What past guests have to say about their experiences with NZ Health Retreats…
Poppy and Peter welcomed me with open arms after a 3.5 hour drive. I immediately felt at ease. They are so friendly and warm, interested and funny. Throughout my whole retreat I felt their devotion to making me feel welcome, safe and comfortable. I felt it through the very healthy and tasty food through to making me a hot magnesium foot bath and a caring foot massage by Peter through to giving me a hug and a hot water bottle before I went to bed. It felt like true pampering while you worked in a safe environment on your own mental growth.
I was surprised by the very well designed structure of the week. On the first day I was given an A4 portfolio with a welcome note and a daily planner with an overview of all my appointments that week. It was very clear and also gave me the sense of getting value for money.
Poppy and Peter divided their individual tasks very well but were still able to complement each other. The week was full of valuable information via A4’s I could add to my portfolio as via a USB memory stick that Poppy made for me.
Through the life coaching sessions with Poppy, the breathing sessions and life direction sessions with Peter I was able to reach out to my sore spots and redirect them via my own personal growth.
The relaxing massages in my own little cottage, the lovely yoga lessons in the village and being surrounded by nature and lots of loving animals makes the week feel like a real treat to yourself.
It was the perfect treat to myself that was worth every penny, that will benefit me for the rest of my life. I am very grateful to have met this so loving couple and that they have helped me to see what life is all about. Live, Love, Laugh…..thank you two sooo much!
Coming home was a reality check to say the least. I had grown and changed… The situation hadn’t! Leaving there was just as scary as arriving but I knew I could/can do this!I have been home a week today and still feel all of those feelings I just noted, every single one! How amazing is that?!! Every time something gets tough, I close my eyes, take a deep conscious breath and I say to myself, “The path I am on is perfect”, and as I do, I am emotionally filled with each of those feelings above simultaneously throughout my entire body and just feel utter bliss. Whenever I do this, I feel physically the pure love I hold for myself. Poppy and Peter have shared with me an amazing gift and for that, I am always grateful 🙂
Thank you ! Thank you! Thank you! They have become wonderful friends and I will keep in touch with them always. My name is Tahlia and I am 21 years old. I trust and know the path I am on is perfect! I rejoice in others success! I build my personal development every day and have a deeper understanding of life! I let it all go with love and forgive myself… in essence, there is nothing to forgive!! I (my brain) trust myself (my intuition). My intuition will guide me and let me know when is the right time to make decisions. My challenges are opportunities to learn and grow – Life is a journey and relationships teach me a lot about myself. My life shows me there are many loving and supportive people in my life. Being vulnerable means being intelligent and being happy to receive help from others…
I give everybody in my life the opportunity to love me!! With wholeness, I can be everything!! Love guides my life. Love is constant. I choose to love myself.”
Now, after doing a two week retreat with the most amazing, loving and beautiful Peter and Poppy, they showed me a few simple tools of loving, being, learning and developing in breathwork and life coaching.The simple resources I learnt in breathwork and becoming aware of the beliefs that caused me stress has helped me learn how to let go and deal with anxiety. It also enabled me to recognise how much love I have to give but also opened up how much love I have to accept. Food started to taste better, my breathing was clearer, I could really hear what life had to offer and that my appreciation of life was so open I felt free for the very first time in my life. I even was able to meditate and incorporate yoga into my regime which when I suffered from anxiety, I felt that quietness was too much and that noise and being busy was much easier so I didn’t have to face anything.
All I received was love and nurturing. I could have easily packed them both into my suitcases and taken them home. The other beautiful thing was having all the massages, the 5 element acupuncture and herbalist consultation that just nurtured me and allowed my body to help release what has been holding me back and the love they all showed which just complemented all in my healing.
With all the obstacles that came to me it has made me open to not be afraid and just go with the flow … which has opened me up to have beautiful relationships which has now allowed me pursue something I have the confidence and belief I always wanted to do… LIVE, LAUGH, LOVE and to work with Peter and Poppy in what they are doing.
I learnt so many incredible healing tools to come home with and put into place. I was a little nervous of coming home to the real world but Peter and Poppy helped make that transition so much easier. Peter, Poppy and I put a wonderful letter together for me to bring home to my family to help them understand a little about what I had learnt and some ways my family could help me on my return home.
It has been 8 weeks since my retreat, I am now enjoying putting my new knowledge into place and have made some wonderful changes, I have times where some things trip me up and I feel unsure on how to deal with some situations. This is where I am truly grateful for the amazing ongoing support I am still receiving from Peter and Poppy. They have been more than happy to call me when needed and have even called me just to say Hi and see how I’m going. This is a tremendous help in helping me on my new positive life journey of learning and growing. I have changed my eating habits and even lost 5 kgs without even trying.
It has even helped my family. It’s amazing how learning to look after yourself naturally helps everyone around you.Peter and Poppy offered far more than I ever expected. My retreat and ongoing support was worth every cent and more. I feel so complete. It is so wonderful to be enjoying life again. I was treated like a queen for the entire retreat and still am.I have no hesitation in recommending the NZ Health Retreats to anyone. I say “What are you waiting for? You are worth it.” The NZ Health Retreat will change your life in the most positive way.Myself and my family are truly grateful to you Peter and Poppy for your tremendous help. Thank you so much with love from all our hearts, you are our inspiration.
Hi, 9 months after my first retreat I attended an NZ Health Retreat for a refresher retreat. It was so wonderful to be back in Peter and Poppy’s presence, just like going back home, I learnt so much more and the healing I experienced was so much deeper and profound, just incredible. The meals were delicious as usual and sharing time and conversations with Peter and Poppy was just what I needed. It was fantastic. I had some questions and it was great to be able to recap on a lot of what I’d already learnt earlier in the year. I now know it is possible for life to flow with ease. Thank you so much from my heart for your wonderful help and support. It is beautiful people like you that make this world a terrific place to be.
Hi There again. Today is a celebration day for me. It has been a year since I first went on an NZ Health Retreat. I have made so many positive changes which have flowed out to my family as well; we are all enjoying a much happier healthier, easier life. Peter and Poppy will show you that “Life does not have to be a struggle “. Yay!!
With Love and Laughter, Kari, Psychologist and Lecturer, Finland
and regarding Transforming Breathwork sessions…
Kari, Psychologist and Lecturer, Finland
Please note that Neue Zeit Health Retreat is not venue based and retreats have been held in different venues with different facilities over the years therefore some of the comments from our guests as above do not represent our present venue, e.g., infra red sauna.