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Open Meeting-Satsang with Jared - Thursday 22nd August 2019

This open meeting (or Satsang) with teacher Jared Franks is an opportunity to get a taste of retreating from the noise of the world, to turn your attention inwards and to discover the source of the thought “I.”  Jared's invitation is to stop where you are, and discover what is already here, already awake, alive and shining... > Read more

A Silent Retreat with Jared - Thursday 22 - Sunday 25th August 2019

This is a special 4-Day Silent Retreat which is an opportunity to retreat from the noise of the world, to turn your attention inwards and discover the source of the thought “I.” Silence in the world is rare, and yet we all crave it. Peace, quiet and rest give us the opportunity to allow ourselves to simply be as we are, without... > Read more

Returning Home to Essence - A Day for Men - Saturday 31st August 10am-5pm

This day retreat with  Katrin Franz & Jacqlin Richards, will offer a space to experience coming back to the essence of who you truly are.The intention is to open a space of love, compassion, acceptance and support through curiosity and light-heart-edness.  Fully embracing the entirety of who you are and the journey of discovery it... > Read more

Yoga Wellness Day - Saturday 28 September 2019

Spend a day focused on your wellness, with Di Davies & Maggie Cuthers.  Join in this exploration into various aspects of Yoga, relaxation and chant.  Make use of the spa pool (no chlorine) & infrared sauna, with the option of also receiving a massage.  Enjoy a beautiful vegetarian lunch and good company. Cost is $70... > Read more

Soul History Workshop - Saturday 24 & Sunday 25 November 2019

With Chris Wilson, learn how to access the Akashic Records for soul information, healing and transformation.Level 1: 9.30am to 5.30pm on Saturday.Level 2: 9.30am to 4.30pm on Sunday.Do Level 1 only, Level 2 if you have already competed Level 1 (with Chris or online) or both. Level 1:Learn how to access your Akashic or soul record to (1)... > Read more

Yoga Class - Tuesday & Wednesdays

We now have a Yoga teacher for Tuesdays at 9.30am, starting 7 April 2019 (but taking a break until mid July).  Di Davies, know from Aio Wira, will offer a 1 hour class @ $10. Her email is dididavies47@gmail.com Our Wednesday evening class is taught by Natalie Hales - 7.00 to 8.30pm. $12 per class.  You can contact Natalie on... > Read more

From our Visitors Book:

Here are some comments from our visitor's book. It was wonderful to be back here at Vartamana Retreat for another 4 day 'Awakening the Illuminated Heart' retreat workshop.The Shubha Room is a great space for teachers and students with its serene atmosphere and generous space.  The accommodation and hosting by Dianne and Mark is... > Read more

Kirtan & Meditation - Sunday 16 June 2019

Join us for a  morning of traditional and soulful kirtan followed by meditation and lunch. 10.45 to 1pm.     Koha appreciated. ammanewzealand@amma.org.nz > Read more

Moving Into Mindfulness - Sunday - Sunday 4th August 2019

With Rachel Tobin (visit here) 10am to 4.30pm. Take a day just your yourself, to tap into the power of the now and rediscover your inherent OK-ness.. The venue for our retreat is in a lovely setting near the Waitakere Ranges. This will be a day to revitalise your reserves and calm your mind. We’ll use sitting and walking mindfulness... > Read more

The Art of Mindfullness - Saturday 27 April -10am - 4.30pm

A one day silent mindfulness and qi gong retreat with Rachel Tobin.Take a day for yourself to tap into the power of the now and rediscover your inherent OK-ness. In this silent retreat we use sitting/walking mindfulness practices and simple movements from qi gong to explore the experience of being present and to open to a still place of moving... > Read more

Open Meeting - Satsang - Wednesday 20 March 2019 7pm to 8.30pm

Sometimes referred to as Satsang, these 'open meetings' are a support to investigate the story of “me”,  to discover that who we are is bigger than any story. Who we are is always here, always now. To reflect on ourselves, without any concept, is to transcend the mind’s endlessly changing definitions, to rest in simple... > Read more

Enneagram Retreat with Jared 22 - 25 March 2019

This is a special 4-Day Enneagram Retreat, which is an opportunity to look at how we move, what motivates us, and what is really underneath these habitual patterns of behaviour, thoughts and emotions. To see the patterns, is to see through them, to what you really want, and finally, to who you really are.    All are welcomeTuition... > Read more