Shunyata Retreat & Day Spa News Feed http://www.journeyessence.com Shunyata Retreat & Day Spa Awakening Through Traumahttp://www.journeyessence.com/news/231/Awakening-Through-Trauma<p>There is nothing more resilient than the human spirit!</p> <p>No one can take away your worth from you!</p> <p>It&rsquo;s not what happens to us in life that defines who we are, we all have a story, it&rsquo;s the decisions and choices we make that defines us!</p> <p>Brandon Bays from the Journey says &ldquo;Everything that comes to us is a gift from god if we use it in the right way and Paru says &ldquo;Do we want to grow up or grow old&rdquo;.</p> <p>The Sufi poet Rumi says that &ldquo;<em>Humanity is asleep&rdquo;&nbsp; </em>yet in every human being exists the potential to know the true self.&nbsp;Someone deeply connected to their essential self&nbsp;experiences life without filters, and is able to be in acceptance of what is. However, due to conditioning or difficult life experiences, it is possible to lose touch with our true nature.</p> <p>People go on a spiritual search because they wish to relieve the suffering they feel, to assuage their sense that&nbsp;life is meaningless, to tap into their longing for a connection to something bigger, to the divine.&nbsp;Trauma can inhibit this spiritual growth because when people encounter an experience they can&rsquo;t handle, they often resort to survival instinct of fight or flee. But the truth is that any suppressed feelings or disconnection from your true nature will return at a later stage. They will not go away on their own, and this is the biggest problem.</p> <p>The gift and the healing can be found when someone realizes that their suffering is a gateway to their spiritual path. If they are able to face the pain they feel then they will know the truth that spiritual work gives a deeper meaning to the trauma.In times of our greatest difficulty and suffering can be found the seeds of&nbsp; spiritual opening and discovery. Our pain does not have to be something to be &ldquo;dealt with&rdquo; on the path to spiritual awakening: the pain can <em>become</em> the path itself. It is common for people who embark on a spiritual journey to find themselves encountering difficult places in themselves, along with unresolved traumas which require attention and care. If these issues are not addressed skillfully and carefully, it can result in more &ldquo;stuckness,&rdquo;suffering, and confusion at a time when they are seeking the pathway to true connection to the essential self. This is why the work done at Shunyata Retreat and Day Spa is called is called Journeyessence, as it leads the human back to its true nature of Love.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>Using modalities such as the &ldquo;Journey&rdquo; and the Enneagram, Paru helps her clients reconnect to their source, bringing them back into alignment with their true nature.&nbsp;The process goes beyond&nbsp; meditation, positive mindset and simply healthy lifestyle changes. Through various techniques Paru is able to guide you back to the&nbsp; infinite intelligence inside you. This deep healing can free you from physical illness and emotional issues such as low self-esteem, stress, anger, guilt and shame, grief, depression, panic attacks, phobias, anxiety, shutdown, abuse of all types and childhood trauma, pain and lack of confidence.&nbsp; Some people think trauma is like PTSD but trauma can appear from a parent&#39;s divorce as a child.</p> <p>Using the Enneagram can help uncover patterns of unconscious behaviour that mask core wounds. With gentle yet powerful support, Paru is committed to helping people own their shadow aspects so that they do not fall into the trap of spiritual bypass.&nbsp;</p> <p>Paru has made it her life&rsquo;s work to explore these essential topics:</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Undoing patterns of pride and arrogance</li> <li>Dealing with the self critic</li> <li>Opening to the power of a compassionate heart</li> <li>Healing guilt and shame</li> <li>Accepting and working with sexual energy</li> <li>Overcoming unworthiness</li> <li>Dismantling Tragic/romantic notions about love</li> <li>Understanding the core wound of addictive behaviour</li> <li><br /> &nbsp;</li> </ul> <p>(Metaphysical)</p> <ul> <li>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;What is the ego and how we identify with it</li> <li>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The power of presence for inner healing</li> <li>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; What it means to have the desire to be truly free&nbsp;</li> <li>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;The path of endless enlightenment</li> <li>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The many faces of shame</li> <li>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The power of compassion in supporting inner opening</li> <li>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;How to cultivate a love of truth</li> <li>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The ways we hide from our truth and true nature</li> <li>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; The meaning of true surrender</li> <li>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;How to build inner support and holding</li> <li>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;The theory of holes and how suffering can be a portal</li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Many top leaders in the field know about trauma or know about the enneagram and spiritual growth and have never pooled them, but Paru has spent 20 years using these two modalities that truly allow for freedom.Though her inner work, Paru has come to know herself as selfless love. She looks forward to sharing the tools she has developed to help you on the amazing journey of growing up.</p> <p><em>This work truly addresses so many things and where Paru has had the most success in the last 17 years is:</em></p> <ul> <li><em>depression</em></li> <li><em>sexual abuse</em></li> <li><em>fertility issues</em></li> <li><em>shutdown after relationship breakups</em></li> <li><em>phobias</em></li> <li><em>addictions</em></li> <li><em>low self worth</em></li> </ul> <p>You could spend a year in counselling or come and address your issue in just 1-3 sessions<br /> call Paru now 0272 777734 or email <a href="mailto:info@journeyessence.com">info@journeyessence.com</a> to book your ultimate healing day or 3&nbsp; or 5 day retreat.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>1632312000http://www.journeyessence.com/news/231/Awakening-Through-Traumahttp://www.journeyessence.com534Awakening Through Traumahttp://www.journeyessence.com/news/231/Awakening-Through-Trauma Healing Retreat NZ that addresses Emotional Issueshttp://www.journeyessence.com/news/222/Healing-Retreat-NZ-that-addresses-Emotional-Issues<h3>Why You Need to do a session of TheJourney with the Enneagram</h3> <strong><em>Emotional Stress</em></strong><em> </em>is more predictive of death from cancer or cardiovascular disease from smoking<br /> British Journal of Psychology<br /> <br /> Whether you are looking for a Health Retreat, a Wellness Retreat Shunyata offers it all and on top of this is the<strong> best Healing Retreat NZ</strong> <h3><strong>Importance of Emotional Health</strong></h3> <p><br /> Well you&#39;ve heard o<strong>f eft&nbsp; or tapping&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;and don&#39;t get me wrong this is great, as emotional work is 80% important in all healing and all help is needed but&nbsp;<strong>TheJourney&nbsp;</strong>teaches you how to be with your emotions, your level of<strong> eq,&nbsp;</strong>something that should be taught in schools.</p> <p>Who am I to talk about this &ndash; well it started back in the 90&rsquo;s where I had this real knowing that you could heal anything &ndash; not to know that over 30 years later I would be on a path myself and 20 years helping others at Shunyata<strong> Retreat</strong> in New Zealand.<br /> <br /> <strong>&nbsp;Counselling Christchurch</strong></p> <p>Before this book comes through me&quot;&nbsp;<strong>How to Grow Up instead of Growing Old&quot; &ndash;&nbsp;</strong>observing people through the eyes of the<strong> enneagram test</strong>&nbsp;here is some amazing tips I have collected and in the 17 years&nbsp;&nbsp;working full time at Shunyata.<br /> You can&#39;t do true healing from the mind that is full of fear, doubt and judgement and it would take<br /> you a year of<strong> counselling</strong> to come to the true benefits of one journey with the unconcious patterns of the enneagram.&nbsp;</p> <h3><a href="/emotional-healing-and-the-enneagram" data-object-ref="scm_sub_page_content:2"><strong>Enneagram test</strong></a></h3> <p>1. The behaviour patterns in The Enneagram &ndash; get to the core of the blocks and suffering individually on a physical, emotional &amp; spiritual way.</p> <p>2. One of the&nbsp;&nbsp;main causes of illnesses like <strong>,&nbsp;cance</strong>r<strong>&nbsp;autoimmune disorders</strong>&nbsp; and<strong> addiction</strong> is <strong>childhood trauma</strong> stored in the cells and unmet anger, sadness and grief, deal with in The Journey with the Enneagram.</p> <p>3. We need to let go of woundology and<strong> victim mentality</strong>&nbsp;which carries psychic weights and don&rsquo;t allow us to move forward.</p> <p>4. Getting to who who we truly are are and not our unconcious patterns &ndash; The enneagram <strong>cultivates self awareness,</strong>self knowlege.&amp;<strong> Mindfulness</strong></p> <p>5. We need to let go of greed, <strong>fears &amp; Phobias,</strong>&nbsp;vengeance, blame and entitlement. These times have&nbsp;been the best teacher in this one.</p> <p>6. If the mind is full of fear, doubt and judgement &ndash; we need to bring awareness to negative vocabulary and become more body centred and ultimately takes us to soul healing.</p> <p>7. Developing a loving relationship and true <strong>intimate</strong> connection&nbsp;with the wisdom of the body- it speaks truth.</p> <p>8. The importance of<strong> forgiveness</strong> from the soul which we can&rsquo;t always do on our own- continue bitter of better. Also done in the journey at a campfire.&nbsp; You need someone to hold you to your<br /> best so your<strong> forgiveness</strong> is authentic.</p> <p>9. <strong>TheJourney</strong> method is amazing for this including uncovering memories of trauma in a safe place&nbsp; and bringing you to your essence.</p> <p>10. The importance of relationship with a higher power and moving from love of power to power of love through prayer.</p> <p>11. Letting why we&nbsp;<strong>procrastiinate</strong> which causes bitterness and hatred towards self and others and embracing change &ndash; sometimes so hard to face.</p> <p>12. Removing limited belief patterns and knowing real truth&nbsp;and helping us to speak truth beyond unconcious patterns.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Call Paru now<a href="tel:0272777734"> 0272 777734 </a>to either come for a retreat at Shunyata<br /> <a href="https://www.journeyessence.com//p p&nbsp;/p">https://www.journeyessence.com/</p> <p>&nbsp;</p></a>1630152000http://www.journeyessence.com/news/222/Healing-Retreat-NZ-that-addresses-Emotional-Issueshttp://www.journeyessence.com523Healing Retreat NZ that addresses Emotional Issueshttp://www.journeyessence.com/news/222/Healing-Retreat-NZ-that-addresses-Emotional-Issues Day Spa Christchurch with a differencehttp://www.journeyessence.com/news/230/Day-Spa-Christchurch-with-a-difference<p><strong>Day Spa Christchurch </strong>with a difference</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Banks Penin</strong><strong>su</strong><strong>la</strong> is one of the top places to visit in Christchurch and Diamond Harbour is easy to access from Christchurch , the opposite side to<strong> Akaroa</strong>&ndash; just 45 mins by car from Christchurch city and&nbsp; airport and 10 min by ferry from Lyttelton where Paru will meet you off the ferry.</p> <p><strong>Shunyata</strong> is a peaceful ocean view paradise, in fact you can see out to South America from her place and everyone that arrives just relaxes straight away with the view .Paru has travelled the world and never been in a place that hasn&rsquo;t developed hardly at all in 17 years &ndash; the untouched paradise. The peace, the smell of gorgeous <strong>essential oils </strong>takes you deeply into sublime stillness, which is the meaning of <strong>Shunyata.</strong><br /> &nbsp;</p> <h3><strong>Massage Christchurch</strong></h3> <p><strong>Massage therapist Paru</strong>, can take you to another level having done most of her training in Byron Bay and India, she promises a <strong>spa retreat </strong>day to remember. Her favourite sessions are the Aromatouch Essential Oil <strong>Massage </strong>to detress, detox, break down inflammation and bring the body back to balance and of course <strong>sacral cranial therapy </strong>that ensures a natural facelift as the body goes into complete relaxation and deep seated body pain melts away with the essential oils.But la creme de la creme if you truly want a shift is the Ultimate Healing Day.&nbsp; All Day Spa<br /> treatments include an <strong>ozone&nbsp;</strong>sauna, so needed in these times of viruses and immune boosting.<br /> <br /> Do yourself a favour and get away from the city &ndash; with the best <strong>day spa christchurch</strong>&nbsp;which is beyond a <strong>massage spa.</strong></p> <p><strong>Girls Day Out</strong> &ndash;3 hrs - incl ozone sauna (great for viruses) 2 bodywork sessions and lunch $200</p> <p><a href="/day-spa" data-object-ref="scm_sub_page_content:5">https://www.journeyessence.com/day-spa</a></p> <p>or if it&rsquo;s healing ,empowerment, direction &amp; clarity you need in these crazy times, getting to the core of depression, trauma, addictions, illness, anxiety,grief, anger management and shutdown</p> <p>then the <strong> Ultimate Healing Day </strong>= 5 hours &ndash; $300 inc enneagram, journey, sauna, lunch &amp; body work</p> <p><a href="/emotional-healing-and-the-enneagram" data-object-ref="scm_sub_page_content:2">https://www.journeyessence.com/emotional-healing-and-the-enneagram</a></p> <p>or if you are hunting for<strong> akaroa accommodation, </strong>you can&rsquo;t go wrong with <strong>retreats nz</strong>&nbsp;coming and staying in our paradise where you leave your baggage behind at a<strong> healing retreat nz&nbsp;</strong>extraordinaire</p> <p><a href="/retreat-pricing" data-object-ref="scm_sub_page_content:18">https://www.journeyessence.com/retreat-pricing</a><br /> <br /> <a href="tel: 0272 777734">tel: 0272 777734</a>&nbsp;or email <a href="mailto:info@journeyessence.com">info@journeyessence.com</a> for your true transformation</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>1629892800http://www.journeyessence.com/news/230/Day-Spa-Christchurch-with-a-differencehttp://www.journeyessence.com531Day Spa Christchurch with a differencehttp://www.journeyessence.com/news/230/Day-Spa-Christchurch-with-a-difference Essential Oils Used at Shunyata and Why we couldn't do without themhttp://www.journeyessence.com/news/229/Essential-Oils-Used-at-Shunyata-and-Why-we-couldn-t-do-without-them<em>Life is hard enough - why shouldn&#39;t we make it easier with something, pure and gorgeous smelling that lifts you into deliciousness to make your day easier?</em> <p><strong>Essential oils</strong> have been around since year dot and have been an amazing tool for both emotional and physical ailments but <strong>doterra oils</strong> have taken the world by storm and even though living in Byron Bay, Paru used many oils and had many of her clients at Flight Centre representing Essential Oil companies, she has never seen the profound effects &amp; vibrancy of the<strong> </strong><strong>doterra </strong><strong>nz </strong>&nbsp;in her retreat in the last 6 years.&nbsp; The smell of pure<strong>&nbsp;essences&nbsp;</strong>at Shuyata helps you to let go and relax totally.</p> <p><strong>Essential Oils of NZ</strong></p> <p>First finding these beauties when she suffered <strong>candida symptoms </strong>and after spending thousands of dollars on naturopaths and people in the field she finally did the <strong>cleanse</strong>&nbsp;beyond all cleanses and was finally <strong>Candidiasis</strong> free.</p> <p>Over the last 6 years she is a great believer that life is hard enough and <strong>doterra nz</strong>&nbsp;can purely and naturally deal with so many problems.</p> <p><strong>Where I Use My Essential Oils in my life and at Shunyata</strong></p> <p>I use them in cooking because they are so pure &ndash; from my wild orange fudge to chia pudding,the best chai in the world with health benefits and the sauce in my pasta dishes. And for a wicked mocktail instead of drinking alcohol. The oils not only lift the taste of the food but have huge health benefits as well and people who know Paru love her food.</p> <p>For energy, pick up and also relaxation in the hydrotherapy bath, for yoga and meditation to come into the body, grounded and out of the mind.</p> <p>In my <strong>massage </strong>sessions for deep seated pain and problems that have been longstanding and of course<strong> sacral cranial therapy&nbsp; </strong>and<strong> reflexology</strong>&nbsp;with the oils, miracles happen. For <strong>sleeping&nbsp;</strong>at night &ndash; so crucial in these times, right down to&nbsp;<strong>How to get rid of hemorrhoids -</strong>when I overdo things, <strong> </strong>so fast these days I don&rsquo;t even need to use my<strong> ozone</strong> sauna</p> <p>For forgiveness in the Journey process and to help with<strong> anxious </strong>feelings As the Journey method and the<strong> enneagram test </strong>truly helps with depression &ndash; we also have an oil for supporting that.When I do the <strong>cleanse </strong>or detox with the clients,&nbsp; there is a great oil to assist with <strong>inflammation</strong> and learn about&nbsp;<strong>anti inflamatory foods</strong> and of course <strong>best way to lose weight </strong>and the benefits of<strong> intermittent fasting. </strong>This oil works on metabolism and takes away the appetite<strong>.Stress</strong>&nbsp;,which is the main problem for so many people and why they come for a <strong>retreat,</strong><br /> Paru has an amazing<strong> essential oil</strong> for that.</p> <p>If you are <strong>empathic</strong> like Paru, we are drawn to smells and with the purity of these amazing oils &ndash; you are uplifted instantly, with the difusers, on the body, in the bath and helping the detox and weight loss, and finally for<strong> intimate </strong>connections in the <strong>romantic weekend gettaways </strong>we have sublime oils to help that in the hydrotherapy bath and the 3 course romantic dinner.<br /> Occasionaly we might have a few too many wines - have a <strong>hangover cure </strong>that works amazingly<br /> <strong>Headaches</strong> come up often when detoxing - there is an amazing oil and no need for panadol..<br /> <strong>Hot flashes and energy boosting</strong> is amazing with peppermint oil.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>Part of&nbsp;the <strong>retreat </strong>programmes&nbsp; is an energy reading here at Shunyata that goes into the emotional component of what is going on with you in the subconscious and this relates so deeply to the clients beyond the enneagram.Finally there is a lot of illnesses supported with with these high frequency essential oils including&nbsp;<strong>autoimmune </strong>and <strong>cancer </strong>that have had amazing results so combined with all the other amazing healing techniques &ndash; these oils have taken Shunyata to another level with <strong>Symphony of the Cells </strong>which Paru has also been trained in.<br /> <br /> <br /> There was some bad press a couple of years ago by a disgruntled aromatherapist,&nbsp;&nbsp;but if you do your research, this company has over 11million people in the world using these amazing oils for everything pure and natural.&nbsp; I love their co-impact sourcing initiatives where they give back and&nbsp;<br /> how they align&nbsp; with my deepest values integrity, equanimity, equality and inspiring me constantly for the next step in life so I can keep inspiring my clients.</p> <p>So all in all, Shunyata and the healng has risen to another level in the last 6 years with <strong>doterra oils</strong><br /> If you want to know more about Shunyata or doterra call Paru&nbsp;<a href="tel:0272777734">tel:0272777734</a>&nbsp;or go to her doterra page&nbsp;<a href="/doterra-essential-oils-new-zealand" data-object-ref="scm_sub_page_content:20">Pure High Vibrancy Essential Oils</a>&nbsp;or email info@journeyessence.com</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>1629720000http://www.journeyessence.com/news/229/Essential-Oils-Used-at-Shunyata-and-Why-we-couldn-t-do-without-themhttp://www.journeyessence.com530Essential Oils Used at Shunyata and Why we couldn't do without themhttp://www.journeyessence.com/news/229/Essential-Oils-Used-at-Shunyata-and-Why-we-couldn-t-do-without-them Spring into Spring - Healthy Weight Loss Retreat - http://www.journeyessence.com/news/208/Spring-into-Spring-Healthy-Weight-Loss-Retreat<strong>Spring into Summer Loving Your Body the Healthy Way</strong> <h3><strong>Best Weight Loss Retreat NZ</strong></h3> <p>&nbsp;I have been on a huge journey myself as I age and tried so so many things - so we will find what works for you based on your <strong>ayurveda&nbsp;</strong>type.&nbsp; At shunyata it is very much individual - one on one - so we address what will work for you.</p> <strong>Best Way to Lose Weight</strong> <p><em>Have you put on those extra kilos over covid and can&rsquo;t seem to get motivated to shift them?<br /> Are you, like me, lost some of your willpower when it comes to<strong> healthy foods?</strong><br /> Have you got to the stage where you don&rsquo;t like yourself or your body?<br /> Do you want to know <strong>How to lose belly fat&nbsp;</strong>ayurveda style?</em></p> <p>Well <strong>Shunyata Retrea</strong>t will do it for you &ndash; you will leave&nbsp;motivated, inspired and alive and on track for summer - guaranteed. In most other retreats you are just one of a crowd, but at Shunyata&nbsp; not only will we do the <strong>healthy eating</strong> part, but we will address all emotional issues, blocks and it will be all about you and only you and you will have the best <strong>wellness retreat nz</strong>&nbsp;&nbsp;where you leave your baggage behind.</p> <h3><strong>Lose Weight Fast the Healthy Way</strong></h3> <p>We will look at the <strong>liver cleansing diet</strong> which is the <strong>best way to lose weight </strong>ayurveda style&nbsp;&nbsp;<strong>intermittent fasting</strong>, which is <strong>fasting weight loss</strong> extrodainare&nbsp;&nbsp;that truly works to keep weight off&nbsp; You will<strong> cleanse&nbsp;</strong>without feeling deprived and we will also address<strong> hypnotherapy</strong><br /> <strong>for weight loss</strong> and best of all we have an<strong>&nbsp;ozone&nbsp;</strong>sauna which burns 600 calories and many machines to help with <strong>BMR &amp; Metabolism</strong>. <strong>Gut Health</strong> is also addressed.&nbsp;But most of all it is all done for you, you just have to sit back, do <strong>yoga</strong> in the morning and&nbsp; gorgeous coastal walks, receive sublime <strong>massage,&nbsp;</strong>have a little courage to do <strong>thejourney&nbsp;</strong>which gets to the core of the emotional issues and read, meditate&nbsp;and write in your journal the outstanding discoveries of <strong>wellness&nbsp;</strong>tailored uniquely for you.<br /> <br /> <em><a href="https://www.tripadvisor.co.nz/ShowUserReviews-g255118-d3251599-r752476948-Shunyata_Retreat_and_Day_Spa-Christchurch_Canterbury_Region_South_Island.html">Beautiful location and delicious food</a><br /> I was in Shunyata for a detox retreat and it was a most wonderful experience. Paru was so caring, and cooked the most delicious and nutricious meals.Her Journey session and treatments were life changing! She introduced me to the Enneagram types and I felt so empowered to know my type and to know how powerful and truly unique I am! I can&#39;t want to go back! :&nbsp; Pow Sydney<br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.tripadvisor.co.nz/ShowUserReviews-g255118-d3251599-r666586465-Shunyata_Retreat_and_Day_Spa-Christchurch_Canterbury_Region_South_Island.html">5 day mind and body retreat, reinforce and refresh</a><br /> When I signed up to Shunyata I was nervous, vulnerable and had expectations of what I thought I needed. It took me several months to find somewhere that I felt was right for me. Once I locked in Shunyata I was determined. I was emailed beforehand by Paru asking me lots of information about myself; my lifestyle and my habits (good and bad). I arrived at Diamond Harbour and was greeted with a massive HUG and a big smile by Paru and I immediately knew that I would be in good hands (literally). Each day brought physical and mental challenges and raised my self awareness. It wasn&#39;t easy, it shouldn&#39;t be! It wasn&#39;t someone telling my what to do and how to do it! It was about lifting my awareness and belief in myself. After 5 days I felt amazing; light, clear, appreciation, forgiveness and appreciation. I lost 6kg in 8 days and I left with a love for food in moderation, forgiveness in infancy and love in abundance. Thank you Paru.&nbsp; Marin Napier</em><br /> <br /> <strong>Abour Paru - I was a food addict</strong><br /> <br /> I have to admit that food is my life and even after many years of therapy and learning to love<br /> my body, don&#39;t get me wrong - I look back and have come a long way , but&nbsp;I&rsquo;m 64&nbsp;now and finding that my <strong>metabolism</strong> has slowed down incredibly and knowing all I know and trying so many things that could have been wrong, just couldn&rsquo;t shift the weight that used to be easy.&nbsp; I am not suffering from<strong>&nbsp;Hypothyroidism, </strong>but have discovered my <strong>thyroid&nbsp;</strong>health is important. Combined with covid and the stresses that add to it which increase<strong> emotional eating</strong> &ndash; I am&nbsp;finally on the way down to that new, loved and cherished body that has energy, lifeforce and juice for life again for spring.&nbsp; &nbsp;I hadn&#39;t eaten badly, just too much and used it as a reward and crutch in life.The<strong> belly fat </strong>had to go.&nbsp; I am so so excited to share these tips of years and years of healthy weight loss.Not only will you love your body. It&nbsp;&nbsp;will prevent<strong> diabetes</strong>, reduce the risk of <strong>dementia and obesity</strong>, power up your brain,elimate<strong> toxins</strong>, boost your mood and motivation and clear i<strong>nflammation</strong> in the body and boost your <strong>immune.</strong><br /> <br /> &nbsp;For 17&nbsp;years I have been helping people physically, emotionally and spiritually to be the best version of themselves. I have noticed over covid that so many online courses lose the personal touch and you just become one in a wheel of names, and want to offer a<strong> weight los</strong>s that combines back touch, personal attention and inspiration and love.&nbsp;<br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwIdMEwiBik&amp;t=73s">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwIdMEwiBik&amp;t=73s&nbsp; &nbsp;Latest video on shunyata</a><br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.journeyessence.com/detox-weight-loss/p pMy">https://www.journeyessence.com/detox-weight-loss</a></p> <a href="https://www.journeyessence.com/detox-weight-loss/p pMy"> </a> <p><a href="https://www.journeyessence.com/detox-weight-loss/p pMy">My</a> promise to you:</p> <ul> <li> <p>Address you, your particular constitution and your uniqueness (not one boot fits all)</p> </li> <li> <p>Give up <strong>sugar cravings </strong>and have gorgeous sugar free treat recipes to take home</p> </li> <li> <p>South Island based &ndash; no need for flights or cancellation with covid</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>Emotional Healing Retreat </strong>&nbsp;benefits second to none with the journey and the enneagram</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>Gut&nbsp; health</strong> reset where health begins and ends</p> </li> <li> <p><strong>Ayurveda Liver cleanse</strong> to start&nbsp; where people have dropped up to 5kg in 5 days.</p> </li> <li>Say goodbye to diets and have a new way of living</li> <li>Boost your immune in these volatile times with <strong>ozone therapy</strong></li> <li>Healthy and come from ayurveda prospective (ancient wisdom) body mind soul</li> <li> <p>Long Term weight loss that stays off&ndash; after leaving you will be inspired&nbsp;&nbsp;to keep going and lots of tips to help.</p> </li> <li> <p>Combines all of<strong> emotional, physical and spiritual health</strong>&ndash; your<strong> addictions</strong>&nbsp;&amp; behaviours addressed</p> </li> <li>You will have a holiday where everything is done for you - every woman needs this</li> </ul> &nbsp;I will call myself the expert on healthy<strong> weight loss</strong> after all I have researched. I love food but now I am loving my body and food more and more each day and so will you.<br /> <br /> <strong>https://www.journeyessence.com/detox-weight-loss</strong><br /> <br /> so don&#39;t delay call or text now 0272 777734 or email <a href="mailto:info@journeyessence.com">info@journeyessence.com</a> to<br /> book your space - remember to get your deposit in to get your freebies<br /> <br /> #weightloss#weightlossretreat#detoxforweightloss#retreat#wellnessretreats#loseweightfast#rebelwilsonweightloss#springdetox#detoxforspring#nzdetoxretreat# <p>&nbsp;</p>1629633600http://www.journeyessence.com/news/208/Spring-into-Spring-Healthy-Weight-Loss-Retreathttp://www.journeyessence.com485Spring into Spring - Healthy Weight Loss Retreat - http://www.journeyessence.com/news/208/Spring-into-Spring-Healthy-Weight-Loss-Retreat Don’t Give Up on Love – A Healthy Relationship is your Birthrighthttp://www.journeyessence.com/news/219/Don-t-Give-Up-on-Love-A-Healthy-Relationship-is-your-Birthright<h3><a href="/couples-counselling/relationship-coach" data-object-ref="scm_sub_page_content:4">Couples Counselling</a></h3> <p><br /> It breaks my heart to observe many people who come to Shunyata have given up on relationships and love in general and are adamant that love does not work for them.They shut down their heart and continue living a half life.Love is the most important thing on this planet and when we shut down on just a very narrow prospective of the huge power of love we never get to taste the nectar of the highest form of love inside of ourselves.</p> <h3><strong>Intimate Relation Ship</strong></h3> <p>This topic is on how you can grow with a partner to rise in love for your <strong>relation ship </strong>but also for the higher good. If you haven&rsquo;t heard this before, we are in relationship to heal our childhood wounds or wounds collected in life from previous relationships and until we feel these wounds, expose these wounds, we will keep moving from one relationship to another collecting more wounds and protecting ourselves again and again adding to a wall around our heart called the heart shaped wall. When we live behind this wall we are doing a great disservice to ourselves,life and our purpose, cause it takes all your lifeforece to keep this wall up.</p> <h3><a href="/couples-counselling/relationship-coach" data-object-ref="scm_sub_page_content:4"><strong>Marriage Counselling</strong></a></h3> <p>This shutdown happened to me 30 years ago in Byron Bay. I had a my deepest&nbsp;wakeup call and the most painful experience ever and I feel I gave up on life for nearly 10 years. Something in me didn&rsquo;t want to give up on love &ndash; so after a group in India called Path of Love and the<a href="/emotional-healing-and-the-enneagram" data-object-ref="scm_sub_page_content:2"> Journey</a> method where I forgave&nbsp;my ex husband ,in came<a href="https://deida.info/"> David Deida</a> to town, &nbsp;who is and was the world relationship guru specialising in openeness in relationships. I&nbsp;finally met this deep wound and opened and learnt the importance of openenss in life in general.</p> <p>To have a meaningful and deep relationship with someone &ndash; we need to honest with our feelings and be <strong>vulnerable </strong>&nbsp;and to expose these wounds is very painful. The only way to do this is to feel in a safe place and to be truly kind to ourselves, to our inner child and to be honest. But the payback is worth it, with this courage we can come home to ourselves and clear that wound for good by feeling it and exposing it. This is emotional intelligence which is taught in The Journey method. <strong>Vulnerability and truth creates TRUE INTIMACY. </strong>We then<strong> RISE IN LOVE</strong>.<br /> <br /> Most people are either triggered by JAB -<br /> <strong>Jealousy, Abandonement and Betraya</strong>l and this is where the childhood wounds are addressed<br /> and we go back to where it first started so it doesn&#39;t come up in the next relationship.<br /> <br /> best talk on not to take it personal when we break up<br /> <br /> <a href="http://fb.watch/7DS2XD6phr/">https://fb.watch/7DS2XD6phr/</a></p> <h3><a href="/couples-counselling/relationship-coach" data-object-ref="scm_sub_page_content:4"><strong>Romantic Holidays NZ</strong></a></h3> <p>Embracing our vulnerability&nbsp;is very risky, but v<strong>ulnerable meaning</strong>&nbsp;as per&nbsp;<strong>Bene Brown</strong> has been spoken extensively recently&nbsp;&nbsp;and&nbsp;owning it&nbsp;with courage is the only way to come back home to ourselves. Allow yourselves to show up and let yourself be seen in this vulnerability. To be <strong>vulnerable</strong> is true strength and yet we have patterns that are stopping this. When you really expose your wounds you feel this oneness and connection with the other. Unless we deal with the pain, we carry it into the next relationship and are more guarded and test the other person. We become controlling so it won&rsquo;t happen again.</p> <p>Ask yourself where is my deepest woundedness inside?<br /> Do you feel rejected, abandoned or someone died and a huge hole is left inside?<br /> Maybe in childhood you were not seen or accepted for who you truly were?<br /> Maybe everyone was too busy for you?</p> <p>These wounds come up in all relating with all people not only in<strong> relation ships.</strong></p> <p>Recently I had my ex parnter&rsquo;s grandson to stay and he was reactive and angry and abusive when I asked him to do something for me. When he became this way &ndash; I was triggered and on reflection and meditation I discovered that my whole childhood was fraught with violence and anger and I had made a vow not to have this in my life. I noticed in my life I would hang out with peaceful people who also hated confrontation and when that anger would rise, I would react back with anger or shut down. On going inside and being very kind to my inner child, I opened and cleared this wound and was so grateful for him bringing it up.</p> <p><em><strong>How do you defend against your vulnerability?</strong></em><br /> Do you become mistrustful, critical, attacking or&nbsp;do you disappear ?</p> <p>We build our protection this heart shaped wall around our heart not to let anyone in again and it takes all our energy to keep it in place. Relationships are the mirror so why avoid them if we truly want to evolve in this lifetime?</p> <p>At Shunyata we go back and give kindness and compassion to that inner child to the one that truly needs it and she feels safe to come back out of hiding. She can be that love so she doesn&rsquo;t need to keep seeking on the outside.</p> <p>If this resonates with your being either come for a Ultimate Healing Day if in Christchurch or a retreat at Shunyata alone or with your partner.&nbsp; Go to my website and chose which path you want to take on<strong> thejourney of love.</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="tel: 0272 777734">tel: 0272 777734</a>&nbsp;to get your relationship back on track now or email <a href="mailto:info@journeyessence.com">info@journeyessence.com</a></p>1628942400http://www.journeyessence.com/news/219/Don-t-Give-Up-on-Love-A-Healthy-Relationship-is-your-Birthrighthttp://www.journeyessence.com518Don’t Give Up on Love – A Healthy Relationship is your Birthrighthttp://www.journeyessence.com/news/219/Don-t-Give-Up-on-Love-A-Healthy-Relationship-is-your-Birthright My gift to you all in these crazy times when we need hopehttp://www.journeyessence.com/news/228/My-gift-to-you-all-in-these-crazy-times-when-we-need-hope<p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Are you tired of feeling like a wounded version of the past? Are you ready to recover fragments of self from painful memories? Isn&rsquo;t it time to transmute the conditioning of your family dynamic instead of playing it out throughout your life?<br /> <br /> If you don&#39;t want to get down and get your hands dirty - I offer you this beautiful movie, my favourite of all times to watch in your own time on you tube - it will inspire you, it will give you hope, it will return you to love and the passion for your creativity in this lifetime<br /> <br /> Once - my all time favourite and hope you truly enjoy and have a gorgeous weekend<br /> <br /> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80nYnvSguwo/p">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80nYnvSguwo</p></a>1628769600http://www.journeyessence.com/news/228/My-gift-to-you-all-in-these-crazy-times-when-we-need-hopehttp://www.journeyessence.com529My gift to you all in these crazy times when we need hopehttp://www.journeyessence.com/news/228/My-gift-to-you-all-in-these-crazy-times-when-we-need-hope Lions Gate Welcome - 8/8/2021http://www.journeyessence.com/news/227/Lions-Gate-Welcome-8-8-2021<h3>Spiritual Retreats NZ</h3> <p><br /> Huge fire energy is flowing into the universe right now, it&rsquo;s an incredible time to look into the dark energy of competition and survival, into the shadow, the unconscious patterns (the enneagram), the illusion and burning into a gorgeous heart opening and into your true self.<br /> <a href="https://www.bustle.com/life/august-2021-astrology-lions-gate-portal-full-blue-moon" target="_blank">According to some astrologers</a>, the Lion&rsquo;s Gate Portal allows us to boldly and optimistically open new doors of opportunity. In layman&rsquo;s terms: it&rsquo;s probably a good time to manifest your dream life.&nbsp;<a href="https://foreverconscious.com/intuitive-astrology-lionsgate-leo-new-moon-august-2021" target="_blank">According to the Ancient Egyptians</a>, the rising of Sirius coincided with the flooding of the Nile, so this time of the year was seen as a prosperous and fertile.</p> <p><em><strong>The only obstacle to realising the truth of who you are is thinking who you are&nbsp;</strong></em><strong>Gangaji</strong></p> <p>The bubble was closed from Australia and I had to come home early. It was hard after being in the gorgeous sunshine of Queensland but I am so grateful that I had 2 weeks and started writing my book. Met so many New Zealanders who live in Australia who told me they were never coming home because of the cold and yes this is the reason I never came home for years also. Last year was ok but not this year. Some of us survive ok but not me, so a surrender and acceptance is happening in this huge energy time of the Lions Gate.</p> <p>The book continues and also looking back over the incredible healing I have been so blessed to have helped people with., reminds me why I am here on this planet. Everyday I hear stories of addiction and so much suffering and most of it goes back to childhood and what people had to endure. I have come to the realisation that this work isn&rsquo;t for everyone, it&rsquo;s for the people who truly have come to a place where they are ready to surrender, they trust and they have incredible courage to face their demons. My darling friend who had cancer made me aware that seeing the shadow,seeing the hidden darkness and not being scared of it and then bringing it to light with deep compassion and love, is my gift.<br /> &nbsp;</p> <p>&quot;T<strong>hat within which feels pain is itself pain-less; that which feels fear is fear-less; that which perceives tension is tensionless. To witness these states is to transcend them. They no longer seize you from behind because you look at them up front.&quot;<br /> &mdash;Ken Wilber </strong></p> <h3>Wellness retreat NZ</h3> <p>I feel many people are either fighting the control, going to sleep or doing the deep work of their souls right now so you can restore your sovereign power after trauma and abuse in childhood. You can overcome imposter syndrome, self-loathing, self-sabotage and cultivate self love,self worth and confidence. You can trust, forgive and grow in a deep compassion for self and others and you can clear limiting beliefs and install habits that will lead you to your fulfilment and success and you can attract and keep a blissful intimate relationship rising in love and finally live an orgasmic life, using the medicine of pleasure&nbsp;&nbsp;and passion.This is all your birthright and if you feel stuck right now and longing for this in your life please consider that there is help out there to bring you back to your soul, your love,&nbsp;your sovereignty. It is within you, you just lost touch with it.</p> <p>A reminder to anyone you know living in the Christchurch area going into menopause that we have a gorgeous nourishing day with lots of natural titbits of how to navigate this magic time on</p> <p>Saturday 4 September here at Shunyata with my soul sister. A few spaces left.</p> <p><a href="https://www.journeyessence.com/event/The-Magic-of-Menopause-4-Sep-2021">https://www.journeyessence.com/event/The-Magic-of-Menopause-4-Sep-2021</a></p> <p>Also the number of couples that are my best friends today can vouch for the couples retreat and like every trip overseas , picked up some amazing recipes on this trip and dying to share them, the prawns linguini to die for and the cronut filled with lime passionfruit curd all part of the passion and love of food served here at Shunyata.</p> <p>Spring is the best time for pita to detox and just coming off a liver cleanse and a colonic &ndash; feel that renewed energy inside that is needed when the body feels inflammation and the few kilos lost effortlessly. I will be on the road late January and February so can bring this Journey with enneagram work to your home so please watch this space for details of where I will be late summer.</p> <p>I wish you a warm deep love for the end of this winter which is coming soon and hope you are being kind to you, I am off to the hot pools in brighton for a soak.<br /> <br /> Look forward to truly&nbsp; seeing you please contact me <a href="mailto:info@journeyessence.com">info@journeyessence.com</a> or tel Paru 0272777734</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>1628337600http://www.journeyessence.com/news/227/Lions-Gate-Welcome-8-8-2021http://www.journeyessence.com528Lions Gate Welcome - 8/8/2021http://www.journeyessence.com/news/227/Lions-Gate-Welcome-8-8-2021 Winter News with Paru & Shunyata July 2021http://www.journeyessence.com/news/226/Winter-News-with-Paru-Shunyata-July-2021I AM ON FIRE EXCITED<br /> &nbsp; <p>Namaste Beloveds</p> <p>Just some quick news from my end of the cold winter here in Christchurch, which I didn&rsquo;t<br /> find so hard to bear last year but really finding it taxing this year.If the bubble opens today for NZ and Queensland I will be heading to northern Queensland to write a book that I have been delaying for so so long. It is exploding out of me and have been told by my enneagram teachers that no-one has addressed this subject in the enneagram world,&nbsp;so it will be some incredible wisdom I have amassed in both my own journey of 35 years of awakening and my clients for the last 17-18 here at Shunyata and some of the subject will be helpful for many.&nbsp; No names will<br /> be mentioned so total privacy maintained.</p> <ol> <li>Emotional intelligence and how to deal with emotions</li> <li>Trauma and the importance of putting it to bed</li> <li>Illusion for emotional types &ndash; lies we tell unconciously</li> <li>Control &ndash; how it runs body types in all different ways &ndash; neck cranio</li> <li>Fear &ndash; how this stops so many people in mind types and vatas and importance of grounding</li> <li>Anger my journey and the journey of 8&rsquo;s 9&rsquo;s and pitas</li> <li>How to deal with a bully and drama queens and tragic romantics</li> <li>Grief and deep sadness - my journey and how I overcame ancestral grief</li> <li>Abandonment and the running away from people before they abandon you, trust</li> <li>Power of forgiveness to get out of victim mentality &ndash; soul and cellular healing</li> <li>What is true love beyond tragic romantic and my meaning of unconditional love</li> <li>How do deal with depression and all the repercussions of covid</li> <li>Addictions &ndash; food, sex, work, drugs - how we can go from unhealthy to healthy</li> <li>Importance of truth &ndash; what is real truth beyond ego truth</li> <li>Growing up by living by consciousness not unconcious patterns</li> <li>Importance of Listening to your body &ndash; embodiement</li> </ol> <p>In this time in Australia between 22 July and 6 August I will be slowly working my way down to the sunshine coast to catch up with some friends and know that the Ultimate Healing Day can work wonders for people wanting their soul or life purpose clarified&nbsp; and clearing the blocks to get there, so available to come to you or someone you know that could benefit. Will be travelling NZ mid January till the end of February doing this work also south island to north at your homes like I first did when I arrived in NZ but will 20 years of wisdom under the belt.</p> <p><a href="https://www.journeyessence.com/news/Soul-Life-Purpose-Sessions-Queensland-22-Jul-6-August-26-May-2021">https://www.journeyessence.com/news/Soul-Life-Purpose-Sessions-Queensland-22-Jul-6-August-26-May-2021</a></p> <p>just email <a href="mailto:info@journeyessence.com">info@journeyessence.com</a></p> <p>So keep warm and will be back doing sessions and retreats again from 15 August and our amazing Magical Menopause day on Saturday 4 Sep</p> <p><a href="https://www.journeyessence.com/news/Magical-Menopause-25-May-2021">https://www.journeyessence.com/news/Magical-Menopause-25-May-2021</a></p> <p>I hope you are coping in these crazy times and being true to you and using this period to awaken.</p>1625572800http://www.journeyessence.com/news/226/Winter-News-with-Paru-Shunyata-July-2021http://www.journeyessence.com527Winter News with Paru & Shunyata July 2021http://www.journeyessence.com/news/226/Winter-News-with-Paru-Shunyata-July-2021