Strengthening connection to self, each other and nature

Classes, Meetups  |  Programmes & Workshops

Our secluded sanctuary is a perfect place to unplug, unwind and connect with nature, with others, and more deeply with yourself.  We offer classes, meetups, programmes and workshops that serve to connect, relax, inspire and challenge.


Join in on one of our weekly meditation or yin yoga practices, or participate in a monthly couples open-hearted,  listening meetup, or sign up for an in-depth experiential program , a solo, tailored writing or music retreat, or customised family weekend.


Ongoing classes and meetups

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Yin and Yin/Yang Yoga

With our attention mostly turned outwards in these busy modern times, the practice of Yin yoga invites you to find balance and create space by bringing your attention inwards and tuning into your body.

Yin postures specifically encourage flexibility, increase circulation and nourish into the deeper connective tissues of your whole body.  Moving slowly, poses are held for longer periods than in a typical yoga class. Enjoy long deep stretches that can release both mental and physical tension to nurture your body and mind.

$15 - Bookings essential - text or call Amanda on  0204 1112669  or email amanda@mtnspirit.org

Current Weekly  Level 3 timetable

Monday 9am  (90min) Yin yoga

Friday 9am (90min) Yin/Yang

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Go Slow Sunday - Deepening into stillness

Journey within - a  mindful hike/walk followed by a 2hour yin yoga journey, and  meditation.  Slow down, unwind, unplug, and deepen into stillness, held by the surrounding mountains and waters of Lake of Hawea.

$30 - Bookings essential - text or call Amanda on  02041112669  or email amanda@mtnspirit.org

Last Sunday of the month  - 1-5pm







"When my mind is quiet, my intuition speaks louder than my fears"

Weekly Meditation

A weekly group sit for meditators who would like to sit in silence and share their practice with others.

Lightly guided for the first 20minutes.  Held in the yurt, at the base of Mt Grandview.

Please bring your own cushion. Gold coin donation towards cost of heating. All warmly welcome.

Sundays 6 - 7pm.

Stay for the full hour, or choose to leave quietly at 6.30pm for a half-hour meditation.

3rd Sundays 7 - 7:30pm

Piano Music after Meditation.  Take turns playing and listening piano after having been in a meditative state. The first time a few of us did this, we said, "Let's do more." So we are! Space is limited but all are welcome. The studio is a small space, but weather permitting, we an use the little porch as well.


Eckhart Tolle Group

Silent Local Group is to share the teachings and practice presence with others through meditative silence.

See www.eckharttolle.com and his Local Group page for more info

2nd Sunday of every month at  7 - 8pm:  Silent Tolle Meetup

4th Sunday of every month at 7 - 8pm:    Topic and Discussion/Sharing Meetup

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Open Hearted Listening

Relationship as spiritual practice - learning to keep our hearts open when intimate relating gets difficult.. as it naturally does.

Randall & Amanda facilitate based on the work of Don & Martha Rosenthal, and their book "Learning to Love" as well as the work of Gay & Kathleen Hendricks " Conscious Loving"

3rd Sunday 8pm


Programmes & Events

"Brightening our inner skies" YOGA RETREAT


Be nourished by this weekend of deepening connection - with self, each other and nature. Yin Yoga Multi-element "retreat" - An experiential weekend of Yin Yoga, hiking, sailing, meditation, new friends & nutrient dense food.


$645 pp


DATE: 6-8 Dec  2019

Overnight experience on Lake Wanaka through this innovative program of practicing presence under sail. Wake up to Yin Yoga on the beach, meditate at sunset on the decks, and let the lake do the rest. Nutrient dense food provided


$595 pp




For musicians, pros and amateurs alike. Meditation and mountains contribute hugely to our creative process. Go within and be inspired by creative others while being held by these majestic mountains.


$295 pp




Give your creative spirit wings. A week-end of Inspiration and techniques supported by yin yoga, like minded others and surrounding nature.



$280 pp




Unplug, unwind, and more deeply connect  with yourself & nature. An off-the-grid weekend with solo time and sweat lodge. Together  we'll set the stage for a powerful weekend, then you set off alone for a vision quest of sorts. For anybody at a crossroads or wanting more clarity.


$210 pp

Create Your Own Experience..

We have great ideas and years of experience running a variety of programmes, workshops and retreats.

Get in touch with a date that suits you and we can co-create a life changing experience for you and your family. Read more...


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We create family retreats - get everyone off their devices and into life. the perfect antidote for modern times.

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Are you glued to your device and finding it hard to disconnect from the WWW? The internet is great but we need boundaries. Learn more, staying here for the weekend. Get in touch for more info.

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Level 3 Yoga classes online on zoom - Contact Amanda 02041112669 or email amanda@mtnspirit.org

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