As part of a summer series, we are planning on running some top 10 lists for the best foods/places/activities in Christchurch/Canterbury.
Examples could be best summer foods in the region (ice cream, fruit etc), best wineries to visit, activities to try (adventure park, swim spots etc) or anything else that you enjoy to do in our backyard.
Please leave submissions of your favourite summer foods/places/activities and where to find them below in the comments, or by emailing email@example.com
Summer in the South Island is in full flow as upcoming events are welcomed by improving weather.
Ōtautahi Smoke, the first festival of its kind in the South Island, promises a mix of barbecue food from the best grill operators in the country, music from Kiwi favourites, and drinks. It’s the newest of a range of beer, wine and food events to look forward to in the coming months.
The South Island Wine and Food festival, North Canterbury wine and food festival, Christchurch Vegan Expo and the Great Kiwi Beer festival form a lineup of events sure to attract eager foodies, drink connoisseurs and curious punters to the Garden City.
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Guided by experienced Chinese teacher, Sandy Jiang, an accredited provider of the Strength and Balance Programme
Qigong Workshop 1: 10 -11:45 am, Wed, 26 Jan
Qigong Workshop 2: 10 -11:45 am, Thu, 27 Jan
Blue Sky Qigong Studio
Professional and partly mirrored studio
19 Templetons Road, Aidanfield, Christchurch
Welcome to Experience Gentle, Flowing Meditative Movements with Energy Healing
Discover a great natural “medicine” to heal the body, mind and spirit
Gather the universal energy for rejuvenation
Enhancing your health, immunity, spine, flexibility, breath, serenity, relaxation, pelvic floor muscles, core strength, energy, wellbeing and inner joy
Space limited, booking essential; Vaccine pass required
Register now with Sandy: firstname.lastname@example.org
Qigong is an ancient Chinese holistic therapy.
It is the foundation to Tai Chi, but relatively simpler than Tai Chi.
Qigong includes dynamic and static forms.
Zhineng Qigong emphasises moving meditation rather than static meditation.
It uses the consciousness, body, breath, sound vibration and universal Qi(energy) to bring about positive transformation of the body, mind and spirit.
“Since beginning Qigong, my asthma gradually got better, and my breathing has improved. I no longer take any medication for asthma.
My food intolerances have gradually resolved and I can now eat most of the foods that used to cause problems for me.
My energy levels have improved and my right hip pain is hardly noticeable.
My body feels light and I can often feel the qi moving through.
I feel much calmer and any anxiety I had is gone.”
~ Vicki Parr
“The gentle movements stretch every muscle in my body although they look very simple. My muscles feel stronger, and I am mentally stronger too. While practicing, I feel the sense of “unity with the universe.””
~ Susan Sky
“Through regular qigong practice, my back pain is healed and my spine is more flexible. I had also been suffering severe shoulder pain for months. Just like a miracle, after one qigong class the pain had gone. The pain did come back a couple of days later, but much milder. After regular practice, I am pain free. This was a wow fact for me. I LOVE the feeling of connection to the Universal Qi, and would like to share qigong with others.”
~ Graham Good
10 ~ 11:45 am Qigong beginners class starts 2 Feb.
7 ~ 8:45 pm Qigong beginners class starts 2 Feb.
10 ~ 1:45 am Qigong beginners class starts 3 Feb.
7 ~ 8:45 pm Tai Chi/ Qigong class starts 3 Feb.
$170 (10 classes) or $20 casual
Qigong CDs, Qigong books and Tai Chi DVDs are available for your better improvement.
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