Shunyata Retreat and Day Spa - The unique retreat with the personal touch

Shunyata Retreat and Day Spa - The unique retreat with the personal touch

Retreat NZ

Shunyata Retreat and Day Spa - for an individually tailored experience, because here it's all about you! 

You can come anytime - not fixed dates with groups of people

It will give you the chance to reset, reclaim and renew as you explore aspects yourself long forgotten or never discovered.


Paru travels the world and updates on cutting edge therapies for both physical and emotional healing
You can come anytime - you chose the time
You will be here with only 1 or 2 other people so truly one on one so you get to the core of your problem
The most amazing detox known for thousands of years with Ayurveda - body, mind, soul
The most deeply to the core emotional healing with The Journey method and The Enneagram
Body work to die for - aromatouch, craniosacral balancing, reflexology etc
The Highest Vibrational Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils - Doterra Essential Oils New Zealand
Yoga on the deck overlooking the ocean - exquisite
Afternoons free  just for you to reflect and ponder
Retreats where you truly let go of past and start afresh - holiday leaving the baggage behind
A retreat where you meet your essence, your soul, your highest self
Possibility of amazing excursions to Akaroa and Castle Hill


This retreat offers profound therapy for anxiety and fear, depression, addiction, pain and physical illness and relationship breakdown. 

Shunyata is a place of nurturing, caring, love, and has a spiritual healing energy. It is based in a beautiful, peaceful home in Diamond Harbour, Christchurch. It has many private spaces (including our amazing yoga deck) to relax and look out at the gorgeous bay and surrounding hills, lovely wild English gardens as well as a spa bathroom, modern kitchen, private bedrooms, treatment rooms and lounge and chi machine and 
tachon cocoon.

If you have time to explore, there are many stunning coastal walks around Shunyata as well as three volcanic beaches just 10 minutes away. Paru also offers day excursions if you wish to get out and explore the surrounding areas.

At Shunyata we help you let go of unconscious and habitual patterns of behaviour by using tools such as The Journey method,  mindfulness, the Enneagram, yoga, meditation, nourishing food and body work. We help you to open your heart because, if our hearts aren’t open, we are not experiencing the beauty of life.

NZ Yoga Retreat

All of Shunyata's therapies are well respected and most importantly work to get to the core of major issues. It was the first retreat to offer The Journey in 2005, now five other retreats in Australasia are offering The Journey – it truly works as the ultimate clearing of emotional blocks. The change is on a cellular level. Please refer to the services pages for more information on Shunyata's therapies.  Every winter Paru travels the world to update her with the leaders in the field of consciousness, healing and essential oils.


We are not 5 star accommodation,  but if you are into treatments, views, therapies and amazing food we would rate ourselves nearly 5 star for 3 star prices.


Call Paru now 03 3294773 or  0272 777734 or email

from overseas +64 3 3294773 or +64 272 777734

About Paru

About Paru (name given to her by her master meaning “Fire of Love”)

Paru is a Kiwi returning home after travelling the world for 27 years. She learnt French and Spanish and was then a travel agent for 20 years in Australia.

She got her wake up call 20 years ago by losing custody of her child. She opened Shunyata because she would have loved a place to heal the pain and suffering she encountered and has been on a journey to this day learning everything about health, healing and spirituality full time. She has continued on her path of awakening for the last 30 years and feels totally aware to get to the core of your issue.

Her commitment to you is being up to date with the most advanced and innovative Health, healing & spiritual advancements world wide and she travels often to do this.
She loves her work – what a job – helping people find their true selves!

When she's not upgrading Shunyata in some form or other she adores cooking and travelling and is always scouting for new sometimes healthy and sometimes naughty recipes to feed you.  Her latest love is the doterra essential oils that help us overcome all the stresses of daily

Her qualifications include

Qualified Journey Therapist – Australian trained
Qualifed cranio-sacral and massage therapist – Australian and Indian trained
Ayurvedic therapist – Indian trained
Yoga Teacher – Indian trained
Relationship counsellor – Australian trained
Reiki Master
Aromatouch certification
Reflexogist - bali trained
Doterra Essential Oils - trained in New Zealand and Australia
Oneness Blessing Giver - trained in New Zealand and India

Call Us

03 329 4773

027 277 7734

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