5 Weekend Yoga Workshops in Bay of Plenty during August & September


Yoga Immersion with Pragyadhara Yogini

12 August
Tauranga Yoga Centre

A 6 hour Yoga Immersion with Pragyadhara Yogini. The transformation through personal evolution is one of the most rewarding aspects of a consistent yoga practice, however, to maintain growth requires steady perseverance and from time to time an infusion of inspiration, expert guidance and space to explore further.

Workshop outline:
Opening Mantras -setting intention, holding space.
Asana – deepen practice through inner reference points and mantras
Breathing techniques – different forms and their effects
Pranayama – Integration in asana/postures and as a stand-alone practice
Meditation – Anchor in the body, mechanics of sitting, how to observe the mind, yoga psychology and philosophy.
Yoga Nidra – access more energy, less stress.
Infuse your days with more yoga. Learn to tap into states of awareness at various moments in your life. Gain take home practices. 

Yoga is a constant study of the Self and requires us to be forever students. Yoga asks us to ‘see’ our reality clearly and be willing to do the work to heal and better ourselves.
Tickets: pragyadhara@gmail.com



Epic Yoga 2.0
19 August
Hamurana Springs Reserve
Western Bay of Plenty

Come and join Zeenya for an awesome ​adventure where we hike together to an epic location, then stop, drop and yoga​ making the most of the beautiful spot.​ ​

Yogi’s of all (or no) ability are welcome. The class focus will be moving together and enjoying the great outdoors. The class will be given by Real You‘s Nix McCheyne.

Meet: Hamurana Springs Carpark – next to Hamurana Golf Course (Lake Rotorua)
Time: 10am meet to walk through the bush, around the Springs to our epic location.
Cost: $30 per person. Price includes the Yoga Class, Exclusive Zeenya Headband and other goodies
Bring: Warm, movement appropriate clothing, yoga mat, drink bottle and walking shoes

We are really positive for one of those stunning winter days we get here in NZ, but a wet weather option will be advised.

Tickets: To register fill out the form here: https://goo.gl/forms/K0GizeQ2ntJXjWTp2


A Weekend of Workshops with Nikki Ralston

1 – 2 September
House of Yoga
Mt Maunganui

Nikki Ralston is the owner of Urban Ashram in Auckland, featured teacher at Wanderlust festival NZ/Aus, she is the yoga teacher to the NZ Warriors, an Ecostore ambassador, mother and wellness powerhouse.

Nikki is a natural teacher who has been working with the human body for the last 18 years, her passion for yoga and understanding the human body and mind shines through and is infectious to others.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 1ST, 6pm – 8.30pm
The Ralston Method Signature Flow
Seamlessly integrating The Ralston Method signature Strong, Centred and Inverted elements into a moving meditation deeply connecting to the rhythm of our breath to ride us through strong standing postures, arm balances, inversions, backbends, twists before we melt into delicious seated folds. A strong yet enjoyable flow to get you out of the head, fully embodied and present to the moment. Come with an open heart and ready to learn.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 2nd, 11.30am – 2pm
Break Through Your Hippy Myths
There is not one body exactly like yours on this planet, you are one of a kind baby. Together lets explore the myths you may be holding around the commonly misunderstood hip area. This strong, slow and steady practice will hone your awareness into your unique hip sockets and help to balance strength and flexibility so that you can expand into full possibility.

SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 2nd, 3pm – 5.30pm
Free Your Heart & Let Life Flow
The backbend communicates one of the deepest, most beautiful expressions of an open heart and mind within the yoga practice. Backbends are a paradox of constant oscillation and steady harmony. Because of their complexity, they can easily be misunderstood and poorly executed. In this workshop, we will discover how to achieve health and longevity for the spine through extension versus compression. Practicing basic backbends like upward facing dog and upward facing bow directs our pathway toward more advanced backbends like handstand/forearm balance, scorpion, and hollowback. Expect to open and strengthen your upper back, shoulders, side body, and thoracic and lumbar spine.

Tickets: Click here

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little YOGA festival
15 – 17 September
May Street Reserve
home to Yoga Collective
Mt Maunganui

80+ workshops, inspiring speakers, live music, food trucks in a Community Garden just a beach access away from Mt Maunganui’s main surf beach, and one path back from Mount Main Street’s bustling village.

YogaRhythms, Aerial, Acro, SUP, Vinyasa, Flow, Ashtanga, Kundalini, Naam, Laughter Yoga, Hot, Restorative, Yin, Sound Yoga, Kids, Family Yoga, Chakra Yoga you name it we’ve got it.

Teachers from here, there and everywhere giving workshops to warm-hearted people, young and not so, from around the world.

little YOGA festival is a weekend of wellness, arts & cultural workshops, speakers, music and food. Bring your family and get ready to be filled up with joy, relaxation, wonder and nourishment.

Tickets: www.littleyogafestival.com/tickets 


Weekend Workshops with Peter Sanson 
22 – 23 September
Mount Ashtanga Yoga
Mt Maunganui

3 Mysore-style classes and a Q&A sessions about the practice.

Peter Sanson teaches traditional Ashtanga Yoga, as taught to him over a twenty-one year course of study under late Yoga Guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois (1915 – 2009)
With Guruji’s blessing, Peter holds Advanced B teaching certification issued by the Ashtanga Yoga Research Institute, Mysore.

Peter has been teaching the first four series of Ashtanga Yoga for over 20 years.
Classes and workshops are traditional ‘Mysore style’ – as taught by Pattabhi Jois and as it continues to be transmitted by Jois’ Grandson R. Sharath Jois, and Daughter Saraswathi Jois in Mysore, South India.

All students from absolute beginners to advanced practitioners welcome.

Tickets: http://www.petersanson.co.nz/workshops/#peter-sanson-workshops

May the end of your Winter and the beginning of your Spring be filled with warm wishes.

Written by Emily wild wild & grace

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