All things wellness have catapulted in popularity over the last decade within metropolitan Sydney. In particular is the humble practice of yoga, which has been combined with a health–orientated escape to establish the marvellous yoga retreat. Whether you are a fitness fanatic or someone who just wants to have a getaway without the temptations of over-indulgence and excessive drinking, then why not look into this fun and relaxing escape.
Pinetrees Lodge –
Situated in the World Heritage-listed surrounds of Lord Howe Island is the fabulous Pinetrees Lodge. For anyone who has visited this exclusively plush island off the coast of NSW it is evident that the destination is synonymous with tranquillity and its cerulean waters. The program aims to promote a simple lifestyle, focused on healthy food, consistent exercise and a balanced wellbeing. According to its website, The Pinetrees Lodge has a course that runs over five days, including yoga, spa treatments, massage, aerobic fitness, wholefood cooking classes and so much more.
Approximate price: $2,880.00 per person five nights stay.
Byron Yoga Centre –
This course aims to deliver a renewed sense of wellness in body, mind and spirit and the drive to maintain a more holistic lifestyle according to its website. This 5-day retreat has lots of yoga, pilates and meditation planned, so if you have been practising this style of exercise for some time this experience is ideal for you. The Byron Yoga Centre boasts a heated mineral salt swimming pool along with the beautiful beaches of Byron Bay, with swimming and relaxation major components of this retreat. With more than 4 yoga classes on offer throughout each day, the daily schedule is packed with lots of fun wellness workshops.
Approximate price: $1,125.00 per person five nights stay
Hummingbird Eco Retreat –
If you are looking for a retreat that is a little less expensive but still wellbeing-orientated then Hummingbird Eco Retreat is the way to go. Situated in the stunning background of Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula it is evident that your experience will be full of splendid scenic views and lots of water-related activities. Meditation also plays an important role in this retreat, with an overarching focus on wellness, tranquillity and positive mental health. Most days will include morning yoga classes, a massage or facial and then an afternoon private yoga class.
Approximate price: $885 per person three nights stay
Paperbark Camp –
If a beach-style retreat is not your preferred venue, then perhaps try Paperbark Camp in the lovely bush surrounds of Jervis Bay. With the perfect combination of luxurious tented accommodation, expert chefs and teambuilding leaders, this event is ideal for corporate teams looking to strengthen bonds and promote a healthy lifestyle. Along with yoga, there are plenty of walking tracks, campfire team-building exercises and bicycles available for participants to enjoy.
Approximate price: $3,260.00 per person for Pamper Package 4 nights stay.