A vacation is a break from the noise of everyday life, and a yoga retreat is much more than that. It is an experience designed to help you unplug, relax, and strengthen the connection between your body and mind.
Yoga retreats are a must-have in your travel itinerary, especially for those looking to either find themselves or befriend a community of like-minded individuals on an equally uplifting journey.
Here areWell Traveller’s list of the best yoga retreats that are sure to bring a sense of wellbeing and enlightenment to your vacation.
The Yoga Retreat
Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, Gold Coast, Queensland
There is a belief that movement can heal, and at The Yoga Retreat by Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, you’ll find the perfect balance between healing, learning and pampering.
This three-day retreat is dedicated to helping guests experience the wonders of the ancient art of yoga, as each day is packed with asana practices, including hatha, iyengar and yin-based rituals, to improve clarity of mind, circulation, and fill you with energy.
Set in the midst of the mountains, this sanctuary of over 200 hectares offers the calm and quiet you crave away from the noise of the city. Dine on organic whole foods of seasonal and local varieties. The fresh harvests ensure guests only get the finest, most wholesome meals, with a menu designed by a dedicated nutritionist.
This is the place to unwind as you immerse yourself in tranquillity.
"There is a belief that movement can heal, and at The Yoga Retreat by Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, you’ll find the perfect balance between healing, learning and pampering."
Restore & Pamper Retreat at Polperro Farmhouse
Hut Yoga & Wellness, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
Heart is hard to find, but you will find it here, at the Restore & Pamper Retreat at Polperro Farmhouse by Hut Yoga & Wellness. The boutique yoga space, located in Red Hill, on an alluring farm, adjacent to an equally beautiful vineyard, will help you immerse yourself without hesitation.
For those looking to restore their energy reserves and rejuvenate themselves, the Restore & Pamper Retreat has the perfect plan.
Guests can opt to partake in different styles of yoga at Hut Yoga and Wellness, and learn about breathwork and yoga nidra. The fully-guided savasana guarantees complete relaxation and includes instructors to assist you throughout. Conclude your session with a special organic tea to calm the mind and enhance the senses. The farm provides fresh produce to ensure the highest quality of wholesome, healthy meals for guests.
The retreat offers numerous activities. Start your day at the Peninsula Hot Springs and enjoy an expert massage. Follow it up a special shopping experience with your very own shopping assistant. And finally, head on over to a private wine tasting at Polperro Wines.
This unique experience is sure to make you fall deeper in love with life.
Wellness on Water
Warrior One Yoga, Daylesford & surrounds, Victoria
The Daylesford 2-night Retreat by Warrior One Yoga is the perfect escape from the tiresome troubles in life. Set in a vintage historic residence, your personal ensuite at Lewellyn House awaits you, welcoming you with an air of comfort and elegance.
The scenic retreat promises to help you restore, reconnect and recharge, offering a package of activities that are sure to deliver. Here, you will be able to find true balance as your practice the ancient, fulfilling art of yoga, mindfulness and sound bath sessions, and so much more.
Feed your body as you feed your mind and soul, as guests will be treated to specially designed meals by Aliza of Shakti Fresh. Taste the passion and love that goes into creating these plant-based meals, freshly sourced locally.
"The scenic retreat promises to help you restore, reconnect and recharge, offering a package of activities that are sure to deliver."
Barossa Wellness, Barossa, South Australia
For those looking to break free of the rigid walls holding them back, Barossa Wellness’ Uplift Package is an ideal choice. Nestled in the town of Bethany, this peaceful retreat will bring you closer to the greener side of life.
Surrounded by a stunning orchard, with a vegetable garden, vineyards and hiking trails, Barossa Wellness offers an open space to explore your inner self without any interruptions.
The accommodation is the beautiful Keil House Barn, which is comfortably designed to make you feel at home. Sit by the wood fire for a night of quiet reading or put down a yoga mat to start your day feeling energised. The spacious bedroom gives you room to breathe and unwind, with ample privacy.
You can also opt for a massage and guided meditation session to further pamper yourself, as part of this well-deserved escape from all worries. Enjoy life the way it was truly meant to be enjoyed.