Raising Women Retreat
May 1st - 4th ' 2020
Join us for our annual Women's Retreat to dive deep into your Yoga and meditation practice, practice the Art of Ritual, honour the power within you and rekindle the light that shines through you. In these 4 days you are warmly held in a space that allows you to feel safe in your body and being. Letting fears & contractions unwind and return to a natural flow. Sharing this unfolding with amazing women from which you can learn & grow. Surrounded by nature your being naturally unwinds and opens, revealing your essence and greater wisdom.
We travel through an Alchemy of ... Sensitising, Awakening, Transforming, Grounding & Expanding.
Yoga twice a day
Premium rooms with nature views
Art of Ritual
Special Drums and African dance workshop
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, you will be invited to step into the Art of Ritual talk. Rituals mark life's momentous and symbolic events: from special birthdays and holidays to personal affairs such as a child's first day of school or the death of a beloved pet. Over time, and as people and circumstances change, some rituals become merely habitual, losing their significance and creating a hunger for more meaningful methods of celebration. We will explore the power, relevance, and need for ritual. It is for committed and soul-centered women who want to fully step into their Light and live into their highest.
Also on Saturday we have some VERY incredible and amazing guests from African Drumming. Nathan and Amanda will take us on a journey of Beat with drums and dance. Their classes are full of soul, whether you have never played an instrument before or you are already in the scene, you will learn to explore the magical connection of playing the djembe. (One drum for each guest). Amanda has a passion and energy for the art form that led her to quickly develop her repertoire with many on stage performances under her belt. Her on-stage charisma and non threatening style has given her the ability to engage with audiences and introduce many a novice to the exciting world of African drum and dance.
On Monday we will gather in a Women's Circle in an intimate space to learn new ways of speaking and listening. It is a space were we can discover and integrate the freshness of the woman we are becoming. We gather together as equals united by the same purpose of creating a container of truth telling, sacred witnessing, healing and transformation.
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 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 An Evening Yoga session
7:00am Meditation and Morning Yoga
9:15am Art of Ritual Workshop
11:30pm Drums Workshop with Nathan
12:45pm Lunch / free time
3:00pm African Dance with Amanda
5:30pm Restorative Yoga
7:00am Meditation and Morning Yoga
10:00am Beach Walk
3:00pm Departure for 2-night Guests
3 -night Program:
4:30pm Yin Yoga Class
7:00am Meditation and Morning Yoga
10:00am Women Circle
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.