Riverslea Retreat Schedule

Riverslea Retreat in Otaki

Riverslea’s natural surroundings and comfortable lodge and the experience of hosts Lilian and Chris combine to create a unique environment that offers an alternative to the more corporate feel of hotels and conference centres or the basic facilities of some group accommodation.

We call our place a retreat because we know that it has a special atmosphere; people relax in the peaceful surroundings and clean fresh air and feel ready to tackle whatever they are here to do. Whether you are looking for a venue for a retreat, workshop, training event, conference, or a gathering, our team will work with you to ensure that your stay gives you the results you are looking for.

Tel: +64 (0)6 364 3388
Email: info@riverslearetreat.co.nz            www.riverslearetreat.co.nz
Postal Address: 733 Otaki Gorge Road, RD1, Otaki, 5581, New Zealand

Retreats 2015

08 May 2015 to 10 May 2015

Yoga Retreat with Juliet Forch

The focus this weekend, will be on learning how to direct the flow of force as clearly as possible through the body, creating a sense of steadiness and ease as joints, bones and muscles are aligned harmoniously. Carrying this into our Yoga practice we will explore linking Asana together in a smooth, dynamic and fluid way.
Juliet has studied yoga since 1990. In 2000 she established the Papakura Yoga Centre where she is the principal teacher. She has studied extensively with Donna Farhi.
For reservations contact : Charlotte 021 930392 or email charlotte.h@actrix.co.nz. For enquiries regarding yoga email juliet.forch@gmail.com
24 June 2015 to 28 June 2015

Green Mountain Zen Meditation Retreat

Zen meditation retreat (sesshin). Sesshin is an integral part of Zen Buddhist training and includes sitting and walking meditation, dharma talks, interviews with the teacher, chanting, work practice and rest periods. The session is suitable for beginning and experienced Zen students and full instruction will be given. The retreat will be led by Philip Shinko Squire, an ordained priest in the Soto Zen tradition. In November 2003, following ten years of full-time residential training, he completed formal koan study and received precept transmission from his teacher, Charles Tenshin Fletcher, Roshi at Yokoji Zen Mountain Center in Southern California. During this time he served as head monk, administrator and assistant teacher. Shinko is a Wellington native, the father of four young girls.
For details contact : Shinko 021 215 5565
shinko@clear.net.nz or visit greenmountainzen.org.nz

02 December 2015 to 06 December 2015

Green Mountain Zen Meditation Retreat

for details - see retreat above