Blending yoga, Pilates and nutrition with breathtaking views of Queenstown and mouthwatering cocktails and food, the launch of the weekly Queenstown One Day Wellness Retreat has broken the mould of traditional NZ tourism.
After breaking her back two years ago, Physiotherapist Caitlin Reid discovered the power of holistic wellbeing; and became determined to share it with others through events and retreats.
Over the past three years, Caitlin heard her tourist clientele constantly telling her they felt awful from eating and drinking to excess while on holiday.
She was determined to help Queenstown’s huge visiting population find balance during their visits, leading to the launch of the Queenstown One Day Wellness Retreat on 3 July.
“Not everyone wants to go bungy jumping when they visit. So many tourists want to explore Queenstown in an unforgettable, healthy way through an experience they don’t get at home. This is the perfect day for those tourists,” says Caitlin.
Starting with an energising yoga/Pilates class for all levels and experiences, guests then enjoy mouth-watering chia puddings before engaging in an interactive nutrition workshop. Next they’ll hop in the Skyline gondola and enjoy the full fresh food buffet while gazing at awe-inspiring views of Queenstown.
After the gondola ride down, guests relax with a winter workshop to help them learn tips for staying healthy in winter. After zoning out with a calming stretch class and gentle meditation, guests will put their feet up by the fire with a cocktail and canapés at the Jervois Steakhouse Bar.
Blending evidence-based health with inspiring wellbeing and Queenstown’s best food and drink, this new tourist attraction is the ultimate day of bliss. The Queenstown One Day Retreat is available every Sunday, based out of Bodyworks NZ, the brand new studio in the Sofitel.
All ages (18+) and levels of experience are welcome. Half and full day retreats available.
Source = Aprivé Wellness