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.
Sunday 26th February 2017
The Sapphire Room, Ponsonby Central
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, redefine your boundaries, create new rituals 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. You will leave this day feeling relaxed, inspired and motivated.
You will hear from:
Louise Thompson – 4-Dimensional Wellness as a Strategy To Transform Your Wellbeing
Erin O’Hara – Elevate Your Energy
Christina Leon – Quick healthy snacks for on the go
Tarryn Bellingham – Understanding & redefining your boundaries
Melissa Carroll – Empowering vinyasa for all levels
Nik Boswell – Revamping Your Routine: A personalised guide to your AM & PM rituals
LOCATION: 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.
This is a day-long retreat running from 10am – 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 an option to make your $100 deposit or full payment.
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About Wellness Retreats NZ
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.
“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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
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.
Some “wellness in the workplace” ideas include:
Corporate and gift vouchers available on request. Email email@example.com 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
Louise paves the way for her beloved tribe of smart , busy women to get inspired, get happy and make their own rules for a connected, passion-fuelled life.
Louise is a corporate escapee turned wellbeing professional who helps busy people find and regain their zest for life through her practice, blogs and speaking engagements. You may know her from her weekly wellbeing column in the NZ Herald each Monday.
Louise is passionate about all things wellbeing and her popular blog can be found at louisethompson.com. She loves to run, cook and dance and is an incurable travel junkie.
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.
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!
Wellness Retreats NZ very own Nik Boswell is an advocate for ‘healing the whole’. Nik believes wellbeing begins with the power of self-love. In a world that tells us not to love our self, nurturing and grounding rituals offer us a way to reconnect with our feminine.
A passionate yoga teacher Nik 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.
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.
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.
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 & 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!
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
May 2017 – Men’s & Women’s Health 101
June 2017 – Mid-Winter Getaway, a weekend Retreat
September 2017 – Supporting Life Naturally, a Retreat for those 50+ years
October 2017 – Vitality Workshops
November 2017 – Nurture & Nourish
* Radical Self-love for Mums & Teens to be announced in the new year.
Further details of 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
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!
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.