Blue Mountains Yoga Retreat

Friday 26th – Sunday 28th May 2023

Surrender to the journey from Sound to Silence and from Earth to Ether

Join Taru Tuohiniemi in the Blue Mountains for this all-inclusive boutique retreat: your time out of time to pause, nourish and reconnect with yourself.

Why This Retreat?

If you’re looking to explore or dive deeper into the elements of sound and silence, and earth and ether within yoga, movement and meditation, and open yourself to practices that embrace these elements, this retreat offers you an immersion to the transformative modalities and rituals.

You may be new to yoga or have a regular practice but if your usual yoga studio classes leave you curious and craving for more understanding, embodied experience and exploration of these elements, this retreat is for you.

At the transition point from autumn to winter, we will synchronize with the nature, tapping into the wisdom traditions of ayurveda and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Time For You

This full weekend experience leaves enough space also for you pause, nourish and reconnect with your inner Self, whether this will be enjoying the Blue Mountains walks and waterfalls, our venue’s in-house spa or simply stay and reflect.

Taru’s retreats are amazing. The care and love with which Taru leads these retreats is very special. I keep coming back.
– Jodie Wilson 

Your Experience

  • Welcome & Closing Circles to open and seal our safe container together.
  • Deep and delicious yin yoga classes hydrate our connective tissue, joints, ligaments and tendons, targeting the urinary bladder and kidney meridians in order to acclimatise to winter.
  • Meditation practices give us the opportunity to tune into the sound and the silence as a portal to turn our focus inwards towards vast awareness and perhaps glimpse into the experience beyond form.
  • Through hatha flow we enjoy the elements of earth and ether to cultivate stability, groundedness and strength as well as lightness and spaciousness.
  • Our dance journey is an opportunity to explore our own expression and liberation.
  • Yoga Nidra (yogic sleep) offers us a pause for complete relaxation and tuning into the inner silence.
  • Gong and Crystal Bowl Soundhealing by Source88 – returning again and again as requested by you…
  • A surprise practice
  • Delicious, fresh and nourishing vegetarian meals (Friday dinner, Saturday all three meals, Sunday breakfast & lunch
  • In-house spa treatments (not included in the retreat price) – you may want to try out the float tank for sense withdrawal to complement your retreat
  • Time for Self: Immerse yourself in nature with the Blue Mountain walks, enjoy a massage, reflect, journal, rest, nap
  • Peace, tranquility, nurture

Check in from 2 pm on Friday 26th May with Welcome Circle at 4.30 pm.
Detailed retreat schedule will be released closer to the retreat start date.

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Taru is an exceptional teacher who manages to give individual attention to everyone. Every class is different and reflects her tremendous creativity.
– Judy M

Hey beautiful soul, I just wanted to say thanks again for the retreat. As I said it was great. But even better is what happened to me after that. My level of energy and joy for life is the best I have experienced in many years. Something magical happened in that place. I feel like a new person. And I love this new person. Please book me for the next one. 
Pietro M. Sydney

Included in your retreat

  • 2 nights accommodation in single or twin room, each with ensuite
  • All vegetarian meals (and dietary requirements) from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch
  • Between-meal snacks, tea and coffee
  • All yoga props, although you are welcome to bring your own
  • The unique set of yoga practices by Taru
  • Opportunities to meet kindred spirits
  • Time for You

Not included: 

  • Travel to and from the venue
  • Treatments at the Wellness Centre (15% discount for retreaters)
  • Travel insurance

“I absolutely loved my second retreat with Taru. As usual, the whole weekend was carefully planned and went so smoothly. I turned up, having rushed from work in Sydney and as I arrived I immediately felt the warmth and serenity of a Taru retreat. The weekend was filled with wonderful yoga classes, beautiful music, peaceful surrounds, delicious food, lovely, caring, thoughtful people to spend time with, time to be alone and time to rejuvenate, reflect and relax. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for a wonderful weekend.”
– Abbie H. Sydney

Booking information

Our boutique retreat venue is located just outside of the beautiful mountain town of Leura. Leura is approximately two hours from Sydney by car. Parking is available on site. Minivan pick ups from Leura train station will be arranged for anybody arriving by public transport.

The beautifully appointed rooms include a private ensuite bathroom, air conditioning and many have views onto the grounds.

The retreat has limited numbers to ensure a more tailored high quality experience.

Repeat retreaters receive AUD50 discount when booking by 28th February 2023.

Single room $1695 per person
Twin room $1475 per person (nominate the person with whom you share the room)

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“The whole retreat was nourishing for mind, body and spirit. I have been to many yoga retreats, all of them have been great but this one was exceptional.”
– April Lewis, Sydney

About Taru Tuohiniemi

Taru is an experienced yoga teacher, conscious dance facilitator, yoga teacher mentor and a change coach. Having gone through few health challenges herself and living in diverse cultures over a 15 year period – from Africa to Asia, from Europe to Australia – she has great appreciation for the human capacity to adapt, learn, grow, connect, overcome challenges and to establish roots and community.

From this space, Taru is passionate about offering transformative and authentic yoga practices, from more subtle to more tangible, to suit individual needs and wellbeing. She enjoys empowering people in their unique expression so they may shine and thrive.

Taru offers public, private and corporate yoga and conscious dance events, retreats, mentoring and change coaching.

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“Thank you so much for a weekend to reset, rejuvenate, restore. It has been so nourishing, delicious and well organised. I loved the sound bath, yin, nidra, dance – they all massaged my heart and soul. Thank you, can’t wait for the next one!
– Karen, Sydney

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