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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With thanks for your generosity …
Te Moata has experienced much generosity over the last few years. Below we have listed many of the gifts given and wish to extend our deep thanks for the continued support and love which pours forth from our community. Without your caring and love Te Moata would not be able to continue and flourish.

• 2 fridges and 2 gas stoves in the Centre kitchen
• Many beds
• New septic system
• Te Moata vehicle
• Managers’ house
• ($9,000 towards Managers’ house fitout – solar, fridge, fireplace)
• Decking timber for Managers’ house.
• $30,000 towards barn renovation
• Carpet in carpeted room
• Driveway upgrade
• Solar system for Centre
• Phoenix cottage wall hangings and Turkish rug
• Meditation cushions and fabric for covering meditation mats
• Sourcing of fleeces, washing and filling meditation cushions
• Vacumn cleaner
• Water pump and piping
• Stockpots
• Fijian carved fruit bowl
• Swamp kauri salad bowl
• Mulcher/chipper
• Curtains to screen above bathroom storage
• Bokashi systems
• Concrete adornments for pump dam
• Use of digger for earthworks at storage facility
• Firewood
• Gardening tools
• Garden Seats x 2
• Wheelbarrows
• Queen bed for Air Hut
• Towels, bed linen, duvets, vases, cups
• Use of neighbouring land for moving on 2 houses
• Forgiving of loans (2 at $50,000 each)
• Friends of Te Moata financial contributions
• Gifted hours from cooks, working bees, service teams, karma yoga and permaculture training
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How exciting the driveway upgrade has started. Step one, major culvert going in. ... See MoreSee Less

Loving the newly painted kitchen and Air Hut. Many thanks to the Woofers. ... See MoreSee Less

Introducing our newest cottage 'Phoenix' - a replacement for Santara which was lost to fire. This beautiful place is available to be used as a small, self-contained workshop space or accommodation during retreat downtime. ... See MoreSee Less

A job well done! The old board and batten has been removed from the outer kitchen wall due to split boards creating leaks and replaced with new boards. This process will gradually be repeated around the Centre but luckily this is the only complete wall needing to be replaced. Good to get the job done before winter really sets in. ... See MoreSee Less

Upcoming Events

May 2017

Permaculture Design Course with Trish Allen and Daniel Tohill – 13/05/2017 - 26/05/2017

Jun 2017

Zen Shiatsu and Zen Yoga Winter Retreat – 23/06/2017 - 25/06/2017
Introducing Self-Love Approach - A mindfulness-based theoretical approach to therapy/counselling – 29/06/2017 - 30/06/2017

Jul 2017

The Path of Mindfulness – 08/07/2017 - 15/07/2017

Sep 2017

Private Booking – 15/09/2017 - 17/09/2017