YogaRhythms Winter Promo Video – EarthBeat

23 Jun

Pretty chuffed with our Autumn Promo for Yoga Rhythms. loads of fun putting this together.

“Realise The Self. Liberate The Mind. Dance Your Brains Out”

YogaRhythms – A NZ Based Yoga-Dance Experience By DJ RIA @RireInAction & Kara-Leah Grant @TheYogaLunchBox

Music Credits;
1/ Shiva Invocation-Benjy Wertheimer (Sample)
2/ The Truth, Mr Squatch (Sample)
3/ Alsarah & The Nubatones, Wad Alnuba (Captain Planet Remix)…
4/ Weird Together – The Ava (Free DL –…)
5/ Rhian Sheehan, Part 14 (Standing In Silence) – LOOP Recordings –…

Video By Jason Allan @ DijitalDarkRoom
Filmed at EarthBeat Festival NZ
For bookings –


New – Hour of Power at Parnell

22 Apr

Hi All, Very excited to announce i’ve launched a brand new class.

I’ll be now guiding a 60 minute power flow every Tuesday morning at Ashram Yoga in Parnell 7.15 – 8.15am.

Ashram Yoga Parnell has been around for a long time, traditionally offering Hatha yoga in it’s most pure and authentic form.  They are famous for their Ohui retreat centre and genuinely being the originators of the Auckland Yoga movement. (see more below)

The studio is stunning with a large mandala in the studio, crystals in every corner, the gentle waft of incense bringing a calming aroma to the space and salt lamps bringing extra ambiance.

I’m so honoured they have opened up their doors and their arms for me to offer a power vinyasa class to their timetable! Thank you Tara, Shanti, Atma and the Ashram Team for having me.

RIA FLYER poster

I’m so excited to have the opportunity to teach locally in Parnell. See you there!

Casual $18

Buy a 8 week concession and join me weekly for $122


The beginnings of Ashram Yoga may be traced back to 1980 when Swami Shantimurti Saraswati came to New Zealand to teach yoga. Since those early days, they have worked ceaselessly for the development of yoga both within New Zealand and overseas.  Ashram Yoga’s unique teaching style is based on traditional yoga but also includes the senior instructors’ many years of experience of teaching yoga. They have developed a comprehensive, thorough and effective set of teachings. The range of practices they present are vast and taught from absolute beginners through to becoming an advanced yoga instructor.

They are a Registered Yoga School with Yoga Alliance and qualified to teach 500-hour yoga teacher training courses. Ashram Yoga has been conducting teacher training in New Zealand and abroad for over fifteen years.

They also run yoga courses, meditation retreats, advanced teacher trainings and a wide variety of workshops. Yoga is our passion and we love sharing it. Ashram Yoga is a registered charity..

More about Ashram Yoga HERE

Earthly Empowerment

17 Apr

Things have changed for me recently, and in the most gentle, loving and natural way!


Rhiannon is Celtic/ Welsh Goddess of the earth and fertility, of horses and birds and inspiration and moon – sounds a little familiar?


I made the move over to #WaihekeIsland.

It came apparent to me after a big summer being away, touring with #yogaRhythms, and attending conscious festivals every weekend. I had a calling to be closer to nature, to my family and to animals.

I knew that at this point of my life in order to honour my true self, I had be with her (nature) every day, not just day-tripping during the weekends. Life is short. I am 36.  Time doesn’t wait. It felt right to gravitate to a more grounded lifestyle.

This has been a very hard decision, as my man still resides in Auckland. My heart has been torn apart.  I have cried – a lot.. But I knew that this is an important time for us to honour our own individuality and deep love for one another by letting go of our idea of what our relationship should look like.

It’s crazy how things roll. Since we’ve let go, our bond has transformed and blossomed into a new way of relating.  We have re-set our relationship with a new set of values, goals and vision for our future and reconnected on a whole new level, and yes. We are still very much TOGETHER!


My Love Tarnos <3



Today is a Friday and i’ve had a lot to complete in the home office.

But the difference with living on this island is;

I dropped my love at the ferry this morning after the most gorgeous romantic candle lit dinner with my in the new pad.

Filled up with delicious snuggles, I went for a jog on the beach in the crisp morning air and flowed through some sun salutations before heading up to visit my sister and her 4 kids up on Surfdale hill.

I spent an hour with my 3 month old nephew, holding him while he chuckled and then poo’d. Changing his nappy was messy, and fun – being my first time in a while!

My girlfriend invited me and my twin nieces to spend some time with her horses today at #waihekehorseworx – Oh sweet horses. I love them. I have missed having them close to me for years.

I then rocked it out in the office all afternoon listening to phat beats!


Twin Nieces – Rock my world!


secretly in love with Doofus.


I love the city and it’s energy, people and action, but I have set myself up over the last 5 years to work online and be free from traffic and offices and things like that,  therefore I no longer require the city for full time residence. So this is me for now…

Here on Waiheke, life is a little slower.

I grew up here from 5 – 12 years old, then every summer until i was 16.  I know.

We live on tank water from rainfall, it’s pretty much sacrilege if you don’t run a compost. Fruit trees dish out sweet abundance on the front lawn.  It’s easy to grow greens and herbs, and 3 chickens potter around the lawn and scratch freely around the outskirts of the bush, and my new cat friend Aroha sweetly hangs out adoring the casual affection. The beach is within walking distance, which beckons swims at dusk and early morning yoga flow on low tide in between work times.

To be with Nature is a direct connection to the divine – I feel this!

This move comes in perfect time to honour the lead up to Earth Day!

Shiva Rea one of the worlds most influential goddesses. She is selflessly sharing her knowledge for a free Earth Empowerment Body Mudra Course. Today was day 1. This comes as perfect timing for me to re-wild, simplify, immerse in nature and work hard to create, learn and inspire!

Join the 10 day course! @shivarea108 on Instagram

Follow my progress @rireinaction


“May we realize the power of the abundant energy, breath, life-intelligence, extraordinary force of love within us all” – Shiva Rea


@shivarea108 #flowforchange #yogaforlight


Flash Backs! Le-BANG at Lost Circus 2013

9 Apr

Flash backs!!! Electric vibes working with the stunning We Go Bang Bang at The Lost Circus in Sydney 2013… Feeling the love alright inside a massive sweat box of raving AWESOMENESS

Finding yourself in wild and wonderful situations is no fluke. We create our own reality. This one was no exception. We had an opportunity and we worked it. Such a buzz to perform with the gorgeous and outrageous Bang Bang from the We Go Bang Bang Duo.

We love to RAVE!

Future Movement Radio 12 March.

15 Mar


Radio show is up. Am enjoying the yoga-beats rhythms at the moment due to lots of YogaRhythms gigs. Enjoy my yoga inspired playlist and a chat with Emma Mildon – Modern Day Spiritual PA.


Future Movement Radio 14th of March 2014 - Yoga Beats & IV w/ Emma Mildon by Rireinaction on Mixcloud



Insurectionary Ecology, Plantrae

Delta, Higher Intelligence Agency

DesertDancer, Nickodemus

Battle, Beats Antique

Wad Alnuba (Captain Planet Remix), Alsarah & The Nubatones

Guajaca, Chancha Via Circuito

Ganesha (Sound the Horn Instrumental), MC Yogi

The Girl From Nowhere, Ursla 1000

Yesterday’s Games, Ave Blaste & Lopez


Inspiration (JPOD remix), 1 Giant Leap

Clarification of Meaning (feat. Souleye), Random Rab

Nuba Noutou (The Spy From Cairo Remix), Alsarah & The Nubatones

Endangered Species, Nickodemus

Why Can’t We Live Together (feat. Petra Philipson), Nickodemus & Osiris

Feather, Little Dragon

Ten Tigers, Bonobo

I Used To Feel Alright (Original Mix), Elijah Collins, Tee-J

Reach Out Richard (Mitzi Remix), Mayer Hawthorne

Changes (Ron Basejam Remix), Alena


Check out Emma at her future speaking gigs:

lululemon Takapuna April 2015

Holistic Expo, OR, USA, October 2015

Sister Soul Sister, Brisbane, AU, November 2015

Wanderlust Festivals 2016 (Including Oahu Hawaii)

The Summer of YogaRhythms

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I sometimes have to stop and pinch myself.. It’s been a wicked summer and now we’re GOING ON TOUR!


Linzy ‘The Magic’ Davidson, Kara-Leah Grant and R.I.A @ Splore images by ILM photography AKA Jason Hamon


It all started with myself and the lovely Sarah Jane Perman brain-storming about how we could co-lab, and since we were both making our dusty pilgrimage to the Playa we thought we might as well aim high and kicked off the YogaRhythms thing at Burning Man 2013 (bit of a make shift one I might add! No microphone, and little direction).  Then we thought it would be a great idea to play at Wanderlust One day teaser events, so we created a facebook page, whacked up some artwork and put it out there.  Two Wanderlust events, A mini Auckland tour, a killer halloween show, and 5 festivals later we’ve got some crazy momentum going.

I’m not going to lie. I’m excited about this project. It kneads together my favourite things –  Yoga and music – in a kind-of holy matrimony.

SJ is now a global goddess sharing her art, yoga and spiritual work all over the world. YogaRhythms has morphed into a collective bringing together magical yoga teachers and me, R.I.A on the decks creating and designing, and holding the vibe with the playlist – mixed live of course. I’ve been blessed to be working closely with Kara-Leah Grant (The Yoga LunchBox) & more recently Shian Love (Live Bright Yoga) for Sundaise Festival in recent months.


RIA and Shian Love @ Sundaise


It’s becoming apparent as to what possible the culture of yoga and dance. Yoga and music is not a new thing, but by doing it with intention and thoughtful collaboration we can bring people into a state of ecstasy, oneness and connection using movement and music as our vehicle, without the drugs of traditional dance culture.  We can get to a place where people can let go and free-dance, move and create a space for transformation. I feel this is all part of our universal healing and coming back to our natural state of humanness, letting go of constraints. No judgements. Just Move.

Movement IS Medicine


Image by @tarnosartist

YogaRhythms is not just about yoga + dance, it’s a metaphor for those of us who dare to be different. To stand tall and not shy away, to dress bright to match the rays of light that shine from our heart, to experience true love and joy because this is our true nature – to be wild and free.


Me -Feeling it ! Image by ILM photography AKA Jason Hamon


With this comes a love for the Earth, because as we stand there feeling the vibration of mother nature beneath our dirty festival feet we know she needs us to stand strong for her, to honour her, to treat her with care and to connect into her divine energy.


image by @tarnosartist


Mother Earth is the sentience or soul of our planet. A sentience is that which is conscious or aware of itself and its purpose.

This is why we’re so bloooooooooooown away to work with teeki to help share their vision here in NZ and help them reach more hearts, minds and souls with an experience that connects us to nature with movement and high vibration.

The TEEKI story is one that starts when a young woman had visions of a beautiful earth and a conscious community of lovers that care for the land, our oceans, and each other. What manifested from this vision was Teeki.

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Linzy ‘The Magic’ Davidson rocking @glamtats and Teeki


Check out their sustainability vision, passion and purpose here.

So yes.. Did I mention myself and Kara-Leah Grant are going on tour? Yes, that’s right folks. It might just be a mini one, but for us, to be on the road, heading to sunny summer towns in our home-land, doing what we love, is just freaking awesome.




or get involved on the Facebook pages:

The Mount, Sat 14th of March

Gisborne, Sat 21st of March

Keep an eye on to win a wicked prize of Teeki, Books and stuff like that..


Elemental @ Prana @tarnosartist


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circle of gratitude @tarnosartist

A talk with Ellie Lawler on Sacred Sexuality & Eden Festival

4 Mar Screenshot 2015-03-05 at 11.14.38 am

Thank you to Ellie for approaching me at Prana to help promote the Eden Festival of Conscious Sexuality Self Realization and Embodiment. Was a delight to connect and create this audio.

In this 15 Min Interview you will learn a little about Ellie’s back ground and a small insight into conscious sexuality AKA neo-tantra. But for the real deal, you’ll have to head along to the festival to get all the juicy bits and meet Baba Dez – the man behind the movement.

Eden Festival is;

(5th Annual ISTA Conference of Sexuality and Consciousness)
March 12-15th 2015, Auckland NZ

I am a Sacred Sexuality Priestess, Somatic Sex Educator, and member of the SSEAA (Somatic ,Sex, Educators, Association of Australasia.) Shamanic Healer, Sexological Body worker and International Facilitator.

I began my journey through this work 17 years ago in the UK when I started exploring the field of personal development and questioning what had meaning in my life. My values shifted and changed around what was important to me. I gave up my secure job and home in London to travel the world and finally put down roots in New Zealand.

More here:


15 Jan IMG_1232

Happy New Year Everyone,

Here’s a mix I did for my homies so they could warm up in style for NYE.

It’s a (spontaneously recorded) jam of new, deep G-house tunes, mixed in the sunshine overlooking the lake in Wankaka getting warm for the Rhythm and Alps Festival 29th Dec 2014. Fun, Fun. Turn It Up!

Hit the link for a Free Down Load.





Dirty (Original Mix), Stefano Amalfi, Robbie Groove
Bounce (Original Mix), Korova Club
Dangerous Thoughts (Amine Edge & DANCE Remix), S-Man
Jump Up (Original Mix), Sharam Jey, Daniel Fernandes
Bel-Air (Original Mix), Boogie Vice
The Salmon Dance (The Beatangers & Boogie Vice Remix), The Chemical Brothers
What’s That Sound (Original Mix), The Beatangers
Move Your Hips (Original Mix), Sonic Future
Less Bounce, Elijah Collins
Venom (Original Mix), Matt Fear
Finally (feat. Diva Vocal) (Vanilla Ace & Dharkfunkh Remix) Saccao, West.K
Give Me Light (Original Mix), Zaki, Saison
The Power! (Original Mix), Rob Made
Games (Original Mix), Infinity Ink


Old School Party Anthems Mix – Just For Fun

16 Dec

Classic Old School Party Anthems by Rireinaction on Mixcloud


Finally (7″ Choice Mix), CeCe Peniston
You Should Be Dancing, Bee Gees
Give Me The Celebration, DJ TWISTER
Respectable, Mel & Kim
Pass That Dutch vs Holiday, Missy Elliot vs Madonna
Sunshine Boogie (original), FEATURECAST
done already controversy, Macka and prince

YogaRhythms (Wildlings) – The Music

13 Dec R.I.A In the Mix

I have no idea why this took so long.. Perhaps because good things take time. Like a fine wine stored for the perfect occasion. There’s no particular occasion in this case EXCEPT – there is no time like the present!  Considering it’s coming up to Christmas and all, here’s our gift to you.

This is a re-recorded mix from; YogaRhythms – Wildlings (R.I.A & Kara Leah Grant)[A Hallowen YogaTranceDance Experience] done live on 2 turntables with Serato Scratch Live.

The YogaRhythms Experience is an all encompassing, interactive, fun fusion of yoga with world-driven beats, for a guided journey through connectedness, radical self-expression, movement and unity.

YogaRhythms is a New Zealand Based Interactive Yoga Dance Collective. Yoga and dance are one and the same – breath-led movement designed to free our souls.

What you hear in this recording is a collection of tracks that were carefully sourced to create a high-vibe, 100% clean energy yoga-dance experience led by Kara-Leah Grant (The Yoga LunchBox), and musically directed by me, R.I.A

Wildlings – Relive the vibes -#expressyourself

YogaRhythms - Wildlings (A Halloween Yoga Dance Experience) by Yogarhythms on Mixcloud


Track Listing: 

Shiva Invocation, Benjy Wertheimer

Shadows Around The Corner, Koan

The Truth, Mr Squatch

Desert Dancer, Nickodemus

African Heart, Angel Tears

Pranyamystic, Shamans Dream

Moonlit Horizon (Drumspyder Mix), Desert Dwellers

Afronaut, 10 Shamans Dream

Bailando (Bobby C Sound TV Remix), Empresarios

Dirty Bouka, Shakta

Kumbh Mela (Living Light Remix), Desert Dwellers

Once Upon The Sea Of Blissful Awareness


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