Greenstone Retreat: A Sanctuary for Transcendence and Connection

Welcome to Greenstone Retreat, where nature’s embrace meets holistic healing. Nestled amidst serene landscapes, the retreat and campground offer a sanctuary for cyclists, adventurers, families, couples, and individuals seeking a profound connection with nature and themselves. Today, I’d love to share some transcendent moments from our recent events at the EVOLve Studio space, where healing practitioners have guided us to deeper layers of self-awareness and serenity.

Transcendent Moments at Greenstone

1. Safe Space Meditation with Letitia

Meditation Facilitator at Greenstone Retreat in Kumara, West Coast New Zealand, with a serene garden backdrop, highlighting wellness retreats and nature accommodation.

Letitia from Safe Space Meditation Studio guided us through an unforgettable meditation session. Her gentle presence and profound ability to hold space allowed each participant to sink deeply into relaxation. I was particularly moved by the atmosphere she created—a safe, nurturing environment that invited inner peace and clarity. Letitia’s meditation left us all feeling rejuvenated, more centered, and profoundly connected to our inner selves. Leticia is back with a similar event on 4th August.

Check out what else the lovely Leticia is doing.

2. Shamanic Breathwork with Kathy Guidi

Kathy Guidi, a masterful Shamanic Breathwork Facilitator, led us on a powerful shamanic journey. Through her unique breathwork technique, participants experienced deep emotional releases and personal revelations. What stood out to me was Kathy’s unwavering support and her ability to guide us through intense, transformative experiences. Her session was a testament to the healing power of breath and the importance of having a compassionate guide on such journeys.

Check out Kathy’s upcoming events:

3. Wild Song Healing with Charlotte

Charlotte’s immersive frame drum workshop with Wild Song Healing was a delightful exploration of rhythm and voice. She empowered each of us to find confidence in our musical abilities, creating a space where we could freely express ourselves. The collective energy and harmony that arose from this workshop were truly magical. Charlotte’s guidance helped us reconnect with our innate musicality and the primal joy of creating sound together.

Upcoming Events to Look Forward To

At Greenstone Retreat, we continuously strive to offer enriching experiences that nurture the mind, body, and spirit. Here’s a glimpse of what’s coming up:

Mindful Mornings with Kate Hawkins
Date: 14 August 2024 and every month on a wed mid month

Join us for a series of self-care sessions designed to build connection and health. Kate Hawkins will lead you through a flexible program featuring breathwork, movement, yoga, tapping, mindfulness, and sound-healing practices. These mornings are a wonderful opportunity to centre yourself, followed by an optional shared lunch at the local Empire cafe to foster community. The August Mindful Morning will include a session on Ayurveda which is a sister science to Yoga and an natural medicine system used in India.

Deep Dive with the Dragon with Jenny, DragonSage
Date: 18 August 2024

Embark on a transformative journey into the mystical world of dragons with Jenny, DragonSage. This interactive session will reveal the secrets of the elements through fun and engaging activities, sure to ignite your imagination and sense of wonder.

Healers Retreat: Rejuvenate and Rebalance for Health Professionals
Date: 24-25 August 2024

This retreat offers a sanctuary for doctors, nurses, caregivers, counsellors, social workers, psychiatrists, and other healers. Led by retreat creator and yoga teacher Kate Hawkins and clinical psychologist Bex Armstrong, this event provides much-needed rejuvenation and rebalancing. Participants will gather tools to share with their clients, ensuring healing for both mind and body.

And one for the diary:

Join Us for Your Own Transcendent Experience

We invite you to schedule one of these upcoming experiences in your calendar. For the best results, book a few nights of accommodation at Greenstone Retreat to truly allow space and time for the healing to process and settle deeply. Come and immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of nature and discover the magic that awaits you at Greenstone Retreat. Winter specials make it even more enticing!

Don’t forget the weekly yoga classes with Kate to support your journey body, mind and soul.

“Thanks so much for sharing Kate!! Looking forward to tomorrow nights nervous system reset ☺️. Still feeling the bliss from this morning 🫶🏽” A quote from this mornings Yin yoga class.” 20/7/24

We are also excited to have a small team of wonderful massage therapists that can bring their healing hands and energy to leave you feeling even more relaxed and peaceful.

Kate’s top winter tips:

My daily journal prompts:

How can I give? (Do I need anything? Top your own cup up first before you extend this out to others.)

How can I grow? (Consider physical, mental and emotional growth. Podcast? Self awareness? Processing? Read?)

How can I celebrate? (What lifts your spirits? What is fun? What is your reward for completing something?) Try to make this one something healthy rather than damaging.

What are my top 3 gratitude’s today? (Consider the obvious and the less appreciated. This may turn into a whole page of gratitude’s to really get you glowing and joyous.)

Book your retreat today and embark on a journey of self-discovery and healing.

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