Anam Cara Studio

Yoga retreat Queensland. Located within Burrum Coast National Park. You won't find a more serene place to come to deepen your practice and surrender to the power of yoga. All retreats are taught by highly trained and experienced teachers.

Our retreat studio is at 80 Acacia Street Woodgate Beach 


Our Standard Retreat is a Monday to Friday retreat.  The program commences on Monday afternoon at 4.30 and the last session finishes on Friday at 11.00am.
The Weekend Retreat program starts on a Friday evening at 4.30pm and the last session finishes on a Sunday at 11.30am.
Catered Retreats commence on a Monday evening at 4.30pm and finish on the Sunday at 11.30am.  Download information about meals.
More details about the programs are included within the booking links.

What type of retreat
Who is teaching
Booking links
Jan 31 to Feb 4 Standard Retreat Vera van de Velde Jan 31 to Feb 4 Standard
March 7 - 13 Catered Retreat Polly Realf March 7 to 13 Catered
March 25 - 27 Weekend Retreat Vera van de Velde March 25 to 27 Weekend
April 29 - May 1 Weekend Retreat Polly Realf April 29 to May 1 Weekend
May 30 - June 3 Standard Retreat Polly Realf May 30 to June 3 Standard
June 17 - 19 Weekend Retreat Vera van de Velde June 17 to 19 Weekend
July 11 - 15 Standard Retreat Vera van de Velde July 11 to 15 Standard
August 22 - 28  Catered Retreat Polly Realf August 22 to 28 Catered
October 24 - 28 Standard Retreat Vera van de Velde October 24 to 28 Standard
November 25 - 27 Weekend Retreat Vera van de Velde Nov 25 to 27 Weekend


The retreat studio has lots of natural light and air, and is fully airconditioned and fly screened.   The high ceilings and beautiful hard wood flooring creates a grounding and at the same time, uplifting space for our practice. We have all the yoga necessities and more.. mats, blocks, ropes etc.  If you use an eye pillow, please bring your own as for health reasons we cannot provide these.

Woodgate Beach is on the Qld coast just over an hour drive from Hervey Bay and 40 minutes drive from Bundaberg.  If driving along the Bruce highway, Anam Cara studio is 30 minutes from Childers. Woodgate Beach sits within the Burrum Coast National Park. The vista of ocean, sky and sand, backed with paperbark forest that sings with kookaburras, is the perfect location to come on retreat. The studio is purpose built, fully equipped, located in the township of Woodgate and within easy walking distance to a range of  wonderful accommodation options.  For individuals and couples the Woodgate Beach House complex is excellent value.  For those who like to camp NRMA caravan park is a 150 meters away from our front gate.  Most accommodation in Woodgate is "holiday house style" - meaning it has a fully equipped kitchen. It also means no room service. There are generally washing machines, but do check.  Groceries will need to be purchased at either Hervey Bay, Bundaberg or Childers shopping centers as Woodgate has limited stores.  

The location is extremely beautiful and accommodation and travel logistics present a great opportunity for yoga friends across the country and from overseas to coordinate and plan a yoga holiday. 

Assistance with accommodation

For the longer retreats we will often pre book a large holiday house about 150 meters away from the studio. It has 5 great rooms, two with twin single beds, one with a double bed, one with a queen bed and another with a queen and ensuite. We book through a real estate agency and cannot guarantee availability.

Costing per person are approximately as follows:

Twin room, 2x single beds $40 per night (or share for $20 per night per person)
1 x double bed. Private room $40 per night
1 x king size bed. Private room $45 per night
1 x king size bed. Private room with ensuite $50 per night

During school holiday season prices double.  

Please email us if you feel you would are interested in sharing this holiday house.  



Teacher training and teacher development summer camp 5 to 11 December 2021

Intensive 60 hours commencing Sunday 8.45am and last session ends on Saturday 2pm.
inc GST
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