We love to connect like-minded people through global Yoga and Wine Retreats, local Yoga events in Melbourne, as well as Yoga and Wine Tours in Victoria. After all, life is about finding balance.
Before we talk about us, let’s talk about you first. As you’re still on our website reading our story, we figure that you are feeling the pressures of modern-day life. Same here!
We think you love yoga, and also appreciate the good things in life. In addition to slowing down and enjoying great meals paired with silky wines you have a passion for exploring this beautiful world of ours.
Furthermore, your ideal yoga retreat shouldn’t be about a full body cleanse. Instead, it’s all about pampering the mind and giving yourself a much-needed break from the daily grind.
Whether you’re a hardworking business lady, a mother of three or successful CEO, we invite you to join us on our Yoga and Wine journeys.
We are dedicated to create amazing experiences that combine the best of two worlds: Wellness with a pinch of indulgence. Yoga, massages, and nourishing meals are alternated with wine-tastings, gourmet platters and local delicacies. Hell yes!
Our worldwide yoga & wine retreats are well-balanced getaways designed to recharge yourself in stunning destinations worldwide.
Finally, our yoga and winery tours in Yarra Valley (or the Bellarine Peninsula) are available for group bookings to celebrate a special event.
You are the reason we are able to do what we love. Let us return the favour. Our retreats, events and tours are as unique as you are, and have the right amount of balance between wellness and indulgence. We welcome any feedback you might have, and are here if you have any questions.
It is our passion to inspire you to retreat yourself, explore new destinations, and give your mind and body a well-deserved break. We’re also here to help you find your balance in life, so you can create a healthy lifestyle and still enjoy a vino!
We want you to experience exceptional personal service and get the one-to-one attention you deserve. Before, during and after your retreat or winery tour. We also endeavour to create experiences that are eco-conscious and give back to local communities or charities.
Creating meaningful connections with and for our customers is what we’re all about. We feel there’s too much social isolation and people are way too rushed and frantic. Demanding bosses, social media, being always available to reply to calls and emails. They all take its toll. Our yoga and wine retreats and events are about human connection and sharing quality time together.
Retreat Here was founded in 2015 and is the brainchild of Sabijn Linssen (‘Sab’ if you wish!). Born and raised in The Netherlands, Sab worked and lived in the South of France and London, before finally settling in Melbourne, Australia, with her husband. To say travelling, yoga and wine are her passions would be an understatement. She draws on more than 15 years of experience in the travel and event industry and is pursuing her dream of running her own business.
Here’s her story:
Retreat Here was created as a passion project inspired by extensive travels, tons of stays at unique places around the world, and most importantly, the belief that people need to take care of themselves. We have never worked so hard in our lives, everyone is pressed for time and challenged by the strains of modern society.
I truly think that happiness derives from a healthy work-life balance, where a temporary time out is crucial to reset body and mind. And because life is all about balance, so are our retreats, events and tours.
As much as I love clean eating and yoga & meditation, I am also a strong advocate of enjoying the good things in life: slowing down, quality time with friends and family, going offline, admiring the sun rise, enjoying delicious meals paired with silky wines and flowing conversations. These things are just as important as green juices and exercise.
When planning a retreat or event, my goal is always to provide the right amount of balance between movement and stillness, exploration vs. restoration and wellness with indulgence.