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Alive as Earth

Summer Gathering for Positive Change
Tui Treefield, Wainui, GOLDEN BAY
3 - 6 February 2023

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Alive as Earth

* Build community *

* Relax, play and learn together *

* Empower your work for the Earth *

The Tui Treefield invites all peaceful Earth warriors, healers, fools, magicians, leaders and lovers to gather and share in the spirit of Being Alive as Earth.

We will co-create a spacious, resourcing journey of building community, playing and learning together, and affirming our empowerment to bring healing to our world.

On offer will be a selection of inspiring, experiential workshops with professional facilitators, time for quality connection, and nature camping. We will provide shared vegetarian dinners. BYO B-fast & lunch.

Workshops all explore the theme of Alive as Earth using a variety of methods and modalities, including...
* Work That Reconnects & Deep Ecology

* Story Telling & Fooling
* Nature Connection & Land Art

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Arrival & Program

On Friday, you may arrive and set up camp from 2pm. Please plan to arrive by 4pm latest.
We will gather together at 5pm to welcome everyone and begin building our community.


7-8am   Morning Wellbeing (co-created by our community)
8.30am   BYO Picnic Breakfast
9.30am   Morning Circle (Community Building & Check-in)
10am-12.30pm   WORKSHOP PROGRAM
1pm   BYO Picnic Lunch
2-5.30pm   Open Space
5.30pm   Community Connect & Workshop Announcements
6pm   Shared Vegetarian Dinner at the Treehouse (provided)

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This is a private gathering limited to 30 adults.



  • Adults: $210 (full) / $180 (subsidised / 65+)

  • Teenagers (13-17yrs): $150 

  • Kids (4-12yrs): $105

  • Kids 0-3yrs: no contribution required


Your contribution includes...
3 experiential workshop mornings (10am-12.30pm), 3 dinners, 3 evening programs, 3 nights camping accommodation and a whole weekend of being in community of like-minds in a stunning natural setting right be the beautiful Wainui Beach and Abel Tasman NP.
Kids contribution (for children aged 4-12yrs) includes childcare 10am-1pm, so parents are free to enjoy the workshops.

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Note: This is a family-friendly private gathering. No alcohol, no drugs, no dogs.

The spirit of our time together is co-creative: We invite you to contribute and co-create by helping out with practicalities in the kitchen and on the event site, as well as bringing your own topics and offerings to share with others during the Open Space in the afternoons.

COVID Disclaimer: This gathering will go ahead at any traffic light, but will be cancelled in case of lockdown. Should we have to cancel you will receive a full refund of your contribution.

Refunds... are available up to 7 days prior the event, minus a 10% logistics fee.

Your Hosts & Facilitators


Inna Alex

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Col Minney


Aralyn Doiron

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2022 Experiential Workshops

Each morning from 10.00am there are 2 workshops to choose from. These are 2.5-3hrs immersions, offered by experienced facilitators inspired to share their personal tools for empowerment with you.
Specific workshop offerings are yet to be confirmed. Below is what likely will be offered.


Spiral Journey - Work That Reconnects
with Inna Alex

Work That Reconnects supports us to deepen our connection with and care for ourselves, each other and all life.  Awake to our interconnectedness with the web of life, we are empowered to participate in the Great Turning.

The work offers a variety of practices, including guided meditation, partner and group exercises, movement, poetry and song. We will use the Work That Reconnects to build community and experience our interconnectedness throughout the event.


The Golden Thread - Storytelling
with Aralyn Doiron

The connection power of story.

Before there was writing, humans of every culture used story to engage, know themselves while passing history and life lessons to descendants. 

Together, we will explore the way that story has woven our lives and demonstrate how easily we can create community through story.


the Fool's Journey
with Col Minney

The aim of this workshop is to provide participants with direct experience and expression of the many masks that we all have and share. Masks being all aspects of our character and personality that arise in the multitude of everyday interactions we encounter. You will leave with knowing yourselves at a deeper and alternative level and understand how to ‘play’ with them in awareness and not be consumed with them. You will also have the opportunity to play with others and fool meets fool….bring curiosity courage and the desire to fail magnificently.


Land Art

Land and nature art offers an opportunity to integrate ‘culture’ and ‘nature’, celebrating and honouring those life resources that sustain us, reminding us of the temporary nature of our shared existence.

Creating non-destructive, non-invasive, impermanent artworks and temporary installations, our aim is to facilitate and promote conversations that reconsider our cultural practices and its impacts on nature, seeking out a collaborative relationship between our human needs and environmental concerns.


The Council of All Beings
with Inna Alex

The Council of All Beings is a communal ritual in which participants step aside from their human identity and speak on behalf of another life-form. The ritual serves to help us acknowledge and give voice to the suffering of our world. It also serves, in equal measure, to help us experience the beauty and power of our interconnectedness with all life and gather wisdom for how to move forward.


Into the Driver's Seat
with Aralyn Doiron

A collection of simple energy tools for grounding, clearing and placing you in the centre of your life experience.


Deep Time Walk
Step Back in Time

Deep Time Walk is a transformative journey through 4.6 billion years of Earth history via a 4.6km guided walk. It is an invitation to view the world differently, encouraging positive action and advocacy for a regenerative Earth. 

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