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Weekend Escape for mums 3-5 May

  • Shambala Retreat, Takaka Golden Bay (map)

A weekend escape for revitalising tired mums.
Take time for yourself and refill your cup - in the end, our kids don’t want the perfect Mum, they want a happy one!

Join us in this 3-day, 2 night weekend escape at the Shambala in stunning Golden Bay - a unique opportunity for mums to get away from the stresses of their multitasking life.
From Mums to Mums, we invite you to slow down, take space to listen and connect to the authentic you.

We invite you to nourish yourself on all level - with daily Vinyasa Flow and Yin yoga classes, inspirational workshops, and hands-on coaching tools on how to deal more powerfully with your life. Enjoy nutritional organic healthy food and the support of like-minded Mums, sharing a safe space to chat, exchange and play together.

Surrounded by the beautiful nature that is Golden Bay, this weekend is all about YOU:

Join everything we offer, or just as much as you like, unwind in nature with a book or a long walk, and make the whole weekend about pampering yourself.

* All Meals & Accommodation (2 nights, 3 days)
* 2 x daily yoga practices (Vinyasa Flow & Yin)
* Daily guided Meditation and breathing techniques
* 2 Masterclass workshops (Yoga Flow & AcroYoga)
* Group life coaching

Optional activities include (please notify us at the time of booking):
* Deep ecology nature walk
* Efficient healthy food prep workshop
* Nourishing Massage treatments

Arrival time is from 2pm on Friday, May 3rd, with a welcome dinner at 6:30pm, followed by Yoga Nidra. We finish with a farewell lunch on Sunday, May 5th, at 12pm.

7:15 AM: Gentle movement & meditation
8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: Workshop 1 (Vinyasa Flow - targeting whole spine mobility)
12:00 PM: Lunch
3:00 PM: Afternoon Tea
5:30 PM: Yin Yoga (targeting lower body)
7:00 PM: Dinner

7:15 AM: Gentle movement & meditation
8:00 AM: Breakfast
9:00 AM: Workshop 2 (AcroYoga Play)
12:00 PM: Lunch
2:00 PM: Departure

* 3 daily meals, freshly prepared by our personal chef Linda from
* Morning tea & afternoon snacks
* Vegan and vegetarian meals
Food allergies - Please notify us upon booking!

We are staying at the beautiful Shambhala Retreat, located 16 kilometres from Takaka towards Collingwood, surrounded by lush peaceful New Zealand's bush and with it's own beach access.
All rooms have wonderful views overlooking Golden Bay.
The meditation and yoga studio is located on top of the hill with stunning views over the bay.
There are 2 Cabins in the bush, and 2 Beach Lodges with 3 bedroom each. You can either share a room with other Mums (max 4, single beds) or book a double room or one of the cabins to yourself for extra privacy.
Beautiful video on the Retreat space HERE:

This retreat is limited to 15 spots - reserve your spot early with a booking deposit of 200$

Shared Room (4 single beds): NZ$ 650
Shared Room (2 single beds): NZ$ 700
Single Occupancy (Double bed): NZ$ 750

Closest airport to Golden Bay is in Nelson, we can help organising airport transfer.
There is an airport in Takaka with direct flights from Wellington.

To secure your place, a 200$ deposit is required upon booking. We accept Bank transfers into a New Zealand bank account, Visa, Mastercard and PayPal payments.
Payment plans available.

Full payment is required 21 days prior to retreat start date (12th April).
Cancellations prior to April 1st - 50% of the total fee paid is non-refundable.
Cancellations from April 2nd onwards - 100% of the total fee is non-refundable.
You can transfer your spot to another lovely Mum in need of a rest!

Is a Mum of two beautiful young children, a devoted partner, a sister based in Sydney, Australia. She is a business owner, entrepreneur, executive coach, strategist. Stef is a yoga teacher, bodyworker, event organiser.
“My passion in life is transformation – through movement, touch, coaching. With an open mind and curiosity, I love discovering the uniqueness of bodies: We are all on our journey at our own pace, and our bodies today are an expression of past and current movement patterns & events.
I truly believe, that, respecting the current individual state, yoga can be for everyone. In my classes, I strive to create a loving and safe environment with a healthy balance between workout, fun, discovery and relaxation. I love practising and sharing different styles of movement - from Vinyasa to AcroYoga and Yin, each tradition has its own gems."

DEBORA O'CALLAGHAN is a homeschooling mum, co-parenting a wonderful 7 year old girl, Sophia, based in Golden Bay New Zealand. Debora has been a yoga teacher and massage therapist for over 10 years, and an Acroyoga Teacher for the last 3 years. "Motherhood has been such a crash course to applying the philosophy and yogic techniques to the everyday life. I am on an ongoing journey of balancing my energy amongst work, homeschooling, parenting and self-nurturing. I am an adventurer, a traveller of the soul, passionate about self-healing through yoga and mindfulness. I offer regular classes of Vinyasa, Yin, Acroyoga, Therapeutic yoga. Mindfulness practices is the common thread to all my style of classes, bringing compassion and curiosity, creativity and authenticity"

Contact us with your questions and booking requests, including accommodation preference, below:

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