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Nelson Harp Orchestra, Auckland based Harp Meditation and Intuitive Development Retreat, and Nelson based Harp Meditations!

15 Mar 2019 10:11 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Annemieke Harmonie (Bachelor of  Education, Dip of Teaching, Dip of Shiatsu) was born and raised in Holland. She has learnt the harp since she was nine. From a young age she was asked to perform for people in rest homes, Irish pubs, churches, in restaurants, schools etc.
She graduated as a primary school teacher and then traveled the world with her backpack and her Celtic Harp.

She attended Irish Summer schools to find out more about the Irish harp.
She visited many different cultures and was inspired by their customs and arts and music. She performed worldwide in castles, palaces, monasteries, museums, at wineries, on beach weddings, at funerals, in churches, at festivals, for prime ministers, and recently for the governor general of NZ.

Annemieke started a harp school in Auckland in 1995, and they traveled with 15 harpists to Great Barrier Island and Waiheke Island for local performances.

Quite an ordeal with all those harps on the boat...but what a divine surprise for the local residents!

They also performed in the pumphouse in Takapuna and in Titirangi hall.

Annemieke met Sue Johnson and together they made a  CD with original songs, featuring voice, harp and guitar. They entertained their music in restaurants, at parties and at weddings.
Annemieke gained her Zen Shiatsu diploma.

In 1999 she moved to Dunedin, and during the next twelve years she had three children and ran the Dunedin harp school and orchestra.
Again there were many people interested in learning the harp, and many performances were done for the public.
In Dunedin Annemieke created her three meditation CD's with Janine Joyce, and also her CD with her own harp compositions.


Annemieke introduced the harp to schools with an interactive show. (This show is available now too for schools or other groups.) 

In 2010 Annemieke and her three children moved to Nelson, after traveling through New Zealand to find a good place to live  and a bit warmer than Dunedin...they enjoy growing their own organic food. Her two daughters Aster and Lisa are also accomplished harpists.

There is now a thriving harp community in Nelson and she is teaching thirty students. 


The Nelson harp orchestra runs biannually and will start again in April 2019. It is open to harpists of all levels. We practice every second Monday of the month.

They will perform for the public on Sat 26th Oct 2019 at 3 pm in the Richmond Town Hall and on Sat 2 Nov 2019 at 3 pm  the NCMA in Nelson.


Annemieke has studied improv theatre and regularly plays improv harp with the Nelson theatre. It is fun to create sounds to add to the unpredictable, often hilariously funny story line!

She continues to play for weddings and all other occasions when she can.


Annemieke combines improvised harp music with words to form deeper inner journeys called harp meditations. She also facilitates retreats.


The monthly harp meditations will start up again on the last Thursday of the month from the 28th of February 2019.
These meditations last an hour and are held every last Thursday of the month.

6 Washbourn Drive, Richmond.
7.30 pm till 8.30 pm
Bring a blanket/ mat if you want to lie down. Just turn up, no bookings required.
$15

Weekend harp meditation and Intuitive development retreat
Friday 12th April 7 pm till Sunday 14th April 3 pm 2019
Piha beach, Auckland.

A blissful, nurturing, reconnecting weekend retreat with live harp music, at stunning Piha Beach at Auckland's wild and raw west Coast.

A journey of light, remembering and insight, embracing the parts of us that need us most. 
The sounds of the harp interwoven with words and intention will take you on journeys within yourself, where you can safely explore. These harp journeys have lasting positive effects. 
Deep healing results from the merging of Soul and Body and the deeper insights this encourages.
Upliftment and heightened frequency resonance occur naturally. Letting go of the old becomes effortless.

During the retreat there will be a mixture of harp meditations, intuition enhancing exercises (they are playful, fun and encourage your intuition to speak), reflection time, creativity (you are invited to make your own wall hanging to take home with your journey reflected on it), sharing from our heart.  

A popular retreat for men and women who want to expand a deeper awareness of them-selves and their perception and connection with the world around them.
Magic happens...

Cost; $295 for the weekend or $40 for the Friday evening harp meditation only.
Accommodation and food not included.
Venue; Barnett Hall, 2 North Piha Road.

Bookings: harpandhealing@gmail.com

Long weekend harp meditation and Intuitive development retreat
Friday 21st June 6 pm until
Monday 24th June 2 pm 2019,
Wangapeka.

A blissful, nurturing, reconnecting four-day retreat with live harp music, celebrating  midwinter solstice together.

A journey of light, remembering and insight, embracing the parts of us that need us most. 
The sounds of the harp interwoven with words and intention will take you on journeys within yourself, where you can safely explore. These harp journeys have lasting positive effects. 
Deep healing results from the merging of Soul and Body and the deeper insights this encourages.
Upliftment and heightened frequency resonance occur naturally. Letting go of the old becomes effortless.

During the retreat there will be harp meditations (in a warm room with a fireplace), intuition enhancing exercises (they are playful, fun and encourage your intuition to speak), reflection time, creativity (you are invited to make your own wall hanging to take home with your journey reflected on it), sharing from our heart. 

A popular retreat for men and women who want to expand a deeper awareness of them-selves and their perception and connection with the world around them.
Magic happens...

Accommodation and superb food is included.
$444
$422 for Wangapeka retreat members

Venue; Wangapeka retreat center, 355 Wangapeka River road.
Bookings: 
harpandhealing@gmail.com

This deeply transformative retreat is now travelling too. If you want to host this in your area please email Annemieke. 
  

Annemieke started her studies in ConTact C.A.R.E in 2018 and she is currently a student practitioner.

Her book 'From My Life to Yours' was published in November 2018. 
This book presents her story, one filled with initiations, challenges, adversity and magic.  From an early age, Annemieke tried to make sense of this world and to find out who she is  and why others can't see what she does. Her connection with the natural world became her guide. A musician from the age of nine, she traveled through the world with her harp and visited a wide variety of places. She finally settled far from her homeland, in New Zealand, where she raised and home schooled her three children on her own. Through both music and various healing modalities, Annemieke found ways to reach out to others and make this world a better place for all.
In this memoir, one woman shares her life story, describing a challenging life worth living that calls forth love and inspiration in those around her.
Annemieke is dreaming up and implementing new realities, where happiness, love, health, beauty and peace  exist for everyone, every day. Where people believe in their dreams again and have the courage to be different.

NZ residents can order a copy for $30 by contacting Annemieke here; harpandhealing@gmail.com
or you can order the book online as an e-book world wide
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Annemieke Harmonie

www.harpandhealing.com



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