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Hire our Purpose-Built Studio

The Perfect Venue for Yoga Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

 

Immerse Yourself in Serenity: The Studio and Outdoor Meditation Area

 

Are you in search of a warm and peaceful venue to host your yoga classes, day workshops, corporate off-site, or extended retreats?

Look no further than Desa Retreat’s thoughtfully-designed studio.

Our purpose-built space caters to external facilitators, offering a serene and inviting setting for your next event.

Venue features

  • Studio with infra-red heating and bathroom for up to 35 people
  • Yoga mats, blocks, bolsters, cushions, straps, blankets, and other equipment provided 
  • On-site accommodation for up to 12 people
  • Garden-to-plate catering 
  • Outdoor paved meditation area
  • Fire pit
  • Lawn and beautiful landscaped native gardens
  • Projector, whiteboard, a class set of easels and mirrors available for hire
  • Complimentary herbal tea

 

The Yoga Studio

The Studio is 8.2m x 6.8m plus an extra 2.5m x 1.6m for the kitchenette area. It’s suitable for hiring for private appointments and small classes. Up to 35 people can be seated on cushions/blankets/bolsters (kirtan/meditation), or 21 people on yoga mats. 

It has private access via double timber external doors that can be pinned open on the deck, whilst keeping two internal timber fly screen doors closed. This allows for lovely airflow on a warm day. It is a cosy space with four infrared heating panels that can be adjusted to suit the ideal temperature for your offering. 

Hiring the Deśa studio space also includes the outdoor paved meditation area, firepit and lawn. You are free to use these spaces as you choose. We will just ask for you to provide a running sheet. 

The Studio and outdoor spaces are available to be used from 6 am until 9 pm, and as such, the day is broken up into three blocks of five hours. Times need to be calculated to include your setup and breakdown times, allowing time for the Studio to be swept and steam mopped. 

Call for further information and availability on 5261 3588.

Studio Hire Rates

Studio hire is for a minimum of two hours and is charged at $45 per hour if less than a full block of time.

Should you need additional hours outside a block of time, it will be charged at the hourly rate of $45 per hour and as such, the day is broken up into three blocks of five hours.

Times need to be calculated to include your setup and breakdown times, allowing time for the Studio to be swept and steam mopped.

Half Day: $225

Full day: $500

More information – (03) 5261 3588

Equipment Hire Rates

We also provide equipment rentals, including data projectors, mirrors, easels, and a whiteboard, to enhance your teaching experience.

Data projector: $50 

Set of mirrors (18): $20 

Easels (34): $20 

Whiteboard and pens: $20

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. How can I book the studio at Desa Retreat for my event?

You can book our studio by contacting our reservations team via phone or email. We’ll be happy to assist you with the booking process.

2. What type of events can I host in the studio at Desa Retreat?

Our studio is versatile and suitable for various events, including yoga classes, workshops, team-building activities, and more. Please let us know the nature of your event, and we’ll work with you to make it a success.

3. How many people can the studio accommodate?

Our studio can accommodate up to 35 people seated on cushions, blankets, and bolsters for activities like kirtan or meditation. For yoga sessions, it can comfortably accommodate up to 21 people on yoga mats.

4. What equipment is available for use in the studio?

We provide yoga mats, blocks, bolsters, cushions, straps, blankets, and other essential equipment for your convenience. Additionally, we offer a data projector, mirrors, easels, and a whiteboard for rent.

5. Is there a minimum rental period for the studio, and what are the rates?

The minimum rental period for the studio is two hours, and it is charged at $45 per hour if less than a full block of time. Additional hours outside of the standard time slots are charged at the same hourly rate.

6. Can I access the outdoor spaces as well when I rent the studio?

Yes, when you rent the studio at Desa Retreat, you also have access to the outdoor paved meditation area, fire pit, and the lush lawn. These spaces can be used to complement your event; we only ask that you provide a running sheet for your activities.

7. What are the available time slots for renting the studio?

The studio and outdoor spaces are available for use from 6 am until 9 pm. The day is divided into three blocks of five hours each. Please factor in setup and breakdown times when planning your event.

8. Are chairs or tables provided in the studio?

Chairs and tables are not provided in the studio. The studio is typically furnished with yoga equipment and cushions.

9. Is self-catering allowed for externally facilitated retreats?

Self-catering is not permitted for externally facilitated retreats. We offer catering services, and meals are preferably served in the dining area, in the villas, or outside in the garden.

10. What is the reservation and cancellation policy for studio hire?

To secure your booking, a 50% deposit of the total hire fee is required. The balance is due 14 days before your booking date. Cancellation policies may vary, so please review the specific terms and conditions provided during the booking process.

Know Before You Book

  • Chairs or tables are not provided in the Studio.
  • Food and drinks are preferably not consumed (except for herbal tea and water) in the studio.
  • If you are opting in for our catering services, most food will be served in the dining area, in the villas or outside in the garden.
  • Self-catering is not permitted for externally facilitated retreats.
  • Yoga mats (21), blocks (26), bolsters (16), meditation cushions (30), straps (22), eye pillows (16) and, cork balls (16), blankets (20) are provided and available for respectful use.
  • To secure your booking, a 50% deposit of the total hire fee is payable.  The balance is due 14 days before your booking date.
  • Cancellation Policy – Cancellation less than 30 days and more than 14 days before your venue hire date – Your deposit will not be refunded, however you may be able to reschedule your event to another date or received a credit to be used within twelve months of your booking date. Cancellations less than 14 days prior to your booking are non-refundable nor transferable.
  • External facilitators running their own yoga or other movement-based retreats, classes or workshops need to be covered by their own Professional & Public Liability Insurance.  A Certificate of Currency needs to be submitted with your booking form.

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