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Transformational Mind & Body Retreats.
This is a group focused on Health & Wellbeing. The Couch Retreats are run by a cooperative of professionals all working in their field to develop Health & Wellbeing. Using activities to stimulate personal growth, rest, and recuperation in a group environment open to adults. Some group activities will have specific themes, or a mix of several over the course of a workshop / weekend.
themes may include:
Equine experiences
Health & Wellbeing retreats
Plant Based weekend workshops, with walking meditations
Plant Based Diet and alternative therapies
Salt Room, Spa, Sauna, Flotation tank and Massage Therapies
Team Building Challenges
Adrenaline Weekends also available from our Brother Group 'Dirt Bandits'

These experiences are open to all, and are designed for Individuals, Social Groups, Businesses and for Team Building. People often attend without knowing anybody and leave with a whole new circle of friends. We have had members return again and again enjoying all the different types of retreats. If you would like to join us become a member, or if you would like to host an event or make a suggestion of a future activity email us. We would love to hear from you.

The host has run group retreats in the UK through Meetup since 2006 and is now gathering a group of like minded practitioners here in Canterbury to make use of this wonderful outdoors and its healing properties. The Couch Retreats are based in Methven, an area of outstanding natural beauty, just one hour from the outskirts of Christchurch, set amongst the Bush, Mountains and Rivers. These natural healing properties and the focused activities are designed to leave participants feeling relaxed, refreshed and revitalised, and emotionally free to re-engage with life's busyness.

We look forward to welcoming you to an enjoyable well deserved retreat.

The Couch

Past events (12)

Equine / Yoga Retreat


4 Week 'Stress Buster' Transformative Yoga

Flow Methven

4 Week 'Stress Buster' Transformative Yoga

Flow Methven

4 Week 'Stress Buster' Transformative Yoga

Flow Methven

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