Karma Being

5th - 10th September 2022

Lord Howe Island Yoga & Wellness Retreat

Take a journey to the pinnacle of unspoilt paradise and immerse yourself in this awe-inspiring retreat on magical Lord Howe Island. You'll be immediately transported to another world as you land on the island, flanked my the majestic Mt Eliza, thick green rainforest and vibrant turquoise waters.

Dreamy retreat days begin with a short bike ride across the island to the leafy yoga deck, or opt for a sleepy door to door car transfer, to begin the day with movement, breath and deep peaceful connection within. Fun island adventures including hikes, nature snorkelling tours, fish feeding and turtle spotting are dotted between exquisite dining experiences at every meal.

The days wind down with sundowners and lively conversation with new friends before retiring to your luxurious well appointed island suite.

On Retreat you will learn a range of holistic practices to improve your wellbeing including:
• Healthy habits for a long & happy life
• Nourishing activities to support your inner and outer healing journey
• Simple strategies to conquer stress
• Breathing techniques for health, peace & productivity
• Mindfulness strategies to excel at work and in life

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Lord Howe Island, NSW

5th - 10th September 2022

Early Bird Special on NOW!

$4645pp - Kentia Suite Twin Share

$6470 - Kentia Suite Single

$4540pp - Banyan Suite Triple

$5185pp - Banyan Suite Twin

$7115 - Banyan Suite Single

$4765pp - Arajilla Suite Quad

$5260 - Arajilla Suite Triple

$6257 - Arajilla Suite Twin

Learn More about the room types down in the 'Retreat Notes' section

Terms & Conditions: We require a 25% deposit payment at time of booking, and final payment is due 60+ days from event start date. Guests can cancel 30+ days from event start date with no penalty. Any cancellations made 30 – 0 days prior to arrival; 100% cancellation fee applies. For any guests whose travel is affected by COVID-19 as a result of a Queensland Government deemed COVID-19 hotspot, the accommodation portion of your retreat package will be placed into credit (for use over a 12 month period) and the balance refunded.

Retreat Notes

  • Room Types

    Immerse yourself in nature in one of our beautifully appointed Suites.

    Banyan Suites – MAX 3 GUESTS – One bedroom with a king or 2 single beds and a mezzanine area with a pull out sofa bed – Perfect for 3 friends travelling together

    Arajilla Suites – MAX 4 GUESTS – Two Bedrooms each with King beds or 2 singles and ensuite bathrooms – separate living area – perfect for 2 couples or 4 friends travelling together

    Kentia suites – MAX 2 GUESTS – One Bedroom with a king bed or 2 singles and a seperate living area

  • Getting There

    Eastern Air Services operate Lord Howe Island flights on our retreat dates from; Newcastle, Port Macquarie and the Gold Coast.
    View the schedule and book

    Qantas operate Lord Howe Island Flights from Sydney
    Find Flights

  • Day Spa

    Arajilla’s day spa is specially housed in a traditional yurt under the majestic Banyan Tree forest. We have the perfect setting to relax, unwind and enjoy all that Lord Howe has on offer. Here, you will enjoy your massages and spa treatments in total serenity, with the gentle sounds of nature keeping you company.

    Choose from one of the many treatments we have on offer that are therapeutic in nature. You receive the benefits on all levels connecting your mind, body and soul. Most of all, we have some treatments use Ayurvedic principles and creating balance within the body.

    The Day spa uses Ayurda skin care products. The name Ayurda translates to the “bestower of longevity” this resonates perfectly with Ayurda’s holistic approach to beauty. Incorporating the wisdom of the Ayurveda philosophy recognises that everyone is unique and has delivered a skin care that has amazing results. These products have in addition been formulated with all natural and handcrafted organic ingredients which create nutrition for the skin.

    Every ingredient is of the highest grade possible while there are no nasty chemicals that strip the skin, parabens or sulphates.

    All products used in our Day Spa are hand crafted and receive a blessing ritual twice. First at the time of harvesting and second before they are shipped. All ingredients are tended with care, grown and sun dried in the Himalaya’s.

    If you wish to make a booking please phone the day spa direct on 02 6563 2002

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    Retreat Notes

  • Room Types

    Immerse yourself in nature in one of our beautifully appointed Suites.

    Banyan Suites – MAX 3 GUESTS – One bedroom with a king or 2 single beds and a mezzanine area with a pull out sofa bed – Perfect for 3 friends travelling together

    Arajilla Suites – MAX 4 GUESTS – Two Bedrooms each with King beds or 2 singles and ensuite bathrooms – separate living area – perfect for 2 couples or 4 friends travelling together

    Kentia suites – MAX 2 GUESTS – One Bedroom with a king bed or 2 singles and a seperate living area

  • Getting There

    Eastern Air Services operate Lord Howe Island flights on our retreat dates from; Newcastle, Port Macquarie and the Gold Coast.
    View the schedule and book

    Qantas operate Lord Howe Island Flights from Sydney
    Find Flights

  • Day Spa

    Arajilla’s day spa is specially housed in a traditional yurt under the majestic Banyan Tree forest. We have the perfect setting to relax, unwind and enjoy all that Lord Howe has on offer. Here, you will enjoy your massages and spa treatments in total serenity, with the gentle sounds of nature keeping you company.

    Choose from one of the many treatments we have on offer that are therapeutic in nature. You receive the benefits on all levels connecting your mind, body and soul. Most of all, we have some treatments use Ayurvedic principles and creating balance within the body.

    The Day spa uses Ayurda skin care products. The name Ayurda translates to the “bestower of longevity” this resonates perfectly with Ayurda’s holistic approach to beauty. Incorporating the wisdom of the Ayurveda philosophy recognises that everyone is unique and has delivered a skin care that has amazing results. These products have in addition been formulated with all natural and handcrafted organic ingredients which create nutrition for the skin.

    Every ingredient is of the highest grade possible while there are no nasty chemicals that strip the skin, parabens or sulphates.

    All products used in our Day Spa are hand crafted and receive a blessing ritual twice. First at the time of harvesting and second before they are shipped. All ingredients are tended with care, grown and sun dried in the Himalaya’s.

    If you wish to make a booking please phone the day spa direct on 02 6563 2002

  • What's Included

  • 5 Nights Luxury Accommodation

    Renowned for its warm and friendly service and laid back ambience, Arajilla Retreat encapsulates the very essence of Lord Howe Island, offering guests a haven of tranquility and peace. Arajilla is perfectly positioned on the northern sheltered end of the Island’s lagoon just behind Old Settlement Beach, where meandering pathways lead through native gardens to the beach, to its serene Ayurvedic Spa, luxurious suites and renowned restaurant.

  • Daily Yoga, Meditation & Breathwork

    Suitable for all levels of ability including beginners. With internationally renowned teacher Emily Spurling

  • Turtle, Nature & Snorkel Boat Tour

    3 hour tour. Enjoy relaxed commentary on the island’s history and marine life as we cruise to the beautiful North Bay and spot turtles through our 3 meter glass panel. At North Bay you can climb Mt Eliza, explore the Old Gulch or Herring Pools, view the seabird rookery (seasonal), join a guided seabird walk, swim, snorkel– or simply sit and laze the day away!

  • Gourmet Daily Breakfast Daily

    Sample Breakfast Menu - Arajilla Muesli Organic: Dried Fruits Banana Goji Berries Chia & Macadamia Nuts - Tokyo Eggs: Miso Cured Trout Corn Fritters Poached Egg Mizuna Puffed Rice & Yuzu Dressing - Pasture Raised Pork: Apple Kombucha Glaze Kale Loaf Thyme Labneh - Virgin Mary Beans: Parsley & Almond Pesto Confit Garlic Bagel Free Range Fried Egg Smoky Bacon Beet Relish Salsa Verde & Crème Fraiche - Spelt Pikelets: Poached Rhubarb Anise Granny Smith Barambah Yoghurt Tonka Crumble & Young Coconut - Huevos Rancheros: Fried Egg Flamed Tortilla Jalapeno Vinaigrette Braised Peppers Lord Howe Tomatoes & Sour Cream - Bacon & Eggs: Free Range Eggs Cooked To Your Liking Smoky Bacon with House Made Bread

  • Fresh, seasonal and delicious daily light lunches

    The enthusiastic and passionate team in the kitchen is headed by Ben Crompton, who specialises in modern Australian cuisine which employs a creative and inventive fusion of flavours influenced by cuisines worldwide. He has also had extensive training with the handling and preparing fish. This is a fantastic skill to have with the abundance of different fish that are line caught in the waters surrounding Lord Howe Island.

  • 3 Course Dinners Daily, showcasing the Islands bountiful produce

    Arajilla’s kitchen garden produces organic vegetables, herbs and greens. The experienced chefs skilfully prepare these ingredients creating delicious ever changing menus for you to enjoy.

  • Pre - Dinner Canapes

  • Selected Alcoholic beverages

    From 5:30pm enjoy selected beer, wine, sparkling and spirits as part of your package

  • Fish Feeding Experience on Ned's Beach

    WADE INTO THE SPARKLING WATER AT NED’S BEACH, AT THE ISLAND’S NORTH-EAST, TO HAND FEED THE FISH. You will instantly be surrounded by a feeding frenzy of Mullet, Wrasse, Garfish, Silver-drummer, Spangled Emperor and Kingfish. Golden sand leads into calm waters ideal for kids, who paddle at the edge or snorkel above a colourful kaleidoscope of fish and corals along a fringing coral reef. Masks, fins and snorkels are stored at Ned’s Beach for the cost of a contribution to the ‘honesty box’, in a testament to times past.

  • Use of Resort Bicycles, fishing gear & snorkelling equipment

  • Return Airport Transfers on the Island

  • WIFI

  • Optional Extras; Walks, golf, nature tours & stand up paddle boarding

    And so much more! Bird watching, diving or simply 'being' in this healing cocoon of nature.

  • Day Spa - Optional extra subject to Availablity

    Arajilla’s day spa is specially housed in a traditional yurt under the majestic Banyan Tree forest. We have the perfect setting to relax, unwind and enjoy all that Lord Howe has on offer. Here, you will enjoy your massages and spa treatments in total serenity, with the gentle sounds of nature keeping you company. Choose from one of the many treatments we have on offer that are therapeutic in nature. You receive the benefits on all levels connecting your mind, body and soul. Most of all, we have some treatments use Ayurvedic principles and creating balance within the body. The Day spa uses Ayurda skin care products. The name Ayurda translates to the “bestower of longevity” this resonates perfectly with Ayurda’s holistic approach to beauty. Incorporating the wisdom of the Ayurveda philosophy recognises that everyone is unique and has delivered a skin care that has amazing results. These products have in addition been formulated with all natural and handcrafted organic ingredients which create nutrition for the skin. Every ingredient is of the highest grade possible while there are no nasty chemicals that strip the skin, parabens or sulphates. All products used in our Day Spa are hand crafted and receive a blessing ritual twice. First at the time of harvesting and second before they are shipped. All ingredients are tended with care, grown and sun dried in the Himalaya’s.

  • Prices

    Early Bird Special on NOW!

    $4645pp - Kentia Suite Twin Share

    $6470 - Kentia Suite Single

    $4540pp - Banyan Suite Triple

    $5185pp - Banyan Suite Twin

    $7115 - Banyan Suite Single

    $4765pp - Arajilla Suite Quad

    $5260 - Arajilla Suite Triple

    $6257 - Arajilla Suite Twin

    Learn More about the room types down in the 'Retreat Notes' section

    Teachers

  • Emily Spurling

    Emily's laid back and inclusive approach resonates with first time students and advanced yogis alike. Emily has been recognised as an industry expert and can be found on Gaia alongside other wellness exerts such as Deepak Chopra and Jamie Oliver.

    Emily is a Yoga teacher, documentary film-maker and Mind-Body Coach who loves sharing the ultimate toolbox for becoming your best authentic self. Emily is an eternal student of yoga globally and is formally trained in Hatha and Vinyasa flow, she has beautifully combined these styles to create her own much loved yoga experience. This 'fusion' style is the perfect blend of light and shade, one flow will have you generating heat and building lean muscle and the next you will be blissing out in a slow, opening restorative sequence. Emily is also a Thai Masseuse whose hands on adjustments in class help you to slip into the perfect pose and a state of deep relaxation. 


    Emily is drawn to yoga and meditation as a way to become fully present and 'show up' as the best version of herself in all areas of life. “We are all expected to wear so many different 'hats' every day, as a mother of two beautiful children, a wife, entrepreneur and teacher, to name a few, it can be really confusing and challenging to stay grounded, positive and on my path. If we are not living in the moment then we're not showing up, Yoga and meditation are my secret weapon and it is my pleasure to share this gift with you.”

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    Retreat Schedule

    • Day 1

      Arrive & Transfer to Arajilla Resort for 2pm Check in

      4:30pm Welcome Circle

      5:30pm Canapes & Welcome Drinks

      6:30pm Dinner

    • Day 2

      7am Yoga, Meditation & Breathwork

      8:15am Gourmet Breakfast

      9:30am North Bay Turtle, Nature & Snorkelling Boat Tour

      1pm Light Lunch

      Free Time

      5:30pm Canapes & Sundowners

      6:30pm Dinner


    • Day 3

      7am Yoga, Meditation & Breathwork

      8:15am Gourmet Breakfast

      Free Time

      1pm Light Lunch

      3:30pm Mindfulness Walk

      5:30pm Canapes & Sundowners

      6:30pm Dinner

    • Day 4

      7am Yoga, Meditation & Breathwork

      8:15am Gourmet Breakfast

      Free Time

      1pm Light Lunch

      2pm Strategies for Stress Workshop

      5:30pm Canapes & Sundowners

      6:30pm Dinner

    • Day 5

      7am Yoga, Meditation & Breathwork

      8:15am Gourmet Breakfast

      9:30am Fish Feeding

      1pm Light Lunch

      Free Time

      5:30pm Canapes & Sundowners

      6:30pm Dinner

    • Day 6

      6am Yoga, Meditation, Breathwork & Closing Circle

      7:15am Gourmet Breakfast

      Check out & Transfer to Airport for departure flights

      Go & Shine your light into the world!

    Retreat Notes

  • Room Types

    Immerse yourself in nature in one of our beautifully appointed Suites.

    Banyan Suites – MAX 3 GUESTS – One bedroom with a king or 2 single beds and a mezzanine area with a pull out sofa bed – Perfect for 3 friends travelling together

    Arajilla Suites – MAX 4 GUESTS – Two Bedrooms each with King beds or 2 singles and ensuite bathrooms – separate living area – perfect for 2 couples or 4 friends travelling together

    Kentia suites – MAX 2 GUESTS – One Bedroom with a king bed or 2 singles and a seperate living area

  • Getting There

    Eastern Air Services operate Lord Howe Island flights on our retreat dates from; Newcastle, Port Macquarie and the Gold Coast.
    View the schedule and book

    Qantas operate Lord Howe Island Flights from Sydney
    Find Flights

  • Day Spa

    Arajilla’s day spa is specially housed in a traditional yurt under the majestic Banyan Tree forest. We have the perfect setting to relax, unwind and enjoy all that Lord Howe has on offer. Here, you will enjoy your massages and spa treatments in total serenity, with the gentle sounds of nature keeping you company.

    Choose from one of the many treatments we have on offer that are therapeutic in nature. You receive the benefits on all levels connecting your mind, body and soul. Most of all, we have some treatments use Ayurvedic principles and creating balance within the body.

    The Day spa uses Ayurda skin care products. The name Ayurda translates to the “bestower of longevity” this resonates perfectly with Ayurda’s holistic approach to beauty. Incorporating the wisdom of the Ayurveda philosophy recognises that everyone is unique and has delivered a skin care that has amazing results. These products have in addition been formulated with all natural and handcrafted organic ingredients which create nutrition for the skin.

    Every ingredient is of the highest grade possible while there are no nasty chemicals that strip the skin, parabens or sulphates.

    All products used in our Day Spa are hand crafted and receive a blessing ritual twice. First at the time of harvesting and second before they are shipped. All ingredients are tended with care, grown and sun dried in the Himalaya’s.

    If you wish to make a booking please phone the day spa direct on 02 6563 2002

  • RELAX YOUR BODY & MIND NOW FREE MEDITATION

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    This free 10min meditation will bring you into a deep state of peace by calming your body and mind. Use it for a quick everyday reset, to get to sleep or to overcome feelings of anxiety & overwhelm.