Women's Wellness Retreat - November

  • Lifestyle
  • Workshops
  • Sports & Outdoors

04 - 07 Nov 2021

Hit pause on your everyday routine and join us for this life-changing four-day retreat to break the bad habits that cause you stress, pain, unbalance and illness. Set in beautiful Glenorchy come and discover this inspiring part of New Zealand.

A Wellness Getaway


We have partnered up with Emma Ferris from The Breath Effect and Sarsha Hope from Hope Wellness to bring you a very special four-day women's wellness retreat at Camp Glenorchy designed to nourish, reset and renew. 

Whether you are looking to jump start a new health routine or you want to add a pause in your life to breathe and reconnect to yourself. Escape your busy life and give yourself the gift of time with other like minded women seeking health and balance.

Through breath training, yoga, movement, mindfulness, pilates, relaxation, healthy food and journaling, Emma and Sarsha 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.


What our customer's had to say...

"I think all women would benefit from this retreat. We had such a broad range of women from all walks of life and I believe that's part of what made the retreat so special. It was an eye-opener at how our lives might be completely different but we share so many of the same hopes and fears." Read the full testimonial here.

Click here to read the New Zealand Herald article>>



Your 4-day experience includes:

  •  Healthy and delicious daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner while on retreat
  • A 60-minute on-site therapeutic massage to help you relax
  • Workshops on breathing, stress, and finding your way back to calm
  • Practical sessions on mindfulness, journaling, and body scanning
  • Time for rest, reflection and recovery from your busy life
  • Exercise sessions including morning and evening Yoga classes, Pilates and nature walks
  • 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



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A Mindfulness Retreat


Nurture Me is a four-day immersion into wellness, learning, exercise and reflection guided by the world-renowned physiotherapist and breathing coach, Emma Ferris and embodied movement facilitator and yoga teacher, Sarsha Hope. The stunning mountain views that surround you will inspire you on your wellness journey. You will nurture 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.





Thursday 4 - Sunday 7 November 2021

Starts at 4pm on Thursday and ends at 11.30am on Sunday

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Healthy and nutritious meals designed specifically for the retreat. These delicious meals will nourish you from the inside out, and give you everything you need.


To help you relax, we have included a 60-minute on-site therapeutic massage. Our talented, local masseurs will sure help you feel revigorated.






This retreat is for you if:


  • You are needing to find clarity and redirection in your life
  • You are needing to take the time to truly listen to yourself in a safe environment
  • 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 associated with breathing dysfunction such as migraines, fatigue, digestive problems, hormone balance, pain, insomnia...
  • You want to reshape your wellness intentions in a loving, supportive nurturing environment
  • You want to reconnect with yourself and a reconnection with women as women


This retreat includes some Pilates and Yoga practice and a gentle hike and is suitable for both beginners and advanced students.






Create a Practice

Learn easy techniques, yoga, pilates and proven breathing exercises you can call on at any time to manage stress and anxiety and restore calm.

Find your Calm

Learn how stress impacts the body, mind and nervous system and the link between your breathing habits and your stress triggers. 

Reshape your life

Take time to stop, pause and reflect on what you want out of life. Learn how breathing is linked with hormone balance, digestion, pain and many more.




Meet the Experts



Emma Ferris


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 Hope


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




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 the retreat plus an eco-cabin bedroom with ensuite, set up as twin or king. Sleeps up to two people.

Our eco 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.


$2,269 one person | $3,688 two people

Add an extra night pre or post for $195



Retreat + Premium Eco Cabin Bedroom

Ideal for individuals looking for an extra special experience and a little more luxury.

This option includes the retreat plus a premium eco-cabin bedroom with ensuite and king-size bed.

Our premium eco-cabins offer the ultimate in elegance and charm, with deluxe natural-fiber linens, unique decor & original artworks by New Zealand artists. They come with a super king bed, ensuite bathroom with walk-in rain shower or bath, local artworks, tea and coffee facilities, mini fridge, heated floors, a covered outdoor verandah with chairs, electronic key card access and free wi-fi.


$2,449 per person

Add an extra night pre or post for $280




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. This option includes the 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 building, 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.

$1,929 one person | $3,448 two people

Add an extra night pre or post for $85 for one person or $170 for two people



Retreat + Bunk Bed in a Shared Room

Ideal for individuals joining the retreat alone and don't mind sharing a room. 

This option includes the retreat plus one bed in a quad-share bunk hut with shared amenities. You will be sharing the bedroom with three other ladies who will be part of the retreat. The amenities building is only a short stroll from your bunk hut, and you will have access to all shared features throughout Camp Glenorchy including the homestead building, 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.


 $1,719 per person

Add an extra night pre or post for $75



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Our Reviews

One of the best parts of having our wedding at Camp Glenorchy is that they are not just a beautiful venue, but also an amazing accommodation provider so we can keep returning as guests and remember all the great memories we made at this special place on our wedding day. The staff is also so...

Simone and Thomas, New Zealand

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