solid foundations of Hatha
This course is particularly good for Beginners to yoga, those returning to the mat after a break or looking to explore something new.
The course design covers the foundations of Hatha zooming in on asana alignment and breath integration. Exploring the different categories of poses to experience their particular benefits and effects. Working with your breath to uncover & dismantle any unhealthy patterns and embed new, health promoting ones.
Finding inner stillness and connection to soothe the mind & elevate your mood.
All the elements of a complete holistic class are weaved together using the time-less Hatha system.
Discover how asanas can be used as awareness tools - helping to expand your understanding of yourself.
Experience the intimate connection between body and mind and how the breath acts as a bridge between them.
Yoga Nidra - Guided Deep Relaxation & Meditation practice
Concentration - an essential skill to clarity and peace of mind.
Build Confidence, Connect with others & give your body and mind just what it needs.
You will find these classes structured, progressive, inspiring & energising, with the positive effects rippling out into your life.
Feb & March 2024
Week One - 13 Feb
Holistic foundations; alignment in asana & linking with the breath, basic breathing techniques & lengthening the breath. Deep relaxation & stillness.
Week Two - 20 Feb
Holistic foundations: Pawanmuktasana series - for healthy joints & myofascial release.
Week Three - 27 feb
Digestive health series and expanding breath capacity
Week Four - 5 March
Shifting blocked energy series and alternate nostril breathing + relaxation & concentration practices.
Week Five - 12 March
Standing series & spinal health, alternate nostril breathing + relaxation & concentration practices.
Week six - 19 March
Standing series for strength & toning. Breathing practices & meditation
Week seven - 26 march
Backward & Forward bending series for strengthening & releasing blockages. Energising breath techniques & meditation. Bringing it altogether & next steps.
Join a friendly group of locals in this holistic journey to wellness through Yoga.
Om shanti Pragyadhara
Asana to release tension & stress
Improve posture & movement awareness
Breathe with more awareness & self regulate through the breath
Meditation to relax, to discover inner peace & stillness
Home practice guidelines & next steps
Breathing & Meditation
Learn Basic Breathing techniques
Conscious breathing & healthy lungs
Lengthen the breath & learning to control the breath to induce relaxation & manage stress
Are the classes suitable for Beginners?Yes, Pure Yoga offers local and online beginner yoga courses for those new to Yoga. Courses focus on building foundational skills in alignment and conscious breathing. Courses are designed for newcomers over a series of weeks which allows for individual attention and practices that build confidence, flexibility, mobility and strength. These courses will set you up to progress further into the Hatha system and to be able to continue at home if that is your goal. For entry level students the Restorative yoga and Yoga Nidra courses are the best fit.
What is included in the Yoga Classes?Each class is holistic in nature including physical postures (Asana), guided breathing (Pranayama) & Meditation components. Pure Yoga is passionate about supporting people to integrate Yoga into daily life so shares tips and resources to help you build sustainable tools.
Does Pure Yoga offer Teachers Training?Yes, Pure Yoga has been training teachers for the last 10 years in the classical based Hatha, Raja, Mantra, Bhakti Yoga systems, mentoring students and is currently the Program Advisor for Kawai Purapura Yoga School (RYS), 200 Hr & 500 Hr Programs.
Do you run Yoga classes outside of Auckland?Yes, Pure Yoga travels to locations around NZ bringing speciality workshops, masterclasses & yogic lifestyle events to communities, Yoga studios & corporate settings.
What type of meditation do you teach?Pure Yoga is grounded in years of meditation practice and training in the classical forms of meditation that are aimed at building the specific skills of meditation and extending these into everyday life so that transformation occurs in a gradual yet lasting way. The techniques include both dynamic and static forms of meditation that prepare the body and mind for inner work. Specific techniques that help to embody relaxation, stillness, witnessing the mind, utilizing breath and energy include; Yoga Nidra, Body stillness, Steady Gazing (Trataka), Inner silence (Antar Mouna). How to use a mala for meditation and gaining a clear understanding of different energy systems and its influence on mental patterns (Vrittis, Samskaras).
What format does the meditation class take?The classes begin & end with centering in the present moment. Yoga Nidra a deep relaxation practice and one that embeds the essential skills of meditation is used to release tension. A seated meditation practice follows which builds and hones awareness from the gross (body) to more subtle layers of your being (mind, prana & subtle bodies).
What aspects of Meditation are included?The essential skills of meditation are highlighted in these courses, working to build up from simple to more complex. These skills are broken down each week and linked with lifestyle integration. The techniques are the building blocks of these skills and vary from Yoga Nidra to body based meditation. Some techniques include breath & energy as the main focus. More advanced practices work more directly with the mind & psychic bodies.
Where is your studio located?Pure Yoga Home studio is located in Torbay, Long Bay on the North Shore of Auckland. It is a fully equipped studio space next to the ocean with high quality Manduka Yoga Mats, custom hand-made bolsters, blankets & meditation cushions. Pure Yoga strives to source eco friendly, natural based products and support local businesses.
Do you offer one to one yoga guidance?Yes, Pure Yoga has experience working with clients with health challenges, psycho-somatic based imbalances, anxiety, depression, common injuries, beginners through to advanced practitioners. I have trained Yoga teachers since 2009. I combine my vast yogic knowledge and experience plus 20 years of dedicated practice and yogic living to create a session that works for you.