– strengthen your immune system naturally with practices of deep breathing, cold therapy and sitting meditation
Led by teachers trained at Tushita Hermitage
Saturday 7th November
$120 includes all tuition and delicious vegetarian lunch
“I’m so glad I did the IAM Breathing retreat. The combination of meditation, breathing, cold exposure and the environment of the Hermitage was super supportive for establishing a good solid practice to take home with me. I thoroughly recommend this retreat if you want time to connect deeply with yourself, harness your energy and feel more vital and empowered.” – Jocelyn K
“I found the combination of breath work, cold therapy and IAM meditation in the unique context of Tushita Heart Hermitage to create a most enjoyable, demanding and stimulating situation for enlivening the body and calming the mind.” – Lisa P
About the IAM Breathing Method Retreat
The focus and purpose of this retreat is to help optimise wellness within the body and mind, by supporting and strengthening the autonomic nervous system, the immune system and the endocrine (hormonal) system. It is important to keep the body and central nervous system well oxygenated, so it can remain vital and open.
Many of us have become used to accommodating or adapting to living under the toxic effects of the modern way of life that can keep our stress and anxiety lever in a semi-constant “on” position. This means that the fear hormones adrenalin and cortisol are in constant production. Imperceptibly over the course of our lives, our breathing becomes shallower and we may develop a tendency to unconsciously hold our breath.
The IAM Breathing Method cohesively combines different aspects – Deep breathing (from all backgrounds of pranayama, tummo and Wim Hof), IAM meditation, Cold therapy(showers) and simple Yogic exercises – to assist, strengthen, heal and maintain emotional, mental, physical and physiological well-being.
The retreat includes the opportunity to experience having an ice bath (optional).
These practices allow the mind and body to slow down, and lessen the production of stress, fear and anxiety chemistry in the body, and allow the body to produce another superior chemistry that awakens and strengthens aspects of the central nervous system and immune system.
Benefits of the IAM Breathing Method Retreat
- A natural detoxification of the body
- The body is flooded with oxygen, carbon dioxide is efficiently eliminated, and the body becomes more alkaline
- The body feels more vital, energised, stronger, healthier, happier
- Over-stimulated inflammation in the body reduces
- Reduces feelings of fear, anxiety, depression, mind fog, lethargy
- Increases production of oxygen-carrying red blood cells
- Allows brain neurones to more easily grow when stimulated
- Mind clarity, focus and attention
- Supports and nourishes the immune and endocrine (hormonal) systems
- Assists the body to manage pain more effectively
Awaken the Teacher “inside”
Although you will be led by trained teachers who are currently practicing this method, they are more for your help and guidance. More importantly – it is about understanding your own intuitive body and mind – the teacher “inside”, through your own direct experience of these practices. Participants will be reminded of this important aspect throughout the retreat.
Open to All – No Religion or Dogma
These retreats are open to all. The different practices are not based on any religion or dogma. The retreats are suitable for people who want to encourage wellness in body and mind, or as an adjunct to the Insight Awareness Meditation(IAM) retreats
The teachers are trained in the I AM Breathing Method. This is incorporated into their own Life transcendental practice with a living Spiritual Master. They are constantly intuitively perfecting the art of this breathing method and therefore there is always a refreshed insight through the own bodies to give to participants of this retreat.
The teachers are devoted to the study of happiness, vitalness, wellbeing and the understanding of the wisdom community.
These exercises are a constant discipline in their own bodies and minds, to enhance their own growth and understanding of their own inherent Life’s values – the core values of how to live naturally well, humourfully, with certainty and stability within Life’s parameters.
They are able to show this to you through their own understanding and practice.
Retreat Details and Bookings
Start Time: arrive 8.30am for 9.00 AM start, Saturday 7 November
Finish Time: 4.00PM, Saturday 7 November
Location and transport: See below
Refunds: 80% Refunds are available up to 2 weeks prior to retreat commencing. 50% refunds are available from then.
Meals: Lunch included
How to Book: Get tickets for November now
Questions: Complete the Contact Form here.
Getting There and Transport
The Tushita Hermitage is located at 1334 Oruru Road, Peria Valley in Northland
You can reach the Tushita Hermitage by car.
Please use the following directions rather than GPS or google maps. From state highway 1, take highway 10 towards Kerikeri. Stay on this highway, going through Kaeo, Mangonui, and at Taipa, turn left onto Oruru Road, immediately after crossing the Taipa Bridge. 1334 Oruru Road is on the right hand side, just over a kilometre from the Bush Fairy Dairy).
Off street car-parking is provided.
The nearest airport to Tushita Hermitage is Kerikeri. Air New Zealand provides regular flights to and from Kerikeri via Auckland. Pick up and drop off can be arranged from Kerikeri airport to Tushita Hermitage for $25 per person each way.
If people are arriving on flights within approximately two hours of each other, we will co-ordinate one pickup.
Alternatively – if you arrive at Kerikeri airport in the morning – another option is to take the shuttle into Kerkeri($12), and then take the 12.35pm Intercity bus from there to Taipa.
Intercity provides transport from most NZ centres to Taipa. Taipa is about 20 minutes drive from Tushita Hermitage. Free pick up and drop off can be arranged from Taipa to Tushita Hermitage.
Pick up and drop-off
If you require pick up and/or drop off from Taipa or Kerikeri , please contact us at least 1 week before your course or retreat starts so it can be arranged. You can contact us here.