Yoga Workshops – We believe that change comes from within, and that sometimes all you need is a guiding light to shine the path ahead. Our workshops and events are designed to help you take your yoga practice further. They’re an opportunity to learn more about different styles of yoga, guided by experienced teachers. They create a time and space away from the day-to-day where your only focus is you and your well-being.
See below for workshop descriptions and booking/payment information.
Sivananda Soundscape Workshop Welcome to Sivananda, a classical concept of traditional hatha allowing us to be Human-Beings as opposed to Human-Doings. Join Pippi and Gordon for 2 hours for a full immersion into Sivananda Yoga accompanied by a live acoustic soundscape. This workshop is aimed at deepening into the practice of traditional Sivananda yoga, whether you are a novice or have been attending Sivananda classes prior. The live music will assist the mind in staying present, the body in physiologically releasing and the heart to open into joy and curiosity. WORKSHOP STRUCTURE: 1. SAVASANA, SOUND, MANTRA and PRANAYAMA. Starting with simple and total surrender in savasana, arriving on your mat, into your body and setting up your sacred space for your practice and self-realization. During this time soft chanting will be facilitated by Pippi in order for students to deepen and connect to the powerful healing vibrations of the sounds within the mantra. We will then move into our pranayama; cleansing the body and allowing our life-force energy to cultivate for a blissful and beneficial practice. 2. WARM UP With our vibes high we now begin our warm up starting with Surya Namaskar (Sun Salutations) and leg raises followed by relaxation. 3. ASANA Sivananda works with a set of twelve asanas throughout classes and the art of mastering these postures first before variations and adaptions are then introduced. Some asanas will have preparatory exercises to build students towards the final posture and some are coupled with counter-poses and the opportunity to explore coming in and out of the asanas. After many of the postures there is ample time spent in relaxation to fully absorb the many benefits to the physical, mental and astral bodies. 4. FINAL RELAXATION/SAVASANA After the exploration of asanas the class will wind down with a full savasana and additional mantra sound healing to leave students in a state of ease and nourished alignment. THE TWELVE FUNDAMENTAL ASANA’S: 1. Sirhasana (Headstand) – Preparation 2. Sarvangasana (Shoulderstand) 3. Halasana (Plough Pose) 4. Matsyasana (Fish Pose) 5. Paschimonthanasana (Forward Bend) 6. Bhujangasana (Cobra Pose) 7. Salabasana (Locust Pose) 8. Dhanurasana (Bow Pose) 9. Ardha Matsyendrasana (Half Spinal Twist) 10. Kakasana (Crow Pose) 11. Pada Hasthasana (Standing Forward Bend) 12. Trikonasana (Triangle Pose) After the introduction and/or further exploration of these primary asanas the class will wind down with a full savasana and additional mantra sound healing to leave students in a state of ease and nourished alignment. Any and all questions are welcomed. No prerequisites Sivananda Yoga are required, just curiosity and the willingness to seek and fully surrender. Hari Om Tat Sat Payment details: $25:00 Please pay to: Yin Yoga Napier 38-9020-0658919-00 Kiwibank Please put your name in as a reference And please book above to confirm place
C urvy Yoga Workshop for Yoga Teachers with Karen Huaki-Feaver Kia ora my name is Karen Huaki-Feaver and I welcome you to join me in the Curvy Yoga Workshop for Yoga teachers. I practice Yoga in a larger body and am a Curvy Yoga certified teacher. If you are looking to enhance your practice and add some teaching tools to your kete, then I’m very excited to lead you in this workshop to create welcoming, inclusive class environments for yogis of every shape and size. Workshop content: Satsang Welcoming space for people of all shapes and sizes – How do we do this as teachers? Empowering students to adapt poses to what suits them and what their body needs. – How do we do this? Sequencing – Mini sequences Practice- Practice using blocks, bolsters, chairs, straps and whatever else a student may need. – Encouraging individual expression of the pose. Yoga Nidra led by Karen to end the workshop. Payment details: $35:00 Please pay to:Karen HF Yoga 02-1248-0148644-001 Cooperative bank Please put your name in as a reference And please book above to confirm place
Curvy Yoga Workshop – Love your body, love your life Have you always wanted to try Yoga and never thought it was for you? Or you are not sure if your body shape or size is right for Yoga? Why not come along to the very first Curvy Yoga Workshop at our studio. My name is Karen Huaki-Feaver and I am Curvy Yoga certified Yoga teacher, come and join me in this body affirming, inclusive workshop and find out how your mind, body and spirit can enjoy Yoga. Workshop content – Opening meditation – Pranayama (breathing) – Yoga practice – we will meet the needs of your body by creatively using blocks, bolsters and chairs to expand your practice – Yoga Nidra Beginners are very welcome; no Yoga experience or flexibility is necessary and there will be no headstands, handstands, legs over the head or splits in this workshop! Payment details: $15:00 Please pay to: Karen HF Yoga 02-1248-0148644-001 Cooperative bank Please put your name in as a reference And please book above to confirm place