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Yoga and Alexander Technique Retreat


Sat 20 Jan 2018–Fri 26 Jan 2018, 5:00pm–7:00pm

Where: Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre, 355 Rd, Wangapeka River Rd, Nelson Lakes, Nelson / Tasman

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Retreat Admission - Single Unit: $1,298.50 ($1,295.00 + $3.50 fees)
  • Retreat Admission - Shared Unit: $1,198.50 ($1,195.00 + $3.50 fees)
  • Retreat Admission - Tent Site: $873.50 ($870.00 + $3.50 fees)
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Listed by: einbks

This residential course teaching Alexander Technique, applied to Yoga is taking place at the Wangapeka Study & Retreat Centre, near Nelson, New Zealand. Nestled in the foothills of the Southern Alps it overlooks the beautiful Wangapeka River with 140 acres of grounds. The centre has a range of accommodation options.

This is a Buddhist retreat centre and participants will be asked to provide some assistance in cleaning up and food preparation. This will not involve more than 20 minutes per day and will not be during class time.

David Moore is the director or the School for F.M. Alexander Studies in Melbourne, a training school for teachers of the Alexander Technique. He is the author of "Smart Yoga: Apply the Alexander Technique to Enhance Your Practice, Prevent Injury, and Increase Body Awareness."

The fees include tuition, food and accommodation. The price varies according to the chosen accommodation option.

- Single Unit (small) - $1,295
- Double unit - $1,195
- Tent site - $870

The workshop begins on Saturday 20th January with evening dinner at 5 pm and ends on Friday 26th after lunch which will be at noon.

The daily program will include:
Group Yoga classes
Group Alexander technique class
Private lessons (each participant will get 3 x 30-minute lessons)

Here is an indicative program for the full days of the retreat:
7.30 - 8.30am Yoga
8.30 - 9.30am Breakfast
9.30 - 11.00am Alexander Technique Group Class
11.15 - 12,45 - Private lessons or free time
1 -3.00pm Lunch and free time
3.00 - 4.30pm Private lessons or free time
4.30 - 5.30pm Yoga
6 - 7.30 Dinner

Getting there

The Wangapeka Retreat Centre can be accessed via Nelson Airport. We will assist people in making arrangements to get from Nelson Airport to the centre. Depending on the numbers cost of transport to the centre will be between $40 and $60.
From Nelson Airport to the centre is 1.5 hours.

"I am so pleased I attended the Wangapeka retreat with David leading the course. I arrived with an aching hip/leg and left with it totally ache-free, and this has continued as I endeavour to practice daily what I learned. The retreat itself was in such a beautiful area, with lovely walks and bush surroundings far away from any madding crowd. David has such a gentle, insightful way of teaching, and although I was the oldest participant at 68 years, I felt totally comfortable. Thank you so much, David."

From Jules who attended the 2017 retreat