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4 Days Surf and Luxury Yoga Retreat in New Zealand

Yoga Retreat New Zealand

Come surf, stretch, and strengthen with Tais on this yoga retreat in natural New Zealand! You will stretch every morning to prepare for your day of surfing ahead. You will have personalized small group instruction for yoga, enjoy the beach, and have a relaxing evening practice before sunset. The yoga will be structured to enhance your surf strength and abilities and to stretch your muscles at the end of the day.

Highlights

  • Daily sunset yoga sessions
  • Daily Vinyasa yoga sessions
  • One-hour complimentary massage
  • Five-star, ocean facing apartment
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Daily meals

Styles


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 14
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Accommodation

You will be accommodated at Waoku Lodge, one of New Zealand's top-rated lodges. The lodge has four luxury apartments, each with its own private deck, spa pool, and spectacular bush and ocean vistas, which offers couples, families, and groups space and serenity to take a real break from the world.

You’ll stay in one of the five-star, self-contained apartments which features two queen bedrooms, a spacious living area, kitchen facilities, a well-appointed bathroom and a private deck and spa pool, the perfect spot for curling up with a book or basking in the glow of a west coast sunset.

Your retreat will retain an intimate, personal feel. You will have your own bedroom to retire to each night (or for a blissful afternoon snooze) and will share your apartment and bathroom with another person. While you’ve probably come away to escape your screens, Netflix and complimentary Wi-Fi are available in each apartment.

Tais Froggatt New Zealand Yoga Retreat Schedule

  • 08:00 Vinyasa flow yoga morning class (60 minutes)
  • 09:30 Delicious farm-to-table style breakfast
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 16:00 Afternoon tea (smoothies and healthy snacks)
  • 17:00 Restorative and sunset yoga session
  • 19:00 Dinner

Instructors

Tais Froggatt
Originally from Wahroonga, the suburb to the north of Sydney, Australia, it is no secret that Tais is a very positive vibrant person. She has a big love for the sea and yoga lifts her spirit gracefully. Yoga and the ocean calm and compliments her style of practice, and others feed off her light and energy. A well-traveled woman who has met so many other beautiful and like-minded yogis, she has learned many variations and styles like Yin, Restorative, Ashtanga, and Vinyasa yoga. She finally decided that this was her calling. Many years later, Tais was inspired to become a yoga instructor.

Location

This retreat will take place at Waoku Lodge in Whale Bay, Raglan, New Zealand. Located two hours from Auckland, on the west coast of the North Island, Waoku Lodge sits high above the ocean in Whale Bay, Raglan. The world-class surf breaks of Indicators and Whale Bay are just a short stroll away, while a little further down the road are dramatic beaches, gentle harbor waters, and a township brimming with independent galleries, boutiques, and cafes.

Nearby places

  • Auckland - 2 hours

Food

Daily breakfast, lunches, and dinners are included in the price. Awake to freshly-ground coffee and a laden breakfast buffet served at an area overlooking the ocean. Linger over long, leisurely lunches. Swap surfing stories over magical dinners and generous glasses of wine.

Locally sourced, seasonal food is the specialty of the lodge which has its own vegetable garden, chickens, bees, and an organic farm right next door. Expect farm-fresh flavors that strike just the right balance between healthy and indulgent. This will be a family-style breakfast with fruit platters, muesli, yoghurt, freshly cooked pastries, and cooked options including omelettes, bacon, tomato dishes, and others.

The breakfast also includes fresh organic juices such as mixed green juice and orange, ginger and beetroot kind of mix. The food will be "farm-to-table," organic, and locally sourced (from the organic farm next door and our own garden, local butchers, and the wharf) with an emphasis on fresh and healthy, and that feeling of indulgence.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Beach walking
  • Biking
  • Caving
  • Canyoning
  • Fishing
  • Harbor cruising
  • Horse riding
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain biking
  • Paddleboarding

Spa treatments

A one-hour complimentary massage is included in the price.

What's included

  • 1 hour complimentary massage
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • All transport to activities around Raglan
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Daily Restorative Sunset yoga sessions.
  • Transfers from and to Auckland Airport (AKL)
  • Transfers from and to John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM)
  • Vinyasa Yoga sessions

What's not included

  • Alcohol and drinks at meals
  • Gratuities
  • International airfares
  • Items of a personal nature (phone calls, souvenirs, and spa services)
  • Surf lessons
  • Travel insurance

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Auckland Airport (AKL) or John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM). Transfer from and to the airports are included. Kindly inform Waoku Lodge by email prior to departure.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 50% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 30 days before the arrival date.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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