Yoga Retreats

Yoga, great food, laughter and relaxation

Take a break from life’s busyness and nourish yourself on a weekend yoga & wellness retreat or single day retreat.

In partnership with Dawn McKiernan, our next yoga and wellness retreat takes us to Karma Kinglake for a 3-day, 2 night rejuvenating autumn retreat.

We give ourselves the gift of deep rest and self care nestled amongst the gums.

You’ll walk away lighter in spirit, with better sleep, more motivated and with effective and proven tools to nourish you in everyday life.

About Karma Kinglake

Karma Kinglake is a small intimate retreat centre with beautiful surrounds and lovely accommodation. Set on 2.5 acres with veggie patches, chickens, and bushland, it’s a wonderful venue to relax and unwind.

About the retreat

Your all-inclusive price on retreat includes warming herbal tea available throughout the day & gourmet vegetarian cuisine, for breakfast, lunch and dinner, in addition to your yoga practices and other activities. Our dining room boasts a large open fire to keep us warm and toasty.

Each cabin or ‘nest’, containing two bedrooms with a connecting bathroom, can sleep up to 3 people. Either two Queens or 1 Queen and a twin share. The ‘nests’ also offer a shared cosy living area with an open fire, kitchenette and comfortable lounge.  The beds are deliciously comfy, and there are a variety of room types to suit your needs* see below.

The yoga shala is a tranquil, elevated room with beautiful views to the bushland outside. A space for you to dive deep into the practices of yoga, meditation and yoga Nidra.

Frequently-asked questions

What does my retreat include?

The all inclusive price at Karma Kinglake Retreat Centre includes:

  • Twice daily yoga & meditation
  • Yoga Nidra
  • Guided nature and art walks
  • Evening activities including a film and a fire circle (weather permitting)
  • Deliciously nourishing vegetarian meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Cosy, warm, home away from home accommodation

Room types

  • Twin with shared bathroom – $610
  • Queen with a shared bathroom – $710
  • Superior Queen with ensuite – $810

Can I get a massage?

Yes, massage is available at an additional cost. 

All massages must be booked and paid for separately 2 weeks prior to the retreat. 

Itinerary Friday 20th May

Arrive at Karma Retreat Centre any time after 2pm. We will assist you with checking into your home for the next 2 nights.

Over the course of our time together we will be exploring the theme of Winter and how our experience of this season can be enhanced.

4.00 pm – 4.30 pm – we come together in a welcoming circle of intent for our weekend together.

4.30 pm – 6.00 pm  – Yin yoga & meditation to settle into the retreat environment and unwind from your week and the drive to the retreat centre.

6.45 pm – Dinner

8.00 pm – Film/free time

Itinerary Saturday 21st May

7.15 am – 8.30 am – Yoga Fusion – a gentle practice to start of the day.

8.30 am – 8.45 am – Meditation – a simple informal meditation.

9.00 am – Breakfast

10.30 am -11.30 am – Yoga Nidra or free time

 1.00 pm – Lunch

Free time, or join us for a bushwalk in Kinglake National Park (weather permitting).

5.00 pm – 6.30 pm Yin Yoga & meditation

7.00 pm – Dinner

8.15 pm – Fire ceremony

Itinerary Sunday 22nd May

7.15 am – 8.30 am – Yoga Fusion – a yoga practice

8.30 am – 8.45 am – Meditation

9.00 am – Breakfast

10.30 am -12.30 pm – Yin yoga

1.00 pm – Lunch

2.00 pm – Closing ceremony



Payment plan

Payment plans

Want to join us, but would prefer a two part payment plan?

Secure your room with a deposit of 50% of room type, payable by 15th September, 2021

Pay the remaining 50% by 5th October.

Please note that there is a non refundable administration fee of $200 applied to all bookings, including payment plans.

Email Leonie at or Dawn at to arrange.

Refund policy


Sometimes life gets in the way of our best intentions. The following refund policy has been created keeping in mind YOU – the participant, the event organisers (Dawn McKiernan & Leonie Lockwood) and the event venue (Karma Kinglake).

  • A 100% refund will be provided by the organisers should this event have to be cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.
  • Cancellations prior to 20th April, 2022 incur a $200 administration fee.
  • Cancellations after 20th April 2022 – no refund in any event.*
  • There are no refunds in case of change of mind.

*You may transfer your place to a friend. If in a twin share, the person you transfer to, must be of the same gender.


If you’re not 100% sure you can make the retreat, a deposit of 50% will a hold a room for you. The remaining 50% is due prior to 5th October.

Funds cannot be processed until these terms and conditions are agreed to on the booking form.


Kinglake May 2022

Spoil yourself with the

gift of self care.

Only you can look after YOU.

Yoga day Retreats

Can’t get away for a whole weekend?

Single day retreats include a 90-minute yoga class, a delicious lunch, and bushwalk, gallery visit or architectural expedition*
(*depending on location and weather).

Overseas Retreats

Step away from your day-to-day dramas,
get a clearer perspective on yourself,
your goals, your desires, & your friendships.


“Thank you for a lovely weekend – I’m walking away feeling a lot calmer and very peaceful.
Great combination of workshops, yoga and meditation, great vegetarian food and great company.”

Linda, Financial Manager

Connect with Leonie

E | M | 0419 133 948


Grow in strength, connection and love

Connect with Leonie

E |
M | 0419 133 948


Grow in strength, connection and love