19 - 21 Aug 2022


5:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Breathe Easy – A Weekend Meditation Retreat – POSTPONED

With Jonathan Chambers

Friday 19th to Sunday 21st August

This retreat has been postponed – possibly to later in this year.


A weekend meditation retreat where we will ease into the wonders of natural awakening, using the breath as our guide.

Suitable for everyone – from beginners wanting to ‘take the plunge’ and learn how to meditate, through to seasoned practitioners seeking an opportunity to reinvigorate their practice.

Formal group sessions will include guided meditation and related teachings as well as gentle embodiment practice, with plenty of opportunity for Q&A. In between formal sessions there will be opportunity for self practice, creative exploration, and to simply connect with nature and enjoy being at Wangapeka. After a settling in period we will enter ‘noble silence’ to help support everyone in getting the most out of the weekend.

Course Timing

Please aim to arrive by 5pm on Friday 19 August. First class 7:30pm on 19 August. Course will finish after lunch and cleanup on Sunday 21 August.

Course Fees

Member – $200
Non-member – $220

These fees cover accommodation, prepared meals & course resources.

In accordance with Buddhist tradition, Jonathan offers the teachings freely, out of the spirit dana / generosity. There will be opportunity for retreatants to make an offering of dana / koha in return, in support of the teacher & teachings.

Contact and Information

Please contact Louisa Stoneham:


p: 021 02354 055

About Jonathan

Jonathan is a long-term practitioner of Buddha-dharma, meditation and yoga and is a registered craniosacral therapist. He began teaching yoga in 2011, under the wing of world renowned Ashtanga teacher John Scott. In 2013 he was given the blessing to teach Dharma and meditation by his root teacher, Lama Mark Webber. Jonathan has studied with many other great teachers in complementary wisdom traditions including Daoist Qigong.

He has a background in earthquake engineering and music and lives in Nelson, New Zealand with his partner and two young children. He integrates a full family life with a dedication to the practice and teaching of a universal path of healing and awakening.

More about Jonathan, his teachings and related activities is available here:


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Welcome to the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre. People visit from all over the world to meditate and enjoy the peace of this remarkable destination. The Wangapeka is a purpose built retreat centre, with fresh clean air and beautiful vistas. It is very quiet and ideal for respite, stress relief and deep meditation. We have a meditation hall, solo retreat huts, a main hall for dining and community, and a fully catered kitchen and an onsite vegetable garden.

The Wangapeka Study and Retreat Meditation Centre is a Universalist centre home to a wide range of teachings, paths, and studies. Retreats are held on Mindfulness, Vipassana, Insight, Heart based practices, Loving Kindness, Calm-abiding, Metta, Compassion, Conscious Movement, Nature, Forest Walks, Yoga, Dance, Feldenkrais, Wellness, Wellbeing, Archetypal Integration, Western Mysticism, Non-Duality, Zen, Dzogchen, Mahamudra, Mahayana and Vajrayana teachings with Empowerments and Sadhana Practice.

We are located in the foothills of the Southern Alps overlooking the Wangapeka River, about an hour and a half drive SW of Nelson, in the South Island of New Zealand.

We have meditation retreats throughout the year, have huts available for solo retreats, and welcome bookings from external groups. There are also opportunities available to work on our land. Come and enjoy this uniquely vibrant and peaceful centre.

355 Wangapeka River Rd
R.D.2. Wakefield 7096
New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 522 4221

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