1.75 days | Start: 23 November 2018, 5:00 PM - End: 25 November 2018, 2:00 PM | $395-$450


VENUE: 32 Waihoanga Road, Wellington, Wellington 5582

For the love of life – Ovio Mindfulness retreat.

Learn how to master the art of stillness in motion, finding clarity meaning and true connection amidst the chaos of our face paced, digitally dependent world.

Break through patterns that keep you small and trapped, patterns that keep you choosing lesser roles for yourself.

During this Mindfulness retreat you will break through these patterns and move towards your authentic purpose where you can stop doing and start experiencing the richness of life.

Once you surrender to the flow of your life you enter a world of abundance, synchronicity, and a heartwarming sense of true purpose and deep connection.

Retreat schedule:

This retreat run by Ovio Mindful solutions offers an opportunity to deepen your mindfulness practice and self-awareness in order to experience tangible changes in your life and the lives of those you love.

All of the sessions are opt in so that you can move at your own pace.

The sessions will involve interactive mindfulness workshops, journaling, mindfulness meditation, yoga.

Friday 23rd November

5pm -6pm

Arrive and settle in.



7pm-8pm Welcome, introductions and guided meditation.

8pm onwards

Time to connect and relax.

Saturday 24th November

7.30-8am Mindful walking

8am -8.45am Breakfast


9-10am Session 1

10-10.30 am morning tea

10.30-12pm Session 1b

12pm-1pm Lunch

1pm -3pm Session 2

3.30pm -6pm Session 3

6pm -7pm Dinner

7pm -8pm Meditation

8pm onwards


Sunday 25th November

7.30-8am Mindful walking

8am -8.45am Breakfast


9-10am Session 1

10-10.30 am morning tea

10.30-12pm Session 1b

12pm-1pm Lunch

1pm-2pm Pack up, tidy up and depart.

Who should attend:

This retreat is open to anyone but is more suited to those with previous mindfulness training.

Accommodation options:

Included in the base price is shared bunk rooms and cabins. A limited number of single rooms are available upon request.


This retreat is fully catered with delicious vegetarian food. There will be vegan and gluten free options available upon request.

Waihoanga lodge:

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Cheryl Strawbridge
Cheryl StrawbridgeB.Sc. Dip RM.

B.Sc. Dip RM.

Cheryl is an accredited mindfulness consultant and life coach with a Bachelor’s degree in biochemistry, physiology and psychology.

In her 18 years working at large multinational corporations, Cheryl witnessed many colleagues and friends suffer from the impact of a fast-paced, stressful lifestyle. This inspired her to change her life direction, and complete further training in mindfulness and life coaching.

In 2013, Cheryl founded Ovio Mindfulness Solutions. Through Ovio, Cheryl’s mission is to teach people how to cut through the noise in their heads, to live with purpose and balance; allowing them to tap into their true potential. Cheryl has run mindfulness programs at medical and healthcare facilities, worked with businesses in the public and private sector, and coached a range of people from kids to corporate executives.

Cheryl also inspires audiences at schools and conferences around the country. An impassioned and engaging speaker, she combines her empathetic approach with her vision that a rich and fulfilling life is possible for everyone.

“Cheryl was an amazing facilitator of the 4-week course I just attended. Her manner and explanations flowing from our observations were truly insightful."

Cheryl lives in Karori with her husband, three teenage kids, a cat and dog. She has an amazing zest for living life to the full, spending time in nature and being with family and friends.