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Festival Program

August 7th-8th

All classes are included with festival entry.

Saturday August 7th

08:30
09:00
09:30
10:00
10:30
11:00
11:30
12:00
12:30
13:00
13:30
14:00
14:30
15:00
15:30
16:00
16:30
17:00
17:30
18:00
18:30
19:00
YOGA SPACE ONE
YOGA SPACE ONE
Strong Vinyasa Flow
08:30 - 09:45
Danielle Lowy

A vinyasa practice to create the mind-body-magic that occurs when we drop into a deep flow state of being. Connecting breath and movement, linking shapes with traditional vinyasa flow sequences you will leave this class with a deep sense of wholeness and unity.

Sensory Yoga
10:00 - 11:00
Amanda Hanna

Take the gaze inwards. Amanda brings you blindfold yoga with soul-awakening breath work as we cultivate uninhibited and complete trust and surrender to the self. All levels welcome, curiosity required. Tap into a journey inwards through this blindfold yoga workshop and explore yourself! To deepen this experience please bring either a sleep mask, scarf to cover your eyes.

Rejuvenate Yin Yoga
11:30 - 12:30
Susan Kitson 

This class is designed to nourish your kidney and adrenal glands, a perfect pre-lunch session with plenty of twists to aid digestion

Dance Yoga
13:00 - 14:00
Camila Rodriguez

In this class i created a way that brings together the therapeutics of dance and yoga in a joyful way.

Shaking Medicine to Ignite your Inner Healer
14:15 - 15:45
Sarah Morley

In this class you will be guided through an exploratory somatic re-calibration, ecstatic celebration of body, mind and spirit. This experience will offer ancient techniques for strengthening your immunity and nervous system health. Intuitively shake and release to let go of tensions pain and blockages as you offer yourself this gift of restored balance. Through primordial breathing we will deepen our connection to parasympathetic system activation and become more present with our own innate self healing ability. Bouncing, dancing, shaking our bodies stimulates lymphatic drainage while creating waves of motion. Our bodies are roughly 70 percent water in essence, we are mini oceans and so, movement is vitally important and part of our natural healing processes. Ecstatic Somatic Re-Calibration will involve a collection of Qi Gong, Yogic, breath-work, shaking medicine practices to ignite your inner healer. Music will be provided.

Unwind with Yin
16:00 - 17:00
Freya Bernadette

Ancient Master Plant Ceremony by Seleno Health
17:15 - 18:45
Tamsin Kaufman

Seleno Health brings you an evening of connection and intention. Returning to the ancient through haring sacred knowledge of Andean and Amazonian cosmovision, traditional plant medicines Maca & Cacao of Peru, cultivating internal reflection and intention creation through ceremony and expression. What to expect – Return to the ancient Tamsin will take us on a journey back to the origin. To the home of the sacred cacao and maca in Peru and their plant journeys to be here with us today. Sharing ancient knowledge of Andean cosmovision and traditions so we can truly connect with the plants we are about to consume with respect and high vibrational intention. Connecting the heart and the brain Tamsin will bring modern science to the ancient traditions. Explaining the traditions of maca and cacao through biochemistry and the importance of understanding the fundamental concepts of each to allow for deeper connection. Returning to the heart space in ceremony You will be guided through a heart-opening meditation, honoring the spirits of maca and cacao and asking for our intentions to be heard. In a circle we will prepare and share a cup of heart medicine and allow it to awaken our hearts and soul. Sharing, connecting and uniting to promote positive change As a group we will discuss the learnings from the session and specific action points we can take away with us to continue our journeys at home. Leave feeling rejuvenated, refreshed, transformed and open to a new journey or direction in your life that can leave you feeling fulfilled, centred, balanced and complete Opportunity to buy maca and cacao + answer questions ______________ What to bring: -A cushion and or blanket and or yoga mat -Comfortable loose clothing -A water bottle -Your favourite special mug for your ceremonial elixir -Journal book and pen (optional) What are Maca and Cacao? Two of the sacred teacher plants of the Inca and Amazonias. Creating the connection to Pachamama and unlocking our endocannabinoid bliss – both will be taken in Andean ceremony before the commencement of the breathwork and meditation. Known as the Incan food of the brain (maca) and the Amazonian food of the heart (cacao), they guide us to balance and provide resilience and strength from within. They bring us joy and bliss and remind us of our connection to Wiracocha (Creator) and Pachamama (Mother Earth). High Vibrational Ceremonial Maca Nibs will be supplied by The Maca Experts and Ceremonial Cacao Paste by Rescue Cacao from Seleno Health. Both are direct from artisanal family farms, farmed following ancient traditions in Peru and are blessed before and after harvest in sacred ceremony by our local shamans.

YOGA SPACE TWO
YOGA SPACE TWO
Wake up and Flow
09:00 - 10:00
Freya Bernadette

SoulFlow Vinyasa
10:30 - 11:30
Helen Foster

A practice to move your body, still your mind and connect with your soul. You will be guided through a juicy vinyasa practice that will feel strong but nourishing all at once. Breathe, connect and flow into yourself during this 75minute practice. Along with some soulful music that will make you smile and want to move

MMMYoga
12:00 - 13:00
Tracy Coyle

Mindfulness Movement Meditation Yoga is DEEP ENTRAINMENT of all the body’s rhythms. It is the experience of embodying the flow. Breath-Induced movement meditation is our original form of meditation from as early as our oscillating movement in the womb to the rocking motion of our father and mother’s arms. Movement is life and therefore reconnects us to a natural flow where we are unbound, uninhibited, and alive with a creative current. You will feel alive with prana flow and sense of balance. We will move slowly with attention to breath and exploration of the poses and many sensations we will experience. As we look inside ourselves, listen and learn from our body’s language we will feel and embrace this sacred MMMYoga movement meditation flow increasing our energy levels leaving us with a feeling of aliveness and sense of internal wellness. We will practice always with openness and loving kindness free from judgement or comparison.

Vinyasa Flow for beginning & intermediate
13:30 - 14:30
Bri Ellingham

Vinyasa Flow is a dynamic style class that combines traditional instruction on form, alignment, flow, strength and balance. The holistic approach includes foundational standing asana, seated asana, basic inversions, meditation and relaxation. A steady rhythm of breath awakens and reconnects you to a stronger and stress-free self as we synchronize breath and movement. You will leave feeling uplifted and energized.

Trusting your power within: Gentle Hatha
15:00 - 16:00
Jarnah Snee

Intuitive and grounding Power Yoga, Hatha, and Vinyasa practices for beginners through to intermediate students.

Vinyasa Flow
16:30 - 17:30
Bruna Mendonça

Bruna has been connected with spirituality since adolescence and with Yoga at about 17 years old. Passionate about traveling and knowing different universes, she immersed herself in Yoga when she took her course in India in 2014. She loves to know the human universe and encourage people to co-create the best they can, bringing the awareness that we are able to create what we choose. Yoga teacher, Master in Reiki, Massage Therapist, Doula and passionate about knowledge.

YOGA SPACE 3
YOGA SPACE 3
Pranayama
09:30 - 10:30
Ajit Kaur

Yoga for Immunity
11:00 - 12:00
Jarnah

A practice to strengthen and support the immune system with cleansing Kriya, pranayama, and movement.

Unlocking the transcendental brain on terpenes
12:30 - 13:30
Tamsin Kaufman

Our terpene essential oil-infused wellness tonics help to alleviate stress and elevate mood. The workshop will include 20 minutes exploring the science of terpenes, 20 minute guided meditation and creative arts, and then a time for sharing our experiences and selling product. This is on behalf https://www.drinkterps.co.nz/home & https://goodherbsoda.com/pages/faqs

MMMYoga
14:00 - 15:00
Tracy Coyle

Mindfulness Movement Meditation Yoga is DEEP ENTRAINMENT of all the body’s rhythms. It is the experience of embodying the flow. Breath-Induced movement meditation is our original form of meditation from as early as our oscillating movement in the womb to the rocking motion of our father and mother’s arms. Movement is life and therefore reconnects us to a natural flow where we are unbound, uninhibited, and alive with a creative current. You will feel alive with prana flow and sense of balance. We will move slowly with attention to breath and exploration of the poses and many sensations we will experience. As we look inside ourselves, listen and learn from our body’s language we will feel and embrace this sacred MMMYoga movement meditation flow increasing our energy levels leaving us with a feeling of aliveness and sense of internal wellness. We will practice always with openness and loving kindness free from judgement or comparison.

Intuitive movement
15:30 - 17:00
Lauren

Workshops & Meditation
Workshops & Meditation
Somatic Movement Meditation
08:30 - 09:30
Karen Palafox

A journey through our different body systems and their unique consciousness. In this practice we activate the somatic nervous system through imagery bringing awareness and embodying our tissues, bones, muscles and fascia. A beautiful practice to connect to our body, mind and movement.

Somatic Movement Meditation
08:30 - 09:30
Karen Palafox

A journey through our different body systems and their unique consciousness. In this practice we activate the somatic nervous system through imagery bringing awareness and embodying our tissues, bones, muscles and fascia. A beautiful practice to connect to our body, mind and movement.

Coming Back Home to Self Meditation Workshop
09:45 - 10:45
Radha Iveta

Meditation has been known for thousands of years as one of the most powerful practices for inner growth and transformation, within and outside of spiritual context. It can serve not only in creating a state of calm or relaxation, but also as the most direct path to self-knowledge and self-love. When we retreat into silence beyond mind, there is an unmistakable feeling of being back home, in the heart of being, a sense of connection and purpose.

Self-love Meditation Workshop
11:15 - 12:15
Rashmi Singh

This meditation workshop, together we will take a moment to go inward and thank ourselves for getting this far in our journeys. We show love, gratitude, and compassion to our mind-body, and soul. This is for anyone and everyone who would like to write a love letter to themselves. In this meditation workshop, together we will take a moment to go inward. We will show love, compassion, and gratitude to our mind-body, and soul. This class consists of a beginning breathwork and then progressing into a guided body scan meditation. Short break with discussion on bringing meditation into our daily lives and self-love rituals. And a second guided self-love meditation, which may include: Mantra meditation, guided imagery, and mindfulness This is for anyone and everyone who would like to write a love letter to themselves. Please bring a notebook and pen

Awhi - Mindful Journaling
12:45 - 13:45
Holley & Sam from Awhi

This workshop is a mindful journaling session to tune into your awareness within a safe space. Within the hour you will be guided by a number of journals prompts to reflect and set intentions around your values, behaviours, and emotions. We encourage gratitude and acceptance, with the main goal being growth through the pages. Bring a journal, pen, and mat or something comfortable to sit on.

Pranayama - Breathing techniques
14:15 - 15:15
Ajit Kaur

Pranayama is the yogic practice of focusing on breath. Prana means "vital life force", and yama means to gain control. In yoga, breath is associated with the prana, thus, pranayama is a means to elevate the Prana shakti, or life energies.

Saturday August 7th
YOGA SPACE ONE
YOGA SPACE TWO
YOGA SPACE 3
Workshops & Meditation

Sunday August 8th

08:00
08:30
09:00
09:30
10:00
10:30
11:00
11:30
12:00
12:30
13:00
13:30
14:00
14:30
15:00
15:30
16:00
16:30
17:00
17:30
18:00
18:30
19:00
YOGA SPACE ONE
YOGA SPACE ONE
Vinyasa Flow
08:30 - 09:30
Bruna Mendonça

Bruna has been connected with spirituality since adolescence and with Yoga at about 17 years old. Passionate about traveling and knowing different universes, she immersed herself in Yoga when she took her course in India in 2014. She loves to know the human universe and encourage people to co-create the best they can, bringing the awareness that we are able to create what we choose. Yoga teacher, Master in Reiki, Massage Therapist, Doula and passionate about knowledge.

Embodied Presence - Meditative Hatha Yoga
10:00 - 11:00
Radha Iveta

This class is based on traditional tantric Hatha yoga and is guided as a process of unfolding awareness. In it, you'll be taken on a journey inwards, with eyes closed and an open attention. This makes the practice of asana be more than just a physical posture or exercise, it becomes a sacred geometry we create with the body in order to tune into the energies of the chakras and to the core of our being, which is stillness and bliss. Join us to explore asana as more than a physical posture or exercise - but as a pathway of returning Home, to the core of our Being, which is stillness and bliss.

Kundalini Yoga
11:30 - 12:30
Lissy Roberts

Kundalini Yoga is known as the 'Yoga of Awareness or Consciousness'. It is a unique combination of asanas (postures), pranayama (breathing) and breath work, mantra (sound) and meditation that is threaded together into a specific sequence that targets an aspect of self to develop and to relax and heal your mind and body to allow the spirit to flow freely. It is a dynamic practice, with a particular focus to breathe as you move, while you connect with awareness and acceptance. Kundalini Yoga is much more than a good workout. It is a Yoga in which you can conquer the mind, expand your consciousness and improve your health, flexibility and creativity. A great way to recharge and heal your body quickly by stimulating the glandular, nervous and immune systems, improving strength and flexibility, and centering the mind. It is a perfect practice of self maintenance.

Kirtan with Hawkes Bay Kirtan Collective
13:00 - 14:00
Hawkes Bay Kirtan Collective

An invitation to drop into the Heart with Kirtan, the YOGA OF THE SOUND Kirtan has the ability to quiet the mind and bring us into the Heart, a space of no-thought and beyond reason. Everyone experiences kirtan differently, and it doesn’t have to be a religious experience. You can think of it as a sing-along. The wallah (leader) sings the mantra, and the audience sings it back or together with them. A single chant can go on for up to ten or twenty minutes. As you sing with each other you experience a deep connection with the musicians, the other audience members and yourself. And when the music stops, your mind is quiet. Because kirtan has roots in India, many of the songs are sung in Sanskrit. If you’ve ever chanted responses in Latin or Hebrew in your religious tradition, then you know how powerful singing in an ancient, holy language can be. You can be completely immersed in the sound, with no words to distract the mind. The magic of the chants can then carry you within. Kirtan is non-denominational, the Universal language of Spirit, the song of the Soul. Everybody's welcome!

Qigong
14:30 - 15:30
Jack

The Chinese practice of aligning breath, movement, and awareness has been around for over 4000 years. It is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi. Qi means breath, life force or energy flow, and corresponds to the ancient Hindu yogic concept of prana, the Sanskrit word for breath or “life force.” Discovering the qi is a gradual process of quieting the mind, relaxing the body, and heightening the internal awareness. It is believed to relieve stress and increase energy. Qigong has roots in traditional Chinese medicine, philosophy, and martial arts, and is now practiced worldwide for exercise, healing, meditation, and martial arts training. Qigong is the basis of martial arts, such as Tai Chi and Kung fu, as focus on qi is considered to be the source of power. Qigong is very adaptive, meaning anyone in any condition can participate.

Yin yoga and ceremonial heart opening workshop
15:45 - 17:00
Anneka Bernie

Special workshop combining yin yoga practice and ancient sacred medicine of ceremonial cacao. We begin the workshop by drinking a cup of peruvian ceremonial cacao, you will learn more about health benefits of this potent plant. Later on we will sink into the slow paced, meditative heart opening yin yoga sequence. The ceremonial cacao will help you to surrender into the yin practice and release stored emotions and tensions in your body.

YOGA SPACE TWO
YOGA SPACE TWO
Rise and Shine - Hatha Flow
09:00 - 10:00
Sarah Beale

Fun with Ashtanga: Loose Primary Flow with a few extra sprinkles
10:30 - 11:30
Debi Hendra

Have fun with me with Ashtanga: Loose Primary Flow with a few extra sprinkles

Hatha Yoga, Inhale & Exhale - it’s all about the breath
12:00 - 13:00
Lisa

Lisa’s class incorporates flowing asanas and lingering postures to suit all levels of yoga. Whether you are after centring for the mind, body or soul, with a little bit of play, you will find it all here on your mat.

Yin for Within - Nourish Your Adrenals
13:30 - 15:00
Sarah Morley

This is my special adrenal health and yin yoga class. The long term increased stresses and cortisol levels in our bodies tend to create an overwhelming response of inflammation and swelling, as well as increased blood sugar levels, suppressing our immune system's. Chronic inflammation can create conditions that trigger auto-immune disorders and make our body more susceptible to infections, causing delayed healing. In this special 90 minutes class I will be sharing everything I know about how stress impacts the body, how the adrenal and endocrine system work and what we can do to support a stressful busy lifestyle with practical and tactical yin tools.

Embodied Water
15:30 - 16:30
Karen & Mel

A ceremonial session to activate the waters from the inside out. We will start the session with some somatic movement exercises to move all the stagnant energy and let it flow through our intercellular fluids. Once in the mood, we will come into a circle to set intentions to the water, raise its vibration and hydrate ourselves with high vibrational water.

YOGA SPACE 3
YOGA SPACE 3
Be the Warrior - Hatha Flow
08:30 - 09:30
Jock Barns-Graham

Womens Yoga
09:45 - 10:45
Freya Bernadette

Women’s Flow is a class for women of all ages designed to honour the female body and reflect the dynamic shifts of our cycles. Marrying fascial integration with traditional yoga, pranayama and meditation, this class will journey you back to the essence of self in a supported, nurturing space

Transformational Breath ®
11:00 - 12:30
Helle Mortensen Thomson

Gift yourself a powerful experience of therapeutic breathwork. Transformational Breath® is a unique and powerful method for healing and transformation. The way you breathe is affecting all areas of your life; - your body, your emotions, your thoughts, and all your relationships just to name a few. Through a deep, conscious, and connected style of breathing you can create lasting change in your life. Breathe to regenerate and refill; to liberate and clear physical, emotional and energetic systems, and enter into fully embodied consciousness. Guided and supported connected breathing eliminates negative thought patterns and traumas. It brings energy, joy, insight, and flow into your life. Come breathe and be carried by the wings of your breath and powerful music. You will be guided by competent, healing, and loving hands through a high energy breathing session.

Heart Opening Flow
12:45 - 13:45
Jock Barns-Graham

Yoga Nidra
14:00 - 15:30
Ajit Kaur

Yoga nidra or yogic sleep is a state of consciousness between waking and sleeping, like the "going-to-sleep" stage, typically induced by a guided meditation. There is evidence that yoga nidra helps relieve stress. An ancient technique from India, mentioned in the Upanishads and Vedic scriptures and utilised by the Rishis, the Indian sages, it has now spread worldwide and is used to recover from post-traumatic stress disorder.

Workshops & Meditation
Workshops & Meditation
Nutrition for Mental Health + Resilience
09:30 - 10:30
Amanda Hanna

This workshop is a deep dive into the power of nutrition and its role in mental health and anxiety. This will empower you to take charge of the stresses of everyday life and make sustainable changes. We will discuss what anxiety is and how it impacts us in our day-to-day lives but also how to take back control and lower the causes and effects of anxiety. We'll explore the top foods to focus on and the ones to avoid in order to support your overall wellbeing and mental health.

Loving Connections: Family Yoga
11:00 - 12:00
Paula Vintiner

Mindful fun for the WHOLE family ❤️ Experience fun and joy through physical exploration, while creating a platform for deep connections in your relationships and supporting positive mental health as you share the practice of Yoga with your loved ones. In this 45-minute workshop, we will explore the power of touch and the physical connections we can create through partner or supported asana, develop rituals to strengthen family bonds and communication and experience shared visualisations and meditation.

Guide a Mantra session
12:30 - 13:30
Vitor

Sunday August 8th
YOGA SPACE ONE
YOGA SPACE TWO
YOGA SPACE 3