Seminars and workshops
Aio Wira Centre hosts a variety of workshops and seminars throughout the year. The Centre's staff maintain the facilities as well and cook tasty vegetarian meal to ensure the comfort of the guests. Individuals and groups wishing to use the Centre's facilities should contact the co-ordinator Di Davies. It is best to make plans well in advance as Aio Wira is usually booked for at least 1 year ahead of time. The Centre can be viewed at any time by prior appointment.
Aio Wira fasts
In ancient times, fasting was a common means of rejuvenation and of healing the sick. It is again becoming a more common practice: not just for the sick, but for those seeking a greater level of well-being.
Aio Wira staff conduct eight fasts per year (September to April, inclusive). These are conducted using high-quality liquid nourishment (organic fruit/vegetable juices and broths) as well as procedures for ridding the body of accumulated wastes. The fasting programme also gives the motivation and strength to make changes in lifestyle, such as moving towards a healthy diet, a new exercise programme, or giving up smoking. The tranquil atmosphere of Aio Wira is ideal for a fast, especially if it is your first. The support of like-minded people and distance from the temptations of one's ordinary lifestyle are also important.
The fast proper lasts for four days, with a further half-day taken to gently and sensibly break the fast. Individuals often extend the length of the fast, staying on longer at the Centre. Longer group fasts are also held at Aio Wira in March each year. Instruction and guidance is given by qualified staff throughout the fast. There are also yoga and exercise sessions and deep relaxation. To assist with relaxation and detoxification, massages and facials are usually available.
The Centre is open for individual and small group retreats whenever accommodation is available. Enjoy wholefood vegetarian meals and the facilities that Aio Wira has to offer. These include a sanctuary, book and tape libraries, and a sauna. There are bush walks at Aio Wira, and Bethells Beach is only a short drive away. Massages are available. The cost of $100 per day (or $95 per day for private, midweek retreat) includes accommodations, meals, and use of the facilities.