Ensuite rooms: our ensuite rooms are simple and comfortable ‘motel style’; all with ensuite bathroom, ceiling fan and heater, and are available as Single, Twin-Share, Queen and Triple-Share.
Glamping: we have beautiful 5-metre wide, all-weather bell tents comfortably equipped with single, twin or queen beds, with lighting and a fan. All bedding is provided so you only need to bring your PJs and some uggs/slides to walk to the bathroom pods which are about 20 seconds away from your tent.
What does the price include
Tariff includes accommodation, all meals, all group Yoga and meditation classes and activities, use of the Retreat facilities including swimming pool, gym, sauna, spa, tennis court and 60-acres of beautiful bushland! The only optional extra is massage treatments which can booked before your arrival 🙂
How to book
Please check availability on the calendar HERE
You can then book online by following the orange Book Now button. Alternatively, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred dates.
We recommend early bookings during school holidays and weekends. We do keep a cancellation list so please email with your contact details if your dates are currently unavailable.
Check-in / check-out times
Check-in is 4pm however if you would like to arrive early you are very welcome to come for the 2:30pm afternoon activity (just let us know to expect you).
Check-out on your day of departure is also 4pm. We do ask for your room at 10:30am for cleaning/change-over but hope you can stay for the day’s classes and activities, and to do the 4pm Yoga class.
Cancellations and refunds
There are no refunds for cancellations or early departures. Your booking is fully transferable to any available date within 12 months provided appropriate notice is given, but non-refundable. We will happily transfer your dates and kindly ask that you give us as much notice as possible! Cancellations within 72-hours of your stay will incur a $50 per room re-booking fee. Cancellations within 24-hours of your stay are non-refundable and non-transferable.
What to bring
- Dress code is casual and comfortable. Many guests wear active wear / yoga clothes all day but do bring a warm layer as it can get a bit cooler in the evening (and especially during winter).
- Your Yoga mat – or borrow one of ours.
- Personal toiletries, including soap.
- Swimwear and a towel for use in the pool/spa/sauna.
- Comfortable lace-up shoes for bushwalking.
- A hat & sunscreen.
- A book and/or your favourite podcast.
- Naturally we request that you leave all valuables, and food and drugs* at home (except prescription medication) *includes cigarettes and alcohol.
Is it safe to do Yoga if I have an injury or medical condition?
In most cases, the answer to that question is yes. In fact, Yoga is an excellent way to support the body in its healing process. However, you must consult with your doctor or healthcare provider before you begin your practice and be sure to let your teacher know what is going on so they can address your specific needs.
I just found out I am pregnant, can I still come to the Retreat?
Yoga is a great way to support your body and the newly forming body of your child. There are some precautions, however so we ask that you consult with your doctor/prenatal carer about what activities are suitable for you before you arrive! Our program includes Yoga classes, meditation and gentle bushwalks. You are of course welcome to join in on as much or as little as you would like to do.
We love children. However, as other guests come for a respite from children, and peace and quiet, we do not encourage bringing young children. We realise that many children have a genuine interest in Yoga and we would love to do all that we can to help – so each situation is unique. Please do not hesitate to email for further details.
What do I need to do to prepare for a class?
Please wear comfortable attire. Layers are best, as your body temperature changes throughout your practice. Be prepared to work in bare feet.
Please refrain from wearing any colognes or perfumes.
We provide mats, but we encourage you to bring your own. Your mat is an important tool and a symbol of commitment to your practice.
Avoid practising with a full stomach, and drink plenty of water before class to remain hydrated through your practice.
Yoga is a process. Be consistent in your practice. Do not compare yourself to others. Be patient and compassionate with yourself.
Meals and dietary requirements
All meals are vegetarian and delicious. Many of our reviews mention our wonderful food being one of the highlights! Special dietary requirements will happily be catered for (eg Vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free etc) but please let us know before your arrival so we can make arrangements. Fresh fruit is available between meals, as are tea and coffee.
There is free WiFi in the common areas of the main building, but not in the guest rooms. We encourage a digital detox during your stay (disconnect to connect!) but understand the need to be contactable during your stay.
Where we are
We are set in 60-acres of beautiful bushland in the Hills District, 45 kilometres north west of Sydney CBD. The area is generally known for its market gardens, orchards, herb gardens and plant nurseries. Swami’s is a tranquil haven – a hidden gem!
How to get here
By private vehicle: the easiest way to get to us! Our address is 183 Pitt Town Rd, Kenthurst.
Please note ‘Google Maps’ is sometimes taking people to the rear of our property down a side street. There is no access from this side. Please stay on Pitt Town Rd to enter our driveway at the colourful flags. The driveway is winding in parts so please drive slowly and enjoy our magnificent gum trees on the journey down!
By public transport:
The best thing to do is search Google Maps or Transport NSW trip planner https://transportnsw.info/trip#/trip and input your location, day of arrival/time etc and this will tell your best options.
Depending on where you are coming from, you can reach us by bus however this will usually involve a few changes and timetable alignments! The closest train station is Rouse Hill Station – and you can get a taxi/Uber from there (Uber is usually the cheapest; make sure the driver comes via Annangrove Rd and Blue Gum Rd – the shortest route.)
For guests travelling from interstate or overseas there is a convenient local shuttle bus company, which will pick you up from the airport and take you to our front door. (Hillz Shuttlz Ph: 1300 650 336)
FOR ALL UNANSWERED QUESTIONS: please do not hesitate to email us: email@example.com