Yoga with a view: eight classes immersed in nature in NSW

From sandy shores to mountain summits, find your balance at these nature-based yoga classes that will restore body, mind and soul.

Destination NSW

Destination NSW

Jan 2022 -
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For yoga on the water

Flow mOcean, Manly

Connect to the ocean as you salute the sun from the sandy shores of Collins Beach in Manly at Sydney’s only ocean-based yoga business, Flow mOcean. You can also find your balance as you float above the crystal blue water on a paddleboard or kayak for a yoga class.

Flow mOcean in Manly, Sydney North

Yoga on stand-up paddle boards, Flow mOcean

For yoga in the mountains

Yoga and Wellness Retreats, Thredbo

This three-day retreat will make you feel on top of the world, well, on top of Australia at the very least. Located on the highest mountain peaks in the country in Kosciusko National Park, these all-inclusive wellness retreats are designed to refresh and reconnect you with the great outdoors.

Enjoy sunrise yoga on top of Australia, Yoga & Wellness Retreat

Yoga & Wellness Retreat, Thredbo - Credit: Kosciuszko Thredbo

For yoga on a tropical island

Lord Howe Yoga, Lord Howe Island

Yoga is all about feeling grounded. And when that ground is the literal paradise of Lord Howe Island, you know you’re in for a really relaxing class. These inclusive sessions are suitable for all skill levels and come with a soundtrack of sea breeze and waves lapping the shoreline.

Breathtaking Yoga Views on Lord Howe Island

Lord Howe Yoga, Lord Howe Island

For yoga by the river

Downstream Yoga, Gundagai

Let the flow of the river guide your yoga at these private group sessions held on the tranquil banks of the Murrumbidgee River in Gundagai. You’ll be immersed in nature during these mindful vinyasa classes, surrounded by river red gums, peaceful paddocks and lively birdlife.

Early morning Yoga with Downstream Yoga at Gundagai in Riverina, Country NSW

Downstream Yoga, Gundagai

For yoga among the gum trees

Paradise Yoga, Avalon

Overlooking Pittwater and surrounded by ancient spotted gum forest, this intimate yoga studio in Sydney’s Northern Beaches focuses on gentle styles of yoga to reduce stress and anxiety. As well as hatha and yin yoga, try yoga nidra, a sleep-based relaxation exercise that will have you floating home.

Paradise Yoga  at Avalon Beach in Northern Beaches, Sydney

Paradise Yoga, Avalon

For yoga in a rainforest

Gaia Retreat, Byron Bay Hinterland

Restoration is the name of the game at this tranquil retreat nestled among green valleys and undulating hills in the subtropical Byron Bay rainforest. Accommodation packages include daily yoga at the resort’s Samadi Yoga Studio, where rays of light filter through stunning hinterland views.

New Samadhi Yoga room at Gaia Retreat in Ballina, Byron Bay, North Coast

Yoga with a view, Gaia Retreat

For yoga before wine time

Yoga in the Vines, Hunter Valley

Wellness meets wine at the bespoke yoga classes held beside the vines at Sovereign Hill Country Lodge in Rothbury in the Hunter Valley. Perfect for hens parties, team bonding or private groups, the sessions can even be booked with a wine and cheese platter for after class.

Yoga in the Vines in Rothbury, Hunter Valley

Yoga in the Vines, Hunter Valley

For yoga by the beach

Yoga Room, Yamba

With world-class surf breaks and marine parks brimming with dolphins, sea turtles and migrating whales, Yamba is the beach destination that holiday dreams are made of. Take in its coastal beauty with a morning yoga class with Yoga Room, which do sessions outdoors overlooking the ocean (and those famous East Coast sunrises). 

People enjoying a Yoga Room class in Wooli Park, Yamba, Clarence Valley

Yoga room, Yamba

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