• Mission Beach Yoga Retreat

    Four days/five nights at beautiful Sanctuary Eco Retreat.

    Is it time to revitalise? Had enough of looking at the same four walls? Not looking forward to a soggy, dreary winter? Join us at Sanctuary and reward yourself with a mid-year getaway to recharge and restore for the rest of the year ahead. Tune in to the rhythms of nature, breathe the scents of the rainforest and the ocean, merge your asana practice with the natural rhythms of your own body, and take some time to let the mind be still. The beautiful Sanctuary Eco-Retreat Centre is near Mission Beach in sunny north Queensland. 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 the 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.
    Your Instructors

    Sarasvati Sally Dawson is a Senior Member of Yoga Australia, and member of Meditation Australia. She has a Diploma of Classical Yoga from the Australian College of Classical Yoga, a Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Technology) and a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. She has been practicing Yoga since 1996 and teaching Yoga and Meditation since she founded Waverley Yoga Studio in her lounge-room in suburban Melbourne in 2002. 

    Danni Brown is the Principal of the Australian College of Classical Yoga, has a Diploma of Classical Yoga (2008) and Diploma of Meditation and Mindfulness (2016) from the Australian College of Classical Yoga, Bachelor of Education (Primary) (2009), Certificate IV Small Business Management (2015). Danni grew up with Yoga as a part of her landscape, often discussing Yogic and Western philosophy with her mother, Swami Shantananda.  Around 2005 Danni developed an interest in the physical practice of Yoga and undertook her Yoga teacher training a few years later.  

    Also on this retreat:
    Walking through the rainforest and along a pristine beach you will feel refreshed and in touch with nature.
    Eating delicious, nutritious vegetarian food and drinking clean spring water, you will feel the well-being that ought to be natural.
    Your accommodation is in a comfortable secluded rainforest hut to connect you with the sights, sounds and scents of the rainforest. Standard cost is a twin share hut with alfresco ensuite, or view or download the information attached for upgrade options.
    This untouched environment is an Eco-accredited sanctuary- a beautiful break from the busyness of your daily life.
    Leisure time is included to allow you to make the most of your time in the tropics. Sight seeing, the Great Barrier Reef and White Water rafting, swimming and walking are amongst the many temptations, or use your free time for self study.

    Enjoy exploring this beautiful sanctuary in your free time or just put your feet up!

    Beat the Winter blues and spring into Spring feeling fit, healthy and peaceful.

    Places are limited!
    Book before June 15, 2022 for the Early Bird Special.

    Earlybird Retreat cost: $1260
    Normal Retreat cost: $1360

    You can upgrade your accommodation if you choose: Download a list of options and prices.
    Please note that airfare is not included in the cost.

    For bookings and enquiries contact Australian College of Classical Yoga:
    Ph: 03 9833 4050
    Mob: 0417 121 157
    E: [email protected]

    Sarasvati Sally Dawson
    Danni Brown

    Duration: This is a 4 day/5 night retreat.

    When: August 9 to August 14, 2022


    What do I get for my investment?
    Good question! The cost of the retreat includes accommodation (twin share), evening meals, all Yoga equipment, transport to and from the airport in Cairns, and the retreat programme. Additional costs are airfare, breakfast and lunch, and incidental costs. We aim to have the costs as minimal and inclusive as possible, while providing a high quality and immersive experience.

    Do I have to share a room? Can I upgrade accommodation?
    Sure! Download the list of options here, and have a look at the Sanctuary Eco Retreat website for images and descriptions.

    Is airfare included in the cost?
    No. Please factor your airfare costs into your accounting. Transport to and from the Cairns airport is covered however.

    Are meals included in the cost?
    A group dinner every night is included in the cost. For all other meals, Sanctuary Eco Retreat has a fantastic resturaunt/cafe on site, as well as a kitchen area with individual food storage areas, which you are welcome to use if you choose to buy supplies in Mission Beach.

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