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.

 
 

Hanmer Springs Yoga Retreats 2024/2025

Spring: September 7th & 8th

 Autumn 2025 : 17th & 18th May, Spring: 6th & 7th September

 

I will again host two beautiful weekend retreats during the calendar year.  I have been offering this for well over a decade now, and it is always such an uplifting experience with wonderful company.  Hanmer Springs offers all the elements that make a retreat so nurturing: abundant nature, and many walking trails to enjoy the surroundings which always reflect the seasons so beautifully.  There are thermal waters for soaking and relaxing your body, and rejuvenating your spirits.

The yoga I offer is breath based and the practice is slow and considerate for you to make any variations you need to for your body.  There is no pressure to ‘perform’ and always an invitation for your to find your own rhythm and flow.  More and more I use traditional instruments to support your process of letting go, and of connecting with your intuition and inner guidance.  These tools have been used for centuries and they are accessible by all.  The Flute, the Drum, Singing Bowls and more all contribute to a wonderful sound healing.

The venue for the yoga, Amuri Estate, is modern and warm, with amazing views of the mountains and surrounding countryside.  It is a family run business and has been developed with a lot of caring thought, and focus on beauty.  It is about a 10 minute drive from the village, which has the advantage for us of being peaceful and away from the bustle of the township.   Here is a link to Amuri Estate Website:  https://amuriestate.co.nz

Vanessa from Amuri Estate has very kindly offered a considerable discount on the luxury accommodation.  You can contact her directly and mention you are attending the retreat to qualify for the discount.  There is one cottage and three luxury rooms available.  View her website to see more details on the accommodation.  (note that often these rooms book up quite quickly).

The township of Hanmer has many other options for accommodation, if you search for these over the internet you will find something to suit your needs.

I will also organise a catered lunch for those keen on the Saturday.  Lunch is made by Annie from Four Square who creates wonderful, nourishing food for us. 

The Saturday morning session will run from 9am - 12.30 and the afternoon session will be from 2pm - 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. Discussion covers practice suggestions, how you can 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 $270 if paid 4 weeks before the retreat, and $350 thereafter, covering tuition and refreshments (organic tea and coffee).

Please contact me for bookings and enquiries.

 

Please note new Booking and Payment Policy:


To honour my regulars who always book early to get the early bird rate, this as usual will be available until 4 weeks before the retreat.  To confirm your place and qualify for the discount, a non refundable deposit of 50%, $135 must be paid by this date. 

Thereafter a non-refundable depsoit of $200 must be made to secure your booking.

I hope you can appreciate my commitments to Amuri Estate and the preparation involved in this wonderful event. 
There will be a maximum number of people I will take for the retreat to provide adequate spacing at the event.


Be well, stay safe and best wishes from me,
Anna x




Anna de Zeeuw
TSB Account:  153976 0006432 00
With your name as reference, and many thanks in advance.