Perhaps, you’ve got some galfriends or boyfriends who don’t do Yoga but you’d love to share this Spring weekend in Mt Maunganui with you
at Aotearoa’s most handmade and whole-hearted little YOGA festival.
Here’s what’s Arts about our programme:
Choose between a Soundbath & Meditation or an Ecstatic Dance.
The Soundbath involves lying down in your space on a yoga mat, cloaked in a blanket, in the warmth of the cosy Scout Hall. The mats are laid systemically so there are aisles Deb Karl and Rob Moore can travel down.
Deb & Rob step through the space sounding instruments from around the world, crystal bowls, gentle drums, forks and sing mantra to bathe you in wellness, rest and rejuvenation.
DJ Ria is back from Byron Bay and is joined by live musicians on electric guitar Franko Heke (Auckland) and vocals Katana (Coromandel). Here you can dance to freedom with Ecstatic Dance.
Join a dynamic line up of talented DJ’s and Musicians from the YogaRhythms Tribe to connect, liberate and awaken your wild, mysterious free spirit and DANCE to a soundtrack of rocking world-fusion electronica and eastern bass.
“Katana brings the power of sacred sounds and conscious vocals to co-create with Aotearoa’s electronic world fusion. Her strong roots from Texas and Seattle serve as fertile ground for Katana’s strength in holding space and elevating energy.
Currently based in New Zealand, Katana’s powerful vocals fused with live percussion and electronica create a bridge for ancient wisdom and future vision. As both a lyricist and free flow artist, Katana brings the frequency of sound to activate and inspire.
Her innovative performances have been seen on the stages of; Sundaise Festival, NZ International Yoga Festival, Luminate Festival, Waiheke Island Luna Alchemy, Celestial Odyssey, Wanderlust (NZ), Earth Beat Festival, Aroha Festival, Prana New Year Festival and more.”
Talking about Live Music.
Our live stage will be playing from 11am until 4pm Saturday and Sunday.
We have local and imported musicians, trusty favourites and some fresh new surprises you’re gonna lurve.
Start imagining, didgeridoo, african drums, electronic guitar, soulful deep vocals, looping flute, harmonies and loquacious lyrics.
Here’s a list of our musos: Sarah Marlowe Spence, Alice Sea, River and the North Winds, Simone Vitale, Karen Hunter, Grace & Hattie, Em River, Franko Heke, Ra, Emma & Autumn and Neil Crowe.
Here’s the link to our musicians’ bios if you wanna have more of a nosey:
Sing-a-long for Preschoolers
Ukulele for the family
Interactive World Singing
YogaRhythms: 5 Elements Dance
Embody: M & B
Writing & Reading Workshops
Blog to Book – Talk
Tipi, Twin Belle Tent quiet cluster
Around the Scout Hall is a designated opportunity to be ‘quiet and still’ space. There’s a Tipi, and Twin Belle Tents. One as a home for the Library (blossoming with Children’s Picture Books, Self-Development Texts and Dumbo Feather Mooks). The other as a pod-cast cave. You’re warmly invited to duck away from the music and the hubbub and enter the inner world.
Visual Arts & Craft Workshops
Crochet a dishcloth
Our Festival-Maker is a School Teacher, (Playcentre) Mum who has two oversized tables in their small family home, ready for crafting and creativity. Our weekend wellness and arts festival offers a sheltered FREE making space for younger people and older people alike.
This is a Marquee with low Japanese styled trestle tables covered in Lyra Giant Coloured Pencils (thanks Epiphany Toys) and A3 Cartridge Paper to draw and colour to your heart’s content. The Incubator Art Classes will be held here too, as will the yarn centred classes. The rest of the time Our Makers’ Space is able to be used to be C R E A T I V E and F R E E.
Ninja Knits will be making a splash, as will our world-famous sand artist Jaimie Harkins. Who will be the first to spot these works?
Our festival-delivery team are looking forward to giving you a space to create and wild your ideas, being and thinking. Come play with us this Springtime in Aotearoa’s most handmade and whole-hearted little YOGA festival 15-17 September Mt Maunganui.