The Nature of You

Retreat – Relax – Revive – Rejoice

Ready your walk into a new way of life on Earth

WE WELCOME YOU IN to a deep immersion in the healing ways of Earth Medicine. We invite you to take time to explore and embrace why you are here on this Earth at this time and how you can make the most valuable contribution to this world.

JOIN US in natural, nurturing surrounds, to immerse yourself in dynamic teachings that offer holistic ways to bring much needed healing to all layers of your being. Open yourself to new ways that support your walk through this life on Earth. The time is now for each of us to return home to ourselves.

A SAFE SPACE will be held for you to delve deep and connect to THE NATURE OF YOU. We will support you in learning various practical and easy to apply tools, to empower you to feel more at peace and purposeful as a human in this world. You will learn new ways to help you deal with the intense collective experience of life on earth at present and to bring ongoing joy & contentment into your personal life.

HONOUR YOURSELF with movement, healing treatments, teachings, sacred art, plant medicine, ritual and ceremony, nature adventures and more. We are offering personal and community sessions, guided and solo activities, time in nature and time to rest, delicious plant-based meals, all while being device free. A detox of what does not serve you, to welcome in what does.

Our programme is flexible and adaptable to suit the needs of varied groups and environments.

We invite everyone to connect to the very nature of life on Earth and to return home to themselves. For you to deeply connect to THE NATURE OF YOU. The full you is most welcome here.


There are many gifts of life on this Earth… Experiences and teachings that are available to us ONLY as we walk on this planet, in this body, at this time. Learning to tap in and utilise these unique ‘medicines’ of life on Earth to grow our soul is the very reason we are here. When our walk on this Earth is over, so are the opportunities that Earth Medicine brings. It is time to tune in. Imagine knowing with your whole self, even in these times of chaos, there is always purpose and beauty. What is possible when living from this space?

Earth Medicine Work utilises many healing modalities to attune you to the gifts and teachings of the world around you, the true beauty of life on this Earth. This includes working directly with the directions, the seasons and the elements of Earth. It invites you to make non-human friends and respect all beings in their key role in life on earth, from the earthworm to the tallest tree, just like you. It invites you to welcome in new guides and helpers, and learn to ask for and receive guidance from the Universe. It involves tuning in to a deep presence to the experience of life on Earth: the senses, colour, fragrance, taste; the wind, birdsong, movement, touch… And feeling one with and grateful for it all.

These nourishing ways of being bring healing to all levels of our being ~ physical, emotional, energetic, spiritual ~ and are our birthright as humans; they are the very gift of our life on Earth.


  • Time together, time alone, time to rest and reset yourself to a more natural way of life on Earth.
  • A peaceful stay in beautiful, nurturing surrounds to facilitate a deep connection to nature and self.
  • Sound healing, breath work, art therapy, meditation, shamanic journeywork and legal plant spirit medicines including ceremonial cacao to bring bring healing to all layers of you: physical, emotional, energetic & spiritual.
  • Private healing treatments to support your body, mind and soul.
  • Personal energy-clearing ceremony to prepare you to walk a new path.
  • Somatic movement practices to aid ongoing healing of your specific physical issues.
  • Community sessions for the whole group, including animism and shamanism practices, teachings, ceremonies, healings.
  • Varied optional sessions to enable you to focus on what best serves you.
  • Opportunity to learn about plant medicines and make your own personal healing synergy oil, healing balm, body scrub or bath salt.
  • Guided experiences immersed in nature, enabling a deep connection to all around you.
  • Detox from processed food, the digital world and extraneous influences.
  • Shared occupancy in a cosy cabin. Private rooms are available if desired.
  • Learning about food as fundamental medicine and enjoy hearty, healthy and delicious plant-based meals.
  • Personal connection prior to the retreat, so we may best serve your needs while we are together; and after the retreat, so we may further support your healing process.

We hold the intention that this practice benefits all beings.


WE ARE WINONA AND ANDREW and we are excited about the offering that comes from the combination of our skills in this potent retreat. Each of of us have over 20 years experience holding space in multiple formats for diverse clientele; we have successfully served many clients through various healing processes in many capacities. We are confident that our retreat serves a real human need in these times when so many are feeling big energetic overwhelm and disconnection. It is time for us all to find the path back to ourselves. Welcome home.

I have been walking a conscious journey of personal healing and transformation for 30 years. In that time I have undergone extensive personal healing through various traditions, including various forms of re-birth. I am honoured and blessed by them all.

My holistic approach builds upon a strong classical training that beautifully combines into a powerful Earth Medicine offering that is very needed in these days and times. In addition to a background in home birth midwifery, I have extensive formal training in Pilates Bodywork and rehabilitation, and am further certified in multiple holistic offerings. My work is a combination of many disciplines and I always strive to continue my learning.

As a teacher, mentor, guide, writer and speaker, my heartfelt work opens the opportunity to shift imbalances in body, mind and soul which lead to ongoing holistic wellbeing. I am thrilled to work with clients of every age and ability, discovering how each individual has a unique story to live, tell and heal itself. I have held space for people from single treatments to ongoing rehabilitation; through the transformation into motherhood; to intensive training weekends and year-long courses leading to formal qualifications.

“Thanks so so much Winona. I’m amazed at what you did you for all of us recently. I don’t know where this journey will take us, but I do know that you helped get it going in the right direction and I love you for that. Your wisdom and advice that you shared was wonderful and I shall always be grateful for it.” – Len

As a Qualified Arborist, I have lived a deep connection to trees, the standing people of this earth for over 20 years. I have extensive experience taking at-risk-youth on outdoor adventures that have facilitated long-term change in many people’s lives. I am dedicated to my own personal addiction recovery programme and as such I am committed to daily practice of breath work, meditation and being of service to others.

“You reached in and held out a hand in a time when I was most vulnerable. Though I am responsible for my own healing, your ability to support me has been life-changing. Thank you for always showing up with strength, humility and honesty.” – Nicki

Andrew and Winona live together in an off-grid homestead, primarily outdoors, which allows us to connect deeply with nature and her vast teachings on a daily basis. Together, we hold sacred space for others directly on our land in a fire-heated, solar-lit ceremonial tent. Our life is a ceremonial practice of mindfulness.


We are enthusiastic about bringing this work and content to New Zealand communities.

If you would like to discuss creation of an Earth Medicine event for your community in your area, please be in contact to see what magic we can weave together. Together we can heal the world.

Click HERE to contact us or email

The Journey Inward

Monthly Ceremonies held in Community with Earth & Sky

With the help of the heart opening plant spirits of Cacao and Rose, conscious guided breath and a unique soundscape you are invited to dive deep into your heart and soul space, opening to new awareness. Give yourself time to rest and be held in quiet enquiry. To imagine, to celebrate and explore. To prepare yourself with calm as you ready yourself to walk a new path ahead… A journey home to you.

Inside our beautiful fire-heated, solar-lit ceremonial tent in the surrounds of nature, we will gather in circle and create a sacred space together to sip the rich concoction of Ceremonial Cacao, Rose and natural teas, infused with love, intention and prayer. We will call in big universal energies and spirits to join our circle and offer guidance while we breath together and share a journey through sound, inviting introspection and balance. We will create a unique vibration of our own as a healing gift to the Universe. We will hold the intention that our practice benefits all beings.

Together we create opportunity for you to find your bliss.


Kia Ora Winona…. Thank you for a beautiful experience. I didn’t know what to expect but what I received was beyond my expectations. Your ahua shines and I felt that the first time I met you so I thank Ihoa for leading me to you and your space. Nga mihi nui kia koe.



To prepare for working respectfully with the sacred plant spirits in ceremony please ready yourself to be receptive and clear. Drink plenty of water and refrain from consumption of alcohol, meat, dairy, caffeine and heavy meals past 4pm. A light plant-based meal after the ceremony is suggested.


  • A favourite mug for drinking your ceremonial cacao.
  • A water bottle.
  • A personal item of power for the altar, both offering its energy to our ceremony and inviting it to infuse with the energy of our night to be taken home with you.
  • A blanket, warm socks or other cozy item(s) to keep you comfy and warm.
  • A drum, rattle or sound bowl to add to the unique soundscape if you have them.
  • An intention you would like to set for your personal ceremony.
  • An open heart and mind, willingness to discover.
  • Loved ones, ceremonies shared enhance their power.


$30-40 (sliding scale) per person. Your generosity helps lift others. Koha spaces are considered, if you are in need, please be in touch.


BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL, spaces are limited to 10 participants, and PRE-PAYMENT must be made to secure your spot. Bookings are non-refundable, but can be gifted to a friend or offered as koha to a person in need if your plans change and you cannot attend.

Kindly pay-in to: 38-9020-0551628-00 with your name as reference. The address of the sacred space will be shared on confirmation of booking. We look forward to welcoming you, the full you is most welcome here.

To book your space or for more information click HERE or email

Each experience is unique, your presence makes it so. If you feel called to join us, come. This event is open to All. This will be a space of confidentiality and trust, only love and compassion for you and all in the circle are welcome.