Inner Peace Escape Yoga

Nature and Blissful Retreat
Te Puna Point - Tauranga - New Zealand

From October 25 to October 27, 2024

Slot(s) left: 10

Yoga, Meditation, Nature. Body, Breath and Mind. Whether you’re a seasoned Yogi or a beginner, this small group retreat promises to delight you by offering a chance to unwind and reconnect with what truly matters. Join us for a botanical excursion led by an expert, where you’ll discover the region’s edible wild plants. Indulge in delicious vegetarian meals prepared on-site. Plus, treat yourself to a massage for divine relaxation.


Nestled in the picturesque Bay Of Plenty region, Te Puna Point Retreat shines as a standout destination for your retreat experience. This exceptional property boasts unparalleled beauty and offers the ideal setting for your getaway. And Tauranga’s famous main beach is only a 30-minute drive away!

Immerse yourself in luxury at this waterfront estate, conveniently accessed via a private causeway bridge. Spanning 9 acres of lush parklike grounds, avocado orchards, and meticulously landscaped tropical gardens, the retreat provides a haven of tranquillity. Relax with onsite massage services, a rejuvenating hot tub, and a swimming pool. For adventurous spirits, explore the stunning Te Puna Harbour with complimentary kayaks, adding an extra touch of excitement to your retreat.

At Te Puna Point Retreat, every moment is an opportunity to unwind, rejuvenate, and create lasting memories in a truly remarkable setting.


Step into luxury at this professionally designed lodge, where every detail is perfectly crafted. The heart of the home is a sleek designer kitchen, offering panoramic views of the estuary.

Upstairs, you’ll find a charming master suite with its own balcony for private moments and a marble-tiled bathroom fit for royalty. And let’s not forget the library—a cosy retreat for book lovers!

Downstairs, discover two more bedrooms, one with its own ensuite and direct access to the pool area. Plus, there’s a separate guest pavilion—with two bedrooms, a living room, and a bathroom, all bathed in natural light and seamlessly connected to the outdoors.

Every corner of the lodge exudes warmth and elegance, from bespoke furniture to locally made products that celebrate the beauty of New Zealand. Outside, your private peninsula awaits, with sprawling avocado orchards and citrus trees ripe for exploring. Take a dip in the glass-balustraded pool, relax in the Hot Springs spa, or soak in the tranquil views of wetlands and harbour waters teeming with native birdlife.

Welcome to your own slice of paradise—where luxury meets nature, and every moment celebrates life’s simple pleasures!

Yoga & Meditation

This retreat is designed to be an inclusive experience, welcoming participants at any level to delve into the multifaceted nature of human existence. It focuses on the physical aspect (the body) as the most tangible dimension; the mind, as the realm of thoughts and emotions, representing the subtlest aspect; and the breath, serving as the vital intermediary that plays a pivotal role in the practice of yoga. These three dimensions are not isolated; they are deeply interconnected, influencing and supporting one another.

Through a carefully curated internalisation program, attendees will engage in various practices to harmonise these dimensions. This includes performing physical postures and dynamic sequences to enhance body awareness and flexibility, engaging in focused breathing exercises to regulate energy flow, and participating in meditation sessions that foster mindfulness, deep insight and an open heart. Periods of relaxation, including Yoga Nidra and the use of Tibetan Bowls, will enhance these practices.

The proposed approach comes from the famous Indian Yogi T.K.V. Desikachar and is characterised by its progressive teaching method, which respects the individuality and capabilities of each participant. Additionally, the meditation practices offered are inspired by the rich traditions of Tibetan Buddhism, aiming to guide participants toward a profound realisation of their innermost nature, free from the habitual patterns and limitations that often constrain our experience.

Since there are several magnificent convenient outdoor areas, Yoga and Meditation sessions will be given outdoors whenever possible or indoors if the weather requires it.



3:00 pm – Arrival meet and greet
5:00-5:30 pm – Welcome circle
5:30-7:00 pm – Yoga and relaxation
7:30 pm – Dinner


7:30-8:15 am – Tibetan warm-up and meditation
8:30 am – Breakfast
9:00-10:30 am – Sensory botanical walk
10:45-12:15 pm – Yoga
12:30 pm – Appetizer gourmet and lunch
Afternoon – Free time (nap, walk, spa, pool, kayak, massage)
5:30-7:00 pm – Yoga and relaxation
7:30 pm – Dinner


7:30-8:15 am – Tibetan warm-up and meditation
8:30 am – Breakfast
10:00 am-12:00 – Yoga and closing circle
12:30 pm – Lunch

Relaxing activities

Discover tranquillity at Te Puna retreat, where the clear waters of the glass-balustraded pool promise a refreshing escape. Seek solace in our hot springs spa, with soothing and rejuvenating waters. Surrounded by the serene sounds of nature, you will experience a deep sense of relaxation and well-being.

Te Puna Retreat is cradled by lush wetlands and calm waters, home to diverse native birdlife. This picturesque setting serves as a constant reminder of nature’s beauty, encouraging moments of calm and appreciation.

Adventure seekers will delight in kayaking through Te Puna Bay’s sheltered waters, offering a unique perspective on the region’s natural splendour.

For ultimate relaxation, entrust yourself to Donna’s expert hands for a wonderful massage or a Reiki session. Her skill in various techniques ensures a deeply relaxing and stress-relieving time.

Sensory botanical walk and catering

Join us on a sensory journey through the local wilderness, where we’ll explore wild plants renowned for their nutritional, flavourful, and healing properties. Discover the profound connection between our inner nature, nurtured through yoga, and our natural world.

Engage your senses directly as we encounter plants through sight, touch, smell, and taste, deepening our connection to nature. Amidst the tranquil and picturesque setting, contemplate and rejuvenate, aligning with nature.

Afterwards, savour an enticing aperitif featuring delightful and innovative recipes incorporating the plants we’ve encountered. Catering adds an essential touch of joy to this retreat experience. Indulge in vegetarian meals crafted from fresh, organic, locally sourced ingredients.


Stefan: After initially exploring various martial arts, Stefan has dedicated years to the ancient art of Yoga and Meditation, earning a certification from the French School of Yoga after a rigorous 700-hour program. His passion for yoga has led him to teach numerous classes and workshops and organise retreats across France for over 12 years.



Cathy: The daughter of a famous French Chef, she enjoys creating and sharing delicious meals daily. Fascinated by the connection between humans and nature, she completed a three-year course with François Couplan, a globally recognised plant specialist and a great enthusiast of wild gastronomy. She will lead the botanical walk and prepare all the meals.



Donna: After her Massage Therapy Diploma obtained in 2002 at Auckland College of massage, she developed en extensive expertise in massage and Reiki, honed through years of practice, allowing her to offer a diverse range of massage styles including therapeutic, pregnancy, reflexology, and Swiss massage tailored to achieve optimal results.


  • 2 nights in a spacious, modern, luxury property surrounded by nine acres of lush parklike grounds
  • Single bedrooms with shared bathrooms (5 available) or twin rooms (1 available)
  • Delicious wholesome vegetarian meals. All meals are included, plus an appetiser gourmet
  • 3 Morning warm-up and meditation
  • 4 Hatha-Yoga and Relaxation sessions (1 on Friday and Sunday, 2 on Saturday)
  • 1 Sensory botanical walk
  • Heated swimming pool and hot tub to relax and unwind
  • Some kayaks and life jackets available to explore Te Puna’s sheltered waters
  • Plenty of time to absorb the beautiful surroundings

Not included

  • Massage ($100 for one hour)
  • Travel expenses


2 options:

  • $995 all-inclusive, except for massage and travel expenses. Only 7 spots max. are available.
  • $595 all-inclusive except for room, massage and travel expenses (if you sleep outside Te Puna Retreat). Only 3 spots max. are available.

$250 non-refundable deposit will secure your place.

The final payment is due 60 days before the retreat starts. You will be notified by email.

More info: (+64) 022 477 3809 or Email Stefan

General Terms and Conditions

• Bookings will be accepted through our website and direct enquiry. A deposit can secure a space until 30 days before the event. Your place will not be guaranteed until payment is received in full.
• Deposits are non-refundable. Full payment is due 30 days before the start of the retreat.
◦ A partial refund can be granted more than 30 days prior to the Retreat (apart from the $250 deposit).
◦ All bookings are non-refundable less than 30 days prior to the retreat. Once your reservation is confirmed, the amounts paid will not be refundable. We understand that unforeseen circumstances can arise, but we must adhere to this policy due to the preparations and reservations we make in advance.
◦ Exceptions to this policy cannot be made for personal emergencies unless Mindful Life Yoga cancels the event due to unforeseen circumstances.
◦ Should there be any changes in your plans, please notify us at the earliest. While refunds are not possible, we will do our best to accommodate and assist you within the bounds of our policy.
• Guests must advise Mindful Life Yoga instructors about any medical condition, previous injury, dietary restrictions or allergies before their arrival.
• Mindful Life Yoga takes all the necessary steps to reduce risk and provide safe and well-managed outdoor and indoor activities. However, we are dealing with nature and cannot always control participants’ actions.
• Mindful Life Yoga has a non-alcohol and no-smoking policy.

These are the terms and conditions that apply to our bookings.

Cancellation policies due to Covid-19

Caring for the safety and well-being of our guests has been and always will be Mindful Life Yoga’s most important priority. Our team is working to support our visiting guests to work out how best to proceed with potential cancellations or rescheduling of events.
Unfortunately, some events have to be cancelled. We like working with our guests to see how best to reschedule each event for your enjoyment. As you can imagine, this takes time, so we truly appreciate your patience and understanding as we all navigate this new territory.
• If your event has to be cancelled due to Government requirements, we will contact you as soon as possible. Please understand that if the event is not required to be cancelled, the deposit might not be refundable.

• If your event can be rescheduled, we are happy to work with you to identify new dates. In this situation, we will respect your deposit, and no new deposit fees will need to be paid.

Thank you for being such a valued part of the wellbeing world. Our vision is to connect people through the power of wellness.

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