Due to the corona - virus our walking weekends will be in just a group of 5


Future Dates: September 18th - 21st


An opportunity to get back in touch with nature on a weekend
retreat exploring the natural beauty of Wales.




As a group, Leandro will drive you North West towards Wales, we may stop off in Shroppshire along the way for a tour of Wolf Watch with Tony Haighway providing a unique opportunity to come in contact with wolves in the UK.

In the evening we will arrive at our scenic accommodation at Powys, a cosy Welsh stone cottage right beside a babbling brook in a secluded Valley. We will hold a short ceremony to introduce ourselves to the land.



We will ease into the day with a leisurely breakfast and then drive to the foot of Cadair Idris, one of the most picturesque mountains in Wales. Cadair Idris means Idris’ Chair; local myth has it that the giant Idris would climb to the top of the mountain to sit in his chair and be inspired by the stars so close above. Legend says that if you spend the night on Cadair Idris you will become a poet or a madman.

We will enjoy lunch at the base of Cadair Idris before continuing to the Osprey Reserve in Galslyn with the chance of seeing Sea Eagles and Otters in their natural habitat.

In the afternoon, we will head back to Powys and our cottage for a three course dinner and a shamanic drumming ceremony, calling to our power animals. All are welcome to bring their own drums.


On Sunday we will drum to the rising sun and enjoy an early breakfast followed by a trip to climb Rhinog Fach, the smaller mountain in part of the remote Rhinnog Ranges, followed by a quick bite to eat at Llyn Hywel at the foot of the Mountain. We will then make our way to Bryn Cader Faner, an Iron Age stone circle and cairn, one of the most picturesque in Britain.

Weather permitting we will go to the beach in Harlech for a refreshing swim and a shamanic offering to the spirit of the ocean before returning to Powys for dinner and a relaxed sound healing before bed.


On Monday morning we will have breakfast before we say farewell to our cottage and head out for one last walk, maybe to Cader Bryn if we have not fitted that in the day before, then back to  London, stopping off to stretch our legs along the way. We should be back in London for 10pm




This exclusive retreat is limited to 5 places.




  • Transportation to and from Wales to South East London

  • Accommodation in a cosy stone cottage in a quiet valley in Powys.

  • Guided Mountain Walk up Cadair Idris & Rhinog Fach

  • Guided walk to Bryn Cader Faner

  • Admission to Glaslyn Osprey Reserve

  • Three breakfasts and three dinners

  • NOT INCLUDED: Please note you will need to bring money for snacks and lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Future Dates: September 18th - 21st

To book: email Leandro at wildmanjourney@gmail.com



To book: email Leandro at wildmanjourney@gmail.com

Born and raised in New Zealand, surrounded by the ancient and inspiring beauty that is Tongariro National Park, Leandro's affinity with nature inspires his shamanic work and forms the basis of his many of his retreats and workshops. This new retreat in Wales showcases the natural beauty of the land as Leandro integrates his experience as a mountain leader with the teachings of his shamanic training to create a unique experience to heal, explore and inspire.

Leandro is a graduate of Simon Buxton’s three year Core Shamanism programme at The Sacred Trust, a course strongly influenced by Buxton’s mentor, Michael Harner. In London, Leandro works alongside Michele Costa Lukis as a Shamanic Practitioner offering one on one healings and holding monthly Andean Circles where he teaches shamanic principles and drumming. He also runs weekly men’s groups for personal empowerment, an Introduction to Shamanism course, drum making workshops and leads ‘shamanic walks of consciousness’ through the woodlands of the UK.

In his homeland of New Zealand, Leandro shares the wisdom of Maori healing in an adventure tour of the North Island, drawing on his expertise as a mountain leader, shamanic practitioner, chef and men’s group facilitator.

For the past five years, Leandro has been apprenticed in Peruvian Shamanism to Maestro of San Pedro, Dr Rubén Orellana PhD and has been working with traditional medicine plants, such as Ayahuasca in the Amazon and San Pedro in the high country of Peru. The profound teachings he received from working with the power plants inspired him to create our psilocybin retreat in the Netherlands working alongside psychotherapist Michele Costa Lukis. Leandro’s work is based in a strong belief that we are all connected and therefore we should all show love and respect to one another.