Knock out Stress in These NZ Retreats
New Zealand is the perfect place to recover from any kind of stress. Voyager’s World featured five high- end wellness retreats all across New Zealand in an article.
- Split Apple Retreat, Nelson
Split Apple Retreat in the Abel Tasman National Park “opens onto two golden-sand beaches, one with a rock formation that resembles a split apple.” Relax with wellness packages that include health consultations, nature hikes, cooking lessons, Pilates, massage and guided mindfulness meditations or jump into the infinity pool.
- Aro Hā Wellness Retreat, Queenstown
Aro Hā’s founders “Chris Madison and Damian Chaparro believe that reconnecting with nature and being present in the moment can create life-altering change”. Stay in eco-friendly cabins with lake and mountain views and take part in their ‘Wellness Adventures’ – programmes, which involve nature hikes, yoga, body-strengthening classes, plant-based meals, spa therapy, massage, and mindfulness meditation.
- Shunyata Retreat and Day Spa, Christchurch
Shunyata Retreat “aims to help you ditch unhelpful behaviour patterns for lasting change,” according to the article. The retreat’s owner Paru Clarke “has trained in just about every wellness practice imaginable.”
- Tikapa Moana Eco Spa Retreat, The Coromandel
Take a time out at Marilyn and Bill Brownell’s organic lifestyle block and get one of Marilyn’s many massages, which draw from Hawaiian massage Lomilomi, reflexology and acupressure, or try her “Watsu treatment, an aquatic therapy combining massage, shiatsu and joint mobilisation”.
- Soul Journeys, Queenstown
Soul Journeys, founded by the two yoga teachers and holistic-wellness experts Amanda Woolridge and Sandi Murphy offers yoga, meditation, massages and hikes, among others.
Article Source: Voyager’s World, May 30, 2016
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