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Foundation Practises
for Human Wholeness
Five Seasonal Journeys to prepare humans for the Initiation of True Adulthood

Beginning March 28th 2024

 What this is about...

You can participate in these retreats as one off experience or complete the whole cycle. The programme will support participants to cultivate essential skills and capacities needed to prepare for the initiation into True Adulthood. This works grows out of inspirations from Bill Plotkin's Animas Valley, Joanna Macys Work that Reconnects, Open Floor International and decades in service to non dual meditation and the inner work of moving well between life stages.

Journey one: The North - Cultivating the whole Child within.

Cultivating the healthy whole child involves for most of us the rediscovery of the wild child. The natural one, the Indigenous one, sensual, deeply playful, creative. It includes the wounds of children we gain from our families, our culture. Abandonment, betrayal, grief, the everyday traumas of not getting what an organism requires. We map out and seek to provide oppotunties where the development tasks of childhood can be known  and met

  • Consciously cultivate the four facets wholeness; The WIld Indigenous One, The Soul Muse beloved, the Nurturing Generative adult and the pure presencing of the Sacred Fool.

  • Identify survival strategies that supported you in childhood and adolescence to adapt to the challenges of family and social life, but ultimately became barriers to your full and authentic humanity

  • Practices and guidelines for cultivating relationships between the Self and your subpersonalities, enabling you to heal your subpersonalities, discover their gifts, and foster Self-actualization

  • Preperation for the underworld journey (the descent to soul), a radical transformation of personal identity, and for living as a visionary artisan of cultural evolution.

  • Soul Poetry

  • Sacred Wound Work

  • Open Floor curriculum 

  • Inepi Sweat Lodge

This is not another peak workshop experience.
his is a foundation for the inner and outer work of transforming the sacred wounds into gifts for the world

The Wild Whole Child


Awareness and tools to meet the wounded child within. 

Practises to connect with the indigenous  wild self

The Nurturing/Generative Adult within.

The Practice of Loving Communication happening in oneself and others through deep listening and speaking from the heart, mainly inspired, but not only, by Nonviolent Communication.

Soul Muse Beloved

The Connection with Nature, exploring the roots of our belonging to the natural world through practices that involve contemplation, investigation and interaction.

Sacred Fool Pure Presence

Rites of Passage - Community processes of initiation, awareness of gifts and griefs,

offering thresholds of change and commitment. Knowing the development tasks appropriate to each life stage.

Integregration of All

Sacred Art as a way of celebrating and expressing creativity, playfulness and responsiveness in the face of change and the challenges of life. As a method of individuation and as a tool for social and environmental change.

A New Zealand Initiative offered through the Charitable Trust Centre for the Great Turning to support the flourishing of young adults aged 18-40.

Inspired by Animas Valley & the NZ Rites of Passage Foundation

Capacities for Inner work*: knowing yourself in relation to everything. Pathways and processes of emotional maturity such as: an ability to move well with impermanence/change; resilience, emotional regulation.

*Inner work means exploring the role of nature and the development of the human psyche.


Cultivating wholesome Community: everything included (nature, creatures, humans) nothing left out, bringing out the best in self and each other.


Offering our Gifts: ability to know our gifts that are in harmony with worlds needs (soul purpose). Efforts to bring forth beauty into our world and make the world more wonderful.


Celebration and Honoring: valuing joy, practising embodied release/letting go; cultivating intimate attunement and connection; celebrating wholesome activity of self and others.

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