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Te Whenua Retreat

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Te Whenua is a privately owned, peaceful retreat centre that provides a deeply nurturing space for individuals and small groups to rest & re-focus.

We are here to support you in becoming the very best version of yourself

We provide comfortable and spacious private accommodation, nourishing 'heart-to-table' plant-focused meals, a purposefully designed yoga & meditation space, plus the precious opportunity to slow down and re-attune to nature. Whatever your goals are at this time, cultivating inner wellbeing is always the foundation; and our mission is to support that. 

Te Whenua Retreat is located in Gibbston valley, just 20 minutes from Queenstown airport, 25 minutes from Cromwell and 55 minutes from Wanaka, in Otago, Aotearoa.

Why are they so vital to wellbeing?

Whatever stage of the journey we are on, retreating from the busy-ness of our lives allows the opportunity for truth, wisdom and healing to arise.

"In an age of acceleration, nothing can be more exhilarating than going slow. In an age of distraction, nothing is so luxurious as paying attention. And in an age of constant movement, nothing is so urgent as sitting still."

Given the right conditions, the spiritual transformational process will work its magic, and this may be subtle yet profound. Getting back in tune with our intuitive wisdom, our hearts can make wise decisions without having to negotiate with (or even inform) our bossy minds. Clarity, wholeheartedness and courage will manifest, and we don’t have to do anything except step out of the way and allow it.
There are tried and tested tools that can assist the drop from head to heart - slowing down; being present and self-aware; stretching and moving our bodies in ways that feel good; leaning towards a wholefood plant-based diet that is in alignment with the seasons; practising gratitude; nurturing curiosity; and simply being in a safe and supportive environment with like minded people.

This is the preciousness of retreat – the allowing of our own awakening.


Residential Retreats

Please navigate to our 'retreats and events' page for info on our residential retreats. Our one-day retreats and events are listed below

Upcoming One-Day Retreats

"My stay at Te Whenua Retreat exceeded my expectations. I found I could sink into the stillness and wildness of the beautiful surroundings and allow a deep sense of relaxation and ease to sink into my bones. The warm invitation to unwind, the delicious cooking, and time spent in rich conversation in the spa under the glorious night sky made for a memorable stay, and a desire to return before too long."

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