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We encourage participants to stay over, since it builds comunity and can lead to serendipitous conversations, insights and lasting friendships.   This will involve shared catering and the residential option is mostly in shared accomodation.  A $150 deposit will be required, with full payment in advance.  If you need to have a conversation around the fee and payment structure, please contact us.



The first weekend (Thurs - Sun) may be taken as a stand-alone course:


$380 single

$700 couple


To register, please read the information below and make your application. 

We look forward to hearing from you.

Mark and Robyn

To Participate

To register for Self and World, please send an application letter by email to:

In the letter please give your name, age and contact information.


We'd also like to know -

what draws you to the course, and how you anticipate it may benefit your life at this time

what you feel you, your community or place may need right now

what have been the most important aspects of your education

any personal development activities you presently do or may have done in the past.

any involvement you may have or have had with social change or activism - in any sense, prsonal or public.

whether you have any form of spiritual or mindfulness practice

whether you have the support of guide, counsellor or therapist at present

any physical limitation to your participation in such light physical activity as taking a bush or beach walk

any particular dietary requirements you may have


  • The Self and World course is open to anyone aged 18 or more.

  • There are no prior learning requirements, and no expectation that participants are actively involved in either personal development, mindfulness or social change activities of any kind.

  • Self and World encourages affirmative, values-based expression and action in the world, and we have no political or religious affiliation.



Most likely, you will receive acceptance within a few days of our receiving your letter.   As facilitators, we reserve the right to ask for further information, or to decline any application, in the interests of our assessment of the well-being of yourself or the group.  We'd naturally have a conversation with you about that, if it happened. 




On acceptance, a $150 deposit will be requested. This is fully refundable until 1 week prior to commencement.  Payment in full is requested prior to course commencement.

Online deposits are preferred - 38-9012-0443088-00. Please put your name in reference information.

Other arrangements may be possible through negotiation.



Concepts of community and the power of place are central to the Self and World ethos. Consequently, we encourage participants to take advantage of the weekend retreat aspect included in this course, and to spend a couple of nights each month building a learning community, sharing in food supply and preparation, and enjoying the chance to relax, restore and relate together in and with the Okuti environment.

Accommodation is in (usually) shared yurts, tepee and tents.  Meals are co-created as part of the experience of working together in community.

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