Yoga and Wellness Retreat
November 10 @ 4:00 pm - November 14 @ 2:00 pm
Yoga and Wellness Retreat
Hosted by Namastays Wellness Retreats
During this retreat, 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.
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.
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.
What your Retreat includes:
8 Yoga Classes
4 Yoga Nidras
Morning Meditation Classes
4 Nights Accommodation
Daily breakfast, lunch and dinner – Vegetarian or Vegan, Gluten-free and Sugar-free cuisine.
Guided Bush Walks
Access to the library
Free time for reflection, reading, journaling and exploring the stunning peaceful surroundings
& much more to be added…
Michele 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.
Olivia Nysse is an experienced (500-HRS) yoga practitioner, teaching Vinyasa, Hatha and Yin Yoga. She specialises in bringing Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine and the 5 Elements into her classes.
Olivia 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.
ALL INCLUSIVE 5 DAY (4 NIGHT) RETREAT PRICE
Private Room $1399 per person – $280 per day – limited private rooms available
Twin Room (shared) $1190 per person – $238 per day
Camping Option – Bring your own tent $989 per person – $198 per day
Full payment must be made at the time of booking to secure your spot.
For Registrations and more Information:
EMAIL: [email protected]
PHONE: +64 27 372 8192
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.
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 :
- 30 days or more prior to the start of an event, a refund will be made less a $50 administrative fee, and your spot will be offered to someone else.
- 10 – 29 days prior to the start of an event, a refund will be made less a $200 administrative fee. Event bookings less than $200 receive no refund.
- 0-9 days prior to the start of an event, no refund will be made.
- These policies are reassessed in certain circumstances.