Ashtanga and General Hatha Yoga

July 6, 2011

We are dedicated to teaching the art of Ashtanga yoga. Classes are available in traditional Mysore practice and led classes also in complimentary Hatha yoga classes, meditation sessions and more.

We’re based down the delightful Lovegrove Lane, a maverick wee laneway off Grey St in the heart of Hamilton East village. Our yoga centre houses a Massage and Therapies Room and the rustic and charming HEARTH Organic Juice Bar and Grocer.

On this Home page you’ll find updates, announcements and general news.

Beginners may come to most classes, but please make contact first to confirm suitability. The nextAshtanga Beginners course starts here.

If you’d like to book a massage or Osteopathic treatment go directly to this post.

Namaste and welcome.


July 5, 2016

Led Meditation Sessions with elke emerald

30 minute led meditation sessions using a Still Moment breathing technique as an entry point into a range of other meditation techniques.

Using breath, body awareness and visualisation techniques that access the moment by moment peaceful now.

Mondays 6:25 – 6:55pm

Wednesdays 7:15 – 7:45pm

Fridays 8:45 – 9:15am

Carpeted meditation room
Cost: These sessions are included in your membership or in the cost of any other class you have attended in the same week. Please pay a koha if you have not attending yoga classes. Beginners are very welcome.

On a very rare occasion, elke may not be here to lead, you are welcome to enter the meditation space and enjoy your own meditation practice at these times.

*If you are late, please just enter the meditation space silently and join in.
meditation mentor, writing coach, researcher, Reiki Master, author, artist, maker BEd, PhD, Cert Adult Ed, Cert Life Coaching and Mentoring

May 22, 2016

Sun Salute Yoga Centre Opens

All of a sudden … we have a beautiful new studio to move in to. We won’t be in till Wednesday now, but this is how the first week will look:

Wednesday 25th May
*9:45 – 11:15am
* New time for this class

*5:30 – 7:30
Drinks and Nibbles
Everyone invited.

*No evening Hatha or Ashtanga that night.

Thursday 26th and beyond
… classes as normal

It’s that’s simple. We’d love you to pop in and see the new space lit up as before we get rolling with our regular timetable so please consider coming by for a drink after work thisWednesday.


For those of you with Memberships please would you auto extend them by 10 days in lieu of this transition period. Or if you would prefer instead, email me to claim 5 free class vouchers to use/giveaway as you’d like. Email me if you’d like further clarification!


Monday Kids Class will be joined with the Thursday class this week and next. (We won’t be able to run this class until again to June 13th. I’m sorry to say.But try to come to the other kids class if you can on Thursdays, otherwise we’ll see you on the 13th)

Monday 6 June – Queens Birthday. No classes.

Wednesday 9 June – Proposed opening of HEARTHJuice Bar and Grocer.

Saturday 11 June – Proposed afternoon/evening celebration

Monday 13 June – Massage/Treatment Room opens

Friday 17 – 19 June – Kiri Sutherland Workshop

Sunday 19 June – 11am – 1pm Ganesh Puja and shared lunch.

As the weeks unfold final touches will be done here and there, new classes and opportunitiesand news of the Treatment/Massage Room and the Store will slowly reveal themselves.

Can’t wait to see you all enjoy the new space!

Warm regards and thank you for your patience and support.

Katie and the Sun Salute Co.

May 8, 2016

New for Old. Studio Closure.

Our dear studio which we have been in for nearly 5 years will close it’s doors next Saturday 14th May after the morning Mysore class (and after Colette’s pre-schooler dance class that follows). There follows a small gap of no classes for a weekwhile we transition to our new premises right next door. We are delighted to offer you a larger space, more communing space to gather, eat and hang out. There will be shower facilities, a kitchen and also a dedicated meditation room and treatment room.

Please come along to a closing gathering at the current studio:

Saturday 14 May
2:00 – 3:oopm
Closure and speeches
Welcome to new tenants.
Tea and cake.

Studio closed. No classes at Sun Salute:
Sunday 15 -Sunday 22

Please put in your diary a Ganesh Blessing Ceremony at our bright new premises:

Sunday 22 May This date to be revised to a Sunday in June. Please stay tuned.
11:00 – 2:00pm
Live music and singing
Shared lunch.
Unit 2 / 394 Grey Street

Many thanks, love and Namaste

February 11, 2016

Kata to take Yoga with Pelvic floor focus

You can attend Kata Bagyon-Parker’s Yoga for women with a focus on pelvic floor health every Thursday now from 9:15 – 10:30am. Please feel free to come and experience this lower body focused though holistic and enjoyable general yoga class with yoga postures composed of pelvic floor exercises and techniques to balance hormone production.

For more information about what Kata offers please go directly to her website

9:15 – 10:30am
Beginners and experienced practitioners welcome


January 8, 2016

Beginners to Ashtanga Yoga weekend courses 2016

This course is designed to give you an introduction to the practice, to workshop the technical aspects of some of the poses and to learn by heart the first sun salutes and first 3 or 4 standing poses. Come and discover this amazing system of yoga and it’s fundamental elements of Vinyasa flow, Ujaii breathing, Bhanda control, Dristhi (gaze). All these elements practiced together set a powerful stage for meditative movement, steadiness and strength. It’s a beautiful practice.

Includes a short talk on yoga philosophy and history and guidance for understanding how to develop a consistent practice.

The weekend consists of 2 two hour classes plus a third of your choice in the same week:

Saturday 12:30 – 2:30pm
Sunday 10:00- 11:45am

$50 per person

Suitable for absolute beginners and those just starting out in the practice.

Send an email to book into one of the weekends below. The course runs the first weekend of every month (except for June). The following weekends are confirmed:

January 16 – 17
February 6 – 7
March 5 – 6
April 2 – 3
May 7 – 8
July 2 – 3
Aug 6 – 7
Sep 3 – 4
… and more dates to come