Whiria – ‘to weave’

Whiria relationship retreats and courses are designed to create space for you and your partner to escape the busyness of life and spend intentional time together, rekindling your connection and having some fun. Our relationships are lifelong investments. Join us at Whiria to reconnect, repair and enhance yours.

Content covered

Drawing from Dr Sue Johnson’s Emotionally- Focused Therapy, couples will journey through conversations to pursue a healthy relationship and explore what might be standing in the way of deeper connection. Topics include:

  • How and why we’re wired for connection
  • Understanding ourselves
  • Navigating conflict
  • Sex and intimacy

What to expect

Join with a small group of couples in discussion with trained facilitators and each other through a series of engaging talks and activities. You will also have time and privacy to process together at your own pace. Please see our frequently asked questions for more detail. Come expecting –

  • A beautiful location
  • Inspiring and practical teaching
  • Time and space to talk and reconnect
  • Delicious meals

Whiria retreats 2019

28 February-3 March
11-14 April
20-23 June
8-11 August
19-22 September
31 October-3 November
Retreat location
Most Whiria retreats take place at Titoki, just 15 minutes outside of Rotorua. Titoki’s beautiful grounds span extensive native bush, farmland and lakes. The house features luxurious interior decor and an ensuite in every bedroom. Lake Rotoiti, Hells Gate and the Redwood Forest are just some of the landmarks in the area worth exploring.
The April retreat will take place at Flaxmill in the Coromandel. Across the water from Whitianga and a short 15 minute drive to Hahei beach, this lovely property is the ideal location for a quiet get-away.
Retreat cost
We are pleased to now be able to offer attendance to our Whiria relationship retreats at just $600 per couple. This includes beautiful accommodation, delicious meals, professional facilitators and trained counsellors, who are available throughout the weekend. However, we never want cost to be a barrier, so if you’re unable to contribute this amount, please get in touch. We’d still love you to join us. The actual cost of the retreat is just over $2,000, which includes some generous support from our venues. If you are able to make a further donation towards covering outstanding costs or supporting others to attend, this can be done during the retreat.

Whiria courses

We’re excited to introduce you to our brand-new Whiria relationship course. Held over six evenings across six weeks, this fresh set-up features the best of our Whiria retreats.

Stay tuned for 2019 course dates.

Course cost

Tickets are $350 per couple.


To register your interest in a retreat or course, or for more information, please fill in the form below and we will be in touch.