Wild Wisdom Ka New Zealand

  • Auckland, New Zealand
  • Ongoing

Event Highlights

  • ~ Nature Ceremonies & Offerings
  • ~ Māori Teachings & Wisdom of the Lands of Aoeteroa / New Zealand
  • ~ Nature Quest initiation for Clarity, Purpose and Visions
  • ~ Elemental and Shamanic Purifications and blessings
  • ~ Nature Walks and inner Teachings
  • ~ Music & Movement Medicine

Schedule

7 am: Meditation / Morning Nature Based Meditation and Movement Practices
8 am: Breakfast
9 am: Opening Circle, sharing and intentions for day
10 am -1pm: Nature Journey to: Sacred waterfall / forests / sites to share in offerings/purification/ teachings /blessings
1pm: Lunch and break
3pm - 6pm: Music Medicine / Sound Healing and Nature Ceremonies
6pm: Dinner
8pm: Sacred Wisdom Exchange / Night Inner Nature explorations / Rest

About This Event

WILD WISDOM KA RETREAT 2020
Join Maori wisdom carrier Matua Louis Kereopa and Nature and Music Medicine facilitator Kirsty Ka for deeply healing gatherings in the lands of Aotearoa-New Zealand. Journey to sacred sites on the North Island’s west coast, receive wisdom teachings, participate in elemental ceremonies and nature quests that reconnect us with the peace and wholeness of nature and your true nature.
Join us for a group 5-day retreat in January or book a personal, custom-tailored retreat during the months of December or January.
"Hoki mai ki tou ngakau aroha"
COME RETURN TO YOUR HEART OF LOVE
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COME SHARE EARTH & HEART WISDOM

- Reconnect with the natural world to ground and support life changes, relationships and well-being

- Commune with the land and spirits of the forests, oceans and waterfalls

- Share ancient ancestral ways of life, ask for support and offer thanks to Creation

- Participate in purifications, harmonisations, healing practices and sacred ceremonies 

- Share music, meditation and movement to help increase clarity and embody greater harmony

- Get personal support to navigate your challenges and to develop greater self-contentment

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IMMERSE YOURSELF IN

~ Nature Ceremonies & Offerings

Nature ceremonies support life transitions, closure and new beginnings. We share in these offerings and blessings to support greater perspective, clarity and momentum for positive personal, life, work and relationship growth. This is an ideal opportunity to deepen reflection for where you have come from, close chapters and prepare and envisage the time ahead.  

~ Māori Teachings & Wisdom of the Lands of Aoeteroa

We offer an intimate setting for you to receive sacred Maori and universal knowledge that is known as " Wananga." It offers keys to spiritual intelligence, personal wellbeing and ancient heartways to help you in modern life. As we sit on the land, around the fire and visit sacred sites, we will be learning attainied Maori and earth based wisdom practices that guide and benefit us on a day-to-day basis.

~ Nature Quest

Day and night Nature Quests are offered, both in group settings and solo. This sacred space in the stillness of nature, offers you the space to receive visions, clarity and confidence for inner and outer aspects of your life as well as answers to situations you may be facing. It supports greater meaning and trust in the unfolding of life and insights on self-responsibility. This involves a powerful  prayer similar to the Vision Quest Rite of Passage.

~ Elemental Initiation Meditation

Ancient, shamanic ways of communing and purifying using the life force found in rivers, waterfalls, forests and elements help us revitalise and heal our past as well as reoccurring patterns. These sacred practices help achieve greater harmony, increase health and bring balance to mind-body-spirit. It is also an important space to help cultivate trust and healing in the face of dis-ease, fear and personal challenges.

~ Nature Walks and Teachings

We will be walking along magnificent forest and beach trails in the rugged wild lands of New Zealand. During our time we will be exploring inner and outer terrain while expanding consciousness and deepening self-love.

~ Music & Movement Medicine

We work with the healing quality of music and sound, sharing indigenous and heart-centred songs from around the world as well as free flowing vocalisations. These music and active meditative practices bring us beyond the conscious mind to unite and expand along with creation, our deep creativity, joy and laughter. Celebration.

~ Integration, Practical Steps & On-going Support

We offer practical support to help you integrate what you've learned and experienced back into daily life, including holistic practices, daily actions, self-accountability and self-love. These in-person sessions and on-going, remote consultations help you in the blossoming of your life, work and relationships as well as navigate your terrain once you are home. 

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TEMPLE LANDS & SACRED WISDOM:   

Held in the enchanted, mystic lands of Aotearoa, New Zealand. We find ourselves in the West Coast of the North Island, surrounded by the lush ancient forests and expansive pure waters. Sacred and powerful, home to ancestors & vibrant communities, we are grateful to gather at special sites and to be based in the Temple Lands near Bethell's Beach and making excursions into the surround lands and waters.  

We are welcomed on to these lands, to share wisdom and practices, opening us up further to the essence of our inner being and together feeling the natural beauty unfolding / Papatuanuku.


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“Wild Wisdom has been a truly transformational experience in the most stunning natural surroundings of NZ. I can highly recommend embarking on this magical journey. ” — Maren Lander “For me the immersion was an initiation into a deeper level of connection with Nature, empowering me in the sharing of my purpose and what it truly means to embody leadership. ” — Sara McKean

What's Included

  • Our pricing includes all of the facilitation and program content. It also includes shared accommodation Marae style. Food is included this is vegitarian, and will be prepare together family style.

What's Not Included

Private accommodation with single rooms is not included in the pricing. It is available on request at an additional cost.

Venue Highlights

Bethells Beach is a place of power and beauty. It has great Spiritual significance to the local iwi (tribe) Te Kawerau a Maki. Out on the land, overlooking pristine rainforest, resplendent with Kauri trees & not a house in sight, it feels a million miles from the city. We have a glorious temple space for our programs and all of the expanses of the land and beaches to explore and offer our programs in.

Menu Types

  • Vegan
  • Vegetarian
  • Organic

Menu/Cuisine

We with share in healthy hearty vegetarian meals. Vegan and gluten free options are available, let us know your needs.
It is a do it yourself breakfast with fresh fruits, juices, cereals, toast and healthy spread options.
We will bring snacks such us nuts, seeds, dried fruit and energy bars out with us for our nature journeys.
For lunch we will return to share in salads, soups, sandwiches or cooked meal.
Dinner time will prepare meals each evening such as vegetable curries and dhal, quinoa and roasted veggie, lentil bakes, Risottos or pastas. We will be fasting on one of the days from morning until 5pm as part of the Nature Quest.

Directions

Flights would be to Auckland International Airport. The retreat is held 30 min from Auckland centre, you can find your way via shuttle, taxi or we us as we will organise car sharing where applicable.

Cancellation Policy

100% deposit refund for cancellation 60+ days before event.
50% deposit refund for cancellation 30-59 days before event.
0% deposit refund for cancellation 0-29 days before event.
The remaining balance (total price minus deposit) is due upon arrival.
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