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Meditation with Intent

Bay of Plenty

We’re back after the school holidays with 4 weeks of ‘Meditation with Intent’ on Wednesdays starting in Term 4.

Join us for an informal 45-60 minute session where you’ll learn a bit about your ability to proactively and intentionally change your brain waves and heart rate using meditation and mindfulness, and the associated benefits of doing so, on our physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing.

Session will finish with a guided meditation where you can experience it for yourself. You don’t need any previous experience!

Sit how you like, wear what you like.... be who you are.. this event is for everyone... What connects us is the intention of raising our energy vibration.

Elevate your life to a higher level.

Elevate Aotearoa!

Cost: $10 per person per session or $30 for the 4 weeks. All profits go to the Te Ariki Foundation who provide their beautiful space, the Wellbeing & Creativity Hub, for us to enjoy.

Dates (doors open at 4.30pm)

Wednesday 19 October 4:45pm

Wednesday 26 October 4:45pm

Wednesday 2 November 4:45pm

Wednesday 9 November 4:45pm

Location: Wellbeing & Creativity Hub, Te Ariki Foundation, 1241 Eruera Street, Rotorua

If you want to join us, please email Mia at mantamind@outlook.com or text 0210462593

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Rāhina / Monday

Reconnect with yourself

Connecting with yourself is a skill. To start the week, begin by taking a moment to check in with yourself, acknowledge how you’re feeling and how the last few years of turbulence affected you and your connection with others and the world around you. This is a good time to think about the people you have lost contact with who you might want to reach out to, or the special places you haven’t visited in a while, and set some whāinga/goals for the week ahead.

At the end of the week, you can reflect on how you felt at the start and how reconnecting with the people and places that are special to you has lifted you up.

A few ideas for reconnecting with yourself:

Rātū/ Tuesday

Reconnect with a friend or loved one

We know life can get busy, but feeling connected to the people that are important to us can make a big difference to our mental health. Connection brings purpose and belonging to our lives and makes us feel happier and more secure. Today is about reconnecting with the people in our lives – it could be someone special who you have lost touch with or just wish you caught up with more often.

A few ideas for reconnecting with a friend or loved one:

Rāapa / Wednesday

Reconnect with a special place

The places and spaces we spend our time in have a huge impact on how we feel. Most of us have places we can go that calm, inspire or uplift us. Today, make time to go to a place that is special to you and take notice of how you feel when you are there. For some of us, the special place that comes to mind might be out of reach - perhaps it’s overseas, or too far away to get to. Even if we can’t get there right now, there are ways that we can reconnect with the places that lift us up.

A few ideas for reconnecting with a special place:

Rāpare / Thursday

Reconnect with your community.

Today is about reconnecting with your hapori whānui/wider community. It’s the perfect time to sign up to be a volunteer or join a local community group, but it could also be as simple as making the effort to reconnect with the people you interact with every day. Today is all about savouring the little hononga/connections that make us human.

A few ideas for reconnecting with your community:

Rāmere / Friday

Reconnect with nature

To round out the week, we’re asking you to reconnect with the beautiful taonga that is te taiao/the natural environment. Studies show exposure to nature not only makes us feel better emotionally, it contributes to our physical wellbeing, reducing blood pressure, heart rate, muscle tension, and the production of stress hormones. All the more reason to spend at least a small moment today outside - breathing in some fresh air and noticing the world around you.

A few ideas for reconnecting with nature: