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Switch off from your busy life and experience two days on our Mindful Moments Retreat to bring your mind, body and spirit into balance. Surrounded by the natural elements of Rotorua and Polynesian Spa’s therapeutic alkaline and acid waters, you will be guided through yoga, mindfulness, meditation and wellness workshops.  We will also be taking time to indulge in world-renowned Polynesian Spa therapy treatments.

Mindful Moments is hosted by our highly experienced Spa and Retreat Manager Helena Keenan and inspirational Polynesian Spa Health and Wellness ambassador Rachel Grunwell.

This unique geothermal bathing and soul soothing retreat originated here at Polynesian Spa in 2016 and has established itself as a must do health and wellness experience for those wanting to unwind, relax and reset.

  • "No where else I need to be,

    Nothing else I need to be doing,

    Nobody else I need to be pleasing;

    Just here in this moment"

    Our intention for the Retreat

  • Retreat Dates & Costs


    Saturday 15th June -  Sunday 16th June

    Saturday 10th August-  Sunday 11th August

    Saturday 9th November -  Sunday 10th November

    $479.00 per person



    Relaxation & Mindfulness Techniques

    Mindfulness & Meditation Session

    Therapy Treatment

    Yoga Class hosted by Rachel Grunwell

    Wellbeing Workshop

    Entry to the Deluxe Lake Spa

    Morning Tea


    Transport to Walk Location

    Premium Retreat Gift Bag



    Check out the therapies you have a choice from:

    Polynesian Spa Signature Aix Mud Therapy

    Pure Fiji Body Glow

    Antipodes Halo Facial

    *Please note the Pure Source Mud Polish will be used for the AIX Therapy*



    We can offer exclusive rates for The Millennium Hotel Rotorua to those joining us on a Mindful Moments Retreat for accommodation rates please contact us upon booking. Bookings will need to be made directly with the hotels reservation team and Terms and Conditions will apply to the booking, these are at the discretion of The Millennium Hotel Rotorua. 

    There is also a wide selection of hotels, luxury lodges, lake-side bachs, charming motels available in Rotorua to check options click here.

    Polynesian Spa Retreat Leader: Helena Keenan

    Helena’s personal experience with Meditation began in 1992 developing for her a deep interest in the Wellbeing benefits of Meditation. Further studies and reading into Mindfulness Meditation created a goal to pursue formal studies in this area. Eventually the opportunity to study Mindfulness Meditation Teacher training with Dr Ian Gawler arose and in 2009 Helena completed her first training course in this field. More recently Helena has completed further studies with Ian Gawler and Ruth Gawler in Australia in the practices of Guided Imagery and Contemplation. Now settled in Rotorua, Helena brings a diverse and extensive skill-set to Polynesian Spa. 


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    Yoga instructor: Rachel Grunwell

    Rachel is an award-winning writer, speaker, wellness columnist & healthy recipe creator (Good magazine), qualified yoga teacher, blogger & influencer.


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