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Prema Shanti Yoga & Meditation Retreat
183 Turpentine Road, Diwan, Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4870, Australia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Diwan B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“So refeshing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Hosts Mara and Janardhan have created a haven in the middle of the most pristine rainforest. It's the perfect place to shake off the stress and fast paced nature of city living. Being without mains power and relying on rainwater reminds you to be mindful about the use of our resources as we so often forget living in the city being away from nature. Thank you Mara and Janardhan for opening your hearts and your home to your guests and for your ongoing commitment to creating such a beautiful space in which to practice yoga and meditation.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Hosts Mara and Janardhan have created a beautiful haven in the middle of the most pristine rainforest, and they extend their hospitality with open hearts. With such a magnificent backdrop in which to practice yoga and meditation Premashanti allows you to completely unwind and shake off the stress of city living. Thank You Mara and Janardhan for sharing your lives with us.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Cow Bay, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

What a special place Prema Shanti is! A tranquil, nurturing space to rest your weary body, quieten the mind and restore peace to the soul. The wonderful hosts are fantastic yoga teachers, caring for our individual needs and happy to share their wealth of experience or give advice, be it how to include meditation in our lives, deepen our current practice, or how to have the best holiday in the Daintree. There are lots of activities, great beaches and creeks, and a variety of cafes all within a short drive. Or you can just stay in, read a book, hang in a hammock, or have an amazing massage. I've been visiting since 2002 and it just keeps getting better! I'll keep recommending and returning!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

I have absolutely loved my stay the the beautiful Prema Shanti in the heart of the daintree! The hosts were an absolute delight and made the stay so special on every level, going beyond the call of duty with genuine kindness and compassion. The hearty home-made vegetarian meals at breakfast and dinner were prepared with so much love and were delicious! The eco style living was refreshing and enriching. The yoga temple is an absolute dream to practise in. Overall the experience at Prema Shanti has been revitalising and enriching, it has been a conscious way of living that has supported the practise of yoga not only in the studio but as a way of life. I am so grateful for my experiences with these truly wonderful people!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Iv been to Prema Shani about 5 times now and always love it!! Great veggie food, love the communal living and Mara and Janardhan are always very hospitable. One of my fav yoga and meditation retreat!!! Highly recommend!!!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2012

Been there for the 5th time now, because its one of my fav yoga and meditation retreats, relaxing, homely with lovely warm hosts. Great practices and luv the communal living. Highly recommend it!!!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Sydney
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2012

I remember the first thing I noticed when I opened the car door at Prema Shanti was the beautiful clean air, and the second thing was the loving warm welcome by our hosts Mara and Janardhan! They promptly showed us to our rooms and then gave a thorough tour of their premises. For someone who has been used to city living it is naturally a bit of an adjustment getting used to staying in an Eco Lodge...but if you allow yourself to open up to the experience of this Eco lifestyle and realise that you are not going to have all the luxuries of home you will reap so many benefits from living so in tune with nature! Mara prepared beautiful vegetarian meals for us which we would all share at the long table on the verandah where many interesting conversations happened! The temple where we did our daily yoga had such a beautiful energy and was a very special space where we could delve into our yoga practice. There are lots of little spaces around the premises where you can have time out to yourself to read or just to be with nature. I think Mara and Janardhan have created a wonderful little space where you can really retreat from the stressors and stimulations of daily life and really re-connect with yourself and other like-minded people in a loving and supportive environment!

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Address: 183 Turpentine Road, Diwan, Cape Tribulation, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Daintree Region > Cape Tribulation > Diwan
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Diwan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Prema Shanti Yoga and Meditation Retreat, is situated in the heart of the worlds oldest rainforest, the magnificent World heritage Daintree rainforest in far North Queensland, Australia, where our program of yoga and meditation runs everyday.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.With our stunning secluded beaches, only 2hrs drive north of Cairns, our crystal clear fresh water swimming lagoons, native wildlife, surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, you awaken to the sounds of the rainforest birds calling you to meditation, you practice yoga on our polished timber floor in our purpose built yoga retreat temple.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 Prema Shanti Yoga and Meditation Retreats purpose built facilities, boutique rooms & unique location provides the perfect venue for an unforgettable yoga holiday adventure.The Prema Shanti Yoga and Meditation Retreat facilities are ideal for yoga & meditation teachers looking for that special place to hold their next workshop or retreat.The program runs 7 days a week , all year round. ... more   less 
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