Yoga Retreats in New Zealand

If you’re considering a holiday to New Zealand, a retreat stay might well be high on your list. And what could be better, than a yoga retreat with all that incredible New Zealand scenery, as you relax and fine-tune your yoga practice?

We’ve rounded up some amazing yoga-inspired retreats from across this beautiful country. From single-day retreats, and weekend retreats, right through to highly immersive 4-week retreats, your quest for time out and a little intensive yoga practice will certainly be very well satisfied.

Yoga NZ Retreats

These yoga and meditation retreats are held at different locations around New Zealand. They are led by Susan Allen, the founder of Yoga Ground, with studios in Auckland and Wanaka. Susan has over twenty years of experience and offers authentic yoga and meditation practice. She’ll invite you to cultivate strength, mobility, awareness and thoughtfulness through the practices offered.

Yoga NZ Retreats offers both yoga and meditations retreats and solely meditations retreats and inspiring places such as the bush-clad hills of the Coromandel, to the wild mountains of Glenorchy, to the southern lakes of Wanaka.

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Yoga Sanctuary (Auckland)

The Yoga Sanctuary is a yoga studio offering classes in Auckland, but they also organise various yoga retreats (both locally in New Zealand and also in Bali) at certain times of the year. Their focus is all about ‘finding balance’.

Their New Zealand retreats offer lots of daily meditation and yoga, saunas, optional massage, hiking, buffet-style vegetarian meals and sightseeing. But as they only run at certain times of the year, you’ll have to get in quick to book, and plan in advance.

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Anahata Yoga Retreat (Takaka)

Anahata is a non-profit charitable organisation and they offer an incredible array of events, including specialised retreats. They live the yogic lifestyle and share their knowledge with all who go to Anahata. Most of their events are hosted by them and are based on the Bihar School of Yoga Teachings. You can choose the Creating Change or Active Hope – Deep Ecology & Yoga Retreat.

They also offer teacher training in Yoga Nidra & Restorative Practices, Relaxation & Meditation, and Meditation and Pranayama. If you’re really looking for an authentic and highly specialised yoga retreat, this would be the perfect place.

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Lotus Yoga Centre (Paraparaumu)

If you’re after a shorter retreat, perhaps the Lotus Yoga Centre one-day retreat is the answer for you. On various Sundays, they offer a Body, Mind and Soul retreat, which includes relaxation, yoga and breathing, a vegetarian lunch, plus walking meditation in the bush and seated meditation.

It’s extremely good value for money and caters to all levels of yoga experience.

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Whangarei Heads Yoga Retreat (Whangarei Heads, Northland)

At Whangarei Heads Yoga Retreat you’ll find regular, year-round retreats on offer, as well as special events at various times of the year.

Their regular retreats include a 6-Day Yoga and Hiking Retreat, Rest & Relax Weekend Retreat, 3-Day Family & Friends Retreat, a 5-Day Yoga & Nature Retreat, and quite a few more.

Their 6-day yoga and hiking retreat is claimed to be the most popular, where your daily schedule will comprise morning yoga classes, a beach walk or a bush hike and evening meditation. You’ll also enjoy vegetarian meals, twin-share rooms and plenty of optional extras.

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Learn yoga basics or fine-tune your craft in New Zealand…

If you’re looking at visiting New Zealand for a holiday, and you have a secret (or not-so-secret) passion for yoga, why not throw in a few days at a yoga retreat? It’s the perfect way to fine-tune those skills.

But yoga retreats are not just for those who are already keen yogi’s. Many retreats also cater to those who simply need to find new ways to conquer stress and better manage their health. A yoga retreat could well help you do, just that.

You’ll find more retreats in New Zealand on our Retreat Me Happy website.


The Retreat Lady
Author: The Retreat Lady

Sarah Willmott, founder of Retreat Me Happy is passionate about making Retreats accessible to everyone. She specialises in helping Retreats reach a wider audience by creating this online platform. By day Sarah sends care packages to help people feel better (she owns Feel Better Box) and by night she builds this website to help you find your perfect retreat.