Join us for one day
One day that is completely about YOU. A day to slow down, relax and recalibrate. To 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.
About Wellness Retreats NZ
“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.”
Founder Wellness Retreats NZ & Yoga Teacher
Sunday 11th September 2016
Spring is a time for rebirth, blossoming flowers and new life. It is the perfect time of year to get your body back into balance naturally. This day-long retreat is designed for you to learn simple tools to optimise digestion, infuse self-care, revitalise your immune system & reset from the cooler months. PLUS you will learn tips & techniques to amp up your self-love, creating a healthy mindset. You will feel elevated and energised with our yoga and meditation practices and leave the day feeling fresh with new wellness tips for your tool-box.
You will hear from:
Nikki Ralston – Yogi & Founder Urban Ashram
Jason Shon Bennett – Health Researcher & Founder The Exceptional Health Company
Melissa Carroll – Yogi & Founder Wellness Retreats NZ
Christina Leon – Holistic Nutritionist & Founder Reveal Yourself
Tracy Manu – Life Coach & Founder Blossom
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any queries or to secure your spot.
This is a day-long retreat running from 9.30am – 4.30pm. Tickets are priced at $295pp and spaces are limited to 28. This includes all the workshops and seminars, a delicious whole-food lunch, snacks and refreshments throughout the day. PLUS a deluxe goodie bag filled with luscious and lovely products from our wonderful sponsors valued at $150.
Secure your spot here and you will receive an email within 1 working day with details to make your $100 deposit or full payment.
Sunday 20th November 2016
Be ready for your best summer yet! 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. It offers time to reflect on your achievements from the year and set goals for your next chapter. You will leave this day feeling relaxed, inspired and motivated. Guest speakers and retreat location will be announced soon.
Secure your spot here and you will receive an email within 1 working day with details to make your $100 deposit or full payment.
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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.November 2015, Deloitte
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 across the Tasman.
He specialises in longevity, fasting, plant-based wholefoods, 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.
We are thrilled to have Jason at our September Recharge & Reset Urban Women’s Retreat. On this rejuvenating & recharging day, Jason will share his personal wellness journey as he delves into his passion of juicing and fasting. In a hands on juicing demonstration Jason will talk the science and benefits behind fasting and cleansing and how his juicing techniques can reset your inner BEAUTY.
The owner of Urban Ashram in Auckland, lululemon ambassador, mother and wellness powerhouse, Nikki is a natural teacher whose passion for yoga and wellbeing shines through and is infectious to others.
Nikki has devised her own ‘Ralston Method’ which blends together the best elements of vinyasa, precision alignment and mindfulness teachings. Her delightful sense of humour encourages students to reclaim the joy within their practice combined with her understanding of subtle energies delivers a transformative experience. Her classes are strong yet grounded, empowering her students to gain a deeper understanding of themselves.
Kundalini Yoga uses movement, sound current, breath and meditation to relax and heal your mind and body to allow your energy to flow freely. In this session you will combine powerful breathing techniques, physical postures and meditation to unlock your true potential and experience your highest consciousness.
This will be a fun workshop for everyone who wants to release tension, increases energy, and feel healthy and happy.
Erin has spent over a decade gathering knowledge and qualifications in health and wellness through study, scientific research, personal illness, racing as a professional athlete, and an intrinsic passion for health naturally. Drawing from this experience and knowledge she focuses on prevention, education, yoga, nutrition, and natural medicines. She takes an integrative approach looking at physical, mental, and spiritual health to bring people to a place of inner harmony and happiness.
Erin also guides people to grow spiritually with the teachings of Kundalini Yoga and Mediation. Her classes guide you on an inner journey to experience your true self and potential.
Mel is all things wellness. A popular yoga teacher, certified in vinyasa flow, Mel teaches weekly at Auckland based studios Urban Ashram, Positive Balance and Biba Boutique. Mel is a regular guest teacher at lululemon and she also provides private yoga classes to groups and individuals as well as to businesses who are looking to bring wellness into their every day. Mel is a certified teacher who trained in 2013 in Spain with Frog Lotus. In 2014 she returned to New Zealand and launched Wellness Retreats NZ.
Wellness Retreats NZ has been created on the back bone of Mel’s personal wellness journey. Her journey to wellness follows a life changing experience with Chronic Fatigue/Adrenal Fatigue which has fuelled her desire to share her story, educate, inspire and guide others on their journey to wellness.
At our September Recharge & Reset Urban Women’s Retreat Mel will take you into the afternoon as she guides you through a moment of mindfulness, breathing and slow, gentle movement to keep your energy flowing as she shares her wellness journey story with you.
Tracy Manu is a Life Coach, Yoga Teacher and Inspiration Speaker who supports and inspires people to create lives they love!
After coaching and speaking at events for over 7 years, Tracy has come to understand on an intrinsic level that everything happening in our lives is directly linked to the relationship we have with ourselves. What we believe becomes our reality. The more we connect with our authentic self and cultivate a beautiful relationship within, the more our lives can flourish.
With this understanding, Tracy inspires and supports people to develop a positive attitude/mindset, infuse self care, live from a space of love and improve communication, which she feels are the foundation for happy, healthy, individuals and teams. Tracy’s down to earth manner, along with the practical tools she shares, have been known to uplift and inspire people to create incredible changes in their lives.
Tracy will share tips and techniques that will inspire you to amp up your self-love and create a healthy mindset and in doing so, enjoy a deeper sense of happiness. Learn the true power of your word and use it, to release fear, doubt and insecurities and create a life you truly love. We will close the day with a beautiful self love meditation.
Creating your own snacks ensures you achieve the right balance of nutrients, this will help you stabilise sugar levels, diminish sugar cravings, increase energy and ensure no mid morning or late afternoon crashes.
3 1/2 years ago Christina lost over 25kg and regained her health back. Through her very personal journey she found her passion and love of whole foods, clean eating and healthy living. She now inspires and educates people on healthy eating through her popular FB page Reveal Yourself, running whole food workshops and developing wellness cleanse programs. Christina is a monthly food columnist for Good Health Magazine, where she shares her favourite healthy and whole food recipes with readers each month. She also blogs for a number of websites, providing recipes, tips on clean eating and living a healthy lifestyle.
We’re thrilled to have Christina back for our Recharge & Reset Urban Women’s Retreat this September. In this workshop she will share her personal wellness journey and demonstrate how making your own snacks can be simple, quick, nutritious and of course super delicious. “Making your own healthy snacks ensures you know exactly what is going in them – no preservative or artificial flavours. Just wholesome, natural and unrefined ingredients”.
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.
Great to see so many passionate people who have used their own experiences to educate others. Very inspiring.
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!
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 info at a glance
We started the year on a lovely high with our Motivate and Move urban retreat at the stunning Biba Boutique Salon on Sunday 15th February. Our 22 lovely guests were motivated to move their body, set their goals for 2015 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.
This is the second time we’ve run this popular retreat. A perfect urban escape for busy ladies, without having to leave the city. Watch out for a re-run of this retreat in November.
Moving into May we hosted our new theme Mums and Teens retreat tailored especially for Mums and Teenage Daughters to enjoy and our Nurture & Nourish retreat at the stunning Seafarers Britomart. Fashion met fitness and food at these retreats. Our guests nurtured their bodies and nourished their minds with our nutrition, wellbeing, movement and personal style workshops. These retreat days will return next year.
In June we enjoyed a fabulous day of learning and relaxation over on Waiheke Island for our Vitality Workshops Retreat at the tranquil Te Toki Retreat. It was a perfect venue for snuggling up on a winters day! Our guests spent the day doing yoga by the open fire, learning key tools to help bring vitality back into their everyday lives from our inspirational speakers and indulging in delicious wholefood cuisine. We will be featuring this retreat theme again in October for those who missed out, however this time it will be held at our new venue The Sapphire Room in Ponsonby Central.
In September we enjoyed an inspiring day of relaxation and learning at our Spring Detox Retreat, 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 involved, yoga, workshops, seminars with a theme of detoxing your mind body, soul and home! At the end of the day guests were gifted a deluxe take home goodie bag full of treats from our amazing sponsors. Yet another fabulous retreat… look out for this theme again next year!
We are excited to bring you a range of event formats, themes and locations in 2016 including both one day retreats and co-ed retreats.
February 21: Motivate & Move women’s urban day-long retreat
May 22: NURTURE & NOURISH urban day-long retreat for men and women
June 26: Vitality Workshops day-long retreat for men and women
September 11: Recharge & Reset women’s urban day-long retreat
November 20: Motivate & Move women’s urban day-long retreat
Further details on these events will be announced soon
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 carparking.
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.
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
This is a striking venue that boasts high ceilings and an air of industrial chic. It’s the perfect getaway within the city for our urban retreats. Parking is a breeze!
More venues and locations for 2016 to be announced soon!
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 $295 pp.
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.
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Please complete the form below to enquire 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.
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.