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Forest School

Children and families

Nature Connection

Wild Mind training for kids


Seasonal Young Adult

A 4 day retreat every season to cultivate

Calm, clarity and connection for young adults aged 18-40



Empowering Men through between the life stages. Activities include workshops and one on one guiding relationships.

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The Big Gig

Original songs, spoken word poems and story to insipre the Great Turning by Jaime

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Residential Retreats in 2023

19th June-25th 

Touching the Earth Solstice Retreat

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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 inspired by the work of Bill Plotkin and Joanna Macy. It is a nature-based journey of soul; a retreat to embody your true belonging, confidence, resilience and creativity. It will lead you ever closer to a conversation with the living earth.


We will explore together through Open Floor movement inquiries, non-dual meditations, guided nature reflections 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.


This is a 7 day residential retreat with private spaces, all meals provided in beautiful valleys and mountains of the Wangapeka. Facilitated by Jaime Howell, Rene Aish & Juliette McConachy

Register your interest here

April 29th - May 2nd

Soulcraft 5 Day Retreat with Animas Valley guide Doug Van Houten 

The 1st Animas Valley Soulcraft retreat in New Zealand. Soulcraft practices spring from nature-based cultures, modern depth psychology, the poetic tradition, and wilderness rites of passage—to comprise a truly contemporary Western path to soul discovery and soul initiation.

Places are limited

Express your interest here

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26th March Chandrakirti Music Day, Upper Moutere. 

Concert for the Great Turning

The Great Turning is a phrase coined by Joanna Macy, a living myth for our time. It speaks to the necessary transition from an techno-industrial growth society to a greener self sustaining society.

Jaime recites poems by David Whyte, Mary Oliver and other soul poets to weave a transformative and inspiring journey with original songs and interactive conscious dance into the spirit of the Great Turning

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