Mantra, Sound & Yoga Retreat
April 3rd - 6th' 2020
In this experiential retreat, you will learn firsthand the inner workings of sacred sound, gaining practical guidance on how to infuse your yoga and meditation practice with what is known as sacred sound vibration. This valuable practice also helps to awaken inner luminosity, wisdom, and intuition.
The purpose of practicing Mantras and Sound is to:
- Create a protective vibration around yourself
- Purify yourself and enlighten your mind
- Empower yourself with material and spiritual benefits to further your spiritual practice
The powerful natural setting of Sanctuary Hill inspires and deepens your sense of place and helps you to go deeper into the practices.
This retreat is open and suitable for people of any level of yogic experience.
Yoga twice a day
Premium rooms with nature views
Mantras and Chakras workshops
Crystal Sound bowl 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. The evening classes are a restorative style to prepare us for a good night sleep. We specialize on Traditional Hatha and Restorative styles. Beginners to yoga will get an introduction to yoga postures, breathing practices and relaxation techniques, while the more experienced will be guided in how to deepen their practice.
We feel dedicated to your personal evolution. Our team of wellness experts provides workshops and education to help you achieve your health related goals. Our guest speakers and lifestyle mentors support deep inner work to facilitate lasting and real change on your mindset and perspective toward healthy living. Learn more about quality sleep, stress management, healthy eating habits and food choices to take home knowledge that sustains your well-being.
On Saturday in the Mantra workshop will provide each individual with a comprehensive introduction to the power and practices of sound, mantra and voice. We will talk about the nature & power of sound & mantra, drawing from yoga philosophy, mystic traditions & science. We will also cover the meaning & experience of mantras.
In the evening we will have a Mandala Workshop. In many spiritual practices, a mandala represents the entire Universe and/or a symbol that stands for an effort to reunify the self. This workshop is a supportive tool for meditation by allowing clear and vivid visuals while occupying the motor skills. We will take the artists step-by-step, creating beautiful mandalas. We will talk about shape and color psychology, using positive affirmations that reflect the meaning of the shapes used in the drawing.
On Sunday we will have an interactive Chakra workshop you will get to explore the fascinating world of chakras and human energy channels. You will learn what the chakras are, how the chakras relate to your metabolism, and the relevance of all this to yoga. You will also learn which chakra is dominant in your life and how you can influence change.
We provide group transportation to enjoy time in nature in a guided group walks in the surrounding areas of Taranaki. Weather permitting our Saturday walk will be a forest area where the trail is slightly steep in some areas. This walk will have a duration along 90 minutes. Suggested things to bring are hiking shoes, small pack, water bottle.
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 10 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.
5:00pm Arrival meet & greet
6:00pm Evening Gentle Yoga session
8:15pm Meditation and Intro to Chanting
7:00am Morning Kirtan and Hatha Yoga
9:30am Mantra Workshop with Ram
12:45pm Lunch / free time
4:00pm Mandala Workshop
5:30pm Restorative Yoga
8:00pm Evening Kirtan
7:00am Morning Kirtan & Hatha Yoga
10:00am Chakra Workshop
3:00pm Departure for 2-night Guests
3 -night Program:
4:30pm Yin Yoga Class
7:00am Morning Kirtan & Hatha Yoga
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.
Starting October 2019, you can request a ride with Uber so that you can move seamlessly from A to B in New Plymouth.
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.