WORKSHOPS & CLASSES
How to create authentic relationships.
This workshop provides a space to explore yourself in relationships. Discover what your heart desires and how to gain clarity, love and connection with yourself and your partner. This workshop opens up a new phase of creating the relationship you want and deserve. Starting with clarity about how you truly want to feel. First, you will identify what you want and need right now. Then you will learn how to create this in your life. The next part of the process is learning how to communicate this to your romantic partner. This workshop will provide you with practical and applicable tools, strategies and understandings for creating authentic relationship.
Join us for a soulful journey into connection and fun, uniting body and beats, stillness and movement, the sacred and the playful!
We will tune in to our hearts, get deeply in touch with our body and senses, and set intentions from our wisdom within.
Then, we’ll Dance like no one is watching - dropping from our minds into our bodies. Together, we move intuitively to the music, safely embracing our natural essences with freedom, joy, and honesty.
Closing our journey, we’ll come together in a circle of community, togetherness, and sharing. You’ll leave smiling, with a wondrous and fulfilled heart.
A magical experience awaits you. Open your heart and mind on a sublime journey into radical self-expression, acceptance, and liberating fun!
Astrology: The Intuitive Dance of Art & Science.
Astrology is a genuine mystery. For some it is an ancient science based on the relationship between Father Sun, Mother Earth and all their planetary relations. For others it is the Art of divination using archetypal and mythological story telling. And then there are those who see Astrology as an intuitive conversation, a deep reflective connection between client and reader, a pathway to open the mind and see new ways to interpret the mystery of life.
Through the lens of Tropical Astrology, Resolution Festival 2023/23 sees our Astrological weather include the Moon in Leo and Virgo, Sun in Capricorn, Mercury stationing direct, Pluto square Jupiter and much more.
Come and join Astrologer Kāren Hunter for a lively interactive workshop where we will unpick some of the current Astrological placements and 2024’s key planetary movements together.
This conversation will be suitable for any level of Astrologer including complete beginners and your questions are welcome.
Embodied Breath: A Rebirthing Breathwork Experience.
Come for a transformational experience with your breath. A gentle yet powerful deep dive into your subconscious to clear fear, anger, shame, guilt and come back to love.
Rebirthing Breathwork is Conscious Connected Breathing through the nose, this transformational technique of Breathwork was created by Leonard Orr. It is the breath of love, and the breath of a new born baby, it is a gentle form of breathwork to have you dive deep into your subconscious to move energy by removing tension and stress from the body, and return to LOVE.
Because of it's gentle nature, Rebirthing Breathwork can take you into transcendental spaces of consciousness, and spaces of deep and profound healing. The benefits of this practice are unique for each individual, and include a deep sense of clarity, aha moments, insights, embodied knowing of your own personal truth, experiences of one-ness.
You have come here to remember the truth of who you really are.
Manawa Ora Tamariki Yoga.
Originally from Italy, Angela has rooted in Aotearoa for the past 9 years. She holds a diploma in Socio-Pedagogy, a bachelor's degree in Technique of Neurophysiology and she is a certified yoga teacher since 2013, although her journey with yoga started back in 2005.
During her life she has been consistently taking care of children, from one-on-one to group babysitting, working for Early Childcare Centres both in Italy and Aotearoa, and now being a mother to a bright 4 years old. She has shared the game of yoga with little ones on several occasions in the different settings mentioned above, bringing fun and health to them.
In the last years Angela has founded Manawa Ora Neuro Breath, teaching the link between our breath and our nervous system to adults, and Manawa Ora Tamariki Yoga, sharing the power of pranayama and asana with children on her territory, holding 9 classes in 2 different, schools.
Holistic fitness experience (open to all genders, 14 years old and above)
Stone Thrower Health & Fitness presents Conscious Elevation : actively choosing to elevate your state of being through movement, meditation and visualization.
Alignment of mind, body and spirit into the full experience of life.
Connect with nature
Embody your being
Observe the mind
CHANTAL & DENISE
Back to the Roots Teen Empowerment Circle for young women and gender fluid beings.
Embark on a journey of embodied sharing , empowerment, and inner connection with Chantal and Denise, drawing from their collective life experiences in nurturing young women, are here to empower tweens and teens alike.
This circle is specially designed for young individuals aged 11 and above who yearn for a profound connection to their inner wisdom and the power within their wombs. In this nurturing space, we offer a sense of belonging, safety, creative self-expression, and a platform to boost self- for teenagers
BLASE & JODIE SUE
RESOLUTION NYE DANCE!
Join this cosmic duo for a guided dance odyssey; harnessing the power of intention and the magic of dance to weave our wildest dreams into reality. Step into the new year in the highest possible frequency.
Jodie Sue is a priestess of movement whose siren sound will tantalize as she weaves a narrative of reflection whilst guiding dancers into a euphoric, felt sense of Resolution moving from mind to heart, expressing the soul.
Blase is a DJ & producer known for his diverse, multi-genre music journeys with huge basslines and eclectic melodies. His talent for creating intentional soundscapes supports the journey whilst also ensuring that every person who steps on that dance floor absolutely sends it.
Together this magnetic couple make for an epic dance party where no experience is needed, just a playful curiosity
Elevate Your Emotional Intelligence.
When I understand me, I have a chance to understand you.
Join me for this playful and experiential exploration of the biological foundations of emotional intelligence.
Leave feeling smarter, freer, and more connected.
Dance of Love w/ Mufasa
Sarsha has a gift for creating potent, shamanic, transformative and inclusive heart centered spaces for our souls remembering. Fondly known as embodiment portals they bring people into a deeper connection with themselves, each other and the living breathing felt sense of the earth.
Her own training has included over 1000 hours of embodiment training, yoga teacher training, meditation teacher training and energy medicine. She is a teacher of teachers with over 20 years of facilitation experience. Running annual teacher trainings in Embodied Flow Yoga and Embodied Ecstatic Dance as well as regular women’s retreats that sell out every year. Sarsha deeply believes that by reclaiming the divinity of our earth bodies, we come home to the body of the earth and through this her HOPE is that we learn to live in greater harmony with all beings everywhere.
Beginners Kids kickboxing. Ages 6 yrs to 13 yrs.
Learn the basic punches and kicks with alot of laughs and fun.
Learn the basics of self defense.
Rest & Reset Yoga.
The Rest and Reset Workshop is my signature workshop that I have been offering for a number of years. We use Yoga-2-Go meridians yoga to release stress from the body combined with gentle roller work to release the fascia. Then, we reset the body with a gentle restorative sequence. Finally, we rest with a yoga nidra.
JASON SHON BENNETT
The Miraculous Truth about Fasting.
They say that ‘if you don’t eat, you die’. The actual truth is, ‘if you don’t eat too much, then you live much longer, with more energy, vitality and health’. I have fasted hundreds of times over the last 30 years. Fasting is to recovery what sleep is to recuperation. The real problem is not fasting. The real problem is that we never stop eating, and we are generally eating the worst diet in history right now. Regular Intelligent Fasting® is energising, invigorating and revitalising and is one of the safest and gentlest healing methods known to man or medical science. This seminar covers all aspects of safe, healthy, proactive fasting.
Lotus Yogi Yoga & Meditation
Yoga and meditation. Healing through movement and breath. Calming your mind and body, bringing peace within for the ultimate feel good experience. 1-2 hour class of Hatha flow for all abilities, 10-20 minutes Savasana, starting with a body scan and ending with notes on how to take this feeling with you into the rest of your day and spread the feeling onto others.
DAVID & SHARDASIA
Yin Yoga and Sound Journey
While Shardasia will guide you through a gentle Yin Yoga Flow, David will bathe you in shamanic sounds. An experience to deepen the connection to self through this ancient yogic practice in combination with an array of unique instruments such as didgeridoo, shamanic drums, rattles, jaw harp, flutes and more.
Safe Space Tipi & Closing Ceremony.
Zac Parish is the Founder and Director of the Awareness Academy, a training institution specializing in workplace leadership and well-being programs. Zac served as a Buddhist Monk for six years, and for over two decades, he has been an influential teacher in Meditation, Mindfulness, and Wellness. His passion lies in the intricateness of the mind and emotions, exploring the dynamics of beliefs and behaviors, and addressing the impact of social and environmental conditioning. His ongoing training delves into lifestyle medicine, emphasizing the crucial 5 Pillars of Wellness. Notably, he is dedicated to fostering compassion and connection in times characterized by societal disconnection.
Zac is committed to the holistic well-being of individuals and the cultivation of mindful, compassionate, and connected living
Welcome to Waiata Mai Waiata Mai is a super fun interactive Waiata Māori session for Tamariki & Whānau, you'll learn action songs, a Matariki poi song, tītī tōrea (stick song) & a Haka! Spot prizes for the best pūkana! We're very blessed to have Whaea share some NZSL in our Waiata session too. Waiata Mai sessions have been held in libraries, markets, marae & schools all throughout Aotearoa Nau mai, haere mai, Waiata Mai.
Cacao & Yin Circle.
A sacred and safe space to connect deeply with the ancient plant medicine of cacao, our hearts and our soulful inner landscapes through trauma sensitive somatic yin yoga.
In ceremony be guided through preparing for, receiving and deeply connecting with the sacred plant medicine of cacao and the spirit animal medicine of the jaguar, breath, somatic and energetic practices, guided meditation, sound (instrumental and song), trauma sensitive somatic yin yoga and compassionate self enquiry.
The breath, aided by chakra-attuned music provides a route to the discovery of your inner landscape, healing, and trauma release. Levi will guide you into relaxation and the practice of a simple breathing technique. From there, simply trust that whatever emerges is what’s meant to be present.
Some people laugh. Some people cry. Some people enter a state of deep and profound meditation. Each time you show up for it, breathwork takes you wherever you need to go. A process that ultimately moves you away from the agendas of your ego and towards the sacred purpose of your soul.
In this workshop you’ll be initiated into a sacred space and engage in ceremonial practices to create unity between your inner and outer world. This will be a safe and juicy container for you to really explore the depths of this magical modality.
The Art of Connection.
This workshop is designed to be a safe space for you to connect to your feelings, wants and needs.
Empathy helps us to engage in a deep and compassionate awareness of our own experience and to see the unique beauty in the other person which creates potential for rich and close connections.
I will guide you through breathwork, movement and partner exercises and I gently invite you to practice speaking and listenting from your heart throughout the journey.
A devoted yoga asana teacher stationed in Whangamata and the visionary founder of Inspire Yoga, Carrie radiates her passion for holistic well-being. As well as holding weekly Yoga classed in Whangamata, she dedicatedly travels to Mount Maunganui to co-host a Mount Meditation kirtan evening every Friday , ensuring a transformative experience for all. A maestro harmonium and flute player, she infuses celestial notes into her captivating and heartfelt Kirtans. Find Carrie at the Spirit Zone where she will be teaching Pranayama, Hatha Yoga, Yoga dance and chanting Kirtan.
Wild Roots “Return to the Womb “ Women’s Circle.
Wild Roots Women’s circle is all about returning to the womb. Through out this three hour circle you will be lovingly guided by Chantal to let go of expectations, masks and the rush of everyday life. This is a space for you to sink into the deep wisdom and nourishment of the womb.
Chantal will gently guide you inwards , using gentle embodied practices ,through our breath through movement & sound. Allowing all forms of sharing and vulnerable reflection to nourish and uplift your being.
When we allow the hidden parts of who we are, the aspects that we try to hide so well - to be lifted out of the heaviness and soften we’re able to truly feel the depths of emotions that are ready to be seen, held and loved.
Flying High- Morning Hatha Yoga & Tibetan Bowls.
A delicious strengthening morning Hatha yoga class with a focus on balance, uplifting your mood and raising your energy levels.
An absolute feel-good internal prana awakening to get you glowing from the inside out. Integrating with 20 minutes extended shavasana with the powerful vibrations of Sarah's Tibetan bowls.
Empowering Inner Confidence - Feminine Choreography.
Inviting you along to empower your inner confidence, through feminine dance choreography. Reclaim all your desires, pleasures, and dreams of ecstasy. Truly embodying what it feels like to step and be in your ultimate self. Develop the skills to "walk the walk", understand how to stand tall and hold your power, sensual movement and playful energy. The dance style is in fusion with Burlesque and Commercial. No judgement, no shame, only a safe space to express.
KARINA KALILAH & JANE ANTHONY
Wild Love Breathwork.
Wild Love with Karina Kalilah & Jane Anthony Wild Love Breathwork combines a conscious connected breathing technique with gentle movement to direct and activate your feminine power. This is a unique style of breathwork where you will journey into divine love and life force energy, while learning to harness and use these energies as healing forces within the body.
You will be invited into resonance and connection with your feminine nature, and learn to give permission for beautifully wild, soft, gentle & shadow aspects of yourself to be there. Through this experience you are invited to soften into a space of deep self-love and self-remembering. This is a very soft, gentle and yet deeply empowering experience. Your journey will be guided by two trauma-informed breathwork facilitators Karina Kalilah & Jane Anthony.
Learn self-hypnosis to help you meditate and sleep
better, faster and more consistently.
We teach a combination of self-hypnosis, neuroscience and breathing to help you relax more, faster and with more regularity.
A short intro session (1hr) will provide you with the science, the process and some practical time to experience the process of HypnoMeditation.
JASON SHON BENNETT
The Centenarian Benefits of Plant-Based, Wholefood Eating.
Fresh, seasonal plant foods are what has sustained human beings since the dawn of time. Eating a plant-based wholefood diet is simply the best way to give yourself every chance of healthy disease-free longevity. The world’s longest lived and healthiest peoples eat more fruits, vegetables & plants than anyone else on earth. We can learn so much from them for our health, our environment, our ethics and our planet. The statistics tell us that our longevity since 2014 has been dropping all over the world due to our obesogenic environment. This seminar is about ‘why and how’ to eat a delicious, affordable, plant-based wholefood diet.
Men’s Reflection & Intention Circle.
This can be put into one 2-hour workshop – Or split into two 90-minute workshops. The first is ‘Men’s Reflection Circle’ and the second is ‘Men’s intention circle’. I can do either of the above formats depending on what works best for the schedule of the festival (this is not a part of the bio).
These workshops will invite participants to take a hard look at their past year (or more) and discover more about themselves. They will be encouraged to search for learning and growth, gratitude and appreciation, and aim to shape their bright and conscious future.
ERIN ZEN WARRIOR
Break Free From the Matrix with Human Design.
Human Design is a combination of the ichin, Kabbalah, chakra and astrological systems.
Downloaded in 1987 it becomes a self remembering tool to help us transition into the age of Aquarius. Understand how your type and authority come together to guide you to the life you were born to live.
Erin combines her understanding of this system with her study of the law of attraction, NLP and experience as a Sinnyasin to help in your journey of "unplugging" from the Matrix.
PIXIE HOOP DANCE ACADEMY
Unlock your body with hoop dance.
Pixie has been teaching hula hoop both online and in-person across both the UK and NZ for many years, she has a passion for how hula hoop enables us to connect deeply with our bodies and to also tap into flow states.
Mental Wellness Tools
Learn and experience different tools that can sustainably improve your Mental Wellbeing and help to make you more resilient.
Nick use to struggle really bad with overthinking, anxiety and OCD and was looking for a for a way out of that. He tried a lot of different things to find more peace inside since 2013. He has coke across some fundamental tools that have helped him to become more resilient and in a lot better space mentally He became a certified instructor in 2022 and he’s been doing many workshops in Barcelona (where he is based), Tenerife and has worked with companies like SAP and Soho House. He was also host of a mental well-being podcast and is co owner of Organic Mechanic a wellbeing company in NZ.
Astrology at the Turning of the Ages.
Drawing upon ancient perspectives of cosmology, the science of astronomy, and personal experiences at sacred sites, we will take a shamanic approach to the age-old art of astrology and how it can help us navigate these current turbulent times. We will take a look at how astrology works, how it doesn’t, and how it relates to you, your loved ones and your soul’s deepest intent. We find ourselves at a great, undeniable, unprecedented, turning point in history.
Throughout time, cultures everywhere have looked to astrology for meaning and explanation. For this level of change and transformation happening right now on our planet, we can gain insights if we take a step back and see what time it is in a bigger picture. We will look at the dawning of the age of Aquarius, the 26,000-year precession cycle, the Kali Yuga, and how many cultures throughout history knew like now, that there is a Turning of the Ages
Women's Self Defence.
I love sharing my life-long passion for martial arts, predominately kickboxing and muay Thai, with my students. For the past six years, I’ve led a weekly women’s kickboxing class at Dynamics Martial Arts. I also coach the Fight Girls program, training women physically and mentally for their first fight in the ring and supporting them through an empowering journey. My own journey started as a student of Taekwondo in the UK, and since then I’ve devoted over 25 years to martial arts, including muay Thai, boxing, jiu-jitsu, self defence training, open-hand combat, and kickboxing, for which I earned my black belt second dan in 2019.
The Magic of Menopause.
In this workshop we will explore how menopause can be a catalyst to become a leader in your community. When we think about menopause we think about hot flushes, brain fog and fatigue but it is so much more than that. It is both a window of opportunity and a cocoon.
Yoga with Vibha
Vibha. Based in the enchanting township of Te Pahu, she stands as a vital force within the Waikato Meditation team. Beyond her role as a captivating singer, Vibha is a dedicated yoga
teacher, honing her craft under the authentic Gaudiya Sampradaya yoga lineage. Living the ashtanga lifestyle daily, she embodies the very teachings she imparts. Vibha is set to grace the Spirit Zone, where she will share the power of Mantra and the ancient practice of pranayama and yoga in a way that will transform your life.
The Warrior Within - Masculine embodiment workshop (men only)
Stone Thrower Health & Fitness presents "The Warrior Within": a dynamic experience for men.
Men, wake before the final dawn of 2023. Rise in darkness, stand in light.
Gather together to set positive intentions for the new year ahead. Engage in a high intensity workout to ignite your goals into action. Drop into deep meditation to surrender to the creation of your dreams.
Wild Love Breathwork.
Wild Love Breathwork combines a gentle yet powerful conscious connected breathing technique with gentle movement to activate your feminine power while moving energy with intention, presence, gentleness, and grace. Wild Love Breathwork invites you into connection with your feminine side while learning to give permission for beautifully wild, soft, gentle & shadow aspects of yourself to be there. Through this experience you are invited to soften into a space of deep self-love and remembering.
Are you ready to TWERKWERK!?
Twerkwerk® is a profound way to gain confidence, feel empowered, connect into your body, release trauma and stagnant energy, be in community, all while having FUN!
Twerkwerk® is a Psycho-sensory modality combining Twerking & Breathwork together. This workshop is for EVERYONE, so come and join as we shake & breathe!
The workshop is based on Korea's unique 5,000 years old ancient tradition and philosophy, and modern Brain Science. Through the 5 steps of Brain Education, life force is restored and one’s bright consciousness awakens.
This method is very dynamic, and it greatly amplifies energy. You will recover the balance of 3 different bodies. These are the physical body, the energy body, and the spiritual body.
It is a training to recover natural healing power within oneself, to realize one's true values and the value of nature, and restore the sense of unity of all humanity as earth citizens. You will heal the world through loving and healing yourself.
Ho'ponopono Your New BFF.
In this Interactive Masterclass, Helena will share with you how the worldwide known Ho'ponopono technique is way beyond repeating 4 sentences. When used with purpose and an open heart, Ho'ponopono leads you to deep and powerful awakenings and expansions of your most divine version. Ho'ponopono provides an intense connection, real sense and understanding about unconditional love, unshakable faith and absolute gratitude for life and our beloved Whenua.
Opening this portal gives you ALL answers you deserve and need to know for your ascension as human being
Ressignificate the past, co-create your new future away from your own judgments, reactivity, guilt and other patterns that don't belong to the new self that will be reborn.
Say goodbye to scarcity, difficulties with relating and accepting others by first of all, accepting and loving yourself.
Helena's guidance will help you find the roots and realize what are the changes needed to transform your inner traumas into fuel to fly high. Hoponopono is your ticket to a lighter and fulfilled life TODAY and forever!
Syama & JJ - Mantra Drum Circle
JJ. More than just a drummer, he's a driving force behind the scenes, making things happen with boundless enthusiasm. Together with his partner, Carrie, JJ plays a pivotal role in the Mount Meditation program in Mount Maunganui, solidifying their presence as the dynamic duo that keeps the energy flowing. Join JJ in the Spirit Zone for driving kirtans and a mantra drum circle not to be missed.
Human Movement Foundations.
The human body is built to move while supporting it's structure in a way that stabilises the joints. Through bad habits and lack of understanding, our bodies learn to move in ways that cause damage to itself, underperforming and leading to pain. Wolf from Wolf Movement NZ will teach you the foundations of how the body is meant to move, and how each joint stabilises, and provide a program of movements you can use to train your subconscious central nervous system to move you the way you're built to. Free yourself of pain and become the highest performing version of yourself.
Discover the magic of making a braided hair-braid/bracelet/necklace or bookmark with a simple cardboard star-braid and wool.
Your Best Face at Any Age.
We’ll start with a Relaxing grounding meditation, a brief dive into the science behind Face yoga, and then proceed to demonstrate and do 5 face yoga poses. Followed with another brief embodiment practice, to finish our face yoga session refreshed.
We’ll have also time for your questions after the session.
Rāranga with Whaea Moana.
Rāranga with Whaea Moana is for all our tamariki to learn basic rāranga alongside their whānau. Your tamaiti will learn the tikanga of harvesting & preparing harakeke - flax, traditional uses, we'll share waiata & storytelling before making a piece of weaving to take home.
Karawhiua - go for it!
EARTHDANCE Shamanic 5 Rythms Dance.
‘EARTHDANCE’ 5 rhythms DANCE Workshop. - a Funky Heart-opening deep dance journey.
I offer, with a mix of live and Dj'ed music, a guided journey for people to drop really deeply into themselves through really juicy tribal heart-opening dance music - to Ground people, take you back to your truest self, blow your heart WIDE OPEN, and dance out any current blockages & stuck energy, and then back out again into your JOY, your COMMUNITY. Tribe. All together. As One. & then finally to a deep still meditational finish.
This dance is for those of you who wanna Empower yourselves in these mad times. For those of you who are longing for more connection. More Humanness. More LOVE.
Ive been fascilitating Tribe-vibe Dances for like 10 years now - & as a musician & lover of life - there is nothing I love better to do than create this space for people go really LET GO to..!
Foraging for Wild Edible Plants.
Step into nature to discover a world full of wild, edible plants. Focusing on abundant, delicious & nutritious edible weeds & commonly found wild plants, you’ll leave this workshop eager to forage in your own backyard & neighborhood.
You’ll leave feeling empowered with the knowledge needed to build better local food resilience & food security. You can skip going to the supermarket after this workshop, instead gathering your own wild greens for dinner.
No experience required, all welcome.
The Art of Being Your Own Guru.
The art of rewriting your reality. Co-creation is on trend! But what, does it mean to co-create your reality?
How can you, on a daily basis, become a co-creator of your best present and even future self?
How can you live the life of your dreams?
Do you even have time to dream? Do you even know what your own personal dream is?
In this exciting masterclass, Helena will be sharing unprecedented channelings from her extraterrestrial masters.
Those teachings helped her rise like a Pheonix years ago and, since then, experience many new waves of rebirth and watersheds.
Now, she is ready to share that information and help you achieve the best versions of your quantum time.
MATIU TE HUKI
Haka for Life.
This interactive workshop will cover traditional Maori practices including the warrior energy of haka (traditional power dance), the hongi (sharing the breath of life), story, the art of introduction, song, and more.
This workshop also covers several simple yet extremely powerful masculine/feminine practices that are profoundly honoring, healing, connecting and empowering. The impact from this is currently sending waves around the planet.
We will deal with light and shadow.
This workshop is suitable for anyone up for real growth.
Participants will leave with ancient yet practical tools to support them in the way they stand, speak, listen, connect and move powerfully through this life. Matiu's approach is welcoming, inspiring, fun , safe and empowering.
Harping back to early Resolution festivals, this offering evokes the intimacy of co-created ceremony, by calling our community to participate in satsang.
Satsang, refers to the practice of gathering ceremoniously in the company of conscious people (the wise), for the performance of devotional activities (rituals), including bhajan (songs), prayer, arti (sharing the light), chanting (kirtan), a talk (spiritual reflections), and a gratitude practice (prasad).
Satsang will be offered to share the bounty of spiritual wealth obtained through bhakti yoga (devotion), jnana yoga (knowledge), and karma yoga (work).
URSULA MEDUSA & RUT MONTES
Heartbeat of the Earth.
A safe drumming circle to open and close.
Somatic movement embodiment meditation.
Sharing circle and one on one healing if needed during the workshop. Handmade flower essences will be shared. Be prepared to go safely deep into yourself. Feeling into your body and boundaries, to create healing and personal freedom.
This is a very safe space created by two experienced priestesses who can support you to feel into the magic and mystery of your journey.
Somatic Therapy is world renowned as being the most effective modality to safely go deep within to heal.
We use shamanic drumming and essences to create a safe circle to do this empowering work.
Dawn Japa Mala Meditation & Yoga Wisdom
For over three decades, Radha has been a dedicated guide in yoga and meditation within the Auckland region. Her extensive knowledge and experience includes gentle Yoga stretching, tranquil yoga nidra relaxation, soothing Gauranga breathing for a serene mind, meditative japa meditation, and concluding with delightful kirtan. Join Radha in the Spirit Zone and embark on a transformative exploration of self-discovery through her Japa Mala class & Yoga Wisdom talk which will leave you enriched and uplifted.
BROOKE HAYLEY, KAREN HUNTER &
Blue Lotus Ceremony & Shamanic Sound Journey.
Experience the exquisite essence and vibration of the Sacred Egyptian Blue Lotus, the flower of intuition and spiritual enlightenment, served as a ceremonial tea, with the Shamanic Sound Journey to tune the mind, body & spirit to a state of balance & peace.
Join our ceremony as we gather to connect our inner wisdom and higher self through the heart opening Blue Lotus tea and the most beautiful Shamanic Sound Medicine. You will be enjoying a beautiful cup of tea, fully infused with intention and consciousness along with beautiful sound teachers.
Blue Lotus is a sacred, etheric and high vibration flower that embodies the purest consciousness, lifting us up and connecting us to the Divine. Embodying ancient knowledge, Blue Lotus has been worshiped for her health and spiritual properties, beauty and conscious values for over 7000 years.
Symbolically, Blue Lotus represents creation, rebirth, death, and the eternal presence of the sun—a true embodiment of life's sacred cycles. It works with opening the third eye and the crown chakra and connects us to the Divine.
Songs and meditations will be offered on frame drums, guitar, voice, singing bowls, bells, flutes, jaw harp, mandolin, charango and delicate chimes.
Bring a cup, warm comfortable clothes (it can get cold during the meditation), an open heart.
Singing with Babies.
This workshop is an opportunity for parents to learn simple techniques for developing their babies singing voice. We will be encouraging mimicking responses from your baby using foundational singing exercises. Bring a mat for your baby to lay on. Intended for younger babies or focused toddlers.
Scott's passionate about empowering you with simple and powerful tools that are right under your nose, your breath. He's studied the breath for over a decade and is a qualified instructor in 4 different methods. His approach is both simple and profoundly effective.
SIMON & WHAKARONGOTAI
Conscious Art of Lovemaking.
Inspired by the power and beauty of the dance between love and sexual expression, we have created this experiential journey for anyone wanting to dive deeper into presence, intimacy and relationship with another.
We will take you on an immersive journey, grounded in breath and body awareness, deepening into self love, vulnerability, authentic communication and intimacy. We will also be offering practical tools for you to explore post-workshop.
Our intention is that you leave the space feeling nourished, empowered and excited to explore how you relate to yourself, your lover and with life itself.
This workshop is for anyone feeling the call, singles or couples alike. It is a fully clothed space, sensitively held with clear communication around boundaries and consent.
Please arrive on time as we will be opening this sacred space with agreements to support a safe and nurturing journey for us all.
Spiritual Siesta (Yoga Nidra)
Rasalila invites you to the blissful journey of guided deep peace meditation (Yoga Nidra) in the Spirit Zone. With expertise in guiding relaxation of the body, mind, and heart, Rasalila has been leading these meditative sessions at the Australian School of Meditation and Yoga for over eight years. Now calling New Zealand home, she feels fortunate to share these blissful experiences with you, her brothers and sisters, in Aotearoa. Take time to relax and find inner peace, in this busy busy world. Let's embrace peace, friends.
Kambô: The Amphibian Healing.
Many native traditions in the world go through rites of passage using powerful substances from animals or plants.
The tree frog Phyllomedusa bicolor, also known as Kambô, has a unique biochemical secretion used since ancient times by the indigenous tribes of the Amazon for hunting and depression. Capable of both miraculous physical and mental healing, this multi-medicinal resin has now been used worldwide to support humans in their wellness journey. The workshop will dive deep into the pharmacological components of Kambô, its reset, restorative, and revitalization processes.
Heart Opening Hypnosis.
Would you like to feel more open, connected, and loving? Would you like to improve your interpersonal relationships and your relationship to the collective? Have past hurts built walls around your heart?
Join me for this guided hypnosis experience where we connect you to the love that has always been inside.
We will signal to your subconscious mind that it is time to change any beliefs that have been holding you back.
Bring a journal, pen, something comfortable to lay on.
A well-held space in which to explore Conscious and transformative Sounding practices, including sounding the chakras, sensing and feeling the sound in different parts of the energy body, using sound for prayer and invoking positive change, vocal improvisation and singing healing songs and chants. All within a context of focussed intention, ritual and well-being.
This can take participants beyond their sense of themselves and their abilities, and put them in touch with voice and a sound that is bigger and more powerful. The sound rises out of, and returns to, a deeper sense of silence.
HeartSong Healing Voice sharing will also be an earth healing ritual, invoking, channelling and focusing healing energy for the Earth and for all participants, as guided by Spirit - based in an exploration of Sound, Voice and music in an uplifting, embodied and exciting way. I have spent many years working with the sacred energies of the Earth and Nature in the Celtic lands, and more recently in Otaki Gorge in Kapiti, where I was living off grid - and I bring that awareness and energy into my sharings.
The Kundalini Experience - Unplugged.
To awaken the dormant lying Kundalini energy within, you first must tune into the inner wisdom, then activate the breath as your guide, your body as your template and your mind as your hard drive. Your kundalini energy is your gateway to freedom, to sovereignty, to that still space inside, and most importantly to remembering who you are and why you are here. The psyche is purified, obstructions to love are removed and the truth is revealed.
Drumming with KKTK.
West African inspired Drumming workshop, where all levels of experience and ability are catered for and drums are provided. Join us to enjoy to the beat of the drums.
Afro Connection Dance.
Explore what African rhythms give to us: connect with your body, raise your energy level, feel mother earth, dance in community, be free and above all: let's celebrate life together!!!! This is a workshop to activate our body and express ourselves through movement to the rhythm of the drums.
Wonderful World of Epigenetics.
We explore the world of empowerment, potential and possibility through applied Epigenetics. Lifestyle medicine is a science not a fad so we can reach our goals by understanding how life works and applying these principles to our daily world. Consistency is a key as we learn tools based on yoga, nutrition, mindfulness, qui gong and modern knowledge of photo electrics or light medicine.
Girl Goddess Circle.
An opportunity to come together as Mothers and young Daughters who are cycling, to discover tools and resources for honouring and working with our cycles. We will discover how becoming aware of the moon's cycles helps us to harness our inner wisdom. We will also learn Somatic Resources for when we are feeling challenged, enjoy the medicine that is a women's circle and do some journaling while enjoying a cacao together. The opportunity to purchase a Making Moon Magic Journal for 2024 will also be available.
Straw Animals and Ocarinas.
Children and Teens:
Design and build animal sculptures with straw and wool.
Ocarina crafting with clay (please bring your own cup)
DAN & JENNI ABDELNOOR
Living in Love - Relationship Intimacy and Unity
This workshop is for men and women wanting to discover more of themself in order to create deeply loving relationships with others. Journey with us as we explore the soul components of the inner archetypes, our dark and light masculine and feminine, and feel the fullness of our depth capacity and loving presence. Join us as we experience our ability to go deep and feel the pulse and current that moves through all of life. We’ll activate and embody that which had divided and incapacitated the ability to form deeply loving and intimate relationships. This is a call for singles, couples, men and women to arrive, and feel the power of love and unity in a safe space.
This workshop is a soft, low intensity and impact solo movement practice taking the definition of flow and putting it into the body rather than using objects. We explore 4 concepts of movement and bring them together to create a flow. From there it is the individual's free reign to take what they have learnt and express what they are feelling.
Added benefits of connecting with their own body, moving, and connecting with the ground.
Soul-Kin of the Rainbow.
Introducing codes that support de-programming from the disharmonic matrix, in favour of walking free and tall in our skins. These codes are based in the harmonic matrix of the Tzolkin of the Mayan Dreamspell that hails from the Palenque Temples in the south of Mexico. This is a play-shop where all are participating in the activation of the codes to form a weave of love, where we are all Kin/family working together for the Earth and indeed the evolution of all of consciousness.
SARAH CAMPUS, SARAH MENLOVE &
A Cacao and Embodied Somatic Dance Journey.
Let the heart opening medicine of Mama Cacao and a carefully curated musical landscape take you on a journey into the layers of your being. Come as you are and sink into this space of freedom, safety and celebration. Dance yourself into your most authentic nature and let go of any outdated stories you no longer need.
Ecstatic Dance helps us break down the layers of self and come together as a tribe the way our ancestors have always done. By getting in touch with our roots and our bodies we are able to unlock the deep knowledge of the body and the heart and start to release control of the thinking mind.
When we step on the dance floor, we include our whole selves, even the frightened parts that want to hide. We dance through pain and sorrow. We dance with joy until our hard edges soften and our masks fall away.
We meet other courageous dancers, weaving unbreakable threads of connection. Our friendships transcend the boundaries of time and space. It all melts together–beat, movement, breath–into a swirling vortex we call community. As the throbbing pulse of the dance floor matches our own heartbeat, we know, without a doubt, we are not alone.
We welcome you to join us for this embodied experience.
Dancing the Dragon.
Join Kara-Leah for a wild ride into the heart of embodied liberation. Expect sound, movement, passion, freedom, liberation, joy, bliss and an opportunity to stalk, embrace and incinerate your fears in a safe space. Come ready to shake it up and move your arse, but expect far more than just dancing.
We are powerful beyond our wildest Imaginations.
You get to revitalize and explore our unlocked potentials to turn every uncomfortable moment into a moment of peace and tranquility. We practice to Rise Above the situations With the use of breathing exercises, Lightbody Activation, Time travel, Interdimensional travel and other Soul enlivening practices. Among these are voice toning and guided meditations.
Come Journey with Me and Our "Teams of Light" on this Joyful exploration.
You will walk away with the "Tools" to RISE ABOVE any situation.
Stretch & Wiggle.
This session takes movements from Yoga,Circus, Dance and general movement practices, to create a low intensity, passive stretch and movement session to wake up, tune into and loosen up your body. Ideal, after a big night.
We work through the entire body starting from tuning in and asking what our body wants, to feet through to the head.
Self-mastery with Mirror Work.
Love is what is needed the most in the world, and the love we direct back to self, our whole self, is so very important.
Allow me to introduce yourself, to yourself. Mirror work is about claiming all parts of yourself, witnessing yourself, loving yourself. Self-mastery is a life journey, and mirror work is a foundational approach to help support yourself through life's ever curving spiral. It is a simple, free, and easy way to show up for yourself. Learn some tips and techniques to free up all parts of yourself, finishing with a full body immersive dance release.
Discover Mind-Body Medicine for embodied transformation, self-discovery, and leadership development. In this workshop we will dive into a somatic, body-oriented approach to support truly transformative change. Create space to discover your body as a portal to wisdom and intuition. Attend to the practices and presence to help you to embody your values and move towards your purpose.
Wild Women Embodied.
Welcome wild women, step closer and reclaim your innate wild ways.
This is so much more than a simple women's circle - we’ll be activating our Wild Woman archetype within circle, short breath practices, embodiment and movement creating space for your fullness and allowing emotions like grief, anger and rage to be moved through somatically in ways that won't overwhelm your nervous system.
Similar to the Wild Womens Circles I've held at previous NZ Spirit festivals but with more magic and wildness added!
Open to all who have a womb, used to have a womb or identify as a woman.
Gentle breathwork journey to connect with the erotic charge of your body and self circulate into your wholeness & sovereignty. Open for women & men.
Unwind Your Stress Mess.
The biggest affliction of our modern lives is overstimulation and stress. Join me to explore exactly what stress is and learn an embodied approach to unwinding and soothing your ragged and overworked nervous system. Using a combination of touch and curiosity perfectly melded with massage techniques and principles of the Feldenkrais Method together we will bring some breathing space back into your world!
This workshop will leave you with some fantastic tools for self care in a busy world and is great for pain relief, increased energy and better sleep.
In reconnecting with nature, each other and ourselves, we reveal our deepest form of ecology: belonging on this Earth. Join Leo as we sense ino nature, feel gratitiude, honour our pain for the world, see with new/ancient eyes and go forth towards our identity as guardians and gardeners of this planet.
Tohu & Intuition.
Rediscover your intuition and live your truth.
An intuitive interactive workshop to whakarongo, find your centre & truth, embrace it and live it. Let's have some fun!
JOSHUA JA STOREY
Cosmology: A New Story.
Cosmic journey through virtual stellarium projected into ceiling. Guided through the Southern night sky as it is in real time, with the ability to time travel to cover the full range of notable objects from local planets to faraway constellations and their legends from European and Maori culture. Exploration of our perspective as galactic citizens. Potential for telescope viewing of Saturn, Jupiter, Marama after the show (weather permitting).
Sacred Sound Ceremony.
A journey through sound like no other….
Join Samantha May for a Sacred Sound Ceremony where you will be immersed in the Alchemy of Vibrational Frequency.
Bathe in intricate sounds from over 20 different instruments while receiving the gift of Channeled Song, Toning, Chanting, Mantra and LIGHT LANGUAGE.
Samantha’s distinct vocal prowess has been described as “Ancient and Celestial - her sound speaks to the deepest layers of your being.”
A truly unique experience for those who are ready to receive this Soul-Moving Transmission infused with NEW EARTH FREQUENCIES.
You can expect this incredible experience to include Crystal Singing Bowls, Gong, Medicine Drum, Rain Pillar, Shruti Box, Chimes, Hang Drum, Guitar and more...
Somatic Movement Through the 3 Worlds.
Inspired by the principles of Andean Cosmovision and the 3 worlds (the Ukhu Pacha, The Kay Pacha and The Hannan Pacha) this guided somatic movement journey invites us to move our vessels and be danced through each realm. Connect with the energy of all that has gone before, our ancestors and the footprints they left for us to follow. Moving into the present, the here and now and the imprint we are casting into the world around us and up into the realms of our connection with the divine.
Sound Journey with Lavender Elixir.
Chloe will take you on a Sound Journey around the world. Lay down and rest as your body is bathed in healing, emotive frequencies. Drink a medicinal grade Lavender Elixir that grounds and relaxes with its sedative, anti-anxiety, mood enhancing and nerve relaxing properties, so you can achieve more profound relaxation and more rewarding meditation.
You'll be enveloped in the sounds of many of the following: Chloes incredibly beautiful voice, crystal singing bowls, Tibetan singing bowls, gong, monochord, handpan, guitar, medicine drum, an assortment of chimes, First Nations flutes, pūrerehua and other ancient percussive instruments.
How to Rock Your Festival Experience.
Join Kara-Leah and discover how to perceive and orientate to your Festival experience for maximum awakening, liberation and enjoyment. Get all the inside tips and guidance you need from someone who has done scores of Festivals in the last decade so that you too can have the best Festival experience ever.
Transitioning to Plant-based Eating with Ease, Fun & Deliciousness.
This workshop will be a fun and inspiring talk on how to set yourself up to weave more plant-based meals into your life. It will demystify and reassure how to get all the minerals, calcium, iron and protein from a plant-based, wholefood diet. IT will contain loads of tips and tricks of how to set up your kitchen and pantry to help you make delicious, affordable plant-based family meals, lunches, breakfasts and raw treats on the regular. A practical, helpful and inspiring workshop with a few props, interaction and time for questions at the end. A 90 - 120 minute slot would be ideal for this including 20 mins for questions at the end.
The Safe Space Tipi.
Need a space to get away from it all?
Come and chill out at the Safe Space.
Sessions are held daily, and in between, you're welcome to just
Sit, be, meditate, or feel whatever's coming up for you.
This is also a space for facilitators and leaders to kōrero on what it means to make our festival spaces safe.
Syama & JJ - Mantra Drum Circle
Meet Syama, an exceptionally skilled drummer, whose artistic prowess transcends traditional boundaries. A lifelong practitioner of Mantra Meditation. Your invited to combine forces with his rhythmic talents in a unique drum cirlce experience infusing the power of Mantra over raw tribal beats. Let Syama lead you through an unforgetable drumming experience in the Spirit Zone.
Crystal healing journey
My name is Laura , owner of Messy by Nature. When I learnt how to create a relationship with crystals my whole world working with energy started , in my work shop I teach you how to work with crystals and precious minerals to create a life you want and how to ask for assistance in the vibration they bring , each person Will create a necklace bound with meaningful intent to support you in the new year a head .
The Power of Plant Medicine.
Following on from the Natural Ways to Wellness series, this session will focus on Plant Medicines used for healing journeys. From microdosing to full journey experiences, in depth information of various plant medicines will be shared. As well as a valuable Q and A session.
Dawn Japa Mala Meditation & Yoga Wisdom
Meet Ivesvara Das, a seasoned spiritualist with over 50 years of experience and a dedicated practitioner of Bhakti Yoga. His extensive practical wisdom, shared in a laid-back, down-to-earth style, authentically conveys the depth and solidity of the teachings he embraces. Beyond his spiritual pursuits, Ivesvara Das is a passionate surfer, inspirational artist, dedicated gardener, and devoted family man—truly salt of the earth. Join him in the Spirit Zone for insightful yoga wisdom talks and immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of essential Vedic teachings as well as rock n' roll Kirtans.
Break the Chain
Originally from England and now based in Hamilton. He's the inspired founder of Break the Chain, a non-profit organization devoted to supporting individuals grappling with addictions, distress, and mental health issues. He has an outstanding commitment to both mantra meditation and community welfare. Join James in the Spirit Zone for his inspirational Break the Chain workshop.
Sacred Self Care with Ayurveda.
This workshop is all about care, love and connection to self. Anja will be combining her skills and knowledge in Yoga and Ayurveda to bring you closer to yourself and to deepen your joy of taking care of yourself with all your senses introducing you to ancient Ayurvedic self-care practices. You will learn about different daily and seasonal Ayurvedic routines to keep you well and balanced.
The Sound Adventure to Recentre.
An elemental sound journey to bring yourself back to your centre.
We embark on a waka to reconnect, realign and recentre. Take a moment to remember, release, rise, receive and return to your truth through a series of channelled sounds, sacred hums, chants, messages and songs. Come, flow and remember who you are.
PATRICK (Paramahamsa das)
Dawn Japa Mala Meditation & Yoga Wisdom
Patrick (Paramahamsa das), a spiritual explorer since the late 60's has met and heard many wise people all over the world. At age 20 a miraculous event changed his life when he happened to cross paths with his spiritual guide. He experienced that by cultivating the right desire, divine intervention becomes reality. Join him at The Spirit Zone and delve into essential Vedic teachings. You will learn how to attract a miracle that will change your life forever. Aum Hari Aum.