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Announcing- our first Goddess Within Wāhine Retreat
The Elemental Goddess Series
Part One: Earth
Papatūānuku and Hine-Ahu-One
January 19th 2020
at Aroha Nui Yoga Studio
Celebrating the Earth Element and honouring ngā Atua Papatūānuku and Hine-Ahu-One - our Earth Mother, and her daughter Hine- Ahu-One - the first woman.
Activating your goddess energy within you with yoga, meditation, guided deep relaxations, pūrakau - ancestral stories-, and creativity, and healing through immersion in the sacred feminine.
A day to let go of all else and connect to your essence, awaken your feminine power and nourish the soul. A day for YOU.
The yoga especially designed for this day will activate the Earth element leaving you feeling grounded, connected and in tune with your body and feminine energy,
We will enjoy delicious local, vegetarian kai and kawakawa teas throughout this day, leaving you rejuvenated and grounded.
Beginning at 10 am and ending at 4pm the day will gently unfold; with yoga asana to activate the earth energy and take you on a journey of creation, unfurling the feminine energy within, we will connect with our essence in a safe and nurturing space with other wāhine, experience inquiry into the pūrakau- ancient stories left to us by our tūpuna - our ancestors, as well as deep guided relaxation and embodiment meditation. There will be free time to connect with other wāhine, or enjoy the river view from the studio deck. This day is yours to enjoy with no rushing or stress.
This is a day to practice self- care and bring you back to centre, release tension and leave renewed, energised and empowered. The feminine energy is transformative and powerful, you may use this to set intentions for the following year if you wish.
Places are limited to 12 wāhine, bookings are now available here for this luscious day.
Investment $129 - Includes delicious goddess themed vegetarian lunch, refreshments, meditation, goddess yoga nidra, and all Aroha Nui Yoga practices
Book here now to reserve your place in this very special goddess retreat!
"Linsey facilitates in a gentle way, throughout which the yoga & stories weave an experience like nothing I have felt before." - Chrissy Hearthron
"Linsey attended a wāhine Māori leadership hui I held a couple of years ago and then spoke at the following one. I enjoyed her calm, gentle, quiet, steadfast presence. I love how she is connecting with our own Wāhine Atua and incorporating it in her yoga teachings and practices to help us activate our inner Goddess.
The Retreat definitely delivered and then some!
It was relaxing, uplifting and I left feeling invigorated and ready for the new year. I have found myself feeling more connected to, and comfortable with, my feminine energy."
I hope you can join me on this not to be missed retreat - connect to your feminine power, renew your relationship with yourself, and ground yourself to begin your 2020 restored.
Our Past Events include -
Te Ara ki te Ngakau Harikoa
The Path to Happiness
A Chakra Masterclass with Linsey and Ratnamurti
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We are once again taking a deep dive into the secret inner world of the chakras, focusing on the first three chakras to release inner happiness.
The beautiful gifts they offer are expression, joy and connection to source
This Masterclass will include- Yoga asana practice to activate the chakras, meditation to unlock their gifts, discussion, deep relaxation to release tension, and more.
Venue- Aroha Nui Yoga 6 Commercial Road Helensville
More Previous Events
January 26th 2019
Awakening the Goddess Within- One Day Mini Retreat
Come and activate your inner Goddess with Yoga, community, deep relaxation, meditation, and healthy delicious food!
Our goddess for this mini retreat is Hine-ahu-one, our very own Māori goddess and this is the first time we will be learning about and practicing with her. She is made of Papatūānuku Earth Mother and Ranginui Sky Father, and is the first human. From her humans were born into the world.
Yoga is the practice of the goddess, the feminine energy is activated and brought up through the energy centres. Activate your inner goddess on this day through our unique practices of Intuitive Flow Yoga, and Deep Relaxation Goddess Meditation, sharing of delicious local vegetarian food, kawakawa tea and more.
Come take your place in the wāhine circle to share the beauty of this day infused with goddess energy to be uplifted, empowered and rejuvenated.
INTUITIVE FLOW YOGA : encourages the energy to flow freely throughout the body and energy centres and allows us to reconnect with our essence. You do not need to be a yoga expert, the yoga is gentle enough for anyone to attend, options are given for a range of levels, if you can breath you can do this yoga! Deepening and complementing this experience will be the Deep Relaxation and meditations infused with goddess goodness!
This day is all about YOU, being in tune with your essence for the whole day, enjoying and celebrating what it means to be a māreikura (goddess) in the world today.
Leave behind stress, pressure and expectations for one day, this is a day of yoga, healing through movement, meditation and relaxation, plus yummy healthy food and healing kawakawa teas to give you a relaxing, grounding, empowering experience.
Renew your hinengaro-mind, tinana-body and wairua- spirit with other like minded wāhine- a great way to begin the New Year.
Date- Saturday January 26th
Time- 10am - 4pm
Cost- $129.00 - includes all practices plus lunch, kawakawa teas, refreshments and snacks.
"I attended the Hine Ahu One One Day Mini Retreat in January 2019 and totally loved it!
To be honest I wasn’t really sure what to expect and people did ask me why I was going all the way to Helensville when I’m surrounded by yoga studios in Wellington city.
Over the years, I’d dabbled with Hot Yoga as well as various yoga classes at my gym and other studios. I used to think that yoga didn’t really click for me; that it wasn’t my thing. And then I met Linsey.
Linsey attended a wāhine Māori leadership hui I held a couple of years ago and then spoke at the following one. I enjoyed her calm, gentle, quiet, steadfast presence. I love how she is connecting with our own Wāhine Atua and incorporating it in her yoga teachings and practices to help us activate our inner Goddess.
The Retreat definitely delivered and then some!
It was relaxing, uplifting and I left feeling invigorated and ready for the new year. I have found myself feeling more connected to, and comfortable with, my feminine energy.
I’ve incorporated meditation into my daily routine and try to remember to stop and breathe during the day. I’ve noticed I’m calmer and more relaxed. I’ve stopped rushing.
So, if you are looking for relaxation, calmness, harmony, balance and beautiful yummy kai, I highly recommend Linsey and Aroha Nui Yoga."
Aroha Nui Yoga brings you Workshops and Retreats to deepen your yoga experience, strengthen your practice, and keep you inspired on your path.
December 12th 2018 Oro Atua and Intuitive Flow Yoga - Honouring Mamatuānuku
This special event is in honour of The Mother. Māmā tūānuku and every mother..
Intuitive Flow Yoga with Linsey encourages the energy to flow freely throughout the body and energy centres and reconnect with our essence. You do not need to be a yoga expert to attend, our kaupapa is the divine mother and will include gentle yoga, breathing and a special divine mother meditation for this evening.
Deepening and complementing this experience will be the taonga puoro sound journey with Jerome.
ORO ATUA: Puoro Maori sound healing journey - An Indigenous Maori sound healing experience
Taonga Puoro - Traditional Maori musical instruments reflect the sound of our natural environment from the mountains, rivers, land to the sea.
Our ancestors used these instruments in days gone by as tools to heal and promote a healthy body, mind and spirit.
Taonga Puoro holds the vibration of the natural world and when played this vibration resonates within us and helps to reconnect to the intelligence and power of nature.
Experience Jeromes collection of around 40 unique and rare Maori musical instruments from the Nguru- Whales tooth nose flute to the Porutu Pounamu- Greenstone long flute.
The Koauau Toroa , albatross wing bone flute to the unique Putorino a cocoon shaped trumpet flute made from the mighty totara tree. These beautiful sounds allow for a journey into self, by creating a safe and nurturing space .
In a fast paced busy world Oro Atua gives us an opportunity for reflection and self healing through vibrational power of natures sound.
ORO ATUA, ORO WAIRUA, ORA TANGATA E!
Te Karanga o te Manawa
The Call of the Heart
Sunday 28th October 2018
A full day of Yoga practices for you and your heart.
A Mahi Tahi - collaboration with Ratnamurti Saraswati and Linsey Smith
Ratnamurti is coming back again in a follow on from the highly successful Chakra Day
This wānanga focuses on the Heart energy centres.
Yoga, meditation, deep relaxation, breathing practices, discourse, discussion and more, for you and your energy centres.
The energy centres located at the heart space will be activated using these beautiful practices with Linsey teaching Intuitive Flow Yoga, and Ratnamurti bringing her 35+ years of experience teaching and practicing yoga, for the body, mind and spirit.
Beginners to advanced welcome
Cost for this Masterclass- $108
You will leave feeling uplifted and expanded on every level.
Yoga, You and the Chakras
Saturday June 9th 10am - 4pm 2018
With Linsey and Ratnamurti
Yoga, meditation, deep relaxation, breathing practices and more, for you and your energy centres.
The seven energy centres located along the spine will be activated using these beautiful practices with Linsey teaching Intuitive flow and Ratnamurti bringing her 35+ years of experience teaching and practicing yoga for the body and spirit.
Our Goddess Within Retreat for Wāhine
Enables you to access your feminine power, relax and renew your mind, body and spirit and explore what it means to be a Goddess - Māreikura in the modern age of managing roles, responsibilities and whānau.
These mini retreats are held over a weekend and include, comfortable shared accomodation at the studio, all delicious vegetarian meals and snacks, daily yoga classes, meditation and workshops, plus more! Each retreat varies and is run on a Goddess theme.
Past retreats have also included some of the following- soak in the private natural thermal springs at Parakai, spas and saunas (5 minutes from the studio), Aromatouch massage, movie night, creating flower yantras, a rose havan ceremony, free time to rest and relax in our beautiful studio and more.
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