Do you need a break and have always wanted to visit New Zealand - a vacation that nourishes you on a deep level, reminding you how to take care of and enjoy the precious body you live in? This is the retreat for you. You can spend your resources on meaningful personal growth, increasing your health, taking time for yourself and having the chance for new life insights to emerge in safe, supportive authentic community. This a total immersion in rural New Zealand nature with a focus on establishing or supporting a daily practice.
This retreat is carefully crafted by a New Zealand raised farm-girl yoga teacher, current Bay Area Healer, and a whole crew of passionate supporters who have your goals in mind. With gentle yet profound yoga and pranayama practices as the base of each day, you will also be led into gardening and harvesting projects to give back to the land that will be supplying most of your food during your stay.
Forrest hikes, glowworm expedition, and river outings. Each day will begin with meditation from an experienced meditation guide, followed by yoga practice carefully crafted to the needs of your group. Yumba Retreats offers one complimentary Zero Balancing treatment with Rebekah, Suzy, or Gabriel. Zero Balancing is a deeply relaxing body-energy work that addresses the tensions held in your bones. Performed lying on a massage table with clothes on, this treatment is like nothing else you have experienced.
Time in the garden, to walk to the river or to just sit and be, will be interspersed with trips to local sacred nature spaces. Evenings are times for the infrared sauna, the wood-fired hot tub, or sharing music and quiet reflection together after your afternoon restorative practice and deeply nourishing meal.
Food is a specialty on this retreat. All meals are lovely crafted by our chef Suzy Hawes and her team, from produce grown on the land itself. New Zealand summer abundance translates into an amazing assortment of fresh fruits, vegetable salads, bean dishes and creative meals. All sorts of medicinal "weeds" and plants are incorporated into your smoothies and salads to support your total wellness during your stay.
This retreat includes a complimentary Zero Balancing session for each participant and the use of infrared sauna daily if desired.
Please book your flight to arrive at Palmerston North Airport (PMR). Transfer from and to this airport is available upon request. We can pick you up in the morning / early afternoon of February 1. Please plan to arrive at PMR airport by 4:00 pm.
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