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Nature for your Mind


Haere mai, welcome! You are here for a reason - you deserve a nourishing Sunday wake-up!

Many families in Aotearoa are affected by mental illness, however it is not so common to talk about it. We want to start a conversation about women, wellbeing and mental health and how we can use nature as a tool for our health. We have nature all around us but we take it for granted.

Come along and learn how to be present with nature and about its fundamental ability to heal us.

We have pulled together five inspirational wāhine to share their real experiences with mental health and how nature aided them. The morning will be made up of inspirational speakers and workshops including a delicious plant-based breakfast and goodie bags, all whilst raising awareness and funds for the Mental Health Foundation.


- Admission for the full morning
- Donation to the Mental Health Foundation
- Delicious plant-based breakfast curated by Sarah Tanner
- Inspiring presentations
- Experience harekeke/flax weaving and take home your creation
- A nature immersion experience at Auckland Domain with Fleur Louise
- A sustainable goodie bag!
- Great networking with like-minded women
- Addition to the 'For You' Facebook community group.

This event is curated by women for women!

8.30am - Welcome

Speaker: 'The Science behind Nature Immersion' - Ursula Griffen, Ecologist

Plant-based breakfast: curated by Sarah Tanner, Vegan Innovator

Keynote speaker: 'Walking my Path - A reflection of the Te Araroa Trail' - Rosanna Tills, Student

Workshop: 'Harekeke for the Soul' weaving workshop - Freddy Carr, Artist

Nature immersion experience: Fleur Louise, Naturopath

Closing Q&A: 11:30 - Finish

Please come along and celebratemental health with us!

Tickets are available here: http://bit.ly/natureforyourmindelle


Me whakawhanaunga 

Maramataka: Mutuwhenua

Monday 8 October

The moon phase today is called Mutuwhenua – it’s the last day of the lunar cycle. We suggest focusing on connecting with your whānau, friends and community in nature.

Focus on connecting with nature to uplift your wairua/spirit and those around you.


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Keep learning

Me ako tonu

Maramataka: Whiro

Tuesday 9 October

The moon phase today is called Whiro, the new moon, the beginning of the new moon cycle. A day where activity was minimal, a day for wananga/learning. This makes Tuesday a great day to Keep Learning.


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Take notice

 Me aro tonu

Maramataka: Tirea

Wednesday 10 October



The new moon is beginning to expand ever so slightly and can just be seen. See nature through a different lens and take some time to Take Notice and be inspired by what’s happening around you.


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Be active

Me kori tonu

Maramataka: Ohoata

Thursday 11 October

Today is a very good day for fishing, eeling and crayfishing, and a good day for planting which means it’s a great day to Be Active! Getting outside and exercising is good for your overall health and wellbeing and strengthens your connection with nature.

Remember to encourage people to be as physically active as their fitness and mobility allow. You don’t have to run a marathon to be active!


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Maramataka: Ouenuku

Friday 12 October

This is the fourth night of the lunar month. Today is a good day to rekindle your connections with nature, re-tell stories with whānau and give back.

Nature provides for us – it gives us everything we need to not only survive but thrive. We, in turn, have a kaitiaki/guardianship role to give back to nature for future generations.

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