Spring Residential Mindfulness Retreat


Saturday 18th September (6pm) – Saturday 25th September (1pm)

Location: Te Moata Retreat Centre, 180 Paul Road, Tairua 3591 (View Map)


Spring Residential Mindfulness Retreat

Mindfulness is an orientation to life though feeling-awareness of our natural state, moment by moment. It is developed through simple meditation practices which involve stilling the restless mind, relaxing the body and softening into the feeling of being. Mindfulness invites us to deepen self-awareness and liberate our attention to be more fully and joyfully in the present moment.

This silent retreat will consist of group sessions along with free time for retreatants to move with their own rhythm. Daily sessions include instruction in the practice of mindfulness, sitting and walking mindfulness meditations and an enquiry period.

This retreat is suitable for people who are new to the practice as well as those with previous experience of mindfulness.

Cost: $600 - covers food and accommodation, plus dana/koha payment for Stephen  (please offer your dana payment at end of retreat).

Registrations book here: https://temoata.org/events/winter-meditation-retreat-with-stephen-archer-nyanaviro-2/

For further information please contact Lorraine retreat@temoata.org  


Stephen Archer

Stephen Archer is a mindfulness educator, presenter, principle of Mindfulness Training and lead trainer and supervisor for Mindfulness Works for Organisations, the largest network of Mindfulness Facilitators in Australia and New Zealand. He is passionate about helping people to learn mindfulness and discover its benefit. Stephen is an engaging speaker and trainer providing practical and original perspectives on practicing mindfulness in the digital age.

He has been involved with mindfulness for over 35 years and began practicing while he was finishing a degree in Eastern studies in the UK. At the age of 23 Stephen was formally trained in mindfulness as an ordained Buddhist monk in the Thai forest tradition. His training included working closely with different teachers and a completing a number of long solitary retreats to strengthen his practice. Thirteen years later he emerged from the monk-hood with the intention to offer his skills and learnings to the general public.

During the last 20 years Stephen has run workplace mindfulness trainings for organisations including Westpac, Kiwibank and Air New Zealand, delivered courses in healthcare and prisons, and assisted the Mental Health Foundation of NZ to develop their approach to mindfulness. He has worked at the Leadership Development Centre in Wellington running year-long mindful leadership programmes, and is also a trustee of Te Moata where he has led over forty public 7 day residential mindfulness intensives since 1996.



Autumn Falk

Autumn is a Medical Herbalist, Naturopath and Shiatsu Practitioner, based in Tauranga.

Autumn’s strengths in her private sessions include combining herbal remedies with body work. She is inspired by Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) which plays a major role in Shiatsu and influences her approach to natural health. With her compassion and playfulness, she naturally guides her clients to improve their health and wellbeing.
Meditation has also played an important role in Autumn’s life and the principles of meditation as a sanctuary for wellness and self love have become a part of her nature in working with her clients.

Autumn has been practicing the Japanese art of Shiatsu for 12 years, has been teaching short courses since 2015 and has just launched her Shiatsu Bodywork Academy in 2020 to include a 1 year certificate course and a 3 year diploma in Shiatsu Therapy.

1-hour SHIATSU (Japanese Bodywork) session with Autumn for $80 (cash or by her EFTPOS)



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