Lifestyle

Cafe Barista Training (W)

Want a barista job or buying your own machine or business? Learn about coffee’s history, heritage and the effects on flavour due to processing, blending and roasting. Master the espresso machine & learn basic maintenance. Cup coffee, tasting different blends and roasts. Learn to create all the espresso beverages on a coffee menu. (Held in school term break.)

NOTE: The dates and prices below are correct. They do differ from the printed material and we apologise for this error.

TUTOR: NADIN RATHGEBER

9 & 10 OCT

MONDAY & TUESDAY

9:00AM – 3:00PM

$199

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Travel: Southern Italy (W)

For some it’s the history, for others the ‘Med’ lifestyle, but for everyone the South is a smorgasbord of cultural delights. Once part of Ancient Greece, Southern Italy boasts some of the oldest cities and most historically important sites in the world such as Pompeii and the Spanish Quarter. Cristina, a native Italian, will let you in on the secrets of where to eat, stop, browse, learn and shop. Andiamo!

TUTOR: CRISTINA CAPRI

23 SEP SATURDAY

10:00AM – 4:00PM

$99

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 Nutrition for the Soul (W)

Spring has sprung! Revitalise and refresh yourself from the inside, out. Your body needs more than food to thrive; it is fed or starved, nourished or poisoned by your thoughts and actions too You spring clean your home: what about your body and mind? Lekshe will teach you breath-body-mind connections that will nourish and energise you: rediscover your zest for life. (Yummy, healthy snacks included in fee.)

TUTOR: LEKSHE CHODRON

28 OCT SATURDAY

1:30PM – 6:00PM

$99

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 Unplug & Unwind (W)

Christmas is coming!!! STOP, pause, breathe… it doesn’t have to be this way. Mindfulness is about being fully present. So, before silly season runs away with you (or tramples you), let’s train your brain to cope better. Learn an achievable blend of practises with breath work, simple postures and easy relaxation techniques – reshape the structures of your brain and rediscover a refreshed YOU! (Healthy snacks included in fee)

TUTOR: LEKSHE CHODRON

2 DEC SATURDAY

1:30PM – 6:00PM

$99

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Flowers for my Home (W)

Intimidated by irises? Rattled by roses? Confused by carnations? Flummoxed by florists’ tape? Clueless about oasis? You’ll never have to pay someone to ‘do’ your event / occasion / Xmas flowers again. Part step-by-step demonstration, part ‘hands-on’, these workshops put the fun in floristry and bring your table and home to life!
Flowers & materials supplied and you take home what you create.

TUTOR: SHARRON THERESEA

20 NOV MONDAY

7:00PM – 9:00PM

$75

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Tutors, Are Your Classes Fun? (W)

Do you currently tutor or facilitate groups? Are your sessions a snooze-fest? Sick of yourself but stuck for ideas? Learn how to use all that fabulous digital technology out there to make YOUR class the one everyone wants to attend. Bring life and excitement to your classes, enhance your delivery techniques, and engage learners both in and out of your sessions and much, much more. They won’t want to leave!

TUTOR: GREG SMITH

25 NOV & 2 DEC SATURDAY

9:00AM – 1:00PM

$169

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LIFESTYLE Kombucha

Kombucha (W)

This fun two-hour class teaches how to make a great tasting brew at home. Learn the ancient secrets of the first fermentation process; how choice of tea can help yield a great basic enjoyable Kombucha; discover the nuances of the second fermentation; experiment with your own flavours making each bottle unique.

TUTOR: FELICIA STEWART

9 SEP SATURDAY

11:00AM – 1:00PM

$54

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18 NOV SATURDAY

11:00AM – 1:00PM

$54

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Flowers For My Wedding (W)

Put the WOW into your wedding! Part step-by-step demonstration and part ‘hands-on’, these workshops show you how to change a bunch of flowers into something unforgettable. FUN & do-able.
Bouquets: Reflecting on time
Posies: Less is more
Flower girls: A touch of magic.
Buttonholes: No more boring boutonnières!
Corsages: Exquisite designs for mums.
Table arrangements: Make a statement!
Flowers & materials supplied and you take home what you create.

TUTOR: SHARRON THERESEA

11 NOV SATURDAY

1:00PM – 5:00PM

$95

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Swing & Jive

Swing originated from the Jitterbug, Jazz and Swing bands of the ‘50s and is now the official State dance of California. It is enjoyed internationally and can be danced to an amazing variety of music including current hits. This partner dance introduces you to basic rhythms and moves building a flowing dance sequence.

TUTOR: DON COOKE

6 NOV – 11 DEC MONDAY

8:30PM – 9:30PM

$89

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Ballroom & Latin

Now is the time to enjoy the variety of ballroom and Latin dances – waltz, cha-cha, rumba, foxtrot and others. Learn for the first time or bring back memories of past times. Exercise while learning to dance with style. We make it fun and easy using partner dance sequences in a relaxed and positive setting.

TUTOR: DON COOKE

6 NOV – 11 DEC MONDAY

7:30PM – 8:30PM

$89

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Cake Decorating

Why pay for someone else to do this when you can learn to cover, ice and decorate cakes just like the professionals? It’s very simple so come and surprise yourself and delight your children! You and your family will be so proud of the finished results. Each week we will work with different materials, Vienna Icing, Modelling Paste, Flood icing, and Fondant. You will leave this course with the skills to ice any special cake.

Another course will definitely be offered again February 2018! 

Belly Dance (Beginners)

Combine exercise with learning a dance art. Whilst stress-relief is one of the biggest benefits, belly dancing is also a creative outlet and a wonderfully gentle exercise for people of all ages, shapes and sizes. Give it a go:  improve your coordination, posture and self-awareness.
Join in anytime, we welcome newcomers. 

TUTOR: LYNN EATON

28 OCT – 16 DEC SATURDAY

9:30AM – 10:30AM

$98

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Belly Dance (Intermediate)

Combine exercise with learning a dance art. Whilst stress-relief is one of the biggest benefits, belly dancing is also a creative outlet and a wonderfully gentle exercise for people of all ages, shapes and sizes. Give it a go:  improve your coordination, posture and self-awareness. Join in anytime, we welcome newcomers. 

TUTOR: LYNN EATON

28 OCT – 16 DEC SATURDAY

10:45AM – 12:00PM

$98

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Distilling (W)

Whether your favourite spirit tipple is a rum, bourbon, limoncello or a nice little flavoured schnapps, you now have the option of joining thousands of home brewers and, in true Kiwi-number-8-wire style… “to do it ya’self, mate!” Join this booming trend and learn how easy it is to distill your amber ambrosia or grunty grog in your own backyard, so to speak. Yes, it is legal!

TUTOR: BREWERS COOP

6 NOV MONDAY

7:00PM – 9:00PM

$59

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Craft Beers First Step (W)

To say that the NZ craft beer explosion has made heroes of all things hoppy would be a vast understatement. The trend just goes on and on, but like all things faddy, it comes at quite a price. Now you can brew your own at home for a fraction of price. Learn the tips and tricks of simply excellent home brewed beers. All you need now is a name…

TUTOR: BREWERS COOP

 

20 NOV MONDAY

7:00PM – 9:00PM

$59

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Craft Beers Next Step (W)

Who knew that barley + hops + yeast + water = “pure goodness!” Experience the magic that is brewing a beer from its raw ingredients. Learn to make beer just like the breweries do, by mashing grains. While brewing, hear about the different malts and hops and the various processes you can use at home. Discover the secrets to flavouring and then, create your own!

TUTOR: BREWERS COOP

24 SEP SUNDAY

9:00AM – 1:00PM

$89

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3 DEC SUNDAY

9:00AM – 1:00PM

$89

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 Essential Oils – Mood (W)

Learn about essential oils, make and then take home 3 x 10ml rollerballs of your choice from any workshop you attend. Focussing on babies, children and mood, learn where oils come from, how purity and potency is achieved and the basics of using them effectively and safely. Participants pay $30 to the tutor for materials.

Mood: Release Grief, Release Sadness, Embrace Harmony, Embrace Clarity etc

TUTOR: MICHELLE SYKES

25 NOV SATURDAY

1:30PM – 3:00PM

$44

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 Essential Oils – Babies & Mums (W)

Learn about essential oils, make and then take home 3 x 10ml rollerballs of your choice from any workshop you attend. Focussing on babies, children and mood, learn where oils come from, how purity and potency is achieved and the basics of using them effectively and safely. Participants pay $30 to the tutor for materials.
Babies & Mums:
Sleepy Baby, Tiny Teeth, Calm Mama etc
TUTOR: MICHELLE SYKES

 

30 OCT MONDAY

7:30PM – 9:00PM

$44

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CUISINE: Pop Up Tuesday’s (W)

Xacuti is closed Tuesday nights… why? because Rasika wants to share some of her knowledge and cooking skills with you. Each evening will focus on a different cuisine and you will learn about the many ways of cooking foods and using spices. Demonstration and lots of tasting throughout each evenings. Join any one of the workshops or join them all for a heavily reduced fee. Bring your friends along, enjoy a night out and we promise you won’t go home hungry!!

WITH CHEF RASIKA

THAI STYLES

12 SEP (SOLD OUT)

DELICIOUS TAPAS

Tue 19 SEP (SOLD OUT)

ITALIAN PASTA

26 SEP (SOLD OUT)

 

 Essential Oils – Kids (W)

Learn about essential oils, make and then take home 3 x 10ml rollerballs of your choice from any workshop you attend. Focussing on babies, children and mood, learn where oils come from, how purity and potency is achieved and the basics of using them effectively and safely. Participants pay $30 to the tutor for materials.
Kids: Growing Kids, Happy Ears, Homework Helper, Sweet Dreams and more…
TUTOR: MICHELLE SYKES

 

4 NOV SATURDAY

1:30PM – 3:00PM

$44

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