Wellington: Workshop Series 2017


Workshop 1: Music and Dance with Samoan Sasa and Yoga for children using storytelling, song, and music

In the first part of this workshop, Nila will teach the basics of Samoan Sasa so you can use this unique form of storytelling through music, song, and dance with children.  Nila teaches Samoan at St Bernard’s College and loves getting her students moving, learning and having fun to the beats of the sasa drum.

In the second part of the workshop, Jeanne will creatively weave story and song into the ancient art of yoga.  The physical yoga poses develop strength, balance and flexibility.  The yoga teachings include principles of compassion for self and others, discipline and self-study.  Age-appropriate story and song keep the children engaged, and most of all make it fun!  Come play and leave with some great ideas on how you can bring yoga and mindfulness into your classroom.

Dates: Term Two: Thursday May 11, 4pm-6.30pm (afternoon tea included)
Venue: Eastern Hutt School, Kings Cres, Lower Hutt
Presenters: Nila Uili (St Bernard’s College) and Jeanne Balding-Weinstock (Kula Kids Yoga)

Jeanne Balding-Weinstock
Jeanne Balding-Weinstock
Nila Uili
Nila Uili

Workshop 2: Playful Action Songs and Rhythm Games for Children

In this workshop Julian and Lala will teach a number of games and activities using songs and music from Africa and South America.  This workshop will be playful and fun and get you moving.  You will learn call and response-style songs, passing games that let you  feel the rhythm as you sing, and dances with clapping patterns,. There will be lots of great activities for building musical communities with children.

Dates: Term Three: Wednesday August 9, 4pm-6.30pm (afternoon tea included)
Venue: Community Music Junction, Level 1, 4 Hopper St, Te Aro
Presenters: Julian Raphael and Lala Simpson (Community Music Junction)


Julian Raphael
Julian Raphael
Lala Simpson

Payment Options

Primary School Package: $170 This package give places for two staff members to attend each of the two workshops as well as an ONZA membership for the institution. Click on the LINK to register.

Individual Package: $100 This package gives a place for one person to attend each of the two workshops as well as an individual ONZA membership. Click on the LINK to register.