Yoga Retreats + Ocean Safaris

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


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Aitutaki Swim & Yoga Escape

After our magical inaugural back-to-back escape in July-August this year, it’s time to lock in your YogiFish swim & yoga escape to Aitutaki next winter!

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 2024

24-30 August 2024: 3 twin-share garden left
2-8 September 2024  (FULL)

The escape includes:

  • Six nights in a thatched bungalow in the boutique Tamanu Beach Resort
  • Returning YogiFish pod members receive a $200 voucher to spend at Tamanu Resort 
  • Small group numbers (max. 15 people)
  • Five gentle yoga sessions. Mats provided
  • Daily a la Carte breakfasts
  • A private welcome dinner on Tamanu beach
  • Foot scrub/massage on arrival
  • Two full-day private boat charters with a shorter and longer swim each day
  • Two leisurely lunches on Honeymoon and One Foot Island 
  • Swims to explore the lagoon from the beach on Aitutaki island
  • One half-day whale spotting and swim outside the reef 
  • Cultural show & Umu feast 
  • 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.

Yogifish village life

The 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 fridge to keep food and drinks cold and an espresso machine for coffee lovers. Wifi throughout the resort keeps 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.

I highly recommend you arrive a day earlier to decompress and ease into island time.

Let me know if you’d like to stay at Tamanu a little longer either side.


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, too.

Contact: [email protected]

Phone: 021 942 129


  • 3 x garden twin $3099pp
  • 3 x garden single $3399pp
  • 2 x lagoon view twin $3299pp
  • 1 x lagoon view single $3599pp


Please pay a $500 non-refundable deposit to secure your spot, with the balance due 80 days 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 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. 


27 – 29 February 2024 (different distances 1-3km)

Grab your spot


  • 2-nights accommodation in rustic kiwi baches right on the beach ( includes bed linen & cleaning fee 
  • All meals: breakfasts, lunches, sumptuous dinners, snacks (healthy, yum, satisfying!)
  • Three 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 
  • Small, intimate group of max. 10 people.

Not Included

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


$600pp (twin-share)

$750pp (single occupancy)

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High Fives from the Pod

“This holiday met my heart’s desires. My love of the ocean and swimming with a gorgeous bunch of people in waters so incredibly clear with colours of deep turquoise and cobalt blue. The accommodation was beautiful and perfectly set up. The food – clean, fresh, organic and abundant. Straight from the land and sea. From yoga in the morning, swimming safaris, picnic lunches on heavenly beaches, bike riding, sunset dinners alfresco and so much laughter and fun. It was incredibly well planned and so much heartfelt work had been put into its creation that flowed easily and effortlessly into everything we did. To say it exceeded my expectations is an understatement.”

Mary Jo, July 2023

“The YogiFish Aitutaki Retreat was a perfect balance of fun, challenging swims and adventures on the water (snorkelling, swimming with whales) with tropical holiday relaxation. The exquisite location right on the crystal lagoon, the casual luxury of the accommodation, the morning yoga and the excellent planning made the whole experience seem effortless as we moved from one activity to another with plenty of time to relax and enjoy the tranquility of our surroundings and the company of the others in our friendly group. While on one hand, every detail was seen to from meals, to transport, to swims, to cultural activities – we still had the freedom to individualise the experience. It was a fantastic week!”

Kathryn, August 2023