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Dates: 27th July-3rd August, 2019(7 Nights)

Join Gabrielle Harris for a week of unplugging. This retreat is for those who want to get away, spend time with themselves, deepen their yoga practice and connect with nature. With only eight participants you will also get to meet other like minded people in an intimate and refreshing retreat. The retreat is aimed at anyone who needs to ‘fill-up’ and recharge themselves. The yoga is simple but deep and you will practice the time honoured techniques of meditation, breathing and yoga postures in a combination that will leave you wanting more. By the end of the seven days you will have experienced more fully the power of yoga and it’s ability to shift things within us both in a physical, mental and emotional sense. All my  classes are laden with life philosophy so you may garner some effective takeaways as to how to live your life, more simply, with acceptance and generosity of heart.

This retreat sold out within 24 hours so please don't delay. Preference given to couples of those willing to share/

The Yoga:

Yin, Restorative, Gentle Movement

Twice a day there will be gentle yoga suitable for all levels and those who have not done yoga before. The intention is to stretch and open the body and restore it. We spend so much of our lives pushing, trying to move forward that these classes will be to reverse the busyness, the rush and to fill you up so you can go back to your life with more vigour more energy, not more depleted. Yin Yoga is a style of yoga where the poses are mainly seated and held for a bit longer than normal. It is a practice to negate stiffness in the body and to encourage softness of the mind. There will also be mediation and simple breathing exercises and a takeaway sheet for home practice. The morning practice will combine some simple movements to lubricate the joints and open the body. The evening practice will be quietening down to encourage a beautiful restful night’s sleep. The yoga is not compulsory. It is an additional offering to complement the day’s activities.

The Venue

Sea Change Eco-Retreat.

The venue was chosen for it’s ecology, simpleness and connection to nature. It’s untouched and raw, simple yet beautiful but still has touches of luxury with a light foot print. It in short has everything you need too unplug and find peace. There is a choice of accommodation of either Glamping of a traditional Fale style.

You can read more about the venue on their site here. Sea Change Eco-Retreat.

The Location:

Ha’apai Tonga

Sea Change Eco Retreat is located on the remote island of Uoleva in the Kingdom of Tonga. Uoleva is part of the Ha’apai Island group located approximately 165 kms northeast of the main island of Tongatapu. After arriving in Tonga you will take short plane ride of around 40 minutes. From there you will be met by a taxi then boat to the island.This is part of the excitement and is included in the total cost.

The Food:

 

Breakfast

Daily continental breakfasts are offered with a selection of cereals, home-made yoghurt, toast, & fruit. We also feature fresh coffee and teas, as well as various juices.

Lunch

Daily lunches are offered and focus on good salads, fruit, pastas, sandwiches, etc. We can also pack picnic lunches if you want to explore the island or  other experiences such as a private day on one of our local uninhabited islands, or snorkelling on outer reefs from one of our boats.

Dinners

Each evening we offer a two course dinner with a choice of two to three main options. Our main selections range from beef to chicken to fresh fish, as well as vegetarian and vegan options.We also serve fantastic desserts! Our menus are rotated daily to ensure a nice variety.

 

The Swim

Swimming with the whales is one of those life experiences that will humble you and stay with you for ever. The dive operators are careful and thoughtful towards the habitat and needs of the whales as they bask in the bombay sapphire coloured waters nursing their young. This will be your highlight of the day, month year. It is for all levels of swimming diving ability. The retreat includes one swim and you have the option of purchasing more swims while you are there.

 

 

Sample Day In Paradise

Dates: 29th June-6th July 2018 (7 Nights)

7:00 am-8:15 am gentle yoga, movement and meditation

8:30 am breakfast

9:30 – 12:00pm free time

12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm- 4:00 pm Snorkelling Swimming or Hiking

4:00pm-5:30 pm Sunset Yin and Restorative practice plus Yoga Nidra

5:30-7:00pm Dinner

 

Your yoga teacher:

Gabrielle has over 10 years experience teaching yoga to different levels and abilities. She also hosts international teachers in New Zealand and so has trained with some of the bright lights in the yoga world. She has a fondness for yin, restorative to heal and soothe and her classes tend to be light hearted, educational and accessible. Presently she is senior teacher at Abundance Mind Body, Porirua. 

Inclusions:

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inclusions

All Yoga

All Meals

7 nights accommodation

one whale swim with option to purchase more

Tongan Feast Night

Snorkelling trip off shore

Transport to the Sea Change on arrival at Ha’apai via boat and bus

A variety of activities such as canoes, paddle boards etc are available for use.

All Inclusive package: Adults: Twin Share Glamping $2350 per person Adults Twin Share: Fale: $2550 per person.

Please note as the venue is so small and it sells out quickly preference will be given to those who are open to sharing a Fale or couples in a tent. 

Not Included

Flights from New Zealand and insurance. New Zealand to Tonga flights from Air New Zealand range in price.

Alcohol, extra snacks 

Also note that the flights to Ha’apai are not included. To book you need to go to this site. Real Tonga

To book either contact Gabrielle gabrielle@yinnewzealand.com or Maria at SeaChange Eco-Retreat info@uoleva.com

 

Travel Insurance

It is strongly recommended that you consider purchase of travel insurance to provide financial protection in the event of unforeseen conditions which may impact your holiday. Various travel insurance packages are available that provide coverage for medical and travel related issues (including lost baggage, flight delays, weather conditions, sickness preventing travel, etc.). We encourage you to review your options for travel insurance which vary by the country of origin. Please note our payment terms and conditions which include a non-refundable deposit as well as a non-refundable payment in full within 60 days of your trip to Sea Change.