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Women’s Wellness Retreat 3 Day Glenorchy NZ

April 2, 2020 at 4:00 pm - April 5, 2020 at 11:30 am

Nurture Yourself!

I have partnered up with Emma Ferris from The Breath Effect  and Camp Glenorchy to bring you a very special four-day women’s wellness retreat to nourish, reset and renew.

Whether you are looking to jump start a new health routine or you want to add a pause in your life to breathe and reconnect to yourself. Escape your busy life and give yourself the gift of time with other like minded women seeking health and balance.

Through breath training, Yoga, movement, mindfulness, Pilates, relaxation, healthy food and journaling, Emma and Sarsha will guide you through the small changes you can make right now that will have a big impact on your health and wellness in the future.

What our customers had to say;

“I think all women would benefit from this retreat. We had such a broad range of women from all walks of life and I believe that’s part of what made the retreat so special. It was an eye-opener at how our lives might be completely different but we share so many of the same hopes and fears.”



March -11th – 14th 2021, 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 expert 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

Starts on Thursday at 4pm and concludes at 11:30am on Sunday

This retreat is now sold out.

Next available retreat dates:

8-9 May 2021

14-15 August 2021

6-7 November 2021

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”

“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.”

“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


About Emma

As a Physiotherapist, 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 Breathe Right and Reduce Your Stress online course, Emma is also a public speaker, an acupuncturist, a Pilates instructor and a registered physiotherapist with over 15 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.

Through her clinical consultation working with top athletes around the world all the way through to teenagers, burnt-out parents to trauma sufferers, Emma uses her personal experiences, research, and knowledge to empower people to take control over stress and the impact it has on the body and mind. 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 a deeply practiced, experienced facilitator & teacher of movement therapies. She has explored embodied movement & dance for over 30 years and has been actively teaching both nationally and internationally for 18. 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, Queenstown and New Plymouth Ecstatic Dance she has been a Lululemon ambassador, and runs workshops, retreats and teacher trainings, throughout New Zealand and the world.

Her teachings fluidly blend her wealth of experience from embodied flow, yoga, tantra & belief coaching to create a truly unique offering that helps her students create transformative break throughs that create more harmony, peace, presence and truth in their lives. She continues to study in the fields of embodiment, belief systems and the power of free movement to transform and create a deeper sense of wholeness.

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

Retreat Only

The retreat only is perfect if you live locally, have friends or family you would like to stay with. This options does not include accommodation, but it does include delicious daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as all other retreat inclusions. You will also have access to the stunning homestead at Camp Glenorchy, kitchen, massive stone campfire shelter and BBQ area throughout the 4 days and get to experience the beauty of Glenorchy and its surrounds.

$1,279 per person – Sold Out.


Retreat + Bunk Bed in a Shared Room

Ideal for individuals joining the retreat alone or someone who doesn’t want to spend much on accommodation and doesn’t mind sharing. This option includes one bed in a quad-share bunk hut with shared amenities. You will have access to all shared features throughout Camp Glenorchy including the homestead, kitchen, laundry and drying room, free wi-fi, massive stone campfire shelter, BBQ and peaceful places to relax and unwind. Towel, bed linen and pillows included.

$1,509 per person



Retreat + Private Bunk Bedroom

Ideal for individuals who want to have their own space and don’t mind sharing the bathroom, or two friends travelling together who want to stay together in a private room with shared amenities.

This option includes a private bunk bedroom with shared amenities. Sleeps up to two people.

Our private bunk bedrooms ensure quiet, warmth and comfort throughout the year. Your room comes with a comfortably-designed bunk with two beds and gives you access to all shared features throughout Camp Glenorchy including the homestead, kitchen, laundry and drying room, free wi-fi, massive stone campfire shelter, BBQ and peaceful places to relax and unwind. Towel, bed linen and pillows included.

$1,719 one person | $3,098 two people



Retreat + Ensuite Eco Cabin Bedroom

Ideal for individuals who want to have their own bathroom, or two friends travelling together who want to stay in the same room with a private bathroom.

This option includes an eco-cabin bedroom with ensuite, set up as twin or king.  Sleeps up to two people.

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. Towel, bed linen and pillows included.

$2,059 one person | $3,338 two people


Retreat + Premium Eco Cabin Bedroom

Ideal for individuals looking for an extra special experience.

This option includes a premium eco-cabin bedroom and ensuite.

Our premium eco-cabins offer the ultimate in elegance and charm, with deluxe natural-fiber linens, unique decor & original artworks by New Zealand artists. They come with a super king bed, ensuite bathroom with walk-in rain shower or bath, local artworks, tea and coffee facilities, mini fridge, heated floors, a covered outdoor verandah with chairs, electronic key card access and free wi-fi.

$2,239 per person



Book your retreat with us today.



April 2, 2020 at 4:00 pm
April 5, 2020 at 11:30 am
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Camp Glenorchy
34 Oban St
Glenorchy, 9372 New Zealand
03-409 0401
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