Retreats at Mission Beach, Yungaburra & Cairns

3 Day/4 Night Retreat @ Sanctuary, Mission Beach

Dive deeper into your reiki and meditation practice — in a beautiful rainforest hideaway @ Sanctuary, Mission Beach.

Do you need some downtime from an intense corporate job, or a quiet space to ground yourself away from all the noise?

Sanctuary is a stunning eco-lodge tucked away in the rainforest and is the perfect place to combine self-healing reiki, gentle yoga, mindful walks along a private beach, and enjoy delicious locally grown foods**.

The retreat will allow you to step away from your busy schedule for some self-care and grounding — which is so needed in these rapidly changing times. 


We will be together for 3 days (and 4 nights) practising the Japanese esoteric meditations as a group. A gentle yoga class is included each morning and there is plenty of downtime to enjoy the beautiful rainforest trails, chill out in the lounge, swim in the pool, or mindfully wander Garner’s Beach.

On Sunday our check-out time is at 10am. So you’ll have time to visit Dunk Island or explore the Mission Beach coffee shops and surrounds, before taking a leisurely drive home.

Whats included: 

  • Meditation sessions (10am-11.30am) and (2.30pm-5pm) each day. Meditations are semi-guided and include chanting, walking and moving meditations.  
  • Gentle yoga sessions (9am-10am) each day
  • 4 nights accommodation @ Sanctuary Retreat
  • Yoga mats, bolsters, chairs are provided
  • Healing reiki swap sessions (with a partner)
  • Self-reiki sessions

Reiki Teacher: All sessions are conducted by Julie Heskins, a qualified Reiki Master, Reiki Teacher, Meditation and Yoga instructor from Cairns.

Venue: The Sanctuary, 72 Holt Road, Garners Beach, 4852

Date: Wednesday, 23rd September – Sunday, 27th September

Check-in and Check-out: Check-in after 2pm on Wednesday. Check-out @ 10am on Sunday (or book a few extra days @ Sanctuary).

Retreat Fees:  Retreat fees vary depending on your choice of accommodation. See options below.


Please contact Julie to book your space at the retreat and your accommodation. 



Retreat fees do not include meals or drinks. Delicious meat, fish, vegetarian and vegan meals are available (at your cost) in the Restaurant @ Sanctuary. You can also use the community kitchen to prepare your own food.  

Please note: If you are self-catering bring your food (and drinks) with you as the nearest supermarket is a 20 minute drive from Sanctuary.



For the safety of all our guests, facilitators, and staff, Sanctuary maintains proper COVID19 controls. For this reason we can only group couples and friends in shared rooms. Please talk to Julie about your accommodation options if you are attending the retreat as a single.



Choose your accommodation @ Sanctuary and take advantage of these great retreat-only prices. 



Simple rainforest huts are for the minimalist. You’ll sleep soundly in the rainforest in a beautiful rainforest hut with 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 verandah, lights, fans, drinking water, and simple furnishings.

(No bathroom. Hot showers, toilets, charging points are available in the main building.)

Double bed: $680


If you like to be a bit closer to the toilet — but still want the full outdoor experience — request a rainforest hut with an alfresco ensuite. You’ll have everything in the simple hut plus an alfresco ensuite with cold shower, running water, a basin, and outdoor toilet.

(Hot showers and charging points are available in the main building.)

Twin-share: $590 per person (available for friends & family members)

Single: $780 


For those wanting a solid room — with ample screen 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.

The deluxe canopy cabins have private verandahs, mini bar fridge, charging outlets, beautiful ensuite with glass-walled shower.

Twin share: $750 pp (available for friends & family members)

Single: $1,025

For more information regarding the accommodation and facilities see Sanctuary website. 



Are you ready for 3 days of relaxation, renewal and regeneration? Get in touch with Julie Heskins today to book your space in this wonderful retreat.




Retreat Day in the Tablelands

Enjoy a meditation retreat day in the beautiful Atherton Tablelands. This is lovely venue for yoga, meditation and reiki practice. Delicious vegetarian lunch and healthy treats included.

Accommodation is also available here and costs $55 per night including continental breakfast.

Next meditation retreat Yungaburra:

Date: Please contact Julie for details.

Times:  10.30am-3.30pm

Cost:  Early bird Special AUD$99 (if booked & paid for by 28th August).  Full price AUD $125.

Venue: A Fuller Life Clinic, 193 Ball Road, Peeramon (near Yungaburra)

Please contact Julie for bookings and more information.

Weekend Retreat in the Rainforest

Take some time out to enjoy a weekend meditation retreat at Rainforest Reiki in Cairns. This relaxing weekend will allow you to step away from your busy schedule for some self-care which is so necessary in these changing times.

This retreat combines the elements of Japanese Reiki with gentle yoga classes. You’ll feel supported by the peaceful rainforest surrounds as Julie guides you through simple mindfulness techniques, and enriched as you connect within. You deserve a weekend like this.

Accommodation is available at Rainforest Reiki or nearby. Alternatively you can return home on Saturday evening and return the following morning. Please contact Julie for accommodation options.

Whats included:

  • Seated meditations
  • Walking meditation in the rainforest garden (weather permitting)
  • Gentle yoga
  • Delicious vegetarian lunches, dinner and healthy treats
  • Self Reiki

Next Meditation Retreat Weekend in Cairns:

Date:  Please contact Julie for dates

Cost: Earlybird Special $349   

Venue: Rainforest Reiki, 13 Falcon St, Bayview Heights 4868




More information

Like some more information about meditation retreats in Cairns, Yungaburra or Mission Beach? Contact Julie today.