Retreat to the Tropical North 28 Aug-2 Sep 2022 - Pine Rivers Yoga - Brisbane, Australia

Retreat to the Tropical North 28 Aug-2 Sep 2022

*** Fully Booked ***

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 from 7am to 8:45am and from 4pm to 5:30pm each day. We will also offer a one hour introductory practice on the day we arrive from 4:30pm.
The morning sessions will run for up to 2 hours and will include a seated meditation, warm up and general hatha yoga.
The afternoon sessions will take the form of some restorative or yin style practices, as well as a short workshop on Inversions and an Introduction to 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.  
The yoga space that we use is fully equipped with bolsters, blocks, straps and blankets. It has mats which you can use, but we recommend bringing your own mat. If you have a special meditation cushion, add that to your luggage also. A lightweight sarong will be useful as we will need to follow some hygiene requirements when sharing blankets and bolsters. You can use this to cover the equipment supplied by the studio.

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
Sun 28 Aug 2022
Noon 2:30pm
Mission Beach to Cairns Airport
Fri 2 Sep 2022
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.

Booking deposit of $250: "Non-refundable"

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