Information for our Yoga Retreat in Tropical North Queensland

Sunday 30 July - Friday 4 August 2017

This will be our second visit to this lovely venue. Join us ... 

Tranquil & Tropical Yoga Retreat

While we all ‘exist’, we know there is more to life. Take some time out to let the stress & busyness of usual life peel off you and rediscover your true nature allowing your life bloom into vitality, inspiration and aliveness. This is what an authentic Yoga in Daily Life practice offers.

This retreat offers you daily Yoga in Daily Life classes, guided meditations, yoga nidra, mini workshops, inspiring talks and ample free time to relax or explore within the unique, lush and warm tropical North Queensland, ensuring a balanced, nourishing and enriching experience.

Average daily temperatures at this time of year are 25 degrees! 

The system of Yoga we teach is called Yoga in Daily Life which was developed by Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda (Vishwaguruji), an authentic Yoga Master who hails from a long linage of great Indian Masters. While completely true to the authentic tradition of classical Yoga, it is designed to meet the needs of our modern times. It is a holistic system of health, encompassing the science of body, mind, consciousness and soul.

THE RETREAT VENUE:  is Sanctuary Retreat, a unique rainforest eco-lodge and yoga retreat centre.  Visualise this - secluded beaches meeting the Great Barrier Reef - set in 50 acres of lush tropical rainforest, overlooking the Coral Sea at Mission Beach, halfway between Cairns and Townsville.
In this unspoilt paradise there is a choice of accommodation types and choice of having your own room or sharing, a beautiful dedicated yoga space and vegetarian restaurant and lounge with a  balcony that overlooks the forest with spectacular views to the ocean.
Address: 72 Holt Rd, Garners Beach, Mission Beach

SAMPLE PROGRAM all included in the cost
          6.30am yoga & meditation class
          8.00am breakfast
          10.00am at least twice we will be treated to a nada yoga workshop with Swami Madhuram.
                       And hopefully on one of the days we can take a trip out on the reef (weather permitting)
          11.15am yoga nidra
          12.30pm lunch
          free time to rest, read, swim or explore
          4.30pm yoga & pranayam class
          6.30pm dinner
          8 - 9pm satsang & meditation

Swami MadhuramWe are very fortunate to have Swami Madhuram joining us on this retreat. Swami Madhuram Puri has been studying and teaching Yoga and Meditation under the guidance of H.H. Paramhans Swami Maheshwarananda, the author of the system Yoga in Daily Life for the past 9 years. His interest in what is called “Nada Yoga”, the yoga path of sound, has seen Swami Madhuram use his musical skills playing bansuri (Indian bamboo flute) and chants for his own spiritual practice as well as sharing it with others. 
Imagine a yoga space surrounded by a lush rainforest and inside the teacher is leading the meditation with his bansuri flute. This and more awaits us at this retreat!

DATE: Sunday 30 July to Friday 4 August 2017
Check in is from 2pm onward. At 4.30pm we will start with a welcoming yoga class followed by dinner at 6.30pm.
The retreat closes after breakfast on Friday.


The prices here include the accommodation PLUS all meals & yoga programs.
Not included is travel, massage & anything extra you'd like to do.

Rainforest Hut with shared bathroom
single $1200   share $1050
Nestled within the green and lush rainforest canopy these secluded forest huts in their minimalist design maximise the sights, sounds and smells of the rainforest whilst giving some personal space to those creatures you may prefer not to sleep with. Accessed by boardwalk to protect the forest floor, the rainforest huts have no solid walls, instead the timber structure is screened on all four sides with weather proof curtains able to be drawn for privacy and protection from adverse weather. Each hut has a small veranda and simple furnishings.
Double bed or twin share
Share bathroom 10 - 70 metres away
Fans & lights
Natural drinking water
Linen & towels provided
Powerpoints available for use in the communal area
 Rainforest Hut: Yoga in Daily Life Retreat

Rainforest Hut
with Alfresco Ensuite
single $1350   share $1100
Elegant and rustic at the same time, these outside ensuites offer a convenient addition to the Rainforest Huts. 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 ensuites are appointed with shower, toilet and basin fittings of quality & style.
Double bed or twin share
Fans & Lights
Natural drinking water
Linen & towels provided
Powerpoints available for use in the common room

Deluxe Canopy Cabins

single $1600  share $1290
Larger than the rainforest huts, these cabins are made of a solid wooden walls and 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 veranda, the canopy cabins offer superior accommodation in an entirely natural environment.
Queen size or double bed
Tea & coffee facilities
mini bar fridge
power points
ensuite with glassed wall shower
Linen & towels

Points to consider: 
* While Sanctuary offers a luxurious natural environment, some traditional resort services are not standard here, i.e. there are no porters to transport guest’s luggage.
* Sanctuary is in a totally natural environment and you will come into contact with a variety of wildlife, including insects. Sanctuary is not a place for arachnophobes.
* Sanctuary and the accommodation are set up on a ridge on a 50 acre rainforest nature reserve. Therefore be mindful of this hilly and steep terrain and your own level of fitness before booking. 
* FAQs about the retreat venue
* You are welcome to arrive earlier or stay longer. Please organise this in advance with Sanctuary Retreat.

Mission Beach is between Townsville and Cairns. Cairns is the nearest airport. Travel from Cairns airport to Sanctuary Retreat is about 2 hours. 
  • A bus transfer from Cairns airport to the retreat centre can be arranged at an additional cost of approx $50 each way. Details of the bus will be provided after booking in. If you would like to make use of the bus transfer then arrange your flights so you arrive at Cairns no later than Sunday 1.25pm. And on Friday going home book a flight after midday (not earlier).
  • OR You can hire a car for the trip from Cairns to Mission Beach. This is a good option if you want to explore the region in the free time and the weekend before / after the retreat.

I N T E R E S T E D ? Here is how to book in ...

If you have any questions please phone 03 9427 0977 or email 

REGISTER by emailing the answers to these questions to  
  • Name
  • Male / Female
  • Email Address
  • Mobile Phone Number
  • City / Town and State of Residence
  • What is your level of yoga experience?
  • Do you have any food allergies or intolerances? What are they?
  • Have you done a class or retreat with Yoga in Daily Life before? If yes, where & when?
  • Do you have a medical condition that we should know about, such as high or low blood pressure, diabetes, depression, arthritis, sore back, neck, knees, any recent accident or operation etc ? This information will be kept confidential and will assist the retreat organisers and teachers to adapt the classes.
  • How did you hear about this retreat?
  • Would you like utilise the bus service from Cairns airport to the retreat and back again?

$300 nonrefundable deposit is required with the booking.
Balance is due by June 30th.
If the total payment is made by May 30th the early bird discount of $100 applies.

CREDIT card: phone 03 9427 0977 during office hours to use your visa or mastercard

EFT: to Yoga in Daily Life Victoria CBA Bank BSB 063165 ACC 10410772 with reference of YOUR NAME and QR. Please also let us know the date you made the transfer.

By registering you have agreed to the t's & c's (see below).

Once we have received everything we will send you a receipt and confirmation letter that includes a list of what to pack and emergency contact numbers.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS - please read carefully -
PAYMENT Yoga in Daily Life cannot guarantee or reserve a place until full payment is received.
CANCELLATION Cancellations made before 30 June a refund will be given minus the $300 nonrefundable deposit. Cancellations after this time there will be no refund or transfer.

DISCLAIMER We provide a nurturing and safe environment and our program is thoughtfully planned, but no responsibility will be taken for any injuries incurred during the retreat. Medical history forms are to be completed before the retreat, however we also advise you to consult your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions.
It is essential that retreat participants retain full responsibility for their own physical and general well-being in applying instructions in the guided programs to their own circumstances, and to any other programs including the free time period. Yoga in Daily Life will not accept liability for any injury or loss suffered by retreat participants in their practice, or any other time or activity. Please be reminded that the venue has advised us of the steep terrain of the property and the abundant wide life, particularly spiders, as mentioned under points to consider above.
I understand that I participate in this yoga retreat at my own risk and accept full responsibility for any loss or injury suffered.
The venue: the description of the premises is given in good faith; no responsibility for misinterpretation will be accepted.

If you have any questions please phone 03 9427 0977 or email