Volunteers BYF 2017

You’d love to attend and have time to share but not spare $ at present OR you love being part of a festival team OR you loving contributing to the community? We’d love to hear from you as we need help making our  Backyard YOGA festival 1 April 2017 in Matua, Tauranga, go smoothly. Volunteers are special people.

Click here for more information about the festival OR the for the facebook equivalent click here.

Volunteer shifts/requirements
Ideally = Option 1)

In exchange for a 2 hour shift you get a FREE all day pass.

Realistically = Option 2)
Perhaps you’re bringing kids and 1 hour of volunteering seems more manageable. Sweet as. Come to one class FREE in exchange for 1 hour.

These are the timeslots & jobs available. We will write in red when a time has been allocated. Smiling face.

– Set up will involve tables, lights, putting rock painting station out…
– On the gate involves checking tickets, issuing stamps and wrist bands.
– Inside house involves redirecting kids play to being kind with each other and property and reminding kids to not SQWARK all at the same time (re: keeping noise down a bit).
– Kitchen/Performance will involve helping with Banquet and to set up ‘stage’ possible seating etc
– Pack up will involve kitchen clean up, putting tables away, lights etc.

8.30am – 10.30am Set up = Paige. Set up x 1.
10.15am – 12.15pm On the gate = Amy Harrison Inside house x 1.
12.00pm – 2.00pm On the gate = Joanna.  Inside house x 1.
1.45pm – 3.45pm On the gate = Whetu-Marama Inside house x 1.
3.30pm – 5.30pm On the gate = Nicola Gibbons. Floating person = Chanchal Inside house x 1.
5.15pm – 7.15pm Kitchen/performance space x 2
8.30pm – 10.30pm Pack up x 2

I LOVE that helping people and giving to people boosts our happiness as Sonja Lyubomirsky talks about in her book The How of Happiness. Brene Brown talks about the importance of being face to face (and i like to add heart to heart) with people, in order to have a whole-hearted life. Nathan Mikaere Wallis shares about the positive outcomes to our brain’s cortex and ability to take on new ideas, ways and skills, when we are standing in front of someone sharing, face to face.


Our beings receive more than we perhaps yet know by being ‘in contact’ with each other, but ‘in the flesh’ rather than ‘in’ the ‘net’.


As Ruth Beaglehole from Echo Parenting (Non-Violent Parenting) shares, basic human needs (to perhaps rival that of food, shelter and clothing) are attention, affection, acceptance, autonomy, appreciation and connection. Connection fosters common-unity and remedies that feeling of being alone. Come belong people.

Please contact Emily at emily@wildandgrace.co.nz.
Include what time and job you’d prefer along with your mobile number.

Thanks a million beautiful people.
Let’s give this day…

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