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Sat, 24 Sept


Island Bay Surf Club


Te Whai Ao, Te Ao Marama It is time to walk out of the darkness my friends.

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Time & Location

24 Sept 2022, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Island Bay Surf Club, 251 The Esplanade, Island Bay, Wellington 6023, New Zealand

About the Event

Spring Equinox is a moment in time ⚖️ that marks the balance of our days.

We have moved from Te Kore Te Po, 

and are now standing right on the threshold 

Te Whai Ao, Te Ao Marama.

It is time to step into that change that has been brewing all winter and let flow that which needs to be shed.

We have done enough with what was, let us be with what is. 

Right here. Right now. 

It is yours for the creating, yours more for the making

At the end of this day 24th September!

We will know what we are standing with, and what matters for you right now!

Moving with courage into the light of this new season.  

Tihei Mauri Ora!

What to expect.

We will spend this day in a sacred space, Āhurutanga.

Deliberately acknowledging and accepting where we are now. 

A Dance Portal space to just dance, to find yourself in the music, in your body, and breathe. 

To be nourished not only by the intimacy of coming home in community

but with the kai, ritual and the kindness of this Community.

For this process, we will move, bringing to awareness all our dimensions of embodiment.

The Four Dimensions of Embodiment

Tinana | Physical Body - Sensate awareness.

The core healing of Open Floor is to literally inhabit our bodies. The other embodiments are equally important, but hard to claim until sensate awareness has been opened, integrated, and stabilized.  In other words, if we can't feel our bodies, it is unlikely that we can experience a full emotional life or know how our thoughts drive our actions.

Ngākau | Emotional Body - Emotional Intelligence

Emotional intelligence refers to being wise, resilient, creative, and at home in relation to our emotions and others'. Emotional embodiment is our capacity to feel emotion and stay present in all four domains of relationship.

Hinengaro | Mind Body - Mindfulness and imagination, creative Cognition.

The embodied mind contribution is to be open, awake, creative, intuitive, insightful, articulate, and discerning.

An embodied mind is open to the vast landscape of knowledge, intuition, and imagination while remaining connected to body and heart.

Wairua | Soul Body - Awake to Essence, Spirit, Unbounded Presence

The embodied soul is unification with something that lies within us and beyond us, experiencing life as meaning full, feeling our place in the larger field.

And then we stand at our Waharoa. 

Supported by Taputeranga te motu, the beach, and Hinemoana.

We will create offerings, find our karakia, and mihi to all we are. 

When we are attuned to our maramataka | cycle of nature surrendering to this moment of balance in our life becomes a dance. Letting the buds burst open, letting the light in. 

Te Whai Ao, Te Ao Marama

This season of darkness has been brutal for many, I hear you and I feel you. 

It is time to lean towards the warmth of our sun, your community, and be held.

We got you x

Divine by design. 

The investment includes - Nourishing kai gf/v lunch bowl and nourishing sweet provided by Tom Thumb. 

Cancelation and refund policy

One week before full refund minus 20$ for admin fee. 

48 hours before 80%

24 hours before 50%

In full disclosure, This wānanga will only go ahead if there are enough > I will advise you all on the 20th of September.

Mauri aroha

With kindness K

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