Our volunteer team
Alecia is an accountant that specialises in working with the creative industries. She is also a mother of two young children and a long practising yogi. She has personally seen the incredible effects of mindfulness and yoga with her own little ones, and believes strongly that all rangatahi should be introduced to these practises so they can manage the daily challenges of life and to give them the tools to navigate tough times in the best possible way. Alecia is thrilled to be able to support The Kindness Institute in their essential work, by providing advice and guidance on all matters financial.
Robyn is a digital content creator, film nerd & mama. She has worked in social media for the past 6 years and is stoked to be able to help tell the story of an organisation working with young people to cultivate the tools they need to navigate stress, build resilience and realise their epicness.
Nikki is a corporate lawyer, mother, yoga teacher and author. She has practised yoga and meditation for over 20 years and has seen from personal experience the transformative effects of these practices. Nikki believes that self-love is so critical to living well and that living mindfully can help us to love ourselves more fully. Nikki feels privileged to be able to combine her professional skills and her love of yoga and young people by working with The Kindness Institute.
I arrived in NZ eight years ago and fell in love. After supporting people with mental ill health and homelessness issues in the UK, I wanted to continue this mahi in NZ. Atawhai is an incredible safe space that I am proud to support. You’ll find me driving the rangatahi around Auckland with google maps support!
Lou is our organisational guru. Having worked for too long as Executive Assistant in corporate, she threw in the towel to start her own consultancy and redesign what work meant to her.
Spending her younger years in the Cook Islands inspired her passion for youth and alternative education. She strongly believes in the power mindfulness and yoga has to transform peoples lives. Louise is grateful for the opportunity to utilise her skills to support The Kindness Institute grow and share their mahi to the world!
Kate’s our digital whizz and helps us to keep the website in ship shape. She gets anxious about people being anxious so joined the Kindness Institute so that she could use her digital skills to help people learn more about managing stress and anxiety.