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Maruia River Winter Retreat – A Creative Fuelled Weekend For Your Soul

November 20 @ 11:30 am - November 22 @ 5:00 pm

$1350 – $1900

Indulge yourself in a fully immersed weekend in nature. A winter escape into the mountains, surrounded by native bush, the flowing river, wonderful humans, nourishing food and a chance to reignite your already talented soul. There is no doubt that every person grew up with a wonderful imagination. The question is, when did you stop listening to it? Come share a weekend with artist Hannah Jensen and extraordinary human, Jane Lowe from The Yoga Connection, to open that wild heart and set it free!

Maruia River Retreat has been created in one of the most stunning parts of New Zealand and winter is a quintessential time to visit. The fire will be roaring, the snow capped mountains glistening in the winter light and a hot tub and sauna is available to warm the cockles.
Two and half full days of art-ing, chatting, yoga-ing, eating and ending with your own special artwork and skills to take home to create further. All you have to do is turn up, bring a sense of fun and 1 x Resene test pots of your favourite colour of choice!
We will provide the tools, prepped board, food, luxury accomodation, plenty of refreshments and good company.
Any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
Please also email through any dietary requirements to jane@theyogaconnection.co.nz


Each participant needs to bring 1 x Resene test pot of their favourite colour. (Please note the paint needs to specifically be Resene for using with this technique).
You will be carving into a 200mm x 200mm square prepped board.
No previous creative experience is needed – just an open mind to learn and free use of hands.
Please bring ideas along, sketches or printouts. The theme will be based around flora, but this is your artwork and I am happy to support new concepts. There is limited wifi so we will be using a gorgeous collection of books and nature itself for further inspiration.
Friday and Saturday, you will finish prepping your board, practice carving and finalise your design.
Sunday you will draw and carve your wonderful paint carving, sign, spray, add a picture hanger and take home for your wall.
Bring swimwear if you’d like to soak.
Bring comfortable clothes for yoga and meditation.
And if you would like to get out and about, bring warm clothes and comfy shoes you can adventure in; there are some gorgeous nature walks to explore.
Remember everything is your choice, you do not have to do anything, so maybe slip in a book if you would like some downtime.

$1350 for single occupancy, sharing with 1 other
$2400 for double occupancy
$1900 for solo occupancy

Payment can be made in full or in 4 instalments –
1st instalment to secure the spot, final instalment by Friday Oct 30th 2020

Book with:

Account details are:
Hannah Jensen
38 9004 0803311 02
Reference – Maruia River Retreat


Arrival to Nelson Airport Friday morning for 11.30am shuttle to Maruia River Retreat.
Arrival at Maruia River Retreat for later lunch – 2pm Friday 20th Nov.
Friday afternoon, settle in, introduction to workshop, free time, 3 course evening meal.
Saturday morning yoga, workshop throughout the day with lunch break.
Saturday afternoon free time, with 3 course dinner meal to follow.
Sunday morning meditation and final day of workshop.
Return shuttle to Nelson airport Sunday afternoon.


Single/shared occupancy

Double occupancy – bring your partner, best mate or Mum/Dad and pay a little less

Solo occupancy – need your own space (we understand!)

ANY questions at all, please do get in touch with either jane@theyogaconnection.co.nz or hannahjensenart@gmail.com. We can’t wait to see you!

PS. Air NZ have return flights from Auckland to Nelson that fit perfectly for the weekend.


November 20 @ 11:30 am
November 22 @ 5:00 pm
$1350 – $1900
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Jane Lowe
Hannah Jensen


Maruia River Retreat
2314 Shenandoah Hwy
Shenandoah, 7895 New Zealand
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