Yoga & Sailing Retreat – Whitsundays

$1,499.00 all-inclusive

September 30 – Oct 3 2022 SOLD OUT

2023 DATES
May 20-23
September 8-11
October 12-15

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 welcome
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 on values and goals
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: May 6th 9am – May 9th 3pm (approx.) 2022 SOLD OUT
September 30th, 930am – 3 Oct 2022 3pm (approx.) (SOLD OUT)
May 20th 9:30am – May 23rd 3pm 2023
September 8th 9:30am – September 11th 3pm 2023
October 12th 9:30am – October 15th 3pm 2023
Investment: $1,499.00

Deposit of $250.00 payable upon booking, with the balance of $1,249.00 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 awildeliferetreats@gmail.com to arrange.

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


“Ayla and Frani taught the Anxiety and Gut Health workshop with grace. We learned about Dru Yoga, the importance of incorporating twists into our daily routines, Ayurveda and of course some beautiful breathwork and yoga flows. I floated out of the room and slept like a baby that night.

Ayla and Frani hold space so well for their classes and their kind and gentle nature allows you to share your experiences confidently. There was laughter and a lightness to the workshop that made everyone feel comfortable and share a smile.

Thank you ladies, can’t wait for the next one!”

Natasha Cully



Ayla and Frani facilitated the most nourishing sailing and yoga retreat through the Whitsundays! They created a beautiful community with the whole group (crew included!) through grounding yoga practices, adventurous hikes and sunny sailing days.

Ayla and Frani were able to tailor the trip activities to suit the energy of the group to ensure everyone was able to walk away with a full cup and a sparkle in their eyes.

Ayla’s yoga sessions were a combination of working with the subtle energy and giving the body a great stretch and workout. Frani’s knowledge and passion for Ayurveda had everyone lining up to listen in on her teachings or join in her conversations in the kitchen.

The retreat had a visible positive impact on each person that attended, with everyone hopping off the boat with everything (and in most cases more!) than what they were initially seeking. Ayla and Frani’s retreat was full of practical gems that I have been able to implement in day to day life – which along with the lifelong friends made is the best thing from this retreat!

Maddy Smith