Wild Earth Retreat

Apr 23 - Jan 24, 5 nights

Wild Earth Retreat
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Retreat Highlights:

  • Learn about nature connection practices, permaculture gardening workshops, and a transformative 'vision quest' as part of the experience.
  • Learn about life in harmony with the elements and immerse yourself in this unique meld of wilderness and mindfulness
  • Renew yourself with sunrise meditation and yoga practice supported by nature sounds.


Moving between gentle sunrise flow sessions and the deep release of sunset Yin Yoga, classes will focus on the qualities of a different element each day. Activating the meridian lines and the specific organs corresponding to each element. Tailored to work with the conditions, your individual needs and the groups flow.


Wild Earth Retreats includes two epic days of surfing for the more adventurous. Taking the ‘dawn patrol’ the surf sessions will be tailored to your ability and personal needs. Surfing is optional in case you prefer to SUP on the ocean lagoon or just soak up the beach vibes these two mornings. We also have one morning free time for anyone wanting to practice their surf skills in between lessons.


Higher Ground retreat is an off-grid, sustainable living permaculture project, around 30 mins drive from both Yamba and Brooms head. We have a food forest systems, a tea tree waterhole for swimming and a native American Tipi to gather around the fire and meditate in the elements.



About The Host

Belle Wehner

Belle Wehner

Belle is a qualified surf coach and yoga instructor with over 20 years of professional teaching experience around the world.

After completing a BSC in Eco Tourism Belle began the salt gypsy lifestyle that has lasted more than 20 years! This has included hosting Surf and yoga retreats in the likes of Costa Rica, Bali, Fiji, Western Australia and Europe.

Owning and operating a surf school at Broulee on the NSW South Coast and spending a life of living and teaching yoga; uniting these passions was a natural progression. The journey brought Belle to Yamba on the North coast of NSW. Which has been home to Salty Soul Wellness for the last 5 years.

Salty Soul Wellness offers weekly yoga classes, private surf lessons and combined retreats for couples and groups, offering an all-round experience focussed on health, well-being and a strong connection with the beautiful surroundings of Yamba and the Clarence valley.

Our location is at the Higher Ground Eco Retreat, an off-grid sustainable living project set amongst 146 acres of protected coastal bushland. A newly evolving permaculture project, Higher Ground welcomes guests, friends and willing workers into a unique and authentic eco yoga experience.



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