Transformational retreats that nurture and activate mind, body & spirit, in the deeply sacred and ancient lands of New Zealand's Central Volcanic Plateau.
New Offering - Self Catered Sacred Retreats
Although catered & facilitated retreats at Karsak are currently on hold, Karsak is now available for 'me time' self-catered retreats. Scroll down page for details.
Annwyn is currently still offering her online services: Soul journey guidance, Sound-energy healing and webinars.
Where ‘Heaven Meets Earth’
Karsak is nestled between Lake Taupo and Roto Pounamu and is just 35 minutes’ drive from the three mountains that gloriously crown New Zealand’s Central Volcanic Plateau in the North Island, Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu.
Retreaters soak up the tranquility of this stream-bound property, its lush lawns and gardens and especially the rejuvenating mineral waters of the geothermal hot tub set discreetly amidst native tree ferns…the most sacred part of Karsak.
Karsak is a perfect gathering space for meditations, activations and teachings, and of course, amazing food. Inspired by the French Provincial Farm House, Karsak is comfortable, spacious, and warm, perfect for solo/couples and intimate group retreats. Larger groups gather daily at Karask and are accommodated at nearby lodges.
Our visitors feel the palpable energies of Karsak and involuntarily breathe out a deep sigh and relax their shoulders the moment they walk through the gates! Many say ‘It feels like Home’ because they recognise the high vibrational frequencies that they are yearning to reactivate in themselves.
Karsak can be likened to a Vortex that holds a unique formula of energies required for the creation of our New Earth. These energies of renewal, peace, balance and unconditional love are underpinned by the Christ Consciousness energies which have been gradually anchored here by Lord Sananda with Lady Nada (Yeshua and Mary Magdalene) and many other Beings of Light.
Simply being in the energies of Karsak has a profound effect and your intentions will be reflected back to you as feeling invigorated, rested, balanced, inspired, depending on what you wish to be activated.
The tiny geothermal village of Tokaanu is exactly halfway between Auckland and Wellington, and easily accessed from all four directions.
Karsak is delighted to offer a brand new detox retreat! We are fortunate to have the services of Louise Darragh, a very experienced practitioner who utilises the far-reaching influences of Ayurveda - which offers a model of the universe that blends beautifully with her practices of naturopathy, homoeopathy, herbal medicine, raw food diet and Rongoa. She is also author of ‘Healing Your Child’ a manual of natural cures for childhood unwellness. Louise is a treasure chest of lived wisdom!
The programme includes juices and broths, group sharing and Ayurvedic sessions, meditations and Qi Gong, as well as a personal 15 minute mini-consult with Louise if required. A highly nurturing environment is created and this is further supported by Annwyn who will present a daily group session that focuses on the alignment of mind-body-spirit.
Would you like to chat to Annwyn about this? Inquire here.
New! Self-catered sacred retreats
Self-Catered Retreat Accommodation
Inquiries are invited for self-catered retreats at Karsak in a delightful cottage secreted among pungas and ferns with a pathway leading to the geothermal hot tub - a perfect place for retreating, meditating, writing, resting, recovering, re-calibrating, reflecting, Qi gong, yoga – and communing with Nature Spirits. The geothermal hot-tub has healing and rejuvenating properties and is an excellent creative and manifesting centre. Some guests alternate a hot -tub soak with chilly dip in the stream.
The 20 sq m cottage is heated by geothermal radiators, and furnished with a double bed, armchair, hutch dresser, writing desk & office chair, printer, and has internet connection. Breakfast-making facilities include fridge, kettle, toaster etc. and the bathroom has shower, vanity and toilet.
Laundry is available and all linen is provided. At the main house you are welcome to use the kitchen for any of your meals (fab coffee machine too) and the spacious living area – with a roaring fire to dream next to, read a book or watch a movie. We appreciate those who prefer plant-based foods – however there is a BBQ to cook meat on. Raw Balance at Turangi have reasonably-priced organic meals if required. Free use of organic vegetables from the garden, also spring drinking water.
The gratitude exchange for sole retreater (min) 7 days is $550 and $80 per extra night. For a couple $680 and $100 per extra night.
Retreater's experiences from Sacred Circle of Twelve Winter Solstice 2020
‘I came with an open mind and I left with an open Heart. I came with heavy emotion, and left feeling a calm, new light energy within. I’ve explored the edges of myself, experienced an opening within my Soul. Annwyn your voice is Golden Light; I have never experienced such powerful energy through sound, every cell is vibrating. May the adventure begin!’
-Tina Drummond, New Zealand
‘Physically, this has been a chance for me to step away from my own habits and observe how I responds to change. I can see the transformation in everyone from being nourished with such nutritious food, hydration of Spring Water, Love, Energy, Nature and Geo-Thermal Mineral soaks. Spiritually, I feel I’ve been equal parts reignited on a journey I put to a halt as a child, and also incredibly satiated after craving this kind of experience, as I so easily get caught up in the addictive business of the working world.
Mentally, I encountered numerous challenges in myself … specifically the desire to run away when things become challenging or I felt pressure. This time, I had to simply surrender to the journey, the process, the flow, the outcome … and the sense of groundedness I’ve been able to take away from that is fundamentally transformational.
Thank you for holding space and energy for us all. This has been magic in a way I forgot magic could exist’.
- Michelle T. (22 years-old)
SPECIAL FOCUS GROUP RETREAT
Annwyn is an experienced and adaptable facilitator who will work with your special focus group on retreat at Karsak in a way that best supports them in mind, body, spirit. Your focus might be Grief, Goddess/God Circles, Planetary work, Healing… the potential is unlimited!
Start co-creating here!