Sanctuary Stays

Come and stay at Narelle's sanctuary in Gisborne, New Zealand for a treatment and retreat with a difference.

Narelle's sanctuary is now available for anyone who wants to experience a beautiful healing holiday. 


Take time for yourself and be pampered!


You will be given one of her exquisite acupuncture/healing treatments daily and all your meals will be prepared from fresh organic food, cooked with love and tailored to your specific dietary needs following an initial treatment diagnosis. Be assured, these foods will benefit you as Narelle specialises in "Energetics of Food" and teaches these courses throughout the year. She has written a book on the beneficial elements of the foods we eat, entitled "Elements and Elegance" which will be available to purchase later this year. Navigate to her home page if you want to know more about Narelle's extensive culinary and acupuncture background.


A sanctuary stay involves: 

  • Accommodation 
  • Meals
  • Acupuncture/healing treatment daily
  • Cosmetic Facial treatment
  • Your own private yoga teacher


  • Energetics of food cooking classes
  • A trip to the magical, misty Urewera mountain range to  visit Lake Waikaremoana where you can hear native birds and enjoy the breathtaking beauty of New Zealand. There are plentiful short walks available to waterfalls and beautiful Lake Waikareiti. This is a very special place - a true jewel in New Zealand's crown.
Narelle's sanctuary is located within a five minute walk to Sponge Bay where you can enjoy the fresh salt air and the lovely vista of the East Coast which overlooks Gisborne's main beach, Waikanae. It's a short distance to other lovely beaches and the delightful and charming township of Gisborne itself.
Narelle's home is spacious and private and the bedrooms are beautifully presented with good quality linen and you have your own bathroom and toilet. 

If you're looking for a special retreat that helps you to heal holistically and nourishes your body, soul and mind, then contact Narelle to experience a beautiful healing journey.