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Yoga and Wellness Retreat with Olivia and Michele Nysse

April 6, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - April 10, 2022 @ 2:00 pm

5 Day Yoga and Wellness Retreat

We are over the moon to announce our 5 day (4 night) Yoga and Wellness Gathering at the absolutely stunning Mana Retreat Centre in the Coromandel this April.

Mana Retreat Centre is nestled in the luxuriant bushcovered hills of the Coromandel with views out over the sea and islands.

During our retreats you are invited to do as little or as much as you like. If you would like to learn some health promoting daily tools and practices to keep in your Wellness toolbox, participate in gentle or dynamic yoga practices with classes to suit all levels and life stages, learn Mindfulness practices that you can take home to use as needed, and feel supported and nurtured by our caring Wellness team, then we would love to have you join us!

The retreat is the perfect place to relax, de-stress & nourish your mind, body & soul.

Food and Nutrition
During your retreat, you will be nourished by an array of delicious, wholesome vegetarian or vegan meals prepared by the amazing Mana Retreat Centre chefs!

You are encouraged to reconnect to your body’s true wants and needs. We encourage you to savour each bite in mindful eating, transforming your relationship with food.

Wellness Workshops
During your retreat you will learn health enhancing and practical tools to use in your everyday life for reducing stress and fatigue, improving digestion, enhancing immunity and living a healthier and more peaceful life.

Hawkes Bay based Naturopath and Medical Herbalist Michele Nysse will be hosting daily informative wellness workshops.

Yoga and Meditation
You will experience both Yin and Yang styles of yoga, the benefits of asana, pranayama (breathing techniques), meditation and relaxation.

No previous experience with yoga or meditation is necessary. This retreat is suitable for all levels, from complete beginners to more advanced.

During this retreat, there will be a classes suited for every-’body’.

There will be options for a more dynamic Vinyasa class, traditional Hatha, gentle Hatha, Yin Yoga, & Yoga Nidra. These different lineages of yoga will be explained to you at the beginning of the retreat so you can take part in what best suits you.

The Yoga Classes during the retreat will be taught to you by both the mother & daughter duo Michele and Olivia Nysse.

Olivia Nysse is an experienced (500-HRS) yoga practitioner, teaching Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin Yoga.

Retreat Inclusions

  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Fully catered with delicious vegetarian or vegan, gluten free cuisine
  • 2 x daily yoga & meditation classes
  • Daily yoga nidra
  • Wellness workshops
  • Steam Sauna
  • Bush Bath
  • Labyrinth
  • Mindfulness techniques
  • Bush Walks
  • Access to the library
  • Goodie bag
  • Free time for reflection, reading, journaling and exploring the stunning peaceful surroundings
    & so much more

Retreat Pricing

Private Room – $1,599 – only $320 per day
Twin Share / 2 per room – $1,290 – only $258 per day
Quad Share / 4 per room – $1,190 – only $238 per day
Camping Option – (Bring your own tent , campervan, van etc.) $880 – only $176 per day

The Teaching Team

Olivia Nysse completed her 200YTT in 2017, immersing herself in traditional practices in the birthplace of yoga, Rishikesh, India.

From there Olivia went on to teach at many retreat centres & studios in Australia, India, New Zealand and Indonesia. In August 2018, her yoga studio on the Gili Islands in Indonesia was tragically destroyed in the Lombok Earthquake.

In 2019, Olivia returned back to India where she completed her 500 hours of study in Dharamsala, the home of the Dalai Lama.

Upon completing her 500YTT studies in India, she went on to study meditation, completing 10 days of silence at Tushita Meditation Centre with the guidance of Buddhist Monks in the Himalayas, India.

Olivia has a great knowledge of anatomy and physiology, and her classes work on all systems of the body, detoxifying, relaxing and reducing stress in the body and mind.

Michele Nysse initially gained a Psychology degree, later working in special needs, addictions and counselling. Nutrition and natural therapies have held a strong interest for her since her teenage years. But it was her experiences of pregnancy and childbirth that gave her the opportunity to observe how good health, preparation for pregnancy and birthing could have a significant effect on the birth experience and the health of the child. During this time she utilized natural therapies such as nutrition, herbal medicines, meditation, visualization and yoga to optimize her own health and the health of the baby.

She completed a diploma in Naturopathy and Herbal medicine and a degree in Natural Medicine while raising her three children. In 2013 she completed training in Anthroposophical holistic health (as taught by Dr Rudolf Steiner). Michele has a specific interest in male and female reproductive issues and fertility, and has completed a Diploma in Fertility and Reproductive health.

Michele is a registered Yoga Teacher having completed her training with Ashram Yoga (NZ). She offers gentle Hatha Yoga classes for beginners and all ages in Hawkes Bay.

Michele is a qualified Laughter Yoga Teacher and currently offers these classes in Hawkes Bay.

She is a registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher, having completed her training in Fertility and Pregnancy Yoga with Dr Pooja Maddela.

For registration or more information, please contact Olivia directly:

[email protected] or + 64 27 372 8192.


April 6, 2022 @ 4:00 pm
April 10, 2022 @ 2:00 pm
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Mana Retreat Centre
608 Manaia Road, State Highway 25, RD1
Coromandel, 3581 New Zealand
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+64 7 866 8972
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Olivia Nysse
+64 27 372 8192
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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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