Saturday Morning Body POSITIVE Pamper WORKSHOP

(Open to 100 women) Sponsored by Waipa’s Creative Community Grant All who identify as female are welcome

31 March 2018

The Morning Body Positive Workshop is free but you need to get a ticket above. 0830 Registration
0900-1000 Welcome
  • Welcome by Mandi Lynn - New Zealand's Creative Photographer of the Year
  • The Drama Queens – A Body Positive Parody

Head to Toe body positive Gratitude Pamper Session

HEAD 10:30am

  • Connecting with our head.  Braiding workshop.
  • Bring your will see why.
  • Makeup tutorial for makeup that suits different ages of women from teen to 70+

Heart 1130am

  • Yoga moves and Meditation to strengthen your back and heart - Rhonda Yoga and Co - Te Awamutu
  • Body Shame vs Body Treasuring an art and weaving workshop (Mandi Lynn)  We will be creating items that will become part of a national body positive weaving.

Shared Lunch 12:30pm - Bring something to share with the group if you like

Back and Belly 1:15pm

Send some gratitude to  your belly in a playful and loving way.
  • Belly dance intro - Goddess Belly Dance - Hamilton

Pelvis and Legs 2pm

  • Intro to Burlesque - Glamilton Burlesque Academy
  • Honouring our Feet - Diane Davies - Raglan

4pm – 8/9pm


How amazing would it be to be covered in a golden healing clay?  And then help create an award winning nationally travelling art exhibition designed to be a counterpoint to the photoshopped world we live in.  This part of the event isn't for everyone but might be just up your ally.

$20.00 cost to cover golden supplies and exhibition costs - Open to first 30 women to need to do that above

  The Luscious Order of Golden Shield Maidens consists of women who have been brave enough to bare their chest, guild up and stand in front of Mandi’s camera to become part of Mandi Lynn’s Every Body is a Treasure Photographic Exhibition.  They are sworn to treat their body with compassion and to help others to learn to do the same. You will be lead on an exercise that helps you to identify lingering body shame issues and help you to pull them out and replace them with a body treasuring mindset.   If you choose you can be part of the making of the Finding Venus Movie a Kiwi Body Positive Film Directed by Mandi and funded by the New Zealand Film Commission. You do not need to be part of the movie to participate in the photoshoot.  We have methods of keeping the filming part of the event separate.  But those who wish are welcome to be part of making history in New Zealand.


“You and your fine team provided a superbly nurturing, strong and safe space for all. Our ‘uncovering’ revealed such exquisite beauty, courage, and the real power of vulnerabilities shared” – Melinda
“What an amazing ride yesterday ❤❤❤ It was moving, emotional, scary, confronting, hilariously funny and some serious healing went on. Beliefs I’d held on to since I was a kid, regarding my body and the way my disability makes me look is out the winnnnndowwww!!! “ Jen

Easter Sunday is for Tweens (6-12 years old)

Starting at Noon on Easter Sunday: If you have a daughter aged 6-12 years of age, they could take part in a casting call for our documentary and for Mandi Lynn's Block and Flow award winning fine art exhibition series.   You will need to register below to be considered for this section and will be emailed an invitation if selected.

Safety Note for Parents:

You will be within eye sight of your daughter at all times but not in front of her.  Our film crew is all female crew.  We have selected this age range to show the period before we as women seem to lose our confidence in our bodies.  Tween is loosely defined here but we have picked 6 as a starting point because this seemed to really capture that innocence.        
Finding Venus WaipaPirongia 31 March - 1 April