Sanctuary Retreat is an affordable and unique rainforest eco-lodge and yoga retreat in Mission Beach, North Queensland, Australia, 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. Set within 50 acres of lush tropical private rainforest, the Retreat offers secluded rainforest cabins and huts, swimming pool and amazing views of an unspoilt paradise. As an eco-lodge and registered Nature Refuge, you can be confident that by visiting Sanctuary, you are not only experiencing a rare insight into the ecology of tropical rainforests, but also making an active contribution to nature conservation.Read More
With a range of yoga focused retreat options taught by skilled teachers from Australia and around the world, everyone is catered for – from seasoned yogis to those whose path has just begun. Transcendental Meditation, Restorative Yoga and Reiki are just some of the retreat options available.
Regardless of the retreat selected, all guests can enjoy a massage or rejuvenate with a yoga class in the Retreat Centre nestled in the shade and shelter of a nearby rainforest gully. Sanctuary’s experienced masseur and masseuse provide a range of massage styles from the vigorous Deep Tissue Massage with no muscular knot unattended to a relaxing Swedish massage. Or treat yourself to the ultimate in bodily pampering with an Aromatherapy massage using pure essential oils leaving you floating and totally relaxed.
The purpose-built yoga room with its polished timber floors, exposed beams and high ceilings combine to provide a wonderful space for yoga asanas, pranayama and meditation to the natural rhythm of the forest. With regular classes and private classes available for beginners to advanced students you have the perfect opportunity to improve your body and mind’s strength and flexibility in the ideal environment.
Food & Drink
Specializing in locally grown fresh foods and excellent coffee to satisfy your base desires, Sanctuary cuisine caters to all taste buds, carnivores and vegetarians alike. For those who can resist the on-site restaurant, well-equipped self-catering facilities are available.
The Sanctuary Retreat Centre is an ideal space for group workshops and conferences for a huge range of topics and also, of course, for hosting your own yoga retreat.