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A Tower of Stones

Spring Detox Retreat

October 16th - 19th' 2020

Everywhere we turn, there is a growing awareness of the issues of a toxic world and a desire to embrace a healthier lifestyle. There is a real yearning for clarity and purity, and it can be seen in our desire for clean homes and minimalist designs, as well as embracing mind-body disciplines like Yoga and Meditation. This brought us to offer a Detox Retreat with the purpose to demystify the myth of a Detox Program. 

From our perspective: Detox should not be confused for a weight-loss diet, although you can experience loss of excess weight. Detoxification is not something that can be done during a weekend or a 7-day program. Detoxification is an every day endeavor of our natural body-system through our skin, lungs, kidneys and liver.

The ultimate lifestyle 'detox' is removing unhealthy habits, exercising and enjoying a healthy diet that involves a variety of tastes: astringent, bitter, pungent, sour, salty and sweet. A 'clean' eating plan of whole, unprocessed foods and herbs can assist the natural process of detoxification. 

Our weekend involves providing the tools to support your day-to-day by immersing yourself in a positive environment, detox your mind, hydrate, resting and renewing your ability to maintain optimum health. 


  • Yoga twice a day

  • Premium rooms with nature views

  • Delicious meals

  • Sound Healing session

  • Detox Workshop with Naturopath Kelly Phillips 

  • Detox Cleansing techniques

  • 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, in this retreat we will focus on Gentle and De-stressing practices. 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.


The workshops in this retreat are focused on Detoxing program which includes both body and mind.   We will provide the information of why detoxing is beneficial to: reduce cravings, reset taste buds, detox the lymphatic system, and make you feel inspired and excited about life and how to live more vibrantly. 

On Saturday we will have a special workshop with Kelly Phillips from "A Bountiful Life" that will provide more indepth understanding of the daily techniques we can integrate to support our detox process. Kelly graduated as a Naturopath and Ayurvedic Practitioner in 2004. She has also studied Theta Healing, BodyTalk and many other systems of health, giving her a broad understanding of, and perspective on, wellness. Since graduating, Kelly has run her own private wellness clinic, tutored for several years at the Naturopathic College of New Zealand. She is registered with the New Zealand Society of Naturopath


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 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. 

2-night Program:



5:00pm Arrival meet & greet

6:00pm Evening Gentle Yoga session 

7:30pm Dinner

8:15pm Meditation



7:00am Morning Yoga 

8:30am Breakfast

9:30am Detox Workshop with Kelly

12:45pm Lunch / free time  

5:30pm Restorative Yoga

7:00pm Dinner

8:00pm Evening Sound Healing



7:00am Morning Yoga 

9:00am Breakfast

10:00am  Detox cleansing techniques 

1:00pm Lunch 

3:00pm Departure for 2-night Guests

3 -night Program:


Sunday continued

4:30pm Yin Yoga Class

7:00pm Dinner

8:00pm Meditation


7:00am Meditation and Yoga 

9:00am Breakfast

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. 

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.

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