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Transform Your Life With Inspired Change

Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and immerse yourself in a weekend of profound transformation at our Awakened Energy Retreat. This unique opportunity is designed specifically for those who are ready to embrace change, unlock their unlimited potential, and create a new reality filled with joy and inspiration.

Nestled amidst the tranquil beauty of of beautiful Karioitahi Beach, our retreat offers a serene sanctuary surrounded by the lush embrace of nature. With towering trees and the gentle whispers of the nearby ocean, this idyllic setting provides the perfect backdrop for your journey of self-discovery and transformation. As you step into this sacred space, you'll feel a deep sense of connection to the natural world around you, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in the healing energy of the earth and awaken to the infinite possibilities that await.

Throughout the weekend, you'll delve deep into the mind-body-soul connection, uncovering the power of your thoughts and emotions to shape your reality. With practical tools and effective exercises, you'll learn how to shift your understanding of reality and harness the innate power of your consciousness to manifest lasting change in every aspect of your life.

Our Awakened Energy Retreat offers a rich tapestry of experiences to nourish your mind, body, and spirit. From rejuvenating yoga sessions to transformative meditation practices and powerful breathwork experiences, each moment is an opportunity to awaken to your true potential and cultivate a deeper connection with yourself and the world around you.

Join us for a weekend of profound insights, heartfelt connections, and joyful transformations as we tap into the boundless source of energy within and awaken to the infinite possibilities that await. Your journey to a life filled with joy, abundance, and inspiration starts here.

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  • Deeper Self-Discovery: Embark on a transformative path to lasting wellbeing, where you'll explore the depths of your inner self and uncover the keys to personal growth and fulfillment.

  • Luxury Accommodation: Indulge in a 5-star retreat for 3 days and 2 nights, where every detail has been meticulously curated to provide you with the ultimate comfort and relaxation.

  • Mind, Body & Heart Practices:  Engage in a variety of transformative practices, including guided meditations, mental rehearsal, Yin and Yang yoga sessions, breathwork, and Yoga Nidra, designed to harmonize your mind, body, and heart.

  • Master the Process of Change: Learn powerful tools and techniques to navigate the process of change with grace and resilience, empowering you to step into your highest potential and create the life you envision.

  • Relax and Refresh: Immerse yourself in the healing power of nature as you take a dip in the ocean or pool, unwind with a luxurious hot bath or soak in the hot tub, and rejuvenate your spirit with leisurely nature walks amidst the breathtaking surroundings.

  • Unplug and Prioritize Yourself: Disconnect from the noise of daily life and reconnect with yourself as you find mental clarity and inner peace in the tranquil embrace of our retreat sanctuary.

  • Conscious Food Experiences: Explore the art of mindful dining as you savor each bite with awareness and gratitude, fostering a deeper connection to the food you eat and the journey it took to reach your plate.

  • Gifted Journals: Reflect, write, and inspire your journey with the gift of a journal, providing you with a sacred space to capture your thoughts, insights, and intentions as you embark on this transformative experience.

  • Cacao/Tea Ceremony: Celebrate new beginnings and honor your intentions in a ceremonial gathering, where you'll come together in community to share love, gratitude, and the joy of transformation.

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Upcoming Dates

May 10th - 12th

August 9th -11th

What You Will Experience in Our Sanctuary Space

Master the Process of Change: Dive deep into the transformative journey of change as you explore the art of thinking, acting, and feeling differently. Throughout the retreat, you'll be provided with ample opportunities to practice and embody new ways of being.

Explore Yourself: Delve into the depths of your being and discover how to navigate diverse emotional states with grace and self-compassion.
Experience Guided Breathwork: Embark on three powerful guided breathwork journeys designed to unlock inner healing, release stored tension, and cultivate profound states of relaxation and clarity.

Learn Nervous System Regulation: Establish a solid foundation in regulating the nervous system, empowering you to cultivate greater resilience, balance, and inner peace in the face of life's challenges.

Teach Your Body Emotionally What the Future Will Feel Like: Immerse yourself in embodied practices that teach your body to align with the emotions and experiences you desire to manifest in your life.

Mind Transformation: Learn how to shift your brain waves beyond analytical thinking, opening the doors to new possibilities and expanding your capacity for creativity, intuition, and insight.

Heart-Centered Creation: Cultivate Brain & Heart Coherence as you learn to lead and create from the heart, tapping into the wisdom and guidance of your innermost being.

Practice Movement and Breathing: Engage in Yin & Yang Yoga and breathing practices designed to align body and mind, release tension, and enhance vitality and well-being. 

Engage in Self-Inquiry: Embark on a journey of self-discovery through deep self-inquiry processes, fostering greater self-awareness, clarity, and understanding of your inner landscape.

Take-Home Practices: Receive a personalized toolkit of take-home practices to integrate into your daily life, empowering you to continue your journey of growth and transformation long after the retreat ends.

Celebrate Community: Connect with like-minded individuals in a supportive and nurturing environment, fostering deep bonds and lasting friendships that uplift and inspire.

About the venue

The beautiful and remote location of Karioitahi Beach offers a true sense of escape. Its wild coastline and stunning sunsets will simply take your breath away. Situated on the wild coastal cliff tops of Awhitu Peninsula, New Zealand.

Castaways Resort is perfect for an effortless escape, all of this is within an hour’s drive from the Auckland CBD or airport .

Spend your weekend in a tranquil escape! Our retreat will be held in a picturesque chalet nestled in a stunning natural setting.

Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to relax and enjoy the beauty of nature.

Pricing & Accommodation

Bring a Friend Special : $ 1598 ($799 each)

Single Twin Share - $889
Private King Room - $1089

Castaway Resort - Karioitahi Beach

We have three villas available, and a beautiful yoga room with a breathtaking ocean views that will take your yoga practice to the next level.

**Please note: 3 meals (Friday dinner & Saturday lunch & dinner) are not included in the price. We will dine together at the resort restaurant.

Meet Your Team                                                     

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Hi. I'm Mariska

I love to continually learn, improve myself and evolve as a human being.

I feel vast amounts of JOY sharing the magnificent benefits of meditation & yoga with others!

My focus is to inspire my students to move to a better place using the wisdom I’ve gained from experience, knowledge, and self-study. 

I lead students through connection, compassion & simple yet profound yoga experiences. 


My aim is to give students practical, accessible, & relatable opportunities.

Over several training experiences in the U.S., New Zealand & Australia I have learned from world-renowned teachers; Baron Baptiste, Sarah Powers, Rod Stryker, Esther Abraham Hicks & Joe Dispenza.


I believe that stillness is a vital component as it gets us in touch with our authentic self & our inner wisdom. My passion for yoga lies in helping & improving the lives of others as well as guiding my own life of continued study & self-evolution.

Hi, I’m Emily!

I am a seasoned yoga practitioner, teacher and a devoted student of life, having immersed myself in the transformative journey of yoga for over two decades.   Over the years I have practiced Ashtanga, Power Yoga, Hot Yoga, Vinyasa, Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga and have had the privilege of training with many amazing teachers.  I am also trained in Reiki level 1 & 2 and love nothing more than facilitating the movement of energy.


A few years ago, life was good (or so I thought!) and then all of a sudden it wasn’t and life began to unravel for me in a major way.   The ‘tools’ that I had practiced and taught for years, simply weren’t working anymore.  I was sick, really sick and had to embark on a journey I really didn’t want to be on, one of profound healing.


As awful as this journey was, it has been one of the greatest gifts and has taught to me to truly ‘listen to my body’ in a way that I never imagined was possible.  I now deeply understand the profound mind-body connection, how our past shapes us and what happens if we don’t process life and instead store it in our bodies.  I have acquired an arsenal of new tools and practices that have been instrumental in my healing. 


I love using a blend of the foundations of yoga practice, energy work, heartfelt connection, and a sprinkling of intuition to help students learn to listen attentively to the whispers of their bodies and emotions.  I am passionate about guiding others to embark on a journey of self-discovery, transformation, and holistic well-being.   


While I love to delve deeply, I also still really love a sweaty, physical yoga practice.  I find immense joy in helping students cultivate strong and resilient bodies, empowering them to fully engage in the activities they love most in life. 

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My Retreat Experience 

You have to join one of Mariska's retreats! Last year I was lucky to join one in NZ and I loved every minute of it...everything from the venue, the beautiful people, the accommodation, the food, the meditations, the energy, the talks, her voice...i walked away feeling happier and as if i was a "slightly upgraded" version of the real me. A must if you feel stressed, too busy to join a retreat, then this is the sign that you NEED to sign up and join!! Make time for you!

Alanie Steenkamp

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My Retreat Experience 

Firstly the venues that Mariska chooses are in beautiful settings and the accommodation is extremely comfortable. The yoga practice itself is invigorating and then there is time to talk to the other people doing the yoga retreat. For me I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the other people and hearing about their lives and experiences and why they joined the retreat. I met some interesting and inspiring people. It is also good to have the peaceful time to reflect on your own personal perspective. I came away from the retreat feeling very refreshed.


Thank you Mariska for a wonderful experience.

Cindy Edwards

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