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Wellbeing: Poi for Your Health with Dr. Kate Riegle van West

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Mt Eden Village Centre

449 Mount Eden Road

Auckland, Auckland 1024

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Poi is fun! But did you know that it's also a scientifically proven way to keep your mind & body happy? Learn more and have a go.

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*** Wellbeing Day Out – Activity 02.00pm – Held in Church ***

Poi for Your Health With Dr. Kate Riegle van West (SpinPoi Limited)

Poi has the perfect mix of physical and cognitive elements to keep your brain and body engaged. It’s playful. It’s rhythmic. It’s challenging (yet achievable!). And it’s backed by rigorous scientific evidence: a clinical trial found that after just one month of poi practice, participants improved their grip strength, balance, and attention.

​The one-hour session will start with a presentation followed by a hands-on workshop. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes (with non-marking soles) to move around in; you may wish to bring along a water bottle.

Dr. Kate Riegle van West is the founder and CEO of Spinpoi. Kate is a scientist, artist, and entrepreneur with a passion for play and wellbeing. Kate completed her PhD in the health benefits of poi at the University of Auckland, where she conducted the first study to scientifically investigate the effects of poi on physical and cognitive function. She was awarded the Future Leader Award from the Royal Society of New Zealand and the Best Doctoral Thesis Award for her work in the poi/health field.

Kate has featured on BBC World News discussing how poi can help us relax and de-stress amongst the COVID-19 pandemic. View at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfcTzOvF23k

​ Kate's work in aged care has also featured on The Project, TV3. View at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xXVcR1hE2rA

https://spinpoi.com/

https://www.facebook.com/SpinPoi/

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Sponsor. "Poi for Your Health" is sponsored by "EDEN VILLAGE - OCEANIA HEALTHCARE." Situated in the heart of the desirable suburb of Mt Eden, Eden Village offers options for both aged care and retirement living, with beautifully-finished independent living apartments and luxury Care Suites providing Rest Home and Hospital care. In April 2021, we opened brand-new one, two and two-plus-bedroom apartments, as well as an exclusive village community centre with a cinema, café and bar, lounge, dining, outdoor seating and BBQ area, gym and library.

https://www.oceaniahealthcare.co.nz/location/eden

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This is a Free Activity. However capacity is limited, and hence we do require people to reserve their place with a free ticket from eventbrite. We will also use eventbrite to send you workshop reminders and advise you of any changing circumstances or changing requirements due to COVID-19 etc (including cancellation). If you find that you are unable to attend, please cancel your ticket so that someone else on the waitlist won't miss out. Thank you!

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Wellbeing Day Out is organised by Mt Eden Rotary and sponsored by the Albert-Eden Local Board (and Albert-Eden Neighbourhood Arts).

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Wellbeing Day Out Will Only Proceed At Venue Under ALERT LEVEL 1. For Mt Eden Rotary, the Event Organiser, the health, safety, and wellbeing of our community is our number one priority. We recognise that Events could be a transmission risk if COVID-19 community transmission re-emerges. We also recognise that alert level changes can occur with very short notice. Therefore, for your planning purposes, please note that we will ONLY proceed with the WELLBEING DAY OUT event on a physical face-to-face basis at the Mt Eden Village Centre under ALERT LEVEL 1.

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Alert Level 1 Best Practice Risk Management for the Health of Attendees. At Alert Level 1, we need to be ready in case COVID-19 reappears in our community. We will clean frequently touched surfaces with an appropriate cleaning solution to reduce transmission of germs in general. For your part, please:

1. Stay home if you are sick.

2. Register on entry via the NZ COVID Tracer App or via our manual registers.

3. Follow basic hygiene measures, ie, good hand hygiene (wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds and then dry thoroughly OR use the hand sanitiser which we will provide), good cough and sneeze etiquette (cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow OR into a tissue which you dispose of in a bin and then clean your hands), avoid touching your face (clean your hands before touching your face) AND practice physical distancing (when physical distancing isn’t a requirement, you can still play it safe by continuing to keep a distance from people you do not know - use your judgement).

Thank you.


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