Pathways - Elders


We warmly invite you to join us on the journey that is Pathways to Elderhood, actively embedded within the context of the Pathways to Manhood experience. Together, we will create a transformative, experiential, personal and collective enquiry. 


Join with us as we step through a perpetual doorway that will reveal the possibilities that lie within... as each of us proceed from those years of commitment to children and family; and the labour to provide for them.  


What's covered

We will ask the questions of ourselves: 

  • "Outside of this role and story that I have created ... Who am I really?"


  • "While honouring that of which is real and sustaining ... What is it that I now need to let go of?"


  • "As I journey toward the next stage of my life's experience... Who do I choose to accompany men?"

For you this may be an invitation to experience the reflection of your authentic voice; the gift of your affirmation and life's experience and to be seen and validated within an ancient Rite of Passage. 



Who's it for?

If you are male and over 50 years of age you are invited to join us in the Circle of Elders and share in the embrace of laughter and companionship that is Pathways to Elderhood.



Dates for 2021: 19th - 24th April

Circle of new Elders is limited to six.  



Pathways takes place at a magical location right on the water in its own secluded bay, just three hours north of Auckland.  This is the second year we have met at this site -  a member of the Essentially Men community with a very big heart has offered to make his piece of land near Whananaki the new home of Pathways. Embraced by a beautiful valley, we meet outdoors, sleep in tents or even under the stars, while enjoying everything this spectacular setting has to offer.

The site is north-east of Whangarei and 3 hours drive from Auckland.  Come and enjoy camping right next to the beach, on a beautiful Pohutukawa coast, in the company of noble men. Please note NO DOGS as the site is a wildlife refuge.

All meals are included with vegetarian and non vegetarian options available. Unfortunately we are not able to cater to all dietary requirements. If you require a specific diet, please ensure you have food that can be supplemented by the food offered.


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Ph: +64 9 3762386


P O Box 62, Tokoroa, 3444

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