You are invited

to join Anna in the Cosmic Rock Field (also known as Castle Hill Rocks, Te Kohanga - Birth Place of the Gods and Kura Tawhiti) for a Cosmic Life Force Energy DYNAMIC RETREAT. 

This small Group Retreat for 12 people is for those who are actively involved with the CLFE Training.

Castle Hill Rocks which I like to call the Cosmic Rock Field (understatement!) is where we will connect, explore, experience, meditate, learn, commune, flow with the Cosmos, breathe, open, sit, wait and be!

In the time of the Waitaha, Castle Hill was called Te Kohanga or "Birthplace of the Gods." 

In 2002 the Dalai Lama called it a " spiritual centre of the Universe."  And after our time there on Retreat in 2018, I KNOW this to be true!!!

It's also well known as a filming spot for "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe". 

The area is of special cultural, spiritual and historical significance to Ngai Tahu who named it Kura Tawhiti (treasure from afar). Hidden amongst the limestone outcrops of Castle Hill are traces of 500-year old charcoal drawings traditionally said to have been left by the Waitaha, the first people to travel through this area. In 1998 the Kura Tawhiti Conservation Area was designated as Topuni  to ensure that the values Ngai Tahu place on this area are recognised, acknowledged and respected. The concept of Tōpuni derives from the traditional Ngāi Tahu tikanga (custom) of persons of rangatira (chiefly) status extending their mana and protection over a person or area by placing their cloak over them or it.

As all of you know, with Anna, we cannot pre set or know exactly how, what, where or when experiences transpire!! We simply become alive in NOW and go with the co-creative Cosmic flow.

Keep scrolling down to see images & quotes

November 2020 Retreat fully booked & completed


ACCOMMODATION in Castle Hill Village: in private room (bring your own bed linen & towels)
I am renting a few houses all within a short walk of the main house. Some beds will be Queen or King and some Singles. You will know your bed size beforehand so you can plan your linen.

CATERED vegan gluten/grain free meals:

Breakfast x 4 
Lunch x 3
Dinner x 4

Please note that there will be a kitchen dish washing roster for every meal. 

DAILY GROUP TIME WITH ANNA as the energy flows e.g. 
Cosmic Sessions including learning more of the CLFE, Q & As, meditative spaces, CLFE  flows/alignments/atunements, SYNERGY if appropriate, possible breakaway groups and of course outings to the Cosmic Rock Field. Usually a full Retreat day will involve an excursion to the Cosmic Rock Field and 2 indoor group sessions with Anna depending on the Retreat flow. The "unscheduled schedule" will unfold while we are there!


-Transport to Castle Hill Village: It takes about 1 - 1.15 hours to drive from Christchurch. You will need to sort you own transport including flights and car hire
-Bed linen and towels
-Anything not mentioned above


The quotes are shared to give a rounding out of the site's background energetics for your info.  Having spent time in the Cosmic Field of Rocks, I know our experience there could be completely different from the quotes below, except for the Dalai Lama's which I feel is perennially relevant.  

I am certain that this magical and mammoth site is always unpredictable! 

The magical discovery I/we made on our November 2018 Castle Hill Retreat, was that this incredibly vast and powerful site, adjusts and reveals what is suitable to share, according to who is there, under what conditions and their capability to connect. 


Quotes on the Energies of the Site

From Freddy Silva

While in New Zealand I took the time to investigate one of the most profound sacred sites in the southern hemisphere, if not the world. Kura Tawhiti, otherwise known as Castle Hill, is a major hill temple consisting of esotic limestone blocks, some 50-feet in height. Each was used as a 'classroom', and the pilgrim would move further up the hill to another stone as they learned their wisdom. The site is said to be as old as the Waitaha, the spiritual race which occupied New Zealand before the Maori.

Initially I was looking for geographic connections to Castle Hill on the opposite side of the world. I noticed that early Maori art is almost identical to ancient Celtic, particularly in its use of spiral flourishes. In fact the two styles of spiritual art are practically identical. 

The Celtic influence originally extended to what is today northern Spain and Portugal, and if you traced a straight line from Castle Hill through the Earth you end up in northern Spain. In the province of Galicia, to be exact. And this is where the fun begins.

Freddy continued

The ley line from Kura Tawhiti to Uluru circles around the globe linking sites of great antiquity.

Take a line from Castle Hill and aim it at the nearest known landscape temple. In this case, Uluru, or Ayers Rock in central Australia. If you continue that ley you will reach one of the most beautiful temples on Earth: Borobudur in Java.If you keep extending the line you will then cross Asia, the Ukraine, central Europe, and eventually arrive in Galicia, at an ancient place of veneration called 'the field of stars'. The Romans named it Campo Stella. Today it is one of the most famous pilgrimage places, Santiago de Compostella.Length of ley? A whopping 11,500 miles.

The Dalai Lama & Gary Cook

The Dalai Lama
In 2002 the Dalai Lama visited the south island of New Zealand. Apparently he didn’t like the energy in the nearby town of Christchurch (whose church is made from rock quarried from the boulders) and he was taken to the boulder field. He was so taken by the landscape, and his spiritual experience there he named the area a “Spiritual Centre of the Universe”.  

Gary Cook
I have recently made two visits to the Birth Place of the Gods (Te Kohanga) at Castle Hill in the South Island and have once again been completely amazed at the revelations within these unique rock structures. At certain times of the day, silhouettes within the rocks take on a different feature as light and shadow comes into play.  Profiles of animal and human beings appear, commanding that you stop and wonder, and then ponder on whether this incredible work is of nature or of man. With either choice, you are still looking at a subtle message.

B Prior

In the time of the Waitaha*, Castle Hill was called Te Kohanga or ‘Birthplace of the Gods’. Waitaha legend has it that this was where ancient priests passed on their knowledge to their protégés. It was a place of archeo-astronomy that aligns distant galaxies with these sacred rocky outcrops or boulders.  An ‘Earth University’ that transmits knowledge for those who are open to receive the blessings and all that resonates from this sacred place. 

*The Waitaha were a nation of nations that settled in New Zealand long before the arrival of the Maori. They came from Oceania and the Americas and settled here to live in peace and harmony as one nation.

Above is a view of the the circular ridge opposite Kura Tawhiti. 

I am against graffiti but this was literally what we found during our visit!! 

Our Retreat in 2018 had a freak snow dump which created an incredible Winter Wonderland and no tourists


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