A few tips to help make your little YOGA festival extra super-dooper this weekend 15 – 17 September 2017

little YOGA festival
Welcome festival-goers

Very very soon we will all be crossing paths.
I’m Emily the festival-maker and i wanted to share a few things with you.

On Friday we are unveiling our festival with a Powhiri, to acknowledge the vital role Tangata Whenua play in this beautiful Bay of Plenty, and indeed Aoteaoroa.
For those of you who haven’t been to a Powhiri now’s your chance.
It’s a profound ritual full of song, speaking, reverence, power and togetherness.
The Powhiri preparations will start at 5.15pm>

NB: if you can’t be in the space before 5.25pm please come after 6.30pm so as not to interrupt this sacred welcome.

If you’re feeling nervous about what to do and not to do at the Powhiri here’s a link:


Check in
We will do our best to make your check in flow smoothly.
To help us please
1) print out your ticket show that upon check in at 13 May Street
2) bring up the email on your phone as you enter.

Our team will scan your ticket and issue you with a wristband.

There may be some peak times when check in takes longer.
Please allow plenty of time before the class you wish to attend starts, to avoid disappointment.
You’re welcome to come check in early e.g. pop in on Friday night, get your wristband ready for Saturday etc.

Off-site events
SUP Yoga and Aerial Yoga are off-site (as they require water and aerial rigs).
We really wanted to include them in our programme cos they’re so fun.

You’ll need to take an easy walk, or use alternative transport to get to these sites.

SUP Yoga happens at Mount Hot Pools, 9 Adams Ave (at the end of Maunganui Rd, beneath Mauao).

Aerial Yoga happens at Float Fitness, 249 Maunganui Rd (in front of Mount Event Cinemas and opposite Coronation Park).

To avoid disappointment please register your booking for SUP or Aerial Yoga by emailing littleyogafestival@gmail.com with your ticket number, full name, phone number and the date, name and time of the class you wish to book. NB: You need to register at least 1 hour before the class is due to start. You’re welcome to go for a wander to the off-site venue after this time and see if there is space in the class. We will post on the FB event when the class is full.

Opening Night & Closing Night Parties
Mount Social Club is your one and only destination for the little YOGA festival OPENING & CLOSING PARTIES Friday (10pm -1am) & Sunday (7pm- 1am) night! With special performances by DJ Ria Rhythms & Alice Sea – Music + featuring exclusive deals for festival participants, it’s an event you won’t want to miss! Anyone with their wristband receives 10% off their meal whilst dining at Mount Social Club, the most beautiful bar and restaurant at the Mount.

In the Dining Marquee will be hanging a noticeboard to display any updates, share panui.

There will a QR code you can scan to automatically download the programme to your phone.

There will be a print out of the timetable to squizz at.

Bring some cash if you don’t want to queue up for $ at the Herbal Potential tea caravan because you’ll need it for our sustainability stall or the co-op shop…
Expect to fall in love with sometimes hand-made, sustainable, beautiful gifts, toys, homeware etc at our co-op stall of products from all over…

* Drink Bottle (we’re aiming for Zero Waste)
* Keep-cup
* Come prepared for ‘four seasons in one day’ e.g. Raincoat, A change of clothes, Warm Clothes
* Yoga Mat
* A blanket
* A cushion (if you like/need one)

Helpful pages on our website are:
Frequently asked questions click >>> here <<<
Location click >>> here <<<
Timetable click >>> here <<<

little YOGA festival
May Street Reserve
13 May Street
Mt Maunganui
home to The Yoga Collective Mt Maunganui
And Mount Community Gardens

May Street Reserve is snuggled between Rita Street and May Street downtown the Mount.
From May Street entrance you can enter via the driveway (note: no cars during festival).
From Rita Street entrance you can enter via a beach access which is a concrete uphill short path.

On the above location link there are suggestions of the range of places to park from street parking, carpark sites. Marine Parade is a ‘safe’ option and follow the pink and white signs that lead to LYF17
little YOGA festival claims no responsibility for any damage or theft to items left in cars whilst at our festival.
Remember to find a way to let your teachers know if you have an injury or you’re pregnant before the start of the class OR as soon as you remember (oops) as they may suggest you adjust a pose.

Some of you may not fit into the class of your choice, which is challenging.
Please return to the timetable as you may find the teacher appears at another time OR the same form is taught by another. We invite you to be bold and go to something out of character for you. In the words of Joseph Campbell “Where you stumble there lies your treasure.”
Hot pools
A reminder you get 20 % your hot pool entry with your wristband for the duration of the festival

Mount Beachside Holiday Park
30% off cabins, caravans and tent/caravan site hire

Feel free to use #LYF17 on Instagram
Equally feel free to ‘unplug’

Nau mai, Haere mai, Welcome to our festival of the heart.

For those who have stumbled across this post (in the final hour)…

There are day passes, weekend passes available. FREE for kids under 14 years.
Tickets: www.littleyogafestival.com/tickets

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