Walk requirements and Journeys

Specifications and requirements of each walk/hike:

                    - Pre-walk conversation and intention-setting.                                                                           - Breath.

                    Each walk/hike starts with a pre-conversation to determine what you                                        Breathing exercises prior to starting walking to calm the mind and body and

                    want to focus on during our time together (or what is presenting itself).                                    for being present and awaken to the senses.

                    - No distractions.                                                                                                                                 - Be still.

                    No phones or cameras are allowed on the tracks. Re-connect fully with your                          While we walking we will keep the talking to a minimum. We will have 

                    6 senses. You are more than welcome to bring along a notebook and pen to                            have breaks here and there to stop and noticing what is around us and what is

                    write down thoughts and ideas. Let the mind and emotions work, let the body                         going on for you at the moment. You are invited to share your thoughts,

                    and your senses be your guide.                                                                                                            or write them down.

                                                       

                     - Minimum of 2.5 hours walking.                                                                                                   - Walking in all seasons and (most) weather.                                                       

                     The benefits of being in nature start setting in after a minimum of 2 hours spent in              Unless it is pouring down with rain or hailing with wind we will still go                                      nature. The longer the walk, the better:  thoughts will slow down and the brain will show       out into the outdoors. All weathers have something metaphorically to

                    reduced activity, or less blood flow, in a part of the brain, called the sublingual cortex            offer, so draw upon the seasons for inspiration               

                     

                    - Fitness levels.                                                                                                                                     - Maximum of three participants per walk/hike.    

                     There is a walk/hike for every fitness level. It is not about how fast and fit you are.                 Keeping the group small and intimate. In this way, you will better      

                     It is about connecting with nature, your senses and yourself.                                                      connect with nature and with yourself, also you might be more open and

                                                                                                                                                                                     less distracted.

                           

                                                                                     

     Journeys :

Fitness level

- easy -

Description: Easy flat walks, for all fitness levels

Locations:

- Waitahanui River walk

- Lake Rotopounamu / Tongariro National Park (This walk is a dawn chorus/ early morning walk)

- Opepe Bush walk

Days/ Hours: 1/2 day / 2.5 - 3 hours

Nighttime - Full moon walk

Description:

Special walk/hike for the medium/challenging fitness level adventurer.

Locations:

- Tongariro Alpine Crossing / Tongariro NP

Days/ Hours: Full night (start at 10pm - finish around 5am) --> 20km

Overnighter (available 2022)

Description: Spend a night in a hut, walking there in midday/early afternoon and leaving in the morning. Includes Yin Yoga session

Locations:

- Cascade Hut

- Whakapapaiti Hut

- Waihaha Hut

Days/ Hours: Full days / overnight

Fitness level

- medium -

Description: These walks have sections that are ascending and therefore rated as medium fitness-level walks.

Locations:

- Te Iringa / Kaimanawa Forest Park

- Whakapapaiti Hut / Tongariro National Park

- Mt Pueroa / Pueroa Forest Park

- Waihaha Hut / Pueroa Forest Park

Days/ Hours: Full day /  4-6 hours

Fitness level

- challenge -

Description:

These tracks often have some steep ascending section.

Can also go above tree-line level and into high alpine country.

Locations:

- Mt Urchin / Kaimanawa Forest Park

- Umukarikari track / Kaimanawa Forest Park

Days/ Hours: Full day / 4-6 hours

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