Whiria retreats are currently on pause due to organisational constraints.

We do apologise for any inconvenience this might cause. In the meantime, please check out the other programmes and events we have available, including our Family Coaches.

Relationship retreats

Whiria relationship retreats are designed to create space for you and your partner to escape the busyness of life and spend intentional time together, rekindling your connection and having some fun. Our relationships are lifelong investments. Join us at Whiria to reconnect, repair and enhance yours.

Content covered

Drawing from Dr Sue Johnson’s Emotionally- Focused Therapy, couples will journey through conversations to pursue a healthy relationship and explore what might be standing in the way of deeper connection. Topics include:

  • How and why we’re wired for connection
  • Understanding ourselves
  • Navigating conflict

What to expect

Join with a small group of couples in discussion with trained facilitators and each other through a series of engaging talks and activities. You will also have time and privacy to process together at your own pace. Please see our frequently asked questions for more detail. Come expecting –

  • A beautiful location
  • Inspiring and practical teaching
  • Time and space to talk and reconnect
  • Delicious meals

Whiria retreats

Retreat location
Our Whiria retreats take place at Flaxmill in the Coromandel. The beautiful property has extensive native bush and is right opposite the beach. Across the water from Whitianga and a short 15 minute drive to Hahei beach, it’s the ideal location for a quiet get-away.
Retreat cost
We are pleased to now be able to offer attendance to our Whiria relationship retreats at just $600 per couple. This includes beautiful accommodation, delicious meals, professional facilitators and trained counsellors, who are available throughout the weekend. However, we never want cost to be a barrier, so if you’re unable to contribute this amount, please get in touch. We’d still love you to join us. The actual cost of the retreat is just over $2,000, which includes some generous support from our venues. If you are able to make a further donation towards covering outstanding costs or supporting others to attend, this can be done during the retreat.