Your day begins as you awaken to the singing of the rainforest birds calling you for meditation. As you sit and still your mind, the amazing energy of the worlds oldest rainforest envelops you, the mind chatter recedes, your own innate sense of harmony and well-being re-asserts itself. You arise from meditation refreshed and relaxed, ready to start the day with a delicious healthy breakfast of fruit, nuts, yoghurt and muesli. The rest of the day is free with an abundance of things to do or not – until the evening programme. Simply relax, go exploring the wonders of the ancient Daintree Rainforest, perhaps visit some of the local attractions or treat yourself with nurturing spa treatments.
The Prema Shanti Yoga and Meditation Retreat Centre is situated in the heart of the Daintree rainforest (World Heritage listed), it is located at the base of the sacred mountain called Wundu. This name is given by the local aboriginals and has many myths and legends surrounding it. Early European explorers named it Thornton’s Peak; it is the third highest mountain in Queensland Australia. Its grand peak is shrouded with mist for most of the year, and this is where your adventure begins.
The pristine beaches of the Great Barrier Reef are ten minutes away; this is where the rainforest meets the reef. Snorkel or scuba dive the reef, or simply relax on the beaches absorbing all the wonders of this paradise. Horse rides or bushwalks lead one right into the heart of the rainforest where sacred blue swimming holes await you, butterflies float past you and natures abundant orchestra of rainforest sounds are heard.
Surrounded by lush tropical rainforest, crystal-clear blue lagoons, rushing waterfalls, and the abundant beauty of the Daintree rainforest, you quickly absorb the amazing energy of this ancient land, as you are enveloped by the wonders of natures creation.
In this environment, one quickly learns the “art of being.” An important part of your time here is to stop doing, and become “present”, experience the moment, in whatever leisure or activities you select. Nature provides the perfect background for you to rejuvenate, revive, and relax. Your yoga holiday will empower you with memorys you will cherish for the rest of your life.