my first stay and certainly not my last. i really needed some time away from the crazy busy life i lead in the city, and a nosiy very young family, some time to connect with myself, my health, my well being and my mind and spirit. Prema Shanti affored me all of this, with the incredible ancient and wondrous Daintree rainforest as the best sub plot ever. Mara and janardhan are wonderful hosts, from the moment i arrived i felt completely at ease and relaxed in their presence and in the beautiful home and temple they have so lovingly built and shared. I have never felt 'able' to meditate but after one 30 minute session with Janardhan i was actually getting somewhere. Both are fantastic yoga instructors, and although i have had a yoga practice going since i was a teenager i was quite rusty, and after 6 days felt better than i have for so long. i felt the classes were challenging, and intereseting and really fun! can we talk about the food? delicious, so glad Mara has a little book available of her tasty receipes to take home and try to replicate... I brought up too many books and of course read only one of my own and two from the Prema Shanti library... i also really enjoyed how much the pace and atmosphere changed with other guests arrivals and departures, it really is such a variable atmosphere and one that is very organic. The local water hole is incredible, something from a dream. The entire area is so beautiful, its almost hard to believe that its not a dream! sometimes, although it was the height of the busy season, i would find myself on the most incrdeible beaches, with not a soul to be seen.
Sea kayaking with a hammerhead shark rearing out of the ocean was a pretty crazy moment, one of the most exilerating esperiences of my life! As far as the accomodations go i really loved the back to basics approach, with the emphasis on water and energy conservation. my little room was my own, private and an oasis of sleep, i havent slept this well for ever! I cant wait to return... Thank you Prema Shanti x
- 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