Byron Bay Yoga Retreat 2023

BYRON BAY YOGA RETREAT

9-12 October 2023

Relax & renew your practice on a luxury Yoga Retreat in the beautiful hinterland of Byron Bay.

On this Retreat we will practice yoga twice daily. Explore your yoga technique, breath, meditation, myths & stories behind the asanas.

Nourish your mind and body with delicious organic wholesome cuisine that will leave you feeling lighter inside & out.

INCLUSIONS

  • 4 days / 3 nights Yoga Retreat
  • Luxury king rooms with ensuite at SOMA, Byron Bay (as featured in the TV drama, 9 Perfect Strangers)
  • Daily morning yoga & breathwork practices in the spectacular GeoDome
  • Yoga Workshops to explore a variety of yogic practices, meditation, asana technique & yogic philosophy
  • Live music in the Yoga & Meditation Geo-Dome
  • Organic wholesome farm to table delicious vegetarian food
  • All meals, snacks and drinks are included
  • Private & Shared rooms available with king beds, ensuite and rainforest shower, A/C, featuring sweeping views of the Byron Hinterland
  • 100% linen bedspreads and organic bath products
  • Freshwater infinity pool
  • 22 acres to wander through bamboo forest or find a cosy swing to chill out
  • Gather at the outdoor fire pit, or Zen garden to relax

NOT INCLUDED

  • Airfare / transportation

SOMA Retreat

This beautiful property is located in the rainforest in the Byron Bay hinterland. It’s a luxury purpose-built yoga retreat on a sprawling 22 acres of Bamboo and lychee forests.

Rooms and shared spaces are modern and beautifully designed with huge feature windows to soak up the tranquility of the landscape. There’s a tangible healing energy that emanates from the land, not to mention the sweeping views of the lush hinterland.

One unique feature of this Retreat is the spectacular Geo-dome (aka: our “Yoga Bubble”) where we will practice yoga each day. You can look up to see the sky and towering Bamboo shoots as you ‘salute the sun’ or while relaxing in Savasana 🙂

Accommodation

Both private and shared room accommodation is available. Rooms are spacious with a King size bed, ensuite and rainforest shower. Views through expansive windows showcase the Byron hinterland and Soma rainforest.

  • 1 x King size bed in each of the rooms
  • 100% linen bedspreads
  • A/C units in each room
  • Expansive feature windows with lush greenery views

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.

Who is this Retreat for?

This retreat is perfect for yoga students who want to relax, connect to a daily yoga/ meditation practice and to learn more about yoga in an inclusive environment.

Can I bring my friend or partner who is new to Yoga?

Daily Asana practices & Workshops can be modified to suit all levels, however a minimum of 4 months asana practice is highly recommended. A general level of fitness is required.

What kind of Yoga is offered on this retreat?

Daily morning practices include 2 hour Vinyasa (dynamic movement at a steady pace with focus on the breath). Other forms of yoga may also be offered (slow flow, yin, meditation, breath work, chanting, discussions about yoga philosophy).

Modifications will be offered, and the choice to up-level your practice.

Do I have to attend every Yoga session?

All sessions offered are 100% optional.

You’re on vacation 🙂 But I find most students will try and come to all the sessions. 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.

Note, If you are a yoga teacher and want a certificate for continuing education credits, you will need to attend all sessions. No partial certificates will be awarded.

Will I be sharing a bed in the shared accommodation?

There is one 1 x King sized bed in every 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 can book a private room instead.

Yoga Teachers – can I get continuing education credits?

Yes, for Yoga Teachers continuing education teacher training credits are available. A certificate of completion will be issued to you upon request.

 

Arrival Day

Check in @ 2:30-4pm

Yoga Practice – to stretch out and relax into retreat mode.

Followed by a delicious healthy vegetarian dinner.

Free Time – sit by the outdoor fire pit or enjoy a cuppa tea and watch the sunset.

DAILY SCHEDULE

Healthy morning lemon & tumeric tonic, fruit & light snacks available.

Morning Yoga Practice  – Vinyasa yoga which may include meditation and breath work (pranayama) with postures to both nurture & help you deepen your practice.

Enjoy a delicious fresh organic vegetarian breakfast.

Free Time – enjoy the mid morning to relax & soak in the freshwater pool and take  ‘you time’.

Take a stroll through the Bamboo Forest or enjoy a ‘walking meditation’ with the group.

Afternoon

Lunch made with local & organic ingredients.

More Free Time to relax, nap or take a dip in the pool.

Afternoon Workshop (2-2.5 hours)

Example Workshop Topics: Inversions: Learn to handstand/headstand, Sound Bath & YIN, Yoga Philosophy Discussion

Evening 

For dinner, enjoy not having to cook or clean! Delicious vegetarian farm to table organic food at our communal table (one of the beautiful feature pieces at SOMA).

Wind down and relax as you sit by the outdoor fire pit and watch the sunset, or you might choose do an evening meditation.

We may also have some special guests join us for live music, chanting, kirtan & yoga philosophy discussions.

Final Day

Morning Yoga Practice & Meditation

Final Brunch – Enjoy a delicious feast of organic cuisine to leave you feeling healthy, happy and nourished.

Check out @ 10am

ACTIVITIES &

RELAXATION

Unravel layers of tension and strengthen the body through asana, quieten the mind with meditation, open your heart with music, relax by the glowing open-air fire at sunset and bathe in the serenity of first rays at sunrise. Re-connect, soothe and balance your nervous system, healing mind, body & soul.

At the heart of yoga a tranquil abode of peace, love and joy abounds.

In the modern world, it’s easy to get tangled up in the constant busy-ness and to feel out of touch with this joyful natural essence. This retreat is all about returning you back to this state of equanimity, bliss & yoga.

NATURE    YOGA    RELAXATION    BLISS

REFUND / CANCELLATION POLICY

A deposit or partial payment is required to secure your place. Deposits are 100% non-refundable.

If notice of cancellation is given >60 days prior to retreat start date, you will lose 50% of the deposit. The remaining portion of fees paid may be refunded or transferred to another retreat to use within 18 months.

Notice given of cancellation <60 days or less prior to the retreat start date, 100% of your deposit will be forfeited. If we can find someone to take your place you may be able to transfer the remaining retreat fees (minus your deposit) to a future retreat.

Cancellations within 30 days of the retreat start date, 100% of the retreat fees paid are non refundable.

There are no exceptions to the Cancellation policy including injury, illness, travel or border closures or COVID related cancellations. We advise you take out travel insurance to protect yourself against unforeseen circumstances.

Please carefully review the full retreat cancellation policy and Terms & Conditions here.