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2 Day Mind, Body, and Soul Retreat in Martinborough, Wellington

Peppers Parehua Martinborough, 52 New York Street West, Martinborough, South Wairarapa District, Wellington, New Zealand

New Zealand Wellness Retreat

Revitalize your mind, body, and soul this winter at a weekend retreat at Peppers Parehua, Martinborough. A perfect time to connect with self, rejuvenate, and recharge the batteries as winter sets in. Located in the heart of Martinborough, Peppers Parehua is the perfect weekend retreat location with all the comforts you desire. Luxury accommodation, tranquil Wairarapa countryside surroundings, and expertly prepared, nourishing vegetarian meals are the perfect complements to yoga, meditation, and wellness.

Meet the instructors

Em & Amy
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  • 2 days of practice
  • Yin and Nidra yoga classes
  • Daily Restorative yoga lesson
  • 90-minute mind-body eating workshops
  • 1 optional group meditation session
  • 1 night accommodation
  • Daily meals


2 days with instruction
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  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Tennis court

The beautiful grounds of Peppers Parehua are there for you to enjoy a walk, to connect with nature, or to enjoy quiet outdoors meditation. There is a tennis court with complimentary racket hire available for guests taking part in the retreat. For more adventurous spirits, an outdoor pool is available for your use (please note unheated).

Winemakers cottage

Each winemakers cottage has its own entrance, a designer kitchenette, air conditioning, cozy fireplace, and private patio. The bathroom has a large spa bath and underfloor heating. Sleeping arrangement is twin share.

  • Kitchenette (not kitchen)
  • Air conditioning
  • Open gas fireplace
  • Spacious bathroom with underfloor heating
  • Private patio
  • Spa bath
  • Cable television
  • DVD/CD player
  • Private outdoor seating

Garden cottage

Garden cottages overlook the retreat's immaculate gardens and rural outlook. Each cottage has its own entrance, designer kitchenette, air conditioning, cozy open fireplace, and private deck. Sleeping arrangement is twin share.

  • Kitchenette (not kitchen)
  • Air conditioning
  • Open gas fireplace
  • Spacious bathroom with tiled underfloor heating
  • Private deck
  • Spa bath
  • Cable television
  • DVD/CD player
  • Private outdoor seating


Yoga Yamas and Niyamas

In accordance with the yoga yamas and niyamas, all meals will be vegetarian and this will be a smoke-free event.

Proposed schedule (maybe slight variation)

Friday, August 20th

  • 3.00 pm Check-in and settle in
  • 3.30-4 pm Welcome Afternoon tea
  • 4.30-5.30 pmWinding Down Yoga
  • 6.00 pm Nourishing Vegetarian 2 course evening meal at Peppers

Saturday, August 21st

  • 10.00 am Restorative yoga session with mindful movement and set your intention
  • 10.40 am Morning Tea
  • 11.00 am-12.25 pm Workshop 1 (Yin Yoga/Mind Body Eating: A new Approach)
  • 12.30 pm Lunch
  • 1.30-3.25 pm Workshop 2 (Yin Yoga/Mind Body Eating: A new Approach)
  • 3.30 pm Afternoon Tea
  • 3.50 pm Reflections and Yoga Nidra
  • 4.30 pm End of day


Em Allwood-Holmes

Amy Dawson


The retreat will take place in Wellington, New Zealand. Peppers Parehua is situated on an acreage at the edge of the historic village of Martinborough, in the Wairarapa region of New Zealand’s North Island - one hour’s drive north from Wellington.


  • Wellington - 1 hour



  • Swimming
  • Swimming pool (outdoor)
  • Tennis court


  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Dining area
  • Fireplace
  • Smoke-free property
  • Patio


During this retreat, you will be served all breakfasts, lunches, and two-course dinners (vegetarian) as well as morning tea on Saturday and Sunday and afternoon tea included in the price.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Fancy getting your creative juices flowing? Yoga with Em can book an optional extra art session for you at Ventana Collective in Martinborough during your stay. Ventana Creative Collective has the studio space, skilled tutors, and all the materials for you to get creative from clay work, life drawing, abstract painting, jewelry making to macrame. Just let them know if you are interested in booking in advance of the retreat. Art sessions at Ventana will be subject to availability.

Like the feel of adventure and wind through your hair? You can hire bicycles on-site and explore the surrounding Martinborough countryside. Therapeutic massage will be available if you want to add the ultimate pampering experience to your retreat (optional extra). A fabulous holistic therapeutic masseuse will be available for you on-site. Bookings are usually limited to 30-minute appointments due to demand. Massage should be booked in advance and is strictly subject to availability.

What's included

  • 1 90-minute blissful Yin yoga session
  • 1 90-minute 'Mind-body eating: a new approach' workshop
  • 2 Restorative yoga sessions (including mindful movement)
  • 1 energy restoring yoga Nidra session
  • 1 optional group meditation session
  • 1 night accommodation
  • Breakfasts
  • Lunches
  • 2-course vegetarian dinners
  • Morning tea (Saturday and Sunday)
  • Afternoon tea
  • Use of Peppers Parehua facilities

What's not included

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers
  • Art sessions at Ventana Collective
  • Therapeutic massage sessions
  • Bicycle rentals

How to get there

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Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 15% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
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Arrival: Friday August 20, 2021
Departure: Saturday August 21, 2021

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