Mens Alchemy

Four days and three nights of uncommonly
deep healing and transformation.

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What's The Purpose?

This is an intensive retreat like no other where you will transcend the protections that numb you, learn practices that evolve your ability to embrace all of life and embody the essence of purpose.

You will discover a deeper connection to your masculine roots, learn to cultivate your power and reignite that burning passion for life. Your presence will expand, your ability to connect to the core of your being will anchor and you will find the profound nourishment of being amongst a brotherhood who both celebrate and respectfully demand more of you, in service of life.

You Will :

  • Learn how to be driven by purpose rather than the fear of failure or need to prove.
  • Discover the art of being deliberate, direct and honest while communicating from the heart.
  • Shift from care taking and over servicing to supporting, allowing and holding space.
  • Transcend patterns of resistance, protection, withholding, deflecting responsibility, minimising impact of errors, suppression of others expression and repression of your feminine.
  • Move from aggression, self abandonment, blame and judgement to clarity, ownership and love.
  • Learn embodied tools and practices needed to uphold structures that sustain your vitality, willpower and drive for life.
  • Derive your sense of success based on how you show up instead of the need for more wealth, influence or domination.
  • Be shown how to hold space for your own feelings, find clarity in a busy mind and ask for what you need.
  • Understand integrity and commit to only what your deepest purpose asks of you.

If you’re feeling called to join us then book in a time to chat with Amber. We will automatically email you a PDF summary of inclusions, audio breakdown and investment options with the ability to secure your place right away. If you would like more clarity, keep the call and Amber will answer any questions you have.

Many men’s initial exposure to self-discovery and healing is something along the lines of, ‘well, that sounds great, but how the hell do I do that?’
Alchemy guides men who have intellectualised the *work* in the areas of masculine leadership, spiritual connection and emotional healing and shows them how to become an embodiment of it.

The ego will be challenged in safe environments while we hold a compassionate space for the unraveling of conditioned protection and transcendence of old defensive mechanisms that have become (consciously or unconsciously) destructive behaviours.

Alchemy will allow you to find clarity, direction and leave behind the burdens of life that seem impossible to place down. It's a rite of passage from self awareness to self mastery.

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We will explore some of the following topics :

  • Transmuting old conditioning, negative patterns and sabotaging behaviours into self-leadership.
  • Taking charge of your mind, energy and emotions through the breath and embodiment practices.
  • Learn to lead your life powerfully from a place of integrity and love.
  • Dissolver barriers, protection, avoidance and intimidation patterns in relationships.
  • Cultivating respect for the earth, wilderness and reverence of the feminine.
  • Connecting with more subtle senses for inciting safety in and inspiring surrender.
  • Moving from reactivity, defensiveness, aggression and blame to ownership, humility and openness.
  • Alignment of your words and action with your purpose and truth.

Alchemy will show you how to embody presence, live from your purpose, and embrace your power.

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Inclusion Details

We shape each retreat to the needs of the men attending. We have up to 10 facilitators, three main ones who will guide you the entire time and others who move in and out and hang on the wings to support you each step of the way.

  • Four days and three nights at Aquila retreat in the Noosa Hinterlands (Buderim, Sunshine Coast Qld)
  • Twin-share accommodation on 44 acre private property
  • In house chef with organic whole food diet
  • Pre retreat cleanse and breathwork program
  • Integration video series
  • 1-month coaching container with 24/7 support
  • Four live online masterclasses (Self-inquiry and sovereignty, Power and purpose, Integration in the world, Frameworks for personal practice)

We work with the foundations of sovereignty which is why everything we do comes back to being in right relationship with self, others, the earth and spirit.

On Retreat

  • Sweat lodge ceremony
  • Daily strong hatha yoga practice
  • Daily breathwork sessions for each: performance, emotional release and priming the nervous system
  • Rewilding workshop
  • Therapeutic breathwork journies
  • Ice bath and cold exposure practice
  • Soul retrieval and regression process
  • Seven workshop intensives
  • Fasted hinterland hike experience
  • Fire making workshop with Adam Kavanagh
  • Cathartic circle work
  • Ceremonial Rapeh
  • Guided meditations
  • Live sound healing
  • Noble silence and reflection
  • Feminine embodiment practices for men
  • Masculine embodiment practices for men
  • Evening reflections around the fire

Relationship to Self

  • How you view yourself, your purpose, your role in this world.
  • Understanding conditioning, mother-father approval.
  • Working with fear, resentment and desire.
  • Moving from boy consciousness to man conciseness.
  • Moving out of story into feeling and feeling into healing.
  • Unlearning helplessness and hopelessness.
  • Learning to hold space for your feelings.
  • Taking responsibilty for the clarity of your own container.

Relationship to Other

  • Exploring a warrior’s reflection of personal integrity.
  • Taking full responsibility for any toxic relationship that have been cultivated.
  • Ownership of emotion numbness, abuse, dishonesty, betrayal, neglect and blame.
  • Deep feeling of the impact of your behaviors, habits and numbness.
  • Create a plan to transform your relationship cultured and powerfully communicate that.
  • How to bring nothing less than your deepest intention for leadership, love and purpose.

Relationship to the Earth, Elements and Mother

  • Right action, integrity and embodiment practices supporting purpose and how you move in the world.
  • Hands on in the elements healing, exploring, and cultivate right relationship with earth, mother and feminine.
  • Sweat lodge ceremony.
  • Fire making workshop.
  • Cold plunges and ice baths.
  • Fasted hikes.
  • Strong traditional Hatha Yoga practice.
  • Grief release practice.
  • Fire circle, drumming.

Relationship to Spirit and Consciousness

Embrace and connection to purpose, spirit and your deepest self

The importance of joy, humour, integrating the tethering to the heart and conciseness itself and acting from there

Bonus Conclusions :
  • Lifetime access to your Alchemy Brotherhood community
  • Lifetime access to recourses, tools and practices post retreat
  • THRIVE online wellbeing program (10 modules of foundational mental, emotional and physical wellbeing, lifetime access)

If you made it here, then we invite you to apply. Once you complete the questionnaire (which alone will teach you a lot about yourself) you can book in a time to speak with me (Amber). The finer details including the investment and more of what's involved will be in an audio in an email we will send you. It'll be in your inbox upon form submission. If your heart is racing - follow that.


Amber Hawken

I’m a classic fiery ginger. I come from country Australia and my not so kinder-surprise childhood including leaving home at 14 years old, gave me a skill or two in life that comes in handy for grounded guidance. I’ve worked with more than 25,000 humans in the last 10 years and have been holding retreats since 2012.

The more formal parts of my qualifications include:
A Bachelor of Medical Science, A Diploma of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, Hatha Yoga Teacher, Meditation Teacher, Deep State Re-Patterning Therapist, Functional Breathwork Instructor, Therapeutic Breathwork Practitioner and a Practitioner of The Melchizedek Metho

Beanie Tompkins

Beanie is a professional Kinesiology practitioner, energy and sound healer, functional fitness and rehab trainer and holistic health and lifestyle consultant and the creator of the Soulfit Wellness Institute in Brisbane. She has spent the last 12 years assisting, educating and empowering people to make positive changes in their life for their best health and happiness on a mental, physical and spiritual level.

Kurt Iwaina

My name is Kurt Iwanina and I am a meditation teacher, intuitive energy and sound healer, musician, spiritual mentor, reiki practitioner and earth warrior. I work from a space of love, compassion and deep respect and honour for all life. In all my workshops, classes and ceremonies I pay my respects to our beautiful Mother Earth, to Great Spirit and source of all creation.

Adam Kavanagh

I’ve spent the last 4 years travelling Australia, living off grid practising survival hunting and primitive skills which lead me to feature in Discovery Channels’ Naked and Afraid – Africa. After years of thyroid problems and other health issues. I slowly began to strip my life back and started to return to a more primal way of living. Returning to nature has changed my life and helped me recover my health. I’m is a living breathing experiment of what it looks and feels like when we strip everything back to the basics and I now want to share my journey and help people rewild and reconnect with nature.

Josiane Santos

I’m a Brazilian artist born in Minas Gerais. She I’m the founder, heart, and face behind Incantaria projects, my art is gracefully expressed through movement and her knowledge of Afro-Brazilian culture, History, Mythology, Esoteric Astrology, Capoeira (Brazilian martial arts), and Spirituality. I have a very authentic way to integrate my journey and understanding of life into the work I do. My presence is powerful yet gentle, majestic yet humble. My work, besides being a contribution to genuine human connection, is a beautiful and purposeful service to the world.

Ian Cariaga

My focus is to help guide those who are willing to make a conscious movement towards making change and to extend the knowledge that has been passed onto me from my gurus and teachers over the last 26 years. I am willing to share that wisdom with anyone that is open to the science of yoga – the art of acquiring the utmost state of your body, mind, and conscious.


Aquila Retreat, Sunshine Coast QLD

October 28th - 31st 2021

Aquila Retreat Sunshine Coast
81 Litfin Rd, Verrierdale QLD 4562