NOURISHING OUR ROOTS with Cameron Tukapua

Arrival any Thursday between 21 June and 23 August 2018
maximum 6 guests
Additional participants from the community may join this retreat

Nourishing our inner nature is perfectly supported by a retreat in Mother nature ! Across 5 days we guide you on a journey which blends active and restorative Yoga with traditional wisdom teachings for a whole of life review. We explore where we have come from in the context of Chinese medical teachings. Understanding the influences of our inheritance gives us the keys to unlock our family patterns and bone deep coding. We introduce ways and practices to help us embrace our natural gifts, consciously manage our challenges and show up in our true Self. On this retreat you will get to know the influence of your constitutional patterns and how to manage you well-being through conscious rest and intensive nourishment.

The Nourishing Roots teachings and practices are designed to help reset our natural capacity to find balance and rejuvenate at deep levels by increasing our ability to relax. They help us to access the Power of Yin – our feminine power which supports us to let go, yield, open and soften as a path to healing. Yin represents the physical substances of our life eg the bones, blood and body fluid relative to Yang which represents the energetic activities of the body eg movement, thinking and the functional power of the organs. When Yin is not well nourished, the relative excess of Yang makes us feel over stimulated and rest-less !! Patterns such as anxiety, irritability, insomnia, nervousness, over-heating, excessive mental activity all can result from a weakness of Yin energy. One solution is to simply nourish our Yin – in other words – nourish our roots !

This retreat is recommended for people who want to learn to deeply relax and for those who have been excessively stressed and/or cut off from their body by their over active busy lives and minds ! For those with extreme tension it is recommended that people support the retreat process with individual healing sessions to help clear and resolve deeply embodied stress-response patterning.

Whats included

5 nights accommodation
Breakfast and lunch food will be provided for self-catering and a delicious vegetarian dinner will be prepared for a shared evening meal.


Thursday 4pm arrival and settle in with shared evening meal at 6pm for informal meeting of retreat participants. Around 8pm a guided Yoga Nidra sets the tone for a week of deep rest and letting go.
Friday – Monday daytime schedule
9.30 Morning teachings – Tibetan Yoga and Reflections on Nourishing Our Roots. 12.30 Lunch is followed by free time. 5pm Restorative Yoga
6pm shared evening meal and discussion on days teachings
**Note some variations to exact timings will occur 🙂
9.30 Closing circle,
Check out 12 noon.

Costs :

Bayview or Rosella’s nest (private room) $1549
Rosella’s nest (twin share) – shared bathroom $1199
Manaia (couple – queen room) – private ensuite bathroom $1199 per person


I met Cameron back in July 2017 as I was in a one of those beautifully challenging times in life … mid-life working out what I want … kids, the current relationship I was in, family relationships, the job that was zapping me and general life questions that come up for us all!

I had been on a journey of focused self-discovery specifically in the last few years on so many levels – emotional, mental, spiritual. So I felt very grateful and blessed. Then a recommendation from a friend, to see Cameron helped me catapult even further on my journey on a quicker and clearer track. Cameron’s 1 on 1 sessions were very moving for me each time and they consisted of talking, remedies, acupunture, tarot readings and more talking! I also attended her Power of Yin retreat and the You Beautiful You retreat . Both were so powerful for me, but very particularly the Power of Yin. I learnt and experienced so much and even more once I left the retreat.

Cameron’s conversations, energy, vibrancy and wisdom not only helped me work out these questions (and I will continue to do so) but also the tools to stand up, speak up, create my story and connection with self, others and the universe.I will continue to reach out to Cameron for her wonderful personality, energy, wisdom and support as I continue on my never-ending learning and growing journey. I would certainly recommend you to do so to.

Rose Hewitt, Learning & Organisational Development Consultant, somewhere near the surf in NZ, participant from the first “Nourishing our Roots” retreat previously called “The Power of Yin”


Cameron is passionate about helping people connect with their spiritual self-identity as unique expressions of a shared life force. Her offerings draw from ancient wisdom traditions of indigenous cultures, Chinese medicine and Yoga as a path to healing.Cameron created and directed a NZ government registered College of Chinese medicine which she ran for nine years. She also ran retreats in rural China for 9 years and through those teaching experiences she discovered the power of group healing through connecting to nature, learning, and sharing. Her love of education and spiritual life enquiry is now reaching out to the wider world through online learning home and global teaching group.

“I feel fortunate to have found my path in life at age 21. Now in my mid-50s I feel it is the perfect time to help others find purpose and deeper meaning for their lives by connecting to their spiritual self-identity. Often times people discover the need for well-being as a response to a health challenge. Many health professionals today see ever increasing numbers of people in our clinics with unusual patterns of disharmony, a response to over-stressed nervous systems. Burn out, over adrenalised systems and mental anxieties are increasingly common presentations though far from healthy, normal natural health ! Nourishing our roots is vital to maintain and sustain our long term health.”

Cameron Tukapua
Learn | Connect | Heal | Share
You Being You
+64 27 588-5886


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