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Deśa Retreat

Eco-Accommodation near Torquay, Victoria

 

Deśa Retreat is a place by the sea for seekers of yoga, healing, surf breaks, eco-stays, classes, courses, studio hire, plant-based cuisine, wellness experiences and workshops. Surrounded by the serene coastline of Jan Juc, near Torquay, on the renowned Surf Coast of Victoria.

 

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A place to retreat

Eco-accommodation

Our eco-accommodation is intimate, welcoming, and thoughtfully designed to support rest and relaxation.

Two eco-villas and one tiny house located just 5 minutes walk to the beach.

 

NDIS

Respite accommodation

At Deśa Retreat, we specialize in providing customised respite and short-term accommodation services for NDIS clients.

A place to stretch

Yoga classes

Purpose-built Yoga Studio offers a variety of yoga and meditation classes for all levels. 

Our dedicated teachers are here to empower you through the wisdom of ancient teachings and philosophies.

 

Wellness Offerings

Catering

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Surf Lesson

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Tarot Reading

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Reiki Healing

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Paint & Draw

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Wood Carving

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Private Yoga

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Clay Workshop

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Cooking Class

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Macrame

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Digital Art

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Equine Therapy

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Coaching

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Drumming

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Massage

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Weaving

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Mood Boards

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Emma

Meet your host

Your warm and welcoming host is property owner, Emma.

She’s a qualified yoga instructor, counsellor, garden-to-plate cook, surfer, musician, and mother.

Emma weaves both scientific and spiritual understanding to guide others towards a kind and self-supportive relationship with their body, mind, and soul.

Google Reviews

Anna H
Anna H
24/08/2023
Such a fabulous location, great treatments and nothing was to much trouble. So kind, understanding and caring. Such a nurturing retreat. Thank you.
Isabelle Cooper
Isabelle Cooper
26/07/2023
We enjoyed every second of our yoga class and lunch. Emma facilitated one of the best yoga sessions I’ve ever done and the lunch was beautiful. Can’t wait to return!
Robyn Ball
Robyn Ball
27/04/2023
What a treat was in store for us at our 3 day Desa surfing and yoga retreat. Every aspect was exceptional. All the instructors were so skilled at their craft. We were bathed in culture, rest, fun, play and the most amazing food prepared by Viv. Emma is the most amazing yoga teacher and her trauma centred yoga really was a very grounding and special experience. Thank you so much for a wonderful 3 days. I highly recommend this retreat, set amongst 2 very special gum trees, a lovely gathering area, fire pit area surrounded by native garden and veggie gardens, including chooks. We had a private deck outside our accommodation where we could relax and enjoy, either sitting on the deck or lounging in the hammock! A very special time.
Geoffrey Ball
Geoffrey Ball
27/04/2023
A wonderful 4 days of regeneration. Exceeded all expectations. The quality of the room and amenities is outstanding. All facilitators were accomplished, confident, open and engaged, leading us through some amazing new experiences. (Nidra Yoga, Soundscape Yoga, Hula dancing to name a few). Special mention to Viv the chef. We were treated to an abundance of delicious food, prepared on-site, with all meals including fresh harvest from the garden. Thanks, Emma, for your care and intention in creating a beautiful, recuperative retreat.
Peta Armstrong
Peta Armstrong
26/04/2023
Desa Retreat is a magical getaway. A very well considered space in a peaceful setting with so much more than accommodation. Do try the yoga, surfing, food 😉
maya toebat
maya toebat
24/04/2023
As a backpacker I was at first hesitating about the retreat since it was a bit above my budget but it was so worth it! The yoga sessions, the location close to the beach, surfing, dancing, singing and delicious vegetarian food… I enjoyed every bit of the weekend!
James Delacorn
James Delacorn
03/04/2023
So happy that decided to take part in the yoga surfing retreat on the weekend. Em, Sally and Swiv thank you for the experience of a lifetime. The plant based fresh ingredients (meals) from the garden are so delicious, yoga was a absolute journey and the surfing lessons have given me a new healthy activity to take into life. This is experience for everyone no matter where you are in life. Guaranteed to feel free from a lot in life.
Dada Taylor
Dada Taylor
20/02/2023
Havenly retreat, I met a lot of genuine artists and amazing people who make me feel even more appriciate in life. Keep up Emma you are the best ❤
Tania Cowley
Tania Cowley
24/01/2023
The Yoga & Surf Retreat was beautiful. How wonderful to be surrounded by and immersed in nature, learning gentle ways to integrate it all into modern day living. The accommodation was perfect, the people were perfect, the activities were perfect, the food was perfect. I am so grateful. The space you hold, Em, is like a cocoon. It is nurturing, loving, raw, real, enlightening, and grounding. For me, it has felt like a transitional space - as I begin to emerge from the chrysalis, feeling like I am taking a breath for the first time in this life. Thank you for sharing your experience, love, compassion & knowledge with me.
Ray Nadeson
Ray Nadeson
19/01/2023
Emma was a wonderful guide and teacher and my wife and I had a fabulous yoga and sound healing experience Can’t recommend it enough