Drawing on the seasonal metaphor, this autumn one-day retreat offers you time away from busy lives to reflect on your life and work, your personal qualities and gifts, and the opportunity to gain some clarity about where you are at and where you’re heading.
Autumn is a time of paradox – a season of great beauty, and also one of decline. Summer’s harvest is almost complete, and leaves are falling in preparation for the bareness of winter. Yet beneath these outward signs of death and decay, new buds are already forming, and seeds are being scattered in preparation for spring’s new growth. Autumn’s paradoxes of harvest and decay, of dying and seeding, offer powerful metaphors by which we can frame the important cycles and questions in our own lives.
Drawing on the seasonal metaphor, this one-day retreat offers you time away from busy lives to reflect on your life and work, your personal qualities and gifts, and the opportunity to gain some clarity about where you are at and where you’re heading.
Using poems, stories, images, and other evocative things to guide times of personal reflection and shared conversations, this will be a day to refresh and re-energise your heart and courage.
The registration fee includes all materials, morning and afternoon teas, and a delicious vegetarian lunch.
20 May 2023
9.00am – 4.30pm
The retreat venue is the private and peaceful harbourside home of Mennie & Bill Scapens at Te Puna, a short drive from Tauranga city.
$ 130.00 Early bird registration (before 20 April)
$ 145.00 Full registration
Includes all materials, morning and afternoon teas, and a delicious vegetarian lunch.
Payment with registration please.
Payment online to:
Bank Account: 12 – 3263 – 0003290 – 02 (with your name + AUTUMN as reference)
We understand that life challenges emerge and changes happen. Cancellations must be made at least two weeks before the program date. The facilitator regrets that she may be unable to offer any refund or credit if you cancel within two weeks of the program.
If the program is cancelled due to low enrolment or other circumstances, you will receive a full refund. Please note travel costs are solely the responsibility of participants.
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