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Price from $2395 (includes all treatments, meals and 7 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 2020 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:

  • Accommodation (twin share shared bathroom, single room upgrade subject to cost and availability)
  • Three nourishing organic meals each day
  • Daily cold pressed organic juice
  • 3 massages or facial treatments
  • Daily yoga and meditation classes
  • Wellness workshops and talks on positive lifestyle changes
  • Evening program such as music, yoga nidra and guided meditations

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

  • Sunrise beach meditation
  • Pool yoga
  • Ayurvedic cooking demonstration
  • Ceremonies to assist in letting go of the old and setting intentions for 2020
  • New Year feast 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 3 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 - Asana and Meditation
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 - Fresh Juice Break
10:30am - Morning Yoga Class
12:00pm - Relax
12:30pm - Lunch
1:30pm - Relax / Treatments / Surfing
4:30pm - Restorative / Yin Yoga Class
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$70 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$70 per person Book with your retreat (refunded if cancelled due to weather)
Naturopath Consultation
(personal advice on diet, lifestyle & supplements)
Your 1.5 hour consultation could be any day between 1pm & 4pm, extensive health report & treatment plan will be emailed. More info: Minimum number, appointment takes place at the Retreat Centre$190 for consultation and the reportBook with your retreat (subject to availability, refunded if not available)
Crystal Castle Mon, Wed or Sat, pick up at 12.20pm return by 5pmMinimum 2 people required$75 per person (includes transport, entry fee and the peace meditation)Book with your retreat (refunded if not Minimum number)
Whale Watching Boat Tour 1pm - 4pm (Only available May to end of October)Minimum 4 people. (Guests from outside retreat join as well)$90 per person (includes 3hr boat tour, transport to/from the boat not included)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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