Retreats are a great way to begin a yoga practice or develop an existing yoga practice. For newcomers to yoga a retreat will give you a better chance to experience a range of classes and to ask questions as they come to mind. For experienced practitioners a retreat will enable you to deepen and enrich your existing practice.

I am able to offer:

  • weekend retreats in Australia,
  • an annual 10 day retreat in India
  • and I am open to requests for retreats if you have a group who are keen to organise one. Contact me for more information on a retreat you would like to organise.

Retreats in Australia

Retreats are scheduled throughout the year, or contact Maryann to organise a custom retreat for you and your friends. 

Red Rock 5 night vacation retreat

Sick of staycations? Join me in beautiful Red Rock for 4 days of yoga and some fabulous R&R!

Dates: Thursday 25th February - Tuesday 2nd of March, 2021.
Location: Red Rock NSW, nestled in Yuraygir National Park just north of Coffs Harbour, approximately 4.5hrs drive from Newcastle.

Accommodation: Stay 5 nights in a large shared house, opposite the river and a short walk to the beach. 

Yoga: 3hrs of slow yoga each day (Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday). Our venue, the Red Rock community hall, is a short stroll from our house.

Food: 2 meals a day will be provided - brunch and dinner, except the last evening where we will have dinner out locally to support the local community.

Free-time in Red Rock is a breeze. 
Go for a bush walk, float down the river, swim at the beach, hire a kayak and paddle into the sanctuary zone. Have a game of golf.
Relax, read, sleep, chat. 
Explore nearby Woolgoolga for a wander (15mins) or Coffs Harbour (30mins). 

Cost: $950/person. Limited places. Bookings open now.

Begin 2021 by doing something wonderful for yourself. 

Stroud weekend retreats 2021 

In July and October 2021 Maryann will run retreats at idyllic Stroud Monastery.

As in past years participants will enjoy: 

  • relaxing & rejuvenating surrounds just one hours drive from Newcastle, New South Wales
  • individual or twin share rooms
  • delicious and nourishing gourmet vegetarian food
  • scenic bush land location (map provided on booking)
  • yoga sessions morning and afternoon & a midday guided relaxation
  • take a walk or simply relax with a book in a quiet rural setting.

Dates: July 30, 31 - Aug 1st, October 22-24, starting at 5pm Friday afternoon.

Cost: $385 per person in single accommodation, $365 per person in shared room.

Past retreats

Maryann has run retreats at a number of rural locations. Stroud has proven popular with past participants with many return participants. Twice daily yoga practices and a guided yoga nidra leave participants with a relaxed state of mind and the feeling that they have had an extended break.

If you would like to see photos from past retreats check out YogaMary on Facebook!


'Stroud Monastery is perfect place for a weekend away, I felt relaxed and refreshed after the retreat. The yoga classes in the hall were great'

Robyn, Dungog

'This is my third retreat at Stroud and I will do more! I always come away feeling refreshed, relaxed and well fed. I always meet lovely new people too.'

Leonie, Newcastle 

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