Individual retreats

We welcome those who would like to work on themselves and their connection with their Higher Self, Spirit, Consciousness, Source and God by making a personal retreat. You may just need time away from your external world to be nurtured.


We have beautiful spaces available for you to enjoy in this way. Please contact us to see if one is available when you would like to come. We can also discuss whether you would like to have a fully catered stay or cater for yourself. There is a two night minimum.

We encourage you to join in with our daily meditations, and yoga classes are generally available for a small charge on Monday and Tuesday evenings, as well as satsang (disucssions of truth) on Wednesday evening and Thursday morning. Or you may wish to have space and time to pursue your own practices.

We are committed to making Strathean Retreat Centre available to those wishing to retreat to a beautiful place for their spiritual development. If you are unable to pay the recommended price set out below or wish to stay for a longer period than a week, please contact us.

Om and Shanti are available for those coming on personal retreat (see photo) – they are generous double bedrooms (with two long single beds) with their own ensuite close to the main house – for $90 per person per night, including bedding. Bedding includes sheets, pillow case, towel and duvet. Pillows are provided.

NB All those on personal retreats are asked to clean their bedrooms after their stay and to leave the kitchen and bathroom they have been using clean.

If you wish us to cater vegetarian food for you, please discuss this with us. At the moment we are able to provide private retreatants with meals Monday to Friday for $40 per day by joining in with meals for our volunteers (this includes porridge, muesli and toast for breakfast (8-9am), a cooked lunch (12:30-1:15pm) and you can help yourself to leftovers from our cupboards for dinner.

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“I went to Strathean for a week of individual retreat. I was feeling exhausted and was in search of a peaceful refuge where I could be by myself, away from the frenetic pace of life.  I was keen to experience what Strathean had to offer: daily meditation, yoga sessions, beautiful rural surroundings for walks.
I got the relaxation, I learnt different yoga techniques and energising exercises; I got to experience new ways of exploring a soul connection with the ineffable.
I was also determined to write some new music material. For that, I took with me a big box of things I wrote in the last 10 years. But I didn’t get to do that. I got something unexpected and better: I emptied the box. I emptied my mind, which became a blank canvas for new ideas and projects. I said good bye to things I didn’t know were in the way of my creativity.I came back with an empty box, new friends and a few good new daily habits to take along to the fast and furious daily life. 

I do wholeheartedly recommend a stay in Strathean. The place is beautiful with a gorgeous energy, lovely people and the food is yum!!
Alda Rezende”

“I had such a restful time and while blessed with the weather, would have enjoyed it regardless. Strathean has a very peaceful energy. Monique gave me a lovely welcome when I arrived and showed me around. I loved the meditation session and am grateful for you allowing me to join. I went for some long and lovely walks, spent time under the protective totaras reading, and took a bike down to Otaki beach. It’s the perfect place for an individual retreat and would be ideal for groups as well.I will be back,” Siobhan.

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