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Body Wisdom Retreat

September 15th to 18th' 2023

Having a deeper understanding about ourselves can be a process of clearing away confusion and limited understanding, so we are able to see a wider picture of our life. Knowing our constitution and inner design can bring us a map of our emotional and thought patterns, and ultimately it can be empowering because it shows us how to access our inner truth. 


This retreat provides space to unplug from technology and daily demands in order to reconnect with our inner wisdom to nurture our body, heart, relationships and creative expression. 

You’ll be able to recognize habits of the mind and the voice of your inner wisdom, and be able to apply this to your daily life as you move onto the next phase of your journey. 


  • Yoga twice a day

  • Premium rooms with nature views

  • Plant based nutrient dense meals

  • Ayurveda workshop

  • Human Design workshop

  • Warm group environment

  • Optional Massage or Reiki 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. Morning classes are intended to be with more movement to start that day and warm up. These classes will be according to the subject of balancing the "doshas" (the three energies that circulate the body determining an individual's temperament and physical constitution).  This yoga practice is suitable for all levels.



On Saturday, will be focused on the principles of health through Yoga and Ayurveda.  Ayurveda views each person as unique with individual needs. We may all be human but we have slightly different physiologies and emotional tendencies. Ayurveda teaches that for this reason, each person's path toward optimal health is also unique. 

Human Design

Human Design is a system that uses ancient and modern science to explain our role in the cosmic dance of life. From the Chakras to Quantum theory, Human Design explains how your energy is arranged, what your aura communicates to others and most importantly, how your body is designed to make decisions. Your body - not your mind - is designed to guide you through life. 


Using the information on your body graph, Laurie can confirm what gifts you are here to share with the world and what powers you need to honour within yourself. Using an adjunct system called the Gene Keys, she can also shed light on any shadows inhibiting your growth or preventing you from blooming to your fullest potential. 


Come with an empty mind and open heart, ready to see and experience yourself in ways you haven’t considered.

You can prepare for this session by printing a copy of your chart from An accurate birth time is crucial.

Our wonderful guest speaker Laurie Silver will explore the gifts and shadow frequencies activated in our genes, bringing the unconscious patterns to the light so we can align to our most radiant Self. 

Natural Soap

Walking trails:

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, plant-based 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 10 guests.

Our modern luxury bedrooms are equipped with 100% cotton linen and 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: $595 each (this is for single travelers that share a double or triple occupancy room)

Private Bedroom: $870 for single occupancy

Private Double Room: $1,190 for 2 guests (this is a private room for a couple or 2 friends traveling together)

Three Night Program:

Shared Bedroom: $795 each (this is for single travelers that share a double or triple occupancy room)

Private Bedroom: $1,070 for single occupancy

Private Double Room: $1,590 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. 

2-night Program:



4:00pm Arrival meet & greet

5:00pm Evening Gentle Yoga session 

6:30pm Dinner

7:30pm Meditation 



8:00am Hatha Yoga 

9:30am Breakfast

10:30am Ayurveda Wisdom

12:45pm Lunch / free time  / massages

4:30pm Restorative and Sound Journey

6:00pm Dinner

7:00pm Meditation



8:00am Hatha Yoga 

9:30am Breakfast

10:30am Human Design 

1:00pm Lunch 

2:00pm Departure for 2-night Guests

3 -night Program:


Sunday continued

3:30pm Creative Art

4:30pm Yin Yoga Class

6:30pm Dinner

7:00pm Inspirational Documentary


8:00am Meditation and Morning Yoga 

9:30am Breakfast

10:30am Q&A

11:00pm 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.  

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 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.

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Ram and Bhavani

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 here. 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.

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