Retreats

These weekend retreats are created to inspire your daily yoga practice, and rejuvenate your body, mind and spirit. You will enjoy the gifts of yoga and wonderful company in our beautiful countryside.

Mark Whitwell in Christchurch, 28th and 29th April 2018

We welcome Mark Whitwell to Christchurch for a weekend that delves into the teaching he received from T. K. V. Desikachar  and his father Sri T. Krishnamacharya, and the wisdom teachers and friends that crossed his path. The result is a teaching that really honours this tradition, and gives us the tools to realise the wisdom of the Upanishads.  The essential meaning of this enlightening body of work is that there is “nothing to search for”, “the kingdom of God dwells within each one of us”.  Mark, originally from New Zealand, has been based in the United States for many years and is teaching around the world.

Mark’s annual visit to Christchurch, is always an amazing weekend which inspire your daily practice and deepen your understanding of the tradition of yoga.

The weekend will be held at the Huntsbury Community Centre, Christchurch, and will be a mixture of discussion and practice.  Saturday will run from 9am until 4pm and Sunday also from 9am until 4pm. 

The cost for the weekend will be $230.00. 

We will have a break for lunch, please bring along your own food and refreshments, or there are a few cafes close by. 

Contact me to reserve your place.

Autumn Retreat Lake Wanaka, 5th and 6th May 2018

On Saturday the 5th May and Sunday the 6th May, I will be offering an autumn retreat for you at Edgewater Resort on the shore of Lake Wanaka.  This will be a special time for you to relax and receive the ancient teachings of Yoga.  Wanaka is glorious at this time of the year with all the autumn leaves and colours.

The Saturday morning session will run from 9am - midday and the afternoon session will be from 1.30pm - 4.30pm.  These sessions will be a mixture of discussion and practice.  Sunday morning session will be from 9.am - midday, also a mixture of discussion and practice, and an afternoon session from 1.30pm - 3.30pm. Discussion covers the theory behind the practice, how you make yoga powerful and deeply peaceful for you as an individual and will cover detail on asana, pranayama and meditation.  Included in the retreat will be a detailed understanding on how to create and maintain a daily yoga practice.

The early bird price for the weekend is $210 (if paid by the 6th April), and $250 thereafter, covering tuition and refreshments. 

I really appreciate your support of these weekends!  The price for the retreat has hardly varied over the last 7 years, but I have had a significant increase in venue cost, both in Wanaka and Hanmer, hence the increase in price.  I hope this still makes the weekend possible for you.

You can choose your own accommodation in Wanaka or close by.  However if you wish to stay at the resort they offer us wonderful rates for the weekend.  You can book directly with the hotel and mention you are with the Pure Yoga retreat to receive the discount.

For further details on the accommodation view the Edgewater Hotel website.

Please contact me with bookings and enquiries.

Hanmer Springs Yoga Retreat, September 1st & 2nd 2018

On Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd September, I will be hosting a wonderful weekend retreat at the alpine village of Hanmer Springs, a thermal resort that offers a soothing environment for you to relax and unwind in.

The weekend will be held at the Heritage Hotel in Hanmer, a turn of the century lodge that has been beautifully restored. The yoga sessions are held in the ballroom, with an open fire to add to the ambiance.

The Saturday morning session will run from 9am - midday and the afternoon session will be from 1.30pm - 4.30pm.  These sessions will be a mixture of discussion and practice.  Sunday morning session will be from 9.am - midday, also a mixture of discussion and practice, and an afternoon session from 1.30pm - 3.30pm. Discussion covers the theory behind the practice, how you make yoga powerful and deeply peaceful for you as an individual and will cover detail on asana, pranayama and meditation.  Included in the retreat will be a detailed understanding on how to create and maintain a daily yoga practice.

The early bird price for the weekend is $210 (if paid by the 1st August), and $250 thereafter, covering tuition and refreshments. 

I really appreciate your support of these weekends!  The price for the retreat has hardly varied over the last 7 years, but I have had a significant increase in venue cost, both in Hanmer and Wanaka, hence the increase in price.  I hope this still makes the weekend possible for you.

There is a wonderful range of accommodation in Hanmer, however if you wish to stay at the Heritage Hotel they have offered us their corporate rates. You can book yourself and mention you are with the Pure Yoga retreat to receive the discount.

For further details on the accommodation and contact details, view the Heritage Hotels website.

Please contact me for bookings and enquiries.