5 - Day retreat Dates  : August 23 - 27  : October 4 - 8  : November 22 - 26  :  January 8 - 12 (2018)  : March 30  - April 2 (Easter 2018) : June 20 - 24 : August 22 - 26 (2018) : October 1 - 5 (2018) : November 21 - 25 (2018) : January 7 - 11 (2019)

Incredible yoga, food and relaxation for four nights and five days, with a chance to explore the Grampians National Park and indulge in spectacular mountain views. 

We offer only FIVE 5-day Iyengar yoga retreats each year. Between your daily yoga practices, suitable for all levels and ages, with Senior Iyengar teacher, Frank Jesse, and Jane Gibb’s scrumptious gourmet meals, there’s plenty of time to explore Dunkeld, the Grampians and surrounds. You’ll be walking, cycling and swimming, sampling tasty treats at our local cafés and restaurants, or simply reading and chilling out in the spacious comfort of our architect-designed retreat. 

What do others think of Griffins Hill? 

"Frank and Jane thank you again for an amazing five days. Frank, you are a truly empathic teacher, and Jane your food and garden are as nourishing as the yoga. Being able to sit on your verandah and stare at the mountains (or better yet walk on them) is a perfect way to reflect on the learnings from the yoga and digest the delicious meals. I encourage everyone to treat themselves to this amazing experience". Kimina 


My friends are wondering what happened to me last weekend.... they could see I returned refreshed, and I have been speaking so enthusiastically about my five days away.  It was a wonderful retreat, perhaps even more so as we tried to be present to, and remember the legacy of Mr Iyengar. 


Frank is a generous and skillful teacher.  Every class encouraged deeper practice - with skillful instructions and quite humor and he makes delicious bread. 

While I expected the food to be fresh, healthy and prepared with care - I did not expect such superb and soul nourishing fare. Really it was delicious and as another participant noted, "exceeded expectations". 

I left feeling inspired with my yoga practice, and nourished physically and spiritually. Thank you for creating the wonderful experience which is Griffins Hill. Dilys


Read more reviews of Griffins Hill on Trip Advisor, 100% like Griffins Hill on trip advisor (see link below).

Become the way you always wanted to be: refreshed, relaxed, invigorated. I can't wait sign me up 

Cost Choose from 

For singles, mountain view sunrise twin share room with en-suite facilities for $1490 per person 

or your own luxurious mountain view sunrise room with en-suite facilities for $1990.00 per person.

For couples mountain view sunrise king/queen room with en-suite facilities $1490.00 per person (2 person minimum) 

Note : All quoted prices include four nights accommodation, yoga and food as per schedule below. 

Yoga and food only (excluding accommodation) package $1090.00 per person (see below for local accommodation options.)

Your 5-day  retreat schedule

Day One 

12:pm Lunch

Day 3 

6:00 - 7:15 am Pranayama


2:30 - 5:30 Asana/yoga workshop


7:30 - 8:00am Light refreshments


7:00 - 9:00pm Dinner


8:00 - 11:00am Asana/yoga workshop

Day 2 & Day 4

7:30 - 8:00am Light refreshments


11:30 - 1:00 Brunch


8:00 - 11:00am Asana/yoga workshop


4:30 - 6:00pm Restorative yoga


11:30 - 1:00 Brunch


7:00 - 9:00pm Dinner


4:30 - 6:00pm Restorative yoga

Day 5

7:30 - 8:00am Light refreshments


7:00 - 9:00pm Dinner


8:00 - 11:00am Asana/yoga workshop




11:30 - 1:00pm Brunch




2:00pm Departure

Please note schedule can vary to fit around weekly classes. The calendar shows a specific schedule for each retreat date. 


Accommodation: Griffins Hill offers luxurious mountain view rooms with heating, cooling, electric blankets, free Wi-Fi, tea or coffee making facilities and en-suite bathrooms. (no TV). Choose from a king, queen or twin share room with spacious en-suite facilities and superb mountain views.Or you can enjoy the privacy of your own luxurious queen or king room with en-suite facilities and indulge in your own mountain view with sunrise. 


What do others think of Griffins Hill accommodation?   "With its’ five-star accommodation, Griffins Hill remains a gracious home away from home for me and I am both renewed and inspired by my retreats to this wonderfully hospitable and friendly rural sanctuary". David (see trip advisor for full review)


"Apart from the yoga sessions there are splendid surroundings to explore on foot or to appreciate from a more relaxed position. Inside the Griffins Hill homestead a sense of light and space pervades, and the guest-rooms far surpassed my humble yogic expectations. Much has been written about the excellent food provided – I can only agree wholeheartedly with every word- and look forward to my next visit. Thank you Jane and Frank!" Matina from Greece 


For those who choose a yoga and food package there is a range of alternative accommodation available nearby including

Southern Grampians Cottages, Royal Mail Hotel, Aquila Eco Lodges. Jimmy's creek or Dunkeld camping ground.



Car Train and Bus
Dunkeld is 260k west of Melbourne. Sometimes we can organise a car pool from Melbourne.

Depart Melbourne Southern Cross 8:17am (transfer to connecting bus at Ballarat) Arrive Dunkeld 12:04pm. Free transfer to and from Dunkeld bus- stop to Griffins Hill Retreat.

Travel via Ballarat then the Glenelg Highway to Dunkeld  Depart Dunkeld 4:55 pm arrive Southern Cross Melbourne 8:39pm.

Massage: While you are here treat yourself to a massage (your choice of therapeutic deep tissue or relaxation) from Valerie Cooper, qualified massage therapist. Massage costs $75.00 for one-hour session and can be scheduled upon your arrival and Griffins Hill.

Please feel free to contact us to further discuss your booking and travel arrangements This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Terms and Conditions. Book your retreat online and within 48 hours Griffins Hill will respond with a booking acknowledgment and request for a 50% nonrefundable deposit.

Your booking is not confirmed until your deposit has been received.

Payment can be made by net-bank transfer or by credit card over the phone. Final payment is due a few days before the retreat commences or once you arrive at Griffins Hill. 



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