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Starting - The Foundations of Yoga

Whether you’re brand new to Yoga, or just want to dive a little deeper, our collection of Starting Yoga articles will rapidly expand your understanding of the essential Yoga practices and concepts.

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Teaching - The Business of Yoga

You’re a yoga teacher, or you’re on the path to becoming one, and you’re ready to inquire deeply into the art and ethics of yoga teaching and business.

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Awakening - Creating a More Beautiful World

Maybe you’ve had some awakening experiences and are looking for greater clarity on what they are all about. Maybe you’re curious about Kundalini, or how to integrate Kundalini experiences into ordinary life.

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Deepening - The Yoga of Life

You’ve been practicing yoga long enough to know that it’s about so much more than just physical postures and you’re ready to deepen your understanding and your practice.

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NZ Teacher Training

Choosing who to do your yoga teacher training with is a big decision. It’s not just about the financial cost, or the training location, or the timing. It’s about the people leading the training and the philosophy behind what they do.

We’ve created our Best Guide to NZ Yoga Teacher Training to make your research that much easier. This is your one stop shop to NZ Yoga Teacher Trainings, with a variety of styles represented.

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Interview with Carlos, Part 3

What to look for in a yoga teacher, By Cara Butler In this final instalment of conversations with my teacher, Carlos Pomeda, I asked what advice he would give someone seeking a ‘Teacher’ or ‘Guru’ in these modern yoga times.  Witnessing so many schools and lineages of yoga facing serious allegations and having terrible abuse exposed, I believe that discernment […]

Conversations with Carlos – Part 2

By Cara Butler. Carlos does not shy away from challenging topics and in fact considers it a part of his yoga practice to stay engaged, educated and involved in societal and global issues. Even when it would be easier to turn inward and ignore the external chaos.  This is one of the reasons I hold Carlos in such high regard.  […]

Conversations with Carlos – Part 1

by Cara Butler, Once upon a time in Christchurch…. actually quite a long time ago….way before any earthquakes, way before I had kids, while I was still very much figuring out what I was doing back in New Zealand after a decade trying my best to stay away…. I somehow found myself a very novice yoga student attending classes in […]

Journeys in Mindfulness – Part one

by Erica Viedma, Yoga with Erica As a yoga teacher, I am aware of the delicate somatic connection between our physical sensations, thoughts and emotions. In yoga we often instruct people to stand tall and broaden the chest – opening the heart area. We ask people to open into areas that may have been guarded and held tight. At times […]

Touch as a form of yoga communication, the benefits and the pitfalls

YogaNZ Online Forum 2021 In recognition of ‘International Yoga Day 2021’ (globally celebrated on June 21st) Yoga New Zealand hosted an online panel discussion. The topic of discussion was ‘Touch as a form of yoga communication, the benefits and the pitfalls’. Yoga New Zealand invite the global yoga community to view this forum and engage in this important yoga conversation […]

Karla Brodie and Neal Ghoshal: Talk about the powerful practice of Restorative Yoga

by Sandy Farquhar, Contemporary Yoga Restorative Yoga practices are now part of many Yoga classes. Karla Brodie and Neal Ghoshal have a combined 35 years of experience teaching Restorative Yoga in classes and courses, to individuals and through in-depth retreats, as well as tailored workshops and teacher trainings. Ahead of their next Restorative Teacher Training they share their passion for Restorative Yoga […]

2021 International Yoga Day Events around Aotearoa

  The following list are 2021 events being offered by members of the Yoga New Zealand teaching community…….   Wanaka event – Sunday 20th June at the Lake Wanaka Centre In New Zealand, the IDY has been celebrated since 2017 and in Wanaka, since 2020. It is an opportunity for the community to practice different styles of Yoga, and learn […]

POP – Learn more and bring greater awareness into your practice!

by Cara Butler A while back, Anja Morris contacted us here at The Yoga Lunchbox looking for help gathering stories and information from women who may have already or were currently experiencing Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP). Without a moments hesitation, as current Editor, I was happy to assist her in whatever way possible. My lack of hesitation to assist her […]