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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the purpose of Retreats?

This Summer Festival will be Enspiral’s 12th retreat.

As a distributed network, retreats are the time when we come together for some quality face to face connection. They have become an important aspect of the rhythm of our ongoing collaboration, and serve as an opportunity to stop and think about the past 6 months and the next 6 months.

They are also about having fun, taking time out, catching up over shared meals, and enjoying each other’s company. The structure of the retreat will be intentionally flexible. If you’re keen to get down to work with people, go for it. If you want to dig into the deeper philosophical questions, please do.

If you want to play all weekend, you are more than welcome. Make the experience whatever you need it to be to nourish yourself and others around you.

When is the Retreat?

The main retreat goes from Tuesday 30th Jan 2018 in the afternoon  until Friday 2nd Feb 2018 in the afternoon.

Can I bring my friends or people new to Enspiral?

You are welcome to invite others to attend the retreat. It’s always been a great way to introduce new people who want to get involved, or finally show your partner what the heck it’s all about. We only ask that everyone there has a sincere interest in supporting Enspiral and learning more about it, and has a connection to an existing Enspiral contributor.

If you are bringing someone completely fresh to the community, please be prepared to be their guide and point of contact. Please don’t share the retreat registration invitation broadly on social media, but only extend invitations to people you know directly.

What’s the agenda / programme?

We are still confirming the details, and a full programme outline will appear on the Programme page in the near future. Please check that page regularly for details.

Can I bring my kids?

Children and families are welcome at the Retreat! Kids under 15 receive a 50% discount on the base ticket price.

Where possible will be putting families with small children in twin-share rooms to make their stay easier. 

We will contact everyone bringing children directly to discuss more details. Please specify that you are bringing children when you register.

What time does the Festival start on Tuesday 30th Jan?

Registrations open at 3pm at Silverstream Retreat Centre.  The welcome starts at 5pm sharp.

Where is the venue?

The location is Siverstream Retreat in Lower Hutt just outside of Wellington.

What are the transport options?

You can either drive your own car, or ride on the Enspiral Bus we will be organising (book a seat when you register for the retreat).

If you are driving your own car and you have extra seats for carpooling, pick that option on the registration form and we’ll sort out the riders.

What should I bring?

  • If you’re staying in a bunk, you need to bring your own bedding and towels
  • Bring fun stuff to share like musical instruments and games
  • Goodies for morning and afternoon tea time
  • Togs, towel, suncream
  • Walking shoes, or anything you might want to enjoy the surroundings
  • Wet weather gear just in case

What am I going to eat?

The cost of your ticket includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. 

As always, we’ll do our best to ensure special diets are taken into account (including vegetarian, vegan, allergies, etc). Make sure you let us know your dietary requirements when you Register.

Can I pay using funds from my my.enspiral account?

No.  For this Festival payments must be made directly to EXP by bank payment or secure credit card payment.  If you have funds in your my.enspiral account you can choose to withdraw them to your personal or business bank account and then purchase your Festival ticket.

Is the Twin Share accommodation pricing per person?

Yes. The pricing for Twin Share accommodation is per person, not per room.

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