Backyard Yoga Festival 1 April 2017 Bay of Plenty

15235682_1508708669146991_6306761550320421705_o.jpgYou’re invited to join us for a day long Backyard Yoga Festival in Matua, Tauranga to say ta ta to summer and to usher in Autumn with all her splendour.

This is a family friendly event.

Whilst Yoga and Sacred Song classes sit beneath the cherry tree children and adults can come and go mindfully from the classes to rock paint, face paint, chalk the wall mural, eat, frolick and play.

As day glides into night a Vegetarian bring-a-plate long-tabled Banquet and a Variety Show wrap up the festival and farewell you with blessings into Autumn.

The day’s Programme:
10.30am – 12pm Kundalini Yoga with Mari Hall
12.45pm – 1.30pm Laughter Yoga with Erika Van Oirschot
1.30pm – 3.00pm Sacred Song / Kirtan with Premratna & Fiona
3.30pm – 5.00pm Vinyasa Flow from Yang to Yin with Stella Wright
5.30pm – 6.15pm Vegetarian bring-a-plate Banquet
6.30pm – 7.30pm Variety Show (Open Stage Night for young and older people)

The Teachers and Yoga Styles:
Click here for more information about the teachers, their yoga styles, and what to expect when you bring younger human beings (aka children)…

Jemily backyard 356 Levers Road, Matua, Tauranga, Aotearoa.
Please park on the road and come through the LHS gate with the red & white yarn bomb stockings on a tree and a friendly looking ticketing human.

Ticket kawa:
You can come ALL DAY or for individual classes.
When you choose to come for individual classes you can come 30 minutes before your class and leave upon completion of the class.
If you decide you wanna stay for the whole day – AWESOME – just pop back to the ticketing folks and pay the difference between an indivdual class and the ALL DAY pass.
kei te pai?

Ticket Prices:
All day pass: Early Bird $25 if paid by 20 March, Late Bird $30 if paid after 20 March and before 1 April 2017, At the gate $40
Single 90 minute class: Waged $15, Unwaged $10.
Single 45 minute class: Waged $10, Unwaged $7.50

Kids under 16 years with an adult, FREE

Banquet and Variety Show FREE.

Do you know a young person or an older person who enjoys sharing their ‘art’? From 6.30pm-7.30pm (after our Vegetarian Banquet) we will have an ‘Open Stage’ within Backyard Yoga Festival.

Suggestions: Yoga Demos, Singing A Capella, Guitar, Poetry, Ukelele, Magic Tricks, Performance Art, A Fascinating thing you can do (perhaps with your body).

To introduce the acts on the night, i need your name and art-form. Comment below OR if you wish to keep it a surprise email:

Feel free to share this performance hour widely, to potential performers AND participants. This part of our whanau friendly festival is FREE.

The idea is for our tamariki to see the Arts Come Alive in a Garden. We are the model. When our kids see us valuing the arts, when they see us courageous and willing to ‘risk’ they in turn may be brave, open-hearted and creative.

What would you like to share with us in our Jemily Jardin?

We need volunteers for set up, pack down and to operate the ticketing booth. Message us here, if you’d like to exchange a 2 hour ‘shift’ for a day pass.

Limited numbers:
Get in quick, this boutique festival is limited to 100 tickets. We will publicise here when we reach capacity and tickets are no longer available.

Payment details:
Pay via internet banking:

E J Mowbray
06 0433 0026302 00
ref: your name & name of the class OR all day pass
OR bring cash on the day

Registration details:
After you’ve paid please register:
Within the email give your Full Name & Mobile Phone Number, and the name of the bank account your payment came out of (this makes it easy to match up if your name is different to that of the bank account).
We will email you back to confirm payment and therefore your ticket.
We may text your phone number if we need to postpone to Sunday.
Feel free to print out the confirmation email or show it to the ticketing person (on the day).
We will have a list of names at the entrance as well.

Refund policy:
No refunds thanks people. Feel free to onsell or gift your ticket to someone else.

Our tribe will be recording parts of the day for archival and publicity purposes.

Wet weather plan:
Wet weather postponement day Sunday 2 April 2017. If both days are wet we will issue refunds by Wednesday 5 April 2017.

We are super-dooper-uber excited to share this last day of daylight savings with you and the whanau.

If you feel moved to, invite some of your friends to come along too, by sharing this event with them.

Go well, Namaste.
The Backyard Yoga Festival Tribe

This is a wild & grace event who also brought us little YOGA festival 2015. Stay tuned for little YOGA festival Mt Maunganui 2017.


  1. Hey, Emily so wild and graceful, with up to a hundred people or more coming, where is a good place to park my intercity space ship ? Perhaps a local school ? Maybe in the Manuwai Drive cul de sac and walk through the park ? Cheers, William.

I love reading your comments, kia ora for taking the time to share your thoughts

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