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
October 12 - 16
November 2 - 11 (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
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org 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."
October 26 - 28 Sevenfold Training of Samantbhadra with Tarchin Hearn
Friday October 26th evening until Sunday October 28th afternoon
In the very extensive "Avatamsaka Sutra", Samantabhadra is portrayed as primordial buddha nature and, as the archetype of 'a great and courageous being', a bodhisattva whose life is completely shaped by a vast and profound aspiration to awaken infinite skillful means in helping all beings.
During this retreat we will contemplate the Sevenfold Trainings of Samantabhadra - a skillful way to enhance our own ability to abide in a union of complete ease and awake discerning engagement. Although this is a teaching from the heart of the Mahayana tradition of Buddhism, the trainings are universal and radically inclusive. Tarchin’s in-depth understanding and skill as a teacher means he is able to bring them to life in a totally relevant way for both Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike.
The retreat will be approachable for people from all walks of life and is open to all levels of experience.
- Dates: Friday night October 26th 6pm until Sunday afternoon October 28th
- Costs: 300 (waged); $255 (unwaged); plus dana
- Venue: Aio Wira retreat centre, 8 Aio Wira Road, Waitakere http://www.aiowira.org.nz/
- Registration: Contact Janet on email@example.com
About Tarchin HearnWriter, poet, artist, traveler and inspiring teacher, Tarchin has at times described himself as a ‘yogi of the natural world’. He has a great passion for blending the insights and understandings of science and ecology with buddhadharma, and in particular, the teachings of Mahamudra and Dzogchen. Often using microscopes and magnifying glasses to enrich silent meditation retreats, his teaching sometimes looks more like deep ecology than classical Buddhism. For thirty years Tarchin continuously travelled the world, teaching, retreating and working with beings. More recently he has begun decreasing the amount of travel and, with his partner Mary Jenkins, is spending more time at Orgyen Hermitage, their land in NZ. Though still teaching and leading retreats, Tarchin’s interests have extended to studies in molecular biology, neuroscience, shakuhachi flute making and playing, gardening and to deepening his apprenticeship with the soil and the living earth; as he says, tongue in cheek, “living the path of a dharma farmer”.
November 23 - 25 Alamandria Art of Meditation through Colour
The Art of Meditation through Colour
This retreat will explore the the world of colour as a doorway to spiritual insight and self-development. Through simple artistic exercises and contemplative enquiry, we will explore how colour can create inner soul experiences of a universal nature opening our perception for supersensible phenomena. This retreat will cover:
- Essential elements for safe meditation
- Techniques for quietening the mind
- Learning to relax through breathing with colour imaging
- Awakening to colour as a doorway to spiritual insight through meditation
- Body and soul awareness through movement and imagination
- Daily practices for caring for your inner-life
- Dealing with stress and anxiety
Facilitators Emily and Mark are experienced meditants who facilitate creative retreats and workshops on self-mastery, mindfulness and meditation for corporate teams, school teachers, therapists and prison inmates.
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When: 10am Friday 23 Nov – 4pm Sunday 25 Nov 2018
Cost: $520 / accommodation & meals included
Individual sponsorship: Ceres Organics is offering sponsorship for several participants. If you are financially constrained but feel you need to be on our retreat, please get in touch with us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
December 14 - 16 An Awareness Journey - With Gillian Elmslie (MFGNZ) and Janet Eades
An invitation to become peaceful and present in your body and mind.
Aio Wira Center
Friday 14th 5pm - Sunday 16th, 3pm December 2018
Price $375.00 $100 deposit to secure a place.
Early bird price $325 by November 14th.
Gillian offers Feldenkrais Awareness thorough Movement lessons. These have been called Tai chi lying down.
Many benefits are observed by those participating such as lightness of being, increased flexibility, reduced pain and improvement of mood.
Janet draws from decades of contemplation and meditation to create a space where we can widen our appreciation of present moment, fostering a deeper sense of connectedness.
The schedule will allow you to take time for yourself as you feel the need.
A sense of possibility and cheerful wonder may well arise.
To register contact Gillian email; email@example.com
Phone 0211122293 if you have any queries.
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.