The Best Yoga Retreat New Zealand 2022

Yoga Retreat New Zealand

14th to 20th November 2022

6 Nights In Beautiful South Island New Zealand

Exclusive Health & Wellness Retreat

  • $500 to secure your spot [Limited spots available]
  • $4750 after the 15th June 2022
  • Full amount needs to be paid by 15th August

The Best Yoga Retreat New Zealand 2022

This year we’re off to the beautiful South Island New Zealand into the Waitaki Valley which is situated 2 hours 45 mins North of Queenstown. The whole place is an off grid- nature and environment getaway to appreciate beauty and just relax.
An opportunity to experience the peaceful and serene Waitaki Valley from a stunning vantage point. Rain, stars, wind and the peace are just perfect when experienced from inside the luxurious geometric domes which will be your home for the 5 Night stay.
Our first night stay is a cozy and homely style, Amity Apartments in Queenstown which expresses the modern spirit of Queenstown. The  apartments are surrounded by breathtaking views of the mountains.

Meet the instructor

Susan Deakin
  • Founder of Unity Yoga Ayurveda
  • Certified Yoga Teacher
  • Ayurvedic Practitioner
  • CFS Health Recovery and Transformation Coach

Teacher Sue will guide you through gentle Hatha Yoga practice each morning to open your body, guide you through some gentle breathing exercises and allow time for you to enjoy the beautiful nature surroundings in meditation before our delicious Vegan breakfast. In the late afternoon Sue will guide you through a beautiful Yin/Restorative Yoga session to help unwind you to enjoy a heavenly night’s sleep in peaceful Waitaki Valley.. Definitely no doubt! You’ll probably experience The Best Yoga Retreat in New Zealand

Yoga Retreat New Zealand Highlights

  • Total of 6 nights accommodation
  • 5 nights in the Luxurious Domes on Retreat
  • Hatha Yoga, gentle breathing exercises,  meditation sessions in the morning
  • Restorative class in the evening
  • On Retreat Vegan Meals will be served. Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Morning and afternoon Tea most days on Retreat
  • Excursions + Mouth-watering cuisine
  • Massage Treatment
  • Winery
  • Downtime is Essential. After your Breakfast you will be able to nap, read, or take a hike.

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

Yoga styles

  • Hatha Yoga
  • Yin/Restorative Yoga

Retreat location

Waitaki Valley

Overflowing with natural beauty from the Southern Alps to the Pacific Ocean, rich in culture and heritage and brimming with activities for all types of explorers. The venue creates moments of tranquility and self-reflection to birth treasured lifetime memories.

Your Queenstown Accommodation

Amity Lodge Motel & Apartments

Is a popular choice amongst travelers in Queenstown, whether exploring or just passing through. The hotel offers a wide range of amenities and perks to ensure you have a great time. The hotel’s peaceful atmosphere extends to its recreational facilities which include skiing. No matter what your reasons are for visiting Queenstown, Amity Lodge Motel & Apartments will make you feel instantly at home.

 
Facilities
  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • facilities for disabled guests
  • luggage storage
  • car park
  • family room are readily available for you to enjoy
  • Comfortable guestrooms ensure a good night’s sleep 
  • television LCD/plasma screen
  • internet access – wireless, internet access – wireless (complimentary)
  • non smoking rooms
  • heating

Package Inclusions

  • Flights from Mackay to Queenstown
  • 12 Seater Van Rental for 6 Days
  • Overnight Accommodation in Queenstown at the Amity Serviced Apartments
  • A welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Queenstown
  • Breakfast for the morning of 15 NOV 22
  • Most meals while on Retreat [Excluding 1 dinner and 1 lunch at own expense on excursion days]
  • All travel to and From Queenstown to Waitaki Valley and on an excursion in Mini bus
  • Travel Insurance
  • All Morning and Evening Yoga Sessions

Program

 
Day 1 ~ November 14

Flight from Mackay Airport to Queenstown. You will have a welcome dinner at a local restaurant in Queenstown and will stay overnight in the beautiful Amity Lodge Motel & Apartments for the 1st night.

 

Day 2 ~ November 15

6:00 am Rise and Shine- Morning Yoga

8:00 am Breakfast

9:00 am On the bus heading to beautiful Retreat

12:30 pm Welcome Lunch

2:00 pm check-in

Spend the afternoon at your leisure taking in the breathtaking surroundings and getting comfortable in your rooms for the 5 night stay

6:00 pm Delicious Vegan Dinner

8:30 pm Restorative Yoga session [Keep in mind the Sun doesn’t set in this beautiful

region until approx. 9:30 pm so lots of light to enjoy an outside bath under the stars in the 4 outside baths. 

 

Day 3 ~ November 16

5:30 am Rise and Shine for Sunrise at 6:00am

6:00 am Morning Yoga

8:00 am Smorgasbord Vegan Breakfast to have at your leisure 

Our first day on Retreat is to Relax.  Get a massage and explore the area.  There is a local coffee shop close by too.       

12:00 pm Delicious Vegan Lunch 

2:00 pm Surprise session with Susan and Carmel

6:00 pm Delicious Vegan Dinner

8:50 pm Sunset Meditation

 

Day 4 ~ November 17
Excursion Day
  • Oamaru Victorian Precinct 

https://www.victorianoamaru.co.nz/

  • Moeraki Boulders

https://www.newzealand.com/nz/feature/moeraki-boulders/

  • Lunch out in Del Mar at The Harbour. (own expense)

 https://www.delmar.nz/delmar-restaurant-oamaru

 

Day 5 ~ November 18
Restorative Day and Fun Activities in the Local Area

5:30 am Rise and Shine for Sunrise at 6:00am

6:00 am Morning Yoga

8:00 am Smorgasbord Vegan Breakfast to have at your leisure 

Massage time and relaxing exploring the area       

12:00 pm Delicious Vegan Lunch 

Horse riding lessons are a fun activity on offer.   A lesson is $60 for an hour from the neighboring property.

Walks in the area and other places to explore such as Elephant rocks and Vanished World in Duntroon. As mentioned, some nice cafes and the winery, plus of course the outdoor baths for people to relax in.

Dinner out at River T Winery for platters and pizzas (Own expense)

https://www.rivertestate.co.nz/  

 

Day 6 ~ November 19 
Excursion Day at Mt, Cook
  • 1 hour 40 mins drive

https://www.newzealand.com/sg/feature/national-parks-aoraki-mount-cook/

  • Walk the Hooker Valley track

https://www.doc.govt.nz/hooker-valley-track

  • Packed lunch for the day 
  • Beautiful vegan Dinner on arriving home
 
Day 7 ~ November 20
Checking Out 

Check out and Drive to Queenstown for our flight home feeling relaxed and revitalized having 11 new friends.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Morning and afternoon tea (most days on retreat)

Massage treatments

(2 Therapist)

Helps to improve the energy flow throughout the channels and helps flush out toxins that accumulate during day to day activities, which wear away at us both physically and mentally. This massage helps to improve the lymphatic and circulatory system thus improving our immune system. Both rejuvenating and detoxifying this massage is tailored to your specific constitution and season.

Other inclusion(s)

  • 10 yoga mats

What’s not included

  • Additional activities like Horse Riding  
  • Massage
  • 1 Lunch on Excursion day and 1 dinner at River T Wineries 
  • Costs for negative Covid Test results before flying and maybe required again in NZ to board flight back to Australia

 Waitaki Valley

Experience the Healing through Yoga

Healthy Meals

Excursion

Treat for yourself

A sneak peek for our Retreat

Our Retreat Stories

What to bring?

Health & Hygiene

Cleaning
  • Uses cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus.
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in line with local authority guidelines.
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays.
  • The accommodation partner we work with follows the guidelines of local authorities.
  • Equipment for activities is disinfected before and/or after use.
Physical distancing
  • Cashless payment available.
  • Physical distancing is maintained.
  • Instructors maintain a distance from the client at all times possible.
  • Activities take place outside where possible.
Safety features
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by the local government.
  • Hand sanitizer available in guest rooms and key areas.
  • Process in place to check the health of guests.
  • First aid kit available.
  • A room is available to isolate suspected or infected COVID-19 patients.
  • Protective masks are available for all staff.
  • Protective masks available for clients

What you will need to do before traveling: COVID VIRUS & VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS

In response to the Covid virus, it is important that you understand the many factors that may affect your travel arrangements prior to commencing or during your travels. Prior to booking travel, it’s important to understand how your vaccination status may affect your ability to undertake your planned arrangements. It is now compulsory in many cases for you to provide proof of your vaccination status to board flights, stay in hotels, participate in day tours, as well as enter venues that may be included in your tour. In many cases you are also required to provide negative PCR results before being able to return home, otherwise you may be required to complete government mandated hotel quarantine at your own expense. To facilitate your booking, we ask that you provide a copy of your vaccination certificate so we ensure that you’re able to travel on the arrangements we facilitate for you. 

Cancellation Policy

  • A Deposit of $500 is required to secure Your Place on Retreat. 
  • If for any reason this Retreat does not go ahead $300 will be returned.
  • Note [$200 is non refundable due to having to secure flights]

Unity Yoga Ayurveda and Hello World travel as a Booking Advisory service cannot be held responsible for

  • Your failure to comply with any restrictions set out by a government or travel Provider.
  • Costs incurred to arrange or cancel your travel due to COVID or related issues
  • Any guarantee that you will be entitled to refunds for any affected arrangements.
  • Quarantine Costs

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