Easter opening hours

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Yoga classes will run at the NZ Yoga Centre, Marton, during the school holidays and over Easter:

  • Monday 15th April – 9.30 am & 6 pm Hatha Flow
  • Tuesday 16th April – 7.15 am Gentle & 9.30 am Gentle & 6 pm Active 
  • Wednesday 17th April – 7pm Gentle
  • EASTER SUNDAY – 9.30am Restorative
  • EASTER MONDAY – 6 pm Hatha Flow 
  • Tuesday 23rd April –  9.30 am Gentle & 6 pm Active 
  • Wednesday 24th April – 7pm Gentle

No booking required. See you there!

Yoga over boulders

This Sunday, the yoga group and I ventured out to the Whitecliff boulders just north of Ohingaiti (SH1). This incredible world class site offered us the perfect place for deep yoga retreat and contemplation.

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To get to Whitecliff boulders you have to follow Peka Road to the very end, and walk across farm land for about an hour. After a steep descent you arrive on the banks of the Rangitikei River. The boulders are just on from there.

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There is such a magical air about the forest, with trees growing in and around moss covered rocks. IMG_3007.JPG

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Keraru, Tui and fantails created a beautiful soundscape for our yoga & meditation. Berries and leaves covering the forest floor were multicolored and soft underfoot.IMG_3026.JPG

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The rocks have such a presence about them and the sanctity of the place reminded me of amazing temple sites like Kamakya Temple in Assam. Awesome day. Awesome group of people!

 

Artist’s Open Studios weekend II

We had a great turn out of people for the second weekend of the Artist’s Open Studio (Whanganui). Over 80 people came through the doors of the Iconic Art Space in Marton and many more visited the other 5 participating studios.

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Ali Hale Tilley pictured with Micah Rickards who bought the painting ‘Dia Del Muertos’

Resident artist Ali Hale Tilley showed some amazing people around, explaining works and having interesting conversations about topical events. Out of the 160 people who visited over two weekends, around 40% of people came from Marton, 20% from Whanganui, 16% came from the surrounding Rangitikei, with others coming from Wellington, Foxton Beach, Taupo, Palmerston North, Auckland, and from as far afield as Canada!

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Pictured Raina Potoka, and Di and Laurine

Lots of amazing locals dropped in to say hi. While some looked around and engaged in conversation, others were happy to just relax and soak up the atmosphere. IMG_2964.JPG

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Some very special friends from Wellington coming up specifically to support the event. Special thanks to Micah who bought a painting, and Mary and Gillian (Wellington) for offering your support, love and delicious fruit bread. Special thanks too to Gillian (Marton) for giving a special gift for the shrine.

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Ali pictured with kumo-kumo given by the Potakas of Rata (thanks Raina!)

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Gillian from Marton gave a wonderful African statue of the Virgin Mary and child

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Talented architect Micah Rickards bought the Day of the Dead painting

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The beautiful Mary Watson and Gillian Christian visited from Wellington

Lastly, thanks to a myriad of helpers (Luca, Raina, Micah, Shirley, Fran, Bridget, and Sarah) for holding the front-line over the weekend. Some of you even had time to produce some fun artwork – well done!

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If you are interested in buying original pieces of art please call Ali on 06 327 4108.

Artist’s Open Studios weekend

A great turn out of people came through the doors to view art at the Iconic Art Space (Marton),  stop #72 on the Artists Open Studios (Whanganui) trail.

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Artist in residence, Ali Hale Tilley (pictured above), spoke with over 70 people, explaining her works and showing visitors around her Art Apace. 5 pieces of art have already been sold so if you are thinking of investing in art, now is the time.

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Local artist Daniel Williamson (pictured below) also exhibited his sharpie sci-fi sketches and dropped in to make an appearance.

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Lots of amazing locals gave their time,  relaxed and played games, adding to vibrancy of the day. 

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Participating artists from around Marton added to the festivity of the weekend, which continues next weekend as well.

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Whether you are interested in viewing or buying art, or discussing creative topics, Marton is a great place to descend on next weekend. the Artist’s Open Studios will continued  Saturday 30th and Sunday 31st March with participating studios open from 10.30 am – 4.30 pm.

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Iconic Art Space is situated on the corner of Stewart Street and High Street, Marton.

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 Look forward to seeing you!

See https://openstudios.co.nz/ for more information

Yoga in 3 great locations

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Imagine yourself taking part in an adventure-filled 5-20 day yoga & meditation immersion. Ali Hale Tilley – director of the NZ Yoga Centre and experienced tour guide- will be running 3 different yoga workshops throughout October 2019.

Groups will practice yoga in beautiful Dubrovnik, historic Tbilisi and exciting northern India. Each 5-day yoga module has up to 20 hours of yoga, meditation and guided self-exploration amidst vibrant culturally-rich locations.

The cost of each five day module is only $300 NZ/ person, Join us for an adventure of a lifetime. 

You can chose you own accommodation and travel plans to suit your budget and comfort levels. Or Ali can advise you on how to plan the trip around your budget and departure locations.

for more information contact Ali on sadhanayoganz@gmail.com or check out www.sadhanayoganz.com for previous guided tours.

free the soul and merge with spirit

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Join our most recent Sunday morning yoga class by listening to the latest podcast. In this discourse I explore the idea of freeing the soul and connecting with the great spirit, which animates the world.

Sunday morning classes are held at the NZ Yoga Centre Marton

Inner peace garden

Out garden at the NZ Yoga Centre has come alive over summer. It holds gifts of plants and sculpture from some very special people.

Here are just a few of the views for you to enjoy