Workshops & retreats

WEEKLY! Monday nights hatha class starts from 7pm for Autumn-Spring until the clocks spring forward again. Gentle Hatha and Yin yoga available for all abilities and experience.

Nervous System Reset

Have you been feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? Constantly rushed? Winter blues? Anxiety? Ungrounded or unbalanced? Then this session is for you.
When the nervous system is in a constant sympathetic nervous system response, or fight and flight mode your body and mental health can suffer, which effects every aspect of your life.

Sound healing and Yoga Nidra can effectively help reset the nervous system through their unique approaches to inducing relaxation, reducing stress, and promoting overall well-being.

Yoga Nidra, often referred to as yogic sleep, is a state of conscious relaxation that guides you into a state between wakefulness and sleep. It’s a systematic practice that typically involves lying down comfortably and following verbal instructions that lead you through various stages of relaxation, breath awareness, and guided imagery to support a medative state of being.

Benefits include:
* Deep Relaxation.
* Reduces Stress.
* Improved Sleep.
* Enhanced Awareness.
* Boosts Creativity.
* Healing: Supports healing and recovery processes by promoting deep rest.
* Balances Emotions.
* Spiritual Growth.
* Improves Concentration and enhances focus.

Yoga Nidra is increasingly recognized for its therapeutic benefits in various contexts, including stress management, PTSD treatment, and improving overall well-being. Regular practice can lead to profound relaxation and a greater sense of inner peace and clarity.

Sound healing with instruments like crystal bowls, Tibetan bowls, gongs, chimes, and drums involves using specific frequencies and vibrations to promote healing and relaxation via the brain waves. Dropping into the Theta brain wave pattern through listening to these instruments, along with others sounds can help:-
* Deep relaxation and stress reduction
* Chakra energy balancing
* Improved circulation
* Increased mental clarity.
* Pain relief and cellular healing
* Hormone balance
* Boosts the immune system
* Facilitates emotional release and processing
* Deep meditation and access to inner guidance.
* Increased feelings of peace, bliss and balance.

Overall, sound healing with crystal and Tibetan bowls, gongs, chimes, and drums harnesses the power of sound vibrations to promote holistic healing and well-being, benefiting both the body and mind.

When practiced together, sound healing and Yoga Nidra can amplify their individual benefits by focusing the mind and moving into a deeper body awareness.
Both practices offer a holistic approach to nervous system reset by addressing physical relaxation, mental calmness, emotional balance, and energetic harmony.

In summary, sound healing and Yoga Nidra are powerful tools that complement each other in promoting relaxation, reducing stress, and facilitating the reset and rebalancing of the nervous system. Integrating these practices into a wellness routine can support long-term nervous system health and overall well-being.

Kate will create a safe and comfortable place for you to relax in the purpose built EVOLve studio at Greenstone Retreat. Kate has been studying both modalities through her level 2 yoga teacher training and is excited to guide you through these amazing healing practices.

This event is open to all, chairs can be provided if needed.

Sunday 21st July. 7.30pm-9pm
Spaces are limited so booking is essential.
Bring: Yoga mat (if you have one).
Comfortable warm clothing.
Water bottle.
Any crystals or other items to help charge the energy and support your healing.
Investment: $20 per person cash preferred, or bank transfer available
Book now via email: Text, call or whatsapp 02108113396 or messenger.

Oh the wild west coast! We are so excited to be bringing the medicine your way. It is a first for us being on this side of Te Wai Pounamu and we are grateful the gateway has opened

We invite you to share an evening with us at the Greenstone retreat in Kumara! One of our favourite foods by the way. And it’s just down the road from Hokitika

Gather with us to share in Joydah’s medicine music, pacific cacao and nourishing kai. It’s an evening your heart will be happy for

Children U13 & Elders are welcome and free!
Be sure to book your tickets (for kids and elders too) as spaces are limited

Bookings and more information:

Cacao, sound healing and meditation

Sunday 4th August 10am-11.30am

With Leticia of Safe Space Meditation

You are invited to attend this 90 minute meditation and sound healing event.

I, Leticia Lorimer will be visiting from Christchurch and holding this event! I look forward to holding space for you and taking you a very peaceful, relaxing journey, through cacao, sound healing and meditation

This is for everyone, so if you need a break from the hustle and bustle, come and find your calm at Evolve Studio, Greenstone Retreat, West Coast New Zealand

When was the last time you took time for yourself?

The fact that you are reading this excites me!!!

You should be proud, for putting your wellness as a priority.
Come and get comfortable at Evolve Studio, Greenstone Retreat Kumara. Create your space and select a card from the oracle packs. This will help to set your intention for the evening.
We start with your hot cacao and a guided meditation, sound healing and then I hold space for you to deep dive into your meditation, with gentle background music.

Allow me to hold space for you, make you an intentional hot cup of cacao, mother earths goodness, to help you open up your heart space and drop out of your head. As this is an ancient ceremonial drink, it is helpful for connecting you to mother earth and our divine spirit, getting clarity, doing healing work, setting intentions, and inner-processing. Not to mention incredibly healthy for you.

Get comfortable and allow your guided meditation to begin!

Your energy field will be cleansed and purified using white sage. Connecting your soul chakra to the centre of the sun and your earth chakra connecting to the centre of the earth.

Please do not have anything to eat 4 hours before a meditation and sound healing and no caffeine for 8 hours. This allows your body to rest and not have to be digesting food and can take you to a deeper state of relaxation.
Please keep your self hydrated with water, coconut water, herbal teas.

Being in an environment that is peaceful, relaxing, calming and makes you feel safe, will help you to get out of your normal frame of mind, with no distractions and allowing you to experience new insights and perspectives and be in your sacred heart space. You may even fall asleep.

For sound healing I use playlists created with intention to take you on a journey and with the use of tibetan singing bowls, bells, creative instruments from nature, drums and chimes.
This releases energy that no longer serves you, recalibrates your frequency and cleanses your chakras, allowing alignment for you to vibrate at a higher frequency during meditation.

I move around the room working with your individual chakras and energetic field, with the use of sound instruments, whilst always holding an intention that is only ever for your highest good.
The delicious Cacao hot drink is complimentary at every meditation event.
$35 pp.

I understand that spirit wants me to hold space for you all, to come feel safe, relax, heal, meditate and listen to your body, calm their mind, lift your vibration and frequency, so you can hear, connect and understand spirit.
This really is something else.
I work intuitively with divine source our creator and promise, you will feel lighter, grounded, and more relaxed afterward.
Unwanted energy that sits in your body will be shifted.

Please remember to keep yourself well hydrated after a healing. Be gentle with yourself.
Please Bring
Yoga Mat
Water Bottle
Eye Mask (if you wish )
Warm socks
Any crystals you wish to have cleansed and charged.
This event starts promptly, so please arrive early, as lateness unsettles the room for others.
Limited to 10 spaces

Buy tickets here:



WEDNESDAY 14th August 10am-12noon… followed by optional lunch at Empire Cafe in Kumara

Let us connect and build community and find time to create healing and self care.
* Time Out
* Relaxation
* Conversation and community
* Create a support network of likeminded people.
* Learn something new about yourself
* Stretch, tone, release and rebalance the body
* Connect to your guides and inner wisdom
* Heal your body through energy work, breathwork, sound healing and meditation journeys.
* Become filled with self awareness, gratitude and inner wisdom.
* Reduce stress, sleep better and be happier.
The Mindful Morning is a regular offering and will evolve over time. Each session will include a mixture of gentle yoga, breathwork and mindfulness work and can be tailored the the groups needs.
Come and join Kate who is the owner of Greenstone Retreat, and a qualified and experienced yoga teacher and group facilitator who is looking forward to guiding and sharing with you.
Comfortable clothing, water bottle and a journal will be needed. If you have a blanket, yoga mat and any other healing or comfort tools you need, please bring them. There are some yoga mats, eye pillows and blankets to use as needed.
$33 per session or Koha.
Koha should be an expression of how much importance you put on the event offered in a way that is affordable to you such as money, gift or energy exchange.
All welcome, no yoga experience needed.
Bookings directly to Kate
02108113396, or through messenger or email:

🐉 Embrace the Magic of Dragons: Deep Dive Workshop at Greenstone Retreat – Kumara

Join us for a transformative journey into the mystical world of dragons with the insightful Jenny, DragonSage. Uncover the secrets of the elements and higher dimensional dragons through fun and interactive activities. 🌬️❄️🔥

📅 Date: Sunday 18th August
⏰ Time: 10am to 4pm

📍 Location: 45 Greenstone Road. Kumara, West Coast

A little about me, Jenny, DragonSage 🌟
I am a psychic, intuitive tarot reader, and facilitator of meditation and spirit talk circles and Dragon Workshops.
With a deep connection to dragon energy, I bringsa wealth of knowledge and a passion for sharing and healing.
Join me to explore the power of dragons and unlock your own personal connection.

What to Expect 🌈
• Deep dive into the elements at the 4th dimensional level.
• Exploration of higher dimensional dragons.
• Connecting with your personal dragon through fun activities.
• Energy work, readings, spiritualy guided art
• A healing and transformative meditation to integrate your learnings.

Who Should Join? ✨
Anyone interested in dragons, energy work, or seeking a unique spiritual experience. Whether you’re new to the concept or already connected with your dragon guide, this workshop promises a day of fun, learning, and transformation.

What to Bring 🌿
• A plate to share for lunch (tea, coffee, and biscuits provided).
• A water bottle, pen, and paper.

Details 🌟
• Investment: $100 – payment confirms booking
• Limited spots available for an intimate experience
• Please contact Jenny for bookings at 021 050 8809.

Dive deep into the magical realm of dragons and emerge with newfound knowledge and a stronger connection to your inner world and the world around you

🌿 Rejuvenate & Rebalance: A Healing Retreat for Health Professionals

Are you a Doctor, nurse, healer, caregiver, counsellor, social worker, psychiatrist, alternative or holistic healer, or therapist? Are you feeling the weight of the world on your shoulders? It’s time to prioritise your own well-being and embark on a transformative journey with us at the Healers Rejuvenate & Rebalance Retreat.

Dates: 24th and 25th August 2025
Please get in touch if you can only attend one day.

🌟 Rediscover Your Inner Harmony

Indulge in the tranquil beauty of the enchanting Greenstone Retreat in Kumara. A centre of wellness where the untamed West Coast harmonises with lush wilderness. Nestled amidst rivers, ocean, and lakes, this haven beckons health professionals and holistic healers to partake in a rejuvenating journey tailored to nourish the soul.

🧘 Holistic Healing Practices

Indulge in a diverse array of holistic activities tailored to recharge your mind, body, and spirit:

Yoga Sessions: Explore the gentle flow of Hatha, the deep relaxation of Yin, and grounding restorative yoga to connect you to your body, mind and spirit. Led by Kate, a qualified yoga instructor and the owner of Greenstone Retreat.

Mindfulness & Meditation: Centre yourself in the present moment and cultivate inner peace through guided meditation and mindfulness exercises. Gain clarity by assessing where your time and energy are currently invested, and deliberate on where you aspire for them to be directed.

Sound Healing: Let the soothing vibrations of sound therapy wash away tension, promote deep relaxation, and rebalance your nervous system.

Breathwork: Harness the power of your breath to release stress, increase energy, and foster emotional well-being.

Creative Expression: Unleash your creativity in nurturing surroundings, fostering self-expression and inner exploration.

Cacao Ceremony: Elevate your senses with ceremonial-grade organic cacao, enhancing heart-centred connection, and spiritual awakening.

🌿 Nourishment for the Soul

Savour the flavours of wholesome vegetarian cuisine crafted with love to replenish your body and energize your spirit. From nutritious meals to delightful snacks, every bite is a celebration of holistic nourishment. The retreat includes dinner on Saturday night, lunches, snacks, and tea and coffee on both days and cacao on the Sunday.

🎓 Empowering Workshops

Delve into enriching workshops facilitated by Rebecca Armstrong, clinical psychologist and Kate Hawkins Yoga and mindfulness teacher:

Self-Care & Stress Management: Gain invaluable insights from a clinical psychologist on cultivating resilience, managing stress, and prioritising self-care.

Yoga & Wellness Practices: Learn practical techniques to integrate holistic wellness into your daily life, empowering you to thrive both personally and professionally.

🌺 Community & Connection

Forge meaningful connections with like-minded individuals, sharing stories, wisdom, and support in a nurturing community of fellow healers and caregivers.

🌄 Reconnect with Nature

Immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of Greenstone Retreat, where nature’s embrace invites you to unwind, recharge, and rediscover your inner balance. Experience the magic of being “in the middle of everywhere and away from it all,” finding solace in the serenity of the surroundings. Add a couple of nights accommodation to fully embrace your break away. (accommodation additional)

🌟 Invest in Yourself

Take this opportunity to prioritise your well-being, rekindle your passion for healing, and embark on a journey of self-discovery and renewal. You give so much to others; now, it’s time to honour yourself.

*** Investment $555 per person
+ accommodation if needed at Greenstone Retreat. Discounted room prices available. Please check the website for options and ask about booking a room.

This includes all the classes, workshops, non alcoholic refreshments, snacks, two lunches, and an evening meal on the Saturday, cacao on the Sunday.
If you can only attend 1 day the investment is $300.
No experience necessary and all activities are available for all abilities.

Join Kate and Rebecca at the Healers Rejuvenate & Rebalance Retreat and embark on a transformational journey of healing, growth, and self-care.

Limited spaces available. Reserve your spot today.

For inquiries and bookings, please contact Kate at Greenstone Retreat via email

Rediscover your inner harmony. Reconnect with your purpose. Rebalance your life.

Book now