DATE: Sunday, 14 March 2021
TIMING: 9.30am - 3.00pm
LOCATION: Manu Tioriori visitor centre, 99 Tari Road, Pukeatua
Allow yourself a day to unwind and feel at home surrounded by the abundant life of the forest. You will be guided throughout the day by Rosie and Joyce who will offer a variety of invitations to notice, reflect and interact with the environment. Through purposeful slow walks, focus on your senses and the gentle guided movement of Qigong you can find your connections with the forest and feel your stresses drift away. Sometimes you will be experiencing as part of the group and sometimes on your own. All invitations are optional.
We will walk at a slow pace with lots of stops and a maximum continuous time on your feet of just over an hour so the moderate track gradients and distance should not pose a problem to anyone of reasonable walking ability. We will be spending the day in Te Tūī a Tāne southern enclosure based in the Events Centre which provides overhead protection from the weather.
Lunch can be included as an add-on for $15.00. It will be provided by Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari and will consist of a wholesome bun or sandwich, baking like you'd make at home, a piece of fruit and a muesli bar. Please feel free to bring your own lunch. If you need more information about the suitability of this day for you please contact us.
More about your hosts:
Rosie is a graduate of the Bodylight method, Bodylight integrates pilates, yoga and qigong techniques into a wholistic approach to the health of body and mind. She has practised and taught pilates and qigong for many years. Rosie is also a guide at Maungatautari and well versed in the ecology of the maunga. Forest Serenity will include qigong standing and moving forms with the intention of balancing and revitalising both body and mind. It involves a series of simple, gentle, flowing movements which are repeated.
Joyce’s life-long love of plants and the intricacies of Nature germinated in the north of Ireland and continues to grow here at Sanctuary Mountain where she works part time. Professional training in Ecotherapy intensified the enjoyment and benefits she finds in her relationship with the Natural World and has inspired her to show others ways to discover and deepen their own unique relationships with the Natural World.
Joyce has a Professional Certificate in Ecotherapy