The Yoga Room at Mission Beach Santuary Retreat
The Yoga Room at Mission Beach Santuary Retreat


Map of Garners Beach, Queensland
Sanctuary Eco Retreat, 72 Holt Road, Garners Beach, Queensland, 4852, Australia
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Saturday, 25 Jun 2016 to Friday, 1 Jul 2016
Early Bird Special $1270, After March 30 $1390
What does that include?
(03) 9833 4050


While we are unwinding and relaxing in this beautiful setting, and tuning into the rhythms of nature, “that means letting go of effort, restful harmony” we let go of the conditioning that covers over the gleam of light within us and pins us to a narrow and familiar viewpoint to find “steadiness and ease”.

This retreat offers you five full days with amazing teachers:  Swami Shantananda (Mataji), the principal and spiritual head of ACCY, and Sarasvati Dawson, Principal of Waverley Yoga Studio and Supervisor of Anatomy and Asana at ACCY.  During the retreat, you will have many choices in Yoga. Asana at the level you choose to strengthen and limber the body as well plenty of gentle restorative to rejuvenate. Meditation to quieten the mind and tame the ego. Chanting to uplift and open the heart.

And a range of wisdom workshops offers the opportunity to explore what Yoga really has to give – profound and mysterious, it awakens us to the aliveness and love that surrounds us at every moment. Delve into Mindfulness, where every moment is awareness:  of the sensory, of the world and life around you, and of the shifts within. Every moment of living may be touched by awareness.  We'll look at how we can stay in that open state of peacefulness, and build resilience to the hassles and vagaries of life that occur from being shut out of that sort of state – and you realise that someone long before you understood and lived it, too.

Together we will enjoy the peace of Meditation, and sessions where we work jointly to find that Yoga can make enormous changes to our wellbeing – spiritually, emotionally and physically. And sometimes you can just chat with Mataji about whatever Yogic topic the conversation might turn to, while having a cuppa on the balcony overlooking the magnificent rainforest and bay.

Meditation is the quickest route to a peaceful heart and during this week you get a rare opportunity: to meditate with the natural rhythm of the earth and the animals of the rainforest. In the morning as the light dawns out of the darkness, and in the evening as the great calm descend as the earth rolls away from the sun and into darkness, bringing a sublime feeling of connection with the planet, your home.

You can sip, or you can plunge into the full immersion of the week’s program.
Places are limited!
Book before March 30th for the Early Bird Special.

Early Bird Special:  $1270
After March 30: $1390

Room upgrades are available.  View or download details here (pdf).
For bookings and enquiries contact Australian College of Classical Yoga:
Ph: (03) 9833 4050
Mob: 0400 068 990

For further information, visit the ACCY website.

Included for Early Bird Special $1270, After March 30 $1390

-Yoga space and equipment
-Evening meals
-Retreat programme
-Transport to and from Cairns Airport (conditions apply)

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