Wild Spirit - Waipu Yoga Retreat

Updated: Sep 11

A magical weekend awaits us in the hills of Waipu this October:

A Blue Moon, Halloween Weekend Yoga Retreat...

...come as your raw, authentic self

This is a luxurious weekend escape to the Brynderwyn Hills of Waipu; overlooking New Zealand's beautiful East Coast and Whangarei Heads.

Kanuka Yoga teachers; Raquel, Stu and Isabelle, will be hosting this two-day, two-night yoga retreat as we take a deep dive into the practice of yoga. Give yourself an opportunity to express your authentic self with some guidance throughout the weekend.

To reserve your room email

View below to see room availability

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

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

See accommodation options and details below...

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. Join your regular Kanuka Yoga teachers as we explore more into the practice of yoga.

From Auckland, Waipu is approximately a 90 minute drive:

Opening - Friday, 30th October from 4pm

Closing - Sunday, 1st November from 4pm

Venue - Paradise View NZ, 239 Massey Road, Waipu

(10mins of gravel road on entry to location)

Private rooms start from $549 per person - view options below...

Your investment includes:

  • A private room

  • Either an ensuite, or shared bathroom / balcony - recently remodelled

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

  • Professionally catered food (breakfasts, lunches, dinners and tea/coffee/snacks)

  • Full access to the property's shared spaces (see below)

  • A good dose of nature; either on the East Coast or a nearby walk

  • A yoga inspired, and fully optional schedule (details below) for the weekend - designed and led by three qualified yoga teachers / facilitators from Kanuka Yoga Space - Stu Larsen, Raquel Minh and Isabelle Idelon

PLUS receive Two Casual Classes at Kanuka Yoga Space, valued at $48 - you can gift these to a friend, or use them yourself after the Retreat =)

The shared spaces are truly stunning and provide the perfect setting to rest, unwind, read and connect with others:

  • Wandering around the gardens

  • Couches by the fireplace

  • The breezy yoga room (with all the props!)

  • Cosy library room

  • At the spa or by the pool

  • Spacious dining and kitchen area


Luxury rooms with an ensuite:

Luxury rooms with shared bathroom:

The Cottage:

Stand-alone unit nestled above the yoga room.

A 30 second walk to the main lodge.

The Meadows:

A two minute walk to the main lodge.

Spaces are limited so to express interest and book your room, email us at or chat with us at the studio in Hobsonville.

What To Expect Each Day?

  • Yoga Classes - explore Primal Movement, gentle Slow Flows and Yin/Yang

  • Guided reflections and a chance to journal

  • Optional cold water immersions

  • Meditations

  • Professionally designed menu and shared meals

  • Cacao shared in ceremony

  • Live Music

  • + something a little different (let us surprise you)

Phone Us - 0276 KANUKA (0276 526 852)

Email Us -

Payment Options:

We require 50% deposit upfront to secure your room.

Bank transfer is recommended; credit cards incur 2.75% surcharge.

Check out the memories from our past yoga retreats



"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 Waipu =)

Raquel, Stu and Isabelle

Kanuka Yoga Space