Bodhisattva Road Yoga
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 Yoga means connection. Yoga is the practice of self study.

 

 


Our purpose is to do the right thing by people, animals, insects, planet Earth, our oceans and rivers for a healthier world.

Here is a summary of most of things that come to mind that we do daily, weekly and yearly.

Our electricity is generated from Solar panels, we are grid tied and generate power which we feed back into the grid.

Waste Management. We are careful with our creation of waste. Buying power is key here. Buy in cloth bags, reduce the plastic packaging.. Reuse items multiple times dont throw away, repurpose if possible. Buy secondhand products- clothes, yoga blankets, books for example. All our food waste is composted on site. Because we are located on a 100 acre plus  bush site, we also collect firewood from a renewable source on our property or nearby.

We eat a Plant based diet. We are climate change aware and eat food that has low carbon emissions. I arent perfect at this, but 95% of the time this is our households diet.

Travel - We are very thoughtful about long distance air travel. The question being is this good for the planet?

We don't travel locally unnecessarily. We make sure we have our car in tip top shape and review each year what is best practice regarding use of petrol based vehicles.

We grow alot of own vegetables from seed if possible, we don't use chemical sprays.

We support companies who also demonstrate earth stewardship. For example our toilet paper is from Smartass which is tree free.

We conduct energy

audits. For example we only use rain water. So this summer have conserved water and repurposed our grey water for drought stricken plants in the garden. Cutting down power and water usage.

We encourage car pooling to our classes. Reduces carbon emissions.

We discourage the use of single use products like take out coffee cups, plastic bags and use environmentally safe cleaning products.

We share abundant produce from our garden and lives where possible and in turn our lovely community does the same with us.

We build community. Non violent, healthy and a free thinking community. I personally share products and actions that are making a difference on Youtube for the environment.


To achieve this, we have begun measuring our impact in the areas of carbon emissions, Sustainable consuming, Environmental Footprint, Social Advocacy, Circularity and Giving Back – we are using this information to drive continuous improvement and refine the way we do things.

3 Māori Concepts and How You Can Use Them Today

Māori people have a special way of connecting with the world around them. A concept known as Tikanga dictates the traditional rules, customs or laws for overseeing life as Māori. Tikanga is derived from the word Tika – which can be interpreted as the truth, correctness or fairness. Here are just a few of the beautiful concepts Māori live by and what they mean.

Manaakitanga

Manakitanga means to extend aroha (love and compassion) to others. It is found in acts such as helping a loved one, encouraging one another or even supporting a complete stranger. Manaakitanga is one of the most important concepts to Māori people as it secures the strength of our whānau (families) and communities. 

How to extend Manaakitanga:

  • Send a message to a loved one
  • Cook someone a meal
  • Take over someone’s job or      chore

Māori have a special connection and respect to the natural world

Kaitiakitanga

In Te Reo Māori (the Māori language), a kaitiaki is a guardian. Offering kaitiakitangi is offering guardianship to the sky, land and sea. Māori believe that the earth is a taonga (gift) from our ancestors, and should be protected as such. You can extend kaitiakitangi by respecting and conserving the earth, being mindful of the impact of your behaviours and giving back to the land.

How to extend Kaitiakitanga:

  • Reduce, reuse, recycle
  • Walk or bike to work
  • Plant a tree

Kotahitanga

Kotahitanga is the concept of togetherness. Māori are a small yet unified race, and it’s important to lift each other up. Kotahitanga is identifying as one – sharing the earth, extending our āwhina (support) to everyone, and receiving the same back.

This concept is very important to us at Tamaki Māori Village, as our company whakatauki (proverb) is “Kia Kotahi Tātou | We are One” which is inclusive of the many guests we have through our village.

How to extend Kotahitanga:

  • Join a local sports team
  • Donate to a charity
  • Say hello to a stranger

How will you extend Manaakitanga, Kaitiakitanga or Kotahitanga in your day today?

 


Please stop by again. Thank you for your interest!