AIMA NZ Pre-Conference Retreat 2020

We are thrilled to invite you to attend our pre-conference retreat in the lead up to the AIMA NZ Conference in March 2020.

Healing, ourselves and the planet

A retreat like no other.

Join us for this unique co-creative get-together focusing on self-care and self-healing.

As practitioners, we are all aware of the importance of self-care, but still, so often we don’t make caring for ourselves a priority. We invite you to join your peers and allow yourselves the time and space to heal and rejuvenate at this retreat in the beautiful Waitakere bush.

Guided by an experienced facilitator, you will participate, contribute and play a core role in the flow of this retreat. Together we will create a space to heal and connect, allowing for new insights, sharing of wisdom and deeper connections.

We are delighted to announce the first two of our workshop leaders.

Dr. Jude Currivan (UK) joins us as a workshop facilitator. Jude is a physicist, futurist, and cosmologist with a Ph.D. in archaeology. She integrates leading-edge science, research into consciousness and universal wisdom teachings into a wholeworld-view. Jude’s presence at the retreat is sponsored by the Ashton Wylie Charitable Trust.

Dr. Morella Lascurain, Medical Doctor and Clinical Hypnotherapist will present “The Ladder of Awareness: A developmental model linking spirit, mind, and body with practical applications in healthcare”.

Stay tuned for announcements of our other facilitators.

We will work together through a combination of:

  • talks & presentations
  • group sharing
  • experiential and co-creative work
  • group meditation
  • massage
  • qigong

Dates: From 6pm Wednesday 4th March, to 5pm Friday 6th March 2020. This will lead straight into the AIMA NZ Conference which runs on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March 2020.

Venue: Bella Rakha Retreat Centre, 581 West Coast Rd, Oratia, Auckland.

Nestled at the foot of the Waitakere Ranges, just 25 minutes from Auckland, is the secluded Bella Rakha Retreat Centre in Oratia. Set in 32 acres of park-like grounds with a mixture native bush, open spaces and quiet secluded groves, Bella Rakha provides a true escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.


All rooms are twin share (with single beds) and share communal bathroom facilities.

Facilities and grounds

  • Wi-fi
  • 32 acres of large fields and clearings
  • gardens
  • stream walk
  • 18-hole disc (frisbee) golf course
  • native bushwalk

Ticket prices: 

AIMA Member $850 Non-member $900.

Purchase tickets through Humanatix HERE.

Tickets without accommodation available on request.

Price includes:

  • 2 full nights’ accommodation in a twin share room with shared bathroom
  • Professional catering with delicious, nutritious and healthy meals catering to your dietary requirements
  • Workshops, group sessions, and scheduled activities

Spaces are very limited so be in quick to secure your place at this unique and inspiring retreat!