Happy Buddha is the kind of yoga retreat for people who say they hate meditating. It’s for the ones who fidget, who run through their to-do lists as they close their eyes, or battle with a running commentary of negative thoughts. Basically, it’s for all of us. Located in the Blue Mountains, overlooking a valley of eucalyptus trees and squawking cockatoos, the modern retreat has twin rooms, all facing the peaceful outdoor swimming pool and a lightly manicured lawn where guests rise with the sun, holding a herbal tea and blanket, to start the day.
Whether it’s a luxury getaway that you crave, or a peaceful place to practice, there are yoga retreats in New South Wales that cater for different budgets and experiences. If it's pampering that you desire, we've got a list of the best spas in Sydney, and for yoga enthusiasts we've created a list of the best yoga studios in Sydney – from hot yoga to downward dog on the wharf.