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Enjoy three days time out, high-level education and a total reset for body, mind & soul

Embark on a nourishing 3-day/2-night Plant-based Cooking Retreat at the tranquil Aio Wira Retreat Centre, where you’ll delve into the art of plant-based cuisine while rejuvenating your body, mind, and soul. Immerse yourself in this unique weekend experience featuring daily plant-based cooking lessons, scrumptious meals, soothing yoga sessions, calming meditation practices, and invigorating nature walks.

Savor delectable plant-based dishes crafted with care and passion as you learn the secrets behind their creation. Connect with fellow retreat participants through check-in circles, exchanging stories and experiences while unwinding in the comforting warmth of the sauna and spa pool. After the retreat, you’ll receive all recipes along with a two-week meal planner to support your ongoing journey towards a healthier lifestyle.

Elevate your retreat experience by indulging in optional extras at an additional cost. Choose from a deeply relaxing massage or hot stone massage for $90, or pamper yourself with a botanical facial accompanied by a tea tree peel for $120.

Join Tracey in this exceptional Plant-based Cooking Retreat at Aio Wira Retreat Centre and discover not only mouthwatering food but also invaluable insights that will inspire you to embrace optimal health and wellness. Engage in as many or as few activities as you desire while granting your body, mind, and soul the ultimate escape from everyday life—a nurturing reset that will leave lasting impressions.

WHEN: Friday 28th June 10.00am, to Sunday 30th  June 4.30pm, 2024
WHERE: Aio Wira Retreat Centre, Bethell’s Valley, West Auckland
COST: $995.00 per person for twin share with shared bathroom
            $1295.00 per person for own room with shared bathroom
Includes: Rustic accommodation, all plant-based food and juices, yoga, meditation, nature walks, 3 x deep dive educational seminars from Jason, plant-based cooking class from Tracey and workshop on ‘How to Transition to More Plant-Based Eating with Ease and Fun, also from Tracey.

NB The only additional investment is an optional massage should you desire it (and we strongly recommend it!) with one of our wonderful and highly qualified therapists who you can pre book with leading up to the retreat. 

Led by Tracey Bennett – Plant-Based, Wholefood Chef and Educator aka @The Reckless Foodie! Come and join us for an intimate and life-changing getaway retreat nestled in a the lush, private bush setting that is Aio Wira Retreat Centre in West Auckland, near the gorgeous Bethell’s Beach. 


9.15 – 9.45am Arrive and settle into your room and enjoy welcome Pina Colada Green Smoothie
10.00am – 11.30am Opening Circle in MAIN SPACE 
11.30am – 1.00pmPlant-Based Cooking Workshop with Tracey– make our lunch together!  
1.00pm – 2.00pm Delicious Plant-Based lunch that we have just created – nom nom☺ 
2.00pm – 3.30pm Beautiful Nature Walk for all levels
3.45pm – 6.00pm FREE TIME or Massage/Facial
6.15pm – 7.15pmDelicious PB Dinner and Raw Treat  
7.15pm – 10.00pm Chill Time – Enjoy connecting, spa, sauna, down time OR massage/facial 


7.15am – 8.40am  Gentle Yoga Class with Allie 
8.45am – 9.30am Guided Meditation with Kathryn 
9.45am – 10.15amIncredible, lush plant-based brekkie
10.30am – 12.00pm  Plant-Based Cooking Workshop with Tracey – make tonight’s dinner 
12.00pm – 1.15pm FREE TIME or Massage/ Facial
1.15pm – 2.15pmSumptuous PB Lunch Feast
2.15pm – 3.30pm Beautiful Beach & Cave Walk – Te Henga
3.45pm – 6.00pm  FREE TIME or Massage/Facial
5.00pm – 6.00pmOPTIONAL Extra Cooking Class 5.00pm
6.00pm – 7.00pmDelicious Plant-based Dinner & Raw Treat
7.15pm –  8.45pm LIFE BALANCE WORKSHOP with Rachel  
9.00pm onwardsChill Time – Enjoy connecting, spa, sauna, down time OR massage/facial

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7.15am – 8.40am  Gentle Yoga Class with Allie 
8.45am – 9.30am Guided Meditation with Kathryn 
9.30am – 10.30am Gourmet Brunch Yum yum…
11.00am – 1.00pm‘Transitioning with Ease & Fun to Plant Based Eating’ talk with Tracey
1.00pm – 2.00pmCasual Q & A with Tracey  
2.00pm – 3.00pm The Last Feast!
3.15pm – 4.15pm Closing Circle  
4.00pm HOME TIME☺Hugs, Goodie Bags and off we go! 

Spaces are naturally limited for an intimate retreat of this nature – there will only be between 10 – 16 people, depending on how many book single rooms vs twin rooms. To reserve your spot with an initial deposit of $500, click button below! Or to ask any questions about the retreat, please email our personal assistant Luke on

So, if you are a little unsure, just read these testimonials and take the plunge and book that Friday off work! You will be so glad you did and will be in expert hands. This will be an exceptional and transformational retreat with a lot of fun, heart, connection and inspiration – we cannot wait to host you!
Much Aroha,

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