Namaste, Byron Bay: Embracing Your Inner Hippie

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by Hertz AU - 07 July 2017

Roll up the yoga mat, kick off your shoes, let the hair out and start up theKombi van, because there’s no better place for a hippie than Byron Bay. While the region has its fair share of natural marvels, its reputation as abeachside paradise has been driven by a strong surfer and hippie culture. Even if you’re only getting the chance to stay for a couple of days, there are plenty of ways for you to enjoy it as a free spirit.

Eat clean

Whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, sugar-free, all of the above or none at all, Byron will please even the most discerning palate. There’s a bunch of chic cafes serving freshly grown produce, superfood smoothies and organic coffee for you to try. From biodynamic sprouted spelt toast to hibiscus iced tea, your body will thank you.

Practice yoga

Whether you are a seasoned yogi with a thirst for authenticity or a complete beginner who still thinks Sanskrit is a vegetable dish, Byron Bay is the perfect place to practice yoga. There are plenty of schools ready to teach you the ways of Ananta, Vinyasa, Hatha and more, and you can participate in anything from a casual class to a fully-fledged detox.

Seek alternative therapy

The community of Byron Bay places a distinct emphasis on health and wellbeing, and you’ll have no shortage of options when it comes to cleansing the mind. You can take part in stretch therapy, get a tarot psychic reading, have your palms read, try some healing crystals or have your fortune told from Turkish coffee grounds.

Get a massage

Getting a massage is not exactly alternative, but it’s undeniable how effective one can be. Try the Thai Sabai parlour for an exceptionally relaxing massage that will calm your mind and body while easing out those underlying stresses and strains. You’ll feel like a free spirit in no time.