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Shunyata Retreat and Day Spa

10 Rawhiti Street Diamond Harbour, Christchurch 8972 New Zealand
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Ocean View Health & Healing Retreat in banks peninsula NZ,one on one specializing in wellness & holistic health & healing. Come for a day spa or retreat from 2 days onwards. An Ayurvedic detox, fast weight loss & heal totally. Great for depression and anxiety. Includes Yoga retreat, meditation,ozone therapy, The Journey. Best value retreat in Australasia.Emotional Healing with The Journey & NLP, Ayurvedic detox & lose weight fast the healthy way.Couples Retreats with 3 course romantic dinnerDay Spa in peaceful ocean view surroundings doing more than massage. Body work including cranio sacral balancingYoga, Meditation, ozone sauna & hydrotherapy bath
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Free parking
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We didn’t know what to expect but knew we needed something. We signed up for a 5 night couples retreat. We arrived with open minds and ready for anything. We found Paru amazing, so tentative, we weren’t to lift a finger. The meals she prepared were amazing and has awoken our love of good healthy food, as for the romantic dinner on out last night, wow! Just beautiful and soo delicious❤️ Not to forget the surprise entertainment Shunyata is based in Paru’s home with a gorgeous view and we were made to feel welcome and at home. Although our time at Shunyata had rough guidelines, Paru was soo accommodating to change as to where we were at and what we wanted. The emotional healing that we both did individually was pretty mind blowing. As a couples retreat, we didn’t do any work or counselling together it was all individual journeys they we shared with each other later that day. It allowed us to see where patterns were formed and why, and as a result we have a greater understanding and more appreciative of each other ❤️❤️ We thank you Paru for your retreat and can honestly say that this retreat saved our marriage and has taken our relationship to a deeper level
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Response from paru_12, Owner at Shunyata Retreat and Day Spa
Responded Dec 23, 2019
Your relationship still stays with me and your willingness to go to the depths to clear the debris. You have resinspired my work also - cause it takes 2 to heal and we certainly moved mountains with you both. My purpose to serve higher loving and your retreat certainly took us all there. May the source be with you and merry xmas to you and your loved ones - hope to see you again and please send anyone who is willing to do the work cause freedom rocks - especially going into 2020. deep love to both of you.
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I was gifted a massage and ozone sauna at Shunyata. Paru is so welcoming and truly there for her clients. She has so many therapies that she can offer and I would love to go back and spend more time to experience even more! I felt so held and cared for, it was truly the best birthday gift. Lunch was also included, I sat on the terrace with such an amazing view, enjoying healthy, nourishing food. Truly a day in paradise!
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Response from paru_12, Owner at Shunyata Retreat and Day Spa
Responded Nov 12, 2019
loved having your beautiful energy here at Shunyata - deep love
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Stayed at Paru’s lovely retreat with the absolutely amazing views with a friend for the 5 day detox over the Easter break and had a fantastic time. Paru made sure we were always warm, well fed with delicious healthy meals and comfortable. Loved the little healthy routines like the daily yoga/meditation/walks/body treatments/ozone sauna etc etc. Learnt a lot in general and a lot about myself. Paru is a kind, caring, warm and charismatic host and a great counsellor. My friend and I had a great time sharing travel stories, knowledge, general life experience and laughs with her. The retreat is not five star and Paru’s price reflects this. However, it is still clean, comfortable with AMAZING views and delicious home cooked food. The healthy routines and treatments offered also contribute to the relaxation you gain from staying here. I’d highly recommend this retreat and will probably return at some point in the future. Thank you Paru - a truly epic and memorable break away : )
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Response from paru_12, Owner at Shunyata Retreat and Day Spa
Responded Apr 23, 2019
Was amazing to watch you both truly step into your power and radiance. Even though I had a sick cat and was worried your hearts and understanding were amazing. I loved cooking for you and your willingness to dive deeper every day really touched me. Hope you are inspired to continue your journey and hope to see you again soon. deep love to you both
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When I signed up to Shunyata I was nervous, vulnerable and had expectations of what I thought I needed. It took me several months to find somewhere that I felt was right for me. Once I locked in Shunyata I was determined. I was emailed beforehand by Paru asking me lots of information about myself; my lifestyle and my habits (good and bad). I arrived at Diamond Harbour and was greeted with a massive HUG and a big smile by Paru and I immediately knew that I would be in good hands (literally). Each day brought physical and mental challenges and raised my self awareness. It wasn't easy, it shouldn't be! It wasn't someone telling my what to do and how to do it! It was about lifting my awareness and belief in myself. After 5 days I felt amazing; light, clear, appreciation, forgiveness and appreciation. I lost 6kg in 8 days and I left with a love for food in moderation, forgiveness in infancy and love in abundance. Thank you Paru.
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Response from paru_12, Owner at Shunyata Retreat and Day Spa
Responded Apr 14, 2019
My heart smiles when I think of you - what a beautiful being and thank you for being you. The record is 6kg and that was important to you so you did it and didnt feel too deprived. You got it really quickly after the journey and I was so proud that your mind didnt come back to challenge you. Thank you for the heart felt comments and I leave you with deep love and light and have a great trip overseas next month
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What a beautiful experience I had with Paru, my host. For a start the location is in a really quite, stop-in-time spot with a view on the ocean and boats and the garden. Paru is a really generous, caring, welcoming person that really looks after you and your needs. I really felt safe and relaxed in this environment that she creates. Yoga, meditation ... all of it was a real breath of fresh air : I ve learnt so much about myself. And the meals ! I m going to miss it ! So tasty and made with love, it nourishes your being as well as your soul ! It was a brilliant journey together. It was a first for me but definitely not the last !
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Response from paru_12, Owner at Shunyata Retreat and Day Spa
Responded Apr 14, 2019
Was so lovely to welcome you into my home. The love of awakening shone through and helped my heart making more determined to continue this work. I wish you light on your journey of love and thank you deeply love and light Paru
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Frequently Asked Questions about Shunyata Retreat and Day Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Shunyata Retreat and Day Spa?
Nearby attractions include Port Hills (3.1 miles), Taylors Mistake - Awaroa / Godley Head Walk (3.6 miles), and Christchurch Gondola (3.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Shunyata Retreat and Day Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Shunyata Retreat and Day Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Shunyata Retreat and Day Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Shunyata Retreat and Day Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fisherman's Wharf Lyttelton, Le Xom, and Clink Restaurant and Bar.
Does Shunyata Retreat and Day Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Shunyata Retreat and Day Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Shunyata Retreat and Day Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including Spanish, French, and Portuguese.
Are there any historical sites close to Shunyata Retreat and Day Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Taylors Mistake - Awaroa / Godley Head Walk (3.6 miles), Ferrymead Heritage Park (4.7 miles), and Cobb Cottage (4.8 miles).