• INWARD

    PRESENCE. CONNECTION. TRANSFORMATION.

    UNFOLDING MEN'S CULTURE

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  • What is Inward?

    Inward Men’s Gathering is a chance for you to stop looking outward for what a man is supposed to be, and to unfold the man you are and the man you want to be. There is no ‘one size fits all’ recipe.

     

    As a human your presence happens in 5 ‘bodies’, your mind, physical, emotional, energetic and archetypal. In modern culture we mostly learned to be present in our minds and physical bodies, and learned very few skills or distinctions about the others.

     

    Presence in your emotional body gives you an inner compass and never-ending access to huge amounts of energy to navigate your life free of emotional reactivity, and paint your life how you want it.

    Presence in your energetic body is how you feel grounded, resonance, flow, centered and can distinguish your own energetic space from others’.

    Presence in your archetypal body lets you experience your purpose, your joy of being in service, and a connection to something bigger than you.

     

    Inward is a space to learn and experience core skills to be present and connected to yourself and other men. Experiencing a connected men’s culture is a huge gift, and one that we want to share. We also see it as one of the most important contributions we can make toward creating a sustainable and healthy culture for ourselves, our partners, our children, our family and community, and the earth.

     

    Inward is not a religious gathering. Men over 18 years old from all walks of life, of any religion and any sexuality are welcome.

     

    Inward is not a retreat-style gathering, it is a transformational journey where we stay together as a team for every session and eat together at meal times.

     

    The days begin at 7AM and end at approximately 9.30PM.

  • Facilitators

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  • Jason Horton

    A conscious movement / dance facilitator, focused father of four teenage sons, artist and film maker, Jason has many years experience being part of transformational spaces, men’s work and rites of passage.

    Jason moves between Wellington and Golden Bay to be with his sons and co-create workshops with his partner.

    jasonhorton.mystrikingly.com

    Tristan Girdwood

    A Possibility Management spaceholder, Tristan has a background in delivering transformational workshops, 1:1 Possibility Coaching, modern initiations into adulthood, and co-creating infrastructure for regenerative cultures. He currently lives with his 16 year old son in Newtown, Wellington, with many visits to his partner and 11 year old daughter in Golden Bay.

    www.tristangirdwood.org

    Elliot Cleland

    A community weaver and chef, Elliot has a background as Community Garden Manager in Golden Bay, and years of experience in transformational spaces. He combines his love for community and regenerative food culture with a passion for Men’s work. He currently lives communally in Golden Bay with his partner and 1-year old daughter.

  • INWARD Video recordings

    Resources for Men creating regenerative culture

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    S.P.A.R.K.s for Men

    S.P.A.R.K.s (Specific Practical Applications of Radical Knowledge) provide a framework for this weekly meeting of Men to experiment, practise, grow and transform to become more effective, more responsible, have more agency in their life to create a regenerative culture.

    Free weekly meeting open to all men.

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    Which facts to choose?

    There are a lot of opinions out there about climate change, ecosystem degradation, and the looming consequences of an unsustainable culture. There are even a lot of 'facts'. How do you know which ones are real? How do you get a firm enough grip on reality that you can actually start doing something about it instead of distracting yourself or being hopeless? This interview of Clinton Callahan by Tristan will not give you the answers, it might give you a sense of your own responsibility and creation power to get busy creating what really matters to you without being naïve about what is really going on.

    Other videos to add:

     

    Radiant Joy Brilliant Love weekly meeting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnKTfNFK-H0&list=PLIJgwtZHt9hl9EbtIPzqxMqDkO5x_QP9U

    Beginning Men's Initiation Into Adulthood with Clinton Callahan and Wojciech Zawadzki: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QvvYSeIbtY&t=878s

    Women, Men & Patriarchy - Q&A with Clinton Callahan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB8ea1ICrs8

    Intimacy - Men - Next Culture | Aotearoa 3Cell (Tristan, Jay, Elliot) talking with Michael Pörtner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZjRlDx8lls&t=642s

    Sexuality, Initiation and Gremlin with Clinton Calahan, Jay Horton and Tristan Girdwood 21 may 2021: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJiul6lzW-Y

    Possibilitator Interviews: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDWSCXt6zqU&list=PLIJgwtZHt9hmuewoRbK08AJnB0-vFXhx7