Sanctuary Retreat, Mission Beach QLD 2018

19 – 26 July 2018

I am excited to be returning to Sanctuary Retreat, Mission Beach in 2018. This is a truly beautiful, secluded and peaceful place where the tropical rainforest meets the ocean.

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Yoga shala in the rainforest

This retreat includes :

  • 7 nights accommodation
  • all yoga tuition
  • evening vegetarian meal (the food is absolutely beautiful)

Please note, you will need to book and pay for your own flights and transfers (as required).

Prices per person 

Twin/Double Rainforest Hut – $1005

Single Rainforest Hut – $1215

Rainforest hut – shared bathroom

Double Rainforest Hut with alfresco ensuite – $1075 (per person)

Single or twin Rainforest Hut with alfresco ensuite – $1390 single, $1075 twin share

Double Deluxe canopy cabin – $1340 (per person)

Single Deluxe canopy cabin – $1775

For more details on the accommodation, click here

Rainforest hut with alfresco ensuite
Deluxe canopy cabins







NOTE: A $300 non refundable deposit is required to secure your booking with balance of payment due by 18 May 2018.

Schedule (subject to change)

Day 1

Arrive and settle

Days 2 – 4

7:30- 9am Morning Practice (asana, chanting and pranayama)

11:15 – 12:00pm Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)

4:30- 6pm Somatic movement and Restorative Yoga

Day 5 

Free day. There are some great day trips for those who want to explore further including snorkelling, scuba diving, sea kayaking, white water rafting, skydiving, exploring nearby islands such as Dunk Island, walking or simply relaxing at Sanctuary.

For more information on what is available nearby visit

Days 6 – 7

7:30 – 9am Morning Practice (asana, chanting and pranayama)

11:15 – 12:00pm Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation)

4:30- 6pm Somatic movement and Restorative Yoga

Day 8


Meals at Sanctuary

All evening mealsmeals are included. You can purchase breakfast and lunch at your own expense in the Longroom or you can self cater in the communal kitchen. Sanctuary offer free trips to town for anyone wanting supplies.

Sanctuary are very proud of the food they prepare and it is of the highest quality using the best ingredients. 

Getting There
Mission Beach is between Townsville and Cairns, with Cairns being the closest airport.

Travel from Cairns airport to Sanctuary is approximately 2 ½ hours.  A bus transfer from the airport to the retreat centre can be arranged at an additional cost of approximately $50 each way.

General Information

For general information on Sanctuary and what to bring, click here


“Gabrielle, another beautiful week! I feel refreshed and invigorated and thanks to your fabulous teaching feel that I continue to expand both physically and spiritually on this wonderful yoga journey.” ~ Sue Williamson (Mission beach retreat 2013

“I feel wonderful since the yoga retreat; I’ve been practicing my meditation daily and loving it. The retreat has been a truly positive experience for me. It’s the best gift I’ve given myself, a whole week to just be – Bliss! I’ve been busy trying to reproduce some of those fabulous dinners,may have to go back to Sanctuary. Anyway, I definitely feel so much lighter and stronger within. Thanks again for the opportunity.” ~ Vanda (Mission Beach retreat 2012)

“Thanks again for a fantastic and transforming week, I learnt a lot. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and passion with us. Hope to see you at Bhava soon”. ~ Nicole (Mission Beach 2012)

“Unfortunately I cant make it this time. Had an incredible experience last time with Gabrielle Boswell who I had never met before. She was welcoming, inspiring and knowledgeable. Still apply principles to my daily spiritual practice that I learnt on the retreat.
The location is perfect and the food so so good!! There was a beautiful group of ladies brought together that I connected with and learnt from! Thank you Gabrielle. xx” …..Rebecca 

“I would go if I wasn’t travelling! For anyone sitting on the fence, I think the sanctuary is the most beautiful place I have ever seen in the world, really special. And Gabrielle Boswell’s style is perfect if you’re looking for restoration, nurturing, resting and healing. Beautiful place and yoga retreat  xxxx” …Abigail 


Bookings and enquiries to or call 0413 939 530.