Women's Wellness One Day Retreat

Get In Quick Now Only $249

Book Now

Small Changes, Big Impact

A very special one-day retreat to nourish, reset and renew. Through breath training, mindfulness, Pilates, relaxation, healthy food and journaling, Emma guides you through the small changes you can make right now that will have a big impact on your health and wellness in the future.

As women, we seldom allow ourselves time to consider what truly nourishes us. We are time poor, pulled in many directions and often stuck in bad habits. We know that something needs to change but often aren’t sure where to start. In a supportive environment, Emma helps you start at the foundation – your breath.

Based on the philosophy that small changes have a big impact, Emma shares her proven method for rebalancing the body and minimising the stress response using breathing training, Pilates, mindfulness, relaxation, nature and good food.

Learn more about the one day experience from Queenstown Life Blogger, Jane Guy. 

Our past guests have loved our one day retreat. Here is how they described the experience. 

"Today was such an amazing experience learning breathing techniques, being able to relax and destress and taking time for myself."

"A wonderful opportunity to bring together lots of knowledge, hits and tips to reinforce my path of more zen. Thank you Emma!"

Discover The Power Of Your Breath

RAW (Rest and Wellness) Retreat is a full day of wellness, learning, exercise, personal development and reflection guided by the world-renowned physiotherapist and breathing coach, Emma Ferris.

Your day includes:

  • Morning tea and afternoon tea; and a healthy, delicious lunch
  • Personal development and wellness visioning workshop
  • Workshops on breathing, stress, and finding your way back to calm
  • Practical sessions on mindfulness, journaling and body scanning
  • Exercise sessions including Pilates and a nature walk
  • Learn how your breathing influences your body, mind and emotions and what you can do to reset it
  • Mats provided 

"Enjoyed the whole day! A re learning of breathing and relaxation. Always love a day with girls and friendship. Wonderful lunch and extras."

"Good to be in a nurturing environment with women and discovering we all have similar feelings and triggers. Great to give myself a day to focus on what I need and want to reset myself for the year going forward."


Learn easy techniques and proven breathing exercises you can call on at any time to manage stress and anxiety and restore calm. Cultivate your own practice of good breathing habits to help you when things start to feel overwhelming.


Learn how stress impacts the body, mind and nervous system and the link between your breathing habits and your stress triggers Learn how to manage stress including the amazing Chillaxing – your most powerful tool when it comes to finding calm. 


Take time to stop, pause and reflect on what you want out of life and your health. Learn how breathing is linked with hormone balance, digestion, pain and many more common complaints. Take time out to reset your healthy habits for a healthy future.

This retreat is for you if:

  • You are looking for ways to manage stress and find more moments of calm
  • You are searching for a safe and simple way to help manage pain
  • You are struggling to find balance
  • You know you are neglecting your health
  • You are constantly being told to breathe, but not sure the best way to do it
  • You struggle with symptoms associated with breathing dysfunction such as migraines, fatigue, digestive problems, hormone balance
  • You want to reshape your wellness habits for the future
  • You are hungry to learn more about how you can nourish your body
  • You want to achieve your goals surrounded by a supportive team of wise women

This retreat includes some Pilates practice and a gentle hike and is suitable for both beginners and advanced students.


About Emma

As a wellness architect and breathing geek, Emma is truly, madly, deeply committed to teaching the world to breathe effectively. As well as being the creator of The Big Exhale breathing course, Emma is also a public speaker, an acupuncturist, a Pilates instructor and a registered physiotherapist with over 12 years’ clinical experience. Emma’s straightforward, yet empathetic approach has seen her help patients recover from dysfunctional breathing patterns, injury, stress, chronic fatigue, hyperventilation, depression and chronic neck and back pain.

Through The Butterfly Effect’s online platform of resources and learning, Emma Ferris is on a journey to share her knowledge with everybody.

Our past guests have loved our one day retreat. Here is how they described the experience.  

"The inter relationship between mind and body and the instant relief you can gain for both through mindful breathing is life changing. We have the ability to whip ourselves back into better balance within minutes. Awareness of where and when we are moving into fear is key."

"Today is about the gift of and permission to just be. Simple tools and the support to breathe a little more into life and possibility."


Camp Glenorchy Top of the lake Womens Wellness Retreat


Come settle in and give yourself the gift of staying at Camp Glenorchy, New Zealand’s most sustainably designed and operated guest accommodations. Nestled at the base of the towering Richardson and Humboldt Mountains just a breathtaking 40-minute drive north of Queenstown, you’ll find both natural beauty and comfort surround you. From creatively-appointed two-bedroom suites with quality linens and ensuite bathrooms to affordable multi-bed bunk rooms with shared amenities, you’ll feel welcome and inspired by the beauty and artistry at Camp Glenorchy.

Accommodation: As the retreat is being held at the fabulous, newly built Camp Glenorchy, we recommend taking up their very special offer of 30% off accommodation over the four-day/three-night retreat. They have a wide range in accommodation levels from shared bunk rooms all the way to private secluded rooms. Accommodation is limited so please book early to avoid disappointment. Please contact Fiona McArthur, Events Manager at Camp Glenorchy and ask for the special 30% off room rates we’ve arranged just for Women's Wellness Retreat participants: or +64 (0)27 220 1060. At these special rates, rooms range from $50/pp for beds in a shared bunk room to $195 for a room with a king bed or two king singles and ensuite bathroom.