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Aio Wira Centre

Retreat Booking Information and Terms & Conditions


Retreat Bookings

By placing a booking with us you agree to the following terms and conditions.
If you have any questions about booking with us, please contact us before confirming a booking.

Aio Wira is a charitable trust and we keep our fees as low as possible to allow all types of groups
to hold retreats at the Centre. Our fees enable Aio Wira to continue to provide the service it has
been doing happily since the early seventies as well as maintenance and any upgrades.

Our facilities include:
  • Ruru Room - A cottage with bathroom ensuite and 2 king single beds
       The following bedrooms share bathroom facilities:
  •  Kereru, Kiwi, Piwakawaka & Kokako Rooms – 4 bunk rooms with 4 single beds in each room
  •  Pukeko & Kaka Rooms - 2 single rooms
  •  Kotare & Tui Room - 2 twin rooms
  •  Cabin Korimako- 1 single bed, full power
  •  Cabin Whare-Iti - 1 single bed with solar lighting, no power points are available. Not used in winter 
Please inquire here for our room rates as they are subject to change.
All bedrooms have pillows, blankets or duvets and heaters in winter but participants need to
bring their own pillowcases, sheets (or sleeping bag) and towels, torch and in winter
maybe a hot water bottle.

A single room may be required for use of our volunteers so please check to see
what rooms are available at time of booking.
  •  Four shared bathrooms with toilets, showers and a bath
  •  Dining hall and cozy guest lounge with fireplace 
  •  Hall used for retreat, wananga, workshops, yoga, dance, etc.
  •  Meditation Sanctuary
  •  Library with a large selection of books
  •  Onsite sauna and spa – use of the Spa and Sauna is $30 each a day
  •  Peaceful, quiet environment with our river only 2 minutes walk away and Bethell’s beach a short 10 min Drive

We are currently only offering the Centre to self-catering groups.
However, we can recommend a great vegetarian caterer should you require.
Herbal tea is complimentary.

We can arrange for one of our massage therapists to be available for appointments during your retreat.
Room hire for the day for Practitioner use is $35 (unless it is already in use by a paying guest)
Payment  for practitioner appointments are made directly to the therapist

Minimum numbers:
A minimum of 10 people is required to hold a retreat however if you choose to go ahead with less
than 10 people you will still be charged for 10.

Hireage of linen/towels:
Linen and towel hire subject to availability at the time of booking. 

Bookings and Payment:
On confirming your booking we invoice the minimum booking amount of $900.  To secure your booking we require a non-refundable deposit of NZ $450 incl GST to be paid on receipt of the invoice. The balance of $450 is due
8 weeks prior to the event. To be fair to all we prioritise groups with a paid deposit,  If no deposit is paid then the booking is not guaranteed to be held. 
Balance of payment is due within 7 days of receipt of our invoice after the Retreat.
Payments can be made by direct deposit online to Aio Wira bank account.
Our Aio Wira bank account number is 02 0152 0309533 00.
Please use your name as a reference, invoice number as a code and event date as particulars.

Any charges raised against us by our banks for handling bank transfers or any other payments
must be reimbursed by the facilitator within seven (7) days of any request to do so.

Aio Wira is a Charitable Trust run by volunteers. Prices are kept to a minimum to allow access for
all communities to use as well as pay for the upkeep of the Centre.
Donations over and above our costings of any amount are greatly appreciated.

Cancellations & Non-Arrival Conditions
Retreat cancellation is the responsibility of the retreat organiser.
Should you cancel your retreat booking prior to three (3) months of the start date of your retreat your
deposit of $450 is refundable less a $100 administration fee.
Should you cancel your retreat prior to six (6) weeks of the start date of your retreat and the same dates can be resold, your deposit of $450 is refundable less a $200 administration fee.
Should you cancel your retreat within six (6) weeks of the start date of your retreat the full minimum
payment of $900 is non-refundable.

Advertising your retreat
Although the details of all seminars taking place at Aio Wira are placed on our web site, this is
simply intended to give visitors an indication of what is taking place at Aio Wira.
However, it may well lead to people booking your seminar.
The responsibility for all retreat/seminar advertising and ensuring that there are sufficient
participants to make a seminar successful remains the sole responsibility of the seminar organisers.
We are happy to share any Facebook posts you have to reach a wider audience.

Wi-fi and Mobile Phones
Please be aware that the Centre is not in mobile phone range and Wi-Fi is available for
facilitators only if they need it.
Most retreat facilitators do not wish their participants to have Internet connectivity as it detracts
from the retreat they are on, but it is up to the facilitator.
Family/friends can call the Centre if they need to reach anyone in case of emergencies. Please
make sure you share Aio Wira’s contact details with your participants before they come.

Aio Wira Centre
P.O. Box 95033, Swanson, Auckland 0653

Physical address:
8 Aio Wira Road, Waitakere, Auckland
Phone (09) 810 9396
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