There are so many Yoga retreats around Australia so sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming to find the perfect one to fit your luxury requirements and budget. Luckily we have done the hard yards for you, skimming the crème de la crème of Yoga Retreats and those that always seem to be booked out including customer reviews, pricing and some highlights of each.
KalyaaNa Spa & Wellness Retreat- WA
The KalyaaNa Spa & Wellness Retreat in Western Australia combines relaxation and rejuvenation in serene bush surroundings. “Our vision is to enable all individuals to discover new sources of energy and vitality that will transform their lives and help them create and adopt lasting lifestyle changes for optimal wellness,” says Karen Civello who is the Wellness Consultant, Counsellor/ Psychotherapist & Chef at KalyaaNa. The name of the retreat unsurprisingly stands for the wellbeing of others, that is exactly what the tight knit staff pride themselves on at this boutique resort. Here the 2 night Relaxation Wellcation costs $1,660 for two nights in a luxury suite and includes meals and massages. The Chetanna Deluxe Queen Spa Suite is around $528 per night for a double room including a range of meditation and fitness sessions as well as full catering. The Healing & Recovery 5 Night Retreat is $4080 for the suite and additional adults will incur an extra cost. A TripAdvisor member from Perth could not stop raving about the personalised experience that this retreat has on offer “A truly unique personalised service. Karen and Vince were attuned to what I needed. Fantastic food, great company, lovely setting, amazing treatments, relaxation and insights that will last forever. Just what I needed!”
Now there is nothing better then when a Yoga retreat looks like absolute heaven, so we have you covered in this arena. Starting in Tallebudgera Valley, Queensland we have the serene Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat. This place has a comprehensive range of experiences including the 2 night stay for those who are new to the Yoga experience to the full 7 night stay for fully fledged Yogi’s. The smallest package starts at $980 per person for double accommodation so be sure to bring a friend along, otherwise the 7 night stay in double accommodation begins at $3080 per person. Most of their packages include massages, meals, seminars and of course Yoga! “In a world of busy, Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat stands apart as the wellness destination to soothe your soul and inspire you to live a healthier life.” Last year, Gwinganna won seven awards and have received a 4.5 star rating on Trip Advisor with one thrilled client beaming “I am so grateful for the beautiful experiences, the yin and yang activities that kept men moving, the beautiful food that nourishes me most, the wonderful staff that support me each time and the therapies on offer are amazing,” says Natasha who selected the 3 night experience.
Gaia Retreat- NSW
In Brooklet NSW lies the wonderful Gaia Retreat. Their website states “Gaia is a Choice Retreat – Where You Experience the Difference,” each Gaia experience is crafted to be unique. With Yoga classes scheduled for every morning you will feel refreshed and revived the very next day. Gaia has won a number of renowned awards in the sector of boutique hotels for its signature experience. Packages begin at $1915 for couples for a 2 night retreat special while the complete 7 night Restore package begins at $6585 for a couple. Their packages vary in inclusions but you can rest assured that every package will feature gourmet meals and snacks, daily morning Yoga, retreat activities, spa vouchers and full use of onsite facilities. Gaia received a 5 star rating on Tripadvisor with guest Karen commenting “Fantastic retreat. All the elements to allow you to unwind and recharge. Serene and peaceful. Great location, food, amenities and staff. Yoga every morning to start the day well. Wonderful spa treatments. Hoping to make an annual visit.”
Saffire Freycinet- TAS
Saffire is a must on this list! It is located down in beautiful Tasmania and likes to pride itself on catering for each guest the moment they step off the plane with hosts meeting you at the airport to take the stress out of finding the place. At Saffire Freycinet everything you do is aimed at improving your wellbeing with programs designed to suit all physical and spiritual needs. Each suite is equipped with its own Yoga mat and personal classes can be arranged upon request. Here your stay begins at $1900 per night. Saffire Freycinet has been known to exceed expectations with a 5 star rating and range of extra special experiences on offer such as breakfast arrangements knee deep in the water. While this one is not solely known for its Yoga it is the perfect way to see what Tasmania has to offer as well as keep your wellbeing requirements in check. “[The] staff are excellent they go out of their way to make you feel special. Saffire has the most stunning view from everywhere. The spa was relaxing a must so when visiting the resort. Put Saffire on your bucket list,” says Gorgiri from Sydney.
Samadhi Retreat- VIC
And last but most certainly not least, we have Samadhi Retreat in Daylesford Victoria. Samadhi aim to provide all guests with a wide-ranging selection of experiences and treatments amidst the wonderful scenery that Daylesford has to offer with oriental influences. “Samadhi is considered by some as the Wellness & Spa destination of choice in the Daylesford area offering personal hospitality, individual care and attention, with a total commitment to professionalism, and with sensitivity and respect for privacy,” says their website. The word Samadhi literally means to step into another world and this is what the retreat aims to do. This retreat offers both Life enhancement retreats and Health retreats. The 2-night package is priced at $3000+ and varies depending on the package. A member on Trip Advisor commented that this retreat is a necessity and not a luxury “Annah and Wayne are a gift to anyone searching for rejuvenation and calm. Their dedication to health and wellbeing is contagious.” The property also received a 5 star rating on this site.
Now after hearing about all of these wonderful places and what they have on offer I can not wait to just pack my bags and spend a weekend away indulging in each of these wellness retreats—in no particular order!