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Aussie Reiki Retreat | Mission Beach | 25-30 August 2019

August 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - August 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am

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This our 11th year holding the Retreat at Sanctuary Retreat. It is a stunning environment in amongst the natural tropical rainforest. Walk down through the rainforest and in 10 minutes you are standing on pristine beach amongst the coconut palms. Most days 2 metre high cassowaries are viewed by retreatees in their natural habitat, often with babies at their side.

The Retreat is 4 full days (26, 27, 28, 29 August). Arrive on the afternoon of the 25th and leave the morning of the 30th.

During the retreat we will discuss the spiritual aspects of Mikao Usui’s teaching and how to apply them in our daily lives.

Here’s an example of what we do: we begin each day with a 45-minute silent meditation during which Frans performs Reiju for everybody. We will practice techniques like Hatsurei-ho, Joshin Kokyu Ho, Hands on Healing, chanting mantras and much more… AND if the weather allows, we might do a walking meditation through the retreat centre.

We practice 2.5 hours in the morning and 2.5 hours in the afternoon, with lots of time in the evening to share healing, stories, and fun with your fellow retreatees.

Frans has been hosting these Reiki Retreats for many years now and infuses them with great humour, knowledge of Japanese spiritual teachings, and his own depth of practice of Mikao Usui’s teachings. Bronwen enjoys helping students recognise the amazing in their daily lives by using the system of Reiki.

Come and share with all the other participants to create a wonderful Reiki community.


Focus on esoteric Japanese practices to stimulate and define your Reiki practise. Immerse yourself in an intense 4 days of deep spiritually energetic work.

Be supported by your fellow students who practice the same teachings as you and by the Reiki teachers, Frans and Bronwen Stiene.

This retreat focuses on delving deeper into your Reiki and/or Meditation journey through the practices of Japanese Esoteric meditations and healing techniques.

The retreat is perfect for anyone who is interested in deepening their meditation practice or spiritual journey.

Some of the practices include the whole group, while others are in pairs or in smaller groups – depending on the practice and technique.

These teachings are very unique and not often taught by many modern meditation teachers. Some of these are traced back to the 7th and 8th century Japan, so we will be tapping into ancient Japanese spiritual traditions.

They are:

  • sitting meditation – mindfulness practice, chanting, moving your energy
  • moving meditation – walking meditation for example
  • sitting/moving meditations – old ancient Shinto, Shugendo, and Buddhist practices

Due to Frans’ unique journey he often includes some 4000 year old Wu (Chinese: shamanic) practices within these retreats. He was taught these ancient teachings by his late Taoist Master.

Getting There

Just make sure if you’re catching public transport to Mission Beach that you arrive in Cairns before 1pm on the 25th.

For those who need it we will organise a bus to take students down on the afternoon of the 25th from Cairns Hotels or Airport to Sanctuary Retreat around 1pm and back from Sanctuary Retreat to Cairns on the morning of the 30th. Let us know if you’d like to share the bus and its costs (approx $20-$40 a trip).

We can also stop in Innisfail on the drive down to the Retreat to pick up any groceries you might need.


Accomodation is not included in the course fee. The variety of accommodation at Sanctuary Retreat gives everyone the opportunity to attend. There are the inexpensive rainforest huts which you can share with a friend, amenities are shared as well. Then there are the canopy cabins with their own bathrooms and showers.


Outside Cabin


Hut’s ensuite


Inside Cabin

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View from longhouse

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Longhouse restaurant and bar



Meals are not included in the course fee. Meals are also perfect at Sanctuary Retreat. The beautiful open kitchen in the middle of the rainforest gives you the opportunity to cook for yourself or you can just pop up the stairs and sit in luxury as you order top quality dishes that make Sanctuary Retreat unique – no camping fare here and the prices are just right too. So, it’s up to you how you spend your time at the Retreat and what it costs you.

How to Pay

Payments are to be made in two amounts.

Payment 1 TEACHINGS payment is to be made on this website for 4 days teachings = $795

Payment 2 ACCOMMODATION payment can be booked directly with the Sanctuary Retreat. HINT: the cabins go very quickly!
These prices are at the time of setting up the retreat – they may change.

Deluxe Canopy Cabins (Spectacular Ensuites) – only 7 available
Double / Twin – $82.50 (per person per night) x 5 nights= $412.50
Single – $145.00 (per night) x 5 nights= $725

Standard Rainforest Huts (Share Bathrooms)
Double or twin – $35.00 (per person per night) x 5 nights= $175
Single – $65.00 (per night) x 5 nights= $325

Seven of the Rainforest Huts have outdoor bathrooms
Double or twin – $45.00 (per person per night) x 5 nights= $225
Single – $85.00 (per night) x 5 nights= $425

Double or twin – $35.00 (per person per night) x 5 nights= $175
Single – $65.00 (per night) x 5 nights= $325Double or twin – $45.00 (per person per night) x 5 nights= $225

Comments from Retreatees

“I got so much from the retreat… such depth and full energetic realizations. I uncovered a buried trauma that has to effect me on so many levels probably most of the time. You taught us so many tools and methods, techniques and meditations to help us heal and expand in our inner spiritual growth…. I feel like I have what I need to help support my healings in this area, as well as ALL areas. This path just keeps getting deeper and wider, yet more and more expansive. In your teachings, you take such powerful spiritual teachings that have the ability to tap into our inner essence and soul, and make them attainable to all of us with such a fun, light spirited delivery. You support us by letting us feel that depth by your being it, holding that space for us. You are incredibly inspirational and I feel very blessed to be one of your students. Thank-you for being True to your way and you’re being and sharing it so fully with us! “- Sarah Dailey

“Didn’t know what to expect, but knew I had to come when the opportunity presented itself. The inner growth, warmth, and organic view of Reiki caused many things fall into place for me. I feel humbled and honoured to have met you and participated in this class. ” – Terry Chance

“WOW!!! @$%^&*” – Don

“This retreat has been uplifting, nurturing, and challenging. So much beauty has opened in me, and I am anxious to see how things will unfold in the weeks and months to come.” – Mille mercis!!

“Once again I am amazed at how deep the system goes and how many layers can be left behind. It is extremely hard to put in to words the gratitude I have for this retreat and the compassion that Frans shows to us all. The buddha is with the buddha. The light is shining brightly in Joy. Love is all around.” – Jeff

“Frans was his usual awesome self!!! This retreat took me places that I did not know about myself. I am so happy I took the fun ride from NJ to be in this loving, compassionate environment. This experience has deepened my practice and made me a better person. Thank you Frans!!” – Vivian

“Retreat was an amazing 4 days of personal healing, deepening purpose & practice, disintegrating into five elements and integrating back again thru energy exercises, chanting, meditations and hands on healing. What makes it special is Frans creating the right space for everyone to have the experience they need, and that comes from his deep compassion. Deep Gratitude!” – Zeynep

“Form to formless, word to wordless, laughter and lightheartedness. This was a retreat filled with amazing experiences and deepening connections and opportunities to meet spiritual pilgrims. I am filled with gratitude and joy for the gift of Frans and Bronwen’s teachings and dedication to the spiritual practice of Reiki. Forever thanks and blessings coming your way.” – Susan

“Thanks, Frans and everyone, for a wonderful four days of energy and fun. On the first morning Frans said that retreat was about facilitating change. Well he was certainly right and I look forward to continuing to grow in the days ahead.” – Linda

“Life changing experience. So grateful to the so many great people, especially our wonderful teacher, the beautiful venue, etc. Words simply do no justice. The only way to truly share my gratitude and honor my experience is to practice earnestly, honestly, everyday, and aim to embody them. I intend on doing as such.” – Andrew Anders

“It was an incredible group.. it is so amazing to journey down the path with Frans, and everyone else, and also the new souls who join us on the way. I am still open and flying high!! I too can’t wait to see what unfolds in the coming weeks/months/years! thank you Frans, for your dedication to the true roots of Reiki.” – Kim McCarthy


Sanctuary Retreat
72 Holt Rd, Garners Beach
Mission Beach, Queensland 4852 Australia
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1800 777 012
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