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Shunyata Health Retreat / Day Spa
Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Relaxing and redefining”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2012

I spent the weekend with Paru in her lovely home. It was very relaxing and personal. The food was amazing and the whole experience was very soul cleansing. Paru took me to a beautiful beach and lovely Lyttleton market. The experience was just what I was looking for and needed. Thank you for all your help Paru!!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Whitianga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

I spent 8 nights at Shunyata Retreat in 2011, recommended by friends in the Coromandel, my experience was blissful, enlightening, pampering and soul reviving. Paru is amazing at her craft and I felt instantly at ease with her. The intention was to shift through some old stuff that was no longer serving me and the retreat did this, but it also did so much more. I came away feeling like a new person and so much lighter and happier. Paru goes above and beyond to ensure you get what you need in everyway. Yoga in the morning, beautiful walks in the local area, body & mind treatments that go very deep, amazing food that tantalizes your taste buds and leaves you feeling fully nourished. The library of DVD's and books is extensive and wonderful to lose yourself with these amazing teachers in the evening. Beautiful meditations, wonderful day trip to Akaroa, fun and laughter and when things got a little tough, the wisdom to truly 'listen, hear & understand', make some changes which allowed everyone to move forward and come away feeling understood, healed and empowered. Paru has a unique gift, which she shares openly and lovingly, her knowledge is vast and she truly knows how to help you to release and move forward, in mind & body. I will return to Shunyata as often as I can & highly recommend it to anyone wanting to treat themselves to a very special experience.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
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paru_12, Owner at Shunyata Health Retreat / Day Spa, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
It was so gorgeous to meet you Karen and to take you deeper on your amazing journey
of a wise life. We had so much fun going to akaroa and it was like meeting my best friend.
I hope you can take this to others and inspire them and hope to meet again.
Love and light
Paru
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Christchurch
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

My best friend and I went to Shunyata for relaxation and a new experience and thats exactly what we got! The pampering treatments, food and views were amazing and Paru really catered to the both of us. Paru cooks delicious healthy meals that we enjoyed whilst taking in the stunning surrounding views of Diamond Harbour. The ozone sauna was our favourite treatment and it left us feeling very refreshed. Paru's loving and friendly nature made us feel very welcomed and relaxed throughout the whole stay. The whole experience was revitalising and we will definitely go again in the near future.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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paru_12, Owner at Shunyata Health Retreat / Day Spa, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
You girls did it for yourselves and a day to remember I hope and it was lovely to
see you on your journey and keep up the massages
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2012

My husband and I spent a few days at this beautiful hidden spot in the most gorgeous part of the world, we were made to feel very special, enjoying the most amazing food, beautiful massages and superb hospitality. Paru is a very special, gifted and kind lady who makes you feel like the most important person in the world. If you think you are lost, never fear, Paru will help you find your path home. We will return. Thank you for the wonderful treat Xxxx Judy & Richard

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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paru_12, Owner at Shunyata Health Retreat / Day Spa, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
I love working with couples and what a day we had swimming in camp bay.
Of course to serve your 3 course romantic dinner was the highlight for you and myself.
Hope your love grows deeper in your gorgeous relationship and thank you for inspiriing me.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

I went to Shunyata for the ultimate retreat. The Journey sessions were intense, but really good, the pampering sessions were bliss :) fell in love with yoga there, and the food was to die for! I loved the location and the view it really helped bring peace. Paru was an excellent host and really helped me get through my journey sessions. When i left Shunyata the lump in my breast had gone and i felt pure love for myself. 6-8 months later i had lost 32kgs. I Will be re visiting!

  • Stayed December 2011
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2012

I visited here for a day spa package and was absolutely amazed. It was so much more personal than any day spa/massage I've ever visited and was a pure treat. The package included ozone sauna, massage, scrub, facial, spa bath and lunch. It was really relaxing, never felt more comfortable at a day spa in my life! Paru was the most lovely woman and everything really had that personal touch to it, she enjoys what she does and goes above and beyond in making you feel pampered. The food was delicious also :) Left feeling refreshed, was just the pick me up I needed! Oh and the scenery was stunning even on a rainy day! Would definitely look into doing a retreat, would love to spend more time there!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Shunyata Health Retreat / Day Spa
Address: 10 Rawhiti Street, Christchurch 8972, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 102 Specialty Lodging in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 & NLPAyurvedic detox & lose weight fast the healthy wayCouples Retreats with 3 course romantic dinnerDay Spa in peaceful ocean view surroundings doing more than massageBody work including cranio sacral balancingYoga, Meditation, ozone sauna & hydrotherapy bath ... more   less 

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