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 to immerse yourself in nature, yoga, and deep relaxation.

My Retreats are held within the Macedon Ranges at a cute Girl Guides camp surrounded by forest. Minda Killara girl guides is just outside the town of Riddells 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. There is also a single occupancy room option.

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

Find upcoming dates here.


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

8 nights 7 days Yoga retreat in the stunning seaside town Varkala with the option of an additional week tour up the coast of Kerala.

Yoga retreat 17th-25th November 2024

Week Tour 25th-3rd December 2024

Receive Ayurvedic Herbal Massage daily, an Ayurvedic medical consultation/constitution analysis with a local Dr Sibi George, relax and unwind with Yoga, Breathing, Yoga Nidra, and Meditation.

$1990 Non AC/ $2120 AC per person includes breakfast and dinner, all classes, and a daily Ayurvedic treatment.

Additional week tour $950-$1125 per person, according to your accommodation choice, excluding lunch and dinner. All taxi fares between towns are included.

Daily Schedule
7-8.30am Morning Yoga
8.30am Breakfast at Savithri Inn

Receive your Ayurvedic Massage treatment (exact timing will be set when you have your consultation)

Free time to go to the beach, relax, read, explore.

5-6.30pm Yoga, Pranayama and relaxation
6.30pm Dinner at Savithri Inn
8.30-9.30pm Yoga Nidra and Meditation

Varkala is a beautiful coastal town in Kerala (South India) that is known for its unique 15m high ‘Northern Cliff’ adjacent to the Arabian Sea. There is easy access to the beach for a walk, swim or sunbake. On the cliff-top are many restaurants, cafes, and shops that look over the vast expanse of the ocean. A perfect spot to see the sunset in the evening. There are winding streets leading to the beach where more cafes and restaurants are tucked away.

We will be staying at Savithri Inn. Everyone will have a private cabin and en-suite. Rooms are fitted with Keralan-style furniture. Each cabin has a balcony overlooking the gardens. There is a large free-standing Yoga hall where will have our Yoga classes and meditations.

Ayurvedic treatments will be with Dr Sibi. Dr. Sibi comes from a lineage of 13 generations of Ayurvedic Doctors and has been practicing for 37 years. He is passionate about Ayurveda and has a calm, kind demeanor. I studied and did Panchakarma (Ayurvedic cleansing) with Dr Sibi in 2014. He is a well-respected traditional Dr who also runs courses in both Kerala and Dharamshala (North India). Consultation and Massage treatments will be done by his staff at his centre which is a 5 to 10 min walk from our accommodation. Read more about Dr Sibi here.

Optional additional week tour (Additional Cost)

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

Visit the nearby coastal town of Kovalam. Swim, relax at a cafe looking over the water, and do some shopping.

Visit to Sivananda Ashram Neyyar Dam. We will have 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. Visit their website for more information here. (https://sivananda.org.in/neyyardam/)

Experience a relaxing backwaters cruise along with Kerala’s winding waterways. This is a day boat cruise with a chef on board to cater for you. We will be staying for 2 nights at Orchid Lake View Guest House that over looks the beautiful backwaters. 

Spend a night in Fort Cochin, known for its local art scene. This town also has many gift shops and high-quality clothing stores like Fab India.


Places are limited to 11 people. The investment for the Yoga retreat (one week) starts from $1990 which covers airport pick up, accommodation, breakfast and dinner, daily yoga, meditation, an Ayurvedic consultation, daily Ayurvedic massages and treatment (total 7 treatments). If you would like to have additional Ayurvedic treatments during your stay you can pay extra at that time. Airfares are not included.

There is a minimum booking for the retreat to run. Please contact me if you would like to join or have any questions regarding the retreat.

Shuddha Chittam:
WhatsApp +61466248627


You will need to arrange your airfares to arrive at Trivandrum Airport. If you are joining the week tour of Kerala you will fly out of Kochi (Cochin). 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. More travel information will be sent to you in an info pack.

Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Dharamshala with Shuddha (India)

*Full details and pricing for this retreat will be published in the coming months.

Be in the Himalayas in India for a true experience of yoga and meditation. Circumambulate His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s main temple which is the leader of Mahayana Tibetan Buddhism. Walk amongst the Monks and Nuns in McLeod Gang. Enjoy a week-long Yoga and Ayurveda retreat, nourishing yourself with Yoga, Meditation, and Daily Massage.

The retreat will be held near Dharamshala at Himarsagar Ayurvedic retreat center, in 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. Included on the retreat is a daily Ayurvedic Herbal Massage and an initial Ayurvedic medical consultation/constitution analysis with Dr Sibi George.

8 nights 7 days Yoga retreat

This retreat will be held in September 2025.

Being on retreat can be a life-changing and transformational experience! India is a magical country, full of history, culture, and rich spirituality. Traveling 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

Receive your Ayurvedic treatment/Free time

11.30-12.00 pm Yoga Nidra
12.00pm-1.00 pm Lunch

Receive your Ayurvedic treatment/Free time

6.00-7.00 pm Dinner
8-9.00 pm Meditation

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


Everyone will have a private room and en-suite. 7 rooms are available at Himarsagar retreat. Additional accommodation will be arranged in homestays within walking distance. 

All classes will be held in the Yoga and Meditation hall.

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


Himarsagar has its own cafe where you can experience food prepared according to Ayurvedic principles.

The Yoga retreat includes airport pick up, accommodation, daily yoga, meditation, deep relaxation and all activities throughout the retreat.

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


You will need to arrange your airfares to arrive at Kangra 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.

View all my upcoming Events here.

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