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'Deep Ecology Day'

CANCELLED With Inna Alex Sunday, 29th March, 10am - 5pm Everybody is welcome. No previous experience necessary. Contribution: $85/65 (waged/unwaged). Early booking discount of $20 applies, if booked and paid by 28th February. Please ask, if you need financial assistance to attend. At Riverside Centre (Meeting Room) To register send an email to: Despair & Empowerment Work for Healing our World. Join us for an extraordinary, heart-felt journey into enhanced connection and empowerment with 'The Work That Reconnects'. Transforming the despair for our world into Action. We are alive at an extraordinary moment in time: It is a time of growing uncertainty, as climate catastr

'Drift Into Mystery' Sound Journey With Sika

CANCELLED Friday, 27th March, 7.30pm - 9.30pm Doors open 7.15pm At Riverside Centre (Rangimarie Hall) Tickets: $30 cash on the door (subject to availability) or $23-30 online in advance Please bring a yoga mat, blanket, pillow, water bottle and journal. Buy tickets here: Time to harvest the gifts of the summer and journey within. In this shamanic exploration we’ll lie back and let the sounds carry us into a state of deep listening. A moment to rest after the outward movement of the summer. To let go of ordinary reality for a while and enter the dreaming. Sika holds a safe space to listen our inner guidanc

Fermented Foods

CANCELLED Organised by Riverside Education With Tanja Pauls Thursday, 26th March, 6.30pm - 8.30pm At Riverside Centre (Kitchen) $20 per participant For registrations & more info: Good for guts: Fermented Foods for your pantry! As garden and orchard produce is abundant right now, many of us are looking for healthy ways to consume and preserve the harvest. We have all heard about lacto fermented food - but what does it actually mean? And is it hard to turn a plain gherkin into a savory delicacy? In this hands on kitchen workshop, you will learn about the ancient art of preserving food without sugar - and see how easy it is. Fermentation for gut health, improved nutri

Woodworking For Kids (7 years+)

Organised by Riverside Education With Piers Throssel Saturday, 21st March, 10am - 3pm Workshop fee: $10 per child. At Riverside Community Registrations essential! Limited to 10 participants. Register with Tanja: A day long workshop to learn and practice some woodworking skills such as carving, building, engraving with Piers Throssel. Come and make a box, wood print, name plate, wooden toy, tray, or something else with wood. No heavy machinery used - hand saws and hammers not nail guns and band saws. This workshop is proudly sponsored by Riverside Community Trust.

Yoga Fusion

With Jo Wilcox and Debbie Sumner. Sunday 15th March, 9.30am - 12.30pm Riverside Centre (Peace Hall) Workshop Investment: $45 Bookings Essential! Contact Debbie: or 027 689 0558 Join us for this 3 hour Yoga Fusion Workshop and experience 5 different styles of yoga including Vinyasa Flow, Hatha, Yin, Restorative and Yoga Nidra. This yogic immersion will take you through dynamic, flowing yoga, moving into more relaxing, restorative yoga styles. VINYASA FLOW: You will be guided through a flowing and dynamic sequence of sun salutations, synchronizing breath and movement. Intended to warm up the body, improve strength and flexibility of the muscles and distribute the energy flo

Introduction to Yuan Qigong

5 Week Course with Natalie Meijer Thursdays, 6pm - 7pm, Starts 12th March At Riverside Centre (Meeting Room) Course Fee: $75 (includes handouts & practice video) Contact Natalie: or phone 022 043 4002 To register please fill in this google form. This class is especially designed for those of you that have been wanting to start Qigong for a while but have been waiting for a beginners group. I (Natalie) have noticed that many students join the existing classes but somehow feel they are missing some foundational information, and this course is designed to lead you step by step through the Yuan Qigong forms as well as guiding principles of Yuan Qigong so you have a soli

Chinese Image Medicine

With Martin Jura Basic Seminar Friday to Sunday, 28th, 29th February & 1st March Friday: 5ppm - 8 p.m. Saturday/Sunday: 9am - 6pm (with 1 hour lunch break) At Riverside Centre Participation fee: 400 NZ$. Pre-registration is required! Please register till 18.02.2020.* Advanced Seminar Monday & Tuesday, 2nd & 3rd March, 9am - 6pm (with 1 hour lunch break) Contact: or phone 020 4011 0743 An intensive seminar of Chinese Image Medicine (CIM) on behalf of Kundawell - Beijing Medical Research Institute. Chinese Image Medicine (CIM) is a highly effective system of diagnostic, prevention and treatment of many illnesses and almost all chronic diseases. At the seminar it will be

Beginners Yoga

6 Weeks With Anna Ormandy Fridays, 9.30am - 10.45am, Starts 28th February At Riverside Centre (Peace Hall) $50 for all 6 classes or $10 per class Please contact or 027 3516464 I (Anna) am a new yoga teacher who wants to share my love of yoga and its benefits with whoever is eager to learn. Yoga is not just about the asanas/postures, it is a process that involves confronting your limits and moving through them. They can be mental, emotional and physical limits. The practice of yoga involves 8 limbs, like limbs of a tree, and the asanas are just ⅛ of yoga. Other practices include, Pranayama/breathwork , Dhyana/meditation, and dharana/concentration. In your practice wit

'Connecting With Children'

Nonviolent Communication Workshop with Yoram Mosenzon Saturday to Sunday, 22nd to 23rd February, 10am - 6pm both days Course Fee: Sliding Scale, $220 - 440 At Riverside Centre Contact Irma: Or for bookings: Would you like more flow of love, care and harmony with your child(ren)? Would you like to learn how to move from anger and conflict to peaceful connection? Nonviolent Communication (NVC): NVC is a simple, powerful, practical tool that helps us see clearly what blocks our communication, and what we can do differently to manifest and live our deepest values with children. NVC show

'Already Free' - Film Screening

Film Screening followed by a Q&A session with Dorrie van Roij-Houtappels Friday, 21st February 2020, Doors open at 6:00pm, screening begins at 6.30pm Discussion and Q&A following the film 7.30pm - 8.30pm Price: $15, No Door Sales! To purchase tickets online: For more information about the film, please visit: What is possible for our growth and human potential? We invite you to a unique private screening of the documentary that explores this topic, Already Free documents the profound transformation of Dorrie van Roij-Houtappels from New Zealand and Norberto Rodrigues from Portugal. Tho

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