If you’re a die-hard yoga fan, in need of some time out, then a yoga retreat might just be the thing you’ve been looking for.
Not only do many of these retreats offer a variety of specialist yoga classes for you to fine tune your skills and hone your technique, but they also offer plenty of rest and relaxation, beautiful properties and scenery, massages and more.
We’ve rounded up a selection of incredible yoga retreats, right around Australia so there’s sure to be one (or several!) for you to experience.
Griffins Hill Yoga Retreat (VIC)
Situated near a great country town (Dunkeld) in the heart of the Victorian Grampians, is this purpose-built property. At Griffin Hill, Frank Jesse teaches Iyengar Yoga and happens to be one of the very few in Australia to attain the Senior Teacher status from Iyengar Yoga Australia. He has set Griffin Hill up to provide a distraction-free escape from everyday life, with yoga, nutritious food and beautiful surroundings.
Whether your new to yoga or more experiences, you’ll find anything from a single day, to 3, 5 or 6 day retreats. They also offer special occasion retreats, such as Easter and New Years.
Accommodation is luxurious, with a range of options in the large homestead.
More information can be found at https://www.griffinshill.com.au/
Bush Creek Buddha (VIC)
North-East of Melbourne you’ll find Bush Creek Buddha, who offer a luxury yoga retreat with beautiful accommodation and gourmet dining.
Your host is Suzy, who is a qualified Iyengar Yoga teacher, with 10 years experience. Her husband Phillip is also a qualified kinesiologist, so you’re welcome to book a spot with him, while you’re there. The gourmet onsite restaurant offers modern cruisine with an Australian-French fusion. Handily, the also cater well for any specialty dietary requirements you may have.
Your yoga retreat begins Friday evening for dinner, allowing you to immediately start unwinding after your busy working week – with three yoga sessions over the weekend, in a purpose-built yoga room, with all equipment supplied.
It’s the perfect way of spending a peaceful, indulgent weekend with other like-minded souls.
More information can be found at: http://www.bushcreekbuddha.com.au/
Billabong Retreat (NSW)
If you’re located in or around Sydney, you’ll love the Billabong Retreat. Located just 45 minutes from central Sydney, they offer a range of retreat programs, including Yoga Essentials and Deeper Yoga – depending on your level of experience.
They also offer an onsite restaurant and incredible accommodation in the form of deluxe cabins, treehouse style rooms, or grab a room in the large lodge.
To add to your relaxation, you might also like to indulge in a few spa treatments or alternative modalities, including relaxation massage, hot rock massage, Reiki, or opt for a rejuvenating facial.
To find out more you can visit their website at https://www.billabongretreat.com.au/.
Byron Yoga Centre – 8-Day Retreats (NSW)
If you fancy a trip to beautiful Byron Bay, for a longer retreat, you can opt for an 8 Day Wellness Retreat at Byron Yoga Centre.
Offering a flexible timetable so you can pick and choose to suit, plus all accommodation and meals provided, you won’t have to worry about a single thing.
During the day there are options to explore the area, simply relax or even seek out a thrill and try surfing or sky-diving. During the evening you’ll indulge in a wholesome dinner, followed by wellbeing talks, entertainment, and guided meditations to help you drift peacefully off to sleep.
It’s the perfect way to relax, recharge and reset your health and wellbeing.
More details can be found here: https://www.byronyoga.com/8-day-wellness-retreat/
Zen Buddist & Yoga Retreat (QLD)
Just one hour north of Brisbane will land you in paradise, within the Sunshine Coast, at Zen Buddist & Yoga Retreat. Their signature 4-day retreat focuses on small groups, and is perfect for beginners as they provide an intensive course that will help you calm your mind and allow you to find happiness from within.
This retreat is more suited to those who like a more structured, time-tabled approach – who wish to really immerse themselves in learning their unique mindfulness strategies and techniques.
Book in with a group of friends for a private experience or join others in a retreat that commences the first Friday of the month.
More details can be found here: https://www.malenyyogazen.com/4-day-retreat
My Yoga Retreat (QLD)
This yoga retreat is slightly different, as it is a ‘silent retreat’. Located in beautiful rainforest in Springbrook (45 minutes from the Gold Coast), your every need will be catered for so you can simply take the time out to relax.
While there is plenty of yoga on offer, which is perfect for beginners and the more experienced – everything is completely optional. Sleep in if you want, go exploring if you prefer. And enjoy each meal, prepared by the onsite chef.
For silent retreats, after the initial setting in and instructions, complete silence is encouraged, and all devices are switched off. Leaving you free to contemplate life in peaceful solitude, surrounded by nature.
Find out more at https://www.myyogaretreat.com.au/.
Kookaburra Yoga (WA)
Kookaburra Yoga offers a range of different retreats, handily located just 40 minutes from Perth CBD. For a weekend retreat, their Yoga and Meditation Weekend Retreat is ideal.
This weekend allows you to deep dive into yoga practice, along with meditative bush walks, sound healing, and nourishing vegetarian food.
You’ll be sure to leave feeling more at peace, and more deeply relaxed than ever before, with plenty of new techniques to enable you to continue your practice and relaxation into your daily life.
Find out more at https://www.kookaburrayoga.com/yoga-meditation-weekend-retreat.html
Balance For Life (NT)
Finally, we come to a relaxation oasis located in Dundee Beach in the Northern Territory. The owner Carol provides a great range of yoga and relaxation retreats, including the Weekend Getaway with yoga and meditation, combine yoga and fishing for those that way inclined, or try the mums and daughters retreat.
Either way, the focus is on helping you to bring back that feeling of balance, as well as health, happiness and clarity.
Find out how here: https://www.balanceforlife.com.au/
We hope this gives you a great starting point when searching for that perfect yoga inspired retreat.
Yoga is a perfect technique for helping to calm an overactive, anxious mind – and combining it in the form of an all-inclusive retreat, may just be the ticket to reclaiming your health and mental clarity.
Allowing you to spring back into your daily life with more peacefulness and enthusiasm.