Surf & Yoga

A Luxury Wellness Experience for Women

Join Yoga Teacher and Wellness Retreats NZ founder Melissa Carroll and Naturopath, Medical Herbalist and Yoga Teacher Nikola Magerkorth - on this intimate escape.

Embody the healing power of the ocean with our surf and yoga 4-full days / 3-night luxury retreat. Join Wellness Practitioners Melissa Carroll and Nikola Magerkorth on this intimate escape.

Nurture your body, mind and soul - the tranquil setting overlooking Waipu Cove offers a stunning backdrop for a heartfelt, playful and nourishing long-weekend. An opportunity to truly slow down, reset and heal.

Race your heart and rest your soul - your days on retreat will consist of surfing lessons with the local surf school (no experience necessary), nourishing cuisine, vinyasa flow, restorative, yin yoga and yoga nidra.

This unique wellness experience really provides you with the space and time you need to align your soul and intentions for the year ahead. With four full days, this long-weekend escape is perfect for those who are in need of a real break and reset.

While it is an action packed, adventure weekend - there is also plenty of downtime for journaling, reading, swimming in the pool, soaking in the hot tub and the opportunity to truly turn within and heal your body and mind.

We know that this past year has been stressful on everyone and see this women’s only retreat as an opportunity to grow, laugh and connect.

Switch off, tune in and learn a new skill! We will cater for all levels of surfers and yogis alike, so grab a girlfriend and join us on the mat and in the ocean!

Contact Mel for more information or visit their website

Whats included

Your Escape Package Includes:

  • Accommodation for 3 nights
    Private or twin share accommodation with ocean views
  • Bespoke wholefood menu curated by the resident chef, catering to most dietary requirements
  • Morning flow yoga
  • Afternoon yin yoga and evening yoga nidra
  • Daily 2 hour surf lessons with local surf guides including boards, wetsuits, rash vests
  • Wellbeing workshop
  • Access to all on-site amenities including outdoor hot tub and swimming pool
  • Complimentary wi-fi
  • Deluxe goodie bag

Whats not included

Massage is an additional charge

Mel Carroll

Yoga Teacher, Wellness Specialist, Founder Wellness Retreats NZ

Mel is passionate about living and breathing a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Her own health journey began 15 years ago when she was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. This was a pivotal point that gave her the opportunity to rediscover her health and what wellness really means. Living a holistic lifestyle, discovering natural medicine, a wholefood diet, yoga and meditation allowed her to fully regain my health and vitality.

Mel created Wellness Retreats to share her story and to inspire and guide others on their journey to healthier and happier lives. Mel loves the privilege of helping people as they undergo life changing transformations through making healthy and balanced lifestyle changes on a physical and mental level.

With a background in International Retreat Management, Mel has hosted over 200 wellness retreats and managed Escape Haven in Bali for two years, world renowned and award-winning women’s retreat. She is also a qualified yoga teacher, completing her 200 hour Vinyasa training in Seville, Spain, six years ago and she teaches at various studios around Auckland and for Corporate clients.

Nik Magerkorth
BA, BNHM, Yoga Teacher, mNMHNZ, 200RYTT, Founder Nirmala Wellbeing

Nik Magerkorth is an advocate for ‘healing the whole’. With a passion for movement and wellbeing, Nik has dedicated the last decade of her life to living and studying the Sister Sciences of Naturopathy and Yoga, channelling these ancient healing arts into modern-day life-enhancing offerings.

With a corporate background in communications and a BA from The University of Otago, Nik is now a registered, and qualified Naturopath, Medical Herbalist and Yoga Teacher offering a holistic and therapeutic approach to her yogic teachings and naturopathic philosophy.

The Sister Sciences are deeply interwoven into her offerings. As a Naturopath and Herbalist, Nik believes in holism and views the body as an inter-connected system, treating clients as a whole person rather than an isolated condition.

Living and breathing her values and principles, Nik is a compassionate and holistic Yoga Teacher, who crafts thoughtful, dynamic sequencing with a great emphasis on Pratyahara (turning inward), Pranayama (breath control), Yoga Philosophy, well aligned Asana (yoga poses), in both Vinyasa and Yin yoga.

With over a decade of dedicated practice to Yoga, and experiencing first-hand the healing benefits to the body and mind of her natural crafts, Nik is passionate about sharing her love of Yoga, Naturopathy and Wellbeing with others.

I attended a 4-day Surf & Yoga Retreat with Wellness Retreats NZ this year and it exceeded all my expectations. Mel is a beautiful person who looks after everyone with deep care and attention. The yoga was beautiful and the surfing was amazing! I came home feeling more relaxed and refreshed than I have in a long time. I feel like I have pressed a reset button on my life and I now have clear goals of new things I want to bring into my life, some things I want to give up and what I want my life to look like going forward. I cannot recommend Wellness Retreats highly enough! Judy ~ January 2021

I have just completed a Surf & Yoga Retreat with Wellness Retreats NZ and it was an amazing experience from learning to surf to restorative yoga, the beautiful view to sharing it with a great bunch of women. The time away was truly memorable, a gift to myself and just what I needed. Stephanie ~ January 2021

I arrived on the Surf & Yoga Retreat from the drive up to Waipu Cove weary and exhausted from the previous year and all that it delivered. I left lighter, excited I had learnt to surf, relaxed from the most gorgeous yoga classes and company of other like-minded women and inspired for the year ahead. Loved every minute of my time on retreat. Thank you so much Wellness Retreats NZ. I highly recommend this retreat, it was so much fun! Jacquelynn ~ January 2021

I have now been to three retreats with Wellness Retreats NZ, Mel and her amazing team. I have again been blown away by the superb location, yoga, fitness and wellbeing workshops. The level of detail taken by the team makes Wellness Retreats a must do! I cannot wait for my next retreat! Nikki ~ February 2021

Amazing retreats!! Highly recommend if you want to feel relaxed and inspired, and to meet some lovely new friends ... worth every cent

Priced from $1,595 (all inclusive)

Retreat Schedule
Nov 26, 2021

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