12th - 29th FEBRUARY 2020
A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY AND ADVENTURE TOUR THROUGH MAORI HEALING, SHAMANISM AND INNER WORK
Delve further into the wilderness, climb mountains, scramble through the bush, raft on the rivers, surf the beaches, forage and fish with locals and build your own bonfires in this ancient, majestic land.
Curated and led by Core Shamanic Practitioner, wilderness guide and Kiwi Leandro D’Andrea, the Wild Woman Journey works to connect you to the natural world by immersing you in the stunning landscapes of the North Island on this challenging, rewarding and unique journey.
To be part of this transformational journey you will need an adventurous spirit, a good level of fitness and an openness to spirit work.
18 DAYS & 17 NIGHTS
A JOURNEY TO RELEASE YOUR INNER WILD WOMAN
Harae Mae, Harae Mae, Harae Mae... Welcome, welcome, welcome... You have heard the call of the wild.
After being greeted and blessed by local elders, you will travel on a physically demanding 18 day adventure bringing you back in touch with nature and yourself. Days will be filled with adventure activities including kayaking, horse riding and mountain climbing with evenings focused on shamanic work. This unique combination will give you the tools to live a life of purpose, power and passion. You will face your shadows and rejoice in your light. We will learn these lessons through Maori lore, legends and healing as well as the constant communication between yourself and Papatuanuku (Mother Nature).
New Zealand is the perfect setting for this spiritual journey, with its epic untouched scenery and the reawakening of ecological consciousness. The Whanganui River (which we will canoe down, led by local Iwi, tribe members) has recently been recognised legally as an entity within its own right, giving the beautiful Awa (River) the same protection and rights enjoyed by humans. Everywhere New Zealanders are finding a deeper, more profound link to the land and Maori are reclaiming their rich culture, beliefs and practices, all tied to a symbiotic relationship to the land. This link helps remind us of mother nature’s limitless bounty, that everything we need is all around us if we know how to look and what we are looking at, and most importantly as we are nature, that everything we need is already inside of us, there is no need for fear only to revel in the beauty of life and all it has to offer.
Tour groups are maintained at low numbers to truly focus on the team building and community aspects that are integral to The Wild Woman Journey.
Born and raised in New Zealand, surrounded by the ancient and inspiring beauty that is Tongariro National Park, Leandro shares his core Shamanic teachings in a form that is respectful of all practitioners and cultures, taking a universal approach that is strongly influenced by the work of Michael Harner.
Apprenticed in Peruvian Shamanism to Maestro of San Pedro, Rubén Orellana, Leandro has been working and learning to brew traditional medicine plants, such as Ayahuasca in the Amazon and San Pedro in the high country of Peru. He studies Core Shamanism with Simon Buxton of The Sacred Trust and for the past five years, has worked alongside psychotherapist and shamanic practitioner, Michele Costa Lukis offering individual healings.
In London, Leandro holds weekly men’s groups for personal empowerment and leads shamanic walks of consciousness through the woodlands of the UK. Leandro guides the Wild Woman Journey, drawing on his expertise as a scout, shamanic practitioner, chef, men's group facilitator and wilderness guide.
White water rafting down the Rangitikei River
Visit Sacred Waterfalls deep in the New Zealand rainforest
Sea Kayak along the picturesque Bay of Islands
Canoe along the Whanganui River and stay overnight at the Marae (Maori meeting house)
Climb the sacred mountains of Taranaki and Pirongia
Romi Romi and Miri Miri Maori healing session held by local Maori healers.
Abseiling & Black water rafting through underground Caverns
Meeting Tane Mahuta (The King of the Forest)
Night walks lit by glow worms through Kauri Forest
Lineage work with local Maori
Walking the Tongariro Crossing in beautiful National Park Territory
Visit the recreated Maori Village of Te Hana
Guided Rongoa (Medicinal Plant) walk through native forest
Introduction to the inner sanctum of the Queen-bee’s hive
Three day workshop and overnight stay at the serene Waimana Retreat
Build and cook on bonfires in the outdoors
Sleep under the stars
Receive blessings from local Elders/Kaumatua
Shamanic rituals, healings and ceremonies with Leandro D’Andrea
Hiking through the native bush
All accommodation - a combination of hotels and camping
* Please note the fee does NOT include flights to and from New Zealand, personal travel insurance, airport tax or personal spending.