Soul Alchemy Retreat
August 18 - 21 ' 2023
Alchemy - a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation and combination. A heart opening retreat that combines movement, clearing your energy, voicing, authentic connections and a warm supporting environment to calling in all our your intentions of healing. This Retreat celebrates the alchemical journey to your creative energy to bring your magic into the world.
Yoga twice a day
Premium rooms with nature views
Chakra Energy session
Sound healing session
Warm group environment
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, functional movements and dynamic breath techniques. The evening classes are a restorative and somatic style to prepare us for a good night sleep, these are soulful sessions soaking into deep rest. We specialize on Traditional Hatha and Restorative styles. Beginners to yoga will get assistance to yoga postures, breathing practices and relaxation techniques, while the more experienced will be guided in how to deepen their practice.
The workshops in this Retreat will be focused on our inner temple.
In the yoga tradition, there are seven key energy centers called chakras that support transformation in body, mind, and heart. The extraordinary process of alchemy through the chakras helps to turn wounds into wisdom and pain into love. We will learn the Chakra map of our energy body, mudras (energy seals created by the hands) and mantras (healing sound vibrations) and affirmations to compassionately explore the shadows that hold us back from our authenticity.
The intention of our Voice Session is to leave the world at the door and immerse ourselves in the sound of our healing voice. Think of it, if you will, as an opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrational qualities of your authentic self via your authentic sound. This is an introductory level session and experiential. We will talk about the nature of vibration, the power of intention, removing blockages from the voice and balancing your energy through sound.
We will enjoy a Sound Healing evening session on Saturday. The crystal ‘singing’ bowl is made of quartz and the effect upon the body and consciousness of the individual is tremendous. Crystal Sound baths help to facilitate a shift in your brain waves so that a deep state of meditation and internal healing can occur. Crystal 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. There is also a lovely Domain very close to our property where you can enjoy of a nice nature bush walk. 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. Let us know of special dietary requirements.
You are welcome to enjoy our outdoor Spa Pool under the stars. We also have a specialized therapists that offers massage and Reiki. This are additional costs and can be booked at the time of your booking.
60 min therapy: $110
30 min therapy: $60
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: $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.
4:00pm Arrival meet & greet
5:00pm Evening Gentle Yoga session
8:00am Morning Yoga
10:30am Chakra Energy
01:00pm Lunch / free time
4:300pm Restorative and Sound Healing
8:00am Morning Yoga
10:30am Voicing session
2:00pm Departure for 2-night Guests
3 -night Program:
5:00pm Yin Yoga
7:30pm Inspirational Documentary
8:00am Morning Yoga
10:00am Closing Circle
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 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.