Hi, instead of the 'usual Christmas gifts' like chocolate and bottles of wine for people who have everything already, I decided to sponsor two cats at Paw Pad Rescue in Stanmore Bay instead. For as little as $5 per week you can select one of the cats on the photos and set up an automatic weekly payment to help with food and other costs.
Gutter Kitties is an Incorporated Charitable Trust. Founder and Chair Danielle Howard started rescue work in 2006, and Gutter Kitties was finally established as a Trust at the beginning of 2012.
They maintain high standards of animal welfare, professionalism and integrity, and work with other rescue centres and entities as required to achieve their purpose. They also strive to educate the public, and promote responsible pet ownership. The communal shelter The Paw Pad is located in Stanmore Bay, and this is where unsocialised street cats first go upon coming into their care. Here they are tamed by a wonderful group of volunteers, and then move into foster homes to prepare them for finding their own human family.
With an average of 35-40 residents at any one time, the expenses are huge. Please consider sponsoring one of the lovely Paw Pad rescues from just $5 per week. Please go to the website and find a cat that you would like to sponsor on a regular basis.
If you scroll down that page you can see the photos of all current 'residents' and pick one.
FOSTER HOMES NEEDED
Once the rescues are socialised, they then move into a foster home to integrate them in a family environment and prepare them for adoption. Fostering one of the Paw Pad rescues is hugely rewarding.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in providing a temporary (or permanent) home to one or more of these gorgeous babies.
A no-kill shelter is defined as "a shelter that does not kill healthy or treatable animals". It does not matter if an animal is old, unsocialised, blind, deaf, traumatized or has a treatable illness. All of these animals are worthy of our compassion, all of them can find homes, and all of them deserve to."
Kanuka Yoga Space, is a neighbourly studio in Hobsonville where you can breathe and move mindfully. Founded by Raquel and Stu, both Yoga teachers, they offer a variety of classes influenced by vinyasa, hatha, and yin/yang styles of yoga. Specialty workshops and movement classes outside the realm of yoga are also on offer. Throughout the year you can join them for different inspirational retreats in beautiful New Zealand locations. Take the opportunity to spoil yourself and to experience self development and deepening your passion for yoga and wellbeing away from home.
By offering a variety of classes including online home practice plus customised workplace classes, Kanuka students have the opportunity to find their own flow. For more info:
Kanuka Yoga Space
102C Hobsonville Road
As the demand grew for more neutral colour schemes I added new designs to the bolster range in natural, grey, silver and gold tones of Linen and Cotton fabrics.
New Mandala greeting cards and the popular little fabric hearts are back...
It was great to see many Yoga studios offering online classes during Lockdown Level 4. I hope, they will keep going in the future, as some people enjoy practicing at home. Would also be great to be able downloading the classes to watch and practice at any convenient time.
Stay healthy and well.
For a lot of people ‘Lockdown’ is a difficult and very lonely time. But there are also many positive things about staying at home.
I really hope, that some of the positive things will stay with us and maybe change us and our environment to the better even after COVID 19.
Rikobert, my little helper...
Finally! The first specialised KIDS Yoga, meditation and Savasana cushions are available in my online store. For designs and features please visit online.
Even the rain couldn’t prevent us from enjoying our time at Kawai Purapura last weekend. We set up our stand on Thursday and since then we got a lot of positive comments on our inspirational decor. Over the weekend we showed and explained our latest Yoga and Meditation products, had great conversations, learned a few things about life in general and met a lot of wonderful like-minded people. We really enjoyed the peaceful setting of the retreat in Albany and we had a quiet moment under the huge peace tree to reflect. And just on time for the closing ceremony the sun came back.
It was the perfect 'get away' from our busy lives. Last weekend my sister and I had a very peaceful and quite time at MANA Retreat Center on Coromandel. Self-care and restoration was the focus for three days, organised by Caroline from YummyYoga and her magic helpers Machel and Nicki. After driving along along the beautiful coast from Thames to MANA, we enjoyed lots of Yoga, Meditation, a bush walk, the amazing sanctuary on the hill, vegetarian food and wonderful, like-minded people.
It was the well needed relaxation before setting up my stand at the International Yoga Festival at Kawai Purapura in Albany tomorrow.
Thank you to Caroline, Machel and Nicki to help create a ‘very special memory’.
These newly created fabric buntings are now available in my online store. Since I made similar buntings to decorate my stall at the International Yoga Festival and other shows, markets and events, people asked me if they were for sale. Now they are! Each listed bunting includes eight calico flags with different motifs and seven bead&shell tassels. They have a total length of approx. 3.00m and they are all hand-made in my home studio here in New Zealand.
NEW inspirational FUNDRAISER hearts available for Elize, the fourteen year old local girl, fighting Leukaemia. If you are interested in buying these hearts for $5 each, please contact me. All proceeds go to Elize's Give a Little Page. The hearts will also be available at my stand at the International Yoga Festival at Kawai Purapura in Albany (21.-24. February 2019).
When I started taking Yoga classes, I wanted to buy my own bolster and eye pillow, but it was difficult to find items, that I really liked. So I decided to create my own and turn it into a business. I wanted my products to be beautiful, natural and practical.