Ashtanga and General Hatha Yoga

July 6, 2011

Namaste and welcome to Sun Salute

We are dedicated to teaching the art of Ashtanga yoga. Classes are available in traditional Mysore practice and also complimentary Led classes, Hatha yoga classes, meditation sessions and more. We’re based at 3/394 Grey St in the heart of Hamilton East village.

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

Beginners may come to most classes, but please ring, email or text message first to confirm suitability. You don’t need to do a course to start Ashtanga classes but if you would like to, the next Ashtanga Beginners course starts here.


July 26, 2015

Vicki Winn – Saturday Talk. Reiki and Healing

Master reiki practitioner, Vicki Winn, is giving a free workshop at Sun Salute Yoga on how we can use techniques that have been around for thousands of years to create healing in our own lives – physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing.

Vicki is also a First Light flower essence practitioner, (similar to Bach flower remedies but using NZ native plants), uses spiritual dowsing techniques, crystals and also works closely with angels and Arch Angels to help clients move into a balanced and calm place where healing can occur.

Sun Salute Yoga Studio
Saturday 1 August

2.00 – 3.30 pm
Cuppa tea provided
Free of charge

021 163 8850

July 10, 2015

Women’s Circle – Pregnancy Yoga

An empowering space to support and celebrate
natural pregnancy and motherhood.

Conducted as an holistic pre-natal class, we are offering mums-to-be time and space to connect to themselves, their babies and to each other, to nourish body, mind and soul and to learn practical advice for pre and post-natal care.

These workshops are conducted by both Kata Bagyon-Parker and Victoria West, teachers here at Sun Salute who also have their own practices and clients. Both women are experienced in working with pregnancy yoga and have children of their own. They are delighted to bring you these workshops and have created a beautiful programme for you of movement, meditation and interesting topics. Victoria writes:

“As women we have the privilege to carry and birth our future generation. Let us fully nurture ourselves and our babies-to-be, so that we may give birth to our brightest future!”

The workshop runs over almost 3 hours and incorporates the following:

Antenatal Yoga
a gentle, mindful way to strengthen
the body and prepare for birth

Health Dance
a joyful technique for pelvic floor fitness
and hormonal balance

Health professionals
Tea will be served followed by a guest speaker
on topics such as, Gentle Birth, Hypno-birthing,
Homeopathy, Osteopathy, Massage, Nutritional advice and more.

Selected Sundays (see below)
10:30am – 1:15pm
Please ring or send an email to book in. Bookings are essential

> 26 July – with speaker Caterina of Koru Self Development on Hyno-birthing

> 13 Sept.

> 01 Nov.

> 29 Nov.

Upcoming speakers: Dianne Warren; Homeopath Dynamics Homeopathic Clinic, Sheena; Nutritionist Fit 4 Consumption, The Osteopath Clinic, La Leche League and more. Speakers dates to be confirmed.

Please bring a cushion with you and wear comfortable clothing. No prior yoga experience is necessary.

Women at any stage of pregnancy are welcome to attend. We invite you to enquire further and hope you enjoy all that these wonderful workshops have to offer.




June 25, 2015

Does Your Daily Life Reflect Your Core Values?

We’re delighted to bring to you the following afternoon workshop given by yoga practitioner Rosie Bentley.

Life Coach and Group Facilitator Rosie Bentley will be giving a free workshop to explore a theme for positive living this weekend at our studio. Everyone is welcome. If you are curious, come along. If possible contact Rosie first that you might come.

Does Your Daily Life Reflect Your Core Values?

When we make affirming choices aligned
to our main values, our lives tend to flow
more peacefully and purposefully

Sun Salute Yoga Studio
Saturday 27 June
2:00 – 3:30pm
Cuppa tea provided

Free of charge


021 253 6693

824 1880

April 24, 2015

One Day At A Time Retreats

Seven sacred days  filled with yoga,
mini workshops and nutritious food

Presenting seven one-day yoga retreats on a Saturday over the course of a year, in which to step out of daily busyness. Each one day retreat starts and ends with a yoga practice. The focal point is a group workshop experience in which to explore a particular theme. There will be time to discuss and explore findings and time to rest and enjoy some silent time completely to yourself. We’ll also come together to enjoy each others company over lovingly prepared vegetarian food.

Please send an email or phone us if you would like to book in.

To paraphrase author and contemporary spirituality teacher Carolyn Myss, the ask of the modern person seeking connection to their Spirit is akin to becoming a mystic without a monastery. We are tasked with growing and
nurturing our Spirit while engaged in increasingly busy secular lives.


Cost: $120/one day retreat. All inclusive*
Included: all yoga sessions, workshops, 2 vegetarian meals plus teas/coffees
8am – 4pm
15 pp max.
Location: private residence, rural Rototuna

* some retreats will have a massage therapist. At extra cost.

Timetable RETREAT No. 2
Saturday July 25

8:00 – 9:30am     Yoga practice
9:30 – 10:30am    Brunch
10:30 – 11:30am    Workshop with Meditation
11:30am – 12:30pm  Shared experience/Q n A
12:30 – 1:30pm  Late Lunch / Massages
1:30 – 3:30pm  Massages / Silent time  / Rest
3:30 – 4:15pm   Yoga practice and days end.



June 13 2015   – * Fully booked

Retreat 1. Understanding Ourselves Through Our Archetypes.
A mini workshop exploring our own personal archetypes
and the role they have in shaping the decisions we make in our lives.
Using the symbolism of archetypes you will learn how understanding
these patterns can shine a light on your own personal Sacred Contract.



July 25

Retreat 2. Meditation For Personal And Spiritual Growth
Through creating an internal sanctuary and reconnecting
with your internal guidance system you will in this workshop,
be setting up a pathway for easy access to your intuitive self.
This pathway will allow you to enter easily into a meditative
space for your mental, emotional and spiritual growth.

** Please send an email or phone us if you would like to book in.


 Aug 29

Retreat 3. Ancestral DNA And Its Impact On Our Lives

This mini workshop will be look at the role our ancestors
choices made that are impacting on our behaviour and
at how we can free ourselves from this impact.



>> Weekend Retreat:

Thursday 8 – Sunday 11 October 2015

Chakra Life

Our annual three day retreat. Situated at Waitetuna Retreat Centre. 


 Dec 5

Retreat 4. Setting Goals For Change

This technique is a gift from the world of Kinesiology.
So deeply does your new goal enter into your system
and impact your life using this system that choosing exactly
the right words for your goal is crucial. This workshop
will teach you this life changing skill.



Feb 27 2016

Retreat 5. Dissolving Reactivity

In this workshop we will be examining the patterns of
reactivity we fall into and learning a beautifully simple
technique that allows us to break these patterns.



Mar 19 2016

Retreat 6. Nourishing And Balancing The Endocrine System

So many of our persistent ailments arise as a result of this
system being assaulted by stress, additives in our food and
beverages, medication and not least, by our thoughts and our feelings.
The endocrine system is a highly responsive feedback mechanism
and it is important we learn to listen to that feedback.
In this workshop we will be learning a technique from the Reiki world
in order to work energetically with the endocrine system in order to
bring it back into balance.



April 30

Retreat 7. Physical Healing And The Meridians

This workshop will be teaching you how to access powerful points
on the body in order to facilitate physical healing.
They are very easy to use and a fantastic skill
you can share with your family and friends.



March 6, 2015

New teacher Kata Bagyon-Parker. Mandy Shaver moving on.

Hi everyone.

I’m pleased to announce we have a new teacher at the studio, Kata Bagyon-Parker. Kata will be taking teaching the 7:15pm Hatha class on Thursdays. She will also be giving the next Sunday Sessions 5 week block. Her theme is: Health Dance. You can read more about this interesting and great sounding course on this post on our website or go to her own website for more information.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Mandy Shaver very much for her contribution to Sun Salute yoga. We have lost Mandy to Auckland. Kia Kaha Hamilton. Mandy assures me she will come and visit when she is in the Waikato. We wish Mandy all the very best!