Women's gathering
Kara-Leah's Retreat
Kara-Leah Grant

The Great Emptying Out - Taranaki

with Kara-Leah Grant

March 22nd - 24th ' 2019

If you're looking for a transformative women-only experience, this is the retreat for you.


Join Kara-Leah Grant as she leads you on a self-development journey inspired by yoga and designed to take women into the heart of self-love, power and voice. Over the course of the weekend, we will identify and empty out the beliefs that no longer serve us so we can rise up into our power.


We will come together as women, as sisters, and as the Goddesses we truly are. We will yoga, we will meditate, we will chant and laugh and play. We will spend time alone and together, enjoying the food and environment of Sanctuary Hill. 

By the end of the weekend, you will have formed intimate and powerful relationships with the women around you, and be able to deepen your other relationships with ease. 


Retreat Price includes accommodation on-site, plus all meals from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch.


Testimonials from The Great Emptying Out 2015, 2016, 2017:


"I feel like I've remembered awesome things about myself and am going to Bring It Back! I am that person I used to be and MORE." ~ Tamara


"I feel strong. I feel worthy. I feel tall. I feel so blessed and grateful for all the love & support, and for the ability of everyone to let me be free, let me be me." ~ Ginny


"This retreat allowed me to gain strength, shed what is not mine. feel love, be love and to self-love. To realize I am strong, loved and held and I am not alone." ~ Retreat Participant


About Kara-Leah's Yoga:

Kara-Leah is an internationally-renowned teacher, writer and retreat leader. Many people have been impacted by the articles, books and videos she has published over the last ten years. Her passion is liberation in this lifetime through an every day path of dissolving layers of the conditioned mind into deeper and deeper presence. Her work, through her teaching, writing and retreats, focuses on using the process of inquiry to reveal conditioned mind and so help people to drop down into beingness and presence.

As a result, the way she teaches ‘yoga’ has evolved past asana classes and into her retreats, presentations, seminars and workshops. No matter how she’s delivering what she does, Kara-Leah’s passion is helping people wake up to their potential as unlimited beings. For more information on Kara-Leah: https://karaleah.com/


Please arrive on Friday at 3pm so you have time to settle in before the Opening Ceremony at 4pm. We will finish on Sunday by 4:00pm. 

Nature trails:

Sanctuary Hill is surrounded by the lush greenery of the Taranaki region. During this immersion 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. Suggested things to bring are comfortable shoes and water bottle.


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. *Please enquire for the alternative of a private bathroom/bedroom suite. 

Have a look at our accommodation options here.

 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.


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 with no added sugar, salt, or butter 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. 


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.  

Full Price: $695 for 3 day all inclusive from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch.

Price Earlybird until January 31st : $595 

Deposit: $150 (non refundable but transferable)


We are truly looking forward to welcome you to join us on an amazing adventure. You should be able to find all information regarding the retreat on our website. Please do not hesitate on contacting us if you have any queries or concerns. 

Please make your reservation as early as possible as spaces on our retreats are limited.  It is necessary for you to complete this form in order to proceed with your booking. After receipt of a completed booking form we will place a tentative booking for you for 5 days. Before submitting the form, 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.

- To secure a reservation a NZ $150 deposit is required within 5 working days to secure your booking.

- Early bird to be paid in full by January 31st' 2019

- The balance of the retreat cost must be paid in full 30 days before the retreat starts.

- When a booking is made within 30 days before the retreat, a reservation is secured upon receipt of the total retreat cost.