A journey back to the Self — part 2

September 07, 2020

I've had the absolute pleasure of spending a few days unplugged, immersed in nature deepening my meditation practice. Time spent in silence and free from distraction — the perfect remedy to settle muddy waters and clear the noise. Today it's been back to blending, working on products for a brand new retail space in Wellington, and diving further into retreat planning mode.

Beyond our wildest expectations the retreat — a journey back to the Self, sold out the very same day it was released. That speaks volumes to the medicine we all need right now — that of nature, connection, touch, and movement. We're not only excited to journey with this group, but to also release another date held at the same beautiful location, with the same heart-felt intention.

But before you drift off into the details of the retreat below, a little update...

A fresh batch of Rosa Botanical has arrived — the perfect pairing to Anahata or any of the facial serums. 

The Botanical-11 Oil Cleanse (and its bespoke option) are still being offered on a 'sliding-scale' payment model, and will do for the remainder of the month along with all three facial serums from the core collection.

And remember, I'm here to guide you, so please don't hesitate to reach out with your questions surrounding all things skin health and well-being.
An invitation to journey back to the Self. 

Thursday 4th — Sunday 7th March 2021

Join us on a deeply restorative journey over 4 days and 3 nights at Maruia River Retreat — a luxurious and intimate space nestled alongside the clear flowing waters of the Maruia river and anchored by the grounding energy of the Beechwood forest.

Visualise your mornings opening to birdsong and mindful movement, with days flowing gently and intuitively from there. Nature walks, river swims, and guided meditation. Natural hot springs, relaxing sauna, and restorative massage. Nourishing food, soul connection, and storytelling. Moments of expansiveness weaved through pockets of stillness, taking in as much (or as little) as you want along the way. 

Guided by our intention of holding this retreat, we'll explore our inner terrain through the insights that are mirrored back to us through mother nature herself, initiating the move towards a more harmonious state of being. Honouring your own innate awareness of what it is you need in the moment, this is an opportunity to truly relax and reset.

This is a journey back to the Self.

Numbers for this retreat will be kept intimate (a maximum of 12 people) allowing individual attention while embracing the collective energy that occurs when a group gathers. If these words awaken something within, we would love to have you join us. 

We'll walk to where the water kisses the land, and like the river, flow.


The Maruia River Retreat is an easy 2-hour scenic drive south from Nelson, or 3 hours from Christchurch — truly in the middle of nowhere, yet in the centre of everything wonderful that Aotearoa has to offer. The 500-acre estate is home to seven beautifully appointed villas with super King-sized beds (or King singles if preferred), luxury linens, designer marble bathrooms & Italian kitchenettes, plus a main lodge with restaurant, yoga shala and spa, all nestled in the native bush alongside the Maruia River. A private resident chef showcases the best of New Zealand dining, creatively using produce grown on the property and local seasonal delicacies, as well as serving up local wines, craft beers, and a selection of cocktails. 

The retreat price includes: 

— Accommodation for 3 nights
— Daily yoga classes with all mats & props provided
— All meals including continental breakfasts, packed gourmet lunches & dinners. 
Alcoholic beverages are available at an additional cost. 

... and of course, all the magic we'll be weaving into our time together.

As a group we have exclusive access to this entire space and full use of facilities which include an outdoor riverside hot tub, Finnish sauna, infrared chroma therapy sauna, fire pit, games room, and indoor + outdoor lounge areas. 

Full details can be found online under Offerings — The Retreat

We are taking bookings now.


From my heart to yours,
Keely x

“Let go of the battle. Breathe quietly and let it be. Let your body relax and your heart soften. Open to whatever you experience without fighting.” — Jack Kornfield.

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