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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 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 train 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 this Guide to make your research that much easier. This is your one stop shop to NZ Yoga Teacher Trainings, with a variety of styles represented.

Latest Articles

Overwhelm: When You Can’t Escape Your Life, Try Mindfulness

by Angelena Davies

“Hello Overwhelm my old friend,
I’ve come to talk to you again,
Because a vision softly creeping,
Left its seeds while I was sleeping.”

I often break into song when I feel her coming again. 

Overwhelm.

With her short breath, her pinched shoulders, her scratchy throat, her distracted conversations (“Mum, are you listening?”) […]

Teaching the Superpower of Rest & Reset with Pregnancy Yoga

by KeiShana Coursey, Opti-mum

I’m awake between first sleep and second sleep. It’s 1 a.m., and for the past week I have been nursing the family through high fevers (including some gnarly hallucinations). My body has succumbed to this viral storm, waking with a sore throat and aching joints, and I’ve just taken a truckload of potions which means I […]

Yoga as Art, Yoga as Science

by Manmohan Singh,

The debate about whether yoga is a science or an art has been going on for a long time. However, if you really know what is science and what is art, then you probably don’t need any explanation to decide what yoga is.

Let’s look at the definition of science first:

The systematic study of the […]

When Yoga Isn’t Enough: The Importance of Varying Your Movement

by Lucinda Staniland

Movement. It’s a big deal. Humans move often, and in varied ways, and when we don’t do this (like when we sit for 8+ hours a day which is the norm in many countries now) there are consequences. Most of us will have experienced some of these consequences in our own bodies to some extent, whether that’s […]

Nominate your Favourite NZ Yoga Teacher!

by Persephone Singfield, Courage My Love

Hey New Zealand – it’s time to nominate your favourite yoga teacher for ExerciseNZ’s Mind Body Award!

True Dedication

You may not realise it but hundreds of hours go into making an amazing yoga teacher. It takes true dedication and your teacher will have studied and practiced to get to a point where he or she […]

A Review of Sex, Drugs and (mostly) Yoga: Field Notes from a Kundalini Awakening

by Susan Pryor,

Kara-Leah Grant’s third book, Sex, Drugs and (mostly) Yoga: Field Notes from a Kundalini Awakening, is an epic auto-biographical journey spanning fourteen years of Kara-Leah’s life.

The journey begins in an acute psyche ward in Vancouver where Kara-Leah found herself after her first psychotic episode involving hallucinogenic drugs.

Kara-Leah, a practicing yogini, went from being a […]

What Does it Mean to be an Awakened Heart Warrior in Troubled Times?

by Kara-Leah Grant,

Prefer to listen to an audio version of this article? Click here to listen on Dropbox.

The news isn’t getting any better. Extinction is looming for 1 million plants and animals, thanks to human activity, says the UN. Trump’s Administration heralds melting sea ice as opening new opportunities for trade. And global beverage giants continue to bottle […]

The Power of Just Being: Reflections on a Silent Retreat

By Sandra Palmer,

I am a talker, a chatterbox even. So, I received some surprised responses (shocked, disbelieving and even amused!) when I informed people that I was attending a seven-day silent retreat.

Some friends were plainly envious and thought it sounded divine. Many were curious:

But why?

They asked.

Why would you do this?

What […]

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