Retreats

Retreats

Book a retreat at Stillwaters Retreat Centre. Deepen and strengthen your yoga practice, as you refresh, revive and restore in a natural wonderland with luscious healthy food!

These enriching experiences are uniquely tailored to the individual needs (only four participants on the overnight retreats) by two of New Zealand’s most respected yoga teachers, Peter Nilsson (37 years experience) and Jude Hynes (25 years experience), of the Auckland Yoga Academy.

This unique ratio of one teacher to two sees you re-entering mainland Auckland refreshed, invigorated and informed by new skills, personalized to your current level of practice. Jude and Peter share their wondrous natural sanctuary on Kawau Island with a promise that Jude will delight your palate, stomach and heart with luscious, healthy, vegetarian, super foods.

Registration and payment

You can register for the Retreat via our by clicking the ‘Book now’ buttons. You can also register in person at the Auckland Yoga Academy.

Please note, unless special payment details are stated:

Full payment is required to register
A fee of $165 applies for cancellations more than 4 days prior to the workshop, full transfers to other Retreats are possible.
No refunds will be given for cancellations within 4 days of the workshop.
A full refund will be given for cancellations by the Yoga Academy due to weather or Water Taxis etc.

December Overnight Retreat – fully booked

When

Saturday 14 December – Sunday 15 December 2019

Where

Stillwaters Retreat Centre

Getting there
Meet at Sandspit on Saturday morning 14 December for a 9.00am departure by water taxi. You will need to park at Sandspit, cost $12 (not included in the retreat cost).

Getting home
We will leave Stillwaters at 4.00pm on Sunday 15 December.

Event details

SATURDAY:

Meet Water Taxi at Sandspit Wharf at 9.00am for trip across to Kawau Island.

Welcome ritual: arrive by water taxi on Stillwaters wharf – meet greet, chat and chai while sampling scrumptious nourishing sweet treats.

Allowing yourself to fully arrive: 10 minutes on the wharf meditating (lying down or sitting) dropping down a notch leaving the fast pace  of city living behind by tuning into the natural surroundings – sounds of the sea, native birds soft rustle of wind in the native bush.

Making yourself at home: select your bed in the dormitory style sleeping loft, unpack your basic essentials and discover good books to flick through or become immersed in from the on site library.

Asana: Ashtanga talked through or Hatha – your choice guided by expert teachers.

Lunch: feasting in the good company of like minded people you will be treated to some of the most delightfully scrumptious healthy food made with love by a Jude who is a passionate cook.

Nature walk.

Light supper.

Yoga Nidra with Peter.

SUNDAY:

Asana: Ashtanga talked through or Hatha – your choice guided by expert teachers.

Breakfast: healthy organic superfood breakfast.

Introduction to Pranayama with Peter.

lunch: Organic vegetarian.

Afternoon tea and Me time.

Leaving by water taxi at 4pm for trip back to Sandspit.

Cost $363 After booking you will receive an email on the Monday before the retreat which will provide details of what to bring etc. Also if you are a current MEMBER OF THE YOGA  ACADEMY YOU WILL RECEIVE $50 DISCOUNT BY BANK TRANSFER.

The cost of the retreat includes nature walks, water taxi to and from the island, use of two kayaks, all meals and accommodation (including top quality bedding and linen).The accommodation is The delightfully Marae style sleeping loft (everyone sleeps in their bed in the same room) lends its self to a day time retreat with a good book from our extremely comprehensive library .

February Overnight Retreat

When

Saturday 29 February – Sunday 1 March 2020

Where

Stillwaters Retreat Centre

Getting there
Meet at Sandspit on Saturday morning 29 February for a 11.00am departure by Water Taxi. You will need to park at Sandspit, cost $12 (not included in the retreat cost).

Getting home
We will leave Stillwaters at 5.30pm on Sunday 1 March.

Event details

SATURDAY:

Meet Water Taxi at Sandspit Wharf at 11.00am for trip across to Kawau Island.

Welcome ritual: arrive by water taxi on Stillwaters wharf – meet greet, chat and chai while sampling scrumptious nourishing sweet treats.

Allowing yourself to fully arrive: 10 minutes on the wharf meditating (lying down or sitting) dropping down a notch leaving the fast pace  of city living behind by tuning into the natural surroundings – sounds of the sea, native birds soft rustle of wind in the native bush.

Making yourself at home: select your bed in the dormitory style sleeping loft, unpack your basic essentials and discover good books to flick through or become immersed in from the on site library.

Asana: Ashtanga talked through or Hatha – your choice guided by expert teachers.

Lunch: feasting in the good company of like minded people you will be treated to some of the most delightfully scrumptious healthy food made with love by a Jude who is a passionate cook.

Nature walk.

Light supper.

Yoga Nidra with Peter.

SUNDAY:

Asana: Ashtanga talked through or Hatha – your choice guided by expert teachers.

Breakfast: healthy organic superfood breakfast.

Introduction to Pranayama with Peter.

lunch: Organic vegetarian.

Afternoon tea and Me time.

Leaving by water taxi at 5pm for trip back to Sandspit.

Cost $363 After booking you will receive an email on the Monday before the retreat which will provide details of what to bring etc. Also if you are a current MEMBER OF THE YOGA  ACADEMY YOU WILL RECEIVE $50 DISCOUNT BY BANK TRANSFER.

The cost of the retreat includes nature walks, water taxi to and from the island, use of two kayaks, all meals (no alcohol) and accommodation (including top quality bedding and linen).The accommodation is The delightfully Marae style sleeping loft (everyone sleeps in their bed in the same room) lends its self to a day time retreat with a good book from our extremely comprehensive library.

March Overnight Retreat

When

Saturday 28 March – Sunday 29 March 2020

Where

Stillwaters Retreat Centre

Getting there
Meet at Sandspit on Saturday morning 28 March for a 10.30am departure by Water Taxi. You will need to park at Sandspit, cost $12 (not included in the retreat cost).

Getting home
We will leave Stillwaters at 4pm on Sunday 1 March.

Event details

SATURDAY:

Meet Water Taxi at Sandspit Wharf at 10.30am for trip across to Kawau Island.

Welcome ritual: arrive by water taxi on Stillwaters wharf – meet greet, chat and chai while sampling scrumptious nourishing sweet treats.

Allowing yourself to fully arrive: 10 minutes on the wharf meditating (lying down or sitting) dropping down a notch leaving the fast pace  of city living behind by tuning into the natural surroundings – sounds of the sea, native birds soft rustle of wind in the native bush.

Making yourself at home: select your bed in the dormitory style sleeping loft, unpack your basic essentials and discover good books to flick through or become immersed in from the on site library.

Asana: Ashtanga talked through or Hatha – your choice guided by expert teachers.

Lunch: feasting in the good company of like minded people you will be treated to some of the most delightfully scrumptious healthy food made with love by a Jude who is a passionate cook.

Nature walk.

Light supper.

Yoga Nidra with Peter.

SUNDAY:

Asana: Ashtanga talked through or Hatha – your choice guided by expert teachers.

Breakfast: healthy organic superfood breakfast.

Introduction to Pranayama with Peter.

lunch: Organic vegetarian.

Afternoon tea and Me time.

Leaving by water taxi at 4pm for trip back to Sandspit.

Cost $363 After booking you will receive an email on the Monday before the retreat which will provide details of what to bring etc. Also if you are a current MEMBER OF THE YOGA  ACADEMY YOU WILL RECEIVE $50 DISCOUNT BY BANK TRANSFER.

The cost of the retreat includes nature walks, water taxi to and from the island, use of two kayaks, all meals (no alcohol) and accommodation (including top quality bedding and linen).The accommodation is The delightfully Marae style sleeping loft (everyone sleeps in their bed in the same room) lends its self to a day time retreat with a good book from our extremely comprehensive library.

April Overnight Retreat

When

Saturday 11 April – Sunday 12 April 2020

Where

Stillwaters Retreat Centre

Getting there
Meet at Sandspit on Saturday morning 11 April for a 9.00am departure by Water Taxi. You will need to park at Sandspit, cost $12 (not included in the retreat cost).

Getting home
We will leave Stillwaters at 4pm on Sunday 12 April.

Event details

SATURDAY:

Meet Water Taxi at Sandspit Wharf at 9.00am for trip across to Kawau Island.

Welcome ritual: arrive by water taxi on Stillwaters wharf – meet greet, chat and chai while sampling scrumptious nourishing sweet treats.

Allowing yourself to fully arrive: 10 minutes on the wharf meditating (lying down or sitting) dropping down a notch leaving the fast pace  of city living behind by tuning into the natural surroundings – sounds of the sea, native birds soft rustle of wind in the native bush.

Making yourself at home: select your bed in the dormitory style sleeping loft, unpack your basic essentials and discover good books to flick through or become immersed in from the on site library.

Asana: Ashtanga talked through or Hatha – your choice guided by expert teachers.

Lunch: feasting in the good company of like minded people you will be treated to some of the most delightfully scrumptious healthy food made with love by a Jude who is a passionate cook.

Nature walk.

Light supper.

Yoga Nidra with Peter.

SUNDAY:

Asana: Ashtanga talked through or Hatha – your choice guided by expert teachers.

Breakfast: healthy organic superfood breakfast.

Introduction to Pranayama with Peter.

lunch: Organic vegetarian.

Afternoon tea and Me time.

Leaving by water taxi at 4.00pm for trip back to Sandspit.

Cost $363 After booking you will receive an email on the Monday before the retreat which will provide details of what to bring etc. Also if you are a current MEMBER OF THE YOGA  ACADEMY YOU WILL RECEIVE $50 DISCOUNT BY BANK TRANSFER.

The cost of the retreat includes nature walks, water taxi to and from the island, use of two kayaks, all meals (no alcohol) and accommodation (including top quality bedding and linen).The accommodation is The delightfully Marae style sleeping loft (everyone sleeps in their bed in the same room) lends its self to a day time retreat with a good book from our extremely comprehensive library.