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Weekend Yoga Retreats Australia

If you would like to take a short break from your busy and stressful life, deepen your yoga practice, reconnect with nature, or re-balance your life, then this is the perfect opportunity for you! Take the time to treat yourself that you know you truly deserve. Indulge in a weekend of yoga and wellness with a focus on rejuvenation and relaxation in a beautiful, welcoming, and luxurious environment. Come and return to your everyday life thoroughly afresh.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga classes
  • Daily meditation sessions
  • Gorgeous and stunning marina views
  • Ample of time to explore the surrounding
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily delicious meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 12
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During this retreat, you will stay in Anchorage Port Stephens. It is a world class resort with stunning marina views welcoming visitors to escape to one of Australia’s most idyllic holiday destinations. The guest house offers 80 Hampton’s inspired guest rooms and suites with a balcony or verandah.

Their Hampton-style guesthouses face north over beautiful Port Stephens towards Corrie Island National Reserve. All guest rooms and suites offer a balcony or veranda with an outdoor setting. Their guest services include room service until late, guest laundry facilities, complimentary Wi-Fi, and car parking. Please kindly note that Anchorage is a non-smoking property.

Heidi Horne Yoga and Wellness Retreat Australia Program

This seaside retreat has been designed to deliver you to a place of solitude and harmony while your mind and body are nourished and refreshed. It has been carefully designed for both experienced practitioners and absolute beginners. They are perfect for those who would love a healthy weekend either alone or in the company of their partner, friends, or family.

This is an ideal opportunity for those of you who lead a busy, stressful life, want to explore yoga while in an unique destination, want time to merge with nature and meditate, feel unbalanced with work and life and lack vitality, de-stress, and enjoy self-discovery, practice varied yoga sequences and techniques, and return to your everyday life with ease and feeling more invigorated. This is for those who appreciate a holistic approach to wellness and relaxation, and would like a touch of luxury while enjoying time out for themselves.

Heidi's classes are perfect for those leading busy and demanding lives. Tension and stress will be released, and you will feel like you have had a massage inside and out. Heidi's positive approach to yoga and natural therapies will have you feeling happier, healthier, and more prepared to deal with your busy lifestyle.

In this retreat, yoga and meditation sessions are held in the natural habitat (if weather and time of day permit) within the extensive grounds and gardens of these properties. Using Hatha asanas (poses) and incorporating a Vinyasa Flow style, the classes are not only perfect for those who want to get fit and toned with yoga, but to take the time to nurture their body, mind, and soul. Using a variety of flows, postures, and teachings, the class will help you gain strength, flexibility, alignment, balance, and calmness of mind. Incorporating breath with movement (Vinyasa), the class also includes a guided relaxation.


Friday - March 10, 2017

  • 14:00 Check in and time at leisure
  • 18:00 Two-course gourmet dinner
  • 19:30 Evening Restorative yoga and meditation session

Saturday - March 11, 2017

  • 07:00 Hatha or Vinyasa class outside
  • 08:30 Buffet breakfast at leisure
  • 09:30 Free time
  • 12:00 Wellness session
  • 13:00 Free time
  • 16:00 Afternoon yoga session
  • 18:30 Welcome to meet in bar for a pre-dinner drink
  • 19:00 Two-course gourmet dinner

Sunday - March 12, 2017

  • 08:00 Hatha or Vinyasa outside
  • 09:30 Buffet breakfast at leisure
  • 11:00 Check out
  • 11:45 Closing intention and meditation session


Heidi Horne
Heidi's passion for yoga and wellness allows her to share her knowledge with her students. She aims to guide others to connect the body, mind, and spirit, as well as to create a balanced and joyful life. She has been described as passionate, energetic, happy, and positive, and loves to inspire people to live their best life in optimum health through yoga and wellness. Her qualifications include 1,000 hours of yoga teaching, aromatherapy, remedial massage and therapies, and level one and two wellness coaching.

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in picturesque Port Stephens, arguably the world’s most beautiful port. You will find sapphire waters flanked by 26 golden beaches and a network of pristine inlets. Perfect for fishing, invigorating coastal walks, and for unwinding in magnificent surroundings.

Nearby places

  • Newcastle Airport (NTL) - 30 minutes
  • Sydney - 2 hours 30 minutes


During this retreat, you will be served two daily meals including breakfast and two-course gourmet dinner. You will dine in the Galley Kitchen Restaurant where executive chef, Michael Jenkins and his team create mouth-watering dishes inspired by local produce from the sea and the rich Port Stephens hinterland.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Book a sunset sail

Explore sapphire waters and golden beaches with pods of dolphins frequently nearby. Board a luxury yacht at the Anchorage Marina, there is a reasonable chance you will never want to head back.

Port Stephens is arguably the world’s most beautiful port. You will find sapphire waters flanked by 26 golden beaches, a network of pristine inlets, and pods of dolphins are frequently nearby. You will also see why so many people fall in love with sailing, it is so peaceful. With the sun dipping towards the horizon and the breeze in your hair, you will explore sheltered waterways and sail past secluded coves. All while enjoying freshly-shucked oysters and a selection of local cheeses.

Indulge in the wellness and spa facility provided at the resort

Relax and restore your mind, body, and soul at Spa Lucca. By letting them know all the ways they can indulge and pamper you, you will take advantage some of the most personalized spa treatments in the region. Nothing is too much trouble, and no detail is too trivial, for their highly skilled and attentive therapists. Leave behind your everyday stresses and strains, and reconnect with what makes you unique and beautiful.

Spa treatments

At an additional price, you can enjoy spa treatments provided separately at Spa Lucca. Let peace and tranquility wash over you as you experience the finest in personalized spa treatments. The resort's spa facility has been designed to deliver you to a place of solitude and harmony while your mind and body are nourished and refreshed.

Algae firming wrap

This treatment will cost 190 AUD and will last for 60 minutes. This complex body treatment aims to firm tissue, lift the skin, and energize the body. Starting with a milk exfoliation and pure salts to remove dead skin cells and re-mineralize the skin, then their nourishing and creamy spirulina algae pack is applied to supply essential elements to the skin, lifting the tissue. Finally Babor's energizing body cream is applied to the skin leaving it replenished, smooth, soft, and supple.

Anti aging detox facial

This treatment will last for 90 minutes and will cost 220 AUD. This treatment combines the positive effects of Vitamin A to boost all your skin’s renewal processes therefore visibly correcting the first signs of skin aging, such as wrinkles and fine lines, loss of elasticity, dryness, and pigment changes. Finishing with a calming detox peel off mask, your complexion will take on a fresh and youthful appearance.

Babor fluids three or five

The ultimate enhancement to any facial. An exquisite composition of natural, highly concentrated ingredients, sealed in a glass ampule. According to Babor philosophy, natural ingredients have a more intensive effect if they are highly concentrated. The Babor fluids impress with their noticeable, visible effect. Select your ampule from their fluid bar to intensify the results you are wanting to achieve with your skin.

For triple fluid intensifier, you will need to use three active ampules, which is recommended for 50-minute facial treatments that will cost 40 AUD. While for ultra fluid intensifier, you will need to use five ampules, which is recommended for 80-minute facial treatments that will cost 60 AUD.

Champagne pear hydro exfoliation and wrap

This treatment will cost 310 AUD and will last for 120 minutes. Firm and tone your contours whilst enhancing your total well-being with this unique contouring wrap. Your body is intensively exfoliated and stimulated with a cranberry exfoliation before you are cocooned in a refining and smoothing body wrap blending essential mimosa, pure thermal waters, and the Babor exclusive champagne pear and elsberry stem cell packed with vitamin C. A refreshing face therapy and finishing massage will ensure a complete mind, body, and soul transformation.

Couples indulgence experience

This treatment will cost 240 AUD per person and will last for 90 minutes. Enjoy pure decadence with their exclusive full body champagne pear massage, leaving every inch of your skin nourished and strengthened. With refreshing facial therapy tailored to suit your skins’ every requirement, providing the protection, restorative, and rejuvenating effects it needs to maintain and enhance your natural beauty. Complete your treatment and enjoy champagne and chocolate covered strawberries in their relaxation suite.

Couples massage

This treatment will cost 120 AUD per person for the package that lasts for 60 minutes, and 180 AUD per person for the package that lasts for 90 minutes. Escape with a therapeutic couples massage. Two of their massage therapists will work together to ensure you both enjoy the experience side by side.

Customized sensory bath experience (add-on only)

This includes re-mineralizing bath soak that lasts for 30 minutes and costs 60 AUD where you will soak in Canadian mineral salts and feel the tension melt away, Cleopatra milk bath that lasts for 30 minutes and costs 60 AUD where you will nourish and hydrate your skin before any treatment in their Cleopatra milk bath, and bridal and group packages which are available upon request.

Effective touch spa massage

This massage will cost 155 AUD for the package that lasts for 60 minutes, and will cost 215 AUD for the package that lasts for 90 minutes. Embark on a unique sensory journey and discover wellness through the power of touch. This exclusive massage therapy blends traditional massage elements and rituals together with pure botanical, to discover inner tranquility whilst exuding outer energy and vitality.

The ginger, green lemon, and mandarin effective touch massage is the best for energizing and uplifting, the lavender, mint, and vanilla effective touch massage is the best for relaxing and comforting, while anise, cardamom, and vetiver effective touch massage is the best for balancing and harmonizing.

Foot restore

This treatment will cost 105 AUD and will last for 45 minutes. This treatment uses menthol, aloe vera, and cocoa butter to supply moisture, calm down the skin, regenerate the lipid barrier function, and revive tired feet with energy. A cream peeling will rid the skin of dry and dead skin deposits and a foot-soothing balm will moisturize the skin.

Hand renew

This treatment will cost 110 AUD and will last for 45 minutes. Rich natural ingredients infused with daisy to reduce sun spots and shea butter to nourish are key components to this truly effective treatment. More than a manicure, this is a skin care therapy for the hands. Your hands will feel invigorated, renewed, and deeply conditioned.

High skin refiner anti aging lifting facial

This facial treatment will last for 90 minutes and will cost 270 AUD. Specially designed to improve the skin’s resilience, Babor HSR lifting uses a multitude of innovative complexes to firm, tone, and lift. The skin becomes firmer and plumper with more elasticity, allowing the face to regain its youthful contours. Babor HSR is a deep lifting treatment that will help lengthen the life of our skin’s DNA and slow down the natural aging process resulting in a reduction of lines and wrinkles.

Hot stone Massage

This treatment will cost 165 AUD for the package that lasts for 60 minutes, and 245 AUD for the package that lasts for 90 minutes. Heated massage stones radiate their warmth into the surrounding body tissues and muscles, increasing blood circulation, as well as decreasing stress, tension, and tissue stiffness.

Lime and mandarin body exfoliation

This treatment will cost 240 AUD and will last for 90 minutes. Energize your body with their treatment commencing with nutrient rich salts and warmed aromatic oils. Utilizing rare plant stem cells in combination with an uplifting citrus botanical and oils, this luxurious multi-phase treatment leaves the body revitalized and refreshed. Relax into a full body massage, followed by a full body application of Babor’s energizing body foam to revitalize and restore radiance in tired skin. The result is fresh, toned, and smooth looking skin.

Men’s time out

This treatment will last for 60 minutes and will cost 130 AUD. Relax and unwind with this facial designed to cleanse refine and moisturize the skin. Customized to meet the demands of men's skin.

Men’s energy refresher facial and back massage

This treatment will last for 90 minutes and will cost 220 AUD. This treatment begins with a relaxing back massage to loosen muscle tension, following with a facial to cleanse, clarify, and boost skins energy. This unique treatment incorporates the use of a collagen treatment fleece with an intensive fluid for hydration to combat even the most lifeless of skins. Customized to the needs of male skin and their daily rituals, providing vitality and enhanced energy while soothing irritation from shaving and moisturizing the skin for long-lasting results.

Pregnancy massage

This treatment will cost 140 AUD for the package that lasts for 60 minutes, and 210 AUD for the package that lasts for 90 minutes. This is a customized massage designed for a mum-to-be. This massage improves circulation, eases muscle discomfort, calms the nervous system, increases positive energy, and promotes peaceful sleep. This is offered only to expectant mothers in the second or third trimester.

Pregnancy pamper experience

This treatment will cost 240 AUD and will last for 90 minutes. The perfectly indulgent time out for a mum-to-be. Commencing with a soothing full body massage combining the nourishing and hydrating benefits of almond and mimosa, a warmed Babor body mask is then applied to nurture and care for mother and baby. A customized skin therapy treatment is then performed incorporating essential care leaving your skin renewed and enhancing your natural radiance.

Remedial massage

This treatment will cost 140 AUD for the package that lasts for 60 minutes, and 210 AUD for the package that lasts for 90 minutes. Focused and intensive, this massage works deep into the layers of tissue to provide relief to sore, tired, and tense muscles.

SeaCreations luxury deep sea facial

This facial treatment will last for two hours and will cost 450 AUD. Discover this revolutionary luxury anti-aging experience. Your skin will be immersed in a unique combination of ingredients derived from the deep sea. The SeaCreations facial utilises a highly concentrated serum that is trickled through a conch shell, extracts from green caviar algae and sea silk are used to optimizing the skin’s natural functions and provide radiance and a youthful glow.

Allow the Spa Lucca exclusive facial massage to envelope you. Heated stones and cool coral are used to excite, leaving your skin looking firmer, smoother, and more youthful.

Skin renewal AHA peel

This treatment will last for 60 minutes and will cost 175 AUD. This 30% AHA peel treatment is designed for all skin in need of regeneration, principally in the event of blemished and acneic skins, enlarged pores, pigment concerns, lines and wrinkles, or lifeless skin to actively renew and enliven the skin. This fruit acid treatment is recommended as a course of eight treatments, once a week for eight weeks.

Soothing uplifting eye detox intensifier

This treatment costs 50 AUD. This re-mineralizing mask delivers valuable minerals and trace elements to support and enhance the delicate eye area. Use in conjunction with a dedicated eye fluid combining almond milk, aloe vera, and anti-aging peptides this soothing and relaxing peel off mask leaves the eye area fresh, hydrated, and revived.

Spa Lucca signature performance facial

This facial treatment will cost 130 AUD for the 60-minute package and will cost 195 AUD for the 90-minute package. This is a result-driven performance facial customized to your distinctive skins needs. Your skin will be drenched with the pure power of concentrated fluids offering intensive detoxifying, de-stressing, and hydrating benefits to your skin. Lifting and firming massage techniques are applied followed by a specifically selected professional mask. This advanced skin therapy offers targeted results and precise age prevention.

Therapeutic massage

This treatment will cost 120 AUD for the package that lasts for 60 minutes, and 180 AUD for the package that lasts for 90 minutes. This beautiful massage incorporates a nice even flow from beginning to end. Ideal for the improvement of circulation, relaxation, and stress reduction.

Ultimate renewal experience

This treatment will cost 430 AUD and will last for three hours. This head to toe experience allows your body to rest, recover, and renew. It includes all the essentials to amazing skin and well-being. Your renewal experience includes the Babor effective touch massage to calm the mind and body, their signature Spa Lucca performance facial, and an express foot restore treatment.

Vitamin C collagen booster

This treatment will last for 60 minutes and will cost 175 AUD. This anti-aging treatment utilizes a high level 20% stabilized vitamin C that is designed to achieve a visibly more even skin tone, fight free radicals damage, and boosts the skin’s natural production of collagen. This extremely effective anti-aging cosmeceutical treatment incorporates the world renowned Babor treatment mask to intensively hydrate your skin leaving it fresh, youthful and radiant.

What's included

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 30-minute closing session
  • Daily 45 to 90-minute well-being, yoga, or meditation sessions
  • Daily gourmet breakfast and two-course dinner
  • Welcome pack on arrival

What's not included

  • Additional treatments and activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfer
  • Lunches

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Newcastle Airport (NTL).

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 21 days before arrival.
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