Christmas & Easter Retreats

Time away in the spiritual, peaceful environment of the Centre allowing you to be deeply fed on every level, and to connect more deeply with the Divine Oneness of all life.

A Celebration for All

Christmas and Easter are deeply spiritual times for  us all, no matter what our beliefs. By attending the the Satsanga Services and being in the stillness on Retreat at these sacred times, we can be deeply fed and blessed by the universal gathering of love, peace and goodwill.

Christmas Retreat Christchurch New Zealand

Dear friends~family of the Centre,

Due to Covid, we are sorry that we are unable to run our on-site Easter Retreat, Pure Meditation Evenings, or Satsanga Service this year.

It is a joy to be able to hold the Easter Satsanga Service over Zoom at 10 am on Easter Sunday. All are welcome to this event.

The Zoom link for this is:

Meeting ID: 875 9416 3863
Passcode: 969579

We hope to see you all there for this truly blessed time.

Information regarding the Satsanga ~

The ​Zoom link will be open 45 minutes prior to the start of the Satsanga. There will be a waiting room and attendees will be admitted to the meeting 15 minutes before.​ 

As we will be Spotlighting all speakers, you are welcome to remain on Gallery view throughout the ceremony.​ ​The Zoom program will mute you automatically on entry and to prevent microphone feedback, we ask that you remain muted throughout, unless you are asked to unmute.

Following this Satsanga we invite you to sit with us in Pure Meditation, away from your screens, for as long as you are able to stay to imbibe the deep love and peace


Satsanga ~ A Gathering of Like Minds

Every Christmas Day and Easter Sunday, the Centre hosts a Satsanga Service at 10.00 am. Satsanga means ‘a gathering of like minds where there is truth’, and all are warmly invited join us in celebration of the love and stillness of Easter & Christmas. This beautiful service of song, talks, readings, prayer and meditation is a blessed time of spiritual nourishment and inspiration. There will be a message for us from Mata Yogananda Mahasaya Dharmaji at this time.

The service time varies, but usually lasts about 60 minutes. Please arrive in time to be seated by 9.45 am to prepare. Please let us know in advance if you would like to attend so that we may arrange seating. Reserve your place.

You are also welcome to join us for a light lunchtime meal following Satsanga at 1 pm.  This would give you more time to imbibe in the peace of the Centre and enjoy the gardens on these sacred days. The cost for lunch is $25. Book Lunch.

Christmas Retreat Christchurch New Zealand
Christmas Retreats

Renew your Spirit

These retreats are held in the silence to give you time to clear and cleanse ~ to become still so that you may reconnect with you inner voice ~ your intuition, the God-within.

Easter Retreats

Space to Receive

Gather together for meditation morning & evening, and use the meditation room anytime throughout the retreat for stillness, contemplation & prayer. The beautiful gardens at the Centre vibrate with joy even more so on retreat. There is a spacious yoga room for resting and stretching.

Christmas Retreats

Time to Yourself

Give yourself much-need time and space to clear your mind and energy from the chaos and busyness of the world.

Christmas & Easter Retreats Christchurch

What do I do on Retreat?

Retreats are a time for you to be with yourself, following your intuition to get exactly what you need. Enjoy your time:

  • Meditating
  • Prayer, contemplation and reflection
  • Yoga and stretching
  • Relaxing in the gardens
  • Peaceful walking
  • Spiritual reading
  • Resting 
  • Enjoying delicious, nourishing food

Would you like to attend the Easter Retreat?

Would you like to attend the Easter Satsanga?

Would you like to stay for Easter Lunch?

The Retreat Schedule

Christmas Retreat: December 24 – 27
Easter Retreat: Good Friday – Easter Monday

  • Arrive at 4.30 pm on Christmas Eve/Good Friday to get settled in
  • There will be a Retreat Introduction at 5 pm
  • We will share a meal together at 5.30 pm before going into the silence
  • We meet for meditation at 6 am and 7.30 pm, with Winged Prayer at 9pm.
  • Breakfast is a light, self-serve buffet
  • Lunch is at 1.00 pm
  • Dinner is at 5.30 pm
  • Meals can be taken away to eat when/where you wish
  • On the final day, we gather to close the retreat with guidance on taking the peace with you
  • The retreat finishes following an 8.30 am breakfast
Retreat Fees

This all-inclusive 3-night retreat is $400 shared and $460 single.

While most guests wish to have their own space on retreat, the shared option is available for those who are coming with someone they know and are happy to share a room with.

Open Meditation Times

We would love for you to join us for Pure Meditation throughout these special times. Please contact us for times for morning and evening Easter Week meditations.

Celebrations around the World

In addition to Christchurch, Easter and Christmas Satsanga Gatherings, including a message from Mata Yoganandaji, will be held at the following Centres around the world as follows. Please contact us for additional locations.

Waiwera, Auckland, NZ
Self Realization Sevalight Centre
(+64) 09 421 1404

Titirangi, Auckland, NZ
Angelà Main
(+64) 09 817 8738

Michigan, United States
Self Realization Sevalight Centre
(+001) 517 641 6204

Vancouver, Canada
Self Realization Sevalight Centre
(+001) 604 740 0898

New South Wales, Australia
Self Realization Sevalight Centre
(+61) 415 543 473