Moved to Rest Retreat
@ Baton House with Sam Loe
Friday noon 25th November to Sunday 3pm 27th Nov
Gather with our yoga community and enjoy walks in nature, explore ease with somatic inquiry, restore diaphragmatic breathing with gentle yoga practices, and rest deeply with supported Restorative postures and Yoga Nidra. Two yoga classes a day, group walks and creative activities and plenty of free time to do whatever you need. The delicious, home cooked food with many ingredients certified organic has gluten free and dairy free options available.
Options for shared accomodation in main house or teepee glamping or camping.
Cost: $450 for all food, accomodation and yoga.
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Location and History
The Baton House is based in the Baton Valley, 90 minutes from Nelson, and operated by The Baton Valley Trust. The Trust owns the property at the top of the valley bordering Kahurangi National Park and 12 years ago built a replica of the original Baton Hotel which operated on this site in the 1860s gold mining era. The homestead is spacious, comfortable and warm, with a large ‘ballroom’ perfect for groups.
The valley is remote, beautiful, and comprises farmland, bush, some pine plantation and wild, clean rivers. It provides access into the National Park, either up the Baton to Flanagan’s Hut or to the Ellis basin below Tuao Wharepapa (the Mt Arthur range). There is ample opportunity for walking, swimming, biking and plenty of peace and quiet if you just wish to rest.
The Trust’s aims are around sustainability education, building community and conservation and we welcome people to experience the open spaces, rivers and tranquillity of this area. Our kaupapa can be summed up by the Tīwaiwaka philosophy – Ka ora te whenua, ka ora te tangata – When the land is well, the people will be well.
History has been brought back to life with the rebirth of the old building; native bush is being replanted; Tīwaiwaka is all about life cycles; we are reviving old healing skills; the Baton Valley Trust exists for generation after generation; and guests feel regenerated when they leave. The Baton House experience feeds body and soul.