Wellness and Yoga Retreat 2021


7th-9th May 2021

Alpine Lodge, Lake Rotoiti


Take time out to enjoy and relax


Presented by

Fliss Austin


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Charlotte Patterson

Yoga Instructor

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It’s easy to get totally consumed with our jobs, family and friends and to lose touch with our true identity. Come and join us for an amazing weekend of inspiration.  Experience yoga, motivational talks inviting you to re-discover yourself and nurture your whole being,


 Learn about plant based nutrition, mindfulness, yoga, how to cultivate a sense of self in a nurturing and supportive environment.

Explore the beauty of Lake Rotoiti.  Cleanse body, mind and soul.  Leave with new skills to help you keep your sense of self in a busy world. 


15 places available. 

11am Friday 7th May - 1 pm Sunday 9th May









We look forward to guiding you through a totally empowering and grounding experience. Relax and be nurtured. Over these 2 days we have thoughtfully balanced a blend of physical, mental and emotional practices to help you rediscover yourself and create healthy changes in your life.


All food is nutrient dense, plant based and gluten free, we serve caffeine free herbal infusions. You’ll be encouraged to put away your devices as much as possible and allow for a digital detox too.


With our retreat sanctuary located at Lake Rotoiti, nestled amongst the impressive St Arnaud Range, we invite you to reconnect with nature.  It is the perfect place to immerse yourself in natural beauty and relax and rejuvenate your body and mind.

Experience restorative, yin, kundalini, energizing and detoxifying yoga classes, motivational talks, wholesome food demonstrations, learn about the importance of detoxifying the body and some simple rituals to incorporate into your daily life.  Enjoy some "me" time, explore the many bush walks and take in the serenity of the Lake.  Allow your tension to melt away with a reflexology treatment with one of our experienced therapists. 


The retreat includes 2 nights accommodation at the beautiful Alpine lodge (see different room packages), use of spa pool (30min time slots allow everyone to enjoy), all plant based meals, morning and afternoon snacks, yoga classes and meditations, talks, food prep demo, a reflexology treatment, a goodie bag, access to our motivational and supportive Facebook group.


Standard double - share, ground floor (1 queen bed and 1 single, pond and native bush view) and above retreat package (share with a friend).  $899 pp

Superior double - own room,  ground floor (1 queen bed, pond and native bush view) and above retreat package. $1025

Studio double  - own room, first floor (spa bath, lounge downstairs, bedroom upstairs, stunning views) and above retreat package. $1099

Apartment  - share, ground floor (2 bedroom apartment, kitchen, lounge, twin and queen bedroom) and above retreat package. $949 pp

About Fliss and Charlotte




I first started practicing yoga about 15 years ago and have been teaching for 9 years.  During this time my love and passion for yoga has continued to grow and it feels such a joy and a privilege to be able to share this practice with my students.  Through the ups and downs of life yoga has always been there for me – providing a sanctuary, space for reflection, improving my self-awareness, filling me with vitality and keeping my body strong and mobile (I’m sure it is what keeps me moving after years of battering my body in sports)!


My style of teaching is generally Vinyasa Flow which is a fluid and dynamic style of yoga cultivating strength and mobility.  I’m also interested in Yin and Restorative yoga, having completed trainings in both – in these styles the poses are generally held for much longer and are seated or reclined using props to support the body allowing greater opening and release. I’m currently completing a training with a focus on Kundalini yoga, which works on the subtle energies of the body helping to raise our energetic vibration.  This is a true passion of mine and something I personally practice and have found to be truly transformative.


Yoga is not just a physical practice – it encompasses philosophy, breath work, meditation – all of this I try to weave into my classes and it is my intention to keep on growing my knowledge of understanding of this beautiful practice so that I can share it with others.  My hope is that it enhances their lives like it has done mine.




I have a private Naturopathic practice in Marlborough. My special areas of interest are gut, skin, hormonal, thyroid, adrenal and mental health.  I get great satisfaction in coaching others to make healthy lifestyle changes in all areas of their lives.  Over the last few years, I have delved into the mental/emotional link to physical dis-ease, and how identifying and working on the triggers can bring the body, mind and soul back into equilibrium.


 With our busy lives, trying to fit in and comparing ourselves to others, our self esteem can take a plunge.  Over time we can lose our identity (what makes us "us").  After seeing many clients in my clinic who have lost their sense of self purpose through low self-esteem, being absorbed in a relationship, work, life etc I felt driven to coach them to look within and re-discover who they are.  Creating space for you and nurturing yourself is one of the best gifts you can receive.  This has been the driver behind this workshop -to help you re-connect with you, address that negative self-talk, separate who you are from who they are, what you want from what they want and simply have time to relax.


The techniques I use have enabled me to re-connect with my true essence, to live my life as myself and to be proud of being me.  This has been the biggest breakthrough in my life and has enabled me to address areas of my life with a firm grounding that honors me.  

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