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Rainforest, Reef & Rituals

Rainforest, Reef & Rituals
Vinyasa, Yin Yoga & Meditation Retreat
with Kula Yoga’s Founder Kacey Smith
7 Days / 6 Nights ~ Jul 30 to Aug 5, 2022
Mission Beach, Queensland

> Escape the stresses of daily life to immerse yourself in the sacred beauty and healing energy of the rainforest and Queensland coastline for a transformational yoga & meditation retreat.

> Move your body and nourish your soul as you experience awakening vinyasa flow, relaxing yin yoga, mindfulness meditations and rituals to reconnect with your inner self.

> Let go of what’s been weighing you down. Enjoy some time and space to nurture and recharge your health and happiness.

“The retreat was exactly what I needed. There was just the right amount of yoga and lots of opportunities for free time. I came away feeling totally relaxed and inspired by the beautiful yogis who shared the experience with me.”
~ Kellie M

“A perfect balance of effort and ease. Daily yoga taught by my favourite teachers. Fabulous food, fun and company all around and just so easy to travel to as well. A wonderful retreat leaving me relaxed and rejuvenated. Thank you.”
~ Sasha L

What’s Included

→ 7 Days / 6 Nights accommodation at Sanctuary Retreat Centre

→ Daily brunch and group dinners at the retreat venue

→ 1-2 vinyasa & yin yoga classes each day

→ Mindfulness meditations, yoga nidra & rituals

→ Welcome gift pack 

→ Plenty of free time to relax & explore the Mission Beach area

→ Optional excursions to the Great Barrier Reef & Dunk Island

The Yoga: Kula Yoga’s Founder Kacey will lead you through daily yoga classes in our exclusive yoga shala to explore physical movement, energetic shifts and inner connection. Enjoy revitalising vinyasa flow and restorative yin yoga as well as mindfulness meditations, yoga nidra and self-care rituals. We’ll also experience the bliss of yoga on the beach.

Retreat Venue: Our breathtaking retreat venue is a haven of tranquility amidst lush, tropical rainforest overlooking the Coral Sea. It’s a magnificent blend of ocean views, beautiful gardens and native rainforest. Enjoy a swim in the pool or ocean, peaceful walking trails, a spacious yoga shala, two unique and contrasting styles of accommodation and relaxing dining and lounge areas.

Mission Beach: Mission Beach is the tropical paradise you’ve always known was out there. It’s one of the only two places in Australia that offers both World Heritage listed rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef in the same area. It’s located 2 hours south of Cairns with little commercial development and just a small permanent population scattered over 23kms of rainforest-fringed beaches. It’s the perfect place to explore and relax.

Venue Location: The small town of Mission Beach is around a 10 minute drive from the Retreat Centre. Our venue will provide 1-2 shuttles into town during our stay for those wanting to take a look around. If you’d like complete freedom to spend your free time exploring outside of the retreat venue we can provide car hire information.

Optional Activities: You will have plenty of free time to swim in the pool, explore the surrounding nature trails and relax on nearby beaches. At an additional cost there will be on-site massage treatments available for you to book as well as two optional trips with the group:
Great Barrier Reef ~ Swim & Snorkel Experience
Dunk Island ~ Nature Walks & Beach Time  

yoga teacher & retreat leader 

The retreat will be led by Kula Yoga’s Founder, Kacey Smith. Kacey has led many overseas & local retreats and can’t wait to practice in paradise with you. She sees the mat as a powerful source we can plug into, to spark a positive and healthy life. She values the blissful mind-body connection that continuously inspires her to practice and teach.

Her love for travel led her to Canada where she completed her teacher training in Hot Yoga and Power Vinyasa before adding Yin Yoga and Meditation to her repertoire on her return to Melbourne. With a deep appreciation of the benefits of combining dynamic yang styles with the calming yin styles of yoga she founded Kula Yoga over 8 years ago with a vision to provide a welcoming sanctuary for yogis to strengthen, energise, release and thrive.

room types & pricing

Rainforest Hut with Alfresco Ensuite

SINGLE

– Hut can be opened on three sides for close rainforest experience.
– Private & outdoor cold water ensuite to shower in the forest.
Note: Also access to hot showers in the longhouse. 

Investment: $2000 AUD

Rainforest Hut with Alfresco Ensuite

TWIN SHARE

– Hut can be opened on three sides for close rainforest experience.
– Private & outdoor cold water ensuite to shower in the forest.
Note: Also access to hot showers in the longhouse. 

Investment: $1750 AUD per person

Deluxe Canopy Cabin with Indoor Ensuite

SINGLE

– Premium, solid wood cabin with studio-style lounge for a deluxe experience.
– Indoor ensuite with hot water.
– More space, comforts & enclosed than the huts.

Investment: $2400 AUD

Deluxe Canopy Cabin with Indoor Ensuite

TWIN SHARE

– Premium, solid wood cabin with studio-style lounge for a deluxe experience.
– Indoor ensuite with hot water.
– More space, comforts & enclosed than the huts.

Investment: $2000 AUD per person

ADDITIONAL COSTS & INFORMATION

> Your return flights to Cairns and airport transfers to our retreat venue in Mission Beach are not included. We can assist with a group booking transfer.
> Travel insurance is recommended.
> Costs for any travel documents if needed (eg valid passport).
> Meals and drinks not specified (cafe available on site).
> On-site massage & treatments.
> Optional Tours including:
– Great Barrier Reef – Swim & Snorkel
– Dunk Island – Boat Transfer 

Please note our venue is set high on a ridge on a 50 acre rainforest nature reserve. The hilly and steep terrain makes it important to consider your mobility and fitness prior to booking. A 4WD transfer is provided to carry guests and their luggage on arrival and departure, though during your stay guests walk a ten minute forest trail* from the beach and car park to Sanctuary and its accommodation, there are also steps at the entrance to many huts and cabins. For these reasons we do ask you to consider your expectations and fitness levels before booking.

Cancellation Conditions: Please visit our policies page for full details on cancellation terms & conditions.

“The Kula retreat was a truly unique experience which allowed me to detach from the busy whirlwind of daily life to focus on rediscovering inner balance and achieving emotional harmony for one glorious week – in a beautiful location enjoying delicious food!”
~ Lisa H

“A wonderful one week yoga retreat experience, arrived tired and returned glowing. The teaching was incredible, in a beautiful location, with delicious food and I made a bunch of new friends. I hope I can make the next one.”
~ Prue E

RETREAT VISION FOR YOU

Imagine giving yourself permission to fully indulge in daily yoga, meditation and time in nature to create healthy new habits to support your physical & emotional wellbeing. 

Our vision is to help you find space to explore movement and mindfulness, to help you dig deeper into your inner self, so that you can return to every day life with a renewed sense of calm and clarity.

Gift yourself the ultimate act of kindness and self-care.

Bookings


Questions?

For more information contact Kula Yoga:
Call 1300 992 133, email [email protected] or fill in our contact form.
You can also book directly below.

What if the Queensland border is closed for the retreat dates?
If Kula Yoga needs to cancel the retreat due to COVID-19 issues, or the Queensland border is closed, you will receive a full refund minus a $100 per person fee imposed by the venue. Please see our T&Cs page for full details.

What if the retreat venue can’t host us due to Covid-19 issues?
If the venue cancels our retreat due to being unable to operate under COVID-19 related restrictions, you will receive a full refund. Please see our T&Cs page for full details.

What if I need to cancel my spot on the retreat?
If you need to cancel your spot for any reason, and the retreat is still continuing without you, our regular cancellation policy will apply. Please see our T&Cs page for full details.

My friend and I don’t live together. Can we book a Twin Share Room?
Yes you can – unless Covid related restrictions change before the retreat dates.

Are all meals included?
You will receive brunch and dinner every day. On our retreats we like to find balance between group meals and giving free time to explore the area or relax. If you’d like any meals outside of those listed there’s a cafe on site. 

How do I get from the airport to the retreat venue?
If travelling by plane you can book a shuttle bus service direct to Sanctuary Retreat from Cairns Airport (2 hours). Our travel agent will be organising a group transfers if you’d like to join our other guests travelling down together and back on departure day.

I’m keen to explore the region – how can I get around?
The retreat venue is a 10 minute drive into the town of Mission Beach. There will be occasional free shuttles into town however if you’d like to do more exploring you are welcome to hire a car for more freedom. 

What is your minimum age for the retreat?
The Minimum age for a guest on our retreat is 18.

For more information contact Kula Yoga:
Call 1300 992 133, email [email protected] or fill in our contact form.
You can also book directly below.

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