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.




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
Weekend Retreat 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.

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14th – 19th September 2018
6- Day Iyengar Yoga Intensive with Jan Watson.

Open to Teachers and Experienced students of all modalities.  During the 6 days you will be immersed in Iyengar yoga; from led practice sequences, asana and pranayama classes to meditation.  Further more learn why, when and how to adjust.  With focus on detail, alignment of body and precision of instructions you will get the most out of your yoga practice. With the inclusion of the Weekend Retreat an opportunity is also there to help assist in the classes on Saturday and Sunday. Hence, this is a Practical Intensive.

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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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12th October – 14th October 2018
Nourish Body, Mind and Spirit with Jane Bevan and Jo Begbie

Rediscover the Essential You. Be nourished body, mind and spirit through calm and rejuvenating yoga practice focusing on aligning breath with movement to maximise the effectiveness of your yoga practice. Experience hatha and yin yoga sessions, wellness workshops, 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, this time in partnership with Jo.

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.

Jo is a Yin Yoga teacher and a life and wellness coach with a passion for helping others to live the life of their dreams.

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20th October – 26th October 2018
Reconnect Body Soul Spirit

Does your spirit need to expand?
Could your mind do with a little more clarity?
Does your soul need rest?
Is your body needing some nurturing?

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 lose touch with our true spirit nature.

This 7 day retreat promises to give you a great balance of yoga, meditation, experimentalism, and spare time. You will stay on top of a mountain overlooking Brookes Beach. Accommodation is set in a unique rainforest eco-lodge in a hut or cabin to appreciate the lush tropical space where you can connect and transform your wellness through healthy food and good company. Guided by an experienced instructor, this retreat will help you to discover who you truly are!

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1st November – 8th November 2018
The Australian Activation Retreat

You’re about to embark on an adventure that will change your life from the inside out, as you activate the infinite wealth of your soul. Infinite potential, possibility and creation is available to you in every given moment. This is a  Retreat like no other to remember new depths of who you are and be uncompromising to the truth. You will be held to own your authority and support yourself and others who are standing on the edge, to truly fly fee. You’re invited to share 7 magical days in North Queensland’s ancient rainforest activating a new reality filled with a wealth of freedom, passion, joy, love and laughter in your life.

Start your Activation NOW!

Say a great big ‘Yes’ and register for this very unique retreat experience.

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18th – 14th June 2019
Yoga in Daily Life

While we all ‘exist’, we know there is more to life. Take some time out to let the stress & busyness of usual life peel off you. Rediscover your true nature allowing your life to bloom into vitality, inspiration and aliveness. This is what the authentic Yoga in Daily Life practice offers.

You will enjoy the sensation of your body relaxing; your face softening as your breath calms and your movements become slower and awareness arrives to the present moment. As you acquire new depth and stillness within your meditations, you will come into the lightness of being, awakening the peace that is already within you.


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21st – 23rd June 2019
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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8th – 14th July 2019
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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11th August – 16th August 2019
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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25th – 30th August 2019
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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For further details email or Free Call 1800 777 012