200 Hour New Zealand Yoga Teacher Training 21 Feb – 11 Mar 2022

200 Hour New Zealand Yoga Teacher Training 21 Feb – 11 Mar 2022

 Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Alliance 200 RYT Certificate

You’ve got a great passion for yoga and you’re ready to take your practice to the next level. Maybe it’s time to take the next step to becoming a certified yoga teacher so that you can fulfill your dream by doing what you love for a living.

Join Asia Pacific Yoga on our 21 Feb – 11 Mar 2022, 200 Hour Hatha Vinyasa New Zealand Yoga Teacher Training where you will be staying for 19 days in a luxury holiday home in the stunning lakeside town in the Waikato region, New Zealand.

We create a very down to earth, neuro-physiological yoga teacher training with respect to the vast unknown that constantly draws us deeper and deeper into MAGIC.

Keeping it REAL but ready to FLY.

Date : 21 Feb – 11 Mar 2022 (19 days)
Venue : Luxury Accommodation in Waikato, New Zealand
Tuition, Manuals and 18 Nights Accommodation :
Shared Room : NZD3,500
No Accommodation : NZD2,800
Self-catering as meals are not included.

Note : We totally support and respect people’s individual medical choice but unfortunately, in the new COVID-19 Protection Framework also known as  the traffic light system, trainings are classified as events and events are not allowed to run in red or orange without the vaccine pass.

We do apologise, but in order to comply with the new rules, we are legally required to only accept fully vaccinated students for future trainings. This will be the case until there is a change to the new mandate. 

*We will be staying on-site with our 1+ year old baby boy in a self-contained apartment so he won’t be disturbing the training. There is also a cat in the house so do let us know if you are allergic and we can arrange for a solution. 

A Transformative Yoga Teacher Training Experience

This Yoga Alliance accredited and internationally recognised 200 Hour Hatha Vinyasa New Zealand Yoga Teacher Training is designed not only for aspiring teachers, but for those who are looking to immerse themselves in a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual transformation through yoga and meditation.

This training will include 19 days in a luxury Waikato accommodation, course fees and manuals. Meals are not included as students will purchase their own vegetarian food and cook either separately or communally. We will cover all aspects required for Yoga Alliance Certification in a relaxed environment, a small group of no more than 8 people.

Our focus is on :

PRACTICING       EMBODYING        SHARING

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Lake Taupo Mountains
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Asia Pacific Yoga Teacher Training Graduation Ceremony
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Asia Pacific Yoga Teacher Training Taupo NZ
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Asia Pacific Yoga Teacher Training Taupo NZ
Asia Pacific Yoga Teacher Training Taupo NZ

Why Train With Asia Pacific Yoga

Here at Asia Pacific Yoga, we strive to create immersive, expansive and transformational experiences that you will not forget. We believe in keeping our groups small, a maximum of 8 students, so that each student gets the maximum benefit out of the training and the proper attention he or she deserves.  

Yoga practises are about feeling better, no matter where that begins for you.It is not about what it looks like. It is about what it feels like. Our trainings are about exploration, not perfection. We are passionate about our yoga and love to share these simple but profound practices. 

We go by the principles of every body is DIFFERENT, and individual attention is vital when you begin learning yoga postures and yoga sequences. We understand that there is no ‘One Size Fits All’ when it comes to yoga and that every student has different needs when learning how to teach yoga. 

So join us for a few weeks of immersive yoga practice, pranayama, meditation and transformative self-development techniques to connect with your unique self. Release whatever is holding you back and empower yourself to go out and SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE, DO WHAT MAKES YOU HAPPY and what HELP OTHERS LIVE a more fulfilled, happier and healthier life.

What Makes Us Special

  • Every student gets lots of attention because we keep our groups small – no more than 8 people
  • Our YTTs are held in amazing tranquil locations close to nature and with easy access to the lake
  • An immersive, transformational experience in a safe, supportive environment with like-minded people
  • Deepen your practice with daily yoga, meditation, pranayama and workshops
  • Expand your knowledge with daily lectures on yoga philosophy, anatomy, chakras and much more
  • Get comfortable with giving and receiving adjustments
  • Learn to start teaching in the very first week
  • Reasonable and affordable

What’s Included in Your Taupo 200YTT

  • 18 nights accommodation in a Luxury Holiday Home
  • Course and Asana manuals
  • Deepen your yoga practice with daily asana, kriyas, meditation and pranayama
  • Expand your knowledge with daily lectures on yoga philosophy, anatomy, chakras and much more
  • Hands on workshops on arm balances, inversions, backbends, adjustments, partner yoga, restorative yoga and more
  • Individual assessments during your one hour practicum
  • Accredited RYT200 Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Alliance certification upon graduation
  • Free unlimited wifi so you can still keep in touch with your loved ones
  • Sunset view and hikes, time permitting
  • A beautiful (and most often emotional!) graduation ceremony
  • A fun and transformational experience that you won’t forget! ☺

Course Topics

This 200 Hour New Zealand Yoga Teacher Training is a comprehensive course that will cover a range of topics as required by Yoga Alliance certification which include yoga philosophy and history, asanas and different styles of yoga (Hatha, Vinyasa and Yin), sequencing, kriyas, kirtan, pranayama, meditation and incorporating yoga into your daily life.  

  • Applied yoga anatomy and physiology
  • Asanas, yoga styles and sequencing
  • Pranayama and kriyas
  • Meditation, yoga nidra
  • Mantra, kirtan and chanting
  • Teaching styles and workshops
  • Alignment and adjustments
  • The theory of chakras, nadis, bhandas and koshas
  • Yoga history and philosophy from Patanjali Yoga Sutras
  • Yoga business workshop

Typical Daily Schedule

The daily schedule is flexible as it will vary from day to day depending on the needs and focus of the students but this is a basic outline of how your typical day will be. The course starts at 3pm on the first day, 7am – 6.30pm on normal days and finishes midday on the last day. Sundays are off days. 

  • 07:00 Asana
  • 08:15 Breakfast and break
  • 09:15 Class review
  • 10:15 Lecture – Yoga theory, methodology, philosophy or anatomy
  • 12:45 Pranayama, meditation, kriya or Yoga Nidra
  • 13:15 Lunch break
  • 15:15 Group teaching, asana methodology
  • 17:00 Asana workshop, Yin or Restorative
  • 18:30 Day ends
  • 19:30 Dinner or shared meals

Teachers

Steve Hall
(E-RYT500) (RYT200 Kundalini)

Steve has over 15 years of yoga experience and has been involved with yoga trainings for 6 years. He has taught over 11,000 hours of classes and has the highest  Yoga Alliance E-RYT500 classification, as well as being a 200 hour Yoga Alliance trained Kundalini Yoga Teacher, and an Aerial Yoga Teacher.

Steve has studied and practiced many styles of Asana, mainly Ashtanga Vinyasa, Iyengar, Yin, Hatha, and Power Yoga. Steve teaches in New Zealand, Thailand, Bali, Spain, London and Pakistan. He has a relaxed but thorough style of teaching and a passion for Yoga Anatomy and Philosophy.

Joleen Asia Pacific Yoga Taupo

Joleen Lunjew
(E-RYT500) 

Joleen is a dedicated yoga teacher and practitioner passionate about encouraging and inspiring people to be the best they can be through movement, breath, wellness, diet and a holistic approach to life. She enjoys seeing her students progress physically, mentally and emotionally as they journey with her.

Movement and grace is what Joleen is all about. Joleen has been practicing yoga for 15 years and currently has a very strong daily Ashtanga practice. She teachers Ashtanga (Mysore style and LED), Hatha Vinyasa, Yin and Restorative. She is also a certified Les Mills Body Balance instructor. Joleen’s strength would be her calmness and grace and that she brings to her classes.

Malcolm Nicholls

Malcolm Nicholls
(RYT200) 

Our dear friend Malcolm (the guy in the middle in the pink shirt) is our Anatomy teacher, a practicing myofascial release and integration therapist. He is also a qualified yoga teacher with a long association with Buddhist meditation and philosophy. 
 
Malcolm has been on several of our New Zealand trainings and had also been working on Bali trainings with Steve for 5 years now. Malcolm’s understanding of the wholistic, integrated body and “feel it rather than know about it” approach is a door opener for many of the students on our Asia Pacific Yoga trainings. 
 
As a facilitator on leadership trainings, Malcolm also brings a great group-unifying set of tools that are well integrated into his down to earth and honest, self-disclosing nature. Malcolm leads by example, and we are very glad to have him here in New Zealand with us.

Meals

This New Zealand Yoga Teacher Training is a vegetarian self-catering experience, so each student will buy and prepare their meals, this gives maximum dietary possibilities and is a fun way to see what other people eat.

We provide accommodation and tuition and students buy and cook for themselves or collectively.

Meals are a fun and educational communal time together. Town is only 10 minutes drive away with plenty of supermarkets and health stores to stock up from, and cafes and restaurants to explore. Typically students budget around NZ$150-$200 for the 3 weeks.

Asia Pacific Yoga Meal YTT Taupo
Asia Pacific Yoga Meal YTT Taupo
Asia Pacific Yoga Meal YTT Taupo
Asia Pacific Yoga Meal YTT Taupo
Asia Pacific Yoga Meal YTT Taupo
Asia Pacific Yoga Meal YTT Taupo
Asia Pacific Yoga Meal YTT Taupo
Asia Pacific Yoga Meal YTT Taupo
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Asia Pacific Yoga Meal YTT Taupo
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Luxury Accommodation

You will be staying in a beautiful luxury holiday home nestled amongst beautiful native trees and nature at the end of a quiet private driveway in a prestigious subdivison. Relax and take in spectacular views across the largest lake in Australasia, the township, geothermal areas, rolling farmland and distant mountains. 

This luxuriously warm, spacious four bedroom residence is truly a luxury yoga training and retreat experience. With spacious living, kitchen and dining areas, there are plenty of spaces for our yogi family to practice and learn and grow in.

Wake up to daily morning yoga in the large open plan living with the sounds of birds and nature outside. With an expansive sun-soaked sheltered courtyard and large open decks, there are plenty of quiet spaces to chill and relax during the breaks.

On beautiful still nights, there is the opportunity to soak in a spa pool under the twinkling lights of the Milky Way. A breathtaking experience indeed. There is also an indoor sauna which you are very welcome to use. Great for relaxing those muscles after days of yoga!

Our yogi house is only 10 – 15 mins away from the town centre. Linen and towels are supplied with laundry facilities. Unlimited wifi included.

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Asia Pacific Yoga Taupo Rooms
Asia Pacific Yoga Taupo Rooms
Asia Pacific Yoga Taupo Rooms
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About Lake Taupo

At the heart of New Zealand’s central volcanic plateau sits the largest freshwater lake in Australasia, Lake Taupo, the great inland sea of New Zealand.  

This huge, shining expanse of water, moving between aquamarine blue and jade green, is crystal-clear to a depth of 13 metres. It is home to one of the best wild trout fisheries in the world, more than 30 species of water bird, several types of native fish and native kōura (crayfish).

Taupo is a place of extraordinary natural beauty – a vast, sparkling lake, trout-filled rivers, ancient lush forests, steaming geothermal zones and towering snow-blanketed mountains. 

The crystal-clear freshwater of Lake Taupo draws visitors to the town to swim and sunbathe, kayak, fish, enjoy family activities or soak up the atmosphere in the town’s many lakeside restaurants and bars. Further out, there are national and forest parks, natural hot springs, and adventure activity bases, including whitewater rafting, sky-diving and bungy-jumping.

For more information visit Taupo’s Visitor Information site.

Getting To Taupo

Taupo is centrally located in the middle of the North Island of New Zealand, about 3 ½ hours’ drive from Auckland and 4 ½ hours’ drive from Wellington. Daily buses are available from most towns in New Zealand or you could opt to fly to Taupo Airport from Auckland or Wellington. We can pick you up from the Taupo bus stop or Airport. See Getting to Taupo.

FAQs

We know deciding to embark on a YTT is very exciting so we have compiled a list of FAQs for all your burning questions.  

Contact Us

Email : asiapacificyoga@gmail.com
WhatsApp Joleen : +64225800523
Call Steve : +64276097039
Find us on Facebook  – Asia Pacific Yoga
Follow us on Instagram – @Asiapacificyoga

Book Your Spot

Book online to secure your spot with a NZD500 deposit in the widget below / beside or click here if you can’t see the widget on your mobile.
Our Trybooking system accepts Master Card, Visa and American Express (+1.1% for AMEX).

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Other Payment Options

Your NZD500 deposit can also be paid via Paypal or bank transfer to a New Zealand bank.
If you choose to pay via an international transfer, we like to use Transferwise as their rates are very low.

Contact Steve at +64276097039 or email  asiapacificyoga@gmail.com for account details.

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Refund Policy

We understand that emergencies do happen. We are happy to fully refund you your deposit if you inform us 30 days before the training starts.

If the 30 days have passed, we are happy to transfer your deposit to secure your spot for a future YTT date.

Suggested Reading List

For Yoga Philosophy –“The Heart of Yoga” – Desikichar – Son of Krisnamacharya
For Meditation – “Buddhism Plain and Simple” – Steve Hagen
For Anatomy – “Key Muscles of Yoga” – Ray Long
For Asana – “Yoga Sequencing” – Mark Stevens

If you are very interested in anatomy, download this great app which is such a good learning tool.
http://completeanatomy.3d4medical.com/

Student Testimonials

“I am SO grateful to have shared these three weeks with Steve and Joleen at Asia Pacific Yoga (and our wonderful yogi family)! They created such a welcoming, warm, and ever-curious environment – laughing with us, sharing their knowledge, welcoming our endless questions! Both Steve and Joleen have such a breadth of experience and knowledge. I absolutely loved that they had us teaching sections of classes from week 1 of the course, and that we had the opportunity to teach public classes in groups of three. This was such a wonderful way to break down the fear of teaching, and to start to get us used to it! The house we stayed in was so perfect too, with plenty of space and heated floors for the chilly Taupo nights! Not to mention the unbelievable views of the lake. So many things clicked for me during this YTT. Thanks Steve and Joleen for creating a better course than I could have ever dreamed.”

Helen Griffiths, United KingdomMay 2020 YTT Taupo, New Zealand

“Steve and Joleen from the very start created this nourishing and safe learning environment one doesn’t get to experience often as a student. There were no cheesy icebreakers as a way to get to know everyone- it all felt very organic which is just the way I like it with new people! No force.

Steve’s extensive knowledge and passion for the human body paired with Joleen’s playful teaching style were the perfect compliments to our jam-packed extensive days. One thing that really stood out was they had us teaching on the very first day, which I loved! There was no intimidating build-up towards the one thing we came here for- to teach. Watching everyone grow with this hands-on approach to learning was pretty magical- personalities came out and everyone quickly developed their own style.

I’m not usually one for schedules, so I must say the experience was the perfect balance of planned lecture/activities and spontaneously inspired tangents and workshops. They were extremely accommodating towards our needs, interests, and energy levels. Not to mention – the house is a ten minute walk from the beach and one of the most magical waterfall hikes.

The entire experience was mind and heart-opening.. the perfect combination of a well-rounded education, human connection, and re-connecting with nature. It was more than just a yoga teacher training- it was an experience that I’ll never forget.”

Stephanie Osborne, Florida, United States of AmericaMay 2019 Piha New Zealand YTT

“Steve and Joleen provide a safe space where they allow you to grow at your own pace. It was the most amazing experience I could have dreamed of. Walking away from the training made me a little sad because I didn’t want it to end. Steve is a truly awesome human, he introduced us to some amazing teachers on the training who shared with us their styles and forms of teaching, I walk away with a cup overflowing yet I know this is just the beginning.

Thank you to everyone who attended, teaches and students, I am forever grateful and looking forward to bumping into some of you in the future. I would highly recommend this program to everyone. With abundance of love and light Namaste 🙏”

Tatjana Lukic, Gore, New ZealandNov 2018 Piha New Zealand YTT