Kate McLeay

NEW DATE October - Resilience Reset Wellness Retreat

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October  – Resilience Reset Wellness Retreat 

We all are capable of creating greater levels of calm and accessing more of our personal power than we do right now.  This luxurious and truly nurturing next level award winning Wellness Retreat is a powerful and potent way to explore what is possible in the best version of you.  

We all have potentials that we are not aware of, and we usually don't know how they will be expressed until we take the time out to devote time and energy for our self care.  Take time and space to unwind, be nurtured in genuine hospitality and luxurious comfort.   Build and bolster you inventory of tools for CALM.  Refocus your compass on your clear intentions, purpose and all that you dare to dream.  


“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 that I got out of this weekend. I will be back.”  Laura


Dates & Times

Friday 15 October (programme starts from 3pm and guests welcome to arrive from 11am) to Sunday 17 October (programme ends by 2pm and guests welcome to leave by 4pm).   Add on option available for an extra night to arrive Thursday from 3pm.


DUE To cover cancellations we have added this NEW DATE as well as November 5 to 8 for a BREATHE EASY Wellness Retreat 

General Retreat Details


Discover and deepen into how to practice meditation and mindfulness with a particular focus on resetting for Resilience in daily life. Take time to honour where you stand today. To recognise the resilience you have lived to date and explore and embed new ways of being.   Using cutting edge science based tools and practice this mindfulness programme is careful curated to hold space for you to rewire, reset and reconnect for RESILIENCE.


Develop Clarity. Shift Mindsets. Build Agility.

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

In addition to the mindfulness workshops you will enjoy food chats and vibrant company. Balanced with periods of silence to encourage reflection and mindfulness. You will have plenty of free time to relax and make the most of our beautiful venue and surroundings. 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 new tips and tricks 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.


We are living in a time of extremes. A time of change.  This is why we need more resilience.

The Resilience Rewire Content Includes -

  • You will be given firm foundation into the basics theories, benefits and practices of Mindfulness.   
  • You will find out about the difference between traditional resilience theory and adaptive resilience as a skill to be deliberately cultivated.
  • You will explore the principals of resilience including the 5 pillars and 4 types and learn how to set achievable goals set within these areas for real life integration.
  • You will learn and practice a huge range of Mindfulness based tools and practices to work more skilfully with difficult thoughts and emotions, change and uncertainty for your increased wellbeing.
  • You will explore or fine tune your purpose and learn how this can increase health and happiness.
  • You will learn about the healthy stress curve and explore how to notice early sign of unhealthy patterns and what to do to redirect these.

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 the teaching of Mumma Soulfood Prison Mindfulness Programmes at Mangaroa Prison and Community Support Mindfulness with Kate McLeay.


About the Food & Fare

 Our food is full of nutrients, seasonal, fresh and prepared with great love and care. Our food is wheat free, dairy free and refined sugar free.  Usually predominantly plant based. Local produce, organic and home grown from our vegetable and apothecary gardens where possible.  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.



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 her 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 & Meditation 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 capesouth.co.nz
  • All yoga equipment
  • Access to spa treatments at a preferred rate
  • Options to extend your retreat at a special rate to a 4 or 5 day retreat including daily spa treatments.
  • Take home Qi Gong practice
  • Daily yoga practice to take away and use


The Investment 

3-Day, 2 Night Retreat 

3 day Retreat (non residential) $675  

3 day, 2 night retreat Retreat (twin or double share) $895 per person

3 Day, 2 night Retreat (single occupancy own room) $1395


We highly recommend you stay a additional night; those that do are always delighted to have done so.  


 Make Your Retreat Longer

We highly recommend you add on an Extra Night on the Thursday night prior to your retreat.  Take time to settle in - enjoy a yoga class, meditation or journalling session, sauna, spa or swim.

One additional night is $280 (twin share) or $380 (own room) and includes full board service, full use of the retreat facilities, evening meditation session, morning yoga class and full facilitator support.  


3 Night Retreat

3 night Retreat (twin share) $1175 per person

3 night Retreat (own room) $1775 




A deposit of $500 is required to secure your place.   Balance of payment 30 days before.  Payment plans available.  Payment by credit card (on this site for deposit) or bank transfer.  



We will transfer or refund your retreat 100% if your retreat is cancelled due to covid or any covid related symptoms or situations preventing you from attending or us holding the retreat.  



A menu of massage, and treatments are available to pre book with superb therapists and practitioners. Airport transfers are $115 each way.  If you are adding on extra nights then additional activities of guided hikes, beach trips, surfing or surf lessons, horse riding, mountain biking, biking the trails and wine tours can all be arranged as add on to your stay.



About the Venue

 Cape South is a 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.

 "Thankyou 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." 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 Gears 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.  A private chef & helpers, 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.




"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


"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 www@katemcleay.comto pay your deposit to secure your place.  Alternatively you can pay on invoice via bank transfer, cheque or cash.  With any queries email retreats@capesouth.co.nz or call Kate on 0212229372.



Your whole body will thank you, and you’ll 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.”