2011 September

Wholefood Vegetarian Cookery Program: June-December 2011

Wholefood Vegetarian Cookery Program: June-December 2011

June – December:

Learn everything you need to know about cooking vegetarian and wholefood dishes that are nutritious and satisfying. Work through every stage of producing creative, exciting and balanced meals, and enjoy eating them in the company of your fellow participants.

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An Urban Reset From Optimum People: 2 September 2011 (Fri)

An Urban Reset From Optimum People: 2 September 2011 (Fri)

A high-intensity 1-day “urban” programme for individuals and/ or groups to escape the daily grind.

  • optimum personal development coaching
  • cardio, relaxation & activity exercises
  • beautiful local setting
  • ideally suited for 10-12 people
  • take home toolkit

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Relationship Workshop: 3-4 September 2011 (Sat-Sun)

Relationship Workshop: 3-4 September 2011 (Sat-Sun)

with Brenda Rawlings and Peter McMillan

Learn practical skills and new understanding for a long-term successful relationship. Develop greater compassion for each other. Renew passion and rediscover the joy and potential of being together as a couple.

The Workshop was originally designed by Harville Hendrix, author of the best-selling book: “Getting the Love You Want – A Guide for Couples” and it is offered in more than 20 countries.
The Workshop is an educational experience. It includes lectures, written exercises, re-romanticising exercises, guided imagery, demonstrations and practice of dialogue and communication processes.
The intention is that the experience will be a safe and personal one. There is not a requirement to share personal information about your relationship.
Couples can make considerable progress over the weekend. This two-day Workshop is considered comparable to three to six months relationship coaching.
Change and transformation is possible for all relationships; those just beginning and filled with new love, fun and hope . . . . those becoming routine, filled with commitment and longing for the way it used to feel . . . those who have worked their way through struggle and come to a place of connection and calm . . . . and those at breaking point, filled with pain, despair, conflict and confusion.
Participating in the workshop can enable couples to make more sense of their relationship dynamics and a way to move forward in creating the relationship they hope for.
Attending the Workshop can enable you to:
learn practical skills and new understanding for a long-term successful relationshipdevelop greater compassion for each otherrenew passion, pleasure and funrediscover the joy and potential of being together as a couplemake sense of the impact of your childhood experience on your adult relationshipunderstand how the unconscious forces that attracted you to your partner can become a source of conflictlearn new communication skills to break destructive patterns of relatingfacilitate healing within your relationshipdiscover how your relationship can be a vehicle for personal change and spiritual growthmodel a strong, loving relationship for your children

Facilitatiors: Brenda Rawlings and Peter Mc Millan

Times: Saturday 8.30am to 7.00pm    Sunday 8.30am to 6.00pm
Cost: NZ$750 due one week prior to workshopOr NZ$695 fully paid one month prior to workshop.
Contact: info@relationships.co.nz
www.relationships.co.nz/workshops.htm

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Two Evenings With Barry Brailsford: 6-7 September 2011 (Tues-Wed)

Two Evenings With Barry Brailsford: 6-7 September 2011 (Tues-Wed)

with Barry Brailsford

For two an unforgettable evenings. Since writing fulltime from 1990, Barry has made eight speaking tours through New Zealand. In 2000 he gave 50 talks in the USA, Canada, the UK, Finland and Hawaii and in 2006 he gave 25 talks and held 5 seminars in California, the UK and Germany.

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Public Talk On Yoga: 13 September 2011 (Tues)

Public Talk On Yoga: 13 September 2011 (Tues)

with Sridhar Maddela

Banishing back pain with Yoga. Come along and find out how asanas and posture can contribute to correcting your postural dysfunction 7:00pm -9:30pm

“Banishing Back Pain With Yoga” for Tuesday September 13 7:00pm-8:30pm

How Asanas or Postures can Contribute to Correcting your Postural Dysfunction

As a society, we tend to hold a lot of tension in our shoulders, lower back & hips which ultimately affects the entire body. Yoga can be very helpful for correcting upper or lower back pain, in this workshop we will look at how a yoga practice can address these areas and important modifications to make? We will look at the physical & mental practice of shedding the layers that inhibit us so that you approach the world with a fresh perspective.

“Balancing Your Mood & Mind – The Yoga Connection” for Tuesday November 08 7:00pm-8:30pm
Yoga has been shown to increase the level of gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA, a chemical in the brain that helps to regulate nerve activity. GABA activity is reduced in people with mood and anxiety disorders, and drugs that increase GABA activity are commonly prescribed to improve mood and decrease anxiety.

Yoga has a greater positive effect on a person’s mood and anxiety level than walking and other forms of exercise, which may be due to higher levels of the brain chemical GABA according to an article in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/11/101111160539.htm (heres the link)
Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that yoga may be superior to other forms of exercise in its positive effect on mood and anxiety. The findings, which currently appear on-line at Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, is the first to demonstrate an association between yoga postures, increased GABA levels and decreased anxiety.

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The Ancient Science of Breath and Meditation: 15 September 2011 (Thurs)

The Ancient Science of Breath and Meditation: 15 September 2011 (Thurs)

In this video, Prajnanandaji gives a rare discourse on the ancient science of Kriya Yoga. He interweaves a mixture of humour, talkes of ancient rishis and cystal clear insight. We are left with a profound undestanding of our true nature and how Kriya Yoga can awaken us to our own divinity.

This is the last informational evening before the annual Initiation Program, 7-9 October.

Thursday,
6:30-8:00pm,
Wellpark College,
Grey Lynn

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