Join internationally renowned facilitators Persia Juliet, Petra Lane & Matiu Te Huki as we travel for 13 days through ancient Aotearoa in a profound journey of discovery. In this ground-breaking program, the region’s most respected shamans, wisdom-keepers & elders have been hand-picked to help us get intimately acquainted with the heart of ancient Aotearoa. While visiting powerful sacred sites across the North & South Islands we are guided to connect with the ancestors of the land – and our own. As we experience the authenticity of traditional Maori culture, ceremony and song, we are guided to connect deeply to the heart of all things. While the soulful expression of this ancient nation is revealed to us, the dynamic and epic diversity of the Aotearoan landscape will astound us – and call us into full presence.
And that’s just the beginning…
YOGA & MEDITATION EVERY DAY WITH PERSIA
PLANT MEDICINE JOURNEYS & WORKSHOPS WITH PETRA
CONCERTS & ANCIENT PRACTICES WITH MATIU
While we sink joyfully into the riches of this diverse country – canoeing with Maori tribe down sacred rivers while learning ancient legend, sitting under steaming waterfalls gushing from hot springs after practicing the Haka, sleeping in ancestral marae community after group ceremony – we will also be working in transformational shamanic process to transfigure all that is ready to be alchemised. Think plant medicine on the master mountains of the Southern Alps. Intention-setting every day. Powerful workshops that facilitate deep connection and full-hearted expression. Oh – and laughing — especially laughing! … & …
So much more. This pilgrimage is the perfect blend of contemporary globetrotter adventure, powerful ancient learning & applied inner mastery … it is guaranteed to deliver you home ‘reset’ on all levels – & deeply invigorated to create a life you love.
WELCOME TO YOUR TEAM
Matiu Te Huki has over 20 years experience as a Maori language & performance teacher. As a custodian of the ancient Maori practice the Haka, he travels extensively teaching the Haka to young leaders around Aotearoa. He is an international singer/songwriter & musician, a Maori cultural advisor for national organisations and leader amongst his own communities. A powerful facilitator, Matiu helps us connect more deeply with our internal warrior, our inner leader & speaker, guiding us to stay connected with our ancestors.
Matiu is a powerful expression of the sacred masculine – we are incredibly blessed he will be giving us the beauty of his presence in this pilgrimage of soul. He will guide us in a number of ancient Maori practices (the Haka is just the beginning!), hold concerts that will have our hearts singing and our bodies grooving, and co-facilitate with Petra in their powerfully healing workshop – Way of the Warrior Heart, a ceremony that celebrates and honours the sacred masculine & feminine in us all.
Persia Juliet is, quite simply, one of the most gorgeous people you will ever meet. An international yoga superstar of cosmic proportions, Persia is originally from Vancouver & has been teaching yoga in Canada, NZ, Australia and Bali for over 12 years. She holds retreats and workshops all around the world and has one of the most open-hearted, infectious laughs you will ever come across. Prepare to fall in love! Her classes are a dive into the importance of cycles and the seasons, with the practice we enjoy in the morning, continuing to echo throughout the day.
As a group leader and therapist, Petra Lane is known for the wisdom, integrity & authenticity she embodies, creating a safe container for people to explore deep connection & true empowerment, in this moment. Passionate about the wisdom-keepers of ancient culture, she has created Global Pilgrim as an expression of her reverence for the power & transformation that comes from authentically connecting with ancient wisdom & the medicine of the land. In this journey, she will guide us into the heart of our sacred self through Cacao and Huachuma ceremony, lead us in daily embodiment practice & facilitate workshops that will support our full expression and freedom. For her full bio, please see the ABOUT page.
We are blessed that in addition to these powerhouses, that we will be joined for the entirety of the tour by Michael Fleck. Michael is a fountain of knowledge on Aotearoan culture – he will illuminate many dusky corners to help us gain a full appreciation for the wisdom of this land and its people. Michael is a ‘master’ of Maori land and culture, coordinating arts tours for the Arts Council of New Zealand, and lecture tours for world-renowned artists & visionaries such as Deya Dova & Neale Donald Walsch. He is Lecturer at the University of Hawaii and the University of Auckland – as the founder of the Ecoversity group in Auckland he is known as a powerful change agent, and a catalyst for conscious living. Michael is the heartfelt backbone of this pilgrimage & we are deeply honoured he is choosing to travel with us.
You will be held in a powerful embrace of depth & lightness for the duration of this incredible journey – by us all. Welcome. Kia ora koutou katoa.
Kia hora te marino, kia whakapapa
pounamu te moana,
kia tere karohirohi i mua i tou
May calm be spread around you,
may the sea glisten like greenstone
and the shimmer of summer
dance across your path.
For more detailed info please visit Global Pilgrim https://globalpilgrimhq.com/nz-tour-april-2019/