Review & reflections
December 21, 2012
Approved Victim Support Counsellor
September 5, 2013

Yoga, Belly Dance & Chocolate

Come ignite your five senses at this deliciously decadent class. In this 2 hour fun-filled class we breathe deeply, shimmy wildly and eat chocolate. Yoga: to release tension and deepen our breathing, Belly Dance: to celebrate life through dance & shake-up our wild hips, & Chocolate: is used as a tool for focus and concentration! Maarie teaches yoga in Christchurch, performs belly dance nation-wide and has had a love affair with chocolate forever.  She created these classes to help lift people’s spirits and bring more joy to Christchurch. Exquisite chocolate and yoga mats provided.

Facilitator:   Maarie Hutana Dates: 16 May 2013 Times:  Thursday 7pm – 9pm Cost:  $15 waged & $10  low/unwaged Location:    St Albans Community Centre, 1047 Colombo Street


 Painting: To Find the Colour of Life Colour speaks for itself!

Methods can vary from large washes of colour spread with sponges, to a more delicate use of pastels over paint that is freely applied with brushes. By the end of this workshop, you will have found your own way of best expressing your responses to colour and engaging your creative side to life. Joanna has taught community art classes for many years, as well as working in schools and Art Colleges

Facilitator:   Joanna Mackenzie  Dates:  6, 13, 20, 27 May 2013 Times:  Monday 10am – 12pm  Cost: $45 waged & $30  low/unwaged Location: Avice Hills Arts & Crafts Centre, 395 Memorial Ave


Japanese Fridays: Aromatherapy for Beginners

You will be taught about the origin of essential oils, how they work, and how you can use them in your home. This course will help prepare you for winter, and enable you to care for yourself and your family, as you will have the opportunity to make your own aroma crafts.   

Facilitator:  Naoko Suzuki Dates: 10, 17, 24, 31 May 2013 Time: Friday 12pm – 1pm  Cost: $30 waged / $20 unwaged.  Plus expenses of $14/person for aroma craft Location:  Women’s Centre


Compassionate Communication Non Violent Communication (NVC).

The way we communicate, with ourselves and others, can have a great impact on our well being and the quality of our relationships. This workshop offers a way of relating that supports clarity, trust and connection, in a model that is fun and simple to learn.

Facilitator:Meagan Rutherford Dates:  4, 11, 18, 25 June & 4, 9 July 2013 Time:  Tuesdays 10am – 12pm Cost:$50 waged $30 low/unwaged Location: St Albans Community Centre, 1074Colombo Street


Tapping for Freedom: EFT Through the use of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique)

You will learn how to move out of stress and suffering, and into a more peaceful, fulfilling and fun way of living.  You will discover a new found confidence and courage you didn’t know you had, empowering you to take the first steps in fulfilling your dreams. Susannah Kenton is a best-selling author and advanced EFT practitioner who has taught workshops in Christchurch and internationally for more than 10 years. To learn more, go to

Facilitator: Susannah Kenton Dates: 5, 12 June 2013 Times:  Wednesday 7pm – 9pm Cost: $ 30 waged & $ 20 low/unwaged Location: Women’s Centre

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Toni loves working alongside people of all ages and stages, supporting their growth and success. She lives in Christchurch with her husband and three teenage boys.

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