Underwater Mindfulness Retreat – DEPOSIT


“Breath is the King of mind” – B.K.S. Iyengar

Warming up your body with daily pranayama and yoga classes, get ready to deepen the power of your mind and breath while enrolling to your Freediving Level 1:

This course sets the foundation of knowledge and technique to freediving. By learning proper breathing methods, safety and technique you will develop the necessary skills to train your body to be more efficient with oxygen and learn skills to take your freediving to the next level. Through the yoga aspect of a Salty Hearts course, you will connect to your breath while also gaining muscle flexibility. Diving to depths of 20 metres. When you book a Freediving course you will be given access to the RAID online training to learn at your own pace however in class we go over theory in all aspects of Freediving to ensure the knowledge starts to sink in. Also, focus on Equalisation practice in the classroom. The goal for this level is 10 metres.

There are some skills to practice from there, to develop comfort in the water, like practicing rescue scenarios. If everything is feeling comfortable we practice depth, you would be surprised how that just happens once we have worked on our equalisation. In this course you can dive up to 20m however at Salty Hearts we coach you more on comfort and technique and you will be surprised the depth just happens. Always keeping in mind numbers don’t mean as much as how good it can feel.

We will start every day with mindful practices of Vinyasa yoga aiming to activate your body, release tension and revitalize your mind setting you up for the freediving adventure, during the afternoons we will wind down and ground ourselves through some Yin Yoga processing all the underwater emotions captivated during the course and slowly calm our muscles, fascia and minds saving our energy for the next day This exclusive retreat includes accommodation and food, you will be staying in one of the beautiful houses located in the marina of the town, rooms will be shared between 2 people.

This retreat includes:

-Accommodation: You will be staying in a beautiful Airbnb at the Marina of Exmouth with direct access to the jetty where the boat is going to pick us up located 2 kms from Inhala Yoga Studio and 3,4 kms away from the center of the town. Rooms will be shared between two people.

-Food: We will provide daily breakfast, midday treats and abundant lunch in collaboration with our local coffee shop The Social Society, it also includes one dinner at Froth Craft Brewery on our last night

-Daily yoga classes at Inhala Yoga Studio by owner and instructor, Maria Jose Buzeta

-Freediving level 1, by instructor Kyra Andrijich, owner of Salty Hearts Freediving & certified by RAID.

Daily program:

Day 1

12pm meet at Airbnb, lunch and beginning of Freediving theory

Yin Yoga at Inhala Yoga Studio


Day 2

AM – Breath Workshop, Pranayama Yoga, for our lungs, body and mind.


In-depth classroom theory on Physiology, technique, safety, Equalization workshop, dry breathwork and Holds

PM – Pool / Confined Water Sessions. Over two sessions we work on Static breath holds (more for comfort and getting used to the technique rather than for time)
Dynamic swimming to work on technique and streamlining.
Rescues, getting comfortable and understanding with rescue techniques in the pool for a variety of situations.


Restorative Yoga at Inhala Yoga Studio


Day 3

 AM – Awakening Vinyasa Yoga at Inhala Yoga Studio.

Further theory, Breakfast

PM – Afternoon boat session. The First session on the line to familiarize ourselves and practice Equalization, technique, and comfort.


Restorative Yoga at Inhala Yoga Studio


Day 4

AM – Vinyasa short session Yoga for activation and boat session on the line again for some skills, bottom time, perhaps depth. after the line session, we will go to a pristine reef, chosen on the day to suit conditions, for a “fun” freedive, to put everything we learnt into practice.

PM – Come back off the boat and finish sign-offs.


Restorative Yoga at Inhala Yoga Studio

Dinner at Froth Craft Brewery

Day 5

AM – Vinyasa Yoga at Inhala Yoga Studio and breakfast

*Schedule can be changed to suit weather

For more information about Salty Hearts Freediving, https://www.saltyheartsfreediving.com/