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Settling In With Jess Devi and Clare Etherton

August 6, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - August 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

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Spend a weekend of deep, mindful resting with Clare Etherton and Jessica Devi.

Now in its 10th year, our annual mid-Winter relaxation retreat always delivers a beautiful weekend. Our intention is to create a space to reconnect, turn inward and rest your body, mind and spirit.

Our 2021 intention invites you to ‘settle in’. Settle into your practice, settle into your breath, your hopes, your dreams, and your life.  Mid-Winter is a potent time to look inward, solidify dreams and directions and sow seeds for possibilities to flourish.Our daily schedule includes active yoga, restorative yoga, yin yoga, gentle movement practices, guided relaxation techniques, self-inquiry, and time in nature.

The perfect gift to yourself, the perfect mid-winter reset.

Your Retreat includes:

  • Accommodation
  • Incredible nourishing vegetarian meals
  • Daily yoga and movement schedule
  • Two experienced and dedicated facilitators to guide and support you throughout the weekend

What others have said about this retreat

“Thank you so much for the fullness of experience and the beginning of something so amazing for me” – Jane Worth

“Dearest Clare and Jess, what a joy you both are and what wonderful gifts you bring to the world!!! Thank you so very much for your teaching and your presence. You both sparkle with love and deep passion. This weekend has been absolutely magical and deeply restorative. The programme was perfect – such a feast – I feel very nurtured and healed. Mana is an incredible place and the perfect setting for supporting your wonderful work”– Julie Killick

“Thank you so very much! You are both an inspiration. I am feeling very grateful and appreciate what this weekend has added to my life and the future”– Caroline Haggitt


The Teaching Team



Clare is a yoga teacher, dance movement therapist, early childhood educator, and mother. Over the years, she has found joy and solace in movement practices and values the notion that we can be body, as well as mindful. Clare values non-verbal communication and the memories, wisdom, emotion, and somatic knowing our bodies hold and can directly and authentically express. She has been teaching yoga and somatic movement for well over a decade and continues to seek out opportunities to study and learn from experienced therapists, teachers, and movement practitioners. Clare’s current movement-focused work is as a yoga teacher and dance movement therapist. She facilitates clinical groups for DTNZ (Dance and Art therapy New Zealand) for children and adolescents with ASD and ADHD and runs individual sessions for adults and children at her studio, Embodied Movement, in Waitoki. To contact Clare directly please visit

“Over the years, I have found solace in movement practices and have become increasingly drawn to the power of supported rest as an antidote to our often busy and stressful lives. I am curious about the stories our bodies tell, and the memories they hold and feel yoga and movement practices offer valuable resources to learn, feel, communicate and gently guide ourselves back towards balance and integration, one breath at a time.” – Clare Etherton


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Jessica is passionate about yoga, dance, creativity, and mindful movement and believes they lead to a richer, more fulfilled, and deeper experience of being human. With over 25 years of experience in the fields of health, wellbeing, and fitness Jessica brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her work. She is warm, generous, and inclusive as a teacher and looks forward to spending 2 days in paradise with you. Find out more about Jessica on Facebook and Instagram – @yogawithinnz






Prices for this weekend retreat range between $430 – $520.
For further information and to register, please get in touch with Jess and Clare >>>



August 6, 2021 @ 4:00 pm
August 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm
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Mana Retreat Centre
608 Manaia Road, State Highway 25, RD1
Coromandel, 3581 New Zealand
+64 7 866 8972
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Payment is required in full at the time of booking, by credit or debit card, or direct bank transfer using our secure POLi payment gateway.

We draw special attention to two of our guidelines before registration: Mana provides lacto-ovo vegetarian food only, this means no fish or chicken and is an alcohol and drug free environment.

Mana caters for Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegan.

Cancellation Policy

This group requires a minimum number of participants to go ahead, if that number is not reached we reserve the right to cancel the event.

Should you, for any reason, decide to cancel your registration; please note our cancellation policy :

  • A $50 administrative fee is applied to all cancellations.
  • A Tuition cancellation fee may apply in certain circumstances.
  • These policies are reassessed in certain circumstances.


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