Living Wisdom Retreat
with Shikhaa and Mayank

September 17th - 18th ' 2021

Immerse yourself in a one-day retreat that brings traditional meditation practices and timeless wisdom into modern life.

Initiate a regular meditation practice or vitalize your existing practice, The Living Wisdom Retreat embraces all ages and stages.

  • Awaken a deep understanding of yourself.

  • Get in touch with true freedom & unconditional love.

  • Strengthen your power to break unhelpful mental patterns.

  • Learn techniques how to down-regulate stress and worry.

  • Detox from distractions.

  • Connect with your deeper presence.

  • Sharpen your concentration.

  • Restore flexibility, balance and coordination through Somatic Yoga.

  • Move with more awareness.

  • Meet like-minded people.

A combination of classes: (7.5 hrs)
Satsang; Meditation; Mayank’s Movement (Soma yoga) & Spirit of Kirtan (chanting).

Program Saturday 18th of September:

1:30 pm Satsang & Meditation with Shikhaa
3:00 pm: Somatic Movement with Mayank
4:30 pm: Afternoon tea
5:30 pm: Q & A with Shikhaa
6:30 pm: Dinner
7:30 pm: Spirit of Kirtan with Shikhaa & Mayank (open to all to join $10 - invite your family and friends)
9:00 pm: End

Cost: $120

On FRIDAY 17th

Mantra Chanting & Meditation will also be happening.

Open to ALL.

7:30pm - 9:00pm
Just drop in. ($10 at door)

About the Teachers


Shikhaa is a guiding light to all who wish for freedom from the mind’s limited view. For thirty-five years, Shikhaa has lived in India, immersed in a yogic lifestyle of meditation and Satang (Self knowledge).

Having deeply studied the teachings from the Vedic tradition of non-dualism (Advaita Vedanta) she is a modern spiritual teacher who shares this ancient knowledge in a relevant and accessible format.

Shikhaa is a living example of what she teaches. Join her to meditate and integrate healthy thinking in order to live a conscious and loving life. “Meditation is natural and allows the revelation of your ever-free Self to be revealed and directly hear your inherent wisdom and joy.” —Shikhaa


Like many health practitioners, Mayank began his journey as a patient. However, unlike most practitioners, he was living high in the Himalayas at the time. He spent most of his adult life there, meditating with an enlightened Being and imbibing the knowledge of Advaita Vedant.

A meditative lifestyle involves many hours of sitting and study, so staying fit and active is vital, therefore, asana (physical posture) is one of the eight limbs of Yoga. Over the years, he cultivated a strong hatha-yoga practice and now shares his love of movement with a diverse range of students, witnessing how all ages and abilities can flourish in their well-being.

Mayank incorporates neuro-science with modern movement, which is fast becoming the new look and feel of contemporary yoga and exercise.


Walking trails:

Sanctuary Hill is surrounded by the lush greenery of the Taranaki region. During this Retreat you can walk around the property to enjoy the views of Mt. Taranaki, listen to the birds of the region, walk through the orchard and visit the different areas around our property. If you are feeling more invited to rest back and enjoy the view, you can relax in our various outdoor areas to bask in nature. 


This Day immersion includes afternoon and Tea and Dinner. The carefully prepared meals at Sanctuary Hill have a special mention on our guide. Our meals are rich in natural, whole foods and herbs and contain no artificial substances or common allergens. All meals with seasonal, organic, locally available ingredients and with as much naturally grown ingredients from our own garden. Beautiful, delicious and so, so good for you—the food we serve is meticulously prepared to fuel both body and soul.

This Retreat does not include Accommodation, but we have some options if you are wanting to stay in one of our comfortable bedrooms during your day Retreat. 


We provide shared accommodation, with two or three guest per room. The maximum number for our groups are 10 guests.

Our modern luxury bedrooms are equipped with 100% cotton linen ant towels. We also have an option for couples to accommodate in a king size bedroom. 

We invite our guests to unwind: take a walk, explore the property, read a book from our library, journal, connect with nature and wildlife, and relax in the hot tub.


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To enquire about booking accommodation during this retreat, please contact us: sanctuaryhillretreat@outlook.com

About New Plymouth


Sanctuary Hill is located only 15 minute drive from the New Plymouth Airport. We are happy to organize a shuttle service with an independent specialized company which normally charges NZ$35 dlls one-way.  

Starting October 2019, you can request a ride with Uber so that you can move seamlessly from A to B in New Plymouth. 

New Plymouth is the major city of the Taranaki Region on the west coast of the North Island of New Zealand.

Notable features are the botanic gardens (i.e. Pukekura Park), the critically acclaimed Len Lye Centre and Art Gallery, the 11 km (6.8 mi) Coastal Walkway alongside the Tasman Sea, the Len Lye-designed artwork known as the Wind Wand, Paritutu Rock, and views of Mount Taranaki/Egmont. New Plymouth Airport has daily services from Air New Zealand and Jetstar airlines. 

We are truly looking forward to welcome you to join us on an amazing adventure. Have a question we've not yet answered? Please don't hesitate on contacting us. 

Terms and Conditions

Please make your reservation as early as possible as spaces on our retreats are limited. Before payment, please read our Terms and Conditions here. Payment of your deposit equates to agreeing to the booking conditions. Should you require further clarifications of any of the conditions, we encourage you to contact us.