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The Prema Shanti Yoga and Meditation Retreat, is situated in the heart of the world's oldest rainforest, the magnificent World heritage Daintree rainforest in far North Queensland, Australia, where our program of yoga and meditation runs every day.
At our yoga retreat centre you never miss out on your yoga and meditation practice, our yoga and meditation program runs 7 days a week, all year round.
The Prema Shanti Yoga and Meditation Retreat provides you with the perfect ambience, for a unique rainforest yoga holiday. We offer you the complete holiday experience with a full range of spa treatments and massage available for you to enjoy and indulge.
The advantage of our boutique accommodation is that our rooms are on site as part of the yoga and meditation temple complex. A walk upstairs and you are there for morning meditation, yoga, and meals. Providing it is outside of the daily schedule, you are very welcome to meditate or do yoga within the temple at any time.
On site accommodation means you stay within the sacred energy and ambiance of the Prema Shantis temple, living, breathing and absorbing it.
There is the option of a queen-size bed, private room, or twin share room with 2 single beds. All our boutique rooms are contained within the Prema Shanti Yoga and Meditation Retreat Centre. Bathroom facilities are shared.
The daily program of this six-day yoga retreat with Prema Shanti is flexible so guests can have the rest time for themselves. The daily program of this yoga retreat, is meditation every morning at 7 a.m. Yoga classes are held at 6 p.m. every evening. Both of Prema Shanti's teaching styles are committed to the needs of their students, with awareness, compassion, and understanding. This will be one of the most relaxing meditation retreats in Australia and the most spiritually engaging yoga retreat in Australia.
Janardhan McInosh is the founder and the vision behind the creation of the Prema Shanti Yoga and Meditation Retreat, he first began his yoga and meditation practice in Auckland, New Zealand in 1983. He has never limited his yoga training by aligning himself with any particular style of yoga, embracing all styles (i.e. Ashtanga, Iyengar, Vinyasa, Yin etc) and taking from each what works for his students, over a 30-year period has developed his own unique teaching methodologies, being influenced by all his teachers and mentors, and their love for yoga.
Mara Staffieri is the co-founder and director of the Prema Shanti Yoga and Meditation Retreat Centre. Mara began her yoga practice in 1986 and has been teaching yoga since 1996, holding yoga retreats, Ayurvedic workshops, in Europe, Zurich, Australia, and New Zealand. Mara has also being teaching in teacher trainings in Zurich and New Zealand. Her yoga philosophy and style has been influenced by Iyengar, Astanga and Satyananda yoga traditions. Mara has accreditation with Yoga Alliance 200.
The trip from Cairns to the Prema Shanti Yoga and Meditaion Retreat Centre takes between 2-3hours depending on traffic. Simply drive north from Cairns on the Cook Highway past Port Douglas.
A 15 minute drive past Port Douglas and you will reach the township of Mossman.
Approximately a half hours drive past Mossman you come to a turn off to the right towards the Cape Tribulation, Daintree Ferry. Watch for the signposts. From this turnoff, approx 4kms down the road, is the Daintree River where the ferry is waiting to take you deep into the heart of the worlds oldest rainforest.
Once across the ferry, stay on the main road north heading towards Cape Tribulation it's aprox 20 km drive over the Daintree range. You will cross over the one way Hutchinson Bridge; you should see a school on your right.
Keep driving straight ahead till you see a service station on your right hand side, we are the second road on the left hand side past the service station, Turpentine Rd. Signposts for the Heritage Lodge and Butterfly farm signs are on the corner of Turpentine Rd, turn left down this road.
Aprox 700 metres down Turpentine Rd you will see a sign on the right hand side, "Heritage Lodge". Prema Shanti Yoga and Meditation Retreat Centre is the first drive on the left past this sign, we are signposted.
Welcome, you have arrived, ready to begin your rainforest adventure.