Mindfulness in Action: Adventure Retreat - New Zealand

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New Zealand Sth Island, start Christchurch

Christchurch Airport

New Zealand

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2021 Dates: TBC please contact us on 8272 0046 or at mind@theaiam.com.au to register.

Capstone Retreat: Mindfulness in Action

10 Days | CPD hours 90

Experience Mindfulness in Action

This 10-day Mindfulness in Action 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, walking, hiking or cycling - per personal preference - for those wanting to learn, deepen and extend mindfulness. Suitable for both experienced and inexperienced cyclists and hikers, with options to walk, ride the bus, or for enthusiastic cyclists to take extended rides. Multiple routes, and multiple mindfulness training levels catered for..

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

Overview of program for the 10-Days of the Mindfulness in Action Retreat

Each day: teaching is developed throughout silent meditation, walking, sightseeing, teacher and leadership development in dedicated class time

  1. Driving from Christchurch to the fascinating Dunedin
  2. Silent teacher led meditation incl walking meditations, coast walks, peguins
  3. Silent teacher led meditation, leadership development
  4. Sightseeing, teacher development, Lake Tekapo
  5. Teacher led silent meditation, walking or cycling
  6. Teacher led silent meditation, walking or cycling, canals Lake Tekapo
  7. Walking near base of Mt Cook, see glaciers, with leadership development staying beside Lake Pukaki, near Mt Cook
  8. Silent Meditation in morning, teaching and leadershp development
  9. Teaching, leadership practice
  10. Early morning optional walk, meditate, plan, peaceful drive to Christchurch


  • $5,595 Standard
  • $4.995 Early Bird price (up to 2 months before)
  • $4,495 Super Early Bird price (up to 3 months before)

This fee includes:

  • Pick up from Christchurch airport.
  • 9 nights twin share accomodation
  • All breakfasts and lunches, 5 dinners, fruit, water
  • Cycle hire, repair support, drink bottles
  • Instruction, workbook


  • Airfares to/from Christchurch
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • 4 Restaurant Dinners, snacks
  • ebike (~$350) if wanted
  • Single accommodation supplement ($520-$1500)
  • Drinks: alcohol, espresso, softdrinks, juice


Liana Taylor, MPsych (Clin) Clinical Psychologist, International Mindfulness Teacher, Keynote Speaker, and the leading provider of applied mindfulness training to professionals across Australia.

You can attend this retreat

  • As an individual, stand alone retreat, OR
  • You can attend as part of your enrolment in one of the Applied Mindfulness Certifications.

Where does this retreat fit in the Applied Mindfulness Certifications?

The retreat is the capstone retreat in Level 3 of the International Trainer of Applied Mindfulness Certification. The focus is on both a deep engagement with formal and informal meditation practices, insight, leading, teaching, and different aspects of applied mindfulness. Cultivating clarity, courage, conviction and wisdom. While this is our capstone retreat, you can attend at any time during your indfulness training, - however, previous experience with mindfulness and or leadership is strongly advised.

What does the International Trainer of Applied Mindfulness Certification involve?

It involves 3 levels of training:

Practitioner of Applied Mindfulness Certification - 1st level program:

  • Mindful Conversations Course- 3-day intensive
  • MBCT - Mindfulness Essentials Course - 3-day intensive
  • Mindful Leadership Course - 3-day intensive
  • Assessment - take home

Master Practitioner of Applied Mindfulness Certification - 2nd level program:

  • In-Depth Mindfulness Retreat - 5-day residential
  • Vulnerability & Strength Retreat - 5-day residential
  • Teacher Training Masterclass – 6-month online
  • Assessment - take home

International Trainer of Applied Mindfulness Certification - 3rd level program:

  • Mindfulness in Action Retreat – 10-day retreat in South Island New Zealand
  • Wisdom in Leadership Masterclass – 6-month online
  • Assessment - take home

NB: Retreats are run subject to enrolments meeting minimum numbers.

When registering for this program, you are automatically registered to receive occasional emails from us with information and articles about mindfulness, and upcoming courses and events.

You can check all training dates and locations across Australia click here.

For more information contact Ellie or Susan.

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

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