8 Days Healing Byron Bay Meditation & Yoga Retreat Australia

  • Tallow Beach Houses, Byron Bay, 10/2 Alcorn Street, Suffolk Park, New South Wales 2481, Australia

Sorry, we have no availability on our site for this listing in the coming period.
You can use our site to find another listing or check back again later.


Elemental Healing Yoga Australia Retreat

  • 7 days with instruction
  • Imagine hiking up the Arakwal National Forest and finding a reflection of yourself in the beauty of the land. During this retreat, you will most definitely deepen your practices of yoga and meditation, and grow in ways you never would have imagined. You will surprise and inspire yourself each morning during sunrise yoga with the infamous lighthouse. Everything on this journey is taken care of, from the breathtaking beachfront cottages that will summon instant serenity to the nutritionally rich meals that will invigorate you physically, mentally, and energetically, so that you can bring out the best in you.


    • 2 daily yoga classes
    • 1 SUP yoga workshop
    • Yoga and meditation workshops
    • Mountain biking trek tour and light house led trail
    • Arakwal National Forest cultural bush walk
    • 7 nights’ accommodation
    • 3 organic meals a day
    • Healing circles


      • Instruction language: English
      • Spoken languages: English
    Hide all

    You will be staying at Tallow Beach Houses in Byron Bay, Australia in a single occupancy room or in a shared double room.


    This is a rudimentary guideline schedule for you to view and gather the big picture of what to expect. The schedule will be modified and adapted according to the group's needs and encourage you to keep a flowing spirit about you during this healing process. The schedule is flexible and planned to maximize your experience of wellness and yoga whilst allowing free time to explore the surrounding area and engage with the local culture.

    Please note that daily program may vary slightly depending on the group. Weekly bicycle rentals are available at a discounted rate for travel. Otherwise you can walk 20 minutes into town.

    Day 1

    • 08:15-10:00 Airport transfer from Gold Coast to Byron Bay 1 hour drive
    • 10:30-12:00 Welcome circle, Yin yoga, and meditation
    • 12:00-13:00 Lunch
    • 13:00-16:00 Relax
    • 16:00-18:00 Yoga workshop - Grounding the root chakra (1st chakra)
    • 18:30-19:30 Dinner and early evening rest

    Day 2

    • 06:00-07:30 Sunrise yoga and meditation
    • 08:00-09:00 Breakfast
    • 09:00-11:00 Byron lighthouse trail
    • 11:00-12:30 Free time
    • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
    • 13:30-16:00 Free Time (reading, walk to town, spa, biking, exploring, snorkeling, diving, and sky diving)
    • 16:00-18:00 Yoga workshop - Opening the creativity channel through the sacred (2nd chakra)
    • 18:30-19:30 Dinner
    • 19:00-20:00 Blissful movement meditation with the Ajna Light

    Day 3

    • 06:00-07:30 Sunrise yoga and meditation
    • 08:00-09:00 Breakfast
    • 10:00-11:30 Stand up paddle board (SUP) yoga
    • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
    • 13:30-16:00 Free time (reading, walk to town, spa, biking, exploring, snorkeling, diving, and sky diving)
    • 16:00-18:00 Yoga workshop - manifesting your own strength (3rd chakra)
    • 18:30-19:30 Dinner
    • 19:00-20:00 Tratak meditation for focus and concentration

    Day 4

    • 06:00-07:30 Sunrise yoga and meditation
    • 08:00-09:00 Breakfast
    • 09:00-12:30 Free time (reading, walk to town, spa, biking, exploring, snorkeling, diving, and sky diving)
    • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
    • 13:30-16:00 Free time (reading, walk to town, spa, biking, exploring, snorkeling, diving, and sky diving)
    • 16:00-18:00 Yoga workshop - Compassion and joy through the heart (4th chakra)
    • 18:30-19:30 Dinner
    • 19:00-20:00 Loving kindness meditation with Ajna Light

    Day 5

    • 06:00-07:30 Sunrise yoga and meditation
    • 08:00-09:00 Breakfast
    • 09:00-15:30 Rainforest mountain bike tour (packed lunch)
    • 16:00-18:00 Yoga workshop - Honoring your truth and authenticity (5th chakra)
    • 18:30-19:30 Dinner
    • 19:00-20:00 Sound healing circle

    Day 6

    • 06:00-07:30 Sunrise yoga and meditation
    • 08:00-09:00 Breakfast
    • 09:00-12:30 Arakal National Park bush walk - Cultural bush walk
    • 12:30-13:30 Picnic lunch
    • 13:30-16:00 Free time (reading, walk to town, spa, biking, exploring, snorkeling, diving, and sky diving)
    • 16:00-18:00 Yoga workshop - Connecting to your intuition (6th chakra)
    • 18:30-19:30 Dinner
    • 19:00-20:00 Third eye meditation with the Ajna Light

    Day 7

    • 06:00-07:30 Sunrise yoga and meditation
    • 08:00-09:00 Breakfast
    • 09:00-12:30 Free time (reading, walk to town, spa, biking, exploring, snorkeling, diving, and sky diving
    • 12:30-13:30 Lunch
    • 13:30-16:00 Free time (reading, walk to town, spa, biking, exploring, snorkeling, diving, and sky diving)
    • 16:00-18:00 Yoga workshop – Embracing your divine nature (7th chakra)
    • 18:30-19:30 Dinner
    • 19:00-20:00 Energy healing circle

    Day 8

    • 05:30-06:30 Sunrise yoga beach meditation
    • 06:45-07:45 Byron Bay to Gold Coast Airport transfer (1 hour)
    • 09:25-15:20 Scoot flight depart to Gold Coast at 09:25 and arrive at 15:20 in Singapore

    Stand up paddleboard (SUP) yoga

    SUP forces you to engage your core constantly while developing strength through the ankles, knees, and hips. It’s the perfect way to tone and activate muscles that might perhaps snooze and take a nap when you’re on the mat. SUP yoga has heaps of postural benefits and pluses for your joints, but it’s also a lot of fun, and not to mention, how calming it is to be standing out on the ocean while doing your yoga practice.

    Lighthouse trail

    This infamous light house has become an icon for Byron Bay as the most easterly point on the Australian mainland. It was constructed in 1901 by Charles Harding, and was renown for its towers having large ornate and easily distinguished crowns. Today, the Cape Byron Trust maintains and secures the site and it is used as a base for whale watching. Take a step back in history as you climb the tower to enjoy a bird’s eye view into the marine park below and the surrounding hinterland.

    Arakwal bush walk

    Arakwal National Park is a national park in New South Wales, Australia. The park protects an area of Wallum country, of coastal clay heaths behind Tallow Beach, providing habitat to numerous bird species and two native frog species, the Wallum Froglet (Crinia tinnula) and Wallum Sedge Frog (Litoria olongburensis), both of which are deemed vulnerable to extinction.

    Traditionally the land of the Arakwal people, the park was proclaimed in 2001 after the Arakwal Indigenous community and the New South Wales state government reached a land use agreement. The Arakwal people are co-managers of the park. Created in 2001 as the result of an historic agreement with the Byron Bay Arakwal Aboriginal community, Arakwal National Park protects important natural and cultural heritage and is co-managed with the traditional owners. You will enjoy 3 kilometers of secluded unpatrolled beach backed by coastal habitat, or a tour of Cape Byron Lighthouse at the nearby Cape Byron State Conservation Area.

    Mountain bking rainforest adventure

    Ride through a range of fire trails and backcountry single tracks, exhilarating downhills and log jumps. This adventure takes place in amid lush, subtropical rainforests, complemented by ancient volcanic terrain in the World Heritage listed Nightcap National Park in the hinterland of Byron Bay. Start your ride by viewing beautiful Minyon Falls before commencing your two-wheel adventure listening to the sounds of parrots and kookaburras.

    If you are lucky, you may see a scurrying goanna, a bush turkey or even a koala! The ride can change daily, but it includes a combination of fire trails and single tracks, weaving through the national park. You'll stop for a snack and photos, absorbing the beautiful scenery before a descent and a good climb. The ride finishes at a swimming hole at the crest of Minyon Falls, where you'll enjoy a locally sourced picnic lunch.

    • Johnson Chong

      Johnson is a yoga teacher, Pilates teacher, bodyworker, healer, and light worker. He has had a blessed journey in meeting teachers and guides along his path who have illuminated his fullest potential in the ways of self-realization and self-mastery through the various traditions of movement and the healing arts. Johnson first discovered yoga and the art of movement exploration in Acting Conservatory. Since then, he has studied with yoga masters like Sri Dharma Mittra, David Life, Sharon Gannon, and Duncan Wong.

    • Lisa Low

      Lisa's strong practice is a true testament to her two plus decades of yoga practice. Her teachings inspire her students to develop a deeper connection with their own body, mind, breath, and wellness. Like most people, she started yoga to de-stress. At that point in her life, Lisa was looking for direction and read that yoga was like a 'happy pill'. She was under the impression that yoga was all about meditation until she met one of her first teachers in an Ashtanga class and hasn't looked back since.

    This retreat will take place at Tallow Beach Houses in Byron Bay, Australia. Byron Bay has been a mecca for a diverse range of people from artists, to surfers and yogis. It is considered the spiritual home of Australia’s consciousness movement, and it’s outstanding natural beauty and simplicity has attracted people from all over the world. As the most easterly point in Australia, Byron Bay is the first city on the continent to receive light, making it a sacred city and a vortex of intense spiritual energy. Many people are drawn to the energy of this beautiful region and many light workers believe that the purpose of Byron Bay is to impart unconditional love across the land.

    Fresh organic vegan food by Bree Avalon

    To summarize "Vegan", it means to eat a plant based diet and abstain from the use of animals (meat/fish) or animal products (dairy / eggs). Bree’s mission is to open up a whole new world of exciting foods and flavours to you via my cuisine.

    A vegan / plant based diet is richly diverse and comprises all kinds of fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains, seeds, beans, and pulse - all of which can be prepared in endless combinations that will ensure you're never bored. From curry to cake, pasties to pizzas, all your favourite things can be suitable for a vegan diet if they're made with plant-based ingredients. More and more people are turning to a vegan diet for the health benefits: increased energy, younger looking skin and eternal youth are just some of the claims from enthusiastic plant eaters. There are many scientifically proven benefits to vegan living.

    Well-planned plant-based diets are rich in protein, iron, calcium and other essential vitamins and minerals. The plant-based sources of these nutrients tend to be low in saturated fat, high in fibre and packed with antioxidants, helping mitigate some of the modern world's biggest health issues like obesity, heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

    Bree Avalon

    Chef Bree is a long time Byron Bay resident, surfer, and stylist with an absolute passion and talent for vegan and vegetarian cooking. Having studied vegan cooking in one of Byron's premier schools out of personal interest, her natural talent was noticed and she was quickly recruited by her teacher. Bree's innovative and unique menus have earned her such a reputation, she now chooses to focus on cooking and teaching on her own at select retreats where she can customize her menus to suit the event facilitators requirements. Her focus is in providing diverse well balanced options to guests which satisfy nutrition requirements and energy intake for long days of yoga, exercise, concentration, and relaxation.

    Dolphin sea kayak tour

    What better way to experience Byron Bay than kayaking among dolphins, whales, and turtles in the clear blue waters of the Cape Bryon Marine Park? Learn about local history and indigenous culture as our team of local surf life savers lead you around Australia’s most easterly point. Average prices begin at 69 AUD and up.

    Sky diving

    If you’re in the mood for the ultimate adrenaline rush, imagine freefalling over beautiful Byron Bay, an area surrounded with lush rainforest, mountains, and golden beaches. The views are incredible, and Byron Bay features the highest tandem skydives in Australia. Average prices begin at 300 AUD and up.

    Snorkeling and scuba diving

    Byron Bay is home to Julian Rocks Marine Park which hosts an amazing diversity of fish life with over 1000 recorded species of tropical, temperate, and pelagic fish. It is the most prolific fish dives in the world where divers have sighted whales, dolphins, manta rays, leopard sharks, endangered grey nurse sharks, and three species of turtles. Snorkeling packages and Scuba Diving packages begin from 70 AUD and up (including wet suit, mask, snorkel, and fin rental).


    Byron Bay is easily one of the most iconic places in the world to surf. It may not be pumping yearly but its right hand point breaks and winter swell keep it in the top. Many Australians live in Byron Bay to surf and although they may come from top breaks down the coast, the contrasting beauty of Byron Bay is a deciding factor in settling into the surfing lifestyle here rather than elsewhere. Average prices for half day surf lessons are 70 AUD and up.

    • 1 stand up paddle board (SUP) yoga workshop
    • 2 yoga classes per day
    • 3 organic meals prepared by a private chef
    • 7 nights’ accommodation
    • A light house led trail
    • A mountain biking trek tour
    • Airport transfers (within assigned group timing)
    • All healing circles
    • All meditation workshops
    • All yoga workshops
    • Arakwal National Forest cultural bush walk
    • Additional food and drink outside of the retreat menu.
    • Extra activities and transportation outside of retreat schedule
    • International airfare
    • Visa fees if applicable for your passport
    • Yoga mats

    Arrival by airplane

    You are suggested to book your flight from Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) at 22:25 - departure on Friday January 6, 2017 to arrival on Saturday January 7, 2017 at 08:15 at Gold Coast International Airport (OOL). Exodus Healing and Retreats will pick you up from the airport. The pick-up is included in the price.

    Please note that the group airport pick up will be based on the above flight timings. You should decide to arrive earlier or leave later, you will need to provide your own transportation to and / or from the retreat center.

    For information about the booking conditions, please send Exodus Healing and Retreats an inquiry.


    • Review by Jonathan Stratton from Singapore

      "Being a typical guy that loves sport but hates stretching, I have got to the point where yoga/Pilates is now a necessity unless I want to end up with back problems later in life. I have often found myself going to the odd yoga class, trying to hold a static pose and feeling the "delightful" pain in parts of the body which apparently shouldn't be feeling it, and ultimately I don't really feel the benefits. One session with Johnson though, doing "dynamic stretching" and the feeling is completely different. It really focuses on the intended muscles (hamstrings in my case) and not only he set everything up to facilitate a great one hour lesson, he also gave me really simple things I can do throughout the week when sat in the office or watching tv at home. This is great for me as, like most people, I don't often have a full hour that I can dedicate for stretching. Fully recommended and great guy!"

      Exodus Healing and Retreats Facebook page, edited

    • Review by Rosy Mathew from Singapore

      "I've been attending Johnson's classes for a few months now and the experience has been great. Classes are well thought out with the individual's capability in mind. Intensive and challenging, he combines aspects of yoga, Pilates, and meditation and works with you to push your limits. It's well worth it!"

      Exodus Healing and Retreats Facebook page, edited

    • Review by Mantazh Khanna

      "I've been Johnson's student during and post pregnancy and absolutely love his style. He is one of the few yoga teachers that combines his extensive knowledge of Pilates, yoga and meditation into one experience for the student. He pushes hard but also knows when to stop and focus on my weaknesses. He always assist and observe with a keen eye. Love him!"

      Exodus Healing and Retreats Facebook page, edited

    • Review by Andy Ballentine

      "I have had the opportunity to take Johnson's yoga and Pilates classes, as well as attending two retreats to India and Malaysia. "

      "I have found that by starting his classes with an intention, a great way to transition my mindset into having the most focused and productive class that day. Plus, there are loads of variety with no two classes being identically the same, so it never gets boring. He really is great at tailoring to individual requirements and gives plenty of mindful verbal and physical corrections. "

      "Especially, for me, since I can barely touch my toes and have some issues in my shoulders and spine, I have felt a lot of relief from taking his classes. I highly recommend one on one sessions with him! The pilates classes I take have weekly are on reformer machines in a movement studio. It really helped me focus on the details of how to move in alignment and properly, especially when connecting to my core. I found that the subtlety and precision of pilates a fantastic complement to the stretchiness of the yoga classes. "

      "And I can't express enough of my gratitude for being able to attend the retreats. They have been so beneficial in me developing a consistent practice since it's so difficult to fit it in sometimes with work, life, and all. The retreats I have been on were a good mix of holiday, relaxation, and lots of de-stressing, with lots of yoga practice! It is a unique experience. I truly and definitely plan on attending the Nepal pilgrimage in the fall. And I look forward to learning more about Tibetan meditation."

      Exodus Healing and Retreats Facebook page, edited

    • Review by Coreen McGowan

      "Do not miss an opportunity to experience Johnson's classes. He is a highly skilled and knowledgeable yoga teacher and energy healer. I have been one of Johnson’s yoga students and undergone extensive energy healing sessions for several years. I have also attended many of Johnson’s workshops and retreats in the United States and abroad. I recommend him with all my heart. Johnson’s presence is ethereal. He also has a divine ability to download everything there is to know about your body and use this information to teach and treat you. I traveled to India during 110-degree temperatures and monsoons just so I could receive the healing and transformational benefits of Johnson’s skills. Be prepared to work hard - Johnson does not mess around, and your life will change. You will also have a great time. Hanging out with Johnson is so much fun!"

      Exodus Healing and Retreats Facebook page, edited

    • Review by Rachel Foong Yee Mah

      "Johnson Chong's classes and retreats are awesome and amazing. They changed my perception of yoga. He helps us yogis approach yoga in a very holistic way, with focus on both body and mind."

      Exodus Healing and Retreats Facebook page, edited

    • Review by Christine Dimmick

      "One of the best Pilate teachers I have ever had in 20 years of practice. Do not expect easy. He will push you to your limits and take you to your next level. Always innovative and always bringing newness to his practice - you will never be bored. Highly recommend!"

      Exodus Healing and Retreats Facebook page, edited

    • Review by Riesal Mikael Id

      "Johnson is a very spiritual healer. His touch is very connected to the body during treatment. He is a very intuitive in his work, always (and somehow) manages to find the main restriction or tension in the body. And to add on to that, his treatments always leave me wanting more! His friendly and warm personality makes him a delight and joy to look forward to in every meeting. I recommend that you arrange a treatment session with him."

      Exodus Healing and Retreats Facebook page, edited