Why an Academy?

The Amazon Academy is a training ground, founded on the principles of embodiment, empowerment & emancipation.

Rarely these days is an Amazon born an Amazon, so anyone who desires to be one must train to uncover their inherent Wonder Woman nature.

We’ll support you with physical practices, virtual interactions and in-person gatherings and training so that you can begin to access your true Amazonian nature.

You’ll develop your Amazonian-ness in these arenas:

Brawn–How strong are you?
Brains–How wise are you?
Beauty–How easily do you ‘walk in beauty’, as the Navaho/Diné say?
Bounty–Are you abundant enough to feel you can give it away, and still wear your treasures each day?
Community–How interconnected are you to all-that-is?

With an aim to “awaken the heart to action”, the Amazon Academy offers you the playing grounds to know the powa of sensitivity that horses live by, to learn how to hit a self-selected target, to experience fire-making in the rain, to meet the land, water, air, animals and plant beings, not as a tourist, but as a comrade.

Is this for you?

Do you want to access your inherent brawn, brains, beauty, bounty & community?

Do you know deep down that you’re stronger than you think?

Are you ready to let go of what no longer serves you and step into your wholeness?

Maybe you’ve already tried yoga, meditation, mindfulness practices, or therapy, but you are still looking for that deep sense of strength, wisdom & beauty.

Here’s why the Amazon Academy really works:

Founded on the principles of Embodiment, Empowerment & Emancipation, the Amazon Academy supports you with in-person gatherings and training, led by our founder, Melissa Billington, that will uncover your true Amazonian nature.

What we offer…

Seasonal Gatherings & Trainings

Locations around New Zealand. Every Season 

Our next Gathering will be during the December Solstice in Los Angeles, USA. SOLD OUT

We’ll be meeting again in Golden Bay, New Zealand in early April. This gathering will include an exploration of Non-Violent Communication, as well as the usual horses, archery, wilderness skills, yoga and ceremony. Featuring our resident Amazons, Melissa Billington and Miriam Lancewood.

Schedule and pricing are TBC but you can email Melissa to register your interest.

In these gatherings, we go deeper and wider yet again as we actively take the Seasons trainings off the mat, out of the house or studio, and out into what we think of as the wilds. Now, together in person, all of the provocations, awarenesses, and skill-building we’ve been working on privately will be put into action.

We’ll learn combat skills, how to build fire, connect to horses, try out archery, explore conscious communication and much more!

Check out our amazing Amazon facilitators to get a greater sense of what will be on offer.

“Amazon Academy gatherings are an inspiring space for reconnecting to our origins and empowering ourselves. I really enjoyed both the physical activities and the deep discussions – I came away from the weekend feeling rejuvenated and enlivened. In the city, we can forget that we are a part of nature and that not so long ago we were hunting and gathering. Amazon Academy gatherings are a great way to remember and embody this deep connection again.” 

Philip Townshend, Amazon Ally

Brawn: Your Physical Practice


This is the easiest way to lock into the energies we’re exploring in each Season, including the qualities of that time of year wherever you are, as well as the super-powas you possess in each chakra/energy centre. With these home yoga practices, we’re focusing on Embodiment.

This level is your regular investment of time, space and energy into the physical realm. Our offering to support you is MYOGA Seasons: an online series of seasonal yoga practices for you to practice at home. Hosted on our sister website, MYOGA Freedom.

Each Season builds upon the last and prepares for the next so you all-ways start wherever you step in. Yet, year after year the evolution continues as you spiral-ascend yourSelf.

Buy MYOGA Seasons