Byron Katie's The Work
Awareness & BC Skiing
Power of Now Meetup Group


In addition to our own staff,
we'll also collaborate with additional
local qualified guides. We're still get-
ting all needed land-use permits from
the New Zealand govemment (DOC).
Until then, we'll be running programs
at Mountain Spirit and other
priviate lands.

Programs | Events

We are in our program development stage.

We're gearing up for experiential programs at our Retreat Centre here in the Wanaka/Hawea, New Zealand area. See some of our testimonials, and past programs in the US & South America .

Do you often observe yourself and others, that are more on Iphones than connecting with each other and our surroundings?

Well we notice it, and our mission is help people reconnect with themselves, each other, and the environment, by getting off the smartphone and into the mountains, doing cool stuff with others.




29 Mar

An intro in "The Way of Tea"
A practice with quietude, presence and clarity
Taught by Wu De
on the Horizon

Facilitated by authors Don and Martha Rosenthal from Vermont, USA
Location: Auckland and Wanaka
Sail on the 7.7m Astrolabe II, harboured at Lake Wanaka. Sailing is a great way to connect with the wind, water and each other.
We will soon be offering programs on the Astrolabe II such as meditation on the water, couples workshops, corporate teamwork, and of course, learn to sail.
Location: Mountain Spirit, Hawea/Wanaka
One of our core programs, to connect with the mountains, each other, and going within.
Byron Katie's
"The Work"

Weekend Retreat

Facilitated with Valli from the North Island.
Integrating short tramps in the area.
Stay tuned for webpage

We ran the HAWK program in the U.S. and found it was hugely healing for all the particpants. Stay tuned for more info.
Get out and unplug. Spend quality time with yourself, without books, Iphones, and just the minimal amount of gear to reconnect for two days.
Cusco, Sacred Valley, Macchu Picchu,
Experiential Travel
Ski Touring and Presence
The best ski tours are not measured by how many runs you make but how you connect with the place, the people and rejuvinate yourself. Stay tuned as we develop this program.

Open Hearted Communication
For Couples

Monthly Meetup at our yurt in Hawea.
Open for those in our community interested in opening up channels for connection and communication.
For more info contact us

Power of Now
Eckhart Tolle Meetup
Stay tuned for webpage
Monthly Meetup at our yurt in Hawea.
Past Programs
Kirtana Concert
Music and stillness in Wanaka
This was our first event, and was well received. We look forward to doing more concerts and events

R. Richards is a veteran guide and instructor who will be leading programs.We will also collaborate with local qualified guides, and get all needed land use permits from the New Zealand govemment. Until then, we will run programs on our land at Mountain Spirit and other priviate lands.

Some background and overall scope of our programs:

Healthy Communication, Open Hearted Listening, Healing
Couple's Workshops, Healing Programs for teens and adults who have lost a parent or sibling. Meditation Read more...



Living a Sustainable Lifestyle
Learn about growing organic food, living off-the-grid with solar power and batteries, composting, and living a more sane lifestyle. Good skills to know during, and after Peak Oil.




Body Mind and Spirit
Yoga, Wellness, Meditation and a sense of joy and peace through being present.



The Solo
The powerful experience of being "solo" in the mountains of New Zealand, for three days with minimal food, a sleeping bag, tarp and lots of water. No books or Ipads here! In the tradition of the Native American Vision Quest and Outward Bound's Solo.




Indigenous Wisdom

Those that have lived traditional lives on the planet have a connection to themselves and the earth. In New Zealand, the Maori culture, in North America, the Native Americans, and in South America, the Quechua and Aymara people have a wisdom worth listening to. We hope to be collaborating with, and learning from, local teachers here in NZ. Read more...


International Cultural Immersion
Climbing, hiking, village and family stays and backcountry village experience in
Peru and Bolivia.




Outdoor Experiential Learning:
Mountain Skills, Challenge, Leadership and Teamwork, Spirit.

There's a spirit on mountaintops. It takes you deeper place within yourself. But you have to climb there. You have to push your boundaries, step out of your comfort zone. Come learn new skills with others, develop compassion, teamwork and self- reliance with time for reflection of the place, and your experience in more..

Healthy Communication and Presence in the Workplace

Whether you own a small business or are part of a team, we have tools that can help the work enviroment be a more comfortable, safe and fun place to be, ultimately affecting the bottom line.
read more..

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