Address: 50 Railway Parade, Wentworth Falls NSW 2782
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Where is the retreat ?
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!
What is the retreat schedule like?
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
What is the accommodation like?
All the rooms are very comfortable and have a private 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 $249 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). The rooms are warm and heated during the winter months and stay cool with a ceiling fan during summer.
How can I make sure I am in the same room as my friend?
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.
What are the activities?
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.
I have never done yoga, can I join?
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).
Do I have to attend all classes?
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.
Do you offer massages?
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.
How can I get to Wentworth Falls by public transport?
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.
Can we arrive earlier than 5pm?
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
firstname.lastname@example.org if this is what you intend to do.
Can we depart later than 12pm?
Your room has to be free by 12pm. 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.
Do I need to bring my own yoga mat?
All yoga mats and props are provided so you don’t need to bring your own.
What should I bring?
- Beach towel
- Loose comfortable clothing
- Sport / walking shoes
- Shower gel / shampoo
- Mosquito repellent
- Other personal toiletries
I have specific dietary requirements; can I come?
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.
Can I bring my kids?
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.
Can I stay longer than 3 days?
You can stay longer than three days if you’re booking two retreats in a row: Monday - Wednesday and Wednesday to Friday. Or Friday – Sunday and Monday – Wednesday. An 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 breakfast.
If I book and can’t make it, can I reschedule?
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.
Is the pool heated?
Our pool is not heated. Nice and fresh!
Can I come with my dog?
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.
Why can’t we drink alcohol?
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.
I don’t speak english very well, can I join?
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.
Do you have Wifi?
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.
Do you have a laundry?
There is no laundry facility for our guests. Any emergency laundry can be done at the laundromat in Wentworth Falls (15 minute walk).
I am pregnant, can I join?
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.