Wellness Retreats located just outside of Sydney
Australian city dwellers, living in Sydney or other urban locations often find themselves over stimulated by external factors on a more regular basis than those who live in the countryside. Being highly stimulated for long periods of time can lead to an overload for your mind and body to handle.
We have put together a list of retreats located just outside Sydney to help encourage Sydney-siders and city dwellers to switch off their mind and body and take a break from external factors that comes with living in the city.
Not only do these retreats focus on your health and wellbeing but they are also conveniently located within 1-2 hours from Sydney, meaning less travel time and more relaxation time.
Wellness Retreats located just outside of Sydney:
As a long-established yoga retreat centre, Heart & Soul operates on the practice of yoga-seva – or voluntary service – with people coming together to collaborate and create a nurturing and nourishing yogic community. Offering wellness getaways all year round, the community facilitates restorative healing, supporting guests to access a higher level of self-awareness and personal alignment, and inspiring them to integrate elements of mindfulness, sustainability, and spiritual practice into their own lives.
Just 45 minutes from Sydney, Billabong Retreat is an eco-friendly health retreat packed with everything you need for a relaxing break. Their yoga, meditation, mindfulness & wellness retreat programs are inspired by ancient wisdom and grounded in modern science. They can assist with stress management, physical strength & flexibility, addictions and mindful leadership, as well as gut health, emotional intelligence, increased longevity, successful relationships and disease avoidance. Above all, however, Billabong has created a healing space to reconnect to nature, ourselves and others, and find peace of mind and contentment.
Are you romantic adventurers on a quest for spiritual, sexual and relationship growth? Then join the LoveLife Couples Retreat at Parklands Country Retreat in the Blue Mountains, just over an hour west of Sydney. Leave the cares of the world behind and immerse yourselves in your ‘couple bubble’, as you are led on a wonderful journey into Conscious Relating and Sacred Sexuality. The retreat brings together empowering practices and understanding from a wide range of sources, from modern scientific knowledge and therapeutic practices to ancient Tantric and Taoist wisdom, to create an experience for the two of you that will have you connecting more deeply and opening up more fully than ever before.
Cocooned by the natural serenity of the Blue Mountains of New South Wales, a mere hour from Sydney, you’ll find Spicers Sangoma Retreat. Immersed in the natural bush land of the Blue Mountains, this all-inclusive retreat delivers a peaceful and intimate escape. Aptly named after the Zulu word for healer, Spicers Sangoma Retreat is a place where you’ll discover complete rejuvenation and true reconnection. Offering ultimate relaxation in the form of luxury accommodation, gourmet meals and options for private yoga, meditation and watercolour classes, the retreat is perfect for those looking to escape from the stresses of modern life.
Swami’s Yoga Retreat is a purposeful retreat for you to re-set and rejuvenate, while you build more compassion, mindfulness, self love, and nourishment in your life. Your days will be filled with different styles of yoga, meditation, intentional workshops and mindfulness practices. You will nourish your body with delicious vegetarian (mostly vegan) cuisine, and receive space to relax and welcome in your own curative and nurturing unforgettable experience.
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