Need a time-out from your to-do list and day-to-day hustle? Want to take a well-deserved break prior to the Holiday Craze? Join us for a weekend of complete relaxation at our Women’s Only Yoga Retreat in the Otway Ranges. Our retreats are down-to-earth getaways designed to help you take that much-needed break from the proverbial rat race. Expect super healthy meals, some (optional) indulgence – hello cheese and wine – and seriously good yoga & Pilates.
Dates: 15 – 17 December 2023
Above dates don’t suit? Join one of our other yoga retreats instead.
We like to think that our women’s only Yoga holidays in Victoria, Greece and Bali bring you the best of both worlds: a heap of wellness combined with a pinch of indulgence. Our aim is to help you rest and relax so you can be the best version of yourself.
In today’s goal-oriented society it’s not always easy to find the time to care for your wellbeing. Yet, slowing down, eating healthy foods, connecting with (new-found) friends, as well as movement and meditation are crucial for a healthy body and a happy mind.
We have crafted a clever itinerary for you with the perfect balance between energising yoga flows and restful meditation sessions. In between the nourishing and delicious meals – all cooked from scratch by your private chef – there’s ample time for relaxation and/or chats with fellow guests.
2pm | Arrival and Welcome drink (please note lunch on arrival is not included)
2 – 5.15pm | Free Time: get to know your fellow retreat guests whilst enjoying your welcome drink, explore the beautiful surroundings or relax with your favourite book.
5.15pm | Restorative Yin Class
6.30pm | Vegetarian feasting table with a glass of wine, or wine-tasting of some of the best wines Victoria has to offer. (All drinks are optional – of course – we also supply kombucha)
7.45am | All-Levels Slow Vinyasa Flow
9am | Nourishing Breakfast
10am | Free Time
1pm | Healthy lunch prepared by on-site chef
2 – 5pm | Free Time: nap, meditate, read, swim, walk, explore the local area, make new friends, the choice is yours. There will be an optional Pilates class at 4.15pm.
5pm | Yin Yoga followed by Yoga Nidra (guided meditation and body scan)
6.30pm | Delicious and healthy dinner paired with a glass of wine (or Kombucha, if you wish)
8am | All-Levels Slow Vinyasa Flow
9.15am | Nourishing Breakfast
11am | Check out
We can’t wait to escape again to King Parrot Cottages near the Great Ocean Road.
This wonderful retreat venue offers the most incredible views over the Otway Ranges, and a beautiful yoga studio with plenty of space. Surrounded by greenery and bush tracks, it’s the perfect location for a total reset.
King Parrot Cottages features five individual cottages with various accommodation options. All are well-designed, spacious and super peaceful. There’s also a communal lodge including dining and kitchen area with stunning landscape views.
Surrounded by nature, birdlife and beautiful green grounds, Kingparrot Cottages provides the ideal backdrop for a rejuvenating retreat.
Besides transport to and from the venue, we have included everything else for you in the retreat price.
Deposit of $250 required to guarantee your booking. Remaining balance 60 days prior. If booking your retreat within 60 days of the arrival date, you will be charged the full retreat price upon booking.
Our Yoga and Wellness Retreat in the Otway Ranges will be hosted by our founder Sabijn Linssen (Sab!). She is a fully certified Yoga and Pilates instructor and a huge advocate of living a balanced life. Sab has successfully completed a 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training and a 60-hour Yin Training with two renowned yoga schools, and Mat and Reformer Pilates with the Australian Physiotherapy and Pilates Institute.
Her favourite part of being a retreat host is the ability to connect likeminded women, help them practice yoga in a down-to-earth environment, and swap stories at the dinner table whilst sharing delicious food and wine.
Sab’s yoga and Pilates classes are catered to all-levels. Whereas it’s not mandatory to have practiced yoga or Pilates prior to attending one of our retreats, we do recommend having done a few classes to enhance your retreat experience. Expect Vinyasa Flows that are creatively sequenced with adjustments given to all levels, and Yin and Nidra sessions to provide deep rest and relaxation. Pilates classes are designed to strengthen those all important muscles that will help you boost your yoga practice.
Classes are creatively sequenced and down-to-earth, with an element of fun core strengthening and booty building movements. The goal is not to create that peachy behind, but to help support your lower back and spine in your day to day life. The important thing to remember is to take everything at your own pace, and Sab will encourage you to rest when you need to, and challenge yourself only if you want to.
We understand life can get in the way of your retreat experiences, and we ask that you familiarise yourself with our full terms and conditions. As a quick guide: