Ascenders Retreat and First Sphere at Aio Wira

This retreat is open to those who have already completed the First Sphere and are wishing to deepen their practice of Ascension. You will receive a wonderful opportunity to enliven your experience of the teaching and to indulge in longer periods with your eyes closed.  If you haven’t learnt the Bright Path techniques yet, we have a few spaces available for you to receive the First Sphere during the retreat with an extra NZ$100 on top of the fees described below. 

 You Can Expect

  • Dynamic and inspiring teaching and guidance with Mahima and Suvarna
  • A deepening of your experience of Ascension
  • The opportunity to discover and clarify your experience of true peace
  • Advanced Ascension Attitudes
  • Yoga taught by Gemma. Practices may include Hatha, Yin and Pranayama (breath work). We will also explore authentic playful movement in a variety of ways. All abilities catered for with no prior experience necessary
  • Delicious vegetarian meals (special diets catered for with prior notice)
  • Enjoy the sauna, outdoor spa, beautiful bush tracks and comprehensive library on site (small extra fee for the use of sauna and spa)
  • Mingle with like-minded souls within the Ascension community

Sample Itinerary:
7:30 Yoga with Gemma
8:30 Breakfast
9:30 Group Ascension
10:00 Morning Meeting
11:00 Ascend
13:00 Lunch
Ascend and free time to go for a walk
17:00 Yoga or Playful Movement 
18:00 Dinner
19:30 Group Ascension
20:00 Evening Meeting
21:00 Optional Evening Session 

Arrive: Thursday 11th April 2019 at 6pm, dinner at 7pm
Depart: Sunday 14th April 2019 at 4pm 

Venue: We will be hosted by the beautiful Aio Wira Retreat Centre, nestled in the stunning Waitakere ranges. 
It is approximately a 35 minute drive from central Auckland.

Pricing Options:
1. Bunk bed in a shared room (four people per room) $595 per person
2. Single bed in a twin room (two people per room) $625 per person
3. Single bed in a single room $670 per person OPTION FULLY BOOKED
4. Couple sharing a queen bedroom $1190 per couple 

Be aware that we have just few spaces available in single room and double room. First paid, first served. 

To Register: Click here

More Info: Contact Mahima at or 0210604360
                   Contact Gemma or 0211092023

Cancellation policy: If you need to cancel for any reason before March 8, you will be entitled to a 50% refund, otherwise the fee is non-refundable. If for any reason the event cannot go ahead you will be refunded in full.


"I have been practising Yoga with Gemma for couple of years and in 2017 I had the pleasure of meeting Mahima at the Aio Wira Centre in the Waitakere Ranges, while on weekend retreat. Since then I have been following them in this life changing journey of ascension meditation, attending a variety of events organised by Gemma and Mahima, who keep surprising me with new ways of exploring yoga and meditation. With their guidance and support Ascension has changed my life. I have learnt that being free, and experiencing life with new found confidence and clarity anytime, anywhere is indeed possible. I am living a richer and happier life. I would never have thought that such a huge change is possible at my age and in such a short period of time. Aio Wira is a magical place, where meditation and yoga have been practised for almost 50 years. It definitely enhances my meditation practice and is why I keep going back. I can’t wait to see what Gemma and Mahima have got in store for us in 2019."

“It has brought a lot of peace and joy into my life, and introduced me to a community of like minded people... I am more grounded, more resilient, and more philosophical about events in my life.”

“This course brought me peace with my inner self, my mind, and the people around me. Just using these techniques really helps a lot and gets me through the day.”

“The main change I've noticed is a very welcome sense of peace... I sleep better, my relationships have improved, I love myself more. I'm choosing to eat better and exercise more and all with more enjoyment. I'm learning to notice, love, appreciate and be more grateful. A better, happier life is being led.”