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    Haka New Moon - Napier

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    Flow of the day

    12.30pm haka workshop participants arrive to be smoke cleansed and settle in.

    1pm - 4pm Haka workshop  ($35)

    4pm - 5pm intermission with food provided

    5pm - 7pm New Moon Ceremony ($35)

    7pm - 7.30pm tidy up mats, bolsters, cushions etc

    7.30pm - 9pm Tea and connection.

    You can buy a combo ticket for both events for only $60

    Haka for life workshop (3 hours)

    Matiu has over 30 years experience as a Maori language and performance teacher, he is an engaging facilitator, dynamic international musician, playwrite, storyteller and a leader amongst his own communities.

    This interactive workshop will cover traditional Maori practices including the warrior energy of haka (traditional power dance), the hongi (sharing the breath of life), story, the art of introduction, song, and more.

    This workshop also covers several simple yet extremely powerful masculine/feminine practices that are profoundly honoring, healing, connecting and empowering. The impact from this is currently sending waves around the planet.

    We will deal with light and shadow.
    This workshop is suitable for anyone up for real growth.

    Participants will leave with ancient yet practical tools to support them in the way they stand, speak, listen, connect and move powerfully through this life.

    So, would you like to feel grounded, strongly connected to spirit, the ancestors and all people present when speaking in a group? Do you want to step into your power as a leader? Are you ready for people to really tune in and hear your words of acknowledgement and honour? Feel more confident in your own skin? Find your warrior and embrace your internal bad ass?

    These are some of the things we’ll be diving into together in this workshop.

    Matiu's approach is welcoming, inspiring, fun, safe and empowering.

    "I tell ya... Your medicine Is your music... Straight from the heart and the depths of your soul. You are a warrior of word n rhythm - inspiring peeps to look within n re switch the light inside their own souls. Thank u incredible you!”


    NEW MOON CEREMONY (2 hours)

    Experience a transformative and holistic journey of healing,

    self-discovery, and connection with this New Moon Ceremony led by My

    Secret Garden and Maha Medicine. At the new My Secret Garden Sanctuary.

    What to Expect ~

    We will honor the power of the evenings wintery New Moon in Cancer,

    drink Cacao and then you will be safely guided by Michelle (My Secret

    Garden) and Leamārie (Maha Medicine) with an holistic approach through

    Breathwork, Gentle movement, Guided Meditation, Sound Healing, Rongoa

    Māori tradition and a strong focus on Yoga Nidra (Sleep Yoga) bringing

    you deeply home in you body.

    This two hour journey addresses the physical, emotional, mental, and

    spiritual aspects of well-being.

    We will guide you through a beautiful two hours of deep connection to

    yourself, your body, your heart, your breath and your spirit.

    Take this time for you to be held and guided back home to yourself.

    You will leave feeling calmer, more centered and very relaxed.

    We are looking forward to welcoming and guiding you!

    See you soon


    With Aroha

    Michelle and Lea. Xxx

    Tea of locally sourced organic herbs provided after the New Moon

    Ceremony, please stay for a cuppa and some connection until 9pm

    My Secret Garden

    Michelle is the creatrix of My Secret Garden - a keen herbalist and
    lover of all plant life, creating Medicine straight from nature is
    simply a natural lifestyle for Michelle, she is deeply connected to the
    earth, a poet, a passionate life-long student of the mind/body/breath
    connection, a teacher of Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra, and Bikram Hot Yoga -
    currently teaching 4-9 Hot Yoga classes per week.
    Michelle is a Cacao facilitator co-creating bi-monthly Moon Ceremonies,
    these two hour ceremonies incorporate Yoga Nidra, Breathwork, Guided
    Meditation, Gentle movement and Sound healing.
    Michelle has achieved both a Bachelor of Arts degree with Honors and a
    Black Belt first Dan in Kung Fu in the first half of her life. She
    believes in creative self expression, physical strength building to heal
    injury, both physical and mental, and the power of practicing Yoga
    regularly as a form of meditation.
    Michelle is now the owner of the beautiful, sacred space My Secret
    Garden - a sanctuary and hub for healing arts of all kinds.

    M.A.H.A Medicine….

    Leamārie Sciascia Steffert is a dedicated practitioner of M.A.H.A
    Medicine specialising in Rongoa Māori, Yoga, Recovery & Indigenous
    Wisdom Traditions. Offering weekly Huānga Yin Yoga, and monthly New Moon
    & Full Moon Kawakawa & Cacao Ceremonies. Leamārie provides
    healing through Mirimiri, one-on-one, group sessions & retreats.
    With over a decade of experience, Leamārie has presented and facilitated
    at various festivals & events in Australia, Bali & New Zealand.
    And as a Yoga Therapist at Ocean Hills Detox & Rehabilitation,
    aiding individuals in their recovery from addiction, supporting their
    mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health.
    Leamārie's passion for supporting others extends to her work with Wāhine
    Māori transitioning from prison to mainstream society, as well as her
    previous roles with “at risk” Youth and as the Young Mothers Program
    Coordinator. She holds a BA in Sociology & Aboriginal Studies.
    Leamārie brings a wealth of lived experience as she has navigated her
    way through very dark times, terrible illnesses & her own journey of
    recovery. This has given her a depth of wisdom & compassion in
    sharing the tools of kete with all those who seek peace, freedom, joy
    & healing.

    **For people attending both Matiu's Haka Workshop and My Secret Garden

    and M.A.H.A Medicine's New Moon Ceremony there will be an hour long

    intermission in-between the two events where homemade vegan soup/stew,

    homemade bread and locally sourced Herbal tea is available for anyone

    who is hungry.

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