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Yin Yoga Weekend Retreat

Rest, Reconnect, Reset

15-17  November, 2019

Mountain Spirit invites you to join us for a Spring Yin Yoga immersion in Wanaka/Hawea

Give yourself the gift of your attention. Detach from the everyday stress and routine, letting new, peaceful surroundings awaken and refresh your body & mind. We want to give you all the tools you need to let go, expand, reconnect and come back to your heart center. 

We’ll enjoy long Yin practices in a beautiful light-filled yurt studio surrounded by mountains and  the sounds of NZ nature. These practices will be followed by a short meditation.  Each practice will be tailored to your energy, offering flexibility while inviting you to deepen into your practice.


Each day we’ll enjoy nutrient-dense and delicious meals made from organic fruits and vegetables that are mostly grown on-site. The afternoons are yours to enjoy as we break up into small groups and go sailing on Lake Wanaka, hiking behind the yurt, or if you prefer, some alone-time, relaxing at our Secluded Sanctuary.

Enjoy long deep stretches that can release both mental & physical tension to nurture your body and mind. 

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Connect more deeply - with yourself, nature and each other

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SAILING COMPOMENT: For those interested, we'll be going out on the 25ft Noelex yacht called the Astrolabe, owned by Mountain Spirit, which sets sail regularly under Lake Wanaka Yacht Charters. Randall is a registered skipper with Maritme New Zealand and the boat is inspected for commercial use on regular basis.

Sailing on Wanaka will give you an opportunity enjoy the lake, also, to connect with the waves, wind and water. We'll set the stage for a conscious and fun experience to meditate in a unique way out there on Lake Wanaka.


I thought the whole experience was well tailored, from accommodation, yoga, food, participants, setting, activities and food..


When my mind is quiet, my intuition speaks louder than my fear

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Friday, 15 November

  • Arrive anytime from Midday

  • 6pm: Light dinner of soup & salad

  • 7.30pm -9.30pm Welcome and Yin Yoga in the Yurt

Saturday, 16 November

  • 7.45am - 9.30am - Yin Yoga

  • 9.45am - Breakfast

  • 11am- Options - Mindfulness in the Mountains (Hiking) OR Serenity Sailing (sailing on Lake Wanaka) OR free time, Picnic lunch provided

  • 6pm - Light dinner - soup & salad

  • 7.30pm -9.30pm Yin Yoga in the Yurt

Sunday, 17 November

  • 7.45am – 9.30am – Yin Yoga

  • 9.45am – Breakfast

  • 11am– Options – Mindfulness in the Mountains (Hiking) OR Serenity Sailing (sailing on Lake Wanaka) OR free time
    Picnic lunch provided

  • 5pm - Retreat close (Option to stay an extra night - please contact us for details)


Amanda Richards B.Sc, Dip.Hom


Amanda Richards is Level 2 certified in Yin yoga by Joe Barnett, and has been teaching yin exclusively since October 2017. read more...

I look forward to meeting, sharing and practicing with you in this beautiful and nourishing space.

"Presence is not something we do with our mind, it is experienced through the body" Eckhart Tolle

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