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Teachers Training Auckland

Yoga lifestyle sadhana training

9 day immersion, Jan 10 - 19 2025.

Weekly top up classes & mentorship

Training days: 7.30 am - 8/8.30 pm

Aio Wira Retreat Centre, Waitakere Ranges, West Auckland.

Enquiries Welcome:

Live your yoga

Connect back to the roots of yoga as a lifestyle and align yourself with timeless lineage based wisdom.

Open to both steady practitioners wanting to deepen practice & knowledge & to existing Yoga Teachers looking for the next steps on the yoga path.

Your Training in a Nutshell

  • 9 day residential immersion

  • Guided Home Practice in-between each training block

  • Weekly classes to consolidate the practices & mentorship with Pragyadhara

  • Daily Schedule: 7.30 am - 8/.8.30 pm

Whats Included

  • Comprehensive student manual. (Sections for each topic area in alignment with Teacher Training programs)

  • Mentorship specific to your needs and interest areas such as honing your teaching skills, leading mantra & kirtan, finding your personal practice

  • Access to a rich hub of Dropbox resources including access to power-points from classes, audio files for mantra chanting, supplementary articles and access to class recordings

  • Private Whatsapp group for staying connected and practice support 

Hatha Yoga System Auckland

Curriculum & scope of practice
Designed in line with Yoga Alliance & Yoga NZ Standards & Competencies

yogic physiology

The subtle bodies; Koshas, Chakras, Gunas, Mind & cpsychic pathways, components of mind, Kleshas.

history & philosophy

Historical Development of Yoga through the Ages

The Yoga Tradition, Ashram, Guru & Disciple, Yoga in the modern world perspectives

hatha asana

Asanas as tools to expand awareness

Basic to advanced, dynamic, surya namaskara & static postures held longer with mind/prana connections


From basic to progressive techniques including mudras & bandhas



Essential skills & deepening, mantra meditation, using a mala & other seated & dynamic forms

mantra chanting

Vedic mantra chanting.  Building a daily mantra sadhana. Pronunciation & audio files for learning

yogic lifestyle yama & Niyamas

Applying the Yama & Niyama in daily life

Review of the Day on selected Yama/Niyama pairs

yoga nidra

Deep relaxation & Meditation 


sadhana design & practice

Anchoring into the classical hatha methods & techniques & developing a personal sadhana, mentorship


self reflective awareness 

Spiritual diary & SWAN meditation, karma yoga, kirtan & self analysis exercises

Price - 

$2995.00 EB paid by 9 December

Includes: Onsite Training, Catering, Course Manual, Weekly top up classes & home practice mentorship. 

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yama & Niyamas for living a balanced life

anchor into a timeless system

Knowing how to harness & direct energy is one of the keys that the Hatha Yoga system reveals as you deepen into personal practice.


Improved health, mental focus, emotional balance are the byproducts of progression through Hatha Yoga.

​Explore how to connect with your energy body (Prana) & its interconnection with the mind (Consciousness)

Bring together both yogic theory & practice of the subtle bodies; koshas, Gunas, Chakra, Prana Vayus, evolutes of Mind

Go inwards easily using this progressive system designed to meet every level of practitioner.

Meditation to develop one pointed concentration.  To bring awareness to mental patterns & help to dismantle unhealthy ones

Yogic lifestyle practices form a pivotal bridge between your practice & living with yogic awareness

Build a toolkit of personalised practices that will guide you further along your evolutionary path.

Meditation Intensive Auckland

classical branches
scientifically backed
lineage empowered

Mantra Meditation Pure Yoga

daily MANTRA sadhana:

Gayatri Mantra
Mahamrityunjaya mantra
Durga Path (32 Names)
Opening & Closing Shanti Path

Devi Mantras

Breathwork Pranayama Auckland


Breath mechanics

Basic & Progressive techniques

Yogic Breathing

Heating & Vitalizing

Balancing & Tranquilising

  • 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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