A chance to relax and revive your body, mind and spirit! Matt & Marie have facilitated over 40 retreats in Australia, North America, Asia and NZ and know the key ingredients for a successful one.
Prepare to be pampered on this weekend of health and healing! Suitable for all, beginners and experienced.
“I have been fortunate enough to participate in three retreats facilitated by Marie and Matt, with a fourth scheduled for Spring 2018!
Marie and Matt take care of everything so that as participants all we need to focus on is showing up and doing our personal work. Beyond the amazing food, thoughtful accommodation, and incredible activities/adventures, Marie and Matt create and hold a beautiful space that facilitates positive transformation. Their experience in yoga, meditation, and facilitating transformation creates a safe environment that allows participants to honour their true selves and really retreat from the world outside.
I have attended these retreats alongside my partner and the retreats have supported us on our journeys as individuals and as a couple. The benefits endure well beyond the retreats themselves and we will continue to attend retreats where we can to continue our learning and growing”.
Thank you Marie and Matt! Arohanui. Namaste. Robyn Kapiti Coast
A peaceful, private, retreat centre set in 10 acres of lush New Zealand bush. There is private access to the gorgeous Otaki River with its swimming holes and plunge pools. There is also a fire circle and outdoor bath, for those who wish to enjoy as much nature time as possible.
The main lodge is surrounded by four cosy huts, a large garden area, camping field and extensive woodlands. There is a beautiful stream-side yurt which we will use for our meditations and relaxations (yoga nidra).
There’s something for everyone—a choice of huts, cabins or the lodge. The warm, cosy huts are a favourite, all are thoughtfully placed around the property so each has its own private area.
Guided morning meditation sessions with Matt are something special. The peaceful, natural environment supports the practice beautifully and Matt's guidance helps you achieve even deeper states of inner peace.
LIVE MUSIC YOGA SESSIONS
The weekend includes four yoga sessions. You’ll enjoy two energising morning vinyasa flows and two delicious afternoon yin yoga sessions. Your yin practice is accompanied by live music and includes self-guided myofascial release.
DINING & FOOD
Our caterers specialise in creating healthy, mouth-watering dishes. Where possible, they use organic ingredients and locally sourced seasonal produce. They can cater for different diets—gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan and raw foods.
A variety of activities are on offer during the day. Previous retreats included a guided wild food walk, tea tastings, skin care pampering, tratak meditation (candle gazing), and guest speakers on topics such as dream medicine.
Nestled beside a peaceful stream and set away from the main retreat area, the yurt is a warm and nurturing space for our morning meditations and afternoon relaxations.
A sample of the delicious food on offer below:
Spring Retreat – Otaki, New Zealand includes:
- Two nights accommodation in a beautiful setting overlooking Otaki Gorge.
- Buffet breakfast, lunch, and dinner—organic where possible
- Two morning meditations
- Two morning vinyasa yoga sessions
- Two yin yoga sessions with live music
- Daily guided deep relaxation (yoga nidra)
- Self-guided myofascial release session
- Additional daily activities e.g. wild food walk, candle gazing, guest speaker
- Plenty of time to absorb the beautiful surroundings
- Towels and bed linen provided
- Complimentary tea, coffee and herbal tea available all day
- All yoga mats, blocks and belts provided
- Wellness gift bag of goodies