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Journey Within: Kanuka Day Retreat

Updated: May 16

Join like-minded explorers for a day of journeying within at the beautiful Kula, Muriwai.

This day retreat will be celebrating plant medicine and inviting you to explore your ancient wisdom within - Journey Within: Kanuka Day Retreat


Journey Within Day Retreat

When - Saturday, 11th May

Time - 7:30am-3:30pm

Where - Kula, Muriwai


Full Price - $250

Kanuka Members - $30 off


Enjoy the beautiful landscape of Muriwai with a beach and forest walk and views of the sea. Learn about the Indigenous history of cacao, cannabis, and mushrooms and how these stories may relate to your own roots.

Join the cacao ceremony and be guided through practices to drop into your body and mind. Share a plant-based catered meal. Leave the day with your own ceremonial plant medicine bundle so you can craft your own ritual at home. ❤️

This is not a psychedelic experience - however, we’ll prepare the body and mind to attune to journey within. You may feel the subtle effects of these (legal) plant medicines guiding you to being more in the flow of life.

Check out some of the amazing plant medicines we'll be experiencing from:

/// Seleno Health /// Cacao

Seleno Health is a specialised New Zealand based natural health company that fuses ancient plant wisdom with modern scientific research.

In collaboration with two indigenous farming families in Peru we share ancient shamanic teachings and substantiate them using modern day biochemical research.

Seleno Health - plant medicine NZ

We hope to educate people on the importance of connection to their foods, indigenous plant wisdom and how to enhance their own health and well-being naturally.

“Through connection, education, lifestyle changes and supplemental support everyone has the potential to achieve their health goals.”

Dr Corin Storkey - Co-Founder and Co-Director of Seleno Health

/// Tiger Drops /// Hemp Oil

Here's a short excerpt from the Tiger Drop website:

Our world needs to change.

Let's change it.

In 2016 a High School History teacher called Tadhg Stopford co-founded the Hemp Foundation with a GP friend, and began educating kiwis about Hemps divine nature. 

Because I had learned that Cannabinoids exist in all mammals, in many food plants; and were vital.

Hemp Oils in NZ - plant medicine

In 2017 we created NZ's first RNZCGP approved Hemp Medicine course for GPs.

In 2019, I learned that not only was Hemp/Cannabis Sativa/Kaneh Bosem an essential part of Moses Holy Oil; from 1500BC. But an essential strategic resource for much of humanity’s history. Hemp is a veritable tree of life.

In June 2020  I launched /; and in November 2020, the world's first High School biology unit on the human Cannabinoid system at SciCon 2020.

You can learn more about Tiger Drops and what they do from their website here.

/// Wildcrafted Apothecary /// Blue Lotus

Wildcrafted Apothecary is a multidimensional plant medicine woman and galactic starseed, specialising in embodied trauma release.

My heart led, individualised sessions gently awaken the connection between the mind, body and soul: the true essence of being. 

My own lengthy healing journey has led me to believe that each person has the power within them to step onto their golden path. Not only step onto it but shine so brightly that others will follow.

Wildcrafted NZ - plant medicine

The combination of my unique quantum healing techniques and guided plant medicine helps to elevate each and every person into their highest vibration.

/// Flow State /// Mushrooms

Flow State brings you a range of organic mushroom extracts. No additives. No fillers. Exactly what you want. Consistently potent, dual extracted mushrooms grown naturally on substrate materials that are native to each particular mushroom. Tested for active compounds through Massey University.

Flow State aims to be accessible and affordable to all- believing deeply in our products to enhance your flow state and support your health and vitality- naturally.

Journey Within Day Retreat - Schedule

  • 7:30am We'll begin the day with a wander through the beach and/or forest

  • 9am Welcomes and introductions in the Yoga Shala at Kula, Muriwai

  • 10am Learn more about the history of plant medicine, along with ancient and indigenous cultures. Explore your own history here. Learn about modern science and therapies available around the world.

  • 11am Cacao & Mushroom Circle & Guided Meditation

  • 11:30am Slow Flow Yoga

  • 12:30pm Lunch & Break (Vegan)

  • 2pm Plant-based Elixir (mushroom or blue lotus) & Restorative Yoga

  • 3pm Integration Journaling; finding meaning and connection

  • 3:30pm Closing Circle


Full Price - $250

Spaces are limited.

About Your Hosts

Raquel is a trauma-informed facilitator, plant medicine guide and blossoming curandera, yoga teacher and Kanuka Yoga Space studio owner. 

She is passionate about creating spaces to support mind/body/spirit journeys through a trauma-informed approach. She shares ancient and indigenous practices to honor our connection with our ancestors and somatic practices to create more resilient nervous systems. 

Her purpose is to inspire others to be brave, explore their truth, and express themselves authentically.

Stu is a 200HR trained Yoga Teacher, nature enthusiast and co-creator of Kanuka Yoga Space. He has since added another 100HR of training (functional movement + biomechanics and Yoga Philosophy) to his knowledge base and is excited to continue evolving his understanding of self and facilitation.

When he's not in the studio or out in nature, he works full-time as a musician; an experienced singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, sharing his live looping performances at weddings, corporate events and private functions on a regular basis.

He also shares his music at Yoga classes every now and then, and loves sharing live musical melodies at Yoga Retreats!

If you have any questions for us, we'd love to chat!

We're most available on email -

Our social channels - @kanukayoga

Or, you can give us a ring - 0276 KANUKA

We look forward to sharing space with you this May =)


Boutique Yoga Studio in Auckland, New Zealand - Kanuka Yoga Space


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