Aug
11
9:30 AM09:30

Be. Here. Now.

S P A C E studio is nestled at the top of Mt Victoria, above Wellington harbour, and 2kms away from the hustle & bustle of the city.

S P A C E studio is nestled at the top of Mt Victoria, above Wellington harbour, and 2kms away from the hustle & bustle of the city.

Sunday 11th August 11 – 4.15pm

Space, Wellington
Maya Nova & Lana Bright
$95 early bird until July 31st then $105

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Limited to 18

‘In the midst of winter, I found within myself an invincible summer.
An invincible stillness and vividness.’

Can we interrupt the normal mind from time travelling to the future & to the past and instead rest in this present moment?
Can we invite ourselves to relax and restore with mindfulness, meditation & simple yoga practices?

Lana and Maya Nova (flying into Space as a guest teacher) invite you to this day retreat at Space Studio. They will co-create a formal container for clarity, wakefulness and calmness to be present.
Just show up – no need to prepare or rehearse – just show up and allow yourself to be surprised by the unfolding of your life with more energy and ease.
Acts of kindness for the body and mind – meditation, gentle meditative movement, eating mindfully, silence and developing a steady mind & an open heart.
Juices, nuts, fruit will be provided for nourishment during our breaks
‘Develop meditation that is like space.’
The Buddha

Maya is a skillful & inspiring mindfulness teacher, coach and speaker. She has diverse experience working alongside people to help them to regain clarity and balance.
For 20 years she has been studying and practicing mindfulness and meditation. This has also included the unique & absorbing experience of being ordained as a Buddhist nun for 2 years. Maya’s passion is integrating mindfulness into life and into work. Her deep intention is to support others to find energy and renewed inspiration and presence in each moment: To live life remembering that each moment truly mattered.

Lana brings a wealth of practise, teaching and experience into Space. She weaves traditional & modern practises together to make them fresh & available to students. She has studied with Dr Rick Hanson, Bhikkhu Analayo, Dr Deepak Chopra, Sarah Powers, Sayadaw u Tejaniya.

Early bird until 31st July $95 then $105

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Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Foundations of Mindful Leadership - Dinner

You are warmly invited to an evening of discussion, connection and activation.

This time the conversation will center around Mindful leadership

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Our working environments are becoming increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA). 

Leading change and the capacity to connect are therefore becoming primary leadership competencies required today. Neither is easy. Change brings up fear, resistance, insecurity and reactivity.

In order to help people move beyond these regressive states of mind, leaders need to develop their own self-awareness, agility, resilience and social awareness. These are the foundations of Mindful Leadership.

The capacity for empathy and the ability to accept their own vulnerability around the challenges they face are key competencies needed to meet the demands of complexity and unpredictability of leading change.

Thursday,  April 18, from 6pm

Café Hanoi, Parlor room

RSVP: $90 (includes dinner and a glass of wine)

If you are an HR, L&D specialist or an executive =responsible for leading people in your organization, this interactive evening of discussion, activation and networking may be just what you need right now.

 

·      Meet, discuss and network with your colleagues, listen to ideas and think about opportunities that will enable you to support your leaders in 2019 and beyond

·      Find out how you can empower your leaders to develop “soft” (ha!) skills to manage themselves and their people in times of change, ambiguity and uncertainty

·      Get inspired and activated for 2019

·      Wander on down after work and enjoy a dinner and a glass of wine with like-minded people in a convenient and fabulous setting of the award winning Café Hanoi in Britomart.

 

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Jul
22
9:00 AM09:00

Clear Mind, Calm Heart - Mindfulness Workshop

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  • Does your life feel, chaotic, madly busy? Is your mind over-full, do you feel like you are juggling too many things at once?
  • Are your thoughts creating peace and a sense of wellbeing, or stress? Are your thoughts creative and productive and encouraging or do they drag you down?
  • Would you like to have a bit more peace, clarity and joy in your life?

Come and check out how mindfulness can help. So many things are out of our control but you can choose how you respond. Join me for this 3h workshop. You will:

  •  Learn the basics of Mindfulness Practice
  • Create some calm and clarity for your self
  • Learn and develop the tools to quieten the mind and relax the body
  • Regain a sense of perspective and balance in your life
  • Rediscover joy that comes from being present and available to life in the present moment.

Cost for this workshop is $75 +GST

Meditation workshops are a way to remember to stay present as it is a wonderful, joyful, magical experience. Maya’s approach is very calming and peaceful. She is always knowledgeable.” - Jasmine

“This was my first workshop. It was a chance to stop and revisit what I love. I can sit, breathe and observe and appreciate myself. Maya has a presence and an aura, her delivery is calm and perfect for me. She feeds your soul.
— — Charlotte
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Jun
22
to Jun 24

Well-Being Retreat

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Limited spaces!

This retreat is filling up fast!

Join myself and yoga teacher Wendy Douglas for a weekend of holistic Well-Being in the stunning Aiowira centre, deep in the lush tranquility of the Waitakere ranges, only a 30 minute drive from Auckland City.

Immerse yourself in this weekend of wellbeing, find some space to rest, reflect and restore. You will leave energised, and inspired to fully engage with your life upon your return.

My whole life has been a long and winding journey towards a greater understanding of well-being - an experience of abundant energy, joy, contentment and a clear sense of purpose. I have found that there a few key ingredients that are vital to our physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing.

This retreat will focus on this holistic approach. Throughout the weekend we will engage in energy restoring wellness practices:

  • Mindfulness
  • Meditation
  • Yoga (flow based astanga in the morning and yin and restorative in the evening)
  • Mindfulness in nature
  • Spa and sauna are on site to further promote deep relaxation and a sense of wellbeing
  • Delicious organic energy restoring food will be served (we will start the day with a window of intermittent fasting and a freshly pressed organic juice to lightly detox).

"We need to live our lives as if they truly mattered." Jon Kabat Zin

Your hosts Maya Nova & Wendy Douglas

Maya & Wendy  Wendy is passionate about helping people to fully connect with their whole selves. Encouraging and uplifting people in their day to day lives. Bringing fun and lightness to the practice of yoga. Building a community of likeminded people.  It's impossible to not feel joyful and uplifted in Wendy's presence. Here is the pic of the two of us at the recent NZ Spirit Festival.  Join us to explore foundations of wellbeing!  (P.S. Can I just say that this stunning woman is 52 years old and I will be turning 50 this year. It is truly possible to feel tremendous vitality in all stages of our lives.)

Maya & Wendy

Wendy is passionate about helping people to fully connect with their whole selves. Encouraging and uplifting people in their day to day lives. Bringing fun and lightness to the practice of yoga. Building a community of likeminded people.

It's impossible to not feel joyful and uplifted in Wendy's presence. Here is the pic of the two of us at the recent NZ Spirit Festival.

Join us to explore foundations of wellbeing!

(P.S. Can I just say that this stunning woman is 52 years old and I will be turning 50 this year. It is truly possible to feel tremendous vitality in all stages of our lives.)

Meditation workshops are a way to remember to stay present as it is a wonderful, joyful, magical experience. Maya’s approach is very calming and peaceful. She is always knowledgeable.” - Jasmine  


  “This was my first workshop. It was a chance to stop and revisit what I love. I can sit, breathe and observe and appreciate myself. Maya has a presence and an aura, her delivery is calm and perfect for me. She feeds your soul.” 
—  Charlotte

 

 

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May
8
to May 11

Outward Bound Wellbeing

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Outward Bound  Wellbeing programme takes traditional mindfulness practices and blends them with the classic elements of an Outward Bound course.  This experience of sailing through the Marlborough Sounds, taking on physical challenges and pushing you to do your best will give you a new perspective and allow you to see aspects of yourself that you may not have realised were there. It will reconnect you with your true self, giving you more confidence and motivation than ever before.

The course is designed to help adults who are seeking greater clarity – perhaps in times of challenge and transition – who need space to reflect on their lives or who want to learn or deepen a meditation practice – or who simply want to walk their own path more deeply.

With the guidance of our expert facilitator Maya Nova and our world class instructors, this course will leave you more present, relaxed and aware of who you are and what unique gifts you have to offer the world – and help you feel ready to take on new paths or challenges in the real world. 

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Mar
15
to Mar 16

10 Mindfulness Strategies to reduce stress / FREE event

FREE event hosted by Spirited Business Network.

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LOCATION

BNZ PARTNERS CENTRE 80 Queen Street, LEVEL 7, Auckland, Auckland 1010

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10 Mindfulness Strategies to reduce stress with Maya Nova

 

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  • Does your life feel, chaotic, madly busy? Is your mind over-full, do you feel like you are juggling too many things at once?

  • Are your thoughts creating peace and a sense of wellbeing, or stress? Are your thoughts creative, productive and encouraging or do they drag you down?

  • Would you like to have a bit more peace, clarity and joy in your life?

Come and check out how mindfulness can help. Join me at this FREE 90 min hands-on presentation hosted by the Spirited Business Network. You will:

  • Understand better the causes and symptoms of stress

  • Learn mindful strategies to reduce it

  • Learn how to shift from helplessly reacting to mindfully responding

  • Understand your mind better

  • Learn how to create new positive mental attitudes and habits

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Jan
28
9:00 AM09:00

Four Foundations of Mindfulness

Four foundations of Mindfulness

                                         Cost for this daylong workshop is $150. 

 

This one day workshop is based on the seminal Buddhist text of mindfulness instructions called Satipatthana which covers the four foundations of mindfulness.


The four foundations of mindfulness workshop will be held in Devonport at the foot of Mt Vic. During the lunch break you can enjoy lunch at one of the many Devonport cafes, walk down to the water of up the hill.


During the workshop we will practice the four postures embodied in meditation: walking, sitting, standing and lying down. The focus will be on embodying the four foundations of mindfulness in meditation practice and in everyday life. 

1. The first foundation of mindfulness

is our body. Through the practice of mindfulness of breath and the four postures of the body(sitting, walking, standing and lying down) we can gain more awareness of the five senses and our innate capacity to connect with the present moment through breath and the grounding of awareness in the body.

2. The second foundation of mindfulness

is mindfulness of sensations and feeling tones in our body. It is so easy to develop a knee jerk response to the feeling nature of our experience which manifests as the aversion towards the unpleasant feelings, craving towards the pleasant and zoning out and boredom towards the neutral. The second foundation of mindfulness has at it’s heart the development of equanimity.

3. The third foundation of mindfulness

is about awareness itself, the knowing quality of the mind and the exploration of consciousness. Everything that arises in the mind – a thought, an opinion, a memory, a belief, feelings of anger of fear or desire – all these mental objects can be experienced calmly, with awareness and clear perception.

4. The fourth foundation of mindfulness

Is awareness of mental factors. They can be positive or negative, leading away from or towards the suffering. We will look at hindrances as well as the factors of awakening.



“You must have a place in your house, or in your mind, or a moment in your day where you can go, where you do not know what you owe anyone or what anyone owes you; and you do not know who you are married to, and you do not know who your children are, and you do not know what your career is, and you go there, not to leave any of these responsibilities behind, but to go to a place of first hand remembrance, where you get back in conversation with yourself and have a real relationship with yourself.”Joseph Campbell


“Maya has a presence, an aura; her calm delivery is perfect from me, she just feeds your soul!” Charlotte

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Aug
27
9:00 AM09:00

Equanimity

Balance is such an elusive thing, isn't it? And when we lose our equilibrium nothing is quite right with our lives anymore.

Equanimity is a state of mind which is calm, centred, non-reactive and accepting. The opposite of an equanimous mind is one that gets lost in judging, reacting and proliferating.

Join me for this 3-hour workshop and find the space to unwind and restore your equilibrium. All welcome!

“This was my first workshop. It was a chance to stop and revisit what I love. I can sit, breathe and observe and appreciate myself. Maya has a presence and an aura, her delivery is calm and perfect for me. She feeds your soul.”
— Charlotte, workshop participant
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May
21
9:00 AM09:00

Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop

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  • Does your life feel, chaotic, madly busy? Is your mind over-full, do you feel like you are juggling too many things at once?
  • Are your thoughts creating peace and a sense of wellbeing, or stress? Are your thoughts creative and productive and encouraging or do they drag you down?
  • Would you like to have a bit more peace, clarity and joy in your life?

Take this Sunday morning to see how mindfulness can help. So many things are out of our control but you can choose how you respond.

Join me for this workshop. You will:

  • Create some calm and clarity for your self
  • Learn the tools to quieten the mind and relax the body
  • Learn the foundations of mindfulness practice
  • Learn how to let go of stressful thoughts
  • Rediscover the joy that comes from being present and available to life in the present moment.

Cost: $70

This was my first workshop. It was a chance to stop and revisit what I love. I can sit, breathe and observe and appreciate myself. Maya has a presence and an aura, her delivery is calm and perfect for me. She feeds your soul.
— Charlotte
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May
14
6:30 PM18:30

Mindful Soundscapes

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" There is a voice that doesn't use words. Listen."   Rumi

Mindful Soundscapes is a collaboration between mindfulness and meditation teacher Maya Nova and musician George Edgar (Molly and the Chromatic, Lakes).

Join us on this mindful co-creative exploration of music and meditation at the foot of Mt Vic in Kerr Street Artspace in Devonport to enjoy sweet sounds , deep relaxation and magnificent views of Auckland Skyline. This space is cosy and warm but please bring a blanket, a yoga mat if you have one and some cushions. Herbal tea will be served.

Both music and meditation have the capacity to open and expand our minds and hearts and let our spirits soar free.

Maya will be guiding the meditations and George will be layering the sounds - we will dive deep into presence, joy and creativity together - come play with us!

Cost: $20 - we want to be as inclusive as possible for this event so if price is the problem just contact us.

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