New Zealand 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, March 2020, ROTORUA, North Island

New Zealand 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training, March 2020, ROTORUA, North Island


Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Alliance 300 RYT Certificate

This New Zealand 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training March 2020 Rotorua is for those who have completed a RYT200 training and are ready to immerse into a stronger experiential and learning curve. 

A 200 hour training is about learning to be comfortable in the role of the teacher, and knowing how to intelligently construct a class useful to your students, and to instruct that class safely. In a 300 hour training we step off from that basis and begin to explore further. There is no end to that exploration.


If you feel that you are ready to take that next step and become a RYT500 certified yoga teacher,  then this course is for you!

Join Asia Pacific Yoga on our New Zealand 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training March 2020 Rotorua from 2 - 28 March in the fabulous Rotorua, the Geothermal capital of New Zealand.

An advanced training is not about more complexity. It is about more clarity.

Yoga practices cleanse and restore balance to all our systems. By cultivating more subtle awareness and experiencing stronger practices, we consolidate and see the profoundness and the simplicity of these practices.

"It is the simple practices that create the most benefit" - Leslie Kaminoff

Keeping it REAL but ready to FLY.

Date : 2 - 28 March 2020 (27 days)
Venue : Kawaha Point, Rotorua, New Zealand
Tuition, Manuals and Accommodation :
Shared Room NZ$4,400
Own private room NZ$5,400
Note : Self- catering as meals are not included.

A Transformative Yoga Teacher Training Experience

This Yoga Alliance accredited and internationally recognised 300 Hour Hatha Vinyasa New Zealand Yoga Teacher Training is for teachers ready to embrace a more profound understanding of the power of Yoga practices. It is for those who are looking to immerse themselves in a physical, mental, emotional and spiritual transformation through yoga, community and meditation.

Your training will include 27 days 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 300 Hour Certification in a relaxed and supportive environment.  We will be a  small group of no more than 9 people.

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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. Our 300 hour training will have a maximum of 9 students. Each student will get the maximum benefit out of the training and the proper attention they deserve.  

Our New Zealand 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training is about
consolidating the following key understandings.


On this course we will flow through, into and around these concepts. Weaving them together integrating Anatomy, Physiology, Philosophy, Cosmology and Energy systems. Binding them with familiar and new experiential practices.

What Makes Us Special

  • Every student gets lots of attention because we keep our groups small – no more than 9 people
  • Our YTTs are held in amazing tranquil locations close to nature and with easy access to the beach
  • 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
  • Plenty of opportunity for you to practice teaching what you are learning
  • Reasonable and affordable

What's Included

  • 26 nights accommodation at Kawaha Point, a beautiful holiday home in fabulous Rotorua, Central North Island, New Zealand. 
  • Tuition and related manuals
  • Daily advanced yoga practices of asana, pranayama, kriyas and meditation.
  • Daily lectures exploring  yoga philosophy, cosmology, applied anatomy and physiology, and energy systems - chakras, vayus, koshas
  • Afternoon workshops on arm balances, inversions, backbends, adjustments, partner yoga, restorative yoga, yin yoga and more
  • Individual teaching feedback.
  • Accredited RYT300 Hatha Vinyasa Yoga Alliance certification upon graduation
  • Unlimited wifi so you can still keep in touch with your loved ones
  • You will have time to explore the surrounding nature of the beach and bush walks.
  • A 2 day Silent (Mouna) experience.
  • Optional one week Device free experience.
  • A beautiful (and most often emotional!) graduation ceremony
  • A fun and transformational experience that you won’t forget! ☺

Course Topics

We are excited to have created this 300 Hour programme. This is a comprehensive course that will cover in depth the following large range of topics 

  • Hatha, Vinyasa, Restorative and Yin Practices and methodology
  • Daily morning practice
  • Advanced Asana methodology and sequencing
  • Applied yoga anatomy and physiology diving deep into all systems of the body esp musculo-skeletal, cardio vascular, the PSNS and Fascia
  • Advanced Pranayama and Kriyas
  • Take your Pranayama to another level with 30-45 minute solid sessions every day.
  • Experience Nauli and Shankar Prakshalana Kriyas
  • Explore deeper Meditation styles. 30 minute sitting per day.
  • Learn how to lead a deeply regenerative Yoga Nidra
  • Enjoy Group Mantra and Kirtan
  • Learn how to lead and introduce Mantra and Kirtan to students
  • Learn how to "Theme" a class 
  • Go deeper into Chakras, Vayus and Koshas.
  • A recap of the 8 limbs and further study into the suble psychology of Patanjali Yoga Sutras
  • Advanced Yoga business workshop with Media expert Joleen

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 will be typically how your day will be. The course starts at 3pm on the first day and finishes midday on the last day.

  • 06.30 Kriyas, meditation, pranayama
  • 07:00 Asana
  • 09:30 Breakfast and break
  • 10:30 Group learning time, an alive, interactive look at yoga theory, methodology, philosophy or anatomy
  • 12.30 Pranayama
  • 13.00 Lunch
  • 15:00 Group work, Asana methodology, teaching skills
  • 17.00 Asana – Yin yoga and relaxation techniques
  • 18:00 Sunset, kirtan chanting, meditation, contemplation as the group needs
  • 18.30 Finish the day, Shared meal


Steve Hall Tahiti New Zealand Yoga Teacher Trainer

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 Lunjew Shantihi

Joleen Lunjew

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.

Joleen has been practicing yoga for around 10 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.


This New Zealand Yoga Teacher Training in Rotorua 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. There are plenty of supermarkets and eating places 10 minutes away. We will make regular shopping trips into town as needed. Typically students budget around NZ$150-$200 for the 3 weeks.

Venue and Accommodation

Our Rotorua Yoga House Kawaha Point, is a beautiful modern home with Lake views of Lake Rotorua.
Very comfortable bedrooms and bathrooms. 
A spacious, light and wooden floored yoga shala.
Large fully equipped kitchen.
Comfortable lounge and audio visual area.
Outdoor decks for yoga practice and relaxing.

Rotorua is famous for its many lakes and geothermal areas and thermal hot springs. 
Perfect for reviving Yogi muscles! 
Rotorua is one of New Zealand's most important Maori cultural centers. 
Around Rotorua are many opportunities for hiking and mountain biking. 
The Redwoods forest has great walks and some of the best mountain biking tracks that New Zealand has to offer.
We have plenty of super markets within a 10 minute drive, everything that we need is close at hand. Rotorua is a very easy city to get around.

Getting To Rotorua

To arrive at this 300 hour YTT simply fly into Auckland International Airport and catch a 45 minute flight down to Rotorua. We will collect you from Rotorua airport!

Alternatively jump on a bus and enjoy the stunning scenery float by. We will collect you from the bus station.

If you are self driving Rotorua is super easy to find in the Central North Island. We will provide you with the precise location.

For More Enquiries

Call Steve : +64276097039
WhatsApp Joleen : +64225800523
Email :
Find us on Facebook  - Asia Pacific Yoga
Follow us on Instagram - @Asiapacificyoga

Suggested Reading List

For Yoga Philosophy -“The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali” – Edwin F Bryant
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.


A slice of heaven in paradise
Tatjana Lukic, New Zealand, YTT Nov 2018

Steve provides a safe space where he allows 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 🙏

Transformational YTT in quiet, gorgeous Piha
Emma Jacobs, Australia, YTT Oct 2018

In short, I had a wonderful training experience filled with learning and laughter. Steve is a fantastic, hilarious, insanely knowledgeable teacher, who is full of surprises and support. He is committed to helping his trainees flourish and to bring our their individual abilities, with warmth and professionalism.

Piha is a gorgeous pocket of natural beauty, and a luxury was being able to take a quiet stroll to the beach which was only 5 minutes walk from the house. The accommodation was more than comfortable, and we enjoyed the flexibility of cooking for ourselves – having fun with creating healthy wholesome food. I found the dynamic and energy of the whole experience incredibly nourishing. We were taught what we needed to know, and to teach safely – no more and no less – which is the best that you can expect from a 200 hour training.

A transformative experience
Saree Sasson, Canada, YTT Oct 2018

The three week intensive Hatha and Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training in Piha NZ was more than any experienced I could have asked for. The location, course, content and teachers were all absolutely phenomenal. Steve is a generous soul who was so welcoming and warming within the training. He offered a very inclusive and calm learning environment where every student can feel as though they can achieve.

The one thing that really stood out on this training was how Steve had such a natural and effective way of teaching and giving information. Along with being very knowledgeable, he took the time to ensure all students understood and would work to any extent to make sure that if students were confused at all he found a way to help them learn a concept. Along with Steve, the other trainers that were on the trip were highly knowledgeable and I could tell that Steve took pride in choosing his fellow trainers. Steve created such an open and safe learning environment and I would definitely choose to take another course from him in a heartbeat.

Here is a video of Saree getting creative with her yoga flow with incredible music.

Challenging but Inspiring
Cassandra, Canberra, Australia, YTT April 2018

Last week I concluded three challenging, inspiring weeks in Ahipara New Zealand where I became officially certified as a yoga teacher. A linguistics degree and life of writing seem still somehow insufficient tools to access the vocabulary of gratitude I’m after. To the friends and teachers who have shared their passion for the practice with me – thank you. 

The resilience I found through regular classes saw me develop a love too strong not to share. I am so grateful to have gone on this adventure with my dear friend Cassidy, and the absolutely incredible humans I met on the training. Excited to get teaching and pass on what has been passed on to me, and incredibly eager to keep learning and share as I grow. I’ll be offering regular private and community classes back in Canberra so watch this space!

A school with heart
Sheryl Marlin, Texas USA, YTT Nov 2018

As a seasoned professional and educator I 100% recommend Asia Pacific Yoga teacher training for anyone who is serious about getting a distinctive mind, body, and soul educational training. Here’s why: Steve Hall, owner and operator of Asia Pacific Yoga, is a genuine person and a dedicated, outstanding educator. Steve’s extensive knowledge and experience is the foundation of the solid program that he offers. His approach to teaching is compassionate, perceptive, and creative resulting in a non-rigid practicum that easy to digest and fun to learn.

Asia Pacific Yoga offers holistic training at its core. The program focuses on safety and the individual needs of each student. The students in our class represented a diverse range of backgrounds, yoga experience, geographic regions and age. In the end, Steve’s innovative approach to teaching assured that each student’s needs were met to insure that their comprehension, skills, and confidence were sound.

Steve’s excellent teaching staff provides the variety of instruction methods, styles, experience, communication skills, and knowledge that is essential to a well-rounded learning experience. Our curriculum included music, chanting, videos, documentaries, surprise outings, and, oh yes…nettie pots to start the day with a clear head and a unique bonding encounter! Steve always went out of his way to guarantee that all of our lodging needs were met as well. Peace of mind is important. Steve was always just a text away and reliably quick and efficient to respond to requests. Asia Pacific Yoga is not a “one size fits all” school. It is a school with a heart and a fitting journey that is well worth traveling.

Payment Details  

New Zealand 300 Hour Yoga Teacher Training

Tuition fees and shared accommodation NZ$4,400

NZD$500 deposit can be paid through Paypal or bank transfer.
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 for account details.