Living Whole

Waitakere, New Zealand

Living Whole New Zealand

Thursday evening, February 27, 2020 – Sunday afternoon, March 1, 2020

Local Sponsor: Emily Morrow





Learn About

Yourself Through Food

» Experience the health benefits of eating a whole food, plant-based diet.*
» Receive nutritional and culinary instruction under the expert guidance of our Facilitators and learn how to navigate the challenges of a whole food, plant-based lifestyle with new skills and confidence.
» Savor some of the unique flavors of plant-based cuisine.
» Leave with the skills, confidence and recipes to incorporate more whole foods into your daily diet.
* Our meals will be completely plant-based (no meat or dairy) and mostly gluten free. Dietary restrictions can be accommodated.

Learn About Yourself Through Movement

» Experience how conscious movement of the body can enhance free flow of energy, essential to healing and health.
» Experience Yoga, Dance, Gentle Movement and Stretching, and Walking in the sanctuary of the Waitakere Ranges bush.

Learn About Yourself Through Exploring these Mind/Body/Spirit Disciplines:

» Self-Care, Integrative Health and Your Health: Explore the treasured practices of healing and health in the conscious journey of self-care. You will learn to ameliorate the effects of stress associated with 21st Century life through mindfulness, meditation and other daily self-care practices whose roots come from ancient disciplines.
» Odyssey Family Systems: Explore your internal and external family systems, also known as your family constellation. Sketch the conflict loops that you form with yourself and others that divert and consume your energy, and learn how to break these loops. Delve into themes that illuminate, from various angles, the only person in your life whom you can change—you.
» The Project of Forgiving: You will map your journey’s planned and unplanned turning points and identify those that created traumas which still need your attention. You will learn to frame forgiving as a project with a beginning, middle and end. This opens you to energetic forces that support this worthy challenge: that of forgiving ourselves and others.
» Jin Shin Jyutsu: Traditionally, people saw no distinctions among body, mind and spirit. They promoted physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing by developing practices that assisted the body to heal itself. Each of us possesses what we need to bring about harmonious balance—breath and hands. The ancient art of Jin Shin Jyutsu is a meridian-based discipline that will enhance your self-care practice.
»Mindfulness and Meditation: You will have daily opportunities to bring to a deeper level your practice of self-care, and experience meditating in the tranquil beauty of nature surrounding the Retreat Centre.
» Generous and Reflective Listening: Deep listening holds great power. Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen has taught much about what she calls “Generous Listening”. Building upon her work, you will learn to listen, really listen, to yourself and to others.
» Energy Medicine: Our bodies and all of our surroundings are made of energy. In your high school science class, you may have learned Einstein’s theory that “energy can be neither created nor destroyed; it can only be changed from one form to another.” Your life and health are profoundly affected by whether energy is flowing freely or is blocked. Learn to become conscious of your internal energy and the external energies that affect you, and learn the scientific evidence that supports adding energy work to your daily self-care practice.



Registrations are subject to available space at the retreat center. All payments for accepted registrations are non-refundable unless the retreat is cancelled by International Integrators LLC, in which case all payments will be refunded in full. International Integrators LLC reserves the right to cancel the retreat at any time prior to January 15, 2020 if not enough participants have registered and paid in full.


The Aio Wira Retreat Centre is a beautiful, peaceful place located about 45 minutes outside of Auckland. It offers a lively, warm, welcoming center that provides a place of refuge for reflection, healing and growth, and for communion with nature.
Bedrooms at the Retreat Centre will be assigned in the order that registrations are received. Available bedrooms are:
  • 2 single rooms with single bed in each
  • 1 double room with queen-sized bed
  • 1 twin room with two single beds
  • 4 rooms with four beds (two of which are bunkbeds) each.
Four shared bathrooms with showers and a bath are located near the bedrooms.
The Retreat Centre has a dining room where we will share our meals and a spacious kitchen. It also features a library and beautiful indoor and outdoor spaces for large and small group work.
The Retreat Centre provides a quiet, peaceful environment just 2 minutes walk from a river and a short 10 minute drive from Bethells Beach.
Wireless internet service is available in the common areas.
Due to the remoteness of the Retreat Centre, cell phone service is not available. Participants may be reached in an emergency by calling the Retreat Center.


Dr. Kathryn Hayward


David L. Thomas, Jr.



Full participation in all retreat offerings

Lodging at the retreat centre

Food and all program materials


Within 10 days of acceptance of your registration, a deposit of $200 NZ per participant is due. This deposit is non-refundable, except as provided above. Payment in full is due by November 30, 2019. If you reserve after November 30, 2019, payment in full is due 10 days after acceptance of your registration and in any event prior to the commencement of the retreat.
The base registration fee per participant is $595 NZ. If assigned to a room other than a four-bed room, the following supplemental fee will be added:
  • Twin room: $30 NZ per participant
  • Single Room: $75 NZ per participant
  • Double Room: $75 NZ per room
If more participants register than can be accommodated in the Retreat Centre, some participants may be referred to nearby hotels and will be granted a reduction of the registration fee in the amount of $75 NZ.
Transportation to and from the Retreat Centre is not included in the registration fee.