Play Covid-19 Snakes & Ladders

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        Covid-19 Snakes & Ladders - April, 2020 - © Ali Hale Tilley

During Lockdown I designed and painted a new Snakes & Ladders board. Digital prints of the game are avaialble for $10. If you would like a full size digital copy, just email me at nzyogacentre@gmail .com or message me on https://www.facebook.com/NZYogaCentre/

The proceeds of digital sales go towards 3 families I support in India: Ravi’s extended family of 9 who live and work in their own Laundry business in Haridwar; Ratu’s extended family of 10 who live in a small villiage near Barsana; and, my guru bais, Sukanand, Ramdevanand, and Ravianand who have a humble ashram near Barasana.

Latest Yoga updates!

Thanks for supporting the NZ Yoga Centre once we are in Level 2 

Are you itching to get back to your regular yoga class?

So we can keep each member of our Yoga Community healthy, safe, and happy as we move out of Lockdown, please read the updated information below. There are new infographics for the new timetable, class etiquettes, and price plan.
Thank you for supporting us as a small local business. We hope to reopen the Yoga Centre once we move into Level 2. In the mean time, why not join our weekly Zoom classes on Monday at 6pm & Wednesday at 2.30pm? You can message us at NZ Yoga Centre on Facebook.

New Timetable

While we were all in Lockdown the world changed.  We all had to follow new rules on personal hygiene, social distancing, and contact-tracing. As a result of these changes, there will no longer be casual class attendance available. This allows each of us to practice good contact-tracing. Each class will now have its own bubble for each month.

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New Etiquette

During Lockdown, businesses like ours were forced to shut our doors. The only way we could trade was by doing classes on Zoom that excluded all physical contact. To comply with new Health & Safety regulations for businesses, we have put new rules put in place around hygiene, social distancing, and general conduct. Here are the Top 9 tips. You can read the full complience of Health & Safety on our Homepage. Look for the Covid-19 tab.

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A limited number of handtowels will be available for $2 if you forget to bring one. This covers laundry fees. If you use the bathroom please spray all touched surfaces with disinfactant provided and always wash your hands. Also if you have been in public spaces prior to class please wash your hands.

New Prices

If you miss class, you can make up a class during the set month by attending another class at the studio or by Zoom. However if you can’t do a makeup class, for whatever reason, you may need to forfeit the missed class. So we can maintain efficient business practices, no classes will be carried over to the next month. Payments need to be made in advance by the 1st of each month.

If you know in advance you are going away, and you are a class regular, please let us know in advance so we can accomodate your schedule, and if necessary adjust your monthly class fee. Thank you for your compliance.

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Once again, thank you for supporting us as a small local business. We hope to reopen the Yoga Centre once we move into Level 2. If you have any questions, you can either message us at NZ Yoga Centre on Facebook, email nzyogacentre@gmail.com, or call 06 327 4108

Look forward to having you back in yoga classes soon! And, if you can’t see your class on the timetable, let us know and we will put the class back on once 7 people are keen to go!

 

Lifting the lid!

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My new podcast series ‘Lifting the lid!’ weaves together an autobiographical account of my life, with art appreciation, mythic narratives and wild, wild adventure.

Listen along as I run you through hidden symbols of each painting and show how these symbols tie into different aspects of my wild wild life.

Picture 1: Sati-Maa

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Picture 2: Medicine Buddha

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Over the next few days and weeks I’ll be adding more art works to this page. Feel free to drop in and leave your comments if you enjoy these podcasts — Ali

Lockdown Yoga with Ali

poster lockdowHi all, yes it is Day 1 and I’ve spent the morning getting some videos recorded for you. However, because both files were huge they were impossible to load onto this site.

Nonetheless they are both now on my Facebook page. One clip is an important reminder how to breath for mind mastery during the lockdown (7 minutes), the other is an active Hatha Flow session (10 minutes).

Don’t forget to include your positive feedback on my Fb page and let me know if you find this service helpful. This energy exchange will support more clips as the weeks unfold.

Sending you love and light during this extraordinary time — Ali

 

Yoga updates at Level 3/4

To frienIMG_4084ds, family members, students, loved ones, here we are on a Level 3 lockdown, on the way to Level 4. As a ‘non-essential business’ I will be closing the NZ Yoga Centre doors, effective immediately.
When threats to our freedoms are lifted we will throw a big party, build a bonfire, rejoice and do yoga together again. In the meantime I will be posting narratives of my artwork and adventures on FB and my website(www.sadhanayoganz.com) and staying in touch via phone, messanger and email.
Also, I will be making meditation/yoga podcasts available for people who need personalised coaching and instruction during these unprecedented times.
This is a time of great learning and introspection. May we all live in peace and gratitude for the talents, gifts and lessons these times offer us all.
Mother Earth can finally breathe and repair and so can we as a human race.
Love to you all – Ali xx

Sunday Sessions

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We have a lot going on for the next 10 Sundays. Print off a copy of this schedule and keep it on your fridge to stay up to date.

JOIN US FOR A WORKING BEE

WORKING BEE SUNDAY 15th March 9.30am-11am: Ali will be running a FREE SUNDAY CLASS on Sunday 8th March for all who come to help out at the centre on Sunday 15th March. Please RSVP for this 2 events.

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Stunning 3 Day Eco Retreat

Join our 3 DAY ECO RETREAT in stunning National Park

AWARENESS     AUTHENTICITY     WHOLENESS     GRATITUDE

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Highlights

Be in the best location to view the Lyrid meteorite shower (April 20th-25th)
Do yoga, contemplation & meditation in front of uninterrupted mountain views
Go for invigorating walks through the National Park Reserve
Eat fully catered vegetarian cuisine
Be inspired with evening discussion and celebration

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How to book your 3 Day Eco Retreat

The Triple Peaks Eco Lodge has 5 rooms with occupancy suitable for eight people. To secure your place in this idyllic 3 Day Retreat, please notify Ali ASAP and pay your $300 deposit by 12 p.m. January 25th. Don’t miss out on your room preference. Room choices with individual retreat costings are outlined below.

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Retreat Schedule: Check in Thursday 23rd April – Check out Sunday 26th
DAY 1 – Thursday 23rd April

12.00 pm: Leave Marton by 12 noon (Drive time to the Triple Peaks Eco Lodge is only 2 hours away along SH1.)
Check in time 3 pm at the Triple Peaks Eco Lodge– help carry in & unpack groceries
3.30 pm – 5.00 pm FREE TIME: People will settle into their rooms, make themselves a cup of tea or coffee (see menu), and relax into this amazing setting
5.00 pm – DINNER PREP: Ali will prepare a 3 course evening meal (see menu)
6.00 pm – YIN YOGA: Find you place outside on the deck and do a wonderful Yin Yoga session. We will also discuss the retreat’s themes of awareness, wholeness, authenticity & gratitude
7.30 pm – DINNER: Sit down for a delicious 3 course vegetarian meal (see menu).
8.30 pm – Everyone will help clear up and then we are all free to do some star gazing and meteor watching, or snuggle up and light a fire, or turn in and have an early night.

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DAY 2 – Friday 24th April

6 am -7 am – QUIET TIME: Take in a quiet appreciation of this stunning location. This quiet time gives you a chance to be silent and contemplative. So you can peacefully gather your thoughts, minimum social interaction is recommended.
7.15 am – MORNING YOGA: Find your place outside on the deck and do a wonderful Mountain Yoga session with Ali
8.30 am – MORNING MEDITATION: Ali will guide you on an ‘Opening Up’ meditation
9.00 am – BREAKFAST PREP: Ali will set up breakfast (see menu)
9.30 am – BREAKFAST: Enjoy a self-service breakfast and discuss the day’s outing
10.15 am – LUNCH PREP: Ali will prepare sandwiches for people heading out (see menu)
10.30 am- 3.00 pm: FREE TIME: Everyone is free do their own thing from 10.30 am until 5 pm. You can go for a long walk, or visit a local attraction. Or, you may choose to sit quietly indoors. Ali is off-duty during this time
3.00 pm – 5.00 pm – SILENT TIME: If you are back at the Eco Lodge you may take a siesta or sit and read a book. During this silent time we each respect other people’s needs for rest, solitude, and quiet enjoyment.
5.00 pm – DINNER PREP: Ali will prepare a 3 course evening meal (see menu)
6.00 pm –RESTORATIVE YOGA Find you place outside on the deck and do a wonderful Restorative Yoga session with Ali (dress warmly)
7.30 pm – DINNER: Sit down for a delicious 3 course vegetarian meal (see menu). Over dinner we discuss insights from the day
8.30 pm – Everyone will help clear up, then you might like to engage in a shamanic energy rising session before heading outside to look for meteorites

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DAY 3 – Saturday 25th April

6 am -7 am – QUIET TIME: Take in a quiet appreciation of this stunning location. This quiet time gives you a chance to be silent and contemplative. So you can peacefully gather your thoughts, minimum social interaction is recommended.
7.15 am – MORNING YOGA: Find your place outside on the deck and do a wonderful Mountain Warrior Yoga session with Ali
8.30 am – MORNING MEDITATION: Ali will guide you on an ‘Finding Wholeness’ meditation
9.00 am – BREAKFAST PREP: Ali will set up breakfast (see menu)
9.30 am – BREAKFAST: Enjoy a self-service breakfast and discuss the day’s outing
10.15 am – LUNCH PREP: Ali will prepare sandwiches for people heading out (see menu)
10.30 am- 3.00 pm: FREE TIME: Everyone is free do their own thing from 10.30 am until 5 pm. You can go for a long walk, or visit a local attraction. Or, you may choose to sit quietly indoors. Ali is off-duty during this time
3.00 pm – 5.00 pm – SILENT TIME: If you are at the Eco Lodge you may take a siesta or sit and read a book. During this silent time we each respect other people’s needs for rest, solitude, and quiet enjoyment.
5.00 pm – DINNER PREP: Ali will prepare another 3 course evening meal (see menu)
6.00 pm – EVENING RESTORATIVE YOGA: Find you place outside on the deck and do a wonderful Restorative Yoga session with Ali (dress warmly)
7.30 pm – DINNER: Sit down for a delicious 3 course vegetarian meal (see menu). Over dinner we discuss the retreat’s themes of awareness, wholeness, authenticity & gratitude
8.30 pm – Everyone will help clear up and then you are free to do some star gazing and meteor watching, or light a fire, or turn in and have an early night.

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DAY 4 – Sunday 26th April

6 am -7 am – QUIET TIME: So you can peacefully gather your thoughts on the final day, minimum social interaction is recommended.
7.15 am – take time to do your own yoga practice
8.00 am – MORNING MEDITATION: Ali will guide you on an ‘gratitude’ meditation & closing ritual
9.00 am – BREAKFAST PREP: Everyone will sort out their own breakfast
10.00 am – check out of accommodation

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Vegetarian Menu

Please give Ali plenty of advanced notice of any dietary preference and intolerances.
Tea, herbal tea, plunger coffee will be available for people to make during the stay.
Please bring any extra food, beverages, nutrition, or snacks to supplement the menu provided. Alcohol will not be supplied so please bring your own if desired.

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Day 1 –
On arrival: help yourself to light refreshments. Tea with organic mill, honey, herbal tea, plunger coffee, crackers and vegetarian cheddar

Dinner: Zucchini Pesto soup, Artichoke Risoni and green salad, roasted spiced pairs

Day 2 –
Breakfast: Energy fruit soy smoothie, muesli & milk (cow/soy milk)
Lunch: Wrapped cheese & mustard sandwiches, cherry tomatoes, muesli bar, an apple
Dinner: Potato & sweetcorn chowder, Fennel, tomato and white bean stew, Plum crumble
Day 3 –
Breakfast: Banana soy smoothie, muesli & milk (cow/soy milk)
Lunch: Wrapped apple, walnut & cheese sandwiches, muesli bar, an Up&Go drink
Dinner: Bruschetta with mushroom & parsley topping, conchiglie with ricotta and green salad, red fruit salad with berries

Room choices with retreat costings

Choice 1: Bourgeois Budget – 3 day retreat package, Full menu, & bunk bed – $120/night

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Choice 2: Standard luxury – 3 day retreat package, Full menu, & private queen room – $185/night

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Choice 3: Elite Luxury – -3 day retreat package, Full menu, & queen room with mountain views & private ensuite bathroom, – $255/night single occupancy or $335/night for a couple

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This retreat is all about having a breathtaking 3 Day Retreat in one of the most beautiful settings in the world

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Pay your $300 deposit today

All balances payable by April 17th

Bank Account 01-0504-0163452-00

Contact Ali on NZyogacentre@gmail.com to confirm your payment

There will be no cancellation refunds if you withdraw after February 15th.