Easter & Christmas Retreats
Time away in the spiritual, peaceful environment of the Centre allowing you to be deeply fed on every level.
A Celebration for All
Naturally, people think of Christmas and Easter as holidays of the Christian religion. However, it is important to understand that these times are deeply spiritual beyond religious alignments. To celebrate and honor these times when the universal love gathers and is available to all who open their hearts to it is truly sacred, no matter your beliefs.
Renew your Spirit
These retreats are held in the silence to give you time to clear and cleanse ~ to become still so that you may reconnect with you inner voice ~ your intuition.
Space to Receive
Gather together for meditation morning & evening, and use the meditation room anytime throughout the retreat for stillness, contemplation & prayer. The beautiful gardens at the Centre vibrate with joy even more so on retreat. There is a spacious yoga room for resting and stretching.
Time to Yourself
Give yourself much-need time and space to clear your mind and energy from the chaos and busyness of the world.
What do I do on Retreat?
Retreats are a time for you to be with yourself, following your intuition to get exactly what you need. Enjoy your time:
- Yoga and stretching
- Relaxing in the gardens
- Peaceful walking
- Spiritual reading
- Resting and contemplating
- Enjoying delicious, nourishing food
Interested in learning more about Retreats?
We invite you to contact us with any questions you may have.
Satsanga ~ A Gathering of Like Minds
Every Christmas Day and Easter Sunday, the Centre hosts a Satsanga Service at 10.00 am. Satsanga means ‘a gathering of like minds where there is truth’, and all are warmly invited join us in celebration of the love and stillness of Easter & Christmas. This beautiful service of song, talks, readings and meditation is a blessed time of spiritual nourishment and inspiration. A message will be read, given to us by Mata Yogananda.
This is a free service, open to all. The service time varies, but usually lasts 45 – 60 minutes.
Please arrive at 9.30 to prepare. Please let us know in advance if you would like to attend so that we may arrange seating.
You are welcome to join us for a light lunchtime meal following Satsanga at 1 pm. This would give you more time to imbibe in the peace of the Centre and enjoy the gardens on these sacred days. The cost for lunch is $20.
The Retreat Schedule
Christmas Retreat: December 24 – 27
Easter Retreat: Good Friday – Easter Monday
- Arrive at 4.30 pm on Christmas Eve/Good Friday to get settled in
- There will be a Retreat Introduction at 5 pm
- We will share a meal together at 5.30 pm before going into the silence
- We meet for meditation at 6 am and 7.30 pm
- Breakfast is a light, self-serve buffet
- Lunch is at 1.00
- Dinner is at 5.30
- Meals can be taken away to eat when/where you wish
- On the final day, we gather to close the retreat with guidance on taking the peace with you
- The retreat finishes following an 8.30 breakfast
This all-inclusive 3-night retreat is $400 shared and $460 single.
While most guests wish to have their own space on retreat, the shared option is available for those who are coming with someone they know and are happy to share a room with.
Open Meditation Times
We would love for you to join us for Pure Meditation throughout these special times:
Mornings 6 am
Evenings 7.30 pm
New Year’s Eve
Celebrations in Auckland
In addition to Christchurch, you can imbibe in the blessings of these Celebrations in Auckland. Mananda and Angela welcome hearing from you:
Balanced Living Centre
Ph: 09 817 8738
Email: info [at] balancedliving [dot] co [dot] nz