I loved my stay at this place. It was like being invited into the daily life and rituals of a beautiful and friendly couple who have created a warm and welcoming sanctuary in a quiet little corner of this spectacular rainforest. While you are invited to practice meditation and yoga, and to eat with your hosts and other guests, I felt completely free to be as social or private as I wanted, and to make of the experience what I wanted it to be, whether that was exploring the rainforest aroun you, trying a whole bunch of the local activities available, or to just lie in a hammock and read and do very little.
Prema Shanti is just minutes walk from the most beautiful swimming hole I have ever had the pleasure of jumping into. The food is delicious and healthy, the hosts are friendly and generous with their time and energy, the meditation and yoga practice is genuine and uplifting and not overly strict or sombre. You feel that you are in great hands with the very experienced teachers and communicators Janarhdan and Mara. I left feeling inspired to bring some of this daily practice and ritual into my own life after having got a little taste for how these things need not be a struggle or a grand production, and how much you can get out of a little each day.
The rooms and facilities are basic, but all are very clean and comfortable and well thought out and cared for with love. I felt immediately at home and that I was welcome to explore and help myself to tea and borrow a book from bookshelf and lie in a hammock. You feel close to nature here and the sounds and sensations of the rainforest help you relax into this place and let go of the world and all your concerns for a few moment.
I highly recommend this place and I will be back for sure.
- 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