community meditation monthly event
2024 Monthly Dates: Saturday evenings: 16 March, 13 April, 11 May, 8 June, 13 July, 24 Aug & 14 Dec
6.30 pm - 8 pm
Pure Yoga Home Studio, Torbay
$25 Entry, Prepaid, Chai & treats afterwards
Welcome to our community heart space.
Once a month we gather in person as a community with the shared intention to focus our energies and unite as one voice to create a positive sound healing field within ourselves, our Whanau & the wider community.
This mantra (Maha Mrityunjaya) holds the power to shift physical & mental states and strengthen positivity. Chanted through the ages it still holds its potency for us today. This is chanted 108 times followed by uplifting kirtan - collective singing of mantras.
Maha Mrityunjaya Mantra Lyrics in Sanskrit and English.
ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम् |
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्मृत्योर्मुक्षीय माऽमृतात् ||
Aum Tryambakam yajaamahe sugandhim pushtivardhanam |
Urvaarukamiva bandhanaan-mrityormuksheeya maamritaat ||
Chanting & singing mantras through kirtan connects us to a sense of that which exists beyond the grip of the senses and ever changing states of the mind. It's not necessary to be a good singer or to try to understand the mantras at an intellectual level. The best experience can be had by just being open and receptive to the waves generated by the mantras. Immerse in a positive wave and let go of unnecessary concerns.
Saturdays: 3 Feb, 16 March & 13 April, 11 May, 8 June, 13 July, 24 Aug, 14 Dec (Pure Yoga travels to India between Oct - Dec)
Opening & Closing Shanti Path
Names of the divine within
Call & Response Singing of Mantras
Let go of the mind & connect with the heart space
Experience the healing effects of chanting & singing
Try something new
Community Based Meditation
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.
What CLIENTS Say
I have been a student of yoga & meditation for many, many years and a teacher now for the last 7 years. I've been blessed with the most amazing teachers from various traditions who have each given me special gifts. I was so lucky to begin my 500 hour teaching journey with Pragyadhara this January in a restorative yoga, breathing and yoga nidra course at Kawai Purapura. This and the proceeding study have provided the gateway to the most phenomenal shift in my personal practice and teaching.
Pragyadhara embodies yoga for me. A font of traditional wisdom imparted with deep humility and expertise.
I am grateful for the opportunity I had in working with Pragyadhara. I will be back for more. You should too.