Mara - the "Mother" of Prema Shanti gave me lots of tips and advice on how to get up to Prema Shanti so i felt really safe and looked after. Hired a cheap car in Cairns and an easy drive up. Loved the fact that the temple is deep in the ancient rainforest - nature is overwhealming, the peace is deafening - the trees are like works of art and I felt like a miniature person as giant palms towered above me in the garden. Greeted by beautiful statue of Ganesha as you walk up the path. The Temple is like a jewel with shining polished wood floor - a bit of a surprise to see in the jungle! I loved the "back to nature" eco lodge style - very peaceful and no grating TV, internet or anything - a real retreat from the world. I had a beautiful room on the ground floor with flowers and tropical slats and mosquito net - although there were no mozzies. The morning mediations were beautiful and that is followed by healthy breakfast and tropical fruits. Mara and wise Yogi Janhardan acted like travel guides suggesting trips like crocodile tours, sea kyacking or nature walks I might like and reccommended places to eat. I saw crocodiles and beautiful beaches. The afternoon yoga was great - very accomplished teaching with meditation and inspiring soul moving words and some guided deep relaxations and breath work. Yummy vegetarian dinners. Spiritual books to read. Sacred rocks to meditate on and a cool divine swimming hole a short walk away! The pool looked straight out of Tarzan movie so I went swimming there every day - a sacred site. It was nice being able to meet other spiritual people who were also staying there. I feel totally refreshed now. Reccommended.
- 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/Cape Tribulation