I had an amazing week at Prema Shanti in the Daintree attending a Yoga retreat hosted by my yoga teachers from Sydney. It is a very special place with a very special energy right in the middle of the rainforest. Perfect to relax, wind down, reconnect with nature, yourself & other likeminded people including the beautiful hosts Mara & Janardhan who are very welcoming, open and helpful with whatever your heart may desire. They have put a lot of love and energy into this very special place with many yogic symbols, crystals and love to detail. The yoga room up-stairs has an amazingly powerful energy and is just the perfect place for yoga and meditation. There are also 2 meditation rocks on the property. The veranda up-stairs has beanbags, a hammock, a free library filled with books, facilities to make a cup of tea (whatever your heart desires from black, green, chamomile, peppermint... you name it) or coffee and lots of space to relax and soak in the scenery & nature. It is an eco-friendly resort with two solar-powered showers, filtered rainwater that tastes beautiful, two bushtoilets and a flushing toilet. The rooms and beds are simple, very clean and most of them are equipped with a mosquito net. There is no mobile phone reception or internet - but for those who really want to switch off and disconnect from the hustle bustle of life - that is a fantastic thing! There is reception in a few spots further away if you have a car. Mara is an amazing cook and prepares a yummy breakfast every morning - we were lucky enough to have fresh fruit salad, muesli, milk incl. soy & yoghurt. In the evening Mara cooks the yummiest vegetarian food I've ever had (and that coming from a meat lover is a big compliment!). We were very hungry doing yoga 4-6 hours a day and there was always more than enough food - we could have second and third serves, but for most of us the first serve was big enough.
There are two of the most amazing swimming holes walking distance from the retreat. If you want to explore the nearby beaches, cafes for lunch, walks and the beautiful area, it is best to have a car. It is well worth it, there is lots to do and explore in the area.
If you are after a 5 star luxury resort, this is not the right place for you, but if you like the sound of the above and are after a truly unique experience with lovely, caring hosts, then I can only recommend Prema Shanti to you.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Prema Shanti Yoga & Meditation Retreat Daintree Region, Australia