The centre runs a mix of group private bookings and public events. Here is a summary of the public workshops available for bookings in 2017 2018. Full workshop details are below.
Five and Ten Day Fasts
November 17 - 21
December 1 - 5
January 19 - 23 2018
February 9 - 13
March 1 - 10 (10 day fast)
April 13 - 17
Our five-day fasts are guided by qualified staff and based upon high-quality liquid nourishment (organic vegetable/fruit juices, herb teas, and broths) with four days of proper fasting, followed by a half-day to gently break the fast. The tranquil atmosphere at Aio Wira and the fasting programme give the strength and motivation to make meaningful lifestyle changes (healthier diets, new physical regimens, or quitting smoking) by including exercises, relaxation techniques, yoga, Tai Chi, and access to a sauna and spa. Shiatsu, facials, Hellerwork, lymphatic drainage, Reiki, seaweed or herbal body wraps, and massage are available for $65.
Cost: $425. $100 deposit to Aio Wira.
Wednesdays 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Yoga with Julie King
Workshops and Retreats
January 26 -29 Clowning Summer Retreat with Lisa Brickell
“The clown has great importance as part of the search for what is laughable and ridiculous about us. We should put the emphasis on the rediscovery of our own individual clown, the one that has grown-up within us… We are all clowns…we all have our weaknesses, our ridiculous side, which can make people laugh when we allow it to express itself.” Jacques Lecoq
Join us at the beautiful Aio Wira Retreat Centre to boost your spontaneity and creativity. Rejuvenate yourself through a long weekend of fun and absurdity in which we explore mask work, clowning and comedy through games and improvisation in a safe and supportive environment.
Fee: $545 includes accommodation, meals, tuition and full use of the centre’s facilities including sauna and spa.
Earlybird Discount $495 if paid in full by December 10th 2017
Enrolment: Phone Aio Wira Centre on (09) 8109396 email@example.com
For further information:
Phone Lisa on 0211798304
MA Drama (Auckland University); DipPhysTheatre (Lecoq, Paris)
Lisa has run workshops and performed around the world. She has been running this course at Aio Wira for the last 15 years – and it’s still her favourite!
“I’ve always felt quite shy, and therefore afraid to take risks within my business and my everyday life. However through clowning, I’ve lost my inhibitions, I feel much more confident and I take life a lot less seriously.” – Belinda Duffy, Graphic Designer
“I learned to be 100% present and connected both on stage and in my everyday life…It has been a springboard to endless possibilities.” – Greg Goodyer, Teacher and Comedian
April 27 - 29 Introduction to Shamanism - the Journey with Jan Natusch
The main ceremony a shaman performs is the journey. A shaman goes into an altered state of consciousness and travels outside of time. We teach the journey techniques of the Shaman so you can connect with Great Spirit, your own spirit helpers and the spirits of nature, to gain insights, knowledge or healing. You will ﬂy free into the invisible realms to bring back healing and information, and to deepen your connection to all in creation.
Cost: $360 (includes accommodation and meals)
To register contact Jan: (09) 521 5366, 027 245 6021 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jan Natusch has been practicing and teaching shamanic journeying, healing for over 25 years. Her work incorporates many teachings, which started with her training with Sandra Ingerman, then with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies, and has since included teachings from the Qero of Peru and many others. Jan works in ways that honours the heritage of the person and the spirit of the land.
Jan works independently but is aligned to:
Academy of Shamanic Studies - www.shamanic.ac.nz and Practical Mystics - www.practicalmystics.co.nz