let's hang ten
Okay, let's be serious for a second. Have you ever visited Yamba? It is such an amazing coastal town on the North Coast of NSW (around 1.5 hours south of Byron Bay). You will drive in enjoying the sights of the many river channels until finally arriving in ideallic Yamba. There are more beaches than you can shake a stick at and the place is just picture perfect.
When we saw it, we knew we had to bring a group here and since it's got perfect beaches to learn to surf we thought, why not? Surf and yoga are such great complements. In yoga we learn to ride the waves of the breath and in surf we learn to ride the waves of the ocean.
We know what you're thinking: "I could never surf", "I am too uncoordinated" or "I tried it once and couldn't stand up". Were we close? Trust us, we have got you covered. Matty is the king of getting people to stand up on a surfboard and at the end of the day, it is all a bit of fun and a great excuse to try something new and expand the old 'comfort' aka 'familiar' zone.
With a whopping five days to enjoy Yamba we have plenty in store for you. Think: waking up to either a sunrise surf session or a yoga class on the oceanfront deck, being deeply nourished with organic goodness by Tash and Ziggy of Burbury Wholefoods, being entertained by Kiki and Sofia with music, bad jokes and secret fun stuff, sitting in circle with an intimate group of 9 women to gather, share and connect, not to mention the meditation sessions, breathwork, guided relaxations and more.
It is safe to say you are in good hands!
This accommodation is by far the fanciest, most breathtaking accommodation we have ever hosted a retreat at. Consisting of two large decks that allow you to do a wave check without leaving the house, large open plan communal spaces and airy and spacious rooms.
Choose from private Queen rooms or twin share (either with a friend you already know or a new friend you haven't met yet!)
Over the course of the retreat you will have access to our knowledge surf instructor, Matty. Matty has taught surf all over the world and is so gifted at making the basics of surf accessible. He guarantees to get everyone standing up so whether you think you can or you think you can't - he can!
Enjoy yoga on the deck overlooking the ocean, listening to the waves rolls in. All practices are suitable for every single body. It doesn't matter if you can stand on your head, stop your thoughts in meditation or touch your toes.
sun + salt
Plenty of free time to try out the many local beaches, dip in the ocean pool, stroll through town or invite some Vitamin D into your life (and your skin). Yamba is a great little surfer town with plenty of little shops to explore.
8th to 12th March 2021
Arrival from 3pm Monday
Departure by 10am Friday
- Four nights comfy, modern, oceanfront accommodation.
- Organic wholefood, supercharged meals plus two meals in town trying out the local cuisine.
- Yoga / meditation practices on the deck overlooking the river.
- Three group surf lessons with Matty.
- Group return transfers between Yamba and Byron Bay (set times)
Early bird pricing before 1 January 2021:
Twin Room - shared
$1,449 per person
Queen Room - private
$1,599 per person
Yoga / meditation teacher, retreat host veteran, passionate fireball obsessed with connection.
Yoga teacher, musical rockstar, barrel of laughs and owner of magical, healing hands.
tash + ziggy
Organic wholefood power couple, cookbook authors and fierce fighters against food waste.
Surf instructor, golden retriever and big ball of sunshine who makes everything fun!
Sounds tempting? Reserve your place now.
Payment plans available.