A Wellness Escape
For the everyday man that is ready to immerse himself in this life-changing experience this retreat is for you. Learn the tools that help reduce stress, pain and illness and find your inner freedom over two restorative days.
Set in one of the world's most inspiring locations, come and take the challenge to reset your mind and leave with a renewed sense of clarity and purpose.
Through breath training, movement, mindfulness, relaxation and healthy food, your experts Emma Ferris and Sarsha Hope will guide you through the small changes you can make right now that will have a big impact on your health and wellness in the future.
Why not take a pause and find out what difference a couple of days offline can make.
Off The Grid
This is a two-day men’s retreat designed to adventure within, reset your perspective and step into a rejuvenated new you. This retreat is an immersion into learning, exercise, relaxation and reflection guided by the world-renowned physiotherapist and breathing coach, Emma Ferris and embodied movement facilitator and yoga teacher, Sarsha Hope. You will immerse yourself while experiencing the award-winning facilities and accommodation at Camp Glenorchy Eco Retreat, one of the 100 World's Greatest Places according to TIME Magazine 2019.
Glenorchy is nestled between two stunning mountain ranges, a glacier-clad peak, and two rivers—the Dart and the Rees—which braid together to form the headwaters of Lake Wakatipu.
Once in Glenorchy, you’ll find yourself letting go... decompressing from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Our warm, comfortable and beautiful spaces allow you to relax, breathe and find your calm.
Your 2-day experience includes:
- Delicious food served at breakfast, lunch, and dinner while on retreat
- Workshops on breathing, stress, and using these tools to help everyday situations
- Practical sessions on mindfulness and relaxation so you have tools to choose from to help manage stress
- Adventures in nature away from your busy life
- Exercise sessions including Broga (Yoga designed for men at all levels and stages) and stretching
- Learn how your breathing influences your body, mind, and emotions and what you can do to reset it
- Learn about the healing power of Yoga as a tool to bring you great joy and calm in your life
- Mats and water provided
Thursday 6 - Friday 7 August
Starts at 10am on Thursday and ends at 4pm on Friday
This retreat is for you if:
- You are needing to find clarity and redirection in your life
- You are needing to stop thinking and start feeling
- You are looking for ways to manage stress and find more moments of calm
- You are struggling to find balance and are neglecting your health
- You are ready to be empowered to make change and seek a new path
- You are constantly being told to breathe, but not sure the best way to do it
- You struggle with symptoms like back and neck pain and needs some tools to reset
- You want to reduce tension, pressure and unwind
- You want to rebalance the disconnect in your life
This retreat includes some Pilates and Yoga practice and a gentle hike and is suitable for both beginners and advanced students.
Why do men need to retreat?
Why not? Guys deserve a break away and to learn the tools that help manage stress, anxiety, emotions and so much more just as much as the ladies.
It is time to look at what is important in life. Our emotional and mental wellbeing is as important as our physical and our outdated beliefs around strength and courage need an overhaul.
Taking time to tune into what is important, release unwanted tension and stress will help you reshape a different future for all the special people in your life. Understanding how your body reacts to stress and learning how you can change and reset your body in mind is life changing.
Whether you are a dad, brother or son we know that life can be a crazy rollercoaster and often you have to carry the load for many. On retreat we invite you to stop thinking, start feeling and make the most of the brotherhood created by gathering with like-minded men.
Based on the philosophy that small changes have a big impact, Emma and Sarsha share their proven methods for rebalancing the body and mind. Why not take a pause and find out what you need to find your true north.
What starts off as an adventure, quickly becomes a journey within.
Meet the experts
As a Physiotherapist, wellness architect and breathing geek, Emma is truly, madly, deeply committed to teaching the world to breathe effectively. As well as being the creator of The Breathe Right and Reduce Your Stress online course, Emma is also a public speaker, an acupuncturist, a Pilates instructor and a registered physiotherapist with over 15 years’ clinical experience. Emma’s straightforward, yet empathetic approach has seen her help patients recover from dysfunctional breathing patterns, injury, stress, chronic fatigue, hyperventilation, depression, and chronic neck and back pain.
Through her clinical consultation working with top athletes around the world all the way through to teenagers, burnt-out parents to trauma sufferers, Emma uses her personal experiences, research, and knowledge to empower people to take control over stress and the impact it has on the body and mind. Emma has run retreats, workshops and courses nationally and internationally helping women and men find a healthy way to break the habits that lead to pain, stress and illness.
Sarsha is a deeply practiced, experienced facilitator & teacher of movement therapies. She has explored embodied movement & dance for over 30 years and has been actively teaching both nationally and internationally for 18. As a wellness expert, Sarsha is deeply passionate about creating balance and harmony for body, mind, heart and soul. She encourages people to lean in to all these different aspects of self with compassion, openness and laughter in a grounded, empathetic way. As well as being the founder of Hope Wellness, Queenstown and New Plymouth Ecstatic Dance she has been a Lululemon ambassador, and runs workshops, retreats and teacher trainings, throughout New Zealand and the world.
Her teachings fluidly blend her wealth of experience from embodied flow, yoga, tantra & belief coaching to create a truly unique offering that helps her students create transformative break throughs that create more harmony, peace, presence and truth in their lives. She continues to study in the fields of embodiment, belief systems and the power of free movement to transform and create a deeper sense of wholeness.
Retreat Prices and Inclusions
The retreat only is perfect if you live locally, have friends or family you would like to stay with. This options does not include accommodation, but it does include two delicious lunches, dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday, as well as all other retreat inclusions. You will also have access to the stunning homestead at Camp Glenorchy, kitchen, massive stone campfire shelter and BBQ area throughout the weekend and get to experience the beauty of Glenorchy and its surrounds.
Usually $568 per person
Early bird offer $518 per person
Ends 15 July
Retreat + Bunk Bed in a Shared Room
Ideal for individuals joining the retreat alone or someone who doesn't want to spend much on accommodation and doesn't mind sharing. This option includes the weekend retreat plus one bed in a quad-share bunk hut with shared amenities. You will have access to all shared features throughout Camp Glenorchy including the homestead, kitchen, laundry and drying room, free wi-fi, massive stone campfire shelter, BBQ and peaceful places to relax and unwind. Towel, bed linen and pillows included.
Usually $622 per person
Early bird offer $572 per person
Ends 15 July
Retreat + Private Bunk Bedroom
Ideal for individuals who want to have their own space and don't mind sharing the bathroom, or two friends travelling together who want to stay together in a private room with shared amenities.
This option includes weekend retreat plus a private bunk bedroom with shared amenities. Sleeps up to two people.
Our private bunk bedrooms ensure quiet, warmth and comfort throughout the year. Your room comes with a comfortably-designed bunk with two beds and gives you access to all shared features throughout Camp Glenorchy including the homestead, kitchen, laundry and drying room, free wi-fi, massive stone campfire shelter, BBQ and peaceful places to relax and unwind. Towel, bed linen and pillows included.
Usually $688 one person | $1,256 two people
Early bird offer:
$638 one person | $1,206 two people
Ends 15 July
Retreat + Ensuite Eco Cabin Bedroom
Ideal for individuals who want to have their own bathroom, or two friends travelling together who want to stay in the same room with a private bathroom.
This option includes weekend retreat plus an eco-cabin bedroom with ensuite, set up as twin or king. Sleeps up to two people.
Our superior cabin bedrooms ensure quiet, warmth and comfort throughout the year. Designed in a beautiful rustic rural style, each room offers super king or split single beds, ensuite bathroom with walk-in rain shower, heated floors, a covered outdoor verandah, electronic key card access and free wi-fi. Easy proximity to the fully-outfitted Homestead communal kitchen for cooking, dining and complimentary tea and coffee. Towel, bed linen and pillows included.
Usually $788 one person | $1,356 two people
Early bird offer:
$738 one person | $1,306 two people
Ends 15 July
Book your retreat with us today.
Simply Breathtaking... Words escape me. Or, specifically, words alone can't quite capture the atmosphere, the feeling, and the overall sense of awe one experiences when visiting Camp Glenorchy. It's an Ecological Marvel on every conceivable level and metric. It's Beautifully...
Lai T, New Zealand