Kate McLeay & CAPE SOUTH

Womens Wellness Retreat October 2020 - Deposit

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October 2020 – Womens Wellness Retreat 

October 2020 Women’s Wellness

Friday 23rd October to Sunday 25thOctober (add on option to arrive Thursday and depart Monday)


General Retreat Details


“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


When did you last put yourself first?

Are you ready to reconnect, replenish, rejuvenate & relax.  This Luxury Wellness Retreat is especially curated to cultivate a space where women of all ages and stages can share a smile and wisdom and provide the ideal environment for you to connect internally to remember and renew your strengths and flow.


With a strong focus on women's health and wellness we provide the tools and space you need to reset, reconnect, nourish and indulge from the inside out. Our women’s wellness retreat is all about doing what feels right for your mind, body and soul.  A wide range of activities will be available to choose from. Deep rest, active relaxing, educational talks and more. 


Dates & Times


Friday 23rd October (arriving from 2pm) to Sunday 25th October (departing by 4pm)

Add on option to arrive Thursday 3pm and depart Monday 11am.



What your Retreat Team will share

 Kate McLeay

Retreat Host Kate McLeay will be sharing her passion for mindfulness & mindfulness tools, meditation, qi gong, essential oils and yoga with you over the weekend.  Kate has been teaching all her adult life.  She has clocked over 3000 hours training in yoga, mindfulness and meditation and in addition to this holds a Bachelor of Education and Diploma of Massage Therapy.  Star of the women’s retreat for her will be holding space for deep internal connections through restorative practices and powerful tools for peace and calm in the here and now. 


Cam McLeay

 Resident Host, Cam McLeay will guide an optional coastal views walk for those active relaxers wanting to get their blood pumping and feel the sun on their skin.  This is a unique opportunity to access private land in the hills behind Waimarama and Ocean Beach. You will walk from Cape South to a spectacular view point of the stunning coastline of Hawkes Bay. 


Katie MacDiarmid

 Your Culinary Goddess for the retreat is Mount Manganui based, internationally training plant based chef, Katie MacDiarmid.  Katie's menu planning, presentation and food is truly sensational.  She will design a seasonal topical plant based Womens Wellness menu for us that will delight you.  She will also host a cooking demonstration and give food talks weaved around her menu creation for the weekend to give you tips and tools to integrate healthy, easy and truly nourishing eating into daily life.


Gina Urlich

 We are honoured to be welcoming Clinical Nutritionist Gina Rose as our Guest Presenter on this retreat. Gina is hugely popular and highly sought after specialist in women's health.  She has a huge knowledge bank in addition to being an inspiring speaker and consultant.  She is a straight talking mumma of 4 who juggles work and home sharing stories and inspiration as a social influencer on Instagram and Facebook.


 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.


The Womens Wellness Content Includes -

  • An introduction to the basics of mindfulness
  • A personal Energy Audit and an exploration of energy renewal tools
  • A discussion on ultradiam rhythms and “BRAC” cycle – Basic Rest / Activity Cycle
  • A basic take home meditation practice
  • An exploration of your core values from a mindfulness perspective and a mapping of
  • A workshop to make your own essential oils blend to take home
  • A guided soothing facial ritual using Corbin Road Cleanser and Rejuvenating face oil and stone roller.
  • A restorative yoga practice, yoga Nidra (guided relaxation) & Sound healing
  • A guided walk on private farmland
  • Qi Gong 5 treasures practice
  • 5 Tibetan Rites for Rejuvenation
  • One food workshop & demonstration & one tonic drinks demonstration (featuring Balinese Jamu, Soleno Experts Womens Maca Blend and Mason’s Mushroom “I am Giai” blend).


 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.



A menu of massage, and treatments are available to pre book with superb therapists and practitioners. Airport transfers are just $60 each way or let us arrange car hire or driver for you. If you are adding on extra nights then additional activities of guided hikes, trout fishing, 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 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 McLeay (Mumma Soulfood) 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, kombucha shots
  • Nourishing movement classes including various Yoga Styles & 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
  • Mindfulness tools handbook
  • Welcome Gift
  • 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 Cost of the 3 day retreat starts from $200 per day (non residential), $290 per day Twin Share and $440 per day for your own giant fabulous room.  All rooms are ensuite.  All prices include GST.  Spaces are extremely limited with just 8 bedrooms available. Enquiries via www.capesouth.co.nz or email retreats@capesouth.co.nz


3 Day Retreats


3 day Retreat (non residential) $600

3 day, 2 night retreat Retreat (twin share) $870 per person

3 Day, 2 night Retreat (own room) $1320


 Make Your Retreat Longer

We highly recommend you add on an Extra Night Thursday and/or Sunday night to your retreat.  One additional night is $230 (twin share) or $360 (own room) and includes a complimentary 1 hour swedish or hot stone massage for the additional night of your stay, full board service, full use of the retreat facilities and full facilitator support.  Two additional nights is $440 (twin share) or $690 (own room) and includes a 2 x 1 hour complimentary spa treatments of your choice, full board service, full use of the retreat facilities and full facilitator support.


4 Day Retreats

4 Day, 3 night Retreat (twin share) $1110 per person

4 Day, 3 night Retreat (own room) $1680


5 Day Retreats

5 day, 4 night Retreat (twin share) $1310 per person

5 day, 4 night Retreat (own room) $2010



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


Katie Mac

Katie is a passionate plant based chef from Mount Manganui, New Zealand. After leaving school she set out on a huge adventure to explore the world working in schools, retreats, hostels, and cafes. Her experiences in a diverse range of kitchens creating and exploring led her to totally fall in love with the whole concept of food. Katie has now worked around the world as a chef in cafes and restaurants as well as at festivals and on retreats. In addition she has been operating a plant-based/raw food business in New Zealand. Katie has trained in Raw Food Culinary at The Seeds of Life café in Bali and Plant-Based Cooking With Matthew Kenney in LA.  Katie is currently studying Nutritional Therapy with the Nutritional Therapy Association and is excited to combine her knowledge of plant-based culinary with nutrition.


“Katie’s food is amazing. A real highlight was sharing her beautiful meals with new found friends and our wonderful hosts. I wil be back for more.” JP


The Dream Team

Over the retreat you will also be looked after by additional members of our dream team.  These can change depending on group size and our crews availability.  Often in the house we have the most fabulous Carolien Flint who looks after table decorations and flowers and brings an eye for detail.  She is also a hugely talented Reiki practitioner.  We also often have the stunning Tamoko Christie with us as our “everything treasure” .. as there is nothing she can’t do!  In addition to this we have a spa treatment team in board who are experts in their craft. 




"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.  Conversely 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.”