Thursday, December 6, 2018

Christmas Retreats at St Anne’s Bukit Mertajam Penang, where miracles happen everyday!

Praying through Icons, and Writing (Drawing) Your Own Icon
Special Offer this Christmas: RM100, including materials
Usual price in Singapore: SG$100
Time: 3pm - 5.30pm Dec 25.
You may add this to the below:

3-day Personally Guided (One-to-One) Contemplative Retreat
Starts: 7.30pm Dec 25
Ends:   6pm Dec 27
Special Offer this Christmas: RM600 - includes accommodation & all meals EXCEPT 25th & 27th dinner.
Usual price in Singapore: SG$600

If you would like to join but can’t make it for the whole period, please email me anyway to discuss alternative timings at

Friday, December 22, 2017

Unique & Personalized Wholistic Life-Coaching

Wholistic Life-Coaching (via Video Calls on Phone or Laptop) 

We offer wholistic and more inclusive life-coaching that balances mind-body-heart-soul-spirit.  Each session is personalised to the individual’s unique needs as arises in that present moment.  It may include:
  • Spiritual direction
  • Simple counselling
  • Art therapy
  • Somatic therapy – based on physical movements e.g. simple stretches, pilates, taichi, dance, yoga etc
  • Soul energy healing
  • Simple psychology
  • Happiness and Positive Psychology
  • Minimalist lifestyle
  • Work-Life-Balance
We recommend trying 3 sessions or 8 sessions over a period of two consecutive weeks for "best effect". 

Fee per session: $200 (SGD or AUD) / £115 / US$150 - about 40-60 mins
Special Offer: 
3-session package: $500 (SGD or AUD) / £288 / US$399
8-session package: $1300 (SGD or AUD) / £749 / US$979 - almost 20% discount

Contact us at to book your sessions.

Supervision – Caring for Carers
We are also experienced in providing supervision and care for professionals in the above fields, so feel free to contact us for self-care and professional supervision.

Training to Join Our Team
Try a consultation session with us first before discussing with us the possibility of getting train as one of our team of Wholistic Life-Coaches.

Thank you and may wishes to all who visited us here.

Retreat E-Books - At Your Own Place, At Your Own Pace

We are delighted to announce our first Gratitude E-Course ebook in Amazon! Welcome to get a copy now!  This is now available for a Special Price of US3.99!
And if you prefer to receive it via email, please email us at RunWaters

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Spiritual Life-Coach or Spiritual Director

Simply put, a spiritual life-coach helps you find direction / purpose / meaning, by helping you listen to your own inner voice, through intuition and Divine guidance.  It is wholistic (involves mind, body & soul), rooting in your daily life (balancing your work and personal life) and helps you find peace, love, joy and contentment.  Only by helping yourself can you then help others do the same.

A spiritual director, or more popular term "life-coach" is a professionally trained companion and friend who listens to your deepest desires, or just a listener to all that is going on in your life at the present moment, and helps you heal, grow and achieve your deepest desires.  A friend who walk with you, supporting you, encourages you and help you stay-on the journey to become to best YOU that you can be.

This journey begins with getting to know yourself, becoming aware of your habits, or patterns, and helping you to become more aware and awake. Life-coaching and spiritual direction is totally non-judgemental and you can come from any walk of life, any faith or cultural background.  It is about the Real You.

I do this work using various wholistic tools including:
• Art / visuals.      • Poetry
• Visualization/ imagination
• Understand our dreams
• Body / somatic awareness
• Journalling, writing, mind-maps
• Wisdom & scripture from different faith traditions
• Inspirational writing, eg. Rumi, Mary Oliver, Hildegard of Bingen, Teresa of Avila, Ignatius of Loyola & Oprah.
• and others...

Spiritual direction or coaching with Nita is currently available through Skype.  For further information and to book your first Introductory session, please contact

Empowering Graceful Women Weekends - in Kuala Lumpur & London, Mar & May 2018

We invite women to come together to join us to:
   * Hold Sacred Space  * Listen  * Explore  * Become Aware  * Heal  * Grow  
   * Enhance  * Deepen  * To Come into Our True Self and Purpose
Wholistically (mind, body, heart & soul) individually and as a group

Kuala Lumpur, 2-4 Mar 2018
Arrive Fri, Mar 2 afternoon & depart Sun, Mar 4 after lunch
(SG$300 / HK$1800 all inclusive - room, food, sessions)

Regent’s Park London, May Day Weekend (May 5-7)
(£58 per day - sessions only. Bring your own lunch - non residential)

Please email runwaters@ to register/inquire

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Retreat, Workshop & Training Schedule - in English, Cantonese, Mandarin & Korean

Individually Guided Retreats
You may choose any number of days within these dates:

2017, Dec 12-17 (Tue-Sun) – St Anne's, Bukit Mertajam, Penang
2018, Mar 1-10 (Thu-Sat) – Kuala Lumpur
[SG$110 / HK$650 per day (all inclusive - room, food, sessions)]

Sept & Oct – Hong Kong [TBA]

Retreat at Regent's Park London (non-residential) 
Mar 31-Apr 2 (Sat-Mon)
May 4-7 (Sat -Mon)
May 25-28 (Sat -Mon)
[£58 per day (sessions only. Bring your own lunch)]

Online Retreats
Available via Skype, WhatsApp, WeChat or Gmail Hangout:
Dec 12-17 (Tue-Sun),   
Mar 1-10 (Thu-Sat) 
Mar 31-Apr 2 (Sat-Mon),    
May 4-7 (Sat -Mon) 
Please email to register / inquire.  Thank you

"Nita Neshama held space for me, for my emotional heart space in my retreat with her." - Wan Ting, Singapore (enlightened millennial, dancer, social entrepreneur)

"I deepen my spiritual journey...with God and redeemed fully the integration of self in spirit and soul. My dream and prayer has come true to experience...constant peace and loving myself unconditionally.....I encourage everyone to take time for this retreat. Contemplative retreat in silence is going to be my annual journey. Agape" - Elizabeth, Netherlands (dance & authentic movement therapist, loves working with elderly, parents & children relational dynamics, soul warrior)

"Nita is a mystic. She radiates joy and warmth because she lives out the joy and compassion of her faith. Her deep connection to the love of God was reflected on how she coached me, helping me to experience deeply this love. She is a woman of wisdom.  She listened deeply and helped me find clarity in my inner movements, make discernments and attain spiritual freedom. While she is a joyful person, she has the capacity to be present to pain and suffering, and provide a holding which made me feel secure and loved.  Her training and experience in spirituality, clinical pastoral care,  body work, yoga and healing enable her to provide spiritual direction in a holistic, open and compassionate manner. My experience with Nita was like going from Confucius (structured DOing) to Lao Tzu (contemplative BEing), for she directed with the wisdom of a mystic. She did not give me answers but helped me to get in touch with my true self, which was like the sun hidden beneath the clouds.  The spiritual journeys she walked with me were profound and grace filled, and she is a gift from God." - Lucy, Hong Kong (gifted therapist in many modalities, spiritual coach, nursing & healthcare trainer, one of the founders of hospice care in Hong Kong)

"I first met Nita at the Queenswood retreat center in Victoria, Canada. I was on a healing journey after many years of suffering with depression. Nita was employed there doing yoga and art classes & workshops. It was no accident that Nita was there with me as I went through a profound transformative experience at that time.  Nita played a big part in assisting and encouraging and inspiring me as I stepped into a new part of my life and a new part of me that I did not know was there. I took part in Nita’s classes which were wonderful, but more important to mention is that her presence is where her power lies. She held a space of acceptance, kindness and encouragement for me throughout the ups and downs of my stay at the retreat center. I discovered the artist in me while I was there and now I continue to paint and sell my work and I can also say that I am well. Nita has a wonderful gift to assist healing in others, I am so proud to know her."  Leya, Canada (since her retreat in 2009/2010, Leya has become a successful artist, exhibiting all over Canada & internationally)

Nita是我的Batik Art 與 瑜伽導師培訓的指導師,她很天賦,在藝術與瑜伽教學方面都有自己的風格。我喜歡跟Nita上課學習因爲她的指導方式是以心出發,富具配合性與創意性。除了技術之外,她還幫助我增添信心,讓自己不恐懼地去做,去學習。

上一般傳統的課老師通常要學生學畫一些規定的圖以及學習規定的技巧。Nita給我建議就是隨心多畫,Batik Art 是沒有不美的作品的,這讓沒有畫畫基礎的我安心放心的去發揮自己。很喜歡這種以學生爲主的教學方法。


每次與Nita一起閑聊或上課我都獲益不淺,她是個不折不扣的良師益友,也是我靈性旅途上的伴侶。我愛你,謝謝你。Namaste. Bisous. - Mai San, Chinese living in France (speaker for Ximalaya FM, an online spirituality radio station in China)

Contemplation Retreat - June 16-19, 2018 at Orval Monastery, Belgium

NIta Ng & Elizabeth Rutten-Ng are offering individual and group Contemplation Retreat in the ORVAL ABBEY in Belgium.

Why a contemplation retreat?
In our contemplation retreat, we encourage natural organic flow with self and with nature where we listen in silence by being; and flow with dance, movement, photography and/or art to which we are drawn to.  We embrace the art to be, to listen and rest in the presence, in the here and now, by being, loving, being gentle, kind and compassionate towards self in contemplation.

Why in the Abbey?
The Abbey is a sacred space surrounded by Nature and run by the Trappist monks.  The way the monks live gives us an insight to what it is to live in simplicity and how we can be our individual self and yet with each other such as during meals and in the office. Witnessing their way of being and life as a monk in the offices (prayers), opens our way of being in our own daily routine even when we swing ourselves back to our normal routine life. Given the society today, we are drown with information and hectic life-pace,  it is essential to go away to reconnect with self, nature annually - a commitment to self-care and unconditional loving act for ourselves.

The Contemplation retreat is on 16 - 19 June, 2018, Saturday and Sunday.
We meet at the Abbey for lunch at 1pm om 16 June and leave after dinner, 6.30pm on 19 June.  You can leave early or stay longer in the Abbey as you desire after.

We offer 2 days of an hour group retreats in the nature on 17 and 19 June after lunch.  And also offering individual retreat, one to one with either Nita or Elizabeth.
Nita is taking 4 retreatants per day and Elizabeth, only 2 per day.

To check the availability of the rooms, please contact the Abbey personally to make your booking. The link is ORVAL ABBEY STAY. They are quite popular so please book early with them to secure the room. For more details, refer to the link.  There is a bus stop near the abbey where you can alight and walk to the abbey.  Do check with them how to get there if you are coming by plane, train or other means of transport.

If you are joining us in the group retreat ( please inform Elizabeth) or like to have personal retreat, contact either of us for arrangements.  The suggested love offering is SG$200 or 125 euro per session.

We look forward to connecting with you in the contemplation retreat in the Abbey.

Empowering Graceful Women Leadership workshop Hong Kong, Oct 2018

Spa for the Soul - 
Personally-guided silent retreats (residential): 
We are each invited into a deeper relationship with the Divine. With one-on-one spiritual guidance, let us make time to listen more deeply to our Higher & Unconditionally Love Self, discerning how we are called to a unique, personal journey. 
When you transform the soul, you transform thoughts, actions & behaviour.

And for those who are physically unable to travel to the retreat centre, you may do this retreat ONLINE through Skype or Gmail Hangout.  All retreats are available in English, Cantonese, Mandarin & Bahasa.  

Sept & Oct 2018 in Hong Kong!
Pls email us for inquiries OR for Skype retreats. Thank you

For other dates, pls email us to check availability.  Thanks
Suggested donation per session is $200 (SG/AU), give what you can


Monday, February 9, 2015

30 Day Retreat - Inter-Spiritual Exercises & Personally Guided Sabbatical

Compassionate, Contemplative and Intuition Listener course - spiritual [wholistic] life coaching (customised to each participants' existing gifts and skills)
This course can be done through Skype for most individual sessions, but face-to-face for groups.

8-day personally guided retreat – to discern if they are called to begin this course.

22 sessions of Spiritual Life-Coaching (with a stay-in retreat for the final 10 days).

Learn and practice the gifts of presence, and compassion and contemplative listening – include listening in pairs and in trios.

Share the gifts of silent contemplation, visualization/imagination, journaling (in words or visually) and Gratitude, with individuals as well as in groups.

Practice listening for two weekend retreats and as well as individual sessions under the trainer’s supervision.

💗Most importantly, we believe in enhancing and empowering each person's existing talents and gifts, to "train" each person to "listen" as you are. For example, one of my trainee, Angela who is training to listen via visual graphics

Please contact us at RunWaters@ to find out more.
Please register latest 4 weeks before the above programmes. Minimum 10 pax, otherwise the retreat will be cancelled.

30 Day Retreat  - Inter-Spiritual Exercises & 
Personally Guided Sabbatical (2018 now open for enquiry)
(Pre-requisite: must do a 6-8 day retreat with Nita to discern if you are called to this)

Testimonies for the Inter-Spiritual Exercises:

Elizabeth Rutten-Ng, The Netherlands
Through 35-days of both online and residential retreat, Elizabeth went from a space of hurt, fragmentation of Self who left her family home, former work, and even the country she was born in TO BE-coming a healed, whole person.  A beautiful woman who knows who she is, who knows God's LOVE, an empowered, strong woman who now brings Love & Light to others as well.

"Having lived life for 45 years,
peeling layers of onions is on-going. Though peeling of each layer brought about grieving with tears and dying to self, each time I die, I find more space being created within me, to fully own and claim every part of me till now - loving myself unconditionally in love & grace of God. Deep gratitude as I grief and die. Deeper and deeper as I enter. I am both excited as well as nervous. I'm grateful for Nita Neshama for teaching me so much and journeying with me in my spiritual formation, integrating fully every part of me as God unfolds what lies beneath and within and holding me in love. I literally feel a new shift in my whole being. 🙏💖🎁👼🌺 "💖

Bonnie Wong, Hong Kong
Experience of loneliness
  • The experience of 2 weeks stay-in silent retreat was totally different from the retreat in daily life before the stay-in one, in terms of the experience of loneliness, as well as the anxiety brought by the “too-much” time to be spent with God alone and having nothing to do.  Looking back, such loneliness (or solitude) is a must to clear all the obstacles in my heart in order to create a sacred place for meeting with God.
  • I was more open and my senses were sharper when I was forced to be alone; I can see more carefully, listen more closely, feel more deeply towards myself, the Divine and the outside world.

Loving feeling
  • I was frightened by Jesus’ direct expression of craze and passionate love like young lovers, so full of energy and zest.  Through love song and images, I was overwhelmed by and infused in the loving feeling, being loved, adored, appreciated and treasured as if I was His only love.  The love burnt through days and it eventually turns into a gentle and long lasting flame of love.
  • I will never forget Jesus’ craze love for sure but His gentle love would be enough for me to recognize Him through such loving feeling.

Rich Prayer
  • Through contemplative prayer on the Gospel, I was led by the Spirit to face my anger towards the Father and those political leaders in connection with all the sufferings and tragedies in the world.  The Spirit helps me to see sufferings with a different angle, in particular to understand the Father’s heart more, I was moved by the union of the Trinity and the love between the Father and the Son.
  • Through drawing from Ignatius, I was attracted to “becoming a child”, to let God take my hands to explore, to look at the world like a child, to live like a child.  Through drawing, I am more ready to “unlearn” and put down my own mindset and framework as I can never understand life “logically”.  By the end of retreat, I co-created with the Spirit on a painting named “Dance of the Spirit”, the strokes was like flame, like dance, like movement, like the dress of the spinning Flamingo dancers, so full of life, love and energy.
  • The icon of “Jesus My Companion” was inductive to my prayer.  It helps me to entering into the sacred space to meet with Jesus.  The workshop on Icon Writing helped me to recognize Jesus not by His face but the loving feeling and His radiant light.

After the Retreat
  • The experience of the retreat was very rich and some of it was flashed back from time to time.  Among them, the feelings and drawings are deeply imprinted in the heart and I do need to review my journal for other inspiration, thinking and fragments.

Mai-San Marie-Goh, France

Before doing this inter spiritual exercises with Nita as my Spiritual Guide, I've been practicing meditation for years and applied some techniques I knew to heal myself. I did not remember why and how I felt still blur and lack of something, therefore I made up my mind to join this 30-day retreat.  I did half of the exercises by distance via Skype and the other half in person.

30-days, this was a long journey  Every day I found something new about myself, especially some issues which laid deep within me that was muted consciously and unconsciously, even though I practice meditation every day.

Logically we know, our mind tell us that we know, all the “theory” and techniques how to love, value, accept ourself. And we believe we can MAKE it, as is taught in some spirituality teachings.  To be frank, in my case I was cheating and lying to myself all the time, until I went for the 30-days silent retreat with Nita. These 30-days were like a treasure hunting adventure.  Nita’s guidance helped me “see” through the most significant blockage of my spiritual journey.

In fact, staying silent all day, and without taking out and playing with my phone was a big challenge for me but it was good to do so. Meditation, writing, drawing, walking in the nature were the activities I did. I practiced meditation a lot, especially during half of the inter-spiritual exercises where I had stayed in a wonderful retreat house and able to meditate in a lovely catholic church next door.  I thought since I was in a church, the polite way was ask to for the help of Jesus, Saint Anne, Saint Mary or Angels... however, I had also Buddha, Dragon, Ganesh pop up in my meditation... What an amazing insight!

The insight I got may not really help me without Nita's direction. Most of the time, I mis-interpreted the “messages” I receive, for example, I would think that “worrying” which appear during the meditation was NOT good, and systematically I would put it aside or deleted it. Yet, “bad” is somehow a key indicator!  I learned non-judgement.  That nothing was really “good” nor “bad”.  And that it was important to just be aware of what was happening in the present moment.

In Chinese there is a saying “境隨心轉“,it means “when the inner (heart) changes, the world (outside facts) changes”. Right after I finished the retreat, I met some amazing people with whom I talked about spirituality, meditation and experience sharing... These 30 days led me to another stage and I know that I would definitely do it again to see another new me. In this moment, I'm afraid of nothing as I feel the connection with the other realm, the love from the above is a tender but at the same time strong one … 

Thank you Nita! With love