Private retreats

Health and wellness at Deśa retreat

Deśa Retreat is a place specifically designed to support transformation. As every person is unique, we like to give you the flexibility of customising a private retreat to suit your needs.


Deśa provides a variety of healing activities that Em has chosen to draw you home into your sensory body, and you can pick and choose what you feel will support you to rediscover your true nature.

Taste the home-grown, love-infused, and nutrient-rich food from the Deśa kitchen. Discover how to use your own voice to dissolve tension in your body with nada yoga. Shift stagnancy and stuckness with a powerful kundalini flow or feel warm fluid strokes on your skin with our divine abhyanga massage therapist. Allow your creative spirit the time and space to play in our clay workshop or feel the healing power of the ocean during a surf lesson. 

Whatever your soul is yearning for, we will do our very best to provide for it on our private retreats. Allow Em to gently guide you back to balance with ancient strategies to support the cultivation of energy and the dissolving of barriers that may be clouding your vision for yourself in a personalised strategy session. Return home feeling deeply cared for and supported, with the tools and strategies you need to stay true to yourself and follow your unique path. 

Our Wellness Experiences



Wise Woman Guidance

Clay Workshop

Reiki Healing

Wood Carving Workshop

Massage - Deep Tissue


Food As Medicine

Drumming Lesson

Painting and Drawing

Equine Therapy

Massage - Lomi Lomi

Private Yoga Class

Plant-Based Cooking Class

Macrame Workshop

Digital Art Making

Native Floristry

Massage - Ayurvedic


Surf Lesson

Weaving Workshop

Collage and Mood Boards

Build Your Own Private Retreat – Enquiry

Welcome to our ‘Build Your Own Private Retreat’ form. We understand that wellness experiences are unique to each individual.

Whether you’re gathering a group of friends or creating a customized retreat just for yourself, we’re here to make it truly extraordinary.

Please provide us with some essential information below, so we can tailor your retreat to your specific needs and preferences and we will be in touch!

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Google Reviews

Anna H
Anna H
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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