Otways Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat December 13-17, 2021



Where the Forest

Meets the Sea

Mon 13 December - Fri 17 December, 2021



Following on from a highly successful inaugural retreat at this stunning location in April 2021 and a sold out retreat scheduled for November, Tim Oddie and Anna Loughrey are again offering, 5 days/4 nights of daily yoga, mindfulness and other life affirming activities to rejuvenate your soul. Come to where the majestic trees of the forest meet the pure waters of the great Southern Ocean and immerse yourself in a deeply healing environment. Enjoy morning meditation, twice daily yoga sessions, gourmet nutritious vegetarian gluten free food, indigenous cultural experiences, structured group adventures, along with precious time for self-contemplation. With an increased sense of connection to the magnificence of nature, to the generous heart of your fellow participants and to your own inner radiance you will leave truly refreshed, with renewed vitality for the simple joy of being alive.

'This retreat was special in so many ways, the place, the big views, the people, the sharing, kindness and generosity. Taking time to be together with purpose, opening to the gifts of yoga rand meditation has reminded me once again what really matters. Tim and Anna's dedication, insight and generosity is truly inspiring-they facilitate a coming together with pure intent which ripples and lingers a longtime after.' (Retreat Participant, April 2021)


Tim and Anna share a love of people, culture and nature and have a long history of leading retreats and other creative events. From the beaches of Bali to the foothills of the Himalayas, they have helped people gain a greater sense of their own potential and innate strength and to experience the profound joy that comes with a deeper connection to the world. 

About Tim

Tim is a Senior Iyengar Yoga Teacher with 30 years + teaching experience. With highly developed skills he conveys the essence of yoga with depth, clarity and humor. Whether you are new to yoga, have physical restrictions or have been practicing for many years, Tim will support and challenge you, as you gain greater insight into the nature of your being. Physically, mentally and emotionally you will leave his sessions feeling stronger, steadier and more resilient.

About Anna

Anna brings 30+ years experience in counseling and fostering participation in community life. Combining gentleness and directness, Anna invites you to practice letting go what needs to be let go of and letting grow what needs to grow. With this intention, Anna offers different meditation and mindfulness techniques to help quieten your mind, support greater connection to your intuition and instill greater confidence to follow your heart. 

Seacroft Estate is an historic former monastery. Backing onto the Great Otway National Park, it is set on 15 acres of rolling hills overlooking the Great Ocean Road, with 180 degree panoramic ocean views.
Depending on your budget and preference there are a variety of accommodation options for you to choose from.
Bell Tent
There is just one Bell Tent. It has a queen bed, shared bathroom and toilet block. Available for single OR double occupancy.

Tree House

There is just one Tree House. It is an intimate space with a queen bed and magnificent views. Access to shared bathroom / toilet block. Available for single OR double occupancy.

Super Deluxe Room

The Super Deluxe Rooms have a king bed, access to shared bathroom and toilet block. Available for single OR double occupancy.

Deluxe Solo

The Deluxe Solo Rooms have a double or queen bed, access to shared bathroom and toilet block. Available for single occupancy only.

Standard Solo

The Standard Solo Rooms have two single beds, or one single bed a set of bunks, access to shared bathroom and toilet block. Available for single occupancy only.

Budget Solo

The Budget Solo Room has two sets of bunks, access to shared bathroom and toilet block. Available for single occupancy only.


Our menu is modern and rustic, lovingly prepared by Holly Munday Bespoke Catering. Your taste buds will be tingling with delight from breakfast, lunch through afternoon tea to dinner time. Herbal teas, coffee and fruit will be available all day.


Along with the daily yoga and mindfulness, this retreat will provide the balance you need between structured time with others and unstructured time on your own. Activities include a Welcome to Country with Kirrae Whurrong man (and artist) Richard Colopy, a stitched coil basket making workshop with Surfcoast fibre artist and basket weaver Caroline Hawkins; forest and beach walks; and weather permitting an evening outdoors by the fire enjoying the full moon as it rises over the sea.


Located at 4990 Great Ocean Road, Sugarloaf, Seacroft Estate is less than 2 hours drive from Geelong. If you prefer not to drive, carpooling is a possibility we can help facilitate. There is also a daily coach leaving from Geelong Station that takes around 3 hours to get to Apollo Bay, which is only 15 minutes from Seacroft Estate, so we can pick you up on the Monday and drop you off on the Friday if need be.


The full amount is required at time of booking to secure your place. The retreat price depends on your 'room selection' starting at $1550. To view all prices please click the 'BOOK NOW' button at the top of the screen. Prices are inclusive of:

  • Four nights accommodation (all linen included)
  • All meals and afternoon teas (Monday evening until Friday lunch)
  • Twice daily yoga classes
  • Daily mindfulness classes
  • All activities


If forced to cancel the retreat due to COVID-19 lock downs or significant changes to the restrictions, a full refund will be given. If you are unable to attend due to circumstances beyond your control, payment is transferable to another attendee, found either by you or us. We may well have a waiting list or if need be, we will endeavor to fill your place with a late notice discounted offer. However if a replacement attendee is not found, then for cancellation requests submitted before November 13 (30 days notice) 50% of total amount will be refunded. For cancellation requests submitted after this time, no refund will be available.

Please note we anticapate it will be a Government regulation that to attend an event such as this you will need to have had at least one dose of a COVID vaccine if not also a second.If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.


Love and best wishes,

Tim & Anna