MARCH 17 - 24 2018
Mountain Escape Retreat with Dani Yarusso
Join us for the yoga adventure experience of your lifetime! Queenstown, New Zealand, sits on the shores of the South Island’s Lake Wakatipu, set against the dramatic Southern Alps. Renowned for adventure sports, it’s also a base for exploring the region’s vineyards and historic mining towns. Explore yourself as you discover the people, the food and the spectacular natural environment. Spend your mornings practicing yoga, discussing the chakras, enjoy a delicious a la carte breakfast then set off for the day on an epic adventure. Kayak in Milford Sound, considered the 8th wonder of the world, explore the fjords, hike along Lake Wanaka, indulge in the wine region on our wine tour, take a risk with amazing views while zip lining and more. On this retreat we will be celebrating the Spring equinox. Honor the cycles of your own growth through the108 sun salutations, followed by an unforgettable ceremony and party to ignite your soul. Here is an opportunity for you to connect back with yourself and meet new friends that'll share this magical experience with you. Come meet yourself and the world in a whole new way.
YOGA TWICE DAILY
DELICIOUS AND HEALTHY MEALS
EMPOWERMENT PROGRAM// CHAKRA PHILOSOPHY
What the trip includes
7 NIGHTS AT QUEENSTOWN HOUSE BED & BREAKFAST
BREAKFAST AND DINNER DAILY
2 YOGA CLASSES DAILY
MILFORD SOUND CRUISE/KAYAK TOUR
SKIPPERS CANYON HIKE
LAKE WANAKA /ARROWTOWN TOUR
ARROW EMPOWERMENT WORKBOOK
SPRING EQUINOX PARTY
Does not include
TRANSPORTATION TO/FROM AIRPORT
LUNCH DAILY (INCLUDED WITH SOME EXCURSIONS)
ZIP LINING ($140)
WINE TOUR ($140)
SATURDAY, MARCH 17-SATURDAY, MARCH 24TH 2018
“Happiness, not for another place, but this place, not for another hour, but this hour”
Set on three acres of alpine hillside in Queenstown overlooking Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables range, Sherwood offers a unique setting to unwind, and reconnect with self and nature
Their recently renovated guest rooms traverse the humble luxury of a lakeside studio to the communal comfort of a queen-size bunkroom and cater for any independent traveller seeking atmosphere and authenticity.
You’ll find the sheltered central garden perfect for spontaneous leisure, sun drenched breakfasts, late afternoon cocktails or a fireside sing-along - while the surrounding bike track, kitchen gardens, orchard and sunset tipi provide many a hidden spot for a picnic or snooze.
Our culinary team specializes in fresh, seasonal, soul food harvested from our own kitchen gardens, orchards and surrounding farms - while the bar team curates an ever-changing selection of independent craft beers, fine natural wine, and rare spirits.
We have a yoga, pilates and meditation instructor plus an Ayurvedic massage offering, along with an ever changing line up of live music, film, writers and artists in residence.
Everything we do is about reflecting a sense of place, a connection to nature and a moment in time. We hope that your stay will leave you refreshed and reinvigorated.
Be Here Now
SINGLE and DOUBLE OCCUPANCY AVAILABLE
*see below for pricing
LISTED PER PERSON
(DEPOSIT GOES TOWARD BALANCE)
Double Occupancy Room $2,920.00 USD
Double Occupancy Apartment $2,920.00 USD
Single Occupancy $3,650.00 USD
*(sales tax not included in price listed)
Deposit + Registration
A non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot
Monthly Payment plans
CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR SUPER AFFORDABLE PAYMENT OPTIONS
Retreat Leader: Dani Yarusso
Owner and founder, Dani, will be your tribe leader, supporter, travel guru and chakra encyclopedia. Dani will take you through a fun and challenging vinyasa sequence in the morning, gather the troop for a fun daily excursion and lead you through a restorative practice by night. Known for her fluid sequence and spiritual insight, Dani is 500 RYT, and has been leading retreats since 2015. Trained in chakra philosophy in India under Ali Cramer and Deborah Langley, Dani will take you a journey back to yourself and into the world.
MILFORD SOUND + KAYAKING (Included)
Double the adventure with our Cruise & Kayak Milford Sound experience! This trip includes a Milford Sound cruise, entry to the Milford Discovery Centre & Underwater Observatory and 1 hour of kayaking around sheltered Harrison Cove. Kayak through crystal clear waters in one of the most majestic places in the world.
SKIPPERS CANYON HIKE (Included)
The scenery of Skippers Canyon is without a doubt a subject you will talk about.
An excursion into the backcountry of Queenstown is certainly worth your time: landscapes that are only accessible in Skippers Canyon, historic remains at every corner, a familiar atmosphere in a comfortable 4WD vehicle and of course your interaction with our Driver/Guide who will explain this goldmining area and stop on your demand will create a truly unforgettable experience.
Enjoy all that this breathtaking area has to offer: stunning scenery, peace and quiet and an exciting history. Located in Queenstown's back country, Skippers Canyon is one of New Zealand's best kept secrets.
LAKE WANAKA AND ARROWTOWN TOUR (Included)
Start the day at Lake Wanaka, about an hour north of Queenstown to explore its quaint town and beautiful scenic views. We'll learn a little bit more about the history of the south island and enjoy lunch overlooking the mountains. Your day ends in historic Arrowtown; a site swarmed firstly by European gold prospectors in the 1860's, then by 5000 Chinese who were invited to try their luck among the leftovers! You'll walk among the tiny restored cottages of their settlement and wander down the main street of this exquisite little town with its charm of historic buildings that will make you feel like you walked onto a movie set.
SPRING EQUINOX CELEBRATION
108 sun salutations to honor the transition of the season. Like nature, we move through cycles, and on this day of the retreat we take time to celebrate all that we have learned, lost, gained and how much we have grown in the last season. Take time to reflect and set intentions on what you'd like to cultivate moving forward. We will end the night with a private party, in a unique and intimate setting. We can't share all the details because we love to surprise!
ZIP LINING (Optional)
Zip line overlooking the lake and mountains in the distance. Enjoy a 2-3 hour excursion through the canopy's and get your blood pumping with this adventurous add on to your retreat!
WINE TOUR (Optional)
Queenstown is the gateway to the Central Otago region where you’ll find 200 vineyards within a 40 minute drive of the town centre. The Central Otago wine region is made up of six sub-regions; Gibbston, Cromwell/Pisa/Lowburn, Bannockburn, Bendigo, Wanaka and Alexandra, all producing world-class wines.
7:00-800 am Arrow Flow
8:00-9:00 am The Bow Method discussion
9:30-10:30 am Breakfast
11:00 am-4:00 pm Excursion
5:00-6:00 pm Arrow Flow Restorative
7:30 pm Dinner
Included: Breakfast and Dinner. Enjoy a delicious a la carte breakfast at Queenstown House. For lunch each day, enjoy walking into town to grab a bite or expect to eat while out on one of our many excursions. Dinner will be either at the B&B or out in town. We love exploring the cuisine when we travel and want to offer you an opportunity to wine and dine like the locals do!
March is the start of Fall in Queenstown with things cooling down slightly from the summer months. Expect temperatures as high as 68F and low as 48F. Weather during this time can be slightly unpredictable, with rain in the forecast on some days.
AMENITIES & INTERNET
Wi-fi access complimentary
Queenstown sits on the shore of crystal clear Lake Wakatipu among dramatic alpine ranges; it’s rumoured that gold prospectors - captivated by the majestic beauty of the surrounding mountains and rivers - gave this now cosmopolitan town its name.
With a smorgasbord of outdoor activities, Queenstown is the home of the ultimate adventure bucket list. There’s skiing in the winter and activities such as bungy jumping, sky diving, canyon swinging, jet boating, horse trekking and river rafting all year round. It has also become a renowned cycling destination, providing everything from easy scenic tracks to backcountry trails, road rides to heli-biking and the Southern Hemisphere’s only gondola accessed downhill mountain biking.
WHAT AIRPORT SHOULD I FLY INTO?
Queenstown Airport (ZQN)
The airport is a 10 minute drive from the hotel
WHAT TIME SHOULD I PLAN TO ARRIVE AND DEPART?
Please arrive by Saturday, March 17th at 2 pm
Departure is March 24th at your own discretion.
***Many of our students arrive before and stay after the retreat dates.
We can help arrange transportation for you during our retreat dates, any other time is your responsibility.
WHAT ARE GOOD RESOURCES TO LOOK FOR FLIGHTS?
The best search engine to book an international flight to Queenstown would be through
HOW LONG SHOULD I WAIT TO BUY MY FLIGHT?
Recommended time to wait for purchasing international fares at the best deals is 8-6 weeks before your travel date.
If YOU CANCEL the Yoga Retreat:
BEFORE 60 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE YOGA RETREAT:
Fully refundable minus the initial non-refundable deposit. No payments can be transferred to another participant.
31 - 60 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE YOGA RETREAT:
50% credit of the full amount, after the non-refundable deposit, paid to be put towards another Yoga retreat within 12 months, and will forfeit the remainder. No payments can be transferred to another participant.
0-30 DAYS PRIOR TO THE START OF THE YOGA RETREAT:
no refunds or credits will be given during this period.
*if you wish to protect yourself from any unforeseen circumstances, we recommend that you purchase travel insurance such as TRAVELGUARD