Te Hine Ruru is a luxurious waterfront retreat set on forty acres in the beautiful Bay of Islands, New Zealand. It is a serene haven focused on inspiring peace and well-being in all guests through rest and relaxation amidst the area’s beautiful flora and fauna.

Te Hine Ruru’s retreats are tailored to suit each guest; you choose whether to book a massage, join in a yoga or meditation session, go kayaking on the Bay or simply relax and enjoy the peace and quiet our idyllic retreat offers. The land Te Hine Ruru is set on is teeming with native wildlife; you may see or hear weka, kiwi, quail, pukeko, tui, fantails or kingfishers during your stay here.

Freedom and enrichment are the goals here at Te Hine Ruru: you can do as much or as little as you want and enjoy the space to reflect and explore to your heart’s content.

Te Hine Ruru owner Cushla Sheridan has lovingly created a sacred space to be nurtured and to reconnect, and she is glad to share it with others who wish to make it part of their journey. Cushla is a qualified therapist in multiple modalities, including therapeutic massage, trauma-sensitive yoga, EFT tapping and sound healing, and offers these therapies and more to all guests choosing to stay at Te Hine Ruru.

We would love to have you join us at Te Hine Ruru for your next break away; please view our services pages for more information or call us for help to design your very own bespoke retreat!


Cushla Sheridan

Cushla’s experience and qualifications include:

  • A degree in Psychology
  • Massage therapist
  • Trauma-sensitive training
  • Energy-healing reiki
  • Polyvagal informed
  • Nervous system regulation
  • Emotional Freedom Technique
  • Meditation
  • Sound healing
  • Breathwork
  • Irish Healing
  • Soul Retrieval
  • Voiceworks
  • Experienced in the alignment of life with the daily and seasonal cycles of life
  • Informed on ceremonial rites of passage for the Maiden, Mother, Queen and Crone stages of life, as well as death practices and rites

Te Hine Ruru owner Cushla Sheridan has nearly thirty years of experience in helping women navigate each of these transitions. She walks beside you on your journey, providing support, guidance and a listening ear. With many qualifications in relevant areas to bolster her experience, Cushla’s mentorship will help ease the way for you.

Cushla can work with you on current transitions as well as past and future ones. She can help you retrospectively heal difficult past transitions, walk beside you through a current experience, or help prepare you to navigate future transitions more easily.

When you book in with Cushla for Ever Changing Woman support, you will design what this support needs to look like together, ensuring it fits your needs perfectly.

For a complimentary twenty-minute discovery session to explore your needs and how Cushla can help, please contact Te Hine Ruru now!