Wellness Retreats

The Headwaters Eco Lodge at Camp Glenorchy is the perfect place to enjoy a wellness retreat. We have various retreats throughout the year and have partnered up with Emma Ferris from The Breath Effect and Sarsha Hope from Hope Wellness to bring you year-round wellness retreats. These special wellness retreats are designed to nourish, reset and renew. They are 4-day retreats and usually take place over a weekend.

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 our wellness retreats are definitely worth looking at. Escape your busy life and give yourself the gift of time with other like-minded people seeking health and balance.



15-17 September 2022 

Nurture Me Women's Wellness Retreat 


Enjoy a 4-day women's wellness retreat in beautiful Glenorchy.


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24-27th November 2022 

Nurture Me Women's Wellness Retreat 


Enjoy a 4-day women's wellness retreat in beautiful Glenorchy.


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2023 Dates

Nurture Me Women's Wellness Retreat 


Enjoy a 4-day women's wellness retreat in beautiful Glenorchy.


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Press Articles and Experiences

Take a look at some of the recent articles that have been written about the Nurture me retreat and get some insider knowledge of what you can expect and how it can 'change you life'.




What our customer's had to say about our wellness retreats...

"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.


What can I expect on the retreats?

Our retreats are designed to use a selection of techniques to help you make a big impact on your health and wellness in the future. Techniques include breath training, yoga, movement, mindfulness, pilates, relaxation, healthy food and journaling. 

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


Meet the Experts

Both Emma and Sarsha are professionals in their fields and create a certain vibe that is calming and enables women to relax almost instantly. This enables the women to bond and get the most out of the retreat. 


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.


Our Reviews

Highly recommend. Absolutely beautiful facilities with comfortable beds. We did the family getaway package which was so good. Delicious lasagne for dinner on arrival, gift bag, breakfast included (best sourdough toast we’ve had) and movie all to ourselves complete with bean bags and...

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