Help us with our retreat centre on the west coast of Auckland, NZ


New Zealand

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  • Description


    We are a small spiritually orientated community and forest retreat living in close connection with nature. We are passionate about natural health and healing ,(growing organic veges and medicinal herbs on the land ) yoga and meditation, sustainable lifestyles, serving community, and exploring the true nature of our inner being. We have a large temple overlooking the ocean dedicated to the oneness of all .

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
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    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Opportunity to learn and or practice meditation and yoga in a beautiful temple overlooking the ocean. Learn about New Zealand's native plants and get to experience something of the rugged and beautiful wild west coast of Auckland, NZ, where you will find amazing forest, waterways, beaches and bird life. We have a surf board available for keen surfers.

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    Contribute to an unfolding vision of a forest meditation retreat in multiple areas dependent on skill and interest. We do gardening and landscaping working to create a native plant and bird sanctuary , maintain bush tracks, grow organic veges and herbs, clean and beautify the temple and retreat facilities as well as working on projects to create sacred sites.
    We set up the charitable trust over fifteen years ago to provide natural therapies education, support the environment and provide healing environments for spiritual practice. Our small retreat provides the opportunity for dis-advantaged youth to have regular mediation and mindfulness retreats.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Forest cabin, double, single or twin share room, with access to full facilities

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    If you enjoy yoga and meditation or just the beauty and peacefulness of nature away from the hustle and bustle of modern day life you will enjoy your stay. We have amazing waterholes for swimming with waterfalls, some of the most spectacular bush and coastal walks in New Zealand, and we are a 40 min walk to one of New Zealand's best beaches. A surf board is available. We offer transport (7 mins) to the beach 3 days per week.The Hillary trail is at our doorstep and it is possible for a tent and cooker to be provided if you wish to take some days adventuring.

    We have a large meditation temple dedicated to the oneness of all people and religions. There is meditation and chanting early morning (optional) and generally two free yoga classes per week.

    There`s limited reception on the land, if you wish to stay connected during your stay, Spark and Skinny SIM cards will have the best connectivity.

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    A little more information

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    16 hours over 4 days. We provide one substantial meal each working day

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Host ref number: 677328683925