NOURISH AND RESTORE RETREAT
March 17th – 20th, 2023
A relaxing and restorative weekend filled with yoga, cacao ceremony, massage, reiki, fireside meditations, making new friends and connections, delicious food, beach walks and sunset spas.
DAY 1 ~ Friday
3pm Arrive and mingle
4pm Light refreshments
4:30 5:30pm Opening circle with Laura Rose & Giulia Mattioli
5:30-6:000m Scheduled Seva/free time/beach walk/
Spa/or book in for a massage*
7:30-8:15pm Guided Meditation by candlelight with Giulia Mattioli
DAY 2 ~ Saturday
7- 8am Iyengar yoga and Pranayama with Joanne Rome
9-11am Scheduled Seva/free time/beach
walk/spa/or book a massage*
11-12:30pm Iyengar yoga with Michelle Robinson
2-3pm Yoga philosophy with Giulia Mattioli (optional)
3-4:30 Scheduled Seva/free time/beach walk/
spa/or book a massage*
4:30 -6pm Iyengar yoga with Michelle Robinson
6:30 -7pm Dinner
7:30-8:15pm Giuded Meditation by candlelight with Giulia Mattioli
DAY 3 ~ Sunday
7- 8am Iyengar yoga with Joanne Rome
9-11:00am Scheduled Seva/free time/beach walk/
spa/or book a massage*
11-12:30pm. Iyengar yoga with Michelle Robinson
2-3pm Educational video A Leap of Faith BKS
3-4:30pm Scheduled Seva/free time/beach walk/
spa/or book a massage*
4:30-6pm Iyengar yoga with Michelle Robinson
7:30-8:15pm Meditation with Giulia Mattioli
DAY 4 ~ Monday
7-8:00am lyengar Yoga with Michelle Robinson 8:15-9:15am Closing Circle and Cacao Ceremony with Laura Rose and Giulia Mattioli 9:30am Breakfast 10:30am Depart
it was the treat that I felt I deserved
an idyllic setting
Doubtless Bay Retreat is in an idyllic setting. Laura is an amazing host, who made the most nourishing, delicious food for the whole retreat. I had the most restorative and transformational experience on this retreat! I feel like I have come home to myself since this experience.
beautiful warm energy
As soon as I entered the room I felt this beautiful warm energy. I felt so welcomed by everyone, connections were made beautifully with some of the women. A word to describe the food “divine“. The drumming meditation was one of my highlights. The cacao and the dance closed it so nicely for me.
one of the most heart and soul nourishing weekends I’ve ever had
This was one of the most heart and soul nourishing weekends I’ve ever had. Stunning location and views, restorative yoga, cacao ceremonies, healing, djembe drumming, the most delicious, healthy, nourishing food where you can taste the love in each bite, beach swims, starlit spas, connecting with beautiful women who share similar passions. I floated out the end of it feeling relaxed, rested, restored, nourished, and so loved, and I can’t wait to do it all again soon!
come away feeling totally rested yet re-fuelled with a total zest for life
Be prepared to be swept away to an amazing location, experience first class dining, the love and support you will gain on this weekend will blow you away. You will come away feeling totally rested yet fuelled with a total zest for life and all it throws at you. You will develop friendships for life and know you are never alone. If you do one thing for yourself come to this retreat you will not regret it.
a memorable and magical weekend
I would love to thank Laura and everyone who attended the retreat for a memorable and magical weekend immersing myself in fantastic company, food and activities. Highly recommended, an opportunity not to be missed.
heart warming connections
Stunning location, heart warming connections, mouth watering food, rejuvenating workshops. I left feeling refreshed, renewed and nourished. I would highly recommend a retreat with Laura and her team, it was the perfect gift to myself.
an amazing opportunity for me to reconnect with myself
The retreat was an amazing opportunity for me to reconnect with myself and recharge from the city life. During my stay, I felt at home where I could relax, be myself and connect with nature. The location is perfect for anyone who loves the ocean and bush, one of my favourite parts was walking on the beach while admiring all the beautiful pohutukawa trees. The support and love I received from each person was so healing, I came back home feeling more in line with my purpose. Thank you Laura and everyone for creating such a beautiful memory in my heart
forever grateful to Laura and the other wonderful practitioners
When I close my eyes and take myself back into the retreat space, I am instantly filled with a deep experience of warmth, love, inspiration and excitement for the future! There’s something magical about the way Laura so lovingly crafts these events – the instant nurturing of the soul and the coming togetherness of hearts has left an imprint on me that will continue to hold and anchor me in my own (sometimes scary!) adventures in bringing my own soul work to the word. Forever grateful Laura & the other wonderful practitioners.
What an incredible weekend journey to connect, reinvigorate and quieten the mind, away from the busy demands of regular life. Laura’s vision is incredible and her energy, enthusiasm and commitment to make this happen is so incredible to witness. I feel so grateful to have been a part of this amazing weekend.
Finally a retreat in New Zealand where you can stay in beautiful surroundings, and learn from some of the best Iyengar practitioners in the Country! The food was plentiful, nourishing and Laura was free with sharing her knowledge about how to prepare and put it all together. Don’t be afraid if you’ve never done Yoga, or Iyengar Yoga before, this retreat is as much about looking after you, relaxation and making friends as it is about Yoga and the teachers will make you feel right at home. If that isn’t enough the massage therapist is one of the best I have ever been to. Just bliss!
The retreat was life changing for my body, mind & soul. Thank you so much Laura for enabling this.
If you have any questions, would like to receive an information brochure, or to book your retreat email Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us here.
Secure your place with a 50% non-refundable deposit, with final payment due four weeks prior to the retreat. Information about our T&C’s and COVID policy is in the information brochure.