Byron Bay Yoga Retreat

BYRON BAY YOGA RETREAT

13-16 December 2021

Treat yourself to a gorgeous Luxury Yoga Retreat at SOMA in Byron Bay. Experience 4 days / 3 nights – full of yoga, relaxing in the tranquility of a Bamboo forest.

A true mind-body-soul tingling experience! Connect to your practice, self and nature with daily yoga practices in a spacious Geo-Dome. Yoga philosophy workshops focus on asana technique, Svādhyāya (yogic study) and meditation.

Enjoy wholesome organic vegetarian cuisine to nourish your mind, body and soul. You’ll leave feeling refreshed, connected & inspired!

SOLD OUT – Please email hello@katclaytonyoga.com to be put on the waitlist for the next retreat 🙂

INCLUSIONS

  • 4 days / 3 nights Luxury King Accommodation in a luxury private retreat space – SOMA, Byron Bay
  • Daily yoga practice, meditation and breath work – in the spectacular GeoDome nestled in a tranquil bamboo forest
  • 2 x Yoga Workshops to explore and embody yoga through a variety of yogic practices, asana & philosophy
  • King bedrooms w/ ensuite and rainforest shower, A/C, featuring sweeping views of the Byron Hinterland
  • 100% linen bedspreads and organic bath products
  • All meals (3 x daily) – feast on delicious, wholesome, organic fresh vegetarian cuisine
  • Fruit, light snacks, juices, tea + coffee provided
  • Live Music Kirtan with guest musician – Josh Blau
  • Freshwater infinity pool + relax by the fire pit to watch the sunset
  • Free time during the day to sit in the swing and relax, or stroll through 22 acres of bamboo forest
  • Complimentary wifi + yoga props available for use

NOT INCLUDED

  • Transportation / airfare

Arrival – Check in between 2-4pm. Fruit platter, snacks & refreshments will be provided upon arrival.

75 minute – Welcome Yoga Flow Practice to stretch out, grounding energy and relax into retreat mode.

Enjoy a delicious organic wholesome home-cooked dinner and settle in for the evening.

EXAMPLE DAILY SCHEDULE:

Morning

Early bird snacks & healthy daily juice tonic – for the early risers (coffee will also be available 😉

Daily (2 hour) Yoga Practice – Vinyasa style yoga flow which may also include meditation and breath work (pranayama)

Hot Breakfast – Enjoy a delicious breakfast to recharge and nourish after a 2 hour yoga practice

Free Time – enjoy the mid morning to relax & take a dip in the freshwater pool, read a book or stroll through the Bamboo forest.

Lunch made with local & organic ingredients

Afternoon

2 hour x afternoon Yoga Workshop deepen your yoga practice & nourish mind and body

Free Time – you may like to book a massage or explore the Byron Bay hinterland

Evening 

One evening we will enjoy Live Music with a special concert & Kirtan (with special guest musicians)

Relax and enjoy a delicious vegetarian home-cooked dinner

Free time to relax / sit by the outdoor fire pit to watch the sunset or an evening guided meditation

Final day

Daily Morning Yoga Practice followed by a delicious healthy & nutritious hot brunch and closing circle.

12 Noon – Check out & departure

Who is this Retreat for?

This retreat is perfect for a yoga students who want to deepen their practice and to learn more about yoga – in a relaxed and inclusive environment.

Can I bring a friend / partner who is new to Yoga?

YES of course!

All asana practices can be modified to suit all levels, however a minimum of 4-6 months asana practice is highly recommended. And a general level of fitness is required.

Yoga Teachers – can I get continuing education credits?

YES for Yoga Teachers 15 hours of (contact) continuing education credits will be available. A certificate of completion will be issued to you upon request, provided you attend all sessions.

What kind of Yoga is on offer?

Vinyasa Yoga – you’ll have daily 2 hour guided asana sessions (flowing dynamic movement with breath). Other forms of yoga may also be offered (slow flow, yin, meditation, breath work, chanting, discussions about yoga philosophy) in the afternoon Workshops as well.

All asana practices can be modified to suit all levels. As well as options to up-level your practice (i.e., arm balances and inversions). However a minimum of 4-6 months asana practice is highly recommended.

A general level of fitness is required.

Do I have to attend every Yoga session?

All sessions offered are optional.

You’ll probably want to try and come to everything anyways – but I completely get that you’re also on vacation. This isn’t yoga boot-camp 🙂 One day you may decide you want to enjoy a sleep in or indulge in a long afternoon nap – that’s completely fine – there’s no pressure to attend every session.

If you are a yoga teacher and want the 15 hours – continuing education credits you will need to attend all sessions.

Will I be sharing a bed in the shared accommodation?

There is 1 x King sized bed per room…. so if you’re sharing a room you’ll be sharing the same bed too. If you do not have someone to share with – you may email me separately and depending on availability we may be able to offer you a private room.

SOMA Retreat

This beautiful property is located in the rainforest in the Byron Bay hinterland. Our luxury yoga purpose-built retreat & oasis is set on 22 acres of lush rain forest surrounded by Bamboo and lychee forests.

King accommodation and relaxing shared spaces are modern and beautifully designed. Soma’s grounds are unquestionably the pride and joy. There’s a tangible healing energy that emanates from this land, and sweeping views of the lush hinterland.

This Retreat features a beautiful and unique Geo-dome yoga shala nestled in a bamboo forest.

Spacious luxury en-suite Bedrooms feature King size beds with a private ensuite and rainforest shower. Views through expansive windows showcase the Byron hinterland and Soma rainforest.

  • King size bed (shared for couples or friends, and private accommodation options available)
  • 100% linen bedspreads
  • Organic wholesome meals included
  • A/C and heating units in each room
  • Freshwater infinity pool (heated in winter)

Getting There

Only 15 minutes drive from Byron Bay and Mullumbimby.

Nearby airports: Ballina and Gold Coast Airport

You will receive more detailed arrival instructions once you’ve confirmed your booking.

MOVE WELL

Yoga is a holistic practice of physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Each day you will be guided in yoga practices designed to help you feel revitalized and nourished.

Our group practices will take place in the purpose built Geo-Dome Yoga Shala surrounded by bamboo and lychee forests. All practices and activities are 100% optional – this is your time to relax and renew.

Explore a variety of yoga practices like breath work and chanting and yogic philosophy. Expand your knowledge of yoga & connect more deeply to your true nature, heart, mind and body.

EAT WELL

Fresh, local, organic, wholesome vegetarian food will be prepared each day with love by our Wellness Chefs. All meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and snacks will be served daily.

All dietary preferences, including gluten-free, dairy-free and vegan can easily be catered for.

BE WELL

This retreat is all about nourishing, rejuvenation & re-balancing. Experience daily yoga practices, meditations and breathing techniques to help you reconnect to your true nature, peace and tranquility.

The word yoga means Union. There’s no better place to feel a deep sense of connection, wonder and one-ness than immersed in Yoga surrounded by nature, on a stroll through the bamboo or lychee forests, or sitting by the fire-pit and watching the stars at night.

We want you to feel at home, pampered in luxury, yoga and delicious food, far away from the day-to-day hustle and bustle of everyday life.

ACTIVITIES &

RELAXATION

What to do on your free time

In Sanskrit, Yoga means ‘Union’ – on Retreat we will incorporate a variety of holistic yoga practices to prepare the mind and body to merge into wholeness and peace – connecting to your True Nature.

We will unravel layers of tension through asana, quieten the mind with meditation, open your heart and sooth your soul with live music, relaxing by the glowing fire-pit at sunset or bathing in the freshwater infinity pool.

Yoga Workshops will help you deepen your practice and learn more about yoga and embody daily yoga practices. Explore practices to re-connect to yourself and others, ignite your yoga practice – and nourish your mind, body & soul.

Enjoy a special guest to experience live music chanting Kirtan to learn more about Bhakti Yoga and the epic stories in Hindu Mythology.

You’ll also have free time to relax, read a book, nap – take a stroll among 22 acres of lush bamboo forest or explore the Byron Bay hinterland.

NATURE    YOGA    RELAXATION    BLISS

REFUND / CANCELLATION POLICY

Your deposit or full payment is required to secure your place. Full payment is required 60 days prior to the retreat start date.

Deposits are 100% non-refundable. However, may be transferred to another retreat with appropriate notice given. Please review  retreat cancellation policy and Terms & Conditions here.

Daily asana practices can be modified to suit all levels, however a minimum of 4-6 months yoga asana practice is recommended.