Retreat Information for Guests

Step away from the stresses of everyday life, connect with yourself and others, and rejuvenate in a warm and supportive environment. Create lasting friendships in a caring and non-judgmental retreat.

0What to expect

May is a lovely time of year here in the Northern Rivers.Temperatures range from low to mid 20s during the day and typically get down to between 14-18 degrees at night. We might see some rain but fingers crossed we will also get some lovely Autumn sun. Wybalena is a stunning 170 acre certified organic farm located in the Byron Shire. It is a purpose built retreat centre with a yoga studio, infrared sauna, saltwater swimming pool and architecturally designed accommodation.

What to bring

  • Comfortable yoga clothing
  • Bathers for sauna and swimming pool (towels provided)
  • Walking shoes to explore the farm trails
  • Sunscreen and a hat
  • Some warm clothing – generally you can expect warm weather during the day, however mornings and evenings can be cool and crisp
  • Warm socks/slippers for inside
  • First aid kit, insect repellent, torch, water bottle, light raincoat.
  • Any medications you require

What is provided

  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Linen and blankets
  • All meals, welcome platter, full range of herbal tea, coffee always available


 Address: Wybalena Organic Farm, 789 The Pocket Road, The Pocket, NSW, 2483

The property is easily located by entering the address into Google maps, however just in case, here are some directions:

  • Wybalena is located roughly 10 minutes from the freeway.
  • Take the Billinudgel exit from the freeway, follow signs to Billinudgel town – cross the railway tracks and drive down the main street past the pub and turn right at the end of the street onto the Pocket Road and follow for 7.89ks.
  • Whilst on the Pocket Road you will go past The Pocket primary school – it’s about 2.5ks after that. The sealed road starts getting a bit bumpy about 600 metres from the entrance. The property is on the left hand side and the name ‘Wybalena’ and the number 789 are on the wooden entrance.
  • Drive in over the cattle grid and follow the gravel road for about 300m. As you come down the hill you will see a sign for the ‘house’ and ‘cabins’. Drive and park at the house – we’ll be there to welcome you!

Things to be mindful of

  • Please do not wear strong perfume as it might impact other guests.
  • The phone reception at Wybalena is fine if you need to make a call, however you might prefer to use this time to take a break from technology.

Retreat guidelines

  • Retreat participants are expected to be vegetarian and cigarette, drug and alcohol free during the retreat.
  • The retreat schedule is completely flexible. Although we encourage you to immerse yourself in the retreat experience and join in the sessions, you are free to join in as much or as little as you prefer.
  • Morning yoga with Ross and Mariana will be a gentle practice that takes into consideration all guest’s differing levels of fitness and flexibility.
  • Each afternoon after lunch is free from 1pm-4:30pm. During this time you may like to go for bush walk on the many private trails, read a book, enjoy the infrared sauna and mineral pool, spend time with other guests, journal or just relax. As the schedule is flexible you can create your own free time during the retreat at other times if you feel this is what you need.
  • Please note that check out from the property is by 10am Tuesday 7th May.

We can’t wait to connect, recharge and relax with you x