With the divine combination of sun, sea, and nature, Byron Bay and New South Wales are Australia’s heartlands of yoga. Removed from the distractions of every day life, you’ll be able to nurture your mind, body, and spirit with beautiful trees, gardens, fresh air, and healthful meals.
Get in touch with nature in Byron Bay & New South Wales, Australia (Photo: Yossi Nachum / Krishna Village)
Thanks to Australia’s abundant natural landscapes and fertile soil, yoga retreats in NSW & Byron Bay are typically offer local organic meals and relaxing yoga and meditation in beautiful surroundings. Take some time out for yourself with one of these yoga retreats in NSW & Byron Bay:
Happy Buddha Retreats
From $299/per person
Happy Buddha Retreats are designed to help you awaken your prana and the life force within you. This yoga retreat will take you to Wentworth Falls, just 90 minutes from Sydney. Highlights of the retreat include daily yoga classes, meditation workshop, and deep relaxation practice for all levels. Their yoga retreat in the Blue Mountains allow you to connect with nature in the Blue Mountains with dynamic and Nidra yoga styles. The retreat price includes all meals–home-cooked, organic, and vegetarian–and two nights’ accommodation in a twin or single room.
Krishna Village hosts some of the most popular yoga retreats in Australia. Previous attendees loved the atmosphere created by the location and the village filled with kindness, calm, and generosity. Nestled in the foothills of Mount Warning, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the organic veggie gardens, streams, and swimming holes of New South Wales. The retreats are flexible and can include daily yoga classes in Power and Vinyasa styles, Bhagavad Gita class, life coaching, meditation in the Hare Krishna temple, and more. Simple double, twin, and single rooms in converted shipping containers and three vegetarian meals daily are included in the retreat price.
With Awaken Meditation Retreats, you’ll cultivate a quiet mind, a sense of purpose, and wonderful memories. Their retreats are held in various locations in Byron Bay, but always selected with the intention to help you achieve inner peace through yoga and mindfulness nature walks. Highlights of the retreat are daily morning yoga, meditation and mindfulness sessions, guided tours, and various outdoor activities. Included in the retreat is a scenic visit to Minyon Falls, Byron Bay Lighthouse Walk, and an excursion to Crystal Castle. You’ll enjoy five nights’ accommodation and three vegetarian meals daily.
In Touch Yoga offers deep insight into yoga for practitioners of all levels. This yoga retreat in Byron Bay offers lessons with Flo Fenton, one of Australia’s most experienced teachers. The retreats are held at Tallow Beach Houses, just behind the local dune system, where you’ll have your own, individual beach house. The retreat includes daily yoga classes, introspective yoga, meditation sessions, and six nights’ accommodation. Meals are prepared by Todd Cameron, a local chef who has pushed the development of spa cuisine using fresh, seasonal, local, and organic ingredients. With options to book private classes and massages, this yoga retreat is the ultimate luxury relaxation experience.
The Unification Organisation for Collective Ascension is a non-profit organization that offers yoga, meditation, and fitness retreats in New South Wales. Their retreats host 2-6 students at a time, so you’ll have extra attention to help you develop your practice. You’ll stay in a shared twin or single room at Ashram of the Rainbow, a secluded two-storey house where wallabees, dingoes, and kookaburras roam. To keep costs low, karma yoga is required for a few hours a day. Highlights of the retreat are the daily Vipassana meditation, Ashtanga and Sivananda yoga classes, Zen art classes, and spiritual and nutrition classes. Included in the price is transport between Grafton airport, two nights’ accommodation, and daily vegan or raw food meals with the option to include a juice fast.