Anam Cara Studio

Yoga Retreat Qld

Bookings are now open for the following retreats.  Max of 10 places per retreat.

10 hour workshop/retreats are $165
20 hour workshops/retreats are $250
25 hour teacher development workshops $300
35 hour retreats (no accommodation) including all meals are $950

Download example timetables for retreats
Commence Finish  Student focus Teacher Info  
Monday 17 August 4.30pm Friday 21 Aug 11.00am 50+ yrs. Seniors and student who are wanting to slow down and work deeply.  closed Vera van
de Velde
Not catered 20 Hours 
Friday 28
August 4.30pm
Tuesday 1 Sept 11.30am Teacher development (Bookings closed)
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Polly Realf Not catered  25 Hours
* Monday 21 Sept 4.30pm Friday 25 Sept
Practitioners from all traditions. Beginner to experienced. Polly Realf Not catered
20 Hours
* Fri 25 Sept 4.30pm  Sunday 27 Sept 11.00am Practitioners from all traditions. Beginner to experienced. closed Polly Realf Not catered
10 Hours
Monday 12 Oct
Friday 16 Oct
50+ years. Seniors with some yoga experience
(all traditions)
Vera van de Velde Not catered 20 Hours
Monday 9 Nov
Sunday 15 Nov 11am Beginners to experienced students.   Polly Realf Catered
35 Hours
* Qld school holidays. Note these workshops are consecutive. Book accommodation early.   


The 35 hour retreats are fully catered (all meals vegetarian - advise if additional dietary requirements) The 10 and 20 hour workshop/retreats are not catered.   Details of our daily retreat schedules will be provided in coming weeks. 

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. 

Travelling from interstate

When attending the 35 hour retreats, we are able to arrange transport from Bundaberg or Hervey Bay to Woodgate Beach if you provide flight details in advance.  From Sydney it is best to fly Virgin direct to Hervey Bay.  Other flights will go via Brisbane and from Brisbane it is best to fly to Bundaberg.  A taxi from Bundaberg airport to Woodgate is approximately $140.  Car hire is around $80 per day.

 If you travel alone on a low budget we are able to assist with shared holiday house accommodation.  (see below for more information)

Assistance with accommodation

For the 20 and 35 hour 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:

Shared room, single bed $15 per night per person
1 x double bed. Private room $35 per night
1 x queen size bed. Private room $40 per night
1 x queen size bed. Private room with ensuite $45 per night

During holiday season prices double.  

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



21 September to 25 September 2020

Practitioners from all traditions. Beginner to experienced. 20 Hour retreat
inc GST
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12 October to 16 October 2020 50+ Seniors

Seniors with some yoga experience. All traditions.
inc GST
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9 November to 15 November 2020

Experienced practitioners. 35 hour retreat.
inc GST
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