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In the healing Blue Mountains


A 2-night restorative retreat for your mind, body and soul in the beautiful Blue Mountains, NSW.

“It’s a 5-star soul discovery journey!”
Absolutely amazing retreat in the gorgeous Blue Mountains. I highly recommend as a quick getaway to really switch off from your daily life. Experience nature, yoga, meditation and clean, healthy, wholesome food. There is beautiful scenery to take in, the people are lovely, the owner is super nice and friendly volunteers who make you feel so welcome. The classes are great, and teachers are supportive especially for first timers 😊. If you want to take a break, and a little time for yourself then book this in!

Fill your cup with a soul-nourishing retreat experience

Feeling physically and mentally exhausted? Need a break from the 9-5? Want to recharge in calming surrounds with lush greenery and the trilling sounds of Australian bird song?

Our Inner Joy Retreat is our signature program and the best meditation and yoga retreat in the Blue Mountains as reviewed by our guests.

Choose from a 2-night midweek retreat commencing on Wednesday or 2-night weekend retreat commencing on Friday.

We’ve created this program specially to help you find and embrace joy, contentment and self-acceptance, and carry it forwards into your daily life.

With fresh, vegetarian meals, yoga and guided meditation for any ability and energy level, and cosy rooms facing a stunning Blue Mountains valley, you’ll feel energised and replenished by the end of your stay.

Reset, restore and rejuvenate in one of Australia’s most scenic retreat locations.

Happy retreaters at Happy Buddha
African drumming, yoga and pool at Happy Buddha

Find inner joy through meditation insights, drumming, connection and…laughter in healing surrounds.

Experience a life reset in a nurturing and no-judgement environment

Drumming at Inner Joy Retreat
At Happy Buddha Retreats, we’ll encourage you to take life slower, breathe more deeply with intention and soak in the beauty of your surroundings.

Here are just some of the moments you’ll experience while on the retreat:


  • Stretch your body with yoga and movement
  • Learn to free your mind with guided meditation
  • Feel energised with inspiring workshops
  • Learn meditation and stillness for clarity and grounding
  • Find your inner rhythm and joy with drumming (and have loads of fun!).
  • Explore and feel at one with nature in the healing Blue Mountains
  • Connect with like-minded people or enjoy solitude
  • Reconnect and recalibrate with how you want to live your life
  • Discover the joys of nourishing meals and mindful eating
  • Sleep well and deeply after a full day of soul and body nourishment

A peaceful haven of zen and joy hidden away in the Blue Mountains awaits you

I have now been twice to Happy Buddha with my partner. There is a welcoming vibe and the staff and volunteers clearly love what they do. The meals are nourishing and fresh, the rooms are quite comfortable and have such a great view of the mountain region. Athil and the team take the time to share their experience and welcome the experience of others and take the time to answer any questions anyone has. I have looked at other retreats but I am so happy at what I am getting here and it’s a new and refreshing experience every time. Thank you!
Dan Fox

How our Inner Joy retreat works

The retreat is perfect for individuals or couples attending for the first time, seasoned retreat goers, yoga and meditation lovers or those wanting a break from the daily grind. Many of our guests love it so much they return more than three times!

We hold the retreat two times a week for your convenience. Choose from a 2-night midweek or 2-night weekend retreat check in.

Throughout your Inner Joy retreat, you’ll have lots of opportunities to participate in different activities, rest or explore nature walks.

It’s a great chance to enjoy your own company or share experiences with like-minded people. It’s your retreat, your way.

Soak in your natural surrounds, experience different styles of yoga and guided meditation, and eat fresh, healthy food cooked with real passion and care. Swim leisurely in our pool or the nearby waterfall.

Massages are also available and are 1-hour in length ~ more information will be emailed to you upon your retreat confirmation. We have a very friendly communal house cat so please note if you have allergies. 


Happy retreaters at Happy Buddha
Plenty of space in the schedule for free time and adventure. Absolutely loved finding my own rhythm with the drums. Beautiful, gentle yoga. My heart is filled and I will be back!

Program Overview

Everything on the program is optional. You’re welcome to do as much or as little as you like. All activities and meals take place at our Blue Mountains Retreat Centre.

Arrival Day 1

4:00pm ~ Official Check-in
Arrive at 4pm to settle in, make a cup of tea and get ready for a 4:45pm slow flow practice in the ‘secret’ yoga space.

4:45pm – 5:45pm ~ Slow Flow

6:30pm ~ Final Check-in
If you’re traveling from afar, or running a little late, please arrive by 6:30pm so you are settled in for our 6:45pm dinner delight.

6:45pm – 7:45pm ~ Dinner

8:15pm – 9:00pm ~ Welcoming & Evening Meditation

10:00pm until breakfast ~ Whisper time

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 ~ Breakfast

9:45am – 11:00am ~ Meditation Experience
Learn about meditation and experience a unique mindfulness activity.

11:00am – 1:00pm ~ Free Time

1:00pm – 2:00pm ~ Lunch

2:00pm – 2:45pm ~ Drum Circle
Connect to your heart and find your inner rhythm.

2:45pm – 4:00pm ~ Free Time

4:15pm – 5:15pm ~ Dynamic Yoga

5:30pm – 6:40pm ~ Yin Yoga

6:45pm – 7:45pm ~ Dinner

8:15pm – 8:45pm ~ Evening Meditation

Final morning

7:00am – 8:00am ~ Dynamic Yoga

8:00am – 9:00am ~ Gentle Yoga

9:00am – 9:45am ~ Breakfast

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

2-Night Retreat Experience

This yoga and meditation retreat program is $549pp twin-share inclusive of your accommodation, meals and workshops!

Be sure to plan your retreat ahead of time so you can experience Inner Joy when you need it most!

Additional midweek Monday to Wednesday retreats may be added to our schedule during 2023 NSW school holiday dates.

buddha nestled in bushland at happy buddha retreats
My stay at Happy Buddha was one of the best decisions I’ve made! Great location, clean rooms, awesome food and every experience was wonderful. The teachers and volunteers are great and they ensure your stay is a memorable one. I will return for another stay because this one wasn’t enough!