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Fri, 19 Apr


212 Old Hautere Rd

8 Day Heart Awakening Silent Meditation Retreat

Retreat into YourSelf, Retreat into Silence beyond mind, into the Heart. Allow to be taken on an unforgettable journey back Home.

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8 Day Heart Awakening Silent Meditation Retreat
8 Day Heart Awakening Silent Meditation Retreat

Time & Location

19 Apr 2019, 4:00 pm – 28 Apr 2019, 9:00 am

212 Old Hautere Rd, 212 Old Hautere Rd, Hautere 5581, New Zealand

About The Event

Consider the depth that only silence can bring and come retreat with us, yet into your own self!


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 a 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.


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.


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"


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.


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 .

It opens the doors to he 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 rekindled 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 with time for contemplation and a quality decision making.

10 days retreat, including 8 full days program with meditation, deep relaxation and self-exploration while observing noble silence(mauna)

Daily Schedule:

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



Dates: 19-28 April 2019

over Easter and Anzac day

19th April, Friday, is the arrival day, with time for registration, accommodation, dinner and an intro session

27th April in the evening silence ends with a sharing session, optional departure

28th April - morning meditation, tidy-up, 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.

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~Cost: $1350

Includes 9 nights in a shared accommodation

8 days with 3 vegan meals/day + dinner on day 0 and breakfast on day 9

full day program, teachings and classes

~$100 additional charge for a single room applies - upon request

~A non-refundable deposit of $200 NZD is to be paid upon subscription, the rest of payment due before the retreat starts

(account number 38-9018-0117320-01 Heart Awakening)

~ EARLY BIRD price - before the 19th of January


(If signing up with the EB price, it is still only expected to put through the non-refundable deposit before the 19th Jan, then the rest is due at any time before the retreat starts)

~Unwaged, students and return retreaters $1150

Limited spaces - maximum of 16 participants

For more info and TO REGISTER, please contact Radha


phone: (+64) 020 4055 7734

About the facilitator:

Radha Iveta is a Bulgarian born certified Yoga and Meditation teacher. In 2014 she completed her 500h teacher training course at the Hridaya yoga community in Mexico where she had lived immersed in the teachings for several years. Ever since, she has been teaching classes, courses, workshops, silent meditation retreats and yoga teacher trainings globally, yet mostly in her country of residence, New Zealand.

Radha's passion for silent retreats grew big while living and serving in the Hridaya Yoga community where 10 days of each month were spent in mauna, noble silence. After participating in numerous retreats, Radha started coordinating them for the school and later on, also on her own. She's facilitated retreats in Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Norway and New Zealand, with duration from 1 to 10 days.

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