WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Aroha Workshops and Events (Whakangungu kia ora te tangata). 

Reiki workshops, Full moon events and Sacred feminine retreats are what the team at Aroha have so much passion for.  


 

 

 

AROHA MOON JOURNEYS 

January Super Moon Cacao ceremony + Gong bath

On January 21st we will experience a very powerful super moon. The Super Blood Wolf Moon is welcoming this year with a scenic treat with what can be called a super blood wolf moon eclipse. A total lunar eclipse, or blood moon, that will also coincide with a super moon (full moon).

Join Benton, Rosanna and Tara Anand Kaur for a beautiful heart opening Cacao ceremony followed by a deeply relaxing Gong bath.

After spending time with the cacao shaman, Keith Wilson in San Marcos, Guatemala, Benton and Rosanna are keen to bring the magic of Keith’s ceremonial grade cacao into many ceremonies at Aroha. Cacao is a rich plant medicine with numerous health benefits and is a powerful heart opener. Cacao is the perfect way to prepare for Tara’s gong bath.

The vibration of a gong is a powerful method for reducing stress. Calm mind. Peaceful energy. Flowing breath.

‘Known as a Gong Bath, the gong creates an ocean of sound that is profoundly relaxing; a state which activates the parasympathetic nervous system to balance the over-amped, over-taxed sympathetic nervous system.

Water has often been used as an analogy for the rippling effect of the gong’s vibrations, partially because our bodies are approximately 70 percent water and water serves to conduct sound waves. Like ripples created by a pebble skipped onto a glassy lake, the gong’s sound gently reverberates over, around and through the entire body to calm, relax and soothe.

Typically, the listener’s heart rate slows, blood pressure drops and breath is restored to its natural rhythm. The gong induces a holistic resonance in the body and a spontaneous meditative state in the mind, resulting in a sense of expanded awareness and wholeness’.

Gongs open up your chakras and often release a lot of blocked energy, much like acupuncture or massage can do – it really is a sound massage.

A gong bath is excellent therapy for depression, fatigue, feelings of separation, loneliness, anger, fear, hostility and many other conditions caused by a lack of balance and harmony in the body and mind.

In the simplest terms, the gong awakens innate wholeness and guides the body to a state of greater balance and harmony. A gong bath is as scientifically sound as it is mysterious. It is as other-worldly as it is logical. It requires nothing but receptivity in order to be fully experienced, but it must be experienced in order to be understood. ~ Devpreet Kaur

**Please let us know beforehand if you are pregnant, suffer from a heart condition or take anti depressants.

Full Moon Cacao ceremony + Gong bath January 21st - fully booked
Limited numbers
6.00-8.00pm
$40

Please email us at info@arohalove.co.nz to add your name to our cancellation list. Spaces are limited.

February shamanic cacao + sound healing experience with Maren Lander

A shamanic cacao + sound healing experience.

These experiences are incredible! We are filling up fast for February Cacao ceremony so please let us know if you would like a space held for you.

The Ceremonial Grade Cacao beans were prized by the Ancient Mayans because they are an ancient plant medicine, a heart opener, a consciousness facilitator and wise teacher. Sacred Drink.

Over the past few years, cacao ceremonies have become increasingly popular. More people are realising the benefits of the cacao bean, and participating in ceremonies to drink it raw - just as the Mesoamerican civilizations did.
As people experience feelings of open heartedness, and deep connections, often associated with these ceremonies, more and more are using cacao in creative ways for their own journeys.

This magical drink has so many health benefits:
Heart-opening
Relaxing
Feel more connection
Re-balancing
Calming
Clarity
Focus

Allow flowing energy into your life in 2019 with powerful intention setting.

Kundalini Yoga Teacher and Shamanic Practitioner Maren Lander will take us on a journey into the depths of our souls that will leave us more connected, peaceful and empowered.

Sound has been used for healing since ancient times. Be it through voice, harmonics or rhythm, sound will penetrate every single cell of our body.

Maren uses a sacred gong that is considered to be a healing gong. She will also play Shamanic drums and other percussion instruments that will facilitate deep relaxation through slowing down our brain waves to a theta state.

Once we are in this place, we are more open to meet and communicate with our guides and allies and might receive significant messages that will support us on our path.

Please think about an intention before you come. We recommend to wear comfortable clothing as you will lay on the floor for most of the event.

**Please let us know beforehand if you are pregnant, suffer from a heart condition or take anti depressants.

When:   Friday 8th February - one last space left!
Cost:     $50
Time:     6pm – 9pm
Where:  Upstairs at Aroha, 3 Maidstone Street, Grey Lynn

Bookings essential. Please email info@arohalove.co.nz to reserve your space in this intimate and very special event.

 

Full Moon sacred sound journey with Maren Lander

Tapping into the powerful illuminating and healing energies of the full moon Kundalini Yoga Teacher and Shamanic Practitioner Maren Lander will take us on a journey into the depths of our souls, that will leave us more connected, peaceful and empowered.

Sound has been used for healing since ancient times. Be it through voice, harmonics or rhythm, sound will penetrate every single cell of our body.

Maren uses a sacred gong considered to be a healing gong. She will also play Shamanic drums and other percussion instruments that will facilitate deep relaxation through slowing down our brain waves to a theta state.

These events book up very fast so please secure your place for the 21st February full moon journey by emailing us ASAP.

We will post on our website when this event is fully booked so you can please check the website first.

When:   Thursday 21st February - Fully Booked
Cost:      $40
Time:     6pm - 7.30pm
Where:  Upstairs at Aroha, 3 Maidstone Street, Grey Lynn

This event is fully booked, however please contact us at info@arohalove.co.nz or 0800 646 326 to add your name to our cancellation list.

 

  

GUATEMALA RETREAT

Joyful Living Kundalini and Shamanic Retreat in San Marcos, Guatemala with Maren Lander in partnership with Aroha Love.

2019 date TBC

This 8 day retreat is a unique opportunity for you to spend time away from your daily routines and old way of thinking with a group of like-minded people in the magical land of Guatemala in Central America. Maren and Rosanna together with Guest Shamans will take you on a deeply healing journey, whilst creating a joyful experience.

San Marcos is the home of 'Chocolate Shaman' Keith Wilson, who has been Maren's teacher since 2016. He has brought many light workers from all over the world to Lake Atitlan over the years. You will spend time with Keith as well as Mayan Shaman Izaias Sajvin, who will in their compassionate and fun way, initiate you to a higher version of yourself.

Life is about joy and not suffering and often it takes a little guidance only that helps you to choose an alternative way of thinking and living.

We invite you to join us on this magical journey, so that you can experience the power of Kundalini Yoga, Meditation, Mayan Spiritual bathing and Sound Healing combined with Shamanic wisdom in a country that has a rich Mayan history. Our retreat costs include the following:

Daily Kundalini Yoga and Meditation classes

Gong Sound Healing

Protection Amulet creating - Rosanna

Shamanic Journeying

Cacao Ceremonies held be Keith as well as Maren

Cacao ceremony with Keith 

Mayan Fire Ceremony with Izaias 

Mayan spiritual bath with Rosanna

2 vegetarian meals daily + Accommodation in San Marcos

Experiencing life in a Guatemalan village

We will keep the group size relatively small, so that we can make sure everyone is supported through this transformative process.

The cost for the retreat week is TBC US Dollars not including flights and airport transfers.

A $250 non-refundable deposit is required by TBC to secure your place.

You can make your own way here or get in touch with Rosanna if you would like to travel with her and Benton. There is the opportunity to arrive early and spend a few days at the venue with Maren and Kris for a small fee before the retreat starts.

We are really looking forward to hosting, guiding, travelling and journeying with you on our life changing Guatemala adventure!

Please get in touch with info@arohalove.co.nz for further details.

AROHA REIKI WORKSHOPS

‘Everything is energy and that’s all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics’. ~ Albert Einstein

Reiki is a method of hands on healing. It is a system of healing that transforms and heals the body and mind. The Reiki practitioner transfers energy via the hands to the recipient. 

A Reiki practitioner harnesses this vital energy via a series of attunements or initiations which, in effect, switch on the ability to transfer Reiki energy to oneself and others.

Discover and learn a safe, proven and effective way to enjoy renewed health and vitality with Reiki!

 


 

AROHA REIKI 1 WORKSHOP

Discover and learn a safe, proven and effective way to enjoy renewed health and vitality with Reiki.

Reiki is a simple method of hands on healing, and is a system of healing that transforms and heals the body and mind, restoring balance, equilibrium and radiance.

No prior experience is necessary in order to learn Reiki. In this Reiki 1 course (Reiki First Degree) you will learn how to confidently deliver effective Reiki treatments for yourself, family, friends, clients and pets. You will learn how to bring healing, comfort and calm to any condition, physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual by applying Reiki in three easy to learn Reiki patterns. Through well organized Reiki lectures, clear and thorough Reiki demonstrations, and ample supervised Reiki hands-on practice time, you will learn all of the Reiki Level 1 techniques quickly and easily and receive your certification as a Reiki 1 Practitioner.

This workshop is also a great way for those who already hold a Reiki 1 degree to refresh their skills.

This workshop covers all aspects of Reiki 1 - 

History
Reiki principles
Self-healing
Full chakra module 
Cleansing 
Hands on healing for others; friends, family, animals and plants
Basic Animal Reiki healing
Group healing techniques
Intention
Meditation and Mudra

Our Reiki training classes are held over two days, thorough and complete, to provide you with a real hands-on Reiki training experience. This supervised hands-on practice is essential to your learning the Reiki techniques properly and gaining the necessary experience and confidence before giving Reiki treatments to others.You will leave this workshop feeling renewed and awakened to the simplicity of Reiki technique and application.  

You will experience self-healing and supporting others in their healing, you'll make new friends as well as receive Reiki 1 certification. 

2 day non-residential. This workshop will be held at Aroha premises at 3 Maidstone Street, Grey Lynn. Aroha is an inspirational urban, inner city workshop and healing facility, and a place of inner reflection.

When :

Saturday 23rd and 24th February 2019 

Where : Aroha, 3 Maidstone Street, Grey Lynn
Time : Saturday 10am - 4pm Sunday 9.30am - 3pm 
Refreshments : Delicious vegetarian lunch provided each day
Facilitators : Benton Day and Rosanna Marks
Cost : $350
Deposit : A $100 non-refundable deposit is required on booking
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AROHA REIKI 2 WORKSHOP

Reiki is a beautiful and powerful, safe form of energy healing and here at Aroha we use Reiki in everything we do. You can feel Reiki in our hands; deeply warm and tingling sensations that relax and energise the recipient allowing for a restful and peaceful mind ready to take on the world. 

Reiki 2  workshop for those who hold Reiki 1 certification or those wishing to refresh their Reiki 2 practice.

This workshop has been designed to cover all aspects of Reiki 2 and more.

Symbols and symbol practice
Mantra
Distant healing
Focussed intention
Enhancement of hands on practice
Initiation
Cleansing of self, spaces and environments

When : Saturday 30th and 31st March
Where : Aroha, 3 Maidstone Street, Grey Lynn
Time : 10am - 4pm (Saturday) and 9.30am - 3pm (Sunday)
Refreshments : Delicious vegetarian lunch provided each day
Facilitators : Benton Day and Rosanna Marks
Cost : $380
Deposit : A $100 non-refundable deposit is required on booking
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AROHA REIKI 3 (MASTER LEVEL) WORKSHOP

  • Aroha Reiki 3 certification. This 2 day workshop is for those who currently hold a Reiki 1 and Reiki 2 degree, or for Reiki 3 practitioners wanting to update and refresh their existing skills.

    This workshop will cover all aspects of Reiki 3

    Experienced use of the Reiki 2 symbols
    Focused intention and deep healing Reiki given and received
    Reiki 3 symbols
    Initiation
    Shamanic positioning
    Cleansing practices and water cleansing ritual
    Nature
    Manifestation
    Mudra, Meditation and Deep stretching

    We look forward to spending the weekend with those who feel they are ready to progress into Reiki 3!

When : 2019 dates TBC
Where : Aroha Love, 3 Maidstone Street, Grey Lynn, Auckland
Time : 10am - 4pm (Saturday) and 9.30am - 3pm (Sunday)
Refreshments : Delicious vegetarian lunch and snacks provided each day
Facilitators : Benton Day and Rosanna Marks
Cost : $400
Deposit : A $100 non-refundable deposit is required on booking
Make a booking

 

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AROHA SACRED FEMININE

This retreat is currently fully booked!  Please email us to place your name on the cancellation list.

Annual Sacred Feminine Retreat 2018: We are currently creating a new and very exciting retreat with our friends for 2018 onwards.

 

When groups of like-minded women get together magic is created. Sacred Feminine workshops awaken awareness of the feminine form with beautiful flowing, simple yet sensual dance, yoga and a deeper understanding, honouring and integration of energy and companionship.

This year our Sacred Feminine Retreat will be held at Sacred Earth Lodge, KareKare. Our theme is ‘Ritual’ under the full moon.

Aroha Sacred Feminine Retreats are profoundly and deeply healing, a space where we can drop our masks and allow the beauty of our authentic grace to shine through. A space where we can honour, celebrate and empower each other and learn awareness around rituals that will allow for a greater capacity to grow and flourish as feelings and energy flows through our bodies with ritual, healing dance and yoga.

Expect some magic:

Aroha

Ritual

Women's circle

Cacao ceremony

Gentle Bellydance

Kundalini Yoga

Meditation and sound healing

Space in nature

Creativity

Spa

We will be in natural peace, surrounded by beaches, forests, streams, waterfalls, rock pools - with gorgeous ocean sunsets, and delicious vegetarian meals.

We only take a very limited number of ladies on Sacred Feminine retreats.  Please email us with any questions info@arohalove.co.nz

 

When : 2019 dates TBC
Where : KareKare
Time : Friday early evening - 2pm Sunday afternoon
Refreshments : Delicious vegetarian meals and accommodation included
Facilitators : Rosanna Marks + Friends
Cost : $595.00
Deposit : A $100 non-refundable deposit is required on booking
Make a booking

 

Sacred Feminine annual retreats are perfect for beginners and women who have attended prior Aroha sacred feminine retreats. 

 



 

AROHA MASSAGE WORKSHOPS

Aroha Massage workshops are by request only and will be at a cost of $850 per day for an individual or $450 per day, per individual for groups of 2 or more. 3 days of training is minimum and can extend to 5 days if required.

These workshops will be held at Aroha premises (3 Maidstone Street, Grey Lynn) and is open to all levels and teaching her art is Rosanna's specialty and passion. It is advisable, however not necessary, to have completed an anatomy and physiology certificate prior to learning. Delicious vegetarian meals are included in the workshop cost.

What will I learn:

Holistic Bodywork Aroha style
Enter a more conscious awareness of your energy centres
Learn how to blend a fusion of massage techniques with energy healing and chakra balancing
How to enhance your own internal energy flow and body mechanics
Rhythmical massage techniques, with a focus on breath and movement, using simple yet highly effective techniques
The importance of spiritual cleansing
Keeping high energy levels for yourself and your client/recipient
Enhancement of intuition with holistic bodywork

To find out more please contact us