Touching the Earth – June Solstice Retreat
Touching the Earth – 16th-23rd June Solstice Retreat
All the mytho-poets say the same thing – we must leave the village, enter the forest and return with the gift.
Touching the Earth is a guided journey into human wholeness inspired by the work of Bill Plotkin and Joanna Macy. This is a nature-based retreat to support the journey of soul initiation, inspiration and encouragement to find the unique offering that is yours to make, a retreat to find, feel and fuel our belonging, confidence, resilience and creativity.
We will explore together through Open Floor movement inquiries, yoga, non-dual meditations, guided nature reflections, group singing and dreamwork. We will aspire to bring together our bodies, hearts and minds with instincts for wisdom in service to the Great Turning away from an Industrial Growth society towards a Life Sustaining one.
Non Wangapeka Member $710 + Dana/Koha
Member $650 + Dana/Koha
These costs include accomodation in a hut or a private room unless stated otherwise; 3 nourishing meals each day, cooks fee, all teaching resources and access to three experienced guides.
Jaime is a trained Wilderness Rites of Passage guide, Work That Reconnects facilitator and experienced teacher of Open Floor movement practice. He is the founder of the Centre for the Great Turning, inspired by Joanna Macy, Bill Plotkin, Tarchin Hearn and many more. He is a humble apprentice to living in wholeness. Jaime brings together the awakening arts of meditation, movement, song, mythopoetry, sweat lodge and vision quest. These powerful initiations can help humans remember their innate sense of belonging to the natural world. Jaime has a Masters in Education, a legitimate blues guitar and a passion for singing songwriting about the path of Soul Initiation in service to the Great Turning.
Rene lives in Palmerston North in the shadow of the Ruahine and Tararua Ranges, watered by the Manawatu river. He is a father to three boys, counsellor, and Soulcentric Nature Based Underworld Guide in training with Animas Valley Institute. As a guide and mentor his work is to help people dive into deepest conversation they can have with themselves and with the Earth so they might follow their Soul’s deepest longing, come to know and embrace their sacred gifts, live a life of creative service, and rediscover their deep belonging to the Earth community.
Juliette has spent the past decade (plus) in professional training along side world class yoga teachers, travelled the world to sit at the feet of her spiritual guides, clocked many hours in meditation halls and the shifting terrains of her yoga practice. Compelled by the pursuit of health, belonging and liberation, Juliette dove heart first into trainings in Psychosomatic Therapy, Birth work, Yoni Mapping Therapy and Somatic Movement Therapy. Juliette launched Awakening Arts in January 2019 as a home for seekers of truth-centric community and embodied liberation. She is the founder and director of Rooms for Courage, center for courageous living in Mōhua, Aotearoa (NZ).
Information and Registration
If you would like further information, please feel welcome to contact the Course Manager: Jaime Howell – email@example.com
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Main Image: Photo by Johannes Plenio