The Prema Shanti Yoga and Meditation Retreat was founded in 1997 and officially opened to the public when the Prema Shanti Yoga Centre was visited by his Holiness the Dalai Lama’s Gyuto monks in a temple blessing ceremony attended by the local community.
The Prema Shanti Yoga and Meditation Retreat is unique in Australia. It is the only venue that has a daily program of meditation and yoga set deep within world heritage listed pristine Daintree rainforest. It is located almost exactly midway along the Daintree Coast where the rainforest meets the Coral Sea, two hours north of Cairns. The Great Barrier Reef is only a 45 minute boat trip away.
The Prema Shanti Yoga and Meditation Retreat is the perfect location to explore one of the most beautiful regions on earth. We are set many kilometers away from other resorts and backpacker hostels, ensuring a genuine rainforest experience. Enjoy the safe freshwater swimming holes, rainforest walking treks and abundance of rainforest flora and fauna. It is now common to sight the once rare cassowary moving through the rainforest. Refer to our map and location page for more details.
The Prema Shanti Yoga and Meditation Retreat is set on one hectare of pristine rainforest, surrounded by two world heritage listed eco-systems that exist side by side: the worlds oldest rainforest, the Daintree Rainforest, and the eighth natural wonder of the world, the Great Barrier Reef. Our yoga and meditation program is designed to ensure you enjoy all the natural beauty of these two world famous eco-systems as you experience the complete yoga holiday situated only two hours from Cairns.
Our yoga and meditation program is designed so you have the day to explore and enjoy the wonders of the Daintree Rainforest. Please check our daily program page to enjoy a healthy retreat in Queensland.