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Weekend Yoga Retreat at Kula, Muriwai - Inner Compass

Updated: Oct 26

A very special, full moon Weekend Yoga Retreat for you this October... Inner Compass.

Take a deep dive into the practice of yoga and meditation at Kula, Muriwai Yoga Shala and Homestead; overlooking New Zealand's stunning, West Coast.


Check in to see our Retreat Memories later on...

Weekend Yoga Retreat at Kula, Muriwai, with Kanuka Yoga

Take-in the natural surroundings, invest time into your yoga asana (physical practice), learn more about yoga philosophy and mindful meditation, partake in ceremony with cacao and mantra, join sauna and ice bath, enjoy the delicious vegan menu from our onsite chef and connect with the other amazing humans around you.

The moon will be in full bloom which will be amazing to see from this gorgeous venue.

Inner Compass

Weekend Yoga Retreat

Opening - Friday, 27th October - from 4pm

Closing - Sunday, 29th October - 4pm

With - Megan, Tanija, and Stu

Where - Kula, Muriwai

Hosted by Kanuka Yoga Space

at Kula, Muriwai

With all our Yoga Retreats; all activities are 100% optional.

You choose whether you take part, or to slow down and take rest.

Massages and Surf Lesson are optional add-ons.

To reserve your space, email

See accommodation and schedule information below.

We are available to chat anytime you like;

email or phone 0276 KANUKA

Keep reading for more details, or follow these quick links:

Your Hosts

Your Chefs - Sister Sei

Why a Yoga Retreat?

Retreat Schedule

Accommodation Options

Inner Compass Yoga Retreat - Kula, Muriwai

Your Hosts:

This weekend we have three amazing facilitators to guide you. All three are long-time Kanuka Yoga teachers / founders with many years of yoga teaching and facilitating experience, along with other magical skills they'll bring to the retreat...

Meet Megan Blennerhassett

Megan has nearly 20 years teaching experience across many styles and audiences, sharing the yoga of healing and connection from kids to seniors, chair yoga to rehabilitation centres along with studio classes, private 1:1s and her own business.

She is trained in traditional yoga completing a 900HR Diploma. She is a certified Ayurvedic Dietician and Lifestyle Counsellor, and is certified in (Western) Nutrition. She is passionate about helping students understand the yoga system and, through practice, gain Self Knowledge and the peace and love that comes through that.

She also has magical photography skills and this is another huge passion of hers.

Meet Tanija Luke

Tanija has been operating Te Atatu Yoga & Pilates for over five years, and she's been a valued part of Kanuka Yoga's teaching team for the last three years.

With over 12 years of regular yoga practice, Tanija has a huge appreciation for the ability to slow down and re-connect with herself; her Yoga practice provides this space.

In her classes, you'll enjoy a diverse range of movements with an emphasis on breath connection. She will encourage you to listen to the rhythm of your body and take options to find stability, ease and comfort within each posture.

Meet Stu Larsen

Stu is the co-creator of Kanuka Yoga Space and is a certified 200HR Yoga Instructor through John & Nicole Allen's Yoga Teacher Training School in Auckland; teachings that provide a modern, trauma-sensitive lens on traditional yoga and philosophy.

He has continued his Yoga training with Inspire Yoga, completing a further 100HRs (towards his 300HR) in bio-mechanics, functional movement, and yoga philosophy.

Currently, he spends his time supporting the Kanuka Yoga teaching team and community, and is enjoying his time as a full-time musician; performing as a live, one-man-band at weddings and events around NZ, and also with his funky covers band, Bamboo Baby. He has a deep love for his natural surroundings, and spends time surfing, hiking and snowboarding whenever time permits!

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Weekend Yoga Retreat at Kula, Muriwai

Meet the Chefs - Sister Sei:

A small catering company dedicated to providing delicious plant-based cuisine while accommodating various dietary restrictions.

Sister Sei are passionate about creating exceptional culinary experiences that prioritise sustainability and environmental consciousness. With a focus on flavor, health, and the planet, we strive to make every event memorable and eco-friendly.

Why a Yoga Retreat?

When we leave our regular routine and explore new places or spend time with new people, it can give us a different perspective and open us to internal shifts that we can take back to our daily life.

We’ll be spending the weekend tuning into our internal worlds and using yogic practices to expand our own personal authenticity.

This is your opportunity to take a break from your regular weekend routine, to getaway and explore breath and movement, to meet like minded souls and create new connections, to enjoy stunning, fresh vegan meals and to find the rest when you need.

Curious about the drive times to Muriwai?

From Auckland CBD, approximately 50 minutes

From Kanuka Yoga Space in Hobsonville, approximately 30 minutes

Email to book!

Your Weekend Investment Includes:

All activities 100% optional.

  • Two nights accommodation - luxury build and stunning fittings/fixtures

  • Five Yoga Classes; Friday evening, Saturday morning + afternoon/evening, and Sunday morning and afternoon

  • Two Morning Meditations; Saturday + Sunday

  • Hot + Cold Sessions - sauna, spa + ice bath (optional)

  • Live music and sounds

  • Optional massage available (add-on)

  • Optional surf lesson (add-on)

  • Time in nature with beach, forrest and coastal walks nearby

  • Professionally catered vegan menu + snacks and drinks

  • Full access to the property's shared spaces, including two lounge spaces, yoga studio, a spa pool, saunas, ice bath and panoramic views of West Coast

  • Plenty of free-time and chances to connect with others around you

  • Your Goodie Bag of treats and items we'll use on the weekend

  • The learnings and experience of three amazing facilitators

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Your Weekend Schedule

All activities are 100% optional.

Prices include accommodation, food, and schedule.

Our intention is to weave yoga philosophy into the entire weekend.


Kula, Homestead:

A brand new, luxury home situated on the hills of Muriwai Beach, with stunning panoramic views and cosy interior. The amazing features you can expect:

  • Premium fixtures and fittings, such as Italian concrete rendered walls through the main living areas

  • Two large outdoor decks on either side of the homestead; to cater for different wind directions; large sliding doors for easy outdoor access.

  • Luxurious kitchen and scullery area with plenty of room for a large group to enjoy

  • Two large living / hang-out areas inside, plus the yoga studio space

  • Large outdoor spa and ice bath (for those keen)

  • Infra-red sauna within master bedroom, plus communal saunas available

  • Cosy spaces, with multiple fire place options if it gets cold

  • Peace and quiet

Te Henga Room

Luxurious master suite within the homestead.

Comes with ensuite + private sauna.

Kirikiri Bay Room

Within the homestead

Te Waharoa Bay Room

Within the homestead

(Bunk beds are designed for adults, with extra head room and are very sturdy)

Weekend Yoga Retreat at Kula, Muriwai, with Kanuka Yoga

Maori Bay Room

Within the homestead

(Bunk beds are designed for adults, with extra head room and are very sturdy)

Weekend Yoga Retreat at Kula, Muriwai, with Kanuka Yoga

Kula Studio:

A brand new yoga studio space with full kitchen and accommodation options. The space includes underfloor heating in the kitchen, studio and bathroom. Being a new build, all bed frames and mattresses are new.

Maukatia Bay Room

Within the studio

Weekend Yoga Retreat at Kula, Muriwai, with Kanuka Yoga

Lava Bay Room

Within the studio

(Bunk beds are designed for adults, with extra head room and are very sturdy)

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Phone Us - 0276 KANUKA (0276 526 852)

Email Us -

Payment Options:

We require 50% deposit upfront to secure your room.

Payment easiest via bank transfer.

Massage & surf lesson is optional add-on.

View our memories from past yoga retreats...

Kanuka Yoga Retreats - our memories



"An exhilarating and revitalising experience hosted by the most wonderful people who introduced us to new experiences with curiosity and compassion."

"Expand your Light - Waipu Yoga Retreat was perfect for a post lockdown break! Raquel, Stu and Za did a great job at facilitating. They provided an enlightening, relaxing and inclusive experience, paying attention to various levels of yoga experience.The accommodation was excellent, with awesome views all served up with delicious meals! I got to spend time forming new friendships and connecting with some amazing people. My first retreat and looking forward to the next one!"

We look forward to hosting you in Muriwai.


Megan, Tanija & Stu

Kanuka Yoga Space in Auckland

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