Holistic Movement Center-Yoga & Wellness SPA
845 Napa Ave #A, Morro Bay, CA  93442.  Ph: (707)266-8945  

The Center of the local yoga community since 2002




Adventure in New Zealand - Yoga Retreat with Val  

October 16 - 25, 2015

Yoga, Meditation, Exploring Nature!

Lake Wakatipu

Info & booking:

Holistic Movement Center
845 Napa Ave #A
Morro Bay, CA 93442


Deposit of $500 ASAP. 
Non-refundable after April 1, 2015. 

$1995 Double Occupancy
$2575 Single Occupancy

Balance due by Aug 1.
$175 penalty if not paid by then.

Nothing is refundable after Aug 1. 
New Zealand Payments
Earnslaw Burn
Milford Sound
Historic TSS Earnslaw - a real steam ship on the lake :)

There are non-stop flights from San Francisco. 13 hours. Air New Zealand. We will be working with a travel agent to help everyone with their flights and also with any special requests. The travel agent will be able to help you if you want to stay longer or if you are traveling from somewhere other than SLO County. 

There might be a possibility for a group tickets as well. To be on the group ticket you must depart with everyone else from the same airport. You may stay behind and explore longer. 


Valentina Petrova (E-RYT500)

Valentina is a lifelong student of yoga, Buddhism and Psychology, completing her Masters in the Integral Psychology from JFK University, a Strategic Intervention Coach with the Tony Robbins and Cloe Madana Coaching School, an experience yoga teacher of 13 years and is passionate and effective in helping people find fulfillment and realize their dreams.  

She is an experienced retreat organizer and is excited to discover this, close to home venue.  

More about Valentina: Bio.

About the Retreat

Oct 16, 2015 arrive in Auckland. Spend 3 nights.
What's in Auckland - parks, arts, history, culture. This is the biggest city in NZ. Situated on a beautiful bay and surrounded by volcanoes. 

  • Includes 5 star accommodations 
  • Included are breakfasts.
  • Included is transfer to/from airport to hotel. 
  • All the taxes and fees applicable
  • Oct 17, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Full Day Auckland Maori Day Tour - sightseeing, culture, history. Includes a visit to the Auckland Museum, a tour of the Maori and Polynesian section of the museum. It also includes a Maori Cultural Performance and the famous Haka war dance, the famous 'Wild West Coast' with its unique black sand beaches. Plus, Tamaki Drive, one of the world's most beautiful city drives with its avenues of glorious native trees and views to the mystical island volcano, Rangitoto. Plus, Mount Eden - see the city from the tallest and most dramatic of its ancient volcanoes, and more :) Picnic lunch plus snacks and hot/cold drinks are provided! This is a private tour!  Explore!

Oct 19, 2015 fly to Queenstown. Spend 6 nights here.
Whats in Queenstown - a frequent location for TV and films, including Lord of the Rings. Lots of outdoor adventures. AMAZING nature. Cute town on a spectacular lake.  The most spectacular place you will ever visit. 

  • Five Star hotel accommodations on lake Lake Wakatipu.
  • Transportation to/from the airport.
  • Yoga & Meditation, once or twice daily.  
  • Delicious breakfast every day 
  • Oct 20 - Skyline Gondola ride up Bob's Peak with spectacular views of Queenstown + 6 course buffet lunch at 1 pm up on top :) Gondola ride & lunch is included.
  • Oct 21 - Optional Adventure (See below) to Milford Sound, Fiordlands and Mt Earnslaw and the hanging blue glacier. See below for description. Private tour. Additional price. No yoga that day.  
  • Oct 23 - A short but beautiful, historical TSS Earnslaw Steamship ferry ride on the lake to Walter Peak and Colonial Farmstead where we will have a BBQ lunch and a tour of the farmland so we can pet the sheep :) This is not a private tour. Boat fare, lunch, and Farm tour are included. 
  • A list of things to do and people to call if you want to book wine tours and other adventures, personally compiled by me to save you time. There is TONS to do in Queenstown, including just good old R&R on the lake :) 

Oct 25, 2015 fly back home. 

Airfare is NOT included. Group airfare may be possible. If you are interested, please let Valentina know. 

Yoga:Everyone is welcome. Bring your mat and whatever props you will need, or get creative with what we have there. Yoga is not mandatory. Do as much as little as you like, but know that it will make a great amount of difference if you are doing it. If you have physical concerns, please let Valentina know. 

Optional Adventure in Queenstown! - Oct 21
You MUST do this because it will be the most amazing thing you will ever do and see. This is the only way to see this spectacular country and the most amazing vistas on this planet! 

Your days starts with a pick-up outside your accommodation at 9:30 am. From here you will be transported out to the airport where will board helicopters for a flight to Milford Sound. This flight takes you past rainforest covered valleys, spectacular alpine lakes, over several mountain ranges as you enjoy this world-famous area from the sky. We now descend into Milford Sound landing at the local airport, from here it's a 10 min walk to the boat harbor where the Southern Discoveries Scenic boat cruise awaits you. This boat cruise takes 1:40 min, you get to see all the waterfalls close up, seals, dolphins, all the fiords have to offer.

After the cruise, its back to the helicopter for the flight high up on Mt. Tutoko, the highest mountain in Fiordland where we can get out for some photos in the snow. Next our last stop is the Earnslaw Burn (photo below) landing on the valley floor with the blue ice of the hanging glacier above and the waterfalls cascading down the huge rock faces - this is an exclusive location and our guide is the only one who can land people there. It is breath-taking. The final leg of the trip will take you over the Richardson Mountain range with its rich history of mining before landing back at Queenstown airport around 3 pm.

You can add this to your trip for an additional cost of $850 per person. Please notify us if you want this added to your trip. You must RSVP and pay for this ahead of time. It must be paid off by Aug 1, 2015