Feb 14th - 17th ' 2020
Discover the exhilarating joys of the Taranaki region along the Sanctuary Hill team that will guide you through a magnificent health journey.
Reset, grow and make meaningful changes in your lifestyle in this exclusive wellness adventure fueled by carefully prepared clean plant-based eating, and supported by a team of holistic mentors and enjoy our legendary hospitality.
Embrace your inward journey towards mindfulness, relaxation and a blissful sense of being.
Yoga twice a day
Premium rooms with nature views
Nature walk to the scenic Pouakai Trail
Kayak to Sugar Loaf Island
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 head out with your guide to the Pouakai Trail. This scenic walk offers truly breath-taking scenery and provides the natural element to your outdoor wellness adventure. Take in the vistas as we prepare well deserved picnic lunch for you to enjoy our day out. We provide group transportation to enjoy time in nature in a guided group walks in the surrounding areas of Taranaki. Suggested things to bring are hiking shoes, small pack, and water bottle.
On Sunday we will be heading out into the open sea towards the Ngamotu/ Sugar Loaf Island Marine Reserve. Here you will enjoy the thrill of close up views of a seal colony in its natural habitat, with the spectacular Taranaki mountain, port and power station as our backdrop. No previous experience is necessary. For kayaking bring swimming clothes and warm extra layers– polar fleece, merino or polypropylene – do not wear cotton. Also bring water, sunscreen, sunhat, personal medication, and sunglasses. Once the tour has finished have a towel, change of warm clothes, thermals, fleeces etc.
The workshops in this Retreat will be focused on the five principles of health through: Proper Exercise, Proper Breathing, Proper Relaxation, Proper Diet and Positive Thinking. Whether you are new to yoga or its your favourite way to unwind, we would love to share with you our passion to enhance our energy levels and optimize your body and mind.
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: $645 each (this is for single travelers that share a double or triple occupancy room)
Private Double Room: $1,290 for 2 guests (this is a private room for a couple or 2 friends traveling together)
Three Night Program:
Shared Bedroom: $855 each (this is for single travelers that share a double or triple occupancy room)
Private Double Room: $1,710 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
9:30am Pouakai Trail with picnic lunch
5:30pm Restorative Yoga
7:00am Meditation and Morning Yoga
10:00am Kayak to Sugar Loaf Island
3:00pm Departure for 2-night Guests
3 -night Program:
4:30pm Yin Yoga Class
7:00am Meditation and Morning Yoga
10:00am Health talk
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.