Wellness Getaway

A wellness weekend away is a time to retreat and relax the body and mind, and there is no better place to unwind than on the beautiful Waiheke.

We all love a good holiday, getting any from it all and taking time to relax and have some fun. A wellness weekend away offers that added level of relaxation, where you can truly unwind and reset. There is no better place to do this than on Waiheke Island, offering an abundance of nature walks, open spaces, beaches along with an incredible portfolio of trained health professionals and wellness offerings. You may choose to book in some retreat time in your accommodation, or you can head out to join in one of the many great classes on the Island- from Yoga and Pilates to group walks and dance. Here are some of our tips to help you reset and get the most out of your wellness holiday on Waiheke.

Yoga and Yoga retreats

Koukoulee offer bespoke retreats, intimate and designed for small private groups. Hen wellness break? Girls (or boys) weekend away? Couples retreat? Or maybe a post-wedding recovery retreat? We can bring Koukoulee to you. Choose from their tried and tested experiences or talk to them about creating a bespoke experience for you. Their teachers  offer an array of different yoga styles - from vinyasa to power and from yin to nidra and barre. You'll also find weekly yoga classes at their studio in Oneroa, bookings advised. 

The Breathing Space is the Island's online Hub for all things Yoga. As a collective of teachers they offer a variety of classes based in several different traditions and at various locations around the island. You'll also find upcoming workshops and events on this site. 

Pilates

Connect Studio is Waiheke Island's first boutique Wellness Studio offering Physiotherapy, Pilates, Detoxifying Infrared Saunas, Personal Training, Osteopathy, Massage and Nutrition. They work synergistically to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of your body through a holistic and empowering approach. Located in central Oneroa.

Massage

Pamper yourself with a massage, you deserve it! Most practitioners offer a mobile service, and you'll find in Oneroa Thai Lanna who offer great Thai massage and body scrubs. Be Vibrant Wellness Studio offer wellness through holistic, integrative bodywork. Waiheke Massage in Ostend offer treatments at the studio or at your accommodation.  Includes therapeutic massage as well as individual or group yoga.

Dance

Local dance teacher Sacha brings 5 Rhythms to the Island, check out the website for class details. 5Rhythms Dance is a simple yet profound movement practice which encourages freedom and fluidity in dance, no dance experience is needed – just a willingness to dive into your own unique dance.

Time in Nature

Terra & Tide  Explore Waiheke Island and the outer Hauraki Gulf with either a walking tour or sailing tour. Offering guided walks & wellbeing workshops.

Posted by Sophia Hoadley on April 01, 2020