Karma Being

1st - 5th Dec 2018 & 23rd - 27th Feb 2019

Yoga & Wine, Queenstown NZ

Escape to stunning Queenstown on New Zealand's South Island and luxuriate in a retreat like no other. The stage for complete and utter indulgence and relaxation is set; picture waking up and doing yoga to views of the emerald Lake Wakitipu framed by the Remarkables in the distance.

Follow in the footsteps of Prince William and Princess Kate when we visit Amersfield winery for a wine paired degustation lunch, arguably the regions premier winery experience. In the afternoon you might find yourself taking in the vista from our hot tub, followed by an evening exploring cosmopolitan Queenstown with new friends.

You'll retire to the comfort of our 5 Star lodgings in a beautifully appointed home just minutes walk to the centre of town. Single or Twin share accommodation is available in either a King Bed or 2 singles with ensuite bathrooms.

Each day we share breakfast, yoga and a wine experience as a group with plenty of free time to choose your own adventures of which there are plenty. Take a cruise on the lake, bungee jump off a bridge, visit a historic mining town nearby, take a scenic chopper flight or simply perch yourself in one of the many restaurants and bars and soak up the views.

On the first evening we take the easy stroll into town to dine at Rata Restaurant, an award winning eatery headed by internationally recognised Michelin starred chef Josh Emmet.

On day 2 we take a picturesque 4.5km walk which is broken up by a 3 course lunch at Gibbston Valley Winery and ends with a tasting at Peregrine Wines.

Our final wine experience is in the centre of Queenstown at 'The Winery' home to 80 of Queenstown's finest wines that you have only dreamt of trying, we'll nibble on antipasto and taste our way around the region without leaving the cosy leather chairs of the wine lounge.

Don't miss this one, book now to avoid disappoint as numbers are limited to just 8 lucky explorers.

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Retreat Notes

  • Getting There

    The closest airport to the Retreat is Queenstown Airport

  • Accommodation

    Stunning luxury home located about 10 minutes walk from town.

    5 large bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (3 x ensuites), open plan living with open wood fire, heatpumps on all 3 levels and 42" Plasma surround sound entertainment system and FREE unlimited Wifi.

    GST Registered, receipts available.

    The house has a fabulous deck to make the most of the amazing views and large courtyard area with built in BBQ and wood fire for entertaining -even during winter. The lower patio area contains a spa pool that has great views over the lake and mountains.

    The house is spread out over 3 levels offering fabulous views from every level and making it a perfect retreat for a large family or couples traveling together.

    Each room has a Super King or King bed (with an option to split into singles if required) with 3 extra single beds (& trundle) allowing up to 14 people to comfortably reside in luxury.

    Sleeps up to 10 adults and 4 children.

    Extras:-
    *Flat screen TVs in all the bedrooms
    *Heated towel rails & underfloor heating in all bathrooms
    *3 Heatpumps - one on every level
    *2 Open Wood Burning fires, 1 inside 1 outside
    *SKY TV including Sport and Movie channels
    *FREE Unlimited Wifi

  • Payment Options

    1) Direct Transfer
    Bank: Suncorp
    BSB: 484-799
    Account Number:202315513
    Account Name: Emily Spurling

    **For Guests outside of Australia you may require my bank's address and swift code:

    Address: Suncorp Metway Ltd, 266 George Street Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia

    Swift code: METWAU4BL

    Please copy and paste this link into your web browswer for further details on how to make a Telegraphic Transfer into Australia:

    http://www.suncorpbank.com.au/foreign-currency/foreign-exchange/inbound-telegraphic-transfers


    2) Credit Card (Including Credit/Debit Cards)
    Incurs a 2.9% fee. Please email or phone me your credit card details, expiry date and CCV to process the transaction.

  • Terms and Conditions

    1. A non-refundable deposit of 30% is required to reserve your booking. The full balance is due two months prior to the retreat, otherwise your booking may be cancelled.

    2. We provide a nurturing and safe environment and our program is thoughtfully planned, but no responsibility will be taken for any injuries incurred during the retreat. We advise you to consult your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions and inform the retreat leader so that modifications can be given to students with special needs.

    3. Travel insurance is highly recommended for all retreat participants and should be taken out at the time of booking. Your travel insurance should provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of AUD$200,000 for each of the heads of cover. We also strongly recommend your travel insurance covers cancellation, curtailment, personal liability and loss of luggage and personal effects

    4. The booking is made in good faith and maybe subject to change. We cannot accept responsibility for action taken by the management of the retreat locations are outside our control. However, reasonable endeavour will be made to offer alternative accommodation, should this occur. The description of the premises is given in good faith; no responsibility for misrepresentation will be accepted.

    5. You consent to us using images of you taken during the Retreat for advertising and promotional purposes in any medium we choose. You grant us a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license to use such images for publicity and promotional purposes.

  • Make an enquiry

    Retreat Notes

  • Getting There

    The closest airport to the Retreat is Queenstown Airport

  • Accommodation

    Stunning luxury home located about 10 minutes walk from town.

    5 large bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (3 x ensuites), open plan living with open wood fire, heatpumps on all 3 levels and 42" Plasma surround sound entertainment system and FREE unlimited Wifi.

    GST Registered, receipts available.

    The house has a fabulous deck to make the most of the amazing views and large courtyard area with built in BBQ and wood fire for entertaining -even during winter. The lower patio area contains a spa pool that has great views over the lake and mountains.

    The house is spread out over 3 levels offering fabulous views from every level and making it a perfect retreat for a large family or couples traveling together.

    Each room has a Super King or King bed (with an option to split into singles if required) with 3 extra single beds (& trundle) allowing up to 14 people to comfortably reside in luxury.

    Sleeps up to 10 adults and 4 children.

    Extras:-
    *Flat screen TVs in all the bedrooms
    *Heated towel rails & underfloor heating in all bathrooms
    *3 Heatpumps - one on every level
    *2 Open Wood Burning fires, 1 inside 1 outside
    *SKY TV including Sport and Movie channels
    *FREE Unlimited Wifi

  • Payment Options

    1) Direct Transfer
    Bank: Suncorp
    BSB: 484-799
    Account Number:202315513
    Account Name: Emily Spurling

    **For Guests outside of Australia you may require my bank's address and swift code:

    Address: Suncorp Metway Ltd, 266 George Street Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia

    Swift code: METWAU4BL

    Please copy and paste this link into your web browswer for further details on how to make a Telegraphic Transfer into Australia:

    http://www.suncorpbank.com.au/foreign-currency/foreign-exchange/inbound-telegraphic-transfers


    2) Credit Card (Including Credit/Debit Cards)
    Incurs a 2.9% fee. Please email or phone me your credit card details, expiry date and CCV to process the transaction.

  • Terms and Conditions

    1. A non-refundable deposit of 30% is required to reserve your booking. The full balance is due two months prior to the retreat, otherwise your booking may be cancelled.

    2. We provide a nurturing and safe environment and our program is thoughtfully planned, but no responsibility will be taken for any injuries incurred during the retreat. We advise you to consult your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions and inform the retreat leader so that modifications can be given to students with special needs.

    3. Travel insurance is highly recommended for all retreat participants and should be taken out at the time of booking. Your travel insurance should provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of AUD$200,000 for each of the heads of cover. We also strongly recommend your travel insurance covers cancellation, curtailment, personal liability and loss of luggage and personal effects

    4. The booking is made in good faith and maybe subject to change. We cannot accept responsibility for action taken by the management of the retreat locations are outside our control. However, reasonable endeavour will be made to offer alternative accommodation, should this occur. The description of the premises is given in good faith; no responsibility for misrepresentation will be accepted.

    5. You consent to us using images of you taken during the Retreat for advertising and promotional purposes in any medium we choose. You grant us a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license to use such images for publicity and promotional purposes.

  • What's Included

    • 4 nights Accommodation

      Twin Share Rooms available with a king bed or 2 singles

    • Welcome Dinner

      Rata Restaurant Queenstown. Wine not included

    • Daily continental breakfast

    • Daily Yoga

    • Amersfield Winery Lunch

      5 course Trust the Chef Menu with wine pairings for each course

    • 5km Walk and Wine Tour

      2 Course Lunch at Gibbston Valley Winery with Paired wines + Cave Tour + Wine tasting at Peregrine Wines

    • The Winery Tastings

      Pre loaded wine tasting card with $35 credit to taste or enjoy full glasses of wine. Antipasto platter included

    • Airport Transfers

    Price

    Details to come ∼ Twin Share

    Twin Share accommodation in a King Bed or 2 singles (share a bathroom with one other room)

    or

    Details to come ∼ Single

    Single occupancy in a King Bed Room with ensuite

    Teachers

    Emily Spurling

    February Retreat. Emily is an eternal student of yoga globally and is formally trained in Hatha and Vinyasa flow, she has beautifully combined these styles to create her own much loved yoga experience. This 'fusion' style is the perfect blend of light and shade, one flow will have you generating heat and building lean muscle and the next you will be blissing out in a slow, opening restorative sequence.

    “I love watching the profound effect yoga has on my students, a transformation takes place from the moment they step on to the mat to when their eyes open after Savasana. Yoga has been invaluable in my life as a mum of two young children and also in my previous corporate job. Whatever your situation, yoga can help you navigate the roller coaster that is life. It is my pleasure to share this gift with you.”

    Bryan Castle

    December Retreat. Bryan has been practising yoga for most of his adult life, and owned Yoga Vida, Mooloolaba for 10 years. Meeting and teaching over 6000 different people would be the highlight of his career thus far, and Bryan is looking forward to sharing his experience up close and personally on retreat with like minded yogis. Bryan keeps his classes and workshops light hearted, and he wants you to leave your mat with a huge smile. Being somewhat of an (untraditional yogi), Bryan will also love to share his appreciation of wine and table dancing.

    Daily Inclusions

    • Saturday 24th

      Check in from 2pm

      5pm Enjoy afternoon antipasto and wine on the deck followed by dinner prepared by the in house chef.

    • Sunday 25th

      7:30am Morning Yoga

      9am Breakfast

      10:30am walking wine tour
      11am Cave tour Gibbston Valley Wines
      Noon 2 course lunch and paired wines
      3pm wine tasting at Peregrine Wines

      Free Time

    • Monday 26th

      7:30am Morning Yoga

      9am Breakfast

      1pm Amersfield Winery 5 Course Degustation with Paired Wines

      Free Time

    • Tuesday 27th

      7:30am Morning Yoga

      9am Breakfast

      Free Time

      4pm 'The Winery' Tasting and Antipasto

      Free Time

    • Wednedsay 28th

      7:30am Morning Yoga

      9am Breakfast

      10am Check out

    Retreat Notes

  • Getting There

    The closest airport to the Retreat is Queenstown Airport

  • Accommodation

    Stunning luxury home located about 10 minutes walk from town.

    5 large bedrooms, 4 bathrooms (3 x ensuites), open plan living with open wood fire, heatpumps on all 3 levels and 42" Plasma surround sound entertainment system and FREE unlimited Wifi.

    GST Registered, receipts available.

    The house has a fabulous deck to make the most of the amazing views and large courtyard area with built in BBQ and wood fire for entertaining -even during winter. The lower patio area contains a spa pool that has great views over the lake and mountains.

    The house is spread out over 3 levels offering fabulous views from every level and making it a perfect retreat for a large family or couples traveling together.

    Each room has a Super King or King bed (with an option to split into singles if required) with 3 extra single beds (& trundle) allowing up to 14 people to comfortably reside in luxury.

    Sleeps up to 10 adults and 4 children.

    Extras:-
    *Flat screen TVs in all the bedrooms
    *Heated towel rails & underfloor heating in all bathrooms
    *3 Heatpumps - one on every level
    *2 Open Wood Burning fires, 1 inside 1 outside
    *SKY TV including Sport and Movie channels
    *FREE Unlimited Wifi

  • Payment Options

    1) Direct Transfer
    Bank: Suncorp
    BSB: 484-799
    Account Number:202315513
    Account Name: Emily Spurling

    **For Guests outside of Australia you may require my bank's address and swift code:

    Address: Suncorp Metway Ltd, 266 George Street Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia

    Swift code: METWAU4BL

    Please copy and paste this link into your web browswer for further details on how to make a Telegraphic Transfer into Australia:

    http://www.suncorpbank.com.au/foreign-currency/foreign-exchange/inbound-telegraphic-transfers


    2) Credit Card (Including Credit/Debit Cards)
    Incurs a 2.9% fee. Please email or phone me your credit card details, expiry date and CCV to process the transaction.

  • Terms and Conditions

    1. A non-refundable deposit of 30% is required to reserve your booking. The full balance is due two months prior to the retreat, otherwise your booking may be cancelled.

    2. We provide a nurturing and safe environment and our program is thoughtfully planned, but no responsibility will be taken for any injuries incurred during the retreat. We advise you to consult your doctor if you have any pre-existing medical conditions and inform the retreat leader so that modifications can be given to students with special needs.

    3. Travel insurance is highly recommended for all retreat participants and should be taken out at the time of booking. Your travel insurance should provide cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses and emergency repatriation with a recommended minimum coverage of AUD$200,000 for each of the heads of cover. We also strongly recommend your travel insurance covers cancellation, curtailment, personal liability and loss of luggage and personal effects

    4. The booking is made in good faith and maybe subject to change. We cannot accept responsibility for action taken by the management of the retreat locations are outside our control. However, reasonable endeavour will be made to offer alternative accommodation, should this occur. The description of the premises is given in good faith; no responsibility for misrepresentation will be accepted.

    5. You consent to us using images of you taken during the Retreat for advertising and promotional purposes in any medium we choose. You grant us a perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide, irrevocable license to use such images for publicity and promotional purposes.