WHAT'S ON AT MOUNTAIN SPIRIT

Strengthening connection to self, each other and nature

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PROGRAMMES  |  CLASSES  |  MEET-UPS

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Ongoing classes, mini retreats & meetups

 

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Weekly Yin Yoga

One of the effects of ageing is that our tissues start drying up! Yin is a functional style of yoga. The floor based postures specifically encourage mobility and flexibility and nourish into your joints, spine & the connective tissues of your whole body as well as increasing your overall sense of well-being.  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. .

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

$20 casual class / $50 - 3 class pass.

Mondays 6-7pm

Wednesday 8am & 7pm (90 min)

Friday 6.30am (60min) & 9.15am (90min)

‘If we don’t look after our minds how will we ever thrive?

If we don’t look after our bodies, where are we going to live?’

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Sweat Lodge

A unique and powerful healing ritual to detox the body mind and soul 

 

BODY: A physical cleansing process - Improves circulation, detoxes and purifies, accelerates healing

MIND: Helps free distractions offers clarity of thought

SOUL: Allows for introspection, deeply connect to the earth, and nature (Plants, Fire, Water, Sky) and self. 

The intense heat and steam symbolizes the challenges and fires we face in our relationships, work and lives. There are different types of sweat lodges - healing, spiritual questing or social. 


The sweat lodge is open to our guest/particpants staying with us, or by invitation. It's held during low fire danger months, and when there is sufficient water in the nearby stream for dipping.


Get in touch if you'd like more info
 

"The fire has been crackling for about two hours now, and the stones are beginning to glow red......"  read more here

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Meditation

Connect with fellow meditators - All Welcome

2nd Sunday, Every Month 6 - 7pm.

A practical benefit of group meditation is it reinforces a habit of a daily practice. We all lead busy lives, and even the best intention to meditate can get lost once in a while. Joining a group can make you more committed to your practice. Group meditation also serves to inspire other members in the group.

45 minute slightly guided mediation, followed by short discussion and sharing.

Please txt to rsvp - 0204 111 2669

 

For a bit more on the benefits and nature of group meditation click here: 

our meditation.

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Go Slow Sunday mini retreat - Cultivating Calm

9am-2.30pm, $70, Max 8

February 28th

March 28th

April 25th

May 30th

A day retreat - slowing down, cultivating calm and creating space for introspection and self awareness through the practices of meditation, breath work, writing, hiking, and an extended Yin Yoga practice.
Organic home-grown teas and light snacks provided.
No yoga experience necessary. Please contact Amanda 0204-111-2669 or amanda@mtnspirit.org


 

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

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Eckhart Tolle Group

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

Join us for our monthly meetup where we listen to Eckhart Tolle's Power of Now preceded and followed by a short meditation.

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Open Hearted Listening

3rd Sunday 8pm

UPDATE: We look forward to re-starting our Open Hearted Listening group post Covid. If you're interested in going deeper and connecting with your partner using some time-proven tools, get in touch. 

 

-  Stay with Us | Create Your Retreat Here  -

Join Amanda and Randall for a personalised self-catering retreat: 

Mix and Match from the items below, or just come to relax, rejuvenate, or create. Get in touch to create your own experience.
 

Our guests come here for different reasons, but one thing they all have in common is to reconnect with themselves, each other, and with nature.

 We consider all who are staying with us new friends, and because they're coming to either just relax or recenter, we're enjoying helping them find what they're looking for by setting the stage. 

ACCOMMODATION

You’ll have secure accommodation in the Fantail Sleepout, where you’ll have an outdoor, but enclosed kitchen on the porch. You can prepare basic meals there, and we’d like have you for dinner with us the first night and at least another dinner while you’re with us! We serve homemade bread, apricot jam from our trees, and butter, on most mornings.

The cost for accommodation is  $110 /night but take a 10% discount off that price If you're staying with us for more than 5-days.  We get rave reviews on the shower, by the way. The accommodation has a great little propane wall heater so you’ll be toasty and comfortable. We also have an outside kiwi tub.

HIKES & SCRAMBLES

There is a great trail just behind the house that leads to the valley below Mount Grandview. For the more experienced or if you'd like us to join you, there's a ridge scramble that leads to the summit and back.

ROCK CLIMBING

A Personal, Couple's or Group Challenge

A rock climbing experience can be facilitated for you on a small rock face not far from our property. This is a perfect opportunity to challenge yourself, use the opportunity for family or team building or simply have have a ball!. All equipment (helmets, harnesses, shoes and group climbing gear) is provided. Open to clients staying with us or by appointment. Held on private land.

MUSIC THERAPY

Randall offers a music therapy session in our piano studio, (see the webpage) where you’d be relaxing in the studio next to the Steinway Grand. Randall has done music therapy for a variety of populations for many years, from Alzheimer's patients,to those looking for a relaxing opening to re-connect with themselves. I may play tunes, but just as often I play tones that resonate.  Being in the presence of such a beautiful instrument is powerful in its own rite, I just provide the healing energies! $75 per session More info the space

OFF-GRID ORGANIC LIFE

Learn and live organic gardening, and Solar/Hydro electric living

We take pride in our low footprint living style and would love to share our knowledge with you. Participate as much or as little as you'd like in our garden and learn about solar and micro-hydro off-grid living.

YIN YOGA

During your time with us, there are Yin-Yoga classes that Amanda offers, on Mondays at 9am and you join in one of her group classes. The cost is $20 or $95 for private, where lots of personal attention, growth and healing can happen. Private clients have expressed a great value for attending a private yoga.

Randall will provide a facilitated solo, where you head out from the base with minimal gear and food, and be in nature all for one or two nights and days on your own. This can be a most transformative experience that is based on the "solo" or "sweatlodge" of the Lakota but we create our own experience rather that expropriating from native cultures. Before escorting you out to your private site along the river, we brief you on safety procedures and just as important - goals and the proper mind-framing before setting out. We'll have regularly scheduled check ins as well.   

SWEAT LODGE

A great space to reset your heart and soul, to set goals, to reconnect to yourself, others and nature.

 

Randall and Amanda are excited to lead a sweat lodge (sauna) experience for you whether you're by yourself or want to join in with others. We offer Women's as well as Men's sweat lodges as well. Cost: with others, $45./pers (min 3, max 7) Private: $110.

FAMILY RETREAT

We create family retreats - get everyone off their devices and into life. the perfect antidote for modern times. Our space is the perfect place for you and your family to reconnect with a hike, yoga or just relaxing and taking in the views.. 

SKIING THE LOCAL HILLS

Join Randall and head to the local hills, to get a good orientation to the area, or get a few pointers on "centered skiing" and re-connecting with the alpine environment.

Randall has been a ski & mountain guide, and is a current Level III certified ski instructor

in the alpine/downhill discipline since the late '70s, and a Level II Nordic, & Telemark instructor since the late '80's  Open to clients staying with us only, and is included in your stay. Get in touch for more into.

SERENITY SAILING

Randall is a licensed skipper and with Amanda, own a licensed commercial sailing yacht on Lake Wanaka. The self-contained 25' Noelex is comfortable, stable and large enough for comfort on an half-day or overnight expedition farther up the lake. The boat is a perfect setting for reconnecting with the pace of nature, to reconnect with loved ones, through meditation, journaling, yoga, or just being in an incredible setting. You can also learn more about the experience on our yacht charter website  

Open Hearted Listening

Relationship as a Spiritual Practice

Learning to Live with an Open Heart

What if there was a way to really be heard by your partner?  What if there was a way to get "unstuck?" What if the very obstacles you have struggled against in your relationship turned out to be the keys to a depth of love and harmony that you have only dreamed about?  And what if all this did not require years of hard work digging around in "the past," but was available now?

INTUITIVE READINGS

Randall has been giving intuitive readings for over 30 years, and feels honoured to offer this moving and beneficial experience to others. Please get in touch if you'd like to learn more and see his website.   The cost for the session US$95.

DIGITAL DETOX

Turn Off Your Phone
Reconnect With Life

We live in a world governed by technology and find ourselves constantly connected.

 

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.

 

Programmes & Events

 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

ZEN OF SAILING

1Day Retreat

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

MUSIC, MEDITATION

MOUNTAINS

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

ARTIST RETREAT

WEEKND

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

$280 pp

SOLO

WEEKEND

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

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