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3 Days Weekend Yoga Retreat in Sydney, NSW

Sydney Harbour Weekend Yoga Retreat

Need a body and mind recharge? Located just over the Bridge on the beautiful north head of Manly, this weekend yoga retreat is ideal for those who need to recharge the batteries without leaving Sydney. Join Skye Lifestyle and Q Station Retreat to rejuvenate the body and mind at one of our upcoming two-night Sydney Harbour Yoga Retreat weekend events. Bring a friend, or come along and meet new friends, and enjoy a relaxing break that will stretch the body and calm the mind. The weekend is tailored to all levels, from beginner yoga students to advanced practitioners.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Meditation practice with Skye
  • Total body and mind rejuvenation
  • Dinner prepared by a world-class chef
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Daily buffet breakfast

Yoga styles

3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Japanese, English
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Choose from a single or twin-share option in either a heritage room (private separate bathroom) or a deluxe room (bathroom within your guest room). Skye LifeStyle does not offer a service of matching up participants to room share for the weekend wellness event. A twin-share room requires two people to occupy the room. You will need to source your own twin-share roommate. If you are coming alone, please consider the single room option.

Triple and quad rooms are allocated within the 3-bedroom Historic Cottage and feature 3 queen rooms, a living room with sofa bed, private bathroom, kitchenette and backyard. The perfect excuse for a girls weekend getaway or hens weekend celebration!

Heritage rooms

Heritage rooms retain the original aspects of accommodation at Q Station and offer the original Quarantine Station experience, with grouped bathroom facilities separate from your room. Each bathroom is specifically designated with room numbers for privacy and easy identification of your private bathroom.

Deluxe rooms

The deluxe rooms all feature ensuite bathrooms, most with shower over the bath, but some also just feature a shower.

Historic cottage

Beautifully renovated in contemporary style, these former cottages provide a sense of what it is like to have your home in a National Park. Q Stations historic cottages offer seclusion, space and quiet. Cottages feature backyards, some with balconies or a verandah, with outdoor seating to relax and enjoy the surroundings.

Skye LifeStyle Sydney Weekend Yoga Itinerary


  • 14:00: Arrival and check in to Q Station Sydney Harbour National Park – Manly
  • 15:30: Meet your new friends and learn about the weekend activities and options
  • 16:00: Yoga and meditation with Skye
  • 19:15: Two-course dinner in The Boilerhouse Restaurant


  • 07:30: Yoga with Skye
  • 09:30: Breakfast at Views Restaurant
  • 10:30: Leisure time – choose from a massage/beach swim/time for you!
  • 16:00: Yoga and meditation with Skye
  • 19:15: Two-course dinner in The Boilerhouse Restaurant


  • 07:30: Yoga with Skye
  • 09:30: Breakfast at Views Restaurant
  • 11:00: Check out


Skye Griffiths
Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Yoga)
Skye’s passion for teaching yoga inspired her to leave her corporate career in 2008 to focus on a more holistic lifestyle and cater to the desires of others striving for the ultimate life/work balance. With a love for health and wellness, Skye is a yogi and entrepreneur. She offers a wide variety of yoga classes that can be practiced within a small group environment at her weekly classes, or as a private session at your own home or office. She teaches Hatha Vinyasa flow yoga, power yoga, Yin yoga, restorative yoga and meditation.

Retreat location

Situated across the Harbour 11 km (7 mi) northeast of Sydney City on the lower Northern Beaches, Manly was named by Captain Arthur Phillip after his encounter with the confident and manly Aboriginal people who lived on the peninsula.

The main Manly shopping strip, the Corso, links the Harbour Beaches and the ferry wharf with the ocean surf beach. Manly is therefore the perfect destination to enjoy Sydney Harbour and the eighteen ocean beaches, coves and inlets used for swimming, sailing and surfing. Manly also has a huge range of shopping, dining and entertainment attractions to keep all ages and interests occupied.


Dine on the harbor's edge, enjoying fresh modern cuisine prepared by a world-class chef.

Boilerhouse Harbourside Restaurant & Bar

Enjoy modern Australian cuisine with Asian fusion. Relax on their outside terrace overlooking Quarantine Beach and sample the extensive beverage and wine list.

Views Restaurant

Views Restaurant offers a delicious buffet breakfast for hotel guests, and lunch for conference guests.

Things to do (optional)

  • Swimming and snorkeling at Quarantine Beach

Q Station has the key to one of Sydney's most treasured beaches, open to all guests. Discover some of Sydney's natural treasures with expert guides and see what the ocean floor has to offer. Enjoy an unforgettable fun, relaxing Australian experience!

  • After Dark Tours

After Dark Nature Tours in Manly gives people an unforgettable and unique opportunity to experience Australia's wonderful nocturnal wildlife in its own environment in one of Sydney's most beautiful locations by using night vision goggles.

See owls, bandicoots, possums, echidnas and much more. Let your experienced guide take you to another world around Manly, Shelly Beach and through Sydney Harbour National Park while you see what comes alive at night.

This is also a great way to discover the Natural, European and Aboriginal cultural history of the area. Learn about the areas cultural significance to the traditional Kay-Ye-My Aboriginal people who occupied the area now known as Manly.

  • Kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding with Manly Kayak Centre

There is no better way to explore the famous Sydney Harbour than by paddling a kayak. Embark on a Manly Kayaks Tour and be shown this widely historical and majestic waterway. Choose from a single or double kayak, or why not try the stand up paddle board for an unforgettable experience. Manly Kayaks will provide you with everything you need for your kayak adventure.

  • Bushwalk with spectacular vantage points

Head off into the wild and lose yourself in the serene environment. View some of North Head's most well kept secrets. Learn about the endangered plant and animal communities as you watch the sun set over Sydney Harbour. Maps of the area are available from Q Station's Reception.

  • History, ghost and paranormal tours

From the 1830s to 1984 migrant ships arriving in Sydney with suspected contagious disease anchored inside North Head and off-loaded passengers and crew into quarantine to protect local residents from the threat of infection.

After several weeks most passengers were released to settle as Australian residents. Some passengers experienced a first class resort, making new friends and sharing dreams of a bright new future. For others it was a far more frightening experience of dis empowerment, disease and death.

To really understand what these people went through, and the spirit they left behind, there is a range of hosted tours. These experiences offer customers varying levels of opportunity to participate in activities that bring out the underlying stories and emotions of those who were here.

  • National park tours and experiences

Sydney Harbour National Park protects a number of islands and foreshore areas around one of the world's most famous harbors. It offers a retreat to wildlife serenity while you learn about the day to day living experiences of early quarantine guests. Get to know species of plants and animals in more detail in one of our tours. See everything from convict built buildings to Aboriginal sites and the heritage lighthouse.

  • Shopping and entertainment

Spoil yourself today at Manly's famous shopping district from high-end couture to boutiques, market originals and street wear. Manly will satisfy all your shopping needs with the districts hidden lane ways, popular weekend markets and over 200 retail stores.

  • Bike riding

Cycling is an ideal way to explore Manly. Hire a bike and discover secluded coves, deserted beaches and breathtaking coastal views. With over 20 kilometers of dedicated bike paths and off road trails, Manly caters for all levels of riders. Manly Bike Tours carry a huge range of bicycles for rent including cruisers, road bikes, off-road mountain bikes, kid's bikes and tandems.

  • Surf lessons

Enjoy the rip of the tides and learn to surf with Manly Surf School, teaching surfing since 1983. Manly Surf School has been voted by Surfing Australia as the number 1 surf school in NSW.

  • Diving

Experience the thrill and adventure of scuba diving with Dive Sydney. Escape to a different world, explore new places and experience a connection with nature with Dive Sydney's range of packages and courses.

  • Whale-watching

The whales are back and the season has begun, don't miss out on an epic cruise adventure to see one of the most beautiful creatures in the sea performing for you live. Choose between a 3-hour Discovery Cruise or a 2-hour Adventure Cruise with Whale Watching Sydney.

  • Harbour Hopper

Jump onto the Sydney Harbour Eco Hopper during your stay at Q Station and see what Sydney has to offer. Enjoy combo transport and entry deals with Taronga Zoo, Sydney Aquarium and Wildlife World, Luna Park, Ocean World Manly, Quarantine Station and the City Sightseeing Sydney and Bondi Explorer Bus.

  • Football at Brookvale Oval

Watch the defending NRL Premiers Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles reach the top at Brookvale Oval and experience the feeling of final's football at one of Sydney's League heartlands. Enjoy the competitive environment with your friends and family for an unforgettable experience.

What's included

  • Stunning views of the Sydney Harbour
  • 2 nights at beautifully appointed 4.5-star accommodation
  • 2 days delicious daily buffet breakfast at Views Restaurant
  • 2 nights sumptuous two-course a la carte meal at The Boilerhouse Restaurant
  • Outdoor yoga and meditation classes with Skye (weather permitting)
  • Access to Q Station Retreat’s private Quarantine Beach
  • Parking

What's not included

  • Optional activities
  • Airfares and airport transfers

How to get there

Driving directions from Sydney Road

  • Arriving in Manly via Sydney Road, turn right to Belgrave St.
  • Turn left at Manly Wharf.
  • Take the second left (signposted North Head).
  • Turn right onto Darley Road and up the hill past Manly Hospital.
  • Go through the stone arch, continue until you reach a roundabout and turn right into Q Station parking area.
  • Shuttle buses are available at Reception to transport you to your room. No driving is allowed onsite.

Arrival by bus

The 135 public bus operates between Warringah Mall Terminus, Balgowlah, Manly Wharf & Q Station (North Head). Call Sydney Buses on 131 500 for the latest timetable or visit

Arrival by ferry

The Sydney Harbour Eco Hopper stops right at our doorstep at Quarantine Wharf (Q Station) several times a day, 7 days a week. The Eco Hopper is an enjoyable, relaxing way to see Sydney Harbour and arrive at Q Station the historic way.

You can get 24-hour hop on/hop off tickets, and single/return fares can be purchased at the Manly Fast Ferry booth at Circular Quay or on the vessel. Cash, credit or EFT is available. Visit the Sydney Harbour Eco Hopper website for the latest timetable and pricing.

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