Overnight Meditation Retreats

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Overnight and Weekend Retreats in Far-north Queensland

Are you needing to take some time out for yourself to de-stress, relax, and rejuvenate? Julie runs overnight and weekend meditation retreats several times per year in Mission Beach, Cairns, and other beautiful destinations in Far-north Queensland.

Meditation retreats combine the elements of Japanese Reiki, mindfulness meditation, and gentle yoga. So whether you’re an experienced practitioner, or curious about building your own meditation practice, these retreats give you the time and space to free your mind and away from your regular routines.

Delicious vegan and raw food meals

On retreat you’ll enjoy a selection of vegetarian, vegan and raw food treats. Julie specialises in raw food desserts and prepares a lot of the meals herself.

Upcoming Retreat Dates

Due to family commitments, Julie is not planning any Overnight Retreats in 2024. Bookmark this page or contact Julie to join her email list for regular updates.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What happens at a meditation retreat?

We will be together for several days and nights practising Japanese esoteric meditations as a group. A gentle yoga class is included each morning and there is plenty of downtime to swim or enjoy the venue gardens and nature.

Retreats include:
– All meals
– Accommodation (prices vary according to preferences.
– Yin or Gentle yoga sessions (9am-10.15am) each morning.
– Meditation sessions (10.15am-11.30am) and (2.30pm-5pm) each day. Meditations are semi-guided and include chanting, walking and moving meditations.
– Healing reiki swap sessions (with a partner)
– Guided Self-reiki sessions

Who hosts the retreats?

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

Are meals included in the cost of a retreat?

Delicious vegetarian and vegan meals are included in the cost of the retreat. Please advise Julie in advance if you have other dietary requirements.

I’ve never done meditation, Reiki, or yoga before, is that ok?

Absolutely. Beginners are very welcome and you’ll find the gentle yoga sessions easy and restorative. Julie is an experienced Reiki Master and meditation teacher and works with people with all levels of experience.

Is accommodation included in the price?

Yes, prices vary according to your preferences. Check the event listing for full details.

What COVID19 restrictions are in place?

For the safety of all our guests, facilitators, and staff, we only host retreats with venues that maintain 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.

How do I book?

Please contact Julie Heskins by phone: 0438 537365 or email: julierainforestreiki@gmail.com to book your space at the retreat and your accommodation.