Mindfulness Meditation Retreats

Mindfulness Auckland offers residential mindfulness meditation retreats

and practice days for graduates of mindfulness course

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Meditation retreats in 2023

7 Days Insight Meditation Retreat 2023

Four Foundations of Mindfulness

(Mindfulness Training Institute: Australia & New Zealand)

with Dianne May and Nadav Avny

5 – 11 August 2024
St Francis Retreat Centre, Hillsborough, Auckland

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat Auckland 2022
This is a device free retreat
We invite you to relinquish electronic devices and a constant state of being busy, on and doing so that your nervous system can re-find its natural settling capacity. There will be of course an emergency contact number to give to your family should the need arise.

This 7 day silent retreat is suitable for anyone wishing to deepen their practice and cultivate further understanding of the wisdom teachings underpinning mindfulness practices. The practices and teachings will provide an opportunity to become familiar and explore the four foundations of mindfulness.

This retreat will offer periods of exploring your embodied experience of the four foundations of mindfulness through alternating sitting and walking meditation as well as mindful movement practices. Whilst this retreat is a silent retreat, there will also be opportunities for group and individual discussions with the teachers in order to explore the personal experience of the practice and cultivate mindful communication.

The emphasis will be on creating together a safe, supportive and connected space for you to cultivate heart qualities such as compassion to self and others, courage, patience, authenticity and trust.

The retreat will take place at St Francis Retreat Centre, Hillsboroughl, which is immersed in glorious nature and offers the opportunity to practice within the surrounding environment, explore bush walks and look after the body with nutritious and delicious vegetarian food. 

Here is the link to some of the facilities: www.stfrancisretreatcentre.org.nz/facilities

Who is it for?
This retreat welcomes also people who are new to the practice. However as this is a silent meditation retreat with an intensive schedule of practice, it will be particularly beneficial for people who have some experience of mindfulness meditation (e.g. having completed the 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction or Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy course). Do be in touch if need be to check your suitability before enrolling.

Registration to this retreat will be coordinated by
Mindfulness Training Institute:

Previous Residential Retreats and Testimonials:

7 Days Insight Meditation Retreat, July 2023

All Day Mindfulness Retreat, November 2022

7 Days Insight Meditation Retreat, July 2022

Homecoming: Presence & Compassion

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat in Auckland

Facilitated by Nadav Avny

St Francis Retreat Centre, Hillsborough, Auckland
May 2021

PAST EVENT – See testimonials bellow

Mindfulness Meditation Retreat Auckland 2021

All Day Mindfulness Meditation Retreat

September 2021 – PAST EVENT

Facilitated by Nadav Avny

This All Day Mindfulness Retreat is an integral part of two courses and any remaining available spaces are offered to graduates.

Attending the retreat day was an opportunity to deepen your practice, or reinvigorate it.

The retreat day was held at the beautiful venue of Michael Park School, 55 Amy Street, Ellerslie.


Mindfulness Meditation Retreat Auckland 2021

Testimonials from Homecoming retreat:

This was my first weekend retreat, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The facilitator really helped us and directed us throughout the retreat. I wish more of my family & loved one’s do this, and everyone who struggles to be Kind & Loving do such a retreat as it might help them understand the world better.

With Love & Kindness. Consultant Psychiatrist


What a truly wonderful retreat, just what I needed. I’ve learnt so much to take into my everyday life. The simple things that are often forgotten. You are a truly gifted teacher, and I feel blessed to have met you.


A wonderful opportunity to deepen your practice and take time out to reflect and recalibrate. I would highly recommend this experience. Nadav is an excellent facilitator.

Registered Psychologist


This was my first experience of a silent retreat. Nadav created a safe space to deepen my practice and calmly guided us through a variety of practices. What came up for me was very unexpected and, overall, was a very profound experience.

A.M. Design Manager @ Xero

“Meditation is a microcosm, a model, a mirror. The skills we practice when we sit are transferable to the rest of our lives”.



– Sharon Salzberg