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Please note the Cook Islands is 1 day behind NZ & Australia for all travel bookings.
This 5 night yoga retreat invites you to enjoy a peaceful rest in the beautiful setting of IKURANGI ECO RETREAT situated in Rarotonga. Take a much-needed break from routine and allow the practice of yoga, mindful meditation, tranquil surroundings and cultural island activities, to nourish and rejuvenate your well-being.
Enjoy twice daily gentle yoga classes, a rejuvenating body massage, an island lagoon cruise experience, a creative island workshop and also have plenty of time to explore the island of Rarotonga, relax amongst the tranquil gardens or beside the pool taking pleasure in the peace and quiet.
Ikurangi Eco retreat is a luxurious boutique resort set amongst organic gardens and local plantations with dramatic mountain views. An intimate setting that emanates serenity and sophisticated relaxation allowing you to reconnect with nature and indulge in a luxurious eco escape like no other. Think luxury in a tropical setting that will leave you feeling renewed, balanced and revitalised.
All accommodation is twin share or single basis either in the Luxury Safari Tents or Tropical Are Polynesian style Studios.
All rooms have been strategically placed to ensure maximum privacy and include a private bathroom and deck facing the stunning mountains of Takitumu.
Rooms are equipped with a super king bed or twin singles fully screened windows and doors, filtered drinking water and a yoga mat will be provided for each guest. Each room has a pedestal fan, bar fridge, free tea and local artisan coffee facilities, a hair dryer and a personal safe for any valuables.
Luxury safari tents feature an en-suite with modern composting.
*Airport transfers to and from Rarotonga’s airport are not included with your package but cost approx $54 return.
Kelsey, a highly experienced yoga instructor and fitness educator will lead you through your gentle yoga practice each day with additional workshops on mindfulness, myofascial release, relaxation and breathing. There is an option to attend morning flow yoga and evening yin yoga classes. Kelsey’s focus on gentle stretching combined with meditation will calm your nervous system and re-energise the body and mind. This retreat is suitable for anyone needing a quiet nurturing environment to unwind, reconnect and renew vitality.
The retreat facility has a large (4.8m x 9m) multi-purpose undercover platform for yoga and dining together, all weather. There is also an expansive lawn area, if preferred, for fine days. Targeting all lines of the body we will learn ways to gain optimal health and improved overall function through passive yin stretching and active yang sequences. During your stay, you will feel uplifted energetically and emotionally harmonised by the various breathing meditations and mindfulness techniques on offer. These workshops will be for all levels.
All meals are vegetarian (with seafood upon request) using the freshest, locally grown, seasonal produce. Breakfasts are healthy and nutritious with something different every day. Lunches are pre-packaged for you to enjoy on-site or take away to eat elsewhere. Dinners such as delicious shared island platters or a buffet featuring traditional dishes are included. This is also included in your price.
Travel insurance, * flights, airport transfers (these can be arranged with your airline company or directly with the Ikurangi Eco Retreat), any activities outside of the retreat itinerary, our restaurant dinner on the last night.
There are direct flights weekly from LA, Sydney and Tahiti as well as daily flights from Auckland and Sydney *starting June 2023.
Please note the Cook Islands is a day behind NZ & Australia when booking flights or any add-on accommodation.
On-island activities can be booked in advance but are not part of the retreat itinerary. These include:
A 100% refund will be given if the retreat is cancelled due to COVID-19. Attendees will be updated with the Cook Islands travel criteria but you may also check for an update anytime here https://cookislands.travel/entry.
If unforeseen circumstances prevent you from participating you may gift your place to a friend.
We understand that unexpected circumstances may arise, and we strive to offer flexibility while ensuring the smooth operation of the retreat.
If you need to cancel your reservation, a 100% refund will be granted until July 4th. From that date onward, a 50% refund will apply until August 4th minus an administration/deposit fee of $500.
Terms and conditions apply for late cancellations within one month of the start date. As the resort is exclusively booked for retreat participants only, with a limited number of spaces, there are ‘no refunds’ provided within one month of the start date.
However, as mentioned above , we do offer the option to transfer your booking to another person free of charge, enabling you to pass on this incredible experience to someone who can attend in your place.
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Download a registration form: registration form Raro. There is no deposit required as full payment confirms your reservation.
Kelsey Roderick, fitness educator and accredited yoga instructor, is a highly skilled teacher with over 30 years of experience helping people of all abilities and ages achieve improved body function, better coordination, health and well-being. Kelsey’s approach to teaching yoga is to encourage students to move and breathe in a way that promotes realignment, ease of movement, improved circulation and flexibility and mind/body balance. Kelsey is an ACC Accredited Strength and Balance provider and currently teaches senior group fitness classes in her local community including private yoga trainings. She also teaches weekly yin/yang classes in the Hawkes Bay region of New Zealand. Kelsey has hosted many trainings over the years and is excited to be hosting these two wellness retreats in Rarotonga, Cook Islands & Parohe Island, New Zealand, over the latter part of 2023.
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