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Te Kaha O Nga Tangata - The Power of Community

A Workshop in Ecovillage Living & Design With Kosha Joubert, Director of Global Ecovilage Network (GEN) Saturday, 22nd June, 9am - 4.30pm Registrations close 10th June At Riverside Centre Workshop Fee: Income based sliding scale between $65 - $130 per person For more info: Are you curious about regenerative community living and how ecovillage design can support you to take action and transform your life, project or community? This experiential workshop takes you on a participatory journey through the framework of whole systems thinking and participatory design that is at the heart of the global ecovillage movement. • Learn about GEN's 30 Ecovillage Design Prin

Inspirational Ecovillages around the World & the Work of GEN

With Kosha Joubert, Director of Global Ecovillage Network (GEN) Friday, 21st June, 7pm - 9.30pm At Riverside Centre Door Sales: $10 For more info, contact: From indigenous villages to urban neighbourhoods and new intentional communities, ecovillages across the globe are exploring ways of living together that support both people and planet to thrive. Find out how... ABOUT KOSHA Kosha Joubert MSc, is an international facilitator, trainer, and consultant in community empowerment, intercultural collaboration and sustainable development. She is co-founder of Gaia Education and co-author of its internationally applied Ecovillage Design Education curriculum. In 2016

Short Term Rental Vacancy

THIS RENTAL is now OFF the MARKET! $215 a week - HOUSE 4 RENT at Riverside! 26th June 2019 to 11th September 2019, $215/week excluding power and firewood! Simple, furnished 2 Bedroom House available at Riverside Community, 7 minutes drive to Motueka. Suits couple. NO internet available. NO dogs but cats are OK. Smoking outside only. References required! Please contact Charles: 022 171 1474

Introduction to Physical Theatre for Youth

Workshop Series for Young People (13 to 17 years old) With Damara Sylvester from InsideOut Circus and Physical Theatre Thursdays, 4.45pm - 6.15pm: Starts 13th June (to 4th July) At Riverside Centre (Peace Hall) Cost: $60 For more info, please contact Damara: or phone: 021 216 2456 InsideOut's Creative Director Damara Sylvester will be running a Pilot course for the last 4 Thursdays of the coming term (second school term 2019). A short series of workshops for youth ages 13-17yrs exploring an introduction to the rich and wonderful world of Physical Theatre. A message from Damara: 'After 20+ years of working within performance and theatre contexts, I am convinced that

Family Constellations

With Tanya Scott Saturday,1st June, 5pm - 9pm At Riverside Centre (Meeting Room) Fee: $50 per session To register and for more info, please contact Tanya: Looking for guidance, deep understanding and clarity in personal or working life? Gain heart full awareness with this systemic trans-generational solution orientated method that empowers transformation and healing. Family Constellation is a process that allows you to discover the invisible underlying dynamics that you are involved in daily life. Come along for a sacred space. Each of us belongs to a family system extending over several generations. When the family system is balanced, the individuals within it can rec

Theatre and Movement Class for Kids

With Ruby Maschler Wednesdays, 3.30pm - 4.30pm At Riverside Centre Registrations essential! Contact Ruby: (Include child's name, age and a contact number.) This theatre and movement class gives children the opportunity to develop expressive play in a safe and nurturing space. Drawing on years of training and teaching, Ruby guides children through games and exercises designed to stimulate the imagination, encourage confidence and discipline, and work on skills that can be taken from the drama world through into real life. These include storytelling, bodily awareness, teamwork, offering ideas, yielding ideas, readiness to get involved and acceptance of the off

'Light Me Up' - Clay House Making

A repeat of last month's kids workshop due to popular demand. Organised by Riverside Education - Exclusively for Kids! Tuesday, 21st May, 3.30pm - 5pm Meet in front of Riverside Centre Registrations essential - Limited to 10 children Please register with Tanja: $5 per child - Under 6 years old kids will need to bring an adult! Travelling tutors Anja Pfisterer and Zenan Brojaj offer this beautiful workshop for children of all ages (under 6 year olds please bring an adult). Come and create a magical little clay house of you own design and light it up with a candle to bring instant autumn warmth into your home. This is a fun, tactile experience that nurtures creativit

Yoga Fusion Workshop

With Jo Wilcox and Debbie Sumner Sunday, 19th May, 9.30am - 12.30pm At Riverside Centre (Peace Hall) $45 per person Booking essential as spaces are limited! To register, contact Debbie: or 027 689 0558 Come along to experience 4 different styles of yoga; Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra. VINYASA FLOW with Jo You will be guided through a flowing and dynamic sequence of Sun Salutations; synchronising breath and movement. Intended to warm up the body, improve strength and flexibility of the muscles and distribute the energy flow throughout the system. HATHA with Debbie In this style of Yoga you will practice floor postures and breathing techniques. Linking breath

Eat By Choice, Not Habit

With Irma Jager & Annika Korsten Saturday, 18th May 2019, 8.30am to 7.00pm $175 per person (incl. three meals, hand-outs and recipes) Limited to 12 participants At Riverside Community Centre For information and bookings contact Irma Jager: Workshop combining the principles of Compassionate Communication (NVC) with the sharing of low-carb/healthy-fat food prep, nutritional knowledge, practical cooking skills and… did we mention FUN? Explore: • a more balanced relationship with your food and body; • freedom from emotional eating; • if you are ‘hungry physically’ or ‘hungry emotionally’? • food guilt or shame; • your 'should's around food. Disclaimer: The views an

Hapū Wānanga

2 Day Maori Pregnancy, Childbirth & Parenting Programme Thursday & Friday, 16th & 17th May, 9am - 3pm Limited Spaces Free Event (Kai provided, Transport assistance available) At Riverside Centre Please contact Felicity Spencer for more info: phone: 022 014 1804 What is Hapū Wānanga? This initiative aims to engage whānau expecting a baby who would not usually attend any form of antenatal education and offers a 2-day, kaupapa Māori style pregnancy and parenting programme. The course incorporates practical activities, traditional Māori birth pūrākau (stories) and uses a range of medium to communicate pregnancy, birth and early parenting information. Who can attend

'Fresh' - Cheese Making Workshop

Organised by Riverside Education Thursday, 16th May, 6.30pm - 8.30pm At Riverside Centre (Kitchen) Registrations essential - Limited to 12 participants Please register with Tanja: $30 per person Come and join us in the kitchen! We will be making and using quark, feta, butter, yoghurt and cream cheese - there will be plenty of sampling going on too, so come with an appetite! Verena and Tanja have years of experience with raw milk cheese making and enjoy sharing their passion for lacto fermented food. Healthy, delicious - and so easy! Limited to 12 participants, $30 person. To secure your place, get in touch with Tanja: This workshop is pro

Meditation & Qigong - CANCELLED

This 10 Week Course has been cancelled! Thursdays, 6.30pm - 8pm Starts Thursday, 2nd May $150 per person At Riverside Centre (Meeting Room) Contact Aiyanna: or 020 456 7843 Ten week course to learn very effective ways to meditate. Each class will build on the previous one with lots of practice. You will learn how to deeply relax and bring your mind into a calm, focused and natural state. Often we have our 'monkey mind' jump up and down with so many thoughts. This course helps you to bypass and calm this 'monkey mind', to find a truly calm and peaceful state within. Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this post's content are those of the facilitat

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