2018 NEW ZEALAND OCTOBER YOGA & HIKING RETREAT
Sunday 14th - Friday 19th October 2018
5 nights / 5 days
All-inclusive retreat cost:
Aus$1950 - $2075 Twin Share Per Person
Aus$2425 Single Room
Join Jessie Chapman for this inspirational all-inclusive 5 night Yoga & Hiking Retreat on New Zealand's stunning South Island staying in a lovely mountain views lodge near Wanaka with dedicated morning and afternoon yoga, daily mountain hiking and delicious vegetarian meals. If you love yoga, awe-inspiring hiking, fresh mountain air and beautiful natural surrounds this retreat is for you...
Our days begin with an inspirational morning yoga practice in stunning surrounds followed by a hearty buffet breakfast. Then it's time to strap on our walking shoes and head out for our days hiking adventure where we share a picnic lunch along the way. In the afternoons we return for a deeply restorative yoga class followed by a delicious shared meal and then a guided lying down yoga nidra before a restful sleep.
The retreat price includes:
5 nights accommodation
Pick-up & return transfers from Queenstown Airport & town centre
All delicious vegetarian meals and juices
All picnic lunches on our hikes
All day herbal teas, coffees, fruits and drinking water
Morning and afternoon yoga with Jessie
4 day's wonderful mountain hiking
Walks around the local area
Some silent mindfulness walking & nature meditations
Evening yoga nidra / meditation
a rough guide to our daily schedule:
|7 am:||inspirational morning yoga|
|9 am:||scrumptious buffet breakfast|
|10.00 am:||depart for an awe-inspiring day's hiking|
|1 pm:||share a delicious picnic lunch on our hike|
|4 pm:||relax back at our lodge|
|5.00 pm:||afternoon resoration yoga|
|7.00 pm:||delicious home-cooked dinner|
|8.15 pm:||yoga nidra / meditation|
About the yoga: Yoga is taught by Jessie Chapman who's inspirational classes are designed for all levels from the complete beginner to the more experienced practitioner. Our morning practice includes gentle warming up and winding down sequences with some more dynamic asana work, whilst our afternoon classes are deeply restorative. Classes incorporate breath awareness & mindfulness practices to cultivate stillness. Jessie will be joined by an assistant and you will be given lots of individual attention and adjustments in the yoga classes and everyone is well looked after. Click here to read more about Jessie and the yoga.
About the hiking:The days are full and colourful. We hike beautiful mountain trails, averaging approximately 7-15 km of varying elevation. Our hiking - or 'tramping' as they say in New Zealand - is about the journey, not the destination (although the peaks are awe-inspiring too. We pace ourselves; soak in the sights and sounds and enjoy some silent mindful walking. There is up and down hill hiking so bring walking poles for support if you need them. A full list of 'what to bring' is emailed to you upon registering.
About the location & accommodation: We stay in a a picturesque lodge 10 minutes outside Wanaka overlooking a stunning mountain range on New Zealand's South Island. There are lounge areas to relax and enjoy the scenery; beautiful views and gardens; a laundry and kitchen for guest use as wireless internet connection. All rooms share the 2 large communual bathrooms, which each have 3 showers and 2 toilets. Some days we will stop in Wanaka to pick up any essentials.
About our meals: Our retreat meals are delicious and abundant using fresh local ingredients. All meals are vegetarian. Breakfast includes a fresh juice. Breakfast and dinners are enjoyed in-house whilst our picnic lunches are prepared for us and carried in our day packs to enjoy on our hikes. Special dietry requests can be catered for.
5 night all-inclusive retreat cost:
Aus$1950 Twin Share (2 sets of bunk beds, 2 people per room)
Aus$2075 Twin Share (1 king & 1 single bed, 2 people per room)
Aus$2425 Single Room (1 King Bed)
*if booking the bunk bed twin share you have a bunk bed to yourself (top and bottom bed).
Not included in the prices: Airfares and your travel insurance.
Arrival & Departure: The two guest pickup locations on the first day are in Queenstown's town centre at 12 pm and Queenstown Airport at 12.15 pm. On the last day we depart the retreat at 10 am to arrive in Queenstown Airport and Queenstown Town Centre at around 12pm.
How to get there: Many airlines fly into Queenstown International Airport. There are 2 group pick-up locations on the first day at Queenstown International Airport or Queenstown town centre. Oueenstown is located a scenic 1 hour and 45 minutes drive to our retreat lodge. More detailed information about our group pick-up and getting there information is emailed upon registration or feel free to email with any questions.
RADIANCE YOGA CLEANSE AND PAMPER RETREAT TESTIMONIALS
“Jessie and her lovely team truly create a special environment of support, love, and laughter, which is just perfect for us to take our yoga and wellness to a new level. The people on the retreat are inspiring and friendly. The food is incredible and the week floated along in bliss for me! I now feel relaxed, motivated and ready to take on the new year with energy and balance. Thank you so much.”
Kayley, 43 - Byron Bay NYE Yoga Cleanse & Pamper Retreat
"Thank you Jessie and team. My purposes in attending this retreat have been met - and more! I leave feeling healthy, flexible, refreshed and relaxed."
Kate, 61, Leadership Coach and Writer - Byron Bay Yoga Retreat
"This is one of the best value for money self investments you can make. The yoga, the food, the facilitators. Jessie creates a beautiful space to just love being. Go ahead and book. It really is that good. I have done a Radiance Retreat 3 years in a row now."
David, 48, Health Professional - Byron Bay Yoga Cleanse & Pamper Retreat
"You have given me back years of my life. I feel energized and can cope with the challenges of my job and commitments more easily. I am waking each morning refreshed and I can’t wait to get into what the day has for me. Thankyou."
Leonie, 52, Human Resources Manager - Byron Bay Yoga Cleanse & Pamper Retreat
"Sunshine, good food, a beautiful location, and hours of yoga every day - it sounded to good to be true before I went and the reality was even better. I have returned home with a lightness of spirit. Radiance is certainly what it's been about for me, and each day since I have returned home I have given thanks that I was able to spend such a week exploring my mind, body and sprit in such beautiful surroundings, with the truly exceptional group of people.An experience definitely to be repeated."
Nicky, 40, Environmental Campaigner - Byron Bay Yoga Cleanse & Pamper Retreat
"A special opportunity to experience healing, hope, joy and love. Oh! and my oldish body moves in a different way now. I quite like this wonderful feeling and this new me!
Judy, 60, Retired Student Counsellor - Byron Bay Retreat
"I came to this retreat with some high hopes and expectations and can honestly say the retreat surpassed my expectations. I can't recommend this retreat highly enough. Whether you just need to relax from a stressed life, you are a beginner, or you are someone who wants to delve deeper into your yoga, you will be catered for. Thank you to Jessie and the facilitators for creating such a special space"
Mark, 41, Teacher - Byron Bay Yoga Cleanse & Pamper Retreat
"Jessie’s retreat was invigorating, relaxing and intensely refreshing. It enabled me to switch off from everyday stressors of life to focus on my own health and wellbeing. The yoga sessions, food and friendships formed on the retreat have provided some wonderful memories and the practical strategies learnt on the retreat will benefit me for a long time to come. Thank you to Jessie and the facilitators for creating such an amazing experience."
Ellen, 41, Occupational Therapist - Byron Bay Yoga Cleanse & Pamper Retreat
"Jessie and the Radiance facilitators are an amazing group of people who have the knowledge, care and love to support anyone on their retreat journey. My expectations were totally blown away and I have now found greater inner peace and a calmness which I know will continue, as I now have the increased knowledge and passion necessary to carry this into my daily existence. I am eternally grateful to Jessie and her faciliators for helping me to get back onto my true path and feel so much lighter and happier."
Narelle, 34, Teacher- Byron Bay Yoga Cleanse & Pamper Retreat
"A beautiful location with inspiring and heartfelt tuition. An experience to be treasured and aspire to be repeated."
Cathryn, 53, Remedial Massage Therapist and Yoga Instructor
"The retreat was absolutely magic. I met some amazing people who were all very inspiring and wonderful company! I loved the yoga and was extremely grateful for all the extra help provided by the yoga assistants in each session. The meditation was relaxing and the food was extremely tasty! I am so happy I went on this retreat!!! It was the perfect start to the year."
Katie, 31, Business Owner - Byron Bay Yoga Cleanse & Pamper Retreat
"Thank you to the team of beautiful souls who came together to make this retreat happen. A truly worthwhile experience; refreshing, inspiring, joyful, opening.....I came away with a clearer mind, healthier body and happier heart."
Kim. 39, Mum and uni student - Byron Bay Yoga Cleanse & Pamper Retreat
" As a total beginner, I could have easily been left behind. Instead, I found myself nurtured and supported every step of the way. Jessie is a fantastic teacher and the extra assistance from the facilitators made such a difference to my experience. I would highly recommend this retreat to anyone who is new to yoga. I now feel like I have a great foundation for my future yoga practice'"
Toni, 45, HR Manager - Byron Bay Yoga Cleanse & Pamper Retreat
"Nowhere to go and nothing to do - Jessie shows you how to just BE. Her serenity is infectious!"
Adrienne, 38, Wife, Mother, Business Owner
"The Radiance Yoga Retreat was an amazing opportunity for me to meet inspiring and like-minded people, practice yoga in new ways that opened up my body, heart and mind, and feel energised by the natural surroundings, the divine food and the uplifting energy of the teachers on retreat. I noticed I had more energy, enthusiasm and as a result of the retreat, I am fitter and more flexible, and inspired to put what I learned on reatreat into practice. '
Shannon, 33, yoga teacher - Byron Bay Yoga Cleanse & Pamper Retreat
"With Jessie you take a journey, learning the practice of yoga in a supported environment, cleansing your body with ease, and remembering that with balance in your life you become the person you are."
Alix, 44, Public Servant - Byron Bay Yoga Cleanse & Pamper Retreat
"I cannot thank the team of Radiance Retreats enough for the whole experience of the retreat. Yoga has changed my life. I feel so in tune with my body and mind more than ever. You introduced me to a diverse selection of food that was delicious. I have continued eating organic food and have not gone back to old habbits. I have had comments from people saying how well I look which is an extra bonus because I feel terrific. I practise yoga every morning using Jessie's dvd core strength and my back which was injured is nearly back to 100%. Thank you all for your warmth and wisdom."
Nadine, 36 years old, teacher - Byron Bay Yoga Cleanse & Pamper Retreat
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