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This One Wild & Precious Life

This One Wild & Precious Life


  • Thu 15 Sep, 3:00pm – 10:00pm
  • Tue 20 Sep, 9:00am – 3:00pm


Aio Wira Centre, 8 Aio Wira Rd, Swanson



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Imagine having five wild and precious days to connect, unwind relax, remember your whole self, reinvite self-care, self-awareness, kindness, healing and self-compassion to all aspects of your life.
In this unique and nourishing retreat, you will have the opportunity to:

Spend quiet time in nature with guidance to reconnect with your authentic self.
Deepen through mystery… your connection to yourself, others, and the natural world.
Be supported in ceremony and sacred relationship to the cardinal directions to remember and welcome and heal those forgotten or fractured parts that have been forgotten or left behind in the fast pace of modern society.
Connect and support your body through gentle yoga practices to match the rhythms of the natural world.
Develop or continue your own daily mindfulenss practice
Create nourishing connections in a supported community
Replenish your body with wholesome plant-based cuisine

As we gather in the old ways for 5 days at the beautiful Aio Wira retreat centre in Auckland we will explore soul-centric practices embodying both developmentally and spiritually the four directions of North, West, South and East. Throughout this journey we weave together Mindful body centred Nature connection, Meditation, Yoga, Storytelling, Creative writing and Community Connection, to inspire, relax and unwind in a spacious and nurturing nature setting.

In some of the oldest stories it is said that when you were born your soul’s song was caught and with sacred reverence, placed in the forest waiting for the time when you were ready to seek and hear it This retreat will offer the space for you to listen deeply in nature to remember, ache, hear, reimagine and receive the precious and unique song of your soul.

Your guides for the 5 precious days will be Bren and Toni, two experienced and passionate Eco-therapists, and rites of passage facilitators who will guide you over 5 days and nights in the old ways to hear the chthonic rhythms of the earth so you may discover a more soul-centred connection with yourself and the natural world. There will also be 2-3 assisting facilitators for additional support and care and yoga facilitation.

Also included in this retreat:
- 5 nights at Aio Wira retreat centre in shared accommodation (either double or quad)
- Deeply Nourishing catered meals for the entire retreat
- Use of Sauna & Hot Tub
- Access to walking paths in stunning transitional NZ native riparian forest.

Retreat Guides: Toni McErlane & Bren Whitmore

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