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Women’s Wellness Retreat 3 Day Glenorchy NZ

April 2 at 4:00 pm - April 5 at 11:30 am

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Hit pause on your everyday routine and join us for this life-changing three-day retreat to break the bad habits that cause you stress, pain, unbalance and illness. Set in one of Glenorchy’s most inspiring locations, come and discover (or rediscover!) your good habits and cultivate a practice of calm, healthy breathing for a calm, healthy life. Starting 4 pm Thursday the 2nd of April till Sunday the 5th of April at 11.30am 2020, Camp Glenorchy, New Zealand.

April 2nd-5th, 2020, Camp Glenorchy

Women’s Wellness Retreat is a four-day immersion into wellness, learning, exercise and reflection guided by the world-renowned physiotherapist and breathing coach, Emma Ferris and embodied movement facilitator and yoga teacher, Sarsha Hope.

Your 3-day experience includes:
  •  Healthy and delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner while on retreat.
  • Workshops on breathing, stress, and finding your way back to calm
  • Practical sessions on mindfulness, journaling and body scanning
  • Time for rest, reflection and recovery from your busy life
  • Exercise sessions including Morning and evening Yoga classes, Pilates and a nature walks
  • Learn how your breathing influences your body, mind and emotions and what you can do to reset it
  • Learn about the healing power of Yoga as a tool to bring you great joy and calm in your life. 
  • Mats and water provided
This retreat is for you if:
  • You are needing to find clarity and redirection in your life
  • You are needing to take the time to truly listen to yourself in a safe environment. 
  • You are looking for ways to manage stress and find more moments of calm
  • You are struggling to find balance and are neglecting your health
  • You are ready to be empowered to make change and seek a new path
  • You are constantly being told to breathe, but not sure the best way to do it
  • You struggle with symptoms associated with breathing dysfunction such as migraines, fatigue, digestive problems, hormone balance, pain, insomnia ….
  • You want to reshape your wellness intentions in a loving, supportive nurturing environment. 
  • You want to reconnect with yourself and a reconnection with women as women. 

This retreat includes some Pilates and Yoga practice and a gentle hike and is suitable for both beginners and advanced students.

healthy food at the retreat


Learn easy techniques, yoga, pilates and proven breathing exercises you can call on at any time to manage stress and anxiety and restore calm. Cultivate your own practice of good breathing habits to help you when things start to feel overwhelming.


Learn how stress impacts the body, mind and nervous system and the link between your breathing habits and your stress triggers. Learn how to manage stress including the amazing Chillaxing – your most powerful tool when it comes to finding calm.


Take time to stop, pause and reflect on what you want out of life and your health. Learn how breathing is linked with hormone balance, digestion, pain and many more common complaints. Take time out to reset your healthy habits for a healthy future.

women gathered at wellness camp in nz

What people are saying about our Women’s retreats

“Thank you for this amazing experience! To be with these beautiful women (both physically and spiritually) if very powerful. To be able to take the time to truly listen to ones inner self in such a safe environment is priceless and for this I am filled with gratitude. My job is to carry my immense sense of gratitude forward with me everyday and to spread my gratitude just as the swan moves forward on the lake and you see the ripple effect of the water spreading behind him. I am truly grateful. Thank you” – April 2018

“The breathing space that Emma creates is a gift to all those who attend. A beautiful environment, fabulous food, wonderful women and amazing insight makes this a transformational experience for all who attend. If anyone is contemplating attending this experience they should just stop contemplating and just do it!” – Sue

“Today has been such an amazing experience for my first retreat. It has reminded me to breathe and slow down and to keep on my journey of becoming the best version of me. Thank you so much for all the knowledge you have given me. I have loved every minute and have taken away so much to incorporate into my everyday life. Mind = Blown!”– Rosie

“I feel a strong sense of love and peace. It has been a privilege to escape the outside world for a few days to fully immerse in this time of learning, relaxing, nurturing, abundant environment. Oh and breathe. Thank you.” – April 2018

“Thank you for creating a safe space where our feminine energy can be free. This experience has given me the time, the space, the guidance to find my way back to me. And when I leave I have the tools to breathe, move and love so that I can keep hold of me.” – April 2018

What it doesn’t include
  • Please note that accommodation and transport is not included in the price. We recommend you contact fiona@mrswoollysgeneralstore.co.nz at Camp Glenorchy for range of accommodation offerings to receive special discounted rate for retreat guests.
    cabin at the wellness retreat
  • Caffeine (we recommend weaning yourself off over a week before the retreat).
  • Alcohol (Be kind to yourself and reduce alcohol a week before the retreat)

About Emma

As a wellness architect and breathing geek, Emma is truly, madly, deeply committed to teaching the world to breathe effectively. As well as being the creator of The Big Exhale learn how to breathe better course, Emma is also a public speaker, an acupuncturist, a Pilates instructor and a registered physiotherapist with over 12 years’ clinical experience. Emma’s straightforward, yet empathetic approach has seen her help patients recover from dysfunctional breathing patterns, injury, stress, chronic fatigue, hyperventilation, depression and chronic neck and back pain.

Emma has run retreats, workshops and courses nationally and internationally helping women and men find a healthy way to break the habits that lead to pain, stress and illness.

Emma Ferris - creator of the Breath Effect

About Sarsha

Sarsha is an embodied, soulful teacher who has been practising Yoga for over 20 years and teaching yoga and women’s work nationally and internationally since 2003, in classes, workshops, retreats and yoga teacher training.

As a wellness expert Sarsha is deeply passionate about creating balance and harmony for body, mind, heart and soul.  She encourages people to lean in to all these different aspects of self with compassion, openness and laughter in a grounded, empathetic way.  As well as being the founder of hope-wellness, she is a Lululemon ambassador and the Head of Health and Wellbeing at Sherwood Queenstown. 

sarsha - wellness expert

About Camp Glenorchy

Come settle in and give yourself the gift of staying at Camp Glenorchy, New Zealand’s most sustainably designed and operated guest accommodations. Nestled at the base of the towering Richardson and Humboldt Mountains, a breathtaking 40-minute drive north of Queenstown, you’ll find both natural beauty and comfort surround you. From creatively-appointed two-bedroom suites with quality linens and ensuite bathrooms to affordable multi-bed bunk rooms with shared amenities, you’ll feel welcome and inspired by the beauty and artistry at Camp Glenorchy.

Retreat Packages Available

Our multi-share Bunk Huts sleep four people each in two sets of bunk beds per room. Bunk Hut rooms have been constructed with creative, rustic charm. Recycled timbers, from old bridges and farms nearby have been used in room details, infusing it with a quiet, warm and cosy atmosphere. Guests have access to shared features throughout Camp Glenorchy such as a fully-outfitted kitchen, amenities block, washing and drying room, free wi-fi, massive stone campfire shelter, BBQ and peaceful places to relax and unwind. Includes bed linens, pillow and towel.

$1,214.78 $1,119.13 Prices include 15% GST

Ideal for individuals or two friends attending the retreat together. Our superior cabin bedrooms ensure quiet, warmth and comfort throughout the year. Designed in a beautiful rustic rural style, each room offers super king or split single beds, ensuite bathroom with walk-in rain shower, heated floors, a covered outdoor verandah, electronic key card access and free wi-fi. Easy proximity to the fully-outfitted Homestead communal kitchen for cooking, dining and complimentary tea and coffee as well as massive stone campfire shelter, BBQ and peaceful places to relax and unwind. To share the eco cabin with a friend while on retreat book one eco cabin package and one retreat only then email exhale@thebreatheffect.com to let us know you will be sharing.

$1,580.00$1,510.43Prices include 15% GST

The retreat only price is perfect if you live locally, have friends or family you would like to stay with. Alternatively, if you wanted to share an eco-cabin at Camp Glenorchy when booking select retreat only add to cart and then book an eco-cabin option and contact us to let us know who you will be sharing with.

$1,127.83$919.13Prices include 15% GST
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April 2 at 4:00 pm
April 5 at 11:30 am
$.43 – $919.13
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Camp Glenorchy
34 Oban St
Glenorchy, 9372 New Zealand
03-409 0401