Adventure and Contribution Retreat

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New Zealand Cycling Retreat - 2017

10 Days | CPD hours 90

Experience Mindfulness in Action

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.

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 . . .

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 (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
  • 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

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

Where does this course fit in the Applied Mindfulness Certification Programs?

This course stands alone, and is also a part of the 1st level of the 3 tier International Trainer of Applied Mindfulness Program.

International Trainer of Applied Mindfulness Certification: (3rd level program)

  • Mindfulness Adventure Retreat – 10-day retreat in South Island New Zealand
  • Leadership Wisdom Masterclass – 6-month online

Master Practitioner of Applied Mindfulness Certification: (2nd level program)

  • Silent Mindfulness Retreat (Teacher Led) - 5-day residential
  • Mindfulness Retreat: Leadership Tango - 5-day residential
  • Teacher Training Masterclass – 6-month online

Practitioner of Applied Mindfulness Certification: (1st level program)

  • Mindful Relationships Course- 3-day intensive
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Training (MBCT) Course - 3-day intensive
  • Mindful Leadership Course - 3-day intensive
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