Rewild with The Alembics Lab (South Otago) Jan 13–16

This seasonal four days of workshops, lectures and activities runs from Monday 13th to Thursday 16th January 2025 at River Ridge Retreat in the Catlins—the wild and unspoiled East Coast of the South Island. The Alembics Lab and Rewild will take you on ‘A Wild Botanical Journey’ through foraging, sustainability, creativity and connection.

A full itinerary of the weekend and everything we cover in our distillation Masterclass workshops is here.


The weekend: Spend the whole time with us from Monday to Thursday (four days and three nights) staying at the River Ridge Retreat, or you can choose to attend the distillation workshops on day two and three (either or both days). There are a variety of ticketing options available.

Location: River Ridge Retreat 348 Catlins Valley Rd, Owaka, The Catlins, South Otago, New Zealand.

Tickets and pricing: You can buy tickets here Rewild Retreats.

The Alembics Lab distillation workshop single day: $405

The Alembics Lab distillation workshop both days: $950

Weekend package:

  • 1st Tier – $1650 – For those who are financially well-resourced, pay it forward pricing that allows us to offer
    a scholarship spot on this educational experience.
  • 2nd Tier – $1450 – For those on medium incomes and access to financial resources.
  • 3rd Tier – $1250 – For those on low incomes, caring responsibilities and from marginalized communities.

Flexible payment plans available for all Tiers. Email [email protected] to book your spot.

This is an invitation to reflect on your access to resources and privilege, the value of the work put into these retreats and what you’ll get out of it, what you can genuinely afford, and what you might pay for in a comparable retreat experience. By committing to what is truly within your means you make it possible for others to show up within theirs and we are all grateful for this.

Weekend package includes:

  • Includes private or shared accommodation at River Ridge Retreat Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday night
  • 2 day Alembics Lab Masterclass Workshop,
  • All meals & drinks catered by Bush to Buffet Friday afternoon/evening, Saturday morning, afternoon, & evening, and Sunday morning & afternoon (gourmet/ fine dining),
  • Foraging tour & workshop,
  • Workshop / Talk on Living Soils & How To Create Organic Compost,
  • Optional yoga & meditation on Sat & Sun morning.

More info