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.



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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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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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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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3rd – 5th November 2017
Yoga and Meditation Retreat – Slip into Slow

This is a time to change gears….. to slip into slow. Your Retreat will begin as you leave your home to make your way into this pristine land by the sea. With yoga and meditation you will be guided into the heart of your being. Feel, as your senses awaken, your body, softens and your mind settles down. As you slip into slow and embrace this space you will notice how the world around you changes. This is where transformation begins. I invite you to join me in this spiritually awakening weekend of heart opening, gentle yoga flexing, awareness and deep rest.


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16th – 21st November 2017
Discover Your True Nature

Join Natalie with her 30 years experience of yoga and healing. “Discover your true nature” as your body naturally resonates with the natural surrounds of beautiful Sanctuary Retreat.Through the mundane life we live just to sustain ourselves we lose touch with who we really are, what we truly need and what resonates with us to keep us happy and healthy. We loose touch with our true nature.Experience several modalities of energy and healing to re-group our actions and thoughts allowing the emotions to stabilize, once you experience this you are in touch with your inner nature and there you will discover who you are, where you wish to be and what you are meant to do.Through Alchemic Yoga, Chi Kung, Meditation, movement, sound and visualization Natalie will take you on a fun and safe journey. Come with a friend or come alone, Natalie has a way of weaving everyone together feeling a close-knit community.

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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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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


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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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25th – 31st August 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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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