Term 3 yoga starts 25th July.
I hope you have all been enjoying the school holiday break and planning for the upcoming Matariki long weekend. For the first 3 weeks of term, Robyn is taking a break and there will be new teachers for your Tuesday and Thursday classes over this time. Keep reading to find out more about Jo and Suzanne and to book in your term 3 classes.
See you on your yoga mat in a couple of weeks. Book your spot!
Meet Your New Teachers
General Classes: Tuesdays 9:30am & 5:30pm
I’m excited to be teaching in Ngunguru, just 5 minutes from my home. I took my first yoga class as an option at high school and have been hooked ever since. Yoga has been a constant for me in times of stress and continues to make a huge difference to my overall health and wellbeing. I’m looking forward to continuing this journey with you.
“Be where you are, not where you think you should be.” is a favourite mantra of mine for life as well as yoga practice.
Email Jo or text to 021 853 464.
Beginners Class: Thursdays 9:30am
Hello! I am happy to be here in Aotearoa and share in yoga circles here on the Tutukaka Coast. I began practicing yoga decades ago and have found it so helpful and healing that I subsequently earned my RYT-500 (Yoga Alliance). I especially enjoy sharing Yoga Therapy techniques and both Yin and Yang Asanas in combination with mindfulness meditations and practices. As my favorite teacher would say, ‘We are strong, soft and subtle creatures.’ I look forward to exploring all these qualities together!
Email Suzanne or text to 027 316 9346.
Term 3 Pricing Options
9 week term (Tuesday July 25th to Thursday September 21st)
Casual Class – $20
First 3 weeks 1 class per week – $45 ($15 per class)
2 classes per week – $78 ($13 per class)
Payment: Cash Jo/Suzanne or internet banking
Jo Lees (02-0400-0418502-000). Use your name and yoga as a reference.
Robyn will be in touch Week 3 with class details and a plan for her 6 week block to the end of term.
‘Mindfulness Mondays’ Series
Suzanne will be leading a ‘Mindful Mondays’ series – first Monday evenings of the month.
“We will be doing shamanic journeying, practicing cross-cultural healing techniques and wisdom learnings, and leaning into the seasonal lessons of nature – I’m excited! Mindful Mondays starts September 4th. Download the brochure…“
Celebrating Matariki at home
There are many ways you can celebrate Matariki. Here are a few suggestions from the Te Papa website on what you can do at home…
Matariki is a time where people, whānau, and communities gather together to remember the year that has passed, to celebrate the present, and to plan for the next year. It is a time to remember our loved ones who are no longer with us, to feast and celebrate with our relatives and friends, and to look towards the future and the hope of a season full of bounty.
Remember loved ones who have passed away
Take time with your whānau to remember your loved ones who have passed away. Visit their urupā or resting site, mow the lawns, or tidy up any imperfections on their gravestones.
Enjoy a mid-winter feast with friends and whānau
Matariki is a time to share kai that has been harvested and stored throughout the year. It’s too cold for planting or for other major work to take place, so people gather together, relax, eat, and enjoy good company.
Write down your hopes, dreams, and aspirations for the year ahead
Take a moment to think about your hopes, dreams, and aspirations, not only for yourself but for your whānau, hapori and taiao.
Go out and see Matariki!
Go outside before the rising of the sun to try and find Matariki.
Hoki ki te kāinga
Matariki is a good time to return to the places you call home, and to reaffirm bonds you have with whānau, friends and communities.
Plan to grow a garden for your whānau
Today it is so easy for us to go to the supermarket and purchase what we need. Plan to grow a garden for your whānau so you can produce your own vegetables.
Mana Taiao (environmental awareness)
Matariki reminds us of our connection to the environment and our responsibilities to look after it. It can be as simple as organising a beach clean, cleaning your local waterway or planting a tree to give back to our environment.
Matariki is a time of entertainment, celebration and enjoyment. It is a time to make music, play games and share stories. Spend time enjoying each other’s company and relaxing together.