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3 Day Awakening Yoga and Meditation Weekend in Saint Albans, New South Wales
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Yoga Retreat in Australia

Yanada is ideal for corporate health and well-being retreats and team-building events. Brush off the cobwebs and come to the country for a weekend of gentle meditation and yoga.

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Curt & David
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  • 4 yoga classes (Hatha yoga, Dynamic yoga)
  • 3 sitting and walking mindfulness meditation sessions
  • Enjoy guided bushwalk and fire ceremony
  • The use of a 15m x 5m swimming pool
  • Use of Hydrotherapy spa
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • All vegetarian meals


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Yanada (‘Moon’ in Dharug and Darkinjung) has two 95 sq. m spaces over two levels each fully surrounded by fully furnished deep cool verandahs, including two outdoor settings, chairs, tables, a pod chair, two-day beds, and a BBQ. Each space can be open on three sides with views over the valley. There are external stairs from the living level down to a fire pit

The upper space includes a huge open plan kitchen, used by staff only during catered bookings, with serving counters for meals, drinks, tea, and coffee. For self-catered bookings, the kitchen includes a gas stove, eye-level ovens, dishwasher, microwave, two fridges, and all cooking utensils. There is also a gas BBQ on the verandah just outside the kitchen.

There are dining tables capable of seating up to 24 people and a sumptuous living area of sofas and cushions big enough for two separate groups to use. The living area is centered around a wood-fired stove for cozy winter evenings. For summer there are ceiling fans and an option for ducted reverse cycle air conditioning.


The program includes

  • Two Hatha flow morning yoga classes with David
  • Three Mindfulness classes and exercises with Curt
  • Guided bushwalk through local Yengo tracks with Lewis
  • Two yoga Nidra classes with David
  • Fire ceremony and Ritual with Curt
  • Free time to do nothing and relax
  • Free use of 10 person hydrotherapy spa (and swimming pool)


  • 15:00 - 17:00 Arrive and settle in
  • 17:00 - 18:30 Opening circle and meditation on the body
  • 18:30 - 20:00 Supper
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Yoga Nidra
  • 21:00 Free Time and rest


  • 07:30 - 09:00 Yoga
  • 09:00 - 11:00 Breakfast
  • 11:00 - 12:30 Sensory meditation stop and game
  • 12:30 - 14:30 Lunch and free time
  • 14:30 - 17:30 Bushwalk
  • 17:30 - 18:00 Break
  • 18:00 - 19:00 Yoga Nidra
  • 19:00 - 20:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 - 21:00 Fire ceremony
  • 21:00 Free time and rest


  • 08:00 - 09:30 Yoga
  • 09:30 - 11:30 Breakfast
  • 11:30 - 13:00 Meditation of breath and letter to self and ending
  • 13:00 - 14:00 Lunch, pack-up, and leave


Curt Mason

David Helman


Only 90 mins from Sydney, Yanada is an idyllic bush retreat, nestled in a glorious green valley between the McDonald River and the Yengo Mountains.


All home-cooked meals: healthy and nutritious organic vegetarian breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and desserts are included. Also tea coffee, snacks, and fresh fruit are available.

Self-service tea and coffee are available at all times. Morning and afternoon teas are not provided unless requested in advance and paid for. All food is vegetarian and prepared using purchased, local and homegrown ingredients, where available.

Where organic food has been specifically requested and paid for Yanada tries to use a minimum of 80% organically grown local and homegrown fruit and vegetables, subject to seasonal availability. Other nonfresh ingredients may not be organic.

Meals are served in a buffet format and guests are required to assist in the clearing by rinsing and stacking dishes in the dishwasher. The following special dietary requirements only can be catered for if requested and agreed to in writing in advance a minimum of 5 days before the retreat:

  • Vegan
  • Gluten free
  • Dairy free

Food allergies, such as nuts, for example, cannot be catered for. Other individual food preferences or tastes cannot be catered for and guests would need to make alternative arrangements.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Coffee
  • Tea

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

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

Spa treatments

  • 1-hour massage – 120 AUD
  • 1.5-hour massage – 180 AUD

What's included

  • 2 nights accommodation inclusive of all 1000TC cotton linen, doonas, blankets towels
  • All vegetarian meals; first evening, daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, last day breakfast, and lunch
  • 6 x professionally facilitated classes by David Helman and Curt Mason
  • 4 yoga classes (Hatha yoga, Dynamic yoga) designed specially to energize, strengthen and relax your body, mind, and soul
  • 3 sitting and walking Mindfulness meditation sessions with mindfulness theory tuition
  • Guided bushwalk
  • Fire ceremony
  • The use of a 15m x 5m swimming pool
  • The use of 10-person hydrotherapy spa in winter (200 AUD for 2 days)
  • meditation equipment; Zarbuton and zarfu (buckwheat hull) meditation cushions, blankets
  • yoga equipment; mats, blocks, bolsters, eye masks, blankets, and ropes
  • Free Wi-Fi and local calls
  • Tea and coffee, fruit

What's not included

  • Transfers (Yanada encourages and can arrange car pooling from Sydney for those without cars and to limit car use)

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 20 days before arrival.
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