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10 Days Intensive Weight Loss and Yoga Retreat in New Zealand

New Zealand Weight Loss and Yoga Retreat

A significant weight loss kick start and detoxification journey! Education is intensified during this retreat to ensure you leave with the knowledge you need to make positive lifestyle changes at home. Leave feeling pampered, refreshed, and fabulous. Resolution Retreats will give you all the tools you need to take away to empower you to achieve your goals. This ten day intensive will introduce you to a healthy lifestyle and highlight the differences between your lifestyle choices at home and those of a healthy lifestyle through educational workshops. Daily yoga and fitness sessions along with healthy and nutritious meals will ensure you get the most out of your ten days with us and get a good start towards achieving your weight loss and health goals.

Retreat highlights

  • Daily yoga and meditation
  • Cooking classes and workshops
  • Daily fitness sessions with a personal trainer
  • Educational workshops, including nutrition, exercise and health
  • Success and wellness coaching
  • Personal motivational journal
  • 10 days accommodation
  • Daily nutritious meals

Skill level

  • Beginner

Yoga styles

10 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
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The retreat center is the epitome of luxury, as well as being environmentally friendly and designed encompassing the four elements of earth, air, fire, and water. Facilities on the retreat available for use by the guests are: outdoor geothermal heated lap pool - heated to 34 degrees; outdoor Jacuzzi - heated to 40 degrees; bush walks and wireless internet access.

In-room facilities include: king size bed (two king singles if twin-share), flat screen television, bathtub/Jacuzzi and shower, tea making facilities, body wash, shampoo, conditioner, hand cream, luxurious linen, towels and facecloths, iron and hairdryer. The rooms on the retreat are so divine that you will probably not want to leave; however, the organizers encourage guests to join them in the main living area by the open fire, to relax and get to know the other ladies - building relationships and support networks is a big part of Resolution Retreats values.

There are ten rooms available at the resort. Rooms are serviced daily and are allocated to guests in the order in which they book on the retreat.

Resolution Retreats New Zealand Weight Loss and Yoga Program

Resolution Retreats was started with women specifically in mind - a place where women can get away from the everyday stresses and temptations of their lives to focus on themselves, improving their health, happiness, and losing weight.

Resolution Retreats is a live-in retreat environment - guests are immersed into the habits of a healthy and rewarding lifestyle. Ladies are educated, and habits begin to be formed. Physical fitness improves. Ladies start to see their body change and energy levels increase. Confidence is boosted. Ladies return home with a kick-start into their weight loss journey; armed with the tools, confidence and conviction to continue, all with the support of their new friends.

Resolution Retreats is specifically run by women, for women. The retreat has a small group so that the organizers can be more flexible to individual guests requirements. The retreat welcomes young ladies, elderly ladies, ladies with allergies, ladies with injuries, ladies with low self-confidence, ladies with children (which can visit you while youre on the retreat), brides-to-be, recently divorced ladies, ladies who want to lose 3 or 30 kilograms, ladies who have done yoga and those who havent, fit and unfit ladies. If you are a woman and want to lose weight and improve your health and happiness through focusing more on yourself and making positive lifestyle changes in a supportive and inclusive environment, this retreat is for you!

The retreat normally commences at 10:00 a.m. on day one. Guests are required to remain at the resort for the entire retreat period. Each day will vary in activities to keep the retreat interesting. Time-out and relaxation time will be plentiful, enabling you to de-stress while youre staying at the retreat. Resolution Retreats will send out a confirmed daily schedule seven days before the retreat commences. A detailed timetable will also be provided to you each day at breakfast so you can plan your day. The retreat concludes after lunch on the last day, normally between 3:00 and 5:00 p.m.

What sets Resolution Retreats apart from other services is that their belief that exercise should be fun, and should be sustainable when you return home. The amount of exercise suggested is to ensure that you will improve your health and fitness, but also not leave the retreat feeling exhausted, but instead revitalized and rejuvenated. Everybody will be at different levels of fitness, and the personal trainer will take into consideration your current level of fitness and your health and fitness goals when setting exercises for you. Daily yoga sessions will be between one and one and a half hours long, with mediation or Yoga Nidra (a state of conscious deep sleep for extreme relaxation and subtler spiritual exploration) at the conclusion. The yoga practiced on the retreat is a form of restorative yoga. Its a gentle form of yoga that works with organ functions and harmonizing the meridians to create health and well-being.

Finishing a class you will feel energized, open and you will not be able to stop smiling. Everybody on the retreat will have had various levels of experience with yoga and will be at different confidence levels, and these differences are embraced. Variations will be offered for those who are less comfortable in the poses - exercises are to be enjoyed.

There may be additional physical activities, such as bush walks, swimming, etc. Guest are encouraged to undertake additional exercises if they wish.

Rest days are vitally important for recovery and as such, rest and recovery days will be scheduled during the retreat timetable.

Retreat location

The retreat is held at the Ridge Country Retreat resort, in the peaceful and serene hills behind Mount Maunganui. This retreat center is unique and its perfect to ensure ladies have the absolute in luxury during their stay. You will just love it!

Perched high in the Papamoa Ranges, tucked away amongst 35 acres of native bush, 15 minutes from the beautiful Mount Maunganui beach, Ridge Country Retreat is a luxury resort which is well known as a boutique wedding venue. Here you will find the ultimate in privacy, serenity and indulgence.

The retreats unique geothermal spring provides naturally heated mineral water to the lap pool and outdoor baths all year round. The geothermal water works wonders on sore or aching muscles and joints. Take a spa or bath outdoors, under the stars and let all your worries melt away.

The retreat also gets its drinking water from an underground spring, leaving it fresh, and free from chemicals, contributing significantly to the natural detoxification process which you will experience on the retreat.

Nearby places

  • Mount Maunganui, 16.7 kilometers - 20 minutes
  • Papamoa Beach, 8.5 kilometers - 10 minutes
  • Tauranga city, 18 kilometers - 22 minutes



  • Cooking classes
  • Fitness center
  • Gym
  • Health club
  • Hiking trail nearby
  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Pilates
  • Sauna
  • Shopping nearby
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Balcony
  • Bar
  • Beach nearby
  • Caf
  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lobby
  • Lounge
  • Multilingual staff
  • Special menu request
  • Studio
  • Terrace
  • Yoga studio


  • Beauty salon
  • Free bottled water
  • Free toiletries
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Hair dryer
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry and ironing
  • Medical assistance
  • Toiletries


Your meal plan whilst on the retreat will be designed by a nutritionist, with your specific weight and health goals in mind. Food will be cooked on-site in accordance with this meal plan, having regard to any food preferences and allergies. You will also receive a personalized meal plan for when you leave the retreat. The key concepts of this plan will be discussed during the retreat as part of the education sessions and during the daily cooking classes to ensure you make the most of the benefits the plan provides. You will be surprised by how much food you will be fed on the retreat - by no means will you go hungry! Its just good, clean food.

You are asked to drink a minimum of three liters of water during the retreat - this assists the detoxification process. The water at the retreat is directly from an underground spring, is absolutely delicious, natural and chemical-free.

Things to do (optional)

Appoint a pampering and treatment session with a much sought-after local beauty therapist at the on-site beauty therapy clinic.

Golfers amongst the guests can try out the local golf course that is just up the road.

Join bush walks close to the property that will take you to exotic waterfalls or simply amongst the beautiful gardens.

Take a load off in the evenings with a good book in front of the open fireplace, watch a movie with the group in the theatre room, or retreat back to your room for some time to yourself amongst pure luxury.

Take a trip to Mount Manuganui and shop in Tauranga.

Watch the daily cooking classes and food workshops in the retreats vast open commercial kitchen.

Spa treatments

The retreat provides a number of beauty therapy treatments in the Retreat Beauty Suite. These include sessions with the personal stylist and make-up artist and one 45 minute session with the Beauty Therapist - therapy of your choice.

What's included

  • 10 days luxury accommodation
  • All activities and outings
  • Cooking classes and workshops
  • Daily nutritious and delicious meals
  • Daily yoga sessions
  • Educational workshops, including nutrition, exercise and health
  • Full-time facilitator support
  • Half-day workshop with nutritionist Claire Turnbul
  • Membership to the Resolution Support Network for 2 months
  • Nutritionist-designed personal meal plan (while on retreat)
  • One 45 minute session with a certified beauty therapist
  • Personal motivational journal
  • Post-retreat nutrition plan for you and your family
  • Post-retreat personal training plan
  • Post-retreat support and follow-up for six months
  • Regular training sessions with a personal trainer
  • Session with personal stylist and make-up artist
  • Success coaching

What's not included

  • Additional treatments are available for an additional cost, if you feel like something in particular; they are very affordable.

How to get there

Driving directions from Hamilton (State Highway 29)

As you come down the Hill from Tauriko towards Tauranga you go through all four roundabouts and turn right at Welcome Bay (5th roundabout) RCR is 11 kilometers from that corner. Once you are out in the country Rocky Cutting Road is the third road on the right.

Driving directions from New Plymouth

Head north and at Kihikihi follow signs to Cambridge then follow signs to Tauranga. As you come down the hill from Tauriko towards Tauranga you go through all four roundabouts and turn right at Welcome Bay (5th roundabout) RCR is 11 kilometers from that corner. Once you are out in the country Rocky Cutting Road is the third road on the right.

Driving directions from Auckland or Coromandel (State Highway 2)

Follow the Motorway in from Bethlehem but do not take any off ramps. You will travel through two sets of lights and then make your way over an estuary and will turn right at the Maungatapu roundabout and then left at Welcome Bay roundabout. RCR is 11 kilometers from that corner. Once you are out in the country Rocky Cutting Road is the third road on the right.

Driving directions from Wellington through Rotorua (State Highway 2)

Heading from Te Puke you travel towards Mt Maunganui and will turn left at Welcome Bay Road. Rocky Cutting Road is the second road to your left and the Lodge is 3 kilometers up that road.

Arrival by airplane

  • You will be flying into Tauranga City Airport (TRG).

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 2 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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