5 Days Heart Awakening Silent Meditation Retreat
Oct 30 @ 5:00 pm - Nov 4 @ 7:00 pmNZD800
Retreat into YourSelf,
Retreat into Silence beyond mind, into the Heart.
Allow to be taken on an unforgettable journey back Home.
5 days of meditation, deep relaxation and self-exploration while observing noble silence(mauna) in this coming spring
Allow yourself the treat to just Be and rejoice in the beauty and 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.
In the sessions of the retreat there is a 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 its energies.
A retreat suitable both for beginners and for people with an established practice – the Hridaya approach makes it exciting and easy to fall in love with Awareness
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) 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, life, lived in alignment with our innermost truth and 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
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
30 Oct – 4 Nov 2018 (Yes – you might need to take some days off work, and Yes – it is worth it:))
30 October, Tuesday, is the arrival day, with time for registration, accommodation, dinner and an intro session
4th November in the evening silence ends with a sharing session, optional departure
5th November – morning meditation, departure
3 yummy vegan meals per day +meals upon departure and before leaving
Look up www.stratheanretreat.nz
Includes 6 nights in a shared accommodation
5 days with 3 vegan meals/day + dinner on day 0 and breakast on day 6
full day program, teachings and classes
~$50 additional charge for a single room applies – upon request
~A non-refundable deposit of 150NZD is to be paid upon subscription
!! EARLY BIRD – before 15 August – $720
Unwaged, students and return retreaters – $720
Spaces are limited, so make sure you book in advance!
For more info and TO REGISTER, please contact Radha
phone: (+64) 020 4055 7734
Facilitator – Radha
Radha Iveta is a certifed (500h RYT) yoga and meditation teacher who spent years studying at the biggest Hridaya yoga school in Mexico. For the last four years, she has been teaching 3-, 5-, 8- and 10 day silent meditation retreats, hatha yoga classes and various workshops in Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Bulgaria and Norway and is currently running classes in Hawkes bay, New Zealand.
Radha aspires to share the Hridaya teachings with everyone willing to discover the depth of their being and yoga as a spiritual practice.
Guest facilitator – Aimee Norton-Taylor
We will have the great chance to have Aimee visiting us from the school in Mexico, where she has been serving, taking long retreats and teaching for the last couple of years. A wonderful chance to feel the depth of the Hridaya teachings presented by a very dedicated practitioner with a huge loving heart.
For more information about Hridaya Yoga and the Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreats held worldwide, visit