The Gateway Retreat
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For millions of years we have been evolving and will continue to do so. Yet change is difficult. As human beings we often resist change, especially change that asks our ‘state of being’ to change.

The Gateway experience supports and enables this transformation, it is a ‘threshold experience‘ to a new way of being with yourself and being in group. This commonly sees increased harmony in the following groups:


Improving personal, relationship and family dynamics more…


Reinventing workplace culture more…


Creating mindful and inclusive education environments more…


Achieving higher levels of sporting performance more…

What Others Say

It is a new ‘way of being‘, which proves challenging when it comes to fully expressing the benefits. So we encourage you to read the testimonials of other people’s experiences, they often say it best…

The Gateway was a call to this lone wolf to return to the pack. To return to a fuller and more natural way of being with myself, and being in relationship. A way to fully live and trust this one wild and precious life!
Heather Albrecht
Strategic Marketing & Training Consultant / Digital Connections
I found a deep reflection of myself which I’m confident will stay with me. A reminder and remembering of my natural state, which I forget in our manufactured society.
Ian Martin
IT Consultant
After so many years of looking, Kensan taught me how to see. This week changed my life forever. The world would be an amazing place if we all practised Kensan. Do this, and make your world, and the world a better place.
Darren Naftal
Director / DN Architecture
I arrived at this Kensan retreat having a healthy level of awareness and experience working with people. This retreat made shifts in me that showed me how subtle and deep my beliefs were, and how unaware I can be.
You must do this before the sand runs out in the hourglass!
Stephen Halsall
An amazing opportunity to explore self, connection and truth in a profoundly different way. The revelations have changed me.
Stephen Armytage
MD and Founder / Gymea Retreat
The Gateway Retreat was an experience like no other - a retreat where all my beliefs, behaviours, attitudes and patterns came up for timely review and deep investigation. The way in which this happened was unlike anything I have experienced before, especially considering the retreat doesn’t teach ‘tools’ or ‘techniques’; Rather, it calls us forth to a whole new way of being.
Kellie Graham
Executive Coach
Kensan makes me realise that I don’t want to die wondering!
Richard Kirwood

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Key Benefits (In Our Words)

  • Learn how the Japanese art of Kensan can create group harmony.
  • Develop a ‘One-Body’ worldview and experience the ‘Flow State‘ of a Collective Mind.
  • Develop a ‘Zero-Position’ mindset, by exploring the beliefs that cause you anger, conflict and cognitive dissonance in relationships and in life.
  • Increase your ability to be calm and non-reactive in stressful and emotional situations.
  • Experience how Dialogue Circles can change your meetings, , schools, teams and homes, by creating shared empathy, understanding and deep listening.
  • Develop practical tools to improve your group relationships.
  • Learn to quieten and still your mind by developing individual and group Mindfulness techniques.
  • Learn simple and practical Grounding techniques to get you into your body, focussed and centered.