Notes from Damian

Typical Day On Retreat

Ever wondered what happens on a wellness retreat at Aro Ha? Take a glimpse into a typical day in the life.

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A day in the life on a wellness retreat at Aro Ha is an opportunity to immerse yourself in all elements of wellbeing, embracing health and vitality from every angle. Nutrition, movement, nature, breathwork and more.

Here is a glimpse into a typical day at the retreat:



Sunrise Yoga Flow

Awaken the day with morning movement in the Aro Ha yoga room. It doesn’t matter if you’re new to yoga or you’ve been practicing for years, our instructors are here to help you move your body in ways that offer the perfect balance of exploring new movement but also honouring your ability.

Energising Breakfast

Indulge in a wholesome breakfast carefully crafted by our chefs. Expect a delicious and nutritious meal that is gluten-free, dairy-free and refined sugar-free that will give you energy to fuel your body for the day ahead.

Nature Immersion

Immerse yourself in the pristine natural surroundings of the Southern Alps. Each day we embark on guided walks, hikes, or gentle nature strolls, allowing you to connect with the beauty of the surrounding landscape while reaping the benefits of fresh air and nature therapy.

Spa and Sauna Time

Take advantage of this time to unwind, soothe your muscles, and look out over the lake at the Aro Ha Obsidian spa and sauna. Want to see more of the spa? Check out this day on retreat from one of our guests.

Nutrient Dense Lunch

Time to refuel those muscles after a morning of movement. Enjoy a delicious and nourishing lunch made with locally sourced, organic ingredients straight from the Aro Ha permaculture garden right on our doorstep. Fresh, flavourful and full of nutrients.

Educational Workshops

tDive into informative workshops led by our team of wellness pracitioners. These sessions cover a range of topics related to nutrition, stress management, self-care, and functional training, cooking and more. Learn valuable skills and gain insights to support your journey toward optimal wellbeing.

Therapeutic Massage

After a day of engaging in movement, nature immersion, and mindfulness practices, you have the opportunity to treat yourself to a revitalising daily massage with our highly skilled therapists. Our team listen carefully to what you need most from them, and tailor the massage for how your body is feeling.

Nourishing Dinner

Food is a true highlight for our guests, and dinner is no different. The flavours, colours, nutrients and love for plant-based cooking come through in every dish that our kitchen team prepare for you.

Yin Yoga or Rest

Prepare yourself for a restful night’s sleep with our optional evening yin yoga, or yur own restorative practices that promotes relaxation and prepares your mind and body for deep and rejuvenating sleep.

Come Join Us

Embarking on a wellness retreat at Aro Ha is an extraordinary opportunity to prioritise your wellbeing and immerse yourself in a transformative journey. With a carefully crafted daily schedule that encompasses nutrition, movement, nature immersion, educational workshops, spa and sauna time, therapeutic massage, and nourishing meals, Aro Ha offers a rejuvenating and award-winning experience like no other.

If you’re curious about what goodness awaits you, take a look at our retreat dates below.

Hope to see you soon,
The Aro Ha family