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Top 10 Best Yoga Retreats in Melbourne and Victoria

Before the buzz of the busy 21st-century lifestyle bogs you down, it’s important to hit the pause button to tune out the noise and live in the moment.


Embark on a journey of tranquility and wellness with our curated list of the top 10 best yoga retreats in Melbourne and Victoria. Whether you are a seasoned yogi or a beginner seeking solace, Melbourne and Victoria offer a diverse array of retreats designed to rejuvenate you in more ways that one. These retreats provide an idyllic escape, combining serene natural surroundings with expert-guided yoga sessions and holistic wellness practices. From coastal sanctuaries to countryside havens, each retreat promises a unique experience that caters to your individual needs. 


Join us as we explore the best yoga retreats in Melbourne and Victoria, where you can immerse yourself in a calming atmosphere that will make you forget your phone exists, even for just a few hours. 


But before you shut your phone off for some well-deserved zen, delve into these top 10 best yoga retreats in Melbourne and Victoria!


1. Massoga Yoga Retreat Victoria (Otways)

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Massoga stands as a distinctive wellness hub in Melbourne, blending the restorative powers of yoga and massage therapy. At Massoga, the focus is on achieving a harmonious balance of physical, mental, and emotional health, providing a sanctuary for those eager to enhance their overall well-being.


The center's unique services are crafted to help clients attain deep relaxation and inner serenity. Known for its warm and nurturing atmosphere, this is, undoubtedly, one of the best yoga retreats in Victoria.


Whether your goal is to relieve stress, boost flexibility, or simply find a peaceful respite, Massoga delivers an experience that nurtures the mind, body, and spirit. 


Get a dose of tranquility at the next Massoga Yoga Retreat Victoria (Otways) on October 28 to November 2, 2024, at Picnic Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland. 

2. Desa Retreat

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At Desa Retreat, the Immersion Therapy Retreat offers profound healing and self-discovery. Led by expert practitioner Emma Flick, this retreat helps release emotional burdens and addresses fears, anxiety, grief, and past trauma. The therapy provides deep emotional healing in a nurturing environment, guiding you on a personalized journey tailored to your needs for inner peace and self-discovery. 


Located in Jan Juc, Victoria, their complete healing retreat entails a 5-hour immersion therapy session, two private coaching sessions, accommodation for two nights, and full meal inclusions. 


For a weekly zen refill, Desa Retreat holds yoga sessions every Tuesday. 

3. Retreat Here

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If you have been feeling overwhelmed by the incessant demands of the daily grind, you might be in search of the perfect escape. 

Retreat Here invites solace seekers to an unforgettable weekend at their exclusive pre-Christmas Women’s Only Yoga Retreat from November 29 to December 1st, 2024,  in Victoria. That said, this isn't just any getaway; it's a rejuvenating experience designed to help you unplug and recharge. Savor gourmet meals, indulge in a touch of luxury, and engage in revitalising yoga and pilates sessions that cater to all levels. 


4. Griffins Hill

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We don’t know about you, but our favorite three-word combo is “three-day weekend.” 


From September 13 to 15, 2024, Griffins Hill and Frank Jesse will be hosting a restorative long weekend at the Griffins Hill headquarters in Victoria. Helmed by one of Australia’s leading Iyengar yoga teachers, attendees are bound to discover a calmer version of themselves. 

Suitable for all ages and skill levels, this Victoria-based retreat offers expert yoga instruction in the serene setting of the Grampians. Between sessions, dive into the natural beauty of the area, relax, read, or connect with others. Enjoy a massage and take in the stunning views from their stunning accommodations.


5. Winter City Yoga Retreats

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For those who can't always make time to leave the city for a natural recharge, this retreat offers a special opportunity for self-replenishment within the urban jungle. Driven by a desire to foster a supportive yoga community, these sessions focus on accessible Asana, Pranayama, chanting, and quiet reflection practices. 


Rooted in the Ashtanga lineage and enhanced by yoga experts Greg and Tracy’s extensive teaching experience, the retreat provides ample time for deep relaxation. 


Feeding both the soul and the tummy, a healthy vegetarian lunch—prepared by Greg and Tracy—will also be included.


Immerse your senses in the magic of Winter City Yoga Retreats on July 24, August 21, and August 28 at the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne.

6. Soulful Escape Yoga Retreat

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The Soulful Escape Yoga Retreat is committed to providing a revitalizing immersion for the mind. Nestled in the picturesque Amarant Retreat in Don Valley, it blends the tranquility of nature with life-changing yoga sessions and a heartwarming community. This creates the ideal sanctuary for relaxation, introspection, and profound personal growth.


As a top yoga retreat in Melbourne, the Soulful Escape promises to peel away all your layers of stress and replace it with coats of calm.


Mark your calendars for August 23 to 25, 2024! 

7. Yoga Rejuvenation Retreat

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Escape to the scenic Macedon Ranges—just 54 km from Melbourne—for a weekend of yoga and spiritual growth. This retreat offers a chance to unwind from daily stressors and immerse yourself in nature's wonders. Enjoy daily Hatha yoga classes, deep relaxation yoga Nidra, and meditation. Traditional yoga and meditation practices will focus on Prana, the vital life force, exploring how yoga poses and breathing can energize both mind and body. 


Set at Minda Killara Girl Guides in Riddells Creek, from September 13 to 15, 2024, this Yoga Rejuvenation Retreat is slated to kickstart a tranquil environment for enlightening renewal.

8. Mudita Yoga & Wellness Retreat

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Experience profound transformation at the Mudita Yoga & Wellness Retreat from August 16th to 18th, 2024, at the Summer House Retreat in Victoria. This retreat offers heart-opening connections with 'The Self'.


Led by hosts Carolyn Flanigan and Maria Woodall, delve into the world of yoga, meditation, breathwork, cacao ceremonies, crystal workshops, sound healing, chakra balancing, and more. Enjoy lavish accommodations and nourishing amenities amidst a healing environment for inner peace and renewal.  

9. KAP & Sound Retreat to Rebirth

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Embark on a profound inner journey with the KAP & Sound Retreat to Rebirth in the magical Yarra Ranges of Victoria. Spearheaded by Parmiss, a certified KAP facilitator, and Christian Dimarco, a seasoned sound healer, this retreat combines Kundalini Activation and transformative sound escapades. 


Release self-limiting beliefs, heal old traumas, and awaken life force energy to redefine your reality. Experience new heights of relaxation, reduce stress, and foster self-love in a supportive, non-judgmental environment.


Moreover, enjoy upscale accommodation, plant-based meals, and refreshing activities like breathwork and meditation. Afterwards, cap it off with an artist flow workshop to manifest your dreams. 


All roads lead to Cheeky Fox Retreat in Victoria on September 26 to 29th, 2024. 


10. Little Farm of Calm

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Little Farm of Calm offers a retreat focused on genuine relaxation and comfort, steering clear of ritzy pretensions. Located in a dreamy setting, they prioritise high-quality teaching, cosy accommodations, and delicious meals that emphasise wellness without the clichés of luxury resorts. 


Their three-day retreats in Benalla, Victoria, are designed for people seeking to unwind and recharge with evidence-based practices such as good sleep, healthy food, quality movement, and immersion in nature. Whether you're signing up to relax or explore new experiences, this retreat provides the perfect environment for you to let your hair down. 






Living the Yoga Life: Find Your Inner Zen 

These top yoga retreats in Melbourne and Victoria provide unparalleled opportunities for rejuvenation and self-discovery amidst picturesque settings.


Whether you are seeking profound relaxation or personal growth, each retreat offers a sanctuary to unwind and reconnect with oneself.

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Written by Wallis Murphy-Munn

Wallis Murphy-Munn is the founder of Massoga®, a unique practice that combines the therapeutic benefits of massage with the restorative elements of Yin Yoga.

 

Her hands-on teaching approach has led to deeper relaxation for her students, inspiring the creation of Massoga®.

 

In addition to her practice, Wallis enjoys writing blog articles to share her insights, advocating for the importance of human touch and simple connections in an increasingly isolated world.

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