West Coast Yoga and SUP retreat in May

Looking for a pre-winter coastal get-a-away?

Body requesting nourishment?

Mind requiring escape?

Spirit craving adventure?

We’ve put together a  last minute yoga and Stand-Up Paddleboard (SUP) package to whisk a small group of women away to Okuru, on the West Coast of the South Island, from 23-25 May 2014.

Okuru lies 12 kilometres south west of Haast on the northern bank of the Okuru River in the direction of Jackson’s Bay.  It takes approximately 1hr 50 min from Wanaka, 2hr 50 from Queenstown. 

As with all Mission WOW events, everything is optional. If you want to come to chill out, sleep in, wander on the beach and eat good food with fab company, come join us. Equally, if you want to be up at dawn and entertained, exercised and exhausted till you drop, we have it sussed too. You don’t need to have any prior experience with either yoga or paddle-boarding, we will guide you through it all.

We will have various sessions over the weekend- yoga, paddleboard even yoga on paddleboards (it’s a lot easier than you think).  You’ll be kept well nourished throughout the weekend with healthy, yet hearty, meals and delicious, yet good for you, treats. Yoga sessions will run each day, morning and evening and there will be plenty time relax.

The yoga classes are taught by Jill Midgley, an Iyengar inspired teacher based in Wanaka. Jill is an outdoor adventurer, hiking, biking, ski touring and much more and brings all this knowledge and experience into her classes. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, Jill has a knack of making you mind feel comfortable and your body well stretched! She has been travelling with the Mission WOW weekends up to Mt Olympus, Porters and down to the Catlins over the past few years.  In my eyes it’s an important part of all the events.

Cost: $399 ($349 with own board)

Register: Here


  • 2 x nights in holiday house in Okuru, twin/triple share
  • 2 x dinner, 2 x breakfast and 2 x lunch and snacks
  • 4 x yoga- Fri, Sat x 2, & Sun
  • 2 x paddleboard coached sessions- Sat & Sun
  • Use of paddleboard and accessories for the weekend ($50 off with own board)
  • Welcome drink of Maude wine, white/ red.

Not included:

  • Transport cost to get there- we will help with car pooling arrangements
  • Any extra beverages

Gear is provided by Wanaka Kayaks, SUP and Sail.  The have the newest RedAir inflatable paddle-boards which as super stable and can go anywhere.wanaka kayaks logo



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