Innermost Wisdom Retreat - Hawkes Bay November 2018

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Join Kate this November for her annual Hawkes Bay retreat.  Four blissful days and nights set in the picturesque Central Hawkes Bay countryside.

At this retreat, not only will you deepen your physical practice, but you will also go on a journey of deeper self-awareness.  Explore the relationship between your mind and your body, the way you move, the way you breathe. Become more intimately aware of what might be holding you back from experiencing greater joy in life and in your most important relationships.

This retreat is a celebration of sisterhood.  In four days you can make a life-long friend.  Laugh, let go and love together. 

As we transition from winter into spring, it’s very powerful for our whole being to take some time and recalibrate.  Step away from worldly responsibilities and reconnect with the stillness that is always available. 

To nourish our bodies and detox a little, we will enjoy a 100% vegetarian cuisine, including delicious smoothies, juices and sweet treats.  As previously, this will be organised by the talented Kelly Dobson.

This year Kate will be assisted on the retreat by her dear friend Jessica Parr.  Jess is a Yoga Alliance qualified teacher, with many years experience in self-enquiry.  She also recently qualified with PHD in Medical History from Sydney University. 

Embrace this opportunity to give yourself the space to heal and rejuvenate for an inspired 2019. 

We are delighted to be hosted once again at the charming Mangarara Eco Lodge, a 30 minute drive from Napier. Use the following link to book your mat now.

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Last year’s retreat was a celebrated event.  Here are a few reviews from those that attended:

When my husband asked when I walked back in how the retreat was, with a choke in my throat and misty eyes I said: Oooh so amazing!!! There is something so powerful about a group of women being together and "holding space" for one another, in a peaceful location, being completely nurtured with incredible food, restorative yoga, meditation and plenty of time out for reflection or conversation. I definitely had a kind of release where I felt it was time to put some old wounds behind me and move forward onto the next chapter of my life. It felt rejuvenating and exciting. Thank you Kate for facilitating this lovely experience with your gentle and peaceful guidance. I would highly recommend this to anyone - we all need a bit of nurturing and restoration amidst our busy lives and this retreat 100% gave us that.” Kelly

It's so very difficult to find the words to accurately describe what A Yogafied Life Hawkes Bay Retreat really gifted me. The gentle yoga, the meditation, the guided personal reflection, time with old and new friends, great food, healing massage… Everything combined was perfect in its delivery. In my role as a teacher I've attended many workshops and those at the top of my list consistently address my spiritual being more than anything else. I came away feeling very peaceful and rested with tools that will assist me to hold these feelings as long as I care to give myself those same gifts.” Fenella

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Retreat Information

Dates:  Thursday 1st of November – Sunday 4th of November

Location: Mangarara Eco Lodge, 298 Mangarara Rd, Patangata, Otane.
Approximately a 30 minute drive from Hawkes Bay domestic airport.  Closer to the time we will arrange connections for those travelling from out of town.

The retreat starts with dinner on the first day, followed by a welcome and the first meeting.  The itinerary for each day will loosely be guided by the following:

Morning practice


Mid morning meeting and discussion


Free time/Walk/Massage therapy

Late afternoon restorative practice


Evening satsang/bonfire/Listen to inspiring mothers/philosophers/teachers


Tuition: Includes course fee, all meals and snacks.

Early bird/BFF rate – $897 (Sign up by Sunday the 5th of August with a friend and pay this discounted rate – 6 places available)  Early Bird bookings closed

Retreat - $997

Either pay in full, or with a 40% deposit.  If paying by deposit, full amount will be invoiced on 1st of October 2018.

The accommodation at Mangarara is dormitory style with shared bathrooms.  If you book with a group of friends we will do our best to keep you together. 

Once you have signed up for the retreat, we will add you to the retreat’s Facebook group where we can get to know one another and enjoy discussion before November. 

Please contact us directly with any questions at

(Terms and Conditions ~ Please note there are no refunds or credits are available for this retreat.
Please contact us if extenuating circumstances apply and other refund terms may be considered on a case-by-case basis.)

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