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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.

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A Winter Escape

An Overnight Retreat for Men & Women

August 2017

Location & Guest Speakers Announced Soon

Think warm fires, west-coast beach walks, evening candlelit yin yoga, connection, journalling, panoramic seaviews, wholefoods, connections –  a real mid-winter escape. Self-love and compassion are not luxuries, they are necessities. You deserve your own love, some special time and your own compassion more than anyone else.

Our Mid-Winter Escape has been designed for those who truly deserve some time-out for themselves. It is for those who need some time for self-love, self-care and to simply slow down. The format is designed to keep you engaged without the time restraints that our one-day format may have. There is time for long walks and talks, sipping tea and writing in your journal.

Great to share this experience with a close friend or family member. Single and double rooms are available upon request. We invite guests to arrive the Friday evening before the retreat starts on the Saturday.

Email mel@wellnessretreatsnz.co.nz to be added to the waitlist for the retreat announcement or with any queries you may have.

For upcoming one-day retreats head down to ‘Retreat info at a Glance’.

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About Wellness Retreats NZ

Wellness Retreats NZ brings together New Zealand’s most inspirational and talented wellbeing professionals, like-minded brands and fabulous venues to create beautifully balanced days of wellness.

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.

Corporate and gift vouchers available on request. 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.

    November 2015, Deloitte

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 an 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 back bone 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.


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


        • Nik Boswell
          Nik BoswellYoga Teacher & Wellbeing Advocator

          Nik Boswell is an advocate for ‘healing the whole’. As a corporate escape, Nik holds a BA from The University of Otago and is currently in her clinical, and final year, of her Naturopathy and Herbal Medicine Degree with a Diploma in Holistic Nutrition.

          200YTT trained, she is a passionate yoga teacher and fuses her natural leadership qualities alongside her knowledge, passion, experience & LOVE of yoga & mindfulness to create highly specialised & individualised classes.

          Her aim is to make yoga fun, intentional & accessible for all. Teaching a range of corporate, private and public clients around Auckland City she shares her passion for life through the subtle practice of movement, mindfulness & gratitude.

          Nik believes wellbeing begins with the power of self-love. In a world that tells us not to love our self, nurturing and grounding practices offer us a way to reconnect with our selves and others.


          • Selina Singh
            Selina SinghNaturopath & Medicinal Herbalist

            Selina is a Naturopath and Medical Herbalist at Golden Yogi, on Auckland’s North Shore. She practices with a holistic approach, aiming to educate and prepare clients with the knowledge to gain a deeper understanding of their own health. She specialises in hormones by combining natural medicine, lifestyle and dietary approaches.

            Having had personal experiences with unbalanced hormones, Selina struggled to achieve the correct balance. She learn’t she could not change her habits and health without first changing her way of thinking.

            Selina practices as a general naturopath, addressing a variety of conditions, including nutrition and lifestyle choices to improve the quality of ones health. Specialising in Polycystic ovaries (PCOS), endometriosis, PMS, fertility, depression, anxiety, thyroid health, menopause, hormonal cancers, insomnia, adrenal health and stress management.


            • Erin O’Hara
              Erin O’HaraNaturopath, medical herbalist, yogi & inspirational speaker

              Qualified Naturopath and Medical Herbalist Erin O’Hara 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 Erin 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. Erin is the founder of Golden Yogi, an upmarket yoga, health and wellness studio located in Takapuna on Auckland’s North Shore.




              • 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.

                June 8, 2014 - Matakana
              • Great to see so many passionate people who have used their own experiences to educate others. Very inspiring.

                September 14, 2014 - Matakana
              • 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!

                Feb 15, 2015, Biba Boutique Salon
              • 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.

                May 24, Seafarers Britomart

              Retreat info at a glance

              2016 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 over looking 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… look out for some new themes next year!

              2017 retreats themes at a glance

              We are excited to bring you a range of event formats, themes and locations in 2017 including both one day retreat, co-ed retreats and weekend retreats

              February 2017 – Motivate & Move, Women’s Urban Retreat

              May 2017 – Vitality Workshops, Men & Women’s Urban Retreat

              August 2017 – Mid-Winter Getaway, a Weekend Retreat

              September 2017 – Supporting Life Naturally, a Retreat for women 50+ years

              November 2017 – Motivate & Move, Women’s Urban Retreat

              * Radical Self-love for Mums & Teens to be announced soon.

              Further details of these events will be announced soon. 

              Register your interest here

              Our beautiful venues

              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.

              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 back yard canopies of Ponsonby.

              More venues and locations for 2016 to be announced soon!

              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 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.

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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.