Beehives of Life Exploration, Bungle Bungles

Suitable for able-bodied persons aged 14 and over

A highlight of your Kimberley adventure would be the World Heritage listed Bungle Bungles, a striking range of orange and black striped sandstone domes, often likened to giant beehives.

Join us for the experience of a lifetlime! Forged 350 million years ago and revered by its Aboriginal custodians for at least 40,000 years, the striking maze of orange and black striped karst sandstone domes, often likened to giant beehives, is a vastly different and transformative world.

The spectacular landscape of sculptured rocks rises 250 metres (820 feet) above the surrounding savanna and is the most outstanding example of cone karst in sandstone anywhere in the world.

Despite the rugged environment these rocks are home to over 200 species of plant and 130 species of birds, including budgerigars, rainbow bee-eaters and emus.

Cathedral Gorge. Photo: Graeme Churchard

We will camp at the Walardi camping area in the southern part of the ranges. We will explore magnificent Cathedral Gorge – a huge natural amphitheatre with amazing acoustics (where we may experience singing, chanting or toning), as well as walking among the famous domes and taking in the sunset from the lookout near Piccaninni Creek.

Away from the distractions and distortions of human technological civilisation we open to the primordial rawness of our connections to nature, allowing the power and ancient vastness of Country to transform us, rewiring our neurology and re-wilding our spirits.

Join us as we combine exploration of this rich landscape with a deep inner journey of exploration through shamanic, triple ecology and heart opening practices, as well as storytelling around campfires under the canopy of bright stars.

Suitable for able-bodied persons age 14 and over.

June 24–26 2018
Departing Kununnura 9.30am on 24th and returning to Kununnura around 6pm on 26th.

Investment: $550 (adult) $450 (under 18s) Early Bird prices (to March 31): $450 (adult) $360 (under 18s). Price includes all facilitation, accommodation (camping in tents), meals, park and camping fees and 4WD transport to and from Kunnunurra and within Purnululu National Park.

Cancellation policy for this event: Refundable – less 15% admin/bank fees if cancelled 3 months before the workshop or 50% refundable less admin/banking fees 30 days before the workshop begins. No refund 30 days before the workshop begins, during or after the workshop. Tickets may be transferred to others at no cost.

Photo: Andy Tyler

 

Facilitators:

Phoenix ArrienPhoenix Arrien has over 20 years experience, providing sacred transformation and healing spaces for people to transform, heal and self-discover. She began her career in outdoor education taking people into wilderness and the outdoors, letting nature be a medium for personal development and group relating through bushwalking, canoing, rockclimbing, abseiling, rafting, ropes courses and more.

Further training and experience includes Aus indigenous healing, Native American and Sth American healing, Maori and Cherokee bodywork, dance/movement, Adventure-based Counselling, Process Work, Voice Dialogue, Healing Ecology, Deep Ecology, writing and meditation. She believes that safe space, sacred process, loving community and non-judgemental presence allows healing and transformation to emerge and deep profound change to occur.

Mike LoweMike Lowe has over 20 years international experience leading transformational workshops in the areas of trustbuilding and reconciliation. He has worked with politicians and young leaders in Eastern Europe after the fall of communism and has worked with police and former militia leaders in Solomon Islands. His particular gift is in creating safe spaces in which transformation can occur, and he has a particular interest in earth-based spirituality, indigenous wisdom, Process Work, Focussing, Voice-Dialogue, Archetypes, and supporting the rise of healthy and authentic Masculine and Feminine energies as we transition from Patriarchal and colonial ways of being.