Channel your inner yogi at these leading yoga retreats in Queensland
Yogis, you’re in luck. There’s nowhere better to practice your downward dog than the Sunshine State, a place no stranger to a yoga studio. Amongst the sheer number of specialists scattered the length of the state, lives a bevy of retreats passionate about enhancing your yoga experience for mind, body and heart. Whether you’re a first-timer or long-been a devotee, you’ll find all manner of yoga retreats in Queensland to suit your namaste needs.
We’ll meet you on the mat.
Practice your morning flow in the midst of one of the most revered natural wonders, Cape Tribulation. The World Heritage-listed landmark is where two local icons, the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest meet, as well as home to Prema Shanti Yoga and Meditation Retreat. Wake to the sounds of the rainforest, and spend your days doing yoga while overlooking the picturesque Coral Sea. Drop in for the day, or stay the night in one of the boutique (and eco-friendly) rooms that accompany.
Gold Coast Hinterland
Discover Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat nestled into the Gold Coast Hinterland, in Tallebudgera Valley. One of Australia’s most well-regarded health retreats, this is a getaway designed to reinvigorate you mind, body, and soul.
Aside from indulging in the award-winning spa, yogis can spend their days enjoying the hatha, yin, vinyasa and restorative options available, or give the custom-built iyengar studio a whirl. Neighbouring Eden Health Retreat in Cumberland Valley is just as revered, and offers a number of unique activities to its visitors, laughing yoga included.
North Stradbroke Island
With pristine beaches that tempt surfers and swimmers year round, North Stradbroke Island is popular with many a fitness fanatic. But yogis will be equally at home here, thanks to Lisa Iselin and her beach yoga sessions. Taking place Sunday, Mondays, and Wednesdays on the cusp of iconic Point Lookout, it’s here you can enjoy your sun salutations with a side of beachfront views. Those eager to expand on their practice can join one of her multi-day retreats instead.
It’s under the rainforest canopy at Mission Beach, between Townsville and Cairns, that you’ll come to find Soul Kitchen Retreat. Welcoming of all skill levels, it’s one of the more accommodating yoga retreats in Queensland; visiting teachers from all over the globe come to share their wisdom here, on subjects from vinyasa flow to reiki. After a day self-reflecting and stretching, retreat to one of the eco-friendly accommodation options on site, snuggled into Soul Kitchen’s 50 acres of tropical rainforest.
Favour the finer things in life? Luxury lovers will appreciate the opulent edge of a yoga retreat spent at Qualia. The much-adored Hamilton Island resort has made yoga a part of the multi-award-winning spa offerings here.
Group sessions take place during dusk at the nearby Hamilton Island Yacht Club whilst looking out to the sea beyond. Those who prefer a little privacy can enjoy one-on-one in the specially built meditation pavilion on-site.
The Daintree Rainforest
Get away from it all and work on your practice at the same time with an escape at Silky Oaks Lodge. Sitting on the more expensive side of the luxury yoga retreats in Queensland, the Tropical North Queensland resident is nestled in the midst of the wilderness of the Daintree National Park, neighbouring fellow landmarks Mossman Gorge, the Great Barrier Reef and Cape Tribulation. The sights and sounds of the rainforest will form a backdrop to your daily yoga here, complimentary to all who visit.