The conference 3-6 November, 2015
AFN conferences are for the benefit of AFN members and new facilitators and workshops are delivered by AFN members. The volunteer conference organising group intends to bring together the best of AFN, the best of Byron Bay Shire as well as the best of the local Bundjalung people. It is intended that the conference will be an exciting learning and networking experience for us all.
OM SHANTI YOGA RETREAT WITH KYM
2-5th October 2015
Ballina Beach Village, Dolphin Bay, South Ballina
Friday 2nd October
2.30 – 3.30pm
Welcome to the village. This land has ancient and benevolent history and is known as the place of the grandfathers – where you can rest, and heal, renew and refresh your mind, body and spirit. Afternoon tea will be served.
JOIN WORLD CLASS FACILITATORS
Your training team for our Australia immersion: Samantha Sweetwater • Lydia Marolda • Richard Tronson • Mary Shindler • Billa Kgari with apprentice support from LeeAnn Mallorie & Sean O’Carroll
The exceptional beach four wheel drive from South Ballina to Evans Head is just under 30kms, and is a glorious stretch of golden sand, great fishing spots and unique scenery.
There are three access points to this particular stretch of beach – the first being at the South Wall of South Ballina just near the Ballina Beach Village, Dolphin Bay. It is an access track maintained by National Parks and Wildlife with an all weather track onto the beach.
If you are the type of person who likes to choose your holiday around the activities that you love to do, then the Ballina Beach Village is a great contender for bike riders.
The roads around the village are an exceptional blend of flat race roads and good hill climbs if you want to get off the beaten track. The AIS regularly trains its Northern Rivers contingent along these roads and it is clearly popular with the many recreational bikers who get into gear here.
Camping is one of the most enjoyable family activities and one that kids always look forward to. It is the perfect opportunity to explore the great outdoors while bonding with the family. Although part of the preparations for such an excursion involves packing essential gears, planning the activities is also equally important to make the camping experience more memorable and insightful.
CIRCUS FESTIVAL AND CHILDREN’S ACTIVITIES DURING THE SEPTEMBER SCHOOL HOLIDAYS
The days open to the public for the Circus Festival are the 25th, 26th and 27th Sept. It is run by Spaghetti circus in Mullumbimby. The website is: http://mullumcircusfest.com/
Ballina Beach is one of the many places in Australia, where European and Aboriginal heritage sites stand side by side. It is one of the few places that actively maintain both aspects of the area’s history. The shire makes it a top priority to keep everything as good as they were, not just for the tourists, but for the locals as well.
It’s been a great Australian tradition to take the family away camping or caravaning in the school holidays, and Australian caravan parks are embedded in the Australian psyche of thousands of Australians as a childhood memory of timeless, lazy days by the beach, the smell of open fires and camp cooking, sing-alongs and walks in the bush… Aussie caravan parks have a unique atmosphere that is laid-back and friendly with a certain humble, rustic innocence that makes them a firm favourite for families and back packers alike when it comes to low-cost holidays that are a real, refreshing break from the daily grind.