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In My Skin ☺ Who Do You Wanna Be Today? 15—17 year olds Retreat

October 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - October 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm

How do you feel being you? Are you ok in your skin? This is a retreat for teens to explore who we are, who we want to be and who we might become.

Mindfulness is a tool to help us get to know ourselves and each other more fully and deeply. Learning to be curious with ourselves and others, just as we are, and to explore who we might want to be is really powerful; it feels good to connect with ourselves and others with kindness and interest, patience and non-judgement.

Using fun, real-time, face-to-face drama communication games, meditation, movement and creative activities, we can make new discoveries about ourselves and each other. As we connect with ourselves and others, our world opens into new dimensions, and we can experience new possibilities about who we are.


Cost: Early bird: $150 (plus Dana/Koha*) if registered and paid in full more than 7 days before the workshop starts.

Full Fee: $175 (plus Dana/Koha*). This includes accommodation, food and cook’s fee.

Please contact Kath Mitchell: mitchell.kath@gmail.com for more information.


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To register please fill out our online registration form

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*Please consider becoming a Wangapeka member – click here for details.

*Dana means generosity and giving. The teachings are offered freely. You are invited to give Dana/Koha to Kath and Lisa for the teachings.


About Kath:

Kath Mitchell has over 16 years of experience teaching drama for teens in a high school setting. She has studied and practiced at the Wangapeka study and retreat centre for 28 years.

For the past 4 years Kath has co-facilitated the Young Adults Annual Retreat at Wangapeka. Recently she led a Compassionate Relating retreat with her husband and was an assistant teacher for the Introductory Retreat.

Kath feels heartfelt appreciation for the excellent meditation and Dharma teaching she has received, and continues to receive. She loves to facilitate enjoyable learning environments for people to explore deeply, heal and grow, for the well-being of the world.


About Lisa:

Lisa Allan (BA, BSc, GradDip- human services) is the director of Nelson-based creative and healing arts company, Wintergreen Creative. She is a yoga teacher, Reiki master/teacher and a theatre practitioner. Lisa believes that everyone has a unique light inside of them. It is her passion to share tools that enable others to shine their light nice and brightly.


October 6, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
October 8, 2017 @ 2:00 pm
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Welcome to the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre. We are located in the foothills of the Southern Alps overlooking the Wangapeka River, about an hour and a half drive SW of Nelson, New Zealand.

We have meditation retreats throughout the year, have huts available for solo retreats, and welcome bookings from external groups. There are also opportunities available to work on our land. Come and enjoy this uniquely vibrant and beautiful centre.

The Wangapeka Study and Retreat Meditation Centre is a Universalist centre home to a wide range of teachings, paths, and studies. Retreats are held on Mindfulness, Vipassana Insight, Heart based practices, Loving Kindness, Calm-abiding, Metta Compassion, Movement, Yoga, Dance, Feldenkrais, Wellness, Wellbeing, Archetypal Integration, Western Mysticism, Non-Duality, Dzogchen, Mahamudra, Mahayana and Vajrayana teachings with Empowerments and Sadhana Practice.

The Wangapeka is a purpose built retreat centre, with fresh clean air and beautiful vistas. It is very quiet and ideal for respite, stress relief and deep meditation. We have a meditation hall, solo retreat huts, a main hall for dining and community, and a fully catered kitchen and an onsite vegetable garden. Many people visit from all over the world to meditate and enjoy the beauty of the centre.

355 Wangapeka River Rd
R.D.2. Wakefield 7096
New Zealand
Phone: +64 3 522 4221

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