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“The essence of yin is yielding. Yang is about changing the world; yin accepts the world as it is. Neither is better than the other. There are indeed times when it is appropriate and even necessary to change the world; other times, it is best to just allow things to unfold. Part of the yin practice is learning this yielding.”

― Bernie Clark

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SomaPsych & JourneYin

are honoured to offer the

Nourish Your Nervous System Retreat across Aotearoa.​

An Educational & Experiential immersion for you to build the tools for deeper self inquiry & regulation throughout your day to day life. 

Your retreat facilitators, Amanda & Lauren, are experienced facilitators in trauma informed yin yoga, restorative movement practices and somatics. 


Floristry workshops

Dried or fresh flower bouquets, posie, or wreath making workshops for private events & celebrations, birthdays, bridal shower,
baby shower...
Optional grazing board, henna artist, yin yoga, cacao, somatic dance, journaling and picnic set ups available.
Get in touch for a quote.


Yin Yoga

"My hope is to provide participants with opportunities to delve into a self-empowered realm of curiosity, where they can observe, recognize, and navigate their own boundaries of comfort. They are encouraged to listen to their bodies as and when they can  and explore at their own pace, fostering inner resilience, self-compassion, and patience for their body, mind, and soul.

I am not here to fix, heal, diagnose or elicit emotional responses. Having a trauma and mental health aware lens enables me to better navigate support for others  and stay within my scope of practice. My intention is to offer supportive environments where individuals can connect with their inner landscapes to self-regulate in their own unique time and way, however that unfolds for them. It is humbling and inspiring to witness others stepping into their power, whilst always growing and learning alongside community"



"Seleno health ceremonial cacao is a fermented and full bean, generated from milling the whole bean into a creamy, rich paste following ancient traditions. It contains all the antioxidants and bioactive of the whole bean, with beautiful rich aromatic oils to make a therapeutic, creamy elixir once mixed into hot water. Tested and shown to contain the highest levels of theobromine (uplifting), ethanolamides (bliss), tryptophan (joy), tryptamine (euphoria), phenylethylamine (satisfaction), polyphenols (clarity), magnesium (stress), zinc (immune) and other essential minerals/essential fatty acids. The most therapeutic quality cacao you may find, ideal for health benefits for body, mind and soul." - Seleno Health

 Theobromine Cacao is one of the most nutritionally dense plant foods on the planet.  For some it can be the ultimate nourishment for nervous system restoration, supporting you to come back to rest and digest, possibly helping your body balance blood sugar, pressure and hormone levels.  This is a powerful liver detoxifying plant food helping the body dispose of toxins held within the body and possibly create a more anti-inflammatory environment for the body.

Cacao may not be for everyone to learn more around safety and contraindication click here

A lot of people are now transitioning from coffee to cacao paste, although cacao does contain a small amount of caffeine (equivalent to a green tea), it's adaptogenic properties help balance out energy levels. It is not addictive and does not make you crash or crave.


Cacao is NOT a psychedelic food (does not contain psilocybin) it is simply an adaptogenic plant food that supports your body's natural ability to create happy blissful hormones.

Every batch is tested and shown to be safe from heavy metals and cadmium. Seleno go beyond fair trade and work exclusively with one family farm that uses sustainable natural agroforestry practices. 

I choose to work with Seleno Cacao because I believe and trust in their ethos!

Check out my events to book a cacao journey with me here or purchase cacao in shop.

Myofascial release  massage

Inviting you to experience a unique slow, relaxing and intuitive massage combining the techniques of Myofascial release and swedish massage. Aimed to calm the nervous system so deeper healing can take place on a body, mind and soul level. Starting and ending with a luxurious head massage, in between enjoy a massage for the neck, shoulders, back, hips, arm, legs and feet. This style of massage may be able to support people experiencing stress and anxiety or help you decompress and release tensions held in the body.

"Myofascial release is a powerful technique thats creates profound change in the body by releasing fascial restrictions. It enhances anatomical and physiological function in the body addressing pain, movement limitations, structural and postural dysfunction and energy flow restrictions" - Beth Beauchamp

Lauren completed her relaxation Swedish massage certified course in 2021 with Jenny Allan and Myofascial release technique training with Jenny Allen and Beth Beauchamp in 2023.

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Group Dance

Somatic Dance

Tapping into the innate wisdom of your body. Join us as we embark on a transformative experience that celebrates individuality, self-expression, and empowerment.

Intuitive Movement is about tuning in to your body's signals and honoring its unique needs from moment to moment. No rigid rules or choreography here - just a space to dance, sway, stretch, flow or simply be still as your body guides you.

Release the shackles of judgment and self-doubt as you reconnect with your most authentic self. Say goodbye to the pressure of perfection and embrace the freedom of movement that feels right for you.

Click here to arrange a private group session that suit you.

Keep an eye out for upcoming events or ask about private group sessions.

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