Sanctuary Hill is a unique oasis in rural Taranaki, created by Ram and Bhavani Davies, that offers calming yoga practice to promote holistic well-being.

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Bhavani Davies

Ram Davies

Kelly Phillips

Reviews (4)

Anna Zaroff

from United States, May 2019

"An absolutely wonderful retreat! "

This was the best yoga retreat I have ever been to! Very caring and highly professional instructors, amazing location, accomodation, yoga studio and food! I was beyond satisfied and would highly recommend Sanctuary Hill to everyone! I really hope I will be able to come back!

Richard Kurtz

from United States, March 2019

"You Got to Go to Sanctuary Hill"

We are from the United States and were on our dream vacation to NZ. Visited the South Is. We then went to North Is. We wanted to end our amazing trip with something special and unique and found the Food for the Soul retreat. We love healthy plant based food, Yoga and Hiking. We got all three at Sanctuary Hill, in one of the most beautiful places on earth. The food that Ram prepared was better than you can get at fancy places in New York City, Bhavani is a great Yoga teacher, I am no Yoga guru, but she took care of me and everyone at their level of ability, Kara-Leah opened up a new world of unique plant-based foods and we even made pesto from "weeds". The hike was a most unique and gratifying experience. My only complaint is that we had to leave. In summary I loved everything and would love to go again and again ... Highly recommended.


from United States, March 2019

"All-around wonderful experience at The Sanctuary"

I attended the 3-day creative retreat at Sanctuary Hill with Bhavani and Ram- it was wonderfully perfect. The accommodations were extremely comfortable and clean. The sun-drenched yoga studio is stunning with huge windows and such a warm, inviting feeling. Yoga with Bhavani was thoughtfully, intuitively tailored to our group, and the evening talks resonated so much with what I was seeking- greater presence, mind-body connection, space to reflect and heal. Now for the food: I was a little nervous about at first as I typically eat more animal protein however, Ram and Bhavani prepared such filling, healthy meals which were more than sufficient sooo delicious. Left me full and satisfied every time. I absolutely loved the close-knit, family feeling in this modern, natural setting and highly encourage everyone to try the retreats here.

Emma Williams

from United States, March 2019

"Relaxing retreat "

Restorative yoga classes and guided meditation were a chance to reset and relax. There was also walks or other optional activities during the day which was great so you could do as little or as much as you liked. Bhavani and Ram asked for feedback and tailored the classes to our needs. Delicious healthy food so came back feeling refreshed and light. The rooms were clean and tidy and you felt well looked after.