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3 Day Silent Meditation Retreat with with Amrit and Yogamurti Saraswati from Ashram Yoga
November 16, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - November 19, 2023 @ 2:00 pm$530.00 – $800.00
3-day Silent Meditation Retreat
Now more than ever, it is important to take regular retreats. Three days is an ideal amount of time for a benevolent rest, to step outside of busy daily routines, and to listen deeply to our body, heart and mind. Join Amrit and Yogamurti for an inner journey to discover the beauty of silence and explore the Self through various yogic techniques and meditation practices.
The retreat will be held at the stunning Mana Retreat Centre, which is nestled in the luxuriant bush covered hills of the Coromandel with views out over the sea and islands. The warm, welcoming, natural atmosphere supports individual learning and renewal.
The Yogic Way of Meditation
Contrary to what many people think, meditation is not passive nor is it about having an empty mind. Instead, it is about self-exploration and allowing our innermost being to express itself.
In this yogic tradition, we utilise breath awareness, mantras (sacred sounds), charkas (energy centres) and energy pathways to develop subtle awareness and penetrate the deeper layers of our mind.
Rather than viewing our thoughts and emotions as distractions, we work with what is and embrace the total spectrum of our inner experience with self-compassion and kindness. This eventually leads us to discover our true nature – the treasure within.
We offer a well-structured programme that creates balance between stillness and movement. Each day is woven together by:
– Sitting and Walking Meditation
– Hatha Yoga (asana, pranayama, mudra and bandha)
– Yoga Nidra (guided relaxation)
– Group Discussions
– Time to rest and connect with nature
– Use of Sauna and Bush Bath
The retreat is suitable for beginners as well as experienced practitioners.
Silence, a spiritual practice in itself, enables us to internalise and supports a deeper kind of nourishment. In a silent and meditative environment, the body relaxes, awareness sharpens, and space opens for hidden impressions to release and insights to develop. Silence allows us to slow down and be truly present with our senses and the world around us.
Essentially, silence is an invitation to be who we really are.
Silence will be observed from Friday until the end of the retreat. You will have opportunities to ask questions and share your experience during group discussions.
What others say about this retreat:
“This is the second 3-day silent retreat I’ve done with Amrit and I’m even more of a convert now. I’d love to do one every year! The retreat was lead by the wonderful duo teacher team of Amrit and Yogamurti. Yogamurti is a beautiful teacher and brings a wealth of nurturing yoga practices to the retreat. Amrit is kind, compassionate, wise and a strong presence to guide the sitting and walking meditations. You could not be in better hands to do the inner work that we were privileged to do. If you’re wanting to find some presence and to drop deep within, while feeling safe and cared for then I highly recommend this 3-day retreat.Most of us ended up wanting to go on to 5-days…” – Prue
“The structure of the meditation retreat was a well thought out balance between movement and stillness which allowed for a smooth transition from daily life into peacefulness and relaxation.” – Fay
“Silent Meditation Retreats have been more healing and revealing than any other ‘personal growth initiative’ I have undertaken…Each retreat has strengthened the relationship with myself.” – Sarah
The Teaching Team
Amrit is a dedicated student and teacher of yoga and meditation. She completed her first yoga teacher training with Ashram Yoga in 2012 and has been learning, deepening and sharing traditional yoga practices in various retreat centres around New Zealand for the last decade.
She has been involved with the Silent Meditations Retreat for the last 8 years and is passionate about the transformation and growth it inspires in people.
She teaches with compassion, authenticity and humility. Her calm and concise teaching allows people to go deep within themselves and have their own unique experience.
Originally trained in Dance, Yogamurti has been teaching yoga since 1997, both community classes and more recently retreats. She trained with Ashram Yoga and loves the depth and spaciousness of yoga. She likes to include chakra awareness and chanting in her own practice as well as her classes. Sharing her knowledge of yoga with others brings her great satisfaction. She enjoys working with people of all ages and abilities.
For any enquiries, please get in touch with Amrit at [email protected]
Payment is required in full at the time of booking, by credit or debit card, or direct bank transfer using our secure POLi payment gateway.
We draw special attention to two of our guidelines before registration: Mana provides lacto-ovo vegetarian food only, this means no fish or chicken and is an alcohol and drug free environment.
Mana caters for Gluten Free, Dairy Free and Vegan.
This group requires a minimum number of participants to go ahead, if that number is not reached we reserve the right to cancel the event.
Should you, for any reason, decide to cancel your registration; please note our cancellation policy :
- A $50 administrative fee is applied to all cancellations.
- A Tuition cancellation fee may apply in certain circumstances.
- These policies are reassessed in certain circumstances.