Ashtanga and General Hatha Yoga

August 23, 2016

Gong Bath Concert

We are delighted to offer A Sonic Symphony of Sound givenby yoga teacher and Sound Healer, Maureen McKain.

On Sunday 11 September approximately one hour at 4pm. $20. Please book and pay by emailing or phoning Katie on 021 1207 131



The listener is taken on a journey immersed in the sustained waves of sound tones & harmonics of the Symphonic Gong,Himalayan Healing Bowls, Tibetan Singing Bowls, Pipe Dreams, Sansula, Rain Sticks, Drums & new from India, the Swarsangam.

The sacred sounds restore, rejuvinate & nourish all systems of the body inducing deep relaxation & an expanded sense ofawareness.

The Gong is the ultimate sound healing tool as it has the broadest range of tones of any instrument when played sensitively,this vast range of sound bathes the human form & retunes us on every level-physical, mental, emotional & spiritual- thus bringing us back into harmony.

Some people just have a very peaceful experience & feel re-energised & re-charged. Others go more deeply & may have visionsof past life experiences. Some people have profound healing experiences. Others are so relaxed they drift off to sleep or to other dimensions.

Maureen McKain Sound Healer/Yoga Tutor has trained with Don Conreaux Grand Gong Master of the World from New York.

maureen gong

August 14, 2016

Meditation Workshops

Once a month indulge in a meditation workshop to give you further techniques to use in daily life.

Sunday Aug 21: Balm for the busy mind: quieting your busy mindwith meditation

Sunday Sept 18: Chakra meditation. Centre and align your energy toachieve clarity and focus

Sunday Oct 16: Playing with stress and anxiety. Meditation toovercome stress and anxiety

Sunday Nov 20: Self awareness, compassion, kindness

Sunday Dec 11: Being open to joy


$40 (cash or eftpos) Please pay directly to Elke

Using Still Moment breathing as a foundation, we willexplore standing, sitting, prone and moving meditations.All meditators welcome beginners to expert.

email elke to secure your place:


Elke Emerald
meditation mentor, writing coach, researcher, ReikiMaster, author, artist, maker.
BEd, PhD, Cert Adult Ed, Cert Life Coaching andMentoring


July 5, 2016

Led Meditation Sessions with elke emerald

30 minute led meditation sessions using a Still Moment breathing technique as an entry point into a range of other meditation techniques.

Using breath, body awareness and visualisation techniques that access the moment by moment peaceful now.

Tuesdays 4:30 – 5:00pm
Wednesdays 5:00 – 5:20pm
Fridays 8:45 – 9:10am

Carpeted meditation room
Cost: These sessions are included in your membership or in the cost of any other class you have attended in the same week. Please pay a koha if you have not attending yoga classes. Beginners are very welcome.

On a very rare occasion, elke may not be here to lead, you are welcome to enter the meditation space and enjoy your own meditation practice at these times.

*If you are late, please just enter the meditation space silently and join in.
meditation mentor, writing coach, researcher, Reiki Master, author, artist, maker BEd, PhD, Cert Adult Ed, Cert Life Coaching and Mentoring

May 22, 2016

Sun Salute Yoga Centre Opens

All of a sudden … we have a beautiful new studio to move in to. We won’t be in till Wednesday now, but this is how the first week will look:

Wednesday 25th May
*9:45 – 11:15am
* New time for this class

*5:30 – 7:30
Drinks and Nibbles
Everyone invited.

*No evening Hatha or Ashtanga that night.

Thursday 26th and beyond
… classes as normal

It’s that’s simple. We’d love you to pop in and see the new space lit up as before we get rolling with our regular timetable so please consider coming by for a drink after work thisWednesday.


For those of you with Memberships please would you auto extend them by 10 days in lieu of this transition period. Or if you would prefer instead, email me to claim 5 free class vouchers to use/giveaway as you’d like. Email me if you’d like further clarification!


Monday Kids Class will be joined with the Thursday class this week and next. (We won’t be able to run this class until again to June 13th. I’m sorry to say.But try to come to the other kids class if you can on Thursdays, otherwise we’ll see you on the 13th)

Monday 6 June – Queens Birthday. No classes.

Wednesday 9 June – Proposed opening of HEARTHJuice Bar and Grocer.

Saturday 11 June – Proposed afternoon/evening celebration

Monday 13 June – Massage/Treatment Room opens

Friday 17 – 19 June – Kiri Sutherland Workshop

Sunday 19 June – 11am – 1pm Ganesh Puja and shared lunch.

As the weeks unfold final touches will be done here and there, new classes and opportunitiesand news of the Treatment/Massage Room and the Store will slowly reveal themselves.

Can’t wait to see you all enjoy the new space!

Warm regards and thank you for your patience and support.

Katie and the Sun Salute Co.

May 8, 2016

New for Old. Studio Closure.

Our dear studio which we have been in for nearly 5 years will close it’s doors next Saturday 14th May after the morning Mysore class (and after Colette’s pre-schooler dance class that follows). There follows a small gap of no classes for a weekwhile we transition to our new premises right next door. We are delighted to offer you a larger space, more communing space to gather, eat and hang out. There will be shower facilities, a kitchen and also a dedicated meditation room and treatment room.

Please come along to a closing gathering at the current studio:

Saturday 14 May
2:00 – 3:oopm
Closure and speeches
Welcome to new tenants.
Tea and cake.

Studio closed. No classes at Sun Salute:
Sunday 15 -Sunday 22

Please put in your diary a Ganesh Blessing Ceremony at our bright new premises:

Sunday 22 May This date to be revised to a Sunday in June. Please stay tuned.
11:00 – 2:00pm
Live music and singing
Shared lunch.
Unit 2 / 394 Grey Street

Many thanks, love and Namaste