Workshops, Events & Retreats

"Debbie works with nature, putting her feet on the ground and turning her face to the sun"

Workshops, retreats and group courses

While your healing journey is predominantly an individual process, being part of a group often enables the healing to occur more quickly and at a deeper level. I call it ‘The power of one multiplied’. And we all know how powerful each one of us are…

The courses, workshops and retreats that I run all have an underlying theme of space, connection and unfoldment. A sacred space is created and held, allowing your own healing process to occur. This healing can be immediately obvious or it may gently integrate over time.

Do you have a retreat or workshop suggestion? Or want to be notified immediately about upcoming events?

Let us know. We’d love your input!

The current offerings for 2017 are:

  • Zest – Living a magical life. A 9 month personal journey of growth, exploration and discovery: Starts 4th March 2017
  • Sacred Remembering – A Women’s Retreat. Be nurtured and nourished on this women’s healing weekend retreat. Work with the wise woman tradition of remembering to rediscover and reclaim your true essence and sacredness. Aligning with the natural rhythm of the spring equinox and its energy of rebirth, you will explore how to nourish your sacred and powerful self into being.
    When: Friday 22nd September – Sunday 24th September

Please also enjoy pictures and comments from previous retreats and workshops below.

Sacred Remembering – A Women’s Retreat

Are you ready to remember who you are? To embrace your totality, honour your pain, your fear, your power, your compassion and love?

Join us for a weekend of nourishment, nurturing, and soul sustenance. We will work with the wise woman tradition to help you remember your true essence and sacredness. Aligning with the natural rhythm of the spring equinox and its energy of rebirth, you will explore how to nourish your sacred and powerful self into being.

With a theme of Sacred Remembering, you will be held in sacred space to:

  • Remember the essence and truth of who you are
  • Reconnect to the wisdom and joy within
  • Restore connection to the sacred
  • Rest and renew

If you want to:

  • have a deeper connection to the self
  • embrace and know the beauty of you
  • take time out and restore
  • be soulfully nourished and nurtured

Join us.

It is time to remember who you truly are. Wise, sacred, joyful, powerful, courageous, light-hearted, wild, perfect, whole.

Date: 7pm Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th September 2017
Registration: 6.30pm Friday 22nd September 2017
Where: Mataia Homestead, 2791 Kaipara Coast Highway, Glorit
Cost: $425 (payment options are available – contact me)
Deposit: A non-refundable deposit of $100 secures your place (with balance due by 10th September 2017)
To book: Email Debbie on or Text: 021 060-7864 or buy now

You will be supported to embrace your totality, to honour your pain, your fear, your power, your compassion, and your love.

Numbers limited to 10 participants. Please be aware that places fill quickly.

The retreat is fully residential with shared accommodation* and facilities, and includes gorgeous, soulfully prepared nutritious meals. (*There are a small number of single rooms available – first in, first served allocation).

Core components of all my retreats are:

  • Space for you to breathe and be
  • Deep connection to self, others and nature
  • Nourishment of mind, body and soul

With a balance of reflection time, connection to nature, creative expression and a gentle process of discovery, unfoldment and empowerment, you will leave renewed, refreshed and reconnected.

Hear the call of your soul, the song of your spirit. Remember.

To book: Email Debbie on or Text: 021 060-7864 or buy now



Zest – Living a magical life

• Discover unexplored potentials • Embrace magical opportunities • Enhance your life

Working with your own magnificence and potential you’ll be supported to create a magical and powerful life – a life of abundance, peace, joy, power and clarity. Zest is a 9 month journey of personal growth and exploration. It allows new energy in all areas of your life – clearing, rebuilding, and transforming your life.

Weaving together the rich wisdom and teachings from the likes of Deepak Chopra, Marianne Williamson, Thich Nhat Hanh, Tosha Silver, and Louise Hay, combined with material from weekly wisdom groups, retreats, Debbie’s own personal experience and drawing upon her more than 20 years in the mind/body field, Zest is a personal development course with a difference.

It will help you:

  • Restore power, confidence and happiness
  • Gain deeper understandings of the universe and universal truths and be able to apply these to your everyday life
  • Discover unexplored potentials and create abundance on all levels
  • Embrace magical opportunities and enhance your life

This course is for you if:

  • You’re wanting your relationships to change and improve
  • There’s an area in your life that is not working, and perhaps never has
  • You’re tired of the highs and lows of your life leaving you feeling drained and powerless
  • You know there’s something more, but you just don’t know what or where it is
  • You ‘should’ be happy but you’re not
  • You’ve all the trappings of a successful life but part of you still feels unfulfilled
  • You want to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and a spiritual life
  • You’re looking for a form of professional development that is holistic and really does give added value to your work and life

Included in this journey are monthly gatherings on a Saturday (in Auckland), monthly sacred plant medicine power potions to support and deepen the learnings and growth, and weekly online support from Debbie.

You’ll also have the opportunity to clear past lives, patterns and beliefs held in the cellular memory and DNA, lift your vibration, to negate and disengage from the influence of mass consciousness, the subsconscious and move beyond limiting behaviours.

This isn’t about blazing fireworks or ‘flash in the pan’ non-sustainable breakthroughs. It’s about supportive processes and creating sustainable experiences, breakthroughs and energetic changes that establish an ongoing magical, powerful and peace-filled life.

Cost: $150/mth over eight months + Deposit below of $200. Total $1400 (Monthly payments due 10th of each month)
Deposit $200 (Non-refundable) If for any reason the course does not go ahead, your deposit will be fully refunded
Registrations close: 1st March 2017 (Full payment or deposit required to secure your place)
Course Begins: 4th March 2017 with our first gathering and teaching (Venue to be confirmed)

Remaining Monthly Gathering & Teaching dates for 2017 are: 1st April, 29th April, 27th May, 24th June, 29th July, 26th August, 23rd September and 4th November.

You have the power to create a magical life so join me and step into the greatness and joy that you are.

To register, please complete the Registration Form


Previous events

Enjoy pictures and comments from previous retreats and workshops.

Women’s Winter Nurturing Retreat – Return to the Heart of the Mother, June 2016

Held at the gorgeous Mataia Homestead in Glorit, (40mins north of Auckland) we enjoyed a nurturing and empowering weekend. The focus for this weekend was connection with Mother Earth and honouring the natural rhythm of the winter season with its inward focus and potential for deep healing.



Thank you for a wonderful weekend. It was unexpectedly powerful. I had no expectations and the whole weekend experience unfolded like a beautiful flower. What a gift.

I leave feeling peaceful, honoured and uplifted. Thank you both for creating a safe place for exploration of myself.

What an amazing weekend ! Thank you! I feel truly blessed to have been able to share some time with such lovely ladies! I am feeling grounded, reconnected and well rested.

Thank you for such a wonderful weekend! From start to finish it was a great experience. A warm, relaxed atmosphere to share with amazing women and delicious food!

Your gentle guidance and direction through the weekend allowed space to open up providing deep insight and a spiritual connection. I have been able to take this with me and radiate this out through my family and the clients I work with. My only request is that you do these retreats more frequently.

I loved playing in the forest… thank you for a wonderful, magical, nourishing retreat which resulted in my reconnection with my feminine Goddess spiritual beliefs.  A wonderful weekend with a group of beautiful women.

I am leaving feeling renewed, rejuvenated, nourished and supported. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Thank for you for teaching me to appreciate silence… I came home with a better understanding of my husband who has always said if you have, nothing to say why speak? I learnt the beauty of silence and the knowledge that can be gained by being in this space with ones own self & nature.

I am so grateful. The weekend has allowed me to find a sense of peace and calmness within myself, and a clarity of direction. I have released burdens I have held onto for too long. I feel renewed and with a sense of new direction.

A huge thank you to Tessa and you for a beautiful weekend of honouring women. I felt a sense of safety to explore a little further of what my hopes and dreams are, getting clear about what I wish to let go of and what I would like to invite in. Your wisdom and guidance gave me the confidence to find my own answers with in … Reminding me to unlock the playful soup cloud corners of my mind

Weekly Wisdom Groups

This weekly gathering is a great way to keep on track, be inspired, work with your everyday life to build spiritual muscle, awareness and insight, and connect with like-minded people. Initially we will be gathering in the beautiful space of my treatment cabin unless numbers require a larger space.

When: Thursday evenings
Time: 7.00 – 9.00pm
Cost: $20/wk
These evenings are best described as organic spiritual wisdom and connection evenings. In the past we have meditated, worked with oracle cards, discussed numerology, astrology, seasons, and explored the gifts the challenges of daily life as spiritual growth food.
Email me to book your space.


Empowers people to take responsibility for their own physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing. Julie

Wonderful course Debbie, thank you so much for the safe space to become more of me – to balance and acknowledge all aspects of myself.

Going to the personal transformation group is a very uplifting experience.  Honesty and openness is gently encouraged with support from Debbie, in a non-judgemental environment.  Debbie is a great teacher/mentor, with a wealth of knowledge in all areas of body, mind & spirit.  It is thought provoking and comforting, at the same time, and I come away feeling like I have been given an opportunity to learn a new skill and expand my horizons. Tina

Hero Within Retreat July/August 2015

The focus on this retreat was on rewriting your story to discover the hero within. The weekend was held at the beautiful Mataia Homestead, Glorit (just north of Auckland). Again assisted by the gorgeous Tessa Jonassen of Harmonia, the women were nourished and nurtured as they let go of the past and rewrote the future.


Hi Debbie. well, still soaring! It was amazing on so many levels. Thank you for meeting all our needs so incredibly well. A truly joyful experience. I take away a treasure box of gifts, a deeply nourished soul and an excitement and anticipation for the next stage of my journey. Julie

It was truly beautiful. Absolutely amazing with many ‘Wow’ moments. Thank you seems too humble a word to express my gratitude to you Debbie and Tessa for the wonderful food and the peace, love, and happiness you have brought to my life, and the wonderful group of women all brought together xx Barbara

Coming with an open heart maximizes the experience. The learning is personal, yet supported at all times. As Debbie says “Tessa and I are working very hard behind the scenes” and that is what you feel. The beautiful setting that took months to find, the amazing nurturing food all prepared with love and honor. The activities and readings. Debbie is an experienced , wise, caring and intuitive women. Tessa in a support role is” practically perfect in every way!” Claire

This weekend’s retreat was welcoming, nourishing, warming and loving. The food was very lovely, wholesome and delicious. The ceremonies felt very empowering and I loved everything! The house was perfect, warm, comfortable and the garden was perfect. I gained freedom and joy, clarity of where my life has taken me, awareness of the journey and reasons why things have happened, clearing space for the future.  Love Cathy

Conscious Colour Workshop with Claire Delaney

Every year Claire and I run this very popular workshop where we work with the healing power of colour, art and creation in conjunction with chakra wisdom. It is always lots of fun. Keen on attending our next one? Email me now and you will be one of the first to know.


I enjoyed being able to focus entirely on creativity for the whole day and I learnt how narrowly I used colour before.

Thank you both so much. It was an awesome day!

Enjoyed learning about the healing powers of colour and that visualising certain colours can help with life issues.

Great teachers, company and experimenting was fun.

Fun! Fun! Fun!

Soul Heart Retreat March 2013

This 3 day retreat had a key focus of reconnect, recharge and recreate. Participants were enriched with yoga, energy work, dance, art and jewellery workshops balanced with an abundance of peace and stillness within 36 acres of bush. Keen on attending our next one? Email me now and you will be one of the first to know.


‘Nourished to the core with Divine Food and the spirit of love sprinkled with moments of complete joy surrounded, encompassed by acceptance and understanding.  Blessed with time to be me, time to think more deeply, to contemplate, to write, to draw, to laugh, to shed a tear, to truly appreciate the beautiful bountiful surroundings of nature and nurture the opportunity to experience new things.  Time to dance in the trees, moments to be still, hearing the messages in my heart, feeling my truth once again.  Reconnection with my little me, new and treasured connections with gorgeous souls.  A wonderous soulful journey, my petals gently opening as I float down my life’s stream. Tania

Was one of the most incredible experiences of my life.  I have grown in every direction in such a short space of time.  Spiritual fulfilment, centred, and joyful, this is how I feel after 3 days of Soul Heart Retreat. Debbie is an amazing facilitator guiding us through our emotional journey. Thank you is not enough. Julie

A sacred space was open and held by Debbie that allowed me to be present with my Goddess within. I am now sustained holistically with a refreshed spirit for daily reality.  Blessed be, namaste xx Leah

What I loved most about this weekend was spending time with amazing women who opened their hearts to me and shared their experiences, knowledge, love and support with me. I felt that I reconnected with nature which I have not done for a long time. In doing so I have found parts of me that I forgot existed – parts I am very glad to have back; vibrant, colourful fun childlike qualities I had forgotten.  I feel stronger and energised. Thanks Debbie. Mandi

This has been the best retreat I have ever been or could imagine going on.  The level of nurture and care is immense.  The balance of stimulating activities and time for reflection was perfect.  Debbie holds such a safe space making everything easy, graceful and flowing.  Tessa’s gentle presence was a great compliment too.  I felt gently nudged to extend myself and give attention to questions I have about issues in my life.  I could be here for longer.  I am sad it is over. I take away a feeling of strength within.  A knowledge that I am enough.  An excitement of further gatherings of special women.  A trust that it will be all right.  A reminder to go slow, listen carefully and be brave enough to ask my questions.  Thank you.  Love Claire x

Whatipu Women’s Retreat December 2014

This was co-facilitated with Wende Jowsey at the lovely Whatipu Lodge. We worked with a medicine wheel, danced in firelight within a sacred cave, cut energetic cords, connected and rested.

Spa for your soul

These were one day retreats run with Janelle Fletcher in 2012/2013. The women were given three pampering sessions, massage, healing & intuitive reading over an afternoon. They left nourished, nurtured and affirmed.

Looking for help to

  • Live more intuitively
  • Find your power and purpose
  • Embrace change with anticipation
  • Restore joy into your life
  • Increase confidence and self-esteem
  • Release regret, pain and trauma
  • Find your voice and walk with courage
  • Create a new life of magic and flow 
  • Move forward with ease

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