For those who: ‘want to fall back in love with life’. Past-participant Renee Meiklejohn said this: Standing and acknowledging your heart (and your hurt) surrounded by a circle of authentic souls showing up for themselves and for you. Ripper of a Life Changer!!
You wanna say YES to this one!
Learn how to * use practical tools to embrace your weaknesses, your flaws, your shadow, your unconsciousness, your humanness * embody self-love with your entire being, rather than as an intellectual concept.
We’ll share conversation, we’ll practice yoga, we’ll enjoy meditation, and we’ll play with pranayama. You’ll finish the day feeling connected, grounded, present, calm and in love – with yourself & life. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Cost: $128.00 Venue: Ohauiti Hall
1 November 10am till 12pm – TALK – Knowledge Cafe: Part 2. A talk about Youth Suicide Prevention. Cost: FREE Venue: Greerton Library
Friday 3 November 7.30pm until ? – WELLNESS – Yoga and Crystal Bowls with Annabelle and Ruby. Cost: ? Venue: A lovely relaxation evening in the whare at the Steiner School at R364 Welcome Bay Road, Welcome Bay.
Saturday 4 November 9am til 4pm – WELLNESS – A Day Retreat into the Heart of Self Love with International Teachers Kara-Leah Grant (NZ) & Ben Ralston (UK). We’ll share conversation, we’ll practice yoga, we’ll enjoy meditation, and we’ll play with pranayama. You’ll finish the day feeling connected, grounded, present, calm and in love – with yourself & life. Contact: email@example.com. Cost: $128.00 Venue: Ohauiti Hall
Saturday 4 November 9am til 2pm – MARKETS – The Little Big Markets. Each market will have the finest selection of craft stalls and street food vendors, as well as live music and stuff for the kiddies too. It’s an amazing family day out. Cost: FREE Venue: Coronation Park, Mt Maunganui.
Saturday 4 November 10.30am til 1pm – FILM – NaturePlay ‘Bring Childhood Back’ NZ Film Tour.***Please note this showing is for ECE educators only as it is being fully funded by NZEI Waikato Area Council, NZEI Huntly branch and Waikato branch. Event registration is required through eventfinda but there is no cost***
Winner of seven international awards with incredible cinematography.
NaturePlay – Take Childhood Back, explores the concept of education through play in nature (Udeskole). NaturePlay is an insipring look at the Scandinvian method of udeskole, which is practiced through forest kindergartens, after school clubs, nature-based play areas, adventure playgrounds and through increased break time at school.
Little Kiwis Nature Play and Woodland Escape are pleased to be showing this film around New Zealand with its important message and thought-provoking insights. We are super excited to be part of growing the Nature Play movement within New Zealand. Following the film, we will end with a discussion on the relevance of this film to New Zealand and ask the questions ‘Are our Kiwi children still as connected to nature as we think they are – do they have the same opportunities to play as we did?’
This showing and professional development discussion has been fully funded by NZEI Waikato Area Council, NZEI Huntly branch and Waikato branch. It is an amazing and generous offer that enables ECE teachers and other interested educators to come along for an amazing and inspiring couple of hours! Cost: FREE. Register through Eventfinda here: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2017/natureplay-take-childhood-back/hamilton/tickets Venue: Distinction Hamilton Hotel & Conference Centre, Hamilton
Saturday 4 – 22 November – VISUAL ART – Reluctant Melancholia. And exhibition and opportunity to buy the works of Antony Warnes. Cost: FREE Venue: The Incubator, Historic Village, Tauranga.
Sunday 5 November 9am til 2pm – WELLNESS – City to Surf. Make sure you are part of the largest fun run / walk in the Bay of Plenty. There is a Half Marathon, 11km and 5km run or walk options on this scenic course. We welcome runners and walkers of all ability levels to join us! NEW – Half Marathon Course for 2017 Cost ? : Venue: The course leaves from a variety of destinations in the Bay depending on what length you choose. All courses finish at the Mount Surf Club.
Saturday 11 November 8pm til 10.10pm – FILM – Gutsy Girls Adventure Film NZ Tour. BE INSPIRED TO LIVE AN ADVENTUROUS LIFE! Ten clever, funny and energizing short films celebrating the wonderful gutsy girls of the outdoors on the big screen!
Fabulous sponsor spot prizes and lots of shared laughs. Cost: $25 Venue: Holy Trinity Church, 215 Devonport Road, Tauranga
Sunday 12 November 10am til 3pm – FAIR – Tauranga Waldorf School Fair and Open Day. The Tauranga Waldorf School Fair and Open Day is back. Here’s a fun day out for the family with good food, handcraft & live music. Also a chance to see the “Open Classroom”. Activities for all ages. Cost: FREE entry, bring cash to buy food and gifts. Venue: Tauranga Waldorf School, R364 Welcome Bay Road, Tauranga
Sunday 12 November 10am til 3pm – VISUAL ART – Exploring Colour with Acrylic Paint and Emma Prill. Join Emma Prill to explore colour, line, composition, texture and form using vibrant acrylic paint. In this workshop we will be looking at the iconic “vase and flower” subject that has been of inspiration to artists including Emma for centuries. Paint your own richly coloured papers before cutting them and assembling onto board to create your own contemporary vase and flower composition . This is a relaxed and uplifting workshop with an emphasis of nurturing the creative process. Suitable for complete beginners or those with experience Please bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffee provided.Cost: $95. Venue: The Incubator, Historic Village, Tauranga
Thursday 16 November 5.30pm til 8pm – Psychology Week Tauranga. The New Zealand Psychological Society is holding its annual Psychology Week from 13-19 November.
The theme of the NZ Psychology Week is “living life well”. This initiative aims to increase public awareness of how psychology can help people, families/whanau and communities find ways to increase their psychological wellbeing. It also aims to raise awareness of the wide variety of roles that psychologists have in the health, justice, corrections, educational and other sectors.
Psychology Week will feature events involving New Zealand Psychological Society psychologists across the country including public lectures, and media articles on a range of issues.
The public is welcome at all events; attendance is free. The events are listed on this page http://www.psychology.org.nz/pd-events/psychology-week/#.We_2OWi0NPY.
1. Responding to child and adolescent anxiety – Tim Heetkamp
2. Apps for problems of living – Cedar Li, Deborah Lobo, and Satvir Singh
3. Mindfulness and self-compassion – Kati Ludwig
Cost: FREE Venue: Tauranga Yacht and Power Boat Club Sulphur Point, Tauranga, Tauranga, New Zealand 3143
Saturday 18 November 9am til 2pm – MARKET – The Little Big Markets. Each market will have the finest selection of craft stalls and street food vendors, as well as live music and stuff for the kiddies too. It’s an amazing family day out. Cost: FREE Venue: Papamoa Pony Club, Papamoa Beach.
Saturday 18 November 7pm til 1am – MUSIC – The Red Lounge Sessions. The Mount’s classiest and coolest pop up party returns with yet another stella lineup!
Due to such popular demand after his last EPIC performance, The Dastardly Bounder returns, along with the amazing HeyLady and our very own local Deep C!!
This is the last Red Lounge for 2017! More incredible acts to come in 2018!!
Cost: $25 through our ‘Rozella Presents‘ facebook page only. Venue: TOTARA STREET, 11 Totara Street, Mount Maunganui.
Wednesday 29 November 6.15pm til 8.30pm – FILM – Walk with Me. A special one-off screening of ‘Walk With Me’ – a documentary about the life of Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.
Watch the trailer for the film here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne7-wnnWqFY
Tickets are available here: https://tickets.demand.film/event/2796/purchase Venue: Rialto Cinemas.
Thursday 30 November 6pm til 9pm – WELLNESS – Join Megan & James for Thoughtful Conversation & Beautiful Food. A night of wonderful discussion, beautiful food, information and a wine or two. If you’re curious about how your daily choices can make a positive change for yourself, your health, our environment, animals and our children’s future, please come and be part of the conversation. As well as beautiful food, drinks and two very inspirational speakers there will be prizes for the best questions asked on the night, from Real Rad Food, Epsilon hair and V on Wheels. Cost: $40 or $20 for children under 12 years Venue: The George Farm, 10 Waikari Rd, Matapihi, Tauranga 3175, New Zealand
<<<Looking ahead to December>>>
Saturday 9 December 1pm til 5pm – WELLNESS – Wim Hof Technique with Nigel Beach. In this unique workshop, Nigel Beach, a Physiotherapist of 18 years and one of the few Certified Wim Hof Instructors worldwide, will guide you the fundamentals of the Wim Hof Method (WHM). These fundamental techniques Dutchman Wim Hof developed and used to find peace, control his autonomic nervous system, and achieve a high level of human performance, establishing 26 world records, including climbing Mount Everest in shorts, running a marathon barefoot above the polar circle and standing immersed in ice for nearly 2 hours.
Your experience will include teachings around why we need to use Wim’s method, how you can influence your own physiology and how we can break through what we thought possible. Register click here. Cost: $99 (or less with membership). Venue: Mind Body Movement 1/240 The Strand, Whakatane, New Zealand 3120
Great venues, organisations to check out are:
Arataki Community Centre, Yoga Collective, House of Yoga, The Incubator, Totara Street, Tauranga Art Gallery * Toi Tauranga, Baycourt Theatre, Wild Earth Organics also has an epic noticeboard informing the people about stuff going on.The Incubator now features its own Incubator what’s on, and Tauranga Gig Guide (has just launched) for original music hip-ening in Tauranga.
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.