Somatic Immersion

Auckland, New Zealand - July 26th to 28th, 2024

“I stand in awe of my body” – Henry David Thoreau


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WEEKEND Retreat Overview

A deep dive into yourself…

The Somatic Immersion Retreat honors the innate wisdom of the human body. This journey into the body combines powerful somatic practices to create a holistic and transformational experience. 

When the body is placed in an environment that supports healing, it will naturally and effortlessly move towards improved holistic wellbeing. As the body heals, the mind follows with an experiences of calm, peace, and relief. The Somatic Immersion Retreat provides that therapeutic environment.

What to expect

Access the innate wisdom of the body…

This Somatic Immersion Retreat runs over a single weekend. With only 6-8 participants, this small and intimate holistic experience has been carefully curated to provide your body with rejuvenation, invigoration and healing. Through meaningful connection to yourself and others, you’ll make space for the person you are meant to be.

Depending on the hosting venue, your body will be immersed in a nurturing and nourishing environment that includes meditation and breathwork, restorative yoga, cold exposure, wholesome & healthy meals, an extended period of noble silence, and evening discussions and discourses.

You will leave with a deeper understanding of – and greater connection to – your body, as well as self-care practices that will support you in everyday life. Your body and mind will have received the gift of recovery. Consider this journey as the personal cocoon, from which you will emerge a new Self after the inner work that you do.

Upcoming Retreat Details

Weekend Somatic Immersion in Auckland, NZ

Dates & Times

Dates: Friday, July 26th – Sunday, July 28th. Arrival time on Friday the 26th is between 1 and 1:30pm. The retreat will come to a close at 3pm on Sunday the 28th. 

Location & Stay

This weekend mini Somatic Immersion is held at a private residence in Auckland, NZ. You’ll be able to relax in peace and privacy, nestled within lush bush and greenery of the local area.  

Food & Snacks

Wholesome and homemade meals, snacks, water and tea are included in the cost of the weekend experience.  Individual participant dietary factors are taken into consideration. 

Preparation & Integration

This Somatic Immersion retreat will provide support, both in terms of preparing for the experience, as well as post-retreat integration and settling back into everyday life. 

Weekend Somatic Immersion Package Includes:

  • The group will receive mental, physical, and emotional support (via Zoom) before and after the retreat with one (1) group Preparation Session, two (2) group Integration Sessions. 
  • Stillness practices that help you reconnect with your body, learn to hear its subtle language, and tap into its wisdom, including meditation, breathwork, TRE and Yin yoga.
  • Experience the holistic and interconnected mental, physical, emotional benefits of Thermal Stress Exposure with ice baths & cold plunges.
  • Guided somatic practices and embodiment workshops that teach you the tools and techniques you will need on your own journey of authentic change.
  • Plant Medicine Ceremony that supports somatic healing process, emotional processing and integration, and transformational personal growth.
  • .Optional communal sleeping arrangement for those wishing / preferring to stay on-site. 
  • Wholesome & delicious food, including meals, snacks, water and tea.

Guides for the journey

Meet your Facilitators

Simon Tennant

Trained in Psychosynthesis Psychology, Simon is a Counsellor and Psychotherapist. His passion for understanding human health and the factors that influence well-being began in New Plymouth, New Zealand, where he grew up in a health-conscious environment. His experiences overcoming dyslexia and coordination issues through kinesiology ignited a belief in the potential for lasting change.

Combining his diverse background in personal training, kinesiology, and homeopathy, Simon helps his clients navigate their physical and emotional challenges. He emphasizes the importance of internal health and the profound impact of self-relationships. Simon’s dedication to holistic health enables his clients to find deeper purpose in their lives.

Dr. Luke Sniewski

Trained under Sat Dharam Kaur, Luke is a certified Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner, Mentor and Facilitator. His passion for understanding the human body and the mechanisms that drive and dictate human behavior have led him down a path of self-discovery and personal exploration. His greatest passion is awakening people to their true potential for change.  

Through a combination of somatic modalities and self-inquiry practices, Luke guides his clients as they reconnect with the innate wisdom of their own body. While the process of reconnection with body – and thus, Self – can sometimes be uncomfortable, the experiential wisdom garnered through such inner work helps people live more authentically and show up in relationships with more presence. 

Register Below

Payment & Registration Details

Registration: $1,500 NZD pp**                   Early Bird Rate: $1,250 NZD pp*

Join us for a Weekend Somatic Immersion Experience (July 26th – July 28th) in Auckland, New Zealand, where Dr. Luke Sniewski, author of the Best-Selling book, Somawise, and Simon Tennant will guide an immersive experience. The price of the Weekend Somatic Immersion includes preparation & integration meetings, retreat activities, food, as well as communal sleeping area for those wishing to stay on-site. Travel and transportation costs are separate.

BONUS GIFT: Every participant will receive a free copy of Somawise after registration to support preparation processes.


*Early Bird pricing of $1,250 NZD ends on June 30th. Thereafter, the price will increase to $1,500 NZD.

**non-refundable payment upon reservation