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December 16, 2019

Join us for this unique opportunity

for a one day workshop 25 Mar 2019 Rotorua. Facilitated by Petrea King, renowned author and keynote speaker from Quest, NSW, Australia. 

September 3, 2019

Wonderful, positive feedback around our Meditation Series (currently underway) and our Creative Craft Workshops will be here before we know it. Read our newsletter for further details.

May 13, 2019

Autumn is upon us with its stunning show of colour. Read our latest newsletter for information around our next Oct/Nov Retreat and a meditation workshop starting  12th June 2019. 

February 21, 2019

This is the link to our first newsletter for the year. Hard to believe Feb is 2/3rds over already! The summer is flying by already.

Read this quick newsletter to hear about our upcoming retreat with Petrea King and find out a little bit about me, Claire- Aratika's new T...

August 24, 2018

Easy cheesey pita pockets - By Karin Vincent from Tea n Happiness

You'll Need:

  • half a cup of cashew cheese

  • about 500 g of spinach 

  • dehydrated onion flakes

  • little bit of olive oil (I use extra virgin)

  • salt

  • 1 tbsp organic tapioca flour and a li...

We received these recipes from Waihi Bush Organic Farm and knew you'd love them for summer!

Check out their website for great gift ideas - last day for Christmas delivery is Dec 19th, so take a look now!

Classic Recipes


  • 3 tbsp fresh lime or lemon juice;

  • 1/2...

As someone who is valued for keeping in touch with me via my database, this is to inform you that after much consideration I have decided to retire from most of my public activities and to stop leading residential programs both at the Foundation, in New Zealand and els...

March 29, 2017

To all those who have learn't to meditate with us on a workshop or retreat.....some thoughts...

....You will all be at different stages with your meditation. For some it will have become a cemented part of your day, for some an occasional offering and some of you will h...

December 16, 2015


I have had the good fortune and privilege to go on mediation retreats with some outstanding 

teachers over the last few years. I make the time in my often busy life to take regular time out by 

going on ‘retreat’, an opportunity to reflect on where I am at in my life, m...

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