Shunyata Retreat and Day Spa - for yoga retreats

Shunyata Retreat and Day Spa - for yoga retreats

Shunyata Yoga Retreat allows to practice yoga in a beautiful private setting


Even Yoga teachers dream of doing yoga here on the deck overlooking the gorgeous ocean with birdsong

Yoga classes can be very intimidating, but here at Shunyata you will find the privacy and tranquility to fully appreciate each position, and really feel each breath. Usually done on the deck overlooking the ocean, you will be stretched, corrected and opened with a combination of Iyengar and feminine opening and as the days progress you will experience increased flexibility and feel any aches and pains melt away.

Paru was trained in India by an amazing teacher who worked with Iyengar's daughter and whose yoga book was underwritten by the Indian Government, specialising in using yoga to heal body issues like sore knees and backs. When Paru first opened Shunyata 10 years ago, she just wanted to get people to start or restart yoga again for the health benefits as we go into old age - and nearly everyone is doing that.

The healing effects of Yoga

Yoga helps us to grow old gracefully, helping with our posture, lubricating the joints and strengthening our bodies. Shunyata Retreat and Day Spa offers a fantastic yoga retreat, whether you are trying yoga for the first time, start back again, or have a specific aim to heal aches and pains that have been with you for life.

There is nothing as beautiful as doing yoga on the deck overlooking the ocean with the breeze touching the skin - sheer bliss  Even the yoga teachers want to run a retreat here.

I have found that the week doing a yoga retreat with you Paru has truly addressed, like never before, my knee issue and I don't feel I need a cartilage operation anymore. Thank you for the exercises I will keep them up ~ Carolyn Auckland


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Meditation at Shunyata Retreat and Day Spa

Many people feel they can’t meditate; the western mind finds it hard to be still. Paru started with active meditations, dynamic in the morning, kundalini shaking in the afternoon and went on to do many dance meditations.

The most important part of meditation is that the mind has some stillness in order to gain clarity. Here at Shunyata, most evenings we will sit with a beautiful guided meditation that truly teaches the mind to be still. Maybe we need to dance before, maybe you need to let go of all that stuck energy in the body and be dynamic – whatever your needs, we will address them. Recently, Paru returned from USA and India  with amazing new meditations from world renown teachers. The most gorgeous one is sunrise meditation on the deck.

There is nothing more peaceful and nourishing than sitting with the birdsong as the sun melts on the mountain behind, Paru cooking a delicious feast in the kitchen as you come to a blissful stillness after a day of true opening.


Thank you for the amazing variety of meditations and DVD's I have experienced this week. I had given up the idea of ever meditating again but will now take this quiet time on a regular basis ~ June Coramandel

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