Feel Relaxed. Feel Inspired. Feel Motivated.

Reconnect with your best self

Our retreats are completely about YOU. Giving you the opportunity to slow down, relax and recalibrate. Be inspired by some of New Zealand’s leading health and wellness practitioners. Gather some practical tips to take away and incorporate into your daily routine. And get a little bit closer to achieving a sense of balance and wellness in your life.

Motivate & Move

One-day Women’s Urban Retreat

Sunday 4th March 2018

The Sapphire Room

Ponsonby Central, Auckland


Our first one-day retreat for 2018!

The timing of this retreat aligns perfectly with reinforcing New Year resolutions! Get motivated to move your body, set your goals and find your inner spark with our inspirational speakers, yoga and movement workshops.

This day offers short and sharp workshops revolved around re-empowering your journey with playful movement and healthy nutrition. Workshops will vary from hormone balance through to desire mapping and yoga!

It is the perfect opportunity to set new rituals and find confidence through self-connection, self-worth and self-belief while you learn new wellness tools for your ‘wellness toolbox’.

You will leave this day feeling relaxed, inspired and motivated!

Speakers and topics:

Mel Carroll – Mindful Yoga Flow (for all levels)
Sarah Laurie – Wired to Thrive
Tarryn Bellingham – Understanding & Redefining Your Boundaries
Kaytee Boyd – Naturally Boost Your Mood & Energy
Adele Kinghan – Soulful Planning for Practical People

Wellness investment $299 per person. The investment includes all wellness workshops, yoga, nourishing soul food and a lush goodie bag filled with beautiful natural products from our sponsors valued at $150.

Secure your spot and you will receive an email within one working day with details to make your $100 deposit or full payment. Email mel@wellnessretreatsnz.co.nz

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Yoga, Wellness
& Adventure in Niue

4 night/5 day Retreat for Women

Scenic Matavai Resort, Niue

11th – 15th May 2018

Join Wellness Retreats Founder Melissa Carroll and Holistic and Integrative Nutritionist Kaytee Boyd on a five-day transformational Yoga, Wellness & Adventure Retreat in Niue.

Escape to paradise for a full immersion into nature – a digital detox and wellness for the mind, body and soul.

Niue is a Pacific Island paradise like no other, one of the smallest countries in the world and one of the largest raised coral atolls on earth.

Niue is a place where it’s normal for complete strangers to wave at each other. It’s a place where nature hasn’t been broken and things are ‘the way they used to be’.

Stay at the superb Scenic Matavai Resort, enjoy daily sunrise and sunset yoga classes, wellbeing and cooking workshops, nourishing cuisine and therapeutic massage. Discover the beauty and solitude of Niue as you enjoy snorkelling, guided forest and cave adventures and humpback whale viewing.

Retreat Package includes:

  • Return Airfares to Niue from Auckland, flying ‘The Works’ with Air New Zealand
  • Accommodation for 4 nights at Scenic Matavai Resort in an Ocean View room
  • Healthy breakfasts, lunches, welcome and farewell dinners
  • Daily sunrise and sunset yoga
  • Three 1.5 hour wellness seminars and a cooking workshop with Kaytee Boyd
  • Guided afternoon adventures (exploring Niue, hiking and snorkelling)
  • A therapeutic 30-minute massage
  • Transfers and transport in Niue
  • 60 minutes free wifi daily
  • Deluxe goodie bag
  • All Prepayable airline taxes and levies
  • Receive recipes and wellness tips post retreat

Click here for more details or to make your booking.

Yoga, Fitness
& Adventure in Niue

4 night/5 day Retreat for Girls & Guys

Scenic Matavai Resort, Niue

18th – 22nd May 2018

Join Wellness Retreats Founder and Yoga Teacher Melissa Carroll, Holistic and Integrative Nutritionist Kaytee Boyd and Personal Trainer Paddy Flavell on a five-day transformational Yoga, Fitness & Adventure Retreat in Niue.

Retreat Package includes:

  • Return Airfares to Niue from Auckland, flying ‘The Works’ with Air New Zealand
  • Accommodation for 4 nights at Scenic Matavai Resort in an Ocean View room
  • Healthy breakfasts, lunches, welcome and farewell dinners
  • Sunrise fitness sessions with Paddy Flavell
  • Three 1.5 hour wellness workshops with Kaytee Boyd
  • Sunset yoga with Melissa Carroll
  • 30 minute one-on- one personal training session
  • A therapeutic 30 minute massage
  • Guided afternoon adventures (exploring Niue and hiking with your own personal trainer)
  • Deluxe goodie bag
  • Transfers and transport in Niue
  • 60 minutes free wifi daily
  • All prepayable airline taxes and levies
  • Receive recipes and wellness tips post retreat

Click here for more details or to make your booking.

  • Niue was the perfect place to relax and unwind. Wellness Retreats NZ hosts wonderful retreats, everything was so well thought out. The little touches really make you feel cared for. Such a wonderful experience, I would highly recommend this retreat to anyone needing a little time out and self love.

    Retreat GuestNiue 2017
  • Niue Wellness Retreat was INCREDIBLE! Amazing location, yummy food, the perfect place to disconnect to reconnect. Incredible seminars with Kaytee, great yoga, loved the afternoon adventures, the snorkelling. Mel makes sure every need is catered for. She’s a wonderful host, organiser and beautiful soul!

    Retreat GuestNiue 2017
  • 10/10 - what an incredible 5 days. The attention to detail was fabulous and everything was so well thought out - a wonderful experience. Thoroughly appreciated all the work, effort and time that had gone on behind the scenes to prepare for this life-changing retreat. As guests, we were able to arrive, relax and enjoy ourselves with not having to think about a thing. Pure bliss! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    Retreat GuestNiue 2017
  • Wellness Retreats NZ thank you so much for an incredible few days in Niue and for giving me the chance to reconnect by disconnecting from my hectic life. Everything was amazing - the setting, the food, yoga, workshops, adventures, snorkelling, the travel arrangements, the Scenic Matavai staff and most importantly the people. What an awesome bunch of humans to be stuck on an island with. Thank you.

    Retreat GuestNiue 2017

About Wellness Retreats NZ

Wellness Retreats NZ is a premium retreat and wellness event company. We craft unique experiences of wellness, aligning with some of New Zealand’s most inspirational and talented wellbeing professionals, like-minded brands and fabulous venues. We specialise in creating beautifully balanced days of wellness.

Our retreats are designed to empower and educate, nurture and nourish giving guests the knowledge and encouragement they may need for wherever they may be on their wellness journey. Our retreats and events are uniquely designed, highly specialised and executed with exceptional detail.

Set in luxurious surroundings, our retreats comprise of energising yoga, educational seminars, practical workshops, guided meditation and one-on-one consultations to help you nourish mind, body, and soul. We have sought out leading brands who provide eco-friendly, sustainable products and services to support and contribute to each retreat.

Our retreats are designed to be achievable for busy New Zealanders who want to live wholesomely inside and out.

Your Host

 “My journey to wellness following a life-changing experience with Chronic Fatigue/Adrenal Fatigue has fuelled my desire to share my story, educate, inspire and guide others on their journey to wellness. Through Wellness Retreats NZ my dream is to gather together key wellbeing professionals who have supported and helped me on my path to wellness. I feel truly blessed to be living every day following my passion and dream of helping others. What I have learnt from this journey is that putting health and happiness first is the most important thing in life. Love yourself and those around you.”

Melissa Carroll

Founder Wellness Retreats NZ & Yoga Teacher

Give the Gift of Wellness…

We offer gift vouchers at your choice of value, redeemable for any of our retreats.

Our retreats are a wonderful gift for those looking to re-kindle their wellness journey, those at the beginning of their wellness journey or the humble wellness warriors who are dedicated to their health and wellness.

The perfect ‘me time’ gift for a loved one. Email mel@wellnessretreatsnz.co.nz to find out more.

Corporate Wellness

A thriving business relies on the health and vitality of the individuals that keep it running. Keep your employees healthy, happy and motivated and they, in turn, will help keep you customers and clients loyal.

With modern day lifestyles, people do not often get the chance to unwind, de-stress or re-energise. Our goal is to provide a foundational skill-set to help support work/life balance. All of our programs are uniquely designed to empower people on an individual level, as well as increase the productivity of the business as a whole.

Some “Wellness in the Workplace” ideas include:

  • Weekly onsite yoga classes
  • Healthy snack workshops
  • Full-day wellness retreats
  • Wellness mornings – educational talks, guest speakers, Q&A sessions.

Email mel@wellnessretreatsnz.co.nz for more details about how we can craft a unique wellness plan for your team today! 

  • Mel and her team did an amazing job creating a “Wellness sanctuary" at our recent Deloitte Festival of Fast Growth, held at Villa Maria. Along with inspirational speakers and topical panel discussions, our guests were treated to informative sessions with Mel around the importance of wellness, movement and nutrition in the work-place. Several of the 250 attendees listed Mel’s session as the highlight of the entire day. Perhaps swayed by the blissful head and shoulder massages provided by Mel’s team! The day went completely as planned, due mainly to Mel’s thoughtful and professional approach. We can’t wait to have her back.

    Mark Talbot, DeloitteCorporate Wellness Event, November 2015

Our Guest Speakers

  • Kaytee Boyd
    Kaytee BoydHolistic & Integrative Nutritionist, Professional Athlete & Founder The Boyd Clinic

    Kaytee Boyd has been involved in the Health and Wellness industry for over 20 years. Using diagnostic testing and genetics, as well as nutrition and herbal support Kaytee offers an all-round wellness resolution for her patients.

    Kaytee specialises in complementary cancer therapy, adrenal fatigue and chronic fatigue syndrome, weight loss, hormone imbalance, gut health and food allergies.

    A professional athlete herself, Kaytee has competed for New Zealand in BMX, and mountain bike racing. She has also been a professional road cyclist and a World Cup gold medalist in track cycling, PLUS Kaytee was a New Zealand representative at the Commonwealth Games!!


    • Melissa Carroll
      Melissa CarrollYoga Teacher & FOUNDER WELLNESS RETREATS NZ

      Mel is all things Wellness! A certified yoga teacher Mel teaches weekly at Auckland based studios Urban Ashram, Positive Balance and Biba Boutique. She is also a regular guest teacher at lululemon in Ponsonby and Takapuna as well as offering corporate and private classes for those looking to bring wellness into their every day.

      Mel completed her 200YTT in 2013 in Spain with Frog Lotus and in 2014 she returned to New Zealand and launched Wellness Retreats NZ. Since then she has completed teacher training courses to support and aid her teaching journey.

      Wellness Retreats NZ has been created on the backbone of Mel’s personal wellness journey. Her journey to wellness follows a life-changing experience with chronic fatigue and adrenal fatigue syndrome. Her personal experience has fuelled her desire to share her story, educate, inspire and guide others on their journey to wellness.


      • Sarah Laurie
        Sarah LaurieBest-selling Author, International Speaker, Coach & Columnist

        Sarah is a best-selling author, speaker, and has been a columnist for magazines throughout Australasia for over 10 years. Sarah’s success in her field started in 2007 when she wrote her first 12-month lifestyle programme, Change your Life. It was syndicated across several international magazines and then published by Random House into the first of her best-selling books. Her next book From Tired to Inspired followed, and most recently Stress Less was published after time spent with neuroscientists at UCLA, Berkeley.

        Her most recent work has been a collective of research, insight and expertise from authorities around the world. She has aggregated the work of neuroscientists, cell biologists, psychologists and industry leaders to sharpen the lens of the extraordinary potential of people.

        Sarah’s mission is to educate and inspire people to be happier, families to shine and workplaces to thrive so that we can live in a more vibrant world.


        • Paddy Flavell
          Paddy FlavellPersonal Trainer

          Paddy Flavell is one of New Zealand’s leading personal trainers. He’s been with Les Mills Auckland for 16 years, which has seen him win personal trainer of the year five times.

          Paddy’s background as a representative rugby player means he’s perfectly suited to help his clients achieve the upper limits of their personal goals. But beyond that Paddy also works extensively with groups of teenagers, children and major Kiwi companies to help them better understand the value of fit and healthy employees.

          Having a diverse mix of clients in terms of ages and gender means Paddy is always considerate of not pushing people too far, training should be fun as well
          as rewarding.

          Paddy’s passion for his clients and their own life stories is what makes him one of New Zealand’s most sort after trainers. He is happily married and is the proud father of two really cool kids. He’s a living, breathing example of having a great life balance PLUS Paddy comes with a bigger than life smile!

          • Adele Kinghan
            Adele KinghanYoga Teacher & Teacher Trainer

            Adele wants to live in a world where yoga is medicine, desire is celebrated and everyone’s default state is wellbeing.

            With her passion for movement, Adele’s first love was dance and she was a dance teacher for many years. It wasn’t until Adele was diagnosed with bowel cancer at the age of 25 and given a 30% chance of survival that she explored yoga, first as a way to manage pain and the chemotherapy, and then to heal and regain strength.

            Since returning to full health she has made yoga a regular part of her life and feels better than ever for it. In yoga, Adele found the same challenge and fun she had in dance, and so much more. She healed her body, overcame fears around her illness and found a way to live fully, with grace, gratitude and an open heart.

            As a certified Embodied Flow™ yoga teacher, Adele is sought after for her breadth of knowledge, empowering approach and attention to awakening – be it physical, mental and emotional. She is a master at guiding students to unwind unhelpful habits, patterning, tension and thoughts and in the process helping them to uncover the best version of themselves.


            • Jason Shon Bennett
              Jason Shon BennettCo-founder The Exceptional Health Company, Health Researcher, Author & International Speaker

              Jason is a self-cured health researcher, best-selling author and international keynote speaker whose trademark approachable, humorous and down to earth manner has seen him highly esteemed within the health and wellbeing industries.

              He specialises in longevity, fasting, plant-based whole foods, weight loss, nutrition, genetic expression, energy levels, and the transformation of the digestive, bowel and immune systems, alongside the conscious prevention of modern lifestyle diseases.

              Jason’s cutting-edge work and unique take on health is highly regarded and he has worked with a vast range of people including ex-All Blacks, health providers and top-level CEOs, to dramatically and powerfully improve their health and wellbeing – with outstanding results.


              • Tarryn Bellingham
                Tarryn BellinghamHealth & Lifestyle Coach

                Tarryn is a health and lifestyle coach, presenter, wife, mum, yogi and self-care advocate. Previously from a corporate marketing background, Tarryn discovered first-hand how long-term stress can affect your health and happiness. After struggling to conceive, coupled with bouts of anxiety and unhealthy habits, Tarryn made a decision to take back the reins to her life.

                She now helps women find their power heels with unapologetic confidence. Tarryn presents on the importance of Internal Balance. She explains it as getting back to basics through the practice of nurturing your mind, body and soul. Tarryn believes your outer world reflects the state of your inner balance. If life is hard, exhausting and overwhelming, or relationships, success and health goals are not falling into place ……. It’s time to invest in yourself. Quickly!




                • The variety of all the pieces of the puzzle are all hugely valuable to have in one day.  All elements arm you with a complete toolbox to be healthy – making it easier to make changes for life.

                  Retreat Guest
                  Retreat GuestMatakana, June 2014
                • Great to see so many passionate people who have used their own experiences to educate others. Very inspiring.

                  Retreat Guest
                  Retreat GuestMatakana, September 2014
                • A totally inspiring and decadent day - I thoroughly enjoyed every moment and have a toolbox full of fresh new ideas and utensils to ensure 2015 is a great year!

                  Retreat Guest
                  Retreat GuestBiba Boutique Salon, February 2015
                • Being a busy mum to my 3 ½ and 2 year old I was yearning for some “ME” time. I was hesitant at first as we had been on a single income for years however I was stuck in an exhausting rut and needing a pick me so I bit the bullet and attend a wellness retreat. It was the best thing I have done for years. Money well spent, as I gained so so much out of the day from the speakers and practitioners, not to mention all the delicious foods and drinks on offer and an AMAZING goodie bag at the end of the day. If your nerves are getting the better of you don’t let them, Mel is so welcoming and everyone else there is just as excited, nervous and/or anxious as you. I thoroughly recommend it. Thanks Mel and all the other speakers/practitioners it was exactly what this busy mummy needed.

                  Retreat Guest
                  Retreat GuestSeafarers Britomart, May 2015

                Retreat info at a glance

                2017 Retreat Reviews

                We started the year on a lovely high with our Motivate & Move urban retreat at the stunning Sapphire Room, Ponsonby Central. Our lovely guests were motivated to move their body, set their goals for 2016 and find their inner spark with our inspirational speakers, yoga and movement workshops. This retreat was a short-format programme packed with fantastic speakers and practitioners who each had just 30-45mins to motivate and inspire. A perfect urban escape for busy ladies, without having to leave the city.

                Moving into May we hosted our new theme Nurture & Nourish retreat tailored boost immunity for the cooler month. Our guests nurtured their bodies and nourished their minds with our educational nutrition, wellbeing, movement, and meditation workshops.

                In June we enjoyed a fabulous day of learning and relaxation at the Tamaki Yacht Club for our Vitality Workshops Retreat, overlooking Auckland’s Waitamata Harbour. It was a perfect venue for a mid-winters day! Our guests spent the day doing yoga overlooking the ocean, learning key tools to help bring vitality back into their everyday lives from our inspirational speakers and indulging in delicious wholefood cuisine.

                In September we enjoyed an inspiring day of relaxation and learning at our Recharge & Reset, held at The Sapphire Room in Ponsonby Central. The venue was an urban oasis of calm, the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of city living. The day-long retreat was designed around optimising digestion, infusing self-care, revitalising the immune system and re-setting after the cooler months.

                We closed the year with Motivate & Move back at our urban oasis, The Sapphire Room. A retreat on reflection, home practices, re-empowerment and healthy nutrition. At the end of each retreat, guests are gifted a deluxe take-home goodie bag full of treats from our amazing sponsors. Yet another unforgettable retreat year… lookout for some new themes next year!

                2018 Upcoming Retreats

                We are excited to bring you a range of event formats, themes and locations in 2018 including day-long retreats, weekend getaways and International packages.

                March 2018 – Motivate & Move, Women’s Urban Retreat

                This retreat is designed to motivate guests to move their body, set their goals for 2018 and find their inner spark with our inspirational speakers, yoga and movement workshops. This retreat is a short-format programme packed with fantastic speakers and practitioners who each have 45 – 60mins to motivate and inspire. A perfect urban escape for busy women, without having to leave the city.

                May 2018 – Yoga, Wellness & Adventure in Niue, 4 night/5 day Retreat for Women

                Enjoy daily sunrise and sunset yoga sessions, nutrition and wellbeing workshops with our nutritionist, healthy meals, a complimentary massage and time to explore an island that defines the phrase “chilling out”.

                May 2018 – Yoga, Fitness & Adventure in Niue, 4 night/5 day Retreat for Girls & Guys

                Enjoy sunrise yoga session with our personal trainer, nutrition and wellbeing workshops with our nutritionist, sunset yoga classes, healthy meals, a complimentary massage and time to explore an island that defines the phrase “chilling out”.

                Further details for one day and weekend retreats will be announced soon. 

                Register your interest here

                Our Beautiful Venues

                Castaways Resort
                Situated on the spectacular coastal cliff tops of Karioitahi Beach, Castaways Resort is our newest venue and perfect for an overnight escape. It is located within 70 kilometres from the Auckland CBD, international airports and 115 kilometres from Hamilton. Features include oceanview accommodation and cliff-top dining, this award-winning event venue is the ultimate blend of nature and luxury.

                Five Knots, Tamaki Yacht Club

                Quiet, picturesque and exclusive. Nestled on the water’s edge, Five Knots is a destination that will play host for Wellness Retreats NZ in the year to come. A true escape, you can take in the entire magic of the Auckland Harbour with 180-degree views, looking over the unforgettable Waitemata Harbour and Rangitoto Island, with the skyline of Auckland City as your backdrop. Located only 7km drive from Auckland City, close to Auckland’s Mission Bay, our new venue offers you a tranquil setting without the travel. Five Knots is easily accessible by car, taxi and public transport, and offers complimentary on-site car parking.

                Te Toki Retreat

                Set amongst lush subtropical gardens in the heart of Palm Beach, Waiheke Island on Auckland’s sparkling Hauraki Gulf. Just 40 minutes by Ferry from downtown Auckland and 8 minutes drive to the Retreat. Te Toki Retreat provides tranquil surroundings large rain-forest palms, rare exotic plants and other natives for our retreat guests to enjoy.

                Biba Boutique

                Introducing our vibrant North Shore venue, Biba Boutique in Birkenhead. A fabulous hair salon by day, the venue transforms into a light-filled, open space for entertaining and events. Biba Boutique is the perfect venue for our urban retreat days – a blissful escape without leaving the city!

                The Sapphire room – Ponsonby Cenrtal

                Located in the heart of Ponsonby, The Sapphire Room is the perfect getaway within the city for our urban retreats.
                A striking venue that boasts high ceilings and an air of industrial chic with a gorgeous lush outlook over backyard canopies of Ponsonby.

                Wellness Investment

                We understand that life is all about juggling priorities, which is why our goal is to make our retreats affordable and achievable for busy NZ men and women. Put your health and wellbeing first. Gift yourself (or someone you love) a day to slow down, relax and recalibrate. And, your chance to see our highly sought after practitioners, all together on one day.

                Each retreat has different price points depending on the theme, speakers, venue and duration of the event, but ticket prices generally start from $299pp.

                Why not gift someone you love a Wellness Retreat?
                The perfect gift for busy people who deserve some ‘Me’ time. Perhaps they’re looking for the motivation to make some changes in their life, or maybe they could do with just a day to recalibrate.

                Vouchers start from $100 towards a retreat.  Contact us below to request.

                Retreat bookings, enquiries & gift vouchers


                Why not gift yourself or someone you love a Wellness Retreat day?

                Please complete the form below to inquire about our retreats, to purchase a gift voucher or to secure your spot to make your $100 deposit or full payment. All emails will be answered within 1 working day. Or you can call Mel on 022 680 2186 for more details.

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                General Terms and Conditions for Wellness Retreats NZ Guests 1. Booking and Registration fees Bookings will be accepted via the Wellness NZ Retreats website and via direct enquiry, but places will not be guaranteed until payment is received in full. All guests must pay the registration fee prior to arrival at the retreat venue. Participants are also advised to have a copy of their payment slip when going to the registration desk at the conference just in case they are requested to show proof of the payment on their arrival. 2. Cancellation Policy No refunds will be provided upon cancellation once payment has been received. 3. Liability Wellness Retreats NZ reserves the right to amend any part of the retreat programme if necessary at any time. Wellness Retreats NZ will not accept liability for damages of any nature sustained by delegates or accompanying persons, or loss of, or damage to their personal property as a result of the retreat or related events. In the event of industrial disruption or other unforeseen circumstances, Wellness Retreats NZ accepts no responsibility for loss of monies incurred by guests. Guests should make their own arrangements with respect to personal insurance. 4. Personal Insurance Wellness Retreats NZ cannot be responsible for healthcare and ambulance services during its retreats or events. Therefore, Wellness Retreats NZ and its local co-organisers accept no responsibility of any nature whatsoever for personal injury, death, loss or damage to property or participants however caused or arising. 5. Privacy In registering for Wellness Retreats NZ retreats, relevant details will be incorporated into a participant list for the benefit of all guests and partners. Normally this information would be: name, surname, company and email address. These details may also be available to parties directly related to the retreat including the venue provider. Wellness Retreats NZ may use these details to inform current participants of retreat updates or future retreats via email. Participants are responsible for advising Wellness Retreats NZ if they do not wish to have their email address included in Wellness Retreats NZ distribution list for future events.