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.


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

January 6, 2015

The Sunday Sessions

The Sunday Sessions
5 week block of theme dedicated classes
12 – 1:30pm Sundays
Various and guest teachers.

Each block of classes will address different themes and things, be it body parts, positions, energy centres, mindfulness, mantras and ways of thinking.

1st up starting on Sunday 11 January: Mandy Shaver 11 Jan – 8 Feb Vinyasa Flow: Hips


March 15  - April 19 (missing a week for Easter Sunday)

Kata Bagyon-Parker
Health Dance: pelvic floor

You can come to one, two or all of these sessions. Feel free to use your concession card or membership as you would normally (regular prices apply).

January 4, 2015

Welcome Back 2015

A warm welcome to new members of Sun Salute and welcome back friends, already regular to the lane way. This year there are plans a foot for 4 new classes: a regular Friday night class, a led Saturday mid morning class, possible Sunday practice and a regular led Tuesday class – though this time at 6am in the morning! Early morning yoga practice, coming at you.

A few new elements to the studio space too, new yoga mats, more storage, a door to the bathroom (!) and a funky new facade to the front of our brown concrete brick building, with an awning. These things you’ll either notice now or see over the coming weeks.

Those keen Ashtanga practitioners, make free in your diary, Peter Sanson’s visit to the studio for a weekend of classes: 20 – 22 February. Send us an email if you’d like to secure your space.

Please take a good look at the Timetable page to see when each class starts back. Peter is away until the 17th January practicing with Peter Sanson, Dee is on board as of next week and Mandy and I will get some of the Hatha classes going as of this week (7th Jan). Victoria will start up her two classes in February. I look forward to seeing you soon.

May your new year flow on with light and purpose. The very best to you all.




November 21, 2014

Intro to Ashtanga Courses 2015

Ashtanga yoga involves a steady and persistent breath known as Ujaii and a foundational set of flowing sequences called the Sun Salutations. Book into a 4 day Introductory course and come and experience this amazing form of yoga for yourself.

Introductory Course – 4 day intensive. $60 / $50 student
Saturday to Tuesday:

Saturday 12:30am – 1:15pm – Introduction to the practice and the ‘Ujaii breath’ and Sun Salutes A and B

Sunday 10:00 – 12:00pm –  Further work on the practice, looking at the standing poses. Guided meditation and rest.

Monday 6:00 – 7pm– Be a part of the regular Mysore class, assisted by your course teacher.

Tuesday 6:00 – 7:30pm - Be a part of the regular Mysore class, followed by a short talk on yoga philosophy and Qu and An about yoga and the studio.

Choose from one of the weeks listed below:

January 17 – 20
January 31 – February 3
February 28 – March 3
April 18 – 21
May 22 – 26
…more dates to come