Fri, 26 Feb | Berwick Forest

Silent Retreat

Silence the mind to let the heart speak.
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Silent Retreat

Time & Location

26 Feb, 7:00 pm – 28 Feb, 12:00 pm
Berwick Forest, Berwick Forest, New Zealand

About the Event

Once you get a taste for silence nothing else quite compares.

This is a retreat based around extended silence with support from Yoga practices, breathwork and meditation.

If you have always wanted to do a 12 Vipassana but are a little nervous this retreat could be the perfect start. Or if you know silence already this is an easy, affordable way to get back into that space.

The concept behind mauna (silence) is to give the heart a chance to be heard. Often the subtle language of the heart is drowned-out by the constant chatter of the head. 

Let the noise subside, the demands fade away and listen to the sound of your own heart.

We will meet over a cup of chai and light snacks, have an opening circle where we connect with each other, share our hopes for the weekend, then we will practice together, and at the the end of that we will move into silence (around 9.30 pm Friday night).

The weekend will then be in silence, except for some chanting practices and talking from me.

The tone of the retreat will be gentle, an opportunity to connect deeply and respectfully to your inner world.

The programm will be spacious and all sessions are optional.

There will be.

  • Guided Meditation.
  • Breathwork
  • Yoga Classes
  • Japa Session ( using beads for mantra).
  • Chanting.
  • Yantra Colouring.

What can initially feel a little odd is eating together in silence, but once you overcome the social expectations it soon becomes very natural.

There will be a 6.30am meditation but this is optional as not everyone is an earlybird.

All the meals will be plant-based, light, nutritous and made with love. This is not a cleansing retreat so coffee and the odd sweet thing will still be served.

Breakfasts are self-catered which means you get to eat what you want, when you want, for breakfast.

The setting is very peaceful and quiet which will support this kind of retreat.

We will come together for a closing circle around 11.00am on Sunday where we will break the silence and share.

All the practices are accessible, so no previous experience is necessary.

If you have a desire for silence, trust it.

You need to be of reasonable emotional maturity to come to the retreat, sometimes things arise in silence that can be uncomfortable, and whilst Kate is there to support your practice, she is not a therapist.

Accommodation is in shared clean bunk rooms. Here's a link to see the accomodation.          Berwick Lodge

There is a sauna which is the perfect partner to a weekend of silence and deep practices.

The camp is 40mins south of Dunedin, making it an easy start on the Friday, and we finish at 12pm on Sunday so you have time to get home and settle back into home-life in an easy way.

Kate is experienced at silent retreats and will offer appropriate guidance and suitable Yoga to support silence.

Any questions please contact me: kate.bendall@yahoo.com

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  • My friend and I
    $600
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  • Day Only
    $200
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