October Mindfulness & Mantra Retreat - Deposit

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August  – Mindfulness & Mantra

Luxury Wellness Retreat 

 “When I am silent I fall into the place                          where everything is music”  Rumi 


Dates & Times

Friday 13 October (arrive from 11am with the programme starting from 3pm) to Sunday 15 October  (programme ends by 2pm and guests welcome to leave by 4pm). Add on option available to arrive on Thursday 12 October anytime from 3pm. 


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


                3-Day, 2 Night Retreat

                3 day, 2 night Retreat (twin or double share) $1360 per person 

                3 day, 2 night Retreat (single occupancy - own room) $1960

                3 day, 2 night Retreat (triple occupancy for a trip booking together) $1085 per person 

                3 day retreat (non residential) $860


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


                 Make Your Retreat Longer

                 Get a jump start on your relaxation and being cared for in our luxury venue.  


                4 Day, 3 Night Retreat


                3 night Retreat (twin share) $1700 per person

                3 night Retreat (own room) $2300

                3 night Retreat (triple occupancy) $1490 per person 



                 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 your Hosts

                "Kate and Cam welcomed us all with with open arms and mountains of love."  Sarah

                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. For over a decade she has led classes, retreats and workshops in wellness. 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 and yoga teacher 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. 


                “A real highlight for me was getting to know Cam a little on our walk – and his hill top yoga – I mean wow, where were the cameras for that marketing moment?” Cath


                The Dream Team

                Over the retreat you will also be looked after by members of our dream team.  These can change depending on group size and our crews availability. We love to have a variety of passionate foodies and cooking legends in the zone as well as some treasures who “make it all happen”.




                2022 Testimonials

                “From the minute I stepped in the door, I felt at home. It was a lovely long weekend of meditation, restorative yoga, meeting wonderful people and being nurtured and nourished with incredible plant-based food. I came home feeling inspired, able to take on the world and generally like a huge weight had lifted. Thank you, what a blessing your retreat was.”  Alex 


                “ It is challenging to find the words to express how amazing my experience was on this retreat. It surpassed all of my expectations. Kate and Cam are inspiring teachers who provide such a beautiful way of connecting to your true self. Every detail of the retreat was attended to with intention and love. The setting was perfect to relax, and the environment was one of total acceptance. There was space for quiet and personal growth, as well as space for connection, joy, love, and laughter. Give this gift to yourself, accept this opportunity, and come to this retreat.”  Annie 


                “Words do not do justice to the amazing, life changing experience I had while there…. Kate and Cam welcomed us all with with open arms and mountains of love. There was no pressure to participate in all of the activities planned but I wanted to try it all and am so pleased that I did. Kate has given me tools that I will be using for the rest of my life to help navigate whatever situation I’m in. The food was outstanding, we were nourished with copious amounts of healthy delicious meals and snacks. I made friends for life with the other girls that were retreating as we all connected on a soul level. So grateful that I was able to experience the awesomeness of Cape South and Kate McLeay, I will never forget this wonderful experience, and can’t wait to go back again.”  Sarah 


                “Thanks again for the most amazing magical weekend.  Its going to stay with me forever.”   Joanna

                “Game changer.”  Toni  


                To Book

                To secure your booking head online to to pay your deposit to secure your place.  Alternatively you can pay on invoice via online banking, cheque or cash.  For any queries or bookings email Cam on or call Cam on 0212229363.




                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.”