2019 New Zealand Retreat: Alexander Technique and Yoga

with David Moore (author of Smart Yoga: Apply the Alexander Technique to Enhance Your Practice, Prevent Injury, and Increase Body Awareness)
September 24 - 30 September 2019

Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre near Nelson, New Zealand

This residential course teaching Alexander Technique, applied to Yoga is taking place at the Wangapeka Study & Retreat Centre, near Nelson, New Zealand. Nestled in the foothills of the Southern Alps it overlooks the beautiful Wangapeka River with 140 acres of grounds. The centre has a range of accommodation options.

This is a Buddhist retreat centre and participants will be asked to provide some assistance in cleaning up and food preparation. This will not involve more that 30 minutes per day and will not be during class time.


David Moore is the director or the School for F.M. Alexander Studies in Melbourne, a training school for teachers of the Alexander Technique. He is the author of "Smart Yoga: Apply the Alexander Technique to Enhance Your Practice, Prevent Injury, and Increase Body Awareness."


The fees include tuition, food and accommodation. The price varies according to the chosen accommodation option. There is an opening for two people to pay fees at a concession rate. Email if you wish to discuss this option.

The fees quoted can be paid in either Australian or New Zealand dollars. If you are paying in Australian dollars please pay directly into our Australian bank account.  Payments in New Zealand dollars will need to be made directly into our New Zealand bank account. You also have the option of paying by Paypal. If you wish to use this option you will need to add 2.5% to the payment.

The exchange rate from Australian to NZ$ will be the the latest exchange rate listed on the Australian Taxation Office listing of exchange rates.

There is an early-bird rate for those paying booking with a $400 deposit prior to 1st June, 2019.


  • Single Unit (small) - NZ$1,395 Early-bird $1,295

  • Double unit -  NZ$1,295 $1,195


There is a 5% discount for members of the Wangapeka Educational Trust

If you wish to pay in Australian Dollars you will be invoiced at the current exchange rate on the day of booking.

Conditions of booking:
$400 required to secure a booking - the balance payable on August 24, 2019.


  • A refund less a $50 administration fee will be provided for cancellations only prior to August 24, 2019

  • No refunds can be given after that date.

If you are traveling to the retreat we suggest that you take out travel insurance in case of any emergency which could cause you to have to cancel.


The workshop begins on Tuesday 24th September with evening dinner at 5pm and ends on Monday 30th September after lunch which will be at noon.

The daily program will include:

Group Yoga classes

Group Alexander technique class

Private lessons (each participant will get  2 x 30 minute lessons)

Here is an indicative program for the full days of the retreat.

7.30 - 8.30am Yoga

8.30 - 9.30am Breakfast

9.30 - 11.00am Alexander Technique Group Class

11.15 - 12,45 - Private lessons or free time

1 -3.00pm Lunch and free time

3.00 - 4.30pm Private lessons or free time

4.30 - 5.30pm Yoga

6 - 7.30 Dinner

Getting there

The Wangapeka Retreat Centre can be accessed via Nelson Airport. We will assist people in making arrangements to get from Nelson Airport to the centre. Depending on the numbers cost of transport to the centre will be between $40 and $60.

From Nelson Airport to the centre is 1.5 hours.

"I am so pleased I attended the Wangapeka retreat with David leading the course.  I arrived with an aching hip/leg and left with it totally ache-free, and this has continued as I endeavour to practice daily what I learned.  The retreat itself was in such a beautiful area, with lovely walks and bush surroundings far away from any madding crowd.  David has such a gentle, insightful way of  teaching,  and although I was the oldest participant at 68 years, I felt totally comfortable.  Thank you so much David.

From Jules who attended the 2017 retreat.

Find & contact us

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330 St. Georges Rd., Fitzroy North, VIC 3068

Tel: +61 3 9486 5900