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Wellbeing Sessions

Introducing the Wellbeing Sessions: A Journey to Mind and Body Wellness

At The Kiwi Kit Community Trust, we believe that true wellbeing encompasses both mind and body. That's why we're thrilled to introduce our Wellbeing Sessions—a series of workshops designed to foster a sense of holistic wellness through movement, creativity, and relaxation.

 

These sessions are hosted by the talented Melina Shabel from Afro Dance Queenstown and will provide an inclusive and supportive environment for all participants. Everyone is welcome and all classes are completely free!

Keep reading below for a glimpse into each of the sessions, plus booking information.

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Movement Session:
Afro Connection

Sunday, 21 July • 5:00pm @ Kapa Tahi Room, Te Atamira
Bookings Essential, via Humanatix

 

Get ready to dance your heart out with Melina Shabel!

This community dance class focuses on Afro Dance; grooving to Afro Brazilian, Afro Guinean, and Afro Cuban beats.

This class is set to promote joy, physical activity, and warmth during these cold winter months.

 

No prior dance experience is necessary—just bring your enthusiasm and a willingness to move!

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Meditative Art Session

Sunday, 18 August 2024 • 6:00 pm @ Te Atamira
Bookings Open from Monday 29 July, via Humanatix

Immerse yourself in the transforming world of meditative art, where expression finds harmony through the union of meditation and artistic creation.

Participants will engage in guided meditations & intentional breathing alongside artistic exercises, to create art that reflects your inner journey and nurtures your mindfulness practice.

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Stretching Session

Thursday, 12 August • 6:00-7:00 pm @ Whakatipu Youth Trust Hub
Bookings Open from Monday 1
9 August, via Humanatix

Release tension and promote overall well-being in this relaxing stretching session.

 

Emphasizing breathwork and full-body relaxation, this workshop is perfect for all skill levels looking to find a renewed sense of balance and inner peace.

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Go With The Flow Session

Date & Location TBC
Bookings Essential, via Humanatix

To be announced soon! This session will either be another dance and free movement class or a drama/theatre workshop.

 

Both options aim to provide a safe space for self-expression and exploration.  Your feedback will guide the direction of this session!

​​Meet Your Host: Melina

Born and raised in Argentina, Melina brings a contagious love for dance and an extensive 15-year journey of grooving to Afro Brazilian, Afro Guinean, and Afro Cuban beats. Melina has been spreading the dance bug across continents, from Argentina to Mexico, and now gracing the stunning landscapes of New Zealand. Since 2021, she's been sharing her passion and knowledge in Queenstown, captivating dance enthusiasts with her vibrant energy and rich cultural rhythms.

 

For Melina, dance is her language, her passion, and her reason for being. And to her, moving the body is not just an act—it's an expression of life itself. She has dedicated herself to learning and sharing this profound connection with others, creating and delivering captivating performances that ignite her soul.

Dance, for Melina, isn't just about movement; it's a gateway to connect our minds, breath, and bodies. She seamlessly integrates stretching, yoga, and meditation with dance, creating a holistic experience that uplifts and energizes. Melina's purpose is to facilitate this holistic journey, ensuring that everyone who attends her classes leaves with renewed energy and joy.

Join Melina for the Wellbeing Sessions and experience the transformative power of dance and holistic movement. Her classes are designed to foster a sense of community, joy, and wellbeing, making every session an enriching experience.

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How to Join?

 

The Wellbeing Sessions are free and open to everyone!  However, due to limited space, we require attendees to reserve their spots through Humanatix. Simply visit the link at the bottom of this page to see what sessions are coming up soon, and to secure your place.

 

​​Stay connected with us on our website and social media channels for updates on upcoming events that are created to help foster a more connected and welcoming Queenstown community.

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Coming Soon:
  • Wellbeing Sessions: Movement
    Wellbeing Sessions: Movement
    Sun, 21 Jul
    Queenstown
    21 Jul 2024, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Queenstown, Building 11, Dart House, Remarkables Park Town Centre 12 Hawthorne Drive, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    21 Jul 2024, 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Queenstown, Building 11, Dart House, Remarkables Park Town Centre 12 Hawthorne Drive, Frankton, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
    Get ready to dance your heart out with Melina Shabel! This community dance class focuses on Afro Dance, promoting joy, physical activity, and warmth during the winter months. No prior dance experience is necessary—just bring your enthusiasm and a willingness to move!

With Thanks...

The Wellbeing Sessions have been made possible by funding from the Te Hau Toka Connecting Communities Fund

All granted Connecting Communities funding must go towards initiatives that are in line with the Mental Health Foundation's Five Ways to Wellbeing.

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