The Heart of Yoga – Byron Bay Luxury Retreat


25-28 April 2022

Come relax, practice yoga and retreat in the beautiful hinterland of Byron Bay.

Practice 2 x daily Yoga classes and Workshops in the stunning Geo-Dome surrounded by lush Bamboo forests. Improve your asana technique, meditation and learn more about Svādhyāya, yoga philosophy & self inquiry.

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


  • 4 days / 3 nights Luxury King Accommodation
  • Luxury king rooms with ensuite at SOMA, Byron Bay (as featured in the TV drama, 9 Perfect Strangers)
  • Daily morning yoga practices in the spectacular GeoDome
  • Yoga Workshops to explore a variety of yogic practices, meditation, asana technique & yogic philosophy
  • Experience a healing sound shower in the GeoDome
  • Farm to table organic wholesome 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
  • Splash in the freshwater infinity pool & wander bamboo forest, or find a cosy nook to chill out in your free time between yoga classes
  • Gather at the outdoor fire pit


  • 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 🙂


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

Welcome refreshments & snacks.

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

Enjoy a delicious wholesome home-cooked vegetarian dinner as a group.

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


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 challenge & nurture you

Enjoy a delicious home-cooked organic vegetarian breakfast

Free Time – enjoy the mid morning to relax & soak in the freshwater pool, read or book a massage

Take a stroll through the Bamboo Forest or enjoy a Walking Meditation


Lunch made with local & organic ingredients

Free Time to relax, nap or take a dip in the pool. You want to pop into nearby Byron for an afternoon swim in the ocean or hike to a lush waterfall.

Afternoon Workshop (2-2.5 hours)

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


Dinner – delicious vegetarian farm to table home-cooked organic dinner at our giant communal table (one of the beautiful feature pieces at SOMA).

Wind down and Relax as you sit by the outdoor fire pit to watch the sunset or you might choose do an evening guided meditation

We will also have some Special Guests join us for a Sound Bath / 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

Retreat ends at 11am



At the Heart of Yoga and within each of us 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.

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.



A deposit or partial payment is required to secure your place. Full payment is required on or before 24 February 2022.

Deposits are 100% non-refundable.

If cancellation notice is given greater than >60 days prior to retreat start date, you may be able to transfer fees paid minus half the deposit to another retreat provided another participant can be found to take your place.

Notice given of cancellation <60 days or less prior to the retreat start date, 100% of your deposit will be retained and cannot be refunded or transferred. If we can find someone to take your place you may be able to transfer the remaining retreat fees (minus your full deposit) to a future retreat.

After 24 February 2022, the retreat fees are 100% non refundable and cannot be transferred to another retreat.

No exceptions will be made including travel or border closures or COVID related cancellations. Review full retreat cancellation policy and Terms & Conditions here.