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Join Lauren & Travis, two of LA’s most accomplished and influential yoga teachers, on a transforming adventure to New Zealand to explore magical Queenstwn! Queenstown is the adventure capital of New Zealand! Hosted at the 5-Star QT Queenstown – our retreat journey will focus on manifesting personal health & happiness through the practice & philosophy of holistic yoga. Enjoy seven days/six nights in this magical nature escape surrounded by breathtaking vistas, and immerse yourself in a gracious community of like-minded Bliss-Seekers. Carry what you learn on this extraordinary retreat and transform your life! Live your best life!

While on this retreat, Lauren & Travis will teach their personally-developed style of yoga, Holistic Yoga Flow: The Path of Practice. Classes will be an in-depth journey through the philosophy and practice of yoga and include guidance on how to implement this into your daily life.

After morning yoga, explore Queenstown on our guided excursions (Skipper’s Canyon Jet Boat Ride, Gondola + Luge Ride, Queenstown Boat Tour), seek serenity with a massage, or immerse yourself in New Zealand’s culture on your own! 

Your Retreat Leaders + Retreat Host + Retreat Producer

Travis Eliot

Travis Eliot is one of the most talked about, hottest stars in the yoga community! LA Yoga Magazine says that, "He has a style that is dynamic, transforming and full…

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Lauren Eckstrom

Lauren Eckstrom has studied under some of the world’s most prominent yoga teachers. Her classes combine creative sequencing with a focus on safe, sound alignment. Lauren leads Holistic Yoga Flow…

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April Shunn Williams

April is committed to wellness and living a well-traveled life. In 2015 she planned and traveled around the world in 33 days, and is currently on a mission to run a half marathon…

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Erika Craciun

Erika’s passion is to connect with people and share her love of yoga and meditation with the world. As a retreat producer and founder of Blissed Yoga Retreats, Erika helps…

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Testimonials

Blissed’s retreat with Lauren and Travis was magical, especially with experience officer April. From the yoga to excursions, every promise and expectation was realized. Would go again in a heartbeat.

I thoroughly enjoyed my first Yoga retreat with Blissed Yoga Retreats. Everything was handled both professionally and personally. It was a terrific experience. My Yoga instructors, Travis Eliot and Lauren Eckstrom are not only fabulous Yoga instructors, but an incredible Team that made this retreat (with their style, knowledge and generosity) an amazing life experience. The combination of Blissed Yoga Retreats, Travis and Lauren, this retreat/vacation was a trip filled with warm memories. I highly recommend Blissed Yoga Retreats as the “go-to” for any of your Yoga retreats.

Your Retreat, Your Adventure!

Included Excursions & Extras*

Join us on our New Zealand adventure!

Included: Twice Daily Yoga • 6 Nights/7 days 5-Star Luxury Lodging at the QT Queenstown • Daily Breakfast + 5 Dinners (1 Dinner Not Included) • Adventure Trip to Skipper’s Canyon + Thrilling Jet Boat Ride • Gondola Ride + Luge Riding at Queenstown Skyline • Boat Tour of Queenstown on the Spirit of Queenstown • Epic Halloween Celebration with the Best DJ in Queenstown (for fun! wellness dancing, costume contest, good music) • On-site Host

Not Included: Airfare • Airport & Ground Transfers • Trip Insurance (required) • 1 Dinner • Lunches • Specialty Beverages

(*Exact itinerary subject to change – while every effort is made to keep to all published itineraries, we reserve the right to make changes for your convenience)

Learn More About the Excursions!

JET BOAT TOUR WITH SKIPPERS CANYON JET

NEW ZEALAND’S GREATEST JET BOAT ADVENTURE.

Come with Skippers Canyon Jet and experience unbeatable value as you are taken on a spectacular guided tour of Skippers Canyon followed by a thrilling jet boat ride through the narrowest canyons on the Shotover River.

The Jet Boat Tour begins with a guided drive into historic Skippers Canyon with on board commentary from our knowledgeable drivers. You will be escorted into a land rich in gold mining history and stunning scenery via the infamous Skippers Canyon Road which was carved out of the vertical rock face by miners over 120yrs ago. Getting there is half the adventure!

Once on the boat you will feel your adrenalin surge as you power deeper into Skippers Canyon through the narrowest canyons on the Shotover River. Our highly skilled jet boat drivers manoeuvre the boat just inches from the sheer canyon walls and keep the excitement levels high with speeds in excess of 80kmh and a series of full 360 degree spins.

Skippers Canyon Jet Boat Tour is the only jet boat ride where you get to experience historic gold mining relics that still remain in the river and Lord of the Rings locations. Skippers Canyon Jet is THE must do jet boat trip in Queenstown.

QUEENSTOWN SKYLINE GONDOLA + LUGE ADVENTURE

A Must-Do Queenstown Activity!

Take a scenic ride in the iconic Skyline Gondola and take in the stunning views as you ride the steepest cable car lift in the Southern Hemisphere!

You’ll be carried 480 metres above Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu to the top of Bob’s Peak, where you’ll enjoy a spectacular 220-degree panorama with breath-taking views of Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, Walter and Cecil Peak and, of course, Queenstown.

When you get to the top, enjoy the spectacular views while having a drink from the Bar, take a few rides on the thrilling Luge (once is never enough), refuel with a sumptuous buffet lunch or dinner at Stratosfare Restaurant. There’s more to enjoy!

Take the driving seat with the gravity-fuelled Skyline Luge, the global thrill ride for all ages.

Our purpose-built Luge carts put you in complete control as you take on over 1600 metres of banked corners, tunnels and dippers. Once you’ve conquered the course, hop on the chairlift and do it all again, and again, and again.

Gentle and leisurely or steep and adventurous, you’ll be hooked. Once is never enough!

CRUISE LAKE WAKATIPU ON THE SPIRIT OF QUEENSTOWN

Cruise across spectacular Lake Wakatipu surrounded by majestic mountain ranges and stunning alpine scenery.

HALLOWEEN WELLNESS CELEBRATION

Our retreat happens to fall over Halloween. We want to bring the celebration to New Zealand! We have hired the best DJ in all of Queenstown, DJ Jay, to help us dance have a wellness celebration! Costumes are encouraged!

Producer’s Love Letter

Dear Guest,

We can’t wait to welcome you to beautiful New Zealand! This is our annual Holistic Yoga Flow retreat with acclaimed teachers Lauren Eckstrom and Travis Eliot. These retreats sell out quickly because they are, well, awesome. My name is Erika and I am your retreat producer making all the details come together and yoga retreat magic happen. Every detail is hand-crafted with care. 

Our promise  to you is that this will be the best yoga retreat (and possibly travel experience) you will ever go on. How do we do it? It’s about having:

  1. The best locations (hello Queenstown New Zealand!)
  2. The best resorts (aka we are going to the TOP NEW 5 Star resort in Queens town)
  3. Amazing food 
  4. The BEST customer service (we take this VERY seriously- April Shunn Williams will be on your retreat making everything go smoothly)
  5. Bucket list guided excursions (If you love a little adventure this is for YOU!)
  6. THE VERY BEST YOGA TEACHERS!!!! I mean Lauren and Travis – need I say more?

Planning retreats is a passion project for us. It’s so much more than a vacation – it’s a life hack. Retreats help you clarify your goals, get in touch with your spiritual and physical body, and connect you with a community of like-minded individuals (aka your yoga family). We hope you make the space in your life to retreat with us! We welcome returning guests and new friends. All levels welcome – even if you are new to yoga this is for you!

Please contact me with any questions. We want to make your entire experience as blissful as possible – from the logistics to the yoga. Come retreat with us, we will change the way you travel forever.

With bliss,

 

Erika Craciun, Founder/CEO Blissed Yoga Retreats, 310-294-4399 (call/text anytime!)

Sample Daily Schedule*

Sample Schedule

Yoga

Breakfast

Free time and/or planned excursions (Skippers Canyon, Queenstown Gondola + Luge, Spirit of Queenstown Charter)

Afternoon Yoga

Dinner

*Subject to change

Lean More about the QT Queenstown

Queenstown’s Hottest Boutique Luxury Hotel

This is the dreaming island, South of South. QT Queenstown is a bedtime story that turned out to be true, amidst painted mountains all the more remarkable for being real. A reflection in Lake Wakatipu, where the sky is down and the fun is up. Discover cosy marketplace dining at the peak. Sample après-ski for the avant garde. Surprise yourself with the impossible, and risk it all for the beautiful moment. Come stay with us in an artwork that invites you to step through the frame. A touch of Twin Peaks style greets you at Reds Bar. Eyes cast out to sunsets in a mountainous cocktail haze. An experience that zigzags your dreams. Top it off with an all-corners journey at Bazaar Queenstown – refined dining basking in shadowy alpine splendour.

The QT Queenstown also boasts great reviews on TripAdvisor!

ALPINE KING ROOMS

QT KING ROOM – PARTIAL LAKE VIEW

Gourmet Cuisine

Enjoy amazing cuisine with stunning views!

Is This Retreat For You? Do you…

  • Enjoy yoga and cultivating holistic health & happiness?
  • Do you look for real adventures to faraway lands?
  • Seek out the guidance of intelligent & motivational leaders and a supportive community of like-minded individuals?
  • Then, YES, this retreat is for you!

Retreat Rates

Book by JULY 28, 2022 to receive early rates. $200 off regular rate!

Retreat has high risk of sell out. Book early to reserve your spot!

VERY LIMITED ROOMS – BOUTIQUE HOTEL!

**Vaccinated Guests Only Retreat per New Zealand Travel Restrictions **

PLEASE NOTE THIS IS A COVID VACCINATED ONLY RETREAT DUE TO NZ TRAVEL REGULATIONS.

Early Rate – Bookings on/before 7/28/22 – SAVE $200

** ALL ROOMS HAVE KING BEDS. THERE ARE NO ROOMS WITH TWO BEDS. **

  • QT Alpine King Room (double with king bed): $3,599 pp
  • QT Alpine King Room (single with king bed): $4,199 pp
  • QT Partial Lake View King Room (double with king bed): $3,699 pp
  • QT Partial Lake View King Room (single with king bed): $4,499 pp

Regular Rate – Bookings after 6/24/21

** ALL ROOMS HAVE KING BEDS. THERE ARE NO ROOMS WITH TWO BEDS. **

    • QT Alpine King Room (double with king bed): $3,799 pp
    • QT Alpine King Room (single with king bed): $4,399 pp
    • QT Partial Lake View King Room (double with king bed): $3,899 pp
    • QT Partial Lake View King Room (single with king bed): $4,699 pp

We are currently sold out. Please email [email protected] to be placed on the waiting list.

To secure your spot, simply book now and put down your deposit!

One click away to retreat bliss :)!

Included/Not Included

Included: Twice Daily Yoga • 6 Nights/7 days 5-Star Luxury Lodging at the QT Queenstown • Daily Breakfast + 5 Dinners (1 Dinner Not Included) • Adventure Trip to Skipper’s Canyon + Thrilling Jet Boat Ride • Gondola Ride + Luge Riding at Queenstown Skyline • Boat Tour of Queenstown on the Spirit of Queenstown • Epic Halloween Celebration with the Best DJ in Queenstown (for fun! wellness dancing, costume contest, good music) • On-site Host

Not Included: Airfare • Airport & Ground Transfers • Trip Insurance (required) • 1 Dinner • Lunches • Specialty Beverages

(*Exact itinerary subject to change – while every effort is made to keep to all published itineraries, we reserve the right to make changes for your convenience)

Solo Traveler?

Please note all beds are king beds for this retreat. We are only allowing doubles for two guests that are traveling together and want to share a king bed.

Terms + Conditions

By reserving your space with a deposit, you are agreeing to the stated policies in our Agreement.

Strict Cancellation Policy

If you wish to cancel your retreat you must notify Blissed Yoga Retreats in writing by contacting [email protected]. Your cancellation fee will be determined according to the terms outlined in the chart in our agreement. Exceptions to our cancellation policy cannot be made for ANY reason, including weather, terrorism, civil unrest, Zika virus, health changes, personal emergencies, or otherwise. There is no refund for arriving late or leaving a trip early. We require you, our guest, to purchase trip insurance to protect your investment from these unforeseen circumstances on any international retreat.

Transfer Policy

You may transfer your reservation from one Blissed Yoga Retreat to another up to 90 days before the original listed Retreat Start Date without penalty, after which time our cancellation policy applies.

Required Trip Insurance for International Retreats

Please note that Blissed Yoga Retreats will not be held responsible for any delay, additional expense or inconvenience that may be caused directly or indirectly by events outside of our control (ie: late arrival/departure of flights, civil disturbance, fire, flood, cyclones, severe weather, acts of God, and acts of government, machinery or equipment failure, or cancellations for any reason.) No refunds will be given for “no shows” or days not used resulting from the above aforementioned. Blissed Yoga Retreats requires guests to purchase trip insurance for international retreats. We recommend comparing plans at insuremytrip.com. Please do not purchase trip insurance until you have received the official green light confirmation email from Blissed Yoga Retreats.

Retreat Pricing

All prices are per person and are set well in advance of the retreat start date. Prices vary depending on a variety of cost factors, with peak travel times being the most expensive. Prices include retreat costs only; they do not include airfare to and from the retreat and ground transportation (unless noted on the website). Blissed Yoga Retreats believes in fair pricing for all retreat attendees – all prices are set and non-negotiable.

Deposit & Payment Terms (per person)

Reserve your spot with a non-refundable $500 deposit per person plus a booking fee. Please note the booking fee does not count toward your final balance. At three months final balances will be charged to the credit card on file. If you book within three months of the Retreat Start Date, you will be billed in full within 24 hours after putting down the initial deposit.

Still Have Questions?

Get in touch

We’re happy to answer all of your questions on the phone (310) 294-4399 or over email. Just ask!

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