Sanctuary Yoga Retreats Mission Beach

Upcoming Yoga Retreats

With a range of yoga retreats taught by skilled teachers from Australia and around the world, there are retreats to suit everyone, from seasoned yogis to those whose path has just begun.




8th – 13th May 2017
Dive Into LOVE- Yoga & Mindfulness Retreat With Teagan Fea & Arlene Kaplan Newstadt

Are You Ready To Dive Deep? This retreat is about LOVE. Loving you, loving life & loving others. Through yoga, meditation, mindfulness and nature connection, you will dive deep into the experience of self LOVE. Allow Anxious thoughts and feelings to disappear, improve your relationships and strengthen your relationship with YOU.


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18th – 21st May 2017
Recharge – Create Space and be Yourself a Good Friend

Can you relate to “ our modern busy life is far away form being spacious & do you want to be more of a friend to yourself?” Life feels cluttered with endless responsibilities and to do lists. The constant mental clutter means no space in the mind for creativity, novelty or meaningful relation ships. To add this, the body often feels tide, tense and de – energized.  During the weekend we will practice Yoga, pranayama, mantra singing, meditation and gain inspiring inside of Yoga philosophy. Triyoga is a Vinyasa style of yoga – it combines dynamic yoga flows in a meditative way. Prana-inspired and systematically introduced, Tri Yoga unites breath and mudra with flowing and sustained Yoga asana. Join us – practice Yoga, create space for what is meaningful for you and cultivate self-respect, self-care and self-love. Everyone welcome.

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Mataji & Sarasvati21st – 27th May 2017
Classical Yoga Retreat
With Swami Shantananda & Sarasvati Dawson

This retreat offers you a five day program with amazing teachers: Swami Shantananda (Mataji) and Sarasvati Sally Dawson. • Asana at the level you choose to strengthen and limber the body as well plenty of gentle restorative to rejuvenate. • Meditation to quieten the mind and tame the ego.  • Chanting to uplift and open the heart. Join us unwinding and relaxing in this beautiful setting, and tuning into the rhythms of nature, “that means letting go of effort, restful harmony” and let go of the conditioning that covers over the gleam of light within us and pins us to a narrow and familiar viewpoint to find “steadiness and ease”.

Explore what Yoga really has to give – profound and mysterious, it awakens us to the aliveness and love that surrounds us at every moment.


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Knoff Yoga Retreat

Take a break from the demands of everyday life.  Relax, rejuvenate and deepen your yoga practise with master teachers Nicky and James Bryan


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11th – 17th June 2017
Winter Break Retreat

This is an eco resort in the canopy of the rain forest so completely beautiful!  With six nights, seven days, just the winter break you need. Will feature yoga, breakfast and dinner each day, there will also be a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef (scuba course can be added if you want it for an additional fee) and plenty of time to chill out. We are just a 10 minute walk to a secluded beach too! Please email me if you are keen.  It will feature yoga twice daily on most days, two hour classes each time… The yoga room at this resort is incredibly beautiful over-looking the forest and is fully equipped. I would love you there to enjoy a break as winter sets in to Sydney… so get in early to avoid being disappointed.

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yog4you17th – 25th June 2017
Joy Of Yoga

Let’s take some time to unwind, to let go of rules, responsibilities, worries. Let’s be playful and connect to likeminded people while doing the thing you love: Yoga! Try out various types of yoga (like flow, yin, acro and supported yoga), integrate yoga philosophy and mindfulness techniques such as pranayama and meditation, connect to nature, deepen your awareness and enhance your happiness and well-being.

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International House of Reiki

Whether you practice the system of Reiki, or you are an experienced meditator seeking to deepen your practice, this course is for you. All lineages and levels, and all who currently meditate are welcome to join us as we work with sitting meditation, moving meditations, and sitting/moving meditation. The powerful experiences awakened during this retreat will not only help you to take your already existing practice to a deeper level, but also to deal with your daily life in general with more ease.

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1st July – 6th July 2017
Taylors Hill Natural Therapies & Yoga

5 nights Accommodation at The Sanctuary Mission Beach * Regular shuttle service in to town to explore Mission Beach shops & surronding areas* ALL Breakfast & Dinners included * Access to outdoor salt water pool and almost private beaches * Morning & Evening Yoga & Meditation daily * 7 Wellbeing Workshops inlcuding * Singing Bowl therapy, chants, what is the mantra om, vision board therapy, wellness talks on food, good health and wellness, breath work techniques, night time yoga techniques & breath work & meditation

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9th – 14th July 2017
Hatha Yoga Retreat with Deborah Taylor

I invite you to escape the southern winter to the beautiful natural environment of Mission Beach in far north Queensland at the eco Sanctuary Retreat. Warm up, unwind and join me for daily sessions of yoga, meditation and yoga nidra. Slowing the pace will allow us to become more mindful. Free time will allow you to connect with nature, walk in the rainforest, view the local wildlife, swim in the rainforest pool or ocean, kayak to Dunk Island, or book a delicious massage. Gift yourself a tropical mid-winter break and yoga immersion journey.

For more information email

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14th – 19th July
Yin and Yang Yoga Retreat

Surrounded by the calming green of nature, Sanctuary Retreat is the perfect place to relax and unwind, be soothed by the lush tropical surrounds and settle into a rejuvenating daily routine of yoga, delicious healthy food; swimming, walking or just relaxing………whatever takes your fancy.  This 6 day 5 night retreat includes 2 x 90 min yoga classes per day (1x Yin and 1 x Hatha Flow), meditation and plenty of free time, add the yummiest vegetarian breakfast and dinner each day and you have the perfect balance.
For more information contact Mary Baseler or 0437070200
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corevinyasa5day21st July – 26th July 2017
Foundation Core Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training Level 1 – 200 Hours
Residential retreat

This Yoga Teacher Training program is for aspiring and experienced yoga teachers, as well as for dedicated students. Deepen your practice, unlock and engage your potential on and off the yoga mat. This unique program offers a dynamic, integrative approach to the art of living and embodying yoga. Whether you plan to teach yoga or want to develop your own personal practice, this cutting edge Foundational Training is the first step towards deepening your study of yoga.  This Course is based in Cairns and will give you the ability to teach a well rounded and cohesive yoga class with skill, integrity and compassion

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30th July – 4th August 2017
Yoga in Daily Life – Tranquil and Tropical Retreat

This year we are fortunate to have Swami Madhuram join us. We will be treated to his amazing knowledge and skills in “Nada Yoga”, the yoga of sound. Imagine a yoga space surrounded by rainforest and inside the teacher is leading the meditation with his Bansuri flute, and chants that will resonate peace within and around us.

All this plus daily Yoga in Daily Life classes, guided meditation, yoga nidra, mini Nada Yoga workshops, inspiring talks and ample free time to relax or explore the lush and warm tropical surrounds, ensuring a balanced, nourishing and enriching experience awaits us at this retreat!


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A retreat is a wonderful way to deepen your Yoga practice and this retreat will be a great opportunity to explore the other joys of Yoga that are only just touched upon in a class environment. You will be able to immerse yourself in the beauty and energy of the environment and the practice. This retreat is open to all levels of practitioner.


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kozen12th – 19th August 2017
Kozen Yoga

With the friendliest teachers and members (big call we know), your retreat with Kozen yoga will leave you feeling stronger, healthier and heck, why not happier?  Our task, is to help you inspire and love yourself.  So your task, is to seek all the barriers within yourself you have placed against this.  Ready for adventure?  Ready to feel amazing inside out?

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KarenGrenfell20th – 25th August 2017
Ashtanga Yoga Retreat with Karyn Grenfell

Join Certified Ashtanga Yoga teacher Karyn Grenfell, the founder of Ashtanga Yoga Melbourne, for five days of invigorating and enlightening yoga. Explore this wonderful form of yoga through Mysore style and led practice sessions. This is a terrific opportunity to deepen your practice with afternoon workshops exploring alignment, breath, chanting and yoga philosophy. Throughout the week there will also be plenty of time available for relaxing and sightseeing. Enjoy being a part of this retreat  that is aimed to inspire a passion for the practice of Ashtanga Yoga.

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27th August – 1st September 2017
Into the Heart Yoga with Jayne Robertson

Retreat into the heart of the rainforest and nourish yourself through the practice of yoga. Each day we awaken our natural rhythms as we sink into the elements of the earth, water, and air; to the sounds of the natural environment and the option of greeting the rising sun with a morning meditation on the beach. Following is a physical practice of yoga that will connect you to your breath, your body and deeply to the sacred space that dwells within. Plenty of free time is available during the day to explore, relax, swim and enjoy the incredible healing energies of Sanctuary Retreat. Late afternoon we return to the studio to relax deeply with restorative yoga, fascia release or meditation. We conclude the day with the most delicious communal evening meal. Step into your heart and join us for this transformative experience


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1st – 5th September 2017
Uniquely Iyengar with Jan Watson

Retreat component: Friday 1st – Sunday 3rd September ~ Vital Sites and Energy lines. Suitable for keen beginners to experienced practitioners.
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Ongoing yoga studies: Friday 1st – Tuesday 5th September. Experienced students and teachers (30 hours CPD)
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Uniquely Iyengar … great detail, precise focus on body alignment, with miscorrections and errors actively adjusted.  Iyengar yoga is a powerful tool to relieve stresses of our modern living which in turn helps to promote physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Beautiful location, delicious food, all yoga equipment provided.



janebevan15th  – 17th September 2017
Nourish Body, Mind and Spirit with Jane Bevan

Be nourished body, mind and spirit through a calm and rejuvenating yoga practice focusing on aligning breath with movement, to maximise the effectiveness of your yoga practice, relaxation, mantra chanting and meditation. Enjoy the beauty of the rainforest, delicious healthy food and connecting deeply with yourself and others – sharing in another of Jane’s life affirming retreats.
Jane is an IYTA teacher with 20 years experience, and loves creating the opportunity for students of all ages to feel inspired, revitalised and at ease

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Claire_Sunyoga17th – 23rd September 2017
SunYoga Holiday Retreat with Claire Heywood

Join experienced yoga teacher Claire Heywood for 6 nights & 5 days of gentle, Hatha based yoga and pure holiday pleasure. Enjoy delicious food, good company, and rejuvenating, slow-paced yoga, with plenty of free time to rest & explore. Unwind and relax into the simple nourishing rhythms of tropical retreat life.

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24th – 30th September 2017
Ashtanga Retreat With Greg and Tracy Cooper

A wonderful opportunity to practice with the balance of tradition and an attention to detail that is characteristic of teachers from the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne. You can expect to be challenged, refreshed, encouraged and nurtured in one of the most pristine places on the planet

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 2nd – 7th OctoberAlysha_twist 2017
Alexander Technique, Yoga, Meditation & Mindfulness

This retreat with David Moore and teachers from the Melbourne Yoga Centre and School for F.M. Alexander Studies will focus on the application of the Alexander technique ot yoga, meditation and mindfulness in daily life.

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12th – 15th October 2017
SoulMotion Yoga Immersion Retreat

Have you’ve been practicing Yoga and love it? Are you ready to dive deep into alignment, anatomy and philosophy of the yoga practice, which nourishing your body and soul in the tranquil environment of the Mission Beach Sanctuary.  Then this one is for you.
Four days of yoga, yoga and more yoga. Enjoy daily, morning classes, alignment workshops and philosophy sessions that will allow you to see the world in a whole new light. In a beautiful setting with luscious and nutritious vegetarian foods

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27th – 29th October 2017
Body and Soul Harmonising Retreat

Retreat with us to the amazing shores of Mission Beach. Kylie, Jay & Janelle are bringing you together to focus on HARMONISING yourself with lots of Yoga, meditation, tasty healthy meals, fresh juice, a sound healing, a guided rainforest hike and of course plenty of time to relax on the beach.  There will also be education segments with a qualified Naturopath around nutrition & food prep in order to optimise and harmonise your cells and body.  Why should you harmonise? To release the stress of your daily life. To reconnect to nature and life around you. To connect to a community of conscious and inspiring people. To come back revived and ready to move forward in your life with ease.  Early Bird Prices End July 31st.

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For a handy information sheet on Sanctuary accommodation, facilities, what to bring, what to expect, location and how to get here, click here.

Yoga Teachers and Schools – if you would like find out more about holding Yoga Retreats at Sanctuary please click here

For further details email or Free Call 1800 777 012