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

Tamaki Yacht Club, Auckland


Our first one-day retreats 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!

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.

Speakers to be announced soon. For more details or to book email mel@wellnessretreatsnz.co.nz

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Yoga, Wellness
& Adventure in Niue

4 night/5 day Retreat for Men & Women

Scenic Matavai Resort, Niue

Dates for 2018 announced soon

Join 2018 waitlist now

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.

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

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, wellness 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.

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 breakfast, lunch and dinner daily 
– Yoga classes each day 
– Three wellness workshops
– A therapeutic 30-minute massage 
– Transfers and transport in Niue 
– 60 minutes free wifi daily 
– All Prepayable airline taxes and levies

To be added to the waitlist for 2018 please email mel@wellnessretreatsnz.co.nz

  • 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 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.


      • Lesley Colcord

        Having been in practice for 15 years, Lesley is one of New Zealand’s most experienced Executive Coaches. Most of her current clients are senior executives who are suffering from some form of burnout and stress. Which is something all too common in our modern, 24/7 lives and lifestyles.

        Lesley works under the radar, receiving great referral business from a wonderful network of established clients and connections. Her work is mostly involved in coaching around confidence, creativity, career and lifestyle shifts, and “next step” ideas and strategies.

        Often her clients are unsure of “what next” and she has the experience and ability to unpack the real issues and play to their strengths in order to clarify and get a hold of what it is they truly want.


        • 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.

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

          Her aim is to make yoga fun, intentional and 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 and gratitude.


          • Caitlin Taylor
            Caitlin TaylorFounder Chasing Cait, Style Coach & Body Shape Expert

            Caitlin Taylor is a style coach and editor of fashion website chasingcait.com. With over a decade in the fashion industry both here and abroad, Caitlin is an expert in helping you dress the best for your body shape.

            Caitlin has worked with major fashion labels in both Australia and New Zealand in PR, marketing, wholesale and retail, so she understand how fashion works from the inside, but with a degree in Psychology, she also understands how fashion and style is a very personal and emotional thing for women.


            • 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!


              • 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.

                  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

                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 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!

                2017 Upcoming Retreats

                We are excited to bring you a range of event formats, themes and locations in 2017 including day-long retreats, weekend getaways and International packages.

                October 2017 – Yoga, Wellness & Adventure in Niue
                4 night/5 day Retreat for Men & Women. Enjoy daily yoga sessions, nutrition and wellbeing workshops, healthy meals, a complimentary massage and time to explore an island that defines the phrase “chilling out”.

                November 2017 – Motivate & Move, Women’s Urban Retreat
                Our Motivate & Move retreat is designed to get your body and your mind motivated! This day offers short and sharp workshops revolved around re-empowering your journey with playful movement and healthy nutrition.

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

                Further details for our November 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.

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                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.