Adventure and Contribution Retreat

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Adventure and Contribution Retreat

10 Days | CPD hours 90

New Zealand Cycling Retreat - 2017

$5,995 per person (incl. GST)

$5,995 standard fee (incl. GST) **Please contact us if want to you sign up to the payment plan**

$5,595 early bird price

$5,295 super early bird price

Experience Mindfulness in Action

Mindfulness cultivates your ability to adapt gracefully to all life’s adventures. Through the development of both deep and honest self-awareness and greater internal and external clarity, you develop skills to accurately decipher what you think and feel, and how to find a positive way forward in your own life, and leadership.

This retreat includes traditional mindfulness training, daily mindfulness practice and teaching, cycling, for those wanting to learn, deepen and extend mindfulness. Suitable for both experienced and inexperienced cyclists, with options to walk, ride the bus, or for enthusiastic cyclists to take extended rides. Multiple routes and mindfulness training levels available.

Nurture your moment to moment clarity, courage and conviction, sufficient to cultivate adventurous, visionary, wise leadership . . .

What is an Adventure and Contribution Retreat?

This 10 day adventure contribution retreat outside of Australia gives you the chance to develop, deepen and extend your experience and understanding of mindfulness. It offers additional advanced exercises for International Trainer of Applied Mindfulness Certification participants building on the skills and conceptual understandings developed in the Master Practitioner and Practitioner levels. The teaching is informed by global research and practice in mindfulness, neuroscience, positive psychology, clinical practice, functional medicine, leadership theory, and wilderness adventure therapy.

You will enjoy integrating all your mindfulness, relationship and leadership skills as you engage in some adventure, team work, and silent meditation.

You will not only enrich, integrate and become fluid with traditional mindfulness skills and concepts, and applied mindfulness skills, you will teach, manage challenges, communicate in complex situations, lead people and build community.

You will support your learning and integration, of mindfulness in action.

Who is this for?

Designed for health professionals, managers and leaders who want to cultivate emotional intelligence by bringing mindful awareness and joy to the core tendencies, natural sensibilities and strengths of all those we come into contact with. It is suitable for both complete beginners, and practised meditators, who will explore ways of highlighting our gifts and understanding bringing acceptance rather thna blame to our struggles with ourselves. No pre-requisite.

You can attend this retreat as a stand alone , or, as a component of the International Trainer of Applied Mindfulness Certification, with extension exercises to develop mindful leadership, and teaching skills.

You will

You will engage in traditional mindfulness training, guided cycle touring, and mindful leadership development: all set in the stunning New Zealand landscape, spanning the glacial-fed surreal turquoise waters of the lakes and canals of unique the Southern Alps, the majestic snow capped peaks of Aorki/Mt Cook, down the Waitaki Valley to the Pacific Ocean, Oamaru Harbour and the historic ‘Edinburgh of the south’, Dunedin.

Overview of program -

10 Day Adventure Retreat
1 Driving from Christchurch to the picturesque Lake Tekapo
2 Silent teacher led meditation incl walking meditations by lake Tekapo
3 Silent teacher led meditation incl cycling Lake Tekapo, canals and Lake Pukaki
4 Cycling Lake Pukaki to base of Mt Cook, with teaching and leadership development
5 Driving to Mt Cook, cycle, walk or relax, see glaciers, with leadership development
6 Cycling/walking Lake Pukaki to Lake Ohau, teaching and leadership development
7 Cycling, teaching and leadership development, Driving to Dunedin
8 Sightseeing Dunedin and Otagao Peninsula cycling/walking – free afternoon
9 Sightseeing along coast, beautiful harbour town Oamaru, penguins – free afternoon
10 Cycle, walk, sit by beach, meditate, reflect, plan, peaceful drive to Christchurch


$5,995 per person standard fee, or

as part of the International Trainer of Applied Mindfulness Certification Program Level 3 ($9,995)

This fee includes:

  • Pick up from Christchurch CBD or airport.
  • 9 nights twin share accomodation
  • Simple healthy meals and snacks, water
  • Cycle hire
  • Cycle repair support, drink bottles
  • Instruction, workbook, daily cycling maps


  • Airfares to Christchurch
  • ebike ($350)
  • Single accommodation supplement ($520-$1500)
  • Drinks: alcohol, espresso, softdrinks, juice


Liana Taylor, MPsych (Clin) Mindfulness Specialist, the leading provider of applied mindfulness training to professionals across Australia.

This retreat is part of the International Trainer of Applied Mindfulness Certification Program, Level 3.

You can attend this retreat in one of two ways:
1. As an individual, stand alone retreat, or
2. You can register for one of the certification programs.

Each of the certification programs: Practitioner Level 1, Master Practitioner Level 2 and International Trainer Level 3, includes bonuses that are not available otherwise, including:

  • Sanity Prevails Masterclass series, study module, peer supervision and assessment for Master Practitioner
  • Mindful Leadership Masterclass series, study module, peer supervision and assessment for International Trainer

The Practitioner Level 1 certification training gives you the foundation upon which the Master Practitioner Level 2 and International Trainer Level 3, learning and skill development are layered. In Levels 2 & 3 you further deepen and extend your experience and understanding built upon what you learn in Level 1, and you also learn to teach.

For more information

Ph: 08 8272 0046 | mind@theaiam.com.au | www.theaiam.com.au

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