Byron Hinterland Retreat

3 night/ 4 day Retreats for 2019 coming soon!

Thursday – Sunday

A three night getaway!  – focused on developing a personal Yoga and Meditation practice – hosted by Liz Costigan from Bryon Yoga Lounge.

 Held in a luscious and nurturing Retreat centre with views to majestic Mt. Wollumbin/Mt Warning ….

you will leave with new or renewed foundations and insights into developing a daily practice.

The Retreat venue is positioned on acres of secluded naturally undulating rainforest with stunning views, in the heart of Australia’s Green Cauldron, one of Australia’s iconic landscapes identified as the creative and spiritual heartland of Australia.

Liz is committed to continuous study and has a passion to share and explore with her students a sense of self, mindfulness and exploration though the practice of yoga.

All levels are welcome.


The Retreat is hosted by Liz Costigan who is a Certified Junior Intermediate 1 Iyengar Yoga teacher and is the founder and principal teacher of the Byron Yoga Lounge in Byron Bay NSW.  She is assisted by Certified Iyengar teachers from the Byron Yoga Lounge.

Liz has many years of experience as a practitioner and teacher and has conducted Yoga Retreats internationally over the past 12 years through out South East Asia and Australia.

Liz offers the beginner to experienced student an opportunity to extend and deepen their yoga practice though Asana and Meditation and an awareness of connecting this beautiful ancient art through yoga philosophy to guide us through our every day lives.

 “Yoga brings us to a conscious state of awareness to restore balance to our body, mind, breath, heart and soul. It helps us to discover our true selves and unlock the potential within all of us – we don’t need to look outward for guidance or answers – as it is all within. This is what the yoga path can offer”


  • Indigenous Welcome to Country Opening Ceremony
  • Twice daily Yoga and Meditation
  • Individual guidance and support to develop a home practice
  • Delicious vegetarian meals – special diets catered for
  • Luxurious comfortable rooms – single or double as per your preference
  • Access to the Therapeutic Magnesium Pools
  • Access to 46ha of secluded, exclusive rainforest for walks and reflection

Following the time we spend together you will receive

  • A short individual personalized pictorial yoga sequence identifying specific Asana’s to start/include to enable you to further deepen your practice
  • General practice sequences to help kick start your daily practice



Arrive 3pm

4-5pm Opening circle and Welcome to Country Ceremony 4pm -5pm

5-7pm – Restorative Yoga and Meditation



6-7 am –Guided Meditation and Visualization

7-9 am – Asana practice


11-1230 – General Yoga practice and interactive sequencing discussion


Free time

4- 630 pm – Yoga and individual support


Free Time


6-7 am –Guided Meditation and Visualization

7-9 am – Asana practice


11-1230 – General Yoga practice and interactive sequencing discussion


Free time

4- 630 pm – Yoga and individual support


Free Time


6-630 am – Guided Meditation

630 – 730 am – Yoga Practice followed by discussion

815am – Breakfast and check out

Explore the local markets and surrounds before leaving this magical area!


GYMEA Eco Retreat Centre and Healing Spa is a sustainable / eco retreat venue & healing spa positioned at the base of majestic Wollumbin / Mt Warning in the northern rivers region of New South Wales.  The property and facilities provide a rejuvenating and re-energising environment.

Soak up the beauty, unwind and relax!

This centre has won the 2016 Excellence in Sustainability Award as well as many other accolades for its environmental practices!

The Retreat Venue boasts a 20m long resort style swimming pool – which enjoys incredible views of Mt Warning and the valley. The magnesium swimming pool is 12 meters wide and 3 meters deep. Benefits of the magnesium mineral pool include feeling & tasting like fresh water and environmental friendliness.


Beautiful comfortable accommodation in the Rainforest! The venue offers Eco Deluxe double rooms, which are all equipped with luxury 5 star eco inner sprung latex topped single or king beds. All bedding, manchester and room furnishings have been carefully selected to meet biodynamic or organic certification standards. Each room includes its own shower and toilet.

You choose a share or single option!


A delicious variety and array of Vegetarian meals provided by Wild Tahini Catering in Byron Bay. Special diets and requests catered for.

Getting There

 40 minutes from Gold Coast Airport, 45 minutes from Byron and just 12 minutes to Murwillumbah and 4 minutes from the village of Uki! Lots to see do and explore!

 For those flying in to Gold Coast Airport we are happy to arrange a group meet on Thursday  2nd  – August at 1 pm – So you can arrange your flight around a central meeting time to share a ride.

  •   If you arrive earlier the Airport at Gold coast is close to beach and shops
  • For those hiring a car to explore the gorgeous surrounds of Uki – We are happy to co-ordinate and put you in contact with others attending Retreat should you wish to have company.

Tweed Valley Taxis
Queen Street Murwillumbah NSW 2484 / Ph: (02) 6672-6666
Contact:  Ken, e-mail:

Ken has a couple of options he has suggested, and he is flexible and personable.  Ken recently quoted us $120 for a car or $180 for a Maxi Taxi, transfer from Gold Coast airport to or from Gymea Eco Retreat & Spa (one way).  A Maxi taxi has a capacity of 10 – 11 guests depending on the amount of luggage, and Ken will make arrangements to coordinate between a couple of flights.

 Pricing – Per Person as in “Inclusions”

Single King Size Deluxe Double – $1200

Lush share (2 people per room) – $900 pp

For your information
A non-refundable deposit of $300 is required to book the retreat. See below for cancellation fees.
Payments are welcome to be made in instalments however the full price must be paid in full one month prior to retreat start date.

Preferred method of payment is direct deposit to
K. Williams & E. Costigan
Bsb – 722 744
Acc – 131395

 Cancellation Policy for all Retreats

– $300 Administration Fee

–  2 weeks – start date 25% refund

– No show -100% – 0 refund