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2023

WHAT THIS RETREAT WILL BE ABOUT

The ReWild retreat is a journey into human wholeness building foundations around the work of Bill Plotkin and Animas valley. We will explore our Wild Minds through nature inquiries, Work that Reconnects, Open Floor movement, music/singing, community building, culminating  to offer an initiation process. We will travel in the four directions of a southern hemisphere medicine wheel. The directions are a model for human wholeness in each of the life stages.

We are inspired the mythological story of the Shambhala warrior/lover as a guide to the journey. A story about a time on earth when humans begin to wake up and show up. These people know they belong in the web of life. They aspire to bring forth a new culture based on the fruition of wisdom and compassion. They cultivate the four facets of human wholeness to collaborate in the Great Turning as described by Joanna Macy.

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This retreat is for all ages and we have an aspiration that young adults can afford this opportunity. 

 

If the cost is a limitation for you, we are open to hear your needs and think together about some possibilities that can support you.

 

Any question, get in contact!

jaime8ju@gmail.com | 0204 011 9025 (Ju) | 0210 264 4351 (Jaime)

THE TEAM
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Managers and facilitators

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Jaime Howell

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. Jaime is a humble life apprentice to offering Inepi (Sweat Lodge) and is growing into the guiding role of offering Vision Quests with the flavour of natural awakening as taught and demonstrated by Tarchin Hearn. These powerful initiations can help humans remember their innate sense of belonging to the natural world. Jaime has a Masters in Education, a mean blues guitar and a passion for songwriting

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Juliana Griese

I  have been exploring and sharing progressively since 2007, contemplative practices/meditation moved by a passion in the area of ecology and community care. I  worked for more than 15 years in Brazil with NGOs, the environmental movement and research projects focused on wild animal ecology. I am beginning to explore more deeply and delivering The Work that Reconnects for communities and in retreats. I am a NVC passionate and do my best to put it into practice. I am an enthusiastic supporter of community building. Me and  Jaime are a couple in awakening, singing, meditating and building a home together. We have the deepest aspiration to support each other in our growth and  collaborate in the Great Turning.

Facilitator and Support

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Adge Tucker

Adge has 30 years experience working in a variety of ways with people, family
and Community. The last 20 have been in Golden Bay where he’s been a close
part of developing and directing the Rites of Passage Foundation and the
Tracks programmes.
He’s a student of the ‘human condition’ and a firm believer in people’s
instinctive knowledge, good nature and ability to assist one another in
profound ways.

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Ming Janssen

Ming’s embodied practices started 15 years ago in Indonesia when she was introduced to Tantric Hatha Yoga by Ketut Arsana. A vast journey of enquiry into the science of yoga & somatics followed and she’s been teaching for the last 6 years. Her accreditation is with Awakening Arts, School of Yoga & Eco-Somatic Therapies 200 RYT. Play and curiosity is her mantra. And she invites you to explore new pathways of movement and connection within your body and the wider earth body ‘Terra Soma’.

Cook and Group Care

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Laksmi Crick

Laksmi Crick has practiced meditation for 25 years; which has underpinned/anchored the twists and turns of life. She has worked as a gardener, cook, outdoor instructor, support worker and massage therapist; loves the connections between many heart-centered, holistic traditions and sharing the human experience. A privilege to cook, be with the group and to support this amazing work!

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Bill McEwan

I’m a 76 year old retired counsellor with an academic background in Agricultural Science and Theology. I live in Blenheim with Lois. In 2015 I felt overwhelmed by an ignorance of climate awareness in Marlborough and sat in the centre of Blenheim for a week with my son Robbie and fasted. That led to the formation of Climate Karanga Marlborough. I’m giving a lot of attention to ways of being an older person in an adolescent society. I am a work in progress and treasure close listening, silence, patience, emotional warmth, tenderness with shame and support for the broken-hearted. 
profound ways.

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Lois Mead-McEwan

I am a seventy year old retiree with a professional background in education and mental health.
I’m passionate about the well-being of the eco-system - in the widest sense of the word - and all that interconnects within it.
Running alongside this is a love of making collages, singing, poetry writing and playing an indigenous North American flute, all of which are expressions of my internal world.
Family, friends, humour and adventure also play an important role in my personal well-being.

SUPPORTIVE INSTITUTIONS
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