HYGGE YOGA – Afternoon Retreat @ Ivy Studio
Aug 20 @ 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
HYGGE YOGA - Afternoon Retreat @ Ivy Studio | Auckland | Auckland | New Zealand

Enjoy an afternoon of Yin Yoga, Lattes and Great Complany

“HYGGE” is a Danish concept that is all about creating comfort and warmth and enjoying the good things in life with good people.

On August 20th Hannah will be guiding one hour of yin yoga – a perfect way to unwind and reset during the winter. The yoga class will be followed by any specialty hot beverage of choice created by the lovely team at Mondays.

There are limited spaces. Bookings can be made either via direct message to Hannah Yoga and Soul or via email to

Yoga en Francais New Caledonia @ Sheraton Deva Resort & Spa
Sep 1 – Sep 5 all-day
Yoga en Francais New Caledonia @ Sheraton Deva Resort & Spa | Bourail | New Caledonia

Escape New Zealand’s winter and come on a French-themed yoga adventure!

Williment Travel and Wellington-based instructor, Cathy Gamba, have teamed up to offer a fabulous 4-night winter getaway in New Caledonia this September. Just 3 hours from Auckland, New Cal is as French as Provence!

Stay in absolute luxury, fine-tune your yoga practice in the sunshine and fill up on delicious French cuisine…what more could you wish for?

– Twice yoga sessions
– Delicious Breakfast & Dinner
– 4 Nights at the stunning Sheraton Deva Resort
– Option to secure awesome priced airfares with Air New Zealand

Priced at just NZD $1,550 per person(based on twin-share) + flights.

A Day Retreat Discovering ‘The Heart of Self-Love’ with Kara-Leah Grant @ Om Yoga Studio
Sep 2 @ 9:15 am – 4:00 pm
A Day Retreat Discovering 'The Heart of Self-Love' with Kara-Leah Grant @ Om Yoga Studio | Auckland | Auckland | New Zealand

Join Kara-Leah Grant, retreat leader & yoga teacher, for a day-long yoga-inspired journey into the heart of self-love.
Learn how to use practical tools to embrace your weaknesses, your flaws, your shadow, your unconsciousness, your humanness.

Learn how to embody self-love with your entire being, rather than as an intellectual concept.

We’ll share conversation, we’ll practice yoga, we’ll enjoy meditation, and we’ll play with pranayama.

You’ll finish the day feeling connected, grounded, present, calm and in love – with yourself & life.

Full Price: $148

Early bird: $128 (before August 26th)

A Yogafied Life Presents: Om Is Where The Heart Is with Kate Southward @ I AM Studio
Sep 9 – Sep 10 all-day
A Yogafied Life Presents: Om Is Where The Heart Is with Kate Southward @ I AM Studio  | Auckland | Auckland | New Zealand

Join Kate for a blissful two day yogi staycation, hosted at the gorgeous I AM yoga studio in Ponsonby. Enjoy all the benefits of a rejuvenating yoga retreat with out the burden of expensive airline tickets and hotels.

In preparation for the weekend Kate will send you a bespoke ‘Om is where the heart is’ retreat plan to follow starting on the Friday night and finishing on the Sunday night. This will include suggestions for simple and effective home practises. Think rejuvenating oil massage, epsom salt baths, nourishing ayurvedic meal guides and restorative guided meditations, plus so much more.

Being a busy mum herself, Kate understands the limited time we as women have to spend on our self-care. These activities will be simple but highly effective in reducing years of stress from our nervous systems and centering us back in our hearts.

Think of this weekend as a full body, mind and soul reset to put you on the best foot forward heading in to Spring.

The A Yogafied Life sangha* will come together on Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning at I AM studio for two three-hour sessions.

Make peace with your mind and enhance your clarity through the healing process of hatha yoga. Kate will guide us through her signature slow flow asana sequences, pranayama and guided meditation. Enjoy a supportive atmosphere of friendly like-minded soul sisters.

Be inspired by Kate’s expert teachings on healthy living, the power of gratitude and how to improve your energy effortlessly. Through guided self-enquiry you can rediscover your hearts deepest desires and calling. If you have a big audacious dream, this is the weekend to clarify it and start putting thought in to action.

If you’re interested to enhance your experience with greater accountability, upgrade your retreat with the ‘Arohanui’ experience.

Arohanui participants will all of the above, plus:

– A 70-minute life changing one-on-one A Yogafied Life mentoring session with Kate in the month before or after the retreat (to be arranged).
– A 20-minute check in call with Kate on the Saturday or Sunday night of the retreat to extend your self-enquiry and ask Kate any questions you have in regard to your personal practice.

Group session dates and times:

Saturday 9th September 1pm – 4pm
Sunday 10th September 9am – 12noon

Hosted by:

I AM Studio
Williamson Ave

Tuition price: $199
Sign up with your BFF price: $179
Arohanui experience price: $349 (Limited to four students)

*Sangha – community of friends

Retreat is limited to 12 students.

All previous A Yogafied Life events at I AM studio have filled rapidly. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment.

Five to Thrive Yoga Retreat @ Marlborough Vintners Hotel
Sep 9 – Sep 10 all-day

Immerse yourself into a weekend of energising yoga, relaxation and rejuvenation with five health and wellbeing professionals gathered to inspire you with the tools to refresh your mind and body.

Bali Ashtanga Intensive @ Samadi Bali
Sep 9 – Sep 14 all-day
Bali Ashtanga Intensive @ Samadi Bali | Bali | Indonesia

Enjoy this amazing island and all it’s beauty, beaches and food. A perfect place to deepen your knowledge of the Ashtanga practice and experience the finer things in life!
Enjoy Mysore-style mornings and workshop afternoons with KPJAYI authorised teacher Olivier David.

The Heart of Pachamama @ The Yogaforest
Sep 25 – Oct 3 all-day
The Heart of Pachamama @ The Yogaforest  | San Marcos La Laguna | Sololá Department | Guatemala

Let’s come together in magical San Marcos, Guatemala to celebrate Pachamama – Mother Earth, her beauty and abundance and her grounding and nurturing energy with gratitude and love for all that she is giving us.
Through Kundalini Yoga and Shamanic ceremonies we will join our hearts in unity with the Earth raising our vibration to one of love and compassion helping us to make positive changes in our lives and the lives of others.

This 9 day retreat (25.09.-03.10.17) will help us to re-connect with what is truly important in our lives, giving us a new perspective and at the same time encouraging us to use all our wonderful gifts and talents in a way that make our hearts sing.

Set in the mountains overlooking mighty Lake Atitlan “The Yoga Forest” is one of the most magical retreat venues we have ever visited. Here we will deeply dive into our hearts and the heart of Pachamama co-creating the most invigorating and inspiring space for healing and transformation.

The retreat will be taught and held by Maren Lander with assistance of Candace Blair. We will also have the honour to experience the work of Guest Cacao Shamans Keith Wilson and Barbara Gitlin as well as Mayan Shaman Izaias Mendoza.

What to expect:

2 hours Kundalini Yoga daily

2 Shamanic Cacao Ceremonies, one of them with Keith Wilson and Barbara Gitlin

Sound Healing

Ecstatic Dance

Healing Circle

Three vegetarian meals daily

Experiencing life in a Guatemalan village

Mayan Fire Ceremony with Izaias Mendoza


£795 or 995 US Dollars for shared accommodation. All classes, ceremonies, food and excursions are included. Not included are flights and airport transfer.

How to book

You can secure your place by paying a 30 % non refundable deposit to Maren. Please get in touch with her for more details

Aitutaki Flow – Experience the South Pacific @ AITUTAKI COOK ISLAND
Oct 12 – Oct 18 all-day
Aitutaki Flow - Experience the South Pacific @ AITUTAKI COOK ISLAND  | Cook Islands

Over seven life-affirming days, our yoga experiences in the Cook Islands reward body, mind and soul on and off the mat.
We celebrate the social side of the mat – balancing three daily practices with Vincent Bolletta, Jac Wilson and Taane Mete, alongside intimate cultural encounters, tropical nights out and rewarding adventures. Our package includes return airfares ex Auckland to Aitutaki, shared or private Villa accommodation, up to 3 yoga sessions per day (asana, breathwork and meditation), private one to one sessions with Vincent or Jac, daily tropical breakfasts, a traditional cultural show and island feast, 2 beach side dinners and floating cocktail finale, a days private lagoon boat excursion with lunch included and practice on One Foot Island, a sunset boat excursion to Maina Island and island practice, optional Community dance class and school yoga practice. On site use of Stand-up paddle boards and kayaks. Our own personal Kahuna massage therapist Louise Paiti (is an added extra). check out the site for the full details and to book

Bali Escape @ Bali
Oct 21 – Oct 28 all-day
Bali Escape @ Bali | Bali | Indonesia

Join Ashey Hunt in Bali on 21-28 October for an exclusive 8 day escape held in a luxurious jungle hideaway. Less wellness retreat and more wholesome holiday, Ashley is dedicated to helping you find balance between having fun and feeling amazing and showing you that you don’t have to sacrifice one for the other. Expect champagne on arrival, a nutritionist designed menu cooked by our in-house chefs, daily meditation on the grounds of a local temple, infinity pool five steps from your bedroom door, on-site pampering and much more. This is a holiday that you will return from feeling completely renewed and refreshed, where you don’t have to think about or organise a thing – you just need to arrive, relax and enjoy a full week devoted solely to you and your wellbeing.

Ashley is offering one deserving person a place on this blissful Bali Escape for free! If you know someone who deserves a break and would benefit from this trip, nominate them to win a holiday of a lifetime. Submit a nomination form here:

A Yogafied Life Retreat Hawkes Bay – With Kate Southward @ Mangarara Ecolodge
Nov 16 – Nov 19 all-day
A Yogafied Life Retreat Hawkes Bay - With Kate Southward @ Mangarara Ecolodge  | Hawke's Bay | New Zealand

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it. Including you” Anne Lamot

Join A Yogafied Life’s Kate Southward for a transformational long weekend of nourishment and rejuvenation.

Release layers of built up stress and tension in the body and mind. Enjoy the space to imagine and focus on what you truly want to create in the world.

Expect an in-depth exploration of movement, body and mind, from the architecture of key yoga postures to the deepest peace within you. This retreat will give us the time to practise using the body (Asana), the breath (Pranayama) and the mind (Meditation) in order to experience the breadth of yoga’s vision and promise of ultimate freedom and fulfilment.

Retreat Each day will include

– Morning and late afternoon guided yoga practices with Kate. Morning will be vinyasa flow inspired and later in the day more restorative, yin based practises.

– Develop your subtle practice, pranayam, meditation & self enquiry.

– Purifying and nourishing vegetarian farm-to-table cuisine, as well as delicious teas and juices to aid in our healing process.

– Exploration of nature, gentle walks in the countryside, kayaking.

– Heart-felt conversations with other like-minded soul sisters sitting around bomb fires underneath the stars.

– Quiet space to journal, dream and enquire about what it is your heart truly desires.

– In the evening Kate will share teachings about optimising our wellbeing and energy, accepting our vulnerabilities and nourishing our relationships.

At a small extra cost, deeply relaxing and targeted mayo facial massage treatments will also be available.

Set in the stunning heart of the Hawkes Bay countryside, this year’s retreat is hosted at the tranquil Mangarara farmstay lodge. A nourishing and lovingly prepared vegetarian menu, accompanied by delicious purifying teas and juices will help aid our process of healing.

Dates and times: 5pm Thursday the 16th of November, ending 4pm Sunday the 19th of November.

Book your spot now with a $200 deposit (non refundable, but transferable) Depending on what option you choose, you will be invoiced for the remaining tuition by the dates outlined below.

BFF $660 – Sign up with a friend and pay this discounted price each. If booking by deposit, the full amount is due by 1st of September

Full price – $897 – Paid in full by 3rd November