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 retreats for this year are all fully booked.  You can email to go on a wait list for the retreats listed below.
However there are a few places in the Summer Camp in December. Consult with Polly prior to booking.
Dates for 2022 retreats and program outlines can be downloaded here. Bookings will open in October
Retreats 2021  Download session times for each retreat here
Start Finish Student focus Teacher   Info Accommodation
Mon 11 October
Friday 15 October

20 hours of classes. For students with a minimum of 1 year practice experience. CLOSED

Polly Realf $250 If attending both retreats we can book a room for you in the holiday house on Fifth Avenue.
Friday 15 October
Sunday 17 October
10 hours of classes. (A great weekend to complement the 20 hr retreat the week before)  For practitioners from all  traditions. CLOSED Polly Realf $165
Monday 15 Nov
Friday 19
20 hours of classes. (This retreat is followed by a 10 hour weekend) Suitable for students with a minimum of 3 months experience of hatha yoga. CLOSED Vera
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If attending both retreats we can book a room for you in the holiday house on Fifth Avenue.

Friday 19
Sunday 21

10 hours of classes. 


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Sunday 5 December
Sat 11 December
60 hours: Summer Camp 2021 our Annual Teacher development and teacher training intensive week at Woodgate beach. Polly Realf $750 Holiday house rooms available


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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