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Sunday 17th to Friday 22nd March 2019
5 night all-inclusive retreat

Twin Share Room (1 Set of Bunk Beds Each) - AUD $2,150 (per person)
Twin Share Room (King Bed & Single Bed) - AUD $2,225 (per person)
Single Room (King Bed & Single Bed) - AUD $2,575
Couple's Room (Queen Bed + own bathroom) - AUD $2,425 (per person)

This Retreat is now full. Click here to go to the October NZ Retreat or here for the December NZ Retreat...

Join Jessie Chapman for this inspirational all-inclusive 5 night Yoga Hike Restore Retreat in New Zealand's stunning South Island staying in a lovely mountain views lodge near Wanaka with dedicated morning and afternoon yoga, evening yoga nidra, nature walks and delicious vegetarian meals. If you love yoga, walking in fresh mountain air and relaxing in beautiful natural surrounds then this retreat is for you...

Each morning begins with an inspirational yoga class followed by a hearty buffet breakfast. During the day choose to hike one of the area's stunning trails or simply relax at our mountain views lodge. In the afternoons we gather for a restoration yoga class followed by a delicious dinner and a relaxing yoga nidra practice before bed.

The retreat price includes:
5 nights lodge accommodation
Pick-up & return transfers from Queenstown Airport & town centre
All delicious vegetarian meals and fresh morning juices
All picnic lunches
All day herbal teas, coffees, fruits and drinking water
Morning and afternoon yoga with Jessie Chapman
4 day's to enjoy stunning hiking, gentle walks or relaxing at the lodge
All transport to and from the daily hiking locations
Silent mindfulness walking
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 hike or relax at the lodge
1 pm: share a delicious picnic lunch
4 pm: tea & relax at our lodge
5.00 pm: afternoon restorative yoga
7.00 pm: delicious home-cooked dinner
8.15 pm: yoga nidra(a lying down guided relaxation)

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 warm up and wind down sequences with some more dynamic asana work. The afternoon yoga classes are deeply restorative with some focussed deep releasing asana practice. Classes incorporate breath awareness and deep stillness. Click here to read more about Jessie and the yoga.

About the hiking: The area is full of stunning lakes, National Parks, mountains and glaciers and each day on retreat we arrange transport to the chosen hike of the day. Hiking - or 'tramping' as they say in New Zealand - is about the journey allowing time to enjoy the views; to rest and soak in all the beautiful sights and sounds. The trails are well trodden and marked out and average approximately 7-15 km of varying elevation. Some hikes do include stronger up and down hill hiking so bring walking poles for support if needed. All transport to and from the walking trails is included along with a picnic to carry in your daypack and the trail map. Whilst most people enjoy our stunning daily hikes, you may prefer to simply rest at our lovely mountain views lodge. More hiking information and a list of 'what to bring' is emailed to you upon registering. Feel free to email with any questions.

About the location & accommodation: We stay in a a picturesque ski club style lodge 10 minutes outside Wanaka on New Zealand's stunning South Island. The lodge has expansive mountain views, lovely gardens and indoor and outdoor areas to relax in. Lodge facilities include a laundry and kitchen for guest use as well as free wireless internet connection. All rooms share the 2 large communual bathrooms. There will be oppurtunities to explore Wanaka town and 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 to carry in our day packs or to enjoy at the lodge. Special dietry requests can be catered for.

5 night all-inclusive retreat:
Twin Share Room (1 Set of Bunk Beds Each) - AUD $2,150 (per person)
Twin Share Room (King Bed & Single Bed) - AUD $2,225 (per person)
Single Room (King Bed & Single Bed) - AUD $2,575
Couple's Room (Queen Bed + own bathroom) - AUD $2,425 (per person)

All rooms (except the Queen Bedroom) share 2 communual bathrooms with 3 showers & 2 toilets per bathroom.
if booking a bunk bed twin share room you have a set of bunk beds for yourself (top and bottom bed).
If you'd like to share with more than 2 people per room please email us

Not included in the prices: Airfares and your travel insurance.

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Arrival & Departure: The two guest pickup locations are in Queenstown Airport and Queenstown Town Centre. On the last day we have yoga a bit earlier at 6.30-8am followed by breakfast at 8 am to depart the retreat at 9 am and arrive at the Airport and in Queenstown around 11 am.

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.

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“Everyday my breath was taken away with the beauty of this wonderful place and the calmness I felt after a day's hike. I've sparked a new love of the yoga Jessie guided us through every morning and night and have manged to keep my Zen and some wonderful habits, I can't recommend enough joining Jessie on one of her retreats, I know I'll be back, thanks so much again and to the beautiful people I spent the week with.”
Louise, 53 - New Zealand Yoga Hike Restore 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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