Christchurch, known for its English heritage, is located on the east coast of New Zealand’s South Island. Flat-bottomed punts glide on the Avon River, which meanders through the city centre. On its banks are cycling paths, the green expanse of Hagley Park and Christchurch Botanic Gardens. In 2010 and 2011, earthquakes destroyed many of the historic centre’s stone-built buildings.

And just to bring us up to date, there’s more.

  • Stone Store and Mission House, Kerikeri

  • Queen Victoria Statue, Albert Park, Auckland

  •  Treaty House, Waitangi

  • Basin Reserve, Wellington

  • Pencarrow Lighthouse, Pencarrow Head, Wellington

  • Edwin Fox – Picton

  • Takiroa Rock Art Shelter, Takiroa, Otago

  • Lyttelton Rail Tunnel 

  • Waitaki Dam

  • Gabriel’s Gulley, Otago



Team Leaders Preparation.

Lucia’s Team
Cool Beans . . . Theme of social cultivation.

Graham. | Dorelia. | Stuart. | Sam. | Ben.

Keiya’s Team
Spider Eyes . . . Theme of observation.

Zoran. | Lesley. | Renee. | Leo.

Amber’s Team
Inside Out . . . Theme of  psyche/emotion.

Luca. | Vera. | Margie. | Martin. | Emanuele.

Adam’s Team
Aroha . . . Theme of empathy.

Steven. | Meagan. | Gabe. | Valentina. | Junsu.




Here’s a rough schedule for our time at the retreat.

Thursday 8th August.

7.20am | Check In (no later)

9.20am | Flight Out

2.30pm | Arrival

3.30pm – 4.00pm | Check In

4.00pm – 5.00pm | Settle In & Unpack

Own dinner arrangements | Free time

Friday 9th August.

8.00am | Breakfast

9.00am – 12.30pm | Workshops 1 + 2

12.30pm – 1.30pm | Lunch

1.30pm – 5.00pm | Free time

5.15pm – 7.00pm | Activity – Maori Experience

7.30pm | Dinner at Peppers Clearwater Resort

Workshops 1 & 2 being held at Christchurch Football Club (250 Westminster Street, St Albans, Christchurch) (same venue as accommodation)

Saturday 10th August.

8.00am | Breakfast

9.30am – 1.00pm | Workshops 3 + 4

1.00pm – 6.45pm | Free time

7.00pm – 9.30pm | Activity & Dinner (Tram Ride Tour)

Workshops 3 & 4 being held at The Vines Club (651 Pound Road, Yaldhurst, Christchurch – 25 mins drive from accommodation)

Sunday 11th August (Christchurch).

9.00am | Breakfast

10.00am | Check Out

10.00am – 3.30pm (allow time to get to airport and drop car hire off before checking in by 4.30pm) | Free time

4.00pm | Check In (no later)

6.05pm | Flight Out

7.25pm | Arrival

9.30pm | Wollongong approx. arrival

10.30pm | Nowra approx. arrival

12.00am (Monday) | Batemans Bay approx. arrival

Wednseday 14th August (Queenstown).

1.30pm | Check In (no later)

3.30pm | Flight Out

4.50pm | Arrival

6.50pm | Wollongong approx. arrival

7.50pm | Nowra approx. arrival

9.20pm | Batemans Bay approx. arrival



Past Retreats.

Hers are some highlights of the past EJ retreats. Our adventures are worth a revisit.

EJ 2018.

A reclusive location that helped us bond and focus our projects on leadership.


EJ 2017.

An amazing experience that allowed a spiritual awakening in a unique environment.


EJ 2016.

A team getaway with some intense workshops and thoughtful insights on the collaborative process.