yoga retreat townsville mission beach north queensland

Retreat to the forest

October 2022

with Allison Dearling and Tracey Uber-Cook

Immerse yourself in the rainforest, your yoga practice and silence. The combination of yoga postures, breathwork, meditation, chanting and silence with the wisdom of the forest will be deeply transformative. Join Allison and Tracey who are hosting this retreat together with joy, passion and a whole lotta love. It’s time to retreat to the forest.

With secluded beaches meeting the Great Barrier Reef, unique accommodation, dedicated yoga space, delicious cuisine, the Sanctuary Retreat is the unspoilt paradise you have been waiting to discover.  Conveniently located in North Queensland, Australia, amidst lush tropical rainforest, overlooking the Coral Sea and halfway between Cairns and Townsville.


October 2nd – 8th 2022 (6 nights)

Arrive Sunday 2nd Oct anytime after 2pm

Depart Saturday 8th Oct after breakfast


The Sanctuary Retreat, Mission Beach

What’s included:

All accommodation for six nights in your choice of cabin or rainforest hut

All meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner cooked lovingly by the wonderful chef Hazel.

​Morning, afternoon and evening yoga practice/meditation sessions​ and workshops
Mornings of silence to practice mindfulness, self reflection and enjoy the sounds of the forest

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

Access to Allison’s and Tracey’s  guidance and wisdom

Bar open for snacks/coffee/alcohol to purchase

Free time to sleep, read, swim, walk in the forest, do NOTHING!

This retreat has been by far the best I have ever attended. The attention and care given to each and every student was amazing. Allison and Tracey gave us all a perfect combination of integrating yoga and pranayama in our practice. We were so well looked after. The owner and staff were absolutely delightful. Nothing was a bother. The amazing meals that we were presented with each day put smiles on all our faces And if you wanted to indulge there was always great coffee, yummy biscuits, delicious desserts and alcoholic beverages. Can’t wait for next years retreat!


What a wonderful 6-days. Perfect location, food that was out-of-this-World, comradeship, outstanding Yoga teaching – what more is there? Mysore is such a wonderful way of practicing Yoga and Sanctuary in the forest is such a wonderful place to practice. Highlights of the week are many: sunrise while chanting on the beach an absolute experience; practicing with friends a real pleasure. Would we go again and recommend to friend – absolutely.


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How much:

Rainforest hut with shared bathroom (double/twin share) $1,967 per person
Rainforest hut with shared bathroom (single) $2,156 per person
Rainforest hut with alfresco en suite (double/twin share) $2,027 per person
Rainforest hut with alfresco en suite (single)$2,276 per person
Deluxe Canopy Cabin (double/twin share) $2,258 per person
Deluxe Canopy Cabin (single)$2,648 per person


Deposit due of $300 upon booking (non refundable)
Rooms will be allocated on a first come first serve basis
Full balance due 9th September 2022
(if you would like to have a payment plan or would like to pay with credit card, then please let us know and we can arrange that very easily)

A week full of deep relaxation, wonderful laughter, connection and amazing nutritious food.  I finished up this retreat enthusiastically owning my own yoga practice. No, I still cannot do a headstand but the deep and unexpected shift I experienced through the gentle combination of practicing pranayama, ashtanga, silence and space has me standing on my virtual head.


The retreat to the forest was a way for me to challenge myself physically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. Taking time away from my family and the challenges of work and motherhood and resetting the noise in my head and my heart. I now feel clear, calm and excited about life. In the middle of the rainforest along side a beautiful beach, Sanctuary Retreat is a totally unique place that I will never forget. The food was amazing, the best vegetarian I have ever tasted, and so much food! The practice of silence was hard at first but has become an ongoing lesson for me. The sessions pushed me in my yoga practise and reminded me that I can do this and I need to do this. Balanced with Pranayama, chanting, Yoga Nidra and the warm, friendly guidance of Allison and Tracey. Life changing, 5 stars, highly recommend.


The sanctuary retreat was just perfect. It was such a wonderful opportunity to connect with our yoga community in a truly beautiful setting. From the silence in the mornings and the forest sounds to the asana and pranayama practice mixed in with great company and delicious food, everything was sublime! Much love and thanks to my teachers Allison and Tracey xo