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3 Days Yoga Wellness Adventure Retreat in New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Sanctuary Hill Retreat, 109 Veale Rd, Ridgewood, New Plymouth 4371, New Zealand

Serene Yoga Retreat New Zealand

Discover the exhilarating joys of the Taranaki region along with the Sanctuary Hill team that will guide you through a magnificent health journey. Reset, grow, and make meaningful changes in your lifestyle in this exclusive wellness adventure fueled by carefully prepared clean plant-based eating, and supported by a team of holistic mentors and enjoy Sanctuary Hill legendary hospitality. Embrace your inward journey towards mindfulness, relaxation, and a blissful sense of being.

Meet the instructors

Bhavani & Ram
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  • 2 daily yoga practices
  • Kayaking to Sugar Loaf Island
  • Nature walk to the scenic Pouakai trail
  • Warm group environment
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Delicious meals

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles

3 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Spanish
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Sanctuary Hill is nestled in the tranquil Ridgewood suburb, which is a lifestyle block area of New Plymouth surrounded by lush greenery and magnificent Mount Taranaki views. The retreat wing consists of two double dormitories, with a full kitchen, a lounge, and bathroom facilities. The yoga studio building has been positioned to absorb the views of natural surroundings facilitating 80 square meters of open floor space.

There are two bathrooms to serve this building and one shower. The yoga studio building holds additional two bedrooms to serve retreat guests. The bedrooms are designed with your comfort in mind, with comfortable beds and woven cotton sheets. Sanctuary Hill is surrounded by the lush greenery of the Taranaki Region.

During this immersion, you can walk around the property to enjoy the views of Mount Taranaki, listen to the birds of the region, walk through the orchard, and visit the different areas around the property.


For this retreat, you may choose to join either for a three or four days program depending on your desired length of stay with Sanctuary Hill. If you're interested to join this program for four days, please send an inquiry to Sanctuary Hill. Below is the sample program for three days two nights and four days three nights program.

Sample schedule for two nights program


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


  • 07:00 Meditation and morning yoga
  • 08:30 Breakfast
  • 09:30 Pouakai trail with picnic lunch
  • 17:30 Restorative yoga
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Meditation


  • 07:00 Meditation and morning yoga
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Kayaking to Sugar Loaf Island
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Departure for two nights guests

Additional schedule for three nights program

Sunday continued

  • 16:30 Yin yoga class
  • 19:00 Dinner
  • 20:00 Meditation


  • 07:00 Meditation and morning yoga
  • 09:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Health talk
  • 12:00 Closing circle and departure

Included excursions

On Saturday, you will head out with your guide to the Pouakai Trail. This scenic walk offers truly breath-taking scenery and provides the natural element to your outdoor wellness adventure. Take in the vistas as we prepare well deserved picnic lunch for you to enjoy our day out. We provide group transportation to enjoy time in nature in a guided group walks in the surrounding areas of Taranaki. Suggested things to bring are hiking shoes, small pack, and water bottle.

On Sunday we will be heading out into the open sea towards the Ngamotu/ Sugar Loaf Island Marine Reserve. Here you will enjoy the thrill of close up views of a seal colony in its natural habitat, with the spectacular Taranaki mountain, port and power station as our backdrop. No previous experience is necessary. For kayaking bring swimming clothes and warm extra layers– polar fleece, merino or polypropylene – do not wear cotton. Also bring water, sunscreen, sunhat, personal medication, and sunglasses. Once the tour has finished have a towel, change of warm clothes, thermals, fleeces etc.


Bhavani Davies

Ram Davies

Retreat location

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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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
  • Detox juices

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

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • Yoga twice a day
  • Premium rooms with nature views
  • Delicious meals
  • Nature walk to the scenic Pouakai Trail
  • Kayak to Sugar Loaf Island
  • Warm group environment
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner (apart from arrival and departure days)
  • 2 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Transportation to and from airport
  • Flights

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Sanctuary Hill is located only a 15-minute drive from the New Plymouth Airport (NPL). Sanctuary Hill is 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. ​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 (NPL)has daily services from Air New Zealand and Jetstar airlines.

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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