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Solstice Matariki Winter Yoga & Meditation Retreat

Solstice Matariki Winter Yoga & Meditation Retreat

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  • Fri 24 Jun, 7:15pm – 9:15pm
  • Sat 25 Jun, 1:00pm – 6:30pm


Space Yoga Studio, 8 Lookout Rd, Wellington



Ticket Information:

  • Matariki Solstice Retreat - Non Residential: $155.00
  • Matariki Solstice Retreat - Residential 2 nights: $455.00


Space Studio

Just 16 students
Non Residential + Residential Spaces available

Early bird Non-Residential until 1st June $155 then $175
Enquire about our Residential Options for 2 or more nights accommodation here at Space

As the earth begins her slow tilt back towards the sun, we invite you to rest into the quietude of winter before unfurling body and intentions gently into the light.

Join Sonsie & Lana on this retreat at Space Studio. Be guided through soothing and energising practices – traditional and current, woven together with practical concepts and approaches that support and sustain our wellbeing, energy and ease.

Matariki is a traditional time of new beginnings. What is calling you to begin? What is too important to ignore? Come and seed and water aspirations for creating a new seeds... a new beginning.

There will be opportunities for gentle inquiry and also to journey into silence too; to attune to the deep reservoir of your inner landscape and intuition. This retreat will offer the precious gifts of presence, enquiry, inspiration and rejuvenation.

A glimpse of our schedule follows:

Friday Evening: 7.15-9.15pm
Welcome – why we’re here, beginning practices to settle and awaken the body, mind and spirit

Saturday: 1 – 6.30pm
Mindfulness – Learning to establish a calm and friendly mind - East meets West - Tradition + Neuroscience
Meditation – seated & reclining - little sips of settling into presence
Meditative Slow Flow and Pranayama breathwork
Wellbeing principles for self-care and vitality
Nourishing Mindful Afternoon Tea
Yoga Nidra – settling into ourselves & our intentions
Restorative Yoga with a Sound Bath – sound vibrations and chanting opening you to into deep rest and rejuvenation

Sonsie Elliott:
I teach an alignment-based vinyasa flow. For me, ‘flow’ is a state of mind. Yoga flow is about full immersion in each movement and breath. I encourage students to embody the rhythm of their breath and to observe without judgment of, or resistance to, the natural flow of awareness.

My teaching style uses breath and alignment to enable students to explore how they are in this moment, to express their own truth and to experience constant change or impermanence. Yoga Nidra and Mantra are other deep practices that I love to share.

My main teachers and inspiration are Jason Crandell and Vipassana meditation.
E-RYT 500

Lana Bright:
For over 25 years I have been leading and guiding individuals and groups to support them to meet life’s opportunities and challenges. My calling is to, ‘discover & experience happiness & fulfilment in everyday life’. My abiding question, 'how can I be here more fully, more lightly?'

My training and accreditations include: ERYT 500; Sarah Powers - Insight Yoga Institute – endorsed teacher -RYT500; Mindfulness Institute Australasia; Training in neuro-plasticity with neuro-psychologist - Dr Rick Hanson; Tara Judelle - Embodied Flow intensive.

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