5 Days Heart Awakening Silent Meditation Retreat
Time & Location
About The Event
Retreat into YourSelf,
Retreat into Silence beyond mind, into the Heart.
Allow to be taken on an unforgettable journey back Home.
7 days retreat, including 5 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
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 October - 5 November 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
the retreat is catered with 3 yummy vegan meals per day
+meals upon departure and before leaving
The diet is Sattvic (pure and balanced), with no caffeine or drug intake which facilitates detox and rejuvenation ro the body as well as aids the meditation and yoga practice.
Private or shared (2 or 4 beds) rooms available.
The retreat venue is a gorgeous old house with wonderful property around it where we can take walks and feel close nature. Speaking Wonderful mountain peaks, little lake and private Goddess forest :)
Yet, it is so easily accessible - only 2km from SH1 into the country.
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, the rest of payment due before the retreat starts
(account number 38-9018-0117320-00)
!! EARLY BIRD - before the end of August - $720
Unwaged, students and return retreaters - $720
(If signing up with the EB price, it is still only expected to put through the non-refundable deposit before the end of August, then the rest is due at any time before the retreat starts)
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 certified 500h Hridaya Yoga and Meditation teacher, travelling and facilitating events internationally. With a wealth of experience and knowledge, gained while living in a big yoga school in Mexico for over three years, she shares through offering silent mediation retreats, classes, workshops and teacher trainings. Radha currently lives in the Hawkes Bay. She has found ways to integrate her deep love for the Central American native culture by also organising cacao ceremonies and bringing cacao into spiritual context.
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
- Full Retreat Fee$800$8000$0