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Winter Solstice Re:Treat In Magical Mangawhai

June 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - June 23, 2019 @ 1:30 pm


Re:set – Re:lax – Re:energise – Re:juvenate – June 21 to 23 2019
Don’t hibernate – embrace this winter with an uplifting winter solstice weekend at Tara Retreat in Mangawhai on Northland’s east coast!
Glen Crofskey and Nicola Bradburn invite you to their family run retreat for a short getaway designed as an “antidote to modern living” to shed any stress and reboot your system midway through the year.
Enjoy energising yoga classes, agility enhancing primal movement sessions, breathwork, a stunning coastal hike, cold water therapy, a bushwalk, healthy wholefood plant-based meals, a guided sound journey and great company!
Novice, beginner & experienced yogis are all most welcome. Arrive as strangers, be our guests, leave as friends.
Your retreat will begin on Friday evening with a warm welcome, a flowing yoga class and a scrummy Thai dinner.
The Saturday schedule includes animal flow, primal movement and yoga sessions, a Wim Hof-style breath session and mid-winter plunge, the magnificent Mangahwai Coastal Walkway, a relaxing and meditative guided sound journey, with time set aside for feasting, resting and reading and fireside chats.
We welcome Sunday with a sunrise yoga session to get limber ahead of a walk into a lush native bush section of the Brynderwyns (and optional but highly recommended waterfall shower!) before we gather back at Tara Retreat for a relaxing fare thee well lunch.
All the meals are plant-based, made with love from healthy organic or spray free garden fresh vegetables, grown on the property or sourced locally.
Massages are also available on request.
Accommodation options and costs per person (ideal for couples or friends sharing).
$360 – Retro Revolutionary Caravan- double bed (under 6ft recommended) Single occupant price $540
$360 – Glamping Tent – Double bed (can add another single mattress for two singles if separate sleeping required).Single occupant price $540
$410 – Cozy Cob Cottage (handmade earth building) – Queen bed. Single occupant price $610
$410 – Studio 247 (self- contained studio) – Queen bed (double bed in loft for two singles if separate sleeping required.) Single occupant price $610
$410 – Gypsy House Truck: queen bed (an extra mattress can be added for another single if separate sleeping required).Single occupant price $610
Fee includes two nights accommodation, five yoga and movement sessions, all healthy, delicious wholefood plant-based meals (2 dinners, two breakfasts, two lunches, teas, fruit, coffee, smoothies and snacks), two guided walks, a guided sound journey and a take home goody bag!
Excludes transport costs to & from Mangawhai
Massage times can be arranged – options available for an early check-in on Friday for a pre-retreat afternoon appointment, or a post-dinner Friday night session, or a relaxing post-retreat treatment on Sunday afternoon. There may also be time on Saturday – we shall see! ($70 per hour)
We have timed this retreat to get the most out of your weekend and recommend taking a half-day off on Friday so guests can cruise up to Mangawhai and settle in before the evening yoga session.
We complete our time together over lunch on Sunday so that you have ample time to travel back home without stress.
This nourishing weekend will include active yoga, movement and breathing practices, and a takeaway goody bag including recipes, yoga practices to follow and a herb tea, so your restorative weekend spills over into your normal life.
“A lovely relaxed atmosphere and it was nice how people could pick and choose what they did. Glen and Nic were fantastic hosts, and it was like being at a home away from home, but pampered with delicious food and guided activities.” Abby (Auckland)
“Really loved the retreat. I would 100% consider coming to more of your retreats! Thanks for the experience and all the advice/tips.” Monique (Auckland)
“Beautiful location. absolutely amazing hospitality and so awesome to get back in touch with nature…highly recommend this retreat and its hosts.” Yulia


June 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm
June 23, 2019 @ 1:30 pm
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Glen Crofskey


Tara Retreat
247 Tara Rd
Mangawhai, 0573 New Zealand
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