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4 Days Women's Yoga Retreat in New Plymouth, New Zealand

Sanctuary Hill, 109 Veale road, Ridgewood, New Plymouth, New Zealand

Feminine Yoga Retreat New Zealand

Join Sanctuary Hill for your annual women's retreat to dive deep into your yoga and meditation practice, practice the art of ritual, honor the power within you, and rekindle the light that shines through you. You travel through an alchemy of sensitizing, awakening, transforming, grounding, and expanding.

Meet the instructors

Bhavani & Ram
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Highlights

  • 4 days of practice
  • 3 yoga classes per day
  • Daily guided meditation session
  • Nature walk, art of ritual, and dance workshop
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Amazing surroundings

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
16:00
Check-out Time:
12:00

Facilities

  • Hot tub / Jacuzzi
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Yoga studio
  • Library
  • Parking lot

Sanctuary Hill provides shared accommodation, with two or three guests per room. The maximum number for the groups is 10 guests. If you prefer to have a private room, they can offer you one of their double bedrooms during your stay.

Their modern luxury bedrooms are equipped with 100% cotton linen and towels. They also have an option for couples to accommodate in a king-size bedroom. 

They invite their guests to unwind: take a walk, explore the property, read a book from their library, journal, connect with nature and wildlife, and relax in the hot tub.

Program

In these four days, you are warmly held in a space that allows you to feel safe in your body and being. Letting fears and contractions unwind and return to a natural flow. Sharing this unfolding with amazing women from which you can learn and grow. Surrounded by nature, your being naturally unwinds and opens, revealing your essence and greater wisdom.

Workshops

On Saturday, you will be invited to step into the art of ritual talk. Rituals mark life's momentous and symbolic events from special birthdays and holidays to personal affairs such as a child's first day of school or the death of a beloved pet. Over time and as people and circumstances change, some rituals become merely habitual, losing their significance and creating a hunger for more meaningful methods of celebration.

You will explore the power, relevance, and need for ritual. It is for committed and soul-centered women who want to fully step into their light and live into their highest.

​On Monday, you will gather in a women's circle in an intimate space to learn new ways of speaking and listening. It is a space where you can discover and integrate the freshness of the woman you are becoming. You gather together as equals united by the same purpose of creating a container of truth-telling, sacred witnessing, healing, and transformation.

Daily schedule

Friday

  • 17:00 Arrival meet and greet
  • 18:00 An evening yoga session
  • 19:30 Dinner
  • 20:15 Meditation

Saturday

  • 07:00 Meditation and morning yoga
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 09:15 Art of ritual workshop
  • 12:45 Lunch or free time
  • 17:30 Restorative yoga
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Meditation

Sunday

  • 07:00 Meditation and morning yoga
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Beach walk
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 16:30 Yin Yoga class
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Women's Circle

Monday

  • 07:00 Meditation and Morning Yoga 
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Women's Circle
  • 12:00 Closing circle and departure

Included excursions

Sanctuary Hill is surrounded by the lush greenery of the Taranaki region. During this retreat, you can walk around the property to enjoy the views of Mt. Taranaki, listen to the birds of the region, walk through the orchard and visit the different areas around their property. If you are feeling more invited to rest back and enjoy the view, you can relax in their various outdoor areas to bask in nature. 

Instructors

Bhavani Davies

Ram Davies

Retreat location

New Plymouth is the major city of the Taranaki Region on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand. Notable features are the botanic gardens (i.e. Pukekura Park), the critically acclaimed Len Lye Centre and Art Gallery, the 11 kilometers (6.8 miles) Coastal Walkway alongside the Tasman Sea, the Len Lye-designed artwork known as the Wind Wand, Paritutu Rock, and views of Mount Taranaki/Egmont. New Plymouth Airport has daily services from Air New Zealand and Jetstar airlines. 

Food

The carefully prepared meals at Sanctuary Hill have a special mention on their guide. Their chef crafts extraordinary menus that are rich in natural, whole foods and herbs and contain no artificial substances or common allergens. Chef prepares all meals with seasonal, organic, locally available ingredients with as much naturally grown ingredients from our own garden. Beautiful, delicious and so, so good for you—the food they serve is meticulously prepared to fuel both body and soul. All special dietary requirements are accommodated.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Tea

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Yogic
  • Ayurvedic
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)

You can extend your stay at Sanctuary Hill before or after the retreat and enjoy the daily yoga classes from their schedule during your extended stay.

They can also arrange a massage with a specialized therapist for you to make the best out of your retreat.

  • 30 minutes - 65 NZD
  • 60 minutes - 110 NZD

Spa treatments

The spa pool is included in this package. The massage treatment is available with a specialized therapist.

What's included

  • Yoga twice a day
  • Premium rooms with nature views
  • Delicious meals
  • Nature walk
  • Art of ritual
  • Special drums and African dance workshop
  • Warm group environment
  • 3 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Flights
  • Transport to and from the airport

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at New Plymouth Airport (NPL). Sanctuary Hill is located 15-minute drive from the New Plymouth Airport. They are happy to organize a shuttle service with an independent specialized company that normally charges 35 NZD one-way.  

Starting October 2019, you can request a ride with Uber so that you can move seamlessly from A to B in New Plymouth. 

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% 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.

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Arrival: Friday January 15, 2021
Departure: Monday January 18, 2021

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