FAR NORTH QUEENSLAND YOGA RETREAT

RELAX & RECHARGE  INTOUCH YOGA RETREATS

“These retreats offer more than just relaxation, and a deeper experience of yoga. They offer a week of deep healing, cleansing and growth on all levels. Things that are buried deep within the tissues, within the cells, within the psyche, are gradually brought up into the light of consciousness, where we have the opportunity to review, and make choices based on wisdom, rather than unconscious, ‘knee-jerk’ reactions.”-Flo Fenton.

The winter retreats focus on going deeper into our practice, connecting to our inner selves, using all of the practices to gain clarity and insight.

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DATES

WINTER RELAX AND RECHARGE RETREAT

July 11th-17th 2021

Duration:
6 nights, 5 days – Sunday evening until Saturday morning.

Join fellow yogis on a far north Queensland tropical rainforest adventure! Pristine dedicated cassowary habitat and secluded beach close by. Relax, refresh and restore on all levels with a blissful combination of yoga, meditation and relaxation techniques and freshly prepared clean and healthy food (can be vegan/vegetarian/GF). Have as many or as few remedial massages, private yoga sessions, and beach walks as you desire to tailor your retreat experience! Led by senior yoga master and yoga therapist Flo Fenton-you are in safe and experienced hands no matter what your level of ability.

LOCATION

Sanctuary Retreat 72 Holt Road, Garners Beach, PO Box 398, Mission Beach, Qld 4852, Australia

Sanctuary is located at Mission Beach in North Queensland halfway between Cairns and Townsville. Sanctuary sits high on a ridge, looking over Brookes beach, one of the most northern bays of Mission Beach, giving stunning views and catching cool breezes from the Coral Sea. There is a beautiful 10 minute forest walking trail which connects Sanctuary to the car park, secluded Brookes beach and the outside world.

EXAMPLE DAILY RETREAT SCHEDULE

Program begins Sunday 5.30pm with opening circle. Program ends with closing circle Friday evening followed by dinner  – leave Saturday morning after buffet breakfast.

7am-7.30am: Meditation:
A variety of traditional, guided sitting meditation techniques (those who cannot sit can lie down, sit with back against wall etc.)

7.30-9.30am: Therapeutic Vinyasa style yoga Asana
Using a flowing, focused sequence of postures, we will address the fundamenatal asanas to build a deeper understanding of postural bio-mechanicss and learn to manage common areas of pain, tightness and weakness in the body. Though the practice is strength and fitness building, Flo creates a strong focus of awareness on the subtleties of the physical postures, core-strength, and the movement of the breath in the body. There will be alternatives given to those whose injuries or postural peculiarities prevent them from performing a posture with total comfort and safety. This practice will be of benefit to all, beginners to advanced students/teachers.

9.30am: Breakfast
A wonderful buffet breakfast provided in the long house, overlooking the ocean.

12.30pm: Yoga Nidra

1pm: Lunch
Freshly prepared, buffet style.

2pm-3.30pm: Free Time
Have a massage, read, swim or explore the glorious environment.

4pm-6pm: Introspective Yoga Asana, Pranayama, Meditation and Yoga Nidra
This session will be of particular benefit to those seeking a way to use their yoga practice to relax and ‘tune-in’ at a deeper level.
In this session we will explore various breathing techniques, meditation and yoga nidra (guided visualisation and deep-relaxation) to bring about a deep experience of connectedness with the very subtlest layers of our being. especially beneficial to those who have had a strongly Asana focused practice, or those who have stressful lives, and are not familiar with Yoga Nidra. (It is blissful!)

6.30pm: Evening Meal
The evening meal can be ordered a-la carte and is freshly prepared and delicious!

Disclaimer: Retreat program may be altered depending on group size, venue etc. Flo Fenton reserves the right to cancel the retreat with two weeks notice due to lack of interest or any unforseen circumstances. In this eventuality students retreat fee including deposit will be reunded in full, however no refund can be made of any other costs incurred.

OUR VENUE

Natural Beauty Beachside Hideaway!
With over 50 acres of wet tropical rainforest, Sanctuary is classified as ‘Critical Cassowary Habitat’. The rainforests at Mission Beach provide one of the last refuges for the endangered Southern Cassowary and many other rare and endangered species of flora and fauna found nowhere else on earth. Sanctuary has been awarded advanced eco-tourism accreditation as more than 95% of Sanctuary is dedicated in perpetuity to cassowary habitat & rainforest conservation. It is located at Mission Beach in North Queensland halfway between Cairns and Townsville. Sanctuary sits high on a ridge, looking over Brookes beach, one of the most northern bays of Mission Beach, giving stunning views and catching cool breezes from the Coral Sea. There is a beautiful 10 minute forest walking trail which connects Sanctuary to the car park, secluded Brookes beach and the outside world.

OUR MEALS

RESTURANT & BAR At Sanctuary we pride ourselves on our high quality food made from fresh local produce. We offer delicious menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner . Fresh juices and a variety snacks are available throughout the day from our well- stocked bar. Vegetarians are well catered for at Sanctuary.

INDULGE

Massage Treatments & Private Yoga!
Massage therapsis are available onsite. On these retreats you will also have the opportunity to book in with Flo for a mini private yoga session. In these sessions, injuries and other unique individual peculiarities can be addressed. You will receive a home practice that you can continue with at home.
These treatments and sessions are available as optional extras for an additional fee.

RETREAT COSTS

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Please see info sheet above for full accommodation descriptions and lots of other info!

Retreat Package Costs-6 Nights, 5 days, all meals included plus all day tea and coffee;

Canopy Cabin Single -$2,295.00

Solid timber cabins with ensuite bathroom (ALL SOLD-Waitlist available.)

Canopy Cabin Twin Share pp-$1,900.00

Solid timber cabins with ensuite bathroom

Rainforest Hut with Alfrescoe Ensuite Single-$1,925.00

Elegant yet rustic, can be opened on 3 sides, right in the rainforest canopy with board walks above the forest floor.

Own toilet and cold alfrescoe shower (hot shower available  in bathroom block close by!)

Rainforest Hut with Alfrescoe Ensuite Twin Share pp-$1,675.00

Elegant yet rustic, can be opened on 3 sides, right in the rainforest canopy with board walks above the forest floor.

Own toilet and cold alfrescoe shower (hot shower available  in bathroom block close by!)

Rainforest Hut with no Ensuite Single-$1,805.00

Elegant yet rustic, can be opened on 3 sides, right in the rainforest canopy with board walks above the forest floor.

Rainforest Hut with no Ensuite Twin Share pp-$1,615.00

Elegant yet rustic, can be opened on 3 sides, right in the rainforest canopy with board walks above the forest floor.

Costs include delicious gourmet buffet breakfast and lunch, and a la carte lunch dinner, all tuition and wonderful accommodation within the rainforest.

6 nights, 5 days: Sunday evening until Saturday morning.

GETTING THERE

The nearest airport is in Cairns.

Let us know how you will be arriving.
As Sanctuary is  2 hours south of Cairns we can help arrange a transfer to and from the airport and CBD.  This will cost about $35-$60 per person each way depending on numbers with a minimum of 6 passengers.   Scheduled flight times need to be arriving in Cairns before 1.30pm on arrival and departing flights need to be booked after midday for us to organise the shuttle times efficiently for you.

TERMS & CONDITIONS | CANCELLATION POLICY

Deposits are not transferable between retreats.

A deposit of $750 is required on booking.

$250.00 of this is refundable if cancellation occurs for personal reasons before the end of May. After that date no refund can be given.

Full payment is required at the one month prior mark. Cancellations that occur at or after this time cannot be refunded unless a student can be found to take your place.

Co-Vid Related Terms

If travel restrictions mean you cannot attend the retreat, you will be refunded minus just a $100.00 fee-OR you can transfer your deposit to another retreat date.

Intouch Yoga strongly advises that you purchase travel insurance to cover this cost in the event of any unforeseen circumstances.
Intouch Yoga reserves the right to cancel events with two weeks notice due to illness or unforseen circumstances and will not be liable for costs incurred.

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TESTIMONAILS

“Dear Flo, Just a quick message to thank you once again for the retreat last week, which very much lived up to my expectations. I was particularly impressed by the depth and breadth of your knowledge of yoga, and the excellence of your planning, preparation and presentation of lessons.
I expected to be tired and achy by the end of the week, but am pleasantly surprised to feel more energetic and with no aches and pains at all. I?m attributing this partly to the extra time you spent on pranayama and relaxation/meditation compared to other retreats I?ve attended, but also to the way that you sequence your lessons so that the body is very thoroughly prepared before moving into the stronger asanas. A good lesson for me to bring into my own practice!
The food, of course was wonderful, so was the location beside such an unspoiled, uncrowded beach, and the accommodation, I thought, was comfortable and good value for the price.
All up, a worthwhile, educative and enjoyable week! Best wishes for the future to you and yours, Warmest regards.”

J. S., December 2010

“The retreat was wonderful. Flo is a great teacher and I really appreciated her teaching style: firm and organised but patient and full of intent. It was always clear what we were doing and why we were there. I liked how she led us through our practice, calmly and with purpose, whether that was asana or chanting or yoga nidra.”?

B. F., New Zealand
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