Queensland Tropical Rainforest yoga retreat – relax renew & inspire | Holistic Yoga & Meditation

Tropical rainforest retreat – renew inspire & elevate

A winter yoga retreat embracing the unique fusion of yoga, meditation, positive psychology, mindfulness and personal development to increase your happiness and overall well-being. Discover the fusion of body, mind and energy.

Set on 50 acres of lush private tropical rainforest, Sanctuary Retreat is a unique purpose built eco-lodge retreat centre located at Mission Beach in north Queensland. With expansive ocean views, secluded sandy beaches, a dedicated yoga centre, unique accommodation, an exquisite menu and an eco-friendly approach, Sanctuary Retreat is an unforgettable destination to recharge and rebalance.   

Reconnect with your essence and sync to the rhythm of nature in this tropical paradise. 

Rejuvenate, breathe and relax at tranquil Mission Beach, Queensland where the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef and the depths of spirituality melt and merge together.

 

The retreat journey

Where & when

Reserve your place at this insightful & transformative 5-night yoga retreat held at the tropical destination of Sanctuary Retreat, Mission Beach Queensland

5 nights all inclusive retreat 17 » 22 July 2021

Early bird ends 11.06.2021

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Retreat overview

 

  • An excellent retreat for beginners or for experienced practitioners looking to deepen their knowledge and practice of yoga and meditation

  • ​Daily yoga sessions, sun salutations, meditations and experiential techniques

  • Mindfulness practices

  • Yoga nidra, deep relaxation and creative visualisation

  • Insightful workshops & personal development exercises exploring the various topics related to inner peace and well-being

  • Beautiful beach side location with tranquil nature walks

  • Snorkelling trip to the Great Barrier Reef (weather permitting)

  • All meals daily buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner - a nutritious vegetarian menu with gluten-free and vegan options

  • Complimentary airport transfer from Cairns airport to the retreat centre and return to the airport after the retreat

  • Lots of free time to explore & relax in this natural paradise

  • Learn how to develop and maintain resilience during times of challenge and change

  • Creating clarity, purpose, passion and a clear direction in your life

  • Skills to navigate ongoing uncertainty and life changes

The experience

This retreat is an opportunity to discover techniques and tools for real growth. You will learn how you can use yoga to change your state and transform your inner world.

This focus on the body-mind connection addresses the relationship between your physiology and your psychology, which is also connected to the role of neuroplasticity and the ability to change your brain and the way you think. 

This retreat integrates this need to take the action and make the changes necessary for you to reconnect with your inner peace & happiness. You then gain clarity of the direction of your life and make better choices that produce better outcomes that change your direction for a happier and more fulfilling journey through life. 

The teachings will also focus on the sublimation and transmute lower emotions into more elevated emotions such as self-confidence, courage, self-empowerment and dynamism

Another theme that will be explored is the power of your heart and how to a joyful life integrated with self-love. What this really means and how to create deeper positivity in your life each and everyday.

You will also discover how to harmonise your mind and change your relationship to the inner self-talk that characterises the inner critic while creating a deeper level of self-acceptance. This also relates to the untapped potential of the subconscious mind and how to influence this vast sphere of influence.  

This yoga retreat is suitable for all levels and no previous experience in yoga or meditation is necessary.

 

A unique style of yoga

Our yoga style is a combination of dynamic and static poses working to activate and energise the 7 chakras.

The sequence of postures balances and clears your energy field creating stillness, positivity and inner peace.

This unique yoga system will assist in the strengthening of both your core and back while stimulating the purification of your organs as well as harmonising the endocrine system and reducing both physiological and psychological tension.

Inspiring teachers

This retreat will be facilitated by Anthony O'Flynn and Nina Hansen. They have a combined total of over 42 years experience in the fields of yoga, meditation, personal development and well being. 

Share & connect

An additional theme of this retreat is to facilitate the connection between individuals from all backgrounds who share the common goal of inner peace and a healthy lifestyle. 

Connect with other like-minded individuals and engage with a community that has a fresh, exciting perspective on the emerging of a new consciousness.

This retreat is an opportunity for a deeper level of practice and to share your passion for inner transformation with like-minded people.

This is way more than a yoga retreat. This retreat will challenge and revolutionise the way you view your life.

 

Covid clause – if flights are cancelled or travel arrangements are directly affected due to Covid 19 restrictions/border closures or Australian government restrictions prevent participants from attending, payments will be refunded in full.

Teachers

Anthony O'Flynn

Holistic Life Coach, Educator, Inspirational Speaker, Yoga & Meditation Teacher

Anthony is a true pioneer in the field of modern spirituality. His approach allows him to navigate a broad range of topics and modalities while drawing connections and offering profound insights into consciousness and the spiritual path. Anthony’s purpose is to awaken individuals to the power of the human soul and discover a life of true purpose and inspiration.

His ability to link the ancient and the modern provides a bridge between traditional spirituality and a 21st century lifestyle. His approach is insightful and his audience enjoys his spirited humour, profound knowledge and light-hearted style of communicating timeless truths.

Anthony's message expresses a true wisdom that can only be accumulated by well over 20 years of experience on the path, complete with breakthroughs, mistakes, dead-ends, realisations, acceptance and joy for the profound journey of life.  

Anthony regards himself as an eternal student but it is the role of awakener and educator that is apparent through the countless workshops, courses, retreats and events that he facilitates. He is a skilled presenter and speaker with an ability to articulately communicate concepts that ‘stick’ with the audience creating many ‘a-ha’ moments and genuine transformations that represent his unique gift.

As a certified life-coach, Anthony is also passionate about personal development and uses the tool of the Enneagram to support the removing of blocks and assist to inspire his clients to be the best version of themselves. Anthony has embraced the path of Tantra since 1999 and he draws on his extensive experience in this field in the teaching of Tantric sexuality.

After studying at university for six years and completing a Masters in Communications at Monash University in Melbourne, Anthony embarked on a global expedition travelling across the globe. Anthony’s life-long interest in mysticism dramatically intensified on a trip to India in 1999, where he began to practice yoga and meditation. This turning point led to a deeper spiritual integration and led Anthony to spend more than two years of his life in India. Anthony deeply immersed himself in the practice of yoga, meditation and studied numerous diverse paths and topics related to spirituality.

Anthony is also the Director of the Paradigm Shift Summit, which is a movement of socially and spiritually aware people who recognise that an awakening is occurring as humanity evolves to a higher more elevated level of consciousness. The Paradigm Shift movement is an expression of the goal of assisting humanity transform to a new level of awareness during this critical transition.

Anthony feels a deep gratitude to live as a spiritual practitioner. He enjoys communicating this critical message and continues to help inspire others to make choices to maximise their own happiness while developing the tranquility of inner peace, presence and true wisdom. 

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Nina Hansen

Inspirational Speaker, Facilitator, Yoga & Meditation Teacher

Nina Hansen has walked the spiritual path for well over 20 years. Nina's profound wisdom and serenity captivates participants at the numerous workshops, retreats and courses that she leads. Nina's spiritual dedication and loving nature can be felt during the various teachings she offers that are flavoured by her gentle and soft teaching style. Compassion and tolerance are intrinsic components in her ability to convey the message of yoga and spirituality in a modern and contemporary approach.

Originally Norwegian, after studying and living in England and travelling extensively, Nina now calls Australia home and prefers the pristine beaches and warmer sub-tropical climate of the Sunshine Coast. 

Nina has followed the Tantric path since 1999 and this focus is reflected in her teachings on Tantric sexuality, the awakening of the divine feminine and her skillful practice and transmission of the transforming practice of Tantric yoga. Nina’s path as a Tantric teacher is one of authenticity and integrity as she communicates this diverse and fulfilling path.

Nina embodies a sincere and mature attitude to genuine inner growth. This is reflected in her understanding that bringing spiritual practice into every moment of life by cultivating awareness is an essential quality to develop on the spiritual path. This ability to remain present is fundamental to expanding consciousness and is a constant reminder to embrace the journey of life and cherish each and every day.

As a truly gifted graphic designer, Nina runs her own thriving business – Nina Hansen Design where she uses her natural appreciation of aesthetics in a visual context. Nina has previously worked in some of the biggest and most successful design agencies around the world but now prefers the freedom and flexibility of her own business.  Nina completed her studies in Visual Communications and the History of Art and Design in England. Nina is also an enthusiastic dancer and revels in the glitz, energy and flow of all things Latin dance.

It is perhaps fitting that her travels to India marked the beginning of Nina’s spiritual path. Nina was fascinated with the richness of Indian philosophy, specifically Tantra and quickly became absorbed by metaphysical and esoteric teachings. Her strong background in art, creativity and design gave Nina a deep appreciation of spiritual art, architecture and esoteric symbolism, all of which have an important role in the spiritual tradition of India.

Nina followed the calling of her soul to embark on the spiritual journey and search for happiness and true inner peace. After this beginning Nina spent extended periods in both India and Thailand practicing and studying this path of wisdom.

Nina has realised that the relentless pursuit of happiness was at the heart of human existence and yet this happiness is always within. The contentment we are all searching for is a deep inner peace and Nina lives each day through the understanding that happiness is a choice and we are the ones responsible for making that choice in each and every moment.

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Practical details

Inclusions

  • All meals - daily buffet breakfast, lunch and dinner - a nutritious vegetarian menu with gluten-free and vegan options 
  • Accommodation for 
5 nights in rainforest huts or deluxe canopy rooms
  • Transfers from Cairns airport to Sanctuary retreat and return to the airport after the retreat. Your flight must arrive at Cairns airport before 1.30pm on Saturday 17.07. Your flight must depart after 12pm on Thursday 22.07
  • All  yoga sessions, meditatons, inspiring seminars and workshops
  • A snorkelling trip on the barrier reef including transfers to the boat and lunch (weather permitting)
  • Arrival is from 3pm Saturday onwards

Retreat program

The retreat will consist of yoga, meditation, mindfulness practices, practical exercises, workshops and lots of free time to enjoy the natural paradise of Mission Beach.

 

Location

The retreat venue is the beautiful Sanctuary Retreat, Mission Beach 2 hours south of Carins. The address is 72 Holt Rd, Mission Beach, QLD, 4852.

Accomodation – Delux cabin

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This is the deluxe cabin option.

In keeping with the Sanctuary low impact philosophy, buildings are designed and constructed to ensure that the vegetation and birdlife is disturbed as little as possible. Additionally to minimise ongoing greenhouse gas emissions, the natural cooling effect of the rainforest was incorporated into the designs so that air-conditioning is not required and more than adequate cooling is produced from cross ventilation and ceiling fans.

For those interested in more creature comforts, then the deluxe canopy cabins may be for you. Of solid wooden construction, with ample, screened glass windows, the canopy cabins offer maximum protection from the elements, while still offering a close connection to the sights and sounds of the forest. Larger than the rainforest huts, these cabins are stylishly appointed with polished wooden floors, handmade natural timber furniture and spectacular glass-walled bathrooms looking out high in the trees. With a studio-style lounge and bedroom and a private, furnished verandah, the canopy cabins offer superior accommodation in an entirely natural environment.

  • Single / Twin / Double / Triple

  • Tea & Coffee Facilities

  • Mini Bar / Fridge

  • lights / fans / powerpoints

  • Ensuite with glass walled shower

Accommodation – Rainforest hut

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This is the rainforest hut option. 

It is an incredible experience to stay in these huts as you are truly immersed in the rainforest and still protected from the elements. 

Elegant and yet rustic at the same time. Accessed by a boardwalk to protect the forest floor, the rainforest huts are designed to be like a bubble in the rainforest and can be opened on three sides by sliding timber and glass panels giving a beautiful close rainforest experience. Each hut has a small verandah, simple furnishings and sleeps up to two in either double or twin bed occupancy. A simple deck extends from the hut, while privacy is created by the natural foliage of the forest. Gravity fed with fresh, cold water collected onsite, the outside ensuites are appointed with a shower, toilet and hand wash basin so that you can shower in the forest, naturally.

  • The huts have twin and double options. 
  • Attached outdoor ensuite with cold shower

  • Fans / Light

  • Natural Drinking Water

  • Powerpoints & wi-fi

How to get there

By road

Sanctuary retreat is situated approximately 2 hours south of Cairns. The address is 72 Holt Rd, Mission Beach, QLD, 4852.

By plane

Cairns airport is the closest airport to Mission Beach. A complimentary shuttle will take you directly from Cairns airport to the retreat centre. The shuttle will leave only once from Cairns and your flight will need to arrive before 1.30pm on Saturday 17.07. To connect with your flight after the retreat, your flight must depart after after 12pm on Thursday 22.07.

What they say

It has triggered a self-connection back to my source energy. I feel like I am back on track and back in the flow. I also found that it spontaneously enabled me to have deep and restful sleep. A great retreat that gives so much in only a few short days - something that everyone can afford in time and money. Many thanks Nina & Anthony.

Penny

I would urge anyone thinking of going to the body mind soul retreat to jump at the opportunity, anyone wishing to rebalance from day to day life would have a wonderful and affordable time with lovely people.

Jason

A blissful experience and a great balance between yoga, meditation, group discussion, relaxation - the food was so tasty. Thank you.

Emma

Was the best choice I've made for myself in a long time... I feel relaxed and grounded, will be back very soon. Thank you.

Sue

An inspiring weekend that teaches so many essential techniques to take your life to a more heightened quality both physically and emotionally.

Shelley

I am so glad I came to the retreat. It was great to recharge in a relaxed cruisy environment. I loved the knowledge being shared and loved the feeling of coming back here to myself. Thank you.

Nicole

This has been a blissful weekend with like-minded people. I'll do it again.

Jeanna

Mind, body and soul has been re-centred and nudged back onto the path of self-assuredness.

David

It was a treat for my mind and body. I feel more connected within myself, I feel free again.

Sarah

Mind, body & soul retreat has brought peace to my mind, body & soul.

Irina

Where & when

Reserve your place at this unique Queensland yoga & meditation retreat held at Sanctuary a purpose built stunning eco-lodge

When & what

5 nights all inclusive retreat
17 » 22 July 2021

Where

Sanctuary Retreat - 72 Holt Rd,
Mission Beach QLD 4852

Investment

EARLYBIRD 1

Earlybird 1 twin-share rainforest hut - $1830 full fee$2130


Earlybird 1 single rainforest hut - $2040 full fee$2340


Earlybird 1 twin-share deluxe cabin - $2030 - full fee$2330


Earlybird 1 single deluxe cabin - $2350 - full fee$2650

If you are attending with a friend, partner etc please purchase the twin-share option
and email us with the name of the person you are wanting to share with.

Early bird ends 11 June 2021

Queensland Tropical Rainforest yoga retreat – relax renew & inspire

Saturday 17 » Thursday 22 July 2021
Early bird ends 11 June 2021

Select your options

Product Price Qty

Twin-share rainforest hut - Sanctuary retreat

$1,830.00

Single rainforest hut - Sanctuary retreat

$2,040.00

Twin-share deluxe room - Sanctuary retreat

$2,030.00

Single deluxe room - Sanctuary retreat

$2,350.00

Returns & refunds

Events, workshops and retreats
A refund of 70% of the total amount paid is refunded if we receive written notice of a cancellation more than 30 days of an event (workshop, retreat, course) commencing.

A refund of 50% of the total amount paid is refunded if we receive written notice of a cancellation less than 30 days of an event (workshop, retreat, course) commencing.

A refund of 30% of the total amount paid is refunded if we receive written notice of a cancellation less than 7 days of an event (workshop, retreat, course) commencing.

No refund is given for any reason if a cancellation occurs within 48 hours of an event (workshop, course, workshop begins).

Refunds are not provided if a participant for any reason leaves an event (course, workshop, retreat) early.

Holistic Yoga & Meditation reserves the right to provide refunds in instances of cancellations due to extreme circumstances.

Digital products
All digital product sales are final. The format is described in the product description. It is the buyers responsibility to ensure they have the necessary equipment to use the digital product purchased. 

Shipped products
Refunds are provided for shipped products only in the event that they are faulty or defective.

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RETURNS & REFUNDS 

Events, workshops and retreats
A refund of 70% of the total amount paid is refunded if we receive written notice of a cancellation more than 30 days of an event (workshop, retreat, course) commencing.

A refund of 50% of the total amount paid is refunded if we receive written notice of a cancellation less than 30 days of an event (workshop, retreat, course) commencing.

A refund of 30% of the total amount paid is refunded if we receive written notice of a cancellation less than 7 days of an event (workshop, retreat, course) commencing.

No refund is given for any reason if a cancellation occurs within 48 hours of an event (workshop, course, retreat begins).

Refunds are not provided if a participant for any reason leaves an event (course, workshop, retreat) early.

Holistic Yoga & Meditation reserves the right to provide refunds in instances of cancellations due to extreme circumstances.

In the event that a retreat, workshop, course, class or event is cancelled, Holistic Yoga & Meditation take no responsibility for any costs or expenses that participants have incurred to participate. These include travel expenses, flights, hotels, taxis, transport and any other costs related in attending the event.

Digital products
All digital product sales are final. The format is described in the product description. It is the buyers responsibility to ensure they have the necessary equipment to use the digital product purchased. 

Shipped products
Refunds are provided for shipped products only in the event that they are faulty or defective.