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Finding Deeper Ground with Chani Grieve

October 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - October 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

A 6-day residential movement and meditation retreat 

Coming home to our own bodies allows us to find a deeper ground from which to live satisfying and resilient lives. Deeply rooted in our direct experience we find the centredness and receptivity we need amidst the changes and challenges of life.

Through gentle but profound movements, using the power of awareness, the body unfolds with its own natural intelligence and grace. We discover stability, creativity, and joy emerging from our own being. From this deeper ground, our human hearts can flourish, so that we may be wellsprings of courage and compassion in our world.

In this retreat, participants will be supported by guided group movement classes, opportunity for one-on-one movement sessions, body-centred insight meditation, ample time for rest and reflection, nourishing vegetarian food, and the beauty and inspiration of the Wangapeka property.

This retreat is suitable for adults of all ages. It may be of particular interest to people with health challenges looking for safe and effective self-care methods, those in the healing/education professions, and anyone curious about how the body can guide our natural unfoldment into wisdom and compassion.


Costs include all meals and snacks, accommodation, cooks’ fee, and a contribution to teachers travel fee

Units and Huts:

Member: $432 for 6 days / $72 per night
Non-member: $468 for 6 days / $78 per night


Member: $372 for 6 days / $62 per night

Non-member: $390 for 6 days / $65 per night

Weekend or part-time attendance is possible.

If using Paypal please add 5% of the total cost and include with your payment to cover Paypal’s fees – many thanks.


Enquiries : please contact Sarah Harvey, Course Manager  salharv@hotmail.com


To register please fill out our online registration form

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*Please consider becoming a Wangapeka member – click here for details.


About Chani Grieve:

Chani is a Feldenkrais Practitioner based in Australia. She has been passionately practising meditation and body-centred modalities for over 12 years, and is inspired to facilitate people to discover for themselves the liberating power of working with the body. She offers workshops and retreats in Australia and New Zealand.

“Trees… roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfil themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves. Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree.” Herman Hesse


October 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
October 26, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
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Welcome to the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre. We are located in the foothills of the Southern Alps overlooking the Wangapeka River, about an hour and a half drive SW of Nelson, New Zealand.

We have meditation retreats throughout the year, have huts available for solo retreats, and welcome bookings from external groups. There are also opportunities available to work on our land. Come and enjoy this uniquely vibrant and beautiful centre.

The Wangapeka Study and Retreat Meditation Centre is a Universalist centre home to a wide range of teachings, paths, and studies. Retreats are held on Mindfulness, Vipassana Insight, Heart based practices, Loving Kindness, Calm-abiding, Metta Compassion, Movement, Yoga, Dance, Feldenkrais, Wellness, Wellbeing, Archetypal Integration, Western Mysticism, Non-Duality, Dzogchen, Mahamudra, Mahayana and Vajrayana teachings with Empowerments and Sadhana Practice.

The Wangapeka is a purpose built retreat centre, with fresh clean air and beautiful vistas. It is very quiet and ideal for respite, stress relief and deep meditation. We have a meditation hall, solo retreat huts, a main hall for dining and community, and a fully catered kitchen and an onsite vegetable garden. Many people visit from all over the world to meditate and enjoy the beauty of the centre.

355 Wangapeka River Rd
R.D.2. Wakefield 7096
New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 522 4221

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