5 Days Yoga and Meditation Retreat in Coromandel, New Zealand

Yoga and Meditation Retreat in New Zealand

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered in New Zealand.

This retreat offers 5 days of yoga, meditation and mindfulness practice, both indoors and in the beautiful open spaces in Mana, New Zealand's most popular retreat center. An opportunity to energize your connection with nature, to find a sense of equilibrium and poise on your own ground. This will be a complete retreat for you, an opportunity for deeper practice, contemplation and connection with the most beautiful New Zealand has to offer.

Retreat highlights

  • Self quality time
  • Meditation sessions every morning and evening
  • Three classes per day (mixture of yoga asana, meditation and philosophy)
  • Popular yoga retreat center
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Massage

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles


5 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 20
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Accommodation

Accommodation is in rustic little hideway rooms nestled in the native bush. Accommodation is shared with another participant; for an additional charge, a single room may be available.

Yoga Ground Yoga Meditation Program

The retreat will encompass three classes a day, a mixture of yoga asana, meditation and philosophy. Retreat participants will be encouraged to be mindful throughout the weekend to immerse deeply in their practice, and have some quality time-out for themselves. Massages will also be available for those that would like.

What does it mean to go on retreat? Many of us have many responsibilities and routine that we roll through, day after day, year after year. Because of the pace of life sometimes we can get numbed to the small, special, ordinary moments. Our days become a blur of doing. A retreat offers an opportunity to re-create space. Space in the rush from one activity to the next, space in between our thoughts, and more space and ease in our bodies. At a retreat everyone is taken out of their routine. The daily practice of yoga and meditation helps establish a different vantage point. A vantage point that is more integrative with our environment and at the same time more connected to ourselves and how we feel. Retreats are indeed an indulging. A treat we all deserve.

The yoga asana and meditation approach

Participants are required to attend all sessions during the retreat. The yoga asana practices offered will be suitable for all. Susan and Vincent have over 40 years experience between them and are skilled at adapting the practice to suit all levels. There will be two asana practices per day. One more energetic vinyasa flow and one that will help us explore more our subtle patterns of movement on the body and mind.

The day will also include two meditation sessions, an opportunity for you to either embark on a meditation practice for yourself or to move deeper into your exisiting practice. Meditation encourages an inner connection and a deepening of relationship with ourselves, within the space of the retreat this is the perfect combination. We will also explore mindfulness practices that connect us with our environment. On the retreat we will explore both directions, the inner and the outer. Deepening our sensitivity to the space with-in and the space with-out.

Private meetings with the teacher will be available for those that wish. A time to ask questions and for guidance around a home practice.

Instructors

Susan Allen
Susan Allen who is running Yoga Ground has been teaching yoga and meditation since 2002. Previously a mechanical engineer she came to yoga while travelling through India. Since completing her first teacher training in Sivananda Yoga in Rishikesh, India she then taught in Ireland for 5 years and then Yoga Ground Auckland since 2007. What attracted Susan to the practice is the perfect combination of the physical and the mental aspects of yoga.
Vincent Bolletta
Vincent Bolletta has spent his yoga journey exploring the many styles of yoga, searching for the essence of the yoga practice and how it applies to the functional lives of everyday practitioners. Vincent has been teaching and practicing yoga since 1990 and has been involved with the health and wellness industry even longer. This has lead him to becoming New Zealand’s foremost yoga instructor and teacher trainer with a wealth of knowledge in biomechanics, yoga therapy, movement therapy and postural analysis.

Retreat location

This retreat will be held in Mana, retreat centre in the Coromandel, New Zealand. The retreat centre of Mana is set on a huge tract of land on the western side of the Coromandel peninsula. Native bush covers the land in a blanket of quiet calm. Little bush trails trace their way between the accommodations and the different buildings on the property. The trails and the birdsong will lead you on a little adventure up to the mountain summit where a large crystal embedded in the rock looks out to the islands beyond. The feeling is at the same time of space as well as of being held.

The sanctuary, the crowning glory of Mana, is a temple that stands at the top of the mountain. Built by the founders of Mana many years ago this space is available for you to enjoy anytime. A moonlight visit to the sanctuary is a journey to remember. The octagon is Yoga Ground's main practice room. Warmed by an abundant fireplace this spacious room also looks out over the islands. Being a dedicated practice space it holds the energy and steadiness that supports the practice.

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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Food

Mana is famous for its home-grown organic produce. Gluten free and dairy free options happily provided. Many people come back just for the food!

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Organic
  • Raw food
  • Whole food
  • Yogic
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

What's included

  • 4 nights accommodation (shared or single rooms are optional)
  • The finest vegetarian meals
  • All yoga and meditation classes

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

You should fly into Auckland Airport (AKL). A shuttle can be arranged from the airport to the retreat center. The cost will depend on the number of people. Cost starts at 130 NZD for the two-hour one-way journey to the Coromandel. Another option is to catch the airport bus to Auckland city where car share can be arranged with other participants.

Arrival by ferry

Another option is to get a ferry from Auckland to Coromandel where the Mana staff can pick you up.

Cancellation Policy

  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 45 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 14 days before arrival.
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Availability

Arrival: Thursday May 31, 2018
Departure: Monday June 4, 2018

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