Supermodel turned yogi Rachel Hunter is to tour New Zealand in March for "intimate evenings of conversation".

Guests are invited to "bring your own cushion and an open heart" to join Hunter in five North Island locations, kicking off in Tauranga on March 10.

Other locations for the tour include Whangarei, Auckland Central, North Shore and Wellington.

Rachel Hunter will share her journey of transformation to intimate audiences in New Zealand. Photo/file
Rachel Hunter will share her journey of transformation to intimate audiences in New Zealand. Photo/file

VIP spots are promised "a cushion spot up close and personal with Rachel," surrounded by candles and essential oils. The tour is sponsored by New Zealand company The Aromatherapy Company.

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Hunter will be guiding guests through conversation and meditation and sharing "her journey to soul", including stories from her recent Tour of Beauty television series.

She will also share her journey of transformation in a recent trip to India in which she became a yoga teacher late last year, completing 200 hours teacher training with the top Sattva yoga academy in the Himalayas.

She documented her four week journey in photos on Instagram, where she calls herself "moon mother".

Having been open about grief after losing her mother, Hunter hints her soul journey was driven by this sorrow, culminating in the yoga teaching and "transcendence from fear, ignorance, grief".

Rachel Hunter is now a qualified yoga instructor after graduating from Sattva Yoga Academy in Rishikesh, a top yoga academy in India, at the foot hills of the Himalayas. Picture posted to Instagram
Rachel Hunter is now a qualified yoga instructor after graduating from Sattva Yoga Academy in Rishikesh, a top yoga academy in India, at the foot hills of the Himalayas. Picture posted to Instagram

Its a long way from the 80s when the girl from Glenfield in Auckland shot to fame after being spotted as "the Trumpet girl" in a Tip Top icecream advert.

She was signed to Ford models, and landed supermodel status when she became the face of CoverGirl, and then became a regular in magazines including Vogue, Elle, Sports Illustrated, and Harper's Bazaar.

She married rocker Rod Stewart when she was just 21 in 1990 and had two children Renee and Liam by the time she was 23. The couple separated after nine years.

In 2013, the supermodel was one of the judges in New Zealand's Got Talent.

Tour dates

Tauranga, March 10, Baypark suite
Takapuna, North Shore, March 14, Takapuna War Memorial Hall
Freeman's Bay, Auckland Central, March 20, Freeman's Bay Community Centre
Whangarei, March 24, Kamo Hall
Wellington, April 6, Market Lane