May
29
to Jul 3

Introduction to Mindfulness Course

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?

Come and check out how mindfulness can help. So many things are out of our control but you can choose how you respond.

Mindful awareness is about learning to pay attention, in the present moment, and without judgment. This reduces our tendency to work on autopilot, allowing us to choose how we respond & react.

Mindfulness teaches us to calmly respond to situations and stressors, to recognise our unhealthy habits, to become more patient and tolerant, less judgemental and kinder to ourselves and others.

A 2011 Harvard study showed that participating in a Mindfulness meditation program made measurable changes in the brain regions associated with memory, sense of self, empathy and stress.

Six week mindfulness course for improved wellbeing, resilience and clarity

 

This Six week course will explore the foundations of mindfulness practice: mindfulness techniques, attitudes introduction to mindfulness meditation and integration of mindfulness into the everyday life.

The course will take place on Six consecutive Tuesday evenings and each module is 1 1/2 hours long.

During the six week course you will :

·  Learn the foundations of mindfulness practice

·  Learn mindfulness meditation techniques: Mindfulness of breathing, body scan, and others

·  Learn to access present moment and body awareness

·   Improve concentration

·  Improve health and well-being

·  Sleep better

·  Stabilise emotions

·  Find inner peace and clarity

·   Integrate mindfulness into your everyday life

·  Improve your relationships

Cost for this course is $250 + GST and includes a comprehensive course workbook.

The course has been invaluable for me. I have learned so much over the past few weeks and it has really made a difference. I am feeling much more grounded and less chaotic, so thank you.
— Lynda, course participant
Maya I really would like to thank you for holding such a wonderful course. I feel like I have already received so much positive outcomes from participating in and no doubt will continue to do. I feel as though I’ve gained the tools to enable myself to become a calmer /happier/more content person. Its allowed me to put aspects of my life into perspective.
— Hayley, course participant
This week we wrapped up a 6 week mindfulness course with amazing coach Maya Nova 🙏🏼 All I can say is “Wow” & “What a RealityCheck ”. We became so aware during our sessions of habits many of us had including “auto-piloting through life”, “negative thought trains” & the fact that as well as leading demanding/busy lives we were wasting so much time & energy in our own minds! The tools & outtakes from this course were phenomenal for me personally & many of my colleagues have expressed the same. How absolutely lucky we are that Lotto New Zealand provides us with such amazing education like this!
— Jenny, office manager at Lotto NZ
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Jun
22
to Jun 24

Well-Being Retreat

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Join myself and my yoga teacher Julie Richardson 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.

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

 

 

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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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