UNPLUGGED TROPICAL YOGA RETREAT

12-19th September 2020

Aitutaki

Welcome to six nights of pure indulgence on one of the world’s most idyllic islands – Aitutaki in the Cook Islands.

The week will flow effortlessly, bringing the perfect balance of yoga, adventure and relaxation.

This will be a unique opportunity to experience all the great aspects of our well proven retreat programme at this stunning, luxury island destination. It is going to be a lot of fun, as well as rejuvenating, and transformational.

Our retreats explore the wholistic aspects of Yoga, practicing together in the  warm island experience, seeds life-long friendships and valuable memories on and off the mat. We welcome beginners and experienced practitioners, creating the perfect space for everyone to receive the most out of this retreat. With two facilitators it’s our intention to give you the personal attention you need to deepen your practice, no matter what level you are at.

As always, there are limited places and this retreat is likely to fill up quickly. If you are interested in coming please let us know soon, to avoid disappointment.

Reach out to us today so we can reserve your spot. Email: info@kapitiyoga.co.nz

Location

Aitutaki is one of the Cook Islands, which are in the South Pacific. It’s only 220 km or a 50-minute flight from Rarotonga. It consists of a main island, a crystal clear turquoise lagoon with a surrounding barrier reef, and several remote uninhabited offshore Islands.

Aitutaki’s turquoise lagoon is among one of the largest and most beautiful in the world, the waters teem with marine life, including rays, bonefish and turtles. The lagoon offers many water-based activities including snorkelling, paddle boarding and scuba diving, as the island has some of the most bio-diverse reef systems in the world. The outer canyons of the barrier reef hold several hundred species of fish, while the inner lagoon tours will take you to the giant clam reserve, small motu and some of the nicest beaches you have ever set foot on. It truly has to be seen to be believed!

Accommodation

Tamanu Beach Resort is a small family operated resort, offering guests a truly unique Polynesian experience. It is located on the western coast of Aitutaki, with stunning sunset views and direct access to the pristine white sand beach and lagoon. All Tamanu's air conditioned bungalows are well placed to provide for maximum privacy and comfort during your stay and you can enjoy incredible views and breath taking Aitutaki sunsets from your furnished veranda. Tamanu Beach Resort is within easy reach of local cafés, bars and restaurants giving you the opportunity to dine out at your leisure.

Tropical Island Beach Activites

Making the most of Aitutaki Island’s magnificent lagoon and reef system that is right on our doorstep, there will be plenty of opportunity to enjoy paddle boarding, snorkelling, and white sand between your toes. We will also indulge in excursions to the secluded Honeymoon Island for the perfect deserted island experience, and a private boat excursion snorkelling around the world renowned unspoilt blue lagoon.

Polynesian Culture

Be prepared to be exposed to the best of Polynesian hospitality and culture as we experience a relaxed flow of life in our tropical island paradise throughout the week. The highlight will be a dedicated cultural evening that starts with live music from the Te Aito String-band, followed by a delicious Takurua ``Special Feast`` - your chance to savour some true Aitutaki flavours. Then enjoy a performance of Cook Islands song, dance, fire dancing and more from the talented and dynamic cultural group TE AITO. Dressed in traditional costume, the warrior men dance with fire to the upbeat rhythm of Pacifica drums, as the Cook Island women move gracefully singing in sweet harmony. You can even give it a go yourself!

Unplugged Tropical Yoga Retreat includes:

    • 6 nights luxury villa accommodation at Tamanu Beach. Beautifully renovated villas complete with private outdoor showers, an incredible infinity pool overlooking the lagoon and beachfront.
    • Morning meditation and energising vinyasa yoga.
    • Afternoon yin yoga sessions, deep relaxation (yoga nidra) and myofascial release
    • Daily à la carte breakfast.
    • Four buffet dinner experiences with a complimentary range of fine wines, beers and beverages.
    • Private boat excursion on Aitutaki’s unspoilt blue lagoon.
    • A second excursion to the remote uninhabited Honeymoon and Maina Islands.
    • Airport transfers to the resort on Aitutaki Island
    • Free use of onsite paddle boards, kayaks and snorkelling gear
    • Direct access to Tamanu Beach (the resort is beach front and has the most stunning sunsets)
    • Access to all Tamanu facilities including two fresh water swimming pools, beachfront bar and restaurant, expansive grounds with hammocks and sun lounges, PLUS and an amazing onsite Spa.
    • A cultural performance of song, dance and fire dancing.
    • Free internet in public areas

Other indulgences on offer:

Spa treatments, exploring the nearby local cafes, bars and restaurants, paddle boarding, scuba diving, kayaking, snorkelling and relaxing at the beach.

Investment

$ 2,650 NZD twin share or $3,850 single

$500 NZD non-refundable deposit will secure your place.

To register, please phone: 04 904 0139 or email: info@kapitiyoga.co.nz

Not included in the package

Spa treatments

Airfares / Travel insurance

Extra activities like scuba diving etc

All lunches and 2 dinners

Your facilitators:

Marie (Kapiti Yoga) and Matt (ManTarA) have facilitated retreats in Asia, North America, New Zealand, and Australia for many years.

Together they offer a wealth of experience and are teaming up to co-create a truly unforgettable experience.

They are refreshingly down-to-earth approach in their approach and are passionate about conscious living and facilitating expansive growth. Get ready for a joyful journey of inspiration and transformation.