Wild Songs of Spring: One Day Quest
Tauranga 26th September 2021
Wellington Sunday 14th November 2021
Picton (Waikawa Bay) Sunday 28th Nov 2021
Connect with the inspirational power of nature to allow your inner wisdom to rise up from deep within your bones.
“What you seek is seeking you” Rumi
This daylong event is for you if…
- You are wanting more direction in your life
- You are in a transitional phase of life and are seeking guidance
- You are ready to shed that which is no longer serving you
- You want to step courageously into your wild power
- You are wanting to embed in the peace and beauty of the natural world and give space for the wisdom of Stillness
This day long experience mimics the longer version of the traditional Rite of Passage ceremony as we journey together into Nature and the stillness of winter, a place where you may feel the soul calling you into something more, to mark a point of transition in your life or to seek insight and support to specific questions or challenges.
As we turn towards the months of Winter, what wisdom is lying and waiting for us in the stillness of the frost, the smell of the rain or the cold on our skin? Maybe you are curious about what leafless trees may call up in you or how the slower polyrhythms of the birds aid you in slowing down. What may illuminate deep within as you give up a little bit of comfort to stand in the heart of Winter’s song?
Winter is a time of contemplating and reflecting, of bringing forth the wisdom for you, your family and future generations. It is said that we are all born into this world with a unique gift, and this is our soul’s purpose, but where is the soul? In many myths, folklore and cultures, the “bones” are considered to house one’s soul. The “Wild Bones of Winter” journey invites us into those wild places to discover what lies deep in our own bones, so we may gain insight into what wisdom is wanting to emerge as our gift in this world.
As part of this one-day soulful event, we will follow the 3 phases of a traditional Rite of Passage: Separation, Threshold and Incorporation. We will start the day with coming together in circle to explore each other’s intention, in the spirit of open-hearted listening. Stepping out of circle, you will then move into your own individual experience (Separation). Crossing a threshold, we honour the transition into sacred liminal space where you will enter into a conversation with the land. Returning back through the threshold, you are welcomed back into circle to share what will have transpired out there in the mystery of the Natural world and the Winter landscape (Incorporation).
“The seed must be frozen into its purpose before it can burst its winter casing and shoot forth green fire.” – Steven Foster
If some curiosity has been sparked within you or you feel a sense of calling, please register below:
(Please contact us if financial circumstances limit your ability to participate and we can connect around options that may make it possible)
An information pack will be sent on completion of registration.
This event is delivered by Brendon Whitmore and Toni McErlane who are both experienced Ecotherapists and group facilitators who care deeply about personal development, transformation and healing for yourself, others and the more-than-human world.
Meet Your Guides:
Toni McErlane – Ecotherapist, Counsellor, Mediator, Nonviolent Communication (NVC) Facilitator, Outdoor Adventurer
Brendon Whitmore – Ecotherapist, Craniosacral Therapist, Deep Nature Connection Mentor and Wilderness Rites of Passage Facilitator