Retreats & Workshops

What you need to know about Meditation?

15 April, Wednesday

730pm NZT

Via Zoom Livestream

We know that from many studies and research that there are many mental health benefits from a regular practice - from reducing stress, finding calm, sleeping better to strengthening relationships. Yet not more of us are meditating… 

 

  • Perhaps you are keen to start but don’t know how to?

  • Perhaps you tried it once or twice and gave up because you were sure you were not doing it right.

  • Perhaps you have been meditating for a while now and want to deepen your practice.

Beginners Yoga & Mindfulness Level 1

6th April Mondays

730pm (75mins)

Sherwood Yoga Studio

Queenstown

Kickstart or deepen your yoga practice with Elina through a series of mindful practices incorporating pranayama (breath), asana (postures) and mindfulness.

Beginners Mindfulness & Yoga Course Level 2

31 March Tues

730pm (120mins)

Sherwood Yoga Studio

Queenstown

Are you looking to deepen your practice or cultivate a regular yoga and mindfulness practice? Are you struggling to get to a scheduled class and would like to practice more at home? Click below to learn more.

Introduction to Gentle Yoga for Seniors

19 February Weds

1045am (60mins)

Nadi Yoga Studio

Remarkables Park Queenstown

This course is designed for seniors who are new to yoga and would like to improve their physical and mental well being. The pace is gentle and use props like walls and chairs to support their practice. With a focus on mindfulness meditations and breathing techniques, this course is suitable for all levels and abilities.

A Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness:

Learn the basics of Mindfulness and how to incorporate into your daily life.

23rd November SAT

1 - 4pm

Central Yoga Studio

Cromwell

 In this 3 hour workshop, we will learn the principles of mindfulness and how to incorporate into our daily lives. We will also cover the formal and informal practices of mindfulness. This fun and interactive workshop will also include mindfulness exercises and meditation techniques. No prior experience is required and we will sit on chairs

 
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Mindful Yoga Foundations

6-week series 

Starts 10 September, Mondays, 630pm

Are you looking to enhance your overall health & wellbeing, worry less, improve your focus and move your body more?

 

Kickstart or deepen your yoga practice with Elina through a series of mindful practices incorporating pranayama (breath), asana (postures) and dharana (mindfulness).

 

  • Learn simple and effective breath techniques to calm the mind and activate the parasympathetic nervous system, or the "rest and digest" mechanisms of the body

  • Practice foundational asanas (postures) to develop the habit of discipline, the ability to concentrate and function effectively in your daily lives.

  • Understand how to move the body in a safe manner to benefit the muscles, joints and the blood circulatory system.

  • Develop and practice mindfulness, which helps to decrease cortisol, strengthens the immune system and increases physical and psychological well-being.


 

This course is for you if you are looking to attain overall health through the harmonising of the physical body, mind and emotions.

Ladies' Yoga & Day Spa

 

A mindfully designed day of self care for all you beautiful and deserving women. Bring your daughters, mothers or girlfriends for a day of yoga, massages, spa and delicious nourishing food.

Your day will include 2 yoga sessions, herbal tea all day, use of the SPA facilities and a 2 course (Burmese cuisine inspired) lunch with a view . A special massage rate is also available to you to further loosen the tights spots. Only 8 massage spots are available, first come first served.

9am: Gentle detox yoga flow
1030am: Spa and/or massage sessions 
1pm: Light Lunch at Bodhi Tree (2 course - gluten and dairy free. Vegetarian option available)
2pm: Mindfulness & restorative yoga 

Headstands, “Sirsasana” in sanskrit is commonly known as the King of the asanas. It revitalizes the entire body and stimulates the mind.

This fun and relaxed headstand workshop is designed for students who already has a regular yoga practice and provides a safe environment to learn with confidence how to practice headstands that is most suitable for each individual.

 

Elina will cover the following:

-Benefits of inversions
-A gentle warm up sequence
-Preparation for headstand
-Detailed technique
-Common faults
-Art of falling
-Variations

Free yourself from the fear of being upside down and gain all the benefits of inverting the body!

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