Queer Community Day Retreat

Created by queer folks, for queer folks

Queer Community Day Retreat

Escape to the Adelaide Hills on Human.Kind’s first ever Queer Community Retreat!


A full day of socialising, food, art and yoga. Run by queer people for queer people. 


A rare opportunity to find nourishment through community, connection and joy. Recharge the batteries in a secluded pocket of the hills. 


What’s included:
  • Return transport to and from City Studio/ Venue
  • 90min Vinyasa yoga practice + meditation
  • Morning tea
  • 2hr pottery class led by queer non-binary artist Sam Gold (they/them).
  • Fully catered lunch courtesy of Tony Bayles (he/him).
  • Dharma/ Yoga Philosophy/ Group session facilitated by Ben Gardner (he/him) and Kristian Crow (he/him).
  • 90min Acoustic Yin practice with live music by Naomi Keyte (she/they)
  • Kirtan practice
  • Bonfire, wine and social session (rainbow/facepaint stations provided for those heading to Pride March after the retreat)

Movement practices will be accessible for beginners, but please email specific questions or requirements to


All ages from 18+, sexualities and gender expressions welcomed and encouraged!


This event is partly made possible through the generosity of Simone Vinall and Oli Scholz.


Photo Credit: Thomas McCammon

Date & Time
Sat 28 October

7:30am – 5:45pm 


Basket Range (Yurrēidla)

Departing from our City Studio on Kaurna Land. 

$279 (inc donation to a LGBTQIA+ charity)
Strictly limited to 26 spots. 

Payment help available through the booking page. There is an option to pay $150 up front, then the remaining cost at a later date. 

Ben Gardner

About Ben 

I started with Human.Kind in early 2018, and my place as Studio Manager in this community has grown and been shaped by the diverse humans who walk through the door each day. 


If I had to prioritise my core values as a teacher and general human being, I would say that acknowledging my privilege, empowering students, being a mirror for growth, and creating safe spaces for all (genders, races, sexualities, religions and abilities) would be the things that rate most highly.


In the space you can expect my attention, warmth, confidentiality, fabulous outfits, fun flow based practices, and always my deep respect. 


I am a proud member of the LGBTQI+ community and acknowledge my work occurs ancient unceded Kaurna land.