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Next Step Wellness Retreat


Choose a luxurious 5 day retreat or select 1, 2 or 3 day options during your stay*
Booking Now for 2020 Retreats
16-20 March 2020
23- 27 March 2020

Limited to only 8 people per week - please indicate your interest as soon as possible.

Join us for extra relaxation and rejuvenation on a luxurious wellness retreat offering unlimited yoga, meditation and bodywork massage! 

We are excited to bring US-trained wellness and fitness expert Jeff Sidwell to the lodge so you can experience a unique wellness retreat. 

Jeff is a professional kinesiologist, bringing extensive experience working closely with leading physical therapists from the USA.  A graduate of the leading Kinesiology program from Indiana University, Jeff was trained in anatomy, biomechanics, exercise physiology, sport psychology, and neuromuscular activation. Jeff has developed the ‘ACTIVEX’ and ‘BODYWORKS’ programs which are a combination of stretch, strength, and massage to best serve the needs of his clients. With over 25,000 hours experience in physical rehab, personal training, yoga instruction, bodywork and more - his clients have included Classic Rock singer/songwriter John Mellencamp, NFL football players from the Indianapolis Colts, Internationally Performing Acrobats, International Yoga Instructors, and more.  

Download a detailed timetable of The Retreat as a PDF


Jeff Sidwell - Retreat Leader

New Zealand has been on my short list for 12+ years, I’m guessing it’s been on some of yours, also. I would be honored if you decided to make this bucket list trip happen with the Next Step.
— Jeff Sidwell

The Retreat Options

The 2 Day, 3 Day and Full Week Retreat all feature unlimited yoga, one 75 minutes Bodywork session, guided meditation sessions and an introduction to AcroYoga Class.  A 1 Day option is also available.

The FULL WEEK OPTIONS also include a guided day hike to a secluded beach and scenic outlooks with a delicious, healthy packed lunch provided, the option to attend fitness and/or rehab classes and a Partner Thai Massage workshop.

Spaces are limited to 8 people per week so please make sure you indicate your interest as soon as possible.

Full week (6 days): NZ$999
3 Days: NZ$510
2 Days: NZ$350
1 Day: NZ$180
Please note: Retreat cost does not include lodging or travel

View the brochure below or download a PDF here.

* Please note - priority booking will be offered to Motueka River Lodge guests, local residents and select local lodges on a first-come basis.

Please fill in the form to express your interest and indicate the options you prefer.

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Week 1 - March 16th - 20th 2020
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Week 2 - March 23 - 27th 2020
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