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A Tower of Stones

Mid-Year Detox Retreat

July 25th - 28th' 2024

Welcome to our Mid-Year Detox Retreat, where tranquility meets transformation in the heart of nature's embrace. As the seasons shift and life pulsates with renewed energy, there's no better time to embark on a journey of revitalization and renewal.

Nestled in a serene sanctuary, our retreat beckons you to pause, breathe, and reconnect with your inner rhythm. Here, amidst lush landscapes and whispering trees, you'll discover the power of letting go and embracing a healthier, more vibrant version of yourself.

Join us for a soul-nourishing experience designed to cleanse your body, invigorate your spirit, and ignite your passion for wellness. Guided by expert instructors and surrounded by a supportive community, you'll embark on a holistic adventure that transcends mere detoxification—it's a celebration of life in its purest form.


  • Expert Guidance: Benefit from the wisdom and support of seasoned practitioners, including renowned yoga therapist Bhavani Davies and detox specialist Nicola Swanson who is a naturopath & medical herbalist. Their expertise will guide you through personalized sessions and consultations, empowering you to embark on a journey of profound transformation.

  • Holistic Detoxification: Explore the true essence of detoxification beyond mere weight loss. Through a carefully curated blend of yoga, meditation, and mindful practices, you'll detoxify your body, mind, and spirit, releasing stagnant energy and embracing newfound vitality.

  • Nourishing Cuisine: Delight your senses with delectable meals crafted from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Our culinary team will prepare wholesome, plant-based fare that not only nourishes the body but also supports your detoxification journey.

  • Nature Immersion: Immerse yourself in the breathtaking beauty of our natural surroundings. From invigorating nature walks to serene meditation sessions amidst lush landscapes, reconnect with the earth and rediscover the healing power of the great outdoors.

  • Digital Detox: Unplug from the digital noise and reconnect with the present moment. With designated tech-free zones and mindfulness practices, you'll cultivate a deeper sense of presence and inner peace, free from distractions.

  • Community Support: Forge meaningful connections with like-minded individuals on a similar path to wellness.

  • Self-Care Rituals: Indulge in luxurious self-care rituals designed to pamper your body and soothe your soul. From restorative massage treatments to rejuvenating wellness workshops, prioritize your well-being and nurture yourself from the inside out.

What to expect


  • Detoxifying Asanas: Explore a dynamic sequence of yoga postures specifically curated to stimulate the body's natural detoxification processes. From twisting poses that wring out toxins to inversions that encourage lymphatic drainage, you'll activate your body's innate cleansing mechanisms while building strength and flexibility.

  • Breathwork (Pranayama): Harness the power of breath to purify the body and calm the mind. Through pranayama techniques you'll oxygenate the blood, release tension, and enhance energy flow, facilitating deeper detoxification and relaxation.

  • Restorative Yoga: Cultivate deep rest and rejuvenation through gentle, supported postures that encourage surrender and release. Restorative yoga practices promote relaxation of the nervous system, allowing the body to enter a state of profound healing and detoxification on both physical and emotional levels.

  • Therapeutic Yoga: Address specific physical and emotional imbalances with therapeutic yoga techniques tailored to individual needs. Bhavani's expertise in yoga therapy allows for personalized adjustments and modifications, ensuring that each practitioner receives optimal support on their healing journey.

  • Mindfulness Meditation: Cultivate mindful awareness and presence through guided meditation practices.


We offer a series of empowering workshops dedicated to deepening your understanding of detoxification and providing practical tools for integrating holistic wellness into your daily life. Led by our expert facilitators these topics are weaved in to inform, inspire, and support you on your detox journey.

  • Nutrition and Cleansing: Explore the principles of detoxification and learn how to nourish your body with whole, nutrient-dense foods. 

  • Herbal Medicine and Cleansing Tonics: Discover the healing power of herbs and botanicals in supporting detoxification and vitality.

  • Gut Health and Detoxification: Dive into the intricate connection between gut health and detoxification processes. In this workshop, you'll learn about leaky gut and its impact on liver function, as well as practical strategies for improving digestion, enhancing nutrient absorption, healing leaky gut and restoring balance to the gut ecosystem.

  • Stress Reduction and Emotional Detox: Explore the impact of stress on detoxification and learn practical techniques for managing stress and releasing emotional toxins. 

Nicola Swanson
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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. 

Nourishing Culinary Delights:

Begin each day with a self-serve breakfast, offering a range of nutritious options to kickstart your morning. For lunch, relish a spread of healthy, fresh dishes crafted with locally-sourced ingredients. As the day winds down, gather for a home-cooked dinner, serving comfort on a plate in a communal setting. Savor the flavors of seasonal produce, crisp salads, and nourishing soups, lovingly prepared to support your body's detoxification journey.

Flexible Accommodation Options:


Catering to your comfort and privacy needs, choose from private accommodations, where you can relish personal space and introspection, or shared options, where you can connect with fellow attendees and foster new friendships.

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 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.


3- nights Shared Program:

Shared Double Bedroom: $1190 each 

Earlybird until May 31st: $1090

3-nights Private Program:

Private Bedroom: $1,490 each (this is for single travelers occupancy room)

Earlybird until May 31st: $1390 




3:00pm Arrival meet & greet

4:00pm Opening Circle

5:00pm Yoga session

6:30pm Dinner 

8:00pm Evening Program



7:30am Open Breakfast bar

8:30am Meditation

9:00am Yoga session

11:00am Wellness workshop

1:00pm Lunch

3:00pm Wellness workshop

5:00pm Restorative Yoga

6:45pm Dinner

8:00pm Evening Program




7:30am Open Breakfast bar

8:30am Meditation

9:00am Yoga session

11:00am Wellness workshop

1:00pm Lunch

3:00pm Wellness workshop

5:00pm Restorative Yoga

6:45pm Dinner

8:00pm Evening Program


7:30am Open Breakfast bar

8:30am Meditation

9:00am Yoga session

10:30am Closing Circle 

11:00am 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

Wellbeing 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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