Our 'Winter' 12 week immersive series aligns to embrace the elements of winter movement, wellness & restful nourishment
Wednesday 7 pm - 8.30 pm
2 June to 25 August 2021 (12 Flow classes, with no class on the 21st June)
~ W i n t e r ~
Winter is the quiet confident season of beauty. In our immersive classes we welcome the slower pace that winter brings and let you delight in the beauty of all that winter has to offer. From the serenity of winter comes a gentleness that translates into renewed and restored strength.
Winter is the time for comfort, for rejuvenating your beautiful self. It is a time for warmth, for the companship of good friends, enjoy sipping on a winter wellness tea, surrounded by the soothing glow of candles. It is a time to slow down, to listen to your body, pamper, nourish, and soothe. It is a time to embrace ‘hygge’ (pronounced hoo-gah) - the art of making and celebrating a cozy life in winter. Balancing restoration and keeping your body fit, toned and supple during the winter months is just as vital to winter wellness.
Our 12 week 'Winter Immersive' series is a bespoke, all encompassing 'Wednesday Wellness' experience. Each weekly session is quintessentially infused with elements to inspire you to look after yourself, move and flow with the winter season and embrace the winter days. Included in each session is nourishing winter wellness steps, winter beauty elixirs and rituals, along with botanical cuisine tasters and recipes.
~ Winter Immersive Pass Includes~
12 Winter Flow Class Sessions
Winter Beauty Nourishment & Wellness Steps
Winter Beauty Apothecary & Self-Care Regimes
Beautiful Living Winter Rituals for Self-Discovery
Beautiful Companionship & the Ancient Tradition of Sisterhood
Winter Ritual Box
Our gorgeous Winter Ritual Box has been thoughtfully curated to enhance your winter journey. Inspiring cosy rituals and supporting restful winter wellness practices.
Cosy Winter Relaxation Shawl
Luxurious Winter White Velvet & Clear Quartz Crystal Eye Pillow
Winter Ethereal Essence & Winter Crystal Touchstone
Beautiful Reflections Journal
~ Winter Flowing Movement ~
Our Winter 'Flow' movement is choreographed to take tender loving care of your body during the winter season. Each class encompasses movement and flow that is warming and restorative to your beautiful body, your myofasica, organs and lymphatic system. Movement that not only improves fitness, strength and vitality; it also generates freedom, flexibility and vibrancy. A uniquely curated workout style, formulated to mindfully reconnect with your unique and beautiful essence.
~ Winter Beauty Nourishment ~
Learn how to bolster your immune system during the winter months, discover herbs and vegetables to forage during the winter season, and plant-based foods and spices that warm and nourish your body.
~ Winter Beauty Botanical Cuisine & Elixirs ~
Enjoy sample tasters of delicious plant-based winter cuisine, beauty elixir mocktails or goddess herbal teas and nourishing treats at the end of class (on a fortnightly basis) in our relaxing winter studio picnic. From beautiful breakfasts, satisfying snacks, luscious lunches, delicious dinners, decadent dolce to fasting cuisine. Nourishing warm soups, roasted spiced nuts, decadent winter deserts, winter wellness teas and plant-based hot chocolates are just a few of our included winter recipes we will share with your over the season.
~ Winter Beauty Apothecary & Self-Care Regimes ~
Indulge in self-care pampering winter beauty rituals that soothe and nurture your skin over the colder months. Our sessions include elements of self-care and ancient beauty regimes. Enjoy our beauty pamper, aromatherapy and apothecary ideas to try at home.
~ Beautiful Living Winter Rituals ~
Create meaningful rituals that allow you to embrace the essence of everyday living. Feel the enchantment of the world around you; the softness of the wind blowing in your hair, the tingling of raindrops on your skin, the illuminating delight from the glimmer of crystals on the ocean’s surface, the twinkling sparkle of the stars on a clear night sky, the aroma of beautiful flowers on a spring day, the soothing nature of trees, and the wildness of the outdoors - mother nature’s captivating creations. Write, draw, play, relax or simply be cosy. All these beautiful living rituals add depth that stimulate your senses and establish a sense of feeling delightfully alive! Our immersive classes include bespoke rituals to open your senses, to explore, to feel, to immerse and absorb the magic around you!
~ Beautiful Winter Companionship ~
This class wouldn’t be as amazing as it is without the beautiful women like yourself who partake in this special gathering. Every session, we conclude our class by embracing the ancient tradition of sisterhood. We sit together, enjoying the company of like-minded women. We chat, we laugh, we discover and share our thoughts while savouring a winter mocktail elixir or goddess herbal tea and winter botanical beauty treats.
WINTER IMMERSIVE OVERVIEW
We hope you will come to love our classes as much as we love teaching them. Here is a brief outline to assist you with our classes and enable you to enjoy a beautiful class experience.
Beginners are Always Welcome:
Our intention is to offer a supportive environment for the beginner right through to those who have more experience. It is important to us that you feel supported at whatever level you may be throughout your flowing journey.
Session Dates & Timetable:
Wednesday's at 7.00 pm - 8.30 pm
12 classes from 2 June to 25 August 2021 *
* Excludes Wednesday 21st June - there will be no class on that date
Season Immersion Concession Pass
Winter Immersion Pass
$354 - Winter Immersion Pass ($299)* + Winter Ritual Box ($55)
* 12 classes at $25 per class, save $121
Please note if you miss a class, there will be no refund.
If a Covid lockdown should occur, your session will be conducted online via Zoom and any treats etc will be given in the following in-studio class.
Casual Convenience Pass
$35 - per class + Winter Ritual Box ($55)
Allows you to try out a class prior or pay for your Winter Immersion Pass on a weekly basis.
Booking prior to attendance is required.
Eft-pos and credit card facilities are available at class
Bookings are required to reserve your place in each class as there are limited spaces available. This can be made via our 'Contact Us' page or texting Rachel on 021 117 4747.
Casual Convenience Pass Bookings - If you are booked in and then can't make it - please, please let us know. The sooner the better through email or text ASAP. Then someone can take your spot. If you cancel within the 24 hours of your class starting you will be charged for the class.
Sunderland Lounge, 27 Hudson Bay Rd, Hobsonville, 0616
(entrance and off-street parking on Cinema Road)
Winter Class Outline:
6.45 pm - 7.00 pm - Pre-Class Welcome & Winter Arrival Rituals
7.00 pm - 8.00 pm - Be.Flowing Workout
8.00 pm - 8.15 pm - Beauty Apothecary, Self-Care Regimes & Winter Rituals
8.15 pm - 8.30 pm - Beauty Botanical Cuisine & Elixir Tasting
8.15 pm - 8.30 pm - Beautiful Living Rituals & Companionship
Pre-Class Checklist & What to Bring:
Water bottle, a small towel, a yoga mat, a pair of sock to slide in and an eye pillow if you have one. Due to hygiene & COVID - all participants are expected to bring there own yoga mats. If you don't have one and would like recommendations please contact us to help you.
Beautiful luxurious crystal infused eye-pillows, and essential oils are available on order and purchase.
We also recommended to avoid eating a heavy meal at least 1-2 hours before your class starts, that way your body has energy for movement versus your energy being drawn to digestion. If you have any queries around this, please feel free to ask.
What to Wear:
Any type of yoga-fitness clothing; leggings/tights, tank tops, t-shirts anything that is easy to move in and feels comfortable. No footwear is worn during our Be. Flowing classes.
Arrival Time & Warm Up:
Please - arrive early to allow yourself time (5-10 minutes) to set up your movement space and most importantly to not miss the warm-up!
We start on time and the door is locked at the start of class. This is to avoid disruption to others in the class and allows you to be focused from the beginning. If you happen to turn up and the door is locked we are sorry that you missed our class, maybe today you were meant to have a rest or go for a beautiful walk in the fresh air instead. We suggest taking the next class instead so you start with a calm and collected mind.
Welcomed & Embraced:
The core essence of all our classes are that you feel warm, embraced and supported in your movement journey. We want that during our classes you may enjoy the joy, warmth and friendship of other like-minded individuals. Therefore, we have a ‘no-judgement’ and ‘non-competitive’ policy. Meaning there are no mistakes, there is no perfection in movement, your opinions are valued, and you may laugh, cry, express yourself, or be quietly reflective. We ask that you are kind and respectful to everyone joining our classes.
If this is your first class with us, be kind to yourself. Rest when you need to and listen to your body. We believe in allowing you the space and comfort to listen to your body by working at a pace that feels comfortable to you! If something doesn’t feel right for you, sit back and take the time to simply observe. Maybe next time that movement flow sequence will feel right for you to try. You are welcome to ask questions and talk to your instructor about any concerns you may have. Your ‘Flow Class’ is essentially a journey of self-discovery. It really is your own personal journey and no one else’s.
Our intention is that you leave all our classes feeling welcomed and cherished for who you are ~ 'Beautifully You’.
WINTER RITUAL BOX
Our tailored 'Winter Ritual Box' has been thoughtfully curated to enhance your winter journey. Inspiring cosy rituals and supporting restful winter wellness practices. Includes over $150 worth of value.
Winter Relaxation Shawl *
Luxurious Winter White Velvet & Clear Quartz Crystal Pillow
Winter Ethereal Essence ~ A vibrational nectar anointing oil roller infused with properties from bespoke gemstones and essential oil blends. Our winter essence exudes a vibrational frequency of resilience, acceptance, tranquility, harmony & love
Winter Crystal Touchstone encased in a beautiful white velvet pouch
Beautiful Reflections Journal ~ A new feature added to our winter series. Take a moment to pause and reflect. Write, draw and create. Each week you will be offered different journal prompts for beautiful self-discovery and reflections, words, notes and ideas. Make a deeper connection with your thoughts by maintaining a dialogue and friendship with yourself.
* We have limited numbers for each colour/style for the Winter Relaxation Shawls. We apologise in advance if your preferred choice is not available. All of our shawls are beautiful and make for soothing relaxation rituals at the end of class.
FLOW CLASS DESCRIPTION
Be.Flowing is a bespoke, soul nourishing movement regime of which we fondly call a 'Flow Class' . Each class is a divinely, nourishing ritual to end your day with! A movement class that assimilates connection with your breath, body alignment, stability, and balance. Synchronising the breath and movement through a continuous flow of postures and fluid, dance-like sequences.
Our movement sequences flow at a graceful pace to feel an intrinsic finesse, that revitalises fitness and rediscovers flexibility, strength, and stability. Flowing movement that is likened to a beautiful moving meditation. With a breath-focused connection ~ the mind quietens, awareness amplifies, expression resolves, the heart connects and the soul is soothed.
Cleanse your palate, rekindle your fire, rejoice in who you are, wish and want to be. Nurture your essence, embrace your inner goddess, revel in authenticity and honour your beautiful self!
Whimsical movement, with flowing sequences that integrate; ease & grace, softness & strength, exploration & expansion, nurturing & releasing. Artistically curated for women to cherish & honour her beautiful self.
A fusion of beautiful movement modalities that embody ~ contemporary awareness of anatomical movement meeting ancient ancestral wisdom. An ever growing incorporation of freeing movement modalities that include (although not limited to); dance, somatics, yoga, pandiculation, fascial integration, pilates, calisthenics, plyometrics, stretching and strengthening flow-like sequences. All encapsulated with a continuous and creative reach for soul-connecting movement and beautiful self-care rituals.
Flow Class Benefits:
Bespoke movement to assist in improving flexibility, hydrating your bodies fascial system, building joint stability, improving muscular strength, increasing bone density, improving cardiovascular and respiratory health, reducing stress, and improving overall sleep quality. The continuous, steady flow of movement generates internal heat, which helps to detoxify the body and opens the pathways to revitalisation.
Constant awareness of the natural flow of breath and body while moving through a series of flowing movement sequences increases focus and calms the mind. The ability to flow through challenges one may experience during a class often leads to a greater ability to flow through life’s challenges with better focus and less stress, and be able to confront the bombardment of home, family, work, and friends with a deeper sense of joy and calmness.
Do I have to be flexible, fit or strong to participate in a ‘Flow’ class?
Can I participate in one of your classes if I have a medical condition?
What happens if Covid has caused a level 3 or 4 lockdown?
In the case of a lockdown of level 3 or 4, classes are run through our online Zoom platform. That means you can still join us from the comfort of your home. We are happy to help guide you with set-up, so you can join our online sessions with ease. At first it may seem a little strange to join online classes, but we know from experience you will soon come to love it.
ABOUT RACHEL MAR
Rachel specialises in movement alchemy, flowing movement, dance, fitness, yoga, high-vibrational living, botanical beauty nutrition and cuisine, beauty apothecary and beautiful self-care rituals.
She is a university qualified (BSc - Sport Science) fitness-sports trainer and a certified 200 RYT yoga instructor with over 25 years experience in movement. Her skills and background range from the various movement modalities of dance, yoga, pilates to training elite athletes and complex injury rehabilitation.
The beauty and elegance of dance captivated her interest from a young age. At the age of 13 her dance fascination turned to Latin dancing. She later competed and placed first in NZ's first ever Salsa and Lambada competition. It was from here that her dancing career turned professional; dancing for Latin Fever Dance Productions and performing live dance shows in her early twenties. From this point on, her passion and love of movement has never left. The connection with ‘dance’ has become her muse. A sensory form of expression that paints our personal story, one that connects us back to our own unique essence of beauty. A harmonising and soul soothing approach to connect, feel, express and share!
She believes movement is a beautiful form of expression, it exudes and releases suppressed emotion. It allows us to connect on a deeper level to feel, immerse and simply ‘be’ our beautiful selves. A route to express oneself and provides a wonderful solution to suppleness, stability, strength and centeredness. Her continual quest for learning and expanding her knowledge of the body, movement, and our beautiful selves led her to creating these uniquely curated classes for all to enjoy. With a continual passion to explore movement, she is a constant seeker and adores the journey of unearthing and incorporating modalities for the body to feel fabulous and free.