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Yoga & SUP Retreat Daydream Island - Whitsundays

WILDE Retreats in conjunction with Kat Harding Yoga invites you to get away, re-energise and experience a holiday you won't forget. You will be left feeling refreshed, revitalized and glowing with a renewed sense of wellbeing by the time you get home after 4 nights and 5 days of beachside bliss incorporating yoga, SUP Yoga, great food, a day sailing around the Whitsundays and amazing company. 

This retreat combines the luxury of resort accommodation at the Daydream Island Resort and Spa, beautiful tropical beaches, nutritious healthy meals, daily yoga, stand up paddle boarding, meditation and mindfulness. With the group size kept to a maximum of 20 people you can expect each person to get the support and attention they need throughout. 

No experience in yoga or SUP is needed as we can cater to all levels.

Your Hosts

This retreat will be led by Kat Harding, a Noosa yogi who shares weekend and week long yoga retreats around the world incorporating mindfulness, stand up paddle board (SUP) yoga, vinyasa yoga and yin yoga. She has been teaching SUP yoga since 2013 when she became one of the first qualified instructors in Australia and has travelled to the Isle of Wight, the Maldives, Croatia and home again to Noosa Heads teaching the practice.

She is trained in Vinyasa, SUPyoga, Yin Yoga, Prana Flow Yoga, mindfulness meditation and holds a yoga therapy qualification.

Kat prefers to share experiences through retreats and weekend getaways as she believes that it’s the best way to truly get to know your own body and mind and to experience the best of what yoga has to offer.

Lucy will also be attending the retreat to support Kat in each of the classes after discovering paddling 4yrs ago she has paddled in the Cook Islands and around Australia. Her current paddle playground is Lake Macquarie NSW. She enjoys SUP racing, charity paddles and SUP yoga. She is a qualified Pilates instructor and looks forward to assisting Kat give all retreat attendees the support and confidence they need to try new things or further their experience.

Wilde Retreats are diving headfirst into the clear aqua in their pursuit to bring you opportunities to increase your wellbeing. An offset of WILDE Beer, which is the only beer in the world to be certified Fodmap Friendly along with: gluten free, sugar free, preservative free, vegan and paleo. Wilde Retreats believe that a healthy mind is as important as a healthy body and that our values, choices, and the pathway that we move on can impact our ability to live life full of happiness, abundance, and health. They aim to provide positive experiences to nourish and refresh your body and mind.

Location & Accommodation

The beautiful topography of Daydream Island, and its accessibility to both the mainland and the Great Barrier Reef make it the jewel amongst the 74 islands of the Whitsundays. Daydream is the only island in the Whitsundays group with a fringing reef directly accessible just a short walk from your door. The condition of the fringe reef is considered one of the healthiest and best in the region. 

Your room for this four night getaway will either be twin share or single (prices differ, please specify which one you'd like to book) and will be in a one bedroom apartment. Each morning you will step onto your balcony overlooking a sparkling pool, tropical garden or lush rainforest and breathe in the fresh sea air. Two configurations available for rooms, king bed or two queen beds.  

A view of the sunset from our accommodation.

 One of the types of suites available at Daydream Island Resort. 

One of the types of suites available at Daydream Island Resort. 

How to get there

The Whitsundays are accessed via the Bruce Highway, which spans the entire East Coast of Qld. There is secure parking available beside the Cruise Whitsundays Terminal if you are driving to the ferry. You can also fly to the Whitsundays Coast Airport, Proserpine, and travel by bus to Airlie Beach for a 30min ferry ride to the island. Flights also go to Hamilton Island with a 30min catamaran cruise.   Your return ferry transfers to Daydream Island from either Hamilton Island or Airlie beach are included as part of the retreat price. 

Yoga & Included Activities

This retreat has been created to cater for all levels of fitness and ability. We believe the practice of yoga should be accessible to everyone and aim to provide a supportive, fun, luxury experience. We will also be including pranayama, meditation and mindfulness giving you many techniques to take home with you. 

Vinyasa Yoga: A great way to work towards a moving meditation, it can be strong and soft, dynamic and slow. Vinyasa is an all round workout that sets a great foundation for moving with the breath.

SUP Yoga: Combining stand up paddle boarding and yoga, SUP Yoga helps increase your balance and strength while enjoying the sunshine, fresh air and floating.  

Yin Yoga: Based on a range of seated and supine (lying) postures held for 10-15mins.  This practice is both physical and mental, it asks you to be present and let go. 

Private Boat Charter: As part of this retreat we have organised a private boat charter led by Ocean Rafting. We will leave from Daydream Island Marina after breakfast and spend the morning enjoying the iconic Whitehaven Beach followed by a picnic lunch (supplied). In the afternoon we will experience reef snorkeling (snorkel gear supplied) and a guided walking tour of Hill Inlet for those famous photographs over Whitehaven Beach.  

Raindrop Massage (30mins):

Jade Taylor, has been qualified in Raindrop Technique since 2011 (Raindrop Australia). Raindrop Technique is a gentle yet powerful technique developed from Ancient Egyptian and Native American energy principles. These are combined with Ancient Tibetan Reflexology, various massage techniques, and the power of therapeutic-grade essential oils to create a truly unique and wonderful experience. The technique usually focuses on the back and neck and also the reflex points of the feet. Yet the penetrating effects of the essential oils allow it to be felt through the entire body. 

Proposed Schedule

Price and Bookings

$1799 single or $1639 twin share (included value over ($2300). Early Bird Discount $50 off for bookings made during January. 

Price includes: 

  • Welcome (To Daydream) Mocktail
  • Ferry Transfers (Daydream from either Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island);
  • Accommodation (4 nights);
  • 6hrs of Land Yoga/meditation and mindfulness sessions;
  • 3 x SUP Yoga classes (approx. 6hrs worth) (including board hire);
  • Guided Stand Up Paddle Island Tour;
  • Private day charter cruise to Whitehaven beach/snorkeling/guided walking tour to Hill Inlet;
  • Raindrop Essential Oil massage (30mins);
  • Meals: all breakfasts (4), 2x dinners, 1x lunch, snacks;
  • Welcome beers and beach day beers;
  • Group Island Mindfulness walk;
  • Free island activities as part of the Daydream Island Resort & Spa; and
  • Welcome Pack (valued over $260) - gifted by our event sponsors: Wilde Beer, Yum. Gluten Free Magazine, Pure Deo Co, Aussie Bronze, Finch Swim and Sunny King Sup.

A non refundable deposit is payable to Wilde Retreats upon confirming your booking, please see their website for more information and for terms and conditions of this retreat.