October News

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Namaste

It’s been awhile since the last newsletter. Now we are heading into the warmer, longer days……..Yippee!

If you have been away please note that the evening class timetable has changed. Tuesday class is now 4.30 – 5.30pm (no 6pm session). Thursday evenings are still 6.00-7.15pm.

Thank you to those who have been texting/messaging to let me know when you can’t make class. It’s a big help and it means that someone else can slot in.

The Beading Workshops have been busy and very creative. Some wonderful pieces being made and with December approaching these workshops provide a great opportunity to personalise your gifts for Christmas. Read on for the October Workshop details.

Meditation classes have been requested so I am kicking off with a Sunday afternoon session in November. Full details follow.

And … a new take on the Life Changing Bread (My New Roots) – a vegan gluten free bread.  Plus an easy 4 ingredient Freezer Fudge Recipe from Minimalist Baker. Healthy Indulgence 🙂

Bead Macrame Knot

Beading Workshop

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Sunday 14 October

10.00 – 4.00pm

A day retreat creating your own design jewellery.  I have plenty of beads and findings to choose from and pieces to inspire your designs.  The photo shows all the projects from the last beading day – I love seeing what everyone comes up with.  Spaces are limited to a max of 6 people so please book your spot early: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com

Cost: $50 plus the cost of the beads and findings you choose.

And it’s bring a plate for a shared lunch.

Sacred Journey Meditation

Sunday 11 November

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2.00 – 4.30pm

Cost $45

I’ve been missing the Wednesday Meditation classes and so am looking forward to this session.  I’ll post more details closer to the time as I structure all the ideas in my head!  Expect Pranayama, Mantra, Mudra, Crystal Gridding, Oracle Guidance and Yoga Nidra (deep relaxation).

If you have your own Mala bring it with and a journal to take notes, or jot down any thoughts.  They may not make sense on the day but the A-Ha moment might come some days,  or even weeks later.  If you have a favourite crystal/s – bring them too.

Please book your spaces: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com

Nut and Seed Loaf

This recipe is an adaptation of the Life Changing Loaf by My New Roots and is so simple to make.

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Wet Ingredients:

1 Tbsp Maple Syrup/Honey or natural sweetener of your choice

3 Tbsp melted Coconut Oil

1 1/2 cups of water

2 Tbsp Chia Seeds

4 Tbsp Psyllium seed husks (3 tbsp if using the powder)

1 tsp salt

1 Banana (mashed)

Mix well and let this sit whilst you prepare the other ingredients.  Once it has thickened add a mashed up banana.

Dry Ingredients:

In a separate bowl combine

1 cup Rolled Oats

1 cup Sunflower Seeds

1/2 cup Pumpkin Seeds

1/2 cup Almonds

1/2 cup Ground Flax seeds

1/2 cup dates or dried apricots

1/2 cup chopped Apple

1/2 cup Coconut Flakes

Add in the wet ingredients and mix well.  Press into a Loaf pan and let it sit overnight or for 3 to 8 hours.

Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C) And bake for at least 60 mins.  I find I need a little longer.  I take it out of the pan and return the loaf to the oven once I’ve switched it off so the the loaf isn’t too moist.  Slice when cool and enjoy!

Check out Life Changing Loaf (www.mynewroots.org) for the original recipe.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge

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The Minimalist Baker is all about simple, easy and delicious plant based recipes – a great website to inspire you in the kitchen.  This freezer fudge is easy to make and great for those mid afternoon energy dips.

Ingredients:

1 cup packed medjool dates (about 10 dates)

1 cup creamy salted peanut butter (or seed/nut butter of your choice)

1/2 cup unsweetened cacao powder

1/4 – 1/2 cup melted coconut oil

Roasted salted peanuts chopped (optional)

Instructions:

Place the pitted dates in the food processor and mix until a paste or small ball forms.

Add the peanut butter and blend to combine.

Add cacao powder and blend again.

Add melted coconut in small amounts – blending as you go.  Add just as needed until a fudgy paste is formed and the mixture is not too dry.

Transfer to a parchment lined pan (8 x 8 inch) and spread with back of spoon until smooth and even.  Top with roasted salted nuts and/or cacao nibs.

Place in freezer until firm and then slice into squares.  The fudge will store in the fridge for one week and freezer for up to one month.  Enjoy!

Finally check out the shop for new design bracelets, crystals, reusable produce bags, DoTerra Essential Oils, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Muscle Rub and Lip Balms and some more of the wood grain diffusers.

Oms n Light

Annie

 

 

 

Yoga through March

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The year is moving forward and it’s great to see you all in class 🙂 smiling, moving, breathing and some even flying!  We have moved the start date for the Wednesday 6 week Beginners Yoga Course to Wednesday 15 March.

Join Sarah Dunning from 6.00 – 7.00pm for

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“Start where you are”

The perfect class to discover Yoga for you – bendy or not!

6 week course is $120.00.

Starts Wednesday 15 March 6.00 – 7.00pm

Please book your space: happydunning@gmail.com

Shakti Mat Restorative Class

Saturday 4 March

4.00 – 5.00pm

The ultimate Shakti mat experience is here. Join Annie and delight in those wonderful little acupressure discs – a class for undoing.

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Release tension from tight muscles

Improve circulation

De-stress

Stimulate endorphins

Enjoy the benefits of Essential Oils

Relax and Unwind

This is a one-off session and you can use your concession cards. You will need to have your own Shakti mat which we have in stock @ $69 each.

Please book your space.

Plant Medicine

Essential Oil Therapy

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Essential Oils are definitely trending at the moment.  Think Plant Medicine – herbs and plants have been used for thousands of years for their medicinal properties such as anti-inflammatory, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, antiseptic, antiviral, antioxidant, pain relief and much more.  So simple and so effective yet they have been pushed aside in preference for synthetic drugs despite the negative side effects of pharmaceuticals.

This move back to ancient wisdom provides us with a way to work along side modern day medicine in a natural and holistic way.  However, it is important to know that to use essential oils as a path to wellness that they must be pure, unadulterated and Certified Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils.

Certified Therapeutic Grade Essential Oils ensures that the oils are SAFE, POTENT, PURE with no added chemicals or synthetics and are produced through proper extraction and distillation of plants grown and harvested in the optimal native environment.

For these reasons I choose to work with the DoTerra range of essential oils. DoTerra essential oils undergo third party testing to ensure each oil has the correct constituents for its’ expected medicinal properties.   Not all essential oils are equal and even ones labeled pure may have been overly processed and therefore lose their beneficial properties.  Having worked with essential oils for years the difference with DoTerra oils is amazing – they smell divine, are light, pure and quickly absorbed. The oils can be used topically, aromatically and some even internally.

There are so many oils and so many ways we can use them that it can be quite overwhelming to begin with.  Start simply and get familiar with the ones you are drawn to.  The following four essential oils make up a great First Aid Kit. Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint and Tea Tree between them sort out cuts and scrapes, burns, insomnia, muscle aches and pains, sore joints, stress, cleanse the air, cleanse the body, lift the mood, relieve headaches, clear the airways, create an uplifting atmosphere and provide solutions at your fingertips for many common ailments.  You can even add a drop of Lemon essential oil to a glass of water and drink for healthy liver and kidney function. Or try a drop Peppermint for a pick-me up and to help with digestion and sinus conditions.

Essential Oils are extremely concentrated and potent – a little goes a long way. Diluting them in a carrier oil such as almond or coconut oil helps the body to absorb them.

I will be putting together some interactive, hands on Essential Oil workshops to help you understand how you can incorporate Essential Oils into your daily life, enhance your health,  create natural remedies:- ointments, creams, diffuser blends and chemical free cleaning products. You can also book One on One Consultations.

I place a monthly order so if there are any oils you would like – let me know and I can add them to my order.  You can also go to my DoTerra page:

http://mydoterra.com/annievandenbergh

Follow the instructions and it will link you straight to the DoTerra site where you can check out the oils, recipes and articles, shop and place your own order if you wish.

For now here is a DoTerra recipe for Bliss Balls –  nice and easy to make.  I substitute the Wild Orange Essential Oil with Lemon E.O. – equally delicious and as I didn’t have cranberries the first time I made them I used sliced almonds which makes them crunchy which I like – so cranberries still haven’t made it into the recipe!  I keep my bliss balls in the freezer – yummmmm.

Wild Orange Bliss Balls

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1 cup finely shredded coconut

1 cup of almond butter

1 cup of dried cranberries (I use sliced almonds)

2 tbspoons chia seeds

1/2 tsp Himalayan pink salt

1/2 cup raw honey (I use coconut nectar or rice malt syrup)

3 drops Wild Orange essential oil

Keep aside 1/2 of the coconut.  Place all the other ingredients in a bowl and mix together.  Roll into balls and then roll into the leftover coconut.  Cool in the fridge or freezer and ENJOY !

Oms n Light

Annie

December Newsletter

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A warm welcome to December and the beginning of the festive season.  Our Christmas lunch is booked for Friday 9 December 11.30am @ the Black Cottage, Coatesville – please book your spot if you haven’t done so already.

I have more crystals and gifts in the shop to help you sort out your Christmas presents.  Loving the new Fire Bowl salt lamps – limited stock but can easily order more in if needed.

Bead Love & Intent

Sat 3 December

1.00 – 4.00pm

This will be the easiest beading day ever!!  All my beads, findings and pendants will be at the studio giving you plenty of choice to create your own personalized bracelets.  I can help you with crystal combinations and their healing properties.

Then I’ll show you how to simply and quickly thread them onto strong elastic cord to wrap, stack or layer as you wish.

Pay for what you Make and Take.

D0TERRA Essential Oils

New to the studio is this awesome range of essential oils – with a quality far superior to any essential oils I have used in the past.

As with yoga and working with crystals – essential oils work on many levels.  The mind, body and emotions are all linked and through the use of crystals, essential oils and the practice of yoga we can start to bring ourselves into balance and harmony – not only on a physical level but mentally, spiritually and emotionally.

You will find  yourself attracted to the oil that is most suited to your needs just as a crystal will twinkle at you, or you are drawn to wear a certain colour of clothing.

Essential oils are concentrated, potent (a single drop of peppermint oil is equal to 28 cups of peppermint tea) and highly effective tools to use daily and with such beautiful scents – a divine way to health and wellness.

DoTerra Oils are so pure that they are one of the few companies with oils that are safe to take internally and directly onto the skin.  Here’s a few EO Tips:

Allergy “Shot”

Add 2 drops each of Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint essential oil to 1/2oz warm water. Gargle and then swallow.

Swollen Joints

Add 2-3 drops of Lemon essential oil into the palm and massage on swelling joints to encourage lymphatic flow.

Immune Function

Apply drops of the On Guard Blend to the soles of the feet daily to support immune function and to protect against flu and other illnesses.  Disperse the oil into the air with diffuser.  As I write this I have On Guard going in the diffuser to keep away the flies and bugs.

The Friday 9.30am class is now an Aroma Yoga class where we bring in different oils through the session and finishes with either a neck/head, or foot, massage to take you deeply into relaxation.  A great way to experience the oils’ therapeutic qualities and to discover the ones that resonate with you.

You can order DoTerra oils through me and I can also make up Roll On essential oil blends for you.

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We also have Essential Oil Kits in stock.

Introduction Kits with 3 essential oils: Lavender, Lemon and Peppermint

Family Physican Kit with 10 x 5ml bottles: Lavender, Lemon, Peppermint, Melaleuca, Oregano, Frankincense, Deep Blue, Easy Air, Digestzen and On Guard.

This is your top 10 of essential oils that will be your Go To – First Aid Kit for cuts n scrapes, immune boost against flus & colds, mood enhancing, aches and pains and much more.  This kit comes with a free Smart & Sassy Blend and gives you access to the DoTerra website so that you can order for yourself as and when you please.

Smokey Quartz Points with Citrine Double Terminated Point

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Beautiful Smoky Quartz grounds, protects, use to destress and relieve pain and…..Smoky makes a wonderful gatekeeper.  Place a Smoky point in your home at front door entrance to protect the energy of your home and keep negative energy out of the house.  Guests and visitors will leave their baggage outside.  We have our own Smoky Quartz door keeper at the studio and he does a beautiful job 🙂

These 2 crystals are in the shop along with the Citrine (abundance, prosperity, happiness and awareness) point  $43.00 each.

Last Yoga Class for the year is Friday 23 Dec 9.30am Aroma Yoga Class.

Classes start back on Monday 9 January 2017 with the Summer Timetable:

9.30am: Classes Monday, Wednesday & Friday plus 9.00am Saturday Yin

6.00pm: Classes Tuesday & Thursday

Thank you all for sharing your yoga, light & friendship @ Whispered Secrets

Oms n Blessings

Annie

August brings new Yoga Teacher – Sarah, Yoga Retreat and “The Reluctant Psychic”

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Firstly – thank you for all the kind thoughts and wishes.  I am back in action after my fall and no…… It wasn’t from swinging in the aerial yoga silk :).  Thank you to Sarah and Clare for the fill ins and Bryan for managing the phone, studio, Facebook and emails.  We tried to reach everyone but I know we did miss some of you so please accept my apologies for that.

To keep up to date please follow Whispered Secrets on Facebook, or alternatively you can text, or email, me your phone number so that in the future we can phone if there are any unexpected class cancellations.

And now to the news 🙂

A big welcome to Sarah Dunning who is teaching the Thursday evening yoga class: Stretch and Unwind  6.00-7.15pm.

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Sarah is a 300 hour certified yoga teacher who adores lighting all the candles at Whispered Secrets and settling in for gentle stretch classes. A New Zealand native, she recently returned from 13.5 years in the USA where she taught yoga, wellness workshops, and learnt a bunch about the daily grind as well as the need for a daily unwind.

She studied with with Rodney Yee and Colleen Saidman Yee, NY, USA for her advanced 100 hour yoga teacher training. Her original 200 hour training was completed with the delightful Shannon Ball and Anne Ethier at the Athens Yoga Institute, GA, USA.

And if a little escape sounds like a good idea then why not book into Clare’s Breathing Space mid-winter retreat.  

Everyone loved it last year!

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Welcome to the Breathing Space

Join Clare and Jessica for a weekend of restful, nourishing yoga. We will explore breath supported asana, movement, restorative yoga, meditation and breathing practices. Take time to let go, breathe out and pause.

Held at Mana retreat centre, Coromandel
12th-14th Aug 2016
$420 including yoga, accommodation and meals.
Contact Clare for more details:

Email: clare@pranayoga.co.nz  Phone: 021 132 7992 / 09 420 5553

 

Suzan Saxman – The Reluctant Psychic

is coming to New Zealand and Whispered Secrets is the Auckland Venue :).  Her book – one of those ” I can’t put this down” reads is available at the studio for $25.

Suzan’s gift is amazing and the book will give you a real understanding of that.

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You can book your spaces now and here are the options:

Private Reading; 1-2hours $280 – please bring a device to record the session.

Group Readings: 2-3 hours $100  10 – 20 people maximum.

In the group reading Suzan will talk, teach, answer questions and give everyone personal messages from Spirit. Each participant will sit with her for a short time to receive messages. This will be done in a group environment – intimate and uplifting.

Lectures: 1 hour $30 Suzan will share about her life / book, answer questions and sign books.

It’s time for another Reiki Share Group session.  This will be on a Saturday from 11.00 – 2.oopm and is a chance to experience, give and receive healing.  Always something new to learn, crystals and healing techniques to practice.  No experience is necessary.  The cost is $25 and if you would like to attend please email me: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com or text: 021 379 286 and I’ll arrange a date that suits everyone.

Lots to contemplate, share and experience this month.

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Oms n Light

Annie

 

 

WINTER TIMETABLE

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This is a quick update to let you know that there is small change to the timetable over winter.  The Monday and Tuesday 6.00pm evening classes are merging as from next week.  So there will be no Monday evening classes until further notice – join us:

Tuesday evening 6.00pm

Thursday evening 6.00pm.  

Plus Joanna is running a Wednesday 6.15pm class @ just $10 a class.

Oms n Light

Annie

 

Some Class Changes this week & Xmas Fair😊


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Just a reminder that there are no lunchtime classes this coming week Mon 7 – Mon 16 Nov.

They resume on Wednesday 18 November.  Clare, Monika and Joanna are teaching all the other sessions – enjoy 🙏

Plus here’s what’s on offer at our

Christmas Fair

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Saturday 28 November

10.00-4.00pm

when the studio gears up for some Christmas cheer.

FREE Yin Yoga Class

in the Park

 
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9.00 – 10.00 am

Bring a mat, some sunnies and a smile because we’ll wake up to a sunny day (of course!)

And then head to the studio for some Christmas Shopping!!

The studio will be full of:

  • Wonderful Hard Tail Yoga Wear

 

  • Comfortable, great fabrics and designs for on and off the yoga mat

 

  • Inspirational  gifts: books, soy candles, oracle cards & …….
  • Crystals
  • Jewellery

Treat someone with the gift of Whispered Secrets Yoga, Reiki & Crystal Healing with one of our Gift Vouchers.

20% off all Concession Cards bought on the day.

Oms n Light
Annie

Labour Weekend Classes & November Events

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The Long weekend is here – wishing you all a great one – enjoy!! Your yoga classes for the weekend are Yin on Saturday morning @ 9.00am and a Beginner/General class on Monday @ 9.30am.  No lunchtime or evening class on Monday.

How to improve your Self Worth

with

Tarryn Bellingham

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Thursday 5 November

7.30 – 9.00pm

Understand why SELF CARE is a necessity

Gain KEY TIPS for cultivating self confidence

Create a self worth action plan

Cost: $40

RSVP: tarryn@tarrynbellingham.com

021 050 2955

Whispered Secrets

Christmas Fair

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Saturday 28 November

10.00 – 4.00pm

Join us for a shop for Hard Tail yoga clothing and all the Christmas Pressies for your nearest and dearest.

Yoga Mats & Props

Gifts

Jewellery

Crystals

Books for Mind, Body & Soul

Beautiful clothes for on and off the mat.

Plus 20% off concession cards bought on the day 🙂

Yay – secure your yoga time for the New Year !!!

Gift Vouchers available for Yoga or Reiki Sessions
Everyone goes in the draw for a Hard Tail Christmas Voucher

Mala – Beading Day

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Sunday 6 December
11.00 – 4.00pm
$50

(plus cost of beads)
We are squeezing in another beading day so you can create some wonderful and unique gifts for Christmas. There’ll be samples of simple designs, plenty of gemstones beads and findings to accent and embellish.
Malas, bracelets, necklaces…..its your choice.
Meditational, creative, fun and a great sense of achievement!
Here are some photos of beautiful pieces crafted last time:-
Spaces are limited – so please book early.
Email: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com

Warming Up October

 
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Our regular timetable is up and running – good to be at the Studio. Thank you everyone for the kind words, wishes and support.  Take a read (quick one this month!!) and join us on the mat – wonderful to have the evening sun shining through in last nights class….Yay 🙂

There are quite a few concesssion cards collecting dust – come and use them up and Spring Clean Mind and Body!  Plus book your spaces for our “Made with Love” Beading Day.

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Mala/Beading Day

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Sunday 18 October

11.00 – 4.00pm

$50 plus cost of beads

Christmas Gifting is the theme so you can make your own Made with Love gifts for friends and family.

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Simple bracelets on strong elastic and are easy, quick to make and easy to wear gifts.

Also plenty of findings to accent and embellish.

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Spaces are limited – so do book early. Bring a plate on the day for a shared lunch.

Annie: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com

Oms n Light

Annie

August News: New Class Wed Night – Six Daily – Mala/Beading Day – Self Care W’shop

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Firstly I’d like to introduce you to Joannna Noll who will be taking a Community Class on Wednesday evenings from 6.15 – 7.30pm for just $7.00 !!  And classes start this coming Wednesday 5 August.

Joanna trained in Core Power Yoga in the US and is keen to share her love of yoga.

All welcome – please pay Joanna separately for this class.

Read on for the great workshops this month – theme?  Take in some YOU time!!

Six Daily – Survival Tips

for Mind & Body.

Saturday 8 August

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1.30 – 3.00pm

$30

Janet de Witt is offering this short course as a novel, simple, 6 step routine to help you through your day. When you feel floaty, disorganised , stressed or fatigued you can use some simple movements to help you survive and get the most out of your day. The movements are drawn from Kinesiology and Janet’s work as an educator /Kinesiologist with overcoming the impact of stress on the brain and body.
Please book your space.

Janet de Witt – Educational Kinesiologist /Educator,( 22 yrs ) – also practising Developmental Kinesiology+ Brain Gym® ( for children) and Transitional Kinesiology ( for adults moving from stage to stage ). (Reg. Educational Kinesiologist P. Grad. Dip. Ed, B. Teaching + Learning)

Course notes : included.
Wear clothes to move in and bring a drink bottle.

Please Book your space.

Bead, Macrame or Knot

Beading Workshop

Sunday 16 August

10.00 – 4.00pm

Always some beautiful work coming out of these days as you can see by the photos.  Keep it simple and make a bracelet, wrap your favourite crystal in a basket (easier than you think!) – or create your own personal healing mala (prayer beads).

The options are endless with lots of stock to choose from :).

Booking is essential: Please email Annie – whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com

$50 plus cost of beads chosen for your design.

Up the Volume of Your Happiness

An evening of Inspiration and Fun

with Tarryn Bellingham

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Understand why SELF CARE is a necessity

Claim back your Goddess power

Fine tune your BOUNDARIES

Thursday 20 August

7.30 – 9.00pm

$40

For more information and to book your space please email: tarryn@tarrynbellingham.com

Enjoy the Blue Moon Night tonight 🙂

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Oms n Light

Annie