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retreat into the world of Yoga nidra

Saturday 27 April

9.00 am - 12.00 pm

The Life Centre, 88 Jervois Road, Ponsonby​

Two for one special & EB $108 paid by 12 April, $127 after this.

For enquiries -

Yoga nidra retreat & Classes

Give back to yourself with this profound relaxation and meditation practice.  Discover the world of Yoga Nidra as you drop deeper into its layers & how it can be a powerful tool for a range of positive outcomes.

Give your nervous system space to recalibrate & your senses time to fully unwind.  The release of stress and tension helps us to not only feel better, think clearer but opens the door to creativity and accessing our inherent strengths.  The potential that lies within us is like an untapped well.  Join our regular classes which feature Yoga Nidra to experience the full benefits.

The benefits of Yoga Nidra will set you up for living life well beyond the daily grind.

  • Better quality of sleep, addressing the underlying causes of insomnia

  • Deeper rest - total relaxation is well beyond the diversion of attention that is often our go to.

  • Emotional Stability - Irritability, overwhelm, mood swings, can come from a place of 'reaction' rather than 'response'.  Learn how Yoga Nidra builds a tissue memory of responding without reacting.

  • Mental Clarity - Clearing out debilitating mental patterns is one of the hidden gems of this practice.

  • Pranic Balance - We are composed of different energy bodies that Yoga Nidra connects us with & in doing so help harmonize them.

  • and so much more....


Wanting to go further than this?

Join us for the upcoming  Yoga Nidra Teachers' Training and unlock the transformative power of this ancient practice. 

The power of Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra for physical relaxation

Yoga Nidra for emotional regulation

Yoga Nidra to de-stress and rebuild energy

Yoga Nidra & better sleep

Yoga Nidra as a daily wellness capsule

Yoga Nidra 

Yoga Nidra Stages

Yoga Nidra & its social applications 

Yoga Nidra & Meditation

Yoga Nidra & finding my sankalpa - personal resolve towards positive change.

  • 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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