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Standing postures Hatha


Wednesdays ongoing - by request

6.45 am - 7.30 am

​Online on Zoom and at Pure Yoga Home Studio, Torbay

$120 (6 week course) 

$20 Casual attendance

Casual & trial classes are available on request by email.

Mantra & Pranayama Course
Activate energy and Open your Heart

Chanting mantras in the morning is an ideal way to generate a positive vibration within yourself and the environment you live in, boosting immunity at both the cellular and mental levels.

Activate the power of your voice and energize your intentions to generate more peace and balance your life.

Pranayama is where yoga really begins to shift energy and mind states and if done regularly is a powerful tool of transformation.

The combination of these will ignite your spirit and open your heart.

This 45 minute morning capsule includes a selection of these practices adjusted to the group level and interest.
Copies of the mantras will be emailed to new students.


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


Kapalbhati with bandhas
Bastrika with bandhas
Nadi Shodhana with retention ratios

Uddiyan bandha



Week One

Grounding - sensing, body awareness & stillness.

Week Two

Letting go - The role of relaxation in meditation.

Week Three

Pratyahara - Tools in the inner world

Week Four

The skill of the witness - observation & attention


Week Five

Reducing mental impressions through the witness

Week Six

Using a mala in meditation - bring yours to practice

Week Seven

Mantra based meditation - sound & resonance


Week Eight

Yoga Nidra as a form of meditation.


Week Nine

Recap & integration of the skills covered.


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Did you know that yogic lifestyle practices form that bridge between your intentions & taking action?

  • Claim your truth in these fully guided sessions where you can look within with confidence & clarity, releasing that which doesn't serve you.

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


It's one thing to have insight & another to have the energy & motivation to act on them.

  • Hatha Yoga is an adaptive system that will improve your health & energy.

  • Knowing how to harness & direct energy is one of the keys to unlocking your potential.​

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

  • Take your practice to the next level & ignite changes that will last

  • Resources for continued practice


Go inwards easily using this fully guided, systematic practice that gives you access to intuition & clarity

  • Yoga Nidra as a transformational tool

  • How to utilise your sankalpa in daily life & how to strengthen it

  • Guided Meditations that bring awareness to mental patterns & help to dismantle unhealthy ones.

  • Using the principles of Meditation in everyday life

  • 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 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.
  • 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.


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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