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Health & Wellbeing One Day Retreat

A Day of classes, seminars, food, and treatments to nurture your health and wellbeing

Learn some useful and practical things to keep you living a long, healthy and happy life, while having fun meeting other like-minded people in a beautiful and relaxing countryside setting

2019 dates TBC

Venue: The Farmhouse, Glenview, Hamilton


07.00am The day begins with registration for those with a Morning or Full Day Pass

08.00am Kick start your weekend with a morning Tai Chi class with  Henri noel Venturini of BESpa or a wake up Yoga Flow class with Catherine Opie from BESpa

09.00am A nourishing breakfast is served before our health and well-being seminars begin

10.00am Choose from either a Tai Chi Breathing and meditation class with Henri noel Venturini of BESpa,  or a Yoga Breathing and Meditation class with Catherine Opie from BESpa

11.00am Cooking Class with Glenn Cossey- You will learn how to prepare a delicious dish for our lunch guided by an accomplished chef.

12.00pm Healthy Eating and Nutrition with Jordan Jamieson of Elev8wellness– Let food be thy medicine! A discussion on eating for health and wellness



01.30pm Registration opens for those with afternoon passes.

02.00pm Mandala with Henri noel Venturini of BESpa– In this interactive seminar Henri discusses the history of the Mandala as a healing tool for mind and meditation and you get to choose and colour your own Mandala.

03.00pm The Healing Power of Nature with Catherine Opie from BESpa– Learn about common plants that have medicinal and healing qualities, where to find them and some different ways to use them for your wellbeing.

04.00pm Ageing, Longevity & Preventative Health with Jordan Jamieson of Elev8wellness– Simple nutrition and lifestyle changes can dramatically improve quality of life — even in older adults. That’s why, in this seminar, we’ll explain what we know about optimal lifestyle and nutrition for adults and seniors: how these habits affect aging; and how to implement healthy changes for yourself, clients, or loved ones.

05.00pm Your choice of a Tai Chi weapons class with Henri noel Venturini of BESpa where you get the opportunity to learn about the use of Tai Chi sword, stick and fan with an expert teacher OR A tea tasting experience where you will learn how to use tea as a daily mindfulness practice, finished with a deep Yogic full body relaxation. With Catherine Opie from BESpa & Little Whale Tea Co 

06.00pm Drumming Workshop with Jordan Jamieson of Elev8wellness – end the day on a high while you have fun learning and practicing simple drumming rhythms in a group. 

07.00pm Top it all off with a delicious, nourishing dinner, take time to chat to other participants and the hosts while we watch the sun go down on an amazing experience.  You are welcome to bring your own favourite tipple for this part of the day if you wish.    

Throughout the day refreshments will be available and half hour treatments with Catherine, Henri and Jordan are available. Treatments include Massage, Reiki, Acupressure Massage, Readings, Chakra Balancing and Energy Healing. Booking is essential as spaces are limited. Contact us now to book your treatment session


Investment in your health:

10% discount if booked on line before a certain date TBC


From 7am until 2pm. Two choices of Tai Chi and Yoga Classes, Cooking Class, Healthy Eating Seminar including breakfast and lunch.$80


From 2pm until 8pm. Mandala Seminar, Healing Power of Nature Seminar, choice of Tai Chi class or Tea Tasting and Relaxation Ceremony, Drumming Workshop, Dinner included. $85


All classes, workshops, breakfast, lunch and dinner. $150 (save 10%)


All 30minute treatments at a special offer price of $40. Please purchase a session to reserve your place as session slots are limited on the day, Once you have booked your place on line we will contact you to book your preferred time, practitioner and the type of session you want.


Spaces are limited for treatments and pre booking your treatment slot is essential to avoid disappointment. Any treatment paid for, in advance via on line booking, that cannot be fulfilled by us on the weekend due to overbooking or double booking will be fully refunded.

We reserve the right to change or cancel the programme of events, presenters, treatments available and venue in the case of a cancellation or emergency. In the case of cancellation of the entire event a full refund will be given for any prepurchased tickets.

Cancellation of booking prior to November 18th 2018 by customer will be refunded minus a 10% administration fee.

No refund will be given for any cancellations received after 18th November 2018.



The Hosts

Henri- noel Venturini & Catherine Opie are the co-founders of BESpa and Little Whale Tea Co. in Whangaparaoa, Auckland. Working as natural health practitioners and teachers of Yoga and Tai Chi for over 25 years their experience includes running their own clinics and producing a range of, organic natural health products in New Zealand as well as working internationally for naturopathic companies and luxury destination spas.

Jordan Jamieson (Dip.NT., Dip.CBT, BSc. ClinPsy (Hons) is a natural health practitioner, personal coach and deep tissue massage therapist. Originally from South Africa he now lives and works in Hamilton. He is also a certified First Aid trainer for Red Cross. To find out more go to www.elev8wellness.co.nz

Glenn Cossey has a wealth of hospitality experience working internationally as a chef in high end restaurants for people like Gordon Ramsay, and now runs his own property business renovating houses and teaching other people how to make property work for them.

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