As part of our 35 years celebrations, we’re creating something really special. Local artist Binx Designs is in the process of creating an incredible mural of Shiva within our retreat centre – a symbol of calm and change.

Since it was established by John Ogilvie in 1988, Byron Yoga Centre has encountered over 35 years of changes, and is now a pinnacle of hope, healing and peace – the perfect home for Shiva.

This collaboration between Binx Designs and Byron Yoga Centre blends art with yoga’s peaceful essence. With each stroke, Shiva’s image emerges, inviting viewers to reflect and also find the inner peace that both Shiva and Byron Yoga Centre represent. This mural isn’t just beautiful; it’s a place for people to connect with themselves and with something bigger…

Who is Shiva?

Shiva, a central figure in Hindu mythology, is often regarded as the Supreme Deity, embodying the cosmic forces of creation, preservation, and destruction. Depicted with attributes such as a trident, a serpent, and a crescent moon, Shiva symbolises transcendence beyond earthly attachments and the cyclical nature of existence.

As the epitome of stillness and inner peace, Shiva is revered as the ultimate yogi, guiding devotees on a path of spiritual awakening and liberation from the illusions of the material world.

In some yoga linages Shiva is considered to be the father of Yoga. He is also considered to be the destroyer of the darkness of ignorance, which will then allows the practitioner to receive light and knowledge.

About the Artist

We have been lucky enough to collaborate with local artist Bec Denholm – AKA ‘Binx’. Binx is a multi-disciplinary, mixed media artist who has been practising for over 12 years now within the Riverina and Northern Rivers regions, Australia. Her creative work includes painting – both on traditional canvas and found objects, drawing, weaving and textile work, digital art and design and large-scale mural artworks for both business and private application.

Binx’s art is an exploration of her many multifaceted interests and uses the language of pattern, text, nature and portraiture to evoke a sense of nostalgia. Each piece is a unique visual snapshot infused with a sense of freedom and soul.

She is passionate about working with clients to bring their vision to life and elevate space through thought provoking, clever and beautiful artwork. You can learn more about Binx Designs via her website here.

This collaboration shows how art and mindfulness can work together to create a special space. In the presence of Shiva’s mural, visitors find inspiration and a sense of belonging.

As the mural nears completion, it becomes a symbol of hope and guidance, guiding everyone on their journey toward inner peace. In Byron Yoga Centre’s serene atmosphere, Shiva’s presence continues to inspire and uplift, reminding us of the wisdom within us all.

Thank you Binx for joining us on our journey. We will be enjoying your creation for years to come.