Yin & Yang Yoga Retreat - Byron Bay


  • East on Byron 35 Childe Street Byron Bay, NSW, 2481 Australia

Escape to beautiful Byron Bay for a weekend of nourishing your mind, body and soul and taking a deeper look into the practice that we call yoga and your pathway towards samadhi. 

This retreat is aimed at those who want a weekend getaway hosted in luxury accommodation where you will gain a greater understanding of Patanjali's Eight Limbs of Yoga. Over the course of the weekend we will explore and experience each limb in a practical way in order to take home your learnings and implement them in your 'real' life.

 If you have begun the practice of yoga, are intrigued and wanting a deeper understanding of the philosophy and steps behind yoga or simply want a great excuse to getaway, practice yoga all weekend, eat well and learn something new then read on...

Thank you Kat for an amazing retreat! Everything about the retreat exceeded my expectations, from the accommodation to the food to the incredible gift box on arrival. Kat is an incredibly inspiring teacher with an amazingly kind, friendly and peaceful manner which flowed through the whole retreat. I found the Byron Bay retreat to be a truly magical experience, as it enabled me to reflect and achieve some much needed stillness and balance. I came away from the retreat with an incredible sense of wellbeing, and I felt rejuvenated, relaxed and more connected to my body and spirit. I was also incredibly impressed by the generosity of spirit, meticulous planning and incredible attention to detail that obviously went into ensuring every facet of the retreat ran perfectly smoothly.
— Rosemary
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Theme

Yin & Yang are terms that we often hear about but what exactly does it mean for us in our daily lives, routines and practices? 

This retreat will explore more than just asana practice, providing you with a greater understanding of the other 7 limbs that make up yoga as a practice to help you find your yin and yang union in your mind, body and soul. 

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In our lives we are faced with a plethora of choices, what to do today, how to eat, how to move and in each one of these choices we should always aim to balance the yin and the yang. We know that a healthy mind is as good as a healthy body and the values, choices and ways we think about ourselves and the pathway that we move in our life can impact our ability to live a life full of happiness, abundance and health. 

In this retreat I will to support you to find your best pathway and how you can implement the practices of yoga in your daily routine without minimal effort. I will provide you with the opportunity to stop, to listen to what you need and to find some space to make it happen in your life. We aim to provoke thought, to open your mind and to support you to find the answers that only you know you need. 

Our physical and mental practice will be made up of fun, playful vinyasa yoga, deep, juicy and slow yin yoga and mindfulness and meditation workshops all created to give you a greater understanding of the practice of yoga and how it can fit within your life. 

You will also be treated to a special workshop run by the amazing Georgia, our qualified nutritionist, where you will cook your own dinner and be educated on how to support and nourish your body all of the time. 


The Location

Byron Bay is known as a home of yoga and with it's beautiful beaches, stunning walks and array of colourful characters it provides a perfect backdrop for a weekend of healthy living and movement. There will be optional walks along the beach, plenty of time for lazing on the beach and swimming in the gorgeous water as well as exploring the local town so that you can get familiar with the beautiful location that is Byron Bay (if you weren't already). 

The Accommodation

We will be staying at the gorgeous East on Byron which is only a 15 minute walk from the centre of town, 50m to Belongil beach and provides the perfect location for our yoga experience. During our stay you will be in a twin share room in either a two bedroom luxury villa or the three bedroom Belongil Penthouse. Our rooms will be open plan with large private balconies and we will have access to the Belongil Penthouse's private pool as well as the resort pool and heated spa. 

The Food

You will be treated to delicious, healthy and seasonal meals from the beginning of this retreat until breakfast on the final morning of our retreat. Meals will be sourced and created locally with the help of Georgia, our qualified nutritionist who will sharing her knowledge on how you can eat for health and support your body through the yin and the yang and the changing seasons. On our arrival night you will get the chance to cook a meal as a group with Georgia's guidance and support and will take home recipes that you can make at home. 

All dietary requirements will be catered for as part of this retreat. 

Your Hosts

Kat Harding is a qualified Yoga & SUPyoga instructor who shares luxury retreats in Noosa Heads, Greece, Croatia and soon in France, Mexico and Byron Bay! Kat is passionate about sharing more than just asana practice with her students, and focusses instead of providing experiences that her guests won't forget. Her practice is built upon a number of styles of yoga, is playful, soulful and incorporates both strength, flexibility, mindfulness & stillness. 

Georgia Maile is a qualified nutritionist, barre and pilates instructor based in Noosa Heads. She is passionate about the connections between the nervous system and gut health, learning to read your body’s signs and symptoms and using food as medicine to heal digestive issues, anxiety/mood disorders and to address weight loss issues in order to help you feel alive and well. 


Proposed Schedule

Friday

  • 3.00 pm approximate time of arrival, group meet and greet;
  • 4.00 pm Yin & Yang introduction to the limbs of yoga and our weekends practice;
  • 6.00 pm Prepare for dinner;
  • 7.00 pm Group welcome dinner at the apartment;  

Saturday

  • 7.00 am Yin & Yang practice;
  • 9.00 am Group Breakfast;
  • 10.00 am Free time;
  • 4.00 pm Yin & Yang Practice; 
  • 7.30 pm Dinner in Byron town;

Sunday

  • 7.00am Yin & Yang Practice;
  • 9.00am Group breakfast at hotel;
  • 11.00am Check out, leave bags at reception / in car; 
  • 11.30am Group mindfulness walk (to surprise location);
  • 12.30 pm Meditation & Pranayama workshop & close of retreat;
  • 2.00 pm Farewell & travel home.

Price

Twin Share accommodation $900 per person (please ask if you wish to get single accommodation). 

Price includes:

Twin share accommodation, all activities over the course of the weekend that are mentioned in the schedule, all meals from the beginning of the retreat until the final breakfast, sunset guided mindfulness walks, a workshop on nutrition focusing on gut health, seasonal eating and how to support your body through nourishing food coming into the winter,  a luxury welcome pack and more! 

Terms & Conditions of Bookings

Want to read what guests have said so far? Read their Testimonials here. 


Optional Extras:

  • Book a surf lesson with Soul Surf Byron Bay;
  • Go for a long light house walk at dawn before the yoga class;
  • Book in a dolphin kayak to see the Byron Bay locals (dolphins that is); or
  • Learn to love your body inside out and have a personal one on one nutritional consultation with Georgia. You will work through all body systems, assessing your health and possible nutrient deficiencies, you will also leave with your very own prescription personalised to your bodies needs. Please click the more information form above for price and additional details. The price includes a follow up phone/ Skype call to see how your prescription is going.