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.


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.

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 available. At extra cost.




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.



 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!

February 1, 2015

Peter Sanson workshop Feb 20 – 22

Run as a daily class in the Mysore style, which means you are worked with individually as you need in a group setting. The class can be very full (up to 30 people working at one time) and that makes for a very vibrant, energizing and hot/sweaty time! Peter’s teaching style comes direct from Mysore India and he offers a very authentic yoga class. His personality is very warm and engaging, Kiwi style, and he’s a great teacher.
As an international teacher his fee of $30 per class is very reasonable. So, there are 3 classes over the weekend: Friday starts from 5:30, Saturday and Sunday with starts from 8/8:30. He gives a talk at some point in the weekend which is well worth sitting in on (some time midday on the Sat or Sun). In it he generally talks about the fundamental aspects of the practice and how to approach a daily practice and answers questions.
If you’d like to book in, send me an email and I will send out an email with start times the week of the workshop. Any level of Ashtanga practitioner is welcome and you often get very advanced and complete beginners working alongside one another.

January 21, 2015

Two Public Holidays coming up. No classes

Hi everyone – lovely to see people back in class. While most classes are running as usual now please note that there will be no classes on the following public holidays:

Monday 26 Jan – Auckland anniversary day

Friday 6 Feb – Waitangi Day