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I am Kirsten Mackintosh and this is my Swan Cove partner Tony Beaman. This is a photo of us during our trip to India to study spirituality and yoga.

Tony and I have been certified yoga instructors for more than a decade now and have been reaping the physical and spiritual benefits of living the yoga lifestyle. 

Because of this, we started a journey to share these benefits with everyone, especially with those who are suffering from chronic autoimmune conditions such as Psoriatic arthritis. We decided to build a sanctuary for those who are seeking tranquillity, and so started Swan Cove.

Tony’s early background is in agriculture and he was instrumental in the creation of our bountiful organic garden. I am proud to use my culinary nutritional expertise to serve our guests all-organic and fresh foods from our property in addition to wonderful local fare.

My past life has included working in food and nutrition teaching home economics in schools and running a weight loss centre for 7 years.

At Swan Cove, we blend yoga wisdom with nutritional science and the beauty and bounty of nature to create joyful energy and bliss.
We provide classes, guidance and accommodation to explore the healing benefits of nature on the beautiful Raymond Island, Victoria, Australia.

My name is Kirsten Mackintosh and with my partner Tony Beaman, we invite you to experience your own self-healing adventure in Swan Cove, Australia — a 10-acre wildlife sanctuary, two Tudor-style cottages for guests, along with a transformative yoga style and holistic nutritional practice.

Connect to the wonder, awe and beauty of our home.

Swan Cove accommodations

Tony and I invite visitors from around the world to our sanctuary at Swan Cove. Nestled in a magical waterfront bushland filled with jurassic trees and friendly wildlife such as kangaroos, koalas, parrots, kookaburras, echidnas, dolphins, black swans, sea eagles and sea horses!

Aside from agriculture, Tony also spent many years fishing the Gippsland Lakes. He loves sharing his local knowledge with our guests which makes their stay more fun and engaging.

Yoga classes and consulting

Tony and I became yoga instructors together in 2012 and we are both dedicated in sharing these ancient technologies in a variety of yoga styles. I run the popular Chair Yoga classes, Kundalini and KundaDance classes while Tony teaches Yin Yoga and iRest Yoga Nidra

Nutritional consulting

As a registered nutritionist, I am passionate about all areas of Nutrition ensuring that my clients receive advice that perfectly matches their individual needs as well as in harmony with the seasons.

My approach is heartfelt without being new-agey and evidence-based without being overtly clinical. I get to the root cause of what’s preventing you from eating well, and by helping you identify your core limiting beliefs. 


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