Pregnancy Yoga & Relaxation with Sarah Beale & Nicki Lampon
Jul
27
11:30 AM11:30

Pregnancy Yoga & Relaxation with Sarah Beale & Nicki Lampon

Join Yoga teacher Sarah Beale, Hypnobirthing Reflexologist Guru Nicki Lampon and other beautiful mums-to-be in a pregnancy Yoga and Relaxation session.

You'll be guided by Sarah through gentle yoga postures to calm both mama and baby in the womb, and to prepare for a smooth birthing experience. This is followed by soothing relaxation with Nicki Lampon's silky, calm voice guiding you into blissful relaxation.

It's time to relax, breathe and focus on a calm, confident birth. Learn how to teach yourself to relax and breathe before being led in a guided relaxation session. If we have time, we will also finish with a positive birth story.

Bookings are ESSENTIAL. Please book by emailing Sarah: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz
Contribution: $25 made payable prior to the event to:
Wellness Sanctuary: 12-3144-0257538-00

This is not a Hypnobirthing class, it is a relaxation session. However you will get guided relaxation and positive imagery from a qualified Hypnobirthing teacher who is passionate about helping you have a more comfortable and confident birth.

About your teachers:
Nicki Lampon is a Hypnobirthing Childbirth Educator and Reflexologist. Having been present at many births, and having seen everything from calm easy labours to terrified mums, Nicki is passionate about helping mums-to-be have more confident, positive birthing experiences.

Saran Beale is a Certified Pregnancy and Post-natal Yoga Teacher and co-owner of the Wellness Sanctuary Yoga Studio. Since becoming pregnant herself and learning all about how pregnancy effects body and mind, she has a new appreciation of this magical process and loves to empower women to feel fabulous through their pregnancies and to know the strength of the Goddesses that they truly are.

To learn more about Hypnobirthing, visit www.bayhypnobirthing.co.nz

To learn about Sarah and The Wellness Sanctuary visit:
www.wellnesssanctuary.co.nz

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Bliss Infusion: Yin Yoga & Reiki by Candle-light with Sarah & Elizabeth
Jul
29
6:00 PM18:00

Bliss Infusion: Yin Yoga & Reiki by Candle-light with Sarah & Elizabeth

A potent combination of mind/body-melting Yin Yoga and Reiki in one utterly divine relaxation session by candle and fire light.

Sarah Beale will guide you through your Yin practice while she and Reiki Practitioner Elizabeth Dunn beam healing Reiki energy around the room and to each individual in the room.

Reiki means 'Universal Loving Energy' and is channeled through the hands of the practitioner towards the receiver. Reiki can never harm. It always goes exactly where it needs to go for each person. You will feel very relaxed and may even fall asleep in the class. Some people experience visions or insights. Everyone experiences something different.

Everyone is welcome.

Booking required:
hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz to register your name.
Cost: $25 per person
Pre paid to Wellness Sanctuary: 12-3144-0257538-00 to confirm your place.
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About Sarah Beale
Sarah is a yoga teacher & Reiki practitioner and co-founder/operator of the Wellness Sanctuary

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 also practices other forms of yoga such as Yin and Vinyasa, finding treasures in each method, and 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.
Read more: www.wellnesssanctuary.co.nz

About Elizabeth Dunn:
Elizabeth Dunn is affectionately known as 'the Spiritual Midwife' and is a devoted Reiki Practitioner and Yogini. This is her first time offering group Reiki to the public and she is very excited about sharing this magic with you.

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Sacred Self: Bali Yoga & Transformational Healing Retreat
Sep
30
to 4 Oct

Sacred Self: Bali Yoga & Transformational Healing Retreat

YOGA. MASSAGE. SUN. JUNGLE. PEACE. HEAVEN...

30th September until 4th October 2019!

Immerse yourself in the best of Bali while coming home to your Sacred Self, the Self that knows it's true nature as pure BLISS. Experience deep nourishment in a lush jungle setting, just 1 hour away from Ubud, Spiritual hub of Bali, at the stunning Rahasia Manis resort (www.rahasiamanis.com).

Yoga classes will be based on dynamic Ashtanga Vinyasa in the morning, with a focus on embodying the natural elements around us & designed to challenge and cleanse the body. In the evening we will dive into Restorative Yin Yoga sessions to relax and restore body and mind. Guided relaxation Shavasana will be long and delicious.

Prices include your accommodation, three generous organic plant-based meals per day, two yoga classes per day, meditation, pranayama, sharing circles, a massage and a Reiki session, plus at least two excursions- to the Pyramids of Chi- Soundhealing Centre and to the Temple for a Purification Ceremony. You'll also have plenty of free time to relax in the beautiful salt water pool and soak up the vibes of Bountiful Bali.

Early bird pricing (in NZD) until 31st July 2019:

Double occupancy sharing with another person in a lovely hutt $990
Private hutt $1222
Standard double occupancy in a gorgeous jungle house $1111
Standard private jungle house $1333
Deluxe double occupancy $1299
Deluxe private $1544

Prices do not include flights or transfers. Flights to Bali are very reasonable at the moment with many airlines including Air NZ or Emirates.

The beautiful accommodation at Rahasia Manis Resort features unique eco-design, gorgeous outdoor bathrooms and tranquil vibe.
The Open-air yoga studio allows us to breathe in the glorious fresh air while stretching, moving and feeling amazing!

A sample of a typical day (please note this will change slightly day by day as some excursions may be in the morning):

7.30am-8.30am: Dynamic morning Yoga
8.30am-9am: Pranayama & Meditation
9am-10.30am: Breakfast & Break
10.30am-12pm: Morning session or activity
11.30am-1pm Lunch & Break
1pm-5pm: Excursion
5pm-6.15pm: Restorative & Relaxing Evening Yoga
6.15pm-8.30pm: Dinner & Break
8.30pm-9.30pm Sharing and Celebrating

The retreat is open for both Women and Men, beginners are welcome. The morning yoga will challenge you, the evening yoga will nourish and restore you.

Bookings are ESSENTIAL. For bookings or enquiries please email Sarah: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz

For more information about us contact Sarah or check out our website: www.wellnesssanctuary.co.nz

About the venue: https://www.rahasiamanis.com/

About your facilitators:

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 first discovered yoga with the Bikram hot method of yoga when she was 18, starting the practice mainly for the physical benefits it offered. Much later along the path she discovered Ashtanga yoga which was just as dynamic but was more of an internally heating practice & moving meditation. She began to fall in love with this yoga for the spiritual journey & its therapeutic benefits. She has practiced Ashtanga for the last 6 years, started teaching in 2014 and trained with Gregor Maehle & Monica Gauci from 8 Limbs Yoga.

Sarah also practices other forms of yoga such as Yin and Vinyasa, finding treasures in each method, and 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 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. The opportunity to practice with her teacher, Peter Sanson was one of the big draw-cards for Sarah to move to Napier. Sarah continues to teach various styles of yoga at different locations in Napier on occasion. They now have a newborn baby boy and raise him here at the Wellness Sanctuary which is also their home.

She loves pouring her creative energy into, and holding space for the community at the Wellness Sanctuary. As well as teaching many of the yoga classes at the Wellness Sanctuary, Sarah organizes workshops & events, facilitating Ecstatic Dance and offering Reiki treatments.

Alex Feasey:
Alex Feasey is a massage therapist and has been interested in natural health and bodywork for many years. Struggling with headaches caused by neck tension throughout his life led him to the field of massage therapy. He studied and gained a Diploma in Therapeutic massage at Wellpark College of Natural Therapies in 2002. During this course he studied a range of therapies including Swedish massage, fascial release, neuromuscular techniques, acupressure and lymphatic drainage. Alex has an empathetic approach to massage whether the client wants a remedial treatment or relaxation session. He has also begun incorporating Polarity Energy healing work into his massage sessions.

He was manager of Harvest Wholefoods in Auckland from 2003-2016 where he gained a wide knowledge of organics and nutrition.

Alex lives and works with his partner, Sarah Beale.

While he is not in the studio, Alex spends time in writing, delving into photography and perfecting the art of coffee making.

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DNA1 Theta Healing Basic Course
Oct
25
to 27 Oct

DNA1 Theta Healing Basic Course

Duration: 3 Days

Would you like to learn a powerful technique to increase your intuition, heal yourself, friends and family and bring abundance into every area of your life?!

Basic DNA introduces ThetaHealing® techniques and focuses on activating the 12 strands of DNA within each participant.

The ThetaHealing® technique reprograms subconscious blocks that hold you back from building the life that you want. It is focused prayer that trains your mind, body and spirit to quickly clear limiting beliefs and to live life with positive thoughts, developing virtues in all that you do. Healing happens on the core, genetic, history and soul levels. You will learn to identify your own negative beliefs as well as to practice pulling them for others in the seminar.

Other topics and exercises include:
The Power of Connecting to the Creator of All the Is
Learn why we create things in our life and what we learn from it
ThetaHealing® Principles and Techniques
Entering into the Theta brain wave state
Limiting Beliefs and How to Change Them
The Power of Thoughts and Words
Free Agency and Co-creation
Intuitive Readings
Emotions and Health
Introduction to Feeling work
Clearing Resentment, Rejection, and Regret
Calling in Compatible Soul Mates
Understanding the Seven Planes of Existence
Learn discernment when working with guides and guardian angels
Introduction to manifesting in your life
Future readings
Balancing your moods and hormones and activating DNA
Pulling harmful radiation from the body
Clearing waywards (earthbound spirits) & entities
Clearing vows, implants, curses & psychic attacks

By the end of the seminar, the student is prepared to become a practitioner of ThetaHealing® as a ThetaHealer®. You will receive a certificate and be able to practice with others.

We will start every day at 10 am and finish at 6pm.
Morning and afternoon snack will be provided, bring your own lunch.

Investment: $580
Early bird price $540 till 1st Sept 2019

Booking directly with Myska.
Email: Fojtlova@gmail.com

Facebook: The Move Beyond

New Zealand phone number: +64 021 034 9510

Czech phone number: +420

Whatsapp number: +1 4062079030

https://www.themovebeyond.com

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Beginner's Yoga Workshop with Sarah Beale
Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

Beginner's Yoga Workshop with Sarah Beale

If you can breathe, you can do yoga. Yoga is for EveryBODY.

This workshop is a fun introduction to the fundamental postures of yoga, how to breathe and learn to connect with your body, listen to it's signals and begin to practice in a way that suits your unique needs.

Suitable for those who have never tried yoga before or perhaps have tried it once or twice but never fully developed a practice. This will help you really understand and enjoy with what it means to practice 'Yoga'.

Yoga is so much more than physical postures, it is a way of being, a way of coming home to your Self.

"Saying you're too inflexible to do yoga is like saying you're too dirty to take a bath". -a fave quote.

Do you think you're too old, too stiff, too busy for yoga? THIS workshop is for you. Come and discover! All bodies, shapes and sizes welcomed.

Booking required:
hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz to register your name.
Cost: $20 per person and includes a free second regular class on our regular timetable.
Pre paid to Wellness Sanctuary: 12-3144-0257538-00 to confirm your place.
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About Sarah Beale
Sarah is a yoga teacher & Reiki practitioner and co-founder/operator of the Wellness Sanctuary

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 also practices other forms of yoga such as Yin and Vinyasa, finding treasures in each method, and 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.
Read more: www.wellnesssanctuary.co.nz

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777 Sonic Tonic Yoga Trip
Jul
7
7:00 PM19:00

777 Sonic Tonic Yoga Trip

We're back!!!
7pm on the 7th day of the 7th month

Come join us for blissful moves and sonic grooves for a journey of yin yoga and sounds with Sarah Beale and Yee Ley Lau

45 mins of yin yoga led by Sarah
45 mins of sound bath led by Yee Ley

What magic can be created this evening?
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Booking required:
hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz to register your name.
Cost: $30 per person

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Sound Journey with Chewy Wilson
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

Sound Journey with Chewy Wilson

Discover the healing power of music with a relaxing sound journey.
This is a Sound session using Native American flute and Sansula (thumb piano), hand pan and other world instruments.
These sessions are very good for anyone wanting to heal, connect and relax to music.
Drift to the vibrations washing over you and float to the sounds of the flute. A therapeutic journey into sound.

Bookings essential. Please email hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz to register your name.
Cost: $20 per person
Pre paid to Wellness Sanctuary: 12-3144-0257538-00 to confirm your place. Please include your name and/or Chewysound as a REF.

About CHEWY WILSON:
Chewy has been playing drums (Djembe) for about 15 years and has developed a huge passion for all music and especially world music.

Chewy has been working with children, young adults and corporate groups for over 5 years now in many different areas using music as an interactive medium. He loves the interactions and reactions this job creates.

Chewy has performed in many different places and he loves playing on the festival scene during summer.
Chewy loves to teach Djembe and performs with a world fusion group called Tamani.

He also loves running sound journeys using drum, flute, Didgeridoo and Sansula (thumb piano) through his loop pedal....so much fun!

Some of the places Chewy has performed - Earthbeat festival, Voices Of Sacred Earth Festival, International Yoga Festival and Luminate Festival.

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Native American Flute Workshop with Chewy Wilson
Jun
22
1:00 PM13:00

Native American Flute Workshop with Chewy Wilson

Join us for a workshop learning Native American Flute with Chewy Wilson!

Learn different playing styles, scales, how to play from the heart, jamming, duets, rhythm, sound moulding, how to flow, using microphones and delay/reverb, flute games and more.

Easy to learn and easy to play.
This is a workshop suitable for complete beginners. Age 14+

We will have flutes available to borrow and/or buy.

Investment:
Early bird until 1st May: $65
After 1st May: $85
Students, Unemployed & Elderly with valid I.D etc: $70

Bookings are essential. Please book by emailing: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz
Please make payment to:
Wellness Sanctuary: 12-3144-0257538-00 prior to confirm your place.

About CHEWY WILSON:
Chewy has been playing drums (Djembe) for about 15 years and has developed a huge passion for all music and especially world music.

Chewy has been working with children, young adults and corporate groups for over 5 years now in many different areas using music as an interactive medium. He loves the interactions and reactions this job creates.

Chewy has performed in many different places and he loves playing on the festival scene during summer.
Chewy loves to teach Djembe and performs with a world fusion group called Tamani.

He also loves running sound journeys using drum, flute, Didgeridoo and Sansula (thumb piano) through his loop pedal....so much fun!

Some of the places Chewy has performed - Earthbeat festival, Voices Of Sacred Earth Festival, International Yoga Festival and Luminate Festival

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Full Moon Ceremonial Cacao Yoga
Jun
17
6:00 PM18:00

Full Moon Ceremonial Cacao Yoga

Both the sacred Cacao medicine and the practice of Hridaya Hatha Yoga are paths to the Heart.
In this offering, they come together to map a journey into the sweetness and warmth of the Awakened Heart.

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 – the 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 - the pure ceremonial grade cacao by cacao shaman Keith Wilson.

Cacao is an amazing plant medicine - a powerful aphrodisiac, mood enhancer, an antioxidant that protects the heart, densely packed with nutrients and 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 and chemicals responsible for wellbeing, as well as anandamide, known as the bliss molecule that leaves us feeling euphoric, moderating pain perception, as well as assisting in regulating appetite and mood.
When high quality 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.

HRIDAYA YOGA
Hridaya Yoga or "Yoga of the Heart" is a gentle yet powerful practice of meditation in different postures. Based on the ancient Yogic texts, "asana" or yoga posture is the one which is comfortable, yet firm and the yogi can meditate on the infinite.
Hridaya takes us into the infinite space of the Heart, the seat of the Self and the abode of pure Awareness.

MUSIC AND POETRY
... will be the other tools guiding us on this journey.

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BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL!
Please book your spot in advance, up to a day before the event
$25 contribution
PREPAID - please notice that your payment is your ticket for this event, no last minute bookings

Please book by emailing: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz
Please make payment to:
Wellness Sanctuary: 12-3144-0257538-00
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Guided by Radha from Heart Awakening, an experienced 500h CYT, meditation teacher and a ceremonial cacao pratctitioner

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Soluciones Naturales con Aceites Esenciales
Jun
15
11:00 AM11:00

Soluciones Naturales con Aceites Esenciales

En esta clase aprenderas a utilizar aceites esenciales de doTerra, los cuales ayudaran a reducir las cargas toxicas tanto de tu hogar como de tu salud. Exploraremos soluciones naturales y como puedes utilizar aceites esenciales en vez de productos convencionales. Recibiras instrucciones, recetas y muestras que puedes llevar a casa.

Reserva tu cupo - Este no es un evento casual
Por favor envia un email a orthemisessentials@gmail.com o un texto al 021 826 685

Koha de $2 dolares para calefaccion sera agradecida.

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Meditation for Modern Minds
Jun
12
7:30 PM19:30

Meditation for Modern Minds

A free information session on the effortless path to the stabilisation of true yoga - the natural state of presence, bliss and expanded consciousness - Vedic Meditation.

Register your attendance by emailing Sarah: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz or simply show up at the door for a 7.30pm start.

Georgia Vavasour is one of only two Vedic Meditation teachers in NZ. She has been trained extensively by the Masters of the over 5000 year old tradition from which Vedic Meditation comes both in India, Australia and the US, and was personally graduated in India by the Mahamandaleshwar, known as the King of the Yogis.

Recognised amongst Masters of the tradition as having an advanced state of consciousness and a Master of Vedic knowledge and meditation, Georgia is passionate about sharing this ancient wisdom and how it can impact our modern lives for more bliss, presence and joy, and less stress, anxiety and suffering.

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Essential Oils for Everyday Living
Jun
8
1:00 PM13:00

Essential Oils for Everyday Living

Essential oils have been used for millennia by nearly every major civilization. There are a number of essential oils that can help almost anyone achieve better wellness. In this class you will learn how to improve your life daily by using natural solutions.

Booking is essential - please send an email to orthemisessentials@gmail.com to book your place in this class

Gold coin donation will be appreciated for heating the room during the class

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Sound Healing Journey with Nick Heke Worrall
Jun
7
6:00 PM18:00

Sound Healing Journey with Nick Heke Worrall

Join me for the co-creation of a beautiful harmonic soundscape with my crystal singing pyramids and bowls which will allow you the time and space to reach a deep state of relaxation, this in turn allows the body and mind to release old stagnant energy and disease.

This Sound Journey at the Wellness Sanctuary will be centred around focussing and calming the mind and releasing unwanted thoughts and mental tension. The crystal grid with Sapphire as the central crystal will reflect and enhance this.

Sound healing is a powerful tool which rest on two principles.
1: like attracts like
2: the highest pure vibration in any given environment will bring all other vibrations into uniformity with it.

The tools I use vibrate at least at three times the frequency of the usual human vibration. This will “force” the vibration of your field to raise.

About me:
I am a 35 years young Haumoana resident who has a deep passion for helping others discover their true self.

I have my own spiritual healing business and work out of the cornucopia healing rooms the lotus centre Hastings and the upstairs at the Napier Buddhist centre.

My offerings include Reiki, Private and group sound healing, Crystal Energy healing, intuitive readings with tools like tarot and Oracle cards and relaxation massage. I also enjoy using sound healing in all my offerings.

This is accessible to all people regardless of what life has put in front of you... everybody is welcome.

Please book by emailing Sarah: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz
Contribution: $20 made payable prior to the event to:
Wellness Sanctuary: 12-3144-0257538-00

Things to bring...
1. Yourself 😊
2. Your yoga mat if you like or you can borrow one
3. A pillow for your head to relax on.
4. Extra blankets so you are super cosy.
5. Please also feel free to bring your sleeping bag 😴

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Winter Open Evening at the Wellness Sanctuary
Jun
5
4:00 PM16:00

Winter Open Evening at the Wellness Sanctuary

Wellness Sanctuary Re-opens!
4pm-7.30pm
The Studio and shop re-open with wonderful offerings.

All evening:
-Free chair massages by the fire with Alex 4pm-5.15pm and from 6.30-7.30pm. First in first served.
-Free Yoga Class 5.30pm-6pm.
-Free trial of Belly-dance from 6pm-6.30pm
-Cups of hot Chai!
-20 percent off most things in the little shop including crystals, salt lamps and essential oils.
-Yoga Concession cards deals: Buy one get one half price! Purchase one for you and another for a friend. ONE DAY ONLY.
-Massage Concession card deals on the evening.
-Put your business card in the draw for a prize. Prize TBA and winner will be drawn at the end of the day.

Come and check out our studio, invite your friends and family. We look forward to meeting you! xx Sarah, Alex & the tribe at WS

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The Yoga of Radiance- weekend with Rachael Lowe
May
18
to 19 May

The Yoga of Radiance- weekend with Rachael Lowe

Join us for a beautiful weekend of Kundalini and Rainbow Yoga inspired workshops with Rachael Lowe.

Saturday 18th May 11am-1pm
The Body Temple - workshop (Women):
From women sharing their techniques through the generations to us - practices from yoga, tantra, robust scientific knowledge, and indigenous knowledge - applied to harness our power and our softness - our womanhood. $45 per person

Saturday 18th May 6pm - 7.30pm
Date Night - Partner Yoga class (All genders):
A magical night for couples, parents and friends wanting to connect and support each other, spending quality time stretching and massaging each other, breathing together, and connecting meaningfully. Enjoy a memorable experience that takes you to new heights and rekindles loving connection. Welcomes gender diversity. $25 per person

Sunday 19th May 9.30am-11am
Walking in Beauty - Kundalini Yoga class (Women):
It is our time as women to stand tall, walk in our beauty, live in our grace and be the divine leaders of this Age and the generations that follow. Yoga to bring vitality and radiance to your physical body and your mental altitude, making you glow like a sun, your presence bright. $25 per person

Full weekend package: $85 per person.

Bookings are a must! To book please visit Rachael's website: https://www.rachaelloweyoga.com/calendar

About the venue (Wellness Sanctuary): www.wellnesssanctuary.co.nz

About Rachael Lowe:
A playwright, teacher, and wellness advocate with doTERRA, Rachael has practiced yoga since 1999 and has taught yoga since
2007.

Growing up amongst diverse cultures in a low socio-economic community in Auckland, New Zealand, and marriage in her 20’s to a spirited and kind man of Arab/Israeli nationality influenced her globally empathic nature.

Rachael has taught in developing nations in South East Asia, and in Europe and Turkey. She has trained teachers from an international community in Cambodia and Indonesia and has been a guest trainer with Shri Yoga in Brisbane, Australia. Her style is influenced from multiple yogic disciplines. Yoga, tender movement and touch, creativity, and play are tools Rachael facilitates in her work with you.

Rachael invites an opportunity to soften into the body, to experience an understanding of integrated movement with the breath. Being intuitively compassionate, she cultivates, nurtures, and treasures beauty, especially beauty within for self and others.

At home in Wellington, New Zealand, she currently teaches Fertility and Women’s Wisdom yoga courses in Wellington studios, Partner Yoga classes, private lessons, workshops, and retreats in New Zealand and internationally. 8% of Rachael’s yoga teaching income is donated to 'Nadia’s Initiative’.

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The Yoga of Relaxation (Yoga Nidra & Sound Journey)
Mar
17
4:00 PM16:00

The Yoga of Relaxation (Yoga Nidra & Sound Journey)

In this workshop we will take time to use the tools of yoga and mindfulness (restful yoga poses and the guided relaxation tool Yoga Nidra) to systematically relax the physical body, restore the nervous system and allow the release of mental and emotional tension to restore health and wellbeing.

The soothing vibration of crystal sound instruments will enhance this experience.

You will leave feeling rejuvenated and deeply relaxed.

Recommended for absolutely everyone! No experience or flexibility needed, just the desire to relax is enough.

Great to improve any stress related conditions or just gift yourself or a loved one 2 hours of blissful Me-time.

with Sophia Christine & Nicholas Heke-Worrall

Sunday 17th March

4-6pm

The Wellness Sanctuary Napier

Contribution is $25 made payable to The Wellness Sanctuary 12-3144-0257538-00

Bookings are ESSENTIAL. Please book through the Wellness Sanctuary by emailing Sarah: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz

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Let.It.Go: A Self Love Workshop
Mar
17
9:00 AM09:00

Let.It.Go: A Self Love Workshop

During the workshop, we will explore the shadow side of us – those limiting beliefs, thoughts and habits we’re aware of, but find oh! so very hard to shift. Why is it difficult for us to let go, forgive (ourselves!) and move forward, at last?

Workshop facilitators Céline Harleaux and Sarah Beale are absolutely thrilled to host this second self-love workshop! They will create a safe space for us as we explore past hurts, mistakes, or losses, as we check in with ourselves and learn to love all parts of us unconditionally.

DETAILS OF THE WORKSHOP:
We’ll spend three hours together. Here's what you can expect:
- A Sharing Circle – for us to exchange, listen and heal;
- A powerful ThetaHealing® Meditation and energy clearing;
- Quiet Reflection & Altar Ceremony;
- Gentle Yin Yoga.

There will, of course, be time for a break. We will provide a selection of vegan, homemade sweets, and herbal teas. You are of course welcome to bring something to share with the group.

WHAT TO BRING
Most of all, come with an open heart! You may also want to bring a notebook and a pen, as well as a snack or a dessert to share.

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

TERMS & CONDITIONS
$10 administration 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 Street, Napier

WHEN – March 17th, Sunday – 9.00am-12pm

CONTRIBUTION – $60
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 (and a whole lot of other drama), 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 Beale 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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Mindful Date Night- Yoga for Couples
Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

Mindful Date Night- Yoga for Couples

Yoga and mindfulness offer many beautiful tools that enhance intimacy and connection. Through breath, meditation, relaxation and simple movement we can connect in ways beyond words. We can find ways to access the deep love that connects us but that we sometimes struggle to feel when everyday life is full on.

Join Sophia Christine and Nicholas Heke-Worrall on this night for couples. A date that might give you more than a nice meal and a good conversation can. Everything we do is simple and fun and brings us into our hearts. No yoga experience or flexibility needed.

Friday 15th March
6-7:30pm
Wellness Sanctuary Napier
$40 per couple made payable to: Wellness Sanctuary: 12-3144-0257538-00
Bookings are essential, please email Sarah: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz

Many women long for their men to share yoga with them. And many men long to find ways to connect into their soft side, yet it seems hard to open to it in a society that conditions us into stereotypes. This open to female/male couples as much as female/female and male/male couples.

Nicholas Heke-Worrall is a reiki and sound healer, massage therapist and passionate yogi. It was a journey of becoming whole. He has experienced the traditional male stereotyped life through several years as a builder in the army. Like so many he used alcohol and drugs as ways to cope with his emotions until he found balance and joy through yoga and the holistic healing arts. Today he helps others to find their power.

Sophia Christine is a teacher of yoga, mindfulness and transformation. She found health and joy beyond anything she thought possible on her yoga journey. She is passionate about applying the ancient tools of yoga to create balance in our modern lives. The magic of intimate relationships has always fascinated her, two people who help each other to be the best version of themselves. She loves sharing the tools that help us to stay in the state of magic that brought us together in the first place.

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Botanical Bliss- Yoga in the Botanic Gardens
Mar
14
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 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 feel you can afford). 

This class is very weather dependent. If it has been raining that day you can assume the class will be postponed. If sunny, it goes ahead.
This will be the last flow class before Sarah has her baby!


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

Yay and Namaste! xx

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The Yoga of Intimacy
Mar
9
2:00 PM14:00

The Yoga of Intimacy

A workshop for everyone, in or out of relationship.

To be able to love and be intimate with someone else we need to appreciate and know ourselves intimately. Yoga is the science of self awareness. It enables us to be authentic, open and vulnerable. The place from where true intimacy arises. Join Carly Phillips and Sophia Christine to explore tools that bring you closer to yourself and your partner. This workshop introduces Tantra and sacred sexuality and practices that deepen connection.

Sophia Christine is a teacher of yoga, mindfulness and transformation. She found health and joy beyond anything she thought possible on her yoga journey. She is passionate about applying the ancient tools of yoga to create balance in our modern lifes. The magic of intimate relationships has always fascinated her, two people who help each other to be the best version of themselves. She loves sharing the tools that help us to stay in the state of magic that brought us together in the first place.

Following a career in sustainability Carly Phillips travelled for years exploring and unlearning, developing passions and building personal practices of awareness. She retrained and has been guiding yin, pregnancy and tantric yoga for several years.
A qualified counsellor and relationship therapist she has a passion for sexuality and the healing work that can be attained through relationship.

For bookings email Sarah: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz
Payment of $25 single or $40 for couple to Wellness Sanctuary 12-3144-0257538-00

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MindBody Connection & Yin Yoga Workshop with Sherrie Laryse and Sarah Beale
Mar
9
9:30 AM09:30

MindBody Connection & Yin Yoga Workshop with Sherrie Laryse and Sarah Beale

The MindBody Connection unpacked over a 105min Yin Yoga class

In this illuminating workshop, Sarah will take you into each Yin pose as Sherrie talks you through the science of the MindBody connection; how our thoughts create and impact our physiology, resulting in our current state of health.

Understand the wisdom that is innately within us, how human bodies work and how having this knowledge means you can intercept, taking control of your mental state, your emotions and your physical health as a result.

Learn simple techniques you can use to balance your thoughts, your emotions and bring equilibrium into your whole world, on all levels.

BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL.
Email: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz to book

Payment of $65 to Wellness Sanctuary:12-3144-0257538-00


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Bhakti- The Yoga of Love & Devotion
Mar
8
6:00 PM18:00

Bhakti- The Yoga of Love & Devotion

Bhakti Yoga is the path of devotion and love. The juicy and joyous celebration of the heart and our capacity to connect through love with others and ourselves.
Bhakti yoga has been called "love for love's sake" and "union through love and devotion." Bhakti yoga, like any other form of yoga, is a path to self-realization, to having an experience of oneness with everything.

Bhakti yoga incorporates many different practices such as Kirtan, singing devotional chants, dance - as in the sufi whirling or Indian classical dance, poetry, mudras... anything that takes us closer to the juicy, sweet feeling of being Alive and embodying the Divine.

Join this workshop to learn more about
- Devotion outside of any religious background
- Self-Love and Unconditional love
- Meaning and significance of Hindu chants and mantras + learning few basics
- Expression out of love - dance and singing

When:
8th March 2019, Friday
6-8 pm

Where:
The Wellness Sanctuary, 32 Main St Napier

Contribution: $30
To Wellness Sanctuary: 12-3144-0257538-00

To book, please get in touch with Sarah:
hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz

Om Namah Shivaya!

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Post-Natal Fusion Class (Yoga & Pilates for new mums)
Mar
8
11:00 AM11:00

Post-Natal Fusion Class (Yoga & Pilates for new mums)

Join Doula & Yoga Teacher, Katie Ritter, for a fusion class which consists of a basic mat Pilates class mixing in gentle yoga stretches and a full meditation and relaxation to end the class. This is great for those getting back into exercise after giving birth and new mums wanting to gain strength back into core and pelvic floor.

Ideally you will have waited 6 weeks post giving birth before coming to this class.

This is a new class we are trialling so payment is by KOHA (donation). Bookings are ESSENTIAL. Please book by emailing Sarah: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz

Note: This is not a Mum's & Bubs class but if you cannot find someone to look after your little bubba during this time, you are welcome to bring them to class and sit them next to you.

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Sound Healing Journey with Nicholas
Mar
7
7:45 PM19:45

Sound Healing Journey with Nicholas

Blissful Healing vibrations with Nicholas Heke-Worrall, Healing artist.

Lay yourself down, with blankets and cushions, and be bathed in beautiful healing sound. A truly wonderful experience into your own inner world.

There are Yoga mats and blankets at the venue but please bring your own pillows blankets and yoga mat if you wish for extra comfort

WHEN: Thursday 7th March. 7.45pm-9pm
WHERE: Wellness Sanctuary, 32a Main Street, Hospital Hill, Napier
Investment: $20pp or $15 unwaged/students
to be made prior to the event,
to Wellness Sanctuary: 12-3144-0257538-00

Book by emailing Sarah: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz

RESONANCE:
Resonance is the operating principles that sound healing rests on. The two essential aspects of resonance are;
1. Like attracts like.
2. The strongest pure vibration in any given environment will bring all other vibrations into uniformity with it.

With this in mind, the Pure vibrations created by crystal singing pyramids and bowls target specific areas or energy centers (chakras) in the human body. A:3rd Eye B:crown C:Root D:sacral E:Solar Plexus F:Heart G:Throat. By allowing our Body, mind and soul the time and space it needs to conciously relax, we allow these energy centers to open and clear out Dis-ease and old energy and allow new more vibrant energy into our lives, which in turn creates more positive experiences.

Any restrictions to the natural flow of vibrancy and life force will change the specific pure tone in a way that is similar to holding down a guitar string. It can be forced to play a different note, but energy must be used to hold down that note. The energy from crystal bowls and pyramids acts as a resonant guide back to wholeness for energy that has lost its natural state and pure tone through mental, physical illness or limitation. Excessive energy is toned down and deficient energy is made full. Once in balance, the system can re-establish that resonance as its baseline of health.

ABOUT NICHOLAS:
Nicholas is a 35 years young Hawkes bay local who has a strong passion to help others discover who they truly are.

He calls himself a healing artist because he believes the modalities he uses come together like an artist paints a picture not with one stroke of a brush but with many.

Nicholas is a sound healer, traditional usui reiki practitioner, crystal energy healer, massage therapist and intuitive tarot reader. He has spaces in Hastings and Napier where he works from and also will travel to you if need be. He also loves chanting, Kirtan, ecstatic dance, yoga and chilling at the beach.

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Women's Circle- Soothe Your Soul
Feb
27
7:45 PM19:45

Women's Circle- Soothe Your Soul

Join us as we gather in circle! Join us as we share wisdom, stories, memories, prayers, songs, healing with each other. Join us as we allow ourselves to hear and to be heard, to see and to be seen, to hold and to be held.

This is our intention for this Circle: that each woman finds the space to pause, reflect, take care of herself, and move forward.

* This event is open to women only. Get in touch if you’d like us to open a men’s circle ;) *

DETAILS OF THE WORKSHOP:
Here's what you can expect from the Women’s Circle:
- Start the workshop with a prayer and a blessing;
- Share wisdom and stories around a set theme;
- And hold space for each other.

WHAT TO BRING
Most of all, come with an open heart!
You may also want to bring a notebook and a pen, an object that holds significance for you, as well as a snack, dessert or beverage to share.

BOOKING
Bookings are not required for this event. Is your heart calling you to come? Then join us!

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WHERE – The Wellness Sanctuary, 32 Main Street, Napier

WHEN – February 27th, Wednesday – 7.45pm-9pm

CONTRIBUTION – KOHA
We ask each of you to contribute to the event by giving a koha, as a way to cover the venue costs, and to say thank you to Sarah and Celine.

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 (and a whole lot of other drama), 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 Beale 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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Ecstatic Dance Monthly Shakedown- LAST ONE THIS SUMMER!
Feb
23
2:00 PM14:00

Ecstatic Dance Monthly Shakedown- LAST ONE THIS SUMMER!

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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Yoffee: Yoga & Coffee- LAST ONE THIS SUMMER
Feb
23
9:15 AM09:15

Yoffee: Yoga & Coffee- LAST ONE THIS SUMMER

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 provided. 

Sunday 27th January 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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Tune in: Music & Yoga Session
Feb
22
6:00 PM18:00

Tune in: Music & Yoga Session

Here is the long awaited return of this amazing collaboration - quiet meditative yoga shapes guided by Radha with the background of life mellow acoustic music by professional musician Phill Jones.

Tune In is a journey through all the layers, bringing us into a space of union, yoga. This practice combines asana with a process of cultivating awareness and presence, 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. Triggering the awareness of the Heart, sense of simplicity and deep peace, it will leave you nourished and more connected with yourself. 

The musical background is provided by professional musician and award winning composer Phill Jones, playing a rich variety of instruments from around the world. A true Sound Journey -a treat for your years and for the soul!

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

WHEN: 
Friday 22nd February, 6-7.30pm

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

Contribution: 
$25 pre paid to: 
Wellness Sanctuary 12-3144-0257538-00

Please get in touch to book by sending an email to Sarah: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz

See you in bliss! ♥

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Sound Healing Evening with Nick Heke-Worrall
Feb
20
7:45 PM19:45

Sound Healing Evening with Nick Heke-Worrall

Blissful Healing vibrations with Nicholas Heke-Worrall, Healing artist.

Lay yourself down, with blankets and cushions, and be bathed in beautiful healing sound. A truly wonderful experience into your own inner world.

WHEN: Wednesday 20th Feb. 7.45pm-9pm
WHERE: Wellness Sanctuary, 32a Main Street, Hospital Hill, Napier
Investment: $20pp or $15 unwaged/students
to be made prior to the event, to Wellness Sanctuary: 12-3144-0257538-00

Book by emailing Sarah: hello@wellnesssanctuary.co.nz

RESONANCE:
Resonance is the operating principles that sound healing rests on. The two essential aspects of resonance are;
1. Like attracts like.
2. The strongest pure vibration in any given environment will bring all other vibrations into uniformity with it.

When a c string on a piano is struck, all other octave strings of c on the piano that were not struck begin to vibrate and come into what is known as sympathetic resonance. In the human body, the twelve levels of our physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual being resonate within specific pure frequencies of vibration when healthy.

Any restrictions to the natural flow of vibrancy and life force will change the specific pure tone in a way that is similar to holding down a guitar string. It can be forced to play a different note, but energy must be used to hold down that note. The energy from crystal bowls and pyramids acts as a resonant guide back to wholeness for energy that has lost its natural state and pure tone through mental, physical illness or limitation. Excessive energy is toned down and deficient energy is made full. Once in balance, the system can re-establish that resonance as its baseline of health.

ABOUT NICK:
Nicholas is a 35 years young Hawkes bay local who has a strong passion to help others discover who they truly are.

He calls himself a healing artist because he believes the modalities he uses come together like an artist paints a picture not with one stroke of a brush but with many.

He is a sound healer, traditional usui reiki practitioner, crystal energy healer, massage therapist and intuitive tarot reader. He also loves chanting, Kirtan, ecstatic dance, yoga and chilling at the beach.

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Vocal Nectar: Embodied Sound- Hawkes Bay
Feb
10
2:00 PM14:00

Vocal Nectar: Embodied Sound- Hawkes Bay

Welcome to VOCAL NECTAR,

An evening of SOUND to connect more deeply to our bodies intelligence to use the voice as a tool to move energy and open to deeper expression and bliss.

This will be a sound journey where we have the opportunity to experience different modalities... breath work, embodied movement and vocal toning to open the space to sound our pain, pleasure and return to our POWER.

This is different to a yoga asana or dance class in that we won't be following a direct sequence but instead trusting in a more intuitive way to move and sing... our own unique expression of self.

AHHHH what happens when we let go!? What is on the other side... SPACE.

"Why are you so determined to keep your wild silently inside of you? Let it breathe. Give it a voice. Let it roll out of you on the wide open waves. Set it free" Jeanette Le Blanke.

The NECTAR experience:

- Kawa Kawa tea ceremony and sharing
- Womb meditation and toning- deep primal and heart tones
- Using the voice for emotional release
- Somatic movement, sounding with the body as we move and express to different musical beats and rhythms
- Opening the space to let our own, unique soul song express

-Finishing with us joining together in song and receiving a vocal soundscape from me- Rebecca Bee.

ABOUT ME- BEE:

"Rebecca is passionate about vocal performance and expression as a healing practise and a way to liberate and free the body and mind. She has a background in studying various movement arts, from dance to yoga. Based in New Zealand, she has performed through dance and song at various festivals and is excited to bring her passion for vocals (particularly orgasmic sounding and toning from the womb) to the performance work and immersion"
Sigourney Belle- Wild Grace collaboration

From a recent workshop...

"Thank you so much for your words. Last night was a true blessing. I felt myself restored to wholeness. Love this work so much! Thirsty to do more. I just could not get close enough to the speakers / sound! In your voice I heard the mother I missed - powerful yet loving. It made me feel that the souls who become your children are SO lucky". 'Vocal Nectar' Tauranga.

Location:

Wellness Sanctuary- Hawkes Bay

Exchange:

$30 per person. Via bank transfer or cash on the night.
Please confirm ASAP.

Rebecca Gunson
ASB
12-3144-0183954-01
Reference: NECTAR HB

I look forward to sharing VOCAL NECTAR with YOU.

With love,
Rebecca Bee

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Tibetan Singing Bowls session with Chrystal Soundhealing
Jan
31
7:45 PM19:45

Tibetan Singing Bowls session with Chrystal Soundhealing

Chrystal is back this January! 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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The Ralston Method workshops with Nikki & Amber J
Jan
18
to 19 Jan

The Ralston Method workshops with Nikki & Amber J

RETURN TO THE SOURCE
Friday 6-8.30pm

A decadent 2.5hr practice that dances between yang and yin elements, co- created and taught by Nikki Ralston and Amber Jane. 

A unique experience delving into the source of what inspires, motivates and moves you through dynamic asana exploration with Nikki then seamlessly merging into a yin discovery returning to the source of what nourishes your soul with Amber. 

DEMYSTIFY THE HEART
Saturday 9-11.30am

Matters of the heart can be complex so to can ‘heart openers’ aka backbends in our practice. Often through misunderstanding they become completely avoided or poorly executed. In this workshop, we will discover how to work towards health and longevity for the spine through extension versus compression. We will demystify the anatomy of back bends and learn how to create support and feel more space and less struggle. Practicing basic backbends like upward facing dog and upward facing bow directs our pathway toward more advanced heart openers. Expect to open and strengthen your upper back, shoulders, side body, and thoracic and lumbar spine. Backbends are one of the most beautiful expressions of an open heart and mind within the yoga practice. Come along and feel the freedom! 

PSOAS RELEASE PARTY
Saturday 1-3.30pm

A different kinda party one where we drop deep into a somatic experience and reconnect with your life force. Part theory before we work through an embodied asana practice to release stored tension in this deepest muscle of the human body. Our fast paced modern lifestyle (which runs on the adrenaline of our sympathetic nervous system) chronically triggers and tightens the psoas – making it literally ready to run or fight. The psoas helps you to spring into action – or curl you up into a protective ball.... The psoas is far more than a core stabilising muscle; it is an organ of perception composed of bio-intelligent tissue and “literally embodies our deepest urge for survival, and more profoundly, our elemental desire to flourish.”

Investment

One session $70

Two sessions $130

All three $180

Limited spaces. For bookings and any questions email Amber: amberjane.yogavibes@gmail.com

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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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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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