Feature image via Evolution of Man.
After the hectic 2020 we’ve all just lived through, this year it’s more important than ever to make time for yourself. Whether it’s finding time to unwind and relax, to detox, to set new goals, or to just get away from work and make some new friends, there’s a range of great South Australian retreats coming up which should help set you on the right track.
Winter Yoga Retreat with Prem Yoga and Wellbeing
Julie Sayasane is back with Chef Joel Tisato to bring you another mini day retreat this winter. Julie has worked in hospitality over the last 14 years and has been a yoga instructor for the past 5 years, which has led to mental and physical health being an important focus for her. For the Winter mini-retreat, Julie and Joel are offering up Yoga Kriya, deep relaxation, and meditation followed by a delicious gourmet vegetarian/vegan lunch prepared by Joel. It will be a beautiful day to nourish the soul inside and out. Release every day stress, relax, and most of all – treat yourself. Diet is a vital part of mental and physical health; and Julie and Joel believe in conscious eating, which is believing you inherit the energy, health, and vitality of the food that you ingest, as well as the energy and love of the person preparing your meal. They welcome you to join them through this process and on this journey.
When: Sunday July 4 (perfect for you Dry July-ers)
Where: Springwood Studios, Leawood Gardens
Spaces are limited. For more info or to book visit this website.
Ultimate Barossa Retreats
Get your creative juices going with a sip & paint experience, meet international psychic medium Alice Terry for a energy recharge and a psychic reading, relax with massages and facials to totally help you to recharge, or why not just relax by the swimming pool, enjoy a shopping tour, and partake in an educational wine experience. These retreats are run every month, so if you miss out this time, there will always be more.
Details on the July retreat:
When: contact Ultimate Barossa Retreats to find out
Pricing: starting from $145 per person
For more information, visit their website.
Rest and Restore Retreat with Welcome to Wellness
Taking just one day out for to prioritise yourself, nourish your body, mind and spirit and reflect on what’s really important to you can help you experience a slowing down and see ways out of the treadmill. This retreat organised by Welcome to Wellness focusing on slowing down and letting you relieve all the pent up stress you have. The day-long retreat will be comprised of four sessions focusing on physical relaxation via yoga stretches, visualisation and mindfulness, a discussion of rushing woman’s syndrome and health effects, quiet reflective time in a beautiful natural setting and a guided meditation to connect with your intuition.
When: Sunday 18 July
Where: Sophie Centre, Cumberland Park
Timing: 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Pricing: starting from $150
Secure your tickets here.
Aleenta Barre Weekend Wellness Retreat
Set amongst the idyllic vines of Longview Winery, the retreat serves as a total reset with activities including Yoga, MegaBurn (a mix of Barre and Pilates), meditation, Paint & Sip, and a relaxing walk around Longview; all of which are punctuated with wine from Longview and a specially created menu curated by Head Chef Alistair Raymond (of Hentley Farm fame). For more information, check out their website.
When: Friday July 24 – Saturday July 25
Where: Longview Winery, Adelaide Hills
Price: day price starting from $299, overnight price starting from $599
Evolution of Man
Their mission was simple: create a safe space for men to come and join other men in circle, to share life experiences, open themselves up to being taught new ways to become a more conscious and self-aware man. Over the course of a weekend, attendees will participate in workshops on a variety of topics, from uncovering ideas of masculinity, breath-work and meditation. Open up around a campfire, share your truth, it is an experience that will change you for the better. This all inclusive retreat will give men all the valuable tools needed to become a better man, partner and father.
When: Friday 27 August- Sunday 29 August
Head here for more info.
Deluxe Winter Retreat by Wild Dragonfly and Zen Head
With the change of season we can feel unbalanced and depleted with not enough energy to fill up our own cup. To help regenerate your energy levels this winter, Tahnee from Wild Dragonfly and Tamra from Zen Head have prepared a weekend Delux Winter Retreat where you will bathe in beautiful healing energy. Giving you back the necessary ‘me time’ that you deserve. There are only a few spots left, so act quick!
When: Saturday August 14- Sunday August 15
Where: Novotel Barossa Valley Resort
Pricing: starting from $333
For more info, head here.
Bellarosa Yoga Seven Senses Retreat
Join Bellarosa Yoga and the team at Watervale Hotel for the Watervale Seven Senses Retreat and experience restful accommodation, organic biodynamic produce from the Penobscot Farm, yoga, meditation, body treatments and Reiki healing. There will be plenty of time to treat yourself, to walks or cycle and explore the valley at your desired pace.
Adelaide Hills Weekend Escape Retreat
Included in this fab retreat is is all your accommodation, linen & towels, daily themed workshops exploring yoga, evening meditations, a massage, all delicious organic whole-food meals, all drinks and snacks. This retreat is a real all-rounder, featuring all kinds of activities to help you unwind and have fun, while showcasing the best of the beautiful Adelaide Hills.
When: Friday September 3- Sunday September 5
Where: Adelaide Hills
For more info, head here.
If you don’t have time for a retreat but are after some serious r&r, check our our guide to some amazing day spas that you can escape to for just a few hours.
Know of an upcoming retreat that we have missed? Let us know at [email protected].