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Health & Yoga Retreats NSW

Revitalising health & yoga retreat only 1.5hrs from Sydney

Open yourself up to a calmer, gentler and more authentic way of living with Happy Buddha Yoga Retreats. The premium yoga retreat in NSW. It’s through the practice of mindfulness that we can glimpse our unconditional goodness and ground ourselves in compassion and well-being. As we wander through the wild landscapes both inside of us and in nature, we will work on our physical, emotional and spiritual nourishment over the weekend. We will develop insight and open our hearts to the possibilities of wellness, compassion and peace. Attend one of our retreats with no big goals or expectations. Instead enter into a world of being rather than doing. Deepen your inquiry into mindfulness practice and deal more effectively with the demands of your daily life.

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Our retreats are more than simply yoga and meditation. They focus on activities to nourish your mind, body and spirit and awaken the prana life-force inside of you.
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Every Happy Buddha Yoga Retreat includes:

Comfortable and peaceful accommodation for two nights.
Located in the heart of the Blue Mountains
Daily yoga classes for beginners and advanced yogis.
Lush and delectable home-cooked vegetarian meals.
A relaxed and informal programme of activities.

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Rejuvenate at Happy Buddha Yoga Retreat NSW

Each weekend retreat features a host of different healing modalities and activities.

  • Yoga: We have vinyasa, hatha, yin and yoga nidra class suitable for beginners to advanced yogis.
  • Meditation: Suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners.
  • Drumming Circle: Feel your heartbeat and find your inner rhythm, no experience necessary!
  • Bush Walks: Take a mindful bush walk to our own spectacular waterfall.
  • Cooking Tips: Our chefs are always happy to answer any questions and give you tips on how to nourish yourself inside and out with simple yet delicious vegetarian meals.

Treat yourself to as many activities as you like or take some quiet time for yourself, it’s up to you!

All of our retreats are about finding your inner place of joy and peace, and getting back to the simple life.

We have retreats on every week so come and experience one. We promise you will love it!

Yoga Retreats Sydney.

Do you often feel that the daily grind of your commute to work and the never ending challenges of life are getting too much for you, and that you can only bend so far before you’re in real danger of (emotionally) snapping? Or perhaps you are dealing with a stressful personal or family situation that is crushing the joy out of your life? Or maybe you have worked all the hours under the sun, enjoyed great success in your career and accumulated many of the fancy trappings of wealth, yet still notice a profound sense of emptiness and a nagging feeling that there must be something more to life. If this sounds like you, and your life is out of balance, or devoid of purpose, we highly recommend a rejuvenating and tranquil weekend at the Happy Buddha Yoga Retreat.

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Enjoy a healing health retreat in the Blue Mountains

Recharge your physical, emotional and spiritual batteries on the healing land of the Blue Mountains.

Our stunning yoga retreat centre in Wentworth Falls is immersed in sacred bushland with a spectacular waterfall only 15min walk away. There are also many other walks offering breathtaking views and a chance to commune with nature at its most raw and elemental form.

A million miles from anywhere – But only 1.5hrs drive from Sydney

Despite giving the impression that your are far from civilization, our retreat centre is only 1.5hrs drive from Sydney, meaning you can easily factor in a rejuvenating yoga weekend by arriving after work on Friday evening, and getting back home in time for dinner on Sunday night.

Yoga For All Levels of Experience

You don’t need to be a yoga adept, able to sit in the classic lotus position for hours on end, or boast the flexibility and dance moves of a prima ballerina, to attend the Happy Buddha Retreats. Our retreats are all about fun, laughter and joy, and are open to students of all levels. At Happy Buddha Retreats we are all equals under God. Whoever you perceive God to be. Here, no one will judge you or push you beyond your limits. on the contrary, you will enjoy a level of compassion and support that you will probably never have experienced before. It doesn’t matter if you have a strong religious faith or no faith at all, because at Happy Buddha Retreats everyone is encouraged to share in the bliss and find their higher selves.

Take inspiration from Athill Singh’s personal spiritual journey

You sometimes find that life’s trials and tribulations bear unexpected fruit and lead you on paths that you would never have chosen, had these challenges not reared their ugly heads. In Athill’s case the catalyst was the excruciating lower back pain he once suffered, which led to feelings of stress that in turn fed the original pain, in a vicious circle of suffering. In desperation Athill turned to the ancient Indian practice of yoga. Yoga is far more than a number of painful looking postures (known as asanas) but actually a holistic system encompassing not just physical but also mental and spiritual practices, which combine to significantly increase health and wellbeing over a period of time.

Experience our ‘Inner Joy Yoga Retreat’

The pain and stress relief that Athill derived from his yoga practice resulted in him feeling a deep spiritual yearning to share its wonderful benefits, eventually leading to the establishment of the Happy Buddha Retreat. One of his core programmes is the ‘Inner Joy Retreat’, which offers two days of yoga, meditation and contemplation combined with organic vegetarian meals to feed your body and soul.

At Happy Buddha Retreats we never get tired of seeing our guests arriving with the weight of the world clearly on their shoulders, but leaving with a sense of lightness and serenity, their spiritual batteries fully recharged and eager to incorporate their newly acquired practices into their everyday lives. With the huge rise in stress-related illnesses, it make sense to take time out and give your body a chance to recover. Because if you don’t deserve it, then who does?

Combine yoga and meditation

Athill has spent many years presiding over the evolution of health programmes designed to enhance your sense of wellbeing and promote the flow of prana, which is the ancient Sanskrit word for life-force, also known in other eastern cultures as chi or ki. Nurturing this most powerful of energies brings huge benefits in terms of physical, mental and emotional healing, balance and vigour, which will remain with you long after you return to the daily routines of the real world. We run regular retreats at our centre throughout the year and our staff will be happy to help you decide on the best option for you.

Relax in our comfortable and spacious retreat accommodation

Once the day’s yoga and meditation is over you can relax in our inviting communal areas with yummy vegetarian meals prepared by the talented chefs. Then, with the days’ wonderful activities behind you, you can retire to your clean and comfortable room and sleep like a baby, safe in the knowledge that balance has once more been restored in your life.

FAQ

Our relaxing retreat centre is nestled in the Blue Mountains, approximately 90 minutes by car or 2 and a half hours by train from Sydney city. The nearest town is Wentworth Falls and is only a short 10 minute walk from the retreat. Our address is: Happy Buddha Retreats, 50 Railway Parade, Wentworth Falls. We have big Happy Buddha Retreat signs at the entrance so you can’t miss us!

We run midweek retreats (Monday to Wednesday) as well as weekend retreats (Friday to Sunday). Check-in on the first day is at 5pm and checkout is at 1pm on the last day. For further details, please check our time table

All rooms have an ensuite bathroom. If you’re a solo retreater you will be paired with another retreater of the same demographic in a twin share room, or you can upgrade to your own room for $199 extra. When attending the retreat with a friend or a partner, let us know at the time of the booking so that we make sure we make your bedding arrangement right (twin or double).

While going through the booking process, there will be a field called “Attending With”. Just type the name of your friend and you will be paired together in the same room.

Our yoga and meditation classes are suitable for ALL levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners. There are also other activities such as drumming circles, guided meditations, and self-guided hikes. You may also want to take a dip in the swimming pool or book in for a relaxing massages (extra cost). All activities (including yoga) are optional and our guests are free to occupy their time however they want, after all, this stay is all about YOU.

Yes, you can! Our yoga and meditation classes are suitable to ALL levels, from beginners to advanced practitioners and you’ll feel included in our classes. If a pose is challenging, we recommend listening to your body and if you need to, just take a lie down or child’s pose (kneeling seat and bowing forward into a comfortable position).

Even though we recommend attending most classes to get the full benefits of the retreat, all classes are optional and our guests are free to occupy their time however they want.

Our wonderful massage therapists offer massages on the second day of the retreat. You can book your massage through an email that will be sent to you 2 days before the retreat starts. Prices are $110 an hour, or $65 for half an hour; payment has to be made to the masseuse on the day in cash only.

You can catch a train from Sydney Central to Wentworth Falls. Exit on the right hand side and follow the path in between the fences; keep walking down the road for 15 minutes and you’re there. You can also book a cab by calling Leura Radio Cabs (02) 4782 1311.

As our friendly team are working on housekeeping and retreat preparation, we kindly ask our guests to arrive shortly before or after 5pm. You are, however, welcome to drop your bags earlier during the day, go for a bush walk and come back for check-in at 5pm. Please make sure to inform us in advance info@happybuddharetreats.com.au if this is what you intend to do.

Your room has to be free by 1pm. However you can stay longer in our venue and/or go for a bush walk. Please note that our staff will be busy with housekeeping and that the yoga facilities can’t be used.

All yoga mats and props are provided so you don’t need to bring your own.

  • Swimmers
  • Beach towel
  • Loose comfortable clothing
  • Shorts
  • Sport / walking shoes
  • Shower gel / shampoo
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Other personal toiletries

Our food is 100% vegetarian and freshly made. We do our best to adapt to any kind of dietary requirements so please let us know if you have an allergies or food intolerances. When going through the booking process just include your dietary requirements in the dedicated field.

In order to keep a consistent group and to enable everyone to speak freely during the meditation talks, the minimum age to take part in our retreat is 16 years old.

You can stay longer than three days if you’re booking two retreats in a row: Friday – Sunday and Monday – Wednesday. The extra night on Sunday will be charged $110 per person. Please note that no meals will be served on the Sunday or on the Monday.

When booking on our website you are able to reschedule your retreat one time for free. Any further rescheduling will be charged $25 per person.

Our pool is not heated. Nice and fresh!

In order to create a safe space for everyone and in case of allergy, dogs are not allowed in our venue. Even when they are very small.

This three days are for everyone to take a step back with a clear mind. Our retreat is 100% alcohol free in order to create the same safe space for all our retreaters.

We have had non-English speakers attend  retreats, however, you will need to be able to follow the instructions given during the yoga classes and we encourage all retreaters to partake in meditation talks. So it all depends on you, whether you feel able to do this or not.

We don’t have wifi at the retreat although there is good mobile reception available. However, we do encourage our guests to take a step back and to disconnect from technology for the time of their retreat.

There is no laundry facility for our guests. Any emergency laundry can be done at the laundromat in Wentworth Falls (15 minute walk).

Yes you can, however, we would recommend you speak to your medical practitioner if you have specific concerns. Our yoga teachers will help you to adapt any poses to ensure they are done safely during your pregnancy.

Please Call Now to Book Your Happy Buddha Health Retreat NSW

You deserve to gain the balance that’s been missing in your life. So call +61 285406513, today. The calmness and tranquillity you seek is but a phone call away.

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What our participants say

Thank you from my heart for a truly wonderful yoga retreat weekend. My mind, body and soul feel lovingly nurtured and recharged! Thank you Athill and Sarah for all of the superb yoga sessions. They were all interesting and varied.

- Liz.