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Fri, Mar 18


Manu Wairua Retreat

Potency and Power

You are warmly invited to the latest Sweat Lodge Conscious Sexuality Retreat: Potency and Power. Join us to explore classical Tantric and Taoist teachings and techniques to increase your Potency and Power.

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Potency and Power
Potency and Power

Time & Location

Mar 18, 2022, 6:00 PM GMT+13 – Mar 20, 2022, 1:00 PM GMT+13

Manu Wairua Retreat , 2197 Waingaro Road, Waingaro 3793, New Zealand


About the event

This event is limited to 12 participants. Please Note: We will be following Manu Wairua Covid 19 Protocols, including the use of the My Vaccine Pass and a negative Covid 19 test 24 to 48 hours prior to arriving onsite. For more information, please contact Grant directly.  

Welcome to the Sweat Lodge Conscious Sexuality Retreat: Potency and Power. 


· Does the mystery and wisdom of Tantra and Taoism speak to you? 

· Do you want to learn authentic and effective Tantric and Taoist techniques to increase your potency, vitality, and mojo?

· Do you wish to be in sacred space with other like-minded and like-hearted men to deepen your experience of  intimacy, connection, self-esteem, and self-acceptance?

In this residential retreat for single and partnered men who love men, you will discover:

· Kundalini, the sacred energy of Tantra, and how working with this energy can add joy and purpose to your life. 

· Classical Tantric and Taoist practices to increase vitality, virility, and personal power. 

· Practical and fun Tantric practices you can work with on retreat and at home to deepen your experience of  true self-esteem and self-acceptance.

Authentic Tantric Teachings:

In this interactive and fun retreat, Meditation, Tantra, and Conscious Sexuality Facilitator Grant Shepherd will guide us in a shared exploration of Potency and Power. Together we’ll explore Tantric and Taoist technology to increase our natural power and bring the benefits of this into our lives. Originating from classical Tantra and Taoism, these teachings are powerful, time-honoured, and effective.

The entire retreat is sacred safe space; all exercises are clothed, consent based and respectful at all times. Bring your curiosity, willingness to share, and your sense of fun and play!

The Sweat Lodge and Pipe Ceremony:

This retreat features a Sweat Lodge and a Pipe Ceremony. A ceremony of transformation, the Sweat Lodge is an integral part of the retreat,  bringing sacred healing, blessings, and new beginnings into our lives. The Pipe Ceremony is a powerful way to receive and give prayers and blessings and to open to inner guidance.  Our facilitators for these ceremonies  are Te Rangimarie and Rob Carter, who spent many years participating and leading ceremonies under the guidance of respected elders and teachers from North America, Canada, Alaska, and New Zealand.

TeRangimarie and Rob have a personal commitment to honouring their elders and teachers and have received blessings from them to offer these ceremonies at Manu Wairua, a nurturing, peaceful place of retreat. TeRangimarie and Rob will skilfully guide us on each step of the Sweat Lodge and Pipe Ceremony journey.

About Manu Wairua Retreat :

TeRangimarie and Rob created their property as a spiritual retreat 22 years ago. The accommodation space is a renovated and comfortable woolshed with fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with shower, outdoor outhouse toilets, and a large outdoor deck with BBQ. It sleeps up to 15 with a combination of beds, couches, and air mattresses on the floor, or you are welcome to bring a tent and camp on the land (please note if camping you will still be charged the accommodation fee to help cover costs.) Please note that while there is a contribution for the firewood and tobacco for the sweatlodge and pipe ceremonies, the ceremonies themselves are offered free of charge.

Things to know:

The property is alcohol and drug free. Please refrain from drugs or alcohol at least 48hrs before and after the retreat and ceremony. This will ensure you mind and body are clear so you can receive maximum benefit from your time on retreat and the ceremony.

What to wear into the lodge:

Our teachings are from traditional ways. Men wear shorts or sarong; a t-shirt is optional. Please refrain from nudity.

What to bring:

· A sacred item for our altar co-creation.

· A white sage bundle for your own personal sweat lodge offering.

· Anything you need for your personal wellbeing: toiletries, medication, earplugs, bug repellent, etc.

· Your own bedding (we supply bottom sheet, pillow with pillowcase.)

· A towel for a shower after the lodge.

· Shared snacks for the time you are here.

Sweat Lodge and Pipe Ceremony Tobacco Offering:

Ceremonial medicines:  Tobacco is one of the traditional plant medicines used in the Sweat Lodge and Pipe Ceremony and is traditionally offered to the Elder running the ceremonies. The Elder offers it on all our behalf, asking for healing and protection, as an offering to the Creator and the Spirit Helpers. Tobacco holds a spiritual energy and is known by some Native Elders as “The Grandmother who brings the honouring to the ceremony”. It is customary to gift a pouch of tobacco to the Lodge Elder as an honouring for hosting the ceremony. Grant will offer this on behalf of all attending the retreat. 

Registration Fee (all inclusive: accommodation, meals, tuition, sweat lodge, pipe ceremony and the tobacco offering. 


Please contact Grant directly for registration payment details.

If you wish to attend, but registration cost at this time is an issue for you, you are most welcome to contact Grant directly to discuss other options:


We warmly invite you to join us on this sacred exploration of Potency and Power. 


  • Retreat Registration Ticket

    This ticket is all inclusive of meals, accommodation, tuition, the sweat lodge, and pipe ceremony.

    +NZ$8.13 service fee
    Sale ended



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