A yoga and meditation workshop held in Thames recently aimed at giving participants tools to tackle physical and mental wellbeing.
Kailasa New Zealand (Life Bliss of New Zealand Charitable Trust) held the unique workshop, called Know You, Heal You, on June 13.
The aim of the day was to help bring authentic Vedic wisdom of the self, yoga and meditation, in an accessible and user-friendly way in order to promote blissful and empowered communities.
Participants travelled from various parts of New Zealand, including Auckland, Rotorua, Palmerston North, Wellington and Christchurch to participate in the event.
The workshop involved interactive games, hands-on activities, discussions and meditation.
“Just as important it is to develop a healthy body; it is equally important to develop a strong inner space that is capable of handling any situation life brings,” lead co-ordinator Sri Gautama said.
“With the impact of Covid-19 pandemic on New Zealand, building this resilience is critical now more than ever. It is Kailasa NZ’s vision to provide this support to communities.”
This is the second major workshop Kailasa NZ has organised in Thames, with the event made possible by funding from Thames-Coromandel District Council.
From meditation workshops to individual counselling, Annadhaan (food donation) and community outreach, Kailasa NZ has been empowering New Zealand with authentic Vedic solutions to a variety of challenges New Zealanders are facing – from mental and physical health to spiritual wellbeing.
During the same weekend, Kailasa NZ connected with the Māori community in Thames at the Matai Whetū marae to help strengthen the bonds of mutual understanding and oneness between Hindu and Māori communities.