2019 Kapiti timetable

We’re excited to present this year’s informative and sometimes entertaining lineup of guest speakers, cooking demonstrations and film screenings. We hope you will find some time to sit down and enjoy.

We’d greatly appreciate if you can show up a few minutes before a session so we can start on time. Sorry, no reserves so be early!

All talks, cooking demos and films are free but will have limited seating.

9:30am: YOGA – Pre-Expo warm up with Jeannie Lacey

Yoga with Jeannie Lacey from Our Yoga Kapiti

Come enjoy a wonderful uplifting yoga session before all the self-indulgence of the day.

 

Join the fabulous Jeannie Lacey from Our Yoga Kapiti for a gentle yoga class before enjoying the scrumptious vegan delights on offer throughout the day. Jeannie says her yoga session will be gentle enough to ensure everyone feels well. Think ‘rest and digest’!

You will be guided through various postures which will add a bit of stretch and relaxation to your day. You don’t need to be able to touch your toes or wrap your foot around behind your head! The postures will be mostly floor based, and will be accessible to everyone – a gentle practice.

 

“Be prepared to feel calm, relaxed and peaceful by the end of the session. Yoga is for everybody – no matter age, gender, size or mobility,” says Jeannie.

 

VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Starts 9:30am-10:30am.

Free to Expo attendees but you must have pre-purchased online tickets – no door sales until 10am.

On arrival, present your pre-purchased Expo entry ticket using the VIP/museum-only lane. 

 

ABOUT JEANNIE

Jeannie moved to the Kapiti Coast about three years ago after living (and teaching) in Whanganui.

 

She teaches ‘modern’ yoga styles (Power Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga) at Our Yoga Kapiti, Peka Peka Beach. Jeannie’s focus is on a functional practice that can be modified to suit everybody’s individual needs. For her, it is important that her students are ‘safe’ in their practice; and that they learn to use skills that enable them to focus, and quieten their minds. With only six months of transitioning to a vegan lifestyle, Jeannie feels honoured to be able to offer this class as a way of giving you’re the opportunity to care for another sentient being … you.

10AM: Expo opens

10:15am: TALK – Kylie Dale: Eat Kind – Serving kindness on a plate

Eat Kind – Serving kindness on a plate

Kylie Dale, Eat Kind Officer, SAFE For Animals

Throughout Kylie’s Eat Kind talk, you’ll discover that each of us has the potential to change the world. Kylie will offer insight into how animals are raised for food in New Zealand as well as include some wonderful stories of animals who have been spared. She will also discuss the environmental and health benefits before she covers how to start eating kinder for animals, for our planet and for you!

 

“As an individual, choosing not to include animal-based foods in your diet can save around 100 animals every year. It is also the best way to protect the environment and safeguard your body into living a long, happy and healthy life! I think you’ll be surprised at just how easy and enjoyable it can be,” says Kylie.

 

Read more about Kylie Dale

10:30am: FILM – Carnage: Swallowing the Past (80 mins)

Carnage

It’s 2067, the UK is vegan, but older generations are suffering the guilt of their carnivorous past. Featuring Martin Freeman and Joanna Lumley, Carnage is the world’s first vegan science-fiction, comedy movie created for the BBC. Simon Amstell asks us to forgive them for the horrors of what they swallowed in the hilarious mockumentary.

 

WATCH TRAILER

 

CHECK OUT AN INSIGHTFUL REVIEW

 

 

11am: COOKING DEMO – Kaisori Sundari: Savoury Asian + Belgian waffles

Waffles: Savoury Asian and Sweet Belgian with chocolate mousse

Kaisori Sundari

Kaisori’s sweet-toothed friends happily knighted her ‘Dame Dessert’ for being able to miraculously transform lousy days into fantastic days with her irresistible vegan baking! Working at Krishna Food, she is renowned as the creative culinary master for her savoury and sweets delights. Kaisori will be sharing how to make light and fluffy egg-milk-free waffles and creamy chocolate mousse.

 

Read more about Kaisori

11am: TALK – Dr Luke Wilson: A plant-based food odyssey

A plant-based food odyssey

Dr Luke Wilson, GP, Miramar Medical Centre

What can we learn from our first 300,000+ years of eating? How we got to where we are now, and how we can eat in the 21st century to reclaim optimal health for ourselves, our communities, and our planet. Luke will also discuss the role and progress of the newly-established Doctors for Nutrition and Evidence Based Eating organisations that are tasked with promoting healthy and sustainable plant-based lifestyles to health professionals, politicians and the community. Come find out how you can also be part of this revolutionary new movement.

 

Dr Luke Wilson is the founding member of Evidence Based Eating New Zealand and holds a board director position at Doctors for Nutrition, an Australasian health charity focused on prevention and treatment of disease through a plant-based diet. Luke is also Board certified by the highly respected International Board of Lifestyle Medicine. He has experience helping hundreds of people transform their lives by adopting a whole foods plant-based lifestyle.

 

Read more about Dr Luke Wilson

11:45am: COOKING DEMO – Barbara Olsen-Henderson: Mastering scrambled ‘egg’

Mastering an eggy scrambled ‘egg’

Barbara Olsen-Henderson

Barbara is a mother, grandmother, weaver, potter, home-builder, gardener, cookery demonstrator and café owner. She’s also vegan and has honed 60 years of culinary experience into creating some delicious veganised alternatives to kiwi classic dishes such as curried ‘egg’ sandwiches, ‘mince’ on toast and caramel fudge. Barbara will be running two cookery demonstrations showcasing how she makes her infamous scrambled ‘egg’ and ‘mince’.

11:45am: TALK – Simone Hayward: Inspiring a generation

Inspiring a generation: Taranaki’s first vegan catering company and cookery school

Simone Hayward,  Simone’s Plant-Based Kitchen, New Plymouth

Largely inspired by the motivation to treat a life-threatening disease, Simone founded Taranaki’s first and only plant-based catering company and cookery school to help promote and inspire healthier eating. Her business isn’t just a business, it’s a personal crusade and the best news, her health has dramatically improved too!

Simone will share her inspiring journey and explain how she has turned her plant-food passion into a successful business. She also has a big community vision to inspire the next generation into better eating habits. Come find out her master plan!

11:45am: FILM – Cowspiracy (91 minutes)

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

Cowspiracy is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. As eye-opening as Blackfish and as inspiring as An Inconvenient Truth, this shocking yet humorous documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet, and offers a path to global sustainability for a growing population.

 

WATCH TRAILER

12:30pm: COOKING DEMO – Jarrad + Arjuna: Mac n’ cheese and pancakes

Mac n’ cheese and Arjuna’s Sunday pancakes

Jarrad and Arjuna (aged 7)

Jarrad was born with culinary ambitions in mind that has guided him into becoming an exceptional vegan chef. He’s volunteered for Food for Life Australia for over 7 years, managing catering gigs and cooking divine wholesome cuisine for thousands of people at a time. He is a manager, mentor, business owner, husband and father of two who also enjoy cooking. In fact, his eldest son Arjuna (aged 7) will be joining him in the demonstration.

 

Meet Arjuna, the youngest chef-to-be at this year’s Vegan Expo! This trainee kitchen-whizz has been in the kitchen since he could crawl and has the same cooking bug as his parents. Arjuna loves whipping up pancakes every Sunday and is excited to be joining his dad at the Expo. This culinary father and son duo will be whipping up two handy and nutritious dishes that every kid loves!

12:30pm: TALK – Yolanda Soryl: 30 years a vegan – A survivors tale!

30 years a vegan – A survivors tale!

Yolanda Soryl, President, Christchurch Vegan Society

Yolanda recently celebrated her 30th anniversary of going vegan. Join her on an entertaining look back on 30 years of veganism and what it takes to go vegan and stay vegan. Yolanda will share tips, vegan history and stories and will take a humourus look at being vegan at a time when even the vegans didn’t know how to pronounce the word.

 

Yolanda Soryl is a butcher’s daughter who went vegetarian aged 18, vegan at 26 and raised her 4 children from birth to adulthood as vegan too. She is a founder and President of the Christchurch Vegan Society.

 

Read more about Yolanda Soryl

1pm: FILM – From the Ground Up (90mins)

From the Ground Up

A feature documentary film about vegetarian and vegan athletes. What makes up the meat of an athlete? In this feature documentary, former meat-eating college football player, Santino Panico, goes on a journey to rediscover the athlete within—this time as a vegan. As he meets with vegetarian and vegan elite competitors, this story about food and sport expands to confront the social norms and the far-reaching impacts of food choices.

 

Watch trailer

 

1:15pm: COOKING DEMO – Barbara Olsen-Henderson: Meaty meatless mince

Making a meaty meatless mince

Barbara Olsen-Henderson

For nearly 25 years, Barbara has donned a professional apron and been at the center of hospitality and wholesome catering. She is so passionate about cooking that she has owned and operated three highly successful eateries. Today, she proudly serves up a wondrous collection of entirely plant-based wonders from her cozy bohemian-styled café, the Lemonwood Eatery in the heart of the seaside village of Oakura. Barbara will be running two cookery demonstrations showcasing how she makes her infamous scrambled ‘egg’ and ‘mince’.

1:15pm: TALK – Coces: Saving lives. Life on an animal sanctuary

Saving lives. Life on an animal sanctuary

Coces Vehreschild, Sanctuary worker, Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary

Sanctuary worker Coces, spends many of their waking hours caring and attending to the needs of rescued animals. Coces will share heartfelt stories of some of their most notable long-term residents including a cow called Iris and Merge the goat. They will also explain the core values behind the Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary and give a fascinating insight into everyday life caring for rescued animals. Set up by the Animal Protection Society ten years ago, the Society bought 26 acres of land to set up a sanctuary for animals founded on animal rights principles and have never looked back. Visit their website for more information and to learn about their open day in November.

 

The Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary is a highly respected animal sanctuary in Ōtaki that proudly promotes a vegan lifestyle. They are responsible for rescuing and caring for over 200 injured, neglected or unwanted farmed animals.

 

Read more about Coces

2pm: COOKING DEMO – Claire Ward: Perfecting puffy fluffy eggless pavlova

Perfecting puffy fluffy eggless pavlova

Claire Ward

Claire is fascinated by vegan food and how to make vegan the foods she loved as a non-vegan. As a busy mum and working professional, Claire chills by spending hours in the kitchen perfecting her vegan cooking techniques to make the perfect cheeses, chikun and desserts such as vegan pavlova complete with marshmallow filling and whipped cream topping. Claire will be sharing some of her culinary secrets with Kapiti Expo attendees and will show you how to make her delicious eggless pavlova. You can follow Claire on Instagram.

2pm: TALK – Dr Mike Joy: Feeding the world in the future

Feeding the world in the future

Dr Mike Joy, Senior researcher, Victoria University

Dr Mike Joy is an outspoken advocate for environmental protection in New Zealand and has been highly decorated with numerous prestigious environment awards. In 2009, he was appointed the Environmental New Zealander of the Year and three years later, Person of the Year! Mike will discuss how we can continue to feed the burgeoning human population without relying on fossil fuels to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions to a safe level. Mike is a New Zealand freshwater ecologist and science communicator. He is a Senior Lecturer in Ecology and Environmental Science in Massey University’s Ecology Group at Palmerston North campus.

 

“The human population has reached a level far in excess of the ability of the planet to sustain it long-term through using synthetic nitrogen. I will explain why we need to take steps to no longer include farmed animals in our diet,” says Mike.

 

Read more about Dr Mike Joy

2:30pm: FILM – Meatrix (4 mins)

The Meatrix

A humorous animated tale on today’s dairy and meat production styled on ‘The Matrix’ movie. (4 minutes)

 

2:35pm: FILM – Vegan: Everyday Stories (90 mins)

Vegan: Everyday Stories

Vegan: Everyday Stories is a feature-length documentary that explores the lives of four remarkably different people who share a common thread – they’re all vegan. The movie traces the personal journeys of an ultramarathon runner who has overcome addiction to compete in one hundred mile races, a cattle rancher’s wife who creates the first cattle ranch turned farmed animal sanctuary in Texas, a food truck owner cooking up knee-buckling plant-based foods, and an 8-year-old girl who convinces her family of six to go vegan.

 

WATCH TRAILER

2:45pm: TALK – Bronwyn Green: A beginner’s guide to low-waste living

A beginner’s guide to low-waste living

Bronwyn Green, Co-founder, Be Free Grocer

The beginners guide to low-waste living is the perfect induction for anyone trying to lessen their carbon footprint and wanting to become a more efficient eco-friendly and compassionate citizen. Bronwyn, a passionate animal and environmental advocate, will offer informative green-living ideas in between sharing her own personal eco-living journey that effectively inspired her to launch their own plastic-free, eco-friendly, cruelty-free store.

 

“I will offer many practical ways to reduce your household waste and there will be ample opportunities to ask questions,” says Bronwyn.

 

Read more about Bronwyn Green

4PM: Expo closes

10:15am: TALK – Kylie Dale: Eat Kind – Serving kindness on a plate

Eat Kind – Serving kindness on a plate

Kylie Dale, Eat Kind Officer, SAFE For Animals

Throughout Kylie’s Eat Kind talk, you’ll discover that each of us has the potential to change the world. Kylie will offer insight into how animals are raised for food in New Zealand as well as include some wonderful stories of animals who have been spared. She will also discuss the environmental and health benefits before she covers how to start eating kinder for animals, for our planet and for you!

 

“As an individual, choosing not to include animal-based foods in your diet can save around 100 animals every year. It is also the best way to protect the environment and safeguard your body into living a long, happy and healthy life! I think you’ll be surprised at just how easy and enjoyable it can be,” says Kylie.

 

Read more about Kylie Dale

11am: TALK – Dr Luke Wilson: A plant-based food odyssey

A plant-based food odyssey

Dr Luke Wilson, GP, Miramar Medical Centre

What can we learn from our first 300,000+ years of eating? How we got to where we are now, and how we can eat in the 21st century to reclaim optimal health for ourselves, our communities, and our planet. Luke will also discuss the role and progress of the newly-established Doctors for Nutrition and Evidence Based Eating organisations that are tasked with promoting healthy and sustainable plant-based lifestyles to health professionals, politicians and the community. Come find out how you can also be part of this revolutionary new movement.

 

Dr Luke Wilson is the founding member of Evidence Based Eating New Zealand and holds a board director position at Doctors for Nutrition, an Australasian health charity focused on prevention and treatment of disease through a plant-based diet. Luke is also Board certified by the highly respected International Board of Lifestyle Medicine. He has experience helping hundreds of people transform their lives by adopting a whole foods plant-based lifestyle.

 

Read more about Dr Luke Wilson

11:45am: TALK – Simone Hayward: Inspiring a generation

Inspiring a generation: Taranaki’s first vegan catering company and cookery school

Simone Hayward,  Simone’s Plant-Based Kitchen, New Plymouth

Largely inspired by the motivation to treat a life-threatening disease, Simone founded Taranaki’s first and only plant-based catering company and cookery school to help promote and inspire healthier eating. Her business isn’t just a business, it’s a personal crusade and the best news, her health has dramatically improved too!

Simone will share her inspiring journey and explain how she has turned her plant-food passion into a successful business. She also has a big community vision to inspire the next generation into better eating habits. Come find out her master plan!

12:30pm: TALK – Yolanda Soryl: 30 years a vegan – A survivors tale!

30 years a vegan – A survivors tale!

Yolanda Soryl, President, Christchurch Vegan Society

Yolanda recently celebrated her 30th anniversary of going vegan. Join her on an entertaining look back on 30 years of veganism and what it takes to go vegan and stay vegan. Yolanda will share tips, vegan history and stories and will take a humourus look at being vegan at a time when even the vegans didn’t know how to pronounce the word.

 

Yolanda Soryl is a butcher’s daughter who went vegetarian aged 18, vegan at 26 and raised her 4 children from birth to adulthood as vegan too. She is a founder and President of the Christchurch Vegan Society.

 

Read more about Yolanda Soryl

1:15pm: TALK – Coces: Saving lives. Life on an animal sanctuary

Saving lives. Life on an animal sanctuary

Coces Vehreschild, Sanctuary worker, Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary

Sanctuary worker Coces, spends many of their waking hours caring and attending to the needs of rescued animals. Coces will share heartfelt stories of some of their most notable long-term residents including a cow called Iris and Merge the goat. They will also explain the core values behind the Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary and give a fascinating insight into everyday life caring for rescued animals. Set up by the Animal Protection Society ten years ago, the Society bought 26 acres of land to set up a sanctuary for animals founded on animal rights principles and have never looked back. Visit their website for more information and to learn about their open day in November.

 

The Black Sheep Animal Sanctuary is a highly respected animal sanctuary in Ōtaki that proudly promotes a vegan lifestyle. They are responsible for rescuing and caring for over 200 injured, neglected or unwanted farmed animals.

 

Read more about Coces

2pm: TALK – Dr Mike Joy: Feeding the world in the future

Feeding the world in the future

Dr Mike Joy, Senior researcher, Victoria University

Dr Mike Joy is an outspoken advocate for environmental protection in New Zealand and has been highly decorated with numerous prestigious environment awards. In 2009, he was appointed the Environmental New Zealander of the Year and three years later, Person of the Year! Mike will discuss how we can continue to feed the burgeoning human population without relying on fossil fuels to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions to a safe level. Mike is a New Zealand freshwater ecologist and science communicator. He is a Senior Lecturer in Ecology and Environmental Science in Massey University’s Ecology Group at Palmerston North campus.

 

“The human population has reached a level far in excess of the ability of the planet to sustain it long-term through using synthetic nitrogen. I will explain why we need to take steps to no longer include farmed animals in our diet,” says Mike.

 

Read more about Dr Mike Joy

2:45pm: TALK – Bronwyn Green: A beginner’s guide to low-waste living

A beginner’s guide to low-waste living

Bronwyn Green, Co-founder, Be Free Grocer

The beginners guide to low-waste living is the perfect induction for anyone trying to lessen their carbon footprint and wanting to become a more efficient eco-friendly and compassionate citizen. Bronwyn, a passionate animal and environmental advocate, will offer informative green-living ideas in between sharing her own personal eco-living journey that effectively inspired her to launch their own plastic-free, eco-friendly, cruelty-free store.

 

“I will offer many practical ways to reduce your household waste and there will be ample opportunities to ask questions,” says Bronwyn.

 

Read more about Bronwyn Green

4PM: Expo closes

11am: COOKING DEMO – Kaisori Sundari: Savoury Asian + Belgian waffles

Waffles: Savoury Asian and Sweet Belgian with chocolate mousse

Kaisori Sundari

Kaisori’s sweet-toothed friends happily knighted her ‘Dame Dessert’ for being able to miraculously transform lousy days into fantastic days with her irresistible vegan baking! Working at Krishna Food, she is renowned as the creative culinary master for her savoury and sweets delights. Kaisori will be sharing how to make light and fluffy egg-milk-free waffles and creamy chocolate mousse.

 

Read more about Kaisori

11:45am: COOKING DEMO – Barbara Olsen-Henderson: Mastering scrambled ‘egg’

Mastering an eggy scrambled ‘egg’

Barbara Olsen-Henderson

Barbara is a mother, grandmother, weaver, potter, home-builder, gardener, cookery demonstrator and café owner. She’s also vegan and has honed 60 years of culinary experience into creating some delicious veganised alternatives to kiwi classic dishes such as curried ‘egg’ sandwiches, ‘mince’ on toast and caramel fudge. Barbara will be running two cookery demonstrations showcasing how she makes her infamous scrambled ‘egg’ and ‘mince’.

12:30pm: COOKING DEMO – Jarrad + Arjuna: Mac n’ cheese and pancakes

Mac n’ cheese and Arjuna’s Sunday pancakes

Jarrad and Arjuna (aged 7)

Jarrad was born with culinary ambitions in mind that has guided him into becoming an exceptional vegan chef. He’s volunteered for Food for Life Australia for over 7 years, managing catering gigs and cooking divine wholesome cuisine for thousands of people at a time. He is a manager, mentor, business owner, husband and father of two who also enjoy cooking. In fact, his eldest son Arjuna (aged 7) will be joining him in the demonstration.

 

Meet Arjuna, the youngest chef-to-be at this year’s Vegan Expo! This trainee kitchen-whizz has been in the kitchen since he could crawl and has the same cooking bug as his parents. Arjuna loves whipping up pancakes every Sunday and is excited to be joining his dad at the Expo. This culinary father and son duo will be whipping up two handy and nutritious dishes that every kid loves!

1:15pm: COOKING DEMO – Barbara Olsen-Henderson: Meaty meatless mince

Making a meaty meatless mince

Barbara Olsen-Henderson

For nearly 25 years, Barbara has donned a professional apron and been at the center of hospitality and wholesome catering. She is so passionate about cooking that she has owned and operated three highly successful eateries. Today, she proudly serves up a wondrous collection of entirely plant-based wonders from her cozy bohemian-styled café, the Lemonwood Eatery in the heart of the seaside village of Oakura. Barbara will be running two cookery demonstrations showcasing how she makes her infamous scrambled ‘egg’ and ‘mince’.

2pm: COOKING DEMO – Claire Ward: Perfecting puffy fluffy eggless pavlova

Perfecting puffy fluffy eggless pavlova

Claire Ward

Claire is fascinated by vegan food and how to make vegan the foods she loved as a non-vegan. As a busy mum and working professional, Claire chills by spending hours in the kitchen perfecting her vegan cooking techniques to make the perfect cheeses, chikun and desserts such as vegan pavlova complete with marshmallow filling and whipped cream topping. Claire will be sharing some of her culinary secrets with Kapiti Expo attendees and will show you how to make her delicious eggless pavlova. You can follow Claire on Instagram.

4PM: Expo closes

10AM: Expo opens

10:30am: FILM – Carnage: Swallowing the Past (80 mins)

Carnage

It’s 2067, the UK is vegan, but older generations are suffering the guilt of their carnivorous past. Featuring Martin Freeman and Joanna Lumley, Carnage is the world’s first vegan science-fiction, comedy movie created for the BBC. Simon Amstell asks us to forgive them for the horrors of what they swallowed in the hilarious mockumentary.

 

WATCH TRAILER

 

CHECK OUT AN INSIGHTFUL REVIEW

 

 

11:45am: FILM – Cowspiracy (91 minutes)

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

Cowspiracy is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it. As eye-opening as Blackfish and as inspiring as An Inconvenient Truth, this shocking yet humorous documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet, and offers a path to global sustainability for a growing population.

 

WATCH TRAILER

1pm: FILM – From the Ground Up (90mins)

From the Ground Up

A feature documentary film about vegetarian and vegan athletes. What makes up the meat of an athlete? In this feature documentary, former meat-eating college football player, Santino Panico, goes on a journey to rediscover the athlete within—this time as a vegan. As he meets with vegetarian and vegan elite competitors, this story about food and sport expands to confront the social norms and the far-reaching impacts of food choices.

 

Watch trailer

 

2:30pm: FILM – Meatrix (4 mins)

The Meatrix

A humorous animated tale on today’s dairy and meat production styled on ‘The Matrix’ movie. (4 minutes)

 

2:35pm: FILM – Vegan: Everyday Stories (90 mins)

Vegan: Everyday Stories

Vegan: Everyday Stories is a feature-length documentary that explores the lives of four remarkably different people who share a common thread – they’re all vegan. The movie traces the personal journeys of an ultramarathon runner who has overcome addiction to compete in one hundred mile races, a cattle rancher’s wife who creates the first cattle ranch turned farmed animal sanctuary in Texas, a food truck owner cooking up knee-buckling plant-based foods, and an 8-year-old girl who convinces her family of six to go vegan.

 

WATCH TRAILER

4PM: Expo closes

9:30am: YOGA – Pre-Expo warm up with Jeannie Lacey

Yoga with Jeannie Lacey from Our Yoga Kapiti

Come enjoy a wonderful uplifting yoga session before all the self-indulgence of the day.

 

Join the fabulous Jeannie Lacey from Our Yoga Kapiti for a gentle yoga class before enjoying the scrumptious vegan delights on offer throughout the day. Jeannie says her yoga session will be gentle enough to ensure everyone feels well. Think ‘rest and digest’!

You will be guided through various postures which will add a bit of stretch and relaxation to your day. You don’t need to be able to touch your toes or wrap your foot around behind your head! The postures will be mostly floor based, and will be accessible to everyone – a gentle practice.

 

“Be prepared to feel calm, relaxed and peaceful by the end of the session. Yoga is for everybody – no matter age, gender, size or mobility,” says Jeannie.

 

VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE:

Starts 9:30am-10:30am.

Free to Expo attendees but you must have pre-purchased online tickets – no door sales until 10am.

On arrival, present your pre-purchased Expo entry ticket using the VIP/museum-only lane. 

 

ABOUT JEANNIE

Jeannie moved to the Kapiti Coast about three years ago after living (and teaching) in Whanganui.

 

She teaches ‘modern’ yoga styles (Power Vinyasa Flow and Yin Yoga) at Our Yoga Kapiti, Peka Peka Beach. Jeannie’s focus is on a functional practice that can be modified to suit everybody’s individual needs. For her, it is important that her students are ‘safe’ in their practice; and that they learn to use skills that enable them to focus, and quieten their minds. With only six months of transitioning to a vegan lifestyle, Jeannie feels honoured to be able to offer this class as a way of giving you’re the opportunity to care for another sentient being … you.

About the Vegan Expo

2019 marks the second Vegan Expo in Kapiti. This year promises to be even bigger and better thanks to a massive new marquee. This inspiring, entirely plant-based food and lifestyle is a not-to-be missed event! Bring your friends and see you there.

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