Thrive Retreat

Waiohine Gorge Road, Wairarapa

“Why just survive when you can thrive!”

Whether you are a returning guest or trying something new, this retreat is sure to please. The yoga is suitable for all levels of experience, from complete beginners to experienced yogis.

Thrive retreat centre is nestled at the base of the Tararua Forest Park. It is the perfect place to unwind and envelop yourself in rural Wairarapa tranquility. If you joined a retreat in winter and enjoyed the experience, you’ll simply love the place in Autumn. We will take more of our sessions outdoors (weather permitting) and we’ll get to enjoy more of the outdoor games, activities and eat al fresco. Hopefully this time we can even venture down to see the glow worms!

The yoga retreat @ Thrive is the perfect weekend experience. If heading over the hill from Wellington it’s only a 90min journey. You can recharge the batteries, revitalising mind, body and soul. With a small retreat group of 8-12 people you can be sure to have the space you need. Yoga, massage, nourishing meals prepared for you and immersion in nature, it’s my idea of bliss. There’s accommodation options and pricing to suit all budgets.

During the weekend you will enjoy relaxing yoga nidra, heavenly restorative yoga and ever popular yin yang sessions. All nourishing meals will be locally sourced where possible and entirely vegetarian. We are happy to cater for other special dietary requirements with notice. You will have enough free time to walk in nature, read, sleep, relax and unwind or add in some optional extra treats.


For those that love walking in the outdoors, it’s all there for you, literally right on the doorstep. There will be the opportunity to book in for a therapeutic massage with an on-site masseuse or the option to go horse trekking, which is really reasonably priced. For those craving a little more adventure there is the option to hire a mountain bike or e-bike for the day. Please let me know in advance if you would like to book for any of these activities.


Two nights accommodation (including linen) are included in the price. There are options for all budgets. Choose from your own queen bed in a private room, a twin share with or without ensuite or triple share for best value.

Proposed Schedule (There may be slight variations)

Friday 18th March 2022

Check in from 4pm

4.30pm – Afternoon tea available

6.45pm – Welcome greeting and set your intention

Dinner at 7.15pm

Nighty Night Yoga Nidra at 9pm

Saturday 19th March

7.00 – Morning Meditation (optional)

7.30-8.30 Breakfast

9.00 – Yin Yang Yoga

10.30 – Morning Tea

11-12.30 – Free Time

12.30 – Lunch

1.30 – Free time

3.30 – Afternoon tea

4.00pm – Restorative Yoga

Dinner at 6.30pm

Nighty Night Yoga Nidra at 9pm

Sunday 20th March

7.00 – Morning Meditation (optional)

7.30-8.30 Breakfast

9.00- 10.20 Yin Yang Yoga

10.30 – Reflections

11am – Farewell Morning Tea

11.30 – Check out

Yoga Yamas and Niyamas

In accordance with the yoga yamas and niyamas all meals will be vegetarian and this will be an alcohol-free and drug-free retreat.


To make an enquiry, contact me at


If you want to check out the location on google maps the address of our venue is 485 Waiohine Gorge Rd, Carterton, Wairarapa 5791 

Cancellation Policy

If I need to cancel the retreat for any reason before commencement of retreat, 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.

If you need to cancel your booking, you will only receive your deposit back if I am able to fill your place.

Hope you can join for the fun and nature immersion!



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