Togetherness retreat

Treat yourself for Labour weekend and join Hamsa Yoga on a Togetherness Retreat

Come together with Hamsa Yoga, led by Katy Carter, on retreat, over a long weekend, in our outstanding scenic location, and treat yourself to a little bit of luxury. Nourish your body with a selection of daily yoga, meditation, walks, massage, gourmet food, rest and relaxation.

Delight in remembering, re-embodying, or re-imagining the simple pleasures of how to be with other humans: share food, share space, share stories, share hugs, laughter and tears. Share what moves you.

Share practices that reaffirm our shared humanity, our vitality, our spirit, our resilience. Move together on the mat. Sit together in stillness and presence. Flow together, in our own unique ways. Draw from, and contribute to, the wisdom and collective energy of the group mind. And of course, there’s space to be alone with yourself, when and as you need to be.

This is quintessentially the expression and practice of yoga.  It’s not limited to doing “asana” or postures.  Yoga allows us to explore how we each are, in relationship with ourselves, our environment, each other.

In union, in Yoga.

What: Yoga and Meditation Retreat
When: Labour Weekend October 23-26, 2020

We have a range of premier, superior and deluxe rooms, which we are offering at a flat rate per person for this retreat.  The sooner you book, the more choice you will have*.  

"The yoga that I teach will take you on a journey beyond the everyday ordinariness of being human, into the extraordinary felt qualities of being. The yoga that I teach will wake you up from the slumber of quotidian life - the daily grind of feeling like you are not enough, that you don’t belong, that you are somehow wrong.  It will give you a glimpse of your unbounded capacity, your unlimited Self, if you are willing to  wake up, trust your body, lean in, and pay attention." - Katy Carter

For more information on Katy - read her biog

terms and conditions

A non-refundable deposit of 50% will secure your place

Remaining balance is due 30 days before the start of the retreat (due by September 23)

No cancellations.

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Whats included

Fully-inclusive with 3 nights deluxe accommodation, all yoga tuition and all meals.

retreat sample daily schedule*

*may be subject to change

7am Early Morning tea /coffee/ snack

8-10am Yoga class

10-10.30am Meditation

11am Brunch

12-3pm  Free time (relax, massage, walk, spa)

3.30pm Afternoon Tea

4 -6 pm Yin yoga class

6.30pm Dinner

8.30pm Meditation or Yoga Nidra

Whats not included

*Massage may be offered at an extra cost.

Meet Katy Carter

SENIOR QUALIFIED YOGA TEACHER (EYRT500)

Katy is an experienced, renowned teacher and seasoned retreat facilitator. She has practised and studied yoga internationally for 20 years, and has been teaching yoga and other forms of movement and self-exploration since 2008. Katy teaches from an open heart, with a trauma sensitive lens, ensuring and encouraging a container of safety, agency and compassion for each individual. Her classes are holistic and embodiment-centred, incorporating yoga asana, qi gong, fascial release techniques, breathwork and meditation, with yoga philosophy and somatic psychology. Rather than a workout, they are more of a work-in, nonetheless freeing your body and mind from the stresses and strains of modern life.

"The yoga that I teach will take you on a journey beyond the everyday ordinariness of being human, into the extraordinary felt qualities of being. The yoga that I teach will wake you up from the slumber of quotidian life - the daily grind of feeling like you are not enough, that you don’t belong, that you are somehow wrong.  It will give you a glimpse of your unbounded capacity, your unlimited Self, if you are willing to  wake up, trust your body, lean in, and pay attention."


Reviews

"I have been meaning for some time to email you... I did the Space In Between Retreat, Dec 2017. I actually came on a little bit of a whim, as a friend had suggested going together.  She then pulled out, but I decided to still go.  I really had no idea of what was involved and was probably surprised by a few of the things we did:)

At the time, I didn't think too much of it, but the retreat was a catalyst for change for me, there was a shift in my thinking. I have in fact only realised that at the start of this year.  My gratitude to you hereby :)

In 2018 I completed 200 hr, Yin Yoga teaching training,  while I had never actually thought of doing that before, I didn't even know about Yin Yoga. I have been teaching Yin classes since 2019. I built a beautiful little house on Waiheke, next door to my best friends. Feb this year, I moved in.  My friends have a beautiful studio space, where, since last week, I started teaching twice weekly Yin classes. I am feeling very blessed. As I said, the retreat really was a gift, offering much more than I expected."  

Jenny Porter, Mana Retreat "The Space Between" 2017

"I just wanted to say a big heartful thank you again for your guidance and teachings at the retreat at Mana, It was definitely a transformational week in terms of letting 2016 go and it's really helped me to think and do with more intention and purpose this year. So far the year has had a lot of changes and new opportunities presenting themselves. It's also been a good few months so far looking at different areas of my wellbeing that I'd like to nurture and work on." Monique Nathu

"Fantastic retreat - exactly what I needed. Loved the balance between teaching and space to myself" Janelle

"Fantastic instruction. Wonderful clear calming voice. Thank you for the inspirational quotes, sharing your story, living what you're teaching and being such a great example. And thank you for catering to my skeptical mind during the practices and reminding me that I can just breathe" Anon

"Being part of your Yoga Retreat over Christmas has been deeply transformative for myself.  I cannot extend my love and gratitude to you enough to thank you for this. You are a wonderful teacher! There have been many days this year where I have spent time on my yoga mat. When I stand on the mat and breathe, it feels like "This is Gold". But I do miss the connection to you, and your guidance and holding, and the like-minded people from our retreat. And I so miss the dancing!!!" Ines Becker, Dunedin

Price per person $865

Please note, in the spirit of togetherness this retreat is based on the concept of twin share or double rooms.

We have Twin share, Double and Single Occupancy rooms available.

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Retreat Schedule
Oct 23, 2020

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