Take a break from the craziness of city life and spend some time indulging yourself. Nothing beats getting pampered and taking a moment to slow down and relax. A holiday of ultimate leisure is the perfect way to enjoy the Shoalhaven. What's best about a yoga holiday in the Shoalhaven is that you can mix it in with some warm country loving or with the refreshing negative ions of the sea.
Day Spa Delights
A pampering session is a must and the Shoalhaven has plenty of luxurious options available. Bannisters Day Spa in Mollymook provides an extensive list of treatments including a hot stone massage, a full body cocoon session or a revitalising 2-hour long detox package. If you happen to be exploring the surrounds of Culburra Beach, a visit to Bellissima Day Spa will leave you feeling calm and refreshed. For special occasions, we recommend booking the indulgent High Tea experience along with your spa treatment. Prefer not to leave the comfort of your holiday house? Not to worry because many of our day spa operators also offer mobile services. Beauty Indulgence Milton (pictured) will even come and meet you at your accommodation and can set up your very own private couples or group massage.
If the stress of everyday life is getting to you, we highly recommend hitting the mat and having a go at yoga. You'll immediately feel calm and relaxed after a session with one of our expert instructors. Whether you're an experienced yogi or a first timer, a spot of yoga on the South Coast is a perfect addition to your wellness holiday. Fancy doing a class with friends at one of our beautiful beaches? Milton Yoga Hub will bring all the necessary equipment and come meet you at your choice of location and South Coast Soul is based right in the heart of Jervis Bay and is surrounded by its unspoilt beaches. There's something very special about relaxing your mind, body and soul as the sun rises or sets above the clear blue sea. The coastline isn't the only picturesque location for a bit of yoga. You'll absolutely love the tranquility at the Berry Yoga Shala located on the lovely Willow Farm. This cute studio is run by the team at Roaming Yogis and is surrounded by serenity and untouched nature. When Chantal Pierce founded Om Sweet Om in 2016, she wanted to create a simple, beautiful space to practice and teach. She's done just that, and her light0filled studio at Milton has a beautiful murals which set the tone perfectly for your practice. For something a little different, it's yoga, it's circus, it's calisthenics! People travel from Sydney and Canberra for a class with Moo from Ulladulla Yoga Aerial Strength. With 10 years teaching and a lifetime of harnessing strength and flexibility through a whole range of activities, from calm yoga practices to high flying trapeze performances, Moo can break down the most complex of movements to bite size pieces, which is really great if you are a beginner or even if you are already years into your yoga journey. Join a class Jervis Bay or Ulladulla, or have Moo all to youself in a private lesson for you and your friends. She'll even come to you or meet you on the beach. Classes held at Wandering Yoga or Rogue Fittness in Ulladulla, or at Husky Yoga Studio.
Wellness Retreats & Farm Stays
Kickstart a new and improved regime at Cedarvale Health & Lifestyle Retreat. Packages include health and wellness consultations, informative and motivating talks and hands on cooking classes. Change the way you feel and relax with a selection of massages, hydrotherapy and skin treatments. You can book yourself into a 5-day or 12-day program and feel completely rejuvenated after your stay. Love animals and feel like getting in touch with nature? We highly recommend a retreat at one of our quaint country farm stays. The Woods Farm in Jervis Bay (pictured) provides everything you need to spend a weekend in the woods. With animals galore, free bicycles, giant yard games and a kids playground, this is a great place to stay for the entire family. Another excellent farm stay is at the boutique and luxurious Berry Mt Hay Retreat. Perched atop rolling hills and against the dramatic backdrop of Broughton Head, the property provides a peaceful escape where nature and wildlife are the stars of the show. Be sure to check out these other farm stay retreats as there is something to suit everyone!
Bush Therapy & Rewilding
Ever heard of "rewilding"? This modern movement encourages a return to the bush and encourages the process of undoing domestication. It's all about getting back in touch with nature and returning humans to their most pure state. Bush therapy and rewilding provide a great escape from busy city lifestyles and the Shoalhaven is the ideal place to do this. Bamarang Bush Retreat in Nowra is picturesquely nestled in the bushland along the Shoalhaven River and the property is a truly unique getaway. With cabins constructed from eco-friendly materials, a stay at Bamarang is a special and unforgettable raw experience. Another bush retreat can be found at Paperbark Camp (pictured) in nearby Falls Creek. There's no need to sacrifice comfort and luxury here as you sleep amongst the treetops in the glamorous safari tents. Make sure to spend some time in front of the roaring campfire and gaze up at the stars before hitting the hay. You can also get back to nature and nurture yourself at Bay and Bush Cottages. Located on 27 acres of unpoilt bushland this proeprty has the privacy and the space for you to get you zen on and just enjoy being present in nature.