retreats

Mind, Body and Soul Retreat @ Peppers Parehua Martinborough

Wairarapa – 8th-9th May 2021

Revitalise your mind, body and soul this winter at our weekend retreat at Peppers Parehua, Martinborough. A perfect time to connect with self, rejuvenate and recharge the batteries as winter sets in. Located in the heart of Martinborough, Peppers Parehua is the perfect weekend retreat location with all the comforts you desire. Luxury accommodation, tranquil Wairarapa countryside surroundings and expertly prepared, nourishing vegetarian meals are the perfect complements to yoga, meditation and wellness workshops.

What’s included?

One 90 minute blissful Yin yoga session, one 90 minute workshop ‘Mind Body Eating: A New Approach’, two restorative yoga sessions (including mindful movement) an energy restoring yoga nidra session and an optional group meditation. Morning tea (Saturday and Sunday), afternoon tea, lunch, two course dinner (all vegetarian) and breakfast all included.

The beautiful grounds of Peppers Parehua are there for you to enjoy a walk, to connect with nature or to enjoy quiet outdoors meditation. There is a tennis court with complementary racket hire available for guests taking part in the retreat. For more adventurous spirits, an outdoor pool is available for your use (please note unheated).

Optional Extras

Fancy getting your creative juices flowing? We can book in an (optional extra) art session for you at Ventana Collective in Martinborough during your stay. Ventana Creative Collective have the studio space, the skilled tutors and all the materials for you to get creative; from clay work, life drawing, abstract painting, jewellery making to macrame. Just let us know if you are interested in booking in advance of the retreat. Art sessions at Ventana will be subject to availability.

Like the feel of adventure and wind through your hair? You can hire bicycles on site and explore the surrounding Martinborough countryside.

Therapeutic massage will be available if you want to add the ultimate pamper experience to your retreat (optional extra). A fabulous holistic therapeutic masseuse will be available for you on-site. Bookings are usually limited to 30 minute appointments due to demand. Massage should be booked in advance and is strictly subject to availability.

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Accommodation Options (twin share)

Winemakers Cottage option $425 p/p

Each Winemakers Cottage has its own entrance, a designer kitchenette, air conditioning, cosy fireplace and private patio. The bathroom has a large spa bath and underfloor heating. Sleeping arrangement is twin share.

  • Kitchenette (not kitchen)
  • Air conditioning
  • Open gas fireplace
  • Spacious bathroom with underfloor heating
  • Private patio
  • Spa bath
  • Cable television
  • DVD/CD player
  • Private outdoor seating.

Garden Cottage option $465 p/p

Garden Cottages overlook the retreat’s immaculate gardens and rural outlook. Each cottage has its own entrance, designer kitchenette, air conditioning, cosy open fireplace and private deck. Sleeping arrangement is twin share.

  • Kitchenette (not kitchen)
  • Air conditioning
  • Open gas fireplace
  • Spacious bathroom with tiled underfloor heating
  • Private deck
  • Spa bath
  • Cable television
  • DVD/CD player
  • Private outdoor seating.

Location

If you would like to check out the location for our Mind, Body and Soul retreat on google maps the address of the venue is:  Peppers Parehua, 52 New York Street West, Martinborough 5711

Transport & Access

The closest airport to Peppers Parehua is Wellington Airport. Peppers Parehua is situated on an acreage at the edge of the historic village of Martinborough, in the Wairarapa region of New Zealand’s North Island – 1 hour’s drive north from Wellington.

Proposed Schedule (May be variation)

Saturday 8th May

  • 10.00am – Restorative yoga (including mindful movement) & set your intention
  • 10.40am – Morning tea
  • 11.00am-12.30pm – Workshop 1 (Yin Yoga/Mind Body Eating: A New Approach)
  • 12.30pm – Nutritious vegetarian lunch
  • 1.30-3.00pm – Workshop 2 (Yin Yoga/Mind Body Eating: A New Approach)
  • 3.00pm – Afternoon tea
  • 3.30pm – Free time
  • 4.30pm – Optional group meditation (in private garden – weather dependant)
  • 5.30pm – Nutritious and and warming two course vegetarian dinner
  • 7.00pm – Yoga Nidra

Sunday 9th May

  •  9.00am – Restorative yoga (including mindful movement)
  • 10.20am – Farewell morning tea
  • 11.00am – Check out

Meet the Team

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Em Allwood-Holmes – In-house yogi and event organiser

“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 90 minute 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 90 minute Yin Yoga session you will feel; calm, relaxed and rejuvenated. 

I will also guide you through your Yoga Nidra, 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 our day, on cloud nine.

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Amy Dawson – Workshop Facilitator, Certified Mind Body Eating Coach

Mind Body Eating: A New Approach

A mind body eating approach incorporates nutrition and eating psychology, addressing not only what we eat but who we are as eaters. 

What we bring to the table when we eat, how we think about food and our beliefs about the world can all have a profound effect on how we digest and assimilate the food we eat, our calorie burning capacity and the nutritive functions of the body.

This positive, transformational approach empowers the eater to make long term changes and can be helpful to address concerns around weight, fatigue, digestion, mood, immunity and enhance general health and wellbeing.

Amy offers a 90 minute, interactive and practical workshop introducing key ideas and principles which will leave you feeling motivated and empowered.

Yoga Yamas and Niyamas

In accordance with the yoga yamas and niyamas all meals will be vegetarian and this will be a smoke-free event.

Pricing

The cost of the Mind, Body and Soul full weekend retreat, including all yoga sessions, workshops, all meals (vegetarian), luxury accomodation and use of Peppers Parehua facilities starts from $425 p/p. 

If you live locally or want to participate for the day only, there is the option of joining for a day retreat on Saturday 8th May for $185. This option includes the programme on the Saturday from 10am until 5pm, including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea.

A deposit of 15% is required to secure your place on the retreat.

Booking

To book your place on the Mind, Body and Soul weekend retreat, contact me at yogawithemmie@gmail.com

Once I have received your 15% deposit your place is secured on the Mind, Body and Soul retreat@Peppers Parehua, Martinborough 8th-9th May 2021. The balance of the total amount will be due at least 30 days prior to the day of the retreat. Deposits are non-refundable.

Cancellation Policy

All deposits are non-refundable. If there are cancellations due to Covid-19 then then you will be offered a place on a rescheduled retreat date. If you need to cancel for any other reason, I will refund you the balance (not including deposit) if I am able to fill your place.

Can’t wait to see you on the retreat.

Namaste,
Em

 


 

Yoga @ Thrive – Weekend Retreat

Wairarapa – 28th-30th May 2021 – NOW FULLY BOOKED

I am excited to announce the first Wairarapa yoga retreat of 2021 @ Thrive, May 28th-30th. 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. I am lucky to have this all 17 mins from my home but if you are heading over the hill from Wellington it’s only a 90min journey.

Need a boost this winter? The yoga retreat @ Thrive is the perfect weekend experience. 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 and immersion in nature, it’s my idea of bliss.

During the weekend you will enjoy relaxing yoga nidra, gentle restorative yoga and deliciously snuggly yin yoga sessions. Throughout all sessions we will be warmed by the roaring log fires. Keeping you warm and toasty, relaxed and cosy is my priority. There will be nourishing, locally sourced, vegetarian food prepared for you. You will have enough free time to walk in nature, read, sleep, relax and unwind or add in some optional extra treats.

Extras

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 if you are feeling a little more adventurous. Please let me know in advance if you would like to book.

Accommodation

There are options for all budgets, all of which I have tried to make as affordable as possible. Choose from your own king bed in a private room with ensuite, a twin share with or without ensuite or a triple share for best value. Prices range from $360-$465 p/p for the weekend depending on the accommodation choice. Take a look at the Thrive website to see photos of the accommodation.

Proposed Schedule (There may be slight variations to this)

Friday 28th May

  • Check in from 4pm – Settle in and have afternoon tea
  • 6.30pm – Welcome greeting and set your intention
  • 7.00pm – Dinner
  • 9.00pm – Nighty Night Yoga Nidra

Saturday 29th May

  • 6.45-7.15am – Early morning meditation (optional)
  • 7.30-8.30am – Breakfast
  • 9.00-10.20am – Restorative yoga (mindful movement)
  • 10.30am – Morning tea
  • 11-12.30pm – Free time
  • 12.30pm – Lunch
  • 1.30-4pm – Free time (afternoon tea available)
  • 4.00-5.20pm – Yin Yoga session
  • 6.30pm – Dinner 
  • 9.00pm – Nighty Night Yoga Nidra

Sunday 30th May

  • 6.45-7.15am – Early morning meditation (optional)
  • 7.30-8.30am – Breakfast
  • 9.00-10.20am – Yin Yoga session
  • 10.30am – Farewell morning tea
  • 11.30am – Check out

Pricing

The price below is for the entire weekend, two nights accommodation, all yoga sessions and all meals. All rooms are subject to availability.

  • triple share room  @ $360 p/p
  • twin share room @ $395 p/p
  • twin share room @ $405 p/p (ensuite)
  • single occupancy room @$465 (ensuite)

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.

Booking

To book your place on this blissful weekend retreat contact me at yogawithemmie@gmail.com to let me know your preferred accommodation option and check availability. Once I have received your deposit of $100, your place is secured on the yoga@Thrive retreat May 2021. The balance of the total amount will be due on or before May 1st 2021. Your deposit is non-refundable unless I am able to fill your place.

Location

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 28th May, 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.

I can’t wait to see you on the retreat my friends. 

Namaste,
Em