Yoga Retreat In The Sun – starts Sept 15

Fly away with Greg and Tracy Cooper to North Queensland for a tranquil escape at the beautiful Sanctuary Retreat ecolodge, where there is a special 15% discount on accommodation.  The week in paradise is a wonderful opportunity to practice with the balance of tradition and an attention to detail that is characteristic of teachers from the Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne.

You can expect to be challenged, refreshed, encouraged and nurtured in one of the most pristine places on the planet. We welcome all students with a genuine interest in bringing more depth to their practice and who have completed at least our intro level 1 course or equivalent.  You are most welcome to bring along partners, friends and family who are then free to enjoy the remarkable location while you head off down the trail to class!


  • Sunday Sept 15 @ 5pm – meet with the teachers and fellow yoga practitioners.

  • Monday to Friday morning – led primary or mysore-style practice

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday afternoon sessions will be complementary practices to support the morning routines.

  • Wednesday afternoon is free time for resting or an adventure into the remarkable natural surroundings!


Students are free to leave at their leisure from Saturday morning September 21.


  • Yoga component – $500 payable to Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne.

  • For accommodation and meals, you need to book directly with Sanctuary.  Click the link below and use the code AYCM19 to get 15% off your accommodation*.

Book Yoga Component

Book Accommodation and Meals at Sanctuary

* This is an exclusive offer to Ashtanga Yoga Centre of Melbourne and is not available in conjunction with any other discounts or offers.

Getting there


  • Flights and transfers are not included.  

  • We recommend you book your flights to Cairns as soon as possible.

  • MissionLink bus and shuttle services connect from Cairns and Cairns Airport to Mission Beach 

  • Please ensure that your flight arrives before 1.00pm to connect to the direct transfer to Sanctuary.

  • Dependent on numbers, the direct transfer will cost between $45 and $65 each way.

  • Sanctuary staff will assist in booking the transfers on your behalf. On the return, book a flight that leaves after 11.00am or later to enable a reasonably timed departure.