Yoga Retreats + Ocean Safaris

Indulge in a weekend away in stunning locations and explore the land and sea

Escapes

Fancy a swimcation sprinkled with yoga? Click to check these out:

Aitutaki Swim & Yoga Escape

Pack your bags, pod, and come on a tropical YogiFish swim & yoga escape to Aitutaki next winter!

I’ve been busy putting together a wonderful package and it is finally ready!

Aitutaki is a gem of an island about 40 minutes by plane north of Rarotonga in the Cook Islands. As you step off the plane, everything slows down, your breathing, your footsteps. Let your worries drain away.

We’ll swim inside the turquoise lagoon with iridescent fish, and outside the reef (hopefully spotting some whales). The swim distances range from 1km-3.5km.

There’ll be five gently flowing yoga sessions suitable for beginners, and plenty of downtime to explore the island, relax on the beach under a coconut palm or snorkel/kayak/SUP straight off the beach.

Here are the details…

Dates

22- July to 28 July 2023 – SOLD OUT
31 July to 6 August 2023 – ONLY 3 LEFT

The escape includes:

  • Six nights in a garden bungalow in the boutique Tamanu Beach Resort
  • Small group numbers (max. 14 people)
  • Five gentle yoga sessions specifically for swimmers. Mats provided
  • Daily a la Carte breakfasts
  • A private welcome dinner on Tamanu beach
  • Two full-day private boat charters with a shorter and longer swim each day
  • Two leisurely lunches on Honeymoon and One Foot Island
  • Two swims to explore the lagoon from the beach on Aitutaki island
  • One swim outside the reef (hopefully we’ll spot some migrating humpback whales)
  • Sunday BBQ buffet at Tamanu (first trip); Thursday cultural show & Umu feast (second trip)
  • Farewell dinner at Rapae Bay Restaurant
  • Airport transfers to Tamanu resort and local taxes
  • Return transport to the charter boat
  • Free use of kayaks, paddle boards, bikes and snorkel gear on Aitutaki
Not included: Airfares, insurance, any meals/drinks and transport not specified.

The escape starts at 5.30pm with welcome drinks and dinner on the first day of each trip and wraps up after breakfast on the last day.

lagoon kayak & swim

The garden bungalows at Tamanu Beach Resort are arranged to resemble a small Aitutaki village. They feature hardwood floors, local mahogany vanities and spacious bathrooms with an additional large outside shower.

Each free-standing bungalow has a balcony and daybed to relax, a bar fridge to keep drinks cold and an espresso machine for coffee lovers. Wifi throughout the resort keep you connected to the world. This part of the resort is for adults only.

FOUR single occupancy bungalows have been reserved, with FIVE twin-share bungalows that can be configured into one king bed or two king singles.

If you want a room for yourself, please get in quick.

Need help with flights?

Please contact our local travel agent Kate Hawken. She can help with flights, insurance, and if you’d like to stay a few extra nights and/or explore Rarotonga.

Travel insurance is strongly advised! Kate can help with this.

Contact: [email protected]

Phone: 021 942 129

The Cost?

Twin-share  – $3099pp
Single – $3399pp

Pay a $500 deposit to secure your spot, with the balance due six weeks before departure.

What now?

Email me [email protected]

I’ll email you the details about deposits, payments, T&Cs etc. Once availability is confirmed, payment of your $500 deposit secures your spot.

If you’d like to organise a payment plan, just let me know and we’ll work it out together.

I can’t wait to share this inaugural YogiFish Swim & Yoga Escape with you!

Whangarei Heads YogiFish Escape

Join me on a 2-night yoga & ocean swimcation in iconic Kiwi baches with a small pod on our own private beach. You can do as much or as little as your heart desires. 

Dates

6 – 8 March 2023 (shorter swims to 1.5km)

28-30 April 2023 (longer swims to 3.5km)

Grab your spot

Inclusions

  • 2-nights accommodation in rustic kiwi baches right on the beach (www.daviesbay.co.nz) includes bed linen & cleaning fee 
  • All meals: 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 2 sumptuous dinners, snacks (healthy, yum, satisfying!)
  • Two slow-flow yoga sessions for swimmers
  • Four swims in our own Davies Bay and exploring the waterscapes of the region
  • Hike Busby Heads Track to Smugglers Cove for a longer swim 

Not Included

  • Beach and bath towels
  • Your fave baking to share
  • Alcoholic beverages

Cost

$650pp (twin-share)

$750pp (single occupancy)

swim rise

High Fives from the Pod

The balance of the programme and free time was perfect. The range of swims was also ideal for me. The highlight was the big swim and the way we gradually worked up to it. I also liked having time to explore the beach.

Yoga: The routines were good swimming prep, fun and not too strenuous, and also fine for non-yogis. ‘The Pond’ movie in the evening was a great idea. Made it even more fun. The food was truly fabulous. Delicious, varied, healthy and extremely well prepared.

Lisa Gardiner

Swimcation on Rotoroa Island, March 2022

Far out in the Hauraki Gulf lies a little jewel of an island that is idyllic for swimming and yoga. Seti Afoa from Samoa Swim Series is running two escapes next March. I will be guiding a yoga class each day at the early March tour with an emphasis on shoulder mobility/strength.

Dates

11-15 February 2023 – SOLD OUT

11-15 March 2023: Selling now