Braided Women Gathering

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Our Story

Welcome Wonderful Women to our blog page. 

Here you will find a little bit of history or should that be herstory.  This is where we will share the story of where it all began, information about our speakers from previous gatherings, and general information that we as the creation group believe you may find interesting. 

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Our Story 2018

Posted on 6 September, 2019 at 21:10 Comments comments (1)

Our Story 2018

In 2018 we enjoyed two wonderful Braided Women Gatherings.

The Creation Group decided to host a one day event to celebrate Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice Gather In - 23rd June 2018

This was held on the Saturday closest to the Winter Solstice. We choose the newly refurbished Allendale Community Hall which is situated in the picturesque Lyttleton Harbour. The hall was transformed with a wall of red fabric creating a beautiful circle spa...

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How it all began

Posted on 15 April, 2019 at 5:10 Comments comments (1)



The birth of the vision for the Braided Women’s Gatherings came about after a stunning series of women’s circles, with some powerful connecting and healing, that happened at Convergence over New Year 2013-2014.

I felt the hunger of women for more safe gatherings, and the insufficiency of what we had to offer there, and talking with the wonderful Annie Helm, who had co-facilitated with me, it was obvious that there was a lot mor...

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Posted on 15 June, 2018 at 18:50 Comments comments (4)


This year, we enjoyed two wonderful Gatherings.  Now that the major tasks of setting up the Trust and bank accounts were at long last completed, the Creation Group were able to focus on the Gatherings themselves.

Winter Gather In 2nd - 5th June 2017

The first was a weekend 2nd-5th June, at the beautiful Glen Tui Meadows conference centre, in the Ashley...

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Do not Lose Heart

Posted on 27 May, 2017 at 22:25 Comments comments (0)

We shared this with the women at our first Gathering in 2016

Do Not Lose Heart

Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D -Author of Women Who Run with Wolves

Do not lose heart. We were made for these times. I have heard from so many recently who are deeply and properly bewildered. They are concerned about the state of affairs in our world right now... Ours is a time of almost dai...

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Posted on 27 May, 2017 at 22:25 Comments comments (0)

We would like to thank the following people and organizations for making this event in November 2016 possible. . .

OI the Organic Initiatives – Supplying us with organic feminine hygiene products.

Natures Fancy and Gina N for the hire of the beautiful bell tents.

Party Warehouse

Our wise women speakers Jane Catherine and Cameron Tukapua.


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Resources - Books & Films

Posted on 27 May, 2017 at 22:05 Comments comments (0)

Here is a list of books & films the creation group have found useful on our journeys- if you have any to add that you think other women will find useful, please just send an email through the contacts page.


In an unspoken voice: How the body releases trauma and restores goodness. - Peter A. Levine, PhD

The Art of Asking – Amanda Palmer

The Great Cosmic Mother – Monica Sjoo

Red Hot and Ho...

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Kerri's Piece

Posted on 14 March, 2017 at 3:20 Comments comments (0)

Kerri was part of the original creation group. We value her contribution and share her words with you,

I’m involved in visioning and creating Braided Women Gathering because sitting in circle and journeying with women saved my life. So much has come home in me from witnessing and learning from the immense and gritty self-compassion, raw courage, wisdom and strength of women revealing their stories to one another in safely held women’s spaces.

I’m an...

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Our Inaugural Gathering - November 11-13 2016

Posted on 10 February, 2017 at 18:35 Comments comments (0)

In November 2016 nestled up in the hill of Mt Thomas with a spectacular view,  at Glentui Medows  the Braided Woman Gathering Creation Group, held space for a wonderful unfolding of our dream, which was to  gather women from all walks of life to be part of a heart felt divine femine women experience. Our   hope was to engergise and inspire  you to go back out into your commmunities and start up your own women's circles.

We  invited some wise wom...

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