Yoga, Music & Good Times

Yoga Jam Weekender November 3 - 5


Take time for yourself with a short getaway this November at the Yoga Jam Weekender. Christian Ralston and Saul & Emilia from Soul Drummer have brought together all the components required to help you unwind and simply have an awesome time away. Time in nature, time with great people, high quality yoga, great food and killer music.

We will get together at Swami’s Retreat Center. This beautiful and secluded location extends to sixty acres of natural vegetation and perfectly offers that sense of being “away” while still being less than a one hour drive from Sydney. Apart from the stunning location Swami’s Retreat Center prides itself on providing excellent, clean, healthy nutrient dense food prepared in a way that supports optimum health and vitality. The Kitchen will provide delicious, vegetarian offerings with other dietary requirements easily accommodated.

The Yoga Jam Weekender is punching well above its weight providing exceptional value for money with the added benefits of not needing to travel too far (no need to get on a plane) and not needing to take time off work as it fits snuggly into a normal weekend.

The Experience 

Over the weekend you will experience.

  • 1 x Full Yoga Jam Experience lead by Christian Ralston, Saul & Emilia Smith. This is fun one hour class, a mini drumming workshop and a yoga dance party 🙂

  • 2 x Vinyasa Yoga practice suitable for all levels lead by Christian Ralston

  • 1 x “Greatest Hips” workshop lead by Christian. Massage balls and hip opening class.

  • 1 x Yin Class lead by Christian Ralston

  • 1 x African Drumming Workshop lead by Saul & Emilia Smith.

  • 1 x morning sunrise bush walks. (optional)

  • 2 x nights accommodation

  • 2 x 30-minute morning meditations (optional)

  • 6 x Delicious vegetarian meals. All meals are covered.

  • 1 x Saturday night campfire with hang drum musical experience with Saul.

  • Access to the swimming pool with poolside Hip Hop Jams playing Saturday Afternoon


Accommodation Options

Retreat accommodation consists of ten spacious and bright cabin-style rooms, each with an en-suite bathroom and cosy bedding. Located by the pool, the guest rooms will ensure you a beautiful and calm sleep. There are four accommodation options.

❤️ Love For Yoga Jam Weekender ❤️

❤️ Gabbi W ❤️

Took a leap of faith and went to Yoga Jam without really knowing anyone. Best move! Different ages, levels and backgrounds, everyone was open and ready to have a great time. Thanks, Christian Saul & Emilia, for creating such a good vibe!

❤️ Therese R ❤️

I was so blessed to attend the retreat @ Kenthurst last weekend! Everyone was very friendly, inclusive and accepting of all the newcomers of which I was one. Fabulous yoga and inspiring drumming only surpassed by African dancing. A whole lot of fun and many new friends made along the way. I am already looking forward to the next time! Thank you and Namaste.

❤️Shireen H❤️

I wanted to thank you for such a brilliant weekend. It really helped me to shake off the lockdown cobwebs and made me feel revitalised and reconnected to my core values.

I loved the Yoga Jam and haven’t danced like that since I was in my twenties. It was AWESOME! 

I will definitely be a repeat retreater.

So Close Yet So Far

Location Details

 Where - Swami's Retreat Center 183-185 Pitt Town Rd 

Kenthurst, New South Wales 2156. Map

When - November 3rd - 2023

Start time - 4 pm Nov 3rd 

Finish time - 12.30 Nov 5th

Yoga Jam Weekender Schedule

Below is a rough guide for timings over the Weekend. This is a Yoga Getaway where everything is optional so if you can’t quite make Friday night's class, no drama. If you need to leave early on Sunday and get back to Sydney, no problem. If you want to just chill and skip a yoga class or workshop, this is fine too. Please see below.


  • Arrive between 3 – 5 pm. Please don't worry if it's later. It’s okay if you can’t make the first class.

  • Yoga Practice 5 pm – 6 pm

  • Dinner 6 pm

  • Welcome ceremony & Yin 715pm – 815pm


  • Sunrise bushwalk

  • Meditation 7am

  • Breakfast 8am

  • Yoga Practice 830am – 1030am

  • Myofascial release workshop using massage balls 11 am 1230pm

  • Lunch 1230

  • Drum/Dance Workshop with Soul Drummer 2 pm

  • Free time by the pool with some smooth beats. 430pm – 6 pm

  • Dinner 6 pm

  • 8 pm Camp Fire


  • Meditation 7 am

  • Light Breakfast 8 am

  • Yoga Jam. Yoga Drums & House Music 9 am – 11 am

  • Freetime by the pool

  • Lunch 1230

  • Home Time 2 pm