September News

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We are back on track again for classes tomorrow :). Looking forward to seeing you all. Continuing with the ZenTangle Meditation theme – join me for a

Mandala Workshop on Sunday 8 September from 2.00 – 4.00pm. A wonderful way to switch the mind off and tap into your creativity with simple, repetitive patterns.

In this session we will be creating colourful backgrounds which we will then use for our Mandala design. You will have handouts to take home with you to keep you inspired and a fineliner pen to accent your patterns.

There are a just few places left. Cost is $50. Book by texting me: 021 379 286 or email: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com

Beading Days are booking up too. Both sessions on Sunday 22 September and Sunday 13 October are full. Let me know if you are keen to do one and I will arrange some more days.

There will also be another Rune Workshop in October where you will be making your own runes and learning how to read them. Now these could be a great Christmas gift …. yep it’s coming !!! If you are keen message or email me and I will set a date.

Oms n Light

Annie

OMG it’s July!

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I still feel that the year has only just started ! So glad to have the fire as we move our way through the Winter months. A great time to nourish the Soul with some creativity.

Some awesome Rune sets were created from the workshop last weekend.

I am planning another in August (date TBA) for those that missed out. The day includes a comprehensive workbook, stones to select your 25 Runes from and pouch. Just $65 for the day. Please book your space: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com

Sunday 21 July

2.00 – 4.00pm

Cost: $55

Join me in a creative meditation class in the form of Tangle Art. A creative way to give yourself mental downtime and switch off. Immerse yourself in using lines and circles to create beautiful images from their repetitive patterns. Easy to learn and fun. Some results from our first session

This 2 hour class will be enough to get you started on a journey of ‘creative you’ time and feed your soul. Take doodling to another level and in the process:

  • relax and have fun
  • increase focus and creativity
  • develop your eye for line and detail
  • calm the mind and nervous system
  • learn how to shade
  • reduce your screen time :)!
  • create amazing art
  • help reduce stress
  • enhance mental & emotional well being

The price includes your own deck of Tangle cards to take home with you. Inspiration for your Tangle Journey of creativity and mindfulness.

Lenormand Workshop

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Sunday 11 August

2.00 – 4.00pm

$45.00

Join me in a session where we take the Lenormand Oracle to the big picture.

Learn how to use all the cards in one big spread. A layout which will show you the present, what has bought you to this point and what lies ahead.

It will show you all aspects of your life: health, relationships, friendships, money, work, new beginnings and opportunities.

A great way to take your Lenormand readings to another level with this really insightful spread.

Please book your space: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com On the day bring pen, paper and your Lenormand deck.

Beading Days are regular events – there are 2 fully booked sessions this month. Small group of 3-5 people so it’s easy to add new dates if there are a number of you that would like to have your own session.

Stay warm and well through the winter months. The essential oil blends: On Guard and Easy Air are great for boosting the immune system. I do have those in stock. I love to have the Lemongrass on the go in the diffuser too.

Oms n Light

Annie 🐾

Easter Hours & May Workshops

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Easter is upon us in just two weeks already!  Please note that the studio is closed over the Easter Break from Good Friday.  We are back in action Monday 29 April and gearing up for the May Workshops.

There are requests for more of the Sunday Meditation Sessions – so tick – that’s happening Sunday 12 May.  Plus I have decided to run the Creative Journaling Workshops as a 5 week Monday afternoon course so that you have plenty of time to create and work on your journals with lots of fun and easy techniques. This will commence Monday 13 May.  I will still be running some Sunday Journaling days too – please let me know if you are keen.

Beading Workshop Sunday 26 May – Malas, bracelets, pendants, necklaces – you choose and I’ll guide you through through the process.

Rune Workshop Sunday 23 June 10.00 -4.00pm  making your own set of 25 runes with crystals. Learn how to use them with a casting cloth, layouts and for daily guidance.

It’s here !  I have released my own self published Oracle deck – Keys of Wisdom.

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This 44 card deck is made up of 22 cards to represent the Tarots’ Major Arcana cards with 22 crystal cards numbered to match their corresponding Tarot card.  Easy to read with the meanings on the back of each card and offering a layered reading.

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They come in a handy tin to protect them if you want to take them out and about.  I have sized the cards to be small, easy to shuffle and the card stock is good quality.  Get to know Tarot and Crystals at the same time…… Magical x

My deck is floating around the studio so feel free to dive in. My first batch is sold already  and I am taking orders for the next shipment. You can order your deck here: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com Cost: $55

Let’s dive into more details of the workshops….

 

Meditation Session

Sunday 12 May

2.00 – 4.00pm

$45

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We are so blessed to call the beautiful Blue Planet our home. I remember reading many years ago that Souls line up to take their journey to Earth. That we come to fulfill our Souls’ contract, we choose our parents and as we are birthed into this world an Angel gently sweeps the upper lip removing our memories of previous lifetimes and this creates the vertical cleft/indentation above the top lip.

Our bodies are record keepers of all our lives and our ancestry. Working with our EarthStar Chakra (also a record keeper), our Soul Star Chakra and the energy of Lemurian Crystals, Master Crystals and Record Keepers – may this meditation session guide you gently back to where you unlock knowledge and wisdom from times before.

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Crystal Beings are amazing guides and will only bring to your awareness what you are ready to understand. It may be that you begin a new relationship with crystals and yourself in this session. Discovering the power of your breath, intention and a new understanding of the amazing source of power and energy that you are.

Another magical journey awaits – bring a journal for notes and any of your own crystals that you would like to share the moment. Please book your space:

Email: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com

Text: 021 379 286

 

Creative Journaling

5 Week Course

Mondays 12.30 – 2.30pm

Starting Monday 13 May

$275

Take an old book and transform it. Create new inspiring pages for favourite quotes, poems, memories, things you love, photos, pictures and thoughts. Discover the joy of cutting, glueing, painting, colouring, stencilling, stamping and creating – where mistakes become magical and beautiful.

I supply all you need to start your multi-media journey where there are no rules.

Discover the vast array of washi tape. Great for creating borders, accents, covering the oopps! ‘I didn’t want that to happen’, attaching photos/pictures and binding pages together.

Mix n match to your hearts’ content. Tap into your creative side – it’s amazing therapy.

Napkins make the pages pop !

 

Numbers limited to 5 people. Please book your space and no worries if you don’t know where to start. I’ve got you covered. If you have a book (old recipe book, novel) that you would like to alter and transform – bring it along.

To book please email: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com or text: 021 379 286

 

Bead, Macrame, Knot

Beading Workshop

Sunday 26 May

10.00 – 4.00pm

$50 plus cost of beads/findings you choose

Join us for another Creative Day – keep your design as simple as you like, or play with the many options available for you.

Crystal healing whilst creating beautiful pieces of healing jewellery. Bracelets, pendants, necklaces or Mala – what will you choose? The photo above shows some of the designs from our last beading day.

Numbers limited to 5 people. Bring a plate for a shared lunch on the day. Book here: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com or text: 021 379 286

Rune Workshop

Sunday 23 June

10.00 – 4.00pm

Cost $65

In this workshop you will be making your own set of 25 Runes with crystals. As you paint your glyphs onto the stones you will be imbueing the runes with your own intent and energy. The photo above is a set that a friend made for me about 20 years ago – I love it x

Have fun learning how to use a casting cloth for your runes, simple layouts and using the runes for daily guidance. We will be following the system used by the Vikings and ancient tribes of Northern Europe. In Viking tradition the word Rune means a ‘whispered secret’ – now you know where our studio name came from. Did you know that Friday takes its’ name from the goddess Freya?

Bring a pen and paper for notes and a plate for a shared lunch. If you have a collection of stones, pebbles or crystals that you would like to use for your runes – bring those too. I have plenty of supplies if you haven’t.

Please book your space: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com Text:021 379 286

 

Oh my – that was long – hope you made it to end.  If I don’t see you on the mat, or in the air, have a wonderful Easter.

Oms n Light

Annie

 

 

 

 

 

 

March Workshops

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Yes…. 2019 is up and running! We’ve enjoyed some outdoor yoga sessions with the sound of cicadas in the background and the experience of working our poses to adapt to the terrain. Discovering some pretty cool options :).  Somewhat cooler already so we are back in the studio.

We have also completed our first Creative Journaling Workshop. New days are following: ones to get you started and others packed with ideas and techniques to make your pages pop! If you are keen – let me know – it all helps with the planning. The first Bead, Macrame, Knot Workshop is happening this Sunday 10 March.

There are two more workshops up on the Events page too…

Meditation Session

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Sunday 31 March

2.00 – 4.00pm

Cost: $45

Join me for in our first Meditation Sunday for the year. Working with crystals, cards, essential oils, mudra and mantra we will explore the Little Medicine Wheel Spread and discover what the messages from our body, intuition, emotions and spirit are to guide us forward into 2019.  Enjoy a guided Yoga Nidra/Deep Relaxation Meditation at the end.

Bring a journal to take notes and any favourite crystals you would like to place within your grid, or on your mat. In these sessions you will learn techniques to apply in your own sacred space. Love them x

Numbers are limited to 8 participants – please book your space early: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com or Ph: 021 379 286

Lenormand Oracle Workshop

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Sunday 7 April

10.00 – 4.00pm

Cost: $60

If you a new to reading oracle cards, or find tarot too overwhelming then Lenormand is a great place to start. For Tarot Readers they provide very direct insight and there is a lovely fluid way to read the cards which you can apply to the tarot as well.

The 36 cards in a Lenormand deck are traditionally small and so easy to shuffle and travel with. There are some beautiful decks available online – it is worth checking out Etsy and The Book Depository as you will need to bring your own deck with you. For those that attended our first Lenormand day this will be a good refresher day for you.

Please book your space – numbers are limited and bring a journal and pen for notes plus a plate for a shared lunch on the day. Email: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com Ph: 021 379 286

Some of my personal Lenormand Decks to inspire your search:

Middia Lenormand (left) Anna.K Lenormand (top right) 1889 Lenormand (bottom right)

Alones’ Vision Lenormand (left) Gilded Reverie Lenormand (middle) Chakra Lenormand (right)

Oms n Light

Annie

 

 

February News

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The momentum for the year is picking up and time to begin our 2019 workshop series. I have lots of ideas to share with you. We are starting the year with Creative Journaling which has been my sacred space to soothe my heart after the loss of Shadow. My painting and drawing skills are at zero! However, the world of mixed media art and scrapbooking has me creating pieces of art for my journal.

Hummingbird from a napkin is the centre piece

Totally absorbing, creative, mindfulness meditation – so therapeutic and healing.  Full details follow.

Our other workshop is Bead, Macrame, Knot Beading Day learning simple macrame techniques to fashion your own pieces of jewellery. More sacred space :). There will be a Sunday Meditation with essential oils, crystals, pranayama and yoga nidra coming soon too. Sign up for the newsletters, or follow us on Instagram or Facebook.

Whispered Weaves

whisperedweaves.com is the sister website to Whispered Secrets Yoga and currently is to promote my jewellery items. I have decided to use it as a forum to post all those extra things we do in class and workshops. I will still use it as a platform for the jewellery but will post the crystal grids, oracle layouts and essential oils that we have worked with in some of the sessions. This will then be your resource for crystals, spreads and essential oils that we may have used in class along with any additional info that we may not have had time to touch on.

I’ll reconfigure the whole design of the site over the coming weeks but all the info will be part of the blog – so easy to find. If you click onto the site you will be able to click follow at the bottom of the page so that new posts will always be emailed to you. This will be great for those of you that can’t make these classes, or miss a session.

Junk Journal Workshop

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Sunday 24 February

10.00 – 4.00pm

$95

Join me in a day of Creative Journaling where you can bring in your stash of photos, notes, beautiful cards and mementos that may currently be hiding in a draw and create your unique, special personal ‘Junk’ Journal.

Maybe you have an old book with beautiful binding that you can recover, recycle and fill with all those special things you already have and still have space to add your 2019 notes, quotes, pictures, recipes and treasured moments. I will have books to pull apart for your creative journey if you need.

This could be your visual 2019 diary, travel journal, poetry, art journal, or vision diary for all those things you love.

We will play with different techniques: add pockets, vintage look, collage, paint, smudge, cut and paste. Where the mistakes become beautiful.  This is your personal journey and there are no mistakes.  I supply all the art materials, beautiful papers, ephemera and ideas to inspire.

I have lots of journals which are full of quotes and notes that I have jotted down from books that I am reading.  From now on my journals will be full of colour as I embellish with paints, inks, stencils, decoupage and mementos.  It’s a wonderful healing and therapeutic process – I love it!!

Plus it is excellent way to reuse, recycle envelopes, cardboard packaging, magazines – everything has the potential to become something beautiful and memorable.

Sharing the journey is always so much fun too – so I decided that this should be our first workshop of the year.  Creating a journal for the year ahead. More workshops will follow with different projects and techniques to inspire new ways to add to your journal.

Space is limited to 5 people – so please book early: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com or text/phone me (Annie) 021 379 286.  And as with all our day workshops please bring a plate for a shared lunch on the day.

I am sooooo excited for this one….. let’s make 2019 truely creative for the whole year!

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Beading Workshop

Sunday 10 March

10.00 – 4.00pm

Design and create your own pieces of jewellery.  Learn simple macrame techniques to wrap, basket or layer for your bracelets, pendants or Malas.  We have a good selection of gemstone beads, stones and findings for you to choose from.

A day of creative meditation and time out.  I love seeing the beautiful work that comes from these days.  The cost is $50 for the day plus the price of beads you choose for your designs.

Please book your space as numbers are limited to 5 people p/workshop: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com. Phone: 021 379 286

 

Great to see you all back 🙂

Oms n Light

Annie

December News

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Almost there – warm sunny days, and time out with friends and family. This time last year we were still at the old studio and had just put in an offer on the house and potential studio. All the renovation work was ahead of us – we had to wait till February before we could start. Wow ! A lot has happened in a year and this Christmas we can plan the gardens. A chance for me to get started on my medicinal herb garden.

Christmas is here and if you are stuck for Christmas presents – a quick peak at what’s available at the studio.

Plenty of crystals twinkling around and at reasonable prices.

Check out the Whisperweaves designs: bracelets and pendants. You can always your own colours and stones too.

DōTERRA Essential Oils, Touch Roll on bottles, Lip Balms, Deodorant, Toothpaste. Large and small diffusers for a divinely scented space.

In the spirit of zero waste – I gift wrap my presents in fabric. The Kateri produce bags are so soft that I’m thinking that they would be great with goodies inside too.

Each bag contains 3 organic cotton drawstring bags. This beautiful little bundle just $20.

Gift Vouchers can be redeemed for:

  • Yoga Classes
  • Reiki & Crystal Healing Sessions
  • Readings
  • Workshops
  • Items in the shop

Cherry Bites Recipe

These delicious morsels by Nest and Glow are sublime! So easy to make with just three ingredients:

3/4 cup Dried Cherries (sweetened with apple)

3/4 cup Almond Meal

50gms Dark Chocolate – melt this in a bowl over hot water whilst you blend the cherries and almond meal.

Place the cherries and almonds meal in a high speed blender. I used my Nutri Bullet – give it short bursts. As the oil is extracted from the almonds it binds the mixture together. You could use a food processor- it will just take a bit longer.

Roll the mixture into balls and dip into the melted chocolate and cool in the fridge.

Enjoy your perfect sweet bite! They are vegan and healthy. Whoopee!

Full Recipe: https://www.nestandglow.com/healthy-r..

Looking Ahead to next year….

Once a month we’ll have a Sunday afternoon event. This will be an opportunity to cover all those special things such as:

  • Meditation Session
  • Reiki Share Group
  • Crystal Workshop
  • Tarot & Oracle Study Group
  • Essential Oil Make & Take plus using essential oils for health & healing
  • Rune Workshop – the Goddess Runes seem to have won the vote. Creating your own set and learning how to interpret the glyphs
  • Beading Workshops

Those are just for starters. Let me know what ticks the boxes for you and what else you’d like to see on offer.

A big, big Thank You for all your support and friendship with the big transition. I look forward to seeing all your smiling faces in the New Year.

Last classes for the year are the Yin Sessions Saturday 22 December. The studio reopens Monday 21 January.

Wishing you lots of happiness and joy for the holidays and New Year.

Oms n Light

Annie

June News

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Welcome to winter! So glad we have the wood burner to keep the studio cosy. Another long weekend ahead and yes…Yin classes are running as per usual on Saturday. However the studio will be closed on Holiday Monday. Hope you all enjoy the extra day 🙂

We are feeling really blessed with the new studio and it’s beautiful location. The Universe certainly catered to the requirements of relocating: concrete driveway from the road right up to the front door, space for at least 10 cars plus a magical tranquil setting. All within 5 minutes from the old studio!

For those with their regular spots please remember to let me know if you can’t make class. And those who aren’t so regular please confirm with me first as some classes are at capacity.

New to Whispered Secrets – please text 021 379 286 or email: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com

Slow Winding Road to Bliss

Native bush of nikau and fern surround as the driveway winds gently down.

Not that far – there’s the sign and the concrete drive leads right to the door :).

A cosy fire is lit – what a delight!

Kauri stand tall and proud. What an amazing retreat is found.

Smiles and friends greet at the door.

It’s time to move, breathe, rest and restore.

Ommm🙏

Plastic Free with Kateri Organic Cotton Food Bags

These organic cotton produce bags come in packs of 3: 1 x large bag and 2 x medium sized. Conveniently packaged in a little pouch these are fantastic for your fresh produce when grocery shopping.

Kateri are a small Kiwi company doing their bit to help us ditch the plastic. We have bags in stock @ just $20 for a pouch of 3 bags.

Essential Oil Diffusers are back

Small white ones which change colour. They are $30 and run up to 4 hours.

Two styles in the wood look. Both run for 12-24 hours. One variety has the colour changing lights – the other one lights from beneath. Choose from either light or dark wood options. These are $80 each.

Beading Days and Tarot Course

We have two more beading days lined up and requests for another tarot workshop. This will be a follow up for those that joined us in last years’ tarot course and for anyone who would like to brush up their tarot reading skills.

Meditation Sessions

Also in the pipeline on a weekend for a couple of hours. These classes include Pranayama, Mantra, Mudra, Essential Oils, Crystals, Oracle Cards and Yoga Nidra.

If any of these workshops sound right for you please email: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com

Lastly one final date for your diaries. The studio will be closed on Friday 15 & Saturday 16 June.

Oms n Light

Annie

May Newsletter

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The studio is settling into its new location and groove. Apologies for the typo in the last newsletter – I put an incorrect phone number 😦 Sorry to those that texted to book for classes and got no reply.

My mobile number is: 021 379 286 Email: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com

This month brings the first Workshops for the year @ Whispered Secrets Yoga Barn.

Bead, Macrame & Knot

Sunday 13 May

10.00 – 4.00pm

Cost $50

A chance to design and create your own pieces of jewellery: bracelets, pendants, necklace or Mala. There will be plenty of beads and findings to choose from. Let your creative juices flow!

The cost is $50 plus the cost of beads and findings you choose on the day. Please book as space is limited to just 5 people. Text: 021 379 286 or email: whisperedsecretsyoga@gmail.com

Oracle Workshop with the Lenormand Cards

Sunday 27 May

10.00 – 4.00pm

Cost $75

The Lenormand Deck is over 200 years old and based on the standard playing cards with images from everyday life such as a tree, dog, man, house. They offer a very accessible form of guidance which is both simple and predictive.

The 36 cards in a Lenormand deck are traditionally small in size – so easy to shuffle and carry around with you.

Numbers are limited for this workshop so that we have plenty of time for practice and discussion. You will also need to bring your own Lenormand deck and a journal/writing pad.

The decks in the photos are:

The Gilded Reverie Lenormand Deck by Ciro Marchetti which has stunning images. A new extended edition has now been published with 8 new cards added to the deck. This is one of the decks we will use on the day.

The Enchanted Lenormand Oracle by Caitlin Matthews. Very petite deck and comes with an excellent guidebook.

Both decks can be ordered online from The Book Depository – a great resource for books on all subjects if you haven’t discovered it yet. Great prices and no charge for postage:).

Once again please book your spaces and for both workshops it’s bring a plate for a shared lunch on the day.

I hope you are all enjoying the new space and wood burner to keep us cosy through winter.

Once summer comes we will be able to tackle the drive and widen it for some dry parking. The grass is too wet to park on for now – so please line up your cars on the concrete instead.

Oms n Light

Annie

Whispered Secrets New Venue – Bush Retreat

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After 8 years at Albany Village Whispered Secrets Yoga is on the move. The doors close for the last time on Saturday and we start classes on:

Monday 12 March – 35 O’Brien Road 

just off the top end of Coatesville Riverhead Highway.  Only a 5 minute drive from our current location in Albany Village.

Over the last 6 weeks Steve Grant – Dynamic Building Ltd (021 621 115) and his team plus Daniel – DH Painting & Decoration Ltd (021 025 82720) and his team of painters have been doing an incredible job transforming our barn and our house.

It’s had a complete make over!

Spaces are limited so regular Yogis – please let me know if you are not coming to your usual class. And those of you that have been away – please text me 021 379 286 to check availability.

There are 3 extra classes being added to the timetable plus an extra aerial yoga session.  The aerial yoga classes are by appointment.

Monday 12.00-1.15pm – Beginners/General

Tuesday 4.15-5.15pm – General

Now 2 sessions on Saturday for Yin Yoga – 8.00-9.15am and 10.00-11.15am

The drive down to the house is on a shared driveway and is bushy!

Please take care just in case someone is heading towards you !! We are the driveway on the left (my sign will be there) and there is enough parking for you all. Just might have to park each other in!

As you turn into O’Brien Road we are just 300 metres on the left. Hope to have the letterbox painted white by Monday !! :).

A big hand and thank you to Bryan for his incredible organizational skills and the team of trades people who have been SOOO fantastic.  It has been a full on renovation for them and they have really put in a lot of hard work and hours to get the house and studio up and running for us in just 6 weeks. Awesome guys !!

So new beginnings and a new chapter for the studio.  I hope you all enjoy this magical setting as much as we do: kauri bush, tuis, wood pigeons and even glow worms!

Oms n Light

Annie