Easter & Christmas Retreats

Time away in the spiritual, peaceful environment of the Centre allowing you to be deeply fed on every level.

A Celebration for All

Naturally, people think of Christmas and Easter as holidays of the Christian religion. However, it is important to understand that these times are deeply spiritual beyond religious alignments. To celebrate and honor these times when the universal love gathers and is available to all who open their hearts to it is truly sacred, no matter your beliefs.

Christmas Retreat Christchurch New Zealand
Christmas Retreats

Renew your Spirit

These retreats are held in the silence to give you time to clear and cleanse ~ to become still so that you may reconnect with you inner voice ~ your intuition.

Easter Retreats

Space to Receive

Gather together for meditation morning & evening, and use the meditation room anytime throughout the retreat for stillness, contemplation & prayer. The beautiful gardens at the Centre vibrate with joy even more so on retreat. There is a spacious yoga room for resting and stretching.

Christmas Retreats

Time to Yourself

Give yourself much-need time and space to clear your mind and energy from the chaos and busyness of the world.

Christmas & Easter Retreats Christchurch

What do I do on Retreat?

Retreats are a time for you to be with yourself, following your intuition to get exactly what you need. Enjoy your time:

  • Meditating
  • Yoga and stretching
  • Relaxing in the gardens
  • Peaceful walking
  • Spiritual reading
  • Resting and contemplating
  • Enjoying delicious, nourishing food

Satsanga ~ A Gathering of Like Minds

Every Christmas Day and Easter Sunday, the Centre hosts a Satsanga Service at 10.00 am. Satsanga means ‘a gathering of like minds where there is truth’, and all are warmly invited join us in celebration of the love and stillness of Easter & Christmas. This beautiful service of song, talks, readings and meditation is a blessed time of spiritual nourishment and inspiration. A message will be read, given to us by Mata Yogananda.

This is a free service, open to all. The service time varies, but usually lasts 45 – 60 minutes. Please arrive in time to be seated by 9.45 am to prepare. Please let us know in advance if you would like to attend so that we may arrange seating. Reserve your place.

You are also welcome to join us for a light lunchtime meal following Satsanga at 1 pm.  This would give you more time to imbibe in the peace of the Centre and enjoy the gardens on these sacred days. The cost for lunch is $25. Book Lunch.

Christmas Retreat Christchurch New Zealand

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The Retreat Schedule

Christmas Retreat: December 24 – 27
Easter Retreat: Good Friday – Easter Monday

  • Arrive at 4.30 pm on Christmas Eve/Good Friday to get settled in
  • There will be a Retreat Introduction at 5 pm
  • We will share a meal together at 5.30 pm before going into the silence
  • We meet for meditation at 6 am and 7.30 pm
  • Breakfast is a light, self-serve buffet
  • Lunch is at 1.00 pm
  • Dinner is at 5.30 pm
  • Meals can be taken away to eat when/where you wish
  • On the final day, we gather to close the retreat with guidance on taking the peace with you
  • The retreat finishes following an 8.30 am breakfast
Retreat Fees

This all-inclusive 3-night retreat is $400 shared and $460 single.

While most guests wish to have their own space on retreat, the shared option is available for those who are coming with someone they know and are happy to share a room with.

Open Meditation Times

We would love for you to join us for Pure Meditation throughout these special times:

Mornings 6 am
Evenings 7.30 pm

Midnight Meditations:
Easter Sunday
Christmas Eve
New Year’s Eve

Celebrations around the World

In addition to Christchurch, Gurudeva’s Easter Messages and Services will be held at the following Centres around the world:

Waiwera, Auckland, NZ
SevaLight Retreat Centre
(+64) 09 421 1404

Titirangi, Auckland, NZ
Angelà Main
(+64) 09 817 8738

Michigan, United States
SevaLight Retreat Centre
(+001) 517 641 6204

Vancouver, Canada
SevaLight Retreat Centre
(+001) 604 740 0898

New South Wales, Australia
SevaLight Retreat Centre
(+61) 415 543 473