Rodney Times : January 6th 2011
14 RODNEY TIMES, JANUARY 6, 2011 Advertising Feature entertainment Dining& Telling Taller Tales workshops EDNA'S AUCKLAND Aucklander Andrew Melville is running regular storytelling workshops Telling Taller Tales: The Five Principles of Building Deeper Personal Brand Stories. The recovering journalist and PR consultant'' believes storytell- ing is rapidly becoming an import- ant tool for building communities and businesses, as people have grown tired of the gloom, doom or gloss'' of news media and advertis- ing, and are seeking more real, honest and authentic stories about personal and professional lives. His next workshop is on Tuesday, February 1, 9am-1pm, at St Columba Centre, Ponsonby. For booking and information visit www.spoke.co.nz or email And email@example.com. Ashram Yoga, the well- established yoga school in Parnell renowned for its regular yoga classes and teachings, has a special offer for the holiday season, expiring in March. Bring a friend and their first class is free, and bring five new people to Ashram Yoga for a class and get a free eight-class concession card. Ashram yoga was established in 1980 as Satyananda Ashram NZ Ltd, with Swami Shantimurti Sarasati as senior teacher who has been conducting teacher training in New Zealand since 1985 and has raised a generation of yoga teachers all around Auck- land. The ashram has a vast range of practices from absolute beginners to very advanced levels, including classes, workshops, chanting and the regular Friday Night Out -- combined of class, meal, socialising, viewing videos/ movies, inspiring guest speakers, kirtan and satsang. It's at 24 Cheshire St, Parnell. Phone (09) 302-2110, email yoga@ashram yoga.com. SYHPANZ -- The Society of Youth Health Professionals Aote- aroa New Zealand -- held the first satellite conference to Involve on Clinical Skills in Youth Health at the School of Population Health, at the University of Auckland in November. The conference aimed to provide an opportunity for health and allied professionals working with young people to discuss, share ideas and enhance clinical skill- sFor more information cemail Maria Kekus, syhpanz@gmail. com. -- Edna Heled Far enough: Auckland Folk Festival band Too Far Gone. Folk festival with a difference You'll be in Appalachian Heaven among Emeralds and Greenstone, and probably Too Far Gone. Well, that's the names of some of the guest artists at the Auckland Folk Festival in the Kumeu Showgrounds on Auckland Anniversary Weekend in late Janu- ary. Performers with handles like those would indicate the festival is quite different from your average musical event. And it is. You can fiddle about with Fiddlelore, try Irish set dancing with Bridie and Fred, join in home brew and drinking songs with Lew Black, and sit back and listen to artists like singer-guitarist Diane Ponzio from the United States, folk singer Steve Turner of England and live-wire trio Sanders Alley Khan. A host of workshops cater for a variety of dance exponents from Bulgarian and Morris to French and Gypsy, ukulele, mandolin, banjo and guitar players, bodh- ran and other percussion followers, and more. You can join a shanty session with The Mari- time Crew, sing-along with David Barnes, try a Sunday Folk Service, join in a teenagers' jam session or listen to a Home Made Jam concert from The Penman Fam- ily.Many campers stay to enjoy the three days of music and interaction, starting 8pm Friday, January 28, and running to noon on January 31. A variety of activities help entertain the chil- dren. Visitors can come for the whole weekend, just one day or to an evening concert. The festival has six performance venues, food outlets and retail stalls. Visit www.aucklandfolk festival.co.nz for price.
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