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Sivananda Yoga Retreat in Byron Bay, Australia

This Byron Bay yoga retreat in Australia, offers a unique weeklong program and a daily schedule based upon the ancient teachings of yoga as a lifestyle, taught in a traditional and pure way - something that most retreats in the west have lost. On each retreat, participants and teachers embark on a powerful and transformative journey that allows them to relax, learn about themselves, overcome many physical, mental, and emotional obstacles and feel renewed, recharged and inspired - taking new knowledge and practical yoga tips to apply to their daily life.

Retreat highlights

  • Practice of yogic cleansing exercises (kriyas)
  • Daily yoga classes, mantra chanting and kirtan
  • Hands-on vegetarian cooking workshop based on Ayurvedic principles
  • Daily vegetarian Ayurvedic meals, snacks, and morning Ayurvedic power drink
  • Sunrise meditation at a nature reserve at Byron Bay
  • Daily group meditation and spiritual discussion
  • 6 nights of accommodation

Yoga styles

6 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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Accommodations at this location are in secluded two bedroom spacious beach houses.

All rooms are fully equipped with air-conditioning, kitchen, living area and a deck area to relax and the beach at your doorstep. Twin share, single shared en-suite, single en-suite rooms and own beach house options are available.

Yoga White Lotus Sivananda Yoga Retreat in Australia Program

All this in a location that is uplifting, set amongst incomparable nature, one of the most breathtaking spots on the planet, Byron Bay, Australia. The yoga retreat in Byron Bay is based on the classical teachings of yoga as taught by Swami Sivananda and the 5 points of yoga of Swami Vihnudevananda, as taught in the International Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Ashrams around the world for over 50 years. For those who are experienced, you will go deeper into the practice. If you are a beginner, you will learn step by step how to take yourself on this journey at your own pace.

About the retreat

Most people look to go on a yoga retreat so that they can relax and rejuvenate. There are many on offer with yoga classes, massages and with lots of free time to read and go to the beach or do whatever else the mind finds attractive or what it relates to relaxation. But did you know that relaxation is not really rejuvenating unless you can disconnect from your thoughts even for a few moments?

What most people do not realize is that yoga is a science, a science of body and more importantly of mind. This ancient science has been shared with us through the scriptures of yoga.

The yoga classes are taught in a specific way to maximize the movement of energy through the body, benefiting also the mind and the spirit. It cannot be intellectually created or randomly formed. In this way, the practitioner fully rejuvenates from the core of their being. The experience of a properly taught yoga class is not just one of exhilaration, blowing off steam after a hard days work, but there should be that feeling of complete balance. A feeling of lightness, that everything will be okay. The purpose of the retreat is so that you can experience the true essence of a yoga practice and understand what it means to do yoga.

You will learn what the benefits are of practicing all the aspects of yoga (thats right, yoga does not only mean physical postures). It will show you that you can reach a state of reconnecting to your true self (that inner you and the 'peace' that everyone speaks of) through having some basic knowledge and tools, so that you can feel what it is like to live like a yogi (without all the cooking).

Retreat schedule

  • 06:00 - Satsang (group meditation)
  • 08:00 - Yoga class
  • 10:00 - Brunch
  • 11:00 - Free time: time to enjoy a sauna, massage, walk along the beach or just relax in the peaceful surroundings
  • 12:00 - Meditative nature walk
  • 14:00 - Workshop
  • 16:00 - Yoga class
  • 18:00 - Dinner
  • 19:30 - Satsang (group meditation)


  • Theoretical and practical 1.5 hours workshops in all aspects of yoga. Topics include:
  • Meditation and mantras
  • Thought - The architect of your destiny
  • Art of relaxation
  • Yoga body check
  • Yoga in daily life
  • Vegetarian-yogic diet cooking workshop

Yoga class

Based on the classical Sivananda yoga class structure: initial mantras, relaxation, pranayama or yogic breathing exercises, preparatory exercises, practice of classical Hatha yoga asanas, final relaxation and concluding mantras.

Satsang (group meditation)

To open your heart and elevate your emotions. We practice, silent meditation, kirtan and chanting of classical mantras, spiritual reading or interesting lecture on a yoga topic.

Retreat location

The yoga retreat is located in Byron Bay. This is the most easterly point of Australia. It is a mystical sacred land charged with uplifting spiritual vibrations used in the past by Aboriginals for rituals and still continues to draw an eclectic mix of modern day spiritual seekers. There are 40 kilometers of beautiful, clean beaches in this coastal region. Byron Bays' climate is sub-tropical.

The location of Tallow Beach House Retreats is set among a 30 acres sanctuary lined with 630 meters of Byron Bay's most beautiful beachfront and situated on the edge of the Arakwal National Park. It is a secluded oasis, away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, surrounded by breathtaking and peaceful beach and bush landscape. Definitely nature at its best, offering us the ideal conditions for the practice of yoga.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Vegetarian meals based on Ayurvedic principles

As an important part of the yogic lifestyle, a yogic vegetarian diet also supports the yoga practice. The meals are specifically scheduled and prepared to support the bodys natural rhythm for the digestion of food. The meals provide complete nutritional requirements for the healthy functioning of body and mind. Prepared with loving awareness the meals are always wholesome, unexpectedly tantalizing to the eyes and especially the taste buds, it is full of flavor and color. The retreaters have found meal times to be particularly something to look forward to. Special dietary requirements are catered for.

Spa treatments

If interested, massage and infrared sauna are available on request at an additional cost.

What's included

  • 1 time 3 hours hands-on vegetarian cooking workshop based on Ayurvedic principles
  • 1 time sunrise meditation at a nature reserve in Byron Bay
  • 2 times daily group meditation and spiritual discussion
  • 2 times daily mantra chanting and kirtan (devotional singing)
  • 2 times yoga classes a day
  • 6 nights of accommodation
  • All vegetarian Ayurvedic meals/snacks and morning Ayurvedic power drink
  • Cleansing Vedic ritual
  • Individual coaching and daily Q&A sessions
  • Meditative nature walks including walks on the most beautiful beaches of Byron Bay and visit to sacred sites
  • Practice of yogic cleansing exercises (kriyas)
  • Workshop on different yoga topics

What's not included

  • Massage and infrared sauna are not included in the price.
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