Special retreats including Pilates, yoga, photography, permaculture, singing (choirs), etc.

Special Retreats



Yin Yoga with Gabrielle Harris- 29 June- 6 July


Join Gabrielle Harris for a week of unplugging. This retreat is for those who want to get away, spend time with themselves, deepen their yoga practice and connect with nature. With only ten participants you will also get to meet other like minded people in an intimate and refreshing retreat. The retreat is aimed at anyone who needs to ‘fill-up’ and recharge themselves. The yoga is simple but deep and you will practice the time honoured techniques of meditation, breathing and yoga postures in a combination that will leave you wanting more. By the end of the seven days you will have experienced more fully the power of yoga and it’s ability to shift things within us both in a physical, mental and emotional sense. All my classes are laden with life philosophy so you may garner some effective takeaways as to how to live your life, more simply, with acceptance and generosity of heart.


Pilates with Emma- 21-28 July

For the second year in a row, Sea Change Eco Retreat is offering a 7-day Pilates retreat!

Sea Change partnered last year with Emma Cliffe to offer a special 7 day Pilates programme for the perfect mix of Pilates growth and surreal island experiences. 

2017's Retreat was an incredible experience, with everyone who attended taking the opportunity to take their practice to the next level and grow, while lapping up all of the amazing experiences the island has to offer - like swimming with humpback whales!

She developed a special 7 day Pilates programme for the perfect mix of Pilates growth and great island experiences.

The week will consist of an early bird class in the morning to wake up your body and senses, and a late afternoon class, all on our custom designed exercise pavilion located in our tranquil coconut forest.

Learn the progressive moves of classic Pilates mat work, and work your way towards the advanced method over the week. This class is dedicated to you improving your practice and seeing some fantastic results. For those who want more, Emma will also be offering Standup Paddle Board Pilates Classes and Individual 1:1 classes for an additional cost.

Emma has been practising Pilates for over 20 years now, and became qualified as a Matwork Teacher in 2008 with Body Control Pilates in London. She ran her own business in the UK for several years before re-locating to New Zealand in January 2012. She says "Practising Pilates has changed my life and my perception of my body. I'm stronger and fitter than I've been for years! And because of that, I'm passionate about helping others reach their potential through Pilates, and seeing the benefits in my clients."

To read more about Emma and her practice, http://www.pilateswithemma.com/.

Pricing (based on twin occupancy):

Tent Fale $2250

Wooden Fale $2450

The above pricing includes the following:

  • Transport from Ha’apai airport to Sea Change
  • 7 nights accommodation at Sea Change Eco Retreat
  • All meals at Sea Change
  • 2 daily Pilates classes
  • 2 days whale-watching/swimming with the whales
  • A Tongan cultural experience/dinner

Book in now if you want to confirm a place!


Tonga Whale Photography Workshop with Craig Parry- 13-21 August

link to Craig Parry Photography Workshops

Craig Parry is a multi award winning oceanic and nature photographer of international acclaim, based in Byron Bay, Australia.

If you’re an avid water photographer looking to take things to the next level or a beginner wanting to jump in the deep end then Craig Parry Photography’s Tonga Whale Photography Workshop is for you.

Joining internationally acclaimed and award winning photographer Craig Parry, each tour is open to all levels of photographic ability and offers the chance to get up close and personal with humpback whales as they migrate through the Kingdom of Tonga.


Tiara Kumara's Spiritual Retreat- 18-27 September 2018 check out Tiara's website:


We are swimming with the Humpback Whales to receive the transforming harmonics from these ancient Record Keepers. We will then transfer their codes of light to all Humanity during the Equinox “Oneness Transmission”.

“During this rare and unforgettable experience, we maintain highest respect for the pristine environment and these gentle giants that we are so blessed to commune.”

Tiara Kumara, Facilitator




Choral Singing

Maria Cantrell, co-owner of Sea Change, will be leading choral singing retreats which will take place over a 7 day period. Maria has an extensive background in music and singing, and has led adult and children’s choirs in the United States and New Zealand. She currently is co-director of a choir in Auckland, New Zealand and has been a member of performing bands. Watch this space for upcoming choral singing retreats!

Fitness & Nutrition

We will be offering one week fitness and nutrition retreats using our large exercise pavilion and gym equipment. Our retreats will be led by Ken Hooper, one of New Zealand’s leading personal trainers who has worked with Clint Cantrell (co-owner of Sea Change) for more than two years. We will provide the tools and education to enable you to achieve your personal goals. If you are looking for the means to break through those lifelong barriers preventing you from achieving your fitness and wellness goals, this retreat is for you. Watch this space for upcoming fitness & nutrition retreats!

Corporate Strategy & Wellness Retreats

Sea Change provides the perfect place for corporate retreats focused on strategy and employee wellness. Clint Cantrell, co-owner of Sea Change, has worked as a global executive in the consulting engineering business for over 27 years – and as such provides the understanding needed to plan a highly effective corporate retreat. Our unique location provides an optimal environment for executives to truly unplug for focused sessions on strategy, innovation and simply taking the time to network and form strong bonds which are the basis of a high performing team. Our environment is also a great place for hard working leaders to do a stock take check on mental and physical wellness, and ensure that an optimal work/life balance is in place. Companies who are interested in conducting corporate retreats at Sea Change can contact us directly to discuss options, logistics and specific arrangements.

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