Upcoming 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.

16th – 21st April 2021

transcendental meditation retreat

Learn Transcendental Meditation®in FNQ! – TM is a simple, natural, effortless technique that promotes well being, inner peace, happiness and creativity.

More info coming soon

24th – 30th April 2021

Zenko Yoga rainforest retreat

Yoga and meditation classes will be offered twice daily with Lauren and Kelly. Classes are suited to all levels and will be a mix of inspiring power flows, strong yet slower flows, restorative and yin classes as well as yoga nidra and visualisation.

Opening and closing circles, mindful walks and mindfulness workshops will also be included throughout the week, all designed to help you feel inspired, uplifted, grounded and deeply rejuvenated. Through journalling, exercises and shared wisdom, experience growth, transformation and awakening in a supportive and deeply activating space.

30th April -3rd May 2021

yoga with jane

“Take this opportunity to join me on this 3 day retreat and to reconnect with the Essential You.

Let me share with you the gifts of yoga through guiding you into a deepening awareness of the body, the breath and the mind.
Be nourished through calm and rejuvenating yoga practices, deep relaxation, mantra chanting and meditation and some art activities. Enjoy time for reflection stimulated through the discussion of some of the core philosophies of yoga. Connect with yourself and others in this peaceful environment. There will be adequate free time during the retreat to enjoy the beautiful rainforest and beach environment, to swim, walk and chill.”

I am a fully accredited IYTA teacher and YTA yoga therapist with over 20 years of teaching experience who loves creating the opportunity for students of all ages ad stages to feel inspired, revitalised and at ease.

6th- 9th May 2021

Gentle Yoga, reiki Meditaion retreat With Julie Heskins, rainforest Reiki

 Find the peace and harmony within during this 4 Night/3 Day Retreat
Julie has been teaching the Japanese esoteric meditations for 10 years.  Each day we will start with a gentle yoga session followed by meditation and reiki practice.
This deeply healing retreat offers the opportunity to connect to self through yoga, chanting, moving and seated meditation.
Between sessions there will be time also to relax and enjoy the magnificent surroundings and nature Sanctuary has to offer.

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12th – 16th May 2021

Yoga Therapies Mission beach Retreat

Here’s the plan….. a little getaway…. sleeping amongst the rainforest, a short stroll from a near private beach. Its the stuff dreams right now are made of right?
And it gets better, good company, beautifully prepared healthy meals, and Yoga, yes there will be plenty of that!
Best of all, this is all going to happen within driving distance of Airlie Beach.
It wasn’t meant to be the plan, lets face it for many of us 2020 hasn’t quite gone the way that it was meant to… but it’s a new plan and its opportunity to have something to look forward to.
Join Meaghan for this 4 night Yoga retreat in Mission Beach.

16th – 19th May 2021

hartig yoga – Revive – Restore – Reignite

Join Beth Hartig and Amber Legay for a 3 night Yoga, Pranayama (breathing exercises) and Meditation Retreat in the stunningly beautiful Mission Beach, Far North Queensland.

This Yoga Retreat is designed to be deeply nourishing on all levels.
We will create a space for you to completely re-boot your system. To escape society and your daily stresses and reconnect with nature.
Our intention is to help you feel revived and restored and the reignite a spark within your soul.

20th – 23th May 2021

Hidden Dynamics Retreat

Do you feel stuck in your life, tired of repeating the same patterns over and over? Looking at family pictures, it’s sometimes easy to see where our physical characteristics come from. E.g. we may share the same curly black hair as our mother.  We also inherit mental and emotional characteristics from family members, which are often recognized by others. 
But if we’re stuck in our lives, in a marriage or job that doesn’t suit us; or we try to overcome depression/addiction or simple loneliness, or we battle with a child we just can’t seem to reach – we don’t link it back to a precipitating event in our family history that’s been passed down through our genetic line. Hidden family dynamics and childhood programming play a far bigger role than previously thought. They are commonly referred to as the Family/Systemic Constellation.
This retreat has the potential to change your life forever.
The retreat schedule includes daily Family Constellation sessions, in small and big groups. Furthermore, there’ll be an art class to express your emotional work in the outer world and to support the healing process on a body level.
These retreat days are designed for healing and personal growth and is a wonderful opportunity to look at hidden dynamics and entanglements, to bring awareness and find powerful solutions in the company of inspiring, like-minded people.

27th – 30th May 2021

Vinyasa Flow Retreat with Jen Hamilton

 Tap into vitality with this 3 night retreat at Mission Beach, North Queensland.

Join Jen as she leads you into the nourishing and uplifting atmosphere of a three day yoga retreat. This weekend retreat is a wonderful opportunity to rest, recharge, explore deep within and share in the company of inspiring like minded people. Enjoy a morning juicy Vinyasa Flow practice that will awaken your body and mind and leave you feeling relaxed and strong. The evenings will be sweet and blissful Restorative/Yin Yoga and Meditation. Retreats with Jen will break you out of the same old box, revealing new territory in the body, mind and heart inspiring a dedication to living authentically, courageously and joyfully.
Jen’s playful personality, intuition and focused intelligence brings depth, clarity and vitality to her classes. You will leave this retreat connected, inspired, cleansed and restored.

Jen has been teaching Yoga for 25 years, is 1500Hr Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Australia, and Co Director of Core Life Teacher Training.

30th May – 5th June 2021

journey to essence – meditation and yoga retreat

Voyage deep within to feel the home that offers you fullness, peace, joy, and a wellspring of truth and delight. As you free your physical body and mind of stress, you will have access to the profound and beautiful essence that rests inside you.
A sweet flow of yoga, bodywork, Qigong, energy work, ritual, walks in nature and learning will open your eyes, heart and spirit. Reach into and celebrate what is possible for you.
You will be gently escorted by three loving teachers Dhyana, Ashleigh and Michael. Collectively we hold a space for you to explore your own glowing inner nature.  
Find new ways to be embodied, aware, playful, moved and happy.

5th – 12th June 2021

australian college of classical yoga

Had enough of looking at the same four walls? Not looking forward to a soggy, dreary winter? Join us for a week-long getaway at the Sanctuary Eco-Retreat Centre at Mission Beach. Beach on one side, rainforest on the other. In fact, Mission Beach is one of the places the rainforest comes down to the beach and the Sanctuary Retreat Centre is on the shore, snuggled into the forest itself with gorgeous little huts that find a nice balance between letting nature in and keeping it out!

Sarasvati and Danni will lead a week-long retreat in this idyllic natural setting, providing a practice that is soothing and invigorating. Practice at your own pace in the morning with a general Hatha practice, and finish the day with a more gently-paced practice to slow down and renew your energy. The week is interspersed with some yoga workshops, some meditation practice, and plenty of time left over to walk the beach, the forest, or spend some time quietly chatting with other like-minded people. Bring a book to enjoy some quiet time too. Leave the computers, the cars, the trains, the workplace, and the stresses of life behind for a week and return to the simple freedom of yoga, nature, food, and friends.

12th – 19th June 2021

Iyengar Yoga Retreat with Dorothy de Guara

more info coming soon

19th – 25th June 2021

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.

26th June – 2nd July 2021

Coming home to stillness – 7 Day meditation retreat

Coming Home to Stillness was developed to bridge the gap between the harshness of traditional meditation retreats and the modern practitioner. From the fundamentals into its depths, the retreat will be systematically unravelling the mysteries and obstacles the mindfulness practitioner faces through a blend of science, humour, story and analogy to meet and placate the modern mind. Each day can be seen as experiment of self and mind with each key meditative concept given an abundance of opportunity to be experienced and embodied.

4th – 10th July 2021

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 or yoga retreat before, this is a great place to start. The atmosphere will be friendly and light-hearted and the schedule allows plenty of time for rest, reading and sleep! The schedule includes periods of meditation and yoga practice as well as short talks and discussions on how to get the most out of meditation and mindfulness. You will also have the opportunity to join us on a rainforest walk and to enjoy the beach, pool and a variety of practices designed to stretch, loosen and nourish the body.

11th – 17th July 2021

Relax and Recharge with Flo Fenton

Senior Yoga Master Flo Fenton returns after a 12 year hiatus to Sanctuary Retreat!

Flo has been teaching for nearly 25 years, and is a teacher trainer and yoga therapist. She focuses on making each yoga practice safe and sustainable for all students-though the sessions are powerful and transformative. Don’t miss out!

 

18th – 23rd July 2021

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.

23rd – 26th July 2021

yoga with jane

“Take this opportunity to join me on this 3 day retreat and to reconnect with the Essential You.
Let me share with you the gifts of yoga through guiding you into a deepening awareness of the body, the breath and the mind.
Be nourished through calm and rejuvenating yoga practices, deep relaxation, mantra chanting and meditation and some art activities. Enjoy time for reflection stimulated through the discussion of some of the core philosophies of yoga. Connect with yourself and others in this peaceful environment. There will be adequate free time during the retreat to enjoy the beautiful rainforest and beach environment, to swim, walk and chill.”

I am a fully accredited IYTA teacher and YTA yoga therapist with over 20 years of teaching experience who loves creating the opportunity for students of all ages ad stages to feel inspired, revitalised and at ease.

7th – 13th August 2021

kozen yoga retreat

More Info Coming Soon

14th – 20th August 2021

asha yoga – refresh – refocus – revive

Far North Queensland is the PERFECT place to spend 7 nourishing days (and 6 nights)..
…taking the time out to nourish your body and soul while feeling fully alive and present in the moment. Can you imagine what it would feel like …
To be stress free, in control and excited about your future?
To slow life down a little, to feel calm and peaceful, as if you had time to exhale and linger in the moment?
Connected spiritually, to be uplifted, encouraged and renewed in faith?
To have more insight into your life’s purpose and to be clearer about the pathway towards being healthy and whole?
To learn to meditate so you can relax and rejuvenate even more deeply?
To truly care for yourself and enjoy being in your own company?

By the end of this retreat, through daily yoga, meditation, local sourced vegetarian cuisine and being re-energised in a tropical rainforest, you will feel relaxed, renewed and fully alive! You will feel nourished from the inside out having created a deeper awareness and knowledge of your innermost being, and experiencing meaningful connections with your new found friends and the nature around you. Grounded. Refreshed. Connected.

20th – 22d August 2021

weekend qigong and yin yoga retreat

A blissful weekend of dynamic Qigong & nourishing Yin Yoga with Wendy & Sue.

Start the morning waking up amongst the beautiful rainforest, a short stroll down to the beach to experience the ancient healing practice of Qigong, and finish the day with restorative Yin Yoga & Meditation.

22nd – 28th August 2021

Yogahara Retreat with Gina Macauley

“This retreat will be an opportunity to relax and restore in paradise. The week will be a lovely balance of yoga, rainforest walking, beach going, massaging and exploring.

A retreat is a wonderful way to deepen your Yoga practice and this retreat will be a great opportunity to explore some of 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. It will include asana (physical postures), iRest Yoga Nidra, meditation, restorative yoga and philosophy talks.”

Gina has been practicing yoga since the late 80s and teaching since 2009. She is also a yoga therapist and a certified iRest Yoga Nidra teacher.

28th August – 2nd September 2021

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 Centre. Yoga for all levels offered as morning and evening sessions, allowing plenty of time to explore, rest and recuperate. Meet the Cassowary who lives at the centre, exceptional bird life and enjoy the rainforest walk from Sanctuary down to the beach

4th – 9th September 2021

yoga and alexander technique

 This retreat offers a week of deepening your yoga practice with Alexander Technique principles embedded in classes to improve your skill and the safety of your practice. Set in the beautiful surrounds of the rainforest, Caroline Blackshaw, Yoga and Alexander teacher and Jenny Thirtle, Alexander Teacher and Teacher Trainer will be taking you on a journey of enquiry, learning and broadening of your practice

9th – 12th September 2021

Vinyasa Flow Retreat with Jen Hamilton

 Tap into vitality with this 3 night retreat at Mission Beach, North Queensland.

Join Jen as she leads you into the nourishing and uplifting atmosphere of a three day yoga retreat. This weekend retreat is a wonderful opportunity to rest, recharge, explore deep within and share in the company of inspiring like minded people. Enjoy a morning juicy Vinyasa Flow practice that will awaken your body and mind and leave you feeling relaxed and strong. The evenings will be sweet and blissful Restorative/Yin Yoga and Meditation. Retreats with Jen will break you out of the same old box, revealing new territory in the body, mind and heart inspiring a dedication to living authentically, courageously and joyfully.
Jen’s playful personality, intuition and focused intelligence brings depth, clarity and vitality to her classes. You will leave this retreat connected, inspired, cleansed and restored.

Jen has been teaching Yoga for 25 years, is 1500Hr Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance Australia, and Co Director of Core Life Teacher Training.

12th – 18th September 2021

Williamstown yoga with fiona hyde

More info coming soon

18th – 23rd September 2021

husky yoga with Mary baseler

More info coming soon

24th- 27th September 2021

Gentle Yoga, reiki Meditaion retreat With Julie Heskins, rainforest Reiki

 Find the peace and harmony within during this 4 Night/3 Day Retreat
Julie has been teaching the Japanese esoteric meditations for 10 years.  Each day we will start with a gentle yoga session followed by meditation and reiki practice.
This deeply healing retreat offers the opportunity to connect to self through yoga, chanting, moving and seated meditation.
Between sessions there will be time also to relax and enjoy the magnificent surroundings and nature Sanctuary has to offer.

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29th September – 4th July October 2021

yoga with jane

“Take this opportunity to join me on this 3 day retreat and to reconnect with the Essential You.
Let me share with you the gifts of yoga through guiding you into a deepening awareness of the body, the breath and the mind.
Be nourished through calm and rejuvenating yoga practices, deep relaxation, mantra chanting and meditation and some art activities. Enjoy time for reflection stimulated through the discussion of some of the core philosophies of yoga. Connect with yourself and others in this peaceful environment. There will be adequate free time during the retreat to enjoy the beautiful rainforest and beach environment, to swim, walk and chill.”

I am a fully accredited IYTA teacher and YTA yoga therapist with over 20 years of teaching experience who loves creating the opportunity for students of all ages ad stages to feel inspired, revitalised and at ease.

10th – 17th October 2021

awakening shakti

This 7 day yoga retreat promises to be joyful and challenging, with early morning starts to salute the sun while it rises from the ocean, various types of asana practices, moving meditation, cleansing breath work, delicious food, and plenty of time to enjoy the amazing rainforest, beach, to swim and relax.

Based on Anneriek’s Goddess SequencesTM, in this retreat you will evolve your awareness, to help you create a world in which you live in balance with others and the earth, and with your own masculine and feminine nature. The masculine – Shiva – is source of consciousness/awareness. The feminine – Shakti – is pure creative eros, the life force behind all evolution and all change. Awakening Shakti has the potential to not only tune you to your own sacred capacities but also helps you with the hidden and secret forces at play in your life.

In this retreat you will be able to connect to likeminded souls, enjoy the abundance of nature, to embody your yoga practice, to deepen your awareness and enhance your happiness and well-being. You will be guided through meditation and yoga sessions daily (flow and yin) to reconnect to your body and mind.  Anneriek creates a trusting and open environment to share and explore your experience.

17th – 24th October 2021

Finding your balance

In this 7 day “Finding Your Balance” yoga retreat you will be exploring and balancing out your masculine and feminine energies. We all posses and use both, regardless of gender.  In constantly undervaluing and disrespecting an innate part of ourselves, we struggle to recognise the whole perfect being that we are. Learning to respect feminine traits along with masculine, first in ourselves and then in others, will do a lot for not only our mental and physical health, but also society at large.

Based on both Anneriek’s Goddess Sequences(TM) and Shiva Sequences(TM), this retreat you will help you find connection to and balance between your “Shakti” and your “Shiva” to help you create a world in which you live in balance with others and the earth, and with your own masculine and feminine nature. The masculine – Shiva – is source of consciousness/awareness. The feminine – Shakti – is the life force behind all evolution and all change.

This retreat offers practices that allow you to connect to your body, to develop mental awareness, to challenge and laugh at yourself, to slow down and arrive in the the present moment. You will be able to unwind, to let go of your rules, your responsibilities, your worries, so that you can be more playful, connect with nature, and deepen your awareness to enhance your happiness and well-being. You will be guided through meditation and yoga (flow and yin) sessions daily to reconnect to and heal your body and mind.  Anneriek creates a trusting and open environment to share and explore your experience.

12th – 15th November 2021

yoga with jane

“Take this opportunity to join me on this 3 day retreat and to reconnect with the Essential You.
Let me share with you the gifts of yoga through guiding you into a deepening awareness of the body, the breath and the mind.
Be nourished through calm and rejuvenating yoga practices, deep relaxation, mantra chanting and meditation and some art activities. Enjoy time for reflection stimulated through the discussion of some of the core philosophies of yoga. Connect with yourself and others in this peaceful environment. There will be adequate free time during the retreat to enjoy the beautiful rainforest and beach environment, to swim, walk and chill.”

I am a fully accredited IYTA teacher and YTA yoga therapist with over 20 years of teaching experience who loves creating the opportunity for students of all ages ad stages to feel inspired, revitalised and at ease.

 

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