Sanctuary Rainforest Retreat Garners Bay, Mission Beach, Northern Queensland October 20-26, 2018 "Re-Connect Body Soul Spirit"
Does your spirit need to expand? Could your mind do with a little more clarity? Does your soul need rest? Is your body needing some nurturing?
Through the mundane life we live just to sustain ourselves we lose touch with who we really are, what we truly need and what resonates with us to keep us happy and healthy. We loose touch with spirit.
Create transformation in your health, your emotions, your DNA. Alchemic yoga is a healing art. Taking focus into visualisation, imagination and transforming that into a belief. Once you believe it happens. Alchemic yoga focuses on the three essences of body, soul and spirit and their relation to the chemistry of the body. We first seperate the three to wash away old beliefs or unwellness then create a new pattern and finish by fixing in the cells allowing manifestation of the best. This style of yoga creates increased internal flows, core strength, balance of the glands, activation of the chakras. And is suitable from beginners to teachers. Those wishing to heal and grow
This 7 day retreat promises to give you a great balance of yoga, meditation, experimentalism, and spare time. You will stay on top of a mountain overlooking Garners Bay. Accommodation is set in a unique rainforest eco-lodge or cabin to appreciate the lush tropical space where you can connect and transform your wellness through healthy food and good company. Guided by an experienced instructor, this retreat will help you to discover who you truly are!
Highlights • Silent morning beach walks and meditations • Guided meditation and Restorative and Alchemic yoga sessions • Qigong practices, partner stretch. • Philosophical or healthy lifestyle educations and talks • Delicious, healthy vegetarian/vegan meals in a dining room with superior views and ultimate comfort. • 6 nights' accommodation
Natalie will guide you into deep meditations allowing you to reset your vibe. Teaching a unique style of yoga (only 5 teachers of this style in the world) that will increase the flow of lymph and blood ten fold, as the fluid flows and energy moves you will transform your old inhibiting patterns patterns. Revibe with sound, recreate through visualisation, rejuvenate as you stretch and move in a gentle but strong yoga style 'alchemy'.
Natalie Almond has been facilitating retreats for 23 years, it’s her deepest passion, as it allows her to give enough time to watch you truly unfold and transform into your true self. Natalie is friendly, funny and knowledgeable, she knows how to weave energy in the group that creates a natural balance. With her trusty intuition she will know where to take you in each of her sessions as the retreat progresses. These retreats are immersive, fun and realistic, you will gain plenty of self-healing insights. Natalie ensures that you will feel comfortable and included! Every step of the way! She also practices energy healing and massage for those wishing to book a session.
Testimonials Thanks Nat, great workshop as always), you hold a really inspired space, your so easy to drop down into relaxation with or into some invigorating, challenging yoga. You also make everything fun, intuitive and intelligent as we all learn greater ways to evolve and live in better health. Dean Bennett
Just wanted to thank you Natalie for the retreat, you shared and gave so much, also the food was soooo wholesome and delicious!!! I have noticed some changes within me and it feels good. I have been feeling happier ever since, a bit flat today but I know that's just the mind. I am waking up at 6.30 every morning and going for a walk and doing my breathing exercises and mental quietness before work. I think doing this this at the retreat three days in a row changed my old habits. Daniela
About Sanctuary Retreat A haven of tranquility in a setting of breathtaking beauty….. you have found Sanctuary. With secluded beaches meeting the Great Barrier Reef, 50 acres of lush tropical private rainforest, Secluded rainforest cabins and huts, dedicated yoga space, massage and delicious cuisine (vegetarian and raw a specialty), Salt Swimming pool in the rainforest. Sanctuary Retreat is the unspoilt paradise you have been waiting to discover a specialty for bird watching and creatures. Amazing views and an unspoilt paradise Located in Queensland, Australia, amidst lush tropical Rainforest, overlooking the Coral Sea and halfway between Cairns and Townsville. Shouldn’t you be seeking Sanctuary? Sanctuary can be found at 72 Holt Rd, Garners Beach, Mission Beach in tropical North Queensland, about 2 hours south of Cairns and 3 hours north of Townsville. Fly into Cairns and drive 2 hours south to Garners Bay.
Eco rainforest Huts A minimalist design maximises 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 a 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, simple furnishings and sleeps two in either double or twin occupancy. Bathroom for this style of accommodation are in the Main building. The Next style is a Rainforest hut with attached outdoor Funky En-suite bathrooms.
Deluxe Cabins Of solid wooden construction, with ample, screened glass windows, the canopy cabins offer maximum protection from the elements, while still offering a close connection to the sights and sounds of the forest. Larger than the rainforest huts, these cabins 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.
10% discount if paid in full by August 30, 2018 Please pay a $400 Non-refundable deposit by 10th August to ensure your space. The full payment must be made by 15th September. Includes: Yoga Retreat, 7 nights and 7 days Accommodation, Breakfast, lunch and Dinner (lunch not provided if on excursion) Free daily trips to Mission Beach town
Please Deposit your deposit into St George Bank NCAlmond Bsb: 112 879 Acc: 486 099 097
Transfers: Cairns airport is 2hrs from Sanctuary Retreat you may book the shuttle bus. The shuttle bus can be organised for arrival and departure, this works as a group. If flights are booked with an arrival time before 12.30pm and departure flights midday or after. The cost depends on the number of passengers. As a guide between $40-$60 per person each way, generally it is closer to $40 I recommend hiring a car with others that are flying at the same time as you, so you have the freedom of travel on the retreat.
Estimated Schedule: Mornings are in silence until after meditation, please respect the peace of others.
Arrive from 2pm Saturday October 20, 2018 5.00 - 6.00pm - Yoga 6.30 - 7.00pm - Guided Meditation (one of the best you could experience) 7.30pm - Dinner
From 21st October 6.30 - 7.30am – (Silence) Meditation and beach walk
7.30 - 8.45am - Alchemic Yoga 9.00 - 10.00am - Breakfast 10 am – 4pm - Day to enjoy Relaxation, Free Time Allow yourself to take time out from your daily lifestyle, enjoy four hours of “discovering me time”. Walk and swim on the secluded beach, climb the local mountain, doze by the pool, socialize or head out for a town visit and enjoy some group tours to natural pools and waterfalls.
4.30 - 5.45 pm: Partner Stretch/Talk/Chi Kung/Health Talk/Restorative & Hatha Yoga: Various topics related to philosophical or healthy lifestyle education and discussion are presented during this time.