massage was magical too!  Thanks Felicity.

Overall, I have come away with a loving feeling to share with my friends and an inspiration to continue into my “Joyous Journey” world of yoga and wellness.”

Monica Weideman
Production Manager, Film & Television
Brisbane, Queensland

“I can’t thank you enough Suinee and Sheldon for the opportunity to attend the inaugural “Joyous Journey” retreat at Broken Head.  I feel very lucky to have been part of such a wonderful few days.

jenifferI have learnt so much from our talented Sheldon, savoured the magnificent food cooked by Kali and thoroughly enjoyed the company of the whole group.  The massage wasn’t too bad either!!.  I’m sure there could not have been a more beautiful environment for this retreat to have been held.  It is unbelievable!

Thank you again for your hospitality Suinee and for organising such a wonderful experience for us all.  I wouldn’t have changed a thing!”

Lots of love
Jennifer Whipps
East Balina, New South Wales

jen“Sheldon and Suinee, thank you for a wonderful experience - a Joyous Journey of a lifetime.  I want to experience your passion and dedication for many years to come.

Kali and Felicity I thank you for your gentleness and for sharing your knowledge for well being and nourishment.

I wish you both the very best for your exciting venture, with Suinee’s passion and Sheldon’s experience, it can only be successful”.

Helen Hurford
Manager Sales Office, Qantas, North Sydney (retired)
Byron Bay
New South Wales

pam“What a birthday present!!.  I have had one of the most wonderful experiences of my life.

I feel so refreshed and energised by this introduction to Yoga and Tai Chi that I will continue with my Yoga practice when I return home.

Everything at this retreat has been first class.  The food created by Kali was delicious; the massage from Felicity so self indulgent and relaxing, the expertise of Sheldon, his patience and encouragement outstanding and lastly the passion shown by Suinee for this first “Joyous Journey” was something to behold.  The fun and friendship from the girls were fantastic.

Thank you again for this opportunity to be a part of this “Joyous Journey”, which will never be forgotten.”

With all my love
Pamela Stribley
Customer Service Officer, Bendigo Bank (retired)

jill“Joyous Journey” has been a joyous experience for me and for my personal growth.  From the onset until our departure, I have felt very comfortable and totally detached from the real world.

Lovely to make new friends and enjoy the wonderful hospitality that Suinee has
provided for all of us over the last 4 days.

All meals were delicious, cooked lovingly by Kali, using fresh organic herbs and vegetables from Suinee’s garden.

My interest in Yoga has been re-kindled, thanks to Sheldon who has been blessed with the special talent as a teacher who inspires his students to excel in a calm and non-competitive way.  An introduction to Tai Chi will be something I hope to continue when I return home.

Thank you again for the chance to be a part of “Joyous Journey”, and especially your generosity is something I will always remember.

Jill Kidman
Licensee, Burleigh Waters Childcare

cheryl“Memorable, Marvellous, Magnificent!!  Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Sheldon, you have rekindled in my life a spark that started many years ago, a zest for life, an experience that has reconnected me with my feelings. 

Your “Joyous Journey” has been truly that.  Sheldon, you are a wonderful ambassador for this new venture you are in.  I wish you success and wonderful times ahead. 

Delightful Kali, the “culinary queen” - what can I say but “yum”, you are a true soul of this earth.  Felicity, my only complaint - not long enough!  Beautiful touch.

I felt so at home, so connected and so full of joy.  I look forward to “Joyous Journey 2”.

My love
Cheryl Keys
Director, Keys Realty
Main Beach, Queensland