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

Shunyata Retreat and Day Spa - Hydrotherapy bath

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

There is Nothing More Pure in this world than the knowledge of the true self!
The power you have within you is hiding behind the shadow of fear!

WHY CHOSE SHUNYATA -
You can come anytime - you chose the time
You will be here with only 1 or 2 other people so truly one on one
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 and The Enneagram
Body work to die for - aromatouch, craniosacral balancing, reflexology etc
Yoga on the deck overlooking the ocean - exquisite
Loads of free time just for you to reflect and ;ponder
A retreat where you truly let go of past and start afresh
A retreat where your soul guides you either in this lifetime or a past- profound work

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.

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, 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 numb and not experiencing the beauty of life.



All of Shunyata's therapies are well respected and most importantly work. 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.  Recently Paru did a
round the world trip to upgrade herself and confirmed that Shunyata was on the right track to truly help people breakthrough.


Listen to Paru explain Shunyata to you in these you tube links

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bo8blAcCa8

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDKwOuu4xu4

Call Paru now 03 3294773 or email info@journeyessence.com

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.

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.

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 life.mydoterra.com/shunyata


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

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