Return to Eden Festival - Come Home to Your Erotic Innocence
220 Green Rd, Awahuri 4476, New Zealand
COME HOME TO YOUR EROTIC INNOCENCE
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com
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.
We have several options available for accommodating participants during the festival. We encourage participants to arrive to the festival on the Thursday evening to settle into the space in preparation for the opening ceremony on Friday morning.
All participants will need to vacate the property by Sunday evening as the ISTA 1 training will be commencing the next day. You may extend the accommodation if you are staying on for the ISTA training.
Unpowered camping/van space
Space is available on the manor grounds for camping and/or campervans. Participants will need to provide their own tent and other camping facilities.
Cost: $70 per person - 2 nights
Additional night: $35 - Thursday only
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: $100 per person - 2 nights
Additional night: $50 - Thursday only
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: $300 for two people - 2 nights
Additional night: $150 - Thursday only
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: $150 per person - 2 nights
Additional night: $75 - Thursday only
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: $50 per person - 2 nights
Additional night: $25 - Thursday only
The main manor has various options for accommodation. For details, visit http://www.highdenmanor.co.nz/the_manor
Contact the organiser at firstname.lastname@example.org for special festival prices.
Our intention is for participants to enjoy all that is on offer during the festival and not worry about cooking. So we will look after all of this for you by offering be 3 delicious and nourishing vegetarian/vegan options over the 3 days. All meals will cater for soy, dairy, nut and gluten free dishes.
Each meal will be priced at $10NZD and can be purchased on a pay as you eat basis.
Also on offer throughout the festival will be chai, hot chocolate, smoothies, and healthy dessert options. These will be at an additional charge.
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 email@example.com for specific requests.
Cook your own
While we encourage you to take advantage of our fully catered option, we also have on offer the option for participants to cook their own meals. There will be limited kitchen and refrigeration facilities available on site for this option.
A detailed program schedule for the festival will be released closer to the festival commencement.
LOCATION - HIGHDEN MANOR
Return to Eden festival will be held on the magnificent land of Highden Manor located in Palmerston North.
- A modern temple and mystery school where ecstatic union with our inherent divinity is embodied and taught.
- A growing sacred community where a culture based on love, freedom and life force is practised.
- A unique venue in Aotearoa, New Zealand.
The estate has male and female flush toilets which will be made available for use. There will also be composting toilets made available.
Shower blocks are available on site
Tap water on-site is safe to drink.
CODE OF ETHICS
We aim is to create a safe and exciting space for participants to explore and learn in the areas of consciousness, love and sexuality.
There may be opportunities to connect and explore with others. Please take responsibility for your own actions and only engage in any connection where mutual consent is explicitly communicated.
This is a drug and alcohol free event.
You agree to take responsibility and to act with integrity and accountability with regards to your existing relationships and any connections you may engage in at the festival.
Be clear with yourself and others, and communicate your personal boundaries in a way that is clearly understood.
You can ask to sit out if you wish not to participate in any exercise suggested in any of the sessions
No cameras/video devices or photos permitted. We will have our own photographer and videographer and you will be asked if your photo can be taken or published online.
Presenters, organisers, staff and volunteers are expected to represent the high integrity of this Festival throughout the duration of the event, and to act supportively, professionally and with sensitivity to all participants, particularly in relation to the opening and deeply moving work available at the Festival, and the vulnerability this may create in the individual.
Any interactions with people prior, during or after the event are at your own risk and we ask that you respect each other’s personal boundaries. Communicate with clarity, act safely and with kindness and consideration to those who may have less experience in the field of personal development and sexuality.
People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome to all presentations.
The aim of the Return to Eden festival is that of education, community and celebration. Please join us in creating a relaxed and supportive atmosphere for everyone.
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.
Entry ticket - Early Bird
Entry ticket - Standard
Accommodation - Camping - 2 nights
Accommodation - Camping - Thursday only
Accommodation - Dorm (single) - 2 nights
Accommodation - Dorm (single) - Thursday only
Accommodation - Shared King (for two) - 2 nights
Accommodation - Shared King (for two) - Thursday only
Accommodation - Single - 2 Nights
Accommodation - Single - Thursday only
Accommodation - Marae - 2 nights
Accommodation - Marae - Thursday only
Accommodation - Manor Rooms