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Reset your inner self with a personal retreat combining yoga, therapeutic sessions, and nature. New Zealand’s Northland is often called ”the winterless north” for its mild winter climate. WHY Retreat has packaged up a week guaranteed to send you home relaxed and rejuvenated. Your retreat includes attendance to all the scheduled yoga and pilates classes, and one complimentary 60 minute private session you can choose between personal training, yoga, massage, or reiki.
All accommodation at WHY Retreat has a wide array of services and facilities to help relax and re-energize, like free scheduled yoga classes, access to fitness and training studio, far infrared sauna, massages, reiki, gaïa, healthy lunches and dinners, free Wi-Fi, free parking, BBQ area with free to use barbecue.
The Manaia suite is a deluxe queen room with en-suite bathroom. Enjoy expansive views of the bay from your private deck and sunrise over Mount Manaia from your bed.
Wake up to a symphony of birdsong, sunrise over a skyline of rocky spires, and a panoramic view of the bay. The scenery is constantly changing as the tide ebbs and flows across the sandbank, and lighting plays on the rocks of the mountain. The room has private ocean view deck and dual orientation with view on McLeod Bay and Mount Manaia.
This room overlooks McLeod Bay and is a spacious and comfortable double room which offers a stunning ocean view. Its private deck is the ideal place to sunbathe surrounded by native trees and relax to the sound of the birds. The room has a large double bed, but twin beds can be arranged on request, and a private ocean view deck.
Whangarei Heads Yoga Retreat provides well being to heal body and soul. Whangarei Heads Yoga Retreat offers accommodation and access to facilities and services for those who want to relax and take a break from their everyday cares.
Yoga teaches flexibility, strength, balance, postural alignment, and encourages mind-body awareness for self healing. Yoga will make you feel strong and energetic, it will improve your balance, increase mobility, reduce joint and arthritic pain, strengthen your back, and stretch your body.
Classes are tailored to the needs of participants and focus on postural alignment. Yoga classes are for all levels, suitable for beginners and those with restricted mobility or injury. Stronger options will be given for those with previous experience of yoga.
Visit the meditation area beside the stream and contemplate what the stream has to teach you about life.
Manaia is the guardian, the carrier of supernatural powers. It is said to be the messenger between the earthly world of mortals, and the domain of the spirits. The Manaia is a holder of great spiritual energy and is a guardian against evil.
When WHY Retreat excavated for their house, they came across five huge rocks that could not be moved. These now form a stone circle around the building.
This retreat will be held at WHY Retreat in Whangarei Heads, New Zealand. With the sheltered beaches of the Whangarei harbor on one side, the sweep of the Pacific Ocean on the other, and dotted with small close knit communities, taking some time out in this wonderland is a must.
The Bream Head Scenic Reserve is classified as an outstanding ecosystem supporting a diversity of species, contains unique archaeological and historical landscape. It represents the largest area of coastal Pohutukawa-Broadleaf forest remaining in Northland, and one of the best in the country.
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The retreat includes all meals. Breakfast ingredients are provided (seasonal fresh fruit, home made yogurt, and muesli) for you to enjoy in your own time. Vegetarian lunch and dinner with vegan and gluten free options are served to you. The meals are inventive and nutritious, but if you prefer to have a meal out, there are cafes nearby.
There are many things to do in Whangarei Heads ant its surroundings. The diversity of the scenery may surprise you, starting with the scenic drive out from Whangarei city center which winds around the harbor through pretty seaside communities. Mount Manaia and Mount Aubrey offer a stunning backdrop and challenging hikes just five minutes from the Whangarei Heads Yoga Retreat, and part of the Te Araroa trail which stretches 3000 kilometers from North Cape to Bluff.
Ocean beach, a world class surf beach featuring miles of fine white sand, is accessible by a 10 minute drive or a five hour hike across the headland ridge. Smugglers Bay and the Reotahi Marine reserve offer snorkeling and protected swimming beaches. Take a small boat over to the sandbank to watch the seabirds digging for shellfish.
The local activities include a visit to a giant Kauri tree nearby, the local natural Kiwi habitat, abseiling, kayaking, scenic flights, caves, tennis, bowls, golf, cafes, pubs and restaurants, art galleries and the Easter art trail, or fishing off the McLeod Bay wharf, where you are bound to meet some interesting characters.
Besides Kiwi, you are likely to hear or see many other native birds in the stream side bush and the surrounding reserves.
Enjoy the wonderful scenery, look out for birds, and stop for a swim. Take water and a snack, and don’t forget the camera as the views are often breathtaking!
This retreat includes attendance to one complimentary 60-minutes private session of your choice (personal training, yoga, massage, or reiki). Additional therapeutic sessions are available. The area has a number of natural health practitioners and sessions can be arranged for acupuncture, Bowen therapy, craniosacral therapy, EFT tapping, and natural skincare and cosmetic consultations.