Byron Bay Yoga Retreat 2023



4-7 May 2023

Nourish yourself on a luxury Yoga & Meditation Retreat over 3 nights, 4 days in the tranquil hinterland of Byron Bay.

Practice daily vinyasa yoga in our spectacular Geo-Dome, nestled in a lush forest with bamboo gently swaying above you. Slow it down with: yin yoga, meditation, and blissful guided yoga nidra (guided relaxation). Explore the balance between movement & stillness and nada yoga – the practice of deep listening. Discover the space at the heart of yoga – where a tranquil abode of peace, love and joy abounds.

You’ll have plenty of time to relax, take a stroll in nature, dip in the refreshing pool or sit by the fire & enjoy connecting with other like minded people.  Delicious organic wholefood cuisine will leave you feeling lighter inside & out.

This retreat is open for all levels, designed to nourish you in a beautiful, peaceful luxury setting.


  • 4 days / 3 nights Yoga Retreat
  • Spacious luxury king sized rooms at SOMA, Byron Bay
  • Daily morning yoga & meditation in the spectacular GeoDome
  • Explore a variety of yogic practices, meditation & yogic philosophy
  • Yin & Yoga Nidra (with guided relaxation)
  • Enjoy live music as a special treat in the Yoga & Meditation Geo-Dome
  • Locally sourced, organic wholesome meals prepared by our amazing Chefs from Burbury Wholefoods
  • 3 x whole food vegetarian meals per day, afternoon tea, coffee & dessert
  • Rooms feature rain forest showers, A/C and sweeping views of the Byron Hinterland
  • 100% linen bedspreads and organic bath products
  • Freshwater infinity pool
  • 22 acres of bamboo forest & land to stroll and soak up the sublime beauty
  • Outdoor fire pit and Zen garden to chill out and relax


  • Airfare
  • Transportation (However, we can put you in touch with other retreat participants prior to the retreat start date, so you can organise carpool / ride sharing).

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 forests.

Rooms and shared spaces are modern and beautifully designed with huge feature windows to enjoy the sweeping views of the lush hinterland. There’s a tangible tranquility and healing energy that emanates from the land.

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 🙂


Both private and shared room accommodation is available. Rooms are spacious with a King size bed or 2 x twin beds, ensuite and rainforest shower. Views through expansive windows showcase the Byron hinterland and Soma rainforest.

  • ensuite bathroom with rainforest shower
  • 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’ll receive more detailed arrival instructions once you’ve confirmed your booking.

Who is this retreat for?

Adults only please (no children under the age of 13).  Retreat is open to all levels, however a general level of fitness is required.

Our aim is to help you relax, learn more about yoga, connect to your daily yoga/ meditation practice and share the beautiful space in an inclusive environment.

Can I bring my friend or partner who is a beginner at yoga?

Yes. All practices can be modified to suit all levels. However, a basic level of yoga would be helpful, ideally at least a few months of yoga practice.

Please note: Morning practices will include dynamic movement (vinyasa yoga) for approximately 90 minutes. The geo-dome is 400m walk down a path which may have uneven terrain.

What kind of yoga is offered on this retreat?

Vinyasa yoga will be offered to energise the body in the mornings with focus on the breath. Other styles of yoga may also be offered including: yin, chill flow, meditation and gentle yogic breath (pranayama).

Modifications will be offered, with options to up- or down level your practice.

Do I have to attend every yoga session?

All sessions are 100% optional. You’re on a yoga vacation, right? 🙂 We typically find most students will try and come to all the sessions. If you 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.

What is the max capacity of this retreat?

You can expect a small sized group, around 15 people. Max 22 guests on site.

Will there be alcohol (and is BYO ok)?

No, this is a drug and alcohol free retreat. Soma does not allow any alcohol on the premise.

I’m a yoga teacher – can I get continuing education credits?

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

Arrival Day

Check in @ 1pm

4:30pm – Yoga Practice – to stretch out and relax into retreat mode, followed by a delicious healthy vegetarian dinner.

Free Time – dip in the pool or enjoy a chat by the fire.


Healthy morning lemon & tumeric tonic, fruit & light snacks available in the morning prior to practice.

1.5 hour Morning Yoga Practice  – Vinyasa yoga which may also include meditation and breath work (pranayama) and yoga nidra.

Enjoy a delicious fresh organic vegetarian breakfast. All the cooking & washing up is done for you so you don’t have to lift a finger!

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

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


Lunch made with local & organic ingredients.

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

Afternoon Yoga

Yin & yoga nidra


Farm to table organic food at our communal table (a beautiful feature at SOMA).

Wind down and relax. 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.

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

Burbury WholeFoods Caterers

Delicious wholefood provided on retreat


~ Arrival snacks & Dinner

~ Full days: 3 x whole foods vegetarian buffets per day

~ Afternoon tea and dessert
~ Seasonal fruit bowl always available
~ A tea, coffee and milk station (with our own home made tea blends)

~ Setting and clearing of table each meal, so you don’t have to lift a finger

All our food is…

~ Locally sourced prioritising farmers that use organic and regenerative practices
~ Inspired by Ayurvedic principles
~ Refined sugar free

~ Gluten free except slowly fermented sourdough for the bread circle in the mornings and organic cous cous. Gluten free options provided.
~ Mostly dairy free and vegan except occasionally using bio-dynamic yogurt, Deb’s goats feta, organic egg from Oliver’s Hens and home made ghee using Nimbin Valley butter.

~ We cook with coconut, home made ghee or cold pressed Grumpy Grandma’s olive oil.
~ We use Murray river which is a salt which is 100% Australian using sustainable harvesting methods.
~ Every ingredient we use has been carefully chosen for your body and the earth.

We strive to create a sustainable and positive intentioned food business that will inspire others to create a more meaningful connection with their food. We achieve this by celebrating local produce, supporting producers and growers that utilise regenerative forms of agriculture. We take inspiration from the natural world around us, celebrating Australian natives and championing new sustainable food choices. Inspiring people to make conscientious food choices and supporting the growers that are working towards a sustainable future.

~ Our Retreat Caterers, Tom & Tash from Burbury Whole Foods




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

In the modern world, it’s easy to get tangled up in constant busy-ness, endless to do lists, work-life responsibility, and loose touch with our joyful peaceful state of mind and body. This retreat is all about nurturing & restoring your energy – experiencing a state of equanimity & bliss. When you take time and invest in your mental, physical and emotional well-being, you can thrive in all other areas in your life.

We invite you to join us in this special healing sanctuary to nourish your mind and body and refill your cup.



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

If notice of cancellation is given >45 days or greater prior to retreat start date, you will only lose your deposit. The remaining portion of fees paid may be refunded or transferred to another retreat to use within 2 years.

Notice given of cancellation <45 days or less prior to the retreat start date, 100% of your deposit will be forfeited. There are no refunds. However, 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 and deposit are non refundable.

There are no exceptions to the Cancellation/Refunds policy under any circumstances for last minute changes in plans, therefore we strongly recommend taking out trip / travel insurance.

Please read full retreat cancellation policy and Terms & Conditions here.