Umama Yoga Spring Retreat

Friday 4th of November - Sunday 6th of November 2022

Umama Yoga presents Let the Light In Spring yoga retreat. 


Nestled in the magnificent Blue Mountains of NSW, Vanam Eco Retreat offers the perfect location for a weekend of yoga, ayurveda, introspection and reflection.

Vanam Retreat offers an exceptional eco sanctuary for guests enjoyment and relaxation.  Vanam Retreat is an architecturally-designed living, breathing home of straw, cob, recycled timbers and earthen renders held within extensive landscaped gardens.

This retreat offers an opportunity to dive deep into the practices of yoga and ayurveda to support your body, mind and spirit as we emerge from the cocoon of Winter.


What's included?

  • 3 days, 2 nights accommodation

  • Feast on delicious fresh vegetarian based food – much of it coming straight from the veggie patch in the garden

  • All meals, snacks, tea and coffee included

  • Daily yoga, meditation and breath work practices

  • Ayurveda Workshop – Ayurvedic self care rituals for everyday wellness

  • Cacao ceremony and Ayurvedic tea tasting

  • Evening Yoga Nidra + Reiki practices

  • Solar Powered Hot tub

  • Refreshing natural pool/ billabong onsite (swim with the fish)

  • Yoga Props available (Blocks, strap, bolster)

  • Complimentary pick up/ drop off at Train Station

  • Gorgeous hiking trails nearby, so bring your walking shoes!

  • Goodie bag

  • OPTIONAL Massage appointments available (limited spaces and additional costs involved - please see below)

"I went on the best yoga retreat. Yoga, meditation, thoughtful conversations, bush walks, spas, relaxing, beautiful friendships made, many laughs & the most delicious vegetarian food I have ever tasted. Thank you for organising such a perfect weekend"

- Stacey (February Retreat)

What to expect?

Guests can participate in as little or as much as they like. Accommodation is twin share and there is one queen room available. There are only 12 spots available so get in quick!

Friday 4th of November 2022

2:00pm           Check in opens - settled in with some time to soak                            up the beautiful scenery.

6:00pm           Opening Circle 

7:00pm           AMAZING Vegan dinner!

8:30pm           Yoga Nidra + Pranayama practice

Saturday 5th of November 2022

07:00am        Vinyasa morning practice

8:30am           Breakfast

10:30am         Ayurveda workshop

12:30pm         Lunch

1:30pm           FREE TIME

5:00pm           Yin Yoga Immersion

7:00pm           Dinner

8:30pm           Yoga Nidra practice

Sunday 6th of November 2022

7:00am          Vinyasa and restorative yoga practice 

9:30am          Breakfast

11:00am        Closing Circle

11:30am        FREE TIME with a 'slow depature'

2:00pm.         Check out

What to bring?

A journal and pen

Your yoga mat, a bolster and block (if you have them)

Clothes that will be comfortable for movement based practices

Hiking shoes and clothes (if you want to enjoy the incredible trails)

Shoes that are easy to put on and slide off

Your swimsuit


About your host....

Raewyn Fernandez
ERYT - 500
Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher.

Raewyn discovered yoga in primary school, practicing alongside her mother and began to explore the practice as a means for deeper self understanding and healing. For the last 8 years, Raewyn has taught Vinyasa, Yin and Hatha yoga across a range of incredible settings including overseas retreats, corporate workplaces, gyms, classrooms and yoga studios. 

Raewyn teaches a strong flowing practice and encourages playful and honest self exploration. She believes that by finding moments of stillness on the mat, we can create more space, richness and joy in our lives.