Learn to tend to your body while you tend to your plants
Learn how to tend to your body while you tend to the garden
Join Penny O and a community of fellow gardeners in the beautiful and inspiring Permaculture Forest for a day of lkfjsdlfkjskdf movement education. We will explore the movements of gardening and how to help our bodies accomplish these challenging movements… and stay pain-free!

Introduction to natural movement for health
Penny will present a thought-provoking seminar on why so many of us experience chronic aches and pains and how we can change that when we understand how the body works.

We will learn some simple exercises to expose and remedy unhelpful movement habits that contribute to the aches and pains we experience after a day in the garden.

Explore new ways of moving our hips, knees and backs to help strengthen, stabilise and mobilise our joints and discover sedentary nooks and crannies in our body that we didn't know we weren't moving!
Lunch and Afternoon Tea
Relax in this gorgeous garden setting and enjoy a delicious whole food lunch with goodies from the garden and local, organic and specialty products from FreshChoice Nelson. We will also break for afternoon tea crafted by the talented Chloe from Food Forest Catering, with a range of herbal teas and coffee. Gluten-free and vegan options available.
Forest Garden Tour
Mike Keylock will take us for a guided tour around the Forest Garden and give us a short introduction to his permaculture-based approach of creating soil fertility on-site, integrating food into a forest style gardening system. You will also get to check out his system for making beautiful, organic compost in 18 days!
Tricks for being pain-free in the garden
Together we will troubleshoot some common gardening movements, exploring how to arrange your body to avoid fatigue or strain. Tasks we may cover depending on the groups needs include shoveling, digging, composting, weeding, carrying, lifting and wheelbarrowing, as well as the essential task of getting on and off the ground!

To finish we will discuss broader strategies for keeping pain-free in the garden. Encouraging line here
Movement for everyone
In order to accommodate for all physical abilities, please let Penny know in the registration form about any joint replacements, surgeries or any other conditions that may affect your ability to do a gentle movement class, or if you have difficulty getting on and off the ground.
The Lud Valley is a 20 minute drive from central Nelson. There is the opportunity to carpool to maximise the limited carparking on the country road in the Lud Valley. Please indicate in the registration form if you require transport or are willing to offer a seat in your vehicle.

To revise and further master some of the movement skills outlined in this session, there will be a follow up series of 'Garden Moves' movement classes on Fridays 12:10-1:00pm at Wellness Movement in central Nelson. Contact Penny to book your place.
Comfy Clothes
Bring clothes you can easily move in- there will be a movement class and several practical movement sessions through the day where you will need to be able to move your hips and knees without the restriction of tight clothing or belts.
Blanket, cushion and a towel
We will be doing some simple exercises that require being on the ground, using a cushion and towel for exercise props. Please indicate in the pre-course application form if you would have difficulty getting on and off the ground so we can accommodate for your needs. Bring a camping chair if you feel you will need an alternative to sitting on the ground or standing throughout the day.
Be prepared for being outside
We will be outside for all of the days activities so bring clothing to suit the season. Clothes to stay warm and a hat and loose clothes for sun protection. Remember to bring your drink bottle. Wet weather postponment on the
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Please indicate on the registration form how you intend to travel out here. If you require transport please make that known on the form and we will match you up to people who have indicated they have a spare seat.
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There are limited numbers for this workshop.
Registration and payment required to confirm your place.
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Movement Matters
Your body needs movement in the same way it needs food. It uses the nutrients
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27.08 | 10 p.m.– 12 a.m.
Simone Beaulieu, guitar playing
Simon is a graduate of a music college in Argenteuil. She's been writing songs since her second year in colledge. Her creative way started from local concerts for friends and last year she gave three concerts in Musique vallée and Shiiiva club.
I teach people how to look beyond exercise
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Penny Olsen
Natural Movement Teacher, Gardener, Permaculture enthusiast
Phone: +1 123 456 78 90
E-mail: penny@pennyo.nz
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