Couples Retreat

Millbrook Resort – Queenstown

An opportunity for you and your partner to be inspired by our wellbeing team during the weekend. This is a weekend that you won't want to miss - it will be lots of fun and bring Balance back into your lives.

Virginia and her team of specialists will host you for this weekend where you will leave relaxed, inspired, motivated and indulged.  The weekend will include wellness workshops, spa treatments and time to unwind in the peaceful surroundings of Millbrook Resort in Queenstown.


Millbrook’s iconic, inspirational and peaceful setting is unrivalled in the Queenstown area. Framed by the aptly named Remarkables Mountain Range and set on 650 acres of lush green fairways, rolling hills and gentle streams. Here is a quick overview of how Millbrook came to be the incredible golf & lifestyle resort it is today.


Workshops over the weekend will include mindfulness, nutrition and women’s health and there will be plenty of time for informal individual coaching and mentoring.

Friday 17th – Sunday 19th March 2023

Register your interest early

For more information email or phone 0275588662

Be part of our our next retreat

Join our wellness team for a couple’s weekend of relaxation, inspiration, motivation and rejuvenation in one of New Zealand’s most beautiful locations.

Held at Millbrook Resort in Queenstown which is set on 650 acres of lush green fairways, rolling hills and gentle streams, this retreat will take you on a journey of relaxation leaving you motivated, energised and inspired.


You will come away relaxed, rejuvenated having learnt some valuable tools and skills around wellbeing and nutrition.  Places are strictly limited, so book early.


The IME team will take care of everything; this weekend is for you.

Your Retreat Programme

From 2pm              Arrival and check in at Millbrook (you may arrive earlier to utilise the facilities of the hotel)

5.30pm                  Meet and Greet for pre-dinner drinks and canapes at the Millhouse Restaurant                    

6.30pm                  Group dinner at the Hole in One Cafe

7.30am                  Yoga session (1 hour)

From 7.30am        Gourmet Breakfast

10.00am                Tom Shand – Mission Nutrition (60 minutes)


Tom areas of expertise cover sports nutrition (both recreational and elite), family nutrition, renal, heart health, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, pre-diabetes, Type1 and Type2 diabetes, weight management and strategies for general healthy eating.


12.00 Noon           Enjoy a Japanese cooking demonstration which will include lunch


Optional activities

  • Spa treatment
  • Mountain Bike riding
  • Gymnasium, Sauna, Tennis, Swimming
  • Golf


3.30pm                  Stephen Archer – Mindfulness workshop (60 minutes)

6.30pm                  Group dinner at a local restaurant in Arrowtown

7.30am                  Yoga session

From 7.30am        Gourmet Breakfast

9.00am                  Optional activities


  • Spa treatment
  • Mountain Bike riding
  • Gymnasium, Sauna, Tennis, Swimming
  • Golf


12.00 Noon           Check out of rooms – facilities can still be used in the afternoon.

12.30pm                Group lunch at the Millhouse restaurant

Millbrook Resort

Millbrook Resort provides first class Queenstown accommodation and is the ultimate in five-star luxury.

Our beautifully designed Deluxe Studios, One and Two Bedroom Suites, Resort Homes and Luxury Retreats all complement the history and character of the Central Otago region. Enjoy spacious rooms, large windows and balconies that take advantage of the stunning views that surround the entire resort. With over 160 rooms we can cater up to 350 people and have a style of luxury accommodation to suit everyone.


Millbrook Resort encompasses 160 rooms, a 27 hole championship golf course, covered driving range, an award-winning day spa, exquisite dining options, health and fitness centre with gymnasium, 25m lap pool, outdoor hot pools, sauna, conference facility and property for sale. Our choice of five dining options from the intimate Millhouse Restaurant, the casual Hole in One cafe, sensational Japanese dining at Kobe Cuisine, the stunning Clubhouse venue and outdoor whisky bar Smithy’s Smoke House, cater for all guest requirements.



Meet your Retreat Team

Virginia Henderson - Host

Founded IME Management in 2020 inspired to make a difference in the way in which people lead their lives. Whether it is managing your event, tailoring wellbeing workshops for your business or delivering a retreat to indulge you, Virginia is passionate about making a difference to help people lead happy and fulfilling lives.

Having worked in senior leadership positions for corporates in NZ and abroad in the airline, tourism and sport sectors, Virginia understands the pressures on workplace, culture and modern life and the effect these have on our wellbeing.

Stephen Archer – Mindfulness Coach

Stephen Archer is a leading mindfulness educator in New Zealand having been involved in mindfulness for 40 years.  Stephen was formally trained in mindfulness as an ordained Buddhist monk in the Thai forest and has delivered mindfulness trainings for organisations including Westpac, Air New Zealand and NZ Police. 

Stephen will deliver a 90-minute presentation on the power and benefits of mindfulness which will include a guided mindfulness session along with plenty of time for questions and answers.


Tom has over 10 years’ experience as a NZ Registered Dietitian, and has worked throughout New Zealand and in the UK. Tom started his career in primary care, but hassince specialised in renal nutrition, diabetes and sports nutrition. Tom loves working together with his clients to help them achieve their goals.

Toms areas of expertise cover sports nutrition (both recreational and elite), family nutrition, renal, heart health, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, pre-diabetes, Type1 and Type2 diabetes, weight management and strategies for general healthy eating. 

Retreat Fee

$1295 per person

All costs are NZ$ and inclusive of GST. 

Terms and Conditions: Payment $1000 deposit to secure booking. 

Final payment 17 January 2023


Whats Included

  • Two nights luxury stay in a Deluxe Studio
  • Breakfast each morning at the Clubhouse with a delicious smoothie
  • Japanese cooking demonstration and lunch on Saturday
  • Gourmet farewell lunch on Sunday
  • 60-minute reinvigorating couples spa treatment
  • A weekend schedule of Yoga daily, mindfulness and wellbeing workshops delivered throughout the weekend
  • Gourmet dinner at the Hole in One Restaurant on Friday night
  • Gourmet Dinner in Arrowtown at a local favourite restaurant on Saturday night including local cuisine
  • Drinks and canapes at the Millhouse on Friday night
  • In your free time enjoy full use the resorts tennis court, gymnasium, hot pools, sauna, swimming pool or take advantage of the complimentary shuttle service to Arrowtown and central Queenstown

Terms and Conditions

The retreat organisers reserve the right to deny entry and/or terminate the registration of any person who demonstrates behaviour that is deemed to be inappropriate and/or a risk to others

Registrations received will not be confirmed until full payment has been received and processed. Non-payment by the due date will be a taken as a cancellation.



All details are correct at the time of publication.  The retreat organisers reserve the right to change the programme at any time and such changes will be loaded on the retreat website.



Fees do not include insurance of any kind.  Participants are advised to take out personal insurance including cover for personal travel, accommodation and personal possessions. The retreat organisers do not cover individuals against the cancellation or postponement of the retreat or for theft or damage to belongings.



The retreat organisers will not accept any responsibly for any financial or other losses incurred by participants in the course of the retreat nor will they take responsibly for injury or damage to persons or property occurring during the retreat activities.

Frequently asked Questions

Absolutely not. The programme is designed for all fitness levels and abilities. You will be able to choose exactly what you participate in and at what level. The programme is about relaxation and rejuvenation – being your best self mentally, physically and emotionally.
No problem – classes are structured for all levels.

All dietary requirements will be catered for by the brilliant Chefs at Millbrook Resort. Just indicate these when you register.

Absolutely no problem – IME has arranged a special rate should you wish to extend your stay. Contact if you wish to extend your stay.

Booking Details

If you would like to stay on for extra days please let us know as the Hotel have offered a special rate for our retreat guests. Please note minimum numbers will apply for the retreat to proceed.  In the unlikely event that these are not reached your payment will be refunded in full.

Confirmation the retreat is proceeding will be provided by 17 January 2023

Book now as only limited spaces

If you need to cancel:

Should you need to cancel your attendance at the retreat the following conditions will apply:

Prior to 17 January – full refund

Between 17 January – 16 February a cancellation fee of $300 will be levied plus any fees imposed by Millbrook will be deducted

After 16 February – no refund except for reasons beyond the organisers control or for the reasons of health and safety the retreat is cancelled then the fee will be refunded after deduction of expenses already incurred.

The following costs are at your own expense

– Getting to Millbrook – there is a courtesy shuttle from the airport which we will arrange for you

– Additional spa treatments

– Golf