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.




21st – 28th April 2018
Ecstasy & Intimacy for Couples

Fall in love all over again

This week invites you on an intimate journey of deep love and acceptance, exploration and discovery, an opportunity to re-energize and rejuvenate your relationship, no matter how long you have been together or how disconnected you feel right now. If the desire is there this retreat will support you to fall in love all over again and discover new passion and desire for each other beyond your wildest dreams…“Totally and truly blissful, ecstatic, orgasmic, joyous & divine! We felt so safe in Annette & Graeme’s sacred hands. Marriage saved.”Elizabeth QLD


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4th  – 7th May 2018
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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17th – 20th May 2018
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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4th- 9th June 2018
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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9th – 15th June 2018
Yoga In Daily Life Winter 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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16th – 22nd June 2018
Deepening the Yoga Experience with Esther Ekhart and Tracey Uber Cook

Immerse yourself in the revitalising elements of the forest while Esther and Tracey guide you through a nourishing and insightful journey of asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, and gentle silence.


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22nd – 24th June 2018
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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24th – 30th June 2018
Classical Yoga Retreat

Explore the ancient wisdom of Yoga. There is a profound, heart-enriching difference between a retreat and a holiday, and you will feel the stirrings of an inner wisdom that you have somehow known all your life.

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2nd July – 7th July 2018
Meeting the Heart Yoga Retreat

The process of Yoga is a way to embark on a pilgrimage to the heart, the source of wisdom and light. This retreat allows us to take time out of our busy lives to create space and time to connect with ourselves and others. You will have the opportunity for deep self-inquiry enabling space for positive changes that you can take home.

Robyn has been teaching Hatha Yoga for over 20 years and is a qualified Yoga Therapist.

More info contact Robyn on 0409 191 359





9th — 15th July 2018
Escape the Winter Meditation & Yoga Retreat

Join Matt Young (Melbourne Meditation Centre) and Agnes Gonfaus (Natural Curiosity) for a full week of mindful rest and relaxation, delicious vegetarian food, gentle movement practices and meditation.The retreat provides you with a chance to get away for a week and to relax, recharge and reflect.
If you’ve never been on a meditation retreat before, this is a great place to start — and if you are new to meditation and mindfulness you’ll be gently eased into the practice with simple, user-friendly techniques and expert instruction. The atmosphere will be friendly and light-hearted and the schedule allows plenty of time for rest, reading and nana-naps!
For more experienced practitioners there will be talks and discussions on a variety of topics customised to your needs.You will also have the opportunity to join us on rainforest walks and in a variety of practices designed to stretch, loosen and nourish the body.

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19th – 26th July 2018
Bhuddi Mind – Practices for Peace, Wellbeing and Clarity

Gabrielle has been teaching yoga for more than 15 years and running retreats since 2009. She combines her knowledge of anatomy, functional movement and meditation into all her teachings.  Being on retreat is the perfect way to step back from the day to day routine and reconnect to what’s truly important. We find a deeper connection to ourselves, others and the world around us.


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26th July – 29th July 2018
Core Life Yoga – Womens Heath Retreat

With a combined experience of over 30 years in the health and wellness industry, Jen and Nyree’s relaxed approach to their retreats ensure you leave feeling happy, refreshed and healthy inside and out. You will be immersed in world heritage rainforest and reef on this 4 day, 3 night retreat in tropical paradise.

Enjoy a Deep Core Flow practice in the morning with late afternoon Yin & Restorative Yoga and Meditation practices.  With plenty of time to chill out, explore the area, have a relaxing massage or simply curl up with a good book overlooking the ocean, this retreat will leaving you feeling relaxed and completely refreshed.


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1st – 5th August 2018
Journey To The Heart –  Chakra Yoga Retreat with Soho Yoga

Join senior teachers Amanda Zdanowicz & Miriam Van Doorn for this magical 5-day/4-night retreat where we will explore the 7 Chakras to bring balance and harmony into our lives. The Chakras are energy centres in your body that affect your physical, emotional, mental and spiritual well-being. Each yoga practice will show you how to connect to a specific chakra and use breathing techniques, mudras (hand positions) and sound therapy to cleanse and support each energy centre. You will leave with a deeper sense of self, understanding and self-love


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5th August – 10th August 2018
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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10th -12th August 2018
Earth Goddess New Moon Retreat – Revive, Renew, Release

Join Nicole Wood, (Hatha and Yin Yoga with over 500 hours of teacher training), an abundant Yogi,  for a real bodied, authentic and loving weekend retreat experience. You will enjoy daily personal self care practices including Yin and Yang asana, Nidra, journalling and a new Moon evening meditation on the sultry sands of Mission Beach. A small and intimate retreat, this will allow you the personal space to feel nourished, cared for and revived. Exclusive (no share) accommodation and all meals are included. This retreat is suitable for anyone who wishes to re-set and connect with yourself & your body. You will understand how Yoga as a self care practice can provide the subtle body with benefits beyond physical movement. This back to basic’s, body positive and real life Yogi retreat is designed with you in mind – a real bodied women


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13th – 17th August 2018
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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19th – 25th August 2018
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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 2nd – 8th September 2018
Selah Yoga Retreat with Karen Bishton

Join Karen on her 2018 Yoga Retreat where you will be able to take sometime out to calm your mind, strengthen your body and nourish your soul.  You will achieve this by bringing back some balance into your life by starting your day with a delicious breakfast, practising daily yoga, meditation, and with plenty of time to just relax and enjoy this special time away in a casual and friendly environment.
Karen is an IYTA trained teacher with over 20 years experience and is passionate about empowering women to be the best version of themselves and founder of the “Nourish ME” Women’s Retreats.

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8th – 13th September 2018
Spring Retreat in Tropical North Queensland

Join Pine Rivers Yoga for 5 days of yoga and explore your horizons. Travel to the beauty of Mission Beach and enjoy a range of yoga experiences in the Rainforest setting of the Sanctuary Retreat Center. Yoga for all levels offered as morning and afternoon sessions, allowing plenty of time to explore, rest and recuperate. Meet the Cassowary who lives at the center, exceptional bird life and enjoy the rainforest’s walk from Sanctuary down to the beach.

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14th – 16th September 2018
Jan Watson Iyengar Yoga Teacher

Escape routine and allow a little time for self. To pause, to reflect and to practice yoga. The postures will focus on your hips and shoulders. Pranayama (breathing techniques) to help you be still and silent. Enjoy delicious food and spectacular views and relax into being on a retreat. Keen beginners to experienced students welcome.





22nd – 28th September 2018
Sanctuary Yoga Retreat with Gina Macauley

A retreat with Gina is an opportunity to restore and renew. Focusing on nourishing the body and mind through asana (postures), pranayama (breathing), meditation, and iRest yoga nidra, you will leave feeling refreshed and ready to take on the rest of the year.

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28th September – 1st October 2018
Deep Core Flow Retreat

This is Vinyasa but not as you know it!  Jen Hamilton is the creator of Deep Core Flow Yoga. You will be adventuring into yourself with stimulating and fun core generated flowing asana sequences that will liberate you from mechanical, linear movements. Learn to activate your deep core, building strength, power and a deep sense of ease in mind and body. Known for her warm and approachable style of teaching that encourages self awareness, playfulness, exploration, artistry and mastery through movement you will leave this retreat feeling inspired, cleansed and restored.

At the tropical oceanside rainforest of Sanctuary Retreat, your days will consist of a juicy morning flow, a delicious healthy breakfast, followed by free time during the day to rest, read, relax, explore or pamper yourself. Enjoy Yin, Restorative and Meditation practices before a healthy, tasty dinner and the best sleep of your life


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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.

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For further details email or Free Call 1800 777 012