Presence Through Movement with Kim Eng: Saturday 29 Nov

Presence Through Movement with Kim Eng: Saturday 29 Nov

Join with Kim Eng, partner and associate of Eckhart Tolle, as she guides you on a journey to experience the joy of being — a state of vibrant aliveness and inner peace — realized through inner alignment with the present moment.

Presence Through Movement is a unique workshop created by Kim Eng that uses her practice of Qi Flow Yoga to focus on the transformation of consciousness through the integration of mind, body and spirit. Inspired by t’ai chi, yin yoga, and qigong, Kim fuses these ancient practices with meditation to focus your energy inward and open a doorway to moments of stillness to help you connect with the deeper dimension within yourself.

Our energy is meant to flow freely through our body, but Kim Eng Eckhart tolle qi flow yoga 250px 212x300 Presence Through Movement with Kim Eng: Saturday 29 Novwhen we are completely identified with the incessant stream of mind activity, energy blockages develop in our body. This workshop offers an experiential portal to inner body awareness — a practical way to access the present moment — the place where all healing occurs and energy blockages can be dissolved.

Presence Through Movement helps to cultivate a balance between yin (passive) and yang (active) energy, embrace a state of allowing and accepting whatever arises during your practice — expanding presence power within, and so blossom into your life’s purpose, which is the awakening of consciousness.

Date: Saturday 29 November

Venue: Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, 14 Mills Lane, Albany, North Shore, Auckland

Time: 1:00pm


Yin Yoga Workshops: 15-16 November (Sat-Sun)

Yin Yoga Workshops: 15-16 November (Sat-Sun)

Amber Wilson explains: “In these workshops we will be exploring the fundamental principles of Yin Yoga by approaching the practice in two distinct ways. First by understanding the physical benefits of the practice then by focussing on the subtle body. Understanding these practices and how they can be effectively integrated into a regular Yoga practice can have profound and lasting effects on a persons overall health and wellbeing.

With 80% of the Western world experiencing some form of chronic back pain in their lifetime, greater awareness is needed in how to maintain health in this core region of our body.

The first workshop will look at how to safelywork wAmber Wilson yin yoga 573px 293x300 Yin Yoga Workshops: 15 16 November (Sat Sun)ith the Spine to elicit the body’s natural healing response and counteract effects of deterioration and degeneration. In the second workshop we will look at the subtle body and learn the path of the Kidney meridian, working with specific Yin poses that stimulate Qi flow to draw refined energy to the deepest layers of our body. The Kidneys, described in Chinese medicine as the ‘root of life’, will replenish all the organs of the body when balance and health are maintained.

Saturday 15 November: Spine Series

                                                                            Sunday 16 November: Kidney Series

AMBER WILSON has been a student of Yoga since 1991. She began in NZ before moving overseas where she met her principal teachers, Sarah Powers and Richard Freeman. While travelling extensively she has had opportunities to study with many senior teachers of Yoga, Meditation and Buddhism. She began teaching while living in New York and draws on her continued studies of the wisdom traditions, is a graduate of Insight Yoga (which interweaves the practices of Yoga, Buddhism, Taoism and Transpersonal Psychology), and also Ashtanga yoga and Mindfulness Meditation.

Times: Sessions are from 1-3pm

Cost: $40 per day (20% discount to Kawai Purapura residents)

Venue: Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, 14 Mills Lane, Albany, North Shore, Auckland

Bookings essential: please contact Amber at

Pathways to Freedom: 8-9 November (Sat-Sun)

Pathways to Freedom: 8-9 November (Sat-Sun)

Understanding Peace of Mind through Yoga, Meditation and Philosophy

This is a weekend of meeting ourselves with friendliness and interest. 

with Dyana Wells MA (Hons); BSc; Cert Counselling; Dip Yoga Therapy

The combination of yoga asana, meditation and philosophy is a powerful, practical path that can transform our everyday lives and change the way we are in the world.

By slowing down traditional yoga sequences, and paying attention to alignment and movement we will explore the more subtle stories in the body. Through cultivating concentration and awareness we will start to experience true alignment, balance and strength.

From our focused asana practice we will move naturally and easefully into the expansive, inclusive spaciousness of meditation.

Throughout the weekend we will touch on the timeless wisdom of Patangali’s Yoga Sutras. We will explore the way our minds work, and discover that in order to bring about change we need to be able to observe what is actually going on.

This is a weekend that is suitable to beginning yoga and meditation students and well as for students wanting to deepen their personal practice and understanding

Dates: Saturday 8 – Sunday 9 November – RESCHEDULED FROM SEPTEMBER

                                          Times: 8:00am–6:30pm Saturday. Optional movie Saturday night. 8:00am–5:3Dyana Mar31a 2014 180px sm Pathways to Freedom: 8 9 November (Sat Sun)0pm Sunday.

Venue: Kawai Purapura Yoga Centre, 14 Mills Lane, Albany, North Shore, Auckland

Registration Fee per Weekend: $100 (to cover venue and facilities)

Teacher Fee per Weekend: Dana/Koha/Donation

Catering & Accommodation also available: $160

Numbers strictly limited to provide a high-quality experience: minimum 4 and maximum 12.



Also coming up: Pathways to Freedom: Reconnect to Your True Nature through Meditation and Yoga, January 24-25, 2015

Yoga Inversions: 6-Week Course from Monday 3 November

Exclusive new 6-week yoga workshops on the North Shore with Vincent Bolletta

inversion Yoga Inversions: 6 Week Course from Monday 3 November :: NOTE DATE CHANGE :: From Forearm Stand to Headstand and everything in between – including Handstand, Plow and Shoulder Stand – Vincent Bolletta will examine the issues of building strength, ensuring safety and enhancing your enjoyment of Yoga.

Six Monday Evenings from Monday 3 November

Learn the poses and sequences that will help you build the necessary strength, including for upper body and hamstrings.

Tutorials will also cover balance, assisting others, and becoming comfortable in an inverted pose.




Venue: Kawai Purapura Retreat Centre, 14 Mills Lane, Albany, North Shore, Auckland

Dates: 6 Monday evenings, beginning November 3 (NOTE DATE CHANGE)

Time: 6:00–7:30pm

Course fee: $150 (just $25 per week)

Special rate for “Friends of Kawai Purapura”: $120 course fee (that’s only $20 per week)



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Yoga Inversions: 6-Week Course from Monday 3 November

LISTEN! WATCH! DANCE! Performances & Concerts

SACRED EARTH BAND from Australia.

Taonga Puoro with RICHARD NUNNS.

SIKA and PROSAD bring fusions of ancient and modern!

KIRTAN GROUPS to hear and sing with!



PAPATUANUKU DANCE with Lindy O’Connor.


Full details and Timetable coming soon!

Jimi Dale

Jimi has been teaching African style hand drum courses in Auckland since 1995. Most recently he has been exploring rhythms, dances and songs from Africa, the Middle East and Asia, with a focus on healing and creativity. He is strongly influenced by the sense of community created by drums and music of Africa It is a way of calling people together to celebrate all aspects of their lives. Jimi’s workshops are about learning, exploring and especially having fun.

HANDS ON! Ancient Knowledge in Practice for Life Today

:: IN RESPONSE to growing human and environmental crises, at Voices of Sacred Earth many indigenous teachers, elders and leaders are reaching out, sharing their wisdom and offering solutions to individual, community and global problems.

:: EACH INDIGENOUS cultural representative, ceremonial leader and wisdom elder carries a specific, regional and global awareness. As wise interpreters of Natural Law and accurate record keepers of events, methods and traditions that have been passed down for generations through stories, song, dance, art, ceremony and environmental practices, these people hold a special key to the health and survival of humanity.

HEADLINE KEYNOTE BY ROSE PERE, Maori elder, healer and leader.


RONGOA (using medicinal plants) with Donna Kerridge.

NEW ZEALAND STORIES with Michael O’Donnell.

THE WAY OF THE MEDICINE WOMAN with Franchelle Ofsoske-Wyber.

THE HEALING WAY with Brant Secunda.

THINGS MAORI AND MORE with Ruth Makuini Tai.

Full Details and Timetable coming soon!

AWAKENING THE GLOBAL HEART – Ancient Healing Knowledge


:: JOIN US in Honoring the Great Spirit, our Earth Mother, in participating in an extra-ordinary spirit journey into the lives, minds and natural world philosophy of our wisdom keepers. Share their dreams and visions, jokes and laughter, dance, art, ceremony, healing remedies , environmental practices and prophecies

:: THEY OFFER their art; their practical, age-old methods of healing; and their ways of growing, gathering and preparing healthy food. They teach us to live with respect for all living things, how to play, and how to overcome fear. They speak about the importance of kindness and listening, acceptance, love and forgiveness. They teach us how to honor the elderly and care for the young. Some share visions about the future, others speak about ancient prophesies. All speak about the importance of creating sustainable peace on Earth.

Presenters include …

GRANDMOTHER GAIL WHITLOW of the Mohawk Nation of the Six Nations Confederacy.

GRANDFATHER RUBEN SAUFKIE SR is from the “Patkiwungwa” Water Clan of the Hopi People.

MAKUINI RUTH TAI is Aroha Ambassador for Peace and Kaitiaki P Manawa.

BRANT SECUNDA, shaman of the Huichol Indian tribe.

Gail-Whitlow-150pxGrandmother Gail Whitlow

“I am honored to be part of the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois). We still follow our ceremonies according to the original instructions handed down to us by Creator through prophets and visionaries. We are at a critical time on our earth walk. The neglectful state of our Earth Mother and the problems we are having in our communities reflect the imbalance in our society. These struggles vibrate through each of us.”

Ruben-Saufkie-Sr-portrait-150pxRuben Saufkie Sr

“I have been a part of several instrumental events here on Hopi and throughout the world that work towards wellness. I embrace my culture as it is an honor to be a vessel in this spiritual journey. The most humbling spiritual strength for me is to be the Creator’s hollow bone to live in balance, harmony, unity and peace for all mankind. Kwak-Kwah.”

Makuini-Ruth-Tai-150pxMakuini Ruth Tai

Makuini is proud of her Maori heritage. She weaves the ancient wisdom of her ancestors with modern knowledge for the benefit of humanity and all life. Makuini sees herself as an Aroha Light Language Scholar and Aroha Ambassador for Peace.


Brant Secunda

Since 1979 Brant Secunda has been the Director of the Dance of the Deer Foundation Center for Shamanic Studies and leads seminars and pilgrimages worldwide. Brant is also the co-founder of the Peace University in Berlin, the American Herbalist Guild, and the  Huichol Foundation.

Full Details and Timetable coming soon!

THE WEEKEND STARTS HERE! Friday 27th February Opening Night!

The 3rd VOICES OF SACRED EARTH Indigenous Wisdom Festival

A Gathering of Indigenous Wisdom Keepers, Elders, Healers, Ceremonial Leaders, Medicine people, Caretakers and Guardians of Sacred Teachings.


:: MANY ANCIENT PROPHECIES spoke of the destruction of indigenous cultures, and also of their rising up to become part of a greater hoop of all nations of the earth, playing a vital role in the world being made whole again. Native groups are now calling themselv

es the Rainbow Warriors as they seek to heal the past and work in harmony to rehabilitate the planet. Crazy Horse saw his people beginning to dance again under the Sacred tree, at this time. The aboriginal elders have told their people to go out and teach their knowledge to the world, to prepare for a future where all cultures can exist as one.

:: VOICES OF SACRED EARTH is a unique Festival, a wonderful opportunity in New Zealand to come together to discuss, learn, teach and discover both the traditional indigenous wisdoms and the necessary ways to incorporate them into our varied, modern lifestyles.

:: JOIN hundreds of people who are ready to celebrate a change in consciousness that is required to dance in harmony with the sacred aliveness in the world.

  • Become part of a global community of elders, teachers and supporters
  • Experience ceremonies that heal and connect
  • Listen to sacred teachings and stories from Indigenous wisdoms
  • Re-awaken to your own inner knowing that we are all One
  • Share  in a deep spiritual connection with Mother Earth
  • Discover practical solutions to address personal, community and global issues
  • Participate in cross-cultural dialogue
  • Immerse yourself in the dance, music and song –the voice of wisdom

:: SACRED MUSIC sings to us at so many levels, and opens us to deeply shared human values of peace, understanding and respect for all living things. Music can provide a bridge across many divides – nations, cultures, languages and ideologies – and VoSE 2015 draws on the skills and enthusiasms of musicians, singers, dancers, poets and other creatives from previous festivals, a longside new performers for 2015.



EARTH is a not-for-profit event, open to all faiths and beliefs, and free from any political or religious agenda.



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