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Inner Joy Retreat

A unique experience to tap into your
inner joy!

Whether you’re a seasoned retreater or this is your first experience, it won’t matter. This retreat will allow you to see yourself and others in a different light. We encourage you to experience each activity with a full heart and an open mind.

We are all equals here, no one will judge you or push you beyond your limits. Feel lighter and laugh out loud with our signature 2-Night Inner Joy Retreat program.

Click play on our video for a sneak peek into what to expect…

“Happiness is not a goal. Happiness is a by-product of living a life that is consistent with our values, and that is integrated…that we feel all the parts of our experience are connected.”

~ Susan David PHD

Inner Joy Program…

  • Stretch your body with yoga and movement
  • Learn to free your mind with guided meditation
  • Feel energised with inspiring workshops
  • Find your inner rhythm with drumming(and loads of fun!)
  • Explore nature in the surrounding Blue Mountains landscape
  • Connect with like-minded people
  • Reconnect with how you want to live your life.
Drumming at Inner Joy Retreat

2-Night INNER JOY Timetable

Everything on the timetable is optional, you are welcome to do as much, or as little as you like. All activities and meals are at our Blue Mountains Retreat Centre.

While we re-open with some government restrictions (Covid-19) we will be capping retreat numbers to adhere to regulations.


Arrival Day 1

4:30pm – 7:15pm ~ Check-in

Relax, make a cup of tea, have some nibbles, and settle into your blissful environment.

4:45pm – 5:45pm ~ Slow Flow

7:00pm – 8:00pm ~ Dinner Delight

8:30pm – 9:15pm ~ Welcoming & Yoga Nidra (Guided meditation)

10:00pm until breakfast ~ Whisper time

Bookshelf doorway revealing yoga studio at Happy Buddha Retreats

Day 2

7:00am – 8:00am ~ Dynamic Yoga

Get your body moving in this intermediate yoga class.

8:00am – 9:00am ~ Gentle Yoga

9:00am – 9:45am ~ Break Your Fast

10:00am – 10:55am ~ Meditation Talk

Learn about meditation and experience a unique mindfulness activity.

10:55am – 1:00pm ~ Free Time

1:00pm – 2:00pm ~ Lunch Munch

2:00pm – 2:45pm ~ Drum Circle

Connect to your heart and find your inner rhythm.

2:45pm – 4:15pm ~ Free Time

4:15pm – 5:15pm ~ Flow Yoga

5:30pm – 6:45pm ~ Yin Yoga

7:00pm – 8:00pm ~ Dinner Delight

8:30pm – 9:00pm ~ Guided Meditation (Yoga Nidra)

10:00pm until breakfast ~ Whisper time


Day 3

7:00am – 8:00am ~ Dynamic Yoga

8:00am – 9:00am ~ Gentle Yoga

9:00am – 9:45am ~ Break Your Fast

9:45am – 10:45am ~ Closing Ceremony

Considered to be the highlight of the retreat by many of our participants, not to be missed!


11:00am ~ Check-out

Breakfast of fresh fruit, chia pudding, baked breads

2-Night Retreat Experience

Midweek is $299pp or Weekend $399pp twin-share inclusive of your accomodation, meals and workshops!

Poolside chairs overlooking the Blue Mountains and retreat grounds

Our Blue Mountains Retreat awaits you!

One of the most important things you can do in life is to take time out to replenish yourself.

Our workshops have been designed to nourish your mind and body, to feel a sense of renewal and tap back into the inner happiness that you deserve. And that’s why we call our core program: Inner Joy.

Whilst you are here, allow yourself to enter into a world of being, rather than doing, deepen your inquiry into a mindfulness practice, to find your inner joy (what sparks you!) and learn how to more effectively cope with the demands of your daily life. We offer all of this and more in the surrounds of the stunning natural landscape of the Blue Mountains, NSW Australia.

Happy Customers

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.
Never having been to a retreat, I had booked in for this not really knowing what to expect. After spending 2 days here, I can sum up this experience in one word ... bliss! From the moment you drive into the property to the moment you leave, you experience an incredible feeling of peace and serenity.
Just spent a blissful weekend at Happy Buddha and am already planning my next trip…There is just the right balance of organised activities and free time and I loved that there was no pressure to attend everything. I felt like I had the best of both worlds with a lot of privacy but also the opportunity to connect with others.
This retreat I would fully recommend ... it was just amazing in every way. Along with my sister we were fortunate to have sunshine & surrounded by happy people. We came home relaxed, energised and joyful! Thank you to all the Happy Buddha team - you all went "above & beyond"!
The staff were lovely, the view was amazing, the waterfall was spectacular and the food was outstanding. Great weekend to unwind away from the hectic city. Yin Yoga was an absolute highlight for me and I loved that every level of experience was able to join in to any session.
I had an awesome time. Such a beautiful location, great facilities and staff. The yoga, meditation and drumming was fun and relaxing. The massage was the best! And it was amazing to meet such nice kind people who attended also!
A relaxed atmosphere and a happy environment indeed where you decide how involved you wish to be! A retreat well worth all the time, to recharge oneself .... a comfortable place with lovely views and healthy, wholesome food. Highly recommend it!
Had THE MOST AMAZING TIME at this retreat. I had never done yoga before, and actually went because the food looked nice and I needed a break. The yoga was beautiful, the food was unbelievably fabulous. Basically, just get there!
This experience was probably the best thing I’ve done for myself in forever. The groups were amazing. The food beyond amazing! The drumming circle was the most fun I’ve ever had sitting down and the place itself is beautiful….I’m planning to go again as soon as possible. Absolutely recommend this for anyone who needs a tune up and even those that don’t recognise they need it. A truly enriching experience with so many benefits!
March 11, 2019
Happy Buddha Retreats provided everything that I didn't know I was looking for!!! The retreat was put together in such a synchronous and harmonious way, that it left all of us - who started out as strangers - feeling like we had known each other forever! Everyone seemed to have found a little piece of themselves that they didn't know they were searching for. And I returned home with a renewed sense of motivation to take on life's challenges with grace and a smile.
March 26, 2019
Magic couple of days which I can barely fault. Highly recommended. Accomm, yoga, drumming, intentions, activities, food, staff... all 10/10. Go treat yourself.
March 13, 2019
I had the best time this weekend at the retreat! It was literally life changing for me. The energy, the food, the meditations and the connection with the group and teachers were a completely blessing! Thank you Happy Buddha, I definitely recommend it to anyone and everyone I know! ❤️
Mariana Iannarelli
I had the most beautiful, serene and happy experience at this retreat. I felt a sense of calm from the moment I stepped inside and felt comfortable throughout the retreat to enjoy myself, practice at my own pace and chat with the group. The facilitation was magical. So kind, supportive and vibrant....

I have completely reset and I came home feeling revived and have been practicing everyday, chanting my Mantra and meditating to keep this going into my day to day life.
Thank you to your lovely volunteers and a particular shout out to Melanie, our facilitator, for being so talented, warm and genuine - she really made it a fabulous experience. I have recommended Happy Buddha to all the friends I have met in the days since and will come again myself soon!
Ms Happy & Relaxed
After wanting to go here for over a year I finally got my Inner Joy retreat. It. Was. Amazing!!! The accommodation was better than I anticipated. The food was amazing. The classes accessible to novice and advanced alike. I absolutely loved the Drumming Circle. The location is stunning. I highly recommend this retreat for anyone looking for a yoga-inspired getaway. I am planning my next visit.

August 2020
A 5 star soul discovery journey! I attended this retreat with my best friend to spend some time together…but we got far more out of this retreat. It surprised us! The beautiful facilitator provided a path to understanding ourselves in such a short time. The best therapy I’ve had and I’ve had a lot in my 50 years. Booking in every year for a life-reset!
June 2020

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