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Restorative Yoga Nidra Auckland

Restorative & Yoga nidra

Tuesday Evenings, 11 June - 30 July - 8 Wk Course

6.15 - 7.30 pm

Pure Yoga Home Studio, Torbay

8 Wk Course block $185 pre paid.

Casual spots, $25 (if spaces available)


restorative & Yoga Nidra

Everyone can benefit from slowing down and tuning into bodily sensations and the power of one's breath. Everyone has an inherent reservoir of energy that when accessed can assist with healing, shifting mind states and finding emotional balance. To have the tools to change body and mind states and to be able to let go of daily stressors is not an act of radical self care but an essential tool to thrive in life. This course is particularly good for beginners.  It features progressive Yoga Nidra – a profound relaxation and meditation practice designed to access & release tension not only physical but also mental and emotional.  Accessing the subconscious layers of the mind to reveal the root causes of tension, enhance creativity & improve concentration.


This course is particularly good for beginners, stiff bodies, recovering from injuries or wanting to start up yoga with solid foundations.

Benefits of Yoga Nidra

Healing from illness, injuries.  Supports natural immunity.

Emotional balance & resilience

Relieves mental tension, anxiety & stress

As a daily meditation practice you can easily engage with

Benefits of Supported Poses

Reduces muscular tightness & postural tension

Gain flexibility, strength & improved posture & co ordination

Grounding the mind into sensation, out of excess thoughts

Cultivates more ease in breathing & reduces unhealthy breathing patterns

Expands Self awareness so that you feel more empowered in life.

Relaxation Calm


Week One

Extended Shavasana & Supported Poses

Week Two

Supported poses & spinal sequences & Intro to Yoga Nidra

Week Three

Hatha flows & Yoga Nidra - Internalization/Externalization

Week Four

Hatha Yoga for Spine & Hips & Yoga Nidra - Sankalpa


Week Five

Hatha Yoga for Shoulders & Hips & Yoga Nidra - Body Awareness

Week Six

Hatha Yoga for knees & shoulders & Yoga Nidra & Breath Awareness

Week Seven

Hatha Yoga for neck, knees and joints & Yoga Nidra & visualizations

Week eight

Hatha Yoga supported inversions & Yoga Nidra & deepening the practice

Supported restorative pose
Yoga Meditation Auckland

hatha based
joint health & mobility
spinal ease &
supported poses

Auckland Yoga Meditation

Yoga Nidra

basic stages and deepening the practice

  • 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.


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.

Kate McLeay (Hawkes Bay)

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