Fri, 22 Apr|
6 Day Heart Awakening Silent Meditation Retreat - Coromandel
In the gorgeous peaceful setting of Te Moata retreat
Time & Location
22 Apr 2022, 4:00 pm – 28 Apr 2022, 12:00 pm
Tairua, 180 Paul Road, Tairua 3591, New Zealand
About The Event
The six day silent residential retreat consists of five full days of silence and practice and two half days (one to arrive and settle and one to integrate and depart). The program provides space for meditation, deep relaxation and self-exploration while observing noble silence(mauna) This duration of retreat offers further insight into the practice of meditation as well as more time to embrace both the philosophy presented and the richness of experience. Five days of intense practice allow for one to really tap into stillness and have a taste of deeper meditative states.
All Heart Awakening silent retreats are suitable for beginners and for experienced meditators alike.
Te Moata is very pleased to offer Heart Awakening Silent Meditation Retreat with Radha. The 7 day includes retreat program offers meditation, deep relaxation and self-exploration while observing noble silence (mauna)
Please be aware that to keep all participants healthy at the retreat you'll be required to provide a negative RAT test done upon arrival.
6 nights with 3 vegan meals/day:
~ shared room - $980
~ private room - $1050
~ private unit in a hut - $1180
~ Bedding hire: $20 per bed- includes sheets, duvets and towels - one off cost
~A non-refundable (but transferable) deposit of $150 NZD is to be paid upon subscription, the rest of payment due up to a week before the retreat starts Account number for payment: 38-9018-0117320-01, name on account I Z KUZEVA
~ EARLY BIRD price - get $50 off the price with all bookings before the 22nd January
*** All prices include GST
Limited spaces - maximum of 22 participants
Dates: 22-28 April 2022
22nd April, Friday, is the arrival day, with time for registration, accommodation, dinner and an intro session
On 27th April, Wednesday evening the silence ends with a sharing session
28th February – morning practice, tidy-up, departure
7.00 – 9.00 – Meditation sessions
9.00 – 9.30 – Breakfast
9.30- 10.30 - Karma Yoga
10.30 – 11.30 – Teachings
11.30 – 13.15 – Hatha yoga and meditation
13.15 – 16.00 – Lunch and rest, time for walks or journalling
16.00 – 16.50 – Yoga practice (relaxation/pranayama)
17.00 – 19.00 – Meditation sessions
19.00 – 20.00 – Dinner
20.00 – 21.30 – Questions and answers / Technique presentation/ Practice
Food: The kitchen team will provide delicious and nutritious vegetarian meals. Please indicate on the registration form if you have any food allergies or special dietary needs. There is a surcharge of $10/day for special diets. If your needs are complex please contact Te Moata.
Accommodation: Rooms are mainly curtained cubicles with shared bathrooms. A limited number of single rooms/cabins/cottages are available at a surcharge. Please see Te Moata's FAQ page for details about accommodation options. To secure a single room you need to register early and pay the full fee.
Bedding can be hired for $20.00, but is reserved for those flying in as Te Moata is off the grid and uses a solar powered washing machine.
To register, please email Radha at firstname.lastname@example.org or make a deposit booking - see below
If you are new to Te Moata – feel free to the read FAQ page on their website
*WHAT IS A SILENT RETREAT? A silent retreat means that everyone participating observes mauna, noble silence. No conversations, but also no use of phone or any devices, not even reading. This external vow of silence may seem harsh or difficult, yet it is actually very natural and normal once begun and inevitably brings an experience of deep peace. In an environment with less information intake, the mind gets the chance to quiet down and meditation is natural and easy. Being in silence is a very unique, deeply purifying and enlightening experience. It creates space for a deep insight and a proper reset for the mind and the emotions.
*WHY MEDITATION? Meditation is known for thousands of years as one of the most powerful practices, within and outside of spiritual context. It is good not only for creating a state of calm or relaxation, but also is the best known path to self-knowledge and self-love. When we retreat into silence beyond mind, there is an unmistakable feeling of being back home, in the heart of being, a sense of connection and purpose.
*WHY “HEART AWAKENING”? 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. “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
Awakening of the Heart and through the Heart – a path of revealing love as the very essence of our being. Just as Rumi said, “Close your eyes, fall in love, stay there”
*WHY DO A RETREAT? 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 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 actual inner transformation. In the space of a retreat where all is provided and catered for you, pure food and no intoxicants, you can allow yourself the treat to just Be, rejoice in the wisdom of the Heart, heal and restore.
*WHAT CAN I EXPECT? 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 their practice . It opens the doors to the practice of Hridaya meditation and provides you with the tools to establish your own meditation practice. Hridaya meditation has proven benefits on all levels of our being – physical health, mental clarity, emotional release, deeper self-knowledge, loss of anxiety and rekindle spark for Life, lived in alignment with our innermost truth and with an open heart. There might be some challenge faced in the process, yet a retreat is always a very rewarding experience with something to offer for everyone’s specific needs. It can be a great way to reset, to restart, and it can provide time for contemplation and a quality decision making.
“The retreat was a wonderful experience. Even though I have been doing yoga for a while, it felt like the beginning of a whole other journey. The silence felt very natural.
Radha has wisdom beyond her years and obviously lives the life that she teaches. “
“I felt safe and included in a silent community, aware of others in different ways. I managed to slow down in all areas and experience times of inner peace. I felt blessed to be in a spacious environment.
The silence is golden! I learned some ways of stopping mind chatter that work for me and I learned that I am more than just my body.
Radha’s poise and serenity show that she walks her talk. Her knowledge and ability to talk on so many different topics is outstanding.”
- T. K.
“A sense of inner peace and stillness which allows space to simply be with myself. In the business of life I have been yearning for this space. Gentle space of silence to listen to the breath of nature within me. To sit long enough to be able to hear the quickening of the seed of the spiritual heart. Thank you for creating the space for me to simply be.
Radha is an inspirational human being. Her heart radiance emanates from her teachings. I could listen to her every day.” ~ F.G.
“Loved the retreat. It was fantastic. A beautiful experience of coming home again to the spiritual heart – these retreats fill me with love, joy and awe.
I love Radha’s kind, compassionate and gentle way of teaching. It provides an amazing environment for learning but also for nurturing body, heart and soul.”
~ S. C.
“The retreat was a much needed opportunity for me to step out of my “roles” and come to “me”. I loved the balance of hatha yoga practice, meditation sessions, teachings, karma yoga and silence throughout.I learned that I need more opportunities for silence.
Radha has an immense depth of knowledge and a willingness to share this freely. She creates a sacred and safe space for all who participate. She leads yoga classes and meditation sessions quietly and gently, always attentive to everyone’s needs. I cannot recommend her enough as a yoga and meditation teacher to the beginner , the more experienced and for people in all life stages.”
“I enjoyed every moment of the retreat and learned so much about myself in the process. Radha’s heart is felt so deeply in everything she does. As always, I felt completely safe and supported to go places I’ve never been before. I feel so balanced and present and free from the critical thoughts that have held me hostage for so long” – S.J.
“Every session and every day built up on the previous one, a gentle coaxing of the body, mind and spirit to come into a place of stillness. I am inspired to continue this practice. I learned that I have been living in my story for a very long time . I learned that I have not been open to receiving love, nor to giving love fully. I learned to love me. Thank you for a transformational retreat!” – D.T
For more information about Hridaya Yoga and the Hridaya Silent Meditation Retreats held worldwide, visit http://hridaya-yoga.com
The paid deposit confirms your booking$150.00