A retreat is the chance to leave daily responsibilities behind and experience the benefits that continuous daily practice and personal reflection bring. Taking time on a retreat is one of the most effective ways to start to grow your yoga and meditation practice.


Senior Yoga Teacher & Founder


Retreats in Victoria, Australia

Join me for a weekend of yoga and rejuvenation, you are invited to let go of daily pressures and come immerse yourself in nature, yoga, and deep relaxation.


Retreats are held at two different locations:
Within the Macedon Ranges at a cute Girl Guides camp surrounded by forest. Minda Killara girl guides are just outside the town of Riddels Creek and 50 km from Melbourne. There are many walking tracks to enjoy nature. There are often sightings of Kangaroos and once we saw a koala!

Accommodation is in shared dorms with 2-3 people in each room. Couples will have their own room.

Anglesea Valley Lodge is a spacious Campsite situated approx. 1.5 hours out of Melbourne and a 45min drive from Anglesea beach. It is fitted with a commercial kitchen, a large dining area, and a lounge to chill out and chat in your free time.

Everyone will get a private room.

Some rooms have en-suites and will be arranged on a first-in best-dressed basis and couples get preference for double beds.

There is heating throughout to keep you warm in winter.

On one side of the property are a forest and on the other a peaceful vista of fields.

View upcoming retreats here.

Sample timetable:

Arrival between 4-5 pm
5 pm Opening Ceremony
5.30-6.30 pm Yoga class
6.30 pm Dinner
8-9 pm Mindfulness Meditation, Antar Mouna

Please observe the spiritual practice of Mouna, silence, between 10 pm-7 am

6-7 am Silent Meditation (optional)
7-8.30 Morning Yoga and Pranayama
8.30 Breakfast
10.30-11 Talk on Yoga and Buddhist Philosophy
11-12 Group Kitchen Karma Yoga
12 pm Lunch
1-3.30 pm Free time, to walk, read, rest
3.30 pm Insight Meditation (walking and sitting)
4.30 pm Yoga and Yoga Nidra
6.00 pm Dinner
7-pm Havan Healing Mantra Fire Ceremony
8-8.30 pm Meditation
Mouna 10 pm-7 am

6-7 Meditation
7-8.30 Yoga cleansing optional Laghoo Shankhaprakshalana and/or Jal Neti* and Yoga Class
8.30 Breakfast
Free time to pack up and communal cleaning
11.30 am Yoga Nidra
12 pm Lunch
1-2 Talk on Yoga and Buddhist Philosophy for a Happy life
2-3.30 Restorative Yin Yoga, Pranayama, and Meditation
3.30 pm Chai and closing ceremony
4 pm Goodbyes


All sessions are optional

Kerala Yoga Retreat with Shuddha (India)

Experience Incredible India for a true authentic Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat!

8 nights 7 days Yoga retreat with the option of an additional week tour down the coast of Kerala.

This retreat will be held post-Covid-19 in the months of Dec/Jan

Receive Ayurvedic Herbal Massage daily, relax and unwind with Yoga, Breathing, Yoga Nidra, and Meditation.

Daily Schedule
7am-8.30 am Yoga and Pranayama
8.30 am Breakfast
9.30 am Ayurvedic Treatment Massage
Free time
12 pm Lunch
Free time
4 pm Yoga Talk
4.30-6 pm Yoga, Pranayama and Yoga Nidra
6 pm Dinner
7.30 pm Meditation

Optional additional week tour

After our retreat, there is an option to travel with me down the coast where you will have the opportunity to:


  • Experience a relaxing backwaters cruise along with Kerala’s winding waterways. This is a 24 hr cruise on a houseboat with a chef on board to cater to you.
  • Beach time! We will spend a few days in Varkala where you will have time to swim and tan on the beach, go shopping, eat delicious food, and much more!
  • Visit to Sivananda Ashram Neyyar Dam. We will finish our tour with 3 days at the Sivananda Ashram which is located 2 hours from Varkala and 1 hour from Trivandrum Airport. The daily schedule includes 2 meditation and chanting sessions, 2 yoga classes, 1 hour of Karma Yoga, and an hour of Yoga talk. You will have the opportunity to swim in the Dam across from the ashram. Visit their website for more information here.



Places are limited to 6 people. The investment for the Yoga retreat (one week) is $1350 which covers airport pick up, accommodation, food, daily yoga, meditation, deep relaxation, massage, and all activities throughout the retreat.

The investment for the Yoga retreat and Kerala tour is $2200

The Kerala tour includes all accommodations, meals, transport, backwaters cruise, and ashram stay.

There is a minimum booking for the retreat to run. Please contact me if you would like to join.



You will need to arrange your airfares to arrive in Kochi (Cochin International Airport). We will arrange a pick up from the airport. If you would like to travel with someone from the group contact me to arrange this.

Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Dharamshala with Shuddha (India)

Be in the Himalayas in India for a true experience of yoga and meditation. Walk with the Tibetan monks in the streets. Circumambulate His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s main temple who is the leader of Mahayana Tibetan Buddhism.

Wake up in this holy place with a view of snow-capped mountains, surrounded by beautiful forest.

The retreat will be held in Gallu a quiet, peaceful region with magnificent views of the Himalayas. During your stay, you will be able to relax and unwind with Yoga, Breathing, Yoga Nidra, and Meditation. Take walks in the mountains, take a small trek to the nearby waterfalls, visit His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s temple, Tibetan museum, and Tibetan Library, and have free time to go shopping.


8 nights 7 days Yoga retreat

This retreat will be held post-Covid-19 in the months of May/June.

Situated 1 hour from Kangra Airport

Being on retreat can be a life-changing and transformational experience! India is a magical country, full of history, culture, and rich spirituality. Travelling allows us to learn about ourselves through new experiences, people, and cultures.


Example of our Daily Schedule
7.00-8.30 am Yoga and Pranayama
8.30-9.30 am Breakfast
Free time
11.30-12.00 pm Yoga Nidra
12.00pm-1.00 pm Lunch
Free time
4.00-4.30 pm Yoga Talk
4.30-6.00 pm Yoga and Pranayama
6.00-7.00 pm Dinner
7.30-8.00 pm Meditation

On the middle day of our retreat, we will have free time and the option to trek to the nearby waterfalls. We will also take time to visit the Dalai Lamas temple in Mc Leod Ganj.



You will be staying in Gallu an area above the tourist area in the mountains.

There is a selection of rooms available all classes will be held in the Yoga and Meditation hall.

The guest house has amazing views of the valley, mountains, and forest.

Tea shops, restaurants, small fruit, and veg markets, and small grocery shops are a short rickshaw ride away in case you need anything during your stay.



The guest house has its own cafe where you can experience Indian or Continental cuisine. When we are on an excursion your lunch or dinner will be paid for.



Places are limited to 9 rooms.

1 x Single room non attached bathroom $1250

1 x Double bedroom with non attached bathroom $1350

4 x Double bedroom with attached bathrooms $1450 per person

3 x Top Floor Double bedrooms with attached bathroom $1600


The investment for the Yoga retreat covers airport pick up, accommodation, food, daily yoga, meditation, deep relaxation and all activities throughout the retreat.


E-mail me to register at shuddhachittam@hotmail.com


Ticketing is through Eventbrite.



You will need to arrange your airfares to arrive at Kangra Airport (This is the nearest airport to Dharamsala). If you are an experienced traveler you can get the overnight AC bus from New Delhi to Mc Leod Ganj.


We will arrange a pick up from the airport. If you would like to travel with someone from the group contact me to arrange this.

Shuddha is an incredible teacher and person, thank you for sharing all your experiences and wisdom in your classes and retreats! You are one of a kind and I am very grateful to have connected with you. Namaste


Retreat member

A beautiful retreat and an opportunity to share a weekend with beautiful people. Very low key and relaxing with thoughtful teaching and a chance to go within in a supportive and loving space. Highly recommend. Namaste.


Retreat member

I had an amazing time at the Cleansing Retreat last weekend. Shuddha and Shaktimudra are really wonderful people and excellent teachers. They were always ready to help and guide us and explained things clearly and personally so that we were always well prepared and felt very well looked after. I can’t wait for the next retreat!


Retreat member

Feeling so grounded, calm and connected with me, others and the environment after a weekend yoga retreat with Shuddha. Shuddha is a calm and confident teacher with an authentic human understanding of where we are individually on our Yoga journey. Thanks, Shuddha 


Retreat member

Been on 2 of Shuddha’s retreats this year and they have been life-transforming. The accommodation is basic and in beautiful nature (my two favorite things), there is a focus on connecting with others and with yourself to relax and re-energize. It was an enlightening physical and spiritual practice. I can’t wait to do another retreat!


Retreat member

Shuddha is a wonderful yoga instructor and it’s always a joyful experience at her retreats. There is always something different at each retreat. She attracts friendly people and great vibes!


Retreat member