beachyogaYoga retreats are a valuable addition to the range of services and opportunities a Yoga School offers. Sanctuary Retreat at Mission Beach, North Queensland is a special place for your next retreat or workshop. A haven of tranquility in a setting of breathtaking beauty – the perfect place to hold a unique retreat

A treat for all the senses

Described as a “slice of heaven” in the latest Lonely Planet East Coast guide, Sanctuary Retreat is actually a small accredited eco-lodge and yoga retreat centre set high on a hill overlooking 50 acres of private natural rainforest and the Coral Sea. A haven for wildlife, Sanctuary can accommodate groups from 6 to 46 in either the minimalist, yet comfortable Rainforest Huts or for those more interested in creature comforts, stylishly appointed Canopy Cabins. All accommodation is set high above the forest floor providing wonderful views of the surrounding rainforest. You can offer a range of retreat prices to suit all budgets as accommodation rates range from $35 to $145 per person per night. Our flexible deposits and payments policy means you only pay for the accommodation you need. Click for bookings information

The main longhouse, with spectacular vistas over the rainforest canopy and out to the Great Barrier Reef, houses the Sanctuary bar and restaurant. Fabulous homemade food is available all day and groups with specific requirements can be catered for. We pride ourselves on a varied and creative menu using fresh local produce, organic where possible. Vegetarian cuisine is a specialty. A well equipped self-catering kitchen is available for those who may prefer to look after themselves. Click for catering information

The Yoga Studio, nestled in lush tropical rainforest, is ideal for yoga groups seeking a unique and tranquil place in harmony with the environment. Polished timber floors, exposed beams and high ceilings combine to provide a wonderful space to hold workshops for yoga asanas, pranayama and meditation to the natural rhythm of the forest. Read more…

Relax, Refresh and Rediscover

Mission Beach is in the heart of the Wet Tropics in North Queensland. With travel times approximately 5.5 hours door to door from Sydney and with return airfares from as low as $300, it’s a Paradise not far away. As you would expect, all the attractions of the tropics are able to be experienced at Mission Beach. From secluded rainforest-fringed beaches with sparkling clear water to island cruises and diving trips to the Great Barrier Reef or for the thrill seekers, white water rafting on the Tully River. At Sanctuary, guests can enjoy the tranquility of the beautiful forest pool, a massage or wander the short walk through the forest to a near private beach. Walking trails wind through the rainforest, where guided night walks can show you how it comes alive after dark.


Just a quick note to say THANK YOU for giving us such nice service during our stay in your great Sanctuary. I got some fantastic feedback from the retreat. Not only from the teaching part but very much so from the FOOD department, your facility, the service, the retreat itself. They all thought it’s a magical place to do yoga. We shall plan a retreat at least once a year and look forward to the next one already. Rich still can’t get over the fact he actually saw a LIVE Cassowary!!! All the very best and good health always. ‘Namaste’ Susi – Ashtanga Yoga Academy Cairns North Queensland

Sanctuary for Mind, Body and Spirit

Conveniently located within Australia without the stresses of international travel, Sanctuary offers an exotic tropical rainforest experience far away from everyday life but without being far away from home. To help make your retreat successful we can help with our co-operative advertising program as well providing a free link on the well-ranked Sanctuary Yoga Upcoming Retreats page. To help make the organising of it stress-free, we can take enquiries, bookings and payments on your behalf, leaving you to concentrate on what you do best: Teach great Yoga Retreats. For more information on the above and other compelling reasons as to why you should hold your next Yoga Retreat at Sanctuary, please click here.

A few more things to consider

Sanctuary is a very special and unique place in many ways. We want to provide a clear, honest picture of Sanctuary, so we request that you consider a few points that will either enhance or detract from your participant?s expectations. Read more… Finally, we hope that you found the links to discover what Sanctaury can offer to create your own unique Yoga Retreat. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you require any further information. We look forward to discussing with you how Sanctuary can help with hosting your next Yoga Retreat.
Warmest regards and namaste,
Jenny and Paul