Sacred Space Design – April 2017


Location: Auckland

Venue: Kawai Purapura Retreat Center





Foundations of Designing Sacred Space & Designing for Personal & Public Spaces



Workshop Covers

  • What is Sacred Space and why intentionally design such spaces
  • Purposes and ways of using such spaces;
  • Some traditional cultural sacred spaces;
  • How an unvalued or desecrated area can become a sacred space;
  • Permaculture Principles and Processes applied to designing
  • Using the 4 Elements in Sacred Space Design
  • Personal Intention setting & purpose
  • Physical Features to Include in your Design
  • Selecting and Representing your own Specific Features
  • Appropriate Plants (herbs, flowers, trees) for particular spaces
  • Sensory Awareness &; Observation Skills
  • Site re-alignment based on above experiences
  • Laying out our own Sacred Spaces on the land
  • Using sacred spaces for transformation
  • Empowering stewardship


Participation Options:


Sliding scale: $85 – $125

Investment includes: Tuition, morning & afternoon teas, handouts and visual learning materials

This is a non-residential workshop. Cost does not include accommodation or
 meals. Instead, bring a potluck dish to share for our picnic lunch.


Enquiries to Courtney Brooke:   Ph 020-403 69170

It is essential to register and pay by midnight on Thurs April 6th.



Robina4 Robina McCurdy

Robina is an international permaculture (integrated land-use and social design) and organic growing facilitator-educator, and for the past 30 years she has with application to households, neighbourhoods, schools, farms, ecovillages and bioregions. She is founder-trustee of The Institute of Earthcare Education Aotearoa and founder-member of Tui Community and Land Trust (in NZ). Re- connection with nature is core to all of Robina’s work. Her special gift is in designing sacred spaces and facilitating participatory processes which connect nature and culture, some of she describes in her book: Grounding Vision: Empowering Culture.



Courtney Brooke

Courtney is an international Permaculture Educator & Ecological Designer who carries a passion for creating a healing, regenerative world. Her pursuits in ecological studies and permaculture have taken her around the world to study natural design, sustainable movements and the social, human landscapes that go along with them. Courtney is best know for her passion for using the language of eco-literacy to decipher the dynamic book of patterns for system design, development and maintenance straight from the blueprints of the landscape. For her, the