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 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 classes but if you would like to, the next Ashtanga Beginners course starts here.

We look forward to hearing from you.

September 27, 2014

Your Body Speaks Your Mind – Workshop

Natural Therapist and yoga practitioner Janine Gaddie is embarking on a New Zealand workshop tour and we are pleased to be hosting her this October.

Presenting an evening workshop designed to explore how the mind and body are not separate but rather a unified network of intelligence. We’ll explore the science of emotions and what happens to thoughts and feelings in the body. Bringing to light how pain, posture, tension and the structure of individual body parts can explain why you are in the shape you are in – physically and emotionally. We will connect intimately with our emotional anatomy as an integral part of yoga, healing and expression.

Wednesday October 22 2014
6:00 – 9:00pm
Cost $40 ($35 early bird price paid by October 7th)
Book a place by emailing

You can check out Janine’s site:


August 24, 2014

Kiri Sutherland September workshop



We love hosting Kiri. We’re happy to announce she’s coming again to our Waikato banks the last weekend of September before she heads off to India. Details as follows. Book in now by sending an email.

> Friday 26 Sep_ 5.30-7pm
Led ashtanga class

> Saturday 27 Sep_ 9am
Mysore-style ashtanga

> Saturday_ 12.30-2.30pm
-backbending exploration
-finding comfort and ease within challenge

> Sunday 28_ Sep 9am
Mysore-style ashtanga

$25 per class or all 4 for $90 (prepaid by 18 Sept)


August 21, 2014

Sri BKS Iyengar 1918 – 2014

Today we honour the passing, on August 20th, of one of the giants of modern yoga Sri BKS Iyengar. He was a great man and a brilliant proponent of yoga who will be sorely missed throughout the yoga world. His style of yoga has informed millions of practitioners around the world.

Sri Iyengar was a life time friend and colleague to our late and dear Guruji Sri K Patabois Jois 2015 – 2009

Iyengar was known for his precision and skill in achieving exactness with poses (and famous for introducing props in the studio room). He was also a hugely prolific author of books bringing a vibrant intellect to life. Light on Yoga remains one of the more/most respected books in the world of yoga.

“When I practice, I am a philosopher, when I teach I am a scientist, when I demonstrate I am an artist” BKS Iyengar.

July 27, 2014

Four Elements Voice with Sylvia Rands

***POSTPONED> due to illness. Please check in for rescheduling November.

We are delighted to host a workshop on voice  given by vocal coach and actor Sylvia Rands from Auckland. Working with the voice for over 30 years Sylvia has developed a vocal system that stimulates and awakens the creative centre and authentic communication.

…This workshop will introduce the key principles of vocal practice: Breath, tone, vocal range, the function of the ear, an introduction to healing frequencies and the potential for their use and application in our daily lives.

Four Elements Voice runs as a workshop over one weekend in August:

Saturday 30 and Sunday 31  | 10am – 5pm | $220 (early bird price $195. Paid by Aug 1st)

If you are interested in hearing more or in booking a place please email or ring Merryn:

027 273 8126  |