This what’s on features arts, wellness, kids, community, sustainability and relationships based learning and joyful events around Bay of Plenty.
Event-excite of the month: It’s Plastic Free July. Get amongst it folks. Set some family challenges. wild & grace are bringing The Rubbish Trip to the Mount in August as a warm-up event for little YOGA festival 2017. Click here for the juicy details.
Monday 3 July (ongoing) – WELLNESS – Start making sense, be inspired and transformed. Weekly online Meditation Classes. Are you stressed lately? Having trouble sleeping? Feeling dizzy, easily distracted and discontent? Want some change in your life and don’t know how? Trying to find the door and can’t make it over the threshold?
Have you ever thought about meditation? Would you like to experience a peaceful mind? Would you like to know about the connection between your physical body and your busy mind? Are you already meditating and want to take it to another level? You are content meditating on your own but lately feel the urge to meditate in a group and feel the power of it? But still want to be independent if you like to?
Are you content with your meditation or would you like some new input? Would you like to be part of a national (and soon international) mindfulness meditation group?
Then join our movement and become a member.
When you attend the online classes you will get the recording afterwards. So you soon will have a range of meditation for you to use anytime you like. You are more than welcome to come for a trial and decide afterwards.
Contact Sandra please for the ID-Link to our online Meditation Room.
Have a wonderful day, full of inspiring choices. Arohanui, Sandra. Contact: Sandra Saller at Meditation Tauranga. Fee:$39 per month. Venue: Online
Wednesday 5 July 3pm until 4.30pm – ARTS – Art in the Afternoon. Art in Afternoon with Ceramicist Fiona Tunnicliffe Cost: $5 general public. Friends a gold coin donation. Venue: Toi Tauranga | Tauranga Art Gallery
Friday 7 July 6.30pm until 9pm – MARKETS – The Night Out Markets – T a u r a n g a
Come and check out Tauranga’s new night market! Browse and shop a range of brand new products and services. Free and family friendly. Clothing | Accessories | Decor | Health | Food | More. Selected stalls may have their own eftpos but majority is CASH ONLY. We do not have facilities to get cash out so please bring it with you. Venue: Bethlehem Hall
Friday 7 July 7.15pm until 8.15pm – WELLNESS – Soundbath Meditation with Alice Sea.
A relaxing, magical journey of sound and vibration. Live Instrumental and enchanting vocals take you into deep relaxation. Bring a blanket, mat/bedrole and relax as Alice takes us on a deep meditative journey. Payment required at time of booking. Contact Stella ph 021 024 96390, limited tickets Fee: $25 Venue: Fergusson Park, Matua
Friday 7 July 7.30pm until 10.30pm – WELLNESS – Fun-damentals of Tantra with Ellie Wilde & Rahim Ryan. These fun and interactive nights are designed to inspire a deeper connection and awareness to first yourself and then the way you interact with others and with life. For more information click here. Visit www.ellie-Wilde.com/events to book your ticket. Fee: $25 online ( online sales finish 6th July)$30 cash on the door. Venue: Mount Yoga Studio.
Saturday 8 July 10am until 11.15am – WELLNESS – Dance of Awakening.The Dance of Awakening is a guided journey into the centre of your soul through breath, sound and movement. This dance we will be offering the space for our upcoming dance facilitators to experience the energy and depth of the journey through the Dance of Awakening.
We will begin with setting intention for our journey and move into the first energy of Surrender then dive in through selected tunes into Deepen in your sense of self. Discover the way your body truly wants to move. Awaken to a new way of being and experience the Oneness and Love that exists within and without. Start your Saturday morning with an ecstatic experience of dance to move you into your weekend. Fee: $15 on the door or $25 if you bring a friend Venue: Banks Scout Hall, 13 May Street, Mt Maunganui.
Saturday 8 July 1.30pm until 3.30pm – WELLNESS – Spirituality in the Modern World. Mata Amritanandamayi is known throughout the world as Amma, or Mother, for her selfless love and compassion toward all beings. Her entire life has been dedicated to alleviating the pain of the poor, and those suffering physically and emotionally.
Throughout her life, Mata Amritanandamayi has embraced and comforted more than 34 million people. Amma inspires, uplifts, and transforms through her embrace, her spiritual wisdom and through her global charities, known as Embracing the World.® When asked where she gets the energy to help so many people, she answers: “Where there is true love, anything is effortless.”
While Amma is widely regarded as one of India’s foremost spiritual leaders, Amma says that her religion is love. She has never asked anyone to change their religion but only to contemplate the essential principles of their own faith and to try to live accordingly.
One of Amma’s disciples, Br. Shraddhamrita Chaintanya, will be joining us here in Tauranga to give a talk about spirituality in the modern world, followed by kirtan/bhajan (devotional singing), mediation, and a question and answer session. This event is free of charge and all are welcome. Fee: FREE Venue: 1 Church Rd, Gate Pa, Tauranga.
Saturday 8 July 2.30pm – WELLNESS – Art of Flying. Ka‘alele Au is a foundational tool learned by Kahuna navigators in order to see clearly, gain phenomenal endurance, and quick global understanding of all factors required for sound decision making. These same skills can assist us is the art of navigating the circumstances of our life. It’s a dynamic, moving meditation and like a martial art, it has many forms. It is also a way to access stores of energy in the body in order to perform all tasks well and a way to change situations that are blocking you by redeploying energy that has been misused.
For years this are was perfected and taught only by the Hawaiian Kahuna Navigators to their students. It was first taught to people outside of the Hawaiian bloodlines in 1989 by Erin’s teacher, the Kahuna Abraham Kawai’i. It was given to all people so that individuals could learn to navigate with fluidity, balance and coordination through the ocean of experience that is our lives.Please wear comfortable clothes and bring water. Fee: $25 (Cash) Venue: Mount Yoga Studio
Saturday 8 July 7.30pm until 8.30pm – WELLNESS – Tauranga Satsang with Erin – The Breath of the Divine.’The Breath of the Divine is in our Presence’ WHAT IS SATSANG?
In Satsang you are engulfed in presence. Through enquiry you find all aspects, all memories all thoughts can be seen and become as distant as childhood. Everything is accessible, but in a way that doesn’t cause you to flinch, or risk being crushed under the burden of shame. It is as if something reaches deep inside you and plucks your greatest and most shameful secrets and discards them as meaningless. This is genuine, a real assuaging of regretful actions, words and deeds. In willing to become exposed, we experience a generosity a sense of Grace. What is seen is that there is no one to apportion blame or look to accuse. Only understanding and resolution remains. For
SATSANG GUIDELINES please click here. Fee: Suggested contribution of $20 or by Koha (no one will be turned away if unable to pay). Venue: 11 Levers Rd, Matua, Tauranga
Monday 10 July 7pm until 8.30pm – WELLNESS – An Evening with Immune Herbs with Herbal Potential and Autumn Falk Naturopathy. Come and enjoy an evening with Autumn, learning about herbs and their functions. This session is about Immune Herbs:
– learn about immune supporting herbs in herbal preparations, teas and culinary use
– Autumn will share recipes for an immune tonic, easy to make from your kitchen
In the colder seasons, we often need some extra help to stay well, rest and replenish ourselves, so that we can power ahead again in the spring. Winter is a time when we may need extra support for our immune system, lungs and digestive tract to fight the weather, the damp and the cold. And nature provides us with many ways to do this naturally and with love to ourselves. Prevention is the best medicine – and if there is a best time to practice this, then it is in the winter season. There are so many remedies for healing to explore! Alongside learning from Autumn about herbs, asking questions and sharing your experiences, you will have the chance to touch, smell and taste herbs and products. The evening will be supported by Herbal Potential with teas to sip away on as you socialise, relax and have fun! RSVP appreciated for planning purposes but not essential. Cost: $5 per person. Venue: Autumn Falk Naturopath 2/12 Cypress Street, Tauranga,
Friday 14 July 6pm until 9pm – WELLNESS – Yoga Collective Mini Retreat. A night of deep restoration. Contact: Registration is open please email firstname.lastname@example.org . Cost $60. Venue: Banks Scout Hall, 13 May Street, Mt Maunganui.
Friday 14 July 5.30pm until 10pm – ARTS – Cult Cinema Club presents Amelie for Bastille Day. It’s Bastille Day and what better film to screen than the ever-endearing French cult-classic ‘Amelie’.
Directed by acclaimed master of French Cinema, Jean-Pierre Jeunet, this charming film takes us on a whimsical journey through Montmatre, Paris, following the self-determined Amelie, who decides to change the lives of those around her for the better, whilst being confronted with her own isolation. A beautiful film and a sentimental fave amongst many.Join us from 5.30pm in the mainstreet of the Historic Village, where we’ll be pouring mulled wine, crisp beer and cider at our pop-up licensed bar. Toastie hot chocolates and steaming chemix coffee brews and sweet delights will be served from our candy bar. All this and cult status street food – dinner is sorted!
Food, brews and sweet tunes…ooh la la!! Film starts inside the Village Cinema from 7.30pm. +18 licensed event. Tickets click here. Cost: $20. Venue: Historic Village, 159 16th Ave West, Tauranga
Friday 14 July & Saturday 15 July 6.00pm until 9.30pm – COMMUNITY – Winter Nights | Winter Lights Tauranga’s luminous winter celebration is coming in July – right in the middle of the school holidays. Join the free family fun when the waterfront turns into a wonderful spectacle of light on Friday, 14 and Saturday, 15 July from 6pm – 9.30pm. Enjoy a beautiful illuminated night-time wonderland with light installations by Angus Muir, a magical projection of light onto a cascading wall of water and delicious winter bites brought to you by the Little Big Markets. Fee: FREE Venue: Tauranga Waterfront
Saturday 15 July 9am until 1pm – WELLNESS – Wellbeing of Body and Mind – Union of Eastern and Western Ancient Wisdom! Come to this workshop to honour the Divine Feminine and Masculine within you, connecting to an even more meaningful life.
The Western Mysticism section of this workshop will be guided by Mira. Be refreshed by an ancient understanding that is a map to personal development and peacefulness – with meditations that contain deep healing and happiness. With Western Mysticism, you can explore how early Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Norse civilisations supported their societies to meet their lives with grace and insight. Learn how this classical method can help with work, family, relationships and health concerns.
Mira Riddiford is a New Zealand-based meditation and mindfulness teacher. With over 20 years of experience, she has been trained internationally through apprenticeship, retreat work and study. Mira’s warm and engaging style breathes life into these classical teachings.
The Eastern Wisdom will be embodied through Qigong – Meditation in Movement facilitated by Giselle. Qigong is an ancient eastern health care system practiced for thousands of years for internal health that integrates physical postures, breathing techniques and mental focus. Qigong is a delightful practice of standing, sitting, and moving meditative methods that improve one’s health and vitality. Through gentle but profound movements, using the power of awareness, we will feel and move our way into grounded-ness and open-hearted ease.
Giselle Martins holds over 200hrs of Qigong Instructor training from Energy Arts School with Master Bruce Frantzis of Taoism water tradition passed down by Master Liu Hung Chieh and also from the fire tradition by Osho Divine Healing Exercises lineage. Giselle’s purpose is to bring awareness, supporting human beings to evolve into conscious beings.
Contact:There are limited spaces for this workshop, therefore payment is required to secure your transformative and nurturing spot. To register for this one off event please contact Giselle Martins via either email: email@example.com or phone: 021 0265 2434. Cost: $45 for the half day workshop. Assisted rates are available. Venue: Banks Scout Hall, 13 May Street, Mt Maunganui.
Sunday 23 July 11am until 5pm – ARTS – Creativity & Music Workshops with Karen Hunter. Are you up for some winter music fun? Do you fancy getting some new skills happening while the nights are long and there’s plenty of time to practise? There will be a special series of Creativity & Music workshops throughout New Zealand this winter. Come and play music with a group of people who are also exploring self expression with sound. Bring with your voice, your instrument and your open heart. We will be stretching, warming up, singing, writing, painting, making poems, creating rhythms, getting our groove on, listening, discovering and sharing songs. It is not necessary to have an instrument to get the most out of this workshop however please bring any instruments you have that you like to play or would like to learn how to play. You may also like to bring your creativity journal and favourite pen/pencils. Paper, paints, pencils and pens will be also be provided.
Karen Hunter is a experienced musical facilitator who is passionate about holding space for people to explore and expand their creative potential.
Karen has taught one to one music lessons and workshops in guitar, voice and songwriting since 1987. She has undertaken many musical studies both formally and informally and she also holds a diploma in Facilitation from Zenergy Global.
In addition to a lifetime of experience in the feild Karen completed the Masters of Music programme at the University of Auckland. Karen has also taught music privately and lectured at both the UoA and at M.A.I.N.Z ( Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand).
Please bring a snack for yourself (or to share). This will save time rather than leaving the premises. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a place. Cost: $80 ( $60 early bird) 11-5pm Venue: The Arty House Creative Community, 372 Wairoa Rd, Tauranga
Sunday 30 July 3.30pm until 6.30pm – COMMUNITY – Tiny Village Potluck for Prospective Members.As our little movement grows and we gain traction with council, it’s time we all get to know each other a little better. Join us for an informal potluck dinner. This is open to anyone who is seriously interested in joining and investing in our future tiny house village. Please bring a dish to share. Children welcome. Please RSVP as soon as possible thanks. Contact: Cost: Please bring a gold coin to help us pay for the venue. Venue: Mauao Performing Arts Centre, 11 Totara Street, Mt Maunganui, Tauranga, New Zealand 3116
Those who LOVE to LEARN, see and do…
Great venues, organisations to check out are:
Arataki Community Centre, Yoga Collective, House of Yoga, The Arty House, The Incubator, Craft Collective, Totara Street, Tauranga Art Gallery * Toi Tauranga.
Wild Earth Organics also has an epic noticeboard informing the people about stuff going on.
Feel free to add ‘your’ event below in the comments on this blog, or if you see it on facebook then there. The more people that know about what’s on offer in our corner of the world the better. Let’s connect and generate joy.