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Hakomi Workshop, Taupo

March 29, 2019 @ 9:30 am - March 31, 2019 @ 3:30 pm


Mindfulness & The Heart of Nature: Returning to Your Essential Self

An Eco-Therapeautic Approach to Healing

A three-day workshop with Rob Fisher & Hu Ting Ting, Certified Trainers

Sometimes, in the rush and storm of our lives we lose connection with ourselves, our hearts and each other. In this workshop we will use mindfulness and compassion practices in a beautiful natural environment to open a gentle space in which we can use the deep resources of nature to come back to our hearts and to our essential selves.

You will have the opportunity to explore on your own in nature in mini quests, with partners and within group activities. You’ll make natural mandalas and wild temples, use movement practices and commune with stones and trees to explore your deepest sense of yourself and what you are doing here.

In this workshop you will learn to:

  • Use nature and mindfulness to deepen your compassion for yourself and for others
  • Go on a search in the bush, by the water and on the fields to find what is really important to you
  • Utilize mindfulness to expand your experience of yourself and the natural environment
  • Employ movement and art outdoors to more deeply explore the inner workings of your psyche and integrate new material and insight
  • Discover in nature how you hold yourself back from yourself and life


Rob Fisher is a psychotherapist, consultant and CAMFT certified supervisor in private practice in Mill Valley, CA. He is an adjunct professor at JFK University and the co-developer of the Certificate Program in Mindfulness and Compassion for Psychotherapists at CIIS in San Francisco. A Certified Hakomi Trainer, Rob teaches Hakomi Mindful Somatic Psychology internationally. He is also the author of Experiential Psychotherapy with Couples, A Guide for the Creative Pragmatist, published by Zeig/Tucker, in addition to numerous articles and book chapters published in the US and abroad. Rob has been a Master and Peer Presenter at annual CAMFT Conferences, the USABP Conference, the Couples Conference and Psychotherapy Networker Conference. He is co-director of the Hakomi Institute of China and Hakomi Institute of California.

Hu Ting Ting is the Executive Director of the Hakomi Institute of China and a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher from Beijing, China who teaches internationally. She is a co-founder of Teach for China, the largest non-profit educational agency in China.  She consults to corporations in mindfulness programming and also maintains a practice in mindfulness coaching and presents in university as well as business settings. She is co-developer of the Mindful Coaching Method. Ting Ting and Rob have co-taught Mindfulness and the Heart of Nature workshops in three continents.

Date and Times

Fri 29 March 2019:    9.30am — 5.30pm

Sat 30 March 2019:   9.30am — 5.30pm, 7.30Pm — 9.30pm,

Sun 31 March 2019:   9.30am — 3.30pm


Super Early Bird  $ 595.00 (if paid by 30 Nov, 2018)

Early Bird Fee:    $ 650.00 (if paid by 28 February 2019)

Full Fee:              $ 695.00

NB: No refunds after 01 March, 2019       

Fee includes:

  • Workshop sessions
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Lunch each day
  • Dinner Saturday night
  • All workshop materials


It is anticipated that many participants will choose to stay at the beautiful Tauhara Centre where a range of accommodation options are available as follows: (per person, per night, byo bedding). Accommodation will be available Thursday night to Saturday night. 

Bunk room shared:      $ 35.00

Bunk room solo:           $ 45.00

Self contained shared:  $ 55.00

Self contained solo:      $ 70.00

Bedding hire:                $ 15.00 (one off payment) 


Breakfast: $ 15.00

Dinner: $ 25.00 (NB: Dinner Saturday included in workshop fee)

NB: Provision of additional meals based on minimum of 12

If wishing to book accommodation please email Jules Morgaine. Accommodation options will be on first come basis so please be aware that Self contained accommodation is limited. Accommodation will not be guaranteed until workshop fee received. Payment for accommodation to be made directly to Tauhara Centre at time of stay. To find out more about Tauhara Retreat Centre, visit their website.

For more information

Please contact Jules Morgaine by email or visit our website page.

To register

To register online, please click here.


March 29, 2019 @ 9:30 am
March 31, 2019 @ 3:30 pm


Tauhara Retreat & Conference Centre
60 Acacia Heights Drive, Acacia Bay
Taupo, 3377 New Zealand
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07 378 7507


Hakomi Institute