Yoga Retreats 2023

Yoga Teachers Cairns

 “So much more than a yoga retreat! Our retreats are transformational, high vibrational, heart led experiences that bring people from all walks of life together to rest and restore in nature.”

– Beth Hartig

Dates for 2023

Return to Love

Friday 12th May- Tuesday 16th May 2023 (4 nights)

*This will be different to our “Come home to your Heart” retreats in 2022!

Journey Through The Chakras

Friday 18th August – Tuesday 22nd August 2023 (4 nights)

*This is the same theme as 2022, but will be a different approach/ classes/workshops – so if you want to do it again, you can!

Yin/Yang and The Five Elements-

Friday 17th November – Wednesday 21st November 2023 (5 nights)

About The Retreat

In our unique 4 day/5 day retreats we will practice Yoga, Meditation, Breath work and specialised workshops to connect to the theme of the retreat. 

We will provide morning and evening yoga sessions each day, as well as little workshops spread throughout the retreat to connect to the theme. There is plenty for time to relax and be alone, as well as with the group.

 The Sanctuary

 This retreat is held at The Sanctuary, Mission Beach, which is a unique rainforest eco-lodge and yoga centre, nestled halfway between Townsville and Cairns.

It boasts 50 acres of private tropical rainforest, a swimming pool in the rainforest, access to a near and secluded beach and is probably the best place in Australia to see a cassowary in the wild (in fact, most people in our last retreat group saw the resident cassowary family walking about!). 

The Sanctuary is a social enterprise, meaning all profits are directed to initiatives that benefit people and the planet. By coming on a retreat at The Sanctuary, you are directly funding programs that focus on protecting and regenerating the rainforest, reef conservation and the Sanctuary scholarship fund for immersive nature programs going live in 2024.    

Retreat Schedule


Check in on first day from 3pm.

(Please note, this is a guideline schedule. Timings/activities may change slightly)


3pm-   Check in anytime after 3pm.  Relax in your room and take time to explore the resort before your first practice.

4.00pm-6pm Welcome circle in the Yoga Shala followed by a Yin and Restorative Yoga to relax in to the retreat.

6.30pm   Nourishing Group Dinner.

Day 1-

7.30am-9.00amPranayama, Hatha Flow and Meditation exploring the theme of the retreat

9.00am-  Wholesome group breakfast.

10.30am – 12pm  Workshop

12.00pm-4pm  Free Time.

4pm – 6pm   Yin Yoga/Restorative Yoga Session

6.30pm  Delicious Group Dinner.

Day 2-

6.30am-8.00amSunrise Yoga and Meditation at the beach.

8.30am-   Wholesome  group breakfast.

9.30am – 4pm-  Free Time

4.00pm-6pm–  Sound Healing and Meditation.

6.30pm  Nourishing Group Dinner.


Day 3-

7.30am-9.30am –  Morning flow and Meditation.

9.30am –   Wholesome Group Breakfast

10.30am-4.00pm– Free Time (Massage, beach, walk, pool, nap, journal… the choice is yours!)

4.00pm-6.00pmFire Circle at the beach

6.30pm–  Indian Banquet Dinner- A delicious FEAST to celebrate on the last night.

Day 4-

7.00am-8.30am–   Final Movement and Meditation and Closing circle.

8.30am-  Group Breakfast.

10am-  Check out and go home feeling revived and balanced.

*Schedule/offerings may change slightly.  This schedule provides a rough outline of a 4 day retreat schedule.  A 5 days retreat will look similiar, but just have an extra day. Some offerings are weather dependent (beach sessions) but we have indoor space to do the activities if needed.  Extra session maybe be added, or sessions may be separated into two segments.


Who are these retreats for?

Our retreats are for anybody that just needs to take some time out of daily life, and get back to nature.
To clear and recharge your energy.
And to connect to other like-minded people from all walks of life.
You will be amazed and how different you will feel after 4/5 days in this amazing space.
All classes will be Beginner-Intermediate level (different options will be given to suit your body, so please don’t be put off if you are a yoga beginner).
This will be a beautiful chance for you to dive deeper into your yoga and meditation practice, in a world class natural environment.
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What People Are Saying

“Beth is an amazing wealth of knowledge and wisdom.  A real person who loves what she does and loves sharing it with others.  I highly recommend her yoga retreats to anyone and everyone – what a journey. I will certainly be back for more- the solitude and tranquility was pure bliss”.


Kelly Dicton – Townsville

“I highly recommend Hartig Yoga’s retreats. Words really cannot describe what I got out of being on the retreat.  Beth is absolutely phenomenal and if you’re not an experienced yogi (like me) it doesn’t matter at all.  Self love, me time, soul searching or simply relaxing- whatever you choose to go on retreat for – Hartig Yoga is a must do!”

Kylie O'Brian - Cairns

“A wonderful experience to nourish the soul and fill your heart with new friends.  This is my 2nd retreat with Beth and both were fabulous.  I would certainly recommend these retreats to take 5 days out to nurture yourself and  connect with other fabulous souls.” 


Luisa - Cairns

“I was fortunate enough to attend a retreat with Hartig Yoga and can honestly say I did not want to leave.  Everything was so well planned and beautifully put together and I could not fault a single thing! Beth is an amazing yoga teacher and a genuinely kind and beautiful soul inside and out.  She brings a contagious energy to all of her practices and you will always leave feeling uplifted”.


Louise Buchanan – Cairns

“The May 2022 ‘Come Home to Your Heart’ retreat was nothing short of amazing! Beth and Amber working together in harmony to give us the best experience.  From Sunrise yoga practice, Yin Yoga, Nidra, Restorative, Cacao ceremony, Sound Healing, Silence day, Journalling, Home made candles, delicious food, massages and all enjoyed in the company of beautiful humans…everything was awesome!  Cannot wait for the next retreat. It truly made me feel on top of the world”

Brigitte O'Brien Schmid - Cairns

“I have just come from Beth’s yoga retreat in Mission Beach. It was so wonderful, i have come away changed for the better. There were so many brilliant and unexpected things about this retreat. I went alone, not knowing anyone, and have come away with a genuine feeling of being valued and loved.  I am used to learning with my head, but have now experienced how to learn with my heart.  It was fun, warm, welcoming, adventurous, think rainforests and cassowaries, delicious food, inclusive and just about the best thing I have done in so long” 

Ali - Sunshine Coast

Retreat Pricing

We have a few different pricing options available depending on whether you would like to share with a friend/partner (and you are both participating in the retreat) OR whether you just want a private room to yourself.  You can also choose between a Rainforest Cabin and a Deluxe Cabin.  We will explain these two options and the pricing below.

Yoga Teachers Cairns

Rainforest Ensuite


Accessed by a boardwalk to protect the forest floor, the rainforest huts are designed to be like a bubble in the rainforest and can be opened on three sides by sliding timber and glass panels giving a beautiful close rainforest experience.

Each hut has a small verandah, simple furnishings and sleeps one in a deluxe King sized bed OR the King can be turned into two large single beds for twin occupancy. Each has an attached outdoor en-suite, looking out to the rainforest, with a toilet, sink and cold shower.


Hot showers are available in the main shared bathrooms, which can be used by all.

4 nights (May and August Retreats) – $1350 or $1150 per person if sharing a room.

5 nights (November retreat)- $1550 or $1350 per person if sharing a room.

*prices have increased slightly for 2023 as The Sanctuary have increased their prices.  This is due to change of ownership and huge amounts of renovation and improvements within the resort. The Sanctuary is a not for profit business, with all profits being invested into the rainforest and reef conservation, as well as other initiatives. 

Deluxe Canopy Cabins

For those few extra comforts we also have our Deluxe Canopy Cabin Accommodation – Solid wood construction, with ample, screened 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.

With a studio-style lounge and bedroom and a private, furnished verandah, the canopy cabins offer superior accommodation in an entirely natural environment.

4 nights (May and August Retreats) – $1650 or $1300 per person if sharing

5 nights (November Retreat) – $1950 or $1600 per person if sharing

*prices have increased slightly for 2023 as The Sanctuary have increased their prices.  This is due to change of ownership and huge amounts of renovation and improvements within the resort. The Sanctuary is a not for profit business, with all profits being invested into the rainforest and reef conservation, as well as other initiatives. 

The perfect option if you are needing a little more more space and some creature comforts. 

Deluxe Rainforest Apartments

For those interested in extra space and luxury, we have 2 deluxe rainforest apartments available.  They are both fully self contained each with luxurious rainforest bathroom, expansive lounge and private balconies.  Bedding configuration is one plush King sized bed and one sofa bed in the lounge area.  The upstairs apartment has ocean views, whilst the downstairs apartment has rainforest views. 

The apartments are currently undergoing renovation, but we would be happy to send you through some photos to look at as soon as they are ready! The apartments can sleep up to 3 people – 2 in the King sized bed and one on the sofa bed.



Ocean View Apartment-

4 nights (August and May Retreats) – $2350 or $1650 per person if sharing

5 nights (November Retreat)- $2700 or $1850 per person if sharing.

Rainforest View Apartment-

4 nights (August and May Retreats) $2150 or $1500 per person if sharing

5 nights (November Retreat) – $2500 or $1730 per person if sharing.


7 x 90-120 minute Yoga, Meditation and Pranayama practices and 1 x 60 Minute Yoga practice (on the last day).

Dinners and Breakfasts during the retreat. All food will be vegetarian. Vegan and GF options are also available (please let us know your requirements). The food here is DIVINE! You will feel so nourished.

Accommodation (different options available depending on your budget- see below)

Cacao Ceremony, Sunrise Yoga at the beach, Rainforest walks.. and much more!

Lots of special surprises!



Lunch is not included. You are welcome to prepare your own lunch in the kitchen, or order from The Sanctuary’s lunch time menu. You may also choose to visit a local cafe in Mission beach during your free time.

BYO Yoga mat and blanket (blocks and bolsters can be provided, but feel free to BYO if you have them)

Transportation to and from the retreat. Drive down with your own car, or rent a car from Cairns airport. We can also help to arrange a shuttle bus from the airport, if we have enough demand for this service (minimum 6 people).

Massage. You are welcome to book a massage with Amber, our yoga teacher and massage therapist. She will be offering 6-8 slots during the retreat.  If you are unable to get a slot with her, there are other therapists available at the Sanctuary too.

How To Book a Spot

First email Beth at to make sure there are still spots available.

In your initial email, let us know whether you would like a Rainforest Ensuite or a Deluxe Cabin and whether you require single occupancy or a shared room as well as any dietary requirements.

Once your place has been confirmed, please pay your $300 non-refundable deposit (a secure invoice hosted by Stripe will be emailed to you to be paid within 14 days) to secure your spot. The remaining balance must be paid 30 days before the start of the retreat.

 Payments plans are available, just let us know how you would like to set up the instalments.

You will be emailed further payment details and additional details about the retreat, what to bring etc. 

Places at this retreat cannot be secured without payment.

We really look forward to spending time with you at this very special retreat.

Please get in touch with us via email if you have any questions.

Cancellation Policy-

Retreat Deposits are non refundable.  If the retreat is cancelled for any reason, you will be given the deposit back in full.
A full refund of the remaining retreat balance (not the deposit) will be given if you cancel your place 40+ days before the retreat start day.
50% refund will be given if you cancel 15-39 days before the retreat start date.
No refund will be given if you cancel 0-14 days before the retreat start date.
If required numbers are not met, Hartig Yoga reserves the right to cancel the retreat. A full refund will be given within 7 days of cancellation of the retreat.