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MIDWINTER SOLSTICE CELEBRATION:  The next event – Sunday evening 22nd June – will celebrate bringing warmth, light, vitality and nourishment to the depths of the Winter Solstice. As there are limited spaces, advanced booking is essential. Please email for further details.


Easter Sunday Meditation Ritual 2014 :   On Easter Sunday, eleven people gathered at Sadhana Yoga Studio (9 Park Road, Miramar) for a very special Meditation Ritual. There were two set criteria for this event: 1) that we would all celebrate the five elements, earth-water-fire-air-sacred space; 2) that each person would actively participate in the ritual, rather than passively observe. No one anticipated the core value and nourishing possibilities of such group collaboration. Everyone contributed something totally special and unique. EARTH People designated to represent earth shared beautiful fresh flowers from the garden, providing visual enjoyment and honouring the ancestors. Special crystals were passed around, clearing negativity, and for the purpose of deep contemplation. ‘Bliss balls’, fresh bananas and fejoas were handed out, nourishing our bodies and our taste buds.  A piece of coal was placed on the shrine, a symbolic offering Durga as the light of the Gods. WATER Cats’eyes (spiral doors of sea-snails), were shared amongst the group, reminding us of the importance of transitions between outer and inner worlds, and between land and sea. A teapot filled with fresh water, retrieved from a local creek in Houghton Valley, reminded us of the sound of fresh running water and became the receptacle of our prayers and wishes. Scared water from the upper Ganges (India) was passed around, cleansing our karmic layers. Wine with goji berries and organic berry tea was served to quench peoples’ thirsts. FIRE People designated to be guardians of fire brought candles that reminded us to illuminate our awareness, to break the bonds that limit us, and igniting creativity. Other candles were offered to heal the heart, awaken spirit, and bring courage. Candles to the Goddess Durga guided inspiration and insight. Also, stunningly good plum liquor made from produce sourced from a private orchard in Motueka supplied us with warm internal fire. AIR The guardians of air gave us bubbles to blow, symbolising our aspirations. This reminded us how important it is to breathe deeply and mindfully. Fragrant herbs acquired from the urban landscape reminded us that memories can be planted in the mind, shaping the future not just the past. Scented dhoop, sourced from goddess temples in India, burned on a shrine dedicated to the Goddesses. Protective calendula oil was handed out and rubbed into the skin, creating a protective barrier between skin and air. Also, scented ‘Goddess oil’ was offered, so we could breathe in sacred energy. SACRED SPACE The yoga studio was turned into a sacred receptacle for meditation and shared ritual expression. Amazing hand mudras were conducted, connecting actions and meaningful expression. Individuals moved throughout the space gracefully, sharing their elemental formulas, their gifts of knowledge and shared offerings. The sound of mantra and Tibetan bowls permeated the space during meditation allowing people to sit with their thoughts. At the end of the evening people continued contributing by deconstructing the sacred space and returning the yoga studio to working order.   Everybody who attended participated and became integrated in an evening of ritual and meditation. Because this event was such a success, another event will be scheduled. The next event will celebrate bringing warmth, light, vitality and nourishment to the depths of the Winter Solstice – Sunday 22nd June, from 7.30pm. As there are limited spaces, advanced booking is essential. Hope to see you there!

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If you are looking for the Middle Earth you might look further and find the Inner World of Sadhana Yoga.

The normal timetable of classes will stop between Tuesday 24rd December 2013, and will restart Sunday 5th January 2014, at 9.30am.

MASTERCLASSES: Thai Massage Yoga

If you are in Wellington between Christmas and New Year, you and a friend should book in to an amazing master class that combines the stretch of yoga poses with hands on technique of Thai massage. This combination of deep stretches and strong hands-on adjustments provides a fantastic opportunity to realign and open the body for the New Year. You will feel like you have had a one hour deep tissue massage.

SUNDAY 29TH DECEMBER 2013 – 11.30AM
MONDAY 30TH DECEMBER 2013 – 7.30PM
TUESDAY 31ST DECEMBER 2013 – 9.30AM

Cost: $25 per person

ADVANCED BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL

This V-Day… Rise up and come to a free yoga class

V- Day: Thursday, Feb. 14th @ 12.30pm

Free Yoga Class

 SADHANA YOGA, 9 PARK ROAD, MIRAMAR: JOINS GLOBAL CAMPAIGN – ONE BILLION RISING  – TO STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS

February 14, 2013 to be V-Day’s Largest Day of Action Ever

At 12.30pm- lunchtime- on V-Day, February 14th, 2013, Sadhana Yoga, at 9 Park Road, Miramar, will join with activists around the world for ONE BILLION RISING, the largest day of action in the history of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls.

ONE BILLION RISING began as a call to action based on the staggering statistic that 1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. With the world population at 7 billion, this adds up to more than ONE BILLION WOMEN AND GIRLS. On February 14, 2013, V-Day’s 15th anniversary, Sadhana Yoga will join activists, writers, thinkers, celebrities, and women and men across the world as we express their outrage, demand change, strike, dance, and RISE in defiance of the injustices women suffer, demanding an end at last to violence against women.

This FREE YOGA EVENT is open to everyone, who supports the global movement to end violence against women and girls.

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About One Billion Rising
One in three women on the planet is raped or beaten in her lifetime. That is ONE BILLION WOMEN violated. One billion daughters, mothers, grandmothers, sisters, lovers and friends. On 14th February 2013, V-Day’s 15th Anniversary, we are inviting ONE BILLION women and those who love them to WALK OUT, DANCE, RISE UP, and DEMAND an end to this violence. ONE BILLION RISING will move the earth, activating women and men to dance across every country. V-Day wants the world to see our collective strength, our numbers and our solidarity across borders. Join V-Day and ONE BILLION RISING today and SAY NO to violence against women and girls. To sign up and learn more, visit www.onebillionrising.org

About V-Day
V-Day is a global activist movement to end violence against women and girls that raises funds and awareness through benefit productions of Playwright/Founder Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologuesand other artistic works. In 2012, over 5,800 V-Day benefit events took place produced by volunteer activists in the U.S. and around the world, educating millions of people about the reality of violence against women and girls. To date, the V-Day movement has raised over $90 million and educated millions about the issue of violence against women and the efforts to end it, crafted international educational, media and PSA campaigns, reopened shelters, and funded over 14,000 community-based anti-violence programs and safe houses in Democratic Republic of Congo, Haiti, Kenya, South Dakota, Egypt and Iraq. Over 300 million people have seen a V-Day benefit event in their community. V-Day has received numerous acknowledgements including Worth Magazine’s 100 Best Charities, Marie Claire Magazine’s Top Ten Charities, one of the Top-Rated organizations on Philanthropedia/Guidestar and Great Nonprofits. V-Day’s newest campaign is ONE BILLION RISING which will culminate on 021413 with a global action worldwide. www.vday.org

To learn more about VDay at Sadhana Yoga call (04) 387 7213, or e-mail  sadhanayoganz@gmail.com.  To learn more about V‑Day and its campaigns visit www.vday.org