December 3rd-5th 2021
Reserve your place now on this luxurious yoga retreat 3rd-5th December 2021. Places are strictly limited to a maximum of 14 guests. Yoga and meditation sessions are suitable for all levels of experience, including complete beginners right through to advanced yogis.
Located in the rural paradise of Longbush, only a short 12 minute scenic drive from Martinborough this brand new purpose built, luxury yoga retreat venue is the perfect place to spend an idyllic weekend. With everything you could wish for including; yoga studio with underfloor heating, luxury eco accommodation, outdoor swimming pool, spa pool, outdoor fireplace and wood fired pizza oven. A gourmet kitchen with onsite chef who specialises in creating delicious vegetarian cuisine, who is happy to cater for all dietary requirements (with advance notice) and a state of the art, Italian coffee machine available for your morning coffee order.
You will be welcomed on arrival with your complementary gift pack. Have time to settle in to your accommodation, explore over ten acres of grounds or just relax by the pool. Included in the weekend package you will get to experience; Group Meditation, Yoga Flow, Yin Yoga, Restorative yoga, Yoga Nidra and a wellness workshop.
There are options to add therapeutic massage for the ultimate pamper experience or bicycle hire for those wishing for a little adventure, perhaps taking a trip into the Historic Martinborough village.
Come to deepen your yoga and meditation practice or just recharge, rejuvenate and reconnect with nature. You can create connections, memories and wellness habits that last a weekend or a lifetime.
All vegetarian meals and beverages for the weekend including barista coffee, a selection of smoothies and gourmet pizzas cooked on-site in the wood fired oven,
2 nights luxury accommodation with late checkout on Sunday,
Linen and towels
Yin Yoga session,
Yoga Nidra session
Yoga Flow session,
Restorative Yoga session,
Group Meditation session,
Use of swimming pool (solar and wetback heated) and spa pool,
Exclusive access to over ten acres of grounds
A Optional Extras
Mountain bike Hire
Accommodation Options (subject to availability)
Luxury Triple Share
Couple Share (Queen)
Solo Occupancy (Queen)
*Please note there is very limited access to en-suite accommodation options so it will be strictly allocated on first come, first served basis.
**Please note accommodation is spread over 2 separated buildings.
Check out directions on google maps: 360A Longbush Road Hinakura, Martinborough 5884
Transport and Access
The closest airport to Ministry of Yoga Luxury Retreat is Wellington Airport. Ministry of Yoga is situated just a 12 minute drive from the historic village of Martinborough, in the Wairarapa region of New Zealand’s North Island – 1 1/4 hours drive from Wellington.
You can check in from 3pm on Friday 3rd December.
We have a late check out of 1pm on Sunday 5th December so you can enjoy a leisurely brunch with us on our final day of retreat.
Meet The Team
Em Allwood – Event Organiser and in-house yogini
“Yoga nourishes my soul”
I am a qualified (200hrs YTT) yoga and meditation teacher. I undertook my initial yoga teacher training in India, studying under Swami Vidyanand and have taught yoga in New Zealand and the UK. I have a particular interest in Yin Yoga, following the principles of Paul Grilley. I find Yin Yoga simply nourishes my soul. I use yoga and meditation to develop self-awareness and love nothing better than to share with others the beautiful balance yoga has bought me.
The restorative yoga session will be suitable for all levels of experience. We will use yoga asanas or postures, gentle movement with the breath, requiring concentration of the mind. Restorative yoga will give you time to focus and nurture awareness of body and breath.
I will be leading the blissful Yin Yoga session which is suitable for all levels of experience. During this session you will have time and space to take the journey inward to connect with self and all the tools you need to ‘let go’. By the end of your Yin Yoga session you will feel; calm, relaxed and rejuvenated.
I will also guide you through your evening Yoga Nidra session, a guided relaxation. This is said to be more energy restoring than sleep. I can certainly recommend it if you need to recharge the batteries and take a break from a busy routine. It’s a perfect way to end a day, on cloud nine.
Anne Broderick – in house Chef (Wellington based)
“Great vegetarian cuisine is my passion”
Anne found her passion for cooking whilst in London. She wanted to bring home gourmet vegetarian cuisine to the New Zealand audience. She has a passion for creating wholesome, nutritious and delicious vegetarian cuisine. Whilst in the UK, Anne was requested on more than one occasion to cater for Lord and Lady Askew, at their Scottish retreat as they adored Anne’s culinary magic. You will not be disappointed with Anne’s creative vegetarian dishes!
Yamas and Niyamas
In accordance with the yoga yamas and niyamas all meals will be vegetarian and this will be an alcohol free event.
To book your place, e-mail me Yogawithemmie@gmail.com or text me (Emmie) 0211848680. Your place on retreat will be confirmed once I have received your $150 p/p deposit. Balance of the amount will be payable on or before 3rd November 2021. Deposits are only refundable if I am able to fill your place.
If I need to cancel the retreat for any reason before 3rd December 2021, you will receive 100% of your money back.
In the event of a Covid-19 lockdown, you will receive 100% refund of any amounts paid to me.
If you need to cancel your booking, you will only receive back money paid to me if I am able to fill your place on the retreat.
Can’t wait to see you for this fabulous weekend!