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Weekend Meditation and Yoga Retreat Australia

Thy and Vicky, instructors at Modo Yoga Sydney, are excited to invite you to this yoga and meditation retreat dedicated to happiness! Immerse yourself in yoga, self-care, and creating at the peaceful and exquisite Awaba Retreat. Escape from the daily grind and learn how to bring more positivity, creativity, and happiness into your life. Relax and restore your body and mind during this retreat in a lush and Feng Shui inspired surrounding.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily evening Restorative yoga practices
  • Daily morning meditation, pranayama, and yoga practices
  • Nature walks through bush trails and meditation in the secret cave
  • Create a secret craft and enjoy a happiness workshop
  • 3 vegetarian meals daily and healthy snacks
  • 2 nights accommodation

Yoga styles

3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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The accommodation options are on a private, double, and triple room occupancy basis. All rooms are fully furnished, comfortable, and stylish. Awaba Retreat opts for a non-smoking, alcohol-free, and ecologically conscious environment. The retreat only uses biodegradable bath and cleaning products. Awaba is equipped with wonderful facilities like a swimming pool, spa, extensive walking trails, and a serene garden.

Modo Yoga Sydney Meditation and Yoga Retreat Sydney Program

Start each day with a morning meditation, pranayama, yoga practices, and a nutritious vegetarian breakfast. Take a breath of fresh air and feel at ease during the nature walks through bush trails and meditation in the secret cave.

In your free time you could spend your time by the pool, soak up the lush surroundings, or put your feet up in the Zen lounge room. Enjoy a vegetarian lunch in the afternoon and savor the healthy snacks that are provided throughout the day.

Make a secret craft that you can take home and enrich yourself with the happiness workshop that inspires positivity and creativity and teaches you how to cultivate happiness. Fill your stomach with a nourishing vegetarian dinner and end the day with Yin or Restorative focused yoga practices.


Vicky Arundel
Vicky has over 17 years of yoga experience, over 1000 hours of formal yoga training, is currently a Senior Level 2 Teacher with Yoga Australia, and a registered member of the Australian Association of Yoga Therapists. After having rehabilitated from an injury with the help of yoga, Vicky made it her life-passion to share the therapeutic benefits of yoga on both physical and mental health conditions. Vicky’s teaching focuses extensively on alignment to help develop better physical musculo-skeletal coordination, awareness, and balance.
Thy Nguyen
Thy's first encounter with Ashtanga yoga was 12 years ago. She decided to pursue her passion for yoga and become a full-time teacher when she discovered Moksha or Modo Hot yoga. Thy has studied Hot yoga with multiple brilliant teachers and enjoys the fact that she is still learning more about postures, people, and their bodies during her teaching. Her classes are always fun, dynamic, and with a sense of lightness. She loves sharing her knowledge and passion for yoga with her students and community and hopes that they are able to reflect the positive energy from yoga into their daily lives.

Retreat location

This retreat will be held at the Awaba Retreat in Palmdale, New South Wales, Australia. The retreat is located near Sydney on the beautiful New South Wales Central Coast, is set on 22 acres surrounded by gardens and paddocks, forest and hills, and epitomizes clarity, order, and serenity.

Nearby places

  • Avoca Beach - 36 minutes
  • Ourimbah railway station - 8 minutes
  • Soldiers Beach - 38 minutes
  • Sydney - 90 minutes
  • Terrigal - 32 minutes
  • The Entrance - 26 minutes



  • Boating nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Hiking
  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Shopping nearby
  • Spa
  • Surfing nearby
  • Swimming pool


  • Environmentally friendly
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Smoke-free property
  • Yoga studio


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking lot
  • Toiletries

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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You will be served three deliciously nourishing vegetarians meals each day and healthy snacks in between.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks

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

  • Vegetarian
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)

  • Enjoy a walk in the garden, paddocks, forest, and hills of Awaba Retreat
  • Relax with various spa treatments
  • Spend your time by the swimming pool
  • Take hiking or mountain biking tours in the Ourimbah State Forest
  • Visit the popular holiday destination The Entrance
  • Visit the relaxing and surfing beaches nearby
  • Visit the Westfield Tuggerah shopping mall

Spa treatments

Various spa treatments are available at additional costs.

What's included

  • 2 nights accommodation
  • A happiness workshop
  • A secret craft made by yourself
  • Daily vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Healthy snacks in between
  • Meditation sessions
  • Nature walks
  • Yoga and pranayama classes

What's not included

  • Additional activities
  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Spa treatments
  • Transportation

How to get there

Driving directions from Sydney

  • Get on M1 from Saint Marys Road and Sir John Young Crescent.
  • Continue on M1 to Artarmon. Take the Pacific Highway or A1 exit from M1.
  • Get on Pacific Midway or M1 in Wahroonga.
  • Follow Pacific Midway or M1 to Ourimbah. Take the exit toward Pacific Highway or Ourimbah or Palmdale from Pacific Midway or M1.
  • Take Pacific Highway and Palmdale Road to Fern Tree Lane in Palmdale.

Driving directions from Ourimbah railway station

  • Take Brownlee Street to Pacific Highway.
  • Follow Pacific Highway to Palmdale Road.
  • Continue on Palmdale Road. Drive to Fern Tree Lane in Palmdale.

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Sydney International Airport (SYD).

Arrival by train and bus

The closest train station to Awaba Retreat is the Ourimbah railway station. The Awaba Retreat is not easily accessible by bus. The closest bus stop is still 25 minutes away from the retreat. Take bus line 47 from Red Bus Service to Wyong and exit the bus at the stop Pacific Highway. Head northeast on Pacific Highway, when reaching the roundabout, take the first exit onto Palmdale Road and turn left onto Fern Tree Lane.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid on arrival.
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