But why is Byron Bay such a relaxed and calm place? I’ll let you in on a secret. Byron Bay’s awesome vibe doesn’t just come from the beautiful landscape, beaches, and weather, although that certainly helps! The relaxed vibe here has a lot to do with the sheer amount of yoga and meditation classes, teacher trainings, and retreats available, and the fact that tourists and locals alike make good use of them. Yup, the good buzz everyone gets from all that yoga and meditation makes Byron Bay one of the most chilled out and relaxed places on earth.
In Byron Bay you won’t have any trouble finding a good yoga or meditation teacher, but you might have a lot of difficulty deciding which teacher, which studio, or which retreat centre you would like to visit.
To help you with this predicament, we have chosen our top Byron Bay yoga and meditation spots. Enjoy the vibe!
Yoga in Byron Bay
For a true experience of Yoga in Byron Bay and meditation scene you have to visit Temple Byron. This lovingly built community hall, complete with gardens and a Mongolian Yurt, is a popular spot with locals, and a variety of yoga and meditation classes are regularly offered here. It’s a great place to meet and connect with the local community, and to have an authentic experience of the yoga and meditation scene here.
There is a weekly Mindfulness Meditation practice at Temple Byron on Tuesdays from 7.15pm to 9pm which comes highly recommended.
Established in 1988 by world renowned Yoga teacher John Ogilvie, Byron Yoga Centre is the area’s oldest Yoga School. If you want a holistic and foundational experience of yoga coupled with technical expertise then this is the place to go.
Whether you are interested in a one off class, an eight day retreat, or an intensive two month teacher training, the Byron Yoga Centre has something for you.They offer daily public classes at their studio at 6 Byron Street, and teach workshops, retreats, and yoga teacher trainings at their gorgeous retreat centre at 50 Skinners Shoot Road.
Byron Yoga Centre are committed to teaching Purna Yoga, which integrates all 8 limbs of Yoga, including meditation, pranayama, and the philosophy and the ethics of Yoga.
Do you want to fully immerse yourself in the yogic way of life? Just a forty minute drive from Byron Bay, the beautiful Samaya Ashrama is set in one hundred acres of subtropical forest and offers a real respite from the worries of modern life. Samaya Ashrama operates on a philosophy of joy and simplicity, and seeks to create a tranquil and thoughtful environment. They accept guests for a minimum of four weeks or longer, and offer private accommodation and organic vegetarian meals. They also offer a range of meditation retreats, including silent Vipassana retreats. (http://www.ashraminthebush.org.au/retreat.html)
If you’re an Iynegar yogi then you’ll be delighted to meet the skilled Iyengar Yoga teachers at Byron Yoga Lounge. They offer a variety of daily classes at their Banksia Drive studio, and can cater for beginners through to experienced yogis.
If you’ve never done Iyengar Yoga before than perhaps this is the time to try it! Byron Yoga Lounge founder Liz Costigan has been practicing yoga for over twenty years, and leads a team of equally experienced and talented teachers.
Looking for a lift from the Gold Coast Airport to Byron Bay? We offer an express bus service 5 times daily. Simply visit our homepage and check our timetable here > Lift Byron Bus Service