Beginners Yoga Weekend
September 3rd - 6th' 2021
Our weekend immersion has been designed to help you learn Yoga in a holistic and systematic way.
Held in a warm and safe atmosphere, our yoga sessions are designed to give you a well rounded perspective on yoga.
This retreat will integrate yoga philosophy, asana, breath work and meditation.
We will be offering tools to harmoniously balance the body, the mind and the breath to help you achieve a meditative state in your practice.
During your free time, there will be a possibility to go on an organized walk in our local Domain, relax by the spa pool, treat yourself to a massage or read a book while enjoying our lovely hang out areas.
Yoga twice a day
Premium rooms with nature views
Crystal Sound bowl healing session
Warm group environment
optional Massage therapy
What to expect
All activities in our program are included and the opportunity to attend all of the yoga and meditation sessions. The schedule is designed to include two yoga classes a day, apart from Friday which will only include one yoga class after your arrival.
By the end of the retreat you will be confident and comfortable to have a home practice, to modify where needed and practice safely.
We specialize on Traditional Hatha and Restorative styles. Beginners to yoga will get an introduction to yoga postures, breathing practices and relaxation techniques. Our team of wellness experts provides workshops and education to help you achieve your health related goals. Learn more about quality sleep, stress management, healthy eating habits and food choices to take home knowledge that sustains your well-being.
This Retreat will be focused in the vast topic of Yoga. Not all aspects of Yoga are poses and movement, there are other parts that involve the understanding of the Mind, Emotions, Energy and Intellect. We will chat about these aspects in our workshops so you can take with you a more broad understanding of this science.
We will enjoy a Sound Healing evening session on Sunday night. The crystal and Tibetan bowls create a tremendous effect upon the body and consciousness of the individual. Crystal Sound baths help to facilitate a shift in your brain waves so that a deep state of meditation and internal healing can occur. Sound therapy is just one way of achieving a meditative state without having to master the practice of meditation. This experience is perfect for beginners however those more experienced can reach a theta state (deep meditation) or even a delta state (where internal healing can occur).
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 our property. If you are feeling more invited to rest back and enjoy the view, you can relax in our various outdoor areas to bask in nature.
The carefully prepared meals at Sanctuary Hill have a special mention on our guide. Our 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 and with as much naturally grown ingredients from our own garden. Beautiful, delicious and so, so good for you—the food we serve is meticulously prepared to fuel both body and soul. All special dietary requirements are accommodated.
We provide shared accommodation, with two or three guest per room. The maximum number for our groups are 12 guests.
Our modern luxury bedrooms are equipped with 100% cotton linen ant towels. We also have an option for couples to accommodate in a king size bedroom.
We invite our guests to unwind: take a walk, explore the property, read a book from our library, journal, connect with nature and wildlife, and relax in the hot tub.
Two Night Program:
Shared Bedroom: $625 each (this is for single travelers that share a double or triple occupancy room)
Private Bedroom: $900 for single occupancy
Private Double Room: $1,250 for 2 guests (this is a private room for a couple or 2 friends traveling together)
Three Night Program:
Shared Bedroom: $835 each (this is for single travelers that share a double or triple occupancy room)
Private Bedroom: $1,100 for single occupancy
Private Double Room: $1,670 for 2 guests (this is a private room for a couple or 2 friends traveling together)
We offer Extended Stay Packages if you wish to stay at Sanctuary Hill after/before your Retreat.
Our packages can include accommodation, meals and access to our daily yoga schedule.
4:00pm Arrival meet & greet
5:00pm Yoga session
7:00am Yoga Class
9:30am Yoga Workshop
12:45pm Lunch / free time
3:30pm Intro to Meditation Workshop
5:30pm Yoga Class
8:00pm Inspirational Documentary
7:00am Yoga Class
10:00am Yoga Workshop
2:00pm Departure for 2-night Guests
3 -night Program:
4:00pm Yin Yoga
7:30pm Sound Healing Session
7:00am Yoga Class
10:00am Q&A Session
12:00pm Closing circle and Departure
About New Plymouth
Sanctuary Hill is located only 15 minute drive from the New Plymouth Airport. We are happy to organize a shuttle service with an independent specialized company which normally charges NZ$35 dlls one-way.
Notable features are the botanic gardens (i.e. Pukekura Park), the critically acclaimed Len Lye Centre and Art Gallery, the 11 km (6.8 mi) 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.
What YOGA means to us
Yoga is at the heart of our retreats, and we offer the real deal. From the physical practice, the environment where you move, the food you eat, is all part of the philosophy of an integrative way of living. The goal of the physical practice is to challenge you physically but most importantly to quiet the mind. That’s what yoga is all about – calming the mind. And that’s what we teach on our yoga retreats. You will feel re-energized and restored both physically and mentally.
We are truly looking forward to welcome you to join us on an amazing adventure. Have a question we've not yet answered? Please don't hesitate on contacting us.
Terms and Conditions
Please make your reservation as early as possible as spaces on our retreats are limited. Before payment, please read our Terms and Conditions and COVID 19 guidelines here. Payment installments are available through enquiry. Payment of your deposit equates to agreeing to the booking conditions. Should you require further clarifications of any of the conditions, we encourage you to contact us.