Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Winter Solstice Afternoon Retreat

19 June @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm



Winter Solstice is a potent time to light your way through darkness. A time of year where we have the shortest day and the longest night, it is a potent time to come deep within ourselves. To connect to our soul, and the quiet whispers that need silence to emerge. Traditionally this is said to be the time of the birth of the sun. At this time of rebirth we can let go of that which is outdated or no longer working for us. In the space we can call forth the vision of how we want to reawaken. Ancient cultures around the world honour the cycles of the season, and in particular these turning points of Equinox and Solstice. 

This is an afternoon silent retreat, which will include a long delicious restorative yoga practice, release through visualisation technique and powerful shared ritual, recharge with a nourishing vegan afternoon tea, and bring all the elements of our afternoon together through a powerful Yoga Nidra practice. STILLNESS AND SILENCE will be the focus of our afternoon.

Together in a small group of max 12 people we will co-create an experience to anchor you, and to create a sense of clarity and joy for the year ahead. During the equinox the light and dark are in balance, with harmony between creativity (night energy) and manifestation (day energy). A powerful time to call forth our wildest dreams, and acknowledge our shadow. On this day light and dark are reflected in equal measure. 

Restorative Yoga is a practice of rest, where we use props to support ease in the body. Designed for rest and recovery this practice is accessible to all. No previous experience required. For the ritual component I’ll be share ways to release what is no longer serving your highest will and good. Finishing with Yoga Nidra, a transformative guided meditation practice of approximately 40 min. Shared in the tradition of the Integrative Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra. With a focus on deep intuitive listening and healing. 

Veronica is a certified ERYT-500Hr Yoga teacher and Registered Level 3 Yoga NZ teacher. Certified in the I Integrative Amrit Method of Yoga Nidra, where the focus is on profound energetic shifts. Director of The Yoga Nidra Project an online library coming soon www.theyoganidraproject.com .

“This interest in the relationship between body and spirit started at Flinders University in 1997 with study in Psychology and Philosophy. First attuned to Reiki energy healing in 1999, subsequent studies in Ayurveda in 2000, and 3 Vipassana Retreats in my mid 20’s deepened this fascination with mysticism, energy, meditation, psychology and yogic philosophy. Over the years I have studied with many incredible teachers and my teaching is now the embodiment of my life’s passion and interest. I have a background outside of yoga as a trainer and educator in the Travel and Tourism Industry. For the last 4 years as owner of Grassroots Yoga & Health my mission is to bring people together, through regular practice and inspiring events, to grow and evolve across all the layers of their being. We lift each other up by sharing our journey.”


3.5 hours of indulgence and self care

$99 non members, 10% discount for members  (click below for booking link – Make sure you book the right day)

OPTION ONE SUNDAY 20th JUNE TIME: 1-4.30 PM (please aim to arrive at least 15 min before class as the Tannery carpark may be busy). 3 spaces remaining

OPTION TWO SATURDAY 19th JUNE TIME: 2-5.30 PM (please aim to arrive at least 15 min before class as the Tannery carpark may be busy).

BRING: Pillow/cushion, personal blanket, eye pillow/mask, notepad, pen, reading glasses and bottle of water

Have questions? Email us we are happy to help.





19 June
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Grassroots Yoga and Health
The Tannery, 3 Garlands Rd, Woolston
Christchurch, 8023 New Zealand
+ Google Map
03 2600237