Workshops

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My workshops and retreats are natured based experiences combined with a self-reflective theme. They draw heavily on being in nature, with forest and river, a place to play and to find a slower rhythm of being, as they refresh, revitalise and ground us.

I have a facilitation style that supports the individual to find their own questions and answers, that draws upon such things as the insights gained from your own drawing (as simple as crayon on paper – reflections, not art works), the wisdom found in poetry and story, along with workshop exercises, journaling and the interaction with others and nature.

To be a Good Ancestor – 1

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAHuman beings are a legacy leaving species. Once, that was as benign as stone circles, buildings and monuments. But since the Industrial Revolution we have been creating a legacy from nuclear waste, through to the sixth mass extinction and now a climate crisis that threatens all.

How do we achieve what Joanna Macy calls the great turning, how do we as individuals collectively leave a legacy of being a good ancestor to those who follow us?

At Live Like the River Flows we believe that until we reconnect with the sacredness of the world we live in, and rediscover our spiritual oneness with it, we will fall short. To halt the worst of the climate crisis we need with urgency to replace that ache inside us that has the globe obsessed with consumption and the economy, with a much slower sacred rhythm of connection and sustainability.

This workshop will either help sustain your current journey if you are on the path and if not, to step out boldly onto it.

To be held in the Wairarapa November 23rd 2019. Please contact me for more details and registration. The fee is $50 waged and $40 unwaged. The workshop will run from 9am – 4.pm and is limited to 12 adults. (16+) 

Those from out of the region may want to arrive and stay in the Wairarapa on the Friday night. There are accommodation options here on our farm or at local B&B’s.

For Men – Daring Greatly

To be the best we can as partners, fathers, grandfathers, mates.

In  a supportive group we will choose courage over comfort, look at to live whole heartedly, by opening ourselves to vulnerability.

Date to be confirmed.

Being Pakeha – finding our way back home to the Sacred

Details to come. This will be a 2020 workshop.

 

Stay in touch for regular workshop updates.