Ashtanga and General Hatha Yoga

March 29, 2022
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Give-a-Little page for Sun Salute

Kia ora tatoa,

I have been humbled by the intent of one of our members here, Leslie Hodges, to financially help our studio into vibrant health.

Leslie has put together a give-a-little page for us. Please take a look and if you feel you could contribute a small amount, that would be amazing. Little bits help.

Ngā mihi nui,

March 1, 2022
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Support Sun Salute

Kia ora tatoa,

It’s been awesome having at least 45 new people turn up recently on the ‘one week free yoga pass’. And while it doesn’t bring any dollars in the door straight away, I know that some of them will get bitten by the bug, love the yoga mahi and perhaps sign up as members and keep the place humming.

PS: the next ‘one week free pass’ happens in April.

So, now, I’d like to offer you a new gem available for this week only – you can purchase a 6 month membership for $550 (normally $685)! This deal ends on Sunday March 6th.

Why would you do this? 

  1. To make a commitment to yourself in the name of your mental, physical and spiritual health. 
  2. To ensure that the teachers you love keep giving you great yoga classes and that the place you love keeps coming up with awesome yoga opportunities and ideas around health, culture, community and creativity. 
  3. And, you can ‘bank it’, for up to 3 months (to start no later than June, when this covid cloud may have eased or when your present membership perhaps finishes)

There are currently 17 yoga classes on the timetable per week: every morning at around 9/9:30am and 8 in the evening and a couple during the weekend. Plus 3 x 1/2 hour (free) pranayama and meditation sessions via zoom and 5 x self-practice options at 6am in the morning.

Apparently things change quite a bit when you do 3, 4 or even 5 yoga classes per week. And you may do this with an unlimited full membership such as your 6 month. If you can carve out the time of course. You could even come 7 days a week. Some weeks are like that, they’re more spacious than others.  

You can zoom into almost every class. (So if you do find yourself recovering and resting at home … you can still turn up for a luxurious 9:45am Yin on a Sunday). Or, on a more cheery note, if you were, let’s say, at a cool little bach on Foxton Beach for the week, you could hot-spot off your phone and zoom into class 🙂

Namaste all. Many, many thanks for your continuous involvement, interest and love thus far. Stay safe and well.

From the Sun Salute lounge room, ma te wa.

February 3, 2022
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We are offering a one week free pass at the moment during the month of February. Use this code: ANEWSTART22 in the discount field for the 7 day unlimited week pass and it will zap the $40 amount to zero!
There is a limit of one per student. Offer ends 28 Feb. 

All welcome … please don’t hesitate to arrange a 15 minute free catch-up to talk about what yoga classes will be best for you or your family. Text Katie: 0211207131

December 22, 2021
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Meri kirihimete & happy new year

Kia ora tatoa,

I wanted to reassure you with news of what yoga class when/where and how we start back in the new year/what’s new etc! And to say, Merry Christmas!

There are 3 x meditation + pranayama and positive visualisation sessions next week. These have been happening every week for the past month or so and feel absolutely wonderful to do, we all seem to get a lot from them. Simple though powerful techniques to exercise the respiratory system and gentle easy to follow meditations to settle. All are welcome, they are via zoom and just 30 minutes long. These sessions will continue into 2022.

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday – next week.
Meditation with Katie
7:00 – 7:30am
(zoom only) 
free of charge.


Sunday 2 January YIN with Kata
9:45 – 11:15am
(in-studio and zoom)
Sunday 9 JanuaryYIN with Jerrica
9:45 – 11:15am
(in-studio and zoom)

Then … the regular timetable will start (slowly) from Wednesday 12 January.

And as always, please check the timetable to book and to see any updates and notices. 

Self-Practice options:
 Most mornings from 6:30am and evenings from 5pm, from here on till we commence again, there will be people practicing their Ashtanga (or other quiet/focussed practice) sequence in the main practice room. If you would like to join in please text me: 0211207131 to get in the loop. Sessions are $5 or free as a part of your membership.

You may still purchase a Gift Voucher as a Christmas present (I can send you a PDF). These will also be available in the new year.

I’d like to finish by offering thanks to all our wonderful teachers (Sabine, Dee, Victoria, Kasha, Jerrica, Kata, Helen, Marisol, Holly, Tina, Karyn) and to our volunteers and members who are integral part of the studio and yoga community. Particular thanks to Justine Thomas for her excellent 2.I.C capabilities and her beautiful way with connecting people and organising get-togethers. Our elegant Nonagenarian (kupu hou) Maureen Mclean, for her inspirational yoga, floral arrangements and help whenever needed. To Mei-Li for her skills and awhi in our Mums n Bubs class. To our cleaners, Sarah and Larissa, thank you. To Tina for offering free-of-charge study sessions on the Yoga Sutras with so much enthusiasm. 

To you all, thank you … through a tough year, through thick and thin, we have all come through together. I look forward to facilitating more yoga experiences and opportunities for wellness through movement, healing, food and community in the new year. 

May you be happy, may you be well.  

Arohanui e te whanau,