Energy Harmony Joy


Askara is a place of harmonic resonance and coherency where you will learn how to feel more than well -  recharged, de-stressed and healed! The pace, demand and strain of our highly technological world are leaving us with ever-increasing stress and pressure. Pressure to perform, obtain, accumulate, succeed and be 'online' 24/7. 

Aakara is a tucked away treasure that offers 'digital detox' and opportunity to re-discover our strong inner desire to be close to nature and interact with it in a more meaningful way! Consider Askara as your Get Away destination. Situated on the top of Willunga Hill, less that an hour drive this amazing property equipped to make your stay an 'unforgettable experience' that invigorates your body, soothes your spirit and calm your mind. 

89 acres of Askara's land has been fully balanced and energetically charged. Simply by staying at Askara you will feel the effect of the enhanced electromagnetic field of the Earth immediately. The minute you drive through the gate this healing place supports you. It provides a sense of increased safety, peace, stability and well-being. Your body begins to heal at the cellular level. The field encourages emotional stability, increases mental clarity and enhances connection to your Higher-Self, to your naturally inbuilt 'intuitive intelligence' and to the Greater Imperative. Together with organic energised whole foods, exercise programs, healing sessions, group and individual process sessions, meditation and education in self-care you will leave Askara feeling healed, revitalised, motivated, relaxed and more confident in your ability to handle the demands of your life.

Askara was born from Larisa’s heart as a reflection of her long term longing to be close to nature and from genuine gratitude for the powerful healing she has received from its land. This experience has formed a great desire to express her growing compassion through sharing this amazing property with others. Larisa’s vision has manifested a truly magical and powerful pristine environment for Askara’s guests and clients.


The Land

ASKARA is situated at the top of Willunga Hill in the gorgeous Fleurieu Peninsula in South Australia with breathtaking views, mysterious gum trees, a huge lake and wild life. Hidden places with harmonious energy for inspirational contemplation, spaces for physical activities and events offering highly unique experiences. The expansive landscape at Askara has been indicated as an important meeting place for thousands of years by the original people and tribes of this part of South Australia. 


ASKARA is completely free of potentially damaging technological devices and artificiality and offers simple graceful style of ‘just being present’ – contemplating, resting, nurturing yourself, sleeping, eating alive food, meditating, doing nothing and having fun. In addition, if desired, it offers powerful ‘life supporting programs and activities’ – gardening, bush walking, swimming, kayaking, SUP boarding, running, stretching, yoga, trees and flower planting and fully diving into a rural experiences. Choices are unlimited with Askara being located at the Heart of McLaren Vale - the famous wine region with its well-known high quality wines and world class fine restaurants which provide unique dining experiences. In the Hills, you are never far form wine and dine, but with harmonious, healing and comfortable set up of Askara you can forgo outing and reconnect not only with nature but most importantly with yourself. 

ASKARA is offering weekend retreats on regular basis, 3rd Sunday of each month from 2 pm to 5.30 pm - "Winter Challenge Program" is coming up and welcomes anyone to face fears and overcome resistance of being 'out of the comfort zone'. The experience of Meditation on Stand up Paddle Boards gliding safely on the surface of an eight acre lake will calm your mind, strengthen your physical balance and develop trust in letting go! With guidance and support of Larisa you will be taken to a high level of ‘Trusting in yourself’ and learning about your body, mind and spirit! If you feel the call, please express your interest through "Enquire" section on home page or call on 0411 535 501. 

If you feel the pressures of your current state of being, whether it be through illness, life or relationship crises or other  forms of imbalance and suffering the adverse effects of our high tech hectic ‘real’ world and feel the need for some relief from the demands of modern life- "ASKARA is the place to 'be'!!! Its highly balanced environment, retreat programs, skilled practitioner/s can provide you with practical guidance and ways of dealing positively and constructively with the work challenges and stress, health crises, relationship dysfunctions, emotional baggage and life’s tests.

If you simply tired from the density of the city, from the crowded environment, from harmful influences of a highly technological devices consider a weekend away (45 minutes from the city). Consider to rest among nature and breath fully testing your lungs capacity to 'receive life force' and feel your presence. Consider to glide on the waters of Askara's lake  kayaking, boating or stand up board paddling. If you are lover of fishing you can do that too - please refer to Upcoming Events section for more details on fishing. 

ASKARA IS offering spare rooms on airbnb

At Askara we offer spare space and a range of hosting options that are all aligned with Feng Shui principles to allow you to truly relax while staying with us. AirBnB packages range from single bedrooms, small and large apartment arrangements for solo guests, as well as for couples, families and friends to stay with comfort, pleasure and high safety, Staying at Askara promotes healing, balance and sense of well-being. Please feel free to visit Askara listings on AirBnB or through links presented below. If you have any requests or questions related to your stay at Askara you can also place your enquiries through "Enquire" section on home page and we will reply within 48 hours. 

Askara’s intention in sharing spare space with others is based on strong desire to provide an opportunity to experience healing and harmonised energetic field that is free of any Hi-tech distortions which is almost impossible to find anywhere else in our highly modernised and technologically dense environment. Askara - Island of Peace and Healing is an expression of harmony, lovingly and tastefully created by Hostess Larisa Vakulina. Larisa’s dream is to offer this unique, powerful and expansive experience to anyone who wishes to participate in the many activities, programs, seminars, presentations, workshops and circles offered here or those who just simply want to stay and unwind at Askara.

upcoming events



Classes are closed for Festive Season and will resume from 9th January 2019! Have a wonderful Holiday!


Focusing on incorporating the 8 fold system of Ashtanga yoga with the guidance of the Yama's and Niyama's (moral restraints and observances for outer and inner peace).

Hatha yoga practising-Asana (postures)-Pranayama (breathing practices)-Mudras &Kriyas (cleansing practices)-Pratyahar (sesory control)-Dharana (concentration)-Dhyana (meditation)-Working towards Samadhi (bliss of consciousness)

A journey to create Health, Happiness and Harmony by rejuvenating and balancing the energy systems improving posture, flexibility, releasing stress and calming the mind. Enabling students to realise the experience of yoga being union of body, mind and soul.

GLEN MELVILLE began practicing Yoga & Meditation in 2005 & completed his Diploma in Yoga Teacher Training with Integral Yoga Academy of Australia in 2014. He has been teaching privately for 2 years plus attending many workshops & retreats gaining further knowledge. Glen's warmth & down to earth nature set a relaxed tone for you to enjoy the energetically balanced, harmonious & supportive environment that ASKARA provides for beginning or deepening your yoga practice. Happy Yoga Practice & All are welcome!

Wear comfortable clothing & bring a blanket: $15 donation/per class towards non-profit/community/charity of choice.

When: Wednesdays of each week from 6 pm to 7.30 pm
Where: 69 Blackbilly Road, Willunga Hill, 5172
For more information call Glen on 0416 568 813
or Larisa on 0411 533 501






Consider weekend away at your door steps - only 45 minutes from the City in the famous region of Willunga and McLaren Vale. Feeling tired, stressed, irritable, and affected by high stress, unresolved work and personal issues, density and busyness of the city? Need a break? Consider the possibility of quite, slow, restful, comfortable and safe weekend away or weekend full of adventure like kayaking, boating and fishing. Askara offers accommodation via AirBnB listings or through its link on this website. Consider your dream "Get Away' combining with fishing, wine testing, fine restaurants or contemplating, meditating, reflecting and healing. 

Fishing at Askara, its cost and timing on request through 'Enquire' section of the home page or by calling on 0411 533 501

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Askara's lake size of 8 acres can provide unforgettable experience of connection to nature and its elements, fulfil passionate fishermen, satisfy any swimmer and facilitate lovers of paddling kayaks, boards or wooden boats. It has variety of fish including trout, and cod. To keep the balance and respect for the nature only one catch is granted to take the rest goes back to the lake. Happy Fishing!! 




Saturday 24th November 2018 from 2 pm to 4.30 pm)

Askara - The Healing Place, 69 Blackbilly Road, Willunga Hill 5172

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What is personal success at its core?
How to discover your life’s purpose.
Continuity of consciousness.
Help from high places.
BEING healthy – the principles of regeneration.
Harnessing genetic memory
Access to the Universal substrate of memory.
Practical spirituality.
Personal and collective exercises + practical techniques

Book your place for this fascinating presentation now HERE

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Afternoon tea supplied. 

Please note: on line bookings close at 12 midnight on the day before this event. Door tickets $45 cash only if available. Space is limited early booking is advised to secure your space. Availability of door tickets will be announced on this event page on the morning of the event.



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