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Return to Eden Festival

April 6 - April 8

NZ$450

The theme for 2018 is coming back to ourselves as innocent, spiritual, sexual beings. The festival provides the space and opportunity to explore being free in who we are, to release shame and judgement that has been laid upon us around our sexuality.

RESIDENTIAL
We are excited to be offering for the first time a residential festival at Highden Manor in Palmerston North, a strongly held and beautifully facilitated space that is safe and accessible for most.

TRIBAL CELEBRATION
It is our most significant annual tribal gathering where we celebrate, share and introduce new people to the tribe and re-connect with existing members. We will be living as tribe and community over the three days within a full choice space, allowing ourselves to be free and in synergy. A space where we take full responsibility of our own experience.

Safety is paramount for these events and everyone is always at choice in what or to what level they wish to participate. People are also always at power to ask for what they need in any situation.

EVERYONE IS WELCOME
This event is suitable for beginners as well as for those experienced in conscious sexuality. You may be single, married, in a relationship or polyamorous. All sexual orientations are welcomed in this space. We strive to create an inclusive atmosphere where everyone is respected and honoured for their choices.

OFFERINGS
On offer will be daily yoga, delicious healthy food, 2 concurrently running streams of presentations with local and international facilitators experienced in the field of conscious sexuality. We will end our evenings with fun embodied experiences to ignite the senses and bring aliveness to our beings.

If you are interested to present at the festival; complete this form https://goo.gl/forms/iULzD8wAmbOnGpbe2 and return to us by 31 January 2018.

Private sessions with qualified therapists will also be on offer. If you are interested to offer one-on-one sessions, send us an email at returntoedenfestival@gmail.com

TICKET INFO AND BOOKINGS
https://www.universe.com/returntoedenfestival

ISTA TRAINING
An ISTA Level 1 training will be offered directly after the festival at Highden Manor. or Further details; https://www.facebook.com/events/1809812842652254/

TICKET PRICES

ENTRY TICKET

Early bird – $200 per person (limited to 30 tickets)

Standard – $250 per person

At the Gate – $300 per person

Ticket includes workshops/daily Yoga, entertainment

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

There are 4 options available. The costs below are for the totals for the duration of the festival. there is limited refrigeration space available on site.

Unpowered camping/van space

Space is available on the manor grounds.

Cost: $100 per person

Dorm

We have dorm style (max 3 occupants)accommodation available. This will be provided on the basis of mixed gender. Toilet/showers and communal kitchen available for use.

Cost: $150 per person

Shared King

We have 4 shared king rooms (max 2 occupants) accommodation available. This will be provided on the basis of mixed gender. Toilet/showers and communal kitchen available for use.

Cost: $360 for two people

Single

We have 6 single rooms (max 1 occupant) accommodation available. This will be provided on the basis of mixed gender. Toilet/showers and communal kitchen available for use.

Cost: $225 per person

Marae style

In the evening the temple will be converted into a marae style communal sleeping space. You will need to be bring a groundsheet, camp mattress, sleeping bag or similar.

Cost: $75 per person

Manor rooms

The main manor has various options for accomodation. For details, visit http://www.highdenmanor.co.nz/the_manor

Contact the organiser at returntoedenfestival@gmail.com for special festival prices

MEALS

We have two options on offer:

Fully catered

Vegetarian/vegan options will be provided 3 times per day during the festival 6 April until 8 April. Meals are strictly vegetarian and do include, soy free, nut free, gluten free dishes to cater for the majority.

If you have special dietary requirements, health issues or allergies, you are advised to bring some supplies of your own to supplement what is available. As much as possible, the food will be organic and GE Free.

You may also email the organiser at returntoedenfestival@gmail.com for specific requests.

Cook your own

Limited kitchen and refrigeration facilities are available on site to make your own meals.

SCHEDULE

A detailed schedule for Return to Eden will be released closer to the festival commencement.

AMENITIES

Toilets

The estate has male and female flush toilets which will be made available for use. There will also be composting toilets made available.

Showers

shower blocks are available on site

Water

Tap water on-site is safe to drink.

CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

Return to Eden is an alcohol and drug free site.

Individuals are asked to be responsible for their own safety and well-being.

To reduce waste we encourage you to take your rubbish and recycling with you when you leave the site. Please do not leave any rubbish behind.

CO-CREATED SPACE

Return to Eden is a co-created event. We ask participants to assist with set-up/pack-up and the daily activities associated with running the event. These include:

  • Meal preparation / clean-up
  • Serving Meals
  • Cleaning toilets / showers
  • Recycling
  • Composting

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Details

Start:
April 6
End:
April 8
Cost:
NZ$450
Website:
https://www.universe.com/returntoedenfestival

Venue

Highden Manor
220 Green Lane
Lower North Isle, Aotearoa, New Zealand
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Website:
http://www.istaevents.com.au/