High Priestess Retreat
8-14 November 2021.
A mystical journey into the Soul
Standing between pillars of light and dark, the High Priestess, erotic as the deepest life force, is her sacred offering.
An initiation into the Sacred teachings of the High Priestess of Love
Reclaim the Power, Freedom and Wisdom of your unique Soul imprint
Birth your Soul into the world with a Greater Leadership and Purpose
During these 7 days temple, you’ll be experiencing powerful discourses, practical embodiment exercises, deep initiations, sacred dance, ancient ceremonies, shamanic rituals, and a hearty dose of self-inquiry.
::: Working with Ritual & Magic
Learning how to move through different realities, from deep dense vibrations to high states of consciousness.
::: Alchemizing Body, Personality & Soul
Vibrating the ecstatic current of life and enlightening the mind with the Soul´s greater perspective.
::: Vibrating Sacred Leadership & Purpose
Being in service to the collective evolution, embracing your unique gift
in the collective puzzle.
DJ Ecstatic Dance Facilitator - 5 day training
24- 28 November 2021.
Have you ever dreamt of DJing? Of being in front of a crowd and feeling the euphoria of performing? Now top that off with Ecstatic Dance!
DJ Ecstatic Dance - Facilitator Training is a 5 day training with the intention for you to walk away having the skills to DJ your own Ecstatic Dance!
DJ Kimba Jade (Auckland) and DJ Jussy Jus (Christchurch) are both hugely experienced DJs who, together, have an extensive range of DJ and Ecstatic Dance skills!
This 5 Day training includes:
Finding the right music
Creating effective playlists
Crafting an Ecstatic Dance journey
Using Vinyl and Turntables
Using Serato DJ software
Using Serato DJ controller
DJ skills and techniques
Creating a DJ Profile
Creating an Ecstatic Dance
$300 non-refundable deposit required to confirm your space (limited spots available)
Pay deposit here:
Sacred Touch and Tantra
24- 28 November 2021.
Learn about Tantra and the Tantra arts of sacred sexual healing in this introductory 4 night 5 day Tantra experience.
Have you ever wanted to:
Learn the touch & connection skills that no one ever told you?
Find deep and authentic intimacy?
Expand physically, emotionally, sexually and spiritually?
Align with your heart and intuition?
Learn to create exquisite experiences in the service of Love?
The skills you will develop include a basic understanding of life-force as sexual energy, sacred sensual touch, conscious and healing touch, the importance of the nervous system, boundaries and consent, the anatomy of male and female arousal, understanding orgasm and pleasure, deep worship of the divine in another being, and ritual space creation and how to apply this knowledge to support you with embodiment practices, home play and self-awareness.
This offering is for ALL. All genders, identities and sexualities, and combinations of partnerships. If you are looking to deepen your consciousness through your sexuality then this is for you!
WHAT WE'LL BE COVERING:
The essences of Tantra:
* Brief Philosophy and world-view
* Chakra systems and the energetic being
* Embodied practices
Conscious touch essentials:
* Consent and boundaries
* Energetic Awareness
* Intentional touch
* Types of touch
* Full-body massage
* Erotic Massage
* How to serve as a channel of love
* Female and male anatomy of arousal
* Lingam massage
* Yoni massage
Creating a Tantric Touch session:
* Creating a tantric temple space
* Being the tantric temple priest/priestess
* Energetic hygiene and boundaries
* Structures and build up of sessions
Hosted by Kim Saama for more information
ISTA Level 1 SSSex
15- 21 January 2022.
ARE YOU READY TO CHANGE YOUR LIFE?
We are so often at the precipice of something we have wanted to do, embody or achieve…… and we remain at the proverbial edge of the cliff, peering over the side, looking at the unknown below, searching with our mind for the answers.
The mind has no real answers. And so we are afraid.
We may let our feet leave the ground, but more often than not we return to our comfort zone…because we are too afraid to feel the pain…really feel it all the way…and enter the gateway of new possibilities.
This life changing transformational intensive focuses on allowing, through clear consciousness, the integration of all aspects of our Being; mind, body, sexuality, emotions and spirit.
The deep transformation comes through reconnecting with our personal power by clearing the physical and emotional body of shame, guilt and fear related to our sexuality and authenticity.
Join us on the magical land of Highden Temple, a modern day Mystery School and step into the next level of your evolution.
We look forward to welcoming and journeying with you.
Lead Facilitator: Rex Rafiq
Co Facilitator: Winter Jade Icely
Co Facilitator: Mystery
ISTA Level 2 SSSin
23- 29 January 2022.
Level 2 (SSSIn) guides you through a series of self initiations that say goodbye to old patterns of relating and anchor the identity in the deep self that is already free, inherently loving and dynamically creative in the world.
It is the next level from Level 1 (SSSEx) once the decision has been made that this is the way we want to live and not just a peak experience in a workshop.
Then we are ready for the greater mysteries – the identification with the universal life of our cosmos and planet.
The self becomes a source of inflowing current to our surroundings enabling others to awaken, initiate and transform. We become a creative force in our environment.
Level 2 deepens the experience of Level 1 allowing for more hands-on practise with some of the tools and techniques taught.
The Shamanic initiation: Its core is death and rebirth. This overcomes the fear of death in the base chakra and also sets the shaman apart from the tribe to serve the tribe in a special way - dedicating of one's awakened powers to the collective.
The result is Power.
The Sexual Initiation - The rituals of self-pleasure and sacred spot in Level 1 awaken a deeper relationship with our sexual energies. In Level 2, we explore the unification of our masculine and feminine, conscious penetration and sacred union.
The result is Love.
The Spiritual Initiation - Meditation and essential identity inquiry and invocatory temples combined with a personal vision quest provides each individual an opportunity for deeper levels of their being to be contacted, honoured and integrated.
The result is Presence.
5 Rhythms Retreat: Sole to Soul: Closed Ongoing Workshop 2
24th-27th March 2022
with Alex Rodriguez
This is the second of two follow-up workshops for those who completed the five day intensive Sole to Soul retreat Easter 2021. We continue to deepen the group and individual journeys, focusing on the territory of the mind - our thoughts and beliefs about ourselves, others and the world we live in. Through the dance we explore ways to move and break free from the prison walls that we have erected.
If you are not a part of this group and are interested in the Sole to Soul Five Day Intensive, the next workshop will take place 13th-18th April 2022.
1st - 6th April 2022.
Magdalena is not a woman, mother or whore.
Magdalena is a principle of LIFE that anchors in the core of the heart and extends downwards to the smallest molecule and upwards to the expanse of cosmos.
It is a principle that vibrates through us as grief, joy and rage- the ecstatic expression of incarnational experience pulsating us into animated LIFE.
Magdalena is the capacity to hold all existence within the core of the heart without faltering; a staunch determination to not fall into the allurement of duality, polarity or separation.
Magdalena is the bridge to all worlds, all kingdoms, all beings through the remembering of our shared LIFE and its inherent sacredness.
Magdalena is both the serpent and the sword.
It is the column of light that holds our spine erect with the remembering of who we and where our life is sourced.
It is the exuberant vibration of colour, texture and tone dancing around this column. A humming, throbbing, pulsing stream of living electricity relating with all worlds.
From crown to base
from sun to earth.
Magdalena is the marriage of Christ and Mary inside us, It is our own crucifixion, resurrection AND descension. The marriage of spirit and matter LIVED now, on this planet, inside these bodies and in harmony with all kingdoms.
Magdalena is a gaze that cracks open the heart in grief for all the times we forgot
That we are this love.
It is the healthy shame of our own amnesia
Magdalena is the eternal embrace for the moments we failed love.
It is the soothing whispers of forgiveness before it even began.
Magdalena is the stillness between all movement, the interval before reality flashes forth. It is the moment of choice as LIFE enters as a seed of vastness and is kneaded into form by our own hands.
It is the event horizon between expansion and contraction and the power of this moment suspended in time.
It is the surrender to the principle of grace and love with a fierce will that extends in all directions. It is the willingness to walk around with our hearts on the outside of our bodies and for the nakedness of our surrender to bleed freely.
Magdalena is the knitting together of our trembling child and cosmic soul as the ONE rose.
It is the embrace of our most intimate experience.
Magdalena is a six day journey into the heart of the feminine mysteries through the initiations of LIFE and the ancient rituals that open the doors to this remembering.
Through the doorway of a surrendered heart we enter the temple of Magdalena, in devotion to all life, as love.
Together We will create a sacred and potent temple life with daily rituals, practices, and earth magic.
We will live and dance between the veils.
Over the six days we will explore some the following teachings;
~ The mysteries of life, death and blood.
~ The psychic arts - divination,
dreaming and intuition.
~ Sacred ritual and temple arts.
~ Erotic wisdom, sexual activation and magnetism.
~ Living in alignment with the elements and deepening connections with the devic kingdoms.
~ Working with archetypal magic, stepping through and beyond the veils.
~ Embodiment medicine; harnessing life force, listening to the voice of the body, the alchemy of sensuality and pleasure.
~ The heart as a magical tool, sacred heart wisdom.
~ The feminine shadow and shamanic projection.
~ Masculine/ Feminine integration as Priestess.
This is not a training of acquisition but an initiation into the core of LIFE through the veils of Magdalena and the mysteries of her temple.
5 Rhythms Five Day Intensive: Sole to Soul
13th-18th April 2022
with Alex Rodriguez
This five day intensive programme provides an opportunity to extensively explore the energetic maps of the 5Rhythms traversing the territories of the body, heart, mind. Through our dance and movement and other focused creative work, we identify and move stuck energy, physically, emotionally and psychologically, give it life, and turn it into art to uncover the true nature and greatness of our soul.
This is an intense and rewarding group process as well as an individual process. Supported by the strong energetic soul field of Highden, it is a unique fast track opportunity for deep transformative work. The following quote is from a participant of Sole to Soul 2021 "It could take a lifetime of therapy to transform what we did on just the first morning and without any of the fun." All we need to do is show up and dance -magic will happen.
“Your soul is a seeker, lover and artist; shape-shifting through archetypal energy, between your darkness and fields of light, your body and spirit, your heaven and hell, until you land in the moment of sweet surrender; when you, as a dancer, disappear into the dance.” Gabrielle Roth
5Rhythms Retreat: Matariki: Mid-Winter Gathering
23rd-26th June 2022
with Alex Rodriguez
At Matariki, we gather together to mark the appearance of this star cluster, also known as the Pleides, in the winter sky. This star cluster has held significance in many cultures around the world, as one of the closest to our planet. It marks the end of the season and annual growing cycle and the beginning of a new one.
It is a special gathering, in the darkest time of the year, for us to express and share what we have harvested in our lives in the past year and an opportunity to explore the darkness and prepare fertile ground for our seeds of new growth for Spring. A time of creativity, Community and Connection.