A Wellness Weekend Getaway
This weekend getaway offers women the opportunity to have a special weekend away to experience and share their hopes and fears and just take a moment to stop.
We have partnered up with Emma Ferris from The Breath Effect and Sarsha Hope from Hope Wellness to bring you a very special mini women's wellness retreat at Camp Glenorchy designed to nourish, reset and renew over a weekend.
Whether you are looking to jump-start start a new health routine or you want to add a pause in your life to breathe and reconnect to yourself our mini-retreat is for you. 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 customers 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.
Your 2-day experience includes:
- Healthy and delicious lunches on Saturday and Sunday, dinner on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday
- A workshop on breathing, stress, and finding your way back to calm
- Time for rest, reflection and recovery from your busy life
- Yoga sessions with Sarsha Hope
- Nature walks
- Mats and water provided
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.
A Mindfulness Retreat
The mini Nurture Me wellness retreat is a taster of what to expect on our longer women's wellness retreats. During the weekend you will be guided by the world-renowned physiotherapist and breathing coach, Emma Ferris and embodied movement facilitator and international 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.
Saturday 8th May - Sunday 9th May 2021
Starts at 10am on Saturday and ends at 4pm on Sunday
This retreat is for you if:
- 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 constantly being told to breathe, but not sure the best way to do it
- You are needing an escape away to a beautiful environment
- You struggle with symptoms associated with breathing dysfunction such as migraines, fatigue, digestive problems, hormone balance, pain or insomnia
This retreat includes some Pilates and Yoga practice and a gentle hike and is suitable for both beginners and advanced students.
Emma and Sarsha will guide you through this unique weekend experience, and they have thought about every detail to make you feel like the best version of yourself by the end of the retreat. Check out the itinerary below and what you will be doing in the retreat:
10am Retreat starts
10am - 12pm All guests meet at the yoga room for a sharing circle and yoga practice with Sarsha
12 - 1pm Breathing workshop with Emma - your first "chillaxing" session
1 - 2pm A delicious healthy and wholesome lunch is served at the dining room
2 - 3:15pm Time to reconnect to nature - go for a beautiful nature walk in Glenorchy and be amazed by the magnificent views
3:15 - 4:30pm Pilates and breath session with Emma
4:30 - 6:15pm Discover your stress triggers on a mindfulness and journaling session
6:30 - 7:30pm A light and delicious dinner is served at the dining room
7:30 - 9pm End the day with Sarsha's yin yoga session that will help you achieve deep relaxation and get you ready to rest
7:30 - 9am Yoga practice with Sarsha
9 - 10am A nutritious and energizing breakfast is served at the dining room
10 - 11am Journal and sharing session
11am - 12:30pm Breath session with Emma
12:30 - 1:30pm A delicious healthy and wholesome lunch is served at the dining room
1:30 - 3pm Time to get some fresh air - enjoy a beautiful nature walk in Glenorchy and take in the stunning views
3 - 4pm Health reset visioning and closing circle guided by Emma and Sarsha
4pm Retreat ends
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
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 weekend 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.
Early Bird Special $848 one person | $1,476 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.
This option includes the weekend 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.
$918 per person
Add an extra night pre or post for $280 upon request
Retreat + Private Bunk Bedroom
Ideal for individuals who want to have their own space but 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 the 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 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.
$738 one person | $1,368 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.
This option includes the weekend 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.
$672 per person
Add an extra night pre or post for $75
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Looking for other dates?
We run wellness retreats year-round and have more retreats coming up at the end of May, August, and November 2021.
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Awesome Experience - Wonderful time at Camp Glenorchy catching up with friends. The accommodation is top notch and the staff were all excellent. You leave feeling refreshed and with a better appreciation for the environment and planet. Will definitely return.
Ben W, South Island