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Self Healing Yoga Retreat New Zealand

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in New Zealand.

Give yourself some self-love and let nature be your medicine this autumn. This retreat will pamper you with delicious mouth-watering gourmet cuisine, daily yoga, meditation, and breathwork classes, guided forest walks, and forest bathing under the stars. Come and regain your energy!

Meet the instructors

Lasse & Cristina
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  • Daily yoga practices
  • Meditation and pranayama sessions
  • Experience the beauty and calmness of forest bathing
  • A guided nature walk in the native beech forest
  • Relax in a stoked hot tub and Finnish sauna
  • 3 nights comfortable accommodation
  • Delicious healthy meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles

4 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 14 participants
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  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge

Maruia River Retreat contemporary renovations is formed by careful consideration based on their ethos of simple, fresh, essential basics executed with true attention to detail. Providing food, fire, shelter, water, exercise, pure clean air, and comfort, Maruia offers all the ingredients for a perfect retreat. With only seven private villas within Maruia's 500-acre nature estate, they offer guests a truly tranquil escape. Maruia's self-contained villas are beautifully appointed with attention to detail. They feature brand new Italian kitchenettes, super king beds, and luxury linen.


Sample daily schedule

Day 1

  • 14:00 Check-in
  • 16:00 Welcome snacks and briefing
  • 17:00 Unwind and release yoga class
  • 19:00 Three-course dinner

Day 2 and 3

  • 08:00 Morning yoga
  • 09:30 Continental breakfast
  • 11:00 - 16:00 Private forest bathing sessions
  • 12:00 Enjoy your gourmet packed lunches
  • 16:00 Guided nature walk (day 2)
  • 17:00 Restorative yoga (day 3)
  • 19:00 Three-course dinner
  • 21:00 Evening meditation and pranayama

Day 4

  • 08:30 Closing ceremony and yoga class
  • 10:00 Continental breakfast
  • 11:00 Check-out


Lasse Holopainen

Cristina Holopainen

Retreat location

An idyllic and secluded location located 25 minutes from Murchison, Maruia River Retreat is set on 500 acres of pure untouched New Zealand; a destination like no other! Situated along the magnificent Maruia River and protected by mountains from the east and west, the Maruia River Retreat is a stunning boutique lodge where guests can relax, reconnect, explore, and celebrate.

Maruia River Retreat is a convenient two-hour scenic drive from Nelson, three hours from Christchurch, and right in the center of New Zealand. Truly in the middle of nowhere, yet in the center of everything wonderful that New Zealand has to offer.


  • Christchurch - 3 hours
  • Nelson - 2 hours

Unique features


  • Boating
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Sauna
  • Spa


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Dining area
  • Lounge
  • River
  • Special menu request
  • Yoga studio


The seasons shape the Maruia experience, as the nature of the valley and estate wonderfully changes throughout the year. The lodgings, special events, and especially Maruia cuisine constantly change to suit the season. This ensures that each visit will be both unique and fulfilling. Maruia River Retreat is a destination for nourishment with a locavore philosophy.

Maruia gourmet kitchen offers selections with ingredients and produces sourced from their own kitchen garden and from the best that the region has to offer. Maruia places great emphasis on seasonal food with authentic flavors from the land, delivering fresh, simple, and beautiful food. They serve delicious and nourishing cuisine for every season, with a passion for delivering a real food experience.

Throughout the year, in partnership with curated local chefs, the entire retreat transforms for a limited time into a gastronomical experience unlike any other. Look out for those gastronomic weekends where they will host culinary retreats showcasing such produce. Specific cuisines are available upon request!

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda
  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Organic
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Buller canyon jet

Take a thrilling jet boat ride on the mighty Buller River, carve your way through the pink granite rock of the canyons, past waterfalls, and surf on the earthquake rapids, right in the heart of historic gold mining country. A mind-blowing 40 minutes of pure thrill at 85 kilometers per hour.

Buller gorge rafting (4 hours journey start at 9.30 a.m. or 1.30 p.m.)

Allow four hours for this journey. You will spend two hours on the water rafting a class three to four white water section on the mighty Buller River. All you need is your swimwear and everything else is provided including wet suits and all rafting gear. A photo of your trip is also included. This popular Buller Gorge Rafting tour is their number one tour, with great white water for all!

From ages as young as 10 years old and upwards, you will find yourself tackling rapids from grade two to four on the spectacular Buller River, the perfect tour for you and your team! You get to check out the famous Ariki Falls and pink granite canyon along with other rapids like O’Sullivan’s rapid, Jet Boat rapid, and Whale Creek.

Have a spa day

Spend your day and be transported to a hidden gem of a nature haven at Maruia River Retreat and enjoy the wonderful healing benefits of nature and come back feeling refreshed, reconnected, and recharged.

Murchison helicopter tours

A range of scenic helicopter rides of different durations including the 1000-acre plateau, the clearest lake in the world, mountain picnic, and helicopter yoga. Choose your own views!

Murchison flames walking tour

A "must-see" natural treasure in the top of the south, visit the world's only perpetually burning fire in a fairy-tale forest.

Maruia river rafting journey (6 hours journey between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.)

An exclusive white water rafting journey, departing from Maruia River Retreat via van transfer and arriving back at the lodge via river raft! Accessible only to resident guests, this river journey provides private access to the Maruia River through the Maruia Gorge. A picnic stop and a gourmet lunch pack are provided during the cruise. Wetsuits, thermal tops, splash jackets, life jackets, helmets, and booties are provided. The white water sections of the river usually go up to grade three.

Guests will need to bring their swimwear, sunscreen, and insect repellant and Maruia River Retreat can provide towels, as requested. This usually requires a group of four but Maruia River Retreat can sometimes arrange private journeys if there are no other potential interests. This will increase the price. The cost is 1600 NZD for up to 4 persons.

Naturopathy consultation

Naturopathy is a holistic approach to health and wellness which identifies any imbalances within the body and supports the body to heal itself through herbal tonics (at an extra cost), nutritional medicine, diet, and lifestyle advice.

Spa treatments

Relax and rejuvenate in Maruia River Retreat outdoor stoked hot tub located by the river amidst the forest to unwind and detox in complete privacy. You will also have access to the Finnish sauna. Apart from that, you can book a 60-minute massage in your own villa at an additional cost of 175 NZD.

What's included

  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 2 daily yoga classes
  • Meditation classes
  • A guided nature walk in 500-acres of native beech forest
  • Forest bathing in the outdoor
  • Stoked hot tub and Finnish sauna
  • 3 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Travel expenses
  • Personal expenses
  • 60-minute massage in your own villa at 175 NZD (booking required)

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
4 days / 3 nights
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(4 days / 3 nights)

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