Yoga Stops Traffick Complete Event List for New Zealand

The children of Odanadi practicing tree pose

The children of Odanadi practicing tree pose

By guest author Alanna Krause, Yoga Stops Traffick NZ

Global movement Yoga Stops Traffick will sweep New Zealand on March 4 -10, with over 25 events nationwide. Check the events list below for one near you.

By attending an event and giving a donation, you can help to end human trafficking and support survivors, many of them children. 100% of donations will go to Odanadi, an organization in India that has rescued over 2000 human trafficking victims and provides a rehabilitation programme including yoga practice.

There will be a range of events like yoga classes, workshops, film screenings, kirtan, shared meals, yoga malas, and more.

Taking place in over 30 countries around the world, this is the first year Yoga Stops Traffick has come to New Zealand. Get involved and do something good for yourself, and for the world!

Organizer Alanna recently wrote about her journey to bring Yoga Stops Traffick to New Zealand on Yoga Lunchbox.

Further details on the Yoga Stops Traffick NZ website.



Sunday, March 4, 6.30pm – 7.30pm
Prema Yoga Havan healing fire ceremony and Mahamrityunjaya Mantra 108 times
Titirangi Beach Hall, Aydon Rd Titirangi

Monday March 5, 5:30-7pm
Yoga Class including 27 full rounds of Salute to the Sun
Awhitu School Pavilion, Waiuku

Thursday, March 8, 7:30 PM
Film Screening: The Living Matrix
New ideas about the intricate web of factors that determine our health.
Albany Yoga Room, 36 William Pickering Drive

Saturday, March 10, 10:00 AM
SOUL Centre
Yoga Mala – 108 Sun Salutations
Craigavon Park, Blockhouse Bay
Rain or Shine!



Friday, March 9, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Yoga for You, Yoga & Meditation Studio
6.30pm – 7pm Mahamrityunjaya Havan (fire ritual) for health and well-being
7.30pm – 9pm Kirtan followed by chai and cake
19 Bunyan St, Waltham
Suggested donation $15
Email Pavitra or phone 03-9813228

Sunday, March 4, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Sanctuary Health Donation Yoga Class
Hagley Community College New Gymnasium
510 Hagley Avenue, Addington



Thursday, March 8, 5:30 PM
The Yoga Studio Donation Yoga Class
2nd Floor, 402 Moray Place

Saturday, March 10, 6:00 PM
Bikram Yoga Dunedin Hot Yoga Class
33 St Andrews St


New Plymouth

Saturday, March 10, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
In the studio and online at Studio
11a Robe Street
Contact Al: 06 758 8017



Saturday, March 10, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Hatha Yoga Class (all abilities welcome, $10 donation)
River Valley Lodge, RD2, Taihape
Contact Kerry by phone on 06 388 1444 or email the lodge



Saturday, March 10, 5:30 PM
Anahata Yoga Retreat
Havan (ancient fire ceremony) and kirtan (joyful chanting) followed by a vegetarian potluck
Located 13km outside Takaka – Click here for directions



Sunday, March 4, 10:00 AM – NOON
Tauranga Yoga Centre Yoga Mala – 108 Sun Salutations
173 Elizabeth Street West



Sunday, March 4, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Yoga for Relaxation with Valerie Love
Powa Centre, 1st floor, 1 Marion Street

Sunday, March 4, 7:00 PM
Kirtan followed by a screening of the film Yoga of the Heart
Powa Centre, 1st floor, 1 Marion Street

Tuesday, March 6, 
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Yoga In Aro Valley Beginner/Gentle Yoga Class
Aro Valley Community Centre, 48 Aro Street (by the park)

Tuesday, March 6, 7:45 – 8:45 PM
Yoga In Aro Valley Intermediate/Dynamic Yoga Class
Aro Valley Community Centre, 48 Aro Street (by the park)

Thursday, March 8, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Iyengar Yoga Centre of Wellington
Hip openers mini workshop
The Bakehouse, 6 Swan Lane
bookings essential, contact Tessa

Thursday, March 8, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Film Screening: Sita Sings the Blues
Gorgeous animated version of the Ramayana and a modern love story, set to 1930s jazz
Enspiral Office, Level 2, 22 Allen Street

Friday, March 96:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Bikram Yoga Wellington Hot Yoga Class
Level 2, 133-139 Tory Street

Friday, March 9, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Film Screening: Born Into Brothels
Academy award winning documentary film about the children of prostitutes in Kolkata’s red light district
Powa Centre, 1st floor, 1 Marion Street

Saturday, March 10, 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Te Aro Astanga Yoga Mysore-style Yoga Class
Leftbank, Level 1, 234 Cuba Mall
Unled – suited for people familiar with the Astanga yoga series

Saturday, March 10, 10:30 AM
Sadhana Yoga Studio
Yoga with Mary Watson
9 Park Road, Miramar

Saturday, March 10, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Sky & Earth – Vinyasa Yoga with Neva Poletti
Island Bay Community Centre
137 The Parade, Island Bay
Please just drop-in.

Saturday, March 10, 3:00 PM
Anahata Yoga: Yoga Mala – 108 Sun Salutations
Jackson Street, under the clock tower, Doreen Doolen Mall, Petone
Outside if weather permits, in the studio otherwise

Saturday, March 10, 3:00 PM
Yoga in Daily Life
Yoga Mala (108 Sun Salutations), followed by chai
21 Jessie St, Te Aro

Saturday, March 10, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Soupkatasana: an hour of all levels yoga followed by a shared meal of delicious vegetarian soup!
With Valerie Love, food columnist for Yoga Lunchbox
Aro Valley Community Centre, 48 Aro Street (by the park)
Bring a mat, a bowl, and a smile! Email to confirm your place.


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