The adult classes will also explore classical meditations on nature which will include ritual, the elements and nature gods and goddesses, to feel how nature has been supported and experienced through the centuries.
The children’s classes in the morning will have play as a central theme, and throughout the day there will be fun games and activities to encourage a healthy connection to nature.
The family afternoon classes will continue these themes of mindfulness and ritual – getting in touch in child friendly ways.
This community run retreat is the Wangapeka Centres’ longest running retreat and aims to cultivate kindness, nurture creativity and exploration of mind and nature in a supportive and fun-loving environment. Many children, along with ourselves, now experience stress and anxiety in daily life, this retreat aims to reset our batteries so we can be more in tune with nature and our own inner peace and health. A lot of this unwinding is done through fun, freedom of exploration and breathing in the fresh air of the Wangapeka which is in the foothills of the Southern Alps providing a calming, clean, unpolluted, pristine environment.
This year GOM will run for 7 nights from 6pm 28th December 2018 to 2pm 4th January 2019. We ask that people attend the whole retreat if possible. If you have any skills or talents you would like to contribute please let us know. We look forward to sharing this retreat with you and your family. For further information, contact Course Manager Lara: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Mira Riddiford, the Mindfulness Teacher: Mira is a meditation and mindfulness teacher who gives classes and retreats throughout New Zealand. With over 20 years of experience, she has been trained through retreat work, study and apprenticeship. Mira has taught mindfulness in education at primary and secondary level, as well as to school teachers. She has taught on mindfulness, stress and wellbeing to Pharmacy students at the School of Medicine at University of Auckland, the Haemophilia Society, Chapman Tripp and many others. Her modern, warm and engaging style breathes life into these meditation teachings. Mira has two children who will also be participating on the retreat. She looks forward to meeting and meditating with you.
Members of Wangapeka
Adults (per person): $469
Children (per person) 6 – 14 years: $192
Children (per person) 5 years: $87.50 (Food and cooks fee only)
Children (per person) Under 4 years: free
Non-members of Wangapeka
Adults (per person): $511
Children (per person): 6 – 14 years: $192.50
Children (per person): 5 years:$87.50 ( Food and cooks fee only)
Children (per person): Under 4 years: free
Dana for the Mindfulness Teacher: So people from different income brackets can benefit from this retreat, no set fee is put on Mira Riddiford’s teachings. Please give generously according to your means, taking into account Mira has a family to provide for and that meditation teachings are her primary income you could use as a guide $20 – $60 per day (with the understanding that everyone’s circumstances are different).
Have further questions? Contact Course manager Lara Cusdin email@example.com for further information.
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