If you are looking for the next step in your health journey, perhaps a yoga Christchurch retreat in New Zealand is the place to be. This region of the North Island is renowned for its natural beauty and its many cultural attractions including the National Motor Museum, Victoria Barracks and Museum of Wellington Tourism. This city also provides a wide variety of yoga classes from beginners to advanced practitioners and teachers offering everything from basic hatha yoga to vinyasa yoga and kundalini yoga. It has been said that somewhere between Christchurch’s harbor and the international waters lies the origin of yoga and that when you experience it, you will understand why.
Many of the world’s most experienced yoga teachers originate from this part of the North Island and it has become an especially popular destination for yoga instructors and students alike. The natural setting and peaceful atmosphere provide a tranquil focus which is conducive to deep meditation. It is also a great place to teach yoga workshops, retreats and classes, and many yoga enthusiasts choose to take a yoga vacation to this part of the world. As well as the calming effect of the natural landscape and the serenity of the sea, Christchurch is also surrounded by water with the Hauraki Gulf just two kilometres away and the Botanic Garden just a walk away.
Christchurch has been named New Zealand’s top outdoor holiday spot and has been voted one of the best places in the world to take a holiday. Its coastal location makes it a naturally relaxing location for tourists. The coastal strip has many parks and outdoor venues where you can relax with friends and family. There is the perfectly situated beaches of Wadebridge, Westport and Franklin, and you can also visit the marine park and aquarium at Waikato. These parks have plenty of activities to keep you busy but you can also enjoy some peace and quiet if you prefer.
If you are not interested in anything too strenuous, then you can relax in a hot tub in the spa room or go for a walk on the beach. There are many yoga studios in the city with plenty of classes available. At most of these studios, you will find a yoga teacher who will be happy to welcome you in and instruct you in the basics of yoga. If you prefer yoga to be more active, then you can sign up for yoga classes offered in the gym or local parks. These classes are led by professional instructors and come with all the necessary equipment so that you can practice yoga anywhere at anytime.
If you are interested in getting fit through yoga, then you may want to hire a bicycle and set off to explore the countryside. Bike riding is a relaxing and effective way to get your exercise while also viewing the natural beauty of the area. You can stop for a break and stretch your legs in the countryside or even cycle along the rivers if you are near a stream. Some people like to sample the sport of fly fishing too. Fly fishing requires a bit more skill than regular fishing but it is certainly an experience worth experiencing.
One of the most popular activities that tourists and locals indulge in while in Christchurch is playing miniature golf. This is possible through the Big Adventure School which offers various courses especially designed for novices and provides many different levels of difficulty. The courses are very challenging and although you may start out with basic skills, you will quickly be able to progress to harder levels as you advance. If you have never played before in this version of golf, it is a good idea to learn a little bit about it before you begin playing so that you can enjoy it more fully.