26 - 29 November 2020

From NZD $1399 twin-share

Soothe the soul in the stunning South Island.

Deep in the tranquil forests of Maruia, this 3-night retreat has been designed to re-centre your body and mind. Spend a grounding weekend filled with purposeful Asana, potent meditation practices, and practical breath work to renew your spirit. Led by acclaimed yoga teacher, Gabrielle Harris, and open to all levels of yoga experience, this powerful weekend will leave you feeling aligned, blissful, and at peace.


Sitting at the top of the South Island, just a two hour drive from Hanmer Springs and Nelson, you’ll find the luxurious Maruia River Retreat. Opening its doors in late 2019, the retreat offers the best of Kiwi hospitality. During your stay, you’ll find every opportunity to recharge. Unwind with a sauna or soak in the hot tub, enjoy a massage or practice yoga in the retreat’s own Shala. With river and bird walks, hikes, river rafting and nature bathing, Maruia River Retreat is the place to rediscover the New Zealand you know and love.


From just $1399 this retreat package includes:

3 nights luxury villa accommodation*
Gourmet vegetarian meals
Daily Yin/gentle movement yoga classes
Myofascial release classes
Daily meditation
Silent nature walk and forest meditation
Evening riverside bonfire ceremony
Finnish sauna and outdoor hot tub
Yoga philosophy workshop
Ayurveda workshop
Fixed group transfers to/from Nelson Airport
A signed copy of ‘The Language of Yin’

*Private rooms available starting at $2299.


Maruia River Retreat boasts seven stunning private villas. After a day of yoga, relaxation, and exploration, you’ll retreat to one of Maruia’s five beautifully-appointed studios or two luxurious one-bedroom villas. Each features a brand new Italian kitchenette, super-king bed, premium linen, and unmatched attention to detail.


Enjoy Maruia River Retreat’s private resident chef’s creative, delicious, and nutritious local delicacies. The menu at Maruia is designed around the seasons, changing and evolving with the valley throughout the year. With produce from the retreat’s own kitchen garden, and a focus on simple and authentic flavours, Maruia promises a culinary experience like no other.


Gabrielle Harris is the best-selling, award winning author of The Language of Yin. With over one thousand hours of training behind her, Gabrielle’s teachings cleverly combine psychology with the body’s own intelligence. Students of all levels and backgrounds love Gabrielle’s unique, powerful, and thoughtful approach to all things yoga.


Maruia River Retreat is set on a vast natural estate, beside the magnificent Maruia River. The grounds are a natural playground for wild deer, goats, and a range of native bird species. To help protect this beautiful environment for generations to come, Maruia has a strong focus on sustainability – aiming to be self-sufficient from the land, use sustainable energy sources, and reduce waste.

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