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.

14th – 20th August 2022

the re-emergence retreat

For you to recover a sense of grounding, remember how you can embody happiness, joy and inner peace and revitalise your mental and physical health so you can return to your everyday glowing with a sense of self empowerment and emotional ease.

20th – 24th August 2022

Silent Meditation Retreat

guided self-inquiry based silent retreat involving 3 full days of meditation, gentle yoga practices, and spiritual discourse, all against a backdrop of stillness, located at the spectacular Sanctuary Retreat in Mission Beach.

25th – 28th August 2022

Yoga with Jan

This 3 day yoga retreat offers asana classes in the mornings and restorative/reflective classes in the afternoons. The food is delicious, the location awesome. It’s a time for you to unwind, to enjoy the benefits of yoga, and in between, to relax with a good book, have a massage, go swimming or hiking. Jan is a skillful teacher who embraces alignment, precision, and breathing renowned in the teaching of Iyengar Yoga. She easily explains the how’s and why’s of poses with concise instructions and challenges you to go that little bit further.
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28th August – 2nd September 2022

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 2022

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 – 13th September 2022

Into the Heart of Stillness – Yoga & Meditation Retreat with Rose & Kellie

The spectacular Sanctuary Retreat provides fertile ground for serenity, sacredness, and stillness. When you couple that with the powerful and ancient practices of yoga and meditation; add the transcendent sounds of gongs and singing bowls; sprinkle with an afternoon of creative expression; and top it all off with an intentional cacao ceremony; heart-opening becomes inevitable.

When all of this occurs during the full moon, magic happens.

13th – 18th September  2022

yoga RETREAT WITH JEN HAMILTON

Retreats with Jen are an opportunity to centre, restore and reflect on your health, wellness, body, and spirit.  Jen draws on 25 years of teaching Yoga to craft unforgettable retreat experiences.  Immerse in Hatha/Vinyasa, myofascial release work, meditation, and pranayama to settle and open the mind and body, cultivating ease and space for revitalising and restoring.  This is a chance to be completely present to your whole self, immersed in nature.

18th – 24th September 2022

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.

29th September – 2nd October 2022

Yoga Retreat with Rossi and Tomoko

Join two Master Teachers from Cairns for a long weekend of Yoga (all levels). Meditation, Pranayama, Optional Workshops (Backbends, Inversions, Introduction to Fasting, Healthy Nutrition and Mindful Eating) in a wonderful rainforest location close to the Beach!
For information, prices and bookings, please contact Rossi per email roswitha.postler@gmx.de or via phone 0432154716”

2nd – 8th October 2022

Live and breathE yoga

The combination of asana, pranayama, meditation, philosophy, introspection, silence, and nature provide the perfect opportunity to retreat deeply into the delights of the forest and restore and revitalise yourself on all levels, while deepening your practice and your connection to the heart of yoga.

15th – 22nd October 2022

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.

28th – 31st October 2022

Free to be me womens retreat

Join us to awaken to the next stage of be-ing in your life, with lots of fun, laughter wrapped around deep healing and like-minded women.

3rd – 6th November  2022

yoga RETREAT WITH JEN HAMILTON

Retreats with Jen are an opportunity for deep rest and rejuvenation. Jen draws on 25 years of teaching Yoga to craft unforgettable retreat experiences. Immerse in a therapeutic blend of Hatha/Vinyasa, Restorative/ Yin Yoga, myofascial release work, Pranayama, and Meditation for the ultimate mind and body recalibration. This is a chance to be completely present to your whole self, enjoying nourishing foods, totally immersed in nature.

20th – 24th November 2022

hartig yoga – Revive – Restore – Reignite

“A Journey Through the Chakras”. Join Beth and Amber for 4 nights exploring the 7 main chakras.  We will have 8 sessions over the 4 days, each one will explore one of the 7 chakras (starting from Root chakra and journeying up to the Crown Chakra) using yoga asana, pranayama, mantra, visualisation and meditation. Within this retreat you will gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your energy body, and where you might experience blockages within yourself and within your life. A deep exploration of self, in a safe and nurturing space, with other like minded people.  This retreat will also include- Sunrise Yoga/Meditation at the beach, a fire Circle at the beach, plenty of free time to rest/explore and a few different surprise workshops to deepen our knowledge and felt sense of the chakras… . This will be a transformational journey, not to be missed!

 

24th – 29th November 2022

hartig yoga – Revive – Restore – Reignite

“A Journey Through the Chakras”. Join Beth and Amber for 4 nights exploring the 7 main chakras.  We will have 8 sessions over the 4 days, each one will explore one of the 7 chakras (starting from Root chakra and journeying up to the Crown Chakra) using yoga asana, pranayama, mantra, visualisation and meditation. Within this retreat you will gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your energy body, and where you might experience blockages within yourself and within your life. A deep exploration of self, in a safe and nurturing space, with other like minded people.  This retreat will also include- Sunrise Yoga/Meditation at the beach, a fire Circle at the beach, plenty of free time to rest/explore and a few different surprise workshops to deepen our knowledge and felt sense of the chakras… . This will be a transformational journey, not to be missed!

 

2023

Pilates Nature retreat

Join us for a wonderful wellbeing retreat immersed in nature, surrounded by the rainforest and the most beautiful tropical beaches.  Kym and her colleagues have been operating Pilates retreats and holidays since 2004. She loves giving people the opportunity to retreat to amazing locations and do mindful movement through Pilates and simple mindfulness meditation practices.  This retreat will support you to connect and strengthen your body and mind, to increase awareness and joy and deepen your ability to relax and manage stress.

28th May – 3rd June 2023

exhale the past, breathe in the future

Senior Iyengar yoga teacher Tim Oddie and mindfulness educator Anna Loughrey have run retreats in Australia and internationally for 15 years. Join them for a unique and powerful life-affirming experience at Sanctuary Retreat, on Djiru Country. Aiming for exclusive use of the centre for 6 nights, this retreat includes twice daily yoga and daily mindfulness practice, all meals, rich cultural experiences and more.

4th – 10th June 2023

yoga therapies

10th – 16th June 2023

yoga and wellness retreat

Retreat to the lush beachside rainforest at mission beach and reconnect with the essence of your true, peaceful nature. Nestled in the vines for 6 glorious nights you’ll enjoy daily yoga, meditation and breath work, 4 x beach boot camp sessions and incredible vegetarian cuisine showcasing the bounty of the region. You’ll also gain life enhancing knowledge during the workshops on retreat to help you live a happy, stress-free life full of peace and purpose

29th June – 9th July 2023

Yin Yoga Teacher Training Rainforest Retreat

More info coming Soon

9th – 15th July 2023

Writing and reading retreat

Over 8 days and 7 nights, immerse yourself in a writing and reading retreat in the beautiful surrounds of the unique Sanctuary EcoLodge Retreat with other academic and non-academics.
This is a place for peaceful silence, the joy of life, and writing or reading in the company of like minded people

23rd – 29th July 2023

Relax and Recharge with Flo Fenton

Yoga Master Flo Fenton from Byron Bay returns to Sanctuary Retreat!
Flo has been teaching for nearly 25 years, and is a senior yoga teacher, teacher trainer and yoga therapist. She teaches authentic yoga techniques with a focuses on making each yoga practice safe and sustainable for all students-though the sessions are powerful and transformative.
Don’t miss out!

 

 

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