Yoga & Sailing Retreat – Whitsundays

Yep, this place is real. And we practice yoga on it.

$1,499.00 all-inclusive

2023 DATES
September 6-9
October 12-15

JUST RELEASED: 26-29 September 2024

Unplug and Unwind for 4 days and 3 nights on our rejuvenating Yoga & Sailing weekend departing from Airlie Beach, Whitsundays.

Come and join us as you practice yoga in the beautiful subtropical Whitsunday Islands, from an all-inclusive maxi sailing yacht. Run by experienced yoga instructors and mother-daughter duo, Frani and Ayla Wilde, this 4 day sailing retreat will put you back in touch with nature, and yourselves.

With a combined international teaching experience of 17 years, Frani is also a talented physiotherapist of 30 years and ayurvedic health coach (among many other talents!), and Ayla has been teaching on workshops and retreats internationally over the last 5 years.

In our fast-paced world, it is so important to slow down and reconnect with your body, mind and the natural world.

We are so excited to bring you this restorative and regenerative experience.

Below you will find an example itinerary – please note this is subject to weather and tides. But trust us, Ayla has been sailing, teaching and guiding people around the Whitsundays for the last 4 years so no matter what we do, it will be equally as amazing. The company we have partnered with (Prosail Whitsundays) are also the best in the business for knowing the perfect balance of adventure and relaxing.

***all activities are optional and weather dependent

Day 1

0930 – Arrive at check in for Indigenous Welcome to Country
1000 – Depart Coral Sea Marina
1030 – Set sail to Hook Island for some snorkelling. Use this time to get to know each other, each of these souls has something unique to offer!
1200 – Lunch on board the boat
1300 – Snorkel
1530 – Afternoon yoga on the beach as you watch the sun lower behind the islands
1800 – Return to boat for more free time before dinner
2000 – Discussion + guided relaxation

Day 2

0600 Optional morning stretch and meditation
0630 Breakfast on board as we journey to Whitehaven
0830 Morning yoga at Whitehaven before exploring Hill Inlet Lookout and North Whitehaven
1200 – Return to the boat for Lunch as we motor to South Whitehaven
1300 – Snorkel
1500 – Down time
1600 – Group workshop
1830 – Dinner
1930 – Breath and meditation session

Day 3

0500 – Short hike to sunrise yoga overlooking all 7kms of South Whitehaven (it’s worth the early start we promise)
0800 – After a post-yoga swim, return to the boat for breakfast
0900 – Head to Cataran Bay on Border Isl.
1030 – Snorkel
1200 – Lunch + down time
1400 – After lunch, it’s time for our first snorkel!
1600 – Ayurvedic cooking class with Frani
1830 – Dinner
2000 – Discussion, guided meditation and relaxation post dinner

Day 4

0700 – Optional morning yoga and meditation
0800 – Breakfast
0900 – Head to South Molle Island
1030 – Mt Geofferies Hike – our all time favourite. A gentle consistent incline with stunning 360 degree views.
1300 – Lunch on board and time to return to Airlie Beach after an incredible 4 days exploring the Whitsunday Islands.
Return between 1430 & 1530

This four day sailing and yoga retreat in the Whitsundays is designed for you. Do as much or as little as you like, but return to land feeling rejuvenated and reconnected to nature and all it’s beauty.

Where: Airlie Beach, Whitsundays
Accom: 76ft ex-racing maxi sailing yacht Broomstick
Dormitory style open plan sleeping below deck
When: September 6th 9:30am – September 9th 3pm 2023
October 12th 9:30am – October 15th 3pm 2023
September 26th 9:30am – September 29th 3pm 2024
Investment: $1,499.00

Non refundable deposit of $500.00 payable upon booking, with the balance of $999.00 payable 2 weeks prior. PLEASE ENSURE YOU SELECT THE CORRECT MONTH. Price is all inclusive of food, bedding, yoga mat, filtered water and snorkelling equipment. Please note accom is not luxury, you’re sleeping in an open area below deck but it’s comfortable and unique. It is an all vegetarian menu. If you would prefer to make your deposit via bank transfer email me at to arrange.

We cannot wait to have you on board and share this beautiful retreat.

A Wilde Life

Retreats | Adventure | Wellness

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Natasha cully
Natasha cully
2. November, 2022.
Ayla is a heart led yoga teacher and ‘A Wilde Life’ retreats are the most beautiful and transformative experiences. Give her a follow and make sure you book in to the next retreat 🥰
SOS Phonerepairs Airlie Beach
SOS Phonerepairs Airlie Beach
2. November, 2022.
Best yoga teacher ever! The perfect balance of challenge, encouragement and direction, and all done with so much warmth and joy <3
Estelle Berger
Estelle Berger
24. October, 2022.
This retreat is the ultimate experience of sailing in the Whitsundays, yoga on the beach, meeting incredible people and replenishing your soul. I loved every second of it and can’t wait to go back 🙏 Thank you Ayla and Frani
Peggy Roome
Peggy Roome
6. October, 2022.
I have just spent the past four days sailing around the Whitsundays with beautiful like minded women. It was the most amazing thing I have done for my body and soul in years. Ayla & Franni are a wonderful team and dedicated yogis who led our yoga practices to the point where you were completely absorbed. The crew of the Broomstick were brilliant, preparing our delicious vegan meals and catering to our needs. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend A Wilde Life and Prosail to anyone! ♥️
Liam Robinson
Liam Robinson
5. October, 2022.
Words can’t describe how amazing this beautiful lady is and the heart and soul she puts into her retreats. This is hands down the best retreat I have been on. Four days of sailing, snorkelling, yoga, hiking and adventure catering for all fitness levels. Amazing friendly crew that know the best secret locations around the Whitsundays. Food was also incredibly delicious and healthy. Loved loved loved this trip.
Melissa Mellado Ruiz
Melissa Mellado Ruiz
5. October, 2022.
Embark on an incredibly beautiful transformative journey with Ayla and Frani! The yoga and sailing retreat was a unique experience for me to discover new yoga and meditation practices in the very magical Whitsundays islands while connecting with a beautifully intergenerational and inclusive group of people. The sense of community, the content and science behind each practice, and the flow of each day was just perfect. Each yoga, meditation, snorkeling, and waking spots handpicked by Ayla were absolutely stunning. The Prosail crew also did a fantastic job at making our stay safe and smooth with very abundant yummy food. Add to this an awesome photographer, Dani, who managed to discretely capture the beauty of every moment and people, while connecting with us. I am honestly forever grateful for this amazing experience and I cannot wait to join the next retreat in Bali or the Whitsundays with these beautiful souls!
Danielle Koschel
Danielle Koschel
5. October, 2022.
Words can't evan describe how amazing this trip was. The food was incredible. The crew were incredible, there is so much to do and it's all so beautiful. I met the most amazing women that I will never forget and I learnt so much about stillness, self worth and the beauty that life has to offer. It really was so magical. Ayla and frannie are the most beautiful souls and they just always make your heart so full of love. I highly recommend this trip. You get to see the reefs, the sunrise, the sunset, the mountains, the ocean and all mother nature has to offer. It's truly incredible. I dare you to book a trip, because I know your going to have such an extraordinary time 🙌🏻