Women’s Wellness Retreat May 2018

I can’t believe Retreat time is rolling around again already… YAY!!!! I adore these events and hope you can join us….

Do you have that “what about me?!” feeling and need to fill your tank and escape for a couple of days, then this is your moment! Book yourself into a blissful weekend away and give to yourself for a change because you really do deserve it!!

Join us from Friday 25th to Sunday 27th May to….

Step away from the hustle and demands of day to day life to a world of tranquillity, calm and restoration.

Enjoy delicious meals prepared for you with nutritious whole food ingredients.

Let your body relax and unwind with beautiful Yoga Balance and Meditation Sessions.

And enjoy the healing and relaxation received from your choice of Reiki, Access Bars or a Reading.

Plus receive other amazing and restorative healing which will naturally flow over the weekend from the location.

This Retreat will take place at The Barefoot Lodge – a private, secluded Lodge, set overlooking an arm of Lake Rotoehu and stunning Native Bush.

Cost is $480 per person and includes…

* Nutritious and delicious meals, Food Workshops and Yoga/Balance sessions prepared by the amazing Ann Wicken of RISE Food & Fitness
* Energy Healing and Meditations by the incredibly intuitive Jehanne of Loving Voice
* Accommodation at The Barefoot Lodge
* An optional extra beautiful Massage if you would like to have one.

Bookings close mid April! Please contact Jehanne via the contacts page to find out more and secure your spot.



Retreat with me this June 2017

Hi Ladies,
This is your exclusive invitation to my next Women’s Wellness Retreat at the Barefoot Lodge….
Imagine a weekend where it’s all about you… Where you step away from the hustle and demands of day to day life, to a world of tranquillity, calm and restoration.  
I invite you to an exclusive Women’s Wellness Retreat, set in a stunning and serene location 😉 where the stresses of day to day life will melt away and a new, relaxed, rejuvenated and revitalised you will appear.  
Enjoy delicious meals prepared for you with nutritious whole food ingredients, including desserts to die for.  Let your body relax and unwind with beautiful Yoga and Meditation sessions prepared exclusively for you.  Enjoy the amazing benefits of your choice of Energy Healing which will help you to let go of negative emotions and bring Healing, Positive Energy and Balance back into your body.  Plus enjoy the restoration and relaxation received from a luxurious one hour Massage.
We are so incredibly fortunate to have Neena and Belinda – Winners of the first season of My Kitchen Rules NZ – as our Chefs for the weekend.  They will not only nourish us with delicious, nutritious and amazing meals, but they will also teach us how we can nourish our bodies simply and easily. 
Our incredibly gifted and talented Energy Healer Jehanne Thomas is staying with us for the weekend and will offer a choice of Reiki, Bars or a Reading.  She will also treat us to beautiful Meditations on Friday and Saturday evenings.  You can read about her and her services here….
Our Massage expert, Nadine Bailey has studied several different Yoga modalities including Therapeutic, Thai, Ayurveda and Hawaiian Kahuna Massage. She will treat you to a luxurious one-hour massage that will truly restore your body and soul.
The Women’s Wellness Retreat will start at 6pm on Friday 23rd June 2017 with dinner, followed by some gentle meditation and relaxing, and finish late afternoon on Sunday 25th June, at The Barefoot Lodge, 851 Pongakawa Valley Road, Lake Rotoehu (see below).

Cost will be $695 per person, which includes everything mentioned above. 
Please note – Although this cost is higher than I would like it to be, I have worked really hard to keep it as low as I possibly can.  Neena and Belinda have halved their normal rate for us for this Retreat!  We will have another Retreat 21st – 23rd July, (although that one will have a higher price than this one). On saying all that, this Retreat is something very special, and we really look forward to having you there 🙂
Spaces are limited to 6 guests, sharing a gorgeous 6 bed bunk room with it’s own bathroom.
Please feel free to share this post with others you think may be interested, and please confirm your attendance as soon as possible.
Love Rachelle xo  

Where is my attention today?

I was catching up with a Reiki student earlier today and she mentioned that she kept her copy of the Reiki Precepts on her Fridge. That way as she is waiting for the jug to boil or preparing a meal she can reflect on ‘how she has done’ for the day. I love visual prompts and reminders so the Fridge is an ideal focal point for our important intentions.

I keep mine up in my office and before I work with clients I meditate on the precepts and give myself a Reiki self treatment. This quickly gets me out of my ‘personal’ awareness and into ‘non personal’ awareness ready to work.

There are many versions of the Precepts but the one I have framed and tend to work with is this:

Just for today I will let go anger.

Just for today I will let go worry.

Today I will do my work honestly.

Today I will respect my teachers.

Today I will count my many blessings.

Today I will be kind to every living thing.

After working with these precepts in varying intensities and focus over the last 15 years I can attest to their value as a recipe for happiness. While we are all a work in progress so to speak, the precepts remain a foundation for my life. This week I have been counting my many blessings and bringing my attention to those aspects of my work and running a business that I don’t enjoy so much (namely paperwork and admin!!). I’m being kind to myself where I can and letting go of what doesn’t serve me on a physical level (rubbish, clutter, old arrangements) and making room for new, more efficient use of space, time and aesthetics.

Where is your attention this week? Are you able to bring an intention into focus and just go for it?

I drew a card today and the message was: Let Go Let go of whatever you are clinging to that doesn’t serve you. When we add consciousness to our process, it all has a way of working out for the best, even if it doesn’t feel comfortable.

Love and Blessings,


Get the most out of your Reiki Session

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Practical suggestions to enhance your experience

It’s not easy putting aside the demands of a busy lifestyle to make time for healing. Like other healing practices, including yoga and meditation, bringing yourself to a place of healing requires discipline and commitment.

Now that you’ve committed to your Reiki Session, how do you ensure you get the most out of that session? Here are some practical suggestions that will help enhance your experience.

Firstly, leave your worldly cares behind. This is your time. Be fully present. Have a light snack before your session and avoid drinking a lot of coffee or tea.

Wear crystal jewellery or carry a small crystal in your pocket; it will absorb energy and continue to vibrate for hours after your session.

On the table, let go of your worries and thoughts. Set your intent to receive healing. Relax, let your body be completely supported where you lie. Breathe in deeply, filling the lungs then exhaling all the air. Settle in and let the energy work on you.

After your session try to find some quiet time and space to let the healing continue to work on you. Eat a light, healthy meal or snack and remember to drink water to stay hydrated.

And don’t forget to book your next appointment. Regular Reiki Sessions add to your wellness program.

Winter blues? Reiki can help…

Reiki helps you through winter

At this time of year it’s normal to feel a little blue. The drop in temperature, grey skies and health issues that are common in winter, can easily bring us down.

That’s where the healing energy of Reiki can help. Reiki helps melt away tension and pain, whether it’s stress-induced or health related. And if you’re struggling through the heavy dullness of the midwinter blues, caring support, healing touch and a brighter, lighter heart can make it that much easier to cope with.

The gentle, balancing energy of Reiki helps improve mood and relieve anxiety, offering calm support to help you move through daily life with more ease and clarity.

One of my favourite activities at this time of year is to have a bonfire with friends; the connection to warmth and fire and transformation that it brings is a wonderful mid-winter assistant. Fire is purging and cleansing and warming and enlivening.

This time of year is a good time to reflect on the importance of sharing fellowship and community, finding a balance between quiet ‘in-breath’ activities, such as meditation, healing, journalling and nature time, with ‘out-breath’ activities like socialising and fellowship.

I look forward to connecting with you soon. Book your next Reiki session here.

Some Romance Angel Fun… Which card are you drawn to? Read the messages and affirmations below :-)

A)  Keep an Open Mind — your Soul Mate may differ from your current expectations

Be willing to adjust your perception of what is ideal and possible. Make room for your partner (or partner to be’s) humanness as well as those qualities of Soul you are attracted to.

B)  Calling in your Soul Mate — Your prayers, affirmations and visualizations help bring you together.

You are magnetic right now! Follow your hunches and internal ‘nudges’ to reach out and connect this week. Your prayers have been heard and are being answered. Be willing to follow your inner guidance and say YES to opportunities that feel loving and uplifting. Let your light shine 🙂

C)  It is safe for you to Love — Open your heart to give and receive the highest energy of all.

The past does not determine who you are now. Every choice matters as does each moment, and in this moment you can choose love. It is safe for you to let go of the past and receive love at all levels.

D)  New Love — A new person has stirred your romantic feelings.

Isn’t it nice to feel vibrant and awake to the stirrings of romance? What are you falling in love with in your life? What directions will your creative impulses take you this month?

Here is an affirmation that aligns with today’s cards.

I am Divinely Guided and Protected in my relationships. I am open to my Soul’s guidance and signals as these lead me to my highest good and greatest joy. I am willing to surrender my preconceptions and open my heart and my mind to create and attract the very best in life and love. And So It Is.

Love and Blessings,


January Spotlight: Hollie Holden

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I would like to introduce you to Hollie Holden. Hollie authors a fabulous Facebook page and blog. Full of thought provoking insights, ideas and wonderings about life, love, spirituality, ups, down, being a mum and everything in between