Australia Yoga Retreat

Sep 16-22 2018 // Sleep in the Oldest Rainforest On Earth

WITH Alexa Nehter

THE MAGIC

What's Unique

Welcome to the only boutique hotel in the oldest rainforest in the world. We chose Daintree Eco-lodge because of both it’s location in middle of this incredible rainforest and it’s proximity to The Great Barrier Reef. Unless you live nearby, this is a giant trip for you and we wanted to create an experience that gave you as much impact, nature, one of a kind experience, delicious food and amazing yoga as we possibly could. This is the trip we’ve been dreaming of for years and you are wholeheartedly invited to this incredible yoga retreat in Australia!

THE HEART // We don’t know how much longer the world’s most amazing natural wonders will last which is why we are on a mission to visit The Great Barrier Reef and the oldest rainforest in the world all in one trip. We know that when you fall in love with places like this, they affect you and that effect ripples outward in wondrous ways. The yoga and wellness will be there to hold and guide all the wonder that will be witnessed and explored on this trip.

OUR PROCESS // Did you know that we build all our trips from scratch? To learn more about our process and what goes into the making of a Yogascapes retreat, click here.

 

THE LIFE ON RETREAT

6 Jungle Nights

Welcome to the oldest rainforest in the world. What does that mean? That means the lush tropical jungle you’ve been dreaming of. Deep green  fauna not found anywhere else and a river teaming with wildlife. It means traveling to the far side of the world to feel an unrivaled sense of home. It means fresh air and nourishment to the soul. It means spending a week with a beautiful community who is there to bathe in the same juicy travel as you.

Start your day with a delicious yoga class, followed by breakfast and then a morning of exploring or relaxing in the jungle. A delicious lunch followed by an afternoon of napping, hiking, reading, or an excursion to the Great Barrier Reef or a local village. Then close your beautiful day with a sweet early evening practice and a delicious dinner with new and old friends at the rainforest restaurant.

Daintree is home to an astonishing 430 species of birds, 13 of which are found nowhere else on the planet. This spectacular rainforest features some of the biggest tropical trees on the planet, including the ancient Bull Kauri trees. In fact, the tallest tree reaches a whopping 44.2 metres –around the same height as the famous Statue of Liberty.

The Restaurant: Only the freshest local ingredients are used to prepare sensational gourmet meals in our beautiful rainforest setting. We pride ourselves on offering you breathtaking cuisine, cooked by our passionate chefs who delights in putting together tantalizing meals with a personal touch. We invite you to enjoy this exceptional rainforest dining experience as a guest or a visitor. Relax while taking in the unique sights and sounds while we showcase the very best of contemporary Australian cuisine.

Stay: The comfortable guest rooms have been designed to enhance your unique rainforest experience, ensuring a luxurious stay, while striving to achieve 100% sustainability. Each villa features air-conditioning, ceiling fans and daily room service. No TV and Wi-fi in your secluded private lodge means you’ll see and hear the rainforest in ways you never have before, creating an unforgettable tropical encounter. Fresh, clean water from the purest source, combined with organic, healthy foods, guarantees an uplifting and sustainable getaway.

*subject to change

Sep 16  – ARRIVE
5 pm Yoga + Opening Circle
7 pm Dinner

Sep 17 – SETTLE IN
(optional:
Guided Rainforest Walk on property)

7:30 am – 9 am Yoga
9:00 am Breakfast
Free time (rainforest walk, relax, massage…)
1 pm Lunch
Free time
5-7 pm Yoga
7 pm Dinner

Sep 18 – SNORKEL GREAT BARRIER REEF

6:15 am Breakfast
7:00 am Depart for Snorkeling
8 am – 12pm Snorkel
12pm-1pm Free time in Port Douglas
1pm – 1:30 pm Drive to Mossman
1:30 – 2:30 pm Mossman
3:30 pm Return to Daintree
5:30 – 7 pm Yoga
7pm Dinner

Sep 19 – OPTIONAL DAY
(optional activities: SUP in the mossman river gorge OR Sunset Daintree River Cruise)
7:30 am – 9 am Yoga
9:00 am Breakfast
Free time (rainforest walk, relax, massage…)
1 pm Lunch
Free time
5-7 pm Yoga
7 pm Dinner

Sep 20 – CAPE TRIBULATION DAY

8 – 9:30 am Yoga
9:30 am Breakfast
10:30 am Leave for Cape Tribulation (beach walks, swimming holes…)
5-7 pm Yoga
7 pm Dinner

Sep 21 – OPTIONAL / RETREAT

7:30 am – 9 am Yoga
9:00 am Breakfast
Free time (rainforest walk, relax, massage…)
1 pm Lunch
Free time
5-7 pm Yoga
7 pm Dinner

Sep 22 Day 7 – RETURN
8:00 am Breakfast & Departures

 

 

From the Road

Testimonials & Our Story

“This was my first retreat with Yogascapes and it far exceeded my expectations! The breathtaking location, the wine tasting, the delicious food, everything was just fabulous.”

For more testimonials, click here.

YOUR TEACHER

Alexa Nehter

German born and raised science and sports educator turned Hatha Vinyasa and Kundalini yoga teacher, author of The Clean Yogi, speaker and coach Alexa Nehter engages a wide audience globally with her relatable and encouraging approach to yoga and mindful, soulful living.

Alexa believes in the refinement of movement, space and stillness. Her mission is to inspire a passion for yoga in a way that is inclusive, inviting and empowering.  Alexa offers yoga retreats, classes, courses and workshops online and in person world wide.

Instagram: Instagram.com/alexanehter
Facebook: facebook.com/yogiconline
Online: www.alexanehter.com

YOUR HOME

Daintree Ecolodge

Daintree Ecolodge & Spa, situated in the heart of the magnificent Daintree Rainforest, offers sustainable luxury in a breathtaking location. Our tropical retreat is the only boutique accommodation in the World-Heritage listed Daintree Rainforest, boasting 15 eco-friendly bayans in an awe-inspiring setting which will revitalize all your senses.

Wake up to the sound of the birds in the canopy above, take in the majesty of the ancient tropical wilderness and discover the Ecolodges’ private and pristine waterfall on a leisurely walk through the enchanting rainforest.

Escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life and rejuvenate your body, mind and soul in a breathtaking landscape where time appears to have stood still. Take time to reflect and reconnect with those you love in new and meaningful ways to discover the true value of life. Allow this unique tropical retreat to change your perspective of the world.

Sustainability is not just a word that we toss around for brownie points with our guests. It is a concept that is at the core of who we are as a business. Sustainability can mean different things to different people; our interpretation of a sustainable business is one that generates a sustainable profit while benefiting the community and the environment. This includes actively managing environmental, social and economic risks by mitigating negative impacts from our operations. There are some serious environmental and social issues facing our planet today and looming on the horizon. We want to ensure that our business is not contributing to these issues and that we are positively contributing to our local environment and community. We approach sustainability under the pillars of environment, community and workplace.

THE JOURNEY

Travel Info

Travel: The retreat is located about 90 minutes from Cairns Airport so we highly suggest booking a flight that departs a day early and arrives by 1pm on the 16th (there are a number of flights that arrive between 11:00am – 1pm). One group airport shuttle from Cairns is provided at about 1 pm. The exact pick up time is subject to adjustment and we will provide details as the retreat after we receive all guest travel details before the retreat. You may need to fly out as early as the morning of Sep 14th in order to arrive by 1pm  Sep 16th in Australia time – please pay close attention when you book your flights to make sure you arriving on the right day.

If you have to arrive on one of the later flights, we understand and can help coordinate a taxi for you (not included). You will most likely arrive just in time for dinner as most later flights arrive around 4-5pm. If you can’t seem to book a flight that gets in at a reasonable time on the 16th we think it’s probably a sign that you should come a day or more early!

Please book a flight that departs after 12pm on the 22nd if you’re leaving that day to allow a bit of time to soak up the last morning and not rush out too much earlier. One group airport shuttle is included to Cairns airport to arrive around 9:30/10 am in time for the 12pm flights. The exact time is subject to adjustment to fit the group’s needs.

If this shuttle time does not work for you, we can help set up a taxi for you (not included) and will try to pair you up with other guests. If possible, we may be able to drop you off at a beach town on the way to the airport so you can spend time on the coast before you go to the airport. You can also stay longer in the area on Sep 22nd and fly out at a later date.

THE BACKBONE

Of Every Yogascapes Retreat

Our mission is to connect people to their deepest purpose/truths, wellbeing and inspiration. We combine vibrant yoga and wellness teachers with incredible guides, local culture, nourishing food, inspiring adventure and a crew of fun-loving people from around the world. Along this journey, you’ll have a Yogascapes Guide supporting you every step of the way, from signing up to helping you on a glacier. 

While every single retreat we create is unique based on the local culture, incredible teachers, the time of year and the environment, every experience is built on the following pillars.

 


 

MOVEMENT &  MEDITATION
Each retreat is filled with a mix of yoga, mantra, mudra, meditation and more. To learn more about the specifics of this retreat, check out the schedule or contact us. 

 

FREE TIME & OPTIONS
When you come on a yogascapes retreat, nothing is mandatory and we build in plenty of time for you to be own your own, to rest more, to explore more, or to be open to whatever shows up. 

 

NOURISHMENT
We love food, period. Delicious, healthy, beautiful, thoughtful food that nourishes the body and inspires the creative soul. Food is where we come together to replenish our bodies and where our community is built.

 

SENSORY EXPLORATION
Traveling is adventure of the senses and we build each trip to open our senses up to the world and be open to the world through our senses.  

 

DEEP LEARNING & INTEGRATION
We believe the experiences that last a lifetime are the ones in which you are learning and integrating what you learn into your life. Our teachers and guides create unique opportunities for deepening and expansion of your practice.

REST AND REJUVENATION
We know that life is overwhelming at times and our nervous systems beg not only for the medicine of adventure, but for deep rest and rejuvenation. A week of quiet nights and deep sleep, time for napping and giving yourself permission to do nothing at all. 

 

ACTIVATING CREATIVITY & PURPOSE
Our mission is to connect people to their purpose by exposing them to practices, people and places that bring out their deepest truths and desires. Each one has the intention to bring you into a deeper connection with yourself and your true gifts. 

 

COMMUNITY & SUSTAINABILITY
Come with no story to defend and no judgement to be had. Meet people who will change your life and/or share in all the ups and downs. Connect to old friends and family in a new way, on a retreat, or when you go back home. Our own healing is the healing of the planet and so we work work with eco-lodges and companies that have similar ethos and missions. 

 

​Giving Back: 2 trees are planted every retreat sign up to help protect our planet and natural resources. At check out, we also offer you the opportunity to give to inspiring local and international projects. Find out more here.

JOIN THE JOURNEY

September 16-22, 2018

HOW TO SAY YES TO A JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME.

STEP 1: Learn all about the trip; the theme, the teachers, the venue, the location, our policies, past photos, etc.
STEP 2: Choose a room below and reserve your spot as soon as you’re ready for early bird prices and best options.
STEP 4: You’ll get a confirmation + 3 emails leading up to your trip preparing you for an amazing adventure.
STEP 5: Drive, fly or boat to meet our team and group in one of the most beautiful places on earth.

ANYTIME:
Write us at help@yogascapes.com or call us at 510-629-9191 if you have any questions about the trip, how to sign up or anything else that comes up along the way.
By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement. Please read all details below.

INCLUDES

6 nights accommodation at Daintree Eco-Lodge & Spa
3 Delicious & Nourishing meals daily
Trip to the Great Barrier Reef & more
Jungle Hike
1-2 Yoga Classes Daily with Alexa
Daintree’s Spa (treatments optional)
Private Waterfall

Brace yourself, you will be taken to a booking page where you get to choose your specific room.

 

YOUR INVESTMENT

Choose Your Room

POLICIES & TERMS

Get Clear Before You Purchase

We encourage those that can’t afford the full price option to sign up early for the lowest price. We strive to maintain a balance between offering our programs to the widest range of participants and running a sustainable and thriving company so that we can continue to create and share our experiences with you. Please inquire about payment plans.  We can split up your payments to make it work, however final payments are due 60 days prior to the start date of your retreat.

By reserving your space through placing your deposit with us, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement.  Please read in full and please note:

All prices are per/person USD. All bookings include a refundable deposit that is 50% of the total trip cost. Final payments are due 60 days before the start date of the trip to keep your spot secure.

If cancellation (always in writing) takes place within 7 days of booking, 100% of the trip price is refundable including the deposit, unless retreat start date is less than 60 days from booking date.

If cancellation takes place 120 days prior to the retreat start date, any payments made will be refunded within 30 days of cancellation, plus 75% of your deposit.

If cancellation takes place 90 days prior to the retreat start date, any payments made will be refunded within 30 days of cancellation, plus 50% of your deposit.

If cancellation takes place 60 days or less prior to the retreat start date, 100% of the trip price and deposit will be forfeited.

YOGASCAPES reserves the right to make any changes deemed necessary by our team, trip leaders, teachers or partners. In the rare case of a cancellation on the part of YOGASCAPES (due to political unrest, dangerous weather, or low sign-ups)  we will offer a transfer to another trip or a full refund of your funds. We require all participants to purchase travel insurance and highly encourage them to purchase “cancel for any reason” to protect them against the rare chance of cancellation.

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