The centre runs a mix of group private bookings and public events. Here is a summary of workshops in 2018. Full workshop details are below.
Five and Ten Day Fasts
September 21 - 25
October 12 - 16
Novemeber 2 - 12 (10 day fast - $600)
November 16 - 20
December 7 - 11
January 18 - 22
February 8 - 12
March 1 - 10 ( 10 day)
April 5 - 9
September 20 - 24
October 11 - 15
November 15 - 19
Our five-day fasts are guided by qualified staff and based upon high-quality liquid nourishment (organic vegetable/fruit juices, herb teas, and broths) with four days of proper fasting, followed by a half-day to gently break the fast. The tranquil atmosphere at Aio Wira and the fasting programme give the strength and motivation to make meaningful lifestyle changes (healthier diets, new physical regimens, or quitting smoking) by including exercises, relaxation techniques, yoga, Tai Chi, and access to a sauna and spa. Shiatsu, facials, Hellerwork, lymphatic drainage, Reiki, seaweed or herbal body wraps, and massage are available for $70.
Cost: $425. $100 deposit to Aio Wira.
Wednesdays 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Yoga with Julie King
Workshops and Retreats
June 22 - 24 Well-Being Retreat
Join mindfulness and meditation teacher Maya Nova and yoga teacher Julie Richardson for a weekend of holistic Well-Being in the stunning Aiowira centre, deep in the lush tranquility of the Waitakere ranges, only a 30 minute drive from Auckland City.
Immerse yourself in this weekend of wellbeing, find some space to rest, reflect and restore. You will leave energised, and inspired to fully engage with your life upon your return.
My whole life has been a long and winding journey towards a greater understanding of well-being - an experience of abundant energy, joy, contentment and a clear sense of purpose. I have found that there a few key ingredients that are vital to our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing.
This retreat will focus on this holistic approach. Throughout the weekend we will engage in energy restoring wellness practices:
- Yoga (flow based astanga in the morning and yin and restorative in the evening)
- Mindfulness in nature
- Spa and sauna are on site to further promote deep relaxation and a sense of wellbeing
- Delicious organic energy restoring food will be served (we will start the day with a window of intermittent fasting and a freshly pressed organic juice.
"We need to live our lives as if they truly mattered." Jon Kabat Zin
Cost:$495 (includes accomodation, food, all amenities and classes)
website : mindbalance.co.nz
June 30 - July 1st Leaves of Light Therapy with Joanne Hakaraia
Leaves of Light Therapy ™ was developed over 20 years. It is based on Intuitive Massage combined with the use of specific indigenous leaves and oils exclusive to each customer and their requirements.
During the 2 day workshop, we will be working intuitively with each other using high sensory perception. We feel everything with our hands and through them we can be well informed from the recipients body. We will deepen our aptitude around our hands for insightful and intuitive readings.
We provide a safe and sacred environment for all participants and recipients. We ensure that safety and privacy is upheld throughout the duration of the workshop.
Please note: previous experience of massage is not necessary. Everyone is a healer and has healing hands. If you would like to further increase your awareness of Leaves of Light Therapy ™ and enhance your intuition for healing then please contact me for further information.
In this workshop you will learn:
- learn to work with specific indigenous plants to bring balance and harmony to the physical and spiritual bodies.
- how to understand and read mauri (divine life-force) I
- how to scan the body using your hands as a high sensory scanner
- how to fine-tune your senses using high sensory perception I
- an introduction to working in ātea (spaces)
- an introduction in working with the sound of plants
Contact Joanne Ph) 027 332 8066
Email email@example.com www.raukawaseeds.com
July 12 - 16 Bright Path First Sphere Residential Course and Retreat
This event is a First Sphere course within a 4-day fully residential Ascension meditation retreat.
You will enjoy learning Ascension meditation along side those who have already been practising the technique.
During the First Sphere course you will learn the primary four techniques of the Ishayas’ Ascension, as well as the understanding and experience to practise this effortless meditation in the most effective way. This course is relaxing, enjoyable and truly life changing.
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Contact: Saranya Ishaya 0800 2 PEACE or 027 656 6995
July 20 - 22 Pilates and Wellness with Sue Nash and Di Davies
Enjoy a weekend of deepening your Pilates practice, giving time to mindfulness meditation, and relaxation techniques, gentle restorative yoga and learning how to make fermented foods including kombucha, kefir, sauerkraut and sourdough bread.
Di who is a nurse, naturopath and yoga teacher has been running Aio Wira centre for 31 years. She is passionate about empowering people to look after their own health.
Susan Nash has happily settled in West Auckland from London where she trained Pilates teachers, managed two Pilates Studios and taught more than 20 classes each week. Pilates Equipment and Pilates Mat Teacher, Studio Manager and Pilates Foundation UK Comprehensive Teacher Training Course leader,
Sue works with a holistic approach to developing, supporting and nurturing healthy physical form, movement and posture. She is a passionate advocate for the power of Mind Body Methods to heal and increase our well-being at any stage of life. She enjoys working with a broad range of people from every Joe to trained athletes to those with injuries or other health issues.
Sue’s interest in Pilates spans 2 decades and she has been blessed to be taught by some of the Master teachers trained by Joe and Clara Pilates in their New York Studio.
Sue also teaches YAMUNA BODY ROLLING and GYROKINESIS®classes
Pilates is an original holistic mind body method. On this retreat we will work with the underlying Pilates principals that connect and deepen your practice.
Breath and centering with co-ordination, control, flow, and precision applied to classic and evolved Pilates sequences.
Cost: $395 to book $50 deposit to Aio Wira
July 27 - 29 Winter Radiance Retreat
When we are aligned with ourselves, with our passion, we are radiant. We live joyfully and full of vitality. The winter months are a fantastic time to move inward. To become clear on our direction and desires. To ‘do the work’, plant the seeds, so we can truly enjoy the fruits of this work.
Are you clear about what you want? Do you feel you live a passion filled life, filled with joy and expansion? Do you want to expand on that joy, become clearer about your path and continue to feel inspired?
The Winter Radiance Retreat is an opportunity to take time out, to nourish your body and mind, to connect to what excites you and to get clear on the next step.
Enjoy daily yoga to vitalise and connect to yourself, your body and breath; Yoga Nidra, to release and plant those subconscious seeds to aid manifestation; vision board session to get a tangible representation of your deeper desires; and time to write, reflect and rest. Walk in nature and rejuvenate, breathe and be still so you can hear your truths.
If you’re feeling called to take time for yourself, to get clear about your path, to get inspired, Don’t Delay. Book Now!
$440 per person, includes all sessions, meals, 2 nights accomodation in a shared room and use of the venue facilities.(Terms and conditions apply)
Bookings and inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
July 31 - August 5 Awakening the Heart
A week- long Jewish Retreat with Rabbi Jeff Roth and Rabbi JoEllen Duckor
Join us for a six-night Jewish mindfulness/heartfulness meditation retreat.
Rabbi Jeff Roth will offer the opportunity to experience practices which thousands of people have found transformative and life enhancing.
Participants will enhance their skills in a range of meditative techniques. These include concentration techniques, contemplative prayer chants, mindfulness meditation, the path of blessing, yoga, walking and eating meditation and practices that cultivate joy, result in greater clarity and wisdom, and open the heart of compassion.
The retreat builds to a special experience of Shabbat, resting in the spaciousness that the retreat process creates. Shabbat chanting is extended and Torah reading is done in a way that helps integrate the experiences of the week’s practice. Shabbat ends with a move back into hearing each person’s special moments from the week.
Structure of the Retreat
During the Retreat, we observe social silence, refraining from conversation with other participants at all times. There will be group times for questions and answers. In addition, each person will have two individual appointments with Rabbi Roth to discuss the practice. The silence of these retreats allows for a settling of the mind as well as an in-depth look at one's experience of life in each moment.
A regular Jewish meditation practice can help cultivate awareness in all aspects of daily life, bringing each of us to a meeting of the Divine Presence in every moment.
Rabbi Jeff Roth, D.Div. is the founder and Director of The Awakened Heart Project for Contemplative Judaism, and co-leader of the Jewish Mindfulness Teacher Training Program. He has led over 200 meditation retreats. He was the co-founder of Elat Chayyim where he served as Executive Director and Spiritual Director for 13 years. He is the author of two books: Jewish Meditation Practices for Everyday
Life and Me, Myself, & God. He lives with his family in the Hudson River Valley of New York.
Rabbi JoEllen Duckor is the beloved Mashpiah /Spiritual Director of Temple Sinai. She recently received s’mikha/rabbinic ordination from Rabbi Jeff Roth.
Financial aid is available for those needing it. Contact Rabbi Roth: email@example.com
with a request.
Fees for the retreat cover room and board, including all meals. The teachings are offered freely. We welcome donations to support the teacher and the administrative costs of the Awakened Heart Project. We hope you will support this model, so that we can continue to offer these retreats regardless of participants’ ability to pay the full cost.
To register, and for further Information, contact: Linda Kaye Phone: 09 4055785
Text: 021 0664252
August 10 -12 Timeout Retreat
Take a break from your usual routine. Relax and refresh in the beautiful Waitakere Ranges.
Enjoy yoga , meditation, body work, spa and sauna and delicious meals.
Cost: $220 To book $50 deposit
For further information: contact Aio Wira firstname.lastname@example.org
September 28 - 30 True Self Love - A Weekend Retreat
True Self-Love: A weekend retreat
Self-love is the foundation of our fulfillment and our peace of mind. It is the catalyst for long-lasting change and is the path to all we desire.
Attending this retreat may appear as an act of self-love, and it is. Yet what you will discover is so much more. True self-love is an inner state that can be created at any time. You no longer need wait for an act of self-care or relaxing event to feel the joy of self-love. It is available to us always.
You will come to know self-love as an inner environment. A quality of being that supports and nourishes the self and allows it to bloom. It is a choice we make about how to relate to ourselves. By the end of this retreat you will be equipped with the tools and understanding to embody this way of being in any moment.
If there is any doubt as to how to truly and deeply love yourself, this weekend will show you how. As we love ourselves deeply, this love overflows into our life and is reflected back at us everywhere we go.
This retreat will change your life.
- Morning and evening yoga classes
- Guided meditations and Yoga Nidra
- Group Angelic Reiki healing
- Teachings on the fundamentals of self-love and how to take action
- Takeaway tools to assist with integrating the teachings into your life
- Free time to rest, reflect, socialise and enjoy nature
- All meals, accommodation and full use of spa and sauna.
$440 EARLY BIRD - when paid in full by 31 August
$495 FULL PRICE
A $100 deposit is required to secure your place.
Book here: http://jessicadawson.net/events/true-self-love
Please contact Jessica Dawson with any questions or for more information.
Phone: 0210 828 1051
October 5 - 7 The Voice of the Sacred feminine
Treat yourself to a weekend of luxurious immersion in sound, nature and the company of women. A time of celebrating our voice, our song, our body , our wisdom on the beautiful land of Aio Wira at Bethells Beach.
Take time to share your woman’s words and listen to others’ ; to delve deeply into the wisdom of the Sacred Feminine. Bring in your connection to this powerful female lineage and learn to drop into the well of her intuition and inner guidance in your daily life. Learn to ground your exploration into a vibrant and centred sense of self, discover a wealth of expression and resonance, grow closer to your authentic core and your womanhood.
A specific focus of the workshop will be deepening the Feminine energies through sound and voice. Engage with your self-expression,learn how your voice can strengthen you in your daily life. Let’s assist in opening the space where Women speak their truth with ease, courage and joy.
“ The deep Feminine, the mystery of consciousness. She who is life, is longing for our transformation as much as we are …. when we make space for her she rushes into all the gaps, engulfing us with her desire for life and expression…” Lucy Pearce
The weekend will flow between sessions of active voice work, sharing, meditative visualization, processes to stimulate deepening awareness with time in the evening for saunas, spas and enjoying the magic of Aio Wira.
Cost: $430 ( covers accomodation, food, tuition, all amenities)
For bookings and further information please contact Sylvia : email@example.com Ph: 021 182 3026
Facebook : Four Elements Voice
"Sylvia's Sacred Feminine voice workshop turned my body from a knotted tangle to a flowing river within two days. I felt the snake of sound in my mouth and heard the golden bees in my ears. My chest opened into a glorious vessel. And I remembered my Goddess-hood."
December 14 - 16 Noticing, Connecting and Positively Imagining the Future with Gillian Elmslie
Things worth noticing; our bodies, our minds, our language and each other.
Over 35 years of practice and teaching has given Gillian some good ideas she would like to share. Including; Mindfulness Meditation, Feldenkrais Awareness through movement, Writing practice as taught by Natalie Goldberg, An imaginative way of wording, so the future can only open towards our affirmative yearnings.
You will experience a unique learning environment that allows you to think new thoughts.
There will be flexibility in the programme if you need to take time for yourself.
Key to this workshop is communication with Gillian by phone or email so she can know any specific areas of interest for you. And importantly 3 or 4 of your favorite songs, a playlist will be assembled.
This space and time is for you to retreat, recreate, restore and revitalize a sense of possibility.
40 years a sculptor exhibiting throughout N.Z. 20 years fostering creativity and a can do attitude in her popular Soft Stone Sculpture one day workshop. 10 years of Psychodrama and group interaction including contact improvisation. 20 years writing practice and writing strategies for focusing self-development. 20 years practicing Vipassana meditation. 12 years practicing Feldenkrais movement and 7 years a fully qualified Feldenkrais teacher and practitioner. 60 years a creative spirit exploring the life with enthusiasm and originality.
Cost: 375 $100 Deposit paid to Gillian at: 030104 0313562 02 with your name please.
For further information: Call or text Gillian on 021-1122-293
February 22 - 24 (2019) J. Krishnamurti Retreat - The Turning Point
The programme will focus on Krishnamurti’s theme of “The Turning Point” and will include a mix of videos related to the theme and group dialogues where Krishnamurti’s teachings can be explored in more depth. If the weather permits there will be opportunity for walks as the Centre is located in the beautiful Waitakere Ranges west of Auckland. It is also just 10 minutes’ drive from Te Henga/Bethells Beach.
Krishnamurti was born in India in 1895 and died in the United States in 1986. He spoke throughout his life in many parts of the world to large audiences as well as with numerous individuals, including writers, scientists, philosophers and educators. Describing his teaching he said, "Truth is a pathless land. Man cannot come to it through any organisation, through any creed, through any dogma, priest or ritual, nor through any philosophic knowledge or psychological technique. He has to find it through the mirror of relationship, through the understanding of the contents of his own mind, through observation and not through intellectual analysis or introspective dissection..."
Krishnamurti was concerned with all humanity and stated repeatedly that he held no nationality or belief and belonged to no particular group or culture. In the latter part of his life, he travelled mainly between the schools he had founded in India, Britain and the United States, schools that educate for the total understanding of man and the art of living. He stressed that only this profound understanding can create a new generation that will live in peace.
In relation to the theme of this Retreat Krishnamurti said, “If robots and computers can do all that human beings can, what is to become of humanity as a social entity? How shall a human being, who is actually the rest of mankind, face this crisis, this turning point? Can you look at yourself not as a separate human being but as actually the rest of mankind? We have to examine the whole of thought because it is responsible for deeper as well as superficial layers of consciousness. Thought is limited, being a reaction of memory, so is its action limited and creating conflict?”
Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.
Please e-mail the Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org to make a booking or ask any questions.
Cost: $246 including all meals (vegetarian) and accommodation.