A Holistic Health Sanctuary
"The inner peace of an alert and calm mind are the source of real happiness and good health."
His Holiness Dalai Lama
About Mindful Mindfood
It began as a small mindful clean treats and herbal tonics market stall in Napier, New Zealand. Founded by Shardasia Schwass in 2017.
Mindful Mindfood has now expanded to holistic health therapies and all things mind, body and soul wellness.
We offer Yoga, Reiki and Sound Therapy one on one or in small groups.
We hold nourishing events and retreats around New Zealand available for small or private groups.
We also offer some of our services online worldwide.
"Our vision here at Mindful Mindfood is to empower all beings to live their most fulfilled lives, for the greater benefit of all living beings." - Shardasia Schwass.
What is it?
“The word ‘Yoga’ is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘Yuj’, meaning ‘to join’ or ‘to yoke’ or ‘to unite’. As per Yogic scriptures the practice of Yoga leads to the union of individual consciousness with that of the Universal Consciousness, indicating a perfect harmony between the mind and body, Man & Nature. According to modern scientists, everything in the universe is just a manifestation of the same quantum firmament. One who experiences this oneness of existence is said to be in yoga, and is termed as a yogi, having attained to a state of freedom referred to as mukti, nirvana or moksha. Thus the aim of Yoga is Self-realization.”
Using a sequence of physical, mental and spiritual practises which aid in connecting you to the present reality.
There are many branches of Yoga that have formed over the years some of the earliest texts show that Yoga has been practiced since before 2nd BCE.
At Mindful Mindfood we practise and share knowledge on Hatha, Vinyasa and Kundalini Yogic tecniques and practises.
A deep practise focusing on purification of the physical body through proper diet, proper body cleansing, proper breathing and proper postures to prepare the body for deeper states of meditation.
Vinyasa is the smooth flow of transitioning through physical Asanas (poses) pairing with the co-ordination of the breath creating physical strength and power.
A combination of different branches of Yoga using Asanas (poses), Pranayama (breath control) and Mantra (chanting) to cleanse, purify and prepare the physical and subtle bodies to allow for the Kundalini Life Force Energy to rise through the body creating a sense of deeper connection with self and all that is.
"Yoga is a journey of the self, through the self to the self."
The Bhagavad Gita
What is it?
Reiki is a Japanese word meaning Universal Life Energy. We are all born with Reiki as it is the energy of life.
Reiki is a hands on healing system founded by Dr Usui in the 1900’s using hands to channel this energy through our body to be shared through hands and received by another body to bring more energy to areas of the body where energy flow is blocked also balancing the energetic body and moving stagnant energetic blockages.
At Mindful Mindfood we use this hands on healing system in a safe and private setting at our Mindful Sanctuary to help balance the energy in the body aiding to create a more balanced and calm state of mind.
"Reiki is love, love is wholeness, wholeness is balance, balance is wellbeing and wellbeing is freedom from disease."
Dr Mikao Usui
What is it?
Sound Therapy is a form of Theta Healing.
Theta Healing is a meditative technique conducted while the client and practitioner are in a Theta state - an altered consciousness where brainwaves are slowed to a relaxed mode.
Working with advanced science and quantum physics and the movement of energy, atoms and physical particles in order to allow the body the conditions it needs to replenish and restore.
At Mindful Mindfood we use the sound resonance and vibrations of seven hand crafted metal Tibetan Singing Bowls to balance both hemispheres of the brain to bring the brain into a Theta state of rest and recovery. Allowing the physical body to relax while the subtle frequencies of the bowls work to clear blockages in the energy body with each of the bowls resonating to match frequencies of each of the seven main Chakras of the body.
"To enter into the initiation of sound, of vibration and mindfulness, is to take a gaint step towards consciously knowing the soul."
Don G Campbell
The Light Working Team
Founder of Mindful Mindfood
Shardasia is the intuitive mind and creatress behind Mindful Mindfood. Her passion for all things wellness lead her here with a vision of empowering others to live their most fulfilled lives. She has been a practising student of yoga for eight plus years and in the more recent years travelled to India to attain this ancient knowledge and wisdom along with Reiki and Sound Therapy to bring back and share with her home country New Zealand. She is currently in the process of studying Health Science to extend toward an Advanced Diploma in Nutrition and Naturopathy.
Driven by her number one goal to empower the awareness of self discovery to help develop worldly peace and compassion for the benefit of all living beings.