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A totally delicious weekend to relax, rejuvenate and inspire you to live the life you deserve! Nourish your mind, body and spirit through fun workshops, nature and creativity? Find new focus, direction and tools to increase your confidence and have you sparkling inside and out. Feast on beautiful food, take time out for our self and soak up this peaceful haven.

Following the success of the November retreat, I'm pleased to announce another one in February 2016

What: “Living the Sweet Life Wellness retreat”

Where: Waihoanga Centre, 32 Waihoanga Rd, Otaki Gorge, RD2 Otaki

When:  19-21 February, 2016

Limited to: 20 places

Box of Chocolates is excited to be offering a retreat that will transform YOU and your life into something that will excite and inspire you to be the person you want to be. 

Weekend agenda & timetable – 19-21 Feb 2016


Friday 19 February




Arrive & grab welcome gift pack on registration, settle into accommodation, mix and mingle with other participants


Welcome & introduction/Group Meditation/ Show & Tell (Lisa)

5.15pm- 6.15pm

Create our own miniature Zen gardens

6.15pm – 7.00pm

Goal visualisation exercise/setting intention for the weekend – Focus/Heart thoughts book/inspiration card (Lisa)

7.00pm – 8.00pm

Dinner & mix/mingle

8.00pm – 9.00pm

“Pamper me” indulgence time and mystery gift sharing (Lisa)

9.00 pm onwards

Own time to relax & unwind – optional meditation

Saturday 20 February


Yoga & breathing exercises (Adhyatma)

8.00 – 9.00am

Breakfast and own time


Feng Shui to enhance your health and environment
(Karen Laverde)

9.45am -10.00am

Break – morning tea


Confidence with Colour & Style workshop – (Andie Dunne from Colour with Style)

12.00pm -1.30pm

Lunch and free time

1.30pm- 3.00pm

Make our own healthy juices & natural products (Lisa)

3.00pm - 4.00pm

Visual Diary/Passion Journal – creating your life story – (Lisa)


Zen High Tea & reflective exercises (Lisa)




Hands on Art therapy – create your own masterpiece! (Lisa)


Dinner & mix/mingle


'Joyful Movement Meditation':
1hr movement session that will guide you through a gentle journey to connect with your body, your essential joy, and to celebrate life through stillness, movement and dance. Supported by beautiful music, this meditation will support integration & encourage wonderful dreams
. (in yurt)

9.00pm onwards

Own time to relax & unwind

Sunday 21 February


Yoga & Breathing exercises (Adhyatma)


Breakfast & own time


Journaling and activity in Yurt


Group meditation session in Yurt




Building self esteem and confidence through positive body image and kindness to ourselves?  Working out what your body needs right now – what messages is it giving you?


Lunch and time to pack up

1.00pm -2.00pm

Group photo, feedback forms, prize draw, tidy up and good-byes

What are you waiting for? You owe it to yourself to invest in your future and live a life full of meaning, passion & purpose. 
“Do what you love, love what you do, and the world will come to you" totally unique thoughts!

Book your spot today using this form.

You can also download a flyer about the retreat.

Costs: $450 pp. – includes all accommodation, meals, linen hire, workshops, resources and welcome gift pack.  

Conditions: $200 deposit required at time of booking to secure your place, and full payment by the 8th of February, 2016.   If payment can please be made into the account below, and a receipt will be issued with balance to pay, alternatively the full amount can be paid at the time of booking. If full amount is paid and you cancel 1 month prior to the event, you will receive the full amount, less the deposit.  After this date, no refund will be given.

Account Details:

Name: Box of Chocolates

Account Number: 06-0582-0372233-00 (Please include your name as a reference)