Wayne Hackett Seminar Waihi Academy March 2019

  The Wayne Hackett seminar was loved by all who attended. Wayne has a way of presenting to simplify and bring together everything in our text books  in a way to inspire us. He has a wealth of knowledge and wisdom gathered from his life and  40 years of Jin Shin Jyutsu. I loved his stories of Mary Burmeister. Combined with a great sense of humour and being a master teacher, Wayne had us spellbound during the 6 days. Wayne brings numerology and astrology to demonstrate relationships which further our understanding of the art. We learned so many practical applications and how to give the most effective treatments – and...

Jin Shin Jyutsu Seminar November 12-15 2018

Jin Shin Jyutsu Seminar this month Another life changing Jin Shin Jyutsu seminar was held this month. Sara Harper from Tucson, Arizona gave a 3 day Living the Art and one day Special Topic seminar at the Mercy Spiritualist Centre in Epsom, Auckland. 4 days of listening to Sara Harper, receiving Jin Shin Jyutsu treatments and enjoying being with like-minded people. Could it get better? Sara is a gifted teacher, and combined with over 40 years of Jin Shin Jyutsu treatments, practice and teaching, Sara has an ability to ‘be’ no matter where she is, combined with an engaging personality. Sara has spent time with Mary Burmeister since she was...

Dame Denise L’Estrange-Corbet’s Interview

I was reading about Dame Denise L’Estrange- Corbet in the Herald this morning. Upon reading the article I pondered how incredibly individualistic she is and how  ‘World’ is too. Dame Denise L’Estrange- Corbet has stayed true to herself and her philosophy has continued through her business and now she is being recognised for who she is. I don’t know much about the fashion industry, although I had a distant encounter with Dame Denise L’Estrange- Corbet more than 20 years ago. My daughter, Marie was studying textile design at Victoria University. She designed hand-dyed chunky, oversized woollen shrugs and approached World to buy them, which they did. I remember how supportive, kind and caring Dame...

What Mary Says… A Compilation by Lynne Pflueger and Michael Wenninger

Day 35 / Day 100 Each day on Waihi Beach Wellness Facebook page I have been writing a short article about an aspect of wellness. I have decided to blog because at times the posts are too long for facebook and may be better suited as a blog on my website. Mary Burmeister had a lifelong journey of teaching and healing with the art of Jin Shin Jyutsu. Over her lifetime she spoke her wisdom and philosophy of Jin Shin Jyutsu through lectures and treatments. This book, ‘What Mary Says’ captures as closely as possible the essence of Mary’s teachings through quotations she used. I would like to share some...

Paying Forward in Tauranga

Today when in Tauranga, a  lady retailer said to me ‘ A really special thing happened to us last night.’  The lady works a lot and said yesterday night she couldn’t really afford to go out for dinner but she wanted to spend time with her darling daughter. A few friends got together with their daughters and went for pizza from Phoenix on the Strand and had a lovely time. When she went to pay she was told an annonymous person had taken care of their bill. They couldn’t believe it and felt overcome. What a lovely world we live in and the evidence is when people do things like this.

Visit to Elephant Sanctuary in Laos

Yesterday I had the privilege of visiting Mandalao, an elephant sanctuary, Luang Prabang, Laos. The Sanctuary Visit The guided tour consisted of a lady from Portugal, the guide and me. After being driven along a very pot holed road, we sat in the café overlooking the sanctuary with a cup of tea and listening to an elephant expert. He has worked with elephants for 27 years, worldwide, and is an international consultant who works with sanctuaries, zoos, and works towards eliminating cruelty to elephants. What a smiling, gentle knowledgeable man! Spending half an hour with him was a real experience. We were given socks and Ninja boots and set off...

Visit to Ayurvedic Herbal Medicine Dispensary in Sri Lanka

The story of Ayurveda goes back 5000 years. The statue that depicts Ayurveda has four hands and each is symbolic of what Ayurveda stands for. One hand holds a shell (longevity); another holds a plant (where all medicine comes from) and the other holds a pot of medicine (symbolising healing)-and another holds a book – the scriptures were originally written on palm tree bark which is virtually indestructible whether it be stored under water or in the air. The scriptures have also been written on silver and the very important ones on gold. There are different branches of Ayurveda, like our medical doctors ie surgery, paediatricians etc. On the shelf...

Sri Lankan Ayurvedic Resort Visit

Arriving in Sri Lanka From the time we arrived at Colombo, Sri Lanka at 2am this morning I feel a sense of excitement being in the home of Ayurveda. For the next 7 nights my dream of experiencing a week’s panchakarma in an Ayurvedic Resort in Sri Lanka is coming true. (A panchakarma is a time to chill out, focus on restoring good health and detoxing. It is usually done at a change of season. Spring is the optimal time and autumn also a good time.) However, it should be for 10 days to 3 weeks and I am here for 7 days. Barberyn Ayurvedic Resort Barberyn Ayurvedic Resort is...

A book review: Becoming the Shape of the Chair You Sit In by Barbara Mawson

I recently bought this book online after a client recommended it. And I am pleased I did. Barbara is a physiotherapist who has had a lifetime of results working in the area of spinal pain. It is a self-help book and is full of information, good sensible ideas with some humour and lots of tips for daily living – all easy to read. Great to see a few yoga asana in there too. After 40 years of working as a physiotherapist she certainly comes from a position of knowledge and wisdom. Lovely to see a NZ author with such powerful messages to share for all of us to prevent and...

No Jet Lag?

Yes, it is true – Jin Shin Jyutsu really works and it is easy to do if you don’t want any jet lag after a long haul flight. During a plane trip from London to Auckland via Hong Kong I held each of my fingers and thumb gently. When I wasn’t eating there wasn’t much else to do except watch a film or snooze so it was easy to hold my fingers. And no jet lag. What do I need to do to avoid jet lag? Hold your thumb gently and relax. Soon you will feel a gentle pulse in each hand. Move on to holding the index finger, then...