The Power of Nature Day Retreat

Sunday October 8th 2023

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Come and spend a day of nourishment, fulfilment and joy with Vanessa & Guests.
Allow yourself to be guided through a myriad of activities.
Our offerings will include;

⭐Healing Spell Jar: Creating spell jars is an ancient practice of using herbs and other materials to set and create future intentions. You will learn about the herbs that support protection, love, and abundance. You’ll have the opportunity to create your own one of a kind spell jar with herbs and some other items. Jars, a selection of herbs, crystals, pebbles, feathers, items from nature and more will be provided and laid out for you to choose from based on your intentions.

Learn and discover the gentle healing energies of setting your own intentions and how you can incorporate this into your every day life. Set your intention, choose your ‘ingredients’ and create your very own Healing Spell jar.

⭐Magical Candle Making: Create your own meaningful candle and learn how and why you should burn these. All natural materials, which are provided, learn which wax to use and why, then have fun creating your own beautifully decorated candle to take home with you.


⭐ Mindfulness practice for beginners and advanced. Learn how to slow the mind, rest the body and work on the breath, after all it is very important for every day living. Connect with nature through your senses. Perhaps with cacao…and some yoga Nidra.

⭐ Soothing sounds while you rest, in a peaceful and supportive environment.

⭐ A creative session with Tracey from Charlie Rae. Play and have some fun with the sights and sounds that Spring brings to our gardens. Become immersed in the beautiful surroundings of Hewitts Homestead, what do you see, hear, smell? Using foraged foliage as your inspiration, spring colours as your pallette and the sounds of nature, let’s explore with paint, line-art and paper and create your own nature-inspired piece of art to frame or put in your art journal.


Watch and learn as your very own in house Chef will be sharing a favourite nourishing salad.
Allow your body and soul to be nourished by a divine culinary experience, with a choice of nutritious soul foods. See Menu.

The day will begin at 10am and finish around 2.30/3pm. Morning tea and light lunch provided. Come and bathe your soul in the refreshing natural environment at Hewitts Homestead. We will guide you through several different carefully planned activities that will both delight and surprise you. Go home at the end of the day with your mind and body rejuvenated, your soul replenished and your cup brimming over with several goodies. This is no ordinary retreat, this is a Hewitts Homestead Retreat made with love. Aroha nui xx

All this for only $135! *

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Please note that some activities could be slightly different, depending on the weather. But one thing is for sure, every activity will be fabulous! *payment options available.

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Spaces are limited, so be sure to sign up soon to reserve your spot now!

For both male/females and others, over 18 years of age.

If you can’t wait until October and would like to try out something on a smaller scale, take a look at our ‘Just for Me‘ Creative Mindfulness sessions. Or check out our Facebook event’s.

About Me

Hi, I’m Vanessa. A teacher of many things and a lover of all things nature (Nemopholist). When I’m not working I love spending time in the garden around the trees, I also enjoy hosting weddings and events here at the Homestead, being a celebrant has been one of my favourite experiences in life.

I am an avid animal lover and love to spend time with my dog Charlie and many cats, as well as baking, and living my best life!

Vanessa xx

  • Payment plans available, secure your place with a $25 deposit (non refundable but is transferrable to another HH event). Remaining balance to be paid by 5th October 2023.