About Us

Our Vision

Centre for Awakening to Your Higher Self
Centre of Unification
Of all paths, all religions and all spiritual practices,
Unifying our bodies, minds and souls back to the one God or Source of all things.

Our story

We are individuals working together who took over the care of Strathean Retreat Centre in mid-2017. We are committed to enhancing Strathean to make it more beautiful for all those who come, and for it to be a space for enhancing personal development and connection with Higher Self, Source, Spirit, Consciousness and God. We encourage groups wishing to develop their creativity too.

We see our roles as that of Guardians, looking after and enhancing the energy and property at Strathean Retreat Centre, so that it will be available for future generations. So we are making our decisions with a view to the future, consideration for the present and gratitude for the past. We thank Paramhansa Yogananda for his guidance in our lives and in running Strathean.

Everyone who works for Strathean is doing so as a volunteer, giving their time as a service to others. All income that has been received from the retreat centre business has been put back into Strathean Retreat Centre and it is our intention that this will continue. (This does not include caterers working for Strathean or retreats we may run).



Strathean Retreat Centre has been used as a retreat centre for around fifty years. It was previously owned and cared for by the Wellington Study Group, who used it both for their own retreats and for hiring it to other groups for their use. Many of the trees have been planted in honour of members of the Wellington Study Group, as well as the Auntie Jean fern garden.  We are privileged to take Strathean on the next step of its journey and to enhance the property that they cared for so well.

Support us

We welcome support from anyone who wants to align with us. Whether you wish to join us in weekly Monday meditation or our Tuesday or Thursday evening yoga classes, help us in the gardens, work with us on a working bee or support us by staying at Strathean either on retreat or as a worker, please contact us.

If you would like to support Strathean Retreat Centre financially, we would be very grateful. The account number for this is 03-1540-0062688-00. We are not currently registered as a charity so we are unable to provide receipts for tax purposes, however, it is our intention to register Strathean as a charity soon to ensure it will continue to be available for all for their inner work, as it is at present.