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Mini-break update

7 March, 2017

Q: Is a mini-break a mini-break if you are working?  A: yes, indeed!

A happy team and happy facilitator

So in the spirit, but not the calendar, of 2017 mini-breaks, here’s what I got up to in February:

He kēmu/game of ‘Hō! Hā’

The first out of town event was facilitating a workshop in Cromwell, Central Otago, for a team of people from the University.  This is the fourth such workshop I have had the pleasure of facilitating, and they keep getting better (IMO!).  After a great working day, there’s a need for good company, food and wine, which was had with family at Paulina’s in Clyde – the busy restaurant serves Chilean/Peruvian kai, and we indulged ourselves with the Peruvian cocktail pisco sour before, during and after the meal (ignore the plate of fries – we had teenagers on the other side of the table who ordered those!).

My second mini-break came about as a result of an invitation to facilitate a session at a retreat just north of Dunedin.  Tracey is an accomplished professional naturopath, and runs health retreats from her beautiful straw-bale homestead on the northern slopes of Kaupukataumahaka/Mount Cargill.  This weekend retreat was for a corporate team, and focused on health and wellness, including yoga and nutrition packed food.  The workshop I ran focused on connection and communication, and core team values: an exercise that worked beautifully with the Ira Inspiration Cards I carry with me everywhere (as you well know!).

I’ve not followed the mini-break calendar, but it’s my intention to be sure to take the breaks when I can, whether at home in my backyard gardening, with a group of retreaters, or exploring new places.  Enjoy yours!

Through the gate to the bliss of a local retreat

Team inspiration

Claire Porima Coaching.