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In My Skin ☺ Who Do You Wanna Be Today? Teen Retreat

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - October 14 @ 2:00 pm

A Teens Retreat for 14—17 year olds 

Life is full of possibilities, full of changes, full of hopes, fears and dreams.  It can be wonderful and confusing as we surf the changes and ride the waves of “who I am”, “who I was” and “who I am becoming”. Sometimes it feels OK “In my Skin”, and sometimes, not so much.

This is a retreat for teens where all of “who you are” is welcome.   It is a mindful journey of discovery, to find out more about your inner-self and your social-self within an accepting group atmosphere.  It is a course where we be curious about our experience and make friends with ourselves and others.  

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

This course in happening at the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre. Experience the peaceful and beautiful environment of Wangapeka and let nature, and a supportive group, help you discover the fullness of who you are. 

Cost: $204 (plus Dana/Koha*). This includes accommodation, food and cook’s fee.

Members cost: $174 (plus Dana/Koha*). This includes accommodation, food and cook’s fee.

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

If using Paypal please add 5% of the total cost and include with your payment to cover Paypal’s fees – many thanks.

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 joyfully.  The teachings are offered freely.  You are invited to give Dana/Koha to Kath for the teaching.

About Kath Mitchell:

Kath has over 16 years of experience teaching drama and, more recently, learning support for teens in a high school setting. She has studied and practiced at the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre for 28 years.  

For 4 years Kath co-facilitated the Young Adults Annual Retreat at Wangapeka.   Recently she co-led the Beginning Now Introductory Retreat at Wangapeka.

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 Daniel Burgess-Milne:

Dan has been studying at the Wangapeka since 2012.

He has been closely involved in the Young Adult’s Retreat and Bodhi Seeds retreats for young people wanting to explore meditation and mindfulness.

Dan has a background working in mental health with youth, and has a passion for supporting people towards personal growth through self empowerment and awareness.

Dan shares his passion for exploring timeless wisdom in a modern world through rap, poetry and science.

Dan is still learning and studying with every opportunity that he has, and hopes to share his passion with others and support them in their own explorations.

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October 12 @ 6:00 pm
October 14 @ 2:00 pm
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Welcome to the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre. 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.

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.

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 peaceful centre.

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

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