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 23rd -29th 2023

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 vegetarian food (can be vegan/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.

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.

9.45am: Breakfast
A wonderful buffet breakfast provided in the long house, overlooking the ocean. An abundance of choice-fresh fruit salad, chia porridge, poached eggs, many varieties of toast, cooked tomatoes, fresh juices and smoothies and more!

10am-12pm: Free Time

Have a massage, a private yoga session with Flo, read, swim in the pool or the ocean or explore the glorious environment.

12.30pm: Yoga Nidra

1pm: Lunch
Freshly prepared, buffet. A cornucopia of flavours, from tacos to sushi, soups, salads, corn fritters and more!

1.30pm-4pm: Free Time
Have a massage, a private yoga session with Flo, read, swim in the pool or the ocean or explore the glorious environment.

4.15pm-5.45pm: Introspective Yoga Asana, Pranayama and Meditation
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 the use of yoga props to facilitate ease in our asana practice, and different breathing techniques and meditations 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, are older or less flexible, or those who have stressful lives.

6.30pm: Evening Meal
The evening meal is ordered a-la carte and is freshly prepared and delicious! 3 delicious choices of main meal each night. Some have included laksas, curries, nourish bowls, roasted vegetables and more! Includes a delicious freshly made raw dessert!

Wine, beers and cocktails are available for additional purchase at the Sanctuary bar!

Disclaimer: Retreat program may be altered depending on group size, venue etc. Flo Fenton reserves the right to cancel the retreat with 2 weeks notice due to last minute cancellation of students, illness or any unforseen circumstances. In this eventuality student’s retreat fee including deposit will be refunded in full, however no refund can be made of any other costs incurred.

If Covid 19 infection in the week prior to or during the retreat prevents the ability for Flo to run the retreat, no refunds can be given, however a credit will be given for a future retreat.

OUR VENUE

Natural Beauty Rainforest 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

RESTAURANT & BAR At Sanctuary the food is stand-out, restaurant quality and abundant. We offer you high quality food made from fresh local produce. On this retreat, you will be given delicious menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner . Breakfast buffets include cooked items such as poached or scrambled eggs, tomatoes and mushrooms, as well as fresh fruit salad, mueslis and porridge choices. Lunch is an abundant buffet feast of salads and regional cuisines such as tacos, sushi or arancini. Dinner is a la carte and offers three new choices of main course daily, plus a delicious raw dessert. Wines, beers and cocktails are available at  out bar, as well as fresh juices, smoothies, and a variety of snacks throughout the day.Vegetarians, vegans and those who are gluten free 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 -$2,530.00

Solid timber cabins with ensuite bathroom

Canopy Cabin Twin Share pp-$2,120.00

Solid timber cabins with ensuite bathroom

Rainforest Hut with Al-frescoe Ensuite Single-$2,120.00

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 al-frescoe shower (hot shower available in bathroom block close by!)

Rainforest Hut with Al-frescoe Ensuite Twin Share pp-$1,900.00

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 al-frescoe shower (hot shower available in bathroom block close by!)

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 $50-$65 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 $1000 is required on booking.

$250.00 of this is refundable if cancellation occurs for personal reasons before 20th May. After that date no refund can be given.

Full payment is required by 20th May. Cancellations that occur at or after this time cannot be refunded unless a student can be found to take your place.

Intouch Yoga strongly advises that you purchase travel insurance to cover this cost in the event of any unforeseen circumstances.
If Covid 19 infection in the week prior to or during the retreat prevents the ability for Flo to run the retreat, no refunds can be given, however a credit will be given for a future retreat.

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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.

“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

What a fabulous retreat, great location (Mission Beach), great food, and a lovely bunch of fellow Yogis. It was a privilege to attend Flo’s latest retreat. Whether you are new to yoga or have been doing it for 20 years, or somewhere in between, Flo’s teaching will give you a real boost.

Mark D, July 2022
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