If you’re looking for a sun-filled yoga retreat, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve rounded up a selection of fabulously relaxing yoga retreats across beautifully sunny Queensland.
Whether you’re simply looking to slow down and escape, to learn a few handy skills, or if you’re looking to indulge in some dedicated time and space to enhance your yoga rituals, one of these great retreats is bound to do all of that and plenty more.
Springbrook Silent Yoga Retreats
If you struggle to ‘switch off’ and calm your racing mind, then this silent yoga retreat might just allow you the chance to slow down completely. Located in the Gold Coast Hinterland, you’ll be able to take three days out of your busy schedule to take part in twice daily yoga and meditation classes while you enjoy the blissful silence.
When you’re not in class, you’ll be able to meander the world-heritage listed forest surrounding the venue (waterfall included!), participate in nature connection workshops and learn powerful tools and strategies to help create a calmer, less-reactive mind.
Accommodation and nourishing meals are also provided – and as a bonus, this retreat is really quite affordable.
Find out more at https://www.myyogaretreat.com.au/springbrook-silent-retreats
Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat – The Yoga Retreat
Gwinganna is well known as being a beautiful place to rest and recharge, but if Yoga is your thing, you’ll certainly love their new 3-night Yoga retreat.
It’s the perfect way to further your yoga practice with pranayama and breathing exercises in the morning, plus a range of yoga classes to follow including iyenga, hatha and yin-based rituals.
Along with all that amazing yoga, you’ll also enjoy three nights accommodation, all organic meals, snacks and beverages plus an amazing 80-minute massage that will allow you to totally bliss out. The accommodation is simply beautiful, with a range of styles and choices – all of which are certainly on the luxurious end of the scale.
Find out more at https://www.gwinganna.com/stay/the-yoga-retreat/
Shanti Yoga Retreats (Nirvana Wellness Retreat Centre)
Shanti Yoga offers incredible yoga-inspired retreats on the Gold Coast (40 minutes from Surfers Paradise), on a stunning 70-acre country property. You’re guaranteed quality yoga instruction as these guys also offer specialised teacher training and classes too.
There are a variety of retreats to choose from with different focuses, including ‘Calm Abiding’, ‘Believe in Yourself, Transform Your Life’, ‘Mindful Living, Mindful Being’, ‘Finding Meaning, Passion’ and ‘Purpose in the Pursuit of Happiness’.
Primarily vegan meals are all provided, and alongside your yoga classes you’ll also enjoy mindful movement, meditation, the opportunity for a massage, a little mindful art and plenty more.
Find out more at https://www.shantiyoga.com.au/yoga-retreat-gold-coast-hinterlands/
Paradise Yoga Retreat
If you’re keen to head a little further north, Paradise Yoga have created the answer for you. Held in June (2020), the ‘Finding The Freedom To Flourish’ retreat claims to offer an ‘unforgettable rainforest yoga retreat’ that will release your true inner being to the world.
You’ll enjoy getting up close with your natural surroundings within the Thala Beach Nature Reserve, with a private beach to explore and a secluded eco-cabin to relax in. Besides some fabulous yoga classes, you’ll also learn some incredibly valuable skills to take home with you, as well as enjoy meals in their award-winning restaurant and the chance to swim with turtles on the Great Barrier Reef.
This is one retreat you won’t want to miss and could well become the highlight of your year.
Sunshine Yoga – Stradbroke Island Retreat
If the idea of a tropical island appeals, in September (2020) you can indulge in either a 2-night or 6-night yoga retreat. Staying at the luxurious Beach Boy Beach Houses, you’ll enjoy a daily program of yoga, meditation, early morning energisation sessions, beach and bush walks, silence and free time.
Freshly-made nutritious meals are all prepared onsite, and Sunshine Yoga offer a relaxed approach to their retreat, where you’re encouraged to work at your own pace and attune to your body’s own needs. Releasing stress and slowing down is a major priority – with the chance to indulge in a massage and lots more.
Find out more at https://www.sunshineyoga.com.au/yoga-retreats-stradbroke-island/
Live it up in Queensland…
Whether you’re a Queensland local or an ‘out-of-towner’ looking to visit, you’ll find plenty of yoga-inspired retreats to choose from. Perfect for those occasions where you feel the desperate need to take a step back from daily life – and reclaim a little peace and tranquillity.
You could well discover a brand new, far healthier way of living and being.