Mums & Bubs 3-part Yoga Course
Nov
29
to 13 Dec

Mums & Bubs 3-part Yoga Course

MUMS and BUBS yoga course is back by popilar demand! Mama and Baby can have some time to connect and yoga together. 

It will be a 3 part course across 3 Thursdays. The dates are: Thursday 29th November, Thursday 6th and Thursday 13th December from 2-2.45pm yoga followed by 15 mins to chat and relax with the other mamas and babies of a similar age. It's a lovely time to connect and create new friendships. 

Cost of the course is $55 per mama, paid in advance to The Wellness Sanctuary: 12-3144-0257538-00 and bookings are essential. Please confirm your booking by emailing Sarah hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz 

During the class, mama will be able to stretch out, relax, breathe, relieve bodily aches and pains and find comfort in her body, while baby chills out (or wriggles) next to you. Many of the poses you can do with your baby too! 

We will explore:
Postures to help with Postpartum (ideally you will have had a 4 week rest at home after giving birth before joining these classes, some people feel ready to come to yoga earlier or later than this). 
The postures will help to relieve any complications such as prolapse, help to tone the pelvic floor, relieve back pain and strengthen both body and mind. Breathwork, mantra (chanting) and playful poses to reduce baby blues and postnatal depression, are also part of this wonderful class. Baby will soak up the happy relaxed vibes next to you, beginning your yoga journey together. 

Best suited to babies who are not yet crawling (for your peace of mind and for safety). Mama is able to breastfeed whenever she likes during class. Please bring all that you need for comfort including baby's favourite blanket, toy or bottle. 

About your teacher:

Sarah Beale is a qualified Pre and Post-natal yoga teacher. She trained with Dr Pooja Maddela in Auckland. Sarah co-owns the Wellness Sanctuary with her partner, Alex, and has a passion for yoga and all things wellness related. You can read more about her by visiting www.wellnesssanctuary.co.nz

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Pregnancy Yoga with Sarah Beale
Nov
30
to 25 Jan

Pregnancy Yoga with Sarah Beale

A beautiful blend of Yoga postures, mantra, mudra, ayurveda, philosophy and relaxation woven together. Relaxing and beneficial in so many ways for both mama and baby in the womb.

Per class rate is $20. Attendance of a minimum of 3 classes is encouraged as it is an intimate setting and friendships will often form throughout the yoga classes. The body of knowledge will be built on as we proceed.

Bookings are essential. Please book by emailing Sarah hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz

Some of the many benefits of pregnancy yoga include: 

*Calming the nervous system
*Helps Influence the position of the baby
*Preparing for an easier, smoother Labour
*Relief from bodily aches, pains & discomfort
*Better alignment, maintaining balance & strength
*Reducing Morning Sickness & Mood Swings
*Connection and nurturing time with Baby

About your teacher Sarah Beale:
Sarah recently completed her Pregnancy Yoga Teacher Training with Dr Pooja Maddela and Dr Shridar Maddela, under Dr Pooja's Intergrated Mind Body Therapies, a Yoga Alliance registered Prenatal training provider. She is very excited to share the yoga of pregnancy to women at this magical time of their lives. Yoga is more than postures, so much more than the body. The practice goes to the deeper layers of the mind and spirit, with mantra and rituals of self-care for mama and baby.

Sarah practices and teaches other forms of yoga such as Ashtanga, Yin and Vinyasa, finding treasures in each method, and intuitively teaches based on the experience she has felt within herself. 
She teaches with compassion, warmth and humour, adapting each class to the students who are present in the room. 

Sarah and her partner massage therapist Alex Feasey, moved from Auckland to Napier in January 2017 to pursue a more relaxed, fulfilling way to live and together they now own and manage the beautiful Wellness Sanctuary on Hospital Hill, Napier.

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Sonic Tonic Sound-bath with Yee Ley Lau
Dec
11
7:45 PM19:45

Sonic Tonic Sound-bath with Yee Ley Lau

Lay down and bathed in sound-scapes lovingly crafted to nourish your entire being. 

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Entry: $20
Booking essential: please confirm your attendance and book with Sarah hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz
Payment to be made to the Wellness Sanctuary: 12-3144-0257538-00
What contribution can this session be to you?
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Yee Ley collaborates with many beings of light and uses her voice and an array of specially selected instruments to create a sound-scape bringing through energies that are relevant for the group in that moment. She brings a symphony of possibilities for all beings who are present and ready to receive. 

*What happens in a session?*
Participants are usually laying down fully clothed on a mat and supported with comfortable cushions and head-rests and wrapped up in a blanket in the cooler months. Participants can also be seated if that is more comfortable for the person.

The session opens with a guided meditation to create synergy of the groups energies. Then the sound-scapes will be created according to the group dynamics. This is more than an auditory experience - it is like receiving a massage with sound.

*How will I feel during a sound-bath?*
Everyone is different and so will have a their own unique experience. The most common sensations people report is that they feel more relaxed, and that they feel lighter during and after a session and that they were able to release the 'monkey-mind' they have not been able to do when they meditate on their own.

I have had people report that they were able to release deep emotions with ease and for some, relieve some aches and pains they had been experiencing prior to coming to the session. 

I recommend that people have an intention for the sound-bath, even if that is to enjoy the sounds. Most people use it as a way to meditate.

I never know how it is going to show up for people in a session, but I always intend that I be a contribution to each an every person in the group.

*How long is the session?*
The sound bath session lasts for about 1 hour to 1 hour 30 mins (including guided meditation into and out of the session). So it is important that you are comfortable for the duration of the session. 

*What to bring:*
- Mats and blankets
- Bring any other cushions for support if you wish - you want to be as comfortable as possible 


*What are the instruments you use?*
Currently I use:
Quartz Crystal singing bowls
Alchemy singing bowls 
Tibetan bowls
Reverie Harp
Quartz crystal pyramids
Koshi Chimes
Native indian style flute
Hand drum

*Benefits*
Deep relaxation
Reduced levels of stress 
Increased sense of calmness and tranquility
Sense of energy body alignment & balancing
Integration of energy changes
Sense of light being encoded into the bodies
Shifting & releasing energies
Awakening & remembering more of oneself
Ease with body changes
Ability to access one's inner knowings with ease
and more
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About Yee Ley
Yee Ley is a Sound Healer, Intuitive and Facilitator of Possibilities. She provides transformational classes and sessions in New Zealand, UK and Hong Kong. She is here to be the contribution to the change and choice you wish to see in your world. 

For more information www.yeeleylau.com

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Ecstatic Dance Monthly Shakedown
Dec
15
2:00 PM14:00

Ecstatic Dance Monthly Shakedown

Sarah Beale and Mark Grimstone host a monthly free-form dance at the Wellness Sanctuary. Very Epic beautiful music. most of which you may have never heard before! Easy beautiful beats and rhythms to move and connect to. Transcend the mind and body with moving meditation. Let yourself go wild!

A wonderful way to dance without needing to go to a bar or club. Alcohol free socializing, super fun fitness and way to free up your energies.

You'll feel refreshed afterwards like the weight of the world has been lifted off your shoulders. 

$10 casual rate, cash at the door. $8 for first-timers and students and seniors. Kids under 6 free. All ages welcome. Even if you have never danced before, you'll love it.

Bookings to hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz or text Sarah 0211197247

We look forward to moving with you!

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Hare Christmas Kirtan
Dec
21
6:00 PM18:00

Hare Christmas Kirtan

Christmas is on our doorstep - the best time to drop from the busy mind down into the Heart and let your soul express through singing.

No previous experience necessary, no singing abilities required, as we will sing not to perform, but to experience the profound effects that Kirtan, YOGA OF SOUND, can bring:
- Inner peace 
- Meditative states of absorbtion
- Happiness and joy, springing from within
- Opening of the heart with feelings of love and compassion
- Connection with the Divine and other kirtan participants
- On occasion, goose bumps and tears as the heart jumps with joy :)

WHAT IS KIRTAN?
Based on ancient chants, Kirtan has the ability to quiet the mind and bring us into the Heart, a space of no-thought and beyond reason. Everyone experiences kirtan differently, and it doesn’t have to be a religious experience. You can think of it as a sing-along. The wallah (leader) sings the mantra, and the audience sings it back or together with them. A single chant can go on for up to ten or twenty minutes. As you sing with each other you experience a deep connection with the musicians, the other audience members and yourself. And when the music stops, your mind is quiet.
Because kirtan has roots in India, many of the songs are sung in Sanskrit. If you’ve ever chanted responses in Latin or Hebrew in your religious tradition, then you know how powerful singing in an ancient, holy language can be. You can be completely immersed in the sound, with no words to distract the mind. The magic of the chants can then carry you within.
Kirtan is non-denominational, the Universal language of Spirit, the song of the Soul.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Literally everyone, as the practice of kirtan doesn't require a specific belief system or lifestyle, everybody's welcome - any age, culture, gender
This is an OPEN community event!

WHAT SHALL I BRING ALONG?
If you play an instrument, feel free to join the music - please just come 15 mins earlier to tune-in :)

And a special treat to make that special Chrismas feel even more authentic - a cup of spiced CHAI prepared with Aroha ♥

CONTRIBUTION: KOHA
We believe in the incredible value of this practice and still want to make it accessible for all. Bringing yourselves is the most important part - and feel on the spot what contribution this gathering has been for you. Suggested Koha is $10, but please pay what you can afford.

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Festive Yin & Tonic
Dec
22
4:30 PM16:30

Festive Yin & Tonic

CHRISTMAS YIN and TONIC! Soothing Yin Yoga with Sarah followed by the sharing of a magical delicious homemade Christmas Tonic and socializing to get in the festive spirit. 

Tickets: $30
Made payable to:
The Wellness Sanctuary 12-3144-0257538-00
Please confirm your booking by emailing Sarah: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz

What to expect:
*75 mins Restorative Yin yoga (to calm your nerves during the silly season)
*A delicious mocktail tonic made by Sarah & Alex
*Receive a gift of a Christmas Essential Oil blend in a bamboo roller-bottle to take home, so you can continue to smell like Christmas!

What to bring:
*Your mat if you have one
*Water bottle 
*In the spirit of giving: Please bring a can of food to give to the food donation box, which we will drop off to a charity who distribute food to the poor at Christmas time. Or alternatively an old toy or other present to give to a child in need at Christmas time. A wonderful way get into the spirit of giving!

Let's celebrate Christmas together in a nourishing way, by giving to yourself and others. xoxoxox

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Yoffee: Yoga & Coffee (LAST YOFFEE of the YEAR)
Dec
23
9:15 AM09:15

Yoffee: Yoga & Coffee (LAST YOFFEE of the YEAR)

Our very popular yoga and coffee is on the last Sunday of the month and we are looking forward to sharing a yummy coffee with you after a blissful yoga session. Herbal tea also available. 

Sunday 23rd December at 9.15am begins with 75 mins Gentle Hatha Yoga class, followed by coffee and socializing which often lasts all morning! 

Bookings required. Please book early. Email Sarah: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz

Offered by KOHA (donation or gift: suggested donation is around $10 but just pay what you can or bring garden produce- get creative if you wish).

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Access Consciousness Bars Training
Dec
8
9:30 AM09:30

Access Consciousness Bars Training

Become a Access Bars Practitioner in this 1 day training class

Access Bars has assisted thousands of people to change many aspects of their lives. People report better health, ease of sleep, weight loss, better sex and relationships, relief from anxiety, less stress and so much more!

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Cost: NZ$390
Repeat class: NZ$175
Children 15 years and under are welcome for free when attending with a paying adult or at the arrangement/discretion of the facilitator. Teenagers at 16 and 17 years of age pay half price. 
Registration: https://www.accessconsciousness.com/en/class-catalog/core-classes/bars/access-bars-class_53066/
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The Access Bars class is a single day, 8 hour class. Your Bars Facilitator will provide you with a manual to help assist you in learning the Bars. You can expect to go through the manual, explore the 32 points on the head and learn proper hand positions along with other tools from Access Consciousness. You will be given the opportunity to gift a Bars session twice and also receive two Bars sessions as well!

After you’ve completed one Access Bars class, you are now a Bars Practitioner and can start your own business running people’s Bars! Even if you don’t wish to make a business out of it, learning the Bars process can gift to your life in so many other ways. You can use it with your family, a spouse, with kids, even with co-workers. What would it be like if everyone around you was more calm and at ease? What gift would that be in YOUR world?

Access Bars is the first prerequisite class within Access Consciousness. Once you’ve completed this class, you are then able to attend a plethora of other class offerings by Access Consciousness!

You may also choose to facilitate Bars classes by becoming a Bars Facilitator. To become a Facilitator, you are invited to take two more Bars classes, both at half price! And this is another fun way to create a business (and a future) for yourself.
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More about Yee Ley
Yee Ley is an Access Bars Facilitator and has been an Access Bars Practitioner since 2013 offering sessions in different settings and countries including 8 week wellness programme in Hawaii; and gifting sessions in local community centres, and schools in New Zealand. 

She is also a Sound Healer and a facilitator of possibilities offering transformational classes and sessions around the globe.
www.yeeleylau.com

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Botanical Bliss- Yoga in the Botanic Gardens
Dec
6
4:00 PM16:00

Botanical Bliss- Yoga in the Botanic Gardens

The sun is out, we are feeling good and it is time to get outside! Join Sarah in the botanical Gardens for a 1 hour Beginner to intermediate level Vinyasa flow class in the wide open green space of the Napier botanical gardens. Suitable for basically all levels as you'll be looked after. 

Please bring your own mat (a couple of spares will be available), blanket and water bottle. Contribution is Koha/donation (Pay what you can afford). 

For bookings please email Sarah: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz 

Yay and Namaste! xx

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Essential Oils for Women's Wellbeing
Nov
29
9:30 AM09:30

Essential Oils for Women's Wellbeing

You are a Goddess. You deserve to feel amazing every day. Essential Oils will completely change your life! Discover the magic and potency of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Oils with doTerra Wellness Advocate, Sarah Beale and how you can use these oils as part of your daily self-care routine. 

In this class you will sniff, sample and experience a variety of beautiful essential oils, all of which have numerous physical and emotional benefits. You'll learn how you can use these oils to:

-Balance hormones
-Relieve PMS & Cramps
-Enhance digestion
-Reduce bloating
-Boost energy & zest for life
-Keep calm while juggling a busy life
-Jumpstart metabolism
-Feel divinely feminine like the Goddess that you are!

You'll receive samples, recipes for roller-blends, making your own therapeutic face and body oils and leave feeling empowered, carrying plenty of knowledge about the oils you experienced. 

Please bring your water bottle and notebook + pen. Herbal tea will and a light snack will be provided. 

Bookings are essential (excuse the pun) by emailing Sarah: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz

Cost is $10 made payable to The Wellness Sanctuary.
ASB 12-3144-0257538-00
KOHA option available for students and unwaged. 

At the end of the class you will have the option to open your own wholesale account or to purchase oils and personalised blends. This is completely optional and you will not be pressured to make a purchase. 

We look forward to enjoying this experience with you!

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Essential Oil Morning Tea Party
Nov
24
10:00 AM10:00

Essential Oil Morning Tea Party

Essential Oils, Aromas of heaven, Delicious treats, Tea/Coffee and Good company! A lovely start to a Saturday morning.

Essential Oils will completely change your life! Discover the magic and potency of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Oils and how you can use these oils to thrive in your wellbeing!

In this class you will sniff, sample and experience a variety of beautiful essential oils, all of which have numerous physical and emotional benefits. You'll learn how you can use these oils to clean your home, enhance wellness and fix illnesses at the root cause, at home naturally, look after your skin and hair.

This is all while we enjoy treats and laughter together.

You'll receive samples, recipes for making your own cleaning sprays and body oils and leave feeling empowered, carrying plenty of knowledge about the oils you experienced. 

Please bring your water bottle and notebook + pen. Herbal tea, coffee and treats will be provided. 

Bookings are essential (excuse the pun) by emailing Sarah: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz

Cost is $15 made payable to The Wellness Sanctuary.
ASB 12-3144-0257538-00
KOHA option available for students and unwaged.  Koha for my Essentially Devoted doTerra team members.

At the end of the class you will have the option to open your own wholesale account or to purchase oils and personalised blends. This is completely optional and you will not be pressured to make a purchase. 

We look forward to enjoying this experience with you!

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Spanish Language Conversation Evening - FREE event
Nov
23
6:30 PM18:30

Spanish Language Conversation Evening - FREE event

A special evening event at the home of Liz Molony for those keen to practice Spanish in a fun informal environment with like-minded people.

Where: Liz Molony’s home on Hospital Hill (Address given upon booking)
When: Friday 23rd November
Cost: FREE

A Friday social gathering to talk in Spanish, learn from each-other, share food and get to know one another. If you are a native speaker you'll get to speak your own language, and for those learning Spanish this is a great way to become immersed in the language and learn in a natural, fun way. You'll pick it up super fast as your brain will act like a sponge absorbing the words in this supportive environment. The main aim? Have fun, speak Spanish!

Please bring a plate of food to share and BYO drinks.

Do you need to speak Spanish?: No, but ideally you'd be curious and keen to learn a few words!

Who is this for?: Everyone with an interest in Spanish and Latin American Culture and those who love speaking Spanish! 

This is a FREE event, open to all. RSVP required to: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz 

Nos vemos pronto! See you soon! xoxox Besitos from Sarah and Liz!

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Botanical Bliss: Yoga in the Gardens
Nov
22
4:00 PM16:00

Botanical Bliss: Yoga in the Gardens

The sun is out, we are feeling good and it is time to get outside! Join Sarah in the botanical Gardens for a 1 hour Beginner to intermediate level Vinyasa flow class in the wide open green space of the Napier botanical gardens. Suitable for basically all levels as you'll be looked after. 

Please bring your own mat (a couple of spares will be available), blanket and water bottle. Contribution is Koha/donation (Pay what you can afford). 

For bookings please email Sarah: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz 

Yay and Namaste! xx

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Deep Ecology Intro Workshop
Nov
20
7:45 PM19:45

Deep Ecology Intro Workshop

Introduction to the Work That Reconnects
Deep Ecology Evening Workshop with Inna Alex

Join people who care about our Earth & Humanity as much as you do.
Be guided through transformational processes that empower you to make change in this time.
Become fully alive in your work for the world through your connection to what is dear to you. 

The Work That Reconnects is a transformational body of work that includes theories and interactive practices enabling us to reconnect to our own true nature, the web of life, and to our human community. Opening our hearts and minds to the love and the grief we feel for our world empowers us to act on behalf of Earth. 

Everybody is welcome. No previous experience necessary. 

Your facilitator: Inna Alex (MSC Env Management) is originally from Germany. Living in intentional community, Inna works as a yoga teacher as well as in environmental & permaculture education with Earthcare Education Aotearoa. She has been facilitating Deep Ecology workshops and retreats around NZ for 10 years and is passionate about the connection and strength of community it evokes. „For me, Joanna Macy’s “Work That Reconnects” is the bridge between our spiritual journeys & how we act in the world. I’m continuously amazed how powerful this work is in enabling us to experience ourselves as part of the Living Whole and to encourage us to recommit to wholeheartedly engage in its healing.“

“Inna leads the workshop with courage and commitment that leaves you in no doubt that a small idea and group of people can help change the world.” – Fran Mitchell, NZ, 2018

Investment: $25 (waged), $15 (unwaged/students)
Spaces are limited. Please book your space by emailing Sarah: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz and make payment to 12-3144-0257538-00 Wellness Sanctuary with Deep Eco as the reference. 

Please arrive for 7.30pm, so we can all start together on time.

* Reawaken to Your Interconnectedness with Life * Empower your Work for the Earth.*


Get a feel for the workshop here: https://www.facebook.com/inna.alex.33/videos/643364249017392/

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Self Care Level 1 Arvigo Maya Abdominal Therapy Course
Nov
9
to 11 Nov

Self Care Level 1 Arvigo Maya Abdominal Therapy Course

Arvigo® Maya Abdominal Therapy Course
Self Care, Level 1 Training - 2.5 day workshop intensive

Dates: Friday 9th November until Sunday 11th November
Times: 
Friday 6:30pm-9:30pm
Saturday 10am-6pm
Sunday 10am-6pm

This 2.5 day intensive goes over the anatomy and physiology of the digestive and reproductive systems of women and men. Holistic approaches for self care are covered such as castor oil packs, hip swaddling, proper eating, and the use of perineal steaming. 

Also covered are the basic history of Maya abdominal massage as taught by Dr. Rosita Arvigo and how to safely do the self care massage on yourself. 

Self Care training is open to anyone that wants a deeper understanding of the body and how to keep the belly and pelvis healthy. This is the prerequisite course for attending Professional Care Training in Arvigo® Therapy. 

Arvigo® Therapy maybe helpful for addressing a wide range of pelvic and digestive disfunction. Here is a short list of what maybe helped:
~Women~
Painful periods
Headache's with periods
Pre-menstrual tension
Early stage uterine prolapse
Bladder weakness/urgency/incontinence

~Men~
Some forms of ED
Inflamed prostate
Frequent urination at night

~Everyone~
Unexplained belly pain/tension
digestion: IBS, constipation
Tail bone pain
Low back ache
PTSD/anxiety/trauma

and so much more...

Tuition includes self care massage instruction, class manual, any supplemental handouts, a 30-minute one-on-one educational session with a certified Arvigo® practitioner, plus healthy snacks and teas (please bring your main lunch). 

On-street parking at the site. 

Limited spaces. Must be at least 18 years of age to attend. 

Class fee is $ 350NZD (325NZD if paid by October 31, 2018)+ $ 98 USD admin/tithe fee. Fee includes full tuition, Self-Care manual, a private 30-minute educational session with an Arvigo® practitioner. Also included are light snacks and teas. Register at
https://arvigotherapy.com/content/self-care-training-november-2018-stein 

At registration you'll have to pay the $98 USD admin/tithe with a credit card or by calling the Arvigo Institute in the USA. Let Elizabeth know if any issues with this and she can help you. The remainder of class tuition (either $350 full or $325 early bird) is paid directly to the teacher. You can make payment to the teacher by bank deposit or payment upon arrival to class with cash (there is no Eftpos available at the studio). 
Teacher bank account number: 06-0705-0463005-00
Account name: Belly Care
For Reference please use your name and last name initial and for the details put 'SelfCare' 

About the teacher: Elizabeth Stein has dedicated her life to wellness and education. She is trained in Arvigo® Therapy, doula care, pelvic floor restoration, The Gentling Way, energy
medicine, remedial massage and so much more.

To learn more:
www.BellyAndBodyCare.com

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Nature's Solutions: Intro to Essential Oils
Nov
8
9:30 AM09:30

Nature's Solutions: Intro to Essential Oils

For those who are curious about the world of Essential oils! Essential Oils are becoming very popular now because people are recognizing the health benefits of applying these oils in daily life and starting to discover the myriad of ways this natural plant medicine can support our wellbeing. 

In this beautiful workshop you will:
-Play, sniff, inhale & discover the aromas of essential oils as well as sip herbal tea in a relaxing informal environment.

Learn ways to use these magical remedies to:
-Enhance the health of you and your family with a special focus on seasonal wellness. 
-Experience relief from coughs & colds to skin appearance, to
headaches, tummy upsets and beyond.
-Manage your emotions effectively
-Perfume yourself naturally without chemicals
-Clean your home effectively and naturally
-Decrease stress levels
-Support your journey towards your wellness goals

Learn simple and effective recipes and ideas for culinary use, DIY home cleaning products, natural body oils & more. 

There will be opportunity to ask plenty of questions. Bring a notepad and pen. 

You'll receive some samples and recipes to take home. 

Bookings required: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz
Cost is $10

At the end of the session you will have options to purchase oils at wholesale price (no obligation- totally optional) and personalised roller-bottle blends can be made for you if you desire. 

Looking forward to sharing these oils with you! 
Warm wishes from Sarah

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Cacao Yoga with Radha
Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

Cacao Yoga with Radha

As spring is upon us, this is an invitation to spend an evening in a profound Heart-exploration.
A cup of raw cacao drink, heart awakening meditation, yoga postures for opening the heart, music and sacred poetry = a delicious way to enliven our senses and access our nature.

CACAO
The tradition of drinking ceremonial cacao has its origin in the ancient cultures of the Mayas and Aztecas in Central America. It was used to evoke IXCACAO – goddess of Chocolate, Fertility and Abundance. She was also known as the “Queen of Love and Pleasure”, connected with the energy of the HEART.
We will share a cup of this magical plant, a full-scale nutritional wonder and will allow it to awaken our Heart and soul.

Cacao is referred to as medicine being a powerful aphrodisiac, mood enhancer, and antioxidant that protects the heart and is densely packed with nutrients, actually a real nutritional powerhouse, proven to be the most pharmacologically complex food in nature. It can improve your memory, reduce heart disease, shed fat, boost immunity, and create loads of energy.
Cacao contains the neurotransmitters serotonin, tryptophan and dopamine – the chemicals responsible for feelings of wellbeing, as well as anandamide, known as the bliss molecule that leaves us feeling blissful and euphoric, moderating pain perception, as well as assisting in regulating appetite and mood.
When high quality raw cacao beans are prepared for ceremony, all the mood enhancing neurochemicals in cacao become particularly active. It increases blood flow and nutrition to the brain, heart and skin, and the whole body is nourished. People report heightened awareness, focus and intensified sensations.

MEDITATION
We will guide you through a heart awakening meditation and will hold space for the encounter with Presence.

YOGA POSTURES
A gentle sequence of chest openers with the Anahata chakra asanas, encouraging us into the heart, while relaxing the body and harmonising the energies.

MUSIC AND POETRY
Experience music and mystical sacred poetry that leads us into this fascinating journey.

Let the rest be mystery and direct experience.

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Where: The Wellness Sanctuary, 32 Main St Napier

When: 26th October, Friday
6-8pm

Contribution: $30

Please register to reserve your space:
hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz

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Radha Iveta is a certified 500h Hridaya Yoga and Meditation teacher, travelling and facilitating events internationally. The great amount of experience and knowledge gained while living in a big yoga school in Mexico for over three years she shares by offering silent mediation retreats, classes, workshops and teacher trainings. Currently residing in New Zealand, Radha has found ways to integrate her deep love for the Central American native culture by organising cacao ceremonies and bringing cacao into spiritual context.

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Reclaim- A Self Love Workshop
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Reclaim- A Self Love Workshop

'Reclaim – A Self-Love Workshop' – together, we will create a sacred space to explore who we are as women, what it means to live our lives with truth, love and integrity, how to reclaim our power — to reclaim parts of us that may have been lost, taken, stolen, given away, forgotten. #risesisterrise

Because change starts with ourselves.

And if we are not ready to love ourselves, take care of ourselves, be true to ourselves, forgive ourselves, who will do it for us?

Workshop facilitators Celine Harleaux and Sarah Beale will hold space for us to find ways to live Life authentically, a Life that reflects who we truly are, without fear or regret.

DETAILS OF THE EVENT:
We’ll spend two to three hours together. Expect introspection, Meditation and ThetaHealing energy clearing, Journalling and Altar Ceremony, Sharing and gentle yoga! 

There will, of course, be time for a break. We will provide a selection of healthy snacks, cakes (did I hear someone say chocolate?), and hot drinks — all made with healthy ingredients and love. You are of course welcome to bring your own snacks to share with the group.

You'll each receive a special Self-love essential oil blend lovingly made by Sarah. 

WHAT TO BRING
You may bring a notebook and a pen, something to sit on (a cushion or a cosy blanket), and something that represents, well, you – the real you. Don't overthink it ;-)
Most of all, come with an open heart!

BOOKING
In order to maintain the integrity of this event, space will be limited! Please register to book your spot: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz . We wouldn't wait!

TERMS & CONDITIONS
$10 admin. fee for cancellations made 14 days prior to the event. NO refunds or transfers 14 days from the event.

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WHERE – The Wellness Sanctuary, 32 Main St Napier

WHEN – October 13th, Saturday – 10am-12.45pm

CONTRIBUTION – $80
Payment to be made to the Wellness Sanctuary: 12-3144-0257538-00

Please feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz

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ABOUT CELINE
Céline Harleaux suffered from anxiety, acne and extreme shyness for what felt like centuries, and is now blessed with clear skin (well, most of the time).

Thanks to that experience, she discovered the power of self-love, and she now believes self-love is THE key to help you live Life with love, strength, confidence, and awesomeness.

Discover ways to work with her through her Facebook Page: My Dawning Light.

ABOUT SARAH

Sarah is the co-owner of the Wellness Sanctuary, a yoga teacher & Reiki practitioner.

Sarah is dedicated to self-inquiry and personal/spiritual growth, always learning something new which she loves to share. She teaches with compassion, warmth and humour, adapting each class, no matter what the style, to the students who are present in the room. 

Sarah is passionate about Ayurveda, Herbal remedies, Aromatherapy and anything which assists the body to heal itself.

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Essential Oils for Energy & Focus
Oct
11
9:30 AM09:30

Essential Oils for Energy & Focus

Dust off the winter blues, get fired up and reach your goals! Essential Oils will completely change your life! Discover the magic and potency of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Oils and how you can use these oils to boost your energy levels, improve focus and mental clarity in order to reach your goals!

In this class you will sniff, sample and experience a variety of beautiful essential oils, all of which have numerous physical and emotional benefits. You'll learn how you can use these oils to:

-Boost energy
-Enhance libido
-Feel motivated and inspired
-Combat fatigue
-Focus the mind for study
-Clear the brain fog
-Jump-start metabolism
-Feel amazing!

You'll receive samples, recipes for oil blends, leave feeling empowered, carrying plenty of knowledge about the oils you experienced. 

Please bring your water bottle and notebook + pen. Herbal tea will be provided. 

Bookings are essential (excuse the pun) by emailing Sarah: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz

Cost is $10 made payable to The Wellness Sanctuary.
ASB 12-3144-0257538-00
KOHA option available for students and unwaged. 

At the end of the class you will have the option to open your own wholesale account or to purchase oils and personalised blends. This is completely optional and you will not be pressured to make a purchase. 

We look forward to enjoying this experience with you!

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Aerial Yoga Day with Xime
Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

Aerial Yoga Day with Xime

AERIAL YOGA comes to Napier! Join Xime from Yogastop for a day of Aerial Yoga classes! Feel buoyant, refreshed and alive with intense stretches, hanging upside down at times, supported by your hammock. It is SO MUCH FUN! Great for lower back and core strength, decompress the spine and the mind! 

Places are limited to 6 per class so you'll receive a lot of care and attention. 

Each class is just over an hour long. Class times are as follows:
10am FULLY BOOKED
12pm FULLY BOOKED
2pm filling
3.30pm filling

$30 per person. Please book by emailing Sarah: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz and then confirm your place by making payment to: The Wellness Sanctuary: ASB 12-3144-0257538-00

We look forward to hanging with you! It will be amazing!

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Zen & Soften: Restorative Yoga by Candlelight
Oct
5
6:30 PM18:30

Zen & Soften: Restorative Yoga by Candlelight

Join Kate Southward at The Wellness Sanctuary in Napier this October for a beautiful candle lit restorative yoga workshop. 

Restorative yoga is a gentle, deeply relaxing style of practice aimed at reducing deep layers of stress from both the body and mind. 

Aided by props like blankets, bolsters and eye pillows, we hold gentle poses for longer than usual which helps to significantly reduce tension from all layers of our being. 

Learn a deeply relaxing breath awareness exercise which will aid in nourishing your nervous system and re-setting your wellbeing. Leave the evening as if you’re floating on air. 

If you’ve been struggling with stress, hormone imbalance, poor quality of sleep, anxiety and/or depression, or just the usual winter challenges to your immune system, this workshop will help you to re-balance your wellbeing , leaving you feel refreshed and ready for Spring. 

During the workshop The Wellness Sanctuary’s fabulous Sarah Beale will assist Kate. Sarah will be carefully curating an essential oil experience for the workshop, so be prepared to be nourished on all sensory levels. 

At the end of the class we will enjoy some beautiful, hand made ayurvedic teas and blissballs. There will be a short Q&A session for anyone interested to query certain aspects of the practice. 

Workshop Info

Date: Friday the 5th of October

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm (approximate end time only)

Location: The Wellness Sanctuary, 32a Hospital Hill, Napier

What to bring/wear: Just bring yourself, please wear comfy, loose, warm clothing (including socks) 

Tuition $65

Visit www.ayogafiedlife.com to book online today.

(Due to the amount of equipment each student requires this workshop is limited in space. Please book your spot early to avoid disappointment)

Please email Hannah at office@ayogafiedlife.com regarding your booking. 

Terms & Conditions
Cancellations 14 days prior to event will incur a $10 administration fee. There are no refunds or transfers 14 days from the event.

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Family Yoga Class- School Holiday Event
Oct
4
11:00 AM11:00

Family Yoga Class- School Holiday Event

ALL AGES FUN YOGA CLASS with Sarah! 
Looking for some movement and mindfulness for the whole family? 
This is suitable for EVERYONE: Beginner yogis and mini-yogis: Mum, Mum-to-be, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa and of course- KIDS of all ages. 

Pricing: $10 per adult, $8 Students & Pensioners, $5 per child. 

We will start with gentle warm ups, fun yoga poses with emphasis on animal postures, trees and other creative shapes as well as some partner yoga exercises and relaxation. 

Bookings are essential: Please email Sarah: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz
Include the names of all attendees and ages please. 
Payments can be made in cash at the door or online via bank transfer to: 
Wellness Sanctuary: 12-3144-0257538-00 
(Note: there is no EFTPOS at the studio).

We are looking forward to this fun morning class with you! YAY!

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Essential Oils for Yoga & Meditation
Sep
21
6:00 PM18:00

Essential Oils for Yoga & Meditation

Discover the magic and potency of Certified Pure Therapeutic Grade Oils and how these can enhance your meditative practices!

In this class you will sniff, sample and experience a variety of beautiful aromas for assistance in meditation and yoga practice. We will start with an informal relaxed chat with herbal tea, followed by gentle Yin yoga postures, meditation and relaxation. 

You'll leave feeling refreshed, restored and carrying plenty of knowledge about the oils you experienced. 

Please wear comfortable yoga clothing and bring your water bottle and notebook + pen. 

Bookings are essential (excuse the pun) by emailing Sarah: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz

Cost is $15 made payable to The Wellness Sanctuary.
ASB 12-3144-0257538-00
KOHA option available for students and unwaged. 

At the end of the class you will have the option to open your own wholesale account or to purchase oils and personalised blends. This is completely optional and you will not be pressured to make a purchase. 

We look forward to enjoying this experience with you!

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Yin Yoga & Sound bath with Sarah & Yee Ley
Sep
15
3:30 PM15:30

Yin Yoga & Sound bath with Sarah & Yee Ley

The best combination to induce pure bliss on a Saturday afternoon. Experience peaceful Yin yoga with Sarah Beale followed by a Sound bath with Yee Ley Lau. 

Yin and sound are like medicine for our modern world. 

You'll enjoy 45 mins Yin followed by 45 mins Soundbath in shavasana (lying down in full resting position). 

Healing Vibrations:
When combined with sound vibration, Yin Yoga becomes a powerful practice to assist that part of the body which is vibrating out of harmony back to return to its natural frequency and return to a state of health. The sonic vibrations can dissolve physical and emotional obstruction, while stimulating the free flow of life-force energy throughout the whole being.

What to bring: 
Cushion for behind your head if you wish + anything else to make your nest comfortable, bring your drink bottle and wear warm layers.

Booking: 
Spaces are limited. Please email Sarah to confirm your booking: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz

Cost is $25 made payable to: 
Wellness Sanctuary 12-3144-0257538-00

See you soon beautiful people!


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About Sarah: Sarah is a Yoga teacher, Reiki practitioner, artist and essential oil enthusiast, loving all methods of healing and wellness. She has trained with 8 Limbs yoga (Gregor & Monica), and Dr Pooja in Auckland as well as many other trainings. She owns and manages the Wellness Sanctuary Yoga & Massage Studio with her partner Alex. 


About Yee Ley
Yee Ley is a Sound & Energy Healer, and Facilitator of Possibilities and thrives on helping people connect with their authentic voice. She has facilitated transformational classes around the world including UK, HK, Hawai'i and New Zealand. 

She has trained with various voice & sound alchemists including: Stewart Pearce, Amanda Kent and Jonathan Goldman

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Essential Oils for Spring & New beginnings
Sep
13
9:30 AM09:30

Essential Oils for Spring & New beginnings

Sweet delight! Spring is here, let's sip a cup of floral tea and inhale delicious essential oils!

Straight after the New moon, as the sweet aroma of Spring ascends upon us, there could not be a more perfect moment to gather together and learn new ways to nourish ourselves with Essential Oils. 

In this class you will learn about oils which can support you with
-Spring allergies, pollen etc
-Keeping well during the change of season - yes as we move into spring the body gets a shock sometimes!
-Detoxification of the body during spring
-Clearing the clutter in your home (yes there is an oil for that!)
-Purifying your home and energy naturally
-Shedding emotional baggage
-Boosting metabolism and beating sweet cravings
-Renewing one's lively spirit and welcoming in change
-Thriving during life transitions. 

It's okay to be just okay, but why not THRIVE? This is what these magical essential oils help us to do. Thrive and be alive in every aspect of our lives. 

You'll receive recipes and knowledge to take home. Please bring your notebook and pen, waterbottle and comfy clothes to sit in on the floor. We sit on bolsters in the yoga studio. It's very cozy. 

Bookings are essential: Email Sarah hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz

Investment: $10 made payable to: 
The Wellness Sanctuary ASB 12-3144-0257538-00

At the end of the class you will have the option of opening your own wholesale oils account. This is not compulsory and there is no obligation to make a purchase. 

I cannot wait to share these oils with you and watch you light up with joy. See you soon! x

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Blindfold Yoga & Nidra Deluxe
Sep
8
3:30 PM15:30

Blindfold Yoga & Nidra Deluxe

❤️ Hey precious lights - the only way out is in. You know that right? 

Join us for this one off adventure within with a specially crafted BLINDFOLD YOGA session led by Sarah Beale (yogini master and Wellness Sanctuary studio owner) and YOGA NIDRA with Kate McLeay (moi - so what can I say .. I love what I do and I’m getting pretty good at it to). 

Blindfold Yoga and Yoga Nidra are Pratyahara practices (a withdrawal of the senses from illusion to allow focus on the path to peace) and have become popular worldwide over recent years for good reason. 

Pratyahara practices lead to a profound state of relaxation, expanded self-awareness, and inner stability. They help us master both the body and the mind.

When you remove the use of the most dominant sense organ of sight in Blindfold Yoga, your other senses heighten naturally. This allows you to get curious and look deeply within to observe your habitual patterns within your practice to what is and isn’t best serving you. You will get physically stronger and you have a window into your deeper, inner-most thoughts. 

The Blindfold Yoga will segway into a Yoga Nidra for Transmutation and Awakening. Yoga Nidra is a systematic form of guided meditation and relaxation to clear the path. To remind and reinforce internal tools to ride the waves of life with intention and attention. Grace and ease. To release stress, build new pathways in the brain and strengthen the immune system. To know how to access peace whatever life brings.

Cost: $25

When & Where: 8 September 3:30 to 5pm @ The Wellness Sanctuary, Main St, Napier. 

Booking/payment details: To book please email: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz
Payment of $25 to The Wellness Sanctuary: 12-3144-0257538-00

What to bring: yoga mat, scarf and eye mask, blanket and pillow or bolster for your legs in yoga nidra. We have some spares available- just let us know. 

Not suitable for first time yogis. 

“Remember, the entrance door to the sanctuary is inside you.” Rumi

You should come. You will made to feel so welcome. 

Love Kate & Sarah

Ps: you are truly beautiful ❤️ 


About Kate McLeay:

Kate is a former primary and early childhood school teacher, International School Principal and Humanitarian Worker who now spends her time sharing her passion for peace and wellbeing. She is a highly qualified Yoga Teacher who has trained and assisted Donna Farhi (Author of the Breathing Book). She is also a Mindfulness Facilitator, Massage Therapist, certified Yoga Nidra Teacher and Sleep Science Coach. Kate leads classes, events, retreats and corporate training in Hawkes Bay and beyond.


About Sarah Beale: 

Sarah is a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga teacher, teaching Ashtanga, Yin and Vinyasa styles of yoga. She has also begun teaching Pregnancy yoga after training with Dr Pooja Maddela in Auckland. 

Sarah intuitively teaches based on the experience she has felt within herself. Sarah is dedicated to self-inquiry and personal/spiritual growth, always learning something new which she loves to share. She teaches with compassion, warmth and humour, adapting each class, no matter what the style, to the students who are present in the room. 

Sarah is also a Reiki practitioner and Essential Oil Educator, passionate about Ayurveda, Herbal remedies, Aromatherapy and anything which assists the body to heal itself

Sarah and her partner Alex moved from Auckland to Napier in January 2017 to pursue a more relaxed way to live and they now own and manage the Wellness Sanctuary on Main Street, Napier.

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Tibetan bowls session with Chrystal Soundhealing
Sep
4
7:45 PM19:45

Tibetan bowls session with Chrystal Soundhealing

Blissful healing sounds with Chrystal Nathal. In this session you will spend 1 hour in Shavasana (full resting pose) absorbing the sound and healing vibrations of the Tibetan Singing Bowls.

What to bring: Comfortable warm clothing (layers), water bottle, your own props to be comfortable, extra cozy blanket if you wish. 

Cost: $20 prepayment is required to secure your spot by bank transfer to The Wellness Sanctuary | 12-3144-0257538-00 | REF: YR NAME. Please email to book: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz

About Chrystal:

Gifted from birth with a healing connection to the Divine realms, Chrystal was born in Holland but now lives her life abroad, guided by intuition and traveling the world to meet new people and explore different cultures and countries. The “healing touch” runs in her family, and as a child she encountered Angels.

At a young age, Chrystal came to realize that life is incomplete without mediation and silent contemplation, which strengthen our connection to the creative source of the universe and move us toward the realization of ultimate compassion and love. At the age of 20, Chrystal was invited to join a shamanic sound healing circle, where she was introduced to the Tibetan bowls. Following a series of prophetic dreams, a friend presented her with two master bowls made especially for her by a lama in Tibet. This gift provided the catalyst for a life-long love affair with Tibetan bowls, which has evolved into her healing practice and training workshops for practitioners of this ancient sound healing tradition.

(At the age of 25, Chrystal discovered a book on the subject of Inner Yoga, which is among the world’s oldest and most challenging spiritual traditions. It is a path to know one’s true self through a commitment to always speak the truth. While embracing this spiritual journey, she also completed a seven-year chakra healing program, at the white lodge by Ronald Beasley. Upon finishing in 2000, Chrystal set forth from The Netherlands and, after releasing all of her personal possessions with the exception of her Tibetan bowls, she allowed Spirit to lead her to India, where she spent years in meditation and prayer. During this period, Chrystal lived in a monastery near the Dalai Lama’s residence in northern India. She also spent time at the UNESCO-supported Auroville intentional community in southern India.)

Chrystal came to in Bali in 2012, and since that time she has been working with individuals, couples, and groups. She currently offers sound healing sessions with Tibetan singing bowls and instructor training on how to play Tibetan bowls (Levels 1 and 2)

At the moment Chrystal is traveling between Australia and New Zealand

Sound healing private sessions available:

The Himalayan (Tibetan) singing bowls come from different areas in the Himalayan mountain range, such as Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal. Although their exact age is not known, many of them have been dated back hundreds of years.

Made out of consecrated 7 metals. These metals correspond to the energies of to the Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus, prayers and mantras were chanted to them during the process of their creation. So, these bowls have the sacred energy of the prayers embodied in them. Additionally, the Tibetan bowls were made with the intention of healing, mind body and soul and transforming consciousness.

During the sound healing session, the Tibetan bowls are gently placed on the body, Chrystal can hear by the sound of the bowl where you need extra caring. She has a bowl in the frequencies of each chakra including your earth star and higher self chakra, to balance your connection to your higher self and Mother Earth.

Sometimes clients experience messages from the divine realms / higher self, to bring more clarity to their life purpose.

Chakras are energy vortices originating in the ancient Indian system of healing. Most literature discusses seven main chakras but there are literally hundreds of vortices of energy all over the body.

Chakras are the connection between the spiritual aspect of our being and the physical. There is an endocrine gland associated with 7 of the main chakras:

Root chakra
Sacral chakra
Solar Plexus chakra
Heart chakra
Throat chakra
Third Eye chakra
Crown chakra
In the Indian system of healing, when a physical dysfunction is in place, one or more chakras are considered to be blocked, dysfunctional or imbalanced. Imbalanced chakras are reflected in a whole range of mental, emotional and physiological dysfunctions.

Chakra balancing is used to correct the chakra so that the endocrine gland and all the associated structures and organs effected by that gland balance and begin to function correctly. Historically, chakra balancing has been done in a number of ways but it has been most effectively done by someone who has the capability to either feel and/or see the chakras and their state of imbalance. They then use energy healing techniques to adjust and balance them.

Tibetan Singing Bowls naturally cause chakras to self correct. The sound waves, in the form of sine waves run correcting frequencies to the unbalanced chakras, bringing them back to normal functioning.

The overall balancing effect of the Tibetan Singing Bowls, enhance and support the corrective rebalance on each chakra. The result is balanced chakras which then in turn enhance cellular and systemic healing throughout the body that is facilitated by the theta rhythms.

Sound healing is like giving water to the garden. When our body is healthy, it resonates in a frequency of 64Mh. The sound of the bowls is between 200 ~ 500 Mh.

Weak and sick cells in the body cannot stay in such high frequency; therefore sound healing is also used for detoxing and support illness treatments.

If you want to know more information or schedule a session with Chrystal, please contact here ~ light7soul@gmail.com. 
Private sessions are $70

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YOFFEE: Yoga + Coffee
Aug
26
9:15 AM09:15

YOFFEE: Yoga + Coffee

It's BACK on this month! Thank Goodness! We have had a month off coffee and are SOOOOO looking forward to sharing a yummy coffee with you after yoga. Herbal tea also available. 

Sunday 26th August at 9.15am begins with 75 mins Gentle Hatha Yoga class, followed by coffee and socializing which often lasts all morning! 

Bookings required. Email Sarah: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz

Offered by KOHA (donation or gift: suggested donation is around $10 but just pay what you can or bring garden produce- get creative if you wish). 

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R.E.S.P.E.C.T Day workshop with Cindy Aikman (Naam Yoga Aotearoa)
Aug
25
10:00 AM10:00

R.E.S.P.E.C.T Day workshop with Cindy Aikman (Naam Yoga Aotearoa)

This Winter, join Cindy Aikman from Naam Yoga Aotearoa for a full day of movement, breath and sound power practices to awaken inner truths and strengthen your being. 

This day will be filled with new ways of seeing ourselves and others, using tools from Naam Yoga, Divine Spiritual Wisdom and the wisdom that is in all of our hearts, to journey inwards and upwards to a more healthy, life affirming perspective. Developing our paying attention skills, strengthening our setting intention abilities and widening our believing in ourselves scapes.

These are all important ingredients to inviting the awareness of living in alignment with the higher power that wishes only GOOD for all. Viewing our "problems" as solutions, the vehicles that pushed us to where we are now; we can move forward respecting life more, respecting ourselves and all our relations more.

We will work with the sacred breath of life, move our glorious bodies and sing for our souls. Come smiling with an open mind and leave smiling with an open heart.

Saturday 25th August
10am-5pm
Please bring your lunch and water bottle. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. 

To book please email Sarah:
hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz
Payment of $95 to The Wellness Sanctuary: 12-3144-0257538-00

About your teacher:
Cindy has been teaching since 2006 in many settings - yoga studios, drug rehab centers, homeless shelters, performing arts schools, and dance companies, both in the USA and NZ. She co-founded Naam Yoga Aotearoa NZ in 2006 and visits NZ every year to share more Naam and Divine Spiritual Wisdom. Born and raised in the South Waikato it is pure joy for her to be in NZ and teaching this amazing work. It has propelled her forward to better and brighter ways of perceiving her life choices and continues to increase her journey to freedom and love and richer truth.

Cindy is very excited to visit The Wellness Sanctuary, to visit with Sarah and Alex, her Aunties, and to be with you, the beautiful community of Hawkes Bay. 

See you very soon!

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Essential Oils for Sound, Communication & Truth
Aug
18
5:00 PM17:00

Essential Oils for Sound, Communication & Truth

Inspired by the recent Voice Alchemy workshop with Yee-Ley, I wish to bring us all together to learn about oils, create sound and let our voices sing. In this session you will learn about essential oils for:

-Honest Communication
-Speaking your inner truth
-Confidently expressing one-self
-Public speaking
-Supporting the Throat chakra energy centre Vishuddha. 

We will have a fun and informal chat followed by a sound circle with OM chanting and sound meditation. There will be opportunity to ask plenty of questions in a relaxed space.

You'll receive samples and recipes to take home. Bring a notepad and pen. 

Bookings required: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz
Cost is $15 or Koha for unwaged or students. 

At the end of the session you will have options to purchase oils at wholesale price (no obligation- totally optional) and personalised roller-bottle blends can be made for you if you desire. 

Looking forward to sharing these oils with you! 
Warm wishes from Sarah

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Essential Oils for Relaxation & Sleep
Aug
14
7:45 PM19:45

Essential Oils for Relaxation & Sleep

Do you sleep soundly at night? Or do you toss & turn, experience nightmares or agitated sleep? Would you like to learn how essential oils can support you to relax and sleep soundly? This intimate evening class is for you. 

We will relax by the evening firelight, sniffing different oils and learning about their properties and benefits. You'll leave relaxed and ready for a deep sleep. 

Calming herbal tea will be provided and you'll receive samples to take home with you. 

To book your workshop message me (Sarah) on hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz 

Reserve your spot with payment of $10 to: 12-3144-0257538-00

We look forward to sharing this nourishing experience with you.

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Heart Moves, Music & Yoga Session with Radha & Phil
Aug
11
4:00 PM16:00

Heart Moves, Music & Yoga Session with Radha & Phil

Heart Moves is a journey through the physical, energetic and ethereal bodies, which combines asana with cultivating awareness and dissolution into sound. 
In a gentle yet powerful sequence of yoga postures, we will explore the energy centres - chakras, backed-up by a musical piece created on the spot in resonance with their specific energy. 

Based on her experience in teaching Hridaya hatha yoga for years, Radha guides this class as a deeply relaxing, comforting, yet profound practice, which touches far deeper dimensions of our being than the physical. Cultivating awareness of the Heart, presence, simplicity and deep peace, it will leave you nourished and more connected with yourself. 

The musical background provided by professional musician and award winning composer Phill Jones, who is an intuitive flow creator with a rich variety of instruments from around the world. A true Sound Journey treat for your years!

Nourish yourself and open to harmony for the body and soul!

WHEN: Saturday 11th August 4pm-5.30pm

WHERE: The Wellness Sanctuary, 32a Main Street, Hospital Hill, Napier

Contribution: 
$20 pre paid to: Wellness Sanctuary 12-3144-0257538-00

Spaces are limited - please get in touch to book.

To get in touch email Sarah: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz

See you in bliss! ♥

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Voice Alchemy Foundation Workshop
Jul
26
11:00 AM11:00

Voice Alchemy Foundation Workshop

Explore the healing power of your voice

Break through limiting beliefs and free your inner voice through this experiential and transformational class.

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Foundation class $120
Prepay: The Wellness Sanctuary | 12-3144-0257538-00 | REF: YR NAME and Voice. Please email to book: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz


Refreshments provided. Please bring a small plate of plant-based food to share if you wish.

11-4pm

Bring an audio recorder (e.g. your phone) - Yee Ley will provide if you don't have one
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By allowing ourselves to explore in multi-sensory ways can have profound results in our lives. Expressing ourselves through sound can give voice to energies in a way that gives them more form and colour than words alone can achieve. It helps get in touch with and express energies otherwise locked inside and provides the opportunity to bring out the child in you.

The use of one's voice through sounding, toning, or singing carries a vibration that can clear energy and emotional blockages. Enabling you to release any dis-ease in your body. These waves of sound resonate through your entire being changing your vibration. 

Whether you want to let go of limiting beliefs, gain some inspiration, re-connect to your authentic voice, and find your signature note, have a sense of freedom or just simply want to have fun! This group play space will assist you through your journey of expression, allowing more of YOU to come through. 

Here are some of the things that we will explore during the classes:
- Breathing techniques
- Chakra toning
- Creating and receiving sound-scape themes
- Healing with your voice
- Acknowledging more of you!! - sounding your shamanic/angelic/star/earth/rock god/goddess etc within you
- Connecting to your own Light language
- Creating and experiencing sound baths
- and more

For more details visit: www.yeeleylau.com
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About Yee Ley
Yee Ley is a Sound & Energy Healer, and Facilitator of Possibilities and thrives on helping people connect with their authentic voice. She has facilitated transformational classes around the world including UK, HK, Hawai'i and New Zealand. 

She has trained with various voice & sound alchemists including: Stewart Pearce, Amanda Kent and Jonathan

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Sonic Tonic Soundbath with Yee Ley Lau
Jul
24
7:45 PM19:45

Sonic Tonic Soundbath with Yee Ley Lau

Relax - Unwind - Explore
Lay down and be bathed in sound-scapes lovingly crafted to nourish your entire being. 

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Entry: $20
Age 15s and under FREE
Age 16,17 and unwaged $10
Bring yoga mat/blankets & cushions for comfort

What contribution can this session be to you?
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Yee Ley collaborates with many beings of light and uses her voice and an array of specially selected instruments to create a sound-scape bringing through energies that are relevant for the group in that moment. She brings a symphony of possibilities for all beings who are present and ready to receive. 

*What happens in a session?*
Participants are usually laying down fully clothed on a mat and supported with comfortable cushions and wrapped up in a blanket in the cooler months. Participants can also be seated if that is more comfortable for the person.

he session opens with a guided meditation to create synergy of the groups energies. Then the sound-scapes will be created according to the group dynamics. This is more than an auditory experience - it is like receiving a massage with sound.

*How will I feel during a sound-bath?*
Everyone is different and so will have a their own unique experience. The most common sensations people report is that they feel more relaxed, and that they feel lighter during and after a session and that they were able to release the 'monkey-mind' they have not been able to do when they meditate on their own.

I have had people report that they were able to release deep emotions with ease and for some, relieve some aches and pains they had been experiencing prior to coming to the session. 

I recommend that people have an intention for the sound-bath, even if that is to enjoy the sounds. Most people use it as a way to meditate.

I never know how it is going to show up for people in a session, but I always intend that I be a contribution to each an every person in the group.

*How long is the session?*
The sound bath session lasts for about 1 hour to 1 hour 30 mins (including guided meditation into and out of the session). So it is important that you are comfortable for the duration of the session. 

*What to bring:*
- Something comfortable to lie on e.g. yoga mat/blankets
- Bring any other cushions for support if you wish - you want to be as comfortable as possible
- Eye masks (optional) some people like to cover their eyes

*What are the instruments you use?*
Currently I use:
Quartz Crystal singing bowls
Alchemy singing bowls
Tibetan bowls
Reverie Harp
Quartz crystal pyramids
Cosmic Tone space drum
Koshi Chimes
Voice (sounds, tones, light-language)

*Benefits*
- Deep relaxation
- Reduced levels of stress
- Increased sense of calmness and tranquility
- Sense of energy body alignment & balancing
- Integration of energy changes
- Sense of light being encoded into the bodies
- Shifting & releasing energies
- Awakening & remembering more of oneself
- Ease with body changes
- Ability to access one's inner knowings with ease
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Bookings essential. Cost is $20 made payable to: The Wellness Sanctuary | 12-3144-0257538-00 | REF: YR NAME.
Please email to book: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz

About Yee Ley
Yee Ley is a Sound Healer, Intuitive and Facilitator of Possibilities. She provides transformational classes and sessions in New Zealand, UK and Hong Kong. She is here to be the contribution to the change and choice you wish to see in your world. 

For more information www.yeeleylau.com

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Heartsong- Kirtan Singing Circle with Radha
Jul
21
4:00 PM16:00

Heartsong- Kirtan Singing Circle with Radha

An invitation to drop into the Heart and let it express through singing.
No previous experience necessary, no singing abilitities required, as we will sing not to perform, but to experience the profound effects that Kirtan, YOGA OF THE SOUND, can bring:
- Inner peace
- Meditative states of absorbtion
- Happiness and joy, springing from within
- Opening of the heart with feelings of love and compassion
- Connection with the Divine and other kirtan participants
- On occasion, goose bumps and tears as the heart jumps with joy :)

WHAT IS KIRTAN?
Based on ancient chants, Kirtan has the ability to quiet the mind and bring us into the Heart, a space of no-thought and beyond reason. Everyone experiences kirtan differently, and it doesn’t have to be a religious experience. You can think of it as a sing-along. The wallah (leader) sings the mantra, and the audience sings it back or together with them. A single chant can go on for up to ten or twenty minutes. As you sing with each other you experience a deep connection with the musicians, the other audience members and yourself. And when the music stops, your mind is quiet.
Because kirtan has roots in India, many of the songs are sung in Sanskrit. If you’ve ever chanted responses in Latin or Hebrew in your religious tradition, then you know how powerful singing in an ancient, holy language can be. You can be completely immersed in the sound, with no words to distract the mind. The magic of the chants can then carry you within.
Kirtan is non-denominational, the Universal language of Spirit, the song of the Soul.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?
Literally everyone, as the practice of kirtan doesn't require a specific belief system or lifestyle, everybody's welcome - any age, culture, gender
This is an OPEN community event!

WHAT SHALL I BRING ALONG?
If you play an instrument, feel free to join the music - please just come 15 mins earlier to tune-in :)

And a special treat to make winter feel warmer - a cup of CHAI prepared with Aroha ♥

CONTRIBUTION: KOHA
We believe in the incredible value of this practice and still want to make it accessible for all. Bringing yourselves is the most important part - and feel on the spot what contribution this gathering has been for you.

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Ecstatic Dance Monthly Shakedown
Jul
21
2:00 PM14:00

Ecstatic Dance Monthly Shakedown

Sarah Beale and Mark Grimstone host a monthly free-form dance at the Wellness Sanctuary. Very Epic beautiful music. most of which you may have never heard before! Easy beautiful beats and rhythms to move and connect to. Transcend the mind and body with moving meditation. Let yourself go wild!

A wonderful way to dance without needing to go to a bar or club. Alcohol free socializing, super fun fitness and way to free up your energies.

You'll feel refreshed afterwards like the weight of the world has been lifted off your shoulders. 

$10 casual rate, cash at the door. $8 for first-timers and students and seniors. Kids under 6 free or koha optional. All ages welcome. Even if you have never danced before, you'll love it.

Bookings to hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz or text Sarah 0211197247

We look forward to moving with you!

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Tibetan Singing Bowl Session- New Moon
Jul
12
7:45 PM19:45

Tibetan Singing Bowl Session- New Moon

Blissful healing sounds with Chrystal Nathal. In this session you will spend 1 hour in Shavasana (full resting pose) absorbing the sound and healing vibrations of the Tibetan Singing Bowls.

What to bring: Comfortable warm clothing (layers), water bottle, your own props to be comfortable, extra cozy blanket if you wish. As it is winter, why not bring a hot water bottle to rest on or near your body as you relax?

Cost: $20 prepayment is required to secure your spot by bank transfer to The Wellness Sanctuary | 12-3144-0257538-00 | REF: YR NAME. Please email to book: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz

About Chrystal:

Gifted from birth with a healing connection to the Divine realms, Chrystal was born in Holland but now lives her life abroad, guided by intuition and traveling the world to meet new people and explore different cultures and countries. The “healing touch” runs in her family, and as a child she encountered Angels.

At a young age, Chrystal came to realize that life is incomplete without mediation and silent contemplation, which strengthen our connection to the creative source of the universe and move us toward the realization of ultimate compassion and love. At the age of 20, Chrystal was invited to join a shamanic sound healing circle, where she was introduced to the Tibetan bowls. Following a series of prophetic dreams, a friend presented her with two master bowls made especially for her by a lama in Tibet. This gift provided the catalyst for a life-long love affair with Tibetan bowls, which has evolved into her healing practice and training workshops for practitioners of this ancient sound healing tradition.

(At the age of 25, Chrystal discovered a book on the subject of Inner Yoga, which is among the world’s oldest and most challenging spiritual traditions. It is a path to know one’s true self through a commitment to always speak the truth. While embracing this spiritual journey, she also completed a seven-year chakra healing program, at the white lodge by Ronald Beasley. Upon finishing in 2000, Chrystal set forth from The Netherlands and, after releasing all of her personal possessions with the exception of her Tibetan bowls, she allowed Spirit to lead her to India, where she spent years in meditation and prayer. During this period, Chrystal lived in a monastery near the Dalai Lama’s residence in northern India. She also spent time at the UNESCO-supported Auroville intentional community in southern India.)

Chrystal came to in Bali in 2012, and since that time she has been working with individuals, couples, and groups. She currently offers sound healing sessions with Tibetan singing bowls and instructor training on how to play Tibetan bowls (Levels 1 and 2)

At the moment Chrystal is traveling between Australia and New Zealand

Sound healing private sessions available:

The Himalayan (Tibetan) singing bowls come from different areas in the Himalayan mountain range, such as Tibet, Bhutan and Nepal. Although their exact age is not known, many of them have been dated back hundreds of years.

Made out of consecrated 7 metals. These metals correspond to the energies of to the Sun, Moon, Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Saturn, and Venus, prayers and mantras were chanted to them during the process of their creation. So, these bowls have the sacred energy of the prayers embodied in them. Additionally, the Tibetan bowls were made with the intention of healing, mind body and soul and transforming consciousness.

During the sound healing session, the Tibetan bowls are gently placed on the body, Chrystal can hear by the sound of the bowl where you need extra caring. She has a bowl in the frequencies of each chakra including your earth star and higher self chakra, to balance your connection to your higher self and Mother Earth.

Sometimes clients experience messages from the divine realms / higher self, to bring more clarity to their life purpose.

Chakras are energy vortices originating in the ancient Indian system of healing. Most literature discusses seven main chakras but there are literally hundreds of vortices of energy all over the body.

Chakras are the connection between the spiritual aspect of our being and the physical. There is an endocrine gland associated with 7 of the main chakras:

Root chakra
Sacral chakra
Solar Plexus chakra
Heart chakra
Throat chakra
Third Eye chakra
Crown chakra
In the Indian system of healing, when a physical dysfunction is in place, one or more chakras are considered to be blocked, dysfunctional or imbalanced. Imbalanced chakras are reflected in a whole range of mental, emotional and physiological dysfunctions.

Chakra balancing is used to correct the chakra so that the endocrine gland and all the associated structures and organs effected by that gland balance and begin to function correctly. Historically, chakra balancing has been done in a number of ways but it has been most effectively done by someone who has the capability to either feel and/or see the chakras and their state of imbalance. They then use energy healing techniques to adjust and balance them.

Tibetan Singing Bowls naturally cause chakras to self correct. The sound waves, in the form of sine waves run correcting frequencies to the unbalanced chakras, bringing them back to normal functioning.

The overall balancing effect of the Tibetan Singing Bowls, enhance and support the corrective rebalance on each chakra. The result is balanced chakras which then in turn enhance cellular and systemic healing throughout the body that is facilitated by the theta rhythms.

Sound healing is like giving water to the garden. When our body is healthy, it resonates in a frequency of 64Mh. The sound of the bowls is between 200 ~ 500 Mh.

Weak and sick cells in the body cannot stay in such high frequency; therefore sound healing is also used for detoxing and support illness treatments.

If you want to know more information or schedule a session with Chrystal, please contact here ~ light7soul@gmail.com. 
Private sessions are $70

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