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2017 New Zealand Retreat: Yoga, Alexander Technique & Vision

A unique residential course teaching Alexander Technique, applied to Yoga and Natural Vision Improvement is taking place at the Wangapeka Study & Retreat Centre near Nelson, New Zealand. Nestled in the foothills of the Southern Alps, the centre overlooks the beautiful Wangapeka River with 140 acres of grounds.


355 Wangapeka River Rd, Wakefield TAS, NZ 7096
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Type of Event

  • Retreat

Yoga Styles



Apr 5 to
Apr 11
17:45 pmto17:45 pm

The workshop begins on Wednesday 5th April at 4 pm and ends on Tuesday 11th after lunch.

The daily program will include:

Group Yoga class

Group Alexander technique class

Group Vision and Alexander technique class

Private lessons (each participant will get a 30 minute lesson from each teacher during the retreat)



The fees include tuition, food and accommodation. The price varies according to the chosen accommodation option.

-Single Unit (small) - $1095 / $995 early bird price
-Double unit - $950 / $850 early bird price
-Tent site - $795 / $750 early bird price

Full Description

Yoga is a wonderful tool for cultivating resilience and balance in our whole selves. The Alexander Technique helps you to discover how your movement habits affect your life, and helps you to develop better movement and posture. When we bring these two disciplines together, we can find ways to move through all activities of everyday life with greater balance and ease.

The Bates Method is a technique to improve eyesight by natural means. It pays attention to the habitual ways in which we use our eyes, and how these habits can affect clear, easy vision. At this retreat, Marjory Fern from ALTEVI will guide us through new ways of using our eyes in daily activities that can help restore ease in our vision, mind and body.

About the teachers:

David Moore is the director of The Melbourne Yoga Centre and the School for Alexander Studies in Melbourne, a training school for teachers of the Alexander technique. David has been teaching The Alexander Technique for 30 years, and prior to studying the Alexander Technique David did many years of yoga practice, including over two years in Thai meditation monasteries, and two years in Madras studying at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandaram.
Find out more about David's teaching at:

Marjory Fern is a qualified Alexander Technique, Bates Method Teacher and co-founder of ALTEVI, an organisation that aims to help improve people's vision and overall wellbeing through The Alexander Technique and Bates Method. Marjory has many years of experience in private practise and leading workshops in Europe, the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Central to her teaching is the role of the mind in vision.
Find out more about Marjory's teaching here: