Our goal is to be a wellness hub, a centre for your complete holistic health. This is why we facilitate and host a wide variety of community-based wellness events and workshops for people like you. Scroll through our agenda below for our recent offerings.



Yoga For Kids


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8-week Kids Yoga Course

We are now taking bookings for Term 3 & 4

Term 3, New Lynn

3.30pm - 4.30pm

24 July - 11 Sept 2018

Tuesday afternoons at The Nest New Lynn

Term 4, New Lynn

3.30pm - 4.30pm 

16 Oct - 4 Dec 2018

Tuesday afternoons at The Nest New Lynn

Term 4, Browns Bay 

3.30pm - 4.30pm 

18 Oct - 6 Dec 2018

Thursday afternoons at The Nest Browns Bay

Come and join mother and son duo, Tanya and Ethan, every Tuesday afternoon for some upside down fun. Children will learn yoga poses through a series of fun games and flows, as well as learning to move their bodies with the breath and build strength while calming their minds and encouraging a sense of self-acceptance and understanding of others. Each session will end with a guided meditation, with stories to give them ideas and tools to help deal with negative emotions like fear, anxiety and anger.

This is a fun and playful introduction to yoga for children 6-10 years.

About the teacher: Tanya Holak is a qualified Yoga Teacher. She teaches Vinyasa and traditional Hatha yoga and being a mum, she is super passionate about educating our future generation of Yogi’s.

Please note this is a kids yoga course and due to the development of the children we will not be taking any new participants after 2-weeks after the course commences. 


The Art & Science of Relaxation



Sunday 5th August, 12.00pm - 2.30pm

An afternoon workshop to help you relax, recharge and rest with iRest® with Faye Lawand-Maclean

Are the stresses of everyday life getting to you? Do you feel like you just don't have enough ENERGY to get through an entire day?

Maybe you are finding it difficult to fall asleep?  Despite being so tired, your mind is racing at 100 miles an hour and keeping you awake. Come and relax, recharge and rest with iRest® - a technique for deep and profound relaxation.

iRest is a technique for deep and profound relaxation. It’s a blend of teachings from ancient texts and decades of research at the Integrative Restoration Institute in the US. It will help you to improve your stress and energy levels, your sleep, mood and ability to manage pain. Come and learn more about this way to a better, happier and healthier life.

The workshop will start off with an introduction to iRest®, followed by a gentle asana practice and a blissful 50-minute relaxation.

You’ll leave the workshop feeling relaxed, recharged and profoundly peaceful. This workshop sells out so don't delay, book today!

The workshop includes:

  • An informative talk

  • Tips and tools for self-care

  • A gentle asana practice

  • A long relaxation

  • An aromatherapy experience

  • Handouts to take home

  • Bliss balls and herbal tea

  • A draw for a free prize

“Really enjoyed the talk, theories and research behind Yoga Nidra and iRest®. The workshop was informative, enjoyable and very relaxing. Perfect for the busy world we live in – and love!”

About Faye: Faye found yoga at 40 during a difficult and stressful time in her life. In 2011, during her sabbatical, she spent the year in India, studying yoga, meditation and the human mind. That time was transformational, and her approach to yoga reflect her gratitude and love for the practice. She is especially drawn to the yoga practices that trigger the relaxation response, and is passionate about sharing those with her students. Some of her favourites are yin yoga, yoga nidra, iRest® and the wonderful world of breath work.

All bookings and enquiries, please contact Faye directly


Life Drawing


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7.30pm - 9.30pm, every second Wednesday

Join Tracey Signer for an evening of art at The Nest. It is time to get your create juices flowing with this mid-week, fun, educational and enjoyable activity! Bring along your supplies and get ready for a lively and welcoming atmosphere that will soon have you looking forward to Wednesdays. Cost includes facilitator and model. 

Bring: You choice of media and support. 

Optional extras: Gordon Harris Drawing Kit $30. Includes an Expression drawing board, Creta kneadable eraser, Expression willow charcoal 12 pk, Hahn DNS 140g drawing paper A4 20 pk and a 10% Gordon Harris discount card. Kits must be ordered and paid for the day prior to the session.

Upcoming dates: 

- 25th July

- 8th and 22nd August

- 5th and 19th September  

To make an enquiry or book your place please email Tracy


Kirtan & Meditation

Gold Coin Donation


10.45am - 1.00pm, the third Sunday of each month

Join non-profit, charitable group Amma for traditional and soulful kirtan followed by meditation and a light lunch. Kirtan is a deep spiritual practice which relaxes the mind so that the heart may open to the divine, allowing us to taste the blissful reality that is our true nature. The word kirtan, or kirtana, means ‘telling, narrating, enumerating or describing’ and originates from the Vedic period. When we chant in a group, music’s ability to bring people together allows the energy of the whole room to be transported to another level. The modern kirtan movement is a great way to immerse ourselves in traditional spiritual practices. 

No music, kirtan or meditation experience is required.  This is a child friendly event.  

Upcoming dates:

- 15th July

- 19th August

- 16th September

No bookings required, do not need to be a member of The Nest to join. 


Are you looking for a venue? 

Located above Huckleberry's New Lynn, our light filled space is home to a range of events and workshops. Open plan with independent entry and off street parking makes our space perfect for your next event. Capable for hosting up to 40 for seated seminars and 20 for physical classes. 

Interested? Please download our Event and Venue Hire Kit below.