6 - Day Intermediate Iyengar Yoga Retreat

About This Event

Join senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher Frank Jesse for our first ever retreat specifically for intermediate to advanced students of yoga. Your chance to progress your yoga practice with a focus on inversions and backbends. You will get to learn how to teach inversions and how to safely drop back into a full backbend. We have listened to your feedback to developed this special retreat that is suitable for teachers and students. You will be re-energised and refreshed by the inspiration and challenge of this wonderful six-day immersion in yoga, food and relaxation.

“Griffins Hill Retreat is the ultimate getaway: fantastic yoga instruction, spectacular location, lovely company and the most delicious food. Frank is a great teacher and bread maker and Sarah creates truly wonderful vegetarian meals from the garden. Highly recommended.” SM, Melbourne

Your 6-day immersion retreat schedule


5:00 pm Retreat gates open

6:00 - 7:30 pm Coming Together Yoga Workshop

7:30 pm Damn delicious dinner

9:00 Rest

Saturday and Sunday

7:30 Light refreshments

8:00 - 11:00am Deep Yoga Workshop

11:30 Brilliant brunch

1:00 Explore, rest or indulge in a massage

4:30 - 6:00pm Restorative yoga

7:00 OMG dinner

9:00 Deeply satisfying rest


7:30 Light refreshments

8:00 - 11:00 am Deep Yoga Workshop

10:30 Exquisite brunch

12:00 Take the rest of the day to explore, rest or indulge in a massage

7:00 Ta-da dinner

9:00 Deeply satisfying rest


6:00am Pranayama

7:30 Light refreshments

8:00 - 11:00am Deep Yoga Workshop

11:30pm Beautiful brunch

1:00pm Explore, rest or indulge in a massage

4:30 - 6:00pm Restorative yoga

7:00 - 9:00pm Divine dinner


7:30 Light refreshments

8:00 - 11:00am Deep Yoga Workshop

11:30pm See you next time brunch

2:00pm Farewell (feeling fabulous)

  Write a review - tell others about your experience.

  • Margot Trinder   December 17, 2017

      Amazing retreat

    I did the 5 day retreat at Griffins Hill. This is my third and there are many reasons I keep going back: Frank is a highly experienced and knowledgeable teacher. He is warm and generous and creates a lovely group to work with. The group is small enough to get lots of individual attention and he is experienced enough to ensure that the diverse abilities are catered for. His attention to detail means that you learn a lot and go home with renewed enthusiasm for continuing your yoga journey. The yoga itself is worth the trip. Then add in the beautiful food that Jane prepares - much of it from her own garden. Fresh, tasty, nourishing and great diversity - all eaten at a lovely large, shared table with magnificent views of the nearby Grampians. The grounds of Griffins Hill are beautiful and with the backdrop of the Grampians it is a very special place indeed. I can't recommend this retreat highly enough. Do yourself a favour and book in.

  • Chris Richards   December 03, 2017

      Do your yoga a favor...

    As a relative new comer to yoga the Griffith Hill retreat was like drinking from a fire hose, because Frank has so much knowledge and attention to detail. Even so it never felt overwhelming as Frank would tailor each session to the group, pushing everyone just that little bit further, but never too far that I felt overwhelmed. In fact I am now doing moves that I could not find accessible before - thank to Frank’s patient and thoughtful teaching style. I can wholeheartedly recommend this retreat to anyone interested in yoga and how their body moves. Apart from the yoga, which is great, the food and the location are also excellent. Jane makes every meal special, with a good selection of dishes and plenty to eat (even for me as a non-vegetarian). Do yourself and your yoga a favor...

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