Pilates Nature Retreat
Mission Beach Queensland
7 days/6 nights
19th - 25th May
Join us for this Pilates and Mindfulness Retreat in Mission Beach Far North Queensland. Surrounded by nature, immersed in the rainforest bordered by beautiful tropical beaches...
This retreat will support you to connect and strengthen your body and mind, to increase awareness and joy and deepen your ability to relax and manage stress.
Previous experience in Pilates or mindfulness is not required, if you do have experience we wish to help your practice expand. Healthy delicious food and unique accommodation set amongst the rainforest are key features of this retreat
The retreat includes
- 6 nights accommodation
- Breakfast, lunch & dinner daily
- Pilates & stretching twice daily
- Pilates on the beach
- Mindfulness sessions daily
Optional extras not included
- airport transfers - please enquire
- onsite massage therapy
- non-vegetarian dinners
- alcoholic drinks
- snorkelling tours - day trip
7.30am - 8.00am Mindfulness session
8.00am - 9.00am Breakfast
10.00am - 11.00am Pilates & Stretching session
1pm - 2pm Lunch
2pm - 5pm Free time
5pm - 6pm Pilates & Stretching session
6pm - 6.30pm Mindfulness session
7pm - 8pm Dinner
About the retreat
Join us a for a great experience in the beautiful tropics of Far North Queensland in Mission Beach. The retreat is set amongst 50 acres of rustic and natural rainforest.
This retreat operates upon a daily schedule incuding all classes and meals. While it is not essential to attend every session, we do recommend that you try so you gain the maximum benefit and enjoy continuity of the activities. Kym and Andrew - your hosts- will be working together in the sessions to teach, guide and assist you within the group.
There will be two Pilates and stretching sessions per day and a minimum of one mindfulness/meditation session per day.
You do not need prior experience, however you do require a good level of general fitness due to the nature of the retreat location set into a steep slope. We will ask you about your needs and experience upon booking in to ensure you feel comfortable with what you can expect.
There is plenty of free time for yourself where you can relax, read, swim in the pool, swim at the beach nearby (10 minute walk), chat to other participants, have a massage onsite, etc..
The atmosphere is casual and relaxed!
The retreat commences at 5pm on Friday 19th May for our first session together followed by dinner. Check in is available from 2pm. The retreat concludes on Thursday 25th May at 10am.
About your hosts
Kym and Andrew will be your hosts for this retreat. They are both passionate about Pilates and have many years of teaching experience.
Kym is also a meditation teacher and will be taking these sessions.
They are excited to take the retreat and look forward to offering you an enjoyable experience.
Kym is the owner of Pilates Retreats and also Warrandyte Pilates and Physical Therapies - her Pilates studio in Melbourne Australia.
She has personally practiced mindfulness and meditation for over 10 years and has recently qualified as a meditation teacher.
You can read more about by clicking here
All packages include
6 nights accomodation, 3 meals per day, 10 Pilates sessions, 5 mindfulness/meditation sessions
Rainforest Hut with outdoor bathroom
These unique huts are nestled into the rainforest. The minimalist design maximises the sights, sounds and smells of the rainforest. The walls are screened on all four sides with solid sliding doors to enclose the hut when required. The bathroom is outside with the forest providing privacy. There are further facilities available within 50 metres where hot showers and more toilets are available. The rooms have a ceiling fan and WIFI.
Price for full package Single $1795 - payment plan available
Canopy Cabin with ensuite
These cabins are larger than the rainforest huts and are a solid build with a balcony and built in ensuite. There is a ceiling fan, a fridge, WIFI and tea and coffee making facilities. The rooms have either a queen bed for couples or two single beds for twin sharing.
Price for full package - Twin share $1757pp Single $2188pp -payment plans available
Meals and Dining
Meals are taken together as a group at set times each day. All meals are included - breakfast, lunch and dinner. On the first day only dinner is provided and on the final day only breakfast is provided.The food is delicious, healthy and vegetarian. Dietary requirements can be catered to with advanced notice. Non-vegetarian meals can be purchased at an extra cost. Alcoholic drinks are not included. A juice bar and extra snacks are available at an extra cost.
Getting there and away
The nearest airport is Cairns airport. A shuttle bus service is available from the airport directly to the retreat centre. This can be arranged at extra cost and must be booked in advance.The shuttle bus will be departing at 1.30pm from Cairns airport on Friday 19th May. To return your flight must depart after midday to use the shuttle service. The retreat is approximately 2 hours south of Cairns. It is also possible to hire a car and drive yourself.
The retreat is set on 50 acres of natural rainforest. On arrival at the retreat centre a four wheel drive shuttle will collect you and your luggage and bring you up the long driveway to the retreat.
Is this retreat for me?
This retreat is set in a beautiful rainforest upon a hill.
The theme of this retreat is a relaxing one with the aim to help your body and mind gain strength and increase wellbeing.
This is not a type of bootcamp! We offer gentle precise (and challenging..) Pilates teaching and we will assist you and guide you each day as one within the group. The Pilates sessions are taken on the floor on mats with the added use of small props like therabands etc..
A good level of fitness is required. If you are injured or are experiencing any limitation you will find the retreat significantly challenging - this may affect your ability to participate.
The retreat is set into a hill on a steep 50m slope. You will regularly be walking up and down this to access everything.
The mindfulness/meditation sessions are simple and practical techniques, they are non-religious. They can be taken sitting on a chair or the floor to suit.
Things to consider-
Do I feel ok to regularly walk up and down a steep hill to reach my room, the studio, the dining room or the beach and pool?
Do I feel comfortable in a natural bush setting where insects and wildlife are present?
Am I comfortable doing Pilates on the floor on a mat?
Do I want to have a great retreat in the beautiful tropics with two caring teachers and other like-minded people?..!