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Bushcraft for Kids - Connect with Nature

Run by local charity the Wilderness Canoe Trust. 7 to 9 year olds: Mondays, 3.30pm - 5.30pm, Starts 25th November 9 to 11 year olds: Tuesdays, 3.30pm - 5.30pm, Starts 26th November At Riverside Community Forests. $40 per child. Registrations essential. Limited Places. Please register with: 4 week after school programme run by local charity the Wilderness Canoe Trust. Live simply in the forest-shelter, fire, food, fun. Enjoy exploring a different element of bushcraft each week & have fun with friends. Safe instruction and low instructor-child ratios.

Ascension Meditation

'First Sphere Course' with the Ishayas of the Bright Path Frisday, 3rd January 2020, 7pm - 9.30pm Saturday, 4th January 2020, 10am - 4pm Sunday, 5th January 2020, 10am - 3pm $395 per person At Riverside Centre (Rangimarie Hall) For details, contact Savitri: or 021 493 783 'Looking for more peace, joy and freedom? Start 2020 with one easy and enjoyable weekend course in ascension meditation as taught by the Ishayas of the Bright Path and get all the tools you need to create the best year yet. These are the techniques featured on the documentary film A Mindful Choice. Find more details at' Disclaimer: The views and opinions

Reboot Bootcamp (15years+)

With Damara Sylvester from InsideOut Circus & Physical Theatre Thursday, 2nd January 2020 & Friday 3rd January 2020, 9.30am - 11.30am At Riverside Centre (Rangimarie Hall) $18 per day Registration essential as spaces are limited. Contact Damara at 021 216 2456 or A two morning wake-up to 2020. These sessions are designed to thoroughly wake up your body and body-mind connections, establishing a solid foundation for the start of the year. Starting gently with Body Mind Centering exercises, we'll then move through "Stretch and Flex" series that increases in intensity and carries on into some moves that will get your endorphins and heart pumping! The final 40 minutes wi

Didgeridoo Sound Journey

With Sika Friday, 13th December, 7.30pm - 9.30pm At Riverside Centre (Rangimarie Hall) Doors open 7.15pm for a 7.30pm start. Please bring a yoga mat and blanket to lie on. Tickets cost $30 in advance. Door sales are subject to availability on the night and cost $35. For advance tickets and more info: Enter a sacred space to connect consciously to ourselves, to earth and to great mystery. Ancient sounds that evoke primal memories… Didgeridoo, drums, native flutes, rattles and Māori Taonga Puoro… natural objects such as breath, leaves, stones, bones and shells… and nature sounds from the Australian and New Zealand

Drop-In Yuan Qigong Classes

3 Drop-In Classes with Natalie Meijer Thursdays, 28th November to 12th December, 10am - 11.30am At Riverside Centre (Meeting Room) Cost: $18 per class For more info, contact Natalie: or phone 0220434002 If you have been thinking to come to qigong this year it is still not too late. Join us for some life giving rejuvenating practices to end the year with grace. Yuangong a system for health and life development incorporating both moving and still practices to bring one to a connected and unified state and open the heart. The last three weeks of this year we will learn Qigong Practices to energise and bring you back to the present moment and connect to your natural sta

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