Seasonal Fermentation Workshop

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Wild Seasonal Fermentation Workshop

5th July

Facilitator Emma Greenslade


Spend a day learning how to use cabbages, produce from the garden and “weeds”, to create fermented Sauerkraut, Condiments and Drinks.   Experience the process of harvesting, preparation, settling and caring for a ferment.  

We will discuss the benefit of microbial rich food on the plate and for the immune system.  The life cycle of fermented products and how to form habits to include it in your lifestyle.

 Once you understand the basic processes and gain clues to ensure success, you will be able to produce your own Ferments, tailored to your tastes, what’s available seasonally and your circumstances.

Workshop will run from 10am to 2pm 5th of July

Cost is $75 Includes a jar of Sauerkraut to take home and shared garden soup for lunch.

For bookings and enquires please call Solscape on 07 825-8268 or email

Discounted price for both workshops. Intro to Organic Gardening and Wild Seasonal Fermentation cost for both $ 185

Sacred Stance Workshop with Matiu Te Huki

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Sacred Stance Workshop

with Matiu Te Huki

Saturday 13th June

1pm – 4pm


We will deal with light and shadow. This workshop is suitable for anyone up for real growth. Participants will leave with ancient yet practical tools to support them in the way they stand, speak, listen, connect and move powerfully through this life.

So, would you like to feel grounded, strongly connected to spirit, the ancestors and all people present when speaking in a group? Do you want to step into your power as a leader? Are you ready for people to really tune in and hear your words of acknowledgement and honour? Feel more confident in your own skin? Find your warrior and embrace your internal bad ass? These are some of the things we’ll be diving into together in this workshop. Matiu’s approach is welcoming, inspiring, fun and empowering.

Matiu has over 20 years experience as a Maori language and performance teacher, he is an engaging facilitator, dynamic international musician, playwrite, storyteller and a leader amongst his own communities. This interactive workshop will cover traditional Maori practices including the warrior energy of haka (traditional power dance), the hongi (sharing the breath of life), story, the art of introduction, song, and more. This workshop also covers several simple yet extremely powerful masculine/feminine practices that are profoundly honoring, healing, connecting and empowering. The impact from this is currently sending waves around the planet.


Winter Warmer Celebration – Matiu Te Huki and Karen Hunter Live

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Matiu Te Huki & Kārena Hunter Live

Saturday 13th June


Ignite your Sol’ fire this evening with a winter-warming evening of kai and live music at Solscape.

Come and enjoy delicious wood fired pizza from our Conscious Kitchen, while listening to a live musical performance kicking off with Karen Hunter and followed by a live-looping performance by Matiu Te Huki.

Conscious Kitchen will be open from 5-9pm serving wood fired pizza, Coffee, tea’s and sweet treats.

Music will run from 6.00pm – 9pm.
Featuring …

Kārena Hunter
With over 35 years of performance experience behind her, Kārena’s stage presence is both gentle and strong.
Kārena is a Pākeha New Zealander with Cornish, Irish and Scottish ancestry. She offers songs to direct our focus on awakening collective humanity. Kārena uses guitar, voice, mandolin and loops to create heart charged soundscapes
that draw deep from the
well of our collective spirit.

Singer and live looping artist of soul-stirring roots music, Matiu will be bringing to Solscape his powerful connecting presence and positively inspiring, unifying lyrical messages. Matiu’s music has a strong Maori flavour, using haka, chants and traditional Maori instruments, backed by grabbing grooves, deep, beautifully crafted bass lines, funky rhythms and magical melodies that will stay with you well after the show ends, all held up by a pillar of Pacific passion and top class technical precision. Matiu is well-known for creating the energy that opens portals of paradise.

We hope you will join us for this magical night! Let’s soar into winter with music lifting our wings and loving energy in our hearts.

BOOKING NOTE: Please pre-book tickets here


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Karavan Sarai Live at Conscious Kitchen – Weds 11th March

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Karavan Sarai Live at the Conscious Kitchen Pizza Night!


Join us for an evening of delicious pizza, epic views and inspiring tunes by Karavan Sarai !
Date: Wednesday 11th March
Time: 7pm
Venue: Conscious Kitchen at Solscape
Tickets: $10 door sales

A little about Karavan Sarai:

KARAVAN SARAI- Middle Eastern to Indian world fusion meets lush electronics with mesmerizing dance.

Karavan Sarai is a bridge fusing ancient global melodies and dance from the artistry of the Silk Road with modern electronics. Our soundscapes travel from Arabia to India and the Balkans to Persia to our own distinct compositions. The sound seamlessly links our musical impulses with the heart of ancient rhythms. Listen and you’ll hear the echoes of old world footsteps in our songs and to behold in our dance. We forge ahead where tracks end. This is deep fusion.

The debut album, ‘Woven Landscapes’ (2015), reached number 6 on the World Music Charts, while the follow-up,
‘Painted Sands’ (2018), peaked at number 4 with over ten weeks on the charts.

Performing at large festivals from Bali Spirit Festival in Indonesia, Spirit of Tengri in Kazakhstan, and Lighting in a Bottle (LIB) in California to cultural art centers such as Makan to Cairo Jazz Club in Egypt and CoSM (Alex Grey) in New York plus resorts such as The Sanctuary in Thailand; Karavan Sarai makes for a riveting performance that engages audiences of any size. This evocative visual and sonic journey carries listeners to a nighttime courtyard
of a virtual Silk Road palace, the Karavan Sarai that gave the project its name.

Composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and vocalist Narayan Sijan lived on the Silk Road from 1994-2006, learning and performing music with mystics, masters, and locals. He creates musical storytelling from original compositions and traditional melodies. Karavan Sarai’s electronic music is created by two-time GRAMMY nominee producer and programmer Carmen Rizzo, whose credits range from A.R. Rahman, Seal to co-founding
the world/electronic act Niyaz.


Avishai Barnatan – SoundShower at Solscape

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Sound Shower with Avishai Barnatan


Date: Tuesday 24th March
Time: 7pm
Venue: Solscape’s Tui Room
Tickets: $30

Come and be bathed in pure sounds that will take you on a deeply transformational journey.

Lie down and be nurtured by ancient and contemporary healing tones including Tibetan bowls, chimes, gongs, soulful flutes and voice.

Release stress and anxiety, gain focus and clarity, rejuvenate and deepen your sense of wellbeing.

Please bring a mat, cushion and blanket for maximum comfort.

Bookings are essential – please call (07) 825 8268 to book.

Prosad Live at Conscious Kitchen pizza night – Weds 18th March

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Prosad Live at Conscious Kitchen pizza night!


Join us for an evening of delicious food, epic views and inspiring tunes by Prosad !
Date: Wednesday 18th March
Time: 6.30pm
Venue: Conscious Kitchen at Solscape
Tickets: $10 door sales

A little about Prosad:
For Prosad, life in music is international, spiritual and full of good vibrations. He’s a multi-instrumentalist and singer who has travelled the world sharing his unique blend of sitar, guitar, reggae and world music.

Inspired by legends like George Harrison, Prosad creates a spiritual vibration in his music by blending sitar and world instruments with the his western influences of reggae, world-dub, acoustic folk and global blues.

On stage, Prosad is far outnumbered by his musical instruments but he brings them all together with live looping; recording guitar, bass, layered harmonies, flute, didgeridoo and more while soloing and singing over his spontaneous creations. He has performed all over the globe, including New Zealand, Australia, India and Europe. A career highlight was performing to a stadium of 50,000 people at the Dhaka International Folk Festival in Bangladesh. The next day in the hotel, people were humming his melodies. During his travels, Prosad has performed and recorded with great artists such as Grammy Award winner Chris Berry and Australian legend Xavier Rudd (on his album Spirit Bird).

In his latest album Prosad concentrates on combining all of his eclectic musical passions – mixing electric sitar with reggae and world music, creating a unique style that stretches the boundaries of musical genre. Artists like the Beatles, Bob Marley and Trevor Hall have each influenced his song writing. All of these musicians have successfully shared a spiritual message through their music and Prosad is here to do the same. With the addition of seventeen years of sitar study and inspiration from the twenty plus years he spent studying with his spiritual teacher, Tulshi Sen, Prosad has a unique style of music and wisdom to share. “We create our own reality and we can manifest our dream-world together as one human family”. Contagious and uplifting: That’s Prosad’s vibe.

Solrise Gathering Jan 10 – 12 2020

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Solrise Gathering

Solscape, Raglan

Jan 10 – 12 2020


A gathering of joyful heart-centred community over three magical days and two mystical nights.
This collaboration will be a place to explore a rich selection of workshops on local arts, culture, environmental initiatives and movement.
Let’s spark the action needed to benefit our greater ecology and dance in the present to an eclectic mix of groovy beats. Before a spectacular backdrop, overlooking the Tasman Sea.
Join us in Raglan, NZ on January 10-12th, 2020.
Let’s give rise to a powerful decade.

Solrise will take place at Solscape Eco Retreat in Raglan. Nestled at the base of the majestic Mt Karioi with breath taking views overlooking the ocean and a short bush walk to Ngarunui Beach and the famous surf of Manu Bay.

This is an all-ages family friendly event with an extensive range of inspirational zones and activities during the day and a spectacular array of night time fun; from circus performances, full moon drumming circles and an exciting mix of live and electronic music under the stars.

There will be a delicious array of garden to plate wholesome vegan food, coffees and beverages available to purchase from our Conscious Kitchen café. Most of our produce is seasonal and comes from our organic permaculture gardens on site.

World Fusion Music Stage / Circus Zone / Yoga / Permaculture / Meditation / Eco Building / African Dance / Wisdom Circles / Drumming / Native Plant Medicine / Ayurvedic Cooking / Fermentation / Sound Journeys / Healing Tipi / Face Painting / Kids Zone / Environmental Initiatives /

There is a range of accomodation onsite from Camping, Van Sites, Belle Tents, a Tipi Forest, Train Cabooses, Earth Domes and Self Contained Baches.

– Accommodation cost is additional
– Bookings must be made by contacting Solscape Reception directly, either by email or phone
PHONE:+64 7 8258268 // EMAIL:

Tickets $175 children under 15 free

See Official Website Here

Purchase Tickets Here

Parking only available to those with onsite accomodation. Shuttles will be running.

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Labour Day Ecstatic Dance

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Ecstatic Dance Monday 28th October (Labour Day)

Welcoming back our Ecstatic Dance sessions with DJ Herman Saiz!

Escape with us for 2 hours of free dance and self expression. Beginning with an opening ceremony from 12pm, leading into an immersive journey of sound ending with shavasana and meditation with acoustics by Bruci Jordan.

12pm – 2pm
Suggested Koha – $15

Open to all – no previous dance experience required!
Ecstatic dance is all about creating a safe and vibrant space to let loose, embrace and discard any unwanted thoughts, feeling and emotions.


Ecstatic Dance Raglan Labour Weekend

Pizza Oven Building Workshop – Sat 12th & Sun 13th Oct

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Pizza Oven Building Workshop – Sat 12th & Sun 13th Oct


Are you interested in building your own backyard wood-fired Pizza Oven?
Join this 2 day HANDS ON workshop taught by Paul Peterson and learn the process of building and creating a working Earthen Oven at Solscape!


Dates: Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th October

Times: 9.30am – 3.30pm

Cost: Suggested Koha $20


This workshop is open to all ages – It’s a great opportunity to get your kids involved and learning these school holidays!


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YOGA RETREAT held by Heather Sharplin – November 7th – 10th

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Heather’s Yoga Retreat November 7th – 10th


We are excited to announce that we are the official venue for Heather Sharplin’s 3 night YOGA RETREAT Heather held November 7th – 10th!

Reconnect with your practice at this 3-night retreat in laid-back Raglan. With 12 hours of yoga, eco-friendly accommodation, delicious plant-based meals and a 1hr massage included, you’ll find all the ingredients you need for a perfect long-weekend getaway.

Led by Yoga Tree Taupo owner Heather Sharplin, this 3-night, 4-day retreat is based at Raglan’s Solscape – an eco-lodge and community nestled at the base of Mt. Karioi, with stunning views across the Tasman Sea.


Heather Sharplin

Heather is the owner of the Yoga Tree Taupo – practicing yoga for 10 years, and teaching for four. Heather’s yoga journey began in Christchurch, under lyengar teacher Wendy Brown. Then, seven years ago, she moved to Taupo – in search of a new life away from the destruction of the devastating Christchurch earthquakes.

Now training under lyengar teacher Suzi Carson, Heather loves being able to practice and teach yoga every day. With a passion for sharing yoga with others, she brings an energy to her teaching that’s both light-hearted and heartfelt. Practicing and teaching with compassion and empathy, while also challenging her students to strive for their limits.

Heather works with a range of ages and abilities. She has completed her RYT500, and is currently waiting to sit her assessment for lyengar Yoga J1 and 2. She looks forward to helping guests on the Solscape retreat find the best version of themselves – health, heart, and mind.

Booking info and contact: ~ 0800YOGACO