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Motivate & Move

Woman’s Urban Retreat

Day-long retreat

Date, location and speakers to be announced Thursday 1st December

Join us for our first retreat of 2017!

Created by women, for women…

For us Motivate & Move is always a highlight of our year. This retreat has been formed with your health and wellness in mind. Our Motivate & Move retreat is designed to get your body and your mind motivated!

This is your year! Get motivated to move your body, set your goals and find your inner spark with our inspirational speakers, yoga and movement workshop.

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 and set your goals for your next chapter. You will leave this day feeling relaxed, inspired and motivated.

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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 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 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

  • Michelle Buchanan
    Michelle BuchananInternational Numerologist & Hay House Author

     With 25 years of experience, Numerology is Michelle Buchanan’s deepest passion. Knowing that our thoughts and beliefs influence our lives, she combines her passion for numerology and metaphysics with the practical teachings of the Law of Attraction.

    From print to screen. Michelle’s wealth of experience has seen her as Numerologist and Columnist for Woman’s Day magazine as well as the Resident Numerologist for TVNZ’s Good Morning show. She is the author of ‘The Numerology Guidebook’, ‘Numerology Basics’ and the ‘Numerology Guidance Oracle Cards’.

    Because numerology has had such a positive impact on her life, she’s driven to help others find happiness, too, by helping them recognize the influence of their ‘numbers’.

    Michelle is living proof that when you change your thoughts and follow your numerology blueprint, with faith, passion, determination and practical action, you can make your dreams come true.

    • 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.

        • Janine Croft
          Janine CroftYoga Coach & Wellness Mentor

          Yoga is like coming home to Janine. Nothing else in the world has guided her so deeply into her heart and into her truth. Janine has spent the last decade exploring the evolutionary path of yoga, studying with yoga teachers, body workers and spiritual healers around the globe.

          She has a great respect for the integrity and internal strength that evolves from the practice. Janine teaches Vinyasa, Yin and the profoundly healing practice of Forrest Yoga.

          • Nikki Ralston
            Nikki RalstonYOGA & MINDFULNESS EDUCATOR

            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.


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

              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.




              • 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

              2015 Retreat Reviews

              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!

              2016 retreats themes at a glance

              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

              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

              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!

              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 $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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              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.