Host a Retreat

  • Are you looking to attend a retreat?  Please look at our Upcoming Events Page 
  • Do you want us to create a retreat for you? We can create a personalised retreat package for your own small group based on your own requirements and needs. We can provide a combination of yoga, mediation and massage as required using local practitioners and Yanada associates. Have a look at Corporate Packages for some examples and contact us to discuss your requirements.
  • Are you a facilitator looking to run a retreat at Yanada? You should find all the information you want and current pricing on this page.

Information for facilitators: Meditation, Therapy, Yoga, Massage, Personal Development, Mens or Womens retreats

Yanada Retreat is a special place that works harmoniously with the environment to provide a restful and safe space for groups and individuals to take time to focus and reflect.

Whatever type of retreat you are looking to host, we aim is to provide a perfect retreat experience for small groups of between 10 and 22, over a minimum of 2 days.   We can cater for you or you can bring your own caterer. We provide hotel style accommodation and comforts at prices comparable with larger retreats that generally provide ‘no frills’ style institutional accommodation. (see accommodation details)

Uniquely, we guarantee that by booking a group of 10 or more for a minimum of 2 days, you will have Yanada, the swimming pool and 38 acres exclusively to yourself. This offers an intimacy and privacy seldom available to us.

There are also other accommodation options within a 5 min drive of Yanada if facilitators or participants want to consider this option. See local accommodation here.

Check in time for participants is 4pm (facilitators can arrive at 2pm) and check out at 2pm. Meal times are 08.30, 12.30 and 18.00.

You are welcome to come and visit us to have a look around if arranged in advance (Thursdays and Fridays are usually best).


Massage Options

Enhance your retreat by providing massage options for your guests. 

We have now built a dedicated massage treatment room at Yanada and have three in house masseurs. They are available if booked minimum 4 weeks in advance for a minimum of 3 massages. 

Alessandro and Luke offer Ka Huna massages and Jodie from Sheer Indulgence Beauty & Massage offers remedial and relaxation massages. 

1 hr treatments are $100 and 1.5 hr is $150. Contact us directly to book. Payments can be made direct in advance or by credit card. 

Ka Huna massage is a holistic approach to rejuvenation and healing for body, mind and soul. Ka Huna originated in the South Pacific and is also known as Hawaiian Temple Style massage or Lomi Lomi. The practitioner uses hands, forearms and elbows and moves around the table in flowing movements. They work with energy to apply soft and deep tissue massage. Music is played to harmonise the various rhythms within the clients body, mind and soul. Ka Huna is a full body, front and back massage, given in a safe, supporting environment. It instils a sense of calm, peace and deep relaxation.

Please put this out to your participants in case they are interested. We can fit massages around your class times. 

Unless your retreat is specialising in body work or massage we will no longer generally allow outside masseurs to practice at Yanada but please contact us if you feel you have special requirements. In certain circumstances we may welcome external masseurs, subject to an access fee.  


Catered retreats

We can provide fully catered and serviced retreats for between 12 and 22 people. This includes:

  • exclusive use of whole property (including 15m x 5m swimming pool)
  • all accommodation inclusive of all 1000TC cotton linen, doonas, blankets towels and basic toiletries.  (see accommodation details here)
  • all meditation equipment; 18 x Zarbuton and zarfu (buckwheat hull) meditation cushions, blankets
  • yoga equipment; 18 x mats, blocks, bolsters, eye masks, blankets and ropes
  • 10 high quality massage tables now available for optional hire
  • 13 sq m star marquee for optional hire
  • free wi fi and local calls
  • use of cinema, sound equipment, DVDs etc (in meditation hall)
  • all vegetarian meals; first evening, daily breakfast, lunch, dinner, last day breakfast and lunch. (menu samples on website)
  • tea, coffee, fruit
  • staff on site
  • (Optional) Masseurs organised by us for your participents in our new treatment room

We  use a minimum of 90% fresh Organic fruit and vegetables for all our meal preparation sourced from local producers where possible and an organic supplier in Dural.  For longer retreats we can also, use a vegan, raw food, sugar free chef, if requested and subject to her availability. 

We can cater for vegan, gluten free and dairy free, if requested min 1 week in advance but can not cater for any other allergies or dietary requirements. 

Yanada is not licensed but BYO alcohol is allowed.


Self Catered retreats

Bring your own caterer and organise your retreat for between 10 and 22 people. We provide:

  • exclusive use of whole property (including new 15m x 5m swimming pool)
  • all accommodation inclusive of all 1000TC cotton linen, doonas, blankets towels and basic toiletries. (see accommodation details here)
  • use of fully equipped kitchen
  • all meditation equipment; 18 x Zarbuton and zarfu (buckwheat hull) meditation cushions, blankets
  • yoga equipment; 18 x mats, blocks, bolsters, eye masks, blankets and ropes
  • 10 high quality massage tables now available for for optional hire
  • 13 sq m star marquee for optional hire
  • (Optional) Masseurs organised by us for your participents in our new treatment room
  • free wi fi and local calls
  • use of cinema, sound equipment, DVDs etc (in meditation hall)
  • tea & coffee

Current Pricing (from July 2019)

Catered Retreats inclusive of all accommodation and organic meals $180 per person per day (including facilitators) for first 12 people (minimum requirement for catered retreats). Then $170  per person per day up to 22. Discounts apply to longer stays over 5 days. 

Self Catered Retreat: inclusive of use of yoga and meditation equipment $110 per person per day.

Minimum booking is 2 days. Accommodation prices based on a minimum of 2 people sharing. Single room / tent supplement $50 per night.

Day rate for non-staying participants, with all meals, is $75. The day rate with lunch and teas only is $40 (only in conjunction with a minimum of 10 people staying)

Day rate for non-staying participants without meals is $20 (only in conjunction with a minimum of 10 people staying).

Use of 10 massage tables: $200

A 13 sq m star shade marquee is also available for hire.

One of our masseurs can be organised by us for your participants.  1hr = $100. 1.5hrs = $150 . A 50% deposit is required, minimum 3 massages and booking one month before is required. See masseurs profiles here. Email us directly to book a time.


How to Book

  1. To check availability or book,  select your dates below or just click Check Availability to search for available dates. Look for:
    1. Catered Retreat – Facilitator Booking or
    2. Self Catered Retreat – Facilitator Booking
    If there is a price showing it should be available.
  2. To book, select your check in and out dates on the top of the booking page (minimum 2 nights or 3 over public holidays) and select Catered or Self Catered Retreat. The minimum  number of adults is 10 and this is the default booking price quoted. Select any additional adults (you can increase numbers later) and fill out your details.
  3. To secure and confirm the booking you must now pay a 20% deposit by Credit Card. A  booking is not confirmed until deposit is received.
  4. Payment of the balance is then automatically taken from your credit card one month before your booking. Please contact us prior to this if you wish to change your total numbers or if you would prefer a tax invoice so you can pay by bank transfer instead of credit card. We will send confirmation of payment and further details. If full payment is not received one month before, your booking will be automatically cancelled without further communication and you will loose your deposit. You may be able to cancel earlier than one month before and receive some deposit refund – refer to our Retreat terms and conditions.