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7 Days Healing, Meditation, and Yoga Retreat in Northern Rivers, Australia

Peaceful Yoga Retreats Australia

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  • Daily meditation practices
  • Zen art watercolor and oils classes
  • Holistic massage and spiritual healing
  • Spiritual education classes in the ascension process
  • Daily Ashtanga and Sivananda yoga sessions
  • Daily vegan or raw food organic meals
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced


7 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 6
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During your stay, you will stay at the Ashram of the Rainbow near Nymboida, New South Wales. The yoga ashram took over two years to locate and purchase due to the stringent requirements that there must be no disturbance and complete privacy to practitioners. There is minimal land machine noise, road noise, and no neighbours. Just an occasional plane drifts over on its way along the glorious Australian coast so unfortunately not absolute silence all the time but pretty close to perfection. It is a beautiful, quiet, and secluded property with a two-storey house. Potoroos and rock wallabies jump past at night as the stars light up the crystal clear sky to the howl of a dingo, fruit bats sweep in, cicadas hum, goanna’s visit, tiny ants march in lines as kookaburras sing Waltzing Matilda, and one is swept into another realm of the Australiana bush dream-time journey.

The beautiful two-story house includes a veranda, a kitchen, a dining area, a yoga, and a meditation area. There are three simple guest bedrooms that surround a central lounge, where only up to four private guests will have to themselves in your very private retreat - you can get to know each other and make friends for life. The two single rooms have their own balcony overlooking the forest and have wooden floors and cupboards and there is space to do your practice in your private room. The upstairs lounge is a place to meet, relax, read from the library and do yoga. There is also a large fireplace for cuddling up on cool winter nights.

The ashram is nurtured by a garden, forest eucalypts, and sub-tropical rainforest blended into nature. The ashram runs on solar power and the water is pure from the mountain rains. Organic vegetables and fruit are grown on site. %You can swim naked in the idyllic pond and sunbathe naturally during hot summer days. You will not see another soul apart from those here. Your privacy will be respected and you will be in harmony with nature in a sustainable yogic environment. There is a NO mobile phone policy, and please do NOT bring a mobile, computer, laptop, or tablet. Your retreat is designed to have a break from these devices. Welcome to Paradise!

UOCA Australia Yoga Retreat Program

For this transformative retreat experience, you will enjoy different activities like yoga and meditation sessions, spiritual educational classes, and meditational guided bush walks. This is done in a protected safe environment where there will be no sexual interaction and the focus is on divine bliss and love. You will also enjoy a holistic massage, zen watercolors and oils class, spiritual healing Satsangs, and vegan or macrobiotic and raw food nutrition lessons - all included in the package.

You will enjoy daily delicious vegan or raw food meals and be one of the family staying in a gorgeous two-storey pole house made out of natural sustainable gum trees and solar powered in Australia surrounded by deep forest for hundreds of kilometers in one of the most remote regions on the planet selected to give you the experience of your life.

Unification Organisation for Collective Ascension, known as UOCA, will help to create the new superhuman that is inside of you by ascending you from materialism and descending you to who you really were before civilization divided and disconnected you from your true primal self and so allow you to become liberated and one with your true inner nature. The program is one-to-one, small groups of generally two to six people and very personal.

Sample schedule

  • 05:00 Meditation Vipassana
  • 05:30 Pranayama and Sivananda yoga
  • 06:00 Energetic Ashtanga yoga
  • 07:30 Nutritional breakfast of muesli, fruit, and juice with herbal tea
  • 09:00 Karma Yoga
  • 11:30 Relaxation Yoga Nidra
  • 12:00 Nutrition class in vegan, macrobiotic or raw foods or juices
  • 13:30 Lunch
  • 15:00 Meditation Vipassana or Bushwalk or Karma Yoga or Massage or Zen Art Class
  • 16:30 Yin Hatha yoga
  • 18:00 Nutrition lesson in vegan or raw food or juice or smoothie preparation and light meal
  • 19:30 Satsang and live music, you can bring your own instrument; or UOCA studies, teaching UOCA's system regarding yoga activism, ethics, spirituality, politics, economics, science, and environment; or library time

Not all of these events or classes occur every day. Schedule may change without notice at any time.

Important information

APPLICATION FORM required. You must be approved by filling in a detailed application form which will be sent to you on enquiry. This asks health questions that will be kept completely confidential. It is in your interests to complete all questions truthfully to help assist your retreat here and tailor it to your needs. Please do so before booking. This also details the code of behavior whilst here. Your journey here may well be life changing and transformative.

UOCA takes your needs very seriously and wishes you to become part of the greater family of collective Ascension.

Please note: KARMA YOGA is helping out at the retreat by doing tasks such as organic gardening, tidying, washing up or maintenance. A few hours a day is required of you and allows us to keep costs very low in this non-profit trust. Should you wish to just relax for your retreat then please BOOK the INDULGE RELAX PACKAGES where NO Karma Yoga is required.

Please ALSO don't eat meat or dairy, drink alcohol or coffee, smoke for at least TWO WEEKS before coming to the retreat.


James Travers-Murison
Rishikul Yoga Shala Yoga Alliance RYT 200 (Ashtanga Yoga, Hatha Yoga)
James Travers-Murison is the founder of UCOA and leads all the retreats at Ashram of the Rainbow. He is an internationally qualified yoga teacher with Rishikul School of Yoga. He discovered his passion for yoga at the age of 27 when he felt there was more to life than money. His experience includes many years in teaching yoga. He has done courses with Osho, Satyananda, Sivananda, Ashtanga, Iyengar, Tibetan Buddhism, and Goenke Vipassana. James has developed his own unique system of ascension through holistic integration of all aspects of the body, mind, and spirit.


This life transforming retreat is in Nymboida, Australia. Near Coffs Harbour, in a remote, secluded, tranquil subtropical eucalypt forest hills bordering Nymboida River National Park with its famous kiyak course. It is located 120 kilometers northwest of Coff's Harbour, 55 kilometers south of Grafton, and 200 kilometers south from the world famous Byron Bay. There are 105 pristine hectares of hilly eucalypt and rainforest with spectacular views of sandstone cliffs and aboriginal sacred caves are nearby. 4WD car tours cover most of the area and ask about UOCA adventure tour packages.

Nearby places

  • Gold Coast, 250 kilometers
  • Byron Bay, 200 kilometers
  • Coffs Harbour, 120 kilometers
  • Grafton, 55 kilometers
  • Armidale, 170 kilometers
  • Bellingen, 110 kilometers
  • Glen Innes, 180 kilometers



  • Art classes
  • Cooking classes
  • Diving
  • Hiking
  • Kayaking
  • Massage
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain walking
  • Rock climbing
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Spa
  • Stargazing
  • Swimming
  • Trail running
  • Whale watching


  • Balcony
  • Dining area
  • Environmentally friendly
  • Fireplace
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lake
  • Lounge
  • Luggage room / storage
  • Meditation garden
  • Picnic area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga deck
  • Yoga studio


  • Free parking
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Local market

This Meditation Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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You will enjoy two to three daily delicious vegan or raw food organic meals, alongside smoothies and herbal teas. You can also opt for juice fasting.

Please ALSO don't eat meat or dairy, drink alcohol or coffee, smoke for at least TWO WEEKS before coming to the retreat. This is an honour system of discipline you need to agree to follow before booking because we cannot check on you. SO MAKE THAT COMMITMENT BEFORE CONTACTING.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegan
  • Organic
  • Raw food
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

All excursions must be arranged in advance with additional charge:

  • Kiyaking - day or half day (best circuit in Australia)
  • 4WD and Bush trekking - day or overnight camping in Guy Fawkes or Nymboida National Park or Dorrigo Rainforest/Bellingen eclectic village/Russel Crowe's old museum or Waterfall Way Peaks and Dangar Falls - stunning natural scenery in mountains and rivers
  • Scuba diving - day trip Coffs Harbour - two dives - pristine clear waters, fish, dolphins and whales in marine park
  • Rock climbing - day trip in National Park peaks
  • Beach combing - day trip National Park
  • Trail running - half day including competitions
  • Mountain biking - half or full day hill courses
  • Make an appointment for a private in depth yoga or meditation class or spiritual ascension healing or relationship counselling session
  • Relax yourself with a UOCA holistic massage or an UOCA energetic healing private class
  • Take part in kayaking rapids or a gentle paddle on the Nymboida River
  • Take an excursion hiking around the World Heritage National parks
  • Enjoy surfing, scuba diving, sailing, trail running or rock climbing
  • Explore the area with a four wheel drive and dive into a secret rock pool
  • Ask about American Indian sweat lodge initiation
  • Enquire about intimate Tantric Retreat groups
  • Book for YTTC 200 hour with Shailendra Indian Guru from Rishikesh Vedic Yoga School when he comes to Nymboida to teach
  • Go to a Celtic festival full of bagpipes, medieval jousts, folk music at Australia's only Stone Henge
  • Mountain bike riding hard forest trails
  • Jogging, swimming, caving, and skydiving activities are available
  • Join a naturist nudist retreat where you can completely let go and return to your true spiritual self in the Garden of Eden in a safe and loving non-sexual environment
  • Learn about the Nymboidan culture by talking to an indigenous elder, eat bush tucker, learn their dance and dot art, join a corroboree and find out about the mysterious Yowie in the forest

What's included

  • 1 free holistic massage (not for work exchange)
  • 1 or 2 group yoga sessions free daily
  • 1 or 2 meditation/pranayama class each day
  • 2 to 3 daily delicious vegan or raw food organic meals
  • 6 nights accommodation
  • Bush walks
  • Juice or water fasting if requested
  • Live music satsangs and mantra chanting lessons
  • Permaculture gardening
  • Smoothies and herbal teas
  • Spiritual education classes in the ascension process
  • Sunbathing and swimming in the pond
  • Transport between the Grafton airport, train station, or bus station and the ashram
  • Vegan, macrobiotic and raw food nutrition classes
  • Zen art watercolor and oils class
  • %NOTE: check your package - Relax Packages also include an additional massage and two Ascension healing sessions.

What's not included

  • Additional adventure activities
  • Airfare
  • Excursions around the area
  • Personal expenses and cosmetic toiletries - please purchase organic cosmetics only
  • Private sessions unless specified in your retreat package
  • Transport from and to Gold Coast International Airport (OOL)
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Gold Coast International Airport (OOL), then take another local flight to Clarence Valley Regional Airport (GFN). Transfer from and to the Clarence Valley Regional Airport (GFN) is included. UOCA will pick you up from the airport.

Arrival by local airplane

Book your flight to the Clarence Valley Regional Airport (GFN) and UOCA will pick up.

Arrival by train or bus

Enquire with the bus or station to get to Grafton where you will be picked up for free. Greyhound, Premier all come to the Ashram.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
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