Women’s Wellness Retreats

Retreat:/ a quiet or secluded place in which one can rest and relax

Retreat:/ a haven, a sanctuary, a place of peace


Retreat to a place of profound natural beauty; take time to nourish your body, mind and soul.  Lake Tekapo is the ideal destination for a Wellness Retreat; the dramatic landscape and wide open spaces; the calming turquoise of the lake create a feeling of well-being.  Add to that delicious wholefoods, yoga, qoya, inspirational sessions, like-hearted community and space to relax – a magic weekend awaits.
 This Women’s Wellness Retreat is co-hosted by Penny Wilson from Tekapo Wellness and Kate from Thrive Yoga.  Penny is an Integrated Nutrition Coach who believes that wellness begins from the inside out.  It’s more than the food we eat. It’s our feeling of belonging, it’s kindness, it’s our beliefs.  Penny is passionate about connecting with women and encouraging them to shine to their fullest potential.  Kate is a yoga and Qoya teacher who believes that we thrive when we shine our light, when we love, when we move from surviving to thriving.  Kate is lit up by sharing her love of yoga, qoya, meditation and soul inspiration with women.


Welcome to the 2020 Women’s Wellness Retreat on the tranquil shores of Lake Tekapo.  Kate from Thrive Yoga is thrilled to be co-hosting with Penny from Tekapo Wellness once again to create magic in stunning Lake Tekapo.  If you’ve ever considered gifting yourself the space and nourishment of a retreat then go for it!

The benefits last beyond the weekend itself.

But don’t take my word for it.  Here’s some feedback from last year’s retreat participants…

“Overall the retreat in my eyes was 10/10.  Amazing programme, lots of laughs and great workshops.  I came away with such an amazing feeling.”    (Nov 2019)

“It was an absolutely wonderful weekend.  I enjoyed every aspect of it and would enjoy making it an annual event. It has helped bring focus and balance in every aspect of my life.  I have clarity on how I’d like to move forward from this retreat”      (Nov 2019)

“The venue has an amazing outlook and feeling.  I will definitely be recommending your retreats to others.”         (Nov 2019)

“I loved the size of the group.  It was small enough to feel connected, safe and honest.  Great facilitators with a nice balance of yoga/workshops/food and own time.”     (Nov 19)

“I am going home inspired”        (Nov 19)

Come and join us to rejuvenate; rest and reflect while in the company of incredible women in a beautiful environment. 

Wholesome foods, inspirational sessions and space for you to be fully present in the goodness. 

A perfect time and place for Autumn Rejuvenation!


There are several room types available.  From a shared bunk room to a private king room (these are priced accordingly).

Please take a look at the options below and when you register state your choice.

Note that rooms are booked on a ‘first in, first served’ basis and should your first room type not be available, please choose another option.

Room with a View – King room with private ensuite, bath and lake view $845 per person.

PLEASE NOTE THIS ROOM HAS BEEN BOOKED FOR 2020.  Please refer to one of the other accommodation options.

Space to Yourself – King room with private ensuite $795 per person

PLEASE NOTE THIS ROOM HAS BEEN BOOKED FOR 2020.  please refer to one of the other accommodation options.

Share with a Friend – Twin-share room with one queen bed and one single bunk with shared bathroom  $745 per person

PLEASE NOTE THIS ROOM HAS BEEN BOOKED FOR 2020.  Please refer to one of the other accommodation options.

Bunk In – a shared space for people on bottom bunks with shared bathroom $695 per person.

Please note that we will fill the bottom bunks first.  If a booking is received by someone willing to sleep on a top bunk we will accommodate this.


Your home away from home is the stunning Isolation Bay on the shores of Lake Tekapo, with one of the best views in New Zealand. A completely private and expansive location with easy access to the lake and with no neighbours in site.

The home is made up of very large living areas with a high ceiling and large windows to make the most of the stunning views. The large living room will be the main area for the retreat workshops and yoga sessions. The open plan kitchen is great for demonstrations and the large dining area has big doors to a deck across the front of the house. There are multiple outdoor living spaces to capture the sun and shelter, the big sliders allow maximum use of these spaces. Plenty of space to retreat and relax.




The intention of this weekend is that our workshops and sessions will refresh and restore you as you make time and space for yourself.

The ‘program’ below outlines the general flow of the weekend. Times are flexible and operate on a fluid ‘Tekapo time.’


4:00 pm Arrive with free time to settle in

5:00pm Welcome and Introductions

5:30pm Yoga Movement and Stillness

7:00pm Evening meal


7:30am Yoga and Meditation

9:00am Breakfast

10:00am Workshop

11:30am Optional Workshop

12:30pm Lunch

1:30pm – 3:30pm free time

3:30pm  Qoya

4:30pm  Whole foods cooking demo

6:30pm Evening meal

8:30pm Celebrating Nature



6:30am Optional; Welcome the Morning Sunrise

7:30am Yoga and Meditation

9:00 am Brunch

10:30am Workshop

11:30am Reflection and next steps

12:00pm Retreat Close

All activities are optional. You are welcome to explore during your free time. There are a variety of fantastic local walking tracks and the lake is at our doorstep. Or relax at the house with your journal, a colouring book or puzzle.

This is an all inclusive retreat meaning that the accommodation, all meals and all sessions are included within the retreat price. The accommodation is private and luxurious. The group size is small and intimate (maximum of 8 participants) meaning that people feel safe and their experiences honoured. The retreat has a theme of Autumn Rejuvenation with all sessions exploring aspects of this theme tailored to participants. All activities are optional; if you would rather a sleep in than do a morning yoga class that is fine. We endeavour to meet all dietary needs and preferences for our guests. We source local and organic food where possible and prepare and cook on site during the weekend.
The investment for your wellbeing is $695 – $845 (room options available) for an all inclusive weekend; accommodation, wholesome tasty meals, workshops, yoga and cooking demonstration.



There is so much goodness in creating space to reflect, breathe, connect, contemplate and a retreat is the perfect place to do so.

Thrive Yoga loves the depth of goodness that opens in a retreat setting.  We look forward to sharing this with you.

To register for the ‘Autumn Rejuvenation’ Women’s Wellness Retreat complete the form below.  We will email you with a confirmation.

Terms and Conditions - Please read the terms and conditions outlined below and tick the correlating box to agree before submitting

To ensure your place at the retreat, a non-refundable $100 deposit is required within one week of registering, with the remaining balance two weeks before the retreat. Payment can be made online to: Tekapo Wellness 03-1599-0202761-000

Please inform us as soon as possible if you are unable to attend the retreat for any reason. Refunds will not be given for cancellations within 14 days of the retreat.

From time to time photographs may be taken during the weekend. We endeavour to limit the intrusion into our retreat space. These may be used by Tekapo Wellness and Thrive Yoga for marketing and promotional purposes. We will not use any photographs that are identifiable to you, without prior permission. By checking the ‘I agree’ box above, you agree to the terms of this photography waiver.

While we endeavor to guide you safely through the weekend’s activities, it is important you understand there are risks involved in any activity. We ask you to work at your own level and explore your own limits, using your discretion to not go beyond personal physical boundaries. Please inform the teacher of any pre-existing acute or serious health conditions that may limit your involvement in any activity. If you have any concerns regarding your fitness level, ability or skill to undertake an activity, it is recommended that you seek the appropriate independent advice (including medical). By checking the ‘I agree’ box above, you are agreeing to assume responsibility for the risks incidental to participation in this retreat.



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Copyright Thrive Yoga 2016 | All rights reserved