Balance Haven Retreat – in Auckland

This is a half-day retreat that’s nourishing for your body, mind & soul & based at a stunning villa in Ponsonby, Auckland city.

Come along to relax, unwind & experience some research-backed tools like mindfulness, yoga & other wellness strategies. You’ll learn how to switch off from your busy life & go from surviving to thriving. The goal is to live life more vibrantly alive & in balance.

18 February 2024

8:30 – 11:30 AM

$199 per person (or email Rachel if you want to arrange buying two tickets for the discounted amount of $349 [email protected])

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Balance Retreat with Mindfulness Coach Rachel Grunwell

Thursday April 4, 2024, 2pm – Sunday April 7, 2024, 11am

Maruia River Retreat

2314 Shenadoah Highway, Shenandoah, Tasman, 7895, New Zealand.

Do something for yourself and your soul.

A guided wellness experience with wellness expert Rachel Grunwell at this luxury retreat.

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Join us for our 4th run on of this highly enjoyable and light wellness retreat!

Learn how to live life healthier & happier and more in balance in this self-indulgent retreat hosted by wellness expert and author Rachel Grunwell. Rachel is the author of Balance: Food, Health + Happiness which boasts 30 global wellness experts sharing science-backed wisdom on how to live healthier and happier + 30 nourishing recipes.

This 3-night, 4 day Retreat includes a 3-night private villa accommodation, all healthy and nourishing meals, daily workshops, yoga and meditation classes and the use of all the Retreat’s forest bathing facilities – outdoor Stoked Hot tub, Finnish dry sauna, infrared chroma-therapy sauna and access to extensive nature trails within the 500-acre nature Estate and the 8-meter heated magnesium pool with swim jets.

In the daily workshops, Rachel will share science-backed advice on how to move, eat, live, think and feel better including sharing ideas from psychology, neuroscience, nutrition, fitness, mindset, health and wellness areas. Cristina Holopainen will lead the daily yoga and gong bath classes.

Balance Retreat includes:

  • A signed copy of the Balance: Food, Health and Happiness Book by Rachel Grunwell

  • Daily Self-Care workshops and smoothie-making class by Rachel Grunwell

  • Daily morning yoga classes and afternoon gong baths by Cristina Holopainen

  • Guided nature walk within the native beech forest

Your Luxury Stay includes:

  • 3-night solo or twin share accommodation at a private Luxe Villa or 1-bedroom Master Villa

  • All meals included

    • Continental breakfast daily

    • Gourmet packed lunches daily

    • 3-course Dinners each night

  • Full use of the Wellness facilities: Stoked Outdoor Hot tub, Finnish dry sauna and Infrared Chroma-therapy Sauna, Magnesium Pool and premium massage chair

  • Gift of Trilogy skincare (which uses scientifically proven, high-performance ingredients from nature).

  • Fixed transfers to and from the Nelson airport (bookings required): Shuttle will leave at 1130am at the latest from the airport on Thursday, 4 April and the return transfer will leave at 11am from the Retreat and arrive at the Nelson airport on Sunday, 7 April before 2pm. It is a 2-hour drive to and from the Retreat to the Nelson Airport.

  • Early Bird Discount of $500 if you book and make full payment by 20 January 2024.

    Published Rate: NZD2,450 per person for twin-share and NZD2,990 for Solo Occupancy

    BOOK NOW to get first dibs on the two 1-bedroom Master Villa. Email [email protected]

  • ABOUT RACHEL:Rachel comes from a background of 28-years’ experience in the media industry as a writer and columnist for a string of New Zealand’s biggest media organisations. She won New Zealand’s best social issues journalist of the year award during her journalism career. She still writes for magazines in the niche of wellness.

    However, these days, Rachel is more often the one being interviewed by media as a wellness expert, who runs her own company Inspired Health NZ. A wellness coach and yoga & mindfulness teacher, she runs corporate wellness workshops and speaks at events, festivals, and expos on how to elevate your wellbeing. Her advice is always research-backed and highly relatable. She runs retreats to help Kiwis with relatable tools on how to be more resilient, healthier, happier, and to live more vibrantly alive.

    Rachel has been co-leading retreats for 6 years in the North and South Islands of NZ to a string of rave reviews. A recent Herald review dubbed one of her recent retreats as “a game changer” and “the most calming and relaxing experience ever”.

    Rachel has found herself viewed by companies and brands as a “wellness influencer” over the past ten years and has loved trying lots of new products out on the market. This has led to her partnering with a number of brands that care about elevating the wellbeing of Kiwis. Rachel gives a stuff about not stuffing up the planet, and as a self-confessed “girly-girl”, she only backs brands that deliver on an exceptional experience too.

    Ultimately, Rachel wants to inspire Kiwis to live life more in balance one tiny step at a time. Focus on progression, not perfectionism.

    A published author, Beatnik Publishing released Rachel’s book Balance: Food, Health + Happiness two years ago, which includes 30 global experts sharing research-backed advice on how to live life healthier, happier, and more mindfully. The book includes advice from nutritionists, psychologists, professors, neuroscientists, emotional intelligence experts to happiness researchers, as well as hacks on more sustainable living.

    Rachel gives back to charities where she can and is currently a board member for Disability Sport Auckland (which provides sport, recreation and play opportunities for peope living with a disability) She is also an ambassador for a charity where she helps guide athletes with diabilities through marathons.

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