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

9th – 11th August 2019 

Release and Awaken Retreat

Join Aurora and Frances for a weekend of letting go what’s no longer needed and awakening your inner light. Enjoy the yin and yang combination of restorative and active classes. Embrace each morning with mediation and experience the beauty of the Forest while practising in the Yoga Shala. Keep an eye out for cassowary and the other beautiful creatures that can be found at the Sanctuary


11th  – 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.

16th – 21st August 2019

Iyengar Yoga with Jan Watson – Five Day Retreat

Extend your practice…having correct alignment ensures you don’t strain joints. Learn techniques for correct alignment.
Asana, Pranayama, Meditation, Inversions, Restorative and Remedial sessions. Weekend option available.


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.


7th – 12th September 2019

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.


13th – 15th September 2019

Nourish mind, Body and spirit with jane bevan

“Connect with yourself, recharge and reflect at this life affirming yoga retreat. Declutter your mind and enjoy clarity and spaciousness. Relish in the lush surrounds and deep peace of the beautiful rainforest….. Delight in delicious food……. 

All this including an integrated yoga practice, pranayama, chanting, meditation, yoga nidra (deep relaxation, mandala, philisophical discussions around yoga topics – and of course ‘good vibes’, laughter and relaxation.”

Jane has run several retreats at the Sanctuary and always comes back for more!

She is an ITYA accredited teacher with 20 years experience and also a YTA accredited yoga therapist.


15th – 21st September 2019

Ashtanga Yoga Retreat with Greg and Tracy Cooper

A wonderful opportunity to practice with the balance of tradition and an attention to detail that is characteristic of teachers from the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne. You can expect to be challenged, refreshed, encouraged and nurtured in one of the most pristine places on the planet

Open to all students with a genuine interest in bringing more depth to their practice who have completed at least our intro level 1 course or equivalent.


4th – 7th October 2019

CoreFLOW Retreat with Jen Hamilton

Tap into vitality with this 3 night retreat at Mission Beach, North Queensland.

Join Jen as she leads you into the nourishing and uplifting atmosphere of a three day yoga retreat. This annual Yoga and Meditation weekend retreat is a wonderful opportunity to rest, recharge, explore deep within and share in the company of inspiring like minded people.

Enjoy a morning juicy CoreFLOW practices that will awaken your body and mind and leave you feeling relaxed and strong. The evenings will be sweet and blissful Restorative Yoga and Meditations.

Retreats with Jen will break you out of the same old box, revealing new territory in the body, mind and heart inspiring a dedication to living authentically, courageously and joyfully.

Jen is known for her warm and approachable style of facilitating that encourages self inquiry through curiosity, courage through vulnerability, playfulness and creativity through movement. You will leave this retreat connected, inspired, cleansed and restored.


5th – 11th July 2020

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 or yoga retreat before, this is a great place to start. The atmosphere will be friendly and light-hearted and the schedule allows plenty of time for rest, reading and sleep! The schedule includes periods of meditation and yoga practice as well as short talks and discussions on how to get the most out of meditation and mindfulness. You will also have the opportunity to join us on a rainforest walk and to enjoy the beach, pool and a variety of practices designed to stretch, loosen and nourish the body.  




19th – 24th September 2020

Relax, enjoy and take some time for you!

Dominique Battensby (plus a group of awesome people) for this dream retreat in Far North Queensland! 4 days and 5 nights at an incredibly natural and quiet Eco Lodge. We’ll be overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Rainforest. Expect daily workshops, yoga and meditation, plus plenty of time to indulge if you like in body treatments for relax time and local adventures.

Dominique’s retreats are always filled with laughter, new friendships and shared wisdom. There is a hop on bus shuttle in town available during the retreat or just search on foot hidden gems of the area- remarkable nature that’s nothing short of magic                                             




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For further details email or Free Call 1800 777 012