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Sanctuary Retreat

September 2nd - 5th' 2021

Sanctuary is a space, an invitation to retreat and connect with yourself through the practices of Yoga, Meditation and Conscious living. Created by Yogis for Yogis in a mission to share and transcend in the search of physical, emotional and spiritual balance. 

This Retreat will involve Mantra practices, group integration, deep reflections allowing you to be vulnerable and be held in a safe container. 


  • Yoga twice a day

  • Premium rooms with nature views

  • Nutrient dense meals

  • Nature walk

  • Mantras and sound therapy workshops

  • 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. 


During this retreat we will practice Meditation with Mantras to offer a focal intention, making it a gateway into the present moment. 



On Saturday we will have a deep dive into the unique understanding of our Emotions, how do we meet the tides of emotions that flood our system? We will explore the main emotions: Anger, Shame, Fear, Sadness, and Joy. If we were to have no emotions, we would have no resonance. But we have become so good at containing our Colours in order to avoid being messy and so by condition (not design) we have been very clever to pack it all up, put it in a box and up on a shelf. 

It is time to unpack the box! It is time to make the choices and plant some seeds for the gifts of our emotions are portals and doorways for our soul's healing and progression. 


This workshop will be an exploration into sound frequency and vibration and how sound affects our brain, nervous system and state of wellbeing. With the right understanding, we can utilize sound for inner healing, trauma release, and leading a stress free life. 


On Sunday we will have a Art Therapy Workshop. In this workshop we will be learning to use Art to discover how these sacred tools can be used for healing, calming the mind and as a meditation aid. We will experience first hand how nature and our inner nature fuse to reflect beauty. 


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, 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.


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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 The Four Gifts 

12:45pm Lunch / free time  / massages

4:30pm Restorative Yoga

6:00pm Dinner

7:00pm Sound Journey



8:00am Hatha Yoga 

9:30am Breakfast

10:30am Self Healing through Sound

1:00pm Lunch 

2:00pm Departure for 2-night Guests

3 -night Program:


Sunday continued

3:30pm Art Therapy

4:30pm Yin Yoga

6:30pm Dinner

7:30pm Inspirational Documentary


8:00am Hatha Yoga 

9:30am Breakfast

10:30am Q&A Session

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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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.