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.

Latest news

'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.

Watch this great informative clip on Women, Cake and Yoga being held at Te Moata 3-5 March 2017. ... See MoreSee Less

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 Events

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
Enlivening the Heart of Compassion with Sharda Rogell and Jeremy Logan – 10/03/2017 - 19/03/2017

Apr 2017

Wise Women Retreat – 03/04/2017 - 07/04/2017
Dances of Universal Peace Easter Gathering with Marnie and Friends – 13/04/2017 - 16/04/2017