Sacred Insights for Lasting Transformation

Monthly weekend seminars on a variety of inspirational themes

Are you living a 'successful' life by all standards but feeling there should be more to it? Are you experiencing challenges in your relationships, work-life balance or general happiness and fulfilment? Are you tired of cookie cutter recipes for success in glossy magazines and looking for real, profound insights and advice? Then have a look at our Super Soul Seminars - a series of transformational weekend retreats.

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Best Spiritual Retreats Near Byron Bay

Are you battling with stress in your life? Do you feel like something is amiss in your life and you need to gain clarity to move forward with passion and purpose again? Perhaps you’re feeling drained and need a spiritual boost? If so, it sounds like you could really benefit from immersing yourself in a nurturing, spiritual environment.

Krishna Village is a spiritual retreat located in the hinterland between the Byron Bay area and the Gold Coast and is perfect for someone just like you. Our retreat centre is focused on finding alignment in a beautiful spiritual community, so we offer various seminars, courses, and programs that you can join to help you get back to the basics, find yourself, identify your priorities, get rid of stress and get your life back on track.

Our retreat centre is located on a 1000-hectare organic farm in NSW and is one of the best spiritual retreats in all of Australia. 

You can book in to stay for as long as you need while you go on an unbelievable journey and enjoy all sorts of amazing experiences that will help you heal emotionally or rediscover what has been lacking in your life.

Enjoy Our Spiritual Retreats

The region around Byron Bay is well-known for the large amount of spiritual retreat options it offers. Krishna Village, tucked away in the quieter and less crowded hinterland about 45mins from Byron Bay, offers a wide range of great courses, activities, and seminars that are perfect for personal development and growth. The unique thing you will find here is that we are not just an ordinary retreat centre, but a grown, well-established spiritual community with one of the most beautiful temples in Australia.

What To Expect In Our Byron Bay Spiritual Retreats

Here is a short list of all the best spiritual activities we offer:

  • Wellness centre – Enjoy body, mind & soul sessions, holistic bodywork, and counselling or get an Intuitive Balinese massage. All of these are great for self-healing and getting rid of stress.
  • Life coaching – Life Coaching is one of the best ways to find your balance and gain clarity on your purpose and priorities. These sessions are terrific for emotional release and personal growth.
  • Yoga – You can enrol in yoga training programs to become a certified yoga instructor or enjoy our regular daily yoga sessions to help you connect with yourself on a deeper level and form healthy, conscious habits.
  • Meditation – Meditation can be enjoyed in several ways. You can quietly meditate in solitude by the lake in one of our beautiful meditation gazebos to relax or take part in our Kirtan singing meditation sessions where you are free to move and enjoy beautiful singing voices to relax your mind. You are also welcome to join our daily morning Japa meditation sessions at the temple where we practice mantra chanting on meditation beads.
  • Farm tours – Our organic farm tours are wonderful for helping you get back to the basics and connect with nature. Especially spending time with our Sacred Cows has a deeply calming, meditative effect. They are incredibly gentle, sweet creatures and always happy to have a cuddle.
  • Courses – Krishna Village is best known for a wide range of fabulous courses. If you feel like your life is incomplete then one of our courses will be great to help you find your true purpose and feel more fulfilled. We offer a wide range of courses such as massage courses, yoga teacher training and so much more. To find more details, please have a look at our course schedule[HS1] .
  • Super soul seminars – These spiritual weekend retreats are great to help you find answers to the most challenging questions in life. Find enrichment in a unique blend of ancient yoga philosophy, modern science and state of the art self-development tools. The key answers to problems like successful relationships, leadership, forgiveness and so much more have been held by the ancients for thousands of years, so come along and discover them for yourself.

Come And Experience The Best Spiritual Retreats

Krishna Village is the best spiritual retreat for those who want to develop and grow in a joyous, inspiring and nurturing community environment.

Get in touch with us today for more information – we are looking forward to hearing from you!

Get in Touch With Our Spiritual Retreat Program

Everybody deserves to have some time to themselves. If you would like to explore your spiritual nature, there is no better place to do it than at Krishna Village. We are rated as one of the best spiritual retreats in Australia because we offer an environment where you can really relax and gain a deeper understanding of yourself.

You can come and take part in yoga and meditation sessions and use your stay as a chance to unwind from the pressures of everyday city living. Or you might want to dig deeper and understand what motivates you, or address some of the more painful issues that you feel are holding you back in life. Either way, we offer the perfect location for a transformative spiritual healing retreat experience.

The Byron Bay Spiritual Retreat That Caters for Everyone

Take a look at our reviews, and you will see just how much our guests have enjoyed their stay here at Krishna Village, in the beautiful hinterland of Byron Bay. Whether you are coming especially to experience spiritual growth or whether you have signed up for one of our yoga instructor courses, the peaceful, supportive environment will leave a lasting mark on you - it’s why we are known to be one of the best spiritual retreats in NSW.

We have made it our mission to provide a whole range of experiences and opportunities to learn about your spiritual nature, so let the calming atmosphere ease your soul. Our restful meditation gazebos by the lake are at your disposal when you want to be alone with your thoughts or to practice your meditation, while our daily yoga sessions will help to ease tension while strengthening your body and mind.

We also have an extensive range of classes, sessions, seminars and courses to choose from and create your own personal spiritual retreat program, so no matter which area of your life you want to work on, we will be able to facilitate and help. In addition, spending time in nature and eating delicious vegetarian food will give your immune system a boost and ensure that you return to your life feeling invigorated and rejuvenated.

Preparing for Your Spiritual Retreat

While many guests come to Krishna Village repeatedly, if this is the first time that you are planning to attended one of our spiritual retreats, there are a few things that you can do to prepare yourself for the experience.

The most important thing is to make sure that you are not going to have any distractions while you are here so that you can fully immerse yourself in the activities and surroundings and make the most of your time with us.

We would suggest that before you come, you make a list of everything that you need to attend to prior to leaving. In addition, a list of things that you will need to bring might be helpful as well.

Once you are here, try to let go of distractions from the outside world and immerse yourself in the activities you have chosen. You may also want to take some time to reflect on your feelings and what you have experienced or learned while you are here. The reflection process is all part of your spiritual journey and growth. 

Krishna Village is NSW's best yoga retreat for people looking to relax & recharge. We offer yoga teacher training for visitors who want to become yoga instructors. If you are looking for a retreat, we offer yoga classes, meditation and spiritual retreats to help you relax. Enquire online or call us to learn more.

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Welcome from Michael, your facilitator

Super Soul Seminars are weekends of super-enrichment and lasting transformation. They are primarily based on the timeless wisdom of yogic philosophy which continues to speak to the human mind and heart through the ages. Though uncommon, this embodied wisdom is presented to you with a careful blend of reliable social science in the most 'relatable' and relevant way complete with cutting-edge practical application. Whether you want the universal keys to successful relationships, expanding influence, altering attraction, authentic leadership, emotions management or seek to unleash your true nature, all these topics are carefully unpacked from their 5000 year old Sanskrit codes for you to take full advantage and apply them to our 21st century reality. 

The Art of Letting Go

This retreat will equip you with practical and spiritual methods to help release parts of the past you no longer wish to carry with you. Sometimes we don't realise how much we're holding onto from the past until we're asked to honestly examine our own heart space. By letting go you prepare yourself for unlimited abundance because your heart and hands are no longer occupied with holding baggage from the past.

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The Spiritual Science of Attraction

This retreat leaves you with insights about how to recognise somebody worth being with, and how to become somebody worth being with. You'll gain an enriched understanding of universal relationship masculine-feminine principles, psychology and attraction. This uncommon knowledge is something you can't Google; they're entrenched within a yogic wisdom body unpacked for you and all to utilise.  [check details, dates and availability]

Overcoming Guilt

We often feel that the person we need to forgive the most, is ourselves. When we're too hard on ourselves we missed out on great opportunities or depth in relationships. This retreat will leave you feeling differently and thinking positively and spiritually about past mistakes, current regrets and future anxieties.  [check details, dates and availability]

Find Your Flow - Reignite Your Spark

This retreat will leave you with a holistic understanding of yourself, your nature and your path to happiness and contentment from a spiritual and modern perspective. You'll easily be more aligned with your personal purpose here on earth and be free from confusion in decisions surrounding careers, study choices, relationships and opportunities. When you tap into self-knowledge your life's path and direction will remain clear unshaken by the others' opinions

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Making Life Count

This retreat will give you a no-holding-back energetic wake up call. You will be left motivated to refocus on your goals and uplift your soul through spiritual wisdom.  The average person spends 25 years sleeping, 12 years working, 12 years viewing laptop & smartphone screens, 6 years watching television and 6 months looking for lost items, in their lifetime. Life is a moment-to-moment affair, and now that we have less time than ever before, how do we make the most out of life?

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The Krishna Farm

Nestled in the foothills of Mount Warning, in the heart of the Northern Rivers of New South Wales, the Krishna Farm “New Govardhana” is a 1000 acre certified organic property with orchards, veggie gardens, cows, horses, streams and swimming holes in abundance. 

New Govardhana serves as an ashram to a community of yogis who aspire to live according to their deepest vows and commitments on their path of service, spiritual contentment and happiness, Bhakti Yoga. Their service and dedication make this location a beautiful place of growth, healing and spiritual awakening. If you are interested, please come along and visit our beautiful Radha Govardhandhari temple. 


Hannah's experience with teacher Michael.

"Monumental shifts"

"Michael is truly a modern day philosopher. He is imaginative, light hearted, and one of the most passionate people I have ever met. His uncanny and innate ability to apply age old wisdom and philosophy in such a fresh and relatable way is extraordinary. His talk on the Power of Forgiveness was awe inspiring, thought provoking, and challenged me to experience one of the most monumental shifts in perspective. I will forever be in gratitude to this fellow spiritual warrior." 

- Katrina Leavitt, Rhea Sunshine Yoga


"Desire to further explore"

"Michael is an intelligent, engaging, inspiring presenter whose depth of knowledge and wisdom belies his years. I found the experience informative and insightful and left me with the desire to further explore and research these areas.

Michael communicates clearly, listens effectively and is able to explain concepts simply. His talks are stimulating and delivered with enthusiasm and a sense of humour. Michael is endearing to people of all ages and is a positive role model to all to live a healthy, spiritual life. (...) I would recommend Michael’s talks to any audience seeking personal development and spiritual growth.

- Jill Sullivan, retreat guest


Katie enjoyed 'peeling away more layers' to accelerate her spiritual growth. 

"Confronting, compassionate and rewarding"

"I went to Michael's 'Overcoming guilt' workshop because I had been through a lot in the past few years - rehab, separation ect. I still had a lot of guilt that I had not dealt with. Michael helped me by breaking down the process of forgiveness and showed me that I was not alone in my journey. Since then, I have felt better equipped to do what is next for me.

What I particularly liked was Michael's ability to show compassion and explain things in a way that I understood and felt was very relevant to my life. The experience was confronting, yet compassionate and rewarding. I would recommend Michael's seminars to people who need reflection and fresh ideas for the way forward in their own unique journey. I'm very grateful for Michael's insight and genuine interest in the wellbeing of others."

- James, retreat guest


"In awe of what he got me to realise"

"The time I spent with Michael is so dear to my heart and a lot of the sessions were spent in awe of what he got me to realise. His sessions do not end when the hour is over. He is ever-present to help and guide. I found myself thinking that he must nourish his own soul very well as he is simply overflowing and that is how he is able to give so generously to his fellow men.

I cannot imagine a world without Michael and I am so grateful that he has come into my own spiritual journey, only an email or a short drive away, and always with the biggest smile." 

- Verné, Yoga Teacher Training graduate


Example Schedule


10:00am - 2:30pm - Arrival and settling in

3:00pm - Welcome Tour

4:00pm - Yoga class  

6:00pm - Pizza night (optional) or regular dinner

7:00pm - Welcome Circle with Michael


6:30am - Sunrise Yoga

8:30am - Breakfast

9:30am - Interactive morning session with Michael

12:30pm - Lunch

1:30pm - Interactive afternoon session with Michael

4:00pm - Afternoon yoga

6:00pm - Dinner


5:00am - Sunrise Yoga

8:30am - Breakfast

9:30am - Interactive Morning session with Michael

12:30pm - Lunch

1:30pm - Kirtan and Yogic Living class (optional)

3:00pm - Interactive afternoon session with Michael

4:45pm - Wrap up

5:00pm - Sunday Feast

Meet the Teacher

Michael Olabode

'Sacred Insight' philosopher Michael is simply born to teach and has a knack for presenting age old yogic philosophy in a way that makes it easy and fun to learn, and incredibly relevant to modern life. 

Michael is a student by morn, teacher by noon and writer by night. At 17, while studying Maths, Physics and Business, he was noticed by Young Enterprise after joint-founding a company that personalised gifts in London, which went on to win a Future100 award for ethical and environmentally-friendly business. He came across the spiritual path of Bhakti-yoga in university and after graduating in Business from Cass Business School and landing a job in an international bank, he decided to explore the wisdom of yoga further. Having been to India 9 times over the past 6 years to study and explore the secrets of Indic wisdom texts like the Bhagavad-Gita, he was invited to teach philosophy and host interactive life seminars in universities and institutions in places like the UK, Belgium, Netherlands, Nigeria, Ghana, India, Australia and New Zealand since 2010.

Outside of teaching Michael enjoys travelling, cycling, playing football, volleyball, basketball, rapping, advising, problem-solving and challenges anyone on earth at table tennis.

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