05 - 07 August 2022

21 - 23 October 2022

Eat Meditate Elevate

Experience the power of total mindfulness and get some balance back to your busy life at our Cairns Mindfulness Retreat, themed Eat Meditate Elevate Retreat, which will take place at the beautiful Thala Beach Resort.

The setting for this mindfulness retreat is a private property and nature reserve in the secluded forests north of Cairns. Stay in exotic eco-bungalows surrounded by native forest with some vistas overlooking the Coral Sea. Enjoy nature walks on the property, amazing views of the mountains and sea and access to the resort’s beautiful private beach. Wake up to the sound of nature and prepare for a day of self-care, yoga and nurture.

The daily yoga and mindfulness practice will focus on how to be fully in the present moment and experience all the subtleties that arise. 

Discover the incredible tools of mindfulness from the highly skilled and experienced facilitator, Han Wee Tan.

Our Cairns Mindfulness Retreat is designed to guide an absolute beginner, step-by-step into the practice. The approach being unique and life-applicable will also help broaden the foundations of the experienced practitioner, systematically unfolding for both the multitude of benefits from Mindfulness practice.

Your stay at Thala Beach Resort will allow for plenty of downtime, long walks on the beach, a swim in the ocean or one of the pools to bask in the natural beauty and integrate the inner work.

In addition to the mindfulness and yoga we will take part in a Southeast Asian-style cooking class. Learn how to make a selection of Asian-inspired dishes, under the watchful eye of a professional chef, where your culinary skills will be enhanced and your taste buds satisfied with what you create.

Our Cairns Mindfulness Retreat at Thala Beach will help you take the practice of mindfulness into the outside world…


Welcome to our Cairns Mindfulness & Yoga Retreat.

Arrive at Thala Beach Resort for a 1pm start with the introduction into mindfulness practice (approx. 1 hour duration).

Check in at 2pm. Settle in, get to know your yoga/mindfulness facilitator and other participants, relax and explore the resort or have a swim in the pool.

4 – 530pm – Enjoy your first yoga and mindfulness session combined with breathing exercises and meditation.

7pm – Enjoy a welcome dinner and exchange the experiences of the day.

7 – 815am – Start the day with gentle yoga and meditation to awaken your body, followed by breakfast.

9.45am – depart for our Southeast Asian inspired cooking class that commences at 10am, followed by a delicious lunch.

2pm – Return to Thala Beach Resort and free time to enjoy the nature reserve, the beach or pool.

5pm – One-hour mindfulness practice.

7pm – dinner and social time.

7 – 830am – The last morning of our Mindfulness Retreat begins with gentle flow yoga and a half-hour mindfulness practice session.


Check out after breakfast and enjoy free time at the beautiful Thala Beach Resort.

  • Retreat will be guaranteed with min. 4 persons booked
  • Maximum 14 participants during the retreat
  • Transfers to/ from Thala Beach can be arranged – please enquire with us
  • Yoga & Mindfulness sessions will be adapted to suit the level of participants
  • Prior basic yoga awareness/ experience recommended
  • Basic fitness recommended
  • During free time guests are invited to enjoy nature/wildlife walks on this beautiful private property or along the beach, swim in the pool or in the ocean during the winter months.
  • Guests staying at Thala Beach Resort are offered free tours which can be arranged at the reception. Experience days of operation vary week-to-week.

    Tours to choose from are:

    Nature and Garden Walks

    Bird and Butterfly Walk

    Coconut Odyssey

    Star Gazing

    Talks with Kuku Yalanji People

    Sea Kayaking at an additional fee. This tour is with expert guide to an adjacent reef to watch turtles, dolphins and occasionally dugongs.

  • In the evening you can view many fascinating stars & planets using telescope and binoculars at the unique outdoor observatory. The Thala night sky is free from light pollution and filled with millions of stars. Surrounded by sounds of the rainforest & ocean – enjoy an introduction to the beautiful Southern Constellations from an experienced & passionate guide (subject to operation).

Cairns Mindfulness Retreat
Pricing & Packages


Eat, Meditate, Elevate
$ 1590 Per person
  • Book 2 spots and SAVE $300 per person
  • Ideal for friends or couples happy to share
  • Twin share or double room option
  • Exclusive retreat, luxury accommodation


Eat, Meditate, Elevate
$ 1890 Per person
  • Ideal for a single travelers happy to share with others
  • Need your own space?
    Single room upgrade $300
  • Exclusive retreat, luxury accommodation
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spiritual jourHan Wee Tan, Byron Bay Mindfulness Retreat


Mindfulness & Yoga: Han Wee Tan

Having always had a keen interest in philosophy and the esoteric, Han underwent teacher training with a yoga ashram for 2 years before living in that ashram for another two and a half years, developing himself individually and as a teacher. He delivered numerous courses, workshops and retreats during his time there and, most notably, had been teaching and coordinating the ashram’s teacher training program.
The ashram drew many like-minded people to it, providing Han with the opportunity to meet and learn from many other acclaimed meditation teachers. These interactions would lead to a deepened understanding of the science behind mindfulness along with the various techniques applied. He has since developed and delivered a multitude of Mindfulness workshops and courses in Australia for a wide range of participants along with specialised workshops to allied health and mental health professionals. Mindfulness has become such an important and beneficial way of life for him and is something he continues to share passionately with others for their wellbeing. His approach to the practices are light-hearted and is known for his capacity to deliver complex concepts in an accessible manner. For him, the practices are a way of thinking and living rather than just a band aid for life.

Southeast Asian Cooking Class

Rachel & Ben Wallace

Enjoy an interactive cooking class in a fresh outdoor setting – a cooking area surrounded by lush gardens where all your organic produce used in the kitchen is grown. Mango trees, kaffir lime trees, Southeast Asian herbs and vegetables like Thai eggplant are among some of the plants grown here and ingredients used in the meal preparation.

The cooking experience is not only about learning how to cook but also learning about the abundance of produce that Tropical North Queensland has to offer and how fulfilling cooking with local seasonal produce can be.

Cairns Mindfulness Retreat, cooking class Thala Beach retreat
Cairns Mindfulness Retreat


From AUD 1890 per person

Price includes:

  • 2 nights accommodation at Thala Beach in Jungle Walk bungalow (Twin-share basis)
  • Meals: 2 x breakfast, 1 x lunch, 2 x dinner
  • Daily mindfulness, yoga and meditation sessions
  • Interactive Asian-style cooking class with Oaks Kitchen & Garden
  • Organisation and coordination of the retreat

 Price does not include:

  • Transport to/ from Thala Beach Nature Reserve from Cairns or Port Douglas (car pooling may be an option)
  • Costs of personal nature (drinks, extras, optional activities)
  • Reiki sessions (available on request for $50/ 45-minute sessions)
  • Additional nights accommodation pre/ post retreat (we can arrange this)

Payment & Cancellation:

  • 50% deposit required at the time of booking to secure place. $250 of this deposit is non-refundable.
  • Full payment must be made no later than 21 days before the retreat start date.
  • No refunds inside 21 days of retreat commencement
  • Cancellations made within 21 – 30 days of retreat start date will incur a 50% cancellation fee of total price.
  • Cancellations made outside of 30 days will receive a full refund minus $250 which is non-refundable.
  • Full payment required if booking inside 21 days of retreat start date.
  • No shows will incur 100% cancellation fee.
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