Te Moata is a flourishing sanctuary where we celebrate life, nurture the human spirit and encourage personal responsibility through stewardship of the natural environment. We provide opportunities for the deepening of well-being through connection with self, community and nature, and a safe haven for native flora and fauna. We offer this sanctuary for the benefit of generations to come. Te Moata is a purpose-built retreat centre sitting on 344 hectares of native bush in the Coromandel Peninsula of the North Island of New Zealand. Te Moata hosts a variety of community events and a programme of retreats and residential courses . Over the last 20 years this has included Insight Meditation retreats, Yoga retreats, Dances of Universal Peace gatherings, personal and professional development groups, seasonal celebrations and women’s gatherings.

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Happy New Year everyone.

A beautiful piece of writing for our first post in 2017 to help you remember Te Moata if you haven't visited in a while. Thanks for the writing Steff.


A space for you
A space for all.
A space for thought
A space for pause/
Allow the peace to quieten your mind
Among the trees, great calm you will find.
Feel the energy moving through
It will envelop and support you.
No need to rush,
No need to push,
For all you need is among the bush.
Wwoofers call this their New Zealand home
A place to learn and a place to grow
Nourish the body and feed the mind
But, above all, just be kind.
Show kindness to yourself and each other
Then you find your mind will de-clutter.
Be present in Te Moata.
This space is like no other.

Steff Watts – Wwoofer, December 2016
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Beautiful artwork by Michael Angelo displayed at Te Moata during the Friends weekend. Great news! Michael won a prize in the fauna section for his entry "Wood Pigeon" at the Paraparaumu Art Show last month. Michael is a carver and painter of wooden murals and pictures. Most of his inspiration comes from the spiritual aspects of nature and he can be contacted on 027 6726435. He has many detailed pieces of varying sizes currently for sale. ... See MoreSee Less

UPCOMING EVENT: Early Bird Tickets Available until December 1st.

Women, Cake & Yoga: An Inspiring, Science-Based, Healthy Lifestyle Retreat

See this link:
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Several cancellations mean there are now places available on Sharda and Hugh's meditation retreat. Please check out our website.
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Oh! the joys of spring and a well loved and well tended garden. Blessings on the garden devas - greens galore!! ... See MoreSee Less

Upcoming Events

Jan 2017

The Wisdom Way of Knowing – 24/01/2017 - 29/01/2017

Feb 2017

2017 Women's Gathering - New Beginnings – 02/02/2017 - 05/02/2017
200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training - 16 Day Intensive Immersion – 12/02/2017 - 27/02/2017

Mar 2017

Kahuna Bodywork with Gaylyn Aitken (In Phoenix Cottage) – 03/03/2017 - 09/03/2017
Women, Cake & Yoga – 03/03/2017 - 05/03/2017