Re:set – Re:lax – Re:energise – Re:juvenate – May 4 to 6 2018

Join Glen Crofskey and Nicola Bradburn for a pre-winter, energising yoga and walking weekend at Tara Retreat in Magical Mangawhai, Northland.

Sunset and sunrise yoga, breath work, massage, bushwalks, waterfall plunges, coastal hikes, sea swims, healthy organic vegetarian food, guided meditation, artisan markets and more!

The retreat will begin on Friday evening with a warm welcome, a flowing yoga class and a scrummy Thai dinner.

The Saturday schedule includes an active sunrise yoga class and Wim Hof breath session, therapeutic massage, a guided bush walk and waterfall plunge, sunset yoga, a guided meditation, with time set aside for feasting, resting and taking in Mangawhai’s busy weekly artisan market.

A sunrise yoga session will kick off Sunday to charge us up for the stunning Mangawhai Cliff Walk followed by a fare thee well shared lunch. All the meals are vegan, made with love from healthy organic or spray free garden fresh vegetables, grown on the property or sourced locally.

Fees & accommodation layout – most suitable for couples or friends sharing

$295pp – Caravan: double bed

$295pp – Glamp tent: double bed (can add a separate mattress for two singles if required)

$345pp – Cob cottage: queen bed

$360pp – Self- contained studio: queen bed (can add another bed in loft for two singles if required)

There is an option for a single non sharing price – from $440 to $540

Fee includes all meals, a massage treatment, four yoga sessions, two guided walks, a guided meditation and a take home goody bag!

Excludes transport costs to & from Mangawhai

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Our Retreat Schedule


5.30pm:           Gather and greet

6 – 7pm:          Yoga Session (fluid movement to breath)

7.30pm:            Dinner

9pm:                Documentary screening – Living The Change


6.57am:             Gong

7.02-8.03am:   Sunrise Yoga: Wim Hof breathing, Awake My Body

8.15-9am:         Breakfast

9.30-1pm:        Massage (book your slot with Nicola ) and free time to explore Mangawhai – the weekly Mangawhai Village Market, Bennetts chocolate factory and café, Black Swamp beach, Te Arai (rock jump 11.09am high tide), the lookout, the estuary, or read and relax at the retreat.

1pm:                   Lunch – Build your own fancy sandwich

2-5pm:              Tanekaha waterfall walk and plunge!

5.33-6.33pm:    Sunset Yoga (moon salutes – crescents, hip flexors)

7.30pm:              Dinner – a smorgasbord of garden goodness

8.30pm:              Guided meditation with Julie from Body of Light


6.58am:               Gong

7.03-8.04am:     Sunrise Yoga (Sun Salutations)

8.15-9am:           Breakfast

9.30am:              Mangawhai Cliffs Walkway – coast route first (5.33 low), swim after

1pm:                    Fare Thee Well lunch


We have timed this retreat to get the most out of your weekend and recommend taking a half-day off on Friday so guests can cruise up to Mangawhai and settle in before the evening yoga session.

We complete our time together over lunch on Sunday so that we have ample time to travel back home without stress.

This nourishing weekend will include active yoga, movement and breathing practices, and a takeaway goody bag including recipes, yoga practices to follow and a herb tea, so your restorative weekend spills over into your normal life.


About Glen Crofskey

Glen has been a practicing yogi for over 12 years and has been teaching wherever and whenever he can to people from all walks of life for more than three years. He runs regular “Dynamic Yoga” classes and movement workshops from his own relaxed studio at Tara Retreat in Mangawhai, Northland.

For Glen, yoga is so much more than just a set of physical exercises; yoga infuses his everyday life, allows him to find a deeper sense of understanding and clarity in his life, and helps him become the best version of himself. He was compelled into a yogic life after a major climbing accident in the Southern Alps that could have easily killed him and left him with severe physical trauma and ongoing chronic pain.

After years of rebuilding through asana, pranayama and meditation, Glen began experimenting with found other movement modalities that complimented his yoga practice, including ground-based practices such as Animal Flow (AF), which aided his healing journey by helping build a greater range of movement and ease of being. Two years ago Glen became a certified Animal Flow instructor under the tutelage of Miami bodyweight maestro and AF creator Mike Fitch, and he has been crawling around ever since.

More about Glen here –

About Nicola Bradburn (BNatMed; Dip TM) 

Nicola is a Natural Medicine practitioner and massage therapist who can provide tailored natural health programmes. She uses a multidisciplinary approach that includes herbal medicine, supplements, nutrition, exercise, lifestyle motivators and bodywork.

She has her own dispensary at Tara Retreat, where people pop in for their own personal herbal medicine blend, top up their prescriptions or to discuss any health concerns. Nicola has been a massage therapist for 20 years, a vocation she is still passionate about, and completed a degree in Natural Medicine in 2016 after many years spent tinkering with plants, herbs, teas and tonics, Nicola’s experience and skills combine all she loves so she can help people generate their own health and wellness naturally, supported by amazing plant medicine that is backed by scientific research.

“My belief is that we are made of many parts and utilising different tools to nurture and balance all our different aspects – physically, emotionally, spiritually, nutritionally – is important for happiness and health. As a herbalist and naturopath I have many simple tools to support someone on this journey.”

More about Nicola here –

About Tara Retreat and How to Book

Tara Retreat is a developing and ever-evolving glamping and eco accommodation space. We currently boast a self-contained studio, a renovated “revolutionary” caravan, a bell tent, and a beautiful cob cottage, which was lovingly handcrafted from all natural ingredients during a 12 day workshop before being rendered inside and out with lime and earth plasters. Guests can cook in the shared communal kitchen and BBQ area, where you can also play boardgames or meet new friends, and help themselves to the rambling vege gardens and orchards, with always at least herns and a fresh salad on offer . There is a separate gas shower and compost toilet block to complete a comfy glamping experience.

Tara Retreat also has a massage studio, which doubles as a naturopath consultation room and herbal dispensary, and a dedicated yoga studio where regular classes and workshops are held.

To book your retreat spot email Glen and Nic at

Feel free to contact either of them for more info…

Testimonials from guests….

“A beautiful relaxing space, generous hosts & a fab time had by all! Thanks for the beautiful space Glen, Nic & Possum! We had such a relaxing stay, we were so sad to leave!” Emma, Australia

“The property is beautiful, the accommodation and shared kitchen facilities is well stocked and the vegetable gardens are a nice touch. An interesting property to explore. Highly recommend staying here.” Luke, Auckland

“Lovely Eco friendly accommodation with relaxed and friendly hosts. Will definitely be back again. Very relaxing and peaceful stay, thank you” Brett, Auckland

“Lovely rustic setting with an awesome veggie garden. Enjoyed fresh mint in our cocktails and fresh basil in our dinner. Friendly dog and cats and great place to chat in the outdoor kitchen to other guests staying on the property.” Garry, Byron Bay

“What a gem! We visit Mangawhai often and have stayed at many holiday lets and I think we have now found the most comfortable bed in Mangas! Had a great nights sleep after being pounded by the waves at the Heads. Glen made us feel right at home and Nicky responded quickly to a phone message left enroute. Its a great option if you have a few of you staying with the caravan, cob house and tent as alternatives too. Highly recommend. At the risk of sounding like the Terminator “We’ll be back”.  Debbie, Pukekohe

Distances to Tara Retreat

Warkworth – 40 minutes

Auckland – 1.5 hours

Whangarei – 1 hour

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Nicola 021 359 062 or Glen 021 0279 7970