Antara Retreat


What's On

Antara is a co-creation free of money and full of love. Offerings are provided by people gifting their services. Accomodation and food is free of charge.

All ages are welcome with some priority given to young adults.

Book now. We can't wait to meet you!


4,5 Jun 2021

Meditation Retreat

Facilitated by Vinny Lohan, Emerge Institute. This is not open to the public sorry.


10 Jun

Music Meditation + Ecstatic Dance

Chris Webber aka Matenga with his spanish guitar looping will open the portal with a sublime meditation to infuse some matauranga Maori with ancestral connections and source energy in the form of Maori Kirtan (Miratn).

Then abandon yourself to the rhythm and move in what ever way the music tells you! Ecstatic dance brings fun, physical health, connection, stress relief and somatic healing. Combines world and electronic dance music incl live drumming. No booking required. All welcome. Arrive from 7-9pm freestyle expressive dance session : )

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11 Jun

June Helper Day

Helper days are an opportunity to support the retreat. We are often in the orchards and organic garden. We also love help with retreat care & maintenance as well as supporting the kitchen with things like preserving. No booking required. All welcome. But please let us know you're coming by emailing


11,12,13 Jun 2021

June Nurture Weekend

Nurture yourself at Antara's beautiful earth brick retreat with heart felt connection and beautiful food while participating in taking care of the retreat, orchards and gardens. Book now and let us know if you have some thing to give to the weekend : )

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17 Jun

Monthly Mens Circle

The circle is facilitated by Craig Parker and held by all those present. Build relationship with yourself and others through heart level connection. You choose the pace, non judgemental, preference for regular attendance. Starts 7pm. Please make contact prior to attendance.


24 Jun

Monthly Kirtan

We are very blessed to have this lead by Lis Martinac. Come join us for our monthly call and response mantra mediation including live music and singing. You are welcome to be part of creating the music and participating as much or as little as you like. Starts 7pm. No booking required. All welcome.

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Next Date TBC

Surfing Buddhas

An opportunity for heart felt connection for our brothers. Manifesting surfing, a sharing circle, meditation, story telling, drumming around the fire and a celebration of wairua. A co-creation lead by the men gathering. We are looking for donations of surfboards to make this retreat a regular event!

Antara Retreat is free to attend. We're all about oneness and the love!