Eat Move Make – People Leading the Day

Yoga CollectiveKristin Borchardt“The rhythm of the body, the melody of the mind and the harmony of the soul create the symphony of life.” – B.K.S. Iyengar

Kristin Borchardt runs her own business The Yoga Collective in the Bay of Plenty. With a background in Occupational Therapy, Kristin offers group classes in Yoga (Vinyasa Flow) and private classes which often focus on relaxation and breathing practices. She offers regular mini-retreats (during a weekend) and works alongside Mount Acupuncturist Debbie Karl with NZ Pregnancy Retreats She has been practicing yoga for over 12 years, having completed 400 hours of teacher training study under Donna Farhi (Yoga Therapy principles) & Sunny Richards-Glasser at Santosha Yoga (Vini based Yoga).

“The practice of yoga has allowed my mind to become quieter, giving me the patience to grow into a healthier me. Each time I step onto my mat I connect with that deep state of peace, allowing the stresses of life to melt away with each breath I take. It is this feeling & place I hope my students can find as they move through their own journey in yoga. It is my hope to bring a collection of people together within our community; to experience the many benefits and gains yoga offers. Sharing yoga with all is something that makes the heart sing”

The quality of Kristin’s teaching encourages you slow down, to let go of stress, and to reconnect with yourself on all levels. Kristin’s students remark she is an intuitive warm teacher who leads a thoughtful class where each individual is cared for. 

“We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect.” – Anais Nin


Emily Mowbray-Marks was born with the arts running with her breath. As a child she learnt piano and dancing. As a young woman she studied acting at Toi Whakaari:NZ Drama School. As a not-so-young-anymore-woman she became an English, Drama and Health High School Teacher. She is now somewhere-in-the middle-of-young-and-not-so-young and is unfurling wild & grace. Emily’s love of and experience with writing comes in many forms. In an official sense, she studied writing within her English major at Massey University. In a her-as-an-artist sense, Emily writes this blog, and sometimes short stories, poetry and tales of her travels. She loves playing with words and allowing sentences to tumble out. She finds scribing like communing with the piano – it’s a friend, a some‘one’ who listens, an invitation to play and to break rules, and a way to move what’s inside.

“The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.” – Pablo Picasso

“You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” – Maya Angelou

Heidi Borchardt describes herself as a Mountie – for close to a decade she dwelled in a little baby-pink house with a wild garden complete with dahlias at the seaside. Heidi has worked as an artist for 20 years mostly as a Painter, but her work has included performance, ceramics and design. She runs refreshingly vibrant and explosively creative art classes for kids (and sometimes adults) during the term and often during school holidays. She enjoys teaching for the sharing of knowledge, ideas and time with a group. She particularly loves clay for it being ancient and for its potential for art making and functionality.

Heidi, Emily and Kristin celebrate Eat Move Make and are happy to meet you upon Ohauiti Hill on June 22nd 2013. Email: or Telephone 021 662 852 for your place.

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built.” ~ Rumi

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