Winter Goddess Retreat
Friday 24th July - Tuesday 28th July 2020
We believe in making dreams a reality.
Join us on a magical 5 day, 4 night yoga retreat designed
to pamper your senses and rejuvenate your soul.
A tropical retreat with an onsite Ayurvedic practitioner,
this is east meets west for the ultimate in self-care.
A Life Changing Experience
Wake up to panoramic ocean views and positive intention setting. Unwind with a fragrant Ayurvedic cleansing drink, a morning yoga practice and guided meditation, followed by a dip in the ocean (or our pool) and ayurvedic inspired breakfast. Your retreat is a fully holistic experience involving nourishment, yoga and movement,
self-awareness and journalling, mindfulness, breath and relaxation.
As you enjoy a little corner of paradise there will be plenty of time for you to indulge in peaceful solitude or immerse yourself in the many activities on offer in this tropical wonderland. The only decisions you will face will be whether to take that additional massage or instead go for a snorkel in the crystal clear lagoon. With no family or business to organise, just blissfully focus on yourself as you restore your balance, relax your mind and rejuvenate your soul.
Magic Reef Bungalows is on the West Coast of beautiful Rarotonga, a quick flight from New Zealand or Australia. Your stand alone bungalow has views out over the Pacific, which you can enjoy from the privacy of your own balcony. The bungalows each have a living area, mini kitchen and outdoor shower and bath, with access to a stunning salt pool and picture perfect white sand beach. Choose either twin share (4-poster King and Queen double bed), or indulge yourself in the divine experience of having a bungalow all to yourself. Watch the most spectacular sunsets unfold over the ocean from your verandah.
Each day will include at least 2 yoga sessions, meditation and mindfulness practices, and you will focus on self-awareness in order to change limiting patterns. The yoga classes will be small enough to allow individual attention and allignment, with a focus on personal growth and expansion. Your yoga programme is a carefully planned journey and along with what you might expect, may include SUP yoga, restorative yoga, yoga nidra and pranayama.
The Wellbeing retreat is designed to restore energy and bring balance, you can expect to become calm and centred during your stay. Yoga and movement increases endorphins and reduces cognitive decline. Moving our bodies reduces stress hormones and makes us feel good, helping to reduce depression and anxiety. We believe yoga and movement are a cornerstone of health and here you will experience just that.
Our offsite chefs will prepare a rainbow of plant based food (with optional locally caught fish) sourced from fresh local produce. Begin your day with a cleansing Ayurvedic drink, and enjoy a beautiful breakfast, a generous lunch and a light supper. We will have a selection of freshly prepared and carefully planned Ayurvedic teas, each focusing on a different aspect of your wellbeing.
Eating with awareness is encouraged for optimal digestion. Mindfulness while eating is a powerful practice, not just to improve nutrient absorption but allowing us to slow down and remain present and focused. A healthy gut is vital for a healthy body and mind as we build a healthy body from the inside out.
The Winter Goddess
Our retreat offers intentions for a fresh start, a time to nourish and bring more balance and beauty into our lives. We, as intuitive and magical women, come together to manifest new goals.
Our opening ceremony is magical. Divine platters, a beach bonfire and beautiful goddesses coming together to let go of that which we no longer need, sending out our intentions for what we would like to bring in. You'll receive a gift to take with you, which will hold the magic of this night, to carry your intentions forward.
Beautiful winter solstice "GODDESS" bonfire ceremony with gifts and an 'Ei', a beautiful flower garland created for our magical opening night
What's my dosha? Discover your constitution and how to stay in balance
Ayurvedic mini-facial workshop - how to cleanse and nourish your skin naturally
Cross Island Hike - the best hike in the South Pacific
Paddleboard experience - paddle to the lagoon island and try out some poses while trying not to fall off your board!
Snorkelling gear and reef shoes available to borrow
Night time SUP lagoon paddle and meditation under the stars
Full body massage or holistic luxury facial
Hire a scooter or car to explore the island
The whales come to you at Magic Reef Bungalows. This is the season for Humpbacks to migrate into the South Pacific waters of Oceania from their summer feeding grounds in the Southern Hemisphere. And from July to October, you don't even need to venture into the water to see them because they swim so close to shore.
Other species of whale also come to visit, and you'll have the chance to see these majestic creatures right off the beach in front of your bungalow.
Ayurvedic Practitioner and owner of The Yoga Room, Mangawhai, Honor has been teaching yoga for 18 years.
Her approach is immensely practical,
"Our mat is a reflection of our life, and what we can take from it is an insight into our infinite potential."
Ashlee discovered her love of yoga and natural health while on her own self-healing journey. For Ashlee the connection between mind, body and wellbeing is at the heart of her yoga teaching. Through her own practice and growth she has experienced, “Healthy body, peaceful mind, joyful heart.”
"Thank you both for an amazing experience!
It has been the experience of a lifetime and one I will never forget. A beautiful location with beautiful people to host.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
Magic Reef Bungalows
Packages and Pricing
Friday 24th July 2020 - Tuesday 28th July 2020
LIMITED EARLYBIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE
A pampering package designed to bring harmony and happiness
$1699 - $1899
A luxury package designed for the ultimate in spacious rejuvenation
$2999 - $3199
What's not included
Flights to and from Rarotonga
Travel and cancellation insurance
Accommodation before and after the retreat
Excursions and meals outside retreat
Laundry and room service
Internet data packages available to purchase
Payments & Cancellation
$500 non-refundable deposit required to secure your place
Earlybird payment in full by 30 Nov 2020
Full payment required by 20 April 2020
Full refund (minus deposit) available before 20 January 2020
50% refund (minus deposit) available before 20 April 2020
No refunds available after 20 April 2020