The 8th. Bi-Annual Gathering of the Four Winds
scheduled for 23rd / 24th / 25th. September 2022.
The 8th Bi-Annual Gathering of the Four Winds will be held over the weekend 23rd / 24th / 25th. September 2022
7 Lyell Court Mt. Samson ( next to the Lyell Deer Sanctuary) 35klms from Brisbane CBD.
12klms from Samford - 15 klms from Dayboro.
About “The Four Winds Gathering”
The bi-annual ‘Gathering of The Four Winds’ is a two-day multicultural gathering held at Kupidabin Wilderness nestled at the base of Mount Samson. Mount Samson was occupied by the indigenous people who named it Buran (Boorun), which means wind.
The gathering was created to allow people to experience the teachings, ceremonies and traditions of various Indigenous peoples and other cultures from around the world.
First held in 2007, the gathering hosts a variety of different workshops, ceremonies, and teachings to allow guests to more deeply connect with Mother Earth, with themselves, and with the various aspects of the spirit world and amazing universe we are all part of.
With facilitators including Indigenous Elders, the Gathering of The Four Winds allows people to learn about a variety of different cultures and teachings, to explore various channels of personal healing and discovery, and share their spiritual and cultural experiences and beliefs with one another.
Weekend 23rd / 24th / 25th. September 2022
Cost to Attend:
Opening Performance Family Gathering Friday 7pm-10pm:
- Adults: $48.00
- Children (6-14yrs): $16.50
- Students/Concession $35.00
Weekend Friday to Sunday:
- Adults: $360.00. (Early Bird Discount: Before 12th August $305.00)
- Students/Concession: $285.00
- Saturday or Sunday: $205.00
Closing Date for Registration – TBA
Phone Maureen for Registration
Payments plans are available upon request.
In the event of cancellation due to a change in Public Health Regulations, all Registration fees will be refunded in full
Program Details for Kupidabin 8th Bi-Annual Gathering of the Four Winds
To be added as confirmed and subject to change. The presenters below were booked for the 2021 Gathering prior to postponement and may change for 2022
Onemaru Cultural Group
Performing at our Opening Night of our Gathering
Showcasing Cook Island Music
Welcome to Country and Traditional Aboriginal
Dinnawhan aka Aunty Pam
I am Waka, Kabi, Mandanjandi and Gomeroi women. I am an Indigenous Woman. My alliance is with Mother Earth in all that she is – My immediate family. Mother Earth has no conditions attached to her, she allows life to flow like the water. All Indigenous People from long ago know and walk this path along with all awakened souls. Please sit on the earth feel her substance regularly- allow your focus- on nothing-no where in no time. A Space where only feelings of Love exist.
Traditional Lakota Welcome - Claudia Ocean
Claudia Ocean comes from Turtle Island and is a relative of the Lakota Nation. She is a storyteller, musician, dancer and artist. She leads flute circles and storytelling sessions in many languages including Lakota, Cherokee, Iriquois, Spanish and Sanskrit. Since 2002, Claudia has worked in Australia for a number of leading NGOs to raise money and awareness for worthy causes. She has raised a large family and now steps into her Native American lineage as a Dream Scout, remembering and sharing teachings from her grandmothers. She teaches how to play flutes and leads Dream Work gatherings in Byron Bay, which has welcomed her as home.
Traditional Hawaiian Welcome - Kumu Pa'a Kawika Foster
Kumu Pa’a Kawika Foster is a traditional practitioner of Hawaiian culture and traditions. He was accepted as a student of Kumu Paa Lawrence Aki in 2007. Since his acceptance Kumu Pa’a Kawika Foster learned the cultural practices of his Hawaiian heritage. He learned in a traditional manner. Once initiated into the lineage he lived with his teacher in Halawa Valley Molokai. His trainings where conducted in an oral basis. Stories, chants and dance where taught through listening, observing, and repeated till mastery. As of 2010 he has been travelling internationally sharing the knowledge and wisdom he learned. In 2014 Kumu Pa’a Kawika Foster was released from his training by his teacher and given the responsibility to preserve and perpetuate this knowledge and wisdom. Today he continues sharing internationally from his home in Dungog, NSW, Australia. Where he moved 12 months ago.
It is his passion to continue enlightening others with an interest in Hawaiian practice to the way of thinking and living that nurturers a sound understanding of his Ancestry. His sharing style combines ancient wisdom with a modern approach. Through straight forward talks and real world applications Kumu Pa’a Kawika Foster shows how traditional spirituality relates to these changing times.
Jason is known as a Kurradji (Indigenous Australian Medicine Man) and embodies earth medicine in the form of psychically-initiated Kurradji traditional healing practices, and crystal healing techniques. He is strongly connected to the star ancestors and the ancestors of this beautiful country—conduiting their medicine and love for humanity.
Together with his partner Shelley McConaghy, he travels throughout NSW and southern QLD providing spiritual alignment sessions and facilitating Kurradji Dreaming sessions. Their work is offered both in-person and by distance to suit all schedules and geographic circumstances. Jason also creates Kurradji Medicine wands made from either satin spar crystal or clear quartz.
The experiences in his early life have given him a very good understanding of how trauma can become lodged in the cells. Jason’s unique work takes place on a cellular level to lift and shift ailments and he is constantly learning new ways to help release this.
Shelley McConaghy is a non-Indigenous Australian woman known as an intuitive high-dimensional healer. She blends her knowledge and experience in crystal healing, Usui Reiki and polarity energy balancing techniques to work alchemically with her clients to transform lower vibrational energies into light. Shelley’s spiritual name is Mantrini who is the Goddess of all the chants in the Sanskrit pantheon. Mantra is a powerful tool for her, and ‘sound’ is something she encourages her clients to explore.
Spiritual alignment sessions with Shelley and her partner Jason are an intuitive and fluid experience, as every client has different needs and is at a different stage of their spiritual development. Shelley’s work prompts the body’s innate ability to heal itself by re-establishing good energy flow and removing what’s not beneficial.
Shelley delights in helping her clients lift and shift what no longer serves them and lightening their energetic load.