Nature Quests

Nature Quests are multi-day retreats that incorporate anywhere from 1 to 5 days solitary ‘AllOne’ time. This allows for substantial exploration of Way of Nature principles and practices.

There are no prerequisites to attending a Nature Quest, making it open to all who wish to deepen their connection with nature.

Nature Quest: New Zealand

March 22-30, 2019, Sacred Earth Retreat Centre, Karekare

The Quest returns to the land of the long white cloud. The 8-day program involves a 4-day solo Quest.

– Reveal your True purpose for this lifetime.
– Open an authentic connection with Outer, Inner and True nature.
– Experience an authentic realisation of your True Nature, Source Awareness

Surrender and listen to inner and outer nature to learn how to take your place in the choir of life with a 4 day/night solo in a beautiful, safe natural environment, supported by personal preparation and group time either side of the solo.

The value of people being able to find ways to offer their unique gifts to world, and overcome the doubts and wounds that present as obstacles, cannot be measured. We would be in harmony with each other, with the planet, if this could be achieved. We truly honoured and grateful to offer this retreat process in service of this greater goal.

3 nights together, learning’s, meditation, qi gong and ceremonial practices, discussion exploring the nature of purpose from a worldview of interconnectedness and preparation for the AllOne time
4 nights AllOne time – in a personal campsite without interruption or distraction, just being with inner and outer nature, listening, offering, receiving, letting go, letting come.
Return from solo on the morning of the second last day to share with the group and prepare for reintegration.
I highly encourage everyone to honour the reintegration time and leave as much room as possible for self-care, love and inward reflection.

Exchange for the WoN teachings and support during your Solo, food during group time and use of the land
Ideally, for the non-financially-stressed: $1208
Early Bird: Before January 14 2018: $1008
Regular rate: $1108
If you are called to come but really cannot afford the full price at this time, please contact me to see if another arrangement can be made. I want these programs to be accessible to as many people as possible and will aim to offer one discounted place per program to someone who would truly benefit from it.
Limited to a maximum of 8 participants.
To secure your place please a $200 deposit is required. You can pay via paypal, transferwise or bank transfer to an Australian or New Zealand bank account. Contact me for details and to receive a registration pack.

All meals (mostly organic, all vegetarian) for the group time are included. Fasting is recommended for the solo time. If you wish to bring food on the solo it is the responsibility of the participant to provide food during this time. More details on fasting and preparation are sent in the registration pack.

All participants must camp onsite for the duration of the retreat. Participants must provide their own camping gear. A detailed packing list will be provided upon registration.


 If you choose to trust, the natural world will bring you profound peace, self-respect and revelation!


Some feedback from past participants:

Last year I had the pleasure of joining Claire Vanderplank on a quest. The insights continue to unfold, and my connection to nature/myself has deepened.  It was such a magical experience that I will forever treasure. Claire facilitates beautifully, holding space to a fine balance;  just enough to facilitate your own brave growth & deep immersion into the mystery ? Natalia