AUGUST 2022 Mindfulness & Mantra Retreat - Deposit

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August  – Mindfulness & Mantra

Luxury Wellness Retreat 

"The retreat was beyond even my highest expectations.  I have never felt so instantly welcomed, relaxed and nurtured before.  I will not soon forget the lessons, the people and the life changes out of this weekend.  I will be back."  Laura


Fully booked - contact us to join the waitlist. 

Dates & Times

Friday 12 August  (arrive from 11am with the programme starting from 3pm) to Sunday 14 August (programme ends by 2pm and guests welcome to leave by 4pm). Add on option available to arrive on Thursday 11 August anytime from 11am.


Mindfulness & Mantra

Discover and deepen into the practices of mindfulness and activate this using the potent power of mantra.  Within the container of mindfulness you will experience the ancient sacred practice of Sanskrit mantra along with some of the modern applications of mantra to create shift and peace in your daily life.

Be supported to connect to your own personal selection of mantra as a vehicle to work skilfully with emotions and thoughts.  With the intention to not only support you to make wise inspired life choices but also to craft the life of your most beautiful dreams. 

It is said that mantras can be key to unlocking unlimited potential. ‘Man’ means mind and ‘Tra’ is wave or vibration. Mantras are repeated sets of words that will help you set intentions, increase your focus and harness the energy of your mind.  

Mantra can be spoken, sung, listened to and repeated internally.  The repetition of a mantra has been found to have a profound effect on the chemistry of the brain.  In turn this clears emotional blocks, stills the mind, and brings supreme peace.

It is said that the practices of Mantra holds one of the fastest and easiest ways to purify the mind and body.

Join us to experience first hand what this can do for you.  


"A mantra is a kind of magic formula that, once uttered, can entirely change a situation.  It can change us, and it can change others."
Thich Nhat Han



Luxury Wellness Retreats with Kate & Cam @ Cape South 

On your retreat you will have on offer nourishing daily wisdom teachings, mindfulness, yoga, mantra, qi gong. You will explore and practice multiple mantra meditation techniques and experience the profound benefits from healing sound.  You will experience the benefits of the deep rejuvenating practice, Yoga Nidra with a mindfulness and mantra focus alongside Tibetan Bowl Sound Healing.

In addition to the mindfulness & mantra workshops you will enjoy food chats and vibrant company. There is the option as well for you to join a stunning guided coastal walk on private farmland for morning yoga.  The programme is balanced with periods of silence to encourage reflection and mindfulness. You will have plenty of free time to relax and make the most of this supremely beautiful venue and surroundings.   A wellness dedicated venue that has been blessed and is held as a space for your deep healing and rejuvenation.

Our menu of activities is entirely optional and you can join in on as little or as much as nourishes your soul.



Your whole body will thank you.  You’ll learn powerful practices to incorporate back in your daily life. Cleansing the inside to glow on the outside. Keeping your body and mind in great shape to create and maintain a healthy, nourishing and inspiring lifestyle.

You’ll walk away with a new sense of inner peace and greater sense of meaning, purpose and wellbeing. You’ll take powerful tools and insights back into daily life so that you can live your life with a sense of ease, passion and peace.


                Be A Part of the Bigger Picture

                10% of profits help fund our support of some programme and initiatives that have evolved in synergy with Kate's work teaching yoga and mindfulness at Mangaroa Prison over a 7 year period.


                About the Food & Fare

                Our food is full of nutrients, seasonal, fresh and prepared with great love and care. Our food is meat free, wheat free, dairy free and refined sugar free.  Usually predominantly plant based. We have vast organic vegetable and apothecary gardens which we predominantly use and this is supplemented with locally grown and sustainable organics.  We serve a range of nourishing alcohol free medicinal drinks to heighten health and aid digestion - smoothies, juices, fire cider and kombucha home brews, Chinese and local tonic herbs.


                ABOUT OUR RETREATS

                A nourishing blend of relaxation, movement, meditation, delicious organic seasonal food, learning & most of all time to put yourself first. Hosted at the luxurious Cape South Country Retreat and Wellness Centre facilitated by Kate & Cam McLeay  and a team of their favourite local legends.  

                An opportunity to step out of life’s routines and dedicate real time to putting yourself first. Over the retreat we will share wisdom on holistic wellness and how to positively enhance this for more clarity, ease and enjoyment of life. With decades of experience in education, hospitality and adventures we’ve seen the profound changes these experiences can bring and what happens when people take time for themselves.

                 A menu of activities over the weekend is available to choose from, along with plenty of time to rest, connect and rejuvenate.  Attend all on the schedule or select what makes your heart sing.


                Maximum 8 Rooms - be in quick!


                What's Included

                • 3 day retreat with 2 nights luxury accommodation
                • All meals, snacks, coffee & herbal teas, smoothies, purified water, homemade kombucha shots
                • Nourishing movement classes including Yoga & Five Treasures Qi Gong
                • Mindfulness & Mantra with instruction and support to establish a daily routine
                • Two educational wellness workshop sessions
                • Food talks & a food demonstration
                • A guided walk
                • Full access to all Cape South facilities -gym, magnesium pool, Infra red sauna, hot tub, grounds -
                • All yoga equipment
                • Access to spa treatments at a preferred rate
                • Options to extend your retreat at a special rate to a 4 day retreat including daily spa treatments.


                The Investment 

                All prices include GST.  All rooms are deluxe ensuite and truly beautiful. Spaces are extremely limited with just 8 ensuite bedrooms available. 


                3-Day, 2 Night Retreat

                3 Day, 2 night Retreat (single occupancy own room) $1740

                3 day, 2 night Retreat (twin or double share) $1170 per person

                3 day, 2 night Retreats (triple share room for groups booking together) $960 per person 

                3 day Retreat (non residential) $750



                 Make Your Retreat Longer

                We highly recommend you add on an Additional Night prior to the retreat start. 

                Reboot. Renew. Be held in this ultra healing space of love and possibilities. 

                The additional night includes full board service (welcome bite, dinner, breakfast), a selection of garden teas, 2 yoga classes, 1 meditation practice, a chance to book additional spa treatments on Friday, full exclusive use of the amazing retreat facilities (infra red sauna, mineral pool, hot tub, spa, gardens, yoga studio,  grounds & gardens, library, 


                4 Day, 3 Night Retreat

                3 Night Retreat (own room) $2300

                3 Night Retreat (twin share) $1700 per person

                3 Night Retreat (triple share) $1490 per person 



                 EXTRA TREATS

                A menu of massage, and treatments are available to pre-book with superb therapists and practitioners. Airport transfers are $115 each way booked directly through our favourite carrier.  If you are adding on extra night then additional activities of guided hikes, beach trips, surfing lessons, mountain biking, biking the trails can all be arranged as add on to your stay.


                About the Venue

                Cape South is an award winning stunning, totally unique luxury retreat located only 8 minutes from Waimarama Beach, 20 minutes from Havelock North or just 40 minutes from Napier Airport.  The gracious 8 ensuite bedroom French Colonial style homestead & cottage is situated on 16 acres of grounds and gardens with expansive views of the coastal hinterland.   Retreat facilities include a mineral pool, gym, spa, infrared sauna, yoga studio, apothecary, medicinal herb and permaculture vegetable gardens.  The venue offers the ultimate luxury escape for a true exploration of wellness.


                About the Team

                Kate McLeay

                Kate has been a teacher in many forms her whole adult life. Starting as an early childhood then primary school teacher and went on the become an International School Principal, advisor, board member and teacher trainer. She gave up her day job for her passion in wellness after years of study in yoga, meditation, mindfulness and holistic healing through massage and energy medicine. She has now led classes, retreats and workshops in wellness for well over a decade. She loves to share her work to a diverse range of audiences - workplaces, hospitals, schools and prisons.. to you.  She loves how the magic of simple wisdom equally reaches all who choose to walk this path.


                 "Thank you Kate.  You are a very special person.  You have an amazing talent to bring a group of strangers together and have them leave as good friends.  I was apprehensive about doing a retreat like this but loved every minute.  Thank you again for sharing so much, you really do make a difference and have a wonderful gift.  I will be back." JS


                 Cam McLeay

                 Cam is a character of note who loves people and sharing stories of his adventures and passion for wellness and nature.  Cam is a qualified chartered accountant who has spent more time on rivers and in wild places than at a desk.  He is a world renowned rafting guide and adventurer having navigated the Nile river from Sea to Source, establishing a new "longest source" of the Nile in Rwanda.  Featured on the whole fourth episode of Joanna Lumley's Nile as well as over a dozen documentaries he also signed the programme and supported many film gigs including Top Gear's East Africa adventure.  Cam loves the outdoors but is a long time dedicated yoga and meditation practitioner.  With over 2 decades of regular daily practice he loves how these simple powerful tools keep him on his bike, surfboard and on mountains and rivers. 


                “Cam was a real highlight of our retreat.  We would have loved to have more time with him.” KE



                The Dream Team

                Over the retreat you will also be looked after by additional members of our dream team.  Talented foodies, massage legends and beauticians, folk to be here to hold space for you to be nourished and cared for over the course of your retreat.


                MORE TESTIMONIALS

                "Kate and Cam create an environment that lets you stop, breathe and remember what really matters to you. For me the experience is akin to someone wrapping you in a warm comforting blanket and caring for you. Kate says its like coming home and it truly is. I always leave inspired, recharged and reconnected to myself."  Sharne Fairbrother


                "The retreat with Kate and her amazing team was a weekend of of total bliss and healthy indulgences. Kate presents and teaches her wisdom in such a fun and casual way that you don't even realise how much new information you've taken on until you are back in your normal life.  Its then that you realise you can integrate the wisdom from the weekend in the everyday. "  Ginny


                “I adored the weekend so much. I feel so full and enriched from the experience and from you! You have something truly special there. Such beautiful people you surround yourself with. I will be back.” LD


                "I signed up for a four day retreat not knowing what to expect having never meditated or practiced yoga or qigong before.  I also hadn't gone without meat or dairy as a part of my daily diet before. I am now sold on the benefits of meditation, yoga and qigong not to mention how amazing I felt after this short tine on a plant based diet.  I thoroughly recommend attending a wellness retreat with Kate and Cam and their great team."  Anna Hutchinson



                To Book

                To secure your booking head online to to pay your deposit to secure your place.  Alternatively you can pay on invoice via bank transfer, cheque or cash.  With any queries email or call Cam on 0212229263.


                YOU ARE WORTH IT

                Your whole body will thank you, and you will practice and embed simple yet powerful tools to incorporate back in your daily life. Cleansing the inside to glow on the outside.  Keeping your body in great shape to create and maintain a healthy, nourishing and inspiring lifestyle.

                 You’ll walk away with a new sense of inner peace and greater sense of meaning, purpose and wellbeing. You’ll take powerful tools and insights back into daily life so that you can live your life with a sense of ease, passion and peace.



                “I had the best ever weekend and my heart is content beyond explaining.”