Ashtanga yoga Deluxe Yoga Retreat with Allison Dearling

Leave your day to day routine behind for a long weekend of yoga practice, great food, meditation and relaxation. Enjoy the exclusive Elandra Resort on Mission Beach with views of Dunk and Bedarra Island in tropical north Queensland. All you have to do is arrive and we will take care of the rest.


June 23/24/25 (three nights Friday, Saturday and Sunday night)

Arrive Friday anytime after 2pm (we will have welcoming ceremony before dinner around 5/6pm)

Depart Monday 11am


Elandra Resort Mission Beach is perched on the cliff top at South Mission Beach, with unrivalled views of Dunk and Bedarra Islands, South Mission Beach and the Coral Sea, the resort is nestled amongst the lush tropical rainforest. All of the accommodation rooms are interlinked by elevated timber boardwalks which snake their way around the property. The sparkling all white lobby and dazzling pool deck offers a spectacular casual atmosphere. The pool deck not only offers exquisite views over the Coral Sea, it promotes relaxation. Furnished with day beds, oversized sun lounges, umbrellas and flowing fabrics. You can only stay at the resort by special invitation.
For more information on the resort go to their website link below and drool

What’s included:

All accommodation for three nights in an African Queen or Twin Share Room

All food including: three breakfasts, three dinners, ​two​ lunches and some snacks prepared in a world class restaurant with superb gourmet dining.

​Morning, afternoon and evening yoga practice/meditation sessions​ and workshops

A deluxe goodie bag filled with lovely treats to enhance your experience

Access to Allison’s knowledge and teachings about Ashtanga yoga

Tea and coffee available in your room

Bar open for snacks/coffee/alcohol to purchase

Free wifi – but we encourage you to switch off

Access to tennis courts, a boutique, a library, the “world’s sexiest pool”, the wonderous South Mission beach and a helipad!

Free time to sleep, read, swim, do NOTHING!

How much:

$1,105 per person for a double room or twin share room
$1,375 per person for a single room


Deposit due of $200 upon booking (non refundable)
Full balance due 1st June 2017.
(if you would like to have a payment plan or would like to pay with credit card, then please let me know and we can arrange that very easily)

Email Allison to book your space

How to book:

1. Click the button above to email Allison and let us know what room you would like to book and if you are booking with someone else (single, double, twin)
PLEASE NOTE  that if you would like a twin share room but don’t have someone booking with you then let me know and I will do my best to match you with someone but I cannot guarantee that.
2. Pay your deposit by transferring $200 per person to the following account:
ANZ Bank Account
Name : Live and Breathe Yoga
Number : 265783063
BSB : 014592
Reference : Your name
3. OR if you would like to pay you deposit in cash then just bring it into the studio when you are in next.
Once you have paid the deposit we will let you know all the details, like when to arrive, the schedule, when the balance is due etc.

Sample Menu

(this may not be exactly what we have but it gives you a good idea of the yumminess):

Breakfast menu suggestion:

Fresh tropical fruits, Organic Mungali Creek yoghurt, house made granola with quinoa flakes, flaxseed, Selection of Burgen breads, coconut butter, avocado puree, hummus, organic jams, Detox drink, A two-egg omelette with mushrooms, heirloom tomatoes and baby spinach.

Lunch menu suggestion

Entrée: Thai pumpkin soup

Main: Falafel lettuce Wrap with Baba Ganoush, alfalfa, bean sprouts, fresh herbs, beetroot, carrot, golden shallots

Liver Cleanser drink (apple, carrot, ginger and beetroot)

Dinner Menu suggestion

Entrée: Rice paper rolls, soy, ginger and lime dipping sauce

Main: Vegetarian jungle curry, steamed brown rice

Dessert: 70% dark chocolate olive oil mousse, macadamia biscotti.


We can organise a massage or treatment for you in your room. (additional cost)

The bar will be open for coffee/tea/smoothies for you if you get peckish (I doubt it cos the food looks incredible)


Please note that the deposit is not refundable as the deposit is not refundable by the resort (unless we find someone to cover your space).

Full payment is due by 1st June and the Accomodation/Food portion will not be refundable after that point (again unless we find a replacement for you)

What people said after my last retreat:

“The Easter ReTREAT was relaxing, energizing and down right fabulous. Allison’s effort, time and hardwork was noticable throughout the entire weekend from the goodie bags on arrival to the individually tailored practices. I had a great weekend and wouldn’t hesitate to do it all again”
~ Bernadette
“I had a great weekend! My experience is that the people make these events special. Likeminded people doing something they’re all drawn towards. The yoga is the binding glue and learning, playing, experimenting, practising is the main thing. But just getting away from it all and being with people with a similar leaning is great. The introduction of meditation was really good. The silence thing – initially not a fan! But it was actually really good. As you said – being prepared to practise with your whole heart. Open up and give it a go. So that was really good actually. Location was great. I think you did a great job and it was a fantastic weekend. So thanks heaps and I look forward to the next one!”
“I would happily recommend this retreat to friends and will hopefully be in a position to attend again next year.  I loved the location and proximity to home, the classes were well thought out and perfect in both content and timing and this retreat would be a fantastic opportunity for yogis at any level to attend and immerse themselves a little more deeply in both ashtanga yoga and good old fashioned peace and quiet :-)” ~Ngaire
“What a wonderful Easter Yoga Retreat.  Held at the peaceful Hidden Valley Sanctuary, what a wonderful setting to practice yoga with friends, our Live and Breathe Yoga Community.  A must-have annual event (… hopefully)”.

“I loved, loved, loved this retreat with Allison and Harry.  Their warmth and love for the practice glows so brightly that it warms everyone around them.  I met a bunch of gorgeous people who I shared loads of laughs and great memorable moments with.  A perfect retreat to let go, ground yourself, learn, and meet exceptional people”.


Let’s reTREAT ourselves…note there are limited spaces available. Don’t delay in saying yes to this is a very rare opportunity to stay at the Elandra, as you can only stay by special invitation. This is my invitation to you 😉