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 on 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.

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  |

May 30, 2014

Yoga snippets. Friday 30 May


            There’s a class tonight. 5:30 – 7pm in the talked through style. You are all welcome to come. This is a timetabled class and you can use your membership or concession card to be here, otherwise it is $15/$12. Afterwards there’s a few of us going to have a quick bite to eat at Bananaa Leaf, please feel free to come too.



            Has been postponed to next Saturday - 7th June - due to this weekend being a long one and people may be away a bit. This will be talked through as well (‘led’). We’ll start at 8am and go till about 9:30am. It will be in the Ashtanga style with a longer than normal meditation sit and rest in Savasana at the end. Afterwards there’ll be Fairtrade tea, hot chocolate and coffee and Whittakers chocolate to sample! If you felt like bringing a plate perhaps make it using Fairtrade products? Just an idea.) Please bring a Koha for this class and all proceeds will go toOxfam



            There will be no classes this Monday due to the Queen. Hope you enjoy your day off in every way. …..The studio will be open though for self-practice 7am – 9am.



            There are a few new people at the studio these days and I’d like to extend a warm welcome to you. Its wonderful to have you here.

May 4, 2014

Kids classes recommence May 4

Kids yoga classes at Sun Salute start up with the start of Term 2, tomorrow:

> Mondays 3:40 – 4:30 10 – 13 years Yoga, for meditation, health, fitness and fun (…learning a new language and getting into some crazy positions. We work on the Ashtanga sequence when we can)

> Tuesdays 3:40 – 4:10 Littlies 3 – 6yrs old General Yoga, for all of the above reasons and lots of story telling (from us and them)
This year Victoria West will take this class. Victoria has a very gentle and warm approach and has a love and affinity for Satyananda yoga. She has two young children of her own.

> Thursdays 3:40 – 4:30 7 – 10 years General Yoga (fun and light and a little serious too. This class is going great guns and I am amazed at what the kids can do)

All welcome. Please enquire further if you would like. Or just pop in and see how things go. Attendance can be week to week or you can book in for the whole term.