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only 45 minutes

out of town


Experienced teacher and therapists

Yoga & Ayurveda Retreat
in Okuti Garden Eco Stay

Autumn edition

8th - 10th of March 2024


Everybody welcome


pristine beaches and bushwalks at your doorstep




In the gorgeous fairytale landscape of Okuti Garden you can reset your senses, tune into your own nature and experience the detoxing and rejvenating effects of Ayurveda and Yoga.

You can start to establish your healthy routine for more resilience in your day to day life here and now! Lots of recipes, tools and techniques will be shared.

Enjoy yourself and experience the union of body, mind and soul in this sanctuary of the elements. Enveloped in birdsongs and the sent of wildflowers, it is the ideal space to breath, stretch, float away, feel alive ad celebrate the abundance around you and within.

This is a focussed time out for you to restore and recharge your batteries.

What is included:

  • three days/two nights in beautiful Okuti Garden Eco Stay. You stay in comfy beds in either a yurt, tipi or house truck.

  • Morning and afternoon Yoga Session ( three in total) Style: Holistic Hatha and Vinyasa / all levels welcome)

  • daily Ayurveda cleansing routine ( morning and evening)

  • one full body Ayurvedic Massage according to your dosha

  • Ayurveda Cooking Workshop ( with subsequent joint dinner)

  • one vegetarian garden feast made from the organic produce of Okuti Garden

  • daily Meditation & Yoga Nidra.

  • Venue includes Yoga Garden Shallah, Earth Studio, wood fired Sauna on site, Ayurveda Garden Cottage, Outdoor Pizza oven, Fireplace, culinary herbal garden and lots of birds, bees and butterflies...



single room $ 650 NZD

early bird ( until 31st of January) $ 595 NZD


shared room $ 550 NZD

early bird ( until 31st of January) $ 495 NZD

Comfy accomodation is in yurt/ tipi or housetruck. All in the beautiful Okuti Garden Eco Stay .

BYO Breakfast and Lunch!!

Additional ayurvedic treatments, consultation or dosha analysis can be arranged. Local and organic ayurvedic herbs and spices are available on site.


Okuti Garden, Eco Stay in Little River/ Banks Peninsula NZ

216 Okuti Valley Road, 7591 Little River


Our private accomodation offer guests a tranquil, rejuvenating home away from home experience. The structures are purposely designed and built for a healthy - non toxic- environment and give you a  comfy and clean shelter while you feel like sleeping outdoors.

You can choose to stay in a mongolian yurt, tipi or housetruck. All lovingly furnished and decorated and set out around ponds and streams, fruit and nut trees, meadows, woods and organic vege gardens on the sunny side of the lovely Okuti Valley. Single or double occupancy available.

Facilities are ecofriendly and fuse into the inspiring holistic approach of the place. Everything here is organic and cared for to be in tune with nature, without compromising quality standards. You can experience eco solutions like kiwi fire bath, solar shower, wetland greywater system, composting toilet and more. Conventional bathroom and shower are available as well.

Free WIFI is available on site in certain areas. We purposely keep the rooms outside its range to offer you a digital detox during your stay.

Okuti Garden is probably the place you always wanted to find in New Zealand. A fairytale like landscape, with birds, butterflies, a couple of donkeys, sheep and kunekune pigs to cuddle. Pristine spring fed drinking water, sun kissed solar shower, culinary herbs to pick and probably the best sleep ever, are here for you.

Welcome to our seasonal retreat at Okuti Garden. Two times a year, we invite you to a nourishing time out in nature with Yoga & Ayurveda
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Nicole Mackes ( 7 doors Therapy Christchurch) is a physio therapist ( graduated in Germany), yoga teacher and massage therapist. She teaches Yoga in New Zealand since 2011 in her own practise and is one of the teachers at the Hot Flow Studio /Christchurch. Nicole has a beautiful authentic style of teaching yoga. She gives lots of variations to make the practise available for everyone. Her background as a physio therapist is apperant when she guides you through her flows in the most respectful and holistic approach towards the body.

Nicole will guide you through the Yoga Classes during your Retreat at Okuti Garden.

Christine Kieltyka, ( Fernflower Ayurveda Aotearoa ) is a sports scientist, certified Ayurveda therapist and yoga teacher. Understanding our own bodys nature and fostering harmony and balance within ourselfs is her passion. Christine is passionate about accompanying you on your quest to live a happy, healthy and fulfilled life.

Christine will share lots of her expertise as an Ayurvedic therapist with throughout  the weekend. You will experience her wonderful and nourishing ayurvedic massage treatment with warm herbal oil on site during your stay. She will  also guide you through the Ayurvedic Sessions and cooking class.  


For more information and bookings, use the contact form or email to 

A twenty percent deposit will secure your spot.

Hundred percent refund for cancellations due to covid!

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