Mountain Retreat: Health & Wellness Experiences in the Snowy Mountains

Breathe in, breathe out… Image supplied: Thredbo Media

Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or simply a chance to reconnect with nature, the Snowy Mountains is the perfect mountain retreat for those in search of rejuvenation and relaxation. With a range of wellness experiences, from invigorating outdoor adventures to indulgent spa treatments, the Snowy Mountains provide the perfect backdrop for a wellness escape that nourishes the body, mind, and spirit.

Multi-Day Retreats & Wellness Experiences

Yoga + Wellness Retreat with OM Collective

The OM Collective offers an all-inclusive 3 night yoga and wellness retreat in Jindabyne. The Yoga + Wellness Mountain Retreat includes two daily yoga classes, meditation, wellness practices and healing workshops, all led by yoga teacher and host Claire Charters. It’s the perfect opportunity to bring your awareness back on to yourself so that you can focus on what you need to heal, release or nurture in order to align your mind-body connection and bring about vibrant overall health and well-being.

Wild Things Anatomy

Is there anything more invigorating than cold water immersion in Australia’s alpine lakes? Wild Things Anatomy offers a range of breath and cold exposure retreats and expeditions in the Snowy Mountains that promise to push your boundaries, deepen your learning, and transform your mind and body. Leah Scott is an accredited Snowy Mountains guide, certified Wim Hof Method Instructor, breathwork specialist, and extreme cold tolerance practitioner. Experience the incredible power of breathwork performances and invigorating ice-cold river plunges as you journey to the top of Australia’s highest peak, Mount Kosciuszko.

Common Kossi Intimate Alpine Retreat

In partnership with Leah Scott, Common Kossi is offering Intimate Luxury Alpine Retreats for up to 6 guests with an introduction into Cold Water Therapy. Enlighten your mind, senses and spirit all while staying in a luxurious cabin on a family owned rural property located in the Snowy Mountains, NSW. This is the perfect escape for those wanting to surrender in beautiful surroundings and revive in nature’s own stress relief through Cold Water therapy.

Yoga & Pilates

Breathe in, breathe out.. it’s time to recharge and strengthen your mind, body and spirit with these top yoga and pilate studios in the Snowy Mountains.

Yoga at the Shed – Crackenback
Jai Yoga – Thredbo 
Alpine Yoga – Jindabyne
The OM Collective – Jindabyne
Centred Health Studio – Jindabyne
Pilates With Elise – Pilates & Barre – Jindabyne

Yoga at The Shed, Lake Crackenback Resort
Jai Yoga at Thredbo Resort


Quiet the mind, release your stress and find some inner peace with meditation work in the Snowy Mountains. 

Karin Slater is a certified meditation coach and offers a range of classes and courses for individuals and groups in Jindabyne and the surrounding area.

For those short on time whilst visiting the area, the OM Collective offer a series of free guided meditations through their podcast.

Total Body Rejuvenation: Day Spa, Massage & Sauna

After a long day of exploring the slopes or trails, it’s time to pamper yourself with a blissful spa retreat or soothing massage to help restore your weary muscles.

Step into a world of tranquility at the Spa & Wellness Centre at Lake Crackenback, offering a range of massage treatments, rejuvenating facials and indulgent spa packages.

Relaxation and rejuvenation is the ethos at Mountain Spa, located in the iconic Man from Snowy River Hotel, Perisher. Services include a huge range of massage, facial and body treatments, plus infrared sauna and ice recovery treatments, all designed to help you unwind, destress and recharge after a big day on the slopes.

Heal, revitalise and rebalance at Edelweiss Day Spa in Thredbo Village, offering a large range of body, facial and massage treatments, plus a mobile massage option!

Sauna at the Shala is a self service 2-person infrared sauna in Jindabyne. New to infrared saunas? The infrared light gives off radiated heat that penetrates deep within your muscles, tissues & cells giving a deep cleansing, detoxifying & therapeutic experience. Benefits include detoxification, anti-aging, pain relief, skin health, immunity boosting & stress reduction. Simply book online and the sauna will be pre-heated ready for your arrival, it’s so easy!

If you are looking for some excellent massage services around the Snowy Mountains, take a look at the below:

Balance Massage & Beauty: Cooma
The Massage Joint: Berridale & Jindabyne
Alpine Body Temple: Jindabyne
Mobile Massage Jindabyne: Snowy Mountains Surrounds

Nourish Your Body With Fresh Local Cuisine

No wellness escape would be complete without nourishing the body with delicious, wholesome cuisine. Indulge in hearty mountain meals featuring seasonal produce, artisanal cheeses, and succulent meats sourced from nearby growers and producers. Savour the flavours of the region at one of the many restaurants and cafes around the region who hero locally sourced ingredients:

The Lott Cafe, Cooma
The Market, Jindabyne
Birchwood Cafe, Jindabyne
Parc Cafe, Jindabyne
The Little Grocer, Berridale
Meet You Halfway, Berridale
Seasn Cafe, Jindabyne
Crackenback Farm, Crackenback

Meet You Halfway Coffee, Berridale
Seasn Cafe, Jindabyne

Let Nature Heal You

Sometimes it’s the simplest form of ‘self-care’ that makes the biggest impact, and simply getting outside in nature can offer a myriad of wellness benefits to help rejuvenate both mind and body. And what better place to embrace the therapeutic power of nature than in the Snowy Mountains with our fresh alpine air, clear star-lit night skies and endless mountain vistas!

From invigorating hikes to adrenaline-pumping activities like skiing and snowboarding, the possibilities for outdoor adventure are endless. Whether it’s a leisurely picnic and stroll by the Thredbo River, a Saturday morning 5km Park Run along lake Jindabyne, or an adventurous hike to the top of Australia’s highest mountain, you can find balance and restoration in the mountains by simply getting outside.

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