First Aid Training


Hello graduates, students and tutors of Lotus!

I am at this stage seeking expressions of interest from the community to see whether any of you would be interested in re-training or refreshing your First Aid certificates. If we get enough numbers we would run the course here. You would, of course, need to pay for yourselves, but you would be going through the training with other Lotus people, at Lotus – what fun!

It is possible to do either the one day refresher (for those who have a current certificate) or the two day course for those whose certificates have lapsed.

The cost would be about $190 for the 2 days if there were 10 people and a bit less if we had more people.
For the one day refresher we are looking at about $100 per person.

Please email to let me know if you are interested, which course (one or two days) and what days of the week suit you better (would school holidays be an option).

You can email here – pc.jenny@lotuscampus.ac.nz

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Jenny Allan.

Smoothie Recipe


Thanks to those who joined us at the Expo in Flaxmere. Here is the recipe as promised.

To make a 600ml Smoothie in a magic bullet or of similar type:

1 x Banana
1 x Kiwi Fruit (cut the ends off; leave the skin on if you want, it’s extra fibre)
1/2 cup of Blueberries
3-4 teaspoons of chia seeds (try and get the organic ones from your local health food shop)
2-3 teaspoons of pumpkin seeds
2-3 teaspoons of sesame seeds
1 x can of coconut milk (don’t get confused with coconut cream)

Then whizz your smoothie for some fruity goodness.
Lifehack: Put the seeds near the blades of the blender or magic bullet. So if it’s a magic bullet, seeds will go in last 🙂

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Play Dough Muscles


It’s not all fun and games at Lotus……well not all the time anyway! It certainly was in the last muscles class for the D-WARM (Diploma in Relaxation and Wellness Massage) students last week. After playing charades (with classmates having to work out which muscles were being acted out) and “20 questions” (where you can only answer questions with a yes or no) the students got to make muscles out of playdough and stick them onto a mini skeleton.

This was such a fun way of revising what they had learned in class so far – especially for those students who learn kinaesthetically (in other words by using their hands and making stuff). It may not come as a surprise that many students of massage are kinaesthetic learners but here at Lotus Campus we try to cater for all learning styles: visual, auditory and kinaesthetic.

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One of things you’ll learn about Lotus is our hands on approach to our training.  Most education centres may not give you any practical or hands on experience until you’ve completed a full semester.  When you study with Lotus you’ll find our courses are designed for the perfect balance between academic theory study and practical hands on experience from the start of the course.

If you’d like to know more about what we do, check out more of the website, call in and see us, or call on 06 876 8818

Lotus Campus Gives Back


Lotus spent some time Napier to day, giving back to the community.  We wanted to surprise the people of Napier with free massages.  We had an overwhelming response from the team that participated and also clients that received the free massages.  Here are some of the pictures from the day.

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Lotus @ Careers Expo & Smoothie Recipe


Lotus had a great time at the Careers Expo over the past two days.  It was a lot of fun meeting many students, teachers and people from our community.  Our smoothies seemed to be the most popular and we offered massages and cupping from our tutors and students.  If you got in on the Snap (aka Snapchat) we’ve got some photos from the Snap story coming soon.

As part of this post we are including the recipe for the smoothie that we made over the two days.  You can download nutritional values and benefits here.  [click here – Download]

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To make a 600ml Smoothie in a magic bullet or of similar type:

1 x Banana
1 x Kiwi Fruit (cut the ends off; leave the skin on if you want, it’s extra fibre)
1/2 cup of Blueberries
3-4 teaspoons of chia seeds (try and get the organic ones from your local health food shop)
2-3 teaspoons of pumpkin seeds
2-3 teaspoons of sesame seeds
1 x can of coconut milk (don’t get confused with coconut cream)

Then whizz your smoothie for some fruity goodness.

If you have a recipe that you think is amazing please let us know, either in the comments below or send us a message on Facebook and you can also email maketing@lotuscampus.ac.nz.