Womens Health Retreat

Thursday 27th August – SunDay 30th August, 2019

Sanctuary Retreat, Mission Beach, North Queensland

With Jen Hamilton and Nyree Banks

Whether you are wanting to explore yoga, take your health to a whole new level or just simply craving some time out, this retreat is for you.  Enjoy daily Yoga, Meditation and all things healthy on this 4 day, 3 night retreat in tropical paradise. With plenty of time to chill out, explore the area, have a relaxing massage or simply curl up with a good book overlooking the ocean, this retreat will leaving you feeling relaxed and completely refreshed.

Your days will consist of morning yoga, a delicious, healthy breakfast, fresh smoothies and juices, a healthy hormones info session, and plenty of free time. Enjoy Restorative , Yin yoga and Meditation before a healthy, tasty dinner you have chosen from the special menu designed for the retreat.

With a combined experience of over 30 years in the health and wellness industry, Jen and Nyree’s relaxed approach to their retreats ensure you leave feeling happy, refreshed and healthy inside and out.

Jen Hamilton is founder of Cairns Beaches Yoga, co-founder of Core Life Yoga and creator of Deep Core Flow

Nyree Banks is both a Naturopath and Yoga teacher, and is founder of Health Naturally and co-founder of Core Life Yoga

*To ensure personal attention and an intimate group setting numbers are limited to 16 people

Some Yoga experience and moderate fitness is required for this retreat

See Retreat Booking Terms

Costs (Per person)

Rainforest Hut (Shared bathroom)

Single Occupancy $900pp | Double/Twin Share $780pp

Rainforest Hut (Alfresco Ensuite)

Single Occupancy $990pp | Double $830pp

Deluxe Canopy Cabin

Single Occupancy $1290pp | Double/Twin Share $990pp | Triple Share $850pp


3 nights retreat accommodation at Sanctuary Retreat

Breakfast & Dinner. Amazing organic vegetarian meals, morning juices & smoothies. The last night will include a delicious Indian feast.

Morning -  Juicy Deep Core Flow & Afternoon - Blissful Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga & Meditation.

Healthy Hormones Info Session 

Yoga mats and props are provided

Lunches are self -catered. There is a kitchen to prepare you own food OR alternatively you can eat at Mission Beach OR order off the Sanctuary menu.


Daily Routine

8.00am:   A Juicy Deep Core Flow Practice  - Includes pranayama, mediation and relaxation. (2 hrs)

10am:  Fresh juice & smoothies and healthy buffet breakfast

11.00am:  Free Time

5.00 pm:   Sweet and Soft Restorative Practice - Yin Yoga, Pranayama & Meditation (60 mins)

7.00pm :  Nutritious vegetarian dinner with Indian buffet on last night

The Yoga and Nutrition sessions

Yoga with Jen Hamilton 

Tap into vitality with Jen's signature style Deep Core Flow. With a focus on informed alignment based on a sound knowledge of anatomy and contemporary movement principles you will be adventuring into yourself with core generated flowing asana sequences. You will activate your deep core through rhythmic, circular and wave like motions that will mobilise and hydrate your body while building strength, power, lightness  and ease.

We will explore, meditation, pranayama, as well as self inquiry tools and techniques to help you navigate yourself and life with skill. We will explore new ways of moving that meets YOUR body's needs, taking your practice, awareness and love of self to a whole new level. Retreats with Jen will break you out of the same old box, revealing new territory in the body, mind and heart inspiring a dedication to living authentically, courageously and joyfully.

Jen is known for her warm and approachable style of facilitating that encourages self inquiry through curiosity, courage through vulnerability, playfulness and creativity through movement. You will leave this retreat feeling inspired, cleansed and restored.  

Yoga & Nutrition for Vitality

 with Nyree Banks from Health Naturally 

As a Naturopath, Nyree Banks loves to restore health and vitality to her clients. A lover of yoga, healthy living and clean, wholesome food, Nyree believes wellness is a journey of self-discovery and loves the process and evolution that goes with growth and self-empowerment.

Sessions with Nyree will include Deep Core Flow and Restorative Yoga, Pranayama, Meditations and Mindfulness Practices and a Healthy Hormones naturally talk.

With over 13 years experience as a Naturopath and Nutritionist and over 400 hours of Yoga Teacher Training in the mix. Retreats with Nyree will inspire and give you the tools to be more connected, more aware and be the healthiest version of you. Her practical and simplistic approach to health is refreshing and allows you to start making the necessary changes without overwhelm.

Healthy Hormones Info Session
Living with your hormones out of whack can be totally consuming and interfere in your quality of life. This super informative talk will give you a basic understanding of your hormones and their cycles, how and why these hormones can go off track and all of the different ways this can affect you throughout the years. We will also discuss ways to test your hormone levels and which one may be better for you and which ones aren't worth doing. We will go through naturopathic, nutritional and herbal ways of balancing hormones safely and effectively and there will be plenty of time for questions and chats.

the location 

Sanctuary Retreat is the ideal venue for a yoga retreat.  Set amongst the rainforest with beautiful ocean views and a private beach, you will be chilled out in no time.

You can expect:

50 acres of lush tropical private rainforest

Secluded rainforest cabins and huts

In house massage available

Delicious cuisine (vegetarian and raw a specialty)

Swimming pool in the rainforest

Access to a near private secluded beach

Bird watching and creatures

Amazing views and an unspoilt paradise

Probably the best place in Australia to see a Cassowary in the wild

Check-in and check-out

Arrival time on the first day is from 2pm.  The first yoga class and formal group welcome is at 4.30 pm in the Yoga Hut, allowing you time to arrive, get settled into your room, eat well and perhaps have a massage or swim. Due to flights people arrive at all different times in the day but aim to be there as early as possible so you have time to unwind and relax before yoga.

Check-out of the resort and retreat end is 12 midday on the last day.

Getting There

Location: 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.

Arrival: To help ensure the serenity of Sanctuary is preserved, no private vehicles are allowed beyond the carpark. The Sanctuary 4WD vehicle transports guests on arrival with their luggage from the car park to the main building between 8am and 9 pm. Please note that the latest arrival time must be before 9.00pm.

Greyhound and Premier coaches will arrive at Wongaling Beach (also know as Mission Beach Central) from here you will need to take a taxi (0429 689 366 or 13 1008) to Sanctuary. Download a street map and detailed information for both bus and self-drive travellers. Those travelling by coach should advise Sanctuary of their coach time at least 24 hours prior to arrival.

See Google Map here


Deluxe Cabins

For those interested in more creature comforts, then the deluxe canopy cabins may be for you.

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.

Rainforest Huts

Accessed by a boardwalk to protect the forest floor, the secluded rainforest huts have no solid walls; instead the timber structure is screened on all four sides with weatherproof curtains.  A minimalist design maximises the sights, sounds and smells of the rainforest. Each hut has a small veranda, simple furnishings and sleeps two in either double or twin occupancy. Share Bathroom (10 – 70 metres away)

Rainforest Huts with al fresco en-suites to four of the rainforest huts. These are mostly open air with a toilet and cold-water shower and hand basin.