Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes of the North Island of New Zealand.
After being greeted and blessed by local elders, you will travel on a physically demanding 15 day adventure through the wilderness bringing you back in touch with nature and yourself.
At Sol Petersen’s majestic Mana Retreat, you will unearth the different aspects of your masculinity: the importance of being nurturing Lovers; Warriors with purpose; Mystics with authentic spiritual connections; being strong positive leaders as Kings, and most importantly; being able to call on that deep buried wild man in all of you that will give you energy, protection, purpose and drive.
Returning to the wilderness, you will climb mountains, scramble through the bush, raft on the rivers and surf the beaches, forage and fish with locals, and build your own bonfires in this ancient, majestic land.
Through this adventure you will bond with each other and truly understand your relationship with yourself, your own unique form of masculinity, other men and nature.
To be part of this transformational journey you need an adventurous spirit, a good level of fitness through the days and an openness to our spirit work in the evenings.Tour groups are maintained at low numbers to truly focus on the team building and community aspects that are integral to The Wildman Journey.
Are you ready to unleash your inner Wildman, then come and join us!
March 3rd – March 17th 2018
Cost£3500 + Flight
Limited to 8 Places
The Facilitators: Leandro D’andrea
Born and raised in New Zealand, surrounded by the ancient and inspiring beauty that is Tongariro National Park, Leandro shares his core Shamanic teachings in a form that is respectful of all practitioners and cultures; taking a universal approach that is strongly influenced by the work of Michael Harner. Leandro leads our New Zealand tours drawing on his expertise as a scout, shamanic practitioner, chef, men’s group facilitator and wilderness guide. Leandro works with Michele Lukis as a Shamanic Practitioner in London offering one on one healings and holding monthly Andean Circles where he teaches shamanic principles. He also runs weekly men’s groups for personal empowerment and leads shamanic walks of consciousness through the woodlands of the UK.
Apprenticed in Peruvian Shamanism to Maestro of San Pedro, Rueben Orellana (PhD), Leandro has been working with traditional medicine plants, such as Ayahuasca in the Amazon and San Pedro in the high country of Peru. He studies Core Shamanism with Simon Buxton of The Sacred Trust. Leandro’s work is based in a strong belief that we are all connected and therefore we should all show love and respect to one another. His efforts for the future are to bring men back in touch with nature and to fully realise themselves as conscious men.
Sol has run Men’s Retreats and held Sweat Lodges for over 30 years and is the developer of the Men’s Inner Warrior Empowerment Programme. Through the four archetypes of Masculinity, he empowers men with his inner warrior workshops.
Originally from Canada with Scandinavian ancestry Sol learnt the Sweat Lodge tradition as a youngman from local indigenous Canadians and has ever since practiced and held these sacred ceremonies.
He is a longtime Tai Ji teacher and creator and founding trustee of the beautiful Mana Retreat Centre in Coromandel, New Zealand which he handbuilt with his three fellow co-founders.
Sol’s greatest passion is empowering people to embody their potential. He lives at Mana Retreat on the beautiful coromandel coast in New Zealand and teaches internationally.Sol is an internationally recognised innovator and teacher in the field of mind-body health and wellness.