––– Reflect and grow your Mojo.
A precious opportunity to escape and join us at Mangarara Farm Eco Lodge or Waipatiki Sanctuary Lodge. On this retreat we seek to nurture your body and soul and stimulate reflection and new growth in you.
Mangarara Farm Trek
Lush meadows, uplifting views and regenerated native bush.
Spend the day travelling to us. We will collect you from the airport or provide instruction for you to meet us at Mangarara Lodge, Elsthorpe, Central Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.
Aiming to be with us by 5 pm you will familiarise yourselves with the Eco lodge and settle in, learn a little about each other and find out what has brought us together.
We have the opportunity to meet our hosts Greg and Rachel Hart as they share their inspirational journey - connecting people with the origins of their food again.
Over a light meal we discuss our hopes and goals for the weekends retreat and introduce the concept of and science behind 'Mindfulness'.
(Piper excelsum) Traditional medicinal plant, used by Maori.
After gentle awakening yoga we can enjoy a leisurely breakfast on the deck. We then gather for our first 'Personal Growth' session looking at our 'mindset' around growth.
Lunch will be self served while you take time to relax and reflect on the mornings work.
Later in the afternoon we will trek out to the bush hut for our meditative walking experience and a cuppa in the wild. We return to the lodge and finish with a restorative yoga stretch with time to shower and relax before dinner. From here the night is your own, we light the fire and invite you to spend it as you wish.
Today - you choose, sleep in, relax, practice yoga or sit with tea on the deck before we gather for breakfast.
With morning coffee we gather to take part in our second 'Growth' session looking at the goals and the traps of personal growth. Following this we share in the story, the wisdom and insight of Christine Spring - Author, Photographer, Company director and Engineer.
After lunch has been served the afternoon is allocated as a 'silent' time until we come together for the beautiful Yoga Nidra Meditation.
We serve you your celebration meal and encourage you to retreat and journal your experiences, thoughts and reflections.
Ease into the day with a walk, a run, a kayak on the lake or a cup of tea on the deck. Talk, listen and laugh with new friends and just be as you are in this special place.
After a leisurely breakfast Ange will lead our final 'Growth' session outlining strategies for growth.
A light lunch will be served to see you on your way with your Mojo rejuvenated, back to those you love and influence.
“I feel empowered and so positive looking toward the future, aware that it will take work but sure that I can make change for the better. Both Ange and Christine where inspiring and real! The food was amazing and the Yoga so so good. You are doing a great thing Ange, so so grateful!”
Mum to two teenage boys and part time administrator in the family business.
“The Mojo Journey Retreat exceeded my expectations. The retreat provided an inspirational, supportive and compassionate environment for growth - in my case finding joy in life again. Being guided by the gorgeous and inspirational facilitators we were able to find time to look inwards and have the space to think about how we would like to see our futures look. Thank you so much Ange - I do hope many others get to experience what you are offering. Truly life changing! :)”
Mum of three children and director of 'The Family Farm' - Mangarara Station.
“A wonderful weekend that provided the space/time in our all too busy lives to breath out, reflect and look forward, to reconnect with self and re find my mojo.”
Mum to two teenage children and Natural Medicine Practitioner
“Having never done a retreat before I wasn’t too sure what to expect, what we did and what we got went way way beyond my expectations.
The venue was the perfect place for this retreat so quiet, peaceful, comfortable and picturesque. The 'Natural' vegetable gardener was very interesting to listen to and I will apply some of his techniques to our garden. The food was outstanding so fresh, tasty, plentiful and healthy.
Christine Spring inspired me I could have listened to her all day. I couldn’t fault it at all, I will definitely recommend it to anyone looking to go on a Mojo journey, and wanting to change from a fixed mindset to a growth mindset and to believe in themselves.”
Mum to three young men and Aged Health Care worker.
––– Eco Farm Retreat - A fresh perspective/chill and grow your Mojo!
NZ$895 (plus GST) pp shared rooms. $1195 (plus GST) (Queen room)
Undulating farm land, some farm tracks.
Distance and Fitness level.
8 -12 km. Fitness level 2
Recommended group size
Minimum 1, maximum 17
Customise your journey
Variations on distances, lunch box or fine dining experience – the possibilities are endless. This Mojo Journey can be customised to create an unforgettable memory.