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Winter Wisdom Retreat
Thurs. 27 – Sun. 30 June, 2024

At the Strathean Retreat Centre, 212 Old Hautere, Te Horo

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The Wisdom of Meditation Centre is offering a 3-day meditation and movement retreat. Discover how to live according to your true

Self - purposely, consciously and lovingly.


Join Shikhaa and Mayank at the Summer Wisdom Retreat to experience the uplifting and life-giving knowledge of Advaita Vedanta wisdom.

Our Winter Wisdom Retreat spans over Matariki weekend.
Start: Thursday 6:00 pm 27 June Feb. Depart: 3:00 pm Sunday 30 June. (full program below).


Shared Accommodation             $575
Single/Cottage share                $620
Camping/Van                          $475

Day rate                                  $175

Non-residential attendance          $475

We offer a full, inspiring and enriching program.

Satsang with Shikhaa

Satsang ignites the enquiry into life’s deeper purpose, based on non-dual teachings (Advaita Vedanta) by way of discussion, contemplation and meditation.

  • Take a guided, inner tour to the immensity of your true Self

  • Realise freedom from the limitations of your personal story

  • Allow joy to naturally unleash and bubble-up from within

  • Witness the upliftment in your sense of well-being

Meditation with Shikhaa


  • Reveal the direction to your inner Self

  • Dispel the myths of meditation

  • Expand your Consciousness

  • Practise simple techniques to deepen your meditation practice

  • Establish a regular meditation practice

  • Discover how meditation is beneficial in your every-day live

Qigong and Somatic Movement with Mayank

When our vital force, Qi or praan, flows freely we are able to remain buoyant and fluid amidst all life’s changing tides. Qigong practices and Somatic Movement flows are tools we can employ to remain grounded in awareness and free in spirit.

QiGong in the morning sessions and Somatic Movement in the afternoon.

Qigong Flows


  • Explore the relationship between chakra energy and Qigong

  • Enhances your breathing capacity

  • Opens and moves fresh energy

  • Activate and replenish energy reserves

  • Release and realign E-motions (energy in motion)

Somatic Movement flows


  • Discover the power of pandiculation, nature’s power to reset

  • Relax your muscles by engaging your brain

  • Let go of accumulated tension

  • Improve your coordination and balance

  • Extend your range of motion

  • Find space and ease in your body and mind

Spirit of Kirtan

Kirtan (call and response singing) simply uplifts the spirit, through the powerful resonance of the Sanskrit sounds one's entire body can be transformed. At the end of the day, the program is complete with a celebration of the purpose of life – to live in love and joy.


Benefits of Chanting mantra

  • Reduces anxiety and agitation

  • Nurtures an overall sense of well-being

  • Strengthens your spiritual connection

  • Helps you find and refine your voice

  • Increases your breath capacity

  • Cultivates inner strength

  • Improves your capacity to listen

  • Refines your communication skills

  • Brings about energetic balance

  • Improves your memory

  • Builds mental discipline

Winter Wisdom Retreat Program

Thursday 27 June
Arrive any time after 4:00 pm. Settle into your room and relax in the Strathean garden.
6:00 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Inauguration meeting, followed by introduction to mantra meditation. (75 min)

Friday 28 & Saturday 29 June
7:00 am Guided Meditation – with Shikhaa (45 min)
8:00 am Breakfast
9:30 am Satsang– with Shikhaa (60 min)
10:30 am Morning tea
11:00 am Qigong – with Mayank (75 min)
1:00 pm Lunch
2:30 pm Silent meditation – with Shikhaa (30 min)
3:00 pm Somatic Movement – with Mayank (75 min)
4:15 pm Afternoon tea
4:45 pm Meditation Mandala (Q&A) – with Shikhaa (60 min)
6:30 pm Dinner
7:30 pm Spirit of Kirtan 

Sunday 30 June
7:00 am Guided Meditation – with Shikhaa (45 min)
8:00 am Breakfast
9:30 am Concluding session to share, review & assimilate (2 hr)
11:30 am Morning tea
12:00 am Qigong – with Mayank (60 min)
1:00 pm Lunch
After lunch – pack up and clean up.


Winter Wisdom Retreat

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