Retreat to the Tropical North 5-10 Sep 2020 - Pine Rivers Yoga - Brisbane, Australia

Retreat to the Tropical North 5-10 Sep 2020

Join us for 4 days/5 nights of yoga and explore your horizons. Travel to the beauty of Mission Beach in Far North Queensland and enjoy a range of yoga experiences in the Rainforest setting of the Sanctuary Retreat Centre.

Yoga for all levels offered as morning and restorative afternoon sessions, allowing plenty of time to explore, rest and nourish mind and body. Meet the Cassowary who lives at the centre, experience the varied bird life and enjoy the rainforest walk from the Sanctuary Retreat down to the beach.  

About Sanctuary Retreat

Sanctuary Retreat is a unique rainforest eco-lodge and yoga retreat in Mission Beach, North Queensland, half way between Townsville and Cairns. An adventurous destination for the physically active who seek a natural environment as well as the creature comforts of life.
  • 50 acres of lush tropical private rainforest
  • Secluded rainforest cabins and huts
  • Purpose-built yoga studio
  • Delicious cuisine (vegetarian and raw a specialty)
  • Swimming pool in the rainforest
  • Access to a near private secluded beach
  • Massage
  • Bird watching and creatures
  • Amazing views and an unspoilt paradise
  • Probably the best place in Australia to see a Cassowary in the wild
  • Free WiFi

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What's included

  • 5 nights Accommodation
  • 4 days of morning & afternoon Yoga Sessions
  • Breakfast & Dinner (dinner only on day of arrival & breakfast only on day of departure)
  • Free daily trips to Mission Beach

About the Food

The food is of the highest quality using the best ingredients and catering for all dietary requirements including vegetarian, vegan, raw and paleo.
Breakfast at 9am
Breakfast buffet each day consists of homemade organic muesli (gluten free also available), fresh fruit, home baked goods which can be vegan/paleo friendly, various homemade breads, porridge and eggs, tea and Juice.
Dinner at 6:30pm
The evening meal is a daily changing menu consisting of a choice of three vegetarian meals with shared salads and home-made breads on the table. All meals are stunningly presented, fresh, homemade and delicious. 

* for any special menu requests like fully vegan/ raw there may be a surcharge.
Lunch is not included in the price of the retreat however self-catering facilities are available and the restaurant is open for lunch.
Free trips into Mission Beach are available during the week for anyone who wishes to pick up supplies. 

About the Yoga

Yoga sessions will run daily at 7am and 4.30pm. On Saturday this may start a little later depending on what time everyone arrives.
The morning sessions will run for up to 2 hours and will include a seated meditation, warm up and general hatha yoga.
The afternoon will focus on a more Restorative or Yin style of practice with one or two sessions incorporating some yoga philosophy. 
There will also be time for discussion on any yoga related topics after dinner each evening for those who would like to participate.  

Getting There

Sanctuary Retreat is located two hours drive South of Cairns. We've organised our own shuttle bus for the following times:

Shuttle Depart Arrive
Cairns Airport to Mission Beach
Sat 5 Sep
2pm 4pm
Mission Beach to Cairns Airport
Thu 10 Sep
9am 11am

Cost: Approx. $60 per person one way (depending upon number of passengers). Tickets must be purchased through our online shop.

During the retreat, courtesy bus trips into Mission Beach are available for those who want to explore or get supplies.

Airfares to Cairns are not included in the price of the retreat.


Head on over to our online shop for the varous pricing options and to book your place.

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Yoga for Beginners Commencing 16 Jul at Bray Hall, PETRIE
Functional Anatomy 18/19 Jul with Caroline Stuart
Restorative Class Sun 2 Aug with Heidi and Nancy
Balancing the Prana Vayus 15/16 Aug with Flo Fenton
Restorative Workshop Sun 20 Dec Marian Cavanagh
Level 1 Yin Yoga Teacher Training TBA with Markus Henning Giess & Karin Sang
Mon 8:00-9:15am   Multi Level
6:30-7:45pm   Yoga and Meditation
Tue 9:15-10:45am   Multi Level
6:30-8:00pm   Multi Level
Wed 7:00-8:30pm   Easy
Thu 9:15-10:45am   Multi at Closeburn
6:45-8:15pm   Alignment Based
Fri 9:15-10:45am   Multi Level
6:00-7:15pm   Gentle
Sat 8:00-9:30am   Easy
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