20 - 23 May, 2021

From NZD $1587 per person twin-share

Give yourself permission to simply pause and be.

This 3-day mindfulness retreat will provide a sanctuary away from the busy, ‘always on’ world we live in. Led by mindfulness teacher, coach, and practitioner Lotty Roberts, the retreat will be a journey of mindful awareness through the senses. Helping you cultivate resilience, manage your emotional wellness, and maintain peace of mind – while also reconnecting with what truly brings you joy in your day-to-day life.

Stay

Nestled within 16 acres of sprawling gardens and grounds, Cape South Wellness Retreat’s state-of-the-art facilities include a heated magnesium pool, spacious verandahs, an infra-red sauna, and spa pool. The enchanting French colonial-style homestead is just 20 minutes from Havelock North, and 8 minutes from Waimarama Beach – one of New Zealand’s most popular stretches of coastline. Luxuriously and generously furnished, Cape South was ranked by the Guardian as #1 in their ranking of the five best Antipodean retreats. And with stunning views of the Waipuka hills and sea, it’s no surprise.

Experience

From $1587 per person twin-share this retreat package includes:

3 nights luxury accommodation
Healthy fish and plant-based meals using fresh local produce
Return fixed time group transfers from Napier Airport to Cape South Wellness Centre
Comprehensive introduction into mindfulness-based meditation practices
Daily guided meditation practices
Daily mindfulness talks  
Daily movement practices (Yoga and Qi Gong)
Emotional wellness and self-care workshop (featuring ‘The Emotional Culture deck’)
Sound bath meditation
Group culinary experience
Nature walks
A period of noble silence
Journaling exercises
Arriving and closing ceremonies

Sleep

The Cape South homestead boasts six en-suite bedrooms, a sitting and dining room, large breakfast room, and well-appointed kitchen. The retreat’s cottage is home to two beautiful en-suite bedrooms – one twin, one queen – a kitchen, living and dining area, along with a cosy wood stove. There’s a mixture of queen-size, super king, and twin beds available, and WiFi throughout.

Eat

The Nourish & Be retreat will be catered by our personal chef, Matt Cooper. Gourmet meals, snacks, and herbal teas will be included as part of the package. Made with local produce, the Mediterranean-style food will be fresh, seasonal, and planned around the dietary requirements and wellness goals of our guests. The retreat’s menu will be gluten-free, dairy-free, and refined-sugar-free. This retreat is also alcohol-free, and we ask that you honour this during your stay.

Teachers

Lotty Roberts

For over 20 years, Lotty has been helping people lead themselves through change. Lotty discovered mindfulness to help manage chronic pain and stress. Inspired to share the practice, she trained as a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher. Lotty is a registered 200YTT) yoga teacher, certified emotional culture specialist and facilitator, host of The Vulnerability Effect Podcast, and founder of Mind U – dedicated to helping people navigate both the challenges and opportunities of change.

Bridget Schaeffers

Bridget is a certified yoga teacher, and founder of the Yoga Travel Co. Bridget’s yoga journey began in India in 2013. After completing her 200hr teacher training certification, Bridget’s belief in yoga’s capacity to heal and transform was crystallised. She connected her 6 years of tourism industry experience with her passion for yoga and people, and the Yoga Travel Co. was born.

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