Tropical Getaway – Waiheke Island NZ
What I need, right in the cold of winter is to look forward to heading to my all time favourite place, the tropical paradise of Waiheke Island for a fabulous glamping yoga retreat. I can’t wait to take a group of wonderful people for 4 days and 3 nights to the tropical heaven that is Waiheke Island. Who’s in!?
An amazing experience that awaits you on Waiheke Island for this retreat; there’s yoga sessions in a 7m diameter yurt, there’s yoga on the beach (weather permitting) and best of all, the truely amazing experience of glamping. Imagine waking up in your own luxury Lotus Belle tent in your queen bed surrounded by bird song. It’s one of the best experiences I have ever encountered and I can’t wait to share this with you.
Three nights unique accommodation experience on Waiheke Island
Linen and towels
Complementary gift pack
Transfer to and from Waiheke ferry terminal to retreat venue
All vegetarian meals,
Morning Yoga Flow sessions,
Afternoon Yin Yoga Sessions,
Evening Yoga Nidra sessions,
Beach Yoga (weather permitting)
Full immersion in nature; retreat grounds have beautiful established native planting and beaches are walking distance
A Optional Extras
E-Bike Hire (highly recommended to explore the island)
Costal walks (free)
Beach time (free)
Accommodation Options (subject to availability)
Lotus Belle Glamping (all with private outdoor bathroom).
Transport and Access
The closest airport to Waiheke Island is Auckland Airport. You would then head from the airport to downtown Auckland to take a ferry across to Waiheke Island. You will make your own way to the island but we will arrange a transfer from the ferry terminal on Waiheke island to the retreat venue on arrival.
I’m happy to help with any questions you may have.
You can find information for the Waiheke Island ferry here.
Meet The Team
Em Allwood – Event Organiser and 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.
All yoga sessions will be suitable for all levels of experience. We will use yoga asanas or postures, movement with the breath, requiring concentration of the mind. Each day will start with a morning yoga flow session to get the chi moving and energy flowing in the body.
I will be leading the blissful Yin Yoga sessions in the yurt which are suitable for all levels of experience. During these sessions 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 sessions you will feel; calm, relaxed and rejuvenated.
The beach yoga session (weather permitting) will be a more playful yoga session. Time to have a little fun, let go and embrace the sand between the toes!
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.
Yamas and Niyamas
In accordance with the yoga yamas and niyamas all meals will be vegetarian and this will be an alcohol free event. Please note the retreat grounds are entirely non-smoking.
A deposit of $150 p/p is required to secure your place on retreat. Accommodation options are subject to availability and places strictly limited. Please reserve your choice of accommodation option early to avoid disappointment.
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 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 host you for this tropical NZ getaway!