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December 27, 2023 - January 2, 2024

Price from $2395 (includes all treatments, meals and 6 nights in twin share room with shared bathroom, other accommodation options subject to cost and availability)


Retreat Description

Byron Yoga Retreat Centre is the perfect place to spend the new year. Byron Bay is the first place on the Australian mainland to see the sun on 1 January and has long been an iconic spot to herald the new year. Byron Yoga Retreat Centre is an affordable and relaxing option for a healthy holiday in Byron Bay. So booking into the New Year retreat is the ideal opportunity to focus on your health and wellbeing at this auspicious time.

Let go of the old and embrace the new. Set intentions for the new year and give yourself a strong foundation to make permanent positive changes. This special new year retreat is a wonderful combination of yoga, meditation, wellness sessions and massage treatments, plus ceremonies and rituals to mark the ending of one cycle and to welcome the new. This retreat is the perfect way to start the new year and increase those feelings of health, happiness and clarity.

The retreat program is designed to help you to develop ongoing wellness, to kick start healthy habits that you can integrate into your life. We’ll teach you practical and sustainable approaches to issues such as stress management and good nutrition. You will enjoy delicious vegetarian meals prepared with seasonal, local and organic produce – much of it grown onsite in the retreat centre gardens.


Price Includes:

  • 6 nights twin shared accommodation (single and ensuite rooms subject to cost and availability)
  • All meals: nutritionally-balanced, delicious, vegetarian menu (allergies and preferences catered to)
  • Unlimited herbal teas and fruit
  • 2 massages or treatments
  • Use of onsite bicycles
  • Use of heated 20 metre mineral salt swimming pool
  • Option of up to three daily yoga classes (flow / classic hatha / restorative)
  • Workshops on wellness, health and nutrition
  • Cooking demonstration and tour of the organic garden
  • Evening program such as yogic philosophy and guided meditation

Our New Year Renew & Revive Retreat includes additional activities such as:

  • Ayurvedic cooking demonstration
  • Ceremonies to assist in letting go of the old and setting intentions for 2021
  • Special sunrise gathering at Byron Bay Lighthouse early morning on 1 January
  • New Year feast, music and festivities

The Yoga

John Ogilvie developed the style of Purna Yoga; a classical alignment focused hatha yoga with intelligent sequencing. Purna, meaning complete, represents integration of the physical postures with philosophy, meditation and pranayama. This accessible style is suitable for beginners to more experienced students as variations are given for all levels. For some guests, their retreat is an introduction to starting yoga for the first time. All sessions are optional so guests can always choose to relax by the pool!

The Wellness Sessions

Key features of the programs are the morning and evening wellness sessions. These include nutrition and cooking classes, yogic philosophy and guided meditations plus workshops on the principles of alignment in yoga poses and the fundamentals of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science developed to create optimum health.

Relaxation Time and Massage

There is plenty of time to relax and reflect. The afternoons offer free time to chill out by the pool, at the beach or to explore the local area. There is also the opportunity to select an additional program option such as surfing, kayaking (see dolphins up close!) or join a trip to the unique hinterland oasis – Crystal Castle. Included in the package prices are 2 personal massage treatments – a highlight for many guests.


The schedule is flexible and planned to maximise your experience of wellness & yoga whilst allowing free time to explore the surrounding area and engage with the local culture.

Sample retreat schedule:

Arrival Day:

2:00pm - Arrive and settle in to your accommodation
3:00pm - Welcome Circle and Meditation
4:00pm - Yin / Restorative Yoga
6:00pm - Dinner
7:00pm - Guided meditation / Yoga Nidra

Full Days:

6:45am - Morning flow yoga / lighthouse walk
8:00am - Breakfast
9:00am - Wellness, meditation or philosophy sessions
10:00am - Morning Break
10:30am - Yoga Class
12:00pm - Relax
12:30pm - Lunch
1:30pm - Relax / Treatments / Surfing
4:30pm - Yin / Restorative Yoga
6:00pm - Dinner
7:00pm - Guided Meditation / Philosophy / Wellness session

Final Day:

6:45am - Morning flow yoga / lighthouse walk
8:00am - Breakfast
9:00am - Ongoing wellness and closing circle
11:00am - Check out and departure (you are welcome to stay on to use the facilities and have lunch)

Program options and off-site additions

For returning guests who are looking for a varied experience, or for those wishing to combine the retreat with more adventurous activity or to explore the local area – we have several program options and activity partners (subject to availability, minimum numbers and additional costs). You can also choose to book extra options when you purchase your retreat. See below for more details.

ActivityAvailabilityMinimum numberAdditional costBooking process
Surf Lesson Could be 9am or after lunch for approx 4 hours, tide and weather dependentNo Minimum number$80 per person per lesson (board and wetsuit included)Book with your retreat (refunded if cancelled due to weather)
Kayaking Could be 9.30am or 2pm for approx 4 hours, weather dependentNo Minimum number$90 per person Book with your retreat (refunded if cancelled due to weather)
Crystal Castle Mon, Wed or Sat, pick up at 12.20pm return by 5pmMinimum 2 people required$99 per person (includes transport, entry fee and the peace meditation)Book with your retreat (refunded if not Minimum number)

For information on the Byron Yoga Retreat Centre accommodation and food, plus to find out more about Byron Bay – click here


All bookings must be paid in full 6 weeks before course start date. We offer internet banking and credit card facilities.

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Please note, bookings close at 2pm on the Friday prior to the start date

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