Raising funds for The Antara Free Natural Health clinic, and Antara Retreat for young adults.
Antara is a charity set up by a group of people who decided that rather than talking about helping others, they would actually just do it. The Free Natural Health clinic is the only one of it's kind in New Zealand, providing natural health care and counseling free of charge.
Antara helps with physical issues: from asthma to arthritis, back pain to stomach pain, skin health to heart health and everything inbetween. As well as mental and emotional issues: from grief to depression, anxiety to anger and everything inbetween.
With 4 busy therapy rooms, the clinic offers counseling, osteopathy, nutrition, massage therapy and homeopathy amoungst others. All therapists and staff offer their time for free, helping people who would not normally be able to afford this level of care.
The Antara retreat was set up a little later. With one of the world's highest suicide rates amoung young adults, New Zealand's young people are clearly in need of support. The retreat was completely built by volunteers and is a beautiful earthbrick homestead set amoungst 22 acres of native bush. It provides a free space for personal growth and wellbeing. Weekend retreats, workshops and long term stays are on offer as well as a space for charities and organisations who help others. Offering a myriad of services from yoga to nutrition, organic gardening to team building, ayurvedic medicine to massage this is an incredible asset to our communities.
All services provided by Antara are free. The charity is based on a philosophy of helping others without expectation. With the belief that giving and kindness is integral to us as human beings.
All services provided by Antara are made possible by volunteers, public donation and sponsorship. Antara receives no government funding. For further information check out www.antara.org.nz.
Set up in 1989, The Antara Free Natural Health Clinic was the first of its kind in New Zealand. Based in Te Atatu, Auckland, it is for those people in the community who cannot afford to pay for natural health care.
The Antara retreat has been open since 2002 and is based near Warkworth. Offering free time out and support for young adults as well as a free space for charities and organisations involved in helping others.
All of our staff are volunteers. No one gets paid. No one gets charged. All donations go directly into running costs for the clinic and retreat, in order for us to continue to help others.