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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Permaculture Design Certificate
May 13-26 2017

This 13 day intensive residential course fulfills the standard requirements of the international permaculture curriculum. All participants who complete the course will receive a Permaculture Design Certificate. The course will
• Give a good understanding of the ethics, principles and patterns of permanent design
• Cover sustainable living systems for a wide variety of landscapes and climates
• Convey a general understanding of a wide range of common strategies and techniques
• Explore the implications of social change towards ecological sustainability
• Assist students to access resources required to actively take the course philosophy and methodology into their future life.

Course Information Cost Price $NZ 1,800 fully inclusive of tuition, accommodation and food. Day attendees by arrangement.
Bookings essential, $500 deposit required. $100 early bird discount if registered and paid in full before February 1st. Numbers limited; prompt registration encouraged. A limited number of scholarships are available through Earthskin Trust. The middle day of the course will be a day off to allow participants to recharge their batteries. Breakfast will be the only meal supplied that day as many take advantage of the day to visit other parts of the Coromandel. Contact Email: temoata@xtra.co.nz Web:
Phone: 07 868 8798
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The two faces of the Te Moata stream - peaceful, gentle and calm and now a roaring torrent of churning water. Anyone for some white water rafting? ... See MoreSee Less

Come on down to Te Moata - there are some seriously mouth-watering treats coming from the kitchen compliments of Hadrien and Jessie. See you and your taste buds soon! ... See MoreSee Less

'Woodshed Wanderings'
The wood shed from the top of the driveway has been emptied and moved to the newly levelled storage area. This will create space for a second, much needed water tank. A mammoth task! With thanks to Dave and helpers. Another job ticked off the ever expanding Te Moata 'to do' list
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Te Moata shared Yogacara Yoga Teacher Training's post. ... See MoreSee Less

Day 5 of #Yoga Teacher Training in #NewZealand at Te Moata ~ Students are learning so much and already teaching.

Thanks Heidi for sharing your silent retreat time at Te Moata. ... See MoreSee Less

I was on a solo, silent retreat again last week at Te Moata on the Coromandel in support of my mindfulness practice. This time, I stayed in 2 of the huts in the mts. Alone out in the middle of the bush. It was amazing. On a silent retreat, I unplug from everything. In the silence,I have a chance to catch up with myself. A time for introspection & maybe course correction. With all the meditation, the body & mind get really calm. Nature is very soothing. I highly recommend it. Here are a few pics. Te Moata is the site for our "Women, Cake & Yoga" retreat this March. However, for that we will be down at the main Centre.