BEST YOGA RETREATS IN AUSTRALIA
Whether you’re simply craving some R&R, or seeking a more immersive experience to deepen your practice, a yoga retreat is a great way to carve out the time to slow down and unwind. We’ve put together a list of retreats set amongst some of Australia’s most stunning natural landscapes.
Bad Yogi Retreats – various locations across NSW
For the modern-day yogi.
Bad Yogi Retreats are all about balance. Husband and wife duo, Andrew and Ali, create a supportive, social and relaxed space to recharge, reconnect and enjoy some of Australia’s most pristine destinations. They blend feel-good movement and mindful meditation with a sense of pragmatism – a glass of wine at dinner is very much allowed.
Soma Byron – Byron Bay, NSW
For those looking for a deep reset.
Soma is the real deal, located on a majestic 22-acre rainforest property in the Byron Bay Hinterland. Grounded in Vedic Meditation, they offer a range of curated retreats to transform your mind and body through the power of movement and breath. Learn the basics of Vedic Meditation or try one of their more tailored workshops, such as their Soma Move Masterclass, inspired by the art of dance.
Mat & Table – various locations across VIC
For yoga, food and wine lovers.
Mat & Table provide a refreshing and joyful take on the traditional yoga experience. Escape the city for the weekend immersed in nature with a small group of like-minded people. Practice daily vinyasa yoga and enjoy nourishing home-cooked meals paired with boutique, local wines.
Shizuka Ryokan – Hepburn, VIC
For those seeking deep relaxation.
Nestled amongst four-acres of tranquil bushland, Shizuka Ryokan is Australia’s first traditional Japanese wellness retreat. Their three-day retreat combines the ancient practice of yoga with authentic Japanese cuisine and wellness practices including mediation, shiatsu massage and breathwork.
Gwinganna – Gold Coast Hinterland, QLD
For recharging in nature.
A remote eco-sanctuary in the Gold Coast hinterland offering curated wellness experiences - surrounded by ocean and valley views. Gwinganna is all about yin and yang. Their three-day retreats offer a range of daily movement practices, including yoga, pilates, and deep water running. But, guests are also encouraged to embrace a more restorative approach. Indulge in leisurely swims, explore walking trails, or pamper yourself at the spa, to fully relax and rejuvenate.
Ayurveda Village – Adelaide Hills, SA
For holistic, ancient-inspired healing.
Ayurveda Village is located in the idyllic, vineyard covered Adelaide Hills. Grounded in the ancient Indian Ayurveda principles, they focus on cultivating balance and harmony through daily yoga, breathwork and meditation sessions. You can also dive deeper into the Ayurveda philosophy or incorporate other restorative treatments into your stay such as sound healing or steam bathing.
Tamara Yoga – various locations across WA
For those in need of self-care.
Set amongst some of Australia’s most beautiful and unique wild places, Tamara Yoga Retreats provide a space to re-energise and reconnect with yourself. They are all about injecting new life and self-care into your life. Practice yoga with views of crystal-clear water and red dirt deserts, enjoy delicious and nourishing meals and lots of time to rest and relax. For the more adventurous, there's also the option to join excursions in the outback.