We apologize for any inconvenience, but we were forced to cancel this retreat due to low registration numbers. Every day will start with gentle yoga class, lead by Shakti, to ease the meditation sitting. Instead of sitting long intense hours, dealing with physical pain, sessions of one hour sitting meditation will be spread throughout the day while in between the participants will either choose to stay in their rooms or will have the option to go for silent walks in magnificent enchanting forests. Some of the daily meditation sessions will be supported by live Shakuhachi (Japanese Zen flute) music played by Pepe Danza.
The retreat set up is very cozy with fire places in each cabin, and the available land for walks is vast and magnificent, so each participant can have full privacy of quite time and space for self-contemplation.
The meditation sessions consist of two half hour sitting meditations and a walking meditation (kinhin) in between. Private room, 3 organic vegetarian meals, meditations, yoga, teaching and healing sound session for only $150 per day (taxes included). We must finalize the reservation with Bodega retreat by Jan 22, so if you are interested to participate please let us know before Jan 22.
Bodega is located on Galiano Island and is nestled on 22 acres of pristine coastal country ideal for year-round recreation – situated at the base of the famous Bodega Ridge, with magnificent views of Trincomali channel, the surrounding Gulf Islands and the Vancouver Island mountains.


Costs for the entire retreat (12 nights) are 1070 NZD and a deposit of 200 NZD is requested to confirm the registration (closing date January 12th 2014). Places will be limited to eight participants and preference given to those attending the full retreat. Come study meditation with teachers who have been thoroughly trained over decades in Wisdom, Compassion and Non-clinging Awareness.
A 38 Acre Nature Sanctuary in the Heart of Bowen Island, Just one hour from Vancouver Illumination through nature, silence and the labyrinth. We have had some awesome results from our web page (on Retreats Online), and continue to get awesome accounts from it.
In the beginning of the retreat Shakti and Pepe will teach in detail the custom of Zazen meditation.
Great Barrier Island eco experiences will support this retreat with transportation of heavy goods, camp set-up and food supply. The retreat costs cover food, accomodation, transport on the island and a share of the travel costs for Mary and Tarchin.
We have retreats, workshops, meditation classes and meditation group sits all throughout the year.


Ideal for yoga retreats, meditation retreats, silent retreats, restorative retreats, creative retreats and more. Available for weekends , week long and longer, as well as month long retreats and workshops. Tents (sleeps 4), beds (including pillows) and cooking utensils will be provided by Great Barrier Island eco experiences. Following the Okiwi coastal track we will further walk to Harotonga Bay, one of the most beautiful and remote places on the Island and home to the North Island Kaka. Come by yourself or with your family or group and design your own retreat or check out one of Xenia\'s retreats.



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