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Hello! I hope you are all well! Just a quick reminder that Karuna Wellness Centre is back on Facebook! If you’re on good ‘ol fb, then feel free to give the page a follow. Thank You! – https://www.facebook.com/karunawellnesscentre/   CLASS UPDATES We are coming into term......

Hello, I hope you all had a nice break over the Easter long weekend! Below are the details for Term 2 at Karuna Wellness Centre. Monday: Tai Chi Intermediate – 6-7pm   &   Tai Chi Advanced – 7:15-8:30pm // 24th April – 26th June.......

Hello there, The first workshop of the year will be held end of March! Emma Hayes is a Yoga Teacher who will be running a workshop on self-care with yoga practice on Friday, the 24th of March at Karuna Wellness Centre. Details are below… Date......

“A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step” ~ Lao Tzu Hello! I hope you all had a lovely break over the summer, as well as a wonderful start to the new year! New year, new energy, new opportunities, new beginnings,......

Hello lovelies, Thank you for attending tai chi, meditation, and yoga classes this year! Stay tuned, as the timetable for 2017 will be updated in the new year. The Christmas Hamper raffle was drawn last week, and together we raised $500 for ‘charity: water’! Thank......

Hello everyone, Thank you for a wonderful Term 4! We are having our Christmas party on Thursday, the 15th of December at Mancini’s Pizzeria, just up from Karuna Wellness Centre, at Lugarno Shopping Village. Time – 6:30pm. Set menu – $27 per person. Food –......

Hi there, We have been on break over the school holidays, and as that draws close to a close, Term 4 will start as of this Monday, the 10th of October! Below is the full timetable. You may notice that two classes have been cancelled.......

“Think of the circular path of each movement. In tai chi every movement is in a curve or circle that has no ending or beginning” ~ Dr Paul Lam   Hello! Exciting news! Dr Paul Lam, creator of the ‘Tai Chi for Health’ forms that I......

Hello all! I am writing to you from the now ‘Events’ page on the Karuna website! It has evolved over the last few years, and it is now time to call it what it has become. ‘Events’ is a destination for workshop and class information. First up: Workshops! Unfortunately,......

Hello all, During June and July there will be 4 workshops running at Karuna Wellness Centre! Movie Night, Mandala Drawing, Embody Love & Yoga, and Qi Gong will run over the next couple of months! For now, info on the first 2 might be enough! Stay......

Hello! The last two workshops held at Karuna were wonderful! The Art Therapy workshop was a lot of fun and turned out to be an insightful and rewarding experience. You really can learn a lot about yourself when you’re being creative! We created our own......

Hi there, The Art Therapy workshop last Friday was great! It was nice to be creative and in a group environment. Listening to the fellow participants share their experiences was really insightful and touching. Saturday week, the 30th of April is the Singing Bowl Workshop! Just......

Hi all! This month at Karuna we have TWO upcoming workshops, and a brand new Tai Chi for Beginners class! The first workshop will be Art Therapy with Chontelle. We had rescheduled it from last month to this month on Friday, April 15th! And then on Saturday,......

Hi there! The first event held at Karuna on Friday, the 19th of February was great! Many thanks to all who attended! The tea was delicious, the movie screening of ‘I AM’ went well and we finished with a lovely meditation based on our interconnectedness. The tea......

Hi! Tonight Kate will be running the second Yoga class for the term! The theme is “healing the sacral chakra – the element of water and creativity.”   Class time: 6:30-7:30pm.   Cost: $15.   I’m looking forward to it! If you wish to attend, contact myself on 0410 704......

Greetings and Salutations! I hope your break over the Summer has been wonderful. I have some sweet updates regarding what’s coming up at Karuna this term. A lovely addition to the centre is Kate and Emma of Connect the Dots. These ladies will be running Yoga......

Hi there! I hope you all had a lovely term break over the school holidays. As of Tuesday the 6th October classes start up again! Below are the term dates… Monday: Tai Chi 6 – 7pm & Meditation 7:30 – 8:30pm // 12th October – 14th December (10 weeks) Tuesday:......

Hi there, Over the last few months I had been raising money for ‘The Red Cross Nepal Earthquake Appeal.’ Together, we raised $1,060!! Amazing result! One I did not expect, however, one I am very grateful for! Because of the great feedback I received, I......

Hi all, Hope you are having a wonderful start to the week! Vinyasa Flow Yoga classes with Kate Schubert will begin as of this Thursday! Kate will be running Yoga classes at the studio on a Monday and Thursday morning from 7am. Classes will run for......

Hello! There will be a lovely workshop on at Karuna this Saturday, the 1st August, from 2-4pm! It is called “Reclaim your Heart-Fully Healthy Glow” and will be run by two lovely ladies, Karlie Cunningham – Personal Trainer and P.E. teacher, and Sarah Laney – Body Balance teacher.  The following......

Hello, I hope you all enjoyed the term break! The following are the dates for Term 3! Monday: Tai Chi 6 – 7pm & Meditation 7:30 – 8:30pm // 13th July – 21st September (11 weeks) Tuesday: Tai Chi 10 – 11am & Tai Chi 6:45-8pm // 14th July – 15th September (10 weeks)......

  Hello all, Thank you for another great term of Tai Chi and Meditation classes! We will break for two weeks, with classes returning on the 13th July. However, I will be available for private lessons over the break, while also continuing classes at the nursing......

  Hello there, “One in nine people don’t have access to clean water” – Mindful in May. It amazes and saddens me that not every human being has access to safe and clean water. I was inspired to be a part of a fundraiser that......

Hi everyone, Hope you are all having a nice term break! The following are the dates for Tai Chi and Meditation classes for Term 2. Monday: Tai Chi 6 – 7pm & Meditation 7.30 – 8.30pm // 20th April – 22nd June (9 weeks) *No class on the 8th June......

Hi Everyone, Welcome back to those who have already begun Term 1! And I am very much looking forward to seeing the rest of you lovelies next week! If you didn’t already know, I am advertising for a Tai Chi for Beginners, and a Meditation for......

Hello, I hope that you had a nice break over the holiday season! At Karuna, some classes will start as of Tuesday next week! Below are the term dates for Tai Chi and Meditation, Term 1. I am also keen to start two new beginner classes. Tai......

Hello Everyone, Term 4 for Tai Chi & Meditation has come to an end. Dates for Term 1, 2015 will be up on the blog very soon! In the meantime, have a wonderful break over the Summer. Enjoy yourselves and your loved ones. Be present. Rest.......

Hello all, The following are the dates for Term 4. Tai Chi and Meditation at Karuna Wellness Centre. Private lessons are also available by appointment. Monday: Tai Chi 6-7pm & Meditation 7.30-8.30pm // 29th September – 15th December (11 weeks) *No class on the 6th October......

In last week’s post I attached a link to Oprah’s interview with Paulo Coelho, author of ‘The Alchemist.’ Here is part 2 of that interview – http://www.oprah.com/own-super-soul-sunday/Full-Episode-Oprah-and-Paulo-Coelho-Part-2-Video Enjoy! Kristie x “…he learned the most important part of the language that all the world spoke –......

Recently I completed reading “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho. A friend of mine consistently encouraged me to read this fiction book, knowing very well that I prefer non-fiction. I am grateful I listened to her. This book is beautifully written, with many profound truths about life. Many......

Five years ago today, Karuna Wellness Centre was born. I often feel sentimental, reflective, and deeply grateful at the times of Karuna’s Birthday. Running a small business, working for myself, meeting wonderful people, healing myself and ultimately facilitating the healing of others is what keeps......

Term 2 of Tai Chi and Meditation has ended, and Term 3 will begin as of Monday the 14th July! The following are the dates for the classes, including the Pilates class with Peta. At Karuna, there will be an NLP Practitioner Training Workshop from August-September, as well......

I have yet again been inspired by an episode of ‘Super Soul Sunday’ – a show that airs on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Meet John Mackey! John is the Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Whole Foods Market. I am not so familiar with his business but......

Hello! Below is a link to an episode of Oprah’s ‘Super Soul Sunday’ which airs on the OWN Network. This episode features Louie Schwartzberg who is a very talented and inspiring time lapse nature photographer. The interview is very interesting, and you will get to see nature through his......

Hi there! We’re coming to the end of Term 1, with the last class running this Friday. I hope this has been an enjoyable, and relaxing start to the year for you all, with both Tai Chi and Meditation! Remember to subscribe these blog posts by adding your email......

Hi everyone, Pilates with Peta is a new class that will run in Term 2 at Karuna Wellness Centre on a Thursday night. Peta Read is a Certified Pilates, and Stretch instructor, who is also an Executive Coach. These classes are open to beginners, all levels......

If you haven’t heard of SoulPancake, then listen up! SoulPancake is a wonderful website/media platform that explores life’s big questions, spirituality, science, art and creativity, religion, philosophy, and humour. Here is the link to their website – http://soulpancake.com/ I am a subscriber to SoulPancake’s Youtube channel,......

I have recently been contributing as a blog writer to a wonderful new website called “Connect the Dots”. This website involves a range of articles and interesting information promoting health, mindfulness, and well-being. I have written two posts: “Tai Chi Goodness” and “Meditation Goodness” Do check them out......

Hello! I am pleased to say that Term 1 for Tai Chi & Meditation will begin as of tomorrow! Below are the term dates. Monday: Tai Chi 6 – 7pm and Meditation 7.30 – 8.30pm // 3rd February – 7th April Tuesday: Tai Chi 10 –......

Happy New Year, everyone! May 2014 be a blessed year for all x I am writing about a wonderful organisation called “Healing Photo Art”. I stumbled upon the website when I was doing some research on Art Therapy, and how expressing creativity can be a......

Yes, the time has come for another year to end. Tai Chi and Meditation classes finished up this past Friday. Term dates for next year have yet to be decided, but keep an eye on the blog as the dates for 2014 will be posted here. Well…......

Last term for the year is coming up! Dates are as follows… Monday: Tai Chi 6 – 7pm and Meditation 7.30 – 8.30pm // 14th October – 16th December Tuesday: Tai Chi 10 – 11am and Tai Chi 6.45 – 8pm // 15th October – 17th......

I saw this interview between Oprah and Sufi Teacher Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee. A wonderful, interesting, heart-opening show… Watch and enjoy! http://www.livestream.com/supersoulsunday/video?clipId=pla_22ccda32-ab70-4235-8e64-1a3c8907b3ad Kristie x “Everyday is just perfect for Love” ~ Rumi      ...

On Saturday the 14th and Sunday the 15th of September, there will be a Workshop held by Jessica Dao. This workshop is “Spiritual Protection and Clearing” Workshop. Day 1. Saturday the 14th // Basic Course Fee – $100. Time – 10am-5pm. Content – Learn to understand......

A few weeks ago I was fortunate enough to have visited the beautiful, unspoiled, perfect Whitehaven Beach in sunny Queensland. I write about this experience that occurred on a lovely Winter’s morning because it was a particularly healing experience for me. The last two months......

Greetings! Term 3 for both Tai Chi & Meditation will begin from Monday the 29th July.  The term will run for 9 weeks. Timetable is as follows – Monday // Tai Chi – 6-7pm. Meditation – 7.30-8.30pm. 29th July – 23rd September Tuesday // Tai Chi – 10-11am. Tai......

Hello! A reminder that the Sound Healing Class with Jasmine is on Friday next week – the 5th July! Details: Time // 7-8pm (do come on up a little earlier to get settled)     Cost // $25     Address // Suite 2. First Floor, 1020 Forest Rd,......

Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it ~ Helen Keller...

This is an update about the Sound Healing Class with Jasmine. Slight change of plans! The first class which is scheduled for the 7th of June will be postponed. The 7th of June falls on the long weekend, and Jasmine and I have decided that it might......

Hi! A couple of months ago at Karuna Wellness Centre, a lovely lady named Jasmine held a Sound Therapy class. Jasmine will be running another class starting next month. The 7th of June to be exact. This sound healing class involves meditation and mindfulness. Jasmine......

Hello all, Over the past weekend, I participated in a fundraiser called “William’s Walk.” The 4km walk is in memory of a little boy named William who suffered from JIA/Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. Did you know that Juvenile Arthritis affects 1, in 1,000 children? For the past two years......

The following are the dates for Term 2 for Tai Chi and Meditation… Monday: Tai Chi for Beginner’s 6 – 7pm and Meditation 7.30 – 8.30pm // 29th April – 1st July Tuesday: Tai Chi 10 – 11.15am and Tai Chi 6.45 – 8pm // 30th April –......

Hello! This is a gentle reminder that Term 1 will end as of Friday next week, the 12th of April. We will then have a 2 week break. Term 2 dates will be coming soon! On a side note, I am available to teach at......

Embark on the journey of Love. It takes you from yourself to yourself ~ Rumi  ...

Greetings! At Karuna Wellness Centre, there are two spaces available for part-time rent. If you are a natural therapist seeking a space for sub-let on a part-time basis, then do get in touch! There is a smaller room which would be wonderful for a massage......

Hi there, From this past weekend, a 4 day workshop was held at Karuna Wellness Centre by Jessica Dao of ‘The Pyramid of Light.’ I was unable to attend, but from what I hear, it was a great success! I did, however attend an extra class that was......

Hello! This weekend from Saturday the 2nd March – Tuesday 5th March, there will be a workshop held at Karuna Wellness Centre. There will be no classes Monday and Tuesday. The workshop will be run by Jessica Dao of “The Pyramid of Light.” The workshop is......

This past weekend I attended a wonderful Aromatherapy Short Course at Endeavour College of Natural Health, here in Sydney. I have always been interested in Aromatherapy, and I am glad I finally satisfied my curiosity. It was amazing! A lot of information was packed into the......

You may or may not know that in my spare time I dabble in photography, and in particular, nature photography. My love of nature has always been a part of me, even from an early age, as has been photography. I can remember being on a 3......

Hello ello, Ok, this Monday the 4th February, Tai Chi for Beginner’s will commence at 6pm. FIRST CLASS FREE!! Rooms for Rent –  I have a spare room available for sub-let. If you work in the natural therapies field and you’d like a room to......

Tai Chi for Beginner’s Class is to start this Friday, the 25th of January! Class time: 11.30am – 12.30pm. Address: Suite 2, First Floor, 1020 Forest Rd, Lugarno. Phone: Kristie – 0410 704 413. In the tai chi classes, we go through gentle warm-up exercises, tai......

Around the end of December and the beginning of January, I reflect upon the year that was. I reflect on the months that passed, the experiences that stand out, and the lessons that were learned. I find that by doing this, it puts the year into perspective. I can look at......

Greetings and Salutations, I hope that everyone had an enjoyable break over Christmas and The New Year! In the last blog post, I mentioned that feedback and comments on these posts are most welcome. If you ever have any queries, or thoughts you would like to share,......

Hello all, Firstly, I’d like to thank all of my wonderful students for another fantastic year of Tai Chi and Meditation! It has been a pleasure, and I look forward to seeing you all again in the new year! Your kindness, and dedication, and generosity are......

 Hello! Spring is here! I love nature, and yesterday I spent some time in the city, walking through beautiful Hyde Park here in Sydney. I really noticed all of the trees and flowers yesterday, beauty is all around us! Take some time to spend a few moments in nature. Enjoy......

Hello everyone! The final term for Tai Chi and Meditation has arrived. Term will frun for 10 weeks, with classes starting up tonight! The time table is as follows – Monday the 15th October – Friday the 17th December 2012 Monday: Tai Chi 6-7pm (Beginner’s......

Hello, Term 3 has just about come to an end… There will be a 2 week break from the end of this week. Term 4 will begin as of Monday, the 15th of October, and term will run for 10 weeks! Below are the brand new......

May I be filled with Loving-Kindness May I be Well May I Peaceful and at Ease May I be Happy Metta/Loving-Kindess is an ancient Buddhist meditation practice. It is the practice of developing a healthy, loving acceptance of yourself, which is then expanded to include......

“The Art of Extreme Self Care” by Cheryl Richardson is one of the books I purchased at the ‘I Can Do It Workshops’ a couple of weeks ago. Her talk was great, and during her class she discussed some of the themes from her book. 1.......

Today, Saturday the 1st of September is Karuna Wellness Centre’s 3rd Birthday! I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my beautiful students and amazing helpers who have been on this journey with me over the last few years. Today really is a wonderful day.......

Hello! This past weekend I attended the ‘I Can Do It Workshop’ and ‘The Writer’s Workshop’ that were held by Hay House. I attended The Saturday session of ‘I Can Do It’ and then ‘The Writer’s Workshop’ on Monday. Both days were fantastic! The wonderful......

Greetings! I am currently advertising for a brand new Beginner’s Meditation Class, for Wednesday’s from 5.30 – 6.30pm. If you are new to meditation and would like to start with the basics, this is the class for you. In the beginner’s classes, basic meditation techniques are explored,......

Naturalistic Hypnotherapy and Intuitive Counselling is available at Karuna Wellness Centre every Thursday, with Luke Dixon. The following is a link to Luke’s website, with much info regarding his work, and what the sessions entail. A free mp3 download has been made available as well! http://www.evolutiontherapies.com.au/  Contact Luke or......

This past weekend, I attended a tai chi workshop and learned the Tai Chi for Energy forms. Great workshop! This form combines Chen style and Sun style tai chi. Chen style is new to me, as it is a more vigorous style, combining fast and......

New Meditation for Beginner’s Class!! Wednesday’s 5.30-6.30pm. Contact Kristie to check availability! 0410 704 413   Term 3 for Tai Chi and Meditation Classes are as follows: Monday: Tai Chi 6-7pm and Meditation 7.30-8.30pm, 16th July – 17th September Tuesday: Tai Chi 10-11am and Tai......

Term 3 for both tai chi and meditation will begin on Monday the 16th of July, with hypnotherapy still available on Thursday’s. Remember, private lessons for tai chi and meditation are also available if the timetable is unsuitable. Kristie x “May our heart’s garden of awakening......

“Tai Chi does not mean an oriental wisdom or something exotic. It is the wisdom of your own senses, your own mind and body together as one process” ~ Chungliang Al Huang The 24th of June marks the 4 year anniversary of my very first......

“Why Kindness is Good for You” is a wonderful book written by David R. Hamilton. In it he writes about ‘Kindness Towards Ourselves.’ He states that “Kindness towards ourselves goes a long way… Sometimes, just a little time out can be a tonic for the soul,......

As of this Thursday, the 14th of June, Luke Dixon, a trained Hypnotherapist and NLP Practitioner will be available for sessions at Karuna Wellness Centre! For more information, contact Kristie on 0410 704 413. Kristie x “You have the power to heal your life, and......

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life”  ~ Berthold Auerbach I was inspired to write this particular blog after attending a wonderful concert during the week. There is a part of us all that knows how therapeutic music can be. I......

Hello! My name is Kristie, and welcome to the Karuna Wellness Centre website, and welcome to my blog! I’ll be posting here about news and updates for the Centre, as well as interesting info regarding health and well-being! Updates will be made regularly so keep in touch for all......