Australia - A wild and beautiful place, a land whose colour palette of red outback, white sugary sands and technicolor reefs frames sophisticated cities and soulful Indigenous stories. This YOGAVENTURES holistic wellness yoga retreat is nestled on the idyllic Hamilton Island where you'll never run out of activities and relaxation opportunities. Immerse yourself in twice-daily yoga at dawn and dusk overlooking one of the seven natural wonders of the world, The Great Barrier Reef. Here you will discover the mystical sea life below the water with a scuba or snorkelling tour, stay above with a jet ski adventure, hike, explore the swirls of blue-green via a boat tour, swim at one of the many secluded beaches, chill with a book, get pampered or relax with a sunset cocktail. For the ultimate high, take in the panorama of the Whitsundays from the air in a seaplane or helicopter or take the plunge and go skydiving above one of the most amazing natural landscapes in Australia. This retreat has something for everyone. Know that you have the freedom to relax by the ocean or join us on an adventure. Everything is optional, even the yoga!
With its warm, turquoise-hued water and soft, impeccably white sand, Whitsundsays is simply heaven on earth. Whitsundsay is one of the world’s most unspoiled archipelago with 74 island wonders including infamous Hamilton Island, Whitsundays Island, Hayman Island, Day Dream Island and Palm Island. Most of the islands are uninhabited and characterized by dense rainforest, hiking trails, swirls of blue-green water and sand so white gives it a brilliant, near luminescent colour. Let the spectacular landscape and endless horizon dotted with islands wash over you as you experience the ultimate in adventure and relaxation.
The weather on the Whitsunday Islands is sub tropical having a year round warm tropical climate with an average temperature of 27.4°C (81°F). The maximum summer temperatures (December, January and February) are around 30°C (86°F) and this is also when the highest rainfall is recorded, in the form of tropical showers which are typically brief.
This retreat will be hosted at the world class luxury resort Qualia on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. Tucked away in an exclusive precinct on Hamilton Island’s northern-most tip, Qualia’s 60 private pavilions look onto the Coral Sea and the surrounding Whitsunday Islands. Qualia’s exquisitely designed pavilions promise privacy and luxury on Hamilton Island’s secluded northern tip. Each of qualia’s 60 light-filled pavilions faces the water, surrounded by lush tropical bushland within the resort. All pavilions boast the spectacular tropical bushland or stunning postcard views of the Whitsundays. Natural tones of timber, stone and glass reflect the serenity of qualia’s Whitsundays locale, subtly framing the seafront setting and providing sweeping views from every room. It's a truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind and completely spoil the senses.
This retreat includes daily yoga classes taking relaxation and healing to new heights. Expect nourishing yin yoga, energising movement and wellness workshops that will take place in the yoga shala or outdoors in the fresh air to soak up the tranquil environment around you.
It's our mission to offer high-quality yoga accessible for absolutely everyone of all backgrounds and body types. With that in mind, we bring along all the yoga props to make this experience as enjoyable as possible for you. We provide yoga blocks, straps, bolsters, blankets, small trigger balls and large trigger balls. You just have to bring along your trusty yoga mat!
Relish new flavours and creative cuisines with a wholesome, healthy and unique garden-to-plate dining experience. We cater to vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free intolerances, food allergies and other special dietary needs.
+ 4 days and 3 nights luxury accommodation private pavilions overlooking the Coral Sea with your choice of queen or single bed
+ Villas come with modern amenities and air conditioning
+ Bathrooms feature large soaking tubs, stone showers, double vanities, and marble counters.
+ Washer and dryer in villas
+ Exclusive shared amenities such as a private pool, Jacuzzi, courtyard and barbeque
+ Nourishing daily breakfast, lunch and dinner to
+ Welcome pack and fresh coconut upon arrival
+ Daily sunrise gentle flow yoga
+ Daily sunset yin yoga
+ 60 minute yoga nidra meditation by candlelight
+ Yoga and wellness workshops to deepen your understanding and broaden your yoga knowledge
+ All yoga props provided (but you'll need to bring your own yoga mat)
+ Daily spiritual discussions and Q&A sessions
+ Open air movie/documentary night under the stars
+ Relaxation massage to feel fully restored (paid for separately)
+ Half Day Boat and Snorkel Trip on The Great Barrier Reef (paid for separately)
+ Airport Transfers
+ Complimentary WiFi
+ Access to pool bar, restaurant and day spa
+ As much chill time in the ocean or pool as you like!
+ Flights in to and out of Hamilton Island (HTI). We recommend using Sky Scanner.
+ In-Transit Accommodation
+ Accommodation if you wish to arrive early and/or stay later
+ Passport expenses
+ Airport taxes
+ Travel insurance
+ Extra spending money
+ Early Bird Pricing: We encourage those that can’t afford the full price option to sign up at least 6 month early for the Early Bird option.
+ Standard Pricing: This option is the standard price for retreats when booking within 6 months of start date.
+ Deposit: Secure your spot with a $500 AUD non-refundable deposit. Final balances are due 3 months before retreat start date. If final payment is not received by due date YOGAVENTURES reserves the right to cancel your reservation. In this case your $500 AUD non-refundable deposit will be forfeited.
+ Payment Plans: We strive to maintain a balance between making our retreats accessible to everyone whist running a sustainable, thriving business so that we can continue to create and share these beautiful experiences with you. If you're interested in a payment plan, please email us to enquire and we can split up your payments to make it work. You will still be required to make the $500 AUD non-refundable deposit and final balance will be due 3 months before retreat start date.
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Your guide for this retreat will be Emma Ceolin, yoga teacher and founder of YOGAVENTURES. Emma's an internationally accredited yoga teacher (RYT®500, E-RYT®200, RPYT®, RCYT®, YACEP®) with over 1000hrs yoga teacher training and experience teaching classes, workshops, retreats and teacher trainings around the globe. She's also a skydiver, freediver, scubadiver, surfer, vegan, uni student, entrepreneur and all round life enthusiast! Emma first found yoga as a therapy for anxiety and depression and it set her on a wellness journey that changed her life. Her mission is to share yoga as a path to health, healing and happiness. Her teachings are based around the 'do what feels good' method. Leave her classes feeling more grounded, connected and more aligned with what it is you actually seek.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By reserving your space through placing your deposit or paying in full you're agreeing to the stated policies in our Terms and Conditions. Please read in full and please note: If cancellation takes place 90 or more days to retreat start date participant will be refunded total payments made less $500 AUD non-refundable deposit. If cancellation takes place less than 90 days of retreat start date then 100% of the retreat price will be forfeited by participant. YOGAVENTURES reserves the right to make changes deemed necessary prior to any retreat start date. We do our best to make sure all our retreat run smoothly and on time. However, In the rare event that we need to make changes, whether it be due to natural disaster, illness, civil unrest, death, closure, or any other unforeseen circumstance, we will offer a transfer to another trip or a full refund of your funds.