10 Days Heart Awakening Silent Meditation Retreat

Event Highlights

  • Amazingly transformative experience
  • Insightful and necessary
  • Deep rest
  • Self-discovery
  • Sweet silence
  • The chance to fully unplug and dedicate time to yourself
  • Deepening into the practice of yoga and meditation


7.00 - 9.00 - Meditation sessions
9.00 - 10.00 - Breakfast
10.00 - 11.00 - Teachings
11.15 - 12.30 - Hatha yoga
12.30-13.30 - Meditation
13.30 - 15.30 - Lunch and rest
15.30 - 16.30 - Yoga practice (relaxation/pranayama)
16.30 - 19.00 - Meditation sessions
19.00 - 20.00 - Dinner
20.00 - 21.30 - Questions and answers / Technique presentation/ Practice

About This Event

Retreat into YourSelf,
Retreat into Silence beyond mind, into the Heart.
Allow to be taken on an unforgettable journey back Home.
10 days retreat, including 8 full days program with meditation, deep relaxation and self-exploration while observing noble silence(mauna)
Allow yourself the treat to just Be and rejoice in the wisdom of the Heart while learning about Hridaya meditation and how to establish your own meditation practice.
Creating a quiet and supportive environment, a group retreat is the best way to immerse yourself into Self Enquiry and silence and reap the benefits of it.
How’s often do we take time for ourselves? With no devices on, and no agenda, with no scattered information for our mind to process? A silent retreat is possibly the only way to truly experience deepening in our meditation practice, purification on all levels and the chance for insight and inner transformation.
The sessions of the retreat include presentation of techniques from different meditation and mystical traditions and the time to practice them, inspirational talks sharing the vision of Non-duality (Advaita Vedanta) and a daily Hridaya hatha yoga practice to relax the body and harmonise the energies.
A retreat suitable both for beginners and for people with an established practice, looking for expanding the their practice .
The retreat is held in the tradition of Hridaya Yoga. Hridaya (meaning the Spiritual Heart) is a spiritual path based on the philosophy of non-duality, advaita, and the teachings of the great Indian sage Ramana Maharishi. Nevertheless, it combines techniques from all authentic spiritual traditions (Buddhism, Sufism, Yoga, Christian mysticism) and sacred poetry reading in order to provide a broad and comprehensive view in the search for the Self. A search that starts and ends in the Heart.
Hridaya meditation has proven benefits on all levels of our being - physical health, mental clarity, emotional release, deeper self-knowledge, loss of anxiety and rekindled spark for Life, lived in alignment with our innermost truth and with an open heart.

“An awakened heart leads to an entirely new way of looking at life, yourself, others, society and ultimately at the whole created order. What that means in practical and everyday terms will differ for each of us.”- Peter Spink

Venue Highlights

Quiet rustic location, private forest, small lake, benches for rest and a "Goddess walk" through the bush


Cosy, homy, newly refurnished rooms with one, two or four beds
New mattresses and pillows
No bedding provided

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free


Vegan, sattvic, pure, organic meals prepared on the spot and served 3 times a day


Only 2km from SH2, easy to drive to from Wellington and anywhere in the North Island of New Zealand
Closest international airport - Wellington
Closest airport - Kapiti
Easy to reach by bus to Otaki/ train to Waikanae

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