All classes are in person at our Matakana studio and online through Zoom.
cost of classes
In studio yoga is a casual rate of $25 or we have a prepay option of 5 classes for $110. You can book and pay online, or book online and pay in person by selecting "membership" and "pay cash". Zoom yoga is $15 per session or 6 classes for $75. Workshops and special sessions are priced individually. Booking fee applies when paying online.
Book online by clicking on the timetable above, select a zoom class and we will email a link to join.
Aimed at all levels: One hour led practice (or up to 1 hour 15 minutes Mysore) Beginners will be led through a sequence of poses starting with Sun Salutations to warm up, standing poses and then seated poses. If you are familiar with the primary series you may go at your own pace. These classes involve hands on adjustments and individual assistance throughout. Please indicate at the beginning of class if you would not like hands on adjustments.
Ashtanga is energetic, synchronising breath with movement - a form of moving meditation.
One hour class Yin yoga is the perfect compliment to Ashtanga and Vinyasa styles as it is the complete opposite! Slow moving, staying in each pose for some time, remaining still and just observing the sensations in your body. A great opportunity to slow down.
The evening Yin class starts with breathing exercises to calm the mind, followed by restorative yoga poses where the body is supported to allow the deep connective tissue and fascia to stretch and release. By closing the eyes and moving slowly into each pose and remaining there for sometime, then slowly moving out of each pose, the mind turns inward to feel a deep stillness that nourishes on all levels. Yin is the perfect end to your busy day, and classes are suitable for all levels.
slow flow yoga
One hour class Slow Flow yoga combines slow transitions with gentle flow sequences and Yin poses to have you feeling invigorated and alive, yet peaceful and rested. This style of yoga is suitable for all levels, ages, capabilities and limitations. We welcome everyone to this class. Ease through your week with a Slow Flow yoga session.
In these classes you will learn the fundamentals of Kundalini Yoga - breath patterns (pranayama), basic asana (postures), mantras (sound/chanting), use of the bandhas (body locks) and meditation. Kundalini Yoga is called the Yoga of Awareness, bringing balance to the body, mind, and soul. The practice stimulates the glandular system, strengthens the nervous system, expands lung capacity, purifies the blood, brings energy flow, achieving balance, mental clarity, and physical well-being.
Through energising physical practices with deep meditations and chants, you will be guided to acquire knowledge to anchor, enhance and deepen your yoga practice. We will help you do the best you can do to become the best you can be, developing awareness and unveiling your true self.
No previous yoga experience is required.
If you are pregnant you are welcome to attend any of our classes during any stage of your pregnancy. Please be sure to inform the teacher beforehand of how many weeks you are and of any complications/medical information. We will give you variations on all suitable poses so that your practice is safe and comfortable. You may also find it useful to have private one on one sessions. We also offer pregnancy yoga block courses.
Usually one class each week for four weeks, we run these regularly with different themes. These can include pranayama (breathing), transitions (moving with the breath), alignment and individual modifications where necessary so that all levels can enjoy these classes. Always slightly different and tailored to suit. Watch this space for our next block course offering.