If you have a little more time, consider our regular 8 day or 5 day program. If you prefer a more general yoga retreat check out our 3 day yoga and wellness weekends.
Join this very special Women’s Retreat in magical Byron Bay at the tranquil Byron Yoga Retreat Centre. Come and connect to your divine essence, the sacred feminine and to a supportive and nurturing group of Goddesses.
This sacred Women’s Retreat has been designed by Tabata Ogilvie and is currently being led by Aurora Knight while Tabata is taking maternity leave.
This special retreat will give you the opportunity to connect deeply to where you are right now in your life journey. You will gain insights into the sacred cycles of a woman’s life and to the wisdom of the season. You will be empowered to recognise what, and where, you need to let go and what would be of benefit to invite into your life. Learn how to flow with the rhythm of universe and be nourished by nature and by our team – and take the time for self connection.
It is a wonderful opportunity for a solo break as part of a nurturing group. It is also ideal for Mother / Daughter time, to connect and strengthen the special bond.
The 3 day retreat offers a flexible program of yoga classes, women’s wellness sessions, sharing circles, sacred goddess meditations and culminate in a powerful rite of passage. You will be encouraged to spend time in nature, to journal and to relax and reflect. The retreat is designed to inspire you to celebrate your feminine power, your connection to each other and to support each other on a path for positive changes.
An important focus of the retreat is a sharing of deep wisdom. You will be offered support to deal with the results of the increasing tendency for women to feel energetically burnt out, and isolated in their various roles as a modern day woman. Through recognising and embracing the natural cycles women can learn to rest when it is a good time to rest, and use the energy that is available when it is there naturally. Learning how to plan around these natural cycles offers a greater level of empowerment than trying to stay consistently energised throughout the month/seasons/year.
“A wonderful, feminine retreat to gift yourself or a friend, perfect if you want to let go of busy modern day life and open to some personal transformation and healing.” Julia
You are welcome to arrive any time on the Friday that your retreat starts (just let us know if you would like to book in for lunch). Your room will be available from 2pm and at 3pm you are invited to join the opening circle. You will then enjoy a restorative yoga class before the delicious dinner. All our meals are vegetarian with gluten free and vegan options; much of the produce is grown in our organic gardens so you see your next meal growing!
The Women’s Retreat group starts each day with a Morning Flow yoga class (suitable for all levels). On the Saturday morning, after a healthy and tasty breakfast, the Women’s Circle will gather to share, learn and absorb valuable spiritual teachings. The morning sessions will include wisdom and insights into adapting your yoga to be in rhythm with your cycle and life stage. You will be guided in connecting with the flow of nature and the power of the stars; to reconnect to your divine feminine.
The afternoon is free time for you to relax by the heated mineral pool, to reflect or to journal and to enjoy the massage treatment that is included in the retreat price. The afternoon yoga session will be a yummy Yin class offering you a chance to sink into a deep state of relaxation and to further let go of long held emotional blocks. This theme will continue in the evening with powerful ritual to instigate personal change.
Sunday will focus on inviting in the positive and setting intentions for your bright and light future. You will be given tools to maintain a spiritual practice at home and to continue to explore your divine potential.
Finishing with an ongoing wellness session and closing circle after lunch, you are welcome to stay onsite for the afternoon to fully integrate the work and the potential for change.
This Women’s Retreat is a powerful opportunity for you to Connect, Accept, Let Go, Set Intentions and Nourish Yourself.
“The retreat was just what I needed. A very warm, supportive group and wonderful teachers. It gave me space and time for self-reflection and I hope to carry the tools and feelings home with me for a while – until I need to return for a reminder!” Kate
- 2 nights shared accommodation in twin share room with shared bathroom (other options available subject to price and availability)
- All meals – nutritionally-balanced, delicious, vegetarian menu
- Unlimited herbal teas, fruit and snacks throughout the day
- 1 massage treatment
- Use of heated 20 metre mineral salt swimming pool
- Daily yoga and meditation classes
- Workshops on women’s wellness
- Seasonal wisdom sessions
- Rituals, meditations and sharing circles
Sample Program – 3 Day Women’s Yoga Retreat
The schedule is flexible and open to change according the group’s needs and dynamics (and weather!)
Friday – Connection
|8:00am - 2.45pm - Arrive anytime and settle in to your accommodation
| 12:30pm - Lunch (optional)
| 3:00pm - Opening Circle
| 4:30pm - Restorative Yoga
|6:00pm - Dinner
|7:00pm - Connect to Feminine sharing circle
Saturday – Empowerment
| 6:45am - Morning flow yoga
| 8:00am - Breakfast
| 9:00am - Essential Women's Wisdom
|10:30am - Morning Break
|11:00am - Yoga for your Moon and Life Cycle
|12:30pm - Lunch
|1:30pm - Treatments, time to relax and reflect
| 4:30pm - Yin Yoga
| 6:00pm - Dinner
| 7:00pm - Sacred Ritual
Sunday – Nourishment
|6:45am - Morning flow yoga
| 8:00am - Breakfast
| 9:00am - Sacred ritual in nature
|11:00am - Chakra Yoga
|12:30pm - Lunch
|1:30pm - Awakening Shakti (Female Energy)
|3:00pm - Closing Circle
* Daily program may vary slightly
The yoga is a system we call Purna, a traditional hatha style with an emphasis on correct alignment and intelligent sequencing. Purna translates as complete or whole and this is reflected in the premise that we teach not just the physical postures but also an integrated approach with breath awareness (pranayama), meditation and philosophy. With the Purna system students can work at their own level, options are given for variations and modifications allowing for beginners to practice alongside experienced students.
Please note, bookings close at 2pm on the Friday prior to the start date